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  1. Thread: Shiffrin

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    The Rolling Stones said “Never trust anyone over...

    The Rolling Stones said “Never trust anyone over 30” and they are still rocking...in a geriatric kind of way....


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    Well that sux. Just signed up for a ski program...

    Well that sux. Just signed up for a ski program opening weekend. Ice won’t be any fun at all, though opening weekend is usually pretty crunchy.


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    https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/major-de...

    https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/major-detours-over-years-loom-on-trans-canada-highway-through-rockies

    Looks like closures will be minimal in summer and ski season, sticking to shoulder...
  4. Lange XLS. I bought a pair back in 1992 and used...

    Lange XLS. I bought a pair back in 1992 and used them until I bought some more modern equipment than my 1991 Volkl P-9RS. The shop in 1999 wouldn’t mount the Marker bindings on my new then Vertigo...
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    Is this the BAR swap? Sent from my iPad...

    Is this the BAR swap?


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    Just FYI, I have heard the Calgary radar ration...

    Just FYI, I have heard the Calgary radar ration is down for 6 weeks. Hence, any radar and associated forecasts are being covered...badly...by far more remote locations.

    Forecasts are extremely...
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    Edwards will run a lean ship for sure. And yes,...

    Edwards will run a lean ship for sure. And yes, they won’t close. Which would be tragic. Great hill for sure. The previous GM left for Panorama...one anal retentive control freak trying to control a...
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    That makes sense. A lot of resorts were bleeding...

    That makes sense. A lot of resorts were bleeding cash in the late 2000’s to early 2010’s. Good that KH is back in the black, at least a bit. It makes sense that they would need to either expand or...
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    The point is more that the real estate...

    The point is more that the real estate development and traffic is required to pay for incremental improvements and to cover operating costs. Ski resorts are ridiculously capital intensive businesses....
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    HAd a beautiful view of the Rockies as I drove...

    HAd a beautiful view of the Rockies as I drove home at 8AM from dropping wife off at the airport.

    Some new gear needed this winter and the ski shops are all closed until at least Sept. Getting...
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    Jumbo Glacier Resort

    I think the initial lift was to get one in. Real estate sales stalled which prevented the money from flowing to build the rest out. Murray Edwards, the current owner, is a control freak and a penny...
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    Mount Royal hotel post-recovery is much better...

    Mount Royal hotel post-recovery is much better than pre-fire. They killed their lounge, though, which I used to love. Great warm feel. Now an industrial sports lounge. Not at all special. If you want...
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    True....Heading up for next weekend myself. I am...

    True....Heading up for next weekend myself. I am guessing skiing 11-1:30 before gets sloppy then a few beers on the deck....Hopefully bluebird, but we shall see.

    Cabin Smokehouse closing...
  14. LOL, that’s awesome. Yes, my brother used to talk...

    LOL, that’s awesome. Yes, my brother used to talk about the “Splicer”. I think every lift gets the treatment every four or five years. Your diet was pretty dairy and carb heavy, but clearly you...
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    Got my older boy home for a week and we came up...

    Got my older boy home for a week and we came up to ski. It is silent. Resort occupancy at 24%. Yesterday, lifties had 500 folks on hill. I was chatting with kid at top of Champagne today and he said...
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    The severity of a DUI for Canadians getting one...

    The severity of a DUI for Canadians getting one has gone through the roof with MADD campaigns, and a general lack of tolerance for drinking and driving. Teenagers, as a whole now, are very cognizant...
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    Late 90’s, my brother was working at W-B. CBC TV...

    Late 90’s, my brother was working at W-B. CBC TV was covering the World Cup moguls Comp. One of his friends worked for CBC and the ran into each other in the AM in the village...”Rusty, you have your...
  18. Dude, I think it still had a t-Bar at the summit...

    Dude, I think it still had a t-Bar at the summit back then. Now a fixed grip quad. The Champagne chair may have been a double? Can’t remember......You may have been there when my brother was...
  19. Red is owned by a guy in California, but they are...

    Red is owned by a guy in California, but they are investing, new lift going in this summer. And the local vibe is incredible.

    Whitewater is, I believe, owned by some investors based in Calgary....
  20. Panorama is owned by 30or so local individuals,...

    Panorama is owned by 30or so local individuals, many from Calgary, but I believe most if now all have second homes here. Purchased from Intrawest about 8 or 9 years ago.

    These guys are passionate...
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    My first gen Mantras have 250 days on them and...

    My first gen Mantras have 250 days on them and are done. They are 177’s and I loved them, until they were blown.

    The M5’s have my attention. I am 5-10, 180-185 lbs. would the 184’s be a decent...
  22. My humblest apologies for the error. I don’t read...

    My humblest apologies for the error. I don’t read many of the other forums. Thanks for suggestions all. Will try to do better in future!


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  23. Equipment question: boots and aftermarket liners...

    I have a many years old pair of Nordica Speedmachine 120 boots...yes, soft and I am old.

    Shells are basically perfect, but after 400 odd days, I am thinking liners are packed out. I have footbeds...
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    That was awesome! Makes me want to go back now!...

    That was awesome! Makes me want to go back now! Great kid stoke!
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    Why the cancellation on Kimberly? Wife and I...

    Why the cancellation on Kimberly? Wife and I drove past it from Fernie to Pano a week ago last Friday and coverage looked pretty good. For a family trip, if flexible and not on the rota currently,...
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    OK. Cooperalls. That is 1980’s hockey reference....

    OK. Cooperalls. That is 1980’s hockey reference. Nicely played!
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    Enjoying all the “ Canadian border guards are...

    Enjoying all the “ Canadian border guards are dicks and US border guards are dicks” talk. Bottom line, they are charged with not letting malevolent actors onto their soil. So caution is the key. As a...
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    Will be very cool. Missed the initial...

    Will be very cool. Missed the initial announcement.

    I know it is contentious, but IMO, the city voting down the Olympics was incredibly stupid and short sighted. Granted, a horribly run...
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    I love Telluride. Awesome mountain with loads of...

    I love Telluride. Awesome mountain with loads of inbound terrain for fun and giggles. Without knowing where I was going at any mountain, no way I duck ropes. At Telluride, there are a lot of spots...
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    Skied Red for the first time two weeks...

    Skied Red for the first time two weeks ago.Awesome place. Trees are epic. The 25 cm on Saturday created a feeding frenzy lineup unlike any I have seen before. Snow was awesome though. A couple of...
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    LIKE! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

    LIKE!


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    I am 57. So this was a long time ago. Grew up for...

    I am 57. So this was a long time ago. Grew up for several years in the Laurentians in Quebec. As long as my marks were strong, my Mom would take me out of school for a day and we would ski together...
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    That is a great kid right there. My son broke a...

    That is a great kid right there. My son broke a window at school in grade 2, immediately walked to the Principals office and self reported.

    I see so many parents protecting kids from consequences...
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    Revelstoke, Banff and LL

    Long drive to WW, basically a day each way. I just skied Red and it was awesome, 20+ cm on the second day, a Saturday. The lines were forming at 8AM for 9AM lift open. You could hear the slathering...
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    Love that shot. ...

    Love that shot.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190304/134eea1f1abe98a55f9714d85bae3bb0.jpg

    Above was from top of MacIntosh a few weeks ago. Cold as a witches elbow and bluebird.


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    I think Panorama and Fernie have been getting...

    I think Panorama and Fernie have been getting sporadic 10-20cm pieces in 24-48 hour bits. Some of the resort pay specialty forecaster so their websites might be best.


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    Heading to Fernie and bunking with friends We’d...

    Heading to Fernie and bunking with friends We’d to Fri, then to our place in Pano on Fri. Back to Cowtown week Tues, if anyone want laps next weekend at Pano. Following a bud at Fernie.

    Hoping...
  38. Thread: Shiffrin

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    She is a beast. I firmly believe we are watching...

    She is a beast. I firmly believe we are watching history. 57 WC wins, 23 yrs old.

    Some other unreal details:

    152 WC starts
    79 podiums (going on memory, may be off a few) , so on the podium...
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    What is insurance saying? Do you have replacement...

    What is insurance saying? Do you have replacement value on the car? Might be mother way to skin the cat...


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    Trip cut short due to death of an old friend. Did...

    Trip cut short due to death of an old friend. Did two days in Red, Friday and Sat, drove home yesterday for funeral today. 20cm on Saturday of some of the lightest blower I have experienced. really...
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    20 cm of blower at Red this AM. Awesome. ...

    20 cm of blower at Red this AM. Awesome.

    Driving home tomorrow for a funeral, but this was a great place to ski.
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    20 cm of blower at Red this AM. Awesome. ...

    20 cm of blower at Red this AM. Awesome.

    Diving home tomorrow for a funeral, but this was a great place to ski.
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    I haven’t experienced that. The Thule kit I...

    I haven’t experienced that. The Thule kit I recently installed had a key for inserting/removing the core into the housing, but the only key that locks/unlocks was the separate numbered key. The...
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    2018/2019 CANADIAN ROCKIES THREAD

    If looking at skiing Castle on Tuesday the 26th, I can likely do that. Waiting on reply from an old coworker as well that has a place at base of Castle, but groupski is good, methinks...

    If a ski...
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    TR will be forthcoming. I am not one of the...

    TR will be forthcoming. I am not one of the radical one...57 yrs old. But will throw up the stoke as able...


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    Last of my chain posts: Doing a little...

    Last of my chain posts:


    Doing a little Powder Highway circle tour starting Thursday. Meeting my brother and couch surfing Friday/Saturday in Rossland, then Sat nite, I am guessing here, to...
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    Where dat?


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    Website likely updated late March or April. I...

    Website likely updated late March or April.

    I went up the lift with some families from Calgary today and I think Panodudes comments are spot on. One family of 4 for Family Day weekend was $900...
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    Thule, Yakima and other boxes that use say, Thule...

    Thule, Yakima and other boxes that use say, Thule keys, are numbered. So a 37 key opens a 37 lock.I have , not a 37, but have several Thule accessories. If you have the right key for the lock, you...
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    Not too sure what you are getting at, but I'll...

    Not too sure what you are getting at, but I'll take a stab at it.

    You get the biggest discount on the following season pass if you purchase before the end of May. As comparison, the current...
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