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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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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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  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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/
  9. 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...
  10. 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....
  11. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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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    Hey, this is the thread I need. I ski a Rossi S7...

    Hey, this is the thread I need. I ski a Rossi S7 (the old original version, well multi colour graphics, not the latter version), in 188, which I do like for powder days, The camber underfoot and side...
  19. Tougher to distance on a gondi, and if they won’t...

    Tougher to distance on a gondi, and if they won’t allow singles, it makes it impossible, basically. What I don’t get about the BC restrictions is restaurants are still open, whereas a lot of cities...
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    Tried to play hookie today from work at Pano. Was...

    Tried to play hookie today from work at Pano. Was hoping to bolt after the 10-15 overnight after a 930-1030 conference call, but got bogged down in working on a software defect. Finally, out the door...
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    That looks amazing! A little work for a ton of...

    That looks amazing! A little work for a ton of fun!


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    On big days, memory is froggy, but I think 4500...

    On big days, memory is froggy, but I think 4500 is big.
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    The big chair is magical on a massive day. Might...

    The big chair is magical on a massive day. Might have been 15 or 16 years ago on a Saturday. Kids were in BAR Quickies program. Thigh to waist deep blower. So magical.


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    I LOVE how you roll! Skip the Dishes for...

    I LOVE how you roll! Skip the Dishes for breakfast! DAMN!

    I am so jealous to be in Cowtown this week. Seeing friends at Pano get the face shots while I navigate delivering presents to relatives,...
  25. My sense is that Pano did OK with kids staying on...

    My sense is that Pano did OK with kids staying on work visas and such.

    I think limiting operations for smaller crowds depends on the resort layout. For instance taking our the summit lift a Pano...
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    Spent 3 days and two painful hours Friday skiing...

    Spent 3 days and two painful hours Friday skiing Pano. Groomers are very fun and grippy in AM, scrape off a bit in afternoon. Skied several runs on Stumbock’s which was great Sunday, a little more...
  27. BC's Premier wants to shut down provincial borders. What does that mean for Ski Hills

    Are they participating in the YYC fast test/quarantine program? Just curious.

    I guess I am guilty as I travelled Calgary to Pano for a weekend ski camp, but basically stayed in my own place with...
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    Got a few runs in over lunch at Pano before the...

    Got a few runs in over lunch at Pano before the new boots forced me off the hill crying like a little girl.

    Top 2/3rds of main runs off Champagne Chair grippy, lower down to base, crunchy to say...
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    How thick is the ice? Sent from my iPad...

    How thick is the ice?


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  30. Kid is unreal. I pray his knees last past age 25!...

    Kid is unreal. I pray his knees last past age 25! Bug he is incredible.


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    Lac does Arcs looked awesome when we drove by a...

    Lac does Arcs looked awesome when we drove by a week ago. Told my wife, for the first time in 12 year, I am dusting off the skates and taking them to Pano to skate on Lake Lillian or f they do it,...
  32. I don’t think I gave a qualitative judgement. Use...

    I don’t think I gave a qualitative judgement. Use what , in memory I saw. As I stated, we stayed at the cabin this last week, so is likely different now.

    Agreed, Calgary is higher compliance. But...
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    I would usually buy 3 or 4 issues a year,...

    I would usually buy 3 or 4 issues a year, typically the first of the season with gear reviews and a couple others. One usually ended up in my stocking at XMas.

    Growing up in London, Southern...
  34. LOL, thanks, will let you know! Sent from my...

    LOL, thanks, will let you know!


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  35. Yeah, while locked at the house this week, a few...

    Yeah, while locked at the house this week, a few weeks ago I had been to the Sobey’s, Valley Foods, Cdn Tire, liquor store downtown, even popped into the Artym gallery. This was before the latest...
  36. Wife and I loaded up and came out last Saturday....

    Wife and I loaded up and came out last Saturday. We had a big discussion Sat AM as wife really was conflicted. She also suffers from anxiety, which impedes logic. I worked from Pano cabin all week....
  37. “We need to make sure that those who want to come...

    “We need to make sure that those who want to come to British Columbia must only do so if it is essential for their business or their wellbeing,” said Horgan.

    Well part of my well being is going to...
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    Wife and I were planning to go to our place at...

    Wife and I were planning to go to our place at Panorama and I was going to work from there for the next week. Wife, who suffers pretty severe anxiety, is now saying no way. I mean, we drive out, I...
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    It would be a similar role to marshaling at a...

    It would be a similar role to marshaling at a golf course. The right person could do it with humour and good nature. Ample signage in support of the effort would make it very clear.

    It is akin to...
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    Miserable here today, agreed. Working from...

    Miserable here today, agreed.

    Working from the cabin this week, was hoping to do a ride Sat if Lillian still dry


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    Unfortunately I think at the moment, every...

    Unfortunately I think at the moment, every company (unless related) has different battery gear.

    I have a Skillsaw and a Craftsman compound mitre saw. Drills are older Craftsman 18 and 19.2 volt....
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    I have had a membership since 1979 or 80. I...

    I have had a membership since 1979 or 80. I viewed it as simply access to the gear for sale, no moral or ethical connection at all. It was a store, and the gear was value for money. Really, the only...
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    Well your mind is damn effing sharp! Resurrecting...

    Well your mind is damn effing sharp! Resurrecting a 12 year old thread for an injury today is some serious work! I’d have just done a fresh thread.

    I hav e no advice on enhancing your recovery...
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    Norquay this Saturday. Sent from my iPad...

    Norquay this Saturday.


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    Mt Norquay opening this weekend. Wow, that was...

    Mt Norquay opening this weekend. Wow, that was quick!


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    Been there early season. Not good. Tragic and...

    Been there early season. Not good. Tragic and sorry to hear.


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    Mtnlion, that is unreal. Looks like a few sticks...

    Mtnlion, that is unreal. Looks like a few sticks coming through, but to be able to do a few turns like that, fun!

    Golf courses are done for season, time to put the clubs away and get the skis...
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    Ok, mock us, but we did the lift thing last fall...

    Ok, mock us, but we did the lift thing last fall with my sister in law from the east. Her asthma made the lifts a blessing. Fun day tho.


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    I think they get there. I agree, get two if not...

    I think they get there. I agree, get two if not three chairs running in the summer and it would be epic. I have no clue about the e-bike issue. That could get figured out, some things take time. Lots...
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    Gift card, I am guessing, should still be good....

    Gift card, I am guessing, should still be good. They haven’t, as far as I have seen, announced gift cards as going away. They are, in most provinces, treated as cash equivalents and must be treated...
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