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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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    I'm really happy with my Zero G 105s so far. I'm...

    I'm really happy with my Zero G 105s so far. I'm still in the honeymoon period, but I would recommend taking these on your trip.

    I would pair them with the Rustler 11s/shifts. They're pretty...
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    Fernie does not need a big base for decent...

    Fernie does not need a big base for decent skiing, especially with the summer grooming this year. With high fire hazard over the last few years, early season had been a bit of an alder...
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    Kicking Horse patrol discourages new traverse...

    Kicking Horse patrol discourages new traverse lines. It's often ignored. I don't know if ropes around open terrain end up being that effective.......Good to remind skiers who don't know better...
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    Fernie and Castle aren't on IKON or Mountain...

    Fernie and Castle aren't on IKON or Mountain Collective (assuming you have a discount), but I have had good luck at both of these hills during Banff/Golden's drought. If conditions aren't to your...
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    Not so much a quote, but more of a weird story...

    Not so much a quote, but more of a weird story that probably has a gaper element.

    I was waiting in line at the Haul Back T-Bar in Fernie last Sunday. Our line was merging with the patrol/ski...
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    Do you think they would give up the cats? They...

    Do you think they would give up the cats? They seem to be doing okay....with sales as least. I can't imagine spending that $$$$ for fortress, but there seems to be a market.
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    This seems to be optimistic at best. Maybe a...

    This seems to be optimistic at best. Maybe a misunderstanding of the market.

    "Fifty per cent of Albertan ski days are outside the province,” said Waddell. “That’s a huge number of skiers that...
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    More talk about Fortress. ...

    More talk about Fortress.

    https://www.rmoutlook.com/article/fortress-mountain-ski-resort-eyes-2020-opening-20190207

    It would be nice to see this one going again.
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    @miketheskier A couple Facebook groups that...

    @miketheskier

    A couple Facebook groups that might be useful

    Https://www.facebook.com/groups/814502171996385/?ref=share


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/532259223516611/?ref=share
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    I'm just a weekender, but I spend most of my free...

    I'm just a weekender, but I spend most of my free days at Kicking Horse, Fernie, or Louise. I can let you know if Liz and I are around when you are. I don't know the place like a local, but I can get...
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    Ozone hasn't opened to the public yet. I think...

    Ozone hasn't opened to the public yet. I think they'll want to use that terrain for the FWT event. I hope it is controlled and will be open to the public after the comp.

    Middle Ridge South has...
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    They opened the Polar chutes again yeserday...in...

    They opened the Polar chutes again yeserday...in the late morning. Maybe waiting for the snow to soften up a bit.

    There was a patroller at the top asking people who looked less than confident if...
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    There is a lot of touring with easy acess around...

    There is a lot of touring with easy acess around Fernie.

    This blog is a nice pace to start:

    https://seethenski.net/category/fernie/

    and for a visual:
    ...
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    It wasn't busy at all. Walk on to the Gondola...

    It wasn't busy at all. Walk on to the Gondola yesterday. There was still a bit of untracked at the end of yesterday in the less obvious lines.

    Great weekend!
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    I'm heading to Golden tonight so I can spend the...

    I'm heading to Golden tonight so I can spend the weekend in gondola lines.

    Maybe everyone will stay at Louise?
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    Skied Fernie and KH this past weekend. Conditions...

    Skied Fernie and KH this past weekend. Conditions were excellent in both locations and the crowds didn't seem to come out.

    The North Bowl in Revelstoke was good from day one (or third day of...
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    I like eleven22 in Golden. It isn't super cheap,...

    I like eleven22 in Golden. It isn't super cheap, but it's not too expensive either. For coffee in the morning, I go to the Bluebird Cafe.

    In Nelson, I like Cantina del Centro for a light meal and...
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    Stay away from Oxo/Puzzle Ramp...yikes!

    Stay away from Oxo/Puzzle Ramp...yikes!
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    Skied Louise on Friday. Conditions were not...

    Skied Louise on Friday. Conditions were not really icy, but there was a touch of fresh. That might have helped. The 500 was uncomfortably busy most of the day, but alright during lunch hour and after...
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    Is it a long hike?

    Is it a long hike?
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    I was in Rossland and Nelson from the December 31...

    I was in Rossland and Nelson from the December 31 to January 4 last year. We booked ahead but had no trouble with last minute changes to reservations. Snow was reasonable. Your week will be more...
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    Castle is usually good for 2 of the 3 top days in...

    Castle is usually good for 2 of the 3 top days in any given season. If you time it right, it's tough to beat the long, fall line runs.

    As mntlion suggested, get the timing wrong, and it can be...
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    Thanks for the update!

    Thanks for the update!
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    Thanks Gary! And thanks for the HW update. ...

    Thanks Gary!

    And thanks for the HW update.

    We skied about half-way from tree-line to the road. Snow was getting thinner lower down, and those Christmas trees weren't very well buried. Didn't...
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    The discount card details are out now. Louise...

    The discount card details are out now.

    Louise lost Castle and Revelstoke to Sunshine.

    Casltle's new card costs 80 and gives you half price tickets all year...but no free days. I think Marmot...
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    So I've been skiing the last couple of weekends...

    So I've been skiing the last couple of weekends (Purple/Hero's in K Country and Bow Summit), and I don't really want to go back to not skiing.

    It seems like the Icefields area is escaping the...
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    The new Kicking Horse map. ...

    The new Kicking Horse map.

    https://kickinghorseresort.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/KHmap2018.pdf
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    Is anybody here going to the Freshtival Films in...

    Is anybody here going to the Freshtival Films in Calgary? Shredfest in Banff?
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    These guys? https://www.pomeroylodging.com/ ...

    These guys?

    https://www.pomeroylodging.com/

    I think they just bought a hotel at Alyeska. (never mind, you're right)

    They own a bunch of hotels (different brands) in small towns in Alberta...
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    Front page of their website. I can't share links...

    Front page of their website. I can't share links until I get my post count up.
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    Kicking Horse released a teaser trailer for their...

    Kicking Horse released a teaser trailer for their new (inbounds) terrain. It looks like both sides of Ozone will be in? Does that sound right?

    The new trail map should be released soon. It will be...
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