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    Sunshine? It isn’t busy backcountry when the...

    Sunshine? It isn’t busy backcountry when the lifts are spinning.
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    Maybe they added a new clause to those assumption...

    Maybe they added a new clause to those assumption of liability things on the back of the ticket. You know, the ones no one ever reads.
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    If anyone is hoping to extend their season now...

    If anyone is hoping to extend their season now that the hills are closing, my sled is still for sale. :D
    Going to be hauling it back to Calgary from Whistler, probably next week, so could drop it...
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    And now Red Mountain..

    And now Red Mountain..
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    Well looks like bike season is just starting...

    Well looks like bike season is just starting earlier. Can’t say that makes me unhappy.
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    Guessing that trip would of ended up a no go...

    Guessing that trip would of ended up a no go anyways. We usually rent our place in Whistler out for the summer, thinking that might not be happening this year.
  7. Whistler Blackcomb closed for a week as of the...

    Whistler Blackcomb closed for a week as of the 15th.
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    No bets that Vail isn’t going to close the...

    No bets that Vail isn’t going to close the gondolas at Whistler. Only have the Fitz chair lift to upload if they did that. Maybe they’ll issue hazmat suits to everyone uploading.
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    Nice!

    Nice!
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    Friend of ours cancelled a ski trip to the...

    Friend of ours cancelled a ski trip to the Dolomites day before they were supposed to fly out, big group trip lead by editor of Ski Canada. Almost 80 people of which most cancelled. The rest went and...
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    Used be that the Whistler pass got you discounts...

    Used be that the Whistler pass got you discounts IE food, that the Epic pass didnít. But it seems they added that to the Epic pass this year, so maybe the only difference is ski shop discounts and...
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    The sheer irony of a Protect our Winters logo on...

    The sheer irony of a Protect our Winters logo on a vehicle that probably gets 8mpg
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    Thermos with soup, or chili. Can do smokies as...

    Thermos with soup, or chili. Can do smokies as well and bring fresh buns and fixings. But generally I still like to keep my pack as light as possible, so usually hot tea and a PB sandwich is as...
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    Kimberley and Pano can be a lot of fun if they...

    Kimberley and Pano can be a lot of fun if they have just gotten a bunch of snow, not to mention that you can pretty much ski right onto their lifts almost any day of the week, even if it has just...
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    Price dropped to 8750.00 sled only, no...

    Price dropped to 8750.00 sled only, no accessories.
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    Oh yeh, even the difference between my 2014 M8000...

    Oh yeh, even the difference between my 2014 M8000 and 2018 Mountain Cat was big, and the 2014 had high end shocks and was updated to 2016 front end.
  17. Thread: Norco Fluid

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    Go ahead, I am still researching. And I won’t be...

    Go ahead, I am still researching. And I won’t be doing anything until May when I am back from Whistler.
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    Camso DTS 129, Whistler area. Starting around...

    Camso DTS 129, Whistler area. Starting around 300m up to 2200m. Our snow is not usually of the super light variety. And yes, steeps requires some more innovative lines rather than point and shoot....
  19. Thread: Norco Fluid

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    Ok, I’ll read up some more.

    Ok, I’ll read up some more.
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    Have to pass. Want to try a 29 and fully modern...

    Have to pass. Want to try a 29 and fully modern geo.
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    I think if the trail was fixed up, it would get...

    I think if the trail was fixed up, it would get way more traffic. The Lusk Creek climb seems to me to be exactly where an EBike would make a slog way easier. 468m in 3.9 km. As well as pedaling the...
  22. Thread: Norco Fluid

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    Might be interested. Year, model?

    Might be interested. Year, model?
  23. Thread: Norco Fluid

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    Norco Fluid

    Looking at this for a new bike https://www.norco.com/bikes/2020/mountain/trail/fluid-fs-aluminum/fluid-fs-1/ . I’m not a dentist, and I am retired, so my days of spending 5g+ on a bike are gone. I...
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    350 Beta. And it works just fine, can go all the...

    350 Beta. And it works just fine, can go all the same places my buddies 2020 Yamaha 450 fx does.
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    Well maybe If I had a 450 or larger. And we both...

    Well maybe If I had a 450 or larger. And we both weighed 145.

    Right now my engine is in the shop getting a new gearbox and motor refresh. Broke a tooth on 4th then had to ride out so trashed...
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    Nope, they closed up a few years ago.

    Nope, they closed up a few years ago.
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    Good turn.... just to be clear.

    Good turn.... just to be clear.
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    There are usually enough people skiing bow summit...

    There are usually enough people skiing bow summit that you can find someone to hookup with.
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    No, go ahead, then complain on Facebook about the...

    No, go ahead, then complain on Facebook about the blackouts and how busy it is. :the_finge
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    Not fair, I started on a 153, eventually upgraded...

    Not fair, I started on a 153, eventually upgraded it to a 162 then doubling became a thing.
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    Access for skinning is fine, in fact since you...

    Access for skinning is fine, in fact since you can get thru trees that you would have no chance of navigating on a sled, it can get you to places a sled can’t. But no way to do laps using a bike.
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    That after one day of sledding you’ll be able to...

    That after one day of sledding you’ll be able to sled ski. Although if you mean you are just using the sled to get to where you are skinning, then you are probably good to go. If you mean you...
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    Ah but who do you limit it to? The tourist...

    Ah but who do you limit it to? The tourist coming in from out of town who is dropping a wad of cash on hotels, bars and restaurants, or the local who brings their lunch and heads home for a beer. ...
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    Your optimistic. :)

    Your optimistic. :)
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    Sunshine was cold today, started out ok, but wind...

    Sunshine was cold today, started out ok, but wind was picking up around noon, sporadic sun appearances stopped and it felt like it was cooling back down rapidly.
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    Back when I used to do a trip every year, I kept...

    Back when I used to do a trip every year, I kept running into this one woman who did 3-4 trips a year. She was competent nothing more and apparently had hardly ever skied inbounds. She often...
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    Waited at Creekside gondola until 9:00 when it...

    Waited at Creekside gondola until 9:00 when it opened, Went up Red and did one run down Ratfink, then bailed back to the gondola and down. My knees can’t take 30 cm of rain soaked snow. Almost...
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    Creekside has gotten far busier since they...

    Creekside has gotten far busier since they started charging for parking in all the main day lots, Blackcomb gondola from the village is better, Fitz then Garbo from the village is way faster for ...
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    Nice story, except the truth is not actually that...

    Nice story, except the truth is not actually that interesting. Found this on Wikipedia as I remembered hearing this back then as I was skiing Fortress at the time.

    “ In 1983 Blackcomb acquired a...
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    You forget to check the screws on the bindings...

    You forget to check the screws on the bindings and rip them off the board. (Don’t ask how I know)
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    Today was just fine. All alpine opened, lift...

    Today was just fine. All alpine opened, lift lines on Peak were the usual back of the gates, but Harmony and Symphony were reasonable once the initial rush was over. Flute looked nice but I was...
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    Thereís a well know phenomenon where you can make...

    Thereís a well know phenomenon where you can make your own situation feel better, by temporarily experiencing a worse one, IE the, it feels so good when you stop hitting yourself on the head with a...
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    Aaaaaaand who’s ready for this weekend? MLK...

    Aaaaaaand who’s ready for this weekend? MLK weekend, almost 100 cm reported this week, alpine lifts were actually open and weather looks decent with big snow predicted Saturday night along with...
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    Was an inversion, which explains the unexpected...

    Was an inversion, which explains the unexpected snowfall totals as the warmer air moved over the cold.
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    I hesitate to make suggestions since it suggests the locals can’t think of it for themselves, but if Parastone is just a manager, has anyone tried to contact the actual owners to see if they have any...
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    Don’t know what you are looking at, but as of...

    Don’t know what you are looking at, but as of now, no alpine is open. And the lift shit show continues. Creekside Gondola was down this morning, they were busing people to Blackcomb, Excelerator was...
  47. So these trails are built on private land, FTA...

    So these trails are built on private land, FTA did something (they don’t detail exactly what) that the land owner objected to, the land owner demanded they do specific things to correct it which they...
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    I wonder if all the slow alpine openings are due...

    I wonder if all the slow alpine openings are due to the poachers, patrol doesn’t want to open the lift with certain areas still closed because they know people will ignore the signs. So instead they...
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    Selling this:310127 311776 311777 311778...

    Selling this:310127
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    2018 Arctic Cat Mountain Cat
    Price dropped to 9500. More pictures available
    162 x3” Track. 1418 km, 57hrs. Warranty until Nov 2020.
    Has...
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    Maybe soon, it sounded a bit like a war zone this...

    Maybe soon, it sounded a bit like a war zone this morning with the helicopters flying around and the explosives going off. Although there might not be anything left to ski with all the bomb holes.
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