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    Thanks for the comparison. I ski on the 184 M102...

    Thanks for the comparison. I ski on the 184 M102 for harder snow days. I plan on skiing them for another year, but might be replacing them with a Commander next year. I'm leaning towards the 98, but...
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    his popped on my facebook feed today. Classic...

    his popped on my facebook feed today. Classic Deathwish topsheet. I renewed my Deathwish this September, so it's not for me, but it looks great!

    As for the sizing discussion. I'm 179cm tall,...
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    All chiars opening tomorrow? I am going to be...

    All chiars opening tomorrow? I am going to be there on Sunday....good start!
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    You must have been in the slow lane.....it only...

    You must have been in the slow lane.....it only took me 15 hours. :)

    It was the first time I needed to text the boss with an inReach.
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    Thanks for sharing. I have mine mounted with...

    Thanks for sharing. I have mine mounted with alpinists and I am really excited to get them out. I'm looking forward to using these as a daily driver in Rockies backcountry and as a side country ski. ...
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    Must be a different guy.

    Must be a different guy.
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    Paradise? I assume you ski in Alberta/BC? I get...

    Paradise? I assume you ski in Alberta/BC? I get the RCR super pass and ski Louise, Kicking Horse and Fernie for resorts.

    My resort quiver is M102 184 for harder snow, Billygoat 184 for powder, and...
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    It didn't freeze at valley level, but things...

    It didn't freeze at valley level, but things seemed pretty solid at elevation. We didn't dig though.

    The athabasca glacier was rock hard. The upper icefield had some wind trasnport, but otherwise...
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    I was up on the Columbia yesterday. We were...

    I was up on the Columbia yesterday.

    We were on the Athabasca glacier before 3:30 and you could see a couple of headlights near the start of the climbing portion of skyladder. I would be...
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    Same experience. My DWT floats just fine. It's my...

    Same experience. My DWT floats just fine. It's my every day touring rig. For deep days, I have the Chipotle Banana (full weight), but I'll still take the Deathwish out if I don't feel up to hauling...
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    Yeah, it's been a tough year for small...

    Yeah, it's been a tough year for small businesses. Looking forward to next year's line up!
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    Canadians have to pay for shipping now. Bummer! ...

    Canadians have to pay for shipping now. Bummer!

    I guess it helps the local shops though.
  13. Probably a ski injury or auto accident. I...

    Probably a ski injury or auto accident.

    I doubt they are going to the Whistler ER for flu like symtoms.
  14. I ski Moment Deathwish 184 and Mantra 102 184...

    I ski Moment Deathwish 184 and Mantra 102 184 most days at the resort (Kicking Horse, Louise, or Fernie). I have BillyGoats for powder.
    I also have Krypon 130s (297mm).

    The Mantras are pretty...
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    Following this. I'm looking for a mid 80s to mid...

    Following this. I'm looking for a mid 80s to mid 90s touring ski and the Blaze 94 seems like a contender. It's not super light, but it shouldn't limit my range too much....speed maybe....

    I really...
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    Liz hasn't updated her ID either. She doesn't...

    Liz hasn't updated her ID either. She doesn't drive, so I guess she's been lax. We figure she can bring up her bank statements on her phone if needed. Although passengers don't need to carry ID, so...
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    Louise will be capping ticket sales going...

    Louise will be capping ticket sales going forward.

    "Please be advised that on weekend days, we anticipate that we may approach overall resort capacity. We always recommend skiing midweek, if...
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    The outdoor warming tents should be okay. I don't...

    The outdoor warming tents should be okay. I don't think they have walls. Otherwise, it's lunch on the can!
  19. Alberta's ski hills are still open. Alberta...

    Alberta's ski hills are still open.

    Alberta health has asked people to stay in their communities.

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    The press release talked about community safety....

    The press release talked about community safety. I'm sure the warm weather doesn't help, but you would think they could download on Timber if they really wanted to hit the targeted opening,....I...
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    Fernie delayed it's opening until the 10th.

    Fernie delayed it's opening until the 10th.
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    Both? My touring quiver consists of the DWT 184...

    Both? My touring quiver consists of the DWT 184 and the CB 186. I sold my spring to buy the bananas, but this should cover most of the winter. :)
  23. Yeah, but BC uses front plates. :D

    Yeah, but BC uses front plates. :D
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    Tower 10 area of larch was super rocky. Not...

    Tower 10 area of larch was super rocky. Not really easy to ski with much fluidity. Good coverage on Lynx. Bobcat has a bunch of Christmas trees poking out, but they don't cause too many issues.
    ...
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    Nobody is manning the ticket desks (at least not...

    Nobody is manning the ticket desks (at least not at louise), so everyone needs to use the machines. There are fewer places to buy, and a lot of people are pretty slow at the self check out. Probably...
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    I have paid a $10 brokerage fee and about $10 gst...

    I have paid a $10 brokerage fee and about $10 gst (depending on the USD conversion rate) for my last 4 moment skis. Nafta helps with ski made in US. I am assuming the bindings are made in Europe...
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    I have my regular and tour deathwishes at -1 from...

    I have my regular and tour deathwishes at -1 from line (-6 from center). When I bought the regular deathwish, there was a lot of talk of skiers coming from a directional backgrond prefering a -1. I...
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    The hike is obvious. You just need to do a short...

    The hike is obvious. You just need to do a short bootback to upper boomerang first. Upper boomerang typically opens in early season... go to the end, and you'll see the gate.

    It's a shorter and...
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    I don't think they will be able to enforce the...

    I don't think they will be able to enforce the cohort groups.

    I imagine people are going to make a lot of new friends, but you do need to commit to your a cohort or single line. They might ask...
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    Nakiska (maybe applicable to all RCR resorts?)...

    Nakiska (maybe applicable to all RCR resorts?) released their Covid Policy.

    Highlights:

    Not selling day tickets at the resort. Online sales only and there will be a cap. Expect busy times to...
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    I love my 116 Billy Goats (resort), but I don't...

    I love my 116 Billy Goats (resort), but I don't think I would enjoy them for spring missions. Maybe you have something for spring already though.

    Alberta has great spring skiing. For a one ski...
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    My girlfriend used the Sheeva 11s as her heavier...

    My girlfriend used the Sheeva 11s as her heavier touring ski. She didn't bring them out for days with more than 1500m....and mostly kept them for 1000-1200 meter days. They weren't fast, but steady...
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    I might as well reveal the rest of my quiver. ...

    I might as well reveal the rest of my quiver.

    I posted above about 3 of the 5 skis I use.

    For pure resort I am on Volkl Mantra 102s, Deathwish, and the BillyGoats. I don't find there to be...
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    The two WCs seem like a nice quiver. I think I...

    The two WCs seem like a nice quiver. I think I would be pretty happy with that pairing.

    I ski the standard weight DW and skied the WC 116 tour over the last couple of years. The WC 116 floats...
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    Seems reasonable.

    Seems reasonable.
  36. Poll: Clicked the wrong option on the poll. Same...

    Clicked the wrong option on the poll.

    Same mondo for both 25.5 (Krypton Pro and Hoji Free).
    The BSL on the resort boot is 6mm longer.
    The stated width for the krypton is 98. It's 102 for the...
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    New summit lift towers. ...

    New summit lift towers.


    https://www.facebook.com/SkiLouise/videos/875650279851374
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    Renewed the Super Pass with 15% discount for last...

    Renewed the Super Pass with 15% discount for last year's early closure.

    I wonder how covid protocols will affect the KH gondola?

    Hoping for the best!
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    Super Pass is on the RCR site now. $1609. Up...

    Super Pass is on the RCR site now.

    $1609. Up from the $1559 I paid last year.

    Waiting to see if we get a discount for renewal.
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    It's too bad we lost the paradise webcam. Are you...

    It's too bad we lost the paradise webcam. Are you hearing a new poma or a chair?
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    I'm not sure if this covers Lake Louise yet. The...

    I'm not sure if this covers Lake Louise yet. The website is just showing the 4 RCR owned resorts.

    I'm still waiting on details for my Super Pass renewal.....
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    Had a nice ski on the french-haig-robertson last...

    Had a nice ski on the french-haig-robertson last Saturday. More for exercise and views than turns, but Robertson was alright.

    Looks like it will get cold enough tonight for a ski tomorrow...
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    Revy just announced. Effective end of ski day...

    Revy just announced. Effective end of ski day today.
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    Castle is still open. Skied Fernie over the...

    Castle is still open.

    Skied Fernie over the weekend. Conditions were nice. Super cold on Saturday (with new side closed), but beautiful on sunday. Disappointing to see it close (I would be...
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    Had a great time at Fernie yesterday. There's...

    Had a great time at Fernie yesterday.

    There's a good ice/crust layer on southern aspects, but the north and eastern aspects are pretty good. The trees around Stag Leap, Decline, and Sky Dive were...
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    Yeah, they got it going again...late. I loaded...

    Yeah, they got it going again...late. I loaded sometime after 3.
    They kept Stairway open until 4. The hikes were open late as well. Went up for T1 south....it was really nice. :)

    Saturday was...
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    Fernie was very good this weekend. Only seemed...

    Fernie was very good this weekend. Only seemed busy from 11-12 and then 1-2 on Saturday. even then, lines weren't too bad. Really nice snow, especially off Snake.
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    The old bear T-bar at Fernie was reasonably...

    The old bear T-bar at Fernie was reasonably steep. I remember riding that with my dad when i was a kid. It always felt like the bar was halfway up my back....

    I think they moved this one (or maybe...
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    Not sure about hot springs, but Golden is a...

    Not sure about hot springs, but Golden is a decent base close to the Rockies.

    Kicking Horse has some nice side-country, and you are close (enough) to Rogers Pass, Lake Louise/Kicking Horse Pass,...
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    No significant risk of getting trapped in town....

    No significant risk of getting trapped in town. Sunshine road can close for avy work, but this doesn't happen very often (like hardly ever) and it doesn't take long to complete.

    Banff to Lake...
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