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    Hey, remote workers based in Whistler - any...

    Hey, remote workers based in Whistler - any advice on the best/most reliable internet providers? Do you lose service much to wind/storms (before someone jumps down my throat about how big a city...
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    Must be bored in the summer thinking about...

    Must be bored in the summer thinking about Whistler and starting to look at the logistics of a shift there - any one have any suggestions for the best source for finding longer term/non-vacation...
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    Lea - how does one get to Brunswick Cl in winter?...

    Lea - how does one get to Brunswick Cl in winter? I've done it a few times in the summer and I can image that last ridge is passable in winter - other than perhaps roped and walking on the cornice?
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    So I asked this a years ago – before it got...

    So I asked this a years ago – before it got built, but now that we’ve had a few years with the Squamish Gondola, what’s been the experience with it as access to ski touring? Worth the price of...
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    I'm far more familiar with W/B than Jackson, but...

    I'm far more familiar with W/B than Jackson, but enjoy both, here's my take -

    W/B is much bigger and much busier that JH (Blackcomb is better at spreading out the crowds than Whistler).
    More...
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    wait, there's skiing in St A!? This: [got...

    wait, there's skiing in St A!?
    This:
    [got rowdy... in St. Anton... it ain't cheap [/QUOTE]
    Pretty much my understanding of the place (and it's popularity).

    Mind = Blown.

    Beautiful photos...
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    somebody didn't look at the calendar

    somebody didn't look at the calendar
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    Eldereldo/t.odd/vitamln, thanks for the replies. ...

    Eldereldo/t.odd/vitamln, thanks for the replies.

    Maybe too soft a question for a stoke forum, but did you find you were able to be part of the community or was it isolating? I’m envisioning being...
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    Any professionals on here living in Whistler?...

    Any professionals on here living in Whistler? How’s the experience been – is it living the dream or being a bit out of place, racking up billables (and still some long hours) while people around you...
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    Fucker stole my idea - oh well - at least...

    Fucker stole my idea - oh well - at least someone's doing it! I think these micro resorts with limited lifts and no grooming are going to be the only way to ski if you don't want to be at a mega...
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    I was looking at that face that's marked Max's...

    I was looking at that face that's marked Max's southwest face.
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    Looks like there's a bit to keep you entertained...

    Looks like there's a bit to keep you entertained inside the ropes, but I hear you, shame to miss out on that slackcountry.
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    Interesting - different land tenure system from...

    Interesting - different land tenure system from Canada. Don't know why, but figured Alaska would be even more open than BC.
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    Not planning on skiing there, but the map looks...

    Not planning on skiing there, but the map looks like there's some decent side slackcountry - can I ask why now of that is skied?

    EDIT to add - but that map makes me want to ski there... so many...
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    Is Grands Montets open again? I believe the...

    Is Grands Montets open again? I believe the second gondola had a fire.
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    Geneva.

    Geneva.
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    I lived in London and did a few pop-overs to...

    I lived in London and did a few pop-overs to Europe last minute - I did both with car and w/o, here is my experience, yymv:

    Sometimes I'd:

    Fly to Geneva and rent a car (it will be small and...
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    Sorry, another question for you - is Cerro...

    Sorry, another question for you - is Cerro Catedral (or Argentina generally) European-style skiing in terms of mandating that you stay on the pistes and have gear / insurance (maybe not insurance?)...
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    I think we all agree that the sorter lift lines...

    I think we all agree that the sorter lift lines are great (and probably needed) – living in Vancouver, I was giving some real thought to other options more than once after sitting in a lift line for...
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    Nice dude, thanks for that (btw - real answers...

    Nice dude, thanks for that (btw - real answers with useful information in less than 10 mins - be careful, they see you do that shit around here and they'll kick your ass out).
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    Seems from reading the article that the lack of...

    Seems from reading the article that the lack of skiers was primarily Dec 1-21, which IIRC was also when they were getting pummeled in the alpine but couldn't get anything open. What does an early...
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    Argentinian Trip

    Anyone have any experience skiing Cerro Catedral able to provide some insight - weighing a few weeks down south end of August/early Sept of 2020.

    Loose plan for now is to stay in Bariloche and...
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    I feel like we're all missing the important bits...

    I feel like we're all missing the important bits here - a few huge dumps early season combined with FOMO will have people blowing through their edge cards. That, plus xmas holidays, will mean a huge...
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    Do we know when they plan on starting to run the...

    Do we know when they plan on starting to run the alpine chairs? Last time I was there they opened one chair per mountain a week, so must plan on starting that soon if they want to have everything...
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    No one skis Gulmarg any more?

    So what ever happened to Gulmarg as a place to ski? A few years ago everyone (well everyone here) was talking about it, and you’d have a few incredible TRs a year. Now - nothing.

    Was it all...
  26. Does it have to be in the US? If not, check out...

    Does it have to be in the US? If not, check out https://yamnuska.com/ in Canada. They pretty much dominate the industry in the Canadian Rockies and have some rock star guides. Give them a call...
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    Maybe sacrilege, and I'm not sure better - but...

    Maybe sacrilege, and I'm not sure better - but when I'm in the mood, these work for me:

    Satisfaction

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyx_LUIbrhM

    Smells Like teen Spirit
    ...
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    Where are you coming from and will you have a...

    Where are you coming from and will you have a car? You'll do fine at either Revy or KH (my bias is KH, but reasonable people prefer Revy).

    If you stay KH/Golden, you're coming from far enough...
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    Visiting Jackson Hole

    Hey,

    Heading to Jackson Hole for a week with the wife next month. I'm a long way from my fat skis right now, and I'm thinking it's cheaper to rent a pair there than to have my skis shipped to me...
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    You won't have a problem keeping them entertained...

    You won't have a problem keeping them entertained - if they eat, feed them. If they are healthy and can get outside, a drive to Squamish for the gondola or Callaghan to see the Olympic sites is cool....
  31. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    Older pictures now, but little dude out enjoying...

    Older pictures now, but little dude out enjoying the snow. Only in whistler does the dog need a (paid!) ticket to go xcountry skiing - though it's a great off-leash area for them, so I guess I can't...
  32. I've lived in/around a few of the areas mentioned...

    I've lived in/around a few of the areas mentioned -
    Squamish/Canmore (or frankly Whistler itself) are great, close to cities but not a ton of city vibe (these would be my choice hands down) - life...
  33. Thread: Toronto Mags

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    Wow, really - 20K seems like a lot of trips or...

    Wow, really - 20K seems like a lot of trips or even a down payment on a place - still worth looking into and seeing what they offer though. DougW, KH was my first thought actually, but as you say...
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    Hum, I'm actually looking forward to it (lack of...

    Hum, I'm actually looking forward to it (lack of local skiing aside) and it means good things for the family and I, but sure, rain on our parade. That's the normal, well socialised response.
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    North Vancouver, Squamish and Whistler (maybe...

    North Vancouver, Squamish and Whistler (maybe extending into Pemberton) seems like the natural plan on a bang for your buck basis - and you can hit classics (though I am very very rarely found on a...
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    Anyone ever get involved with the local ski...

    Anyone ever get involved with the local ski clubs? Nice to get out with people from some x-country skiing, though I imagine our dog is less that welcome with formal events, so might be best to go it...
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    Anyone ever get involved with the local ski...

    Anyone ever get involved with the local ski clubs? Nice to get out with people from some x-country skiing, though I imagine our dog is less that welcome with formal events, so might be best to go it...
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    Thanks for all the responses, sounds like some...

    Thanks for all the responses, sounds like some short YOYO tour days and blue, to keep the legs in shape and a few weeks and weekends out west are the ticket eh. I will have to try Vermont/Quebec...
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    Yeah I was kind of hoping (afraid?) that might be...

    Yeah I was kind of hoping (afraid?) that might be the case. Sort of mixed whether it's good or bad that cat skiing is almost an economically equal option....

    Tintin, I'd actually never...
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    Toronto Mags

    Hey,

    Looking at a move to Toronto - it's further from the hills than either of my last two cities (Calgary & Vancouver), but I'm hoping not further than my current city, London UK. In summer it...
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    So I know it's an old post, but I thought a few...

    So I know it's an old post, but I thought a few years in I'd follow-up and see how the skiing from the Gondola had developed. Are people finding/developing some good skiing accessed via the gondola...
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    I think Yoho is one of the most underrated parks...

    I think Yoho is one of the most underrated parks around - lots of cool stuff in there. I don't have kids, so I don't have first hand experience, but I think that they would do well.
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    Having seen you responses to "The Questions" -...

    Having seen you responses to "The Questions" - I'm changing my vote. Courmayeur is 100% where I would go (unless I was looking to blow the budget). Cute Italian mountain village, you can walk the...
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    Oh yeah, totally a side bar, but because I just...

    Oh yeah, totally a side bar, but because I just learned of it - if you fly the atlantic on Air Iceland, you can stop over in Iceland for up to a week without paying for extra airfare. If you're...
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    I’m by no means a Cham expert, but as a North...

    I’m by no means a Cham expert, but as a North American expat, living in London who tries to ski on the continent as often as I can, here's what I can share from my experience:

    - For Cham rent a...
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    Thanks all for the advice - sounds like it's...

    Thanks all for the advice - sounds like it's worth giving a go. Too bad about the washout on the Kan, I remember renting a raft from the UofC outdoor club and floating that when I was in Calgary and...
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    Man-made rapids (for competition) - any good

    Hi,

    I live in London and I'm missing the easy access I used to have to all things outdoors when I lived in Canada - the only thing I can find that seems like an adventure sport here is kayaking...
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    The food cost might be low (50-150pp/day is easy...

    The food cost might be low (50-150pp/day is easy to hit in Europe resorts, not saying you have to spend that much, but you can really really easily)
    That Airbnb is a great deal for Cham - if you're...
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    Are you ok with a shorter trip? Are you talking...

    Are you ok with a shorter trip? Are you talking USD or CND? It I was you, I'd look at the British Columbia Cat operations, depending on how much you can stretch that budget, whether you're ok with...
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    Thanks both - TRG gold as always. Cheers

    Thanks both - TRG gold as always. Cheers
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