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  1. "New school" era at Fortress once the Canadian...

    "New school" era at Fortress once the Canadian triple was installed.

    Eldereldo with the cowboy hat, Hexcel skis, Burt bindings and Hanson boots.

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  2. Fortress died a natural death due to a lot of...

    Fortress died a natural death due to a lot of factors, but the final nail in the coffin was changing weather.

    I bought my first adult season pass there waaay back in Ď78, and later we watched as...
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    For sure! Skiing was great today and maybe 150...

    For sure!

    Skiing was great today and maybe 150 people on the hill since not a big pow day.
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    KAR has now confirmed the quad chair will not run...

    KAR has now confirmed the quad chair will not run again this season.
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    From Louise you’d have to drive past Golden and...

    From Louise you’d have to drive past Golden and KH and eventually backtrack east an hour to ski Fernie then back west again to Nelson.

    Gonna be -28 C in Fernie Sunday night and Golden Monday...
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    Santa’s bringing the snow to Kimberley! 41 cm in...

    Santa’s bringing the snow to Kimberley! 41 cm in the past 48 hrs and still coming down.

    Quad chair will be out of commission for “months not weeks” is the latest news. The resort is borrowing a...
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    Absolutely, G, that hike is not an option for...

    Absolutely, G, that hike is not an option for many families, seniors or anyone with physical limitations. But if there was a viable way to run a shuttle system then the resort would likely have done...
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    Likely for weeks. Going to be devastating for...

    Likely for weeks.

    Going to be devastating for the town to lose the Christmas season as probably will be massive cancellations.
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    Lift shack at the top of the quad chair at...

    Lift shack at the top of the quad chair at Kimberley burned last night. It was the fourth significant fire in K in the past two weeks.

    Might be the New Year before it and the electrical controls...
  10. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Unfortunately you would need to travel around to...

    Unfortunately you would need to travel around to make much use of an Ikon or Epic pass. I think all you get is seven days of lift tix at each of their member resorts in B.C. (other than WB on Epic).
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    Looks like no more plug-in option?

    https://skiwhitewater.com/accommodation/camping-at-whitewater/
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    KH stayed in the cold air so got dumped on like...

    KH stayed in the cold air so got dumped on like SSV and LL.

    Down B.C. south we got heavy rain yesterday to above mountain tops from Fernie to Red in the west.

    Going back to disc golf this week.
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    The benefits of being on the cold side of the...

    The benefits of being on the cold side of the divide.

    On the B.C. side it looks like a lot of pineapples are on the way.
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    Yep. Personally Iíll be happier knowing that...

    Yep.

    Personally Iíll be happier knowing that the guy with the Oilersí or Roughridersí jersey that is riding up a chairlift with me at Kimbo and coughing up a lung probably only has a cold or maybe...
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    JHC yourself. EE always buys a season pass,...

    JHC yourself.

    EE always buys a season pass, just like you did for next season. He was pointing out that there is a significant change in the Edge cards from previous years. So if people are used...
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    I did something similar, just added another set...

    I did something similar, just added another set of poles to give me head-high clearance by the van.

    But definitely like the idea of something less ghetto.

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    Cool. Thanks.

    Cool. Thanks.
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    Maybe this has been asked, but did you make your...

    Maybe this has been asked, but did you make your awning set up? It looks good.

    Something Iíve been wanting to do for my minivan camper, for summertime.
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    Alberta crowds are finally spilling over the...

    Alberta crowds are finally spilling over the border as far as Kimberley. Lineups got busy by 10:30. Apparently worse later on but I bailed early.

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    Yep. Still soft on the backside but nice to rip...

    Yep. Still soft on the backside but nice to rip some groomers this morning. No moguls = 12 runs by noon.
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    Good news, the quad chair reopened this morning...

    Good news, the quad chair reopened this morning at Kimberley.

    I managed to work off a few beers hiking for two weeks to go lift skiing.
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    Will widening that latest stretch of highway...

    Will widening that latest stretch of highway speed up travel that much? Or mostly reduce accidents that now close the road way too often?
  24. Wow. Disappointed to find out Pano-dude is just...

    Wow. Disappointed to find out Pano-dude is just another covidiot. Another internet medical expert.

    But I guess eventually most people online drop ďthe maskĒ and show their true nature.
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    Kimberley dodged the rain except for a thin...

    Kimberley dodged the rain except for a thin zipper crust at the bottom of Tammy and the frontside.

    Today was wind affected on certain exposures and still soft on others. We quickly figured out...
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    Crazy day at Kimbo. After a foot of new we...

    Crazy day at Kimbo.

    After a foot of new we started hiking early to the backside as the quad is still broken down. On the way there we found out the power was now out on the hill and Tamarack chair...
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    Top 5 Day at Kimbo. Well worth the 20-minute...

    Top 5 Day at Kimbo. Well worth the 20-minute hike/skin.

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    Quad chair from Kimberley base is broken down for...

    Quad chair from Kimberley base is broken down for at least a week. But they’re going to run the other chairs for people willing to hike /skin the 20 minutes to get to the backside.

    Based on the...
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    Merry Christmas Rockiesí mags! 354764

    Merry Christmas Rockiesí mags!

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    Nakiska FTW! Outside my door on the Kimbo ski...

    Nakiska FTW!

    Outside my door on the Kimbo ski hill.

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    Tuesday early morning reports for past 24 hours:...

    Tuesday early morning reports for past 24 hours:

    SSV 20 cm new
    Louise 20
    KH 30
    Fernie 31
    Pano 34
    Kimbo 36
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    Season started slow at Kimbo but is rounding into...

    Season started slow at Kimbo but is rounding into shape.

    Tamarack chair is not running yet but you can ski a lot of its runs about 7/8ths down then catch the ski out trail to the frontside quad...
  33. Canadians can fly into the States even to...

    Canadians can fly into the States even to vacation. So some Snowbirds are having their RVs or vehicles shipped down to Florida or AZ by a transport company and then flying down to pick them up to...
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    Race prep (water injection etc) usually means it...

    Race prep (water injection etc) usually means it stays bulletproof and icy until springtime. Aka not a fun run.
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    Anyone have opening day reports from KH and...

    Anyone have opening day reports from KH and Fernie?
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    SSV FB page: “Dear Sunshiners, We are...

    SSV FB page:

    “Dear Sunshiners,
    We are pleased to report that under the new Alberta Government Covid-19 restrictions we will be allowed continue to operate our lifts under strict covid-19 health...
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    No splitting of hairs. Youíre simply trying to...

    No splitting of hairs. Youíre simply trying to insert meaning into the restrictions that was not placed there by the people making them. Youíve just done it again with a different aspect of the...
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    A social gathering is just that, an organized get...

    A social gathering is just that, an organized get together with other people to socialize. It does not mean being in the same place as other people. Otherwise walking down a sidewalk with other...
  39. Sounds like NO day lodge access to eat, warm up?...

    Sounds like NO day lodge access to eat, warm up?

    “ Outdoor recreation is permitted, but facilities with indoor spaces except for washrooms will be closed.”
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    “ Outdoor recreation is permitted, but facilities...

    “ Outdoor recreation is permitted, but facilities with indoor spaces except for washrooms will be closed.”

    New restrictions announced today.

    So no day lodge access except for using washrooms?...
  41. What does that have to do with Albertans coming...

    What does that have to do with Albertans coming to BC? The story you referenced says nothing about ski areas.
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    Good day!

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    Thatís the one, although Iíd only need to smaller...

    Thatís the one, although Iíd only need to smaller 9000 model. I see Steveston Marine has it on sale.

    Below is a sample of the much lower output of solar in winter. More northerly and cloudier...
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    Solar panels yield a lot less during winter. As...

    Solar panels yield a lot less during winter. As you said fewer hours of daylight and much lower angle of sun, so unless you have panels that tilt at a better angle then you lose even more.

    I...
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    Looks thin down low at Fernie. And thereís no...

    Looks thin down low at Fernie. And thereís no real downside to opening a week later than ďtentativelyĒ scheduled. People are just happy there will be a season and if the hill doesnít open until the...
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    Uploading does take longer with twosomes and...

    Uploading does take longer with twosomes and singles but this was 8:30 at gondola start time. And people were not social distancing the same as they have been doing once they reach the actual corral...
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    Creekside lineup this morning at 8:30. 350462

    Creekside lineup this morning at 8:30.

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    Ghetto solution but it worked for me. Move your...

    Ghetto solution but it worked for me. Move your thermostat so it’s right by the ceiling. 50 there will net you much cooler down lower.
  49. Would like to help with an answer but Iím in...

    Would like to help with an answer but Iím in Whistler until the season starts at Kimbo so not exactly a role model in all this.

    Park at the far end of the parking lot everywhere you go?
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    Interview w WB guy in Pique says skiing on Red,...

    Interview w WB guy in Pique says skiing on Red, Green, Garbanzo - Jersey, Excelerator, Cat Skinner.
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