Yup.Vuarnet sunglasses huh? We'd always lose them out sailing. Friggin' expensive to lose.
The slope is what you can make it. Never understood the "steep" for the sake of "steep". Deep powder maybe. In the old days of Whistler, pre-tourist trap, I found that most of the challenging runs ended up on the side hill. Not fall line skiing. Back Bowl or the Peak maybe. I competed/skied in places like Todd (now Sun Peaks, Heavenly Valley, Baker, Sun Valley etc, etc.but some of my enjoyable times' skiing have been places like Big White where apparently they built/logged the place with that in mind. It's an intermediate mountain but great tree skiing without having a nasty accident with foliage. I was a mogul specialist on the day and the Peak and the bottom of Blueberry worked just fine for that. Up & down the run again & again. you honed your craft. Like sailboat racing: Nothing better than time on the water. But then again, as teenagers and our twenties, we were out for shits & giggles, not a practice regime. That's why the ski racers hated us. Arrogant pricks!You must have been early into stunt skiing Maxx - Gross Mountain is too much of a bunny hill for anything else.
Sure does have a view like no other ski hill - probably anywhere.
Surgical tubing also worked well. Tie a knot in the back to make ‘em tight. Croakies took awhile to get up here. Everything was always a few seasons/years delayed in making it to Canadian shelves in those days.Yup.
I used to tie a length of whipping thread to my sunglasses in the hope that they'd stay on my head - or at least on the boat - a little longer.
When Croakies came along it got a lot easier to keep good sunglasses from going swimming. So there's another good brand from the 70s.
That huge rock on the run under the Grouse chairlift was pretty cool to go off of though...It's an old term for it.
I did most of my skiing on Apex so Grouse was not exactly a challenge.
We also regarded Big White and Silver Star as pretty lightweight skiing - except that cliff at Big White.