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    I thought about Kulharin and Garyfromterrace's...

    I thought about Kulharin and Garyfromterrace's comments about Castle and I think you are both right. A bit of my history. We bought a cheap 2 bedroom condo in Sparwood 10 years ago for $64,000 and...
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    If a person wanted to buy ski season real estate,...

    If a person wanted to buy ski season real estate, they might want to ignore the crowds and look at Castle in southwest Alberta.
    Comparison stats
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    Castle reports 70 cm new blower pow.

    Castle reports 70 cm new blower pow.
  4. All the studs or all the nuts?

    All the studs or all the nuts?
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    Point of interest - most boxes are made of ABS...

    Point of interest - most boxes are made of ABS and you can use ABS pipe cement for repairs. If you need to patch use ABS pipe, caps, etc. as repair material.
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    No but who can afford new anyway? Last made 2014...

    No but who can afford new anyway? Last made 2014 and also sold as a Chevy Express. Here is all the info on how the system works...
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    Everybody probably knows this already but GMC...

    Everybody probably knows this already but GMC makes a Savanna 1500 delivery van with AWD
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    Several years ago Crystal at Intuition hooked me...

    Several years ago Crystal at Intuition hooked me up with a pair of prototype liners that may have been the predecessors to today's plugs. Thin but very dense (like Pink Pearl eraser dense) foam for...
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    Hi Dano I agree at least in theory. Duallys...

    Hi Dano
    I agree at least in theory. Duallys wider dispersion of load means less penetration down to the road. Speaking to other winter RV
    drivers and my own experience doesn't really match the...
  10. Another proof Canada is more tolerant - marijuana...

    Another proof Canada is more tolerant - marijuana will be legal in the entire country next year.
    Also FWIW the Crowsnest Pass is my favourite part of Canada. Less than an hour from Fernie and...
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    It's worthwhile to consider a converter/charger...

    It's worthwhile to consider a converter/charger upgrade particularly if you have an older non-smart charger system. This will maximize the efficiency of whatever generator you use and minimize...
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    Wife has a Sidewinder and it's literally a pain...

    Wife has a Sidewinder and it's literally a pain in the neck with that stupid zipper on the side. Also won't fit over her helmet properly so have your wife take her helmet with her when she shops....
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    There seems to be confusion regarding RV heaters....

    There seems to be confusion regarding RV heaters. Here is the correct info to understand the different options.
    1) A 'real' RV (not homemade) will usually come with a real RV furnace that draws air...
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    Another vote for the V10. Lots of power and very...

    Another vote for the V10. Lots of power and very smooth. Only downside is the aluminum heads and replacing the stupid two piece Ford spark plugs at 100,000 km especially with the E body (van) access...
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    previously posted Last season we decided to get...

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    Last season we decided to get a heated boot bag for my wife's 130 race boots. I did some research and was discouraged by the price and mediocre bag reviews, particularly in regards...
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    FYI Bigfoot are premium units manufactured in...

    FYI Bigfoot are premium units manufactured in British Columbia. The top end models are very good in winter.
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    Class C ski rv

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    Here is the RV we use summer and winter. Itís a 2000 24 foot Triple E Classs C made in Winkler, Manitoba where they know cold. Super Duty 450 chassis with V10, air springs and positrac....
  18. Not exactly prime time for any of them but you...

    Not exactly prime time for any of them but you never know. Weather boffins say they are on a La Nina watch.
    Bear in mind Fernie gets much more snow (and rain) than Kimberly or Panorama which are...
  19. Not sure what you mean. As mentioned, Rogers Pass...

    Not sure what you mean. As mentioned, Rogers Pass is the touring mecca for BC. To my knowledge no campsites are open on the Pass highway but the summit is only about 45 minutes from Golden and Revy...
  20. I've done them several times with our 24' Triple...

    I've done them several times with our 24' Triple E Class C. 4x4 truck and camper is by far the best way to go because you are talking Rogers Pass and Kicking Horse Pass. Rogers Pass is the touring...
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    I lived in Wasaga Beach 20 minutes from Blue...

    I lived in Wasaga Beach 20 minutes from Blue Mountain and occasionally received passes to the private clubs. As a BC person it totally baffled me why anyone would spend that kind of money to ski 720...
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    Last season we decided to get a heated boot bag...

    Last season we decided to get a heated boot bag for my wife's 130 race boots. I did some research and was discouraged by the price and mediocre bag reviews, particularly in regards to the reliability...
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    We have two DC 10 fire bombers (plus three...

    We have two DC 10 fire bombers (plus three Skimmers and multi choppers) posted at the airport 10 minutes from my house and I am VERY glad because I live in Penticton in the Smokanagan. We had three...
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    My wife had the full meal deal at All In in...

    My wife had the full meal deal at All In in Fernie. $1500 and worth it for her. Key words are 'for her'. She is an expert's expert skier with extremely narrow feet like AAA. Even plug boots were...
  25. Interesting CBC radio clip on what it's like to emigrate to Canada

    In case the election has you thinking of moving to the Great White North.
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  26. perfect description

    perfect description
  27. IMHO Panorama is an intermediate cruiser...

    IMHO Panorama is an intermediate cruiser paradise. Less snow than the rest so less chance of powder but great on hill accommodation.
    Expert or truly advanced skiers will get bored quickly with the...
  28. Here is a blurb about Castle. Completely...

    Here is a blurb about Castle. Completely different than the others and my favorite by far. Apres is limited but you'll be too tired to care....
  29. Condo for sale - ski Fernie and Castle

    Ski condo for sale in Sparwood, BC.

    35 minutes east of Fernie and 75 minutes west of Castle which IMHO is bigger and better than Fernie - ...
  30. Blog = Millenium

    Atomic Blog is identical to the Atomic Millenium with a different top sheet. Here is a 2013 Millenium in 177 with Atomic bindings for $199.99 and free shipping. I know about this because I bought a...
  31. Interesting - Sick Day 125 is my 'play' ski for...

    Interesting - Sick Day 125 is my 'play' ski for goofing around. Maybe that's because my daily driver is the Cochise. Kind of all depends on what you're used to I guess.
  32. It's not about the liner. The boots are just too...

    It's not about the liner. The boots are just too big (maybe not lengthwise but volume wise for sure)
    We all know this but it's worth repeating. -
    When a boot is properly fitted the it should feel...
  33. X 2 on the Sick Day 125. Kind of the son of the...

    X 2 on the Sick Day 125. Kind of the son of the 130 with more modern design ie directional, good tail, stiffish. Difference is no metal
  34. Unfortunately Intuitions won't fix a boot that is...

    Unfortunately Intuitions won't fix a boot that is too big. The shell fit isn't awful but you are right that the last probably has too much volume and is too wide. Check out some of these boots...
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    My wife has very narrow feet (AA to AAA) and...

    My wife has very narrow feet (AA to AAA) and ended up with Tecnica Diablo Race 130s in a 22.5. At 5'5" and 105 lbs the boots were obviously too stiff for resort skiing so the fitter gradually carved...
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    130+ days on the original Cochise at Fernie and...

    130+ days on the original Cochise at Fernie and Castle. It is pretty much universally praised as the most versatile ski on the market in that width and I agree. The burly, even flex (Flipcore or...
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    Face shots

    145811Face shots are easy when you're this short.
  38. Spats Thanks for the tip. I'll definitely check...

    Spats
    Thanks for the tip. I'll definitely check those out.

    Sorry to hear about your bad experience with the NF mitts. We have between 500 and 600 days on ours and the only repair has been patches...
  39. My wife has used them for three seasons. Nicely...

    My wife has used them for three seasons. Nicely made, not particularly warm for BC Rockies. Good down to about -12 c. Lobsters are great but look for other brands that might be better.
    We both have...
  40. [QUOTE I have my trusty Volkl AC4's for groomer...

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    I have my trusty Volkl AC4's for groomer days. But, I need a new sizeable PNW crud/muck/cement buster. Last ski was a Volkl Gotama that I liked a fair bit. In general, I like stiff, damp,...
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    Big Steve - check these out;...

    Big Steve - check these out; http://www.progressivedyn.com/hotdeals.html
    Remanufactured units - very high tech, very reliable (had mine 9 years) and great price. Get the Charge Wizard gizmo too.
    I...
  42. X 2 what d542east said. I have about 100 days on...

    X 2 what d542east said. I have about 100 days on the Cochise and they have a very subtle rocker not 'pronounced'. The reason the skis work so well is the combination of no camber, subtle rocker and...
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    You might want to consider a Dodge Journey R/T....

    You might want to consider a Dodge Journey R/T. Comes with everything including remote start, heated seats, almost 300 hp. and AWD. Not as big as as a full size van but pretty cheap for what you get...
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    Give Taiga Works in Vancouver a call. They make...

    Give Taiga Works in Vancouver a call. They make good stuff at good prices and have tall sizes. Since they make everything in Vancouver they might even customize something for you if necessary.
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    [QUOTE=Timberridge;4056556]Why not? As long as...

    [QUOTE=Timberridge;4056556]Why not? As long as you're not hiking a lot.
    Yep. Easy enough to soften the flex if needed
    I gather you liked the Atomic fit and that is why you mentioned the Redster as...
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    Like black diamonds said - if they are...

    Like black diamonds said - if they are comfortable now they will probably be too big after 5 or 10 days of skiing. As counterintuitive as it sounds, comfort is not a criteria when buying new boots....
  47. PSA Rossi Axial 200 FR XXL bindings $99.99

    Just saw these online but couldn't figure out how to post a PSA to gear swap. Sorry but thought someone might be interested....
  48. Skimaxpower -Thanks for posting the El Capo...

    Skimaxpower -Thanks for posting the El Capo rocker profile. Maybe I didn't pay enough attention but the El Capos I was on had no were near that much rocker. Not even close. Weird.
  49. Comparison of 2014 Nordica El Capo and Blizzard Cochise

    I had a chance to demo the new model El Capo and compare it to the Cochise which has been my daily driver for the last two seasons. They are very similiar skis with basically the same dimensions,...
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    Skier's thumb is serious stuff. 6 weeks in a cast...

    Skier's thumb is serious stuff. 6 weeks in a cast if there is ligament damage. Buy the kid some thumb splints that he can wear under his gloves/mitts. Cheap insurance
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