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    Early season Sun Peaks can have 25 or 30cms less...

    Early season Sun Peaks can have 25 or 30cms less base than other resorts but still have better coverage due to SP not being a very rocky resort to begin with, some snow making, but most of all they...
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    Yeah, the first thing I thought was why a Tacoma?...

    Yeah, the first thing I thought was why a Tacoma? I have a 2019 Taco and while the suspension can be totally rebuilt/changed out, it still has an under powdered V6 for the intended application and a...
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    Blue River B.C. home of Mike Wiegle Helisking and...

    Blue River B.C. home of Mike Wiegle Helisking and one of the oldest, longest running operations, gets the most snow vs just about anywhere else in western Canada.
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    Local Kamloops skiers don't show up at Sun Peaks...

    Local Kamloops skiers don't show up at Sun Peaks in big numbers until Dec 27, so you should be skiing some runs with no one else on them. And in the event there is a lineup at the Sundance and...
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    I think it should be reversed: $14k for the...

    I think it should be reversed: $14k for the camper, $4k for the truck.
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    The last time I checked Sun Peaks was charging...

    The last time I checked Sun Peaks was charging $25/night with no services. OTOH, my 4x4 driveway with internet, some electricity, overlooking Heffley Lake, 18kms from the mountain is available for:...
  7. Thread: Whistler 22-23

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    Compared to modern skis, Volkl Snow Rangers are...

    Compared to modern skis, Volkl Snow Rangers are heavy, stiff, and not that easy to turn. Still good in crud, no doubt.
  8. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I don't drink, but since pot became legal the...

    I don't drink, but since pot became legal the price has dropped by about 40%.
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    Or just go to B.C. where only gas and Whistler...

    Or just go to B.C. where only gas and Whistler are expensive. And only places with flawed lift systems like Revy and Kicking Horse, get obscene lift lines on pow days.
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    Yeah, early season pow days at Sun Peaks can be a...

    Yeah, early season pow days at Sun Peaks can be a treat because there is often no one there to share it with and any long time local will tell you that the best thing they ever did to improve the...
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    I'm not so sure the price is insane, given what...

    I'm not so sure the price is insane, given what everything else costs these days, but miles/gal with a 454 engine with a carburetor will be insane.
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    Whitewater has RV parking $25/night, $40??? with...

    Whitewater has RV parking $25/night, $40??? with a plug in.
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    A Honda 2200watt generator is quiet and will run...

    A Honda 2200watt generator is quiet and will run a 1500watt electric heater. But you're looking at $1k.
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    Compressed air OR plumbing anti-freeze. My RV...

    Compressed air OR plumbing anti-freeze.

    My RV has a "winterizing kit". I drain hot water and fresh water tank (and grey and black tanks). Part of the kit has a valve to turn off blocking cold...
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    Touring gear is not needed to access the inbounds...

    Touring gear is not needed to access the inbounds but not lift serviced Gil's Hill area of Sun Peaks, although there are a couple of runs beyond Gil's Hill where some folks have been known to put in...
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    For your intended use I think an AGM battery or...

    For your intended use I think an AGM battery or two is all you need. The Propex heater fan only draws 1.4 amps which is way lower than most propane furnaces.
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    I am not a fan of 12v heaters mostly due to too...

    I am not a fan of 12v heaters mostly due to too low heat and and poor longevity.

    I prefer a 110volt heater like this that has 170watt and 250watt options, but unfortunately no thermostat:
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    Lithium batteries that are made for winter use...

    Lithium batteries that are made for winter use will have a built in Battery Management System that includes a battery heater and it will shut itself down when it gets below a certain temp or state of...
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    This is what I use: ...

    This is what I use:


    https://buckmans.com/product/9515/dry-n-warm-footwear-dryer-and-pre-warmer.

    Plugs into an inverter and is more reliable than 12v. No fan means no moving parts and no...
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    Castle should be on every serious skier's bucket...

    Castle should be on every serious skier's bucket list.
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    Just don't take Castle off the list because among...

    Just don't take Castle off the list because among mountains in North America that most skiers have never heard of, Castle is arguably the best.
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    I expected the Aeon to compete with the EKKO by...

    I expected the Aeon to compete with the EKKO by being less expensive, not more expensive. The complete lack of a dealer network is another deal breaker. I do like the innovate design wet bath in the...
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    I can't really answer your question other than to...

    I can't really answer your question other than to suggest contacting Revelstoke Mtn Resort Guest Services for info on getting there and transportation to and from town..I think there is a shuttle....
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    Yes, WGO has relocated the 2,000watt inverter...

    Yes, WGO has relocated the 2,000watt inverter away from plumbing. I'm not aware of propane leaks other than a national recall for all manufacturers with an exterior propane BBQ fitting that was...
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    Are you saying FU to everyone who is going off...

    Are you saying FU to everyone who is going off grid in 2 days or are you saying FU, I'm going off grid in 2 days? Without any punctuation, your post is rather obtuse.
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    A 4x4 shop quoted me a price of around $11 or...

    A 4x4 shop quoted me a price of around $11 or $12KUSD, half a dozen years ago as a ballpark figure to convert from 2wd to 4wd, cautioning that it depends on the vehicle, with some vans not being...
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    IN B.C. April is the end of the season and as...

    IN B.C. April is the end of the season and as such some of the steeper runs could be closed and weather can get real mild.

    Mike Weigele Helisking out of Blue River is very highly regarded which...
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    I just found out about this because I am looking...

    I just found out about this because I am looking to adopt a rescue dog. I'm not sure but I think the rabies ban applies to 100 countries and I am not sure which countries.

    Our federal government...
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    Yes, two bikes will fit in the EKKO's rear cargo...

    Yes, two bikes will fit in the EKKO's rear cargo hold.

    There have been price increases in Aug, 2021 and 2022. I got a notice at the end of August of a $16,800CAD price increase. $14,800CAD was...
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    Sandman Hotels are owned by the same guy that...

    Sandman Hotels are owned by the same guy that owns Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Selkirk-Tangiers Heli Skiing and the NHL's Dallas Stars. He is a reported dick head.
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    https://www.winnebago.com/models/product/motorhome...

    https://www.winnebago.com/models/product/motorhomes/class-c/ekko

    I put a deposit on an EKKO last May for estimated delivery in mid 2023. Ford Transit cut-away chassis with AWD HD 350 dual rear...
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    What I don't get with these big overland rigs is...

    What I don't get with these big overland rigs is that while they might be fine for places like B.C.'s MAINLINE logging roads, as soon as you get onto narrower spurs these rigs are too heavy and too...
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    [QUOTE Does the Train run in the winter even? ...

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    Does the Train run in the winter even? Jasper and Kamloops aren't really ski towns and are the only train stops between Vancouver and Edmonton. Wonder why it wasn't built through the...
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    ^^^This. Lift tickets in Alberta and the B.C....

    ^^^This. Lift tickets in Alberta and the B.C. Interior are usually just over $100Cdn, which it about $75USd, meaning you get some of the best value for your skiing dollar compared to anywhere in...
  35. Disappointed to hear the above. The last time I...

    Disappointed to hear the above. The last time I was at the Motel 6 in Jackson was in 2020, just before the pandemic hit and I paid $275 for the week.
  36. While it doesn't work for year round living,...

    While it doesn't work for year round living, probably the best combination of cheap to live and great skiing is Jackson Wyoming.

    Jackson is the Gateway to Yellowstone Park, so winter is the off...
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    Don't bypass Whitewater. You can thank me later.

    Don't bypass Whitewater. You can thank me later.
  38. The Blue River that I know about is in B.C., not...

    The Blue River that I know about is in B.C., not the USA as per the OP's original question. And while Blue River gets tons of snow there are no nearby ski resorts (Marmot Ski Resort is 2.5 hours away...
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    The last time I skied Whistler might just be the...

    The last time I skied Whistler might just be the last time. It was early March and snowed a ton on Thurs and Fri, so the upper mountain was closed for avi control both days. Saturday morning I got in...
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    ^^^It is a good plan except the driving distances...

    ^^^It is a good plan except the driving distances between resorts really does necessitate skiing more than one day/resort. With that many resorts you probably need close to 3 weeks.
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    Whistler is best skied from late March to early...

    Whistler is best skied from late March to early April when the crowds are gone and end of season sales are on. And yes WB does have the best ski-centric shopping in North America.
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    Google maps calls Spokane to Golden as 6hrs 8...

    Google maps calls Spokane to Golden as 6hrs 8 min., but they don't factor in such realities as traffic, snow covered roads (can be significant in rural B.C.), diminished daylight driving in winter,...
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    Panorama, Revelstoke, and Sun Peaks are B.C....

    Panorama, Revelstoke, and Sun Peaks are B.C. resorts on the Mountain Collective Pass, and Lake Louise and Banff/Sunshine are the Alberta resorts on the Mountain Collective.
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    ^^^You are correct. I should have added in my...

    ^^^You are correct. I should have added in my ealier post that Whistler has the best partying and best ski centric shopping in North America...just not the best skiing.
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    It is a long drive from Red and Whitewater in...

    It is a long drive from Red and Whitewater in southern B.C. to KH or LL or Calgary. Instead, after 3 days at Schweitzer, If it was me and I only had 10 days, then I would then spend 4 days at Red and...
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    Almost for sure, in April at least some of the terrain will be closed. I'd go early March or late Feb instead.

    Mike Wiegele Heli Skiing out of Blue River B.C. gets more snow than most.
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    It looks like Apex is safe from fire, for now. ...

    It looks like Apex is safe from fire, for now.

    https://www.facebook.com/apexfirebrigade/
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    https://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton/378788/Vid...

    https://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton/378788/Video-shows-massive-effort-taking-place-to-protect-evacuated-Apex-Mountain-from-wildfire
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    M-B dealers are only located in big cities with a...

    M-B dealers are only located in big cities with a total of something like 400 dealers in the USA while Ford (according to Google) has more than 3,000 dealers. So if you are in to urban camping, then...
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    M-B dealers are only located in big cities with a...

    M-B dealers are only located in big cities with a total of something like 400 dealers in the USA while Ford (according to Google) has more than 3,000 dealers. So if you are in to urban camping, then...
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