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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...
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  11. 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...
  19. Almost for sure, in April at least some of the...

    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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    My knowledge is very much that of a non expert...

    My knowledge is very much that of a non expert layman. The biggest difference between regular lead-acid batteries and AGM is that AGM require a higher rate of charge to get fully charged to capacity....
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    Speaking of sanitation, to clean surfaces without...

    Speaking of sanitation, to clean surfaces without using poisonous chemicals and/or copious amounts of water, I spray vinegar and then wipe the dishes or countertop with a paper towel. Vinegar is...
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    I'm glad Ford didn't hybrid the Winnebago EKKO...

    I'm glad Ford didn't hybrid the Winnebago EKKO Transit that I put a deposit on a couple months ago for estimated mid 2023 delivery. The thing is too expensive as it is, but it is built on a Transit...
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    Yeah, it was the bike rack that got my attention,...

    Yeah, it was the bike rack that got my attention, not the wheels. I think put a rack up front for a couple bikes and a rack in the back that only holds a couple bikes might be a better way to go.
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    Covers can trap moisture and the cover itself can...

    Covers can trap moisture and the cover itself can be a problem to clean. You are better off, imo, applying lots of coats of ceramic hybrid polish to the RV so that water beads up nicely.
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    If there is a Canadian Embassy or some similar...

    If there is a Canadian Embassy or some similar Canadian Government office in Denver, I would ask them if your B.C. work visa allows you to enter Canada via Alberta.
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    You don't find many, if any, Americans working at...

    You don't find many, if any, Americans working at ski resorts in western Canada and I suspect that it is a reflection of how difficult it is for Canadians to get a working visa at US ski resorts....
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    X rentals can be a good buy. Yeah, they are not...

    X rentals can be a good buy. Yeah, they are not fancy and lack some amenities but the manufacturer knows the rental units are going to get really hard use so they are built pretty rugged. Example:...
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    Nice rig. I will be putting a deposit down on a...

    Nice rig. I will be putting a deposit down on a Winnebago EKKO next week.

    I thought Kirkwood chased all the RVs out or is SnoPark outside of Kirkwood, if so, how far?
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    Yeah, Dr Hannah Straight is not a medical doctor...

    Yeah, Dr Hannah Straight is not a medical doctor but has a PhD in pharmacy, often travels with someone (boyfriend?) but she acts as if she is by herself. Sometimes someone appears in her video but...
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    I am very happy with the great fuel economy and...

    I am very happy with the great fuel economy and overall low cost of operation of my '91 Dodge Cummins 5.9 12valve, 4 sp manual Getrag transmission, 160hp, 400 ft.-lbs. torque, 270k kms, owned since...
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    I'd take you up on the Sun Peaks offer, Gary,...

    I'd take you up on the Sun Peaks offer, Gary, except I had a season ending crash last week: I was just skiing along and the next thing I know, I am lying on the snowpack and a guy is taking my ski...
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    You will be showing up during the second week of...

    You will be showing up during the second week of spring break for school kids in B.C. and Ontario, so ski resorts will be busy.

    Unless you have perfect timing and show up during a storm, I would...
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    The campground in town is open in winter, with...

    The campground in town is open in winter, with weekly rates ($250??) that include free wifi, and showers, electricity is extra. I may spend a month there next winter.
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    US citizens pay cash or credit card for...

    US citizens pay cash or credit card for Healthcare in Canada.
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    The forecast for WW that I looked at said mixed...

    The forecast for WW that I looked at said mixed precip and 4*C at the base for Tues with temps cooling to around the freezing level with snow as the week progresses. I'd say go for it with the option...
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    I've only watched Russell Brand a few times and...

    I've only watched Russell Brand a few times and don't know much about him, but 5 Million subscribers on Youtube have different viewing habits.
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    I have nothing against the project but I question...

    I have nothing against the project but I question the financial viability. Are skiers with money to spend on a second home in ski country going to be happy with just one lift and minimal amenities?
    ...
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    "Bouncy Castle Convoy"....It all depends on your...

    "Bouncy Castle Convoy"....It all depends on your perspective.
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    I think "shorter poles" (with no wrist straps)...

    I think "shorter poles" (with no wrist straps) for deep pow was the phony excuse that CMH made because they did not want to tell clients that poles with straps are a risky hazard.
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    When I skied with CMH a few years ago, out of K2...

    When I skied with CMH a few years ago, out of K2 Rotor Lodge in Nakusp, they wanted everyone to use shorter strapless poles that they provided. It wasn't really because you need shorter poles in deep...
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    The Emergencies Measures Act was not used to end...

    The Emergencies Measures Act was not used to end border blockades and it was not needed to to remove protesters from Ottawa. The sole purpose of the Act invocation was so Trudeau could freeze bank...
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    Trudeau called the invoking of the Emergency...

    Trudeau called the invoking of the Emergency Measures Act a last resort. I was wondering what was the 1st, 2nd, etc resorts. I guess teamdirt has just listed them. Trudeau has demonstrated, this time...
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    I am pretty sure Revy counts every flake,...

    I am pretty sure Revy counts every flake, including the ones that fall in Aug and Sept, only to melt after a few days.
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    Today is Friday, Feb. 25 on my calendar.

    Today is Friday, Feb. 25 on my calendar.
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    You are correct Gary. I should have included the...

    You are correct Gary. I should have included the word "resort" in my statement, although calling Whitewater a resort is a bit of a stretch. OTOH they do have 3 chairlifts and 2k vertical; just no on...
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    In a democratic society does the leader refuse to...

    In a democratic society does the leader refuse to negotiate or listen to grievances or instead vilify and then declare emergency powers that are what amount to marshal law? In no way do the peaceful...
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