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Event Backcountry Social Night - August 29th - National Hotel Richmond

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by CarveMan, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    So over the years we've run a few backcountry information evenings, they've been well received and quite informational, but in retrospect we're not quite sure we got the format right - it was all a bit preachy about the million ways you can die out there, then we would try to flog some gear and then put on a recent ski pr0n movie.

    But we talk to skiers every day, and we've found that the absolute 100% main issue with getting started with backcountry skiing is finding people to go with.

    We have constant conversations with people who are desperate to get going, but either their partner or their group of skiing/riding mates aren't interested.

    So we decided to change the format up a bit.

    We've booked a room at a pub, we'll shout everyone who comes a drink, we will identify a few people in the room who do know a bit about certain BC locations, and there will be a few equipment reps in the room for those who do want to talk tech. And yes we will be projecting some ski pr0n on the big screen.

    It's kind of like Tinder for BC skiers/boarders I guess. Come along and find out!

    https://aussieskier.com/pages/aussieskierbackcountrysocial
     
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  2. crackson

    crackson A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Richmond is bc?
     
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  3. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well it is north of the river.
     
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  4. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sounds great. There is the annual BC gig on in Jindy on Monday night. It's not a bad concept but the unwashed side is a tad clicky.

    I go for the door prizes and to .... observe.

    Good luck with your night.
     
  5. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

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    This is Richmond Virginia USA or Richmond NSW near the RAAF base or perhaps my old stomping grounds closer to Geelong? Small joke
    Be nice to see some people who like the other aspects of skiing
    Sounds like fun actually except for trying to find parking in that area
     
  6. Moondog55

    Moondog55 One of Us

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    SWMBO just informed we I have Granpa duties all nite that Thursaday. The things we do for our children so they can hold down a job
     
  7. Dr_Phil

    Dr_Phil Hard Yards

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    No one in the photo has a decent sized pack :) will the equipment reps talk about touring gear too or is the emphasis on those who want to climb up and go down?
     
  8. Team Weasel

    Team Weasel One of Us

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    I'd come but I think it's a catch 22 in my case...head to a social night to talk up the virtues of being antisocial in the BC :eek:
     
  9. PK Sawd

    PK Sawd Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'll be about 5 days late. Will you still be shouting beers? Anyway, hope it goes well for you.
     
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  10. Chaeron

    Chaeron One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    @CarveMan - I’ll see if I can get a leave pass from the boss.
     
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  11. Rick Ross Da Boss

    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Count me in
     
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  12. Chaeron

    Chaeron One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    See you there.
     
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    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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  14. Chaeron

    Chaeron One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m in - have registered
     
  15. Chaeron

    Chaeron One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thx for a lovely night @CarveMan, thanks too for the complementary drink and also thanks to the sponsors supporting the night.

    Lots of happy snow people having a ripper time!

    Caught up with @Rick Ross Da Boss and @Bogong and met multiple folks who I’m looking forward to joining BC -here’s looking at Andrew R, Andy S, Jason & Hans - a few forum lurkers and others besides.

    See you soon in the shop too - boy 2 aged 12 going on 13 needs his first dedicated BC rig - those tech mounted XC skis don’t have the metal edges and width the BC steeps require!
     
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