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  1. Time to change the thread title from 'wants to'...

    Time to change the thread title from 'wants to' to 'won't'?

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-interprovincial-travel-no-ban-1.5883246
  2. You calling Albertans 'easterners'? Them's...

    You calling Albertans 'easterners'? Them's fighting words ;)
  3. Beat me to it (mine were on sale but they weren't...

    Beat me to it (mine were on sale but they weren't quite that cheap).
  4. Why sit on the snow? I always sit on my pack!

    Why sit on the snow? I always sit on my pack!
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    BMT 94 is a completely different ski than the BMT...

    BMT 94 is a completely different ski than the BMT 90 (which is the one available). Former is fully rockered, the latter isn't.
  6. CBC news report about ACC hut reservations and...

    CBC news report about ACC hut reservations and covid:-

    When Steve Spencer of Rossland, B.C., and friends entered a lottery back in May to book a backcountry ski trip in the West Kootenays,...
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    I'm 170 lbs and not really low stance. Also...

    I'm 170 lbs and not really low stance. Also don't have the springs cranked up either.
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    I did have NTNs mounted on a pair of BMT109s. ...

    I did have NTNs mounted on a pair of BMT109s. Liked the way they skied until one of the bindings pulled out. Might not have been the best mount I ever did but the binding mount on the BMTs is...
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    If his vision isn't as bad as fogged lenses a...

    If his vision isn't as bad as fogged lenses a last resort might be ski without them.

    With compulsory masks I'm having to re-learn how to keep my glasses from fogging and can't imagine a 7 year old...
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    Remember enjoying a film called 'ski ohne...

    Remember enjoying a film called 'ski ohne grenzen'. Featured a couple of brothers hot-dogging. The bit that sticks in the memory was when they skied with both of them on one pair of skis - two...
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    I learned a long while ago that when it gets...

    I learned a long while ago that when it gets really busy at RMR the singles line often takes a LOT longer than the main lines. Firstly because of the groups who assume going single will be quicker...
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    Wasn't quite the usual powder day frenzy at RMR,...

    Wasn't quite the usual powder day frenzy at RMR, although I did hear that some started lining up before the maze was supposed to be open at 7:30. The gondola loading seems to work quite well, with...
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    Nice to see Dave Ryding get another top 10 place....

    Nice to see Dave Ryding get another top 10 place. Hope he makes it to the top of the podium this year. Not bad for a skier who started out on plastic slopes, kept racing on them into his 20s and...
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    Busy today at RMR. I think it took about an hour...

    Busy today at RMR. I think it took about an hour and a half to clear the gondola line this morning. That isn't unusual for a powder day but I'm guessing perhaps half the usual number due to reduced...
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    How would they know how many have left?

    How would they know how many have left?
  16. Just heard CBC Daybreak South interview Aaron...

    Just heard CBC Daybreak South interview Aaron Cooperman of Sol Mountain Lodge. They are cancelling bookings by out of area customers and are getting 'some pushback' from guests, particularly those...
  17. "B.C.'s Big White Ski Resort is cancelling all...

    "B.C.'s Big White Ski Resort is cancelling all upcoming reservations for people who live outside of the Central Okanagan as it responds to a cluster of COVID-19 cases that includes dozens of people....
  18. 60 covid cases confirmed at Big White. ...

    60 covid cases confirmed at Big White.

    https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/319375/60-cases-confirmed-in-COVID-19-cluster-at-Big-White#319375
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    Rogers Pass is certainly busy. The Asulkan...

    Rogers Pass is certainly busy. The Asulkan parking was completely full at 8:30 am on Saturday, although I wonder if that might be partly due to less car sharing. Never seen so many skiers parked at...
  20. Big White has two employees positive for covid...

    Big White has two employees positive for covid and 12 contacts in isolation in their employee housing. The positive employees were not in contact with the public.
    ...
  21. News breaking on CBC of a round of covid testing...

    News breaking on CBC of a round of covid testing at Big White after 'well attended parties' among staff at the resort.

    Don't be surprised if the resorts get a closure order for Christmas :(
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    Similar scenario to 2003 too :( ...

    Similar scenario to 2003 too :(

    https://thepowdercloud.com/learn/avalanche-education/ruminations-on-rain-crusts/
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    Ice crust present to the top of the Stoke at RMR....

    Ice crust present to the top of the Stoke at RMR. It skied better than I expected with the 5 or so cm that fell on it overnight.
  24. Another factor is cases are reported by the usual...

    Another factor is cases are reported by the usual place of residence. So the two cases at Mica Dam in October and November, which is in the Revelstoke health area, weren't recorded as Revelstoke...
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    The Revelstoke outbreak started over two weeks...

    The Revelstoke outbreak started over two weeks before RMR opened to the public. Going to take another week or so to find out what the impact of opening is on the outbreak and whether that means the...
  26. 350117 I was going to give it a miss but when...

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    I was going to give it a miss but when I saw that there was a tiny fraction of the usual opening day horde changed my mind. Got there 9:30, no line up, and had a gondola to myself.
    ...
  27. In a November 25 televised town hall meeting,...

    In a November 25 televised town hall meeting, B.C. Minister of Health Adrian Dix said there are 22 cases of COVID-19 in Revelstoke....
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    ⚠️ Attention Rogers Pass backcountry users ⚠️...

    ⚠️ Attention Rogers Pass backcountry users ⚠️
    During the first avalanche control closure of the season, less than a week into the Winter Permit System, tracks were found entering a closed Winter...
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    ⚠️ Attention Rogers Pass backcountry users ⚠️...

    ⚠️ Attention Rogers Pass backcountry users ⚠️
    During the first avalanche control closure of the season, less than a week into the Winter Permit System, tracks were found entering a closed Winter...
  30. I'm sure plenty will ignore the rules. Also...

    I'm sure plenty will ignore the rules.

    Also sure that as soon as there are more than a couple of cases linked to travel to a resort they will all be ordered to close (don't think it will matter...
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    The official position:- Travel for mountain...

    The official position:-

    Travel for mountain sports

    Ski and snowboard at your local mountains. For example, if you live in Vancouver, you should ski at Cypress, Grouse or Mt. Seymour.

    Coming...
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    The official position:- Travel for mountain...

    The official position:-

    Travel for mountain sports

    Ski and snowboard at your local mountains. For example, if you live in Vancouver, you should ski at Cypress, Grouse or Mt. Seymour.

    Coming...
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    The official position for British Columbia:- ...

    The official position for British Columbia:-

    Travel for mountain sports

    Ski and snowboard at your local mountains. For example, if you live in Vancouver, you should ski at Cypress, Grouse or...
  34. The official position:- Travel for mountain...

    The official position:-

    Travel for mountain sports

    Ski and snowboard at your local mountains. For example, if you live in Vancouver, you should ski at Cypress, Grouse or Mt. Seymour.

    Coming...
  35. A couple of dozen cases in Salmo, 2 cases at Mica...

    A couple of dozen cases in Salmo, 2 cases at Mica Dam and two businesses closed down in Revelstoke because of exposures say it isn't just Metro Vancouver. Not to mention the 4000 or so active cases...
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    "If you are thinking of skiing go to a local...

    "If you are thinking of skiing go to a local mountain" - Dr B Henry at this afternoon's announcement
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    "If you are thinking of skiing go to a local...

    "If you are thinking of skiing go to a local mountain" - Dr B Henry at this afternoon's announcement
  38. But are the groups before and after you only 10...

    But are the groups before and after you only 10 people? The helicopters fly loaded in both directions and if your group doesn't pay then either the other groups have to pay more or the ACC has to...
  39. If you did that you might spend more time...

    If you did that you might spend more time shoveling than skiing ;)
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    "In response to the province urging people to...

    "In response to the province urging people to avoid non-essential travel, Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Tourism Revelstoke have paused advertising aimed at enticing visitors.

    “We are following...
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    Really wouldn't want to do that job - even for...

    Really wouldn't want to do that job - even for decent pay.
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    I think resort masterplans should be read as...

    I think resort masterplans should be read as marketing documents written to gain approval from the provincial government (showing the maximum conceivable economic benefit) - not a realistic...
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    The Gaglardis also own RMR which is on Ikon

    The Gaglardis also own RMR which is on Ikon
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    Wished I had thought to take ski crampons to...

    Wished I had thought to take ski crampons to Rogers Pass today. At 2100m the crust was knife hard and 5cm thick, with 10cm of soft snow on it - at tree line about 5cm soft snow on the crust. Reset...
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    Or a vandal with a pry bar?

    Or a vandal with a pry bar?
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    http://www.ratemytreads.com/ for tests of sole...

    http://www.ratemytreads.com/ for tests of sole grip on ice
  47. Thread: Rescue Sleds?

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    In that case perhaps the better option might be...

    In that case perhaps the better option might be to have a good sled in the car and go and fetch it if needed. If it is an injury that will take being dragged out on an improvised sled then it isn't...
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    Good news from Parks Canada for annual discovery...

    Good news from Parks Canada for annual discovery pass holders:-

    "For current pass holders, Parks Canada will automatically extend the end date of Discovery Passes for the full duration of the...
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    Good news from Parks Canada for annual discovery...

    Good news from Parks Canada for annual discovery pass holders:-

    "For current pass holders, Parks Canada will automatically extend the end date of Discovery Passes for the full duration of the...
  50. Not exactly. MAYBE their promise in the...

    Not exactly. MAYBE their promise in the legislature, which they didn't follow through on before the election, still stands. But even if it does it is discretionary funding and will be bottom of the...
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