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  1. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Damn just saw that posted on IG. Hoping for good...

    Damn just saw that posted on IG. Hoping for good news soon.
  2. Thread: Fernie Beta?

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    Is there decent riding in Cranbrook? I've ridden...

    Is there decent riding in Cranbrook? I've ridden the community forest which I thought was poorly laid out XC trails and South Hill which was kind of fun. Inlaws live there and whenever I visit I just...
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    One of the most impressive things about her from...

    One of the most impressive things about her from that video is she's had significant injuries but has recovered from them to still ride at a high level at that age. Super cool.
  4. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Whistler 21/22

    Just rent an ebike and ride up to Dark Crystal/Crystal chair and keep going up the road until you hit snow? Assume that outside of maintenance on Crystal there wouldn’t summer ops going on out that...
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    Previous bike (2019 YT Jeffsy 27.5) had a 2019 36...

    Previous bike (2019 YT Jeffsy 27.5) had a 2019 36 Factory 160mm GRIP2, new bike (Transition Patrol mullet) has a 2022 38 Factory 160mm GRIP2. Definitely notice the increased "stoutness" of the 38 and...
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    I've been running Time Speciale 12 as my first...

    I've been running Time Speciale 12 as my first MTB clipless pedal for a little over a year now. I love them, especially after the shoes/pedal wore in a bit. One thing that sucked is I smashed one of...
  7. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    To add onto above, did anyone that bought a...

    To add onto above, did anyone that bought a pass/edge card get an email confirmation? I see the charge on my credit card but no email, usually get one. Weird.
  8. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    I need to verify but pretty confident 10-12 years...

    I need to verify but pretty confident 10-12 years ago it was the Friday before the third weekend in December, or at least the second Sunday of December. Then it became the second Friday at some...
  9. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Was wondering why there’s no one in line at 8am...

    Was wondering why there’s no one in line at 8am on a 37cm day. Have fun guys.
  10. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Life could be worse man! This must be the biggest...

    Life could be worse man! This must be the biggest system since Jan 8 or whenever it was.
  11. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Let's hear some reports guys. Temps look good,...

    Let's hear some reports guys. Temps look good, winds calming down a bit and doesn't seem like sun has come out to bake anything yet either. Hoping for Whistler alpine tomorrow!
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    I've seen her ride at Coast Gravity before and...

    I've seen her ride at Coast Gravity before and she's an absolute ripper, her father is one of the founders.

    Lourdes delivered, what a race wow. Super stoked for Finn (and had him on my team),...
  13. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Lucky fuckers tomorrow, this is at 1:30am. Gonna...

    Lucky fuckers tomorrow, this is at 1:30am. Gonna come up Tuesday and hope for alpine.

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  14. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Handlebar is my fave after skiing or biking on...

    Handlebar is my fave after skiing or biking on Blackcomb, although I hardly ever have a chance to go anymore… haven’t been since they changed to pizza but the pics on IG look tasty.
  15. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Whistler 21/22

    They should apply to the province to demo the entrance to the ice cave under the guise of safety. Or just back fill it with a cat, probably would be good enough.
  16. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    How was it today?

    How was it today?
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    Tom has finally raised his prices a bunch in the...

    Tom has finally raised his prices a bunch in the last year or two and has a streamlined website/workflow setup now. I told him 3 years ago on my last new setup that he should double his rates as he...
  18. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Impressive, no idea how people ski in walk mode,...

    Impressive, no idea how people ski in walk mode, my buddy will do a run and say “something feels weird” at the bottom. One turn in and I have to stop and fix it haha.

    David Jones on YouTube...
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    Joined. Would be in for $10 charity or not if...

    Joined. Would be in for $10 charity or not if there's a way for Canadians to pay.

    Sucks about Tuhoto, hope he recovers quickly. Should be an exciting season with the team changes. Hoping for dry...
  20. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Years ago when summers weren’t so crazy, used to...

    Years ago when summers weren’t so crazy, used to be able to get in pretty easily, so many good times getting loaded on sake margs with a decent size crew… wake up with an awful hangover from the...
  21. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    DUI? Can’t you apply for a pardon in advance? ...

    DUI? Can’t you apply for a pardon in advance?

    Bleak weather outlook. 5-10 for Sunday isn’t going to do shit. Long range maybe Saturday the 26th for a pattern change? Colder next week too so can’t...
  22. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Pretty long drought. Too bad they stopped showing...

    Pretty long drought. Too bad they stopped showing historical monthly snowfalls on WB’s site in recent years. Curious what Jan was.
  23. Thread: Shiffrin

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    OMG another ski out. Brutal. Feel for her, looks...

    OMG another ski out. Brutal. Feel for her, looks dejected on the side of the course.
  24. Thread: Shiffrin

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    That was awful, I watched the slowmo twice,...

    That was awful, I watched the slowmo twice, definitely an exploded knee I would think.
  25. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Haven't been following ski race closely lately,...

    Haven't been following ski race closely lately, but Shiffrin skied out early in first run of GS... hope slalom goes better.
  26. Bump... randomly popped into my head for some...

    Bump... randomly popped into my head for some reason, looks like most of the pictures from OP are gone but the YouTube video is there..
  27. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    I know the access corridor on Blackcomb has been...

    I know the access corridor on Blackcomb has been a hot topic lately re: WB's tenure requirement to allow reasonable access to the park, and issues go back farther than that, like when they closed the...
  28. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Anyone have experience getting backcountry lift...

    Anyone have experience getting backcountry lift tickets ($62) this season? I was up yesterday and tried to buy one around 8:30am at village guest services and was first told "we aren't selling them...
  29. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Yep, Seymour has been amazing for January, given...

    Yep, Seymour has been amazing for January, given all the rain/snow the last few months. Would be nice to ski some cold pow again soon… maybe flow will change late next week.
  30. I think anyone who grew up skiing in Alberta in...

    I think anyone who grew up skiing in Alberta in the 80’s/90’s has the same fond nostalgic memories of the place. Some of my first memories of skiing powder are on the backside when it dumped a foot...
  31. Honestly the first segment is the best drone...

    Honestly the first segment is the best drone footage I've ever seen... I haven't seen this year's crop of ski movies yet, but the pan/orbital shots are just so well done in Versatile.. I've watched...
  32. Just came here to post this. The way the drone...

    Just came here to post this. The way the drone captures the light reflecting on glacial ice in the first segment, combined with the music and skiing is amazing.
  33. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    COVID hitting you guys or lack of people wanting...

    COVID hitting you guys or lack of people wanting to work for what Vail is paying?
  34. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    How good was it today? Was gonna come up but work...

    How good was it today? Was gonna come up but work got in the way. Looks like warmer storms on the horizon next week. What a run though wow…
  35. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Sick shots Todd... super jealous, family stuff...

    Sick shots Todd... super jealous, family stuff today and need to drive down to WA for work tomorrow, worst timing possible! Tomorrow looks amazing. Enjoy it guys.
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    Thread highjack: My buddy has a new pair of BMT...

    Thread highjack:
    My buddy has a new pair of BMT 109 (this season I think, black and green) and ordered a pair of Salomon MTN tech bindings to mount not realizing the “H” shaped mounting zone on the...
  37. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Acceptable.

    Acceptable.
  38. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Sick day, such dry snow and seemingly minimal...

    Sick day, such dry snow and seemingly minimal wind + dropping temps to end the storm. Didn’t seem like a gongshow but we were skiing Harmony/Flute. Saw Peak didn’t go until 12:45pm. Of course...
  39. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Taking my own advice farther up the thread and...

    Taking my own advice farther up the thread and leaving east van at 5:15am tomorrow.
  40. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Thanks, you pretty much nailed it. Beautiful day...

    Thanks, you pretty much nailed it. Beautiful day yesterday, no wind clear sky but it was cold in the trees. Good snow on Pig's Fancy and Lesser Flute but most of the Chutes slid wall to wall (as did...
  41. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Anyone on Whistler side today see if Flute got...

    Anyone on Whistler side today see if Flute got gang banged or not?
  42. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Weather data looks like low winds through the...

    Weather data looks like low winds through the entire storm today, so on the one hand that helps with control work, on the other they have the PWL to contend with so going to be a lot of explosions...
  43. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Deep to the valley looked like. McConkeys trees...

    Deep to the valley looked like. McConkeys trees filled in enough yet? Alpine tomorrow from looks of the forecast. Enjoy guys.
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    Thanks Jon. Buddy of mine who just bought Salmon...

    Thanks Jon. Buddy of mine who just bought Salmon MTN Tours off you is thinking about getting a Shift setup but wants to try skiing them on my skis first... so might be another order coming if you...
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    It was upon the hallowed tracks of rabbit (near...

    It was upon the hallowed tracks of rabbit (near Pika's Traverse) on Whistler. Need to see if that video is still up.

    I remember skiing that week and might have caught a glimpse of him from the...
  46. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Whistler 21/22

    I haven’t tried but was told you can at certain agencies if you pay more. Wouldn’t be surprised if you can’t.

    And you’re right about 6:30 Squamish on a powder weekend day. Need to be in line at...
  47. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Whistler 21/22

    Highway 99 never closes unless it’s due to a severe accident (usually with a fatality). It’s well maintained, but it does snow to the valley with the right jet stream and this one looks reasonably...
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    Count me in as interested in the race binding...

    Count me in as interested in the race binding chatter. All tech rumours are good rumours. Is it confirmed there's a revised Shift that is in a state athletes are testing it? Or was it a missighting...
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    Anyone know the BSL adjustment range of the...

    Anyone know the BSL adjustment range of the Shifts? I looked in the Salomon tech manual but can't find it.

    Thanks
  50. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Lower angle slopes below Flute were great today,...

    Lower angle slopes below Flute were great today, same with West Bowl, Monday was crusty but the apron below skied well.
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