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    Looks like you got it better than we did, but at...

    Looks like you got it better than we did, but at least we didn't have to contend with a warming schoolbus over our head! Definitely a nice looking and damn fine line...
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    Faulty electronics, faulty design on prior...

    Faulty electronics, faulty design on prior models, remind me why people still buy Pieps beacons? Ditched mine during the last Pieps gong show and haven't looked back.
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    Sure was nice to feel like winter again!

    Sure was nice to feel like winter again!
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    Yup, those (mostly vaccinated) O&G Calgarians...

    Yup, those (mostly vaccinated) O&G Calgarians with vacation homes are definitely the reason the interior hillbillies are so backwards. Stupidity runs deeps and doesn't have a fixed address.
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    Gotta be pretty creative these days, that's for...

    Gotta be pretty creative these days, that's for sure... looks like a refresh coming next week?
  6. The BBQ lunch at the bottom of a run is a nice...

    The BBQ lunch at the bottom of a run is a nice touch too, but so is the crate of beer at the bottom of the final run!

    On the topic of the resort - I see a market for another resort in the area in...
  7. Fun day for sure but I wouldn't compare it to the...

    Fun day for sure but I wouldn't compare it to the backcountry cat operations in the interior (nearly the same price too as I recall).

    Never rode the old resort but ripping around on the cat up...
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    Haha this is the way - accepting that we all have...

    Haha this is the way - accepting that we all have our quirks worthy of mocking.
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    Haha I see what you did there, and I like it....

    Haha I see what you did there, and I like it. Having lived in plenty of the country, I think your point is bang on that the divisions in Canada are far, far more based on rural vs urban lines than...
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    Can't wait for the great defenders of the Canada...

    Can't wait for the great defenders of the Canada Health Act to speak up on this! (I won't hold my breath).

    Got randomly selected for a PCR test at the airport when I landed. Results in 3-5 days,...
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    Put a smile on my face to see Brando still...

    Put a smile on my face to see Brando still piloting the piston bully!
  12. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Just picked up a rad line and have been trying to...

    Just picked up a rad line and have been trying to figure out the best way to back up something that thin - glad to hear the hollowblock holds as the cordalette options were... not confidence...
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    All I'll say is that the snow justifies the...

    All I'll say is that the snow justifies the frozen extremities... and that the winds have been more generous than usual.

    But later this week? Nah, that's just too cold.
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    The Prime Minister and the Provincial Premiers...

    The Prime Minister and the Provincial Premiers are meeting tonight, and apparently on the agenda is, among other restrictions, some sort of ban/restriction on non-citizens entering the country.
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  15. I'm not a tall guy but really like how the E1 40...

    I'm not a tall guy but really like how the E1 40 seems longer than most others. This pack carries weight really well and I think the length plays a key role.
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    There are a few trade routes in that general area...

    There are a few trade routes in that general area that the google machine should be able to point you to, but like @mntlion says, its big terrain so deal with that accordingly.
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    Rain up to around 2200m to 2400m around 93N/S,...

    Rain up to around 2200m to 2400m around 93N/S, can't speak to Yoho.
  18. Thread: The FIFTY

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    This intrigues me a lot as I've always felt I was...

    This intrigues me a lot as I've always felt I was getting more overall weather protection with a shell (obviously in terms of waterproofing, but also overall warmth, wind blocking, etc which seems to...
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    Yeeees I can only imagine the chutes getting...

    Yeeees I can only imagine the chutes getting refreshed all day with that "breeze"! May as well get it while everyone else is picking scraps at Highwood.
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    Rockies splitter here, always have a 3L jacket...

    Rockies splitter here, always have a 3L jacket with me. Sometimes it only goes on for the ride down but often it gets busted out for windy ridges. Its light, super packable, and the most weather...
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    Get it and find the good shit! Aiming to get...

    Get it and find the good shit!

    Aiming to get out to get one final crack at the Highwood for the season, but the Spray was setting up nicely! Side note: who does a guy have to fuck to get that...
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    Caught some afternoon laps on the Spray - again...

    Caught some afternoon laps on the Spray - again isolated areas with the right aspect are hold some excellent snow, and the midpack is super supportive making for good turns and easy travel. Snowing...
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    Highwood parking lot was jammed by 9am! People...

    Highwood parking lot was jammed by 9am! People are ridiculous...

    We also kept on going and found some nice but rare sheltered areas - may have even shared a skin track with you!
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    Was up in the Highwood area this week to poke...

    Was up in the Highwood area this week to poke around and dial in some new gear - the coverage is really quite good thanks to the wet/warm snowfall. While there are nice turns in the trees, anything...
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    This is my experience as well - few things less...

    This is my experience as well - few things less savoury than having $100 of wet wool on your skin all day during high output activity.
  26. Was super glad to see that they're both still...

    Was super glad to see that they're both still involved and the long tenure of much of their staff says a lot in my books! Watching Kieren guide that terrain is a masterclass.
  27. Paula and Kieran are the shit! However, they had...

    Paula and Kieran are the shit! However, they had to sell the operation this offseason as Kieren has brain cancer...
  28. Unless you're looking for nice slope-side...

    Unless you're looking for nice slope-side AirBnBs, winter accommodations in the interior are easy to get last minute. My crew generally doesn't book until 2 days prior when we have some indication of...
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    Right on! Also curious to hear how you figure...

    Right on! Also curious to hear how you figure they compare with some of the others. I previously used the Beta SV for many years and find the Rush a slightly more tailored fit.
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    Now admittedly they're a burlier fabric than than...

    Now admittedly they're a burlier fabric than than the Sabre LT and certainly more spendy, but the Rush pant seems to have the other features you're looking for, including decent sizes front facing...
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    Learned pretty quickly around the Rockies that...

    Learned pretty quickly around the Rockies that knowing what the wind does is as important as what the clouds do.
  32. Came here to say this. I have a soft spot for...

    Came here to say this. I have a soft spot for both Red Mountain and Big Red Cats that is based right at the resort.
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    Mostly in jest, bud - I spent a few years in...

    Mostly in jest, bud - I spent a few years in Onterrible and it wasn't so terrible. Just medium so. Milk in a bag was only slightly less off-putting than the smugness though. To answer your question,...
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    So long as you stick to Bald Eagle Peak as well.

    So long as you stick to Bald Eagle Peak as well.
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    This has been true to varying degrees for at...

    This has been true to varying degrees for at least the last 50 years of Canadian history! Fuck the Laurentian elites. Too bad it didn't keep them away over the past 18 months. The trail up Ha Ling...
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    Time for the Libs to take a 4-8 year time out, as...

    Time for the Libs to take a 4-8 year time out, as is tradition. The entitlement is strong, the ethics weak.

    Friendly reminder that politicians (conservative, liberal, dipper) don't give a fuck...
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    Yep, weak effort to try and save face, although I...

    Yep, weak effort to try and save face, although I appreciate that there's an option to gain entry with a negative test within the past 72 hours. $13 a day pussy tax for not getting vaxxed seems...
  38. Yep, it moved a little watching that.

    Yep, it moved a little watching that.
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    Today I learned that America is part of the...

    Today I learned that America is part of the "cultured western world." Such tolerance, much culture.
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    On behalf of the rest of the world, how does your...

    On behalf of the rest of the world, how does your own medicine taste?

    This whole thread is great - bunch of yanks simultaneously demanding we let them in all the while squawking about how there is...
  41. Thread: Climbing Stoke

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    Thought that limestone looked familiar! Only...

    Thought that limestone looked familiar!

    Only been at it for a few years but am loving exploring the different Bow Valley crags. Keep the stoke going!
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    Having spent some time in a former life in Ottawa...

    Having spent some time in a former life in Ottawa in the staffer scene I can confirm that JT is a philanderer, but I don't think it will even matter to voters - remember this guy survived a blackface...
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    Like face masks? Oh yeah, you think those are...

    Like face masks? Oh yeah, you think those are stupid too.

    Time to just admit that you're nothing more than a freeloader who wants everyone else to make the sacrifices to get the virus under...
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    We got rid of pennies, so we'll take your loonie...

    We got rid of pennies, so we'll take your loonie instead.
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    Today is the day you get to learn how little...

    Today is the day you get to learn how little power a backbench government MP actually has in a parliamentary democracy, especially the Canadian variation. The PMs office has been and always will be...
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    I thought this thread was for Americans butthurt...

    I thought this thread was for Americans butthurt they can't come to Canada, not the other way around?

    As soon as I don't have to quarantine upon return I will most certainly take advantage of...
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    Yeah, ears perked up when I read that one of the...

    Yeah, ears perked up when I read that one of the groups involved was a group of 7 that split up but still .. err.. gangbanged the same line (great term, btw)
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    The Canadian government has a standard that says...

    The Canadian government has a standard that says anyone, Canadian or otherwise must quarantine upon arrival in Canada. The US has a standard that says you do not need to quarantine upon arrival in...
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    Because we are as a population more cautious than...

    Because we are as a population more cautious than Americans in almost all regards, and the pandemic has highlighted that difference. "Peace, order, and good government," vs. "life, liberty, and the...
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    I don't know the numbers of Canadians who are...

    I don't know the numbers of Canadians who are traveling south, but the quarantine requirements mean that as you say, its mostly snowbirds and the wealthy.

    I disagree with your take on there being...
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