Well with all due respect, that's what makes it fucking special.
Out west, you can probably look up from anywhere nearby and see dozens of skiable sick lines on nasty peaks right there for the taking- there's probably tons of beta on the approach you could find with a quick google, historical info on the snowpack safety and probably others that will be there on the same day. Skintracks are often packed into a glacial luge track and some places literally see hundreds and hundreds if not thousands of visitors a day.
In the east, your likelihood of seeing a line from the road is MAYBE 50/50, and even if you can see it it's probably a bitch or possibly a total bushwhack to get to. There will likely be no skintrack set and it may be a judgement call on where to go/stop/ski down to/etc. etc. etc. You probably won't see anybody there, and most likely won't see another set of tracks depending on the spot. There are a lot of skiable runs right off the long trail, etc. but they are still well hidden and often require long skins back out. There are just so many hidden, unnamed jewels that remain personal secrets, it's just a very special thing when you get to ski them. The lines here have so much character and challenge, they are always different and it's just so exciting to rip.
I have a few pics in my media of some pretty sweet lines in EC BC, but here are a few more.
These are from the Northern Green Spine this winter
This one's from West Virginia, when Hurricane Sandy hit and dropped 3 feet of pow in October and we drove I think 13 hours to get there and slept in evacuated hotels with no heat and ate FEMA food because everything else was without power and skied/burned/drank moonshine with the coolest local dudes ever. I mean seriously- I wouldn't trade that road trip or that skiing story for anything and it's a classic trip I will always remember. It's everything that makes the east awesome.
So you see, it's never going to happen for you in the east, you have to go out and make it happen yourself. It might rain at your house but the dedicated EC BC skier will have an eye on the elevation report and have a plan in place. I've actually hiked through 1k ft of rain to get to the 2+ ft of snow at the top several times and it was awesome every time- incredibly surreal experience.
It's sad that some people are ignorant enough to think the hills in the east are 200ft and unskiable with 6" of pow. It's actually quite insulting. Stop that.
A 1500-2000ft run with steep, tight trees, rocks, logs, stumps, cliffs, drops and any number of obstacles is more likely- also super fun and incredibly challenging. It's a massive departure from the BC I ski when I go out west.
SO yeah, make no mistake, it isn't going to come easy if you live in the east- but if you don't mind working for it and putting in your time, you'll be rewarded in ways most won't even understand.
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