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    Make Whistler Great Again petition...

    Make Whistler Great Again petition
    https://www.change.org/p/vail-resorts-inc-get-vail-to-fix-whistler-blackcomb


    CBC news: 'Make Whistler Great Again': Petition targeting Vail Resorts management...
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    I hope the facilities team increases the amount...

    I hope the facilities team increases the amount of bleach they put in the restaurant, washroom, and lodge services cleaning solution. The Rabbit's Foot also lives a long time on cold dry surfaces. So...
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    Are they still using the same torsion tube design...

    Are they still using the same torsion tube design that collided with the sheaves assembly when cars were swaying under high winds while operating "due to operator error"?

    I wonder if that is why...
  4. Buried 11 feet. "(3) Avalanche airbags are...

    Buried 11 feet.

    "(3) Avalanche airbags are great lifesaving devices that can decrease mortality from 22% to 11%. However, they are not a sure thing. On Janurary 1st in Montana, a snowmobiler was...
  5. Grouse has probably more pleasant exits. But...

    Grouse has probably more pleasant exits.
    But still, a free chopper ride is still
    a free chopper ride!
    ...
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    "The company that held the development permits,...

    "The company that held the development permits, Glacier Resorts, received an undisclosed payout — at least partly from federal funds — in exchange for relinquishing its interests. The deal was...
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    That's interesting. No, never touched any Recco...

    That's interesting. No, never touched any Recco product except the tags on my gear.
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    RECCO reflectors are not a substitute for...

    RECCO reflectors are not a substitute for beacons.

    I need to clear up a point that you seemed to have missed. Just about all of our materials, which include booklets, movies, hangtags, and garment...
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    That's fecal transplant solution!

    That's fecal transplant solution!
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    Sometimes, if the power is low and and range is...

    Sometimes, if the power is low and and range is limited (effective radiated power), certain frequencies may be allowed even if they overlap other licensed frequencies.
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    Yes. The chosen frequency is well suited to that....

    Yes. The chosen frequency is well suited to that. However, the chosen frequency also makes for a very inefficient small antenna.
    That is at the lowest end of Medium Wave, and a truly efficient...
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    Agreed. It would be a complete reversal. So I...

    Agreed. It would be a complete reversal.
    So I wouldn't expect something like that soon.
    In a few years ... unexpected regional job losses and interested investors.
    The funds could be used by the...
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    I guess the thing is, the Recco receiver works...

    I guess the thing is, the Recco receiver works because it has a large antenna and lots of power. But the frequency used actually has very good range at very low power.
    It is a much better frequency...
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    I'm going to throw this out to the techies here....

    I'm going to throw this out to the techies here.

    457 KHz ELECTROMAGNETISM AND THE FUTURE OF AVALANCHE TRANSCEIVERS
    https://s3.amazonaws.com/BackcountryAccess/content/papers/457andFuture_000.pdf
    ...
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    Not that it is a good idea, but doesn't this just...

    Not that it is a good idea, but doesn't this just mean that future development will be controlled by the first nations band(s)
    in the area?

    What if they deem it a worthwhile risk and apply to go...
  16. Poll: What is keeping you from beeping inbounds?

    Even though people are hitting areas that might have slide potential,
    it seems they don't see it as dangerous as the backcountry
    and that belief leads them to not beep inbounds.

    Recent inbound...
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    I'm just joking - you daft cow :) You ARE one of...

    I'm just joking - you daft cow :)
    You ARE one of the better contributors on this forum.

    Tell you what, I'll make it up to you.
    I've contacted my Taiwan skunk works
    and asked them to design a...
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    Creekside 9:41 AM. 311441

    Creekside 9:41 AM.

    311441
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    Respect. Seriously. That IS the way it is...

    Respect. Seriously. That IS the way it is supposed to happen.

    When is avalanche terrain avalanche terrain?
    Is it when you cross a warning sign "slide area"?
    Or when you identify that 'this...
  20. I've looked at that route quite often on google...

    I've looked at that route quite often on google earth and wondered
    just how easy it is to find the right spot to cut left.
    It looks so much fun just to keep going.
    Even if I felt comfortable with...
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    OK. Apart from the Quid Pro Quo of being ready to...

    OK. Apart from the Quid Pro Quo of being ready to rescue others,
    isn't skiing inbounds without a partner, but beeping, no different than
    skiing without your kit, and just beeping using something...
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    Imagine getting to the top of the blackcomb...

    Imagine getting to the top of the blackcomb gondola without it stopping once. What would you do to celebrate? Don’t think too hard though, cause it’ll never fucking happen lmao
    ~whistler_memes
  23. What happens if you miss the traverse? I mean,...

    What happens if you miss the traverse?
    I mean, apart from the free chopper rides and mandatory North Shore Rescue news coverage!
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    I hear you. Something needs to hold it in place...

    I hear you. Something needs to hold it in place securely. That's probably the best there is right now.




    But considerably better than a probe line or waiting for a Recco chopper sweep.
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    I love intriguing correlation between trolling...

    I love intriguing correlation between trolling and post-counts on TGR forums.
    LOL. You guys are hilarious.
    You really are!

    You will clearly have to share the TGR comedy award for creative and...
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    So you think it takes too long for a Patrol or...

    So you think it takes too long for a Patrol or Mountain Host or other staff at a ski resort to arrive on scene to help a buried skier using a traditional beacon search?
    And you think we only want a...
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    I won't address your ranting ad hominem. That...

    I won't address your ranting ad hominem. That says more about you than me.


    I will address your claim that size isn't an issue or doesn't matter.
    And how shall I demonstrate to you that you're...
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    Depending on the antenna lobe pattern,...

    Depending on the antenna lobe pattern,
    transmitting in more than one direction would compensate for the weak areas and increase range.
    I don't know what happens if the same frequency is used. So...
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    Sure. But what if the strap had more than one...

    Sure. But what if the strap had more than one antenna on it? Something like a stacked array that provides more directional emissions?
    Furthermore, a harness could also carry more than one antenna...
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    https://freeskier.com/stories/comprehensive-guide-...

    https://freeskier.com/stories/comprehensive-guide-to-your-avalanche-beacon


    When avalanche beacons were first developed they received with just one antenna and, because of that, required...
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    Did you read the OP? Which "uninformed ideas"...

    Did you read the OP?

    Which "uninformed ideas" are you referring to?

    OK - so what do you think? How do you think beacon technology could be made smaller or more convenient to carry?
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    It would help a lot, to reduce resort costs and...

    It would help a lot, to reduce resort costs and improve the quality of search and rescue
    if all off-piste skiers were required to beep from either a full or partial device.
    The costs of such...
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    Whistler Blackcomb snowmaking department applies...

    Whistler Blackcomb snowmaking department applies to unionize
    https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/whistler-blackcomb-snowmaking-department-applies-to-unionize/Content?oid=14921416
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    Bible say Welcome the guest as you would...

    Bible say
    Welcome the guest
    as you would welcome the Jesus.

    I'm not as smart as you three.
    But I'd like to feel a bit more accepted.

    Although Summit's imagination should concern him a little.
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    Your point is taken. For Rx the chest harness is...

    Your point is taken.
    For Rx the chest harness is a suspected fail due to your points.
    For Tx it might provide some added range.
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    I don't see why a short-range version couldn't....

    I don't see why a short-range version couldn't. The Recco R9 has 200 metre range.
    That range is not needed since current beacons only do 40m to 50m
    Perhaps as an adjunct to current beacons, a short...
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    That's relevant. It just goes to show that more...

    That's relevant. It just goes to show that more than one mode can be combined for effective search.
    In the future, beacons could detect beacon signals as well as cell pings and Recco tag reflections.
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    The wiring can do double duty with the leash. Or...

    The wiring can do double duty with the leash. Or it can communicate by Bluetooth.





    That's not how beacons work.
    You don't need to point your beacon around to get a reading on direction and...
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    Extreme winds tonight. Chance of alpine opening...

    Extreme winds tonight. Chance of alpine opening Thursday?
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    More thug forecasts ...

    More thug forecasts

    https://twitter.com/djones_weather/status/1217503871162957824
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    Seen more than a few backcountry ski tourers with...

    Seen more than a few backcountry ski tourers with baby in back carrier or front harness.
    Who am I to judge?
    It all depends.
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    A dozen individuals have been ordered to pay...

    A dozen individuals have been ordered to pay thousands of dollars in damages for defamatory statements they made in an internet chat forum, even though the plaintiffs don't know who they are and...
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    Why?

    Why?
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    In an alternate world, patrols will be required...

    In an alternate world, patrols will be required to turn on beacons during search.
    Perhaps lift towers will even have more powerful sector panel receive antennas on them,
    allowing the accounting of...
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    It's basically -20 C without the windchill factor...

    It's basically -20 C without the windchill factor anywhere on the mountain.
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    :rolleyes2 You must be tired and bored.

    :rolleyes2
    You must be tired and bored.
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    Yes Who's intent? Peips and RECCO,...

    Yes




    Who's intent?
    Peips and RECCO, source please?
    What about all the others?
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    Are you assuming you cannot have real sex in a...

    Are you assuming you cannot have real sex in a van?
    ;)
  49. One more fatality from this incident....

    One more fatality from this incident.
    https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/canmore-doctor-laura-kosakoski-dies-after-avalanche-north-of-lake-louise

    RIP.
    Vibes.
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    I've always wondered about #vanlife. When you...

    I've always wondered about #vanlife.
    When you aren't skiing,
    what do you do with all your van time?

    Is it just endless card games and inet surfing,
    or is there a 'community' to connect and...
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