If I lived in the lower mainland and had a Monday to Friday 9-5 I don't know if I'd ski. But I live in Whistler and don't work 9-5, and skied Tuesday pow today.. It was awesome.
Posted by: BC_Nuggets
Posted by: tashi
Tiny beanie is nice, but a cycling cap has a little visor that you can flip down to keep some rain out of your eyes.
Not needed for single track but def nice on road and mountain bikin out of tree cover when it’s coming down.
Hipster bonus points too. But what if you're rocking the mtb helmet with the visor already?
And cycling cap doesn't cover ears. I use a buff when it's cold works great
Posted by: MaxRockatansky
Any news on the bike park yet. I read on the gram that there is no Creekside this year???? Is this true?
Yeah, with the gondola being replaced the lift is obviously not going to be running. And it wouldn't surprise me if the creekside area trails are off limits too as they'd want to keep people out of the way of any construction zones. That, plus much much less travel restrictions compared to last summer, means it's getting busy at the village base!
Posted by: Bull_Dozer
Posted by: XXX_er
all you need is something easy to turn and it sounds like that is what you already own so save your $$$
I definitely don't need another pair of skis... I just like buying sports gear haha. The QST 106 is a great and versatile ski, I just feel a bit goofy riding around on those things on Seymour with my family down an easy green/blue run. I think I need to demo something a bit skinnier and see if there's a notable difference.
Something kinda stiff+damp with proper camber will feel awesome on groomers compared to a q106
Only 5 days just go to whistler and squamish
Comfy numb descent and howler are good, but yeah there's definitely some on that 'can hold up to the weather but hard to ride' list.
Edit, I actually scrolled through the trailforks list and it's really good, rockwork orange would be tough in the wet, especially if you continued korova and wizards though
Most of the summer it was pretty quiet, but now any weekend day with decent weather (it did die down with the rain in the afternoon) is gunna be busy till the end of the season. No rain forecast for tomorrow so it's probably going to be busier. Thank God we can group people up and fill the chairs again though.
Last year there was a couple days around the fall when they stopped day ticket sales
Howler is a similar sized ride to dark crystal, it should take you a similar time to climb, probably a little longer the first time though. Definitely at least get to mid, and do upper if you're feeling good. The part from the creek to 'mid' howler is suuuper steep but worth it, it's a good challenge to try to ride that part. From 'mid' to 'upper' used to be a little more technical with some punchy bits but it's been rebuilt since I was last there and is probably pretty good now. Haven't done it yet this season but really need to. Rocky and rough but almost flowy in its own way, and rides great in the wet.
Posted by: DanL
How late into the year does LoTS go? Mid September? Man, that Function Climb and the Dark Crystal climb are two I really don't want to do again in a hurry.
Chipmunk Rebellion->Industrial Waste was a blast however, but I wish I'd carried onto Butterflies instead of turning down Danimal South
After mid September it's a gamble.
You don't have to climb from function, up Stonebridge place/Darwin's or up industrial waste are easier haha
Typical for LOTS is really all over the place (my fastest is about 3 and slowest around 7) but just the main 'loop' I'd say like 5 hours, add 60-90 minutes if you do the happy hour loop(would recommend if you feel up to it).
And there's lots that can be done in a couple hours from the village (you can ride LOTS from the village too). Blackcomb trails are easy because they're right by the village, dark crystal and microclimate are most popular.
Westside has some great 'jank' and loop of something like working class-3 birds-acdc would be cool, or rockwork orange-korova milk bar-wizards burial ground