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    I don't know why you keep spouting your outdated...

    I don't know why you keep spouting your outdated myths about Revelstoke. Revelstoke had the fastest growing real estate market in BC the last two years. The only thing slowing down development in...
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    Revelstoke is opening a bike trail this Friday...

    Revelstoke is opening a bike trail this Friday and they're promoting it as e-bike friendly. It's a 10 mile flow trail that descends 5,620 feet, but you have to pedal uphill 4 miles from the top of...
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    I grew up skiing at Owl's Head, so rode this...

    I grew up skiing at Owl's Head, so rode this chair many times. Before that, it was a 60's era double-chair. The former owner of Owl's Head was not known for his spendthrift ways.

    Last season, this...
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    I met Iohan in Peru and got to try out his bike...

    I met Iohan in Peru and got to try out his bike briefly. The fork combined with fat tires made for a really smooth ride on rough dirt roads. It was about as slow going up as you'd expect, but he's in...
  5. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Did Bjarne keep up with you on that while...

    Did Bjarne keep up with you on that while filming? If so, the guy truly is a beast.
  6. Thread: The FIFTY

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    I'm really enjoying this series. Question: Who...

    I'm really enjoying this series. Question: Who sets the boot pack when Rubens isn't around?
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    It would be great if they brought Revelstoke...

    It would be great if they brought Revelstoke back, but our frequently shitty weather makes holding an event here tough. Both venues they've used here are great.
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    Nice one! That's on my bucket list for sure,...

    Nice one! That's on my bucket list for sure, mainly because I like to pretend it was name after some long-lost ancestor of mine.
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    I live in Revy and there hasn't been a decent...

    I live in Revy and there hasn't been a decent storm since the end of January - and only the one since mid-January. There's no powder to be found in bounds but it has stayed cold so the pistes are in...
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    This winter is very reminiscent of 2009-10, my...

    This winter is very reminiscent of 2009-10, my first in Revy. It snowed a ton until mid-January, then dried up for two months. It dumped just before my birthday, so hopefully the pattern continues.
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  11. Thread: Revelstoke guide

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    Revelstoke Backcountry Guides...

    Revelstoke Backcountry Guides is the rights holder for guiding off RMR. Call them.
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    We could really do with a few less Whistler...

    We could really do with a few less Whistler refugees.

    And, yes, Revy has a bike park opening this summer. It's only going to be one trail to start, but it's a flow trail from the top of the Stoke...
  13. Thread: The Fifty One?

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    You could probably add 10 lines in Rogers Pass...

    You could probably add 10 lines in Rogers Pass alone. These are probably the three I'd add. These aren't the biggest or gnarliest lines in the Pass, but they're all classsics:
    1. Forever Young...
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    What's harder - the Hahnenkahm or the Verbier...

    What's harder - the Hahnenkahm or the Verbier Extreme?
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    The groomers are preferable at the resort since...

    The groomers are preferable at the resort since it's been dry and sunny up high for the last week. I know no one comes to Revy for the groomers, but they are pretty fun, especially top-to-bottom laps.
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    For one, try not using a dark grey text on a dark...

    For one, try not using a dark grey text on a dark blue background,
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    Banff is great in April. Still wintery up high,...

    Banff is great in April. Still wintery up high, though the slopes can get sun affected on sunny days. The back bowls of Lake Louise are prime in early April.
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    I decided to bring my ski gear back east with me...

    I decided to bring my ski gear back east with me to do some holiday skiing at Jay Peak, because the conditions were looking great. Of course, this happens. How bad is it?
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    La Baguette in Revelstoke has a poutine deal on...

    La Baguette in Revelstoke has a poutine deal on Thursday's. I think it's a large poutine and a beer for $10 CDN, or something like that.
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    Revy seems like your best bet. After this past...

    Revy seems like your best bet. After this past week's storms, the upper mountain is skiing great and you can skit the runs down to mid-station.
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    I have a Berghaus rain jacket that kept me dry...

    I have a Berghaus rain jacket that kept me dry while biking through Peru in the rainy season. It's stupid expensive but I was able to get it on a good discount combined with store credit. I wish I...
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    A pitcher (60oz) at Revelstoke Mountain Resort is...

    A pitcher (60oz) at Revelstoke Mountain Resort is $25 CDN - about $19 US. I haven't bought a pint there in ages because it's way cheaper in town, so I'm not sure what one of those costs. A US pint is...
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    Safe to say, the Connaught drainage is pretty...

    Safe to say, the Connaught drainage is pretty much tracked out after this weekend., especially everything on the south side. I even saw people ski off the summit of Cheops down the west face. We...
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    Nothing compares to Snow Rodeo top to bottom at...

    Nothing compares to Snow Rodeo top to bottom at Revelstoke. It's 5,000 vertical feet of fall-line skiing that starts off steep, gets steeper, and then mellows out at the bottom, but never turns flat....
  25. Alterra needs a western Canadian resort. I could...

    Alterra needs a western Canadian resort. I could see them going after Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, which would give them Fernie, Kicking Horse, Kimberley, and Nakiska out west; and Mont Ste. Anne...
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    I've gone out in a big bird with 10 guests twice...

    I've gone out in a big bird with 10 guests twice before, and it really is a mixed bag. The first time (with CMH in Nakusp) was right after a huge storm and we were confined to skiing the trees, but...
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    I'm a big advocate of mirrorless cameras unless...

    I'm a big advocate of mirrorless cameras unless you're taking professional action shots. The quality is just as good these days and you'll appreciate the smaller size.
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    Barkered is a beast. That has to be one of the...

    Barkered is a beast. That has to be one of the fastest, smoothest runs ever at Verbier.
  29. Specifically, it's northern Alberta's playground....

    Specifically, it's northern Alberta's playground. Southern Alberta goes to Golden and Revelstoke.
  30. So, who's moving to Valemount? MDA was signed and...

    So, who's moving to Valemount? MDA was signed and they're planning a December 2018 opening: http://www.therockymountaingoat.com/2017/03/early-ski-resort-construction-to-begin-this-summer/
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    Conditions looked incredible but does anyone else...

    Conditions looked incredible but does anyone else find that venue was kind of boring? It's Alaska - surely they could find something better.
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    Today was a unicorn day at RMR. After a few days...

    Today was a unicorn day at RMR. After a few days of rain, we got 20 cm of reasonably light snow overnight. I got to the hill at 7:30 even though my hunch is there wouldn't be much of a line. Turns...
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    The skiing continues to be amazing this year. ...

    The skiing continues to be amazing this year.

    https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17097228_10158309508590203_8368944794062693564_o.jpg?oh=81599fda4b07f1e5a2d75d36e22f7b6f&oe=5935CCBD
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    First, they're Quebecois, not French. Second, I...

    First, they're Quebecois, not French. Second, I bullshit not. Go St. Viateur or Fairmount Bagels if you're ever in Montreal and you won't be disappointed
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    The only good bagels are Montreal bagels. Anyone...

    The only good bagels are Montreal bagels. Anyone who says otherwise is wrong.
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    There's an open week at the end of March, I just...

    There's an open week at the end of March, I just need to find seven other people. I was told unguided and uncatered is a possibility, but it would have to be cleared with Larry.
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    I would also like to know as I have some vacation...

    I would also like to know as I have some vacation time to use up.
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    The rule held true today - if they say 15 cm...

    The rule held true today - if they say 15 cm overnight at RMR, it's probably double that in the Monashees.
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    I was hesitant to post it, but I figured there...

    I was hesitant to post it, but I figured there was more cars there than in the usual spots, so it's not exactly a secret.
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    There's no snow in the forecast until next week,...

    There's no snow in the forecast until next week, so you still have to deal with us sledless bums for at least another weekend.

    Speaking of the Gorge, it was good on Sunday: ...
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    The heli ski op will provide you with skis. If...

    The heli ski op will provide you with skis. If not, go to Revelstoke Powder Rentals.
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    One from the Monashees today: ...

    One from the Monashees today:

    https://files.graphiq.com/2307/media/images/White_430113_i0.png

    It was really deep.
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    Today was very deep. I'm sure if you're tuned...

    Today was very deep. I'm sure if you're tuned into the proper Instagram and Facebook accounts, you'll see plenty of footage and photos. I managed to get in three laps before work, then five more...
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    It might be B.C. of Alberta school break, but...

    It might be B.C. of Alberta school break, but usually those are a little later in the month.
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    The Gorge skied nicely today and the snow has...

    The Gorge skied nicely today and the snow has filled in well right down to the road. Saturday was really touchy and we pulled the plug early. Went back on Sunday to 17K and it was one of those days...
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    Coverage is phenomenal above about 1,800m. Below...

    Coverage is phenomenal above about 1,800m. Below that, it ranges from sketchy to marginal to non-existent. The amount of alder showing up Connaught Creek today was second only to the number of skiers.
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    It's real grassy and rocky around here.

    https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14708064_10157633567625203_5156866800980124688_o.jpg
  48. What's highway traffic like up there? Revelstoke...

    What's highway traffic like up there? Revelstoke is a pain to get to, but at least it's on the Trans-Canada Highway. How many people actually drive down Highway 5, other than truckers? I wouldn't be...
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    Most people stuck to the meadows and the little...

    Most people stuck to the meadows and the little chutes above the upper lake on Saturday. There were surprisingly few tracks on the glacier. I went back on Sunday and there were far fewer people there...
  50. The Trout Lake/Ferguson/Galena area doesn't have...

    The Trout Lake/Ferguson/Galena area doesn't have any building inspection services yet, so there's no one checking if you're following the BC Building Code. You could build a shack down there and live...
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