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    I like Vernon and there are a lot worse places to...

    I like Vernon and there are a lot worse places to be as a skier. Owning a sled seems fairly key but then again I know a few people living in the Okanagan sans sleds who get plenty of touring days in....
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    I'm wondering about Apex. Since they're reporting...

    I'm wondering about Apex. Since they're reporting such a minimal base...can anyone verify if this is more or less average (which is basically what that snowpack map is saying)?
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    Over the weekend, someone lost control and...

    Over the weekend, someone lost control and collided into my wife at a high rate of speed. She's such a responsible, conservative skier and now she'll unfortunately be out for the rest of the season. ...
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    Quite a day at the Star yesterday. Too bad my...

    Quite a day at the Star yesterday. Too bad my little one wanted to pull the pin after one run. It'll be interesting to see how hectic next year's Family Day weekend is. Thought I saw Hefe walking...
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    Are you referring to the Shuswap Trail Alliance?...

    Are you referring to the Shuswap Trail Alliance? Unforunately, there seems to be a lot of rumours circulating with this story. The STA is publicly supporting the hut. Their director has spent a lot...
  6. There is a bit of feeling for some that they...

    There is a bit of feeling for some that they should be able to do whatever they want in the backcountry. Also, it becomes a sport itself to get around whatever barriers are used to close an area.

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    Not many cheaper places to stay in Revelstoke,...

    Not many cheaper places to stay in Revelstoke, but the Cube is one of the better options.
    As for food and drinking, it's a small town, so probably best to take a wander and ask around to see what...
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    Up at the gorge yesterday, we kicked off a...

    Up at the gorge yesterday, we kicked off a substantial slide during a ski cut descending a ridge. NE aspect at about 1900m. Crown was probably 60 - 80cm deep and at least 40m wide. Ran the full...
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    Kind of an old thread, but these trucks might fit...

    Kind of an old thread, but these trucks might fit the bill for a lot of people. Could debate gas vs diesel all day, but the Ram 3.0 diesel apparently gets the same fuel economy as a 2010 Subaru...
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    They are superb. Just getting used to the tail...

    They are superb. Just getting used to the tail rocker and the difference there when hucking, but they have their perks when launched into the deep stuff. Sweet skis all around. The weight/dimension...
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    Surprisingly, almost a week since the last post...

    Surprisingly, almost a week since the last post here. ~ 40 cm of new snow at my house in the last 48 hours (and I don't live in a ski town). And wasn't it the opening weekend at RMR? Somebody must...
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    Nice clip, and good shots too. Hard to compete...

    Nice clip, and good shots too. Hard to compete with the caliber of your camera!



    For sure, there are plenty of larch in the area. The hills are lit up nicely right now; Larch Hills is the local...
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    Good to see all these photos. Looks like the...

    Good to see all these photos. Looks like the season is in full swing!

    Great weekend. Even had a rare November view of Shuswap Lake from up here.
    ...
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    Hard to go wrong with Golden or Revelstoke if...

    Hard to go wrong with Golden or Revelstoke if you're into those kinds of activities. Both towns are quieter than the Bow Valley. Not much of a rural population around Revelstoke, so possibly limited...
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    Thanks for checking into that, Hefe. Too bad;...

    Thanks for checking into that, Hefe. Too bad; last winter was prime.
    May still be a weekend of core shots, curious to know what the base is at up there currently.
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    Some people like the old uniforms, nurses are...

    Some people like the old uniforms, nurses are easily identifiable and all that...but no easy solution for the non cross-dressing guys!

    My mom tells me how the very sick patients used to be...
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    Why do you say that? I didnt get registered in...

    Why do you say that? I didnt get registered in the province I was educated in, but don't remember any big issues when getting in with CRNBC. Managed to write the NCLEX too. Hopefully the registration...
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    Nice work, grinch. Meanwhile, in the...

    Nice work, grinch.

    Meanwhile, in the monashees, we still have great snow above 1900m:
    http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Dr_Crank/Monashees%202012-13/IMG_2025_zpsa02e9e88.jpg
  19. Old thread, but going through this issue myself...

    Old thread, but going through this issue myself right now.



    That's pretty much how I feel. Just had the local shop mount a brand new pair of praxis. I have no idea what they were thinking...
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    WTF? Total gong show there.

    WTF? Total gong show there.
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    Nice! How easy was it/how long did it take for...

    Nice! How easy was it/how long did it take for shipping to Canada?
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    k3 all the way.

    k3 all the way.
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    Yep, lots of options in the area, although...

    Yep, lots of options in the area, although nothing is really close. Duffey Lake is another spot. Probably a bit far for a day trip (2.5 - 3 hours one way), but it's worth the trek.
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    Pretty good weekend I thought. The fresh snow sat...

    Pretty good weekend I thought. The fresh snow sat on a bit of a crust, but it wasn't so bad. Was hoping for a sunny day to get up high, but a little powder is okay, too.
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    What a great weekend! ...

    What a great weekend!

    http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Dr_Crank/Monashees%20-%20March%202012/IMG_0009.jpg
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    Had an experience at the RMR retail store that's...

    Had an experience at the RMR retail store that's left a bad taste in my mouth so I thought I'd throw it out here. A friend purchased a product at the store on the weekend. We go off skiing for a...
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    Decent day at whitewater today. Lots of powder...

    Decent day at whitewater today. Lots of powder hungry people. Summit chair was down for an hour or two though so that preserved the fresh stuff nicely.
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    Looks like buddy is about to drop that cliff? ...

    Looks like buddy is about to drop that cliff?

    That is a fantastic line up of runs you had that day.
  29. Come on Lindahl, you know pros never miss their...

    Come on Lindahl, you know pros never miss their lines!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nJAoK2XpHk
    (tough break)
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    Maybe whitefolk from the midwest aren't as...

    Maybe whitefolk from the midwest aren't as knowledgeable about Cantonese langugage as your average British Columbian.

    I'm still trying to figure out why any thread on real estate prices always...
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    Hey endure - sent you a PM.

    Hey endure - sent you a PM.
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    Exactly! I have fond memories of the boot pack...

    Exactly! I have fond memories of the boot pack out of the north bowl in their first season. That kept the area in premium shape. Of course, the low number of skier visits that year didn't hurt. In a...
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    sounds good. Where abouts do you live? What days...

    sounds good. Where abouts do you live? What days of the week can you get out? It might be a busy january for me, but always good to know more people in the area.
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    Nice. I was supposed to do a hut trip to the...

    Nice. I was supposed to do a hut trip to the duffey earlier this week. We bailed and skied the selkirks instead. I stand by my decision, but things are looking pretty good out there!
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    good chance there is a reciprocal agreement in...

    good chance there is a reciprocal agreement in place, so yes. This is from last season:
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    Adam - Dual occupancy at the hotel in Rogers Pass...

    Adam - Dual occupancy at the hotel in Rogers Pass in winter is essentially the same price as two beds at the hostel in Revelstoke. The only drawback with the hotel is that you have to be creative...
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    San Sebastian, Spain Valparaiso, Chile...

    San Sebastian, Spain
    Valparaiso, Chile
    Yellowknife, NWT
    Whitehorse, YK
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    Hilarious day at the gorge yesterday. Looked like...

    Hilarious day at the gorge yesterday. Looked like a lot of people ended up above a certain cliff band, only to try to ski/ride it out. The rock slabs were only covered with a couple of cm of snow and...
  39. And so he should be. I just saw the short edit of...

    And so he should be. I just saw the short edit of Solitaire at apparently the first stop on the Banff Film Festival Tour. Very impressive. I'd like to check out the rest of the film.
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    I'd like to get out on Monday. Where are you...

    I'd like to get out on Monday. Where are you thinking? The gorge is easier for me but I'm flexible.
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    Thanks for the info, hefe. I'd buy local if it's...

    Thanks for the info, hefe. I'd buy local if it's good and I am hearing good things about their skis.

    I may have to make the quick trip down to Vernon for that flick.
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    You know it! We just ran laps up top and managed...

    You know it! We just ran laps up top and managed to get down without any real trouble, although you have to watch out for the devil's club and fallen logs closer to the vehicle. Forecast for this...
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    Excellent turns in the monashees yesterday, just...

    Excellent turns in the monashees yesterday, just need to go slow and careful at lower elevations. HS 85cm at ~1900m, with a solid base. Significant surface hoar anywhere with good skiing. And it just...
  44. I lived in S'toon over one winter. Gave up on...

    I lived in S'toon over one winter. Gave up on local alpine skiing and decided cross country skiing at -30 would be more fun! Also made a lot of trips to the mountains. Four years skiing at table...
  45. Numbers aren't everything, but when you go from...

    Numbers aren't everything, but when you go from BC hills to Sask molehills, it can take some getting used to. Kids have fun on the prairie hills though.

    110m vert sounds optimistic for what I saw...
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    Thanks for posting! I was wondering about that...

    Thanks for posting! I was wondering about that particular area.
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    ^^Ya but they celebrate in Jasper when Marmot...

    ^^Ya but they celebrate in Jasper when Marmot hits a 100cm base. And rock skis are all you'll ever need there.

    But it's true Valemount is pretty far from bigger towns and cities. Those from...
  48. Yeah, I wouldn't say that is excessively priced...

    Yeah, I wouldn't say that is excessively priced by interior BC standards. I know, it sucks.Things seem to be coming down a bit in these parts, but of course we never had the US style housing...
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    Looking at BC is a good idea if you're into...

    Looking at BC is a good idea if you're into paddling and skiing. Especially since you don't need to worry about work. If living in Whistler, use Sea-Tac for cheaper flights home. Paddling without a...
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    Whitewater is a great hill, IMO. The lifts don't...

    Whitewater is a great hill, IMO. The lifts don't get into the full-on alpine, but if you have touring gear it's easily accessible. There are lots of cliffs, pillows, etc. Most of Revelstoke's 1700m...
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