hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

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Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

Post by lilcliffy » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:34 am

Nitram Tocrut wrote:Sorry for your loss LC. I have only been around this forum for a few weeks but you, and many others, have been an invaluable source of information and inspiration and you seem to be such a great guy!

On another subject, I suggest you stop bragging about the snow where you live because we will all go to your home to ski ;) :D But seriously, I have a group of friends that do an annual 3-4 nights hut to hut BC trip. I tried to find this kind of excursion in N-B to no avail so I thought you would know. We went to the Chic-Choc in 2016 which was a 12 hours ride so we don’t mind the distance if the destination is worth it.

Do you have any suggestions?

Thank you

Martin
Thank you for your kindness and support Martin.

On the subject of wilderness touring in NB-
New Brunswick has ideal forest, topography (hills and "mountains" (max 800m elevations), coasts, lakes, brooks and rivers to host world-class wilderness touring in all seasons.

In short- ecotourism in NB is VERY poorly developed. I am not aware of any structured multi-day wilderness ski touring opportunities in NB...The opportunity to develop this in the Central, Western and Northern hills and highlands is outstanding.

I can certainly help support anyone wishing to come here and ski tour and help them plan routes- and hopefully perhaps join you if I am able!!!

I took my full-time teaching job at the Forestry College at least partially in response to the support needs of my 3rd child who is autistic- born in 2012. The needs of Rhys are such that taking trips and vacations away from home are almost impossible during this period of my life. Prior to Rhys being born, Rebecca and I took most of our vacation time in the winter- all of it driven by ski touring in the Northeast- our favourite destination being Quebec.
I was last at Mount Valin-Saguenay over the Christmas holidays in 2011. You are going to love it!!!!!

I am very fortunate to live where I do- that I can enjoy wilderness and superb ski touring conditions in my own backyard and plenty of serious hilly-mountainous skiing to be had from full day tours when I can get away!
Cross-country AND down-hill skiing in the backcountry.
Unashamed to be a "cross-country type" and love skiing down-hill.

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Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

Post by lilcliffy » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:53 pm

Full-on spring skiing- early(!)- in the New Brunswick hills!
Went for a most excellent rip on my E109 Crown today.
New additions to Snow Glade Farm on this first day of Spring 2019:
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Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

Post by lowangle al » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:50 pm

Wow LC, you must have at least a half dozen pairs of skis. ;)

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Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

Post by Cannatonic » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:25 pm

very nice, I like this year's graphics on the Fischers! They seemed to lose their way for a few years there, this year is much better. You'll be ready for serious corn laps with these.

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Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

Post by lilcliffy » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:59 pm

Fantabulous Spring Nordic backcountry touring in the hills!
What can I say more than beautiful snow conditions!
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Cross-country AND down-hill skiing in the backcountry.
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Occupation: Forestry Professional
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Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

Post by lilcliffy » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:13 am

New addition to Snow Glade Farm-
(Bought myself an early Birthday present!)
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Cross-country AND down-hill skiing in the backcountry.
Unashamed to be a "cross-country type" and love skiing down-hill.

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Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

Post by fisheater » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:47 am

Gareth, the Crispi Lofoten in 75 mm? While I remember you had some fit issues with the Crispi Svartisen, what surprises more is that you chose 75 mm. The Lofoten is described as a powerful boot for skinny skis. It has a strap to hold the heel in place. It seems like a fantastic boot, but I question the 75 mm connection on a boot with a molded sole. However I realize that you ski with guys skiing the Alaska 75 mm.
I look forward to your review. I would like a lighter 75 mm boot. At the present it would be a Crispi Antarctic.
I know I’m supposed to say “Think snow!”, but I really hoping for some light winds on the weekend. The wind has kept me off of northern Lake Michigan the last two weekends, and the long range for next weekend is not good. Salmon may be done, but I’m still hoping for some of the other fish the big lakes have to offer.

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Occupation: Forestry Professional
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Re: hemiboreal forest skiing in New Brunswick Canada

Post by lilcliffy » Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:41 pm

Hi Bob!
Got an incredible sale price on this boot! I too am a little anxious about the durability of the sole...

These boots are beautifully made- the leather and stitching is breath-taking. They are rough-out leather like a modern mountaineering boot (i.e. like the Alaska)- they soaked up leather treatment like a sponge. They lack the upper cuff and strap of the Svartisen, but have a better lacing system.

I haven't actually tried them on back-to-back with the Svartisen.

I have the fit worked out with the Svartisen- so am not worried about the Lofoten.

I haven't given up on my Ski March boot yet- but I did want a lighter, softer 75mm boot- had not decided on the Alaska/Svartisen until the Lofoten went on clearance.

I can almost smell snow in the air today here in the hills!
Cross-country AND down-hill skiing in the backcountry.
Unashamed to be a "cross-country type" and love skiing down-hill.

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