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    2016/2017 Canadian Rockies Thread

    its started....

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    for the folks in the rockies.

    season pass deadlines are October 15th, and prices will go up about 30% if you delay. Prices are for full adult pass.
    Norquay $680 (plus some $100/$200/ deals but have blackout dates)
    lake louise $1050 ($1000 last year)
    SSV $1000 (down $100 from $1100 last year)
    RCR (nakiska, fernie, kimberly, KH) $1300 (was $1200)
    RCR + LL $1600 (was $1500)
    Big 3 (SSV, LL, norquay) $1600 ($1500 last year)
    Passport (SSV, LL, Quay, RCR, jasper) $2,026 ($1900)

    Day tickets $100 ish

    Odds are discount cards will average out to $60+/day (after you ski 3+ days)

    So, if you ski 1-3 days this year, buy day tickets
    if you ski 4-15 days buy a card. (10 days is twice a month over 6 month)
    if you ski 16+ days buy a pass. (15 days is 3 times a month, over a 6 month season)
    Last edited by mntlion; 08-31-2016 at 03:27 PM.

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    I'm planning on moving out to Banff in October for the season so encouraging to see the first few drops of white!

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    and leaves are changing color in banff, and a grizzly bear walked up mountain ave near my house

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    Trevor Matt and Ian slashed up some freshies last week on the parkway so I guess that officially the 16/17 season aint it? or are we waiting until after September 1st to call it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamothe View Post
    Trevor Matt and Ian slashed up some freshies last week on the parkway so I guess that officially the 16/17 season aint it? or are we waiting until after September 1st to call it?

    new snow = new season? yup, sounds like its on

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    Long weekend coming up, that means it will be snowing in the mountains. To bad fortress road is still not open, it was always good for a September outing. So might be highwood pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
    for the folks in the rockies.

    season pass deadlines are October 15th, and prices will go up about 30% if you delay. Prices are for full adult pass.
    Norquay $680 (plus some $100/$200/ deals but have blackout dates)
    lake louise $1050 ($1000 last year)
    SSV $1000 (down $100 from $1100 last year)
    RCR (nakiska, fernie, kimberly, KH) $1300 (was $1200)
    RCR + LL $1600 (was $1500)
    Big 3 (SSV, LL, norquay) $1600 ($1500 last year)
    Passport (SSV, LL, Quay, RCR, jasper) $2,026 ($1900)

    Day tickets $100 ish

    Odds are discount cards will average out to $60+/day (after you ski 3+ days)

    So, if you ski 1-3 days this year, buy day tickets
    if you ski 4-15 days buy a card. (10 days is twice a month over 6 month)
    if you ski 16+ days buy a pass. (15 days is 3 times a month, over a 6 month season)
    Those seem like pretty good prices to me. We pay $849 up until Sept. 30th here in Smithers. Not dissing the fine folks at Hudson Bay Mountain; they make no money and breaking even is considered a good year for them but damm, a grand for Lake Louise and Sunshine!!! You guys got it good.

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    KH early bird adult $900 with regular $1500, I think the early local is $750
    Last edited by DougW; 09-07-2016 at 09:23 AM.
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    A couple of additional notes:

    The Panorama Snowcard last year was $150. You get your first three days skiing for that and save$20 for every ski day thereafter. So it isn't the 1st/4th/7th days skiing like the other cards. No blackouts either.

    Second. Early weather forecasts for season. Canadian Rockies will be colder than the 10-30 year average for Nov-March, but, the good news, precipitation looking to be 110-125% of normal.

    The area the precipitation forecast encompasses is from Western Washington/Oregon, northern Idaho, Montana and north along continental divide to about Jasper latitude or a little north of that.

    Most likely a weak La Niña event at most is possible. The cool waters of the La Niña event are to be offset by warmer waters bordering this, which will reduce the typical La Niña patterns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamothe View Post
    Trevor Matt and Ian slashed up some freshies last week on the parkway so I guess that officially the 16/17 season aint it? or are we waiting until after September 1st to call it?
    Skied kinda freshies all summer. The event I call the start of the season now is skiing down to the highway at the pass. Timed right, you can ski on some high glacier in fresh most months of summer. Skinning and skiing from the car is really the big turning point in effort: reward, so the most abrupt change in season, in my view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysasquatch View Post
    Skied kinda freshies all summer. The event I call the start of the season now is skiing down to the highway at the pass. Timed right, you can ski on some high glacier in fresh most months of summer. Skinning and skiing from the car is really the big turning point in effort: reward, so the most abrupt change in season, in my view.
    no one cares Trevor! Now go make more ski porn while i stay at home with my kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamothe View Post
    while i stay at home with my kid.
    livin the dream

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    canmore ski swap Oct 8th (location TBA)
    banff swap Oct 15 (train station again)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
    canmore ski swap Oct 8th (location TBA)
    banff swap Oct 15 (train station again)
    Are these the BAR swaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dufferdan View Post
    Are these the BAR swaps?
    yup,

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    Here's some very recent stoke from the 15/16 season


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    Bad Ass line^^That was some gnar sloughing!

    When does the 16-17 season start for you?

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    Dude!

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    So sick, and solo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysasquatch View Post
    Here's some very recent stoke from the 15/16 season

    lol well played sir.
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    Beauty!

    Definitely a nominee for the raddest line ever skied in September (in the Northern Hemisphere).
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdirt View Post
    Bad Ass line^^That was some gnar sloughing!

    When does the 16-17 season start for you?
    Thanks dude. I figured the rib would make at most 50% of the sluff come down on me, so I decided it was good enough to open up some turns on. I wasn't about to exit the rib and risk having bad timing and getting smacked in the gullies on either side, and outrunning it forever wasn't an option, so I reckoned stopping to let it pass high enough above the cliffband to have a second chance was the best course. And also on a left turn so my whippet would be ready if I ended up on hard snow.

    It starts at the first ski to the highway at the pass. There's always fresh snow to ski if you're willing to work.

    Quote Originally Posted by el hefe View Post
    So sick, and solo?
    Soloing was considered since I was pretty sure it was going to be damn good up there. But skian came had just enough time before work to come with, which I'm super grateful for as the glacier was more complex than anticipated. He skied another line close to the ascent route and I came down that other one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Z View Post
    Beauty!

    Definitely a nominee for the raddest line ever skied in September (in the Northern Hemisphere).
    Thanks, but I don't think anything will ever measure up to September 1995.

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    more updated ski swap info:
    CANMORE – Canmore High School – 8th Avenue, Canmore

    Consignment

    Friday October 7th 5-8pm
    Saturday October 8th 9am-12pm

    Sale

    DSC_8062Saturday October 8th 2-8pm
    Early Bird Sale October 8th 1-2pm



    BANFF – Banff Elementary School – 325 Squirrel Street, Banff

    Consignment

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    Saturday October 15th 9am-12pm

    Sale

    Saturday October 15th 2-8pm
    Early Bird Sale October 15th 1-2pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysasquatch View Post
    Here's some very recent stoke from the 15/16 season

    And um, start it after a night shift, paddle, skin, ski and then hit another night shift... Are you a mutant dude!? Well played man.
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