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  1. The last time I was at Red and WW was about 3...

    The last time I was at Red and WW was about 3 years ago; Red was free overnight parking, Whitewater was $25CAD or $40CAD for a 15amp plug-in.
  2. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    I can't help you with Whistler, but everywhere in...

    I can't help you with Whistler, but everywhere in the B.C. Interior is less crowded, less expensive, less rain, drier snow.
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    So, how much are you prepared to bid?...asking...

    So, how much are you prepared to bid?...asking for a friend.
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    Is Atmospheric River just a new name for...

    Is Atmospheric River just a new name for Pineapple Express or is AR something different?
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    ^^^ A dyslexic RV.

    ^^^ A dyslexic RV.
  6. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Anyone doing Red and Revy on an Ikon pass, if it...

    Anyone doing Red and Revy on an Ikon pass, if it is snowing, needs to stop at Whitewater on the way. Off the 2k' vert Morning Glory chair there is outstanding black diamond tree skiing that 3/4s of...
  7. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Whitewater, near Nelson, B.C. gets the most snow...

    Whitewater, near Nelson, B.C. gets the most snow in western Canada at 39ft average/season and no crowds, no on hill accommodation, 3 fixed grip chairs, as it is the anti-Whistler.
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    One time at Sun Valley I shared a chair with an...

    One time at Sun Valley I shared a chair with an old local guy (he was younger than me because I am really old) and I pointed out a steep run and I said, "I bet that is really nice on a powder day"....
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    Pass thru charging will of course take quite a...

    Pass thru charging will of course take quite a bit longer (maybe a lot longer) to charge the Jackery. Check with their website specs but I think they say that pass thru charging shortens battery...
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    You could fly to Castlegar, but in winter the...

    You could fly to Castlegar, but in winter the airport's nickname is Cancelgar, so I would recommend flying to Kelowna.
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    I have a '91 3/4ton Dodge 4x4 with a winter...

    I have a '91 3/4ton Dodge 4x4 with a winter capable popup truck camper, powered by a 5.9L Cummins diesel 12 valve known for its power and fuel economy. My set up with 2 pr of skis, me and all my...
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    I'm not sure what a 90v heater is but a 100watt...

    I'm not sure what a 90v heater is but a 100watt heater won't keep you warm as it is the equivalent of a light bulb or electric blanket which I think draw 100watts or more.
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    I don't know anything about awd Astro van so I am...

    I don't know anything about awd Astro van so I am wondering what you dislike about it?
  14. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    I did opening day at Blackcomb in mid Nov in the...

    I did opening day at Blackcomb in mid Nov in the mid 1990s. There were 5 chairs running and about 5k skiers, 20 min lineups in the faster moving singles line. Everyone that I shared a chair ride with...
  15. For the most part Red skiers/pass holders don't...

    For the most part Red skiers/pass holders don't ski Whitewater and as well Whitewater pass holders don't ski Red, even though they are B.C.'s two closest to each other resorts. So any sort of dual...
  16. Stay in Rossland, ski Red and Whitewater,...

    Stay in Rossland, ski Red and Whitewater, anything else is too much driving. If rains in Rossland then go to whitewater for snow as it is higher elevation than Red.
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    Its hard to believe that Lexus chose something as...

    Its hard to believe that Lexus chose something as ugly as the distorted hourglass as a signature grill. Trying to outdo Nissan, I guess.
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    Toyota should offer a HD Tacoma and a 1 Ton...

    Toyota should offer a HD Tacoma and a 1 Ton Tundra, which would essentially open up 2 new potential sales markets for them.
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    At least with Revy on a powder morning most of...

    At least with Revy on a powder morning most of the crowd has gone home or hiking by 11.
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    I was thinking the same thing. So they are going...

    I was thinking the same thing. So they are going to need a reinforced frame (why not use the new stiff TNGA frame), rear disc brakes and bigger front brakes, beefier front and rear axle and diffs and...
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    The disposable price of a cheap Chinese heater...

    The disposable price of a cheap Chinese heater doesn't do you any good when it disposes itself in the middle of the night in a ski area parking lot. Get the Propex.
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    The US is so indecisive that they can only come...

    The US is so indecisive that they can only come up with the month the border will open to land entry, not the actual day. And yet you can fly into the US....their border management speaks to...
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    I got to figure that the land owner/developer...

    I got to figure that the land owner/developer will make a lot more $ selling lots or building homes vs selling some valley bottom land to the Nature Conservancy.
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    Because there is not much population or jobs...

    Because there is not much population or jobs nearby, my guess is Zincton as a housing development is a tough sell. However if you get the government approval to build a chairlift on the adjacent...
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    Are these lower mainlanders that are on near bald...

    Are these lower mainlanders that are on near bald all-season tires currently driving to Whistler or do mainlander WB skiers actually have properly equipped ski cars?
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    If there is going to be a new ski resort in B.C....

    If there is going to be a new ski resort in B.C. for reliable snow, I would prefer to see something near the Coquihalla summit. But there hasn't been a new ski resort built from scratch since I don't...
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    I bought a 8.5' popup camper for my 3/4T diesel...

    I bought a 8.5' popup camper for my 3/4T diesel with 8' bed for the lower centre of gravity on mountain switchbacks and better stability in high cross-winds at highway speeds.
    I had front leaf...
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    This place is closer to Seattle:...

    This place is closer to Seattle: https://bridalveilmountainresort.ca/
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    Harley is going to need $10M+ of his own money...

    Harley is going to need $10M+ of his own money because people with investment capital will steer clear just like Valemount. Or maybe a couple of t-bars for an on the cheap build. Or maybe sell real...
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    I subed to this thread because I am planning a 5...

    I subed to this thread because I am planning a 5 or 6 week RV trip to Aspen from B.C. in Feb-March and thought I could pick up some useful border crossing info and updates.

    OTOH it has been...
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    I don't know about Alberta, but in B.C. where...

    I don't know about Alberta, but in B.C. where there is a doctor shortage, I would think that all a Doc has to say to an abusive patient is, "I take it you no longer want me as your doctor; Nurse,...
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    Plumbing used in RVs will not likely burst due to...

    Plumbing used in RVs will not likely burst due to freezing. For thawing, it helps to know exactly where it is frozen; "Ts" being the most common spot or where pipes run next to an outside wall.
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    I don't have a Lance but I do a lot of winter RV...

    I don't have a Lance but I do a lot of winter RV camping and put water jugs in my shower stall and remove them to shower using: http://www.hotjugz.com/
    AFAIK a Lance camper with a winter package is...
  34. The big question re lineups: how many Ikon pass...

    The big question re lineups: how many Ikon pass holders also bought cheap Epic passes or did folks buy cheap Epic passes instead of Ikon?

    The day may come when a resort advertises: "You won't be...
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    In addition to a mostly winter capable truck...

    In addition to a mostly winter capable truck camper, I have a 5th wheel trailer as a ski chalet with a plug-in at a friend's place 18kms from Sun Peaks. My trailer was built by Bigfoot Campers and...
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    Heat from a propane furnace or any heat source...

    Heat from a propane furnace or any heat source does not get distributed evenly in an RV. Most "winter rated' RVs will be good to a few degrees below freezing, but real winter temps and your pipes...
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    For most RVs, staying in a ski area parking lot...

    For most RVs, staying in a ski area parking lot and running a water system is a no go.
    For a popup camper, an insulated liner can be fabricated and attached with velcro.
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    Bigfoot campers are made in B.C. so that is...

    Bigfoot campers are made in B.C. so that is likely why there are more in the Vancouver area.
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    Under $6k in most markets for a TC=sketchy and...

    Under $6k in most markets for a TC=sketchy and 20-30 years old is my guess.
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    "He did his research" yet he missed the part...

    "He did his research" yet he missed the part about overweight people being at greater risk for bad outcomes.
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    Most avys do not occur in the controlled terrain...

    Most avys do not occur in the controlled terrain of a ski resort so a patroller/avy dog team is not really all that much in demand at ski resorts.

    In B.C. it is the RCMP/dog handler that is called...
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    I I have 3 pair of Smith Squad Chromapop...

    I

    I have 3 pair of Smith Squad Chromapop goggles, Sunny day lens, Storm lens, and Everyday lens. They are cylindrical lenses and as such are a lot less expensive than spherical lenses. I got mine...
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    Policies do not need to be changed as the correct...

    Policies do not need to be changed as the correct policies already exist. When a hospital is maxed out with more patients than they can handle they institute Triage, wherein precious resources are...
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    So it turns out that our medical system in Canada...

    So it turns out that our medical system in Canada not only doesn't have enough doctors and nurses, looks like we are inadequate when it comes to ICU beds as well.
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    I felt bullet proof after getting my second vax...

    I felt bullet proof after getting my second vax shot last June but growing numbers of Delta cases and the fact that the vax, while it offers some immunity, but is really best at keeping one out of...
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    I haven't skied Apex in a good many years but had...

    I haven't skied Apex in a good many years but had the best powder day of my life there with thigh deep snow on a tree run beside the Gun Barrel run. Spent all day on a Sunday lapping it after a...
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    It is starting to look like not going on a ski...

    It is starting to look like not going on a ski trip to the USA this coming season is also going to include not going to Whitewater. The good news is that Whitewater skiers don't ski at Red and visa...
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    A friend of mine in Kamloops who shops at a...

    A friend of mine in Kamloops who shops at a Health Food store, says that lots of people that shop there are anti-mask/anti-vax and it is because they think they are so healthy they don't need it. So,...
  49. It can get brutal cold mid winter in Banff. When...

    It can get brutal cold mid winter in Banff. When the cold snaps arrive it is always colder and lasts longer in Alberta vs B.C. March and April are the best time to visit as Springtime in the Rockies...
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    Trudeau is on record as saying that the one...

    Trudeau is on record as saying that the one country that he admires most other than his own country, is China. But it is worse than that: unlike other G7 countries Canada refuses to prevent Huawei...
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