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    Grew up in the Laurentians of Quebec. I lived to...

    Grew up in the Laurentians of Quebec. I lived to ski. My parents were dead broke, but my Mom worked at an antique dealer stripping old furniture (no comments), and the guy she worked for ran the...
  2. Thread: Ontario 2022

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    Those pics of a pow day in Ontario warmed my...

    Those pics of a pow day in Ontario warmed my heart. Way to get after it!


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    Fortunately using Tapatalk, so I don’t see the...

    Fortunately using Tapatalk, so I don’t see the obscenity mentioned elsewhere!

    However if the Dad’s have a free pass day, arrange a day trip to Kicking Horse and get a guide. Basically hire a level...
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    I am at Pano for the week, happy to do resort...

    I am at Pano for the week, happy to do resort laps.


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    Lived in St Sauveur for 3 years as a kid. Walked...

    Lived in St Sauveur for 3 years as a kid. Walked down our road to Mt Gabriel to toboggan every winter evening. Magical place as a kid.

    Have fun in the old ‘hood!
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    Shot 16993 is magical!

    Shot 16993 is magical!
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    Brings back memories. Old friends had a place in...

    Brings back memories. Old friends had a place in Minden…. Gull Lake? Owned an inn on a bay. Anyways. We used to go to their cottage and skied several times at Sir Sams. Really nice spot. I think I...
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    Take your time and don’t push too early. A huge...

    Take your time and don’t push too early. A huge part of skiing is leg strength. Some have it at 3, some at 5 or 6. Once they have it, you are away to the races.

    Keep it fun. Have fun. It is...
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    Interesting that the OP appears to be only...

    Interesting that the OP appears to be only partially interested in his current position. I would speculate that someone who is bored by their role and likely to be fired, well there is a potential...
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    Need to try Kimberly some day. Just challenging...

    Need to try Kimberly some day. Just challenging to drive an hour and a half to ski when I can walk 200 yards to lift!
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    Went from -20*C on the east side of the Rockies...

    Went from -20*C on the east side of the Rockies to -8*C on the West side on the drive back out todayhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211224/dccc8e4c4c26d31b953a855032850f0d.jpg
    . Snowing a little...
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    2021/22 CND rockies thread

    Best opening week in memory at Pano. Skied 8 of the 10 days between opening Friday on the 9th and Sunday the 19th. With two Sundays of 30-40 cm each. Had to head back to Cowtown for a few days of...
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    Lol.. watching the downhill live on Gem from the...

    Lol.. watching the downhill live on Gem from the cabin. Coverage looks Ok on TV. Might have to take my sticks home and do a day at Sunshine or the Lake next weekend!


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    We left Pano at 1:30. Hit the line of vehicles by...

    We left Pano at 1:30. Hit the line of vehicles by Dolly Varden. 4 1/2 hours later turned around from halfway up the hill at Kootenay Pass. People were trying to pass in passing lane, semis coming...
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    Just took a look at the U8 BAR fees. WOW! 2k+ +...

    Just took a look at the U8 BAR fees. WOW! 2k+ + for U8….no way my kids would be in that program today….w did Quickies for 5 years in the early/mid-2000’s.

    Thanks for heads up on swaps. My jacket...
  16. Appropriate name for the flick, Core Shots! ...

    Appropriate name for the flick, Core Shots!

    Love the clips, thanks for posting.


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    This is a global learning experience. A disease...

    This is a global learning experience. A disease that has a high infection rate and a high enough degree of lethality or at least debilitating effects for a large enough percentage of the population...
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    Fun read, thanks! Sent from my iPad using...

    Fun read, thanks!


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    I was hoping to get next weekend in as I missed...

    I was hoping to get next weekend in as I missed the last two.

    Oh well, golf course opens Friday.
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    Saturday’s are crazy. Working from there off...

    Saturday’s are crazy. Working from there off weeks allows me to get some decent volumes in on Sundays. Even working on the hill, at my desk 615AM, finish 415, so best is a dog walk on the poma. No...
  21. Curious, I hav the M5’s, 96MM and do like them a...

    Curious, I hav the M5’s, 96MM and do like them a lot. How would one compare those to the M6?

    I have been using my M5’s for everything from groomers to boot deep kind of days, and do like their...
  22. Looking at the face, I am wondering, IS there...

    Looking at the face, I am wondering, IS there another possible line?

    But yes, ski that, total respect...


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    Worth sorting...


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  24. I buy my pass at the early bird price every...

    I buy my pass at the early bird price every season, so just under $1k . Wife doesn’t ski as much so get her a 3 day card with re-load. She hasn’t used her first day yet this season.

    I am at 12...
  25. I looked at the line from the summit of Pano...

    I looked at the line from the summit of Pano today. Unreal. I can’t wait to see the footage.
  26. Apologies if I missed the thread, but first descent Mount Nelson

    https://www.google.ca/amp/s/unofficialnetworks.com/2021/03/05/mount-nelson-first-descent/amp/

    I think this is a pretty big deal.

    https://powdercanada.com/2021/03/mount-nelson-first-descent/
  27. Welcome to Cowtown! If ever in Panorama, ping...

    Welcome to Cowtown! If ever in Panorama, ping me...we can do a run or two....I have skied Centennial. Lived in Etobicoke during grade 5-8. Went there a few times. Also took buses up to St Louis and...
  28. Boiler Mountain? No idea it had been renamed!...

    Boiler Mountain? No idea it had been renamed! They found enough garbage to add 100’ of vertical? Very cool!

    Keep in mind, my days (and a lot of night skiing) were the period from 1976-1980....
  29. Awesome writeup! I have some history in the area....

    Awesome writeup! I have some history in the area.

    Lived in St Sauveur (Laurentians) and the discussion of metal screwed in edges and wooden bases hit home. Lived in Toronto and my parent signed...
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    Thanks folks.

    Thanks folks.
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    Hey Banff folks. Buddy headed to Sunshine...

    Hey Banff folks. Buddy headed to Sunshine tomorrow. What time should he plan to be in parking lot? Still pre-730AM? Friday crowds?
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    Thanks for comments. With the rocker tip and...

    Thanks for comments. With the rocker tip and tail, I figured on edge they’d ski somewhat shorter. The S7’s, on hardback, when up hard on edge, can throw a pretty short turn. The widest point of...
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    Had a couple periods of unemployment, 2009-12 and...

    Had a couple periods of unemployment, 2009-12 and recently Nov18-Mar19. Kids largely outta the house or regular schedules at school, naps and sex.

    Someone said the unemployed have more sex. I am...
  34. I used the Canadian vaccine tool to see where I...

    I used the Canadian vaccine tool to see where I would be in the lineup...there is somewhere between 15 and 25 million people ahead of me in line. (Population of Canada ~35MM) And I turned 59...
  35. The evidence surrounding mask use, along with a...

    The evidence surrounding mask use, along with a host of other preventative measures has been well documented to reduce the spread of many communicable diseases. Goldman Sachs did a really deep...
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    Hey, this is the thread I need. I ski a Rossi S7...

    Hey, this is the thread I need. I ski a Rossi S7 (the old original version, well multi colour graphics, not the latter version), in 188, which I do like for powder days, The camber underfoot and side...
  37. Tougher to distance on a gondi, and if they won’t...

    Tougher to distance on a gondi, and if they won’t allow singles, it makes it impossible, basically. What I don’t get about the BC restrictions is restaurants are still open, whereas a lot of cities...
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    Tried to play hookie today from work at Pano. Was...

    Tried to play hookie today from work at Pano. Was hoping to bolt after the 10-15 overnight after a 930-1030 conference call, but got bogged down in working on a software defect. Finally, out the door...
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    That looks amazing! A little work for a ton of...

    That looks amazing! A little work for a ton of fun!


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    On big days, memory is froggy, but I think 4500...

    On big days, memory is froggy, but I think 4500 is big.
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    The big chair is magical on a massive day. Might...

    The big chair is magical on a massive day. Might have been 15 or 16 years ago on a Saturday. Kids were in BAR Quickies program. Thigh to waist deep blower. So magical.


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    I LOVE how you roll! Skip the Dishes for...

    I LOVE how you roll! Skip the Dishes for breakfast! DAMN!

    I am so jealous to be in Cowtown this week. Seeing friends at Pano get the face shots while I navigate delivering presents to relatives,...
  43. My sense is that Pano did OK with kids staying on...

    My sense is that Pano did OK with kids staying on work visas and such.

    I think limiting operations for smaller crowds depends on the resort layout. For instance taking our the summit lift a Pano...
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    Spent 3 days and two painful hours Friday skiing...

    Spent 3 days and two painful hours Friday skiing Pano. Groomers are very fun and grippy in AM, scrape off a bit in afternoon. Skied several runs on Stumbock’s which was great Sunday, a little more...
  45. BC's Premier wants to shut down provincial borders. What does that mean for Ski Hills

    Are they participating in the YYC fast test/quarantine program? Just curious.

    I guess I am guilty as I travelled Calgary to Pano for a weekend ski camp, but basically stayed in my own place with...
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    Got a few runs in over lunch at Pano before the...

    Got a few runs in over lunch at Pano before the new boots forced me off the hill crying like a little girl.

    Top 2/3rds of main runs off Champagne Chair grippy, lower down to base, crunchy to say...
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    How thick is the ice? Sent from my iPad...

    How thick is the ice?


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  48. Kid is unreal. I pray his knees last past age 25!...

    Kid is unreal. I pray his knees last past age 25! Bug he is incredible.


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    Lac does Arcs looked awesome when we drove by a...

    Lac does Arcs looked awesome when we drove by a week ago. Told my wife, for the first time in 12 year, I am dusting off the skates and taking them to Pano to skate on Lake Lillian or f they do it,...
  50. I don’t think I gave a qualitative judgement. Use...

    I don’t think I gave a qualitative judgement. Use what , in memory I saw. As I stated, we stayed at the cabin this last week, so is likely different now.

    Agreed, Calgary is higher compliance. But...
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