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    Awesome... guess it's an early start for me...

    Awesome... guess it's an early start for me tomorrow ;)
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    Anyone know when Whistler starts the Fresh Tracks...

    Anyone know when Whistler starts the Fresh Tracks breakfast. Website only says mid Dec
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    Anyone know what the 7 eleven discounted WB...

    Anyone know what the 7 eleven discounted WB tickets are currently going for
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    You'll get 2x 50% and 6x 25% vouchers and bunch...

    You'll get 2x 50% and 6x 25% vouchers and bunch of 25% off sight seeing, which is the same as what I got. Also I was told that they are still planning to offer the discounted gift card deal....
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    PSA If you have a wb full seasons pass. You need...

    PSA
    If you have a wb full seasons pass. You need to go to guest services and pickup your various bring a friend discount vouchers. You could probably get them on the day you need to use them as well...
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    To bad they didn't open the alpine during opening...

    To bad they didn't open the alpine during opening weekend when we had epic conditions. Guess I can't complain as it's still stellar early session conditions.

    Today was pretty good despite only...
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    EPICMIX App The WBPLUS app for tracking your...

    EPICMIX App

    The WBPLUS app for tracking your vertical, lift status and other on mountain activities, is no longer supported. It's been replaced by Vail's EpicMix app which has more or less the...
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    See if you can rent or borrow a metal detector.. ...

    See if you can rent or borrow a metal detector.. Saw a lot of ppl digging for skis the last few days.

    Yep.. today was all time. Full on storm skiing with free refills run after run. Last time...
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    216546 Hardly any snow.. so disappointed

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    Hardly any snow.. so disappointed
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    216359 Creekside GS today... 1hr turn around...

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    Creekside GS today... 1hr turn around time. Going to be interesting this weekend.

    Fresh tracks and gift card deal are going to be offered for unlimited passholders again this season. ...
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    For details on what will be open ...

    For details on what will be open

    https://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/mountain-info/snow-report#hours-of-operation
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    Passholders perks ? Anyone have the beta what...

    Passholders perks ?
    Anyone have the beta what perks they will be offering for this season. Will they be doing the 2 for 1 fresh tracks tickets, $500 discounted gift card deal, etc.. Also how does...
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    Well f*** that was something I wasnt counting on....

    Well f*** that was something I wasnt counting on. I would have gone in and got my new pass earlier if I had known this. I still have my old WB pass and have not received any new pass in the mail.
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    That explains why WBPlus is no longer showing up...

    That explains why WBPlus is no longer showing up on the WB app. Too bad though cuz I've just gotten used to tracking my daily vert and days using that. I noticed that you can still access WBPlus...
  15. Any word on the alpine yet? We're any of the...

    Any word on the alpine yet? We're any of the alpine lifts open today? I'm hoping for early-mid week
  16. Thanks everyone for heading over to blackcomb...

    Thanks everyone for heading over to blackcomb today. I had whistler pretty much all to myself. The 30-40cm overnight filled in everything that was tracked from yesterday. Have to be careful out...
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    I was wondering why there were hardly any rooms...

    I was wondering why there were hardly any rooms available for most dates at Powder springs. Guess I'll have to scout out some other hotels.
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    Of course it was I knew it was a mistake to...

    Of course it was I knew it was a mistake to skip today :(

    And of course now there inversion happenin that a going to turn everything to crap :(
  19. My guess would be that they wont open it till...

    My guess would be that they wont open it till noon. Was up today snowed all morning above 1700m. They didn't even attempt any avy control work today probably waiting for it to stop snowing & winds to...
  20. Today was a different story. The weekend warriors...

    Today was a different story. The weekend warriors went home, temps dropped, sun came out, all of the alpine opened after being closed through this last storm cycle. I hate to say it, but it was the...
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    Had mine at the team line and remounted -2cm imho...

    Had mine at the team line and remounted -2cm imho it's better at -2. They are more playful on the line but didnt like them them when it got really deep where the long tail put me more forward than I...
  22. Now the tough decision. Which skis will be the...

    Now the tough decision. Which skis will be the sacrifical rocks skis ;)
  23. They probably ski better mounted a couple cm' s...

    They probably ski better mounted a couple cm' s back if the mount is anything like old bents. Loved the older ones but they always felt like they had too much tail.
  24. Yup.. it's been a hard one to swallow esp coming...

    Yup.. it's been a hard one to swallow esp coming off such an epic winter last season. I feel like I've been waiting forever. I feel totally bummed out cuz I was in line for Fresh Tracks the morning...
  25. Can you say pow day? ;D Great early start this...

    Can you say pow day? ;D Great early start this season but it's been pretty lean these past few weeks. Guess I'm spoiled by all the pow days early last season
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    I've got the Note2, the 3 is similar size but...

    I've got the Note2, the 3 is similar size but lighter & thinner. Love mine. Friends used to make fun of the size of it, but all of the manufacturers offer 5"+ phones now. Plus who uses a phone for...
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    Just curious as to your preferred mounting for...

    Just curious as to your preferred mounting for the new katana. I went with +1 on mine with the intention of better low speed handling in the trees. So far pretty happy with it. Just hope I didn't...
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    Just a quick update. I ended up with the...

    Just a quick update. I ended up with the Katana's. Skied them last week on variable conditions at Whistler. I've been on the Atomic Automatics for last few days prior & the Katana's put a bigger...
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    Thanks... that's very useful info. Checking...

    Thanks... that's very useful info. Checking prices on both the Katana & Cochise and there are some fairly good deals to be had. Will check out the local shops this weekend & see what's kicking around...
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    Thanks for the info. The Cochise wasn't on my...

    Thanks for the info. The Cochise wasn't on my radar but after your comments and looking at some reviews, they all seem to reflect what you described.

    I'm now wondering if the new stiffer katana...
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    2013 vs 2009 Katana?

    I used to have the 1st gen Katana (circa 2009?), the black-green one that was flat with no camber or rocker. I loved that ski for pow & it's ability to charge all no matter how crappy the snow was. I...
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    My daughter has the 1st gen (2011?) model. Was...

    My daughter has the 1st gen (2011?) model. Was mounted on team which pretty foward. Remounted to -2 from team to improve float & balance in deep snow, which seems to be the sweet spot. The 2013's...
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    Bingo! They came back on again just in time for...

    Bingo! They came back on again just in time for me to snag a pair. A no brainer at that price ;D Thanks for the PSA
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    Didnt get out today. Still drying out the gear...

    Didnt get out today. Still drying out the gear from yesterday's schmoo action. Was a good test of how waterproof your gear was ;D Lots of very heavy wet pow, but still fun. The more rocker, the...
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    Thanks for heads up on Liftopia. The pricing was...

    Thanks for heads up on Liftopia. The pricing was way cheaper than anything I could find elsewhere so far. $208 for 4 days, which works out to $52/day. The pricing varies depending upon the dates you...
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    Anyone know what the current Costco deal is? Is...

    Anyone know what the current Costco deal is? Is there a costco in revy? Thanks
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    Revelstoke discount tickets?

    Was planning on heading up to Revelstoke in a few weeks. Any word on where to get discounted lift tickets other than from RMR? I was digging around and saw some good rates with liftopia dot com,...
  38. 5'5" 140 lbs on the 179's. Feels about right for...

    5'5" 140 lbs on the 179's. Feels about right for me. More stable than my 183 BChetler's, but then the BC's are softer overall.
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    Ditto... flat/continuous reverse camber for...

    Ditto... flat/continuous reverse camber for powder skis is $$. The ability to pivot effortlessly esp when tree skiing is so much fun.
  40. 4 days on mine mounted at the factory line & it's...

    4 days on mine mounted at the factory line & it's all good. No need to 2nd guess the mount. Just put er on the line & go skiing.
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    lots of pow to be had on blackcomb today. glad...

    lots of pow to be had on blackcomb today. glad they made the decision to not groom anything. Glad I brought out the powder boards ;D
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    If you're a lightweight like me (140lbs), you may...

    If you're a lightweight like me (140lbs), you may not like the BG's because you're not going to be able to flex it effectively unless you're going mach 1. The stiff shovel didnt work for me either...
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    The Blog ski short due to the forward mounting &...

    The Blog ski short due to the forward mounting & tip/tail rocker. My daughter is only 5'4" is on 177's and has them mounted 2cm back of the Team mark. You would have been better off with the 185's...
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    I have barons on my CRJ's for light duty touring....

    I have barons on my CRJ's for light duty touring. If I'm going to be touring, it for the pow so I prefer to be on something wider than skinner
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    Just had my daughter's blogs remounted from Team...

    Just had my daughter's blogs remounted from Team to -1.5cm from Team mark. There was too much tip dive esp with all the deep snowfall we've been getting lately. It was significantly better w/out...
  46. Thread: which GPS?

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    I have the Garmin Oregon 450 which I really like...

    I have the Garmin Oregon 450 which I really like because of the ability to load my own custom maps. A topo map on its own isnt usually quite enough for you to navigate the backcountry. I use mine for...
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    Interesting to read your review as I've got the...

    Interesting to read your review as I've got the Kuros as well. So far the best pow ski I've been on todate. I love them for tree skiing. Fast or slow, so easy to pivot in tight quarters. But your...
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    Hmmm... camber is the new reverse camber? Funny...

    Hmmm... camber is the new reverse camber? Funny how it goes complete circle.
  49. has anyone bought gloves from them & care to...

    has anyone bought gloves from them & care to comment on quality/fit
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    I've got the Garmin Oregon 450. The ability to...

    I've got the Garmin Oregon 450. The ability to overlay custom maps alone is worth the price of admission. Basically you can take any map & geo-reference it & overlay it onto the GPS maps.The...
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