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  1. I think anyone who grew up skiing in Alberta in...

    I think anyone who grew up skiing in Alberta in the 80’s/90’s has the same fond nostalgic memories of the place. Some of my first memories of skiing powder are on the backside when it dumped a foot...
  2. Honestly the first segment is the best drone...

    Honestly the first segment is the best drone footage I've ever seen... I haven't seen this year's crop of ski movies yet, but the pan/orbital shots are just so well done in Versatile.. I've watched...
  3. Just came here to post this. The way the drone...

    Just came here to post this. The way the drone captures the light reflecting on glacial ice in the first segment, combined with the music and skiing is amazing.
  4. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    COVID hitting you guys or lack of people wanting...

    COVID hitting you guys or lack of people wanting to work for what Vail is paying?
  5. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    How good was it today? Was gonna come up but work...

    How good was it today? Was gonna come up but work got in the way. Looks like warmer storms on the horizon next week. What a run though wow…
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    Sick shots Todd... super jealous, family stuff...

    Sick shots Todd... super jealous, family stuff today and need to drive down to WA for work tomorrow, worst timing possible! Tomorrow looks amazing. Enjoy it guys.
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    Thread highjack: My buddy has a new pair of BMT...

    Thread highjack:
    My buddy has a new pair of BMT 109 (this season I think, black and green) and ordered a pair of Salomon MTN tech bindings to mount not realizing the “H” shaped mounting zone on the...
  8. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Acceptable.

    Acceptable.
  9. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Sick day, such dry snow and seemingly minimal...

    Sick day, such dry snow and seemingly minimal wind + dropping temps to end the storm. Didn’t seem like a gongshow but we were skiing Harmony/Flute. Saw Peak didn’t go until 12:45pm. Of course...
  10. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Taking my own advice farther up the thread and...

    Taking my own advice farther up the thread and leaving east van at 5:15am tomorrow.
  11. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Thanks, you pretty much nailed it. Beautiful day...

    Thanks, you pretty much nailed it. Beautiful day yesterday, no wind clear sky but it was cold in the trees. Good snow on Pig's Fancy and Lesser Flute but most of the Chutes slid wall to wall (as did...
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    Anyone on Whistler side today see if Flute got...

    Anyone on Whistler side today see if Flute got gang banged or not?
  13. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Weather data looks like low winds through the...

    Weather data looks like low winds through the entire storm today, so on the one hand that helps with control work, on the other they have the PWL to contend with so going to be a lot of explosions...
  14. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Deep to the valley looked like. McConkeys trees...

    Deep to the valley looked like. McConkeys trees filled in enough yet? Alpine tomorrow from looks of the forecast. Enjoy guys.
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    Thanks Jon. Buddy of mine who just bought Salmon...

    Thanks Jon. Buddy of mine who just bought Salmon MTN Tours off you is thinking about getting a Shift setup but wants to try skiing them on my skis first... so might be another order coming if you...
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    It was upon the hallowed tracks of rabbit (near...

    It was upon the hallowed tracks of rabbit (near Pika's Traverse) on Whistler. Need to see if that video is still up.

    I remember skiing that week and might have caught a glimpse of him from the...
  17. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Whistler 21/22

    I haven’t tried but was told you can at certain agencies if you pay more. Wouldn’t be surprised if you can’t.

    And you’re right about 6:30 Squamish on a powder weekend day. Need to be in line at...
  18. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Whistler 21/22

    Highway 99 never closes unless it’s due to a severe accident (usually with a fatality). It’s well maintained, but it does snow to the valley with the right jet stream and this one looks reasonably...
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    Count me in as interested in the race binding...

    Count me in as interested in the race binding chatter. All tech rumours are good rumours. Is it confirmed there's a revised Shift that is in a state athletes are testing it? Or was it a missighting...
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    Anyone know the BSL adjustment range of the...

    Anyone know the BSL adjustment range of the Shifts? I looked in the Salomon tech manual but can't find it.

    Thanks
  21. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Lower angle slopes below Flute were great today,...

    Lower angle slopes below Flute were great today, same with West Bowl, Monday was crusty but the apron below skied well.
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    Whistler 21/22

    Jeeeeezus, 1500 to share a presumably very crappy room. Brutal.

    Hoping for some cold storms on the horizon next week.
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    Man that's just ridiculous for opening day....

    Man that's just ridiculous for opening day. Probably just a random occurrence but really easy to blame Vail, is the quality of millwrights and others on the maintenance teams the same as it was...
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    THREE MILL for a Montebello attached duplex?...

    THREE MILL for a Montebello attached duplex? Christ. I remember those being around $1M in 2013ish? My buddy bought a new build attached duplex in Creekside in January when things were a bit slow,...
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    Is that the problem? I thought it was that the...

    Is that the problem? I thought it was that the line the Blackcomb gondola takes exposes it to more wind, but that doesn't explain some of the stoppages. Not much wind for Creekside. And upgrading Red...
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    Creekside is pretty old would think new...

    Creekside is pretty old would think new infrastructure… then again when they upgraded Whistler Village gondola to 8 person cabins it was same towers (maybe new power unit? Cables?) but I am just...
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    Thanks guys, even with Daprella out I managed...

    Thanks guys, even with Daprella out I managed good results at the end thanks to Angel and Vali mostly. Ended up 53rd globally, have been in the top 200 before but this high. Looking forward to next...
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    Vail announced new capital plan. New 8 person...

    Vail announced new capital plan. New 8 person gondola at Creekside and 6 pack on Red for 2022-23 (assuming this means install of both next summer). Pretty stoked as a Creekside guy. Crowds are...
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    What a finish/last lap... legendary... the...

    What a finish/last lap... legendary... the tactics and then just riding off after passing Nino, loved it.
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    Hope she recovers, really gnarly looking crash,...

    Hope she recovers, really gnarly looking crash, was scary to watch on stream. Awesome series of races to wrap up the season though, tons of drama and excitement. Caught the end of men's XC which was...
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    Brutal end for Myriam who was riding totally in...

    Brutal end for Myriam who was riding totally in control to get the overall up until the slide out… glad I hung onto Vali! Also the swearing in the interview was hilarious haha.
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    I can't imagine running MaxxGrip rear outside of...

    I can't imagine running MaxxGrip rear outside of the bike park/DH bike (and buying said tires in bulk as they do not last), feels so slow pedaling to me. MaxxTerra feels pretty dang good (DHR II)...
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    Thought it seemed super weird. on the broadcast...

    Thought it seemed super weird. on the broadcast no one seemed to think so though. Maybe rim went into rock at weird angle with all his weight on it? Didn't realize it was an Enve at first either......
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    Queued up the vids for later, but I hope he comes...

    Queued up the vids for later, but I hope he comes back just cuz of how crazy it is for him to ski the way he does at his age after all his injuries. Despite the goofy shit he says and does sometimes,...
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    Fernie has amazing mountain biking. Haven't spent...

    Fernie has amazing mountain biking. Haven't spent ski much time in the last 10 years but in the late 90's and 2000's it was an awesome place to ski and spend time in the winter and my limited...
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    Damn that looked rough, glad he appears to be ok....

    Damn that looked rough, glad he appears to be ok. Seems like a weird part of the track for an aluminum rim to blow up, maybe it hit a rock with the front loaded at an angle and hung up with full...
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    Well, Vali got her first win. Pompon would've...

    Well, Vali got her first win. Pompon would've easily taken it based on the splits until her crash. Will make the finals a bit more interesting, hope she didn't injure her hand.

    Love North America...
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    I dun goofed then. No brainer last two races,...

    I dun goofed then. No brainer last two races, oopsy.
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    Anyone remember what Myriam Nicole cost in...

    Anyone remember what Myriam Nicole cost in Fantasy $? I stuck with same line-up as last race, so Vali who is $500k, but wondering if I could've afforded Myriam... she must've been $600-650k?
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    And for a guy without a car, where else will he...

    And for a guy without a car, where else will he find walkable lift access resort skiing that is some of the best in the world in terms of terrain/snow, in addition to awesome backcountry access with...
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    Shit situation but man respect to the shop for...

    Shit situation but man respect to the shop for that offer, looking out for customers that quickly in a shitty situation for themselves wow.
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    Did well in DH this weekend! I did give up 25pts...

    Did well in DH this weekend! I did give up 25pts going to Vali/Roenning from Camile/Johnset but my switch on the mens to Angel from Kolb. Awesome race, been really good lately without rain messing...
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    I was screaming at my TV during Greg's run, so...

    I was screaming at my TV during Greg's run, so fucking awesome on so many levels. Has to go down as one of the all time great downhill race runs simply cuz of the context. I did well in fantasy...
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    Oops! No idea how that got posted in here, meant...

    Oops! No idea how that got posted in here, meant to be in the tire thread where people were asking about Maxxis.
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    I have a feeling Vali is going to dominate on...

    I have a feeling Vali is going to dominate on Sunday... every race I've had her she's had problems, so I swapped to Camile + Millie... Camile has been riding awesome this year and is defending the...
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    I have a new Transition Patrol. First couple...

    I have a new Transition Patrol. First couple rides I wasn't sure about the 165 cranks but I did a big pedal today (Howler in Whistler) and didn't even think/notice them climbing. I prefer shorter...
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    bike24.com has a bunch of Maxxis in stock,...

    bike24.com has a bunch of Maxxis in stock, roughly $50ish USD for Assegai or DHF 3C MaxxGrip DoubleDown casing. 20EUR flat shipping (at least to Canada, assume US as well), I grabbed a bunch of spare...
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    Using Shimano AM9's for my first clipless shoes,...

    Using Shimano AM9's for my first clipless shoes, speed lace system. I like them, stiff enough but great to walk around in (which I do a fair bit of), seemed like they would handle that better than...
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    Jackson is absurdly talented on a bike. Have seen...

    Jackson is absurdly talented on a bike. Have seen him cruising the bike park over the years and he is just amazing to watch. Seeing him win after that brutal crash with a time that was top 15 in...
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    Track changes look dope, besides the tiny drop...

    Track changes look dope, besides the tiny drop and asphalt right hander into the finish area. Changed up my team a bit based on timed training which is never a good idea, you are welcome TGR league :)
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