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    No, it was cold all day on Friday up in the...

    No, it was cold all day on Friday up in the bowls, like bitingly cold. And the sun has no melting power at those temps this far north in Feb.

    We skied Ozone on Saturday after some overnight snow...
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    Earlier, from higher up.314639

    Earlier, from higher up.314639
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    Few tracks from the Ozone yesterday. It got even...

    Few tracks from the Ozone yesterday. It got even more gnarly as time went on. 314638
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    Mntlion has mad ninja timing skills when it comes...

    Mntlion has mad ninja timing skills when it comes to rope drops.
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    Lee, after a rainy day at my home hill just...

    Lee, after a rainy day at my home hill just viewing this post eases my soul. So awesome!
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    Raining to top of the quad at Kimbo. Easter and...

    Raining to top of the quad at Kimbo. Easter and Tamarack did not open. Patrol cryptically told us this morning that lifts were closed while “some guys go check a few things.”

    So are the RCR...
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    Winds gusts at both KH snow plots now approaching...

    Winds gusts at both KH snow plots now approaching 100 kph. FB page was already warning Friday afternoon about possible delayed openings on Sat due to the forecast.

    Temps are rising across B.C. +6...
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    Holy dumpage at LL and KH! And not likely any...

    Holy dumpage at LL and KH! And not likely any hint of rain.
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    This has become quite the storm at Kimberley....

    This has become quite the storm at Kimberley. Probably about two feet so far and counting.

    Raining at the base since last night but still puking partway up the frontside.

    My K2 Darksides were...
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    No snow on trees at the Bearís Den web cam. So...

    No snow on trees at the Bearís Den web cam. So must be raining partway up Bear.
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    Hmmm, 30 cm at Fernie but how high will the...

    Hmmm, 30 cm at Fernie but how high will the freezing level go during the day?
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    Thanks, Dr. E. My perspective is based on coming...

    Thanks, Dr. E. My perspective is based on coming back from a month in Whistler where I had fun with its 60 cm total snowfall. So Fernie conditions sound good to me.
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    Anyone able to comment on how Fernie’s skiing?...

    Anyone able to comment on how Fernie’s skiing? Probably going there Thursday after opening day tomorrow at Kimbo on one run.

    Skied KH the last two days with DougW and good base for the new snow...
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    Beauty!

    Beauty!
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    Like a lot of ski hills Fernie now mainly...

    Like a lot of ski hills Fernie now mainly communicates info via FB. So that says:

    “ TIMBER BOWL WILL BE OPEN TOMORROW!
    At 9 am the Timber Chair will be open to the public. The White Pass Chair...
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    Correct. Unless we count skiing down the offload...

    Correct. Unless we count skiing down the offload ramp as a new run.

    There were lots of people skiing down into the village just now from the Whistler side, so there must finally be a continuous...
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    Garbo was loading today. Looked sporty under the...

    Garbo was loading today. Looked sporty under the lift.

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    That sounds pretty good. Certainly better than...

    That sounds pretty good. Certainly better than it's been at Whistler and will be once I get back to Kimbo and Fernie.

    I might need to stop at KH to ski on my way home after the 13th.
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    Okay, DougW and others, how was opening day at KH?

    Okay, DougW and others, how was opening day at KH?
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    That app is worse than ever, which is a feat in...

    That app is worse than ever, which is a feat in itself.

    A few days ago I rode every open lift on both sides, except Excalibur and Village gondis, and some of them several times.

    The app...
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    Went up W. Ego Bowl (?) on Green chair is not...

    Went up W.

    Ego Bowl (?) on Green chair is not that wide with snow coverage and has some icy spots and/or ice balls in a couple places, and snow guns blasting everywhere. Kind of hard to see and...
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    Is that a recent change in Canada?

    Is that a recent change in Canada?
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    Looks like the warmup is later today and tonight,...

    Looks like the warmup is later today and tonight, then temps dropping on Sunday, hopefully soon enough that the tail end of the precip goes back to snow higher up.

    This is my favourite site for...
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    Geezer Steve posted some reasons why a 12-volt...

    Geezer Steve posted some reasons why a 12-volt compressor fridge is better than an absorption 12/propane/120 fridge.

    But for me it came down to the fact my fridge was 80s vintage, so about...
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    I have 2 12-volt AGMs in my camper van out of...

    I have 2 12-volt AGMs in my camper van out of necessity because they are located in the living quarters.

    AGMs cost twice as much but can last twice as many cycles.

    Also, discharging an AGM...
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    Weird. Website now updated to say 29 cm. Still a...

    Weird. Website now updated to say 29 cm. Still a nice dump.
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    Obviously, and always. 45 new at Fernie. A...

    Obviously, and always.

    45 new at Fernie. A bunch more of those kind of snowfalls will build the snowpack.
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    P.S. “Not a huge base” is an understatement....

    P.S. “Not a huge base” is an understatement. There is literally no skiable base on more than half the hill.

    Fun day, yes, but let’s be reasonable.
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    Agree! Good day at Fernie. Keep it coming.

    Agree! Good day at Fernie. Keep it coming.
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    I was going to post something like this then...

    I was going to post something like this then wondered if maybe SD's Dad had something more than age that was looming? In any case I hope he gets awesome conditions for their trip.

    It seems like a...
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    How’s conditions at SP? Soft packed groomers? Any...

    How’s conditions at SP? Soft packed groomers? Any pow left?
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    Good idea on Valhalla or similar places that can...

    Good idea on Valhalla or similar places that can have a single day opening come up at the last minute.

    Usually it’s because they had a full cat and one person was so slow and annoying that...
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    I’d post some photos from yesterday but no one...

    I’d post some photos from yesterday but no one would believe it’s actually Fernie.

    Kimberley opening delayed to Dec 15. The blocking high is supposed to start breaking down after this weekend, ...
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    Last photo batch is fantastic! As always, Lee.

    Last photo batch is fantastic! As always, Lee.
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    Thanks, Dr. Evel, sounds fairly decent. With...

    Thanks, Dr. Evel, sounds fairly decent.

    With nothing open yet at K or KH then Fernie will be worth it since I don’t have to pay.
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    Temp was hovering around zero for the past week...

    Temp was hovering around zero for the past week or more at Kimberley, so they haven’t been able to make snow. Probably the same at Fernie.

    Dr E, how was it today? I’ll probably go check it out...
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    Don’t know if 10 runs opening by Dec. 1st at...

    Don’t know if 10 runs opening by Dec. 1st at Fernie is good news but better than nothing, which is what we have at Kimbo.
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    Well thatís not something you see everyday. Cool!

    Well thatís not something you see everyday. Cool!
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    My rig is an 89 GMC Vandura. Original owner...

    My rig is an 89 GMC Vandura.

    Original owner camperized it using appliances sourced from wrecked RVs. The furnace is late-70s vintage. I expect a 2014 furnace would be somewhat more efficient.
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    I have a gas (propane) heater with a heat...

    I have a gas (propane) heater with a heat exchanger that vents the combustion fumes outside. Basically an RV furnace. Works good and Is super safe but the blower fan to circulate the hot air gulps...
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    D Yes, this just means if someone doesn’t want...

    D

    Yes, this just means if someone doesn’t want to buy a lift ticket they can walk to the finish area and watch. As Crashidy said if you’re skiing you can cut over to view from lots of places.
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    Cool. Mine is an 89 GMC with a FI 305. Odometer...

    Cool. Mine is an 89 GMC with a FI 305. Odometer is 240k and I can just about get 20 mpg imperial highway driving.

    The FI means it starts fine in -30s, or did when I was still in Calgary.
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    Nice! What year? Carb or FI? That can really make...

    Nice! What year? Carb or FI? That can really make a difference.
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    Plowed parking lot at Kootenay Pass summit always...

    Plowed parking lot at Kootenay Pass summit always has a half dozen vehicles parked/camped there. Outhouse nearby for highway travelers and a xc/skier hut a few feet away that (I think) even has a...
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    Crosshairs of the storm seem to have been...

    Crosshairs of the storm seem to have been Kimberley. 25 new but unfortunately I'm still in Creston visiting family for Easter.

    :frown:
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    Wow! Amazing.

    Wow! Amazing.
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    You Fernie posters need to find the right...

    You Fernie posters need to find the right thread.:fm:
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    Thanks for the insight!

    Thanks for the insight!
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    Weird. At 6:45 the report said 54 in 12 hours....

    Weird. At 6:45 the report said 54 in 12 hours. Update at 7:30 dialed it back to 44. Maybe they do an actual check then and the early one is an estimate?

    Or it was a typo. There was a day earlier...
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    Fernie factor in effect. 12 new at Kimbo, 54 at...

    Fernie factor in effect. 12 new at Kimbo, 54 at Fernie.

    Now to decide if it will be today or tomorrow (or Monday) when everything finally opens. Was there Monday this past week and a patroller...
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