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    Geezer Steve posted some reasons why a 12-volt...

    Geezer Steve posted some reasons why a 12-volt compressor fridge is better than an absorption 12/propane/120 fridge.

    But for me it came down to the fact my fridge was 80s vintage, so about...
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    I have 2 12-volt AGMs in my camper van out of...

    I have 2 12-volt AGMs in my camper van out of necessity because they are located in the living quarters.

    AGMs cost twice as much but can last twice as many cycles.

    Also, discharging an AGM...
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    Weird. Website now updated to say 29 cm. Still a...

    Weird. Website now updated to say 29 cm. Still a nice dump.
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    Obviously, and always. 45 new at Fernie. A...

    Obviously, and always.

    45 new at Fernie. A bunch more of those kind of snowfalls will build the snowpack.
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    P.S. “Not a huge base” is an understatement....

    P.S. “Not a huge base” is an understatement. There is literally no skiable base on more than half the hill.

    Fun day, yes, but let’s be reasonable.
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    Agree! Good day at Fernie. Keep it coming.

    Agree! Good day at Fernie. Keep it coming.
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    I was going to post something like this then...

    I was going to post something like this then wondered if maybe SD's Dad had something more than age that was looming? In any case I hope he gets awesome conditions for their trip.

    It seems like a...
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    How’s conditions at SP? Soft packed groomers? Any...

    How’s conditions at SP? Soft packed groomers? Any pow left?
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    Good idea on Valhalla or similar places that can...

    Good idea on Valhalla or similar places that can have a single day opening come up at the last minute.

    Usually it’s because they had a full cat and one person was so slow and annoying that...
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    I’d post some photos from yesterday but no one...

    I’d post some photos from yesterday but no one would believe it’s actually Fernie.

    Kimberley opening delayed to Dec 15. The blocking high is supposed to start breaking down after this weekend, ...
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    Last photo batch is fantastic! As always, Lee.

    Last photo batch is fantastic! As always, Lee.
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    Thanks, Dr. Evel, sounds fairly decent. With...

    Thanks, Dr. Evel, sounds fairly decent.

    With nothing open yet at K or KH then Fernie will be worth it since I don’t have to pay.
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    Temp was hovering around zero for the past week...

    Temp was hovering around zero for the past week or more at Kimberley, so they haven’t been able to make snow. Probably the same at Fernie.

    Dr E, how was it today? I’ll probably go check it out...
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    Don’t know if 10 runs opening by Dec. 1st at...

    Don’t know if 10 runs opening by Dec. 1st at Fernie is good news but better than nothing, which is what we have at Kimbo.
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    Well thatís not something you see everyday. Cool!

    Well thatís not something you see everyday. Cool!
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    My rig is an 89 GMC Vandura. Original owner...

    My rig is an 89 GMC Vandura.

    Original owner camperized it using appliances sourced from wrecked RVs. The furnace is late-70s vintage. I expect a 2014 furnace would be somewhat more efficient.
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    I have a gas (propane) heater with a heat...

    I have a gas (propane) heater with a heat exchanger that vents the combustion fumes outside. Basically an RV furnace. Works good and Is super safe but the blower fan to circulate the hot air gulps...
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    D Yes, this just means if someone doesn’t want...

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    Yes, this just means if someone doesn’t want to buy a lift ticket they can walk to the finish area and watch. As Crashidy said if you’re skiing you can cut over to view from lots of places.
    ...
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    Cool. Mine is an 89 GMC with a FI 305. Odometer...

    Cool. Mine is an 89 GMC with a FI 305. Odometer is 240k and I can just about get 20 mpg imperial highway driving.

    The FI means it starts fine in -30s, or did when I was still in Calgary.
    ...
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    Nice! What year? Carb or FI? That can really make...

    Nice! What year? Carb or FI? That can really make a difference.
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    Plowed parking lot at Kootenay Pass summit always...

    Plowed parking lot at Kootenay Pass summit always has a half dozen vehicles parked/camped there. Outhouse nearby for highway travelers and a xc/skier hut a few feet away that (I think) even has a...
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    Crosshairs of the storm seem to have been...

    Crosshairs of the storm seem to have been Kimberley. 25 new but unfortunately I'm still in Creston visiting family for Easter.

    :frown:
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    Wow! Amazing.

    Wow! Amazing.
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    You Fernie posters need to find the right...

    You Fernie posters need to find the right thread.:fm:
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    Thanks for the insight!

    Thanks for the insight!
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    Weird. At 6:45 the report said 54 in 12 hours....

    Weird. At 6:45 the report said 54 in 12 hours. Update at 7:30 dialed it back to 44. Maybe they do an actual check then and the early one is an estimate?

    Or it was a typo. There was a day earlier...
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    Fernie factor in effect. 12 new at Kimbo, 54 at...

    Fernie factor in effect. 12 new at Kimbo, 54 at Fernie.

    Now to decide if it will be today or tomorrow (or Monday) when everything finally opens. Was there Monday this past week and a patroller...
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    Well that sucks. But glad they figured out what...

    Well that sucks. But glad they figured out what was actually wrong.

    Whatís the time frame for recovery to the point of hiking, biking etc? I assume skiing is done for the season?
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    Oh no. What happened?

    Oh no. What happened?
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    Awesome,

    Awesome,
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    36 new at Kimberley. We've been in the crosshairs...

    36 new at Kimberley. We've been in the crosshairs of a couple of storms this winter.
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    34 new at Kimbo but power is off at my place on...

    34 new at Kimbo but power is off at my place on the hill and down at the base area too.
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    http://www.whistleralpine.com

    http://www.whistleralpine.com
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    They crack a real egg to make one of those...

    They crack a real egg to make one of those mcmuffin things. Or are you looking for eggs from a different critter?
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    I forget the deadline to buy and receive the free...

    I forget the deadline to buy and receive the free early season skiing but if you bought in the spring it was probably in order to meet that deadline.

    However you need a new card as last year's...
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    Xmas to NY will be insanely busy so if you want...

    Xmas to NY will be insanely busy so if you want to do the lunch thing with your folks on the mountain better reserve a table at either Christine's on Blackcomb or Steeps at Whistler. (I think has to...
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    45 new at Nakiska. Opening day is going to see...

    45 new at Nakiska. Opening day is going to see people poaching runs all over, and probably wrecking their gear. Or not, if this keeps up.
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    Does rustic mean expensive? Deer Lodge during the...

    Does rustic mean expensive? Deer Lodge during the holidays has got to be almost $200/night. And the soup of the day at the Post pub is $10.

    All completely acceptable for dentists, though. :-)
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    Nakiska opens Saturday for a preview weekend. The...

    Nakiska opens Saturday for a preview weekend. The usual runs on the Gold chair.

    Are they still doing the cheap season passes? If so I suppose it will be a gong show.
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    Louise and Banff are actually Hostel...

    Louise and Banff are actually Hostel International Canada not Alpine Club. Canmore is the ACC clubhouse.

    All are nice.

    Is the Y in Banff still a thing? I liked it better than the others. If I...
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    My first thought reading this thread was the good...

    My first thought reading this thread was the good looking workmanship. Very nicely done.

    But there are definitely ways to lighten the construction. There can be a tendency to built like it was a...
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    This thread makes my knuckles hurt. Finally...

    This thread makes my knuckles hurt.

    Finally replaced the transmission on my Celica back in August. Figured the noise that had been getting worse for a long time was probably various tranny...
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    Nice! Marmot for the win!

    Nice! Marmot for the win!
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    BC Interior thread.

    BC Interior thread.
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    Bam! Another 12 cm this morning at Kimbo, 104 cm...

    Bam! Another 12 cm this morning at Kimbo, 104 cm in past week. And probably another 15 already during the day today.

    Biggest week in four seasons, but looks like it will finally end tomorrow. All...
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    46 cm new this morning at Kimberley. 67 in 48...

    46 cm new this morning at Kimberley. 67 in 48 hrs. 80 since Friday.

    Coverage was low tide a week ago, now we're riding high. Another storm starts Wednesday?
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    Yes, where'd Shadam go? Did he sell the sled and become a barista at Starbucks? Did he get deported back to Oz?

    Inquiring minds want to know.
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    Nice! ;) Hoping it keeps snowing for when I...

    Nice! ;)

    Hoping it keeps snowing for when I get back next week.
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    Nope, not there. Forecast not looking good...

    Nope, not there.

    Forecast not looking good for any major snow next week, so could be a grinch-like Xmas on the hill.

    Thank god for rum and eggnog.
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    Even more so for Kimbo. Only the quad chair and...

    Even more so for Kimbo. Only the quad chair and Main run on the front for opening today.

    And apparently there's been a broken water main in the parking lot at our condos spewing water under the...
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