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Discussion in 'General' started by idsnowghost, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. PowderPanda

    PowderPanda Staff Member

    Location:
    Liberty Lake, WA
  2. Yea I think it would be great! Would it be another IPAC fundraiser? That alone was what got me to drive down, bonus was the movie. I’ve got a big room above my shop that can sleep 6+ If that helps at all.
  3. Cole

    Cole

    Location:
    Spokane, WA
    hey guys! new to the site and looking forward to getting into the back country this year! Praying for snow and cant wait to get out this season. Looking forward to use this site to learn and get into split boarding and touring off the beaten path.

    Cheers!
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  4. PowderPanda

    PowderPanda Staff Member

    Location:
    Liberty Lake, WA
    Hey Cole... Glad we got ya out of the Spam window!! Welcome to the site!!!
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  5. Hi All, live in Seattle. Have friends that moved to Cour d Alene and will be visiting them this winter and looking forward to getting out for a tour in the area.
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  7. Stoked for this winter! I just finished up waxing my splitboard.

    Maybe some of this will come our way ;)



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  8. PowderPanda

    PowderPanda Staff Member

    Location:
    Liberty Lake, WA
    Welcome Adam... Yah, temps need to drop a bit more. Looks like later in the week to the following weekend we'll be adding up. Cross fingers!
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  9. la-de-da on cams today.. Can you skin this before they open? I could use it.

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  10. Great site - thanks to everyone who contributes! Awesome group.
  11. POW HEAD

    POW HEAD

    Location:
    Hayden
    Ahhhhh.....both the worst and the best time of the year!! Waiting game for snow means we're close!
    Man, big problem up here this year will be the warm temps. Keeping fingers crossed, as they are already
    backing off from El Nada for us and trends are following Farmers Almanac! Always thought that was
    the best anyway! Lets hope for some action soon.
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  12. POW HEAD

    POW HEAD

    Location:
    Hayden

    Silver getting hit pretty good today.
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  13. teledance

    teledance

    Location:
    N. ID
    Lookout does chase riders off the Mtn, but if you hike around to the backside they usually are fine with that.
  14. Hey guys, I'm new here and new to the area! I have been an avid snowboarder (and skier) for over 25 years but have never been split boarding or in the back country for that matter. I have a season pass to silver mt this year but I plan on working on getting geared up for the backcountry and taking one of the upcoming avy classes this winter (found through this amazing site!) I have a lot to learn from you guys and gals!

    I am also a photographer, filmmaker, drone nerd, not afraid to get his equipment cold and dirty, hoping to meet some of you guys and gals soon!

    Ryan
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  15. So I'm looking for telemarks skiers hopefully but not that important, in the over 55 range who know where to go and where the non-motorized zones are located. I'm in OK shape, but probably really happy with 3000' oners or laps. Kootenay Pass, looks sweet based on the guide book. I can bring a lot to the table in regards to stability assessment, etc, I also don't mind scooting along with those who lack BC/AVY skills but have good ski skills. As a guide, I've done dozens of tours concentrating on basic skills. I am really psyched to ski soon and am enchanted with all the possibilities. PM me if this sounds good and lets get together and discuss. If you lurk, that's even better.....

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  16. Anybody from the Lewiston area?? Gonna be riding elk river and waha mostly. And wherever else life takes me haha. Cda for sure. Just waiting for the snow to fly. Got a 98 thundercat 1000.
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  17. teledance

    teledance

    Location:
    N. ID
    Gonna be tough finding 3000' runs Kootenay Pass is fun, haven't been there in decades though. Back then my brother lived in Bonners Ferry. Besides Silver sidecountry I do BC mostly in the Silver Valley. So if you are interested in this area Im 55 tele and have been BC skiing for over 3 decades also Avy 1. Tempted to hike Lookout but I want a deeper base. There are a few stumps on the backside I wouldn't want to hit, and I've got plenty of early season hikes there where that was the day due to snowpack, just a hike with skis on and no or few turns.
  18. not sure the skinning rulz at Lookout, Silver , 49 North. Mt Spokane appears to have a nice uptrack restricted to early morning skinning and calorie burn. Lifts seem like a good place to skin til the BC opens up? This is all new to me, so if I'm uneducated on local stuff, I am.
  19. idsnowghost

    idsnowghost Staff Member

    Location:
    Spokane, WA
    It's all been discussed on here at some point, may be able to dig up some discussions via search.

    Here's the quick: (all without official policy are go at own risk obviously, make sure you're visible and obey employees, etc)

    Mt Spokane: http://www.mtspokane.com/uphill-travel-policy/ (All other days/times, just ascend from the snowmobile lot and stay outside bamboo line)
    49 Degrees North: http://www.ski49n.com/faq.php (Okay before season starts, okay outside operating hours with rules. Snowmobiles allowed postseason beware.)
    Silver: Not exactly accessible, gate is usually locked on access road also. Private property.
    Schweitzer: https://www.schweitzer.com/policies/ (Officially no uphill travel allowed. Map posted on forums here for uphill route that stays out of area boundary.)
    Lookout: No posted policy but they will ask you to leave every time if they are working.
  20. super handy info idsnowgoat
    ...Thanks...

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