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    Pano Mile 1 yesterday. Three runs, T- Bar for...

    Pano Mile 1 yesterday. Three runs, T- Bar for beers wings, called in Family for same, then back for another run or two, skied home. Hard, crunchy, not stylish, but might have been my earliest day of...
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    With teenage kids in volleyball and basketball, it got hard to rack up a lot of days even owning a place on a hill.. Still, usually 12-14 days over XMas/New Years and various weekends, I could get in...
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    Yep, just checked it out. Will be driving out Sat...

    Yep, just checked it out. Will be driving out Sat eve. Might have to pop the cherry on the season pass and do some early/mid-November laps on Showoff, just because I can.


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    Isnít that just for the team training? Not...

    Isnít that just for the team training? Not general public? Thought full open was like the 9th of December....
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    Poll: Growing up I had to make do with all kinds of...

    Growing up I had to make do with all kinds of difficult conditions and less than stellar hi vertical. 150 vertical foot London Ski Club for one. Grew up on blue ice in Quebec Laurentians, death...
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    I tried opening weekend at the lake a few times...

    I tried opening weekend at the lake a few times many years ago. Then it was basically the Wiwaxy 500. One trail, bazillion skiers.

    Starting to get the fever though.
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    Our weather forecaster shows the Rockies down to...

    Our weather forecaster shows the Rockies down to Oregon greeting the high precipitation this year. Fingers crossed!


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    Relative. 150/ night in low season isnít cheap,...

    Relative. 150/ night in low season isnít cheap, but not Chateau pricing. As I said, not sure, threw it out there.

    Rustic is warped floorboards and 1970ís beds and mattresses. Well, newer...
  9. OK, this rocks. At 55, I had to relearn skiing...

    OK, this rocks. At 55, I had to relearn skiing when going from 205 P9 RS GS boards,( following my favorite of all time Rossi SMs from Ď78 and Dynamic GS boards in 207)in 1999 picked up some Volkl...
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    Skier Lodging near Lake Louise?

    Not sure how much you want to pay, but if you donít mind rustic. And I do mean rustic. Deer Lodge is a 9 iron from the Chateau Lake Louise. Their dining room is off the hook good, though can be...
  11. I figure if my current gig ends, I look at...

    I figure if my current gig ends, I look at splitting time at cabin, get my level 1and 2 instructors and teach a little skiing at the cabin. Beats being a WalMart greeter, for me at least. I just need...
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    Good to hear the older two are keen. They will...

    Good to hear the older two are keen. They will take off on their own.

    We had all our kids in the local kids program. Prior to age 11 it is fun skiing with a couple or fun days of quasi racing and...
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    Murray Hill Park in Montreal. Late 60ís, with...

    Murray Hill Park in Montreal. Late 60ís, with skis that had leather buckle wraps that strapped to my snow boots. No lifts as it was a toboggan hill. Carry up, strap on , slide down.

    Moved to St...
  14. If you are making such a switch, would suggest a...

    If you are making such a switch, would suggest a little more research and some trips to check out the options.

    Personally, if I were American, Iíd look at a number of potential spots. Telluride...
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    Admire both videos. Damn sick, all I can say. And...

    Admire both videos. Damn sick, all I can say. And past the point where ego comes into it. I admire talent and all accomplishment...


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    Not this year, but I used to work the BAR swaps...

    Not this year, but I used to work the BAR swaps when my kids were in the program. One year did the setup on Friday night, and the weather was pretty sketchy ( freezing rain at Park gate, a couple of...
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    Pretty ridiculous position by the mayor. That...

    Pretty ridiculous position by the mayor. That being said, while day trips are fair, asshats dropping all their garbage and walking away is pretty ignorant.

    I know several people who purchased...
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    Nice trip. Wish I had seen this prior to your...

    Nice trip. Wish I had seen this prior to your trip. I grew up going to Galiano almost every year since 1969. My grandparents retires to the island. Lived a half mile up the road from Sturdies Bay...
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    Enjoy our back yard! Hopefully your flights are...

    Enjoy our back yard! Hopefully your flights are early enough you can drive it in daylight, my preference. If you are bunking a night in Cowtown, happy to buy you a beer!


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    My son was in a freestyle program and we would...

    My son was in a freestyle program and we would drive around the province to various competitions. One of his teammates family did it in a 36í RV. Like traveling turtle, house on back. We would...
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    I drive Calgary to Panorama every second weekend...

    I drive Calgary to Panorama every second weekend or thereabouts. Never gets old. The highlight of the drive home at the end of the weekend is turning the slow corner at the top of the ridge as you...
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    http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/edmonton/marmot...

    http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/edmonton/marmot-basin-jasper-park-snow-1.4299662
  23. Thread: Toronto Mags

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    Donít need to do the private club. But if your...

    Donít need to do the private club. But if your only skiing is 4 or 5 day heli or cat-skiing with no time on snow before hand, the skills get a little rusty and the legs will be howling after two...
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    Good point. BAR Swaps: Canmore Oct 6-8, Banff...

    Good point. BAR Swaps: Canmore Oct 6-8, Banff Elementary school Oct 13-15. Consignments on Fridays....


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    Never been, but have also heard good things about...

    Never been, but have also heard good things about Ellicotville.

    I guess I am of the opinion that if you have a career, you kinda go where that might be, unless you can make it work well in...
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    2017/2018 CANADIAN ROCKIES THREAD

    Frosting on the Rockies viewed from 8 Ave Place, higher up....https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170919/18ad91d49ec6f46c668781b17c75a812.jpg
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    Back to OP. Use Apple earbuds when skiing...

    Back to OP.

    Use Apple earbuds when skiing alone. Don't close out all sound, can still hear what's around, and get some vibe.

    Learned tears ago that aggressive bumps, music and me can be bad....
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    Toronto Mags

    So unless your deal is lifestyle only and career/job security/income aren't an issue, I am assuming the career decision will dominate. If so, then you work the lifestyle around it. If you are in...
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    Looks like 25+ cm due this weekend. Last weekend...

    Looks like 25+ cm due this weekend. Last weekend was very nice, until the wet cement setup Sunday afternoon lower down.

    Not sure if the really good skiing will be Saturday AM or Sunday, but I'll...
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    Been a while since I checked in. Hit the first...

    Been a while since I checked in. Hit the first big weekend at Pano three weekends ago now. Boot to knee deep all Sunday AM on frontside. Didn't even need to hike into Pano or work the ski out. A...
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    Did an hour yesterday to break in the pass at...

    Did an hour yesterday to break in the pass at Pano. The ski team training has everything Champagne down impregnated. No fun. Getting snow this week and Nor-Am racers gone today. FIS races this week....
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    Wife and I were planning on pissing off the bro...

    Wife and I were planning on pissing off the bro and sister in law by heading out for opening weekend to Pano, but temps aren't compelling, so next weekend. So doing the relatives Bonavista bash...
  33. KH Rocks if you are totally fit, and want to rip...

    KH Rocks if you are totally fit, and want to rip steeps all day long. The OP has a diverse group with many different levels of skier, hence my post. Pano has a lot for the wider group.

    At Pano,...
  34. Banff is good for the larger group as others have...

    Banff is good for the larger group as others have said, especially if most haven't already been to the area. However, if they have been to the area and want something different, I am going to suggest...
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    One thing to look for might be the higher end...

    One thing to look for might be the higher end demo skis from resorts. I picked up a pair of Rossi Pursuit 700's in 184 cm two weeks ago at the Panorama ski shop. Many of these will end up in swaps as...
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    Are these the BAR swaps?

    Are these the BAR swaps?
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    Well, duffer yes, my index is horrid. But it is...

    Well, duffer yes, my index is horrid. But it is still, and will remain a work in progress. I got to the initial goal, and then said, "hey, I can cheat a bit, and then recover" . Turns out, that is a...
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    How to get in good physical shape?

    Some personal experience, take from it what you may.

    Last November my doc said my cholesterol was a little high. I am 5-9 1/2 and weighed 195 lbs, age 54. Suggested I lose 15 lbs. I already see a...
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    So if interested, KPow (http://www.kpow.ca) is a...

    So if interested, KPow (http://www.kpow.ca) is a "temporary" car skiing operation that is being operated by the owners of Fortress Mountain Resort in Kananaskis Country in Alberta, Canada. They are...
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    A couple of additional notes: The Panorama...

    A couple of additional notes:

    The Panorama Snowcard last year was $150. You get your first three days skiing for that and save$20 for every ski day thereafter. So it isn't the 1st/4th/7th days...
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    I am the guy you describe, 54 yrs old, 5-9 and a...

    I am the guy you describe, 54 yrs old, 5-9 and a tad portly at 180 lbs. I work out very regularly so leg strength is good, but like many of my ilk, when I was in my athletic prime, I weighed 140 lbs...
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    While it has a rep as the poor sister for snow in...

    While it has a rep as the poor sister for snow in the Invermere valley, I would also suggest Panorama. The 14-15 season was a nice outlier as of all resorts in the Fernie to Golden corridor, it had...
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    While Pano didn't get any snow from about the...

    While Pano didn't get any snow from about the 18th of December on, the lack of a thaw event was a relative godsend. As someone who grew up on eastern Canadian blue ice boilerplate, I didn't find the...
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    My British guests got caught in slow traffic on...

    My British guests got caught in slow traffic on 93 so I ended up doing a few laps on the summit chair at Pano yesterday afternoon. Very nice. Good coverage, didn't find any rock in the frontside...
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    Finally getting on the hill today after doing...

    Finally getting on the hill today after doing some morning construction chores. Unfortunately touring a family of beginners who are visiting Pano for the first time, so a groomer day at Pano. How...
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    I worked for three weeks one summer at a sports...

    I worked for three weeks one summer at a sports store my uncle was a partner in. Earned me a pair of Rossi Junior race skis. 175cm. Used them for two years, and then grew quite a bit. 5'-6" and maybe...
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    2004 AWD Sienna XLS here. The only real issue...

    2004 AWD Sienna XLS here. The only real issue with the 2004 and 2005's is the requirement for run-flats. Run flat snow shoes are freaking expensive, though seems like my last batch of WS50 RF were a...
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    Skied Marmot when sub optimal. Pano does the...

    Skied Marmot when sub optimal. Pano does the combover pretty good and always prepared with hard snow skis for cruising. No place is perfect, but Pano does OK.
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    Love my two year old 188cm S7's. If I was buying...

    Love my two year old 188cm S7's. If I was buying now, likely the Squad 7. Now, I am old (53) and set in my ways. I can not fathom a full rocker ski. Well , I can, but I ski at Panorama Mtn in BC, and...
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    Had two epic days at Panorama on Jan 30 and this...

    Had two epic days at Panorama on Jan 30 and this pat Saturday. Knee deep in Tayton with fresh lines on C spine for two late morning early afternoon runs on the 30th. But Saturday was killer. Buddy...
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