Just got into snowboarding last season, but have been very disappointed by the lack of snow this year... Esp. up at Cypress.. Whistler may be the only way to get my itch scratched... I've been to Whister and love it up there, but I'd like to avoid the ride up there and cost.. Which is why I prefer Cypress.. It still suits my abilities..
Anyhow, what are the ideal conditions for any mountain?.. Cypress got a 10 cm dump last night, giving the following...
Base Temperature: +1 Degree
Weather Conditions (mid mtn): Snowing at mid mtn / Light rain at base :
Alpine Snow Conditions: Machine Groomed
Nordic Trail Conditions: Groomed but not trackset.
Snow Depth: 86cm
Is 86 cm normally enough?.. I'd be to paranoid for potentially screwing up or grinding up my board on nearly less than a metre of snow...
Sorry for a dumb question in advance... What's the "rule of thumb" for depth or snow base?