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    This is the happiest day of ACH's life........ ...

    This is the happiest day of ACH's life........ every time!
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    It appears that ProPilot was introduced to the...

    It appears that ProPilot was introduced to the 2018 Leafs and the non-plus version go for less the $20k used which is not too bad. 150 miles range is ok, but that becomes a pure commute/day trip car...
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    FWIW I read Crystal is installing charging...

    FWIW I read Crystal is installing charging stations summer 2020.
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    I drive a Subaru 2016 Impreza manual trans 38 -...

    I drive a Subaru 2016 Impreza manual trans 38 - 45 miles RT about 5+ days a week which adds up to an average amount, maybe 12,000 miles annualy. I bet 10k miles are these short trips and 2k miles are...
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    While I found it fun to visit Asahikawa for an...

    While I found it fun to visit Asahikawa for an evening as a no-pretense city experience, itís a bit of a hassle to drive out of town every day to skiing. Iíd recommend staying closer to where you...
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    You have been about as close to that mess as I...

    You have been about as close to that mess as I have - I've been busy skiing your fine country and elsewhere! However, we'll see how this holiday weekend goes....
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    Maybe so, but it's a problem for everyone else -...

    Maybe so, but it's a problem for everyone else - and they fill up the lots and cause general chaos.




    I came to similar conclusions. Either they start a lottery for parking or - more likely -...
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    No kidding - that is cool. Iím not a moto person...

    No kidding - that is cool. Iím not a moto person but it makes a lot of sense when you have to navigate below treeline.
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    You know that beats some ski bum couch surf...

    You know that beats some ski bum couch surf accommodations Iíve frequented - always worth it! Do duties include putting your boots on for you like they do at Deer Valley? Pre-warming is essential.
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    Itís on the dream bucket list to be sure!!

    Itís on the dream bucket list to be sure!!
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    I spied you on the chair! It was a good trip with...

    I spied you on the chair! It was a good trip with several reappearances from last year. Meanwhile, Alpy reminded me that I forgot how to actually ski!
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    Acceptable quality. Talk to me about Sentry...

    Acceptable quality. Talk to me about Sentry terrain. I doesn't always seem to get rated with other big terrain huts (Sorcerer, Selkirk, FM, etc.) but it looks awesome. Perhaps that's because I'm a...
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    Are you accepting interns for the 20/21 season?

    Are you accepting interns for the 20/21 season?
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    Yesterday morning at Alpental the parking lots...

    Yesterday morning at Alpental the parking lots werenít even fully plowed. Do they not have enough employees or plow trucks?
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    Do you attempt to access skiing on a snow bike or...

    Do you attempt to access skiing on a snow bike or just ride?
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    Apparently highway 410 is closed due to a...

    Apparently highway 410 is closed due to a mudslide.
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    Enough wetness to worry you, worries me!

    Enough wetness to worry you, worries me!
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    The fun you had on your trip really comes...

    The fun you had on your trip really comes through. I appreciate a thorough TR of old!
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    I skied the first two weeks of January there. Way...

    I skied the first two weeks of January there. Way less snow than normal but still absolutely worth skiing. I skied mostly powder, but did hike for it most days. The Onsens are as deep and warm as...
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    We drove over Rogers Pass yesterday afternoon and...

    We drove over Rogers Pass yesterday afternoon and it switched over from rain to snow at 850M elevation. A friend skied Revelstoke yesterday and said it was heavy powder of acceptable quality, but not...
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    This thread is really cool - thanks for sharing....

    This thread is really cool - thanks for sharing. Beautiful looking areas. What do you find makes the snow more stable? Lower elevations, warmer temps - something else?
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    Weíre in Tokachi area. Iíd guess there is 40%...

    Weíre in Tokachi area. Iíd guess there is 40% less snowpack at 1500m than when we were here in 2014, much less so at 700m. Backcountry ski conditions have been decent - but not amazing. Some boot top...
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    Dust as in dirt or ash? No we didnít see any in...

    Dust as in dirt or ash? No we didnít see any in Niseko. Is that likely some volcanic activity from the mountains there?
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    Despite little to no snow forecast, it snowed...

    Despite little to no snow forecast, it snowed about 20cm in Niseko yesterday and more today. Unfortunately, high winds also came in and really hammered NW slopes. We skied some sheltered slopes in...
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    Rusutsu received significant snow for maybe the...

    Rusutsu received significant snow for maybe the third day in a row so we headed there. Despite the thin snowpack and a decent line to get in the gondola at first we had an extremely awesome day...
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    @telepariah thanks for the report from...

    @telepariah thanks for the report from Daisetsuzan as Iím heading up there in about a week.

    I skied on Yotei today. Starting at 300m it was extremely brushy. We skied from 1000m and there was...
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    There is so much good advice in this thread that...

    There is so much good advice in this thread that it hard to add more. X4 on earplugs for sure - bring an extra pair for someone who forgets them.

    This is just a general BC skiing item but my...
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    Y'all got that flu yet?

    I got the flu about 3 weeks ago and donít think Iíve had it for perhaps 20 years. I was mostly bedridden for 4-5 days. I returned to work after 6 but it took and entire additional week before my...
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    PM sent! Apologies for the delay.

    PM sent! Apologies for the delay.
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    That sounds perfect. Thanks!

    That sounds perfect. Thanks!
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    WTB: Intuition Plug wrap liner sz 27

    Does anyone have a pair of these that they want to sell? Used/molded is fine.

    These guys: https://intuitionliners.com/shop/plug/

    Thanks!
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    I've been in 27.5 Hawx XTDs for touring with MV...

    I've been in 27.5 Hawx XTDs for touring with MV Luxury liners for two seasons. I've been pretty happy with this setup but am finicky AF when it comes to boot fit so I wanted to check out the Tour...
  34. Thread: Electric Greg

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    What are your sources and what alternatives do...

    What are your sources and what alternatives do you recommend? Serious question. Most everything I have read suggest that driving a BEV emits significantly less carbon over the life of the vehicle -...
  35. Thread: Electric Greg

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    I think that the inability to imagine a future...

    I think that the inability to imagine a future where we have much lower emissions but still live exciting, fulfilling lives is a major barrier. As a skier I definitely feel this and canít be alone....
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    Electric car thread

    (This was a repost)
  37. PM sent regarding Speed Radical Toes w/ Plum Race...

    PM sent regarding Speed Radical Toes w/ Plum Race 170 Heels
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    Nice! I was wondering what it would be like to...

    Nice! I was wondering what it would be like to ride in Norway. The fjord areas northwest of there that I saw seemed nearly too steep to ride in many places. Not to mention crazy rugged, steep,...
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    That place blew us away! When you approach the...

    That place blew us away! When you approach the subterranean roundabout, the blue lights make you think you are about to fall prey to an alien abdication.
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    Iíve done them all - many of my favorites! I...

    Iíve done them all - many of my favorites! I prefer to go both up and down Northway but to each their own. Cristoff is a bit of a brake burner.
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    410 is awesome (although I havenít yet ridden it...

    410 is awesome (although I havenít yet ridden it post-fire TBH) but I donít think it has quite the trail density of Oakridge in one small area if thatís what you are comparing it to.
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    Backyard getaway?

    Backyard getaway?
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    Savage!

    Savage!
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    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I guess Iím in...

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I guess Iím in a similar spot in that Iím sure they are good skis, but 50/50 on if they are my personal favorite. Iíll have to go skiing some more to find out...
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    Interesting that youíve skied both. Do you prefer...

    Interesting that youíve skied both. Do you prefer the backlands in general?
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    It all makes sense now! Radical.

    It all makes sense now! Radical.
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    Interesting. I'm honestly surprised that you...

    Interesting. I'm honestly surprised that you didn't get more than 40 days in living in Whistler - do you have a high work load and need to work on weekends? I definitely see what you are saying about...
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    While you could take the thread as a negative nancy sort of thing, but the inverse observation of "most disappointing destinations to ride at" is "most surprisingly awesome destinations to ride at."...
  49. St George. Maybe I rode the wrong trails, but...

    St George. Maybe I rode the wrong trails, but what I did ride was tedious to the extreme.

    II'm thinking of this one in particular:
    https://www.trailforks.com/trails/suicidal-tendencies/
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    Myself and a friend both got 182cm Backland 107s,...

    Myself and a friend both got 182cm Backland 107s, mounted them with lightweight tech bindings, and went on a 7 day hut trip in interior BC.

    Likes


    Very lightweight and great feel while...
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