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    You don't find many, if any, Americans working at...

    You don't find many, if any, Americans working at ski resorts in western Canada and I suspect that it is a reflection of how difficult it is for Canadians to get a working visa at US ski resorts....
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    X rentals can be a good buy. Yeah, they are not...

    X rentals can be a good buy. Yeah, they are not fancy and lack some amenities but the manufacturer knows the rental units are going to get really hard use so they are built pretty rugged. Example:...
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    Nice rig. I will be putting a deposit down on a...

    Nice rig. I will be putting a deposit down on a Winnebago EKKO next week.

    I thought Kirkwood chased all the RVs out or is SnoPark outside of Kirkwood, if so, how far?
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    Yeah, Dr Hannah Straight is not a medical doctor...

    Yeah, Dr Hannah Straight is not a medical doctor but has a PhD in pharmacy, often travels with someone (boyfriend?) but she acts as if she is by herself. Sometimes someone appears in her video but...
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    I am very happy with the great fuel economy and...

    I am very happy with the great fuel economy and overall low cost of operation of my '91 Dodge Cummins 5.9 12valve, 4 sp manual Getrag transmission, 160hp, 400 ft.-lbs. torque, 270k kms, owned since...
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    I'd take you up on the Sun Peaks offer, Gary,...

    I'd take you up on the Sun Peaks offer, Gary, except I had a season ending crash last week: I was just skiing along and the next thing I know, I am lying on the snowpack and a guy is taking my ski...
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    You will be showing up during the second week of...

    You will be showing up during the second week of spring break for school kids in B.C. and Ontario, so ski resorts will be busy.

    Unless you have perfect timing and show up during a storm, I would...
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    The campground in town is open in winter, with...

    The campground in town is open in winter, with weekly rates ($250??) that include free wifi, and showers, electricity is extra. I may spend a month there next winter.
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    US citizens pay cash or credit card for...

    US citizens pay cash or credit card for Healthcare in Canada.
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    The forecast for WW that I looked at said mixed...

    The forecast for WW that I looked at said mixed precip and 4*C at the base for Tues with temps cooling to around the freezing level with snow as the week progresses. I'd say go for it with the option...
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    I've only watched Russell Brand a few times and...

    I've only watched Russell Brand a few times and don't know much about him, but 5 Million subscribers on Youtube have different viewing habits.
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    I have nothing against the project but I question...

    I have nothing against the project but I question the financial viability. Are skiers with money to spend on a second home in ski country going to be happy with just one lift and minimal amenities?
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    "Bouncy Castle Convoy"....It all depends on your...

    "Bouncy Castle Convoy"....It all depends on your perspective.
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    I think "shorter poles" (with no wrist straps)...

    I think "shorter poles" (with no wrist straps) for deep pow was the phony excuse that CMH made because they did not want to tell clients that poles with straps are a risky hazard.
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    When I skied with CMH a few years ago, out of K2...

    When I skied with CMH a few years ago, out of K2 Rotor Lodge in Nakusp, they wanted everyone to use shorter strapless poles that they provided. It wasn't really because you need shorter poles in deep...
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    The Emergencies Measures Act was not used to end...

    The Emergencies Measures Act was not used to end border blockades and it was not needed to to remove protesters from Ottawa. The sole purpose of the Act invocation was so Trudeau could freeze bank...
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    Trudeau called the invoking of the Emergency...

    Trudeau called the invoking of the Emergency Measures Act a last resort. I was wondering what was the 1st, 2nd, etc resorts. I guess teamdirt has just listed them. Trudeau has demonstrated, this time...
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    I am pretty sure Revy counts every flake,...

    I am pretty sure Revy counts every flake, including the ones that fall in Aug and Sept, only to melt after a few days.
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    Today is Friday, Feb. 25 on my calendar.

    Today is Friday, Feb. 25 on my calendar.
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    You are correct Gary. I should have included the...

    You are correct Gary. I should have included the word "resort" in my statement, although calling Whitewater a resort is a bit of a stretch. OTOH they do have 3 chairlifts and 2k vertical; just no on...
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    In a democratic society does the leader refuse to...

    In a democratic society does the leader refuse to negotiate or listen to grievances or instead vilify and then declare emergency powers that are what amount to marshal law? In no way do the peaceful...
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    Never mind the South Park border episode, think...

    Never mind the South Park border episode, think about the material that they have for the Trudeau the Tyrannical Dictator (invokes the Emergency (War) Measures Act) vs the Peaceful Truckers. With...
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    It is worth mentioning that Whitewater is tied...

    It is worth mentioning that Whitewater is tied with Whistler for the most annual snowfall in Canada but without Whistler's rain events.

    Oddly, even though Red and WW are closer to each other than...
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    Right now Sun Peaks has one of B.C.s deeper...

    Right now Sun Peaks has one of B.C.s deeper bases, soft snow, and is arguably one of Canada's best groomer-zoomer resorts. And as one of B.C.s more northerly resorts it has been less negatively...
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    Red is having a really poor snow year and lists...

    Red is having a really poor snow year and lists the alpine base as 139cm/55ln. Whereas nearby and higher elevation Whitewater is at 244cm/96in. alpine base depth.
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    I don't drink the water out of my fresh water...

    I don't drink the water out of my fresh water holding tank. Drinking water goes into jugs.
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    One of the things that I find to be suspect is...

    One of the things that I find to be suspect is the ease of raising money that the Freedom Convoy has experienced. $10M in a week or so with GoFundMe and then $5M in a couple of days with...
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    I have heard Trudeau and others mention swastikas...

    I have heard Trudeau and others mention swastikas but no pics of any and of course one could have been put up by an "agent provocateur". While no doubt there are some far right wingers in the crowd,...
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    What Trudeau should have done instead of...

    What Trudeau should have done instead of vilifying and painting all of the truckers and their supporters as racist, is met with the leaders. There are several with different agendas/narratives and...
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    According to Trudeau, 90% of adults in Canada are...

    According to Trudeau, 90% of adults in Canada are vaccinated.

    Here is something to consider: A number of years ago the government of New Brunswick decided to pass a law mandating compulsory...
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    I'm not a big fan of the Freedom Convoy but...

    I'm not a big fan of the Freedom Convoy but really it is Trudeau and his response to the truckers and blue collar workers in general that I can't stand. Trudeau is so out of touch and such a poor...
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    The link doesn't work for me but it doesn't...

    The link doesn't work for me but it doesn't matter because Saskatchewan does not control the border. Instead we have to rely on the Federal Government, lead by the dumbest guy in the room, Prime...
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    Retallack is known for having a lot of steep...

    Retallack is known for having a lot of steep terrain, perhaps the most in B.C. Their lodge is drive to, so you can have your vehicle with you the whole time. But it means a long slow Cat ride first...
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    Wasn't it local Native Bands that came out...

    Wasn't it local Native Bands that came out against ski resort development at Cayuse near Pemberton, several years ago? B.C Provincial governments have mostly been in favour of ski resort deveolpment,...
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    I use the 1/2" thick 2'x2' interlocking squares...

    I use the 1/2" thick 2'x2' interlocking squares from Walmart that are made for standing on.
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    I have stayed in my truck camper at a snowmobile...

    I have stayed in my truck camper at a snowmobile staging area on Hwy 191, a couple miles south of the Hwy 64 intersection turnoff for Big Sky.

    I have also stayed at a pull out on Hwy 64, just...
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    I have an 8.5 foot popup truck camper with 2"...

    I have an 8.5 foot popup truck camper with 2" thick walls insulated with XPS rigid foam: R10. It makes a huge difference, especially in really cold temp, heat distribution remains quite constant.
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    If the roof leak has been professionally repaired...

    If the roof leak has been professionally repaired then I would tend to think that subsequent leaks are less likely. That said, there is no getting away from the fact that it is an almost 25 y.o. RV...
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    Air bags and/or leaf springs re-sprung and an...

    Air bags and/or leaf springs re-sprung and an extra leaf added, front and rear if possible. LT load range E tires. Allow extra distance between yourself and the car in front as stopping won't be the...
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    Re: burned up camper van. As a former insurance...

    Re: burned up camper van. As a former insurance claim adjuster, I used to say: "The thicker the file, the higher the payout". So lots of builder estimates, parts list, lots of documentation to make...
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    Canada lags behind most places in the US when it...

    Canada lags behind most places in the US when it comes to nurses, hospital beds, and ICU beds per capita, so you don't want to get sick in Canada.
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    I don't know how it works today, but decades ago...

    I don't know how it works today, but decades ago when I was an insurance claim adjuster, in Canada a lawyer took a percentage of the claim as fee, payable win or loose the case. While in the USA the...
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    ^^^This is what i was thinking. If a builder is...

    ^^^This is what i was thinking. If a builder is reluctant to give a written estimate, then have a "parts" list and ask what their price would be to build and install these items. Then write down the...
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    Whistler sells garbage bags with their logo and the arm and neck holes already cut...that's way too prepared for rain, imo. However right now B.C. is experiencing a cold snap which could mean no rain...
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    Generator auto start function for low voltage...

    Generator auto start function for low voltage batteries does exist. Winnebago EKKO has it, along with a $150k+ price tag. Other Rvs have this feature as well.
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    I have a DC to DC smart battery charger, It takes...

    I have a DC to DC smart battery charger, It takes power from the alternator and solar panel either separately or together and acts as solar charge controller.

    Changing a propane furnace fan to a...
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    I stayed for a few nights in my truck camper at...

    I stayed for a few nights in my truck camper at the Walmart in Frisco. Even though there were signs saying no overnight RVs there were several and some looked like they hadn't moved in a while.
    ...
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    ^^^This. A patroller strike or call in sick...

    ^^^This. A patroller strike or call in sick campaign just forces/gives Vail an excuse to shut down lifts and terrain. And they will certain cater to the bulk of their customers, the families with...
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    Ok stoplights can be annoying but they should...

    Ok stoplights can be annoying but they should stop you from driving down the road, not stop you from skiing at a ski area. Please explain why they might be a hindrance to prospective Stevens Pass...
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    The problem is that not enough American skiers...

    The problem is that not enough American skiers are savvy enough to realize that there are more than a dozen ski resorts in western Canada not named Whistler that are uncrowded, not expensive, have...
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