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Diesel
01-28-2005, 12:37 PM
With the warm weather does anyone know what marmot is like. I heard that they had a hot day and things got icy and stuff. Anyone else have any info?

Edmonton Fan
01-28-2005, 12:57 PM
I was there last weekend, the weather and the slopes were perfect.

Don't know how they are right now though.

Esks4ever
01-28-2005, 05:49 PM
I heard the conditions are good, but off trail skiing is not recommended do to the threat of avalanches... Heard off trail skiing could be banned... at least this is what I wasa told by a friend whom is heading there this weekend...

lloyd
01-29-2005, 01:57 AM
How is Marmot? I must admit I've never been...

Esks4ever
01-29-2005, 10:25 AM
How is Marmot? I must admit I've never been...


I do enjoy it.. but to be honest its the only place I've been so i can't compare it..

lloyd
01-29-2005, 12:22 PM
I've been told its much more intermediate conditions to those in Banff... I'd still like to see what its all about some time.

Diesel
01-29-2005, 12:58 PM
I like Marmot because it's not overcrowded and overun by tourists. For my level of skiing (intermediate to good, depends on how much rye's in me) it's got plenty of good terrain. My fav I think is Whistler/Blackombe. I skied there x-mass day and boxing day two years ago and we had 5 feet of snow in two days.

Opus
01-29-2005, 03:16 PM
Marmot is always good, Sunshine and Panarama too.......not as fond of Kimberley but it's been awhile....

Anyplace in the mountains where you've got some buddies and go-go juice though you can have a blast.

Diesel
01-29-2005, 03:20 PM
I'm not a fan of sunshine. Too many tourists in designer ski suits that know absolutely zero about ski ettiquette.

Opus
01-29-2005, 03:24 PM
I'm not a fan of sunshine. Too many tourists in designer ski suits that know absolutely zero about ski ettiquette.I hear that, only been there the once, luckily my pards and I rarely stick to the groomed runs.....bushwhackin' is much more fun....

lloyd
01-29-2005, 03:28 PM
Sunshine is terrible, not a fan at all. Louise is fun once you get to the backside and larch area. Panorama is definately my favourite though!

Diesel
01-29-2005, 03:58 PM
For me nothing beats Seventh Heaven at Blackombe. On a clear day the view is unbeleivable.

earl2
01-30-2005, 01:54 PM
Powder King, near Chetwynd BC, is a little off the beaten path but a great place to ski and it lives up to it's name. I haven't been there in a maybe six or seven years, but at the time it had excellent skiing, and was never too busy.

Edmonton Fan
01-30-2005, 08:17 PM
I like Lake Louise...

Diesel
02-07-2005, 05:07 PM
Best skiing I've ever done at Marmot. 120cm at mid mountain and the only less than perfect spots were an icy patch or two just up from the feeder run up from the eagle chalet and I only saw one rock up on eagle ridge. Visibility was poor on friday, much better on sat and decent on sunday. Can't wait to go back

Opus
02-07-2005, 05:10 PM
Best skiing I've ever done at Marmot. 120cm at mid mountain and the only less than perfect spots were an icy patch or two just up from the feeder run up from the eagle chalet and I only saw one rock up on eagle ridge. Visibility was poor on friday, much better on sat and decent on sunday. Can't wait to go backstraight up from the chalet in that little hollow that filters down? that spot always seems slick, but there are some good rock outcroppings to jump off at the sides....

Diesel
02-07-2005, 05:13 PM
Yeah just due to there being so much traffic. Everything else was awesome. Hwy 93 was closed and 16 was treacherous so the town was like a ghost town. 30 people at the Atha-B on a friday night. The Ded Dog was not bad.

Opus
02-07-2005, 06:43 PM
good time? you catch the big game last night, or were you on your way home?

Diesel
02-07-2005, 10:49 PM
Caught most of the game.