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Aug. 3, 2022, 7:04 p.m.
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Anyone know if it's possible to get up to the trails on rainbow without using a helicopter?

Aug. 3, 2022, 9:41 p.m.
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Posted by: skooks

Anyone know if it's possible to get up to the trails on rainbow without using a helicopter?

https://pushcomponents.com/produkt/hookabike/?lang=en

you can get up any mountain with this


 Last edited by: Sethimus on Aug. 3, 2022, 9:42 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Aug. 4, 2022, 11:25 a.m.
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heli access isn't allowed anymore. People hike up both via 19/skywalk, or up the trail itself.

Aug. 5, 2022, 12:12 p.m.
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Posted by: FlipFantasia

heli access isn't allowed anymore. People hike up both via 19/skywalk, or up the trail itself.

Thanks flip.

Aug. 7, 2022, 8:57 p.m.
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Posted by: FlipFantasia

heli access isn't allowed anymore. People hike up both via 19/skywalk, or up the trail itself.

So that's been "replaced" with the new Alp-X trail that Blackcomb helis are doing now?

Aug. 8, 2022, 11:25 a.m.
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Posted by: DanL

Posted by: FlipFantasia

heli access isn't allowed anymore. People hike up both via 19/skywalk, or up the trail itself.

So that's been "replaced" with the new Alp-X trail that Blackcomb helis are doing now?

pretty much.

Aug. 10, 2022, 8:56 a.m.
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any real world feedback (aka not a spawnsored pro that was paid to say it's awesome) on the quality of those trails Alpx had built??

Aug. 10, 2022, 10:57 a.m.
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I was looking at some ridelogs on TF from the Alpx helidrop. Could be feasible as a DIY out-and-back mission from South Rutherford and hiking up the trail. The actual trail is rated blue and looks to be 9 km and drops from 1950 m to 650 m.


 Last edited by: niels@nsmb.com on Aug. 10, 2022, 11:22 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
Aug. 10, 2022, 11:04 a.m.
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495$

rofl

Aug. 12, 2022, 10:20 a.m.
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Posted by: niels@nsmb.com

I was looking at some ridelogs on TF from the Alpx helidrop. Could be feasible as a DIY out-and-back mission from South Rutherford and hiking up the trail. The actual trail is rated blue and looks to be 9 km and drops from 1950 m to 650 m.

^^ This is a very interesting idea.

Aug. 12, 2022, 10:41 a.m.
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Posted by: skooks

Posted by: niels@nsmb.com

I was looking at some ridelogs on TF from the Alpx helidrop. Could be feasible as a DIY out-and-back mission from South Rutherford and hiking up the trail. The actual trail is rated blue and looks to be 9 km and drops from 1950 m to 650 m.

^^ This is a very interesting idea.

Google maps satellite view also shows a logging road up to a cutblock about halfway the trail so that could help on the way up depending on the state the road is in.

Aug. 12, 2022, 8:11 p.m.
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Posted by: Sethimus

495$

rofl

Self guided at $350 with 4 buds. 

That much better than TOTW ?

Aug. 12, 2022, 9:14 p.m.
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dunno, but for the same money i can use the public transportation system, incl. the postbus system with bike carriers, all around switzerland for a month and ride all the great trails accessible by mountain passes.

or i could ride down a few km of trail once.

really hard to decide…


 Last edited by: Sethimus on Aug. 12, 2022, 9:14 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Aug. 13, 2022, 7:08 a.m.
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Posted by: Sethimus

dunno, but for the same money i can use the public transportation system, incl. the postbus system with bike carriers, all around switzerland for a month and ride all the great trails accessible by mountain passes.

or i could ride down a few km of trail once.

really hard to decide…

That's cool and I love riding in the Swiss alps and using the trains and buses as shuttles but here in Canada we just don't have all that infrastructure. The upside is that we have much more wild remote terrain, the downside is that it's much harder to get to.

Also I suspect people who pay hundreds of dollars for a helidrop mostly do so for the experience of the helidrop, not for the specific trail.

Anyway, OP asked about not using a helicopter.

Aug. 13, 2022, 4:01 p.m.
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and yet you prohibit ebikes in alpine areas. whistler really offers a strange message here. going up by taking the heli while emitting a shit ton of co2 COOL. climbing up a mountain by ebike, BAD.

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