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    I heard they were short staffed so I went up...

    I heard they were short staffed so I went up yesterday afternoon just in case. They had Sub Peak, Lemming Line and Greeley Bowl closed, which is a pretty good chunk of terrain.
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    Jesus! How hard is it to include a working link...

    Jesus! How hard is it to include a working link?

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    I've skied in that area a few times. London Ridge has great terrain with easy access right off the highway, and it would be a shame if this...
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    Today I learned Metallica had a wardrobe...

    Today I learned Metallica had a wardrobe department while on tour.
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    Do they do avalanche control on that path? Seems...

    Do they do avalanche control on that path? Seems like that would be the smart thing to do in a big snow year.
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    Here's the post from the Utah Avalanche Centre so...

    Here's the post from the Utah Avalanche Centre so you can avoid visiting Snowbrains: https://utahavalanchecenter.org/blog/15914
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    Skiers (and sledder) activity is definitely good...

    Skiers (and sledder) activity is definitely good for some things, like disturbing a surface hoar layer on a slope or getting weak layers within storm snow to bond. But if you know there's a deep...
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    The Boulder avalanche happened in mid-March. It...

    The Boulder avalanche happened in mid-March. It was on a bluebird day that followed a big storm after a long dry spell. Here's the preliminary report:...
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    Yep:...

    Yep: https://www.revelstokemountainresort.com/conditions/webcams
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    The real money is made from commercial shoots....

    The real money is made from commercial shoots. Editorial is just a way to get exposure and make a little money while doing it. I'd be shocked if there were any action sports photographers out there...
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    You have your whole life to ski so don't...

    You have your whole life to ski so don't sacrifice the quality of your education to ski more now. Instead, study something that will enable a career that will let you live in a ski town AND have...
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    Has anyone mentioned Forever Young in Rogers...

    Has anyone mentioned Forever Young in Rogers Pass?
    https://live.staticflickr.com/3645/3324865786_4703d03e59_o.jpg

    My favorite in the Pass is probably Lone Pine proper. It starts as a tight,...
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    I tend to use my pass most in the spring when I...

    I tend to use my pass most in the spring when I use the resort for easy access to high-elevation backcountry. I have 18 days on my pass and probably would have reached 25 if they stayed open. I'm not...
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    Nick Paumgarten is a fantastic writer, and he's a...

    Nick Paumgarten is a fantastic writer, and he's a passionate skier and mountain person. He wrote one of the best articles on the 2008 financial crisis, and he's also written entertaining pieces on...
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    This is true. You must also choose death...

    This is true.

    You must also choose death before download.
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    Three Valley Gap just outside Revy can be sketchy...

    Three Valley Gap just outside Revy can be sketchy at night, especially if it's warm enough for a melt-freeze cycle. It's a narrow valley that sits in the shade most of the day, so it can ice up when...
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    Check SpotWx.com. K3's tenure is slightly NE of...

    Check SpotWx.com. K3's tenure is slightly NE of Malakwa, generally located above 1,500m.
  17. Thread: Avalanche Books

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    This is being worked on:...

    This is being worked on: https://arc.lib.montana.edu/snow-science/item.php?id=2448
    and https://arc.lib.montana.edu/snow-science/item.php?id=2722
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    CBC has the whole race online:...

    CBC has the whole race online: https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/winter/alpineskiing/alpine-world-cup-live-stream-1.5434548
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    Douglas recently posted it's sold out online, but...

    Douglas recently posted it's sold out online, but you can find them in a few local stores. Try Valhalla Pure, Free Spirit Sports and Skookum in downtown Revelstoke when you get to town.
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    I'm pretty sure the Gaglardis are making money...

    I'm pretty sure the Gaglardis are making money off RMR. If they aren't, then they see it as a good place to spend corporate money for tax avoidance purposes, because they're building a major new...
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    Kicking Horse is better for steep alpine terrain....

    Kicking Horse is better for steep alpine terrain. Revelstoke is better for tree skiing and pillows. The best skiing in Revy is from the top of the gondola down to the day lodge, but there's generally...
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    The Avalanche Canada weather forecast is the best...

    The Avalanche Canada weather forecast is the best place to start, but it is a little tricky to use. After that, use spotwx.com for a specific look at the regions you're thinking of hitting.
  23. Owners of Revelstoke Mountain Resort buy Grouse Mountain

    https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/grouse-mountain-changes-hands-once-again-after-sale-to-gaglardi-family

    As a Revy resident, I'm not a huge fan of this. I worry about the reciprocal pass...
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    Average assessment for a single family home in...

    Average assessment for a single family home in Revy is now over $500,000, per BC Assessment. In reality, there's not much decent on the market for under $600K. But that's probably still cheap by...
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    Yesterday was one for the books. I got lucky by...

    Yesterday was one for the books. I got lucky by staying up high yesterday. My intention was to ski Banker laps, but that was closed, so I went to the Ripper instead, where it was empty. Went back to...
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    Steve Kujit has long, thick hair, so you must be...

    Steve Kujit has long, thick hair, so you must be talking about a different Steve. Or he got a wig.
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    I think that's the case further south, but closer...

    I think that's the case further south, but closer to Revelstoke and north, the freezing level didn't top 1,000m. There was definitely some heavy snow above that, but no melt-freeze crust until you...
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    RMR seems unwilling to put their stock of condos...

    RMR seems unwilling to put their stock of condos on the real estate market. They must be lucrative as hotel rooms, because I'm not sure why else they wouldn't given the real estate climate in town. ...
  29. Thread: More Revelstoke

    by AlexC
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    Can't you wait until after the weekend before...

    Can't you wait until after the weekend before posting this? I'm openly hoping the highways shut down and keep the holiday crowds out until at least Sunday.
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    Revelstoke allows it for one night. I have no...

    Revelstoke allows it for one night. I have no idea what enforcement is like.
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    No photos, but the snow at Rogers Pass was...

    No photos, but the snow at Rogers Pass was phenomenal today - some of the lightest, deepest powder I've ever skied. I love December pow.
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    How was this trip? I've been thinking of doing...

    How was this trip? I've been thinking of doing something similar.
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    The rowdiest sanctioned trail in Revy is probably...

    The rowdiest sanctioned trail in Revy is probably Ultimate Frisby. If you want a true classic ride, go to the top of Frisby Ridge, then descend all the way to the valley via the ridge, UFC, and...
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    I'm curious to see how Mt. Abriel in Nakusp...

    I'm curious to see how Mt. Abriel in Nakusp develops. The trails below the highway aren't all that interesting, but they are developing more above the highway and I expect those will be more fun. I...
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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...
  39. Thread: The FIFTY

    by AlexC
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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.
  40. 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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  45. 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...
  47. Thread: The Fifty One?

    by AlexC
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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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