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    I have a 2015 5K iMac and a 27” 4K Dell and when...

    I have a 2015 5K iMac and a 27” 4K Dell and when Covid hit, I added another. 27” 4K LG. The Dell and LG work with my work laptop well, but I would prefer more screen real estate. I work on a...
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    Skied there three years ago. Brother’s university...

    Skied there three years ago. Brother’s university buddy and wife live in Rossland, so they have been getting together annually for four years or so.

    Such a fun hill. Loads of terrain and pockets...
  3. Thread: Ontario 2022

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    Between ‘73 and ‘76, two of my brothers and I...

    Between ‘73 and ‘76, two of my brothers and I would walk up to Prince Edward drive, get on a bus operated by the Ravens club and get driven up with some 200 or more other kids for a Saturday of...
  4. That dog of yours is awesome! He must sleep like...

    That dog of yours is awesome! He must sleep like a rock after a few laps of doing that! Great vid!


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    If that was taken today, it wasn’t where I was up...

    If that was taken today, it wasn’t where I was up there! Nice view! For me, summit was docked in until we got at least 1/3rd down, but were mainly Stoke and Ripper chairs all day.

    Welcome to BC....
  6. Second day down. Raining lower down, Stoke chair...

    Second day down. Raining lower down, Stoke chair snow too to bottom. Ripper rain line 2/3rds way down. Dense snowfall at the top, not fluffy pow at all, and yesterday was 5cm fresh to soften things...
  7. Sorry, the typing was effed. We are at the...

    Sorry, the typing was effed. We are at the Sutton. My uncle has a 2 bedroom that we were able to upgrade to a 3 for minimal charge. At dinner on the hill last night, making spaghetti tonight in...
  8. Heading to Revy with a bunch of fiddy-somethings on Monday…

    Trying at Sutton…any thoughts? Got my lift tix…

    Dinner locales might be major issue Rees welcomed…


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    effing do it… Sent from my iPad using...

    effing do it…


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    Skied Red 3 years ago for 3 days. First day,...

    Skied Red 3 years ago for 3 days. First day, hadn’t had snow in 3 weeks. Groomers were good to get to know the areas.

    Was in the bar (possibly the best ski are bar in existence) at 3:30 until 6....
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    Co-worker spent a day at Fortress Mtn in Alberta...

    Co-worker spent a day at Fortress Mtn in Alberta for that filming a few weeks ago. Some iconic athletes in that clip. Mac ‘n Jack (friends son was the guide) won the Paralympic Gold in Men’s downhill...
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    Who is hating on John? He is an awesome dude....

    Who is hating on John? He is an awesome dude. Also helped a bud hen the wife had a bad fall. He is totally great peeps. So sorry to hear he is suffering, but if he is still skiiing, more good to him....
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    I may be way dating myself. They used to have...

    I may be way dating myself. They used to have tickets by the hour. Not sure if that is still the case. Haven’t skied there in 12 years.
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    So, c.1978, what we referred to as the Byron Bog,...

    So, c.1978, what we referred to as the Byron Bog, London, Ontario, is now Boler Mtn? This idiot turned 60 last week.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220125/0fecace018fa1a0bc1514844e70d3713.jpg...
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    Yep, that is him. He was a terrific guide and...

    Yep, that is him. He was a terrific guide and instructor for my wife, sister in law and my kids when I was down and out with a herniated disk. We also attended an Easter Service he ran at the summit...
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    Grew up in the Laurentians of Quebec. I lived to...

    Grew up in the Laurentians of Quebec. I lived to ski. My parents were dead broke, but my Mom worked at an antique dealer stripping old furniture (no comments), and the guy she worked for ran the...
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    Those pics of a pow day in Ontario warmed my...

    Those pics of a pow day in Ontario warmed my heart. Way to get after it!


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    Fortunately using Tapatalk, so I don’t see the...

    Fortunately using Tapatalk, so I don’t see the obscenity mentioned elsewhere!

    However if the Dad’s have a free pass day, arrange a day trip to Kicking Horse and get a guide. Basically hire a level...
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    I am at Pano for the week, happy to do resort...

    I am at Pano for the week, happy to do resort laps.


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    Lived in St Sauveur for 3 years as a kid. Walked...

    Lived in St Sauveur for 3 years as a kid. Walked down our road to Mt Gabriel to toboggan every winter evening. Magical place as a kid.

    Have fun in the old ‘hood!
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    Shot 16993 is magical!

    Shot 16993 is magical!
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    Brings back memories. Old friends had a place in...

    Brings back memories. Old friends had a place in Minden…. Gull Lake? Owned an inn on a bay. Anyways. We used to go to their cottage and skied several times at Sir Sams. Really nice spot. I think I...
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    Take your time and don’t push too early. A huge...

    Take your time and don’t push too early. A huge part of skiing is leg strength. Some have it at 3, some at 5 or 6. Once they have it, you are away to the races.

    Keep it fun. Have fun. It is...
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    Interesting that the OP appears to be only...

    Interesting that the OP appears to be only partially interested in his current position. I would speculate that someone who is bored by their role and likely to be fired, well there is a potential...
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    Need to try Kimberly some day. Just challenging...

    Need to try Kimberly some day. Just challenging to drive an hour and a half to ski when I can walk 200 yards to lift!
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    Went from -20*C on the east side of the Rockies...

    Went from -20*C on the east side of the Rockies to -8*C on the West side on the drive back out todayhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211224/dccc8e4c4c26d31b953a855032850f0d.jpg
    . Snowing a little...
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    2021/22 CND rockies thread

    Best opening week in memory at Pano. Skied 8 of the 10 days between opening Friday on the 9th and Sunday the 19th. With two Sundays of 30-40 cm each. Had to head back to Cowtown for a few days of...
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    Lol.. watching the downhill live on Gem from the...

    Lol.. watching the downhill live on Gem from the cabin. Coverage looks Ok on TV. Might have to take my sticks home and do a day at Sunshine or the Lake next weekend!


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    We left Pano at 1:30. Hit the line of vehicles by...

    We left Pano at 1:30. Hit the line of vehicles by Dolly Varden. 4 1/2 hours later turned around from halfway up the hill at Kootenay Pass. People were trying to pass in passing lane, semis coming...
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    Just took a look at the U8 BAR fees. WOW! 2k+ +...

    Just took a look at the U8 BAR fees. WOW! 2k+ + for U8….no way my kids would be in that program today….w did Quickies for 5 years in the early/mid-2000’s.

    Thanks for heads up on swaps. My jacket...
  31. Appropriate name for the flick, Core Shots! ...

    Appropriate name for the flick, Core Shots!

    Love the clips, thanks for posting.


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    This is a global learning experience. A disease...

    This is a global learning experience. A disease that has a high infection rate and a high enough degree of lethality or at least debilitating effects for a large enough percentage of the population...
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    Fun read, thanks! Sent from my iPad using...

    Fun read, thanks!


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    I was hoping to get next weekend in as I missed...

    I was hoping to get next weekend in as I missed the last two.

    Oh well, golf course opens Friday.
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    Saturday’s are crazy. Working from there off...

    Saturday’s are crazy. Working from there off weeks allows me to get some decent volumes in on Sundays. Even working on the hill, at my desk 615AM, finish 415, so best is a dog walk on the poma. No...
  36. Curious, I hav the M5’s, 96MM and do like them a...

    Curious, I hav the M5’s, 96MM and do like them a lot. How would one compare those to the M6?

    I have been using my M5’s for everything from groomers to boot deep kind of days, and do like their...
  37. Looking at the face, I am wondering, IS there...

    Looking at the face, I am wondering, IS there another possible line?

    But yes, ski that, total respect...


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    Worth sorting...


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  39. I buy my pass at the early bird price every...

    I buy my pass at the early bird price every season, so just under $1k . Wife doesn’t ski as much so get her a 3 day card with re-load. She hasn’t used her first day yet this season.

    I am at 12...
  40. I looked at the line from the summit of Pano...

    I looked at the line from the summit of Pano today. Unreal. I can’t wait to see the footage.
  41. Apologies if I missed the thread, but first descent Mount Nelson

    https://www.google.ca/amp/s/unofficialnetworks.com/2021/03/05/mount-nelson-first-descent/amp/

    I think this is a pretty big deal.

    https://powdercanada.com/2021/03/mount-nelson-first-descent/
  42. Welcome to Cowtown! If ever in Panorama, ping...

    Welcome to Cowtown! If ever in Panorama, ping me...we can do a run or two....I have skied Centennial. Lived in Etobicoke during grade 5-8. Went there a few times. Also took buses up to St Louis and...
  43. Boiler Mountain? No idea it had been renamed!...

    Boiler Mountain? No idea it had been renamed! They found enough garbage to add 100’ of vertical? Very cool!

    Keep in mind, my days (and a lot of night skiing) were the period from 1976-1980....
  44. Awesome writeup! I have some history in the area....

    Awesome writeup! I have some history in the area.

    Lived in St Sauveur (Laurentians) and the discussion of metal screwed in edges and wooden bases hit home. Lived in Toronto and my parent signed...
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    Thanks folks.

    Thanks folks.
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    Hey Banff folks. Buddy headed to Sunshine...

    Hey Banff folks. Buddy headed to Sunshine tomorrow. What time should he plan to be in parking lot? Still pre-730AM? Friday crowds?
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    Thanks for comments. With the rocker tip and...

    Thanks for comments. With the rocker tip and tail, I figured on edge they’d ski somewhat shorter. The S7’s, on hardback, when up hard on edge, can throw a pretty short turn. The widest point of...
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    Had a couple periods of unemployment, 2009-12 and...

    Had a couple periods of unemployment, 2009-12 and recently Nov18-Mar19. Kids largely outta the house or regular schedules at school, naps and sex.

    Someone said the unemployed have more sex. I am...
  49. I used the Canadian vaccine tool to see where I...

    I used the Canadian vaccine tool to see where I would be in the lineup...there is somewhere between 15 and 25 million people ahead of me in line. (Population of Canada ~35MM) And I turned 59...
  50. The evidence surrounding mask use, along with a...

    The evidence surrounding mask use, along with a host of other preventative measures has been well documented to reduce the spread of many communicable diseases. Goldman Sachs did a really deep...
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