2011LibTechTravisRiceC2BTXSnowboard

This is Lib Techs T. Rice C2 BTX Snowboard. That’s right, this is Travis Rice’s professional model snowboard. It is a twin shaped board for your freestyle all-mountain oriented needs. The C2 Power Banana profile is pretty cool. In between your feet there’s reverse camber and underneath your feet there’s actual camber.

Camber and Rocker Profile Of C2

If you were to look down the sidewall you’ll notice the Magne Traction. Magne Traction will keep you up on the ice, and keep you floating in the pow. The double sintered ultra-high molecular weighted sidewall is going to be strong and predictable in flex all season long. There’s also internal power transfer rods that run inside the sidewall as well. Now, what makes this board so lively is the horse-powered core and “glass” that it has in it.

There’s Columbian Gold Timber that runs from tip to tail, but inserted of having traditional fiberglass it actually has basalt, which is volcanic rock fibers that wrap around the wood core. The base is a sintered ultra-high molecular weighted base. It’s going to absorb a lot of wax. It’s going to stay fast all season long. The top sheet is pretty unique as well. It has a metal flake finish to it, kind of shines. But it’s made out of bio-plastic beans and basalt.

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Heli-Skiing & Cat-Skiing

Heli-skiing in the Coast Mountains, Eric Berger photo

British Columbia reigns supreme as one of the world’s foremost heli-skiing and cat-skiing destinations. Heli-skiing was pioneered in British Columbia more than 40 years ago, while cat-skiing was born more than 25 years ago in the Kootenay Rockies region.

Heli-skiing means accessing untouched, remote alpine terrain in a helicopter. Adventurous skiers and boarders know that BC’s huge, consistent snowfalls, cool temperatures and ten massive mountain ranges translates to untouched powder, epic descents and diverse, wild terrain.

Hop in a snowcat and access lower altitude – but still exhilarating – runs. Cat-skiing is generally less expensive than heli-skiing and is often utilized in inclement weather

Silverton CO

One lift up. Unlimited ways down.
Alright that’s a bit of hyperbole, but this is hands down the best experience in Colorado if you’re looking for intense runs in deep powder with no crowds. You’ll know if you fit into this crowd if you …

a) don’t mind hiking at 12,000′ to get to amazing runs

 b) scoff at people who brag about the bowls at

c) enjoy experiencing the purest form of something

The unguided lift ticket is fine, but if you want to make the most of your day, I would highly recommend getting a guide. They’ll save you aimless wandering time and get you right to the areas you want to go to.
Also, get there a little bit early because you have to sign a few waivers before you hit the backcountry!

INDOOR SKIING

       Skiing, in a shopping centre, in a desert. Only in Dubai

Saying that you’ve been skiing (or better still, learned to ski) on real snow in a desert is something few holiday destinations offer. In Dubai, however, things are different and Ski Dubai has become a firm favourite among tourists and locals alike. Set in a huge indoor snow centre in Mall of the Emirates (meaning you can combine skiing and shopping), Ski Dubai has a frankly enormous ski slope (made from fresh snow produced each day), plus a snow park for the kids

The mountain of all mountains ” Whistler Blackcomb BC”

Whistler Skiing and Snowboarding Terrain

Whistler Mountain has 7 powder filled black diamond bowls, steep double black chutes in the upper areas, fantastic tree skiing and snowboarding, exciting mogul fields, leg burning tree lined carving trails and linked groomed intermediate and beginner trails.

Advanced Skiing and Snowboarding at Whistler

Whistler Mountain is a fantastic free riders mountain.  The steep and deep West Bowls are amazing after good powder falls as is the terrain around the Garbonzo Chair for tree skiing and snowboarding.

The Symphony Amphitheatre, one of Whistler Mountain’s favourite inbounds back country terrain spots, was previously only accessible by hiking.  The 2007 winter season saw the Symphony Express Chairlift installed giving high speed access to over 1000 acres of intermediate and advanced terrain. Named for the areas natural theatre like setting the new trails have been named accordingly Rhapsody Bowl, Encore Ridge, Adagio and Flute Bowl.