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    Parks Canada are closing parking lots and trails....

    Parks Canada are closing parking lots and trails. Avalanche Canada ending avalanche forecasts and closing the Mountain Information Network.

    At least the first half of the season was great.
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    Lots of Germans ski with Selkirk Tangiers too

    Lots of Germans ski with Selkirk Tangiers too
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    Very weird that there are so many reports of...

    Very weird that there are so many reports of heli-skiers testing positive for COVID 19. The count is now up to 5, all with different operations (although 3 Revelstoke based) so they probably didn't...
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    Just saw Silver Star are advertising a deal on...

    Just saw Silver Star are advertising a deal on next season passes that expires very soon "The SilverStar My One Pass has amazing value and is currently cheaper than last year's Early Bird price!...
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    And the latest in Italy:- "The Italian region...

    And the latest in Italy:-

    "The Italian region of Lombardy has introduced stricter measures in a bid to tackle the spread of coronavirus.

    Under the new rules announced late on Saturday, sport...
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    Well in France solo touring would have to be...

    Well in France solo touring would have to be somewhere you didn't need to drive to:-

    'The High Mountain Police (PGHM) have warned that it is the end of tolerance during the COVID-19 confinement...
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    Definitely. There have been half a million EI...

    Definitely. There have been half a million EI claims in one week. That increased unemployment by 50% and that just for starters. With layoffs and social isolation there are bound to be...
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    Wonder how all the foreign seasonal workers are...

    Wonder how all the foreign seasonal workers are going to get home with airlines cancelling flights and countries closing borders? What a mess.
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    "Visitors may use front country and backcountry...

    "Visitors may use front country and backcountry areas as well as accessible green spaces. Should Canadians decide to visit, they should remember that they are always responsible for their own...
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    "Visitors may use front country and backcountry...

    "Visitors may use front country and backcountry areas as well as accessible green spaces. Should Canadians decide to visit, they should remember that they are always responsible for their own...
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    Many ski areas have summer operations for biking,...

    Many ski areas have summer operations for biking, hiking and sightseeing. When and if they will be able to start those is also a big problem. If uncertainty drags on to mid-summer the only things...
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    It is going to be 'interesting' for all resorts...

    It is going to be 'interesting' for all resorts that usually operate in summer for biking, hiking and sightseeing. They have to plan for re-opening again sometime, but when is the HUGE issue.

    Or...
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    Avalanche Canada cautioning that - "As always,...

    Avalanche Canada cautioning that - "As always, accurate avalanche forecasts remains our priority. However, the early closure of many backcountry operations, in response to the COVID 19 pandemic, will...
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    Avalanche Canada cautioning that - "As always,...

    Avalanche Canada cautioning that - "As always, accurate avalanche forecasts remains our priority. However, the early closure of many backcountry operations, in response to the COVID 19 pandemic, will...
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    Avalanche Canada cautioning that - "As always,...

    Avalanche Canada cautioning that - "As always, accurate avalanche forecasts remains our priority. However, the early closure of many backcountry operations, in response to the COVID 19 pandemic, will...
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    Avalanche Canada cautioning that - "As always,...

    Avalanche Canada cautioning that - "As always, accurate avalanche forecasts remains our priority. However, the early closure of many backcountry operations, in response to the COVID 19 pandemic, will...
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    Revelstoke now closed. From epic to epidemic :(

    Revelstoke now closed. From epic to epidemic :(
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    Well I've got both the BMT 109 and the BMT 122. ...

    Well I've got both the BMT 109 and the BMT 122. Don't 'need' the 122s but they certainly are fun on deep days.
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    If there isn't a train to where you want to go in...

    If there isn't a train to where you want to go in Switzerland there is almost certainly a post bus that does - scheduled for convenient transfers from trains.
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    Well closing your northern border would do us a...

    Well closing your northern border would do us a favour since Washington State has had infinitely more fatalities than Canada so far (6 v.s. 0).
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    Eventually everyone's eyes are unable to change...

    Eventually everyone's eyes are unable to change focus. More a matter of the lens hardening with age than lack of exercise of the focusing muscles.
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    Anyone able to read medium blue text on a dark...

    Anyone able to read medium blue text on a dark blue background?
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    Interesting range of comments on whether race...

    Interesting range of comments on whether race stock skis do (or should) kick your ass if you aren't on top of them. I picked up in ski swaps (for a grand total of $110 CDN) Blizzard WC Slaloms and...
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    Unfortunately the ignorant idiots have ruined it...

    Unfortunately the ignorant idiots have ruined it for everyone else. Someone skied the Macdonald West prohibited area at Rogers Pass and as a result Parks Canada have closed NRC to Avalanche Crest...
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    Agree about keeping the core warm. Trouble is as...

    Agree about keeping the core warm. Trouble is as I get older it is getting hard to avoid an overheating core and freezing fingers and toes - especially when touring.
  26. Helped look for, and failed to find, a one and a...

    Helped look for, and failed to find, a one and a half runs old ski.
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    Sadly BC calls an all-season with 3.5mm tread a...

    Sadly BC calls an all-season with 3.5mm tread a 'winter tire' (so long as it has the meaningless M+S stamp, which I think they all do).
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    The Trans-Canada around Revelstoke has triple the...

    The Trans-Canada around Revelstoke has triple the provincial average accident rate. Not surprising as it is a 1960s undivided 2 lane highway carrying 2020 traffic with about one in three vehicles...
  29. We had someone 'snowshoe' out from the Bow Hut on...

    We had someone 'snowshoe' out from the Bow Hut on shovels after losing a ski. Worked surprisingly well.
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    Just heard they bailed yesterday. A good...

    Just heard they bailed yesterday. A good decision!
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    RMR lifts, except for lower gondola, on wind...

    RMR lifts, except for lower gondola, on wind hold. The only chair they opened to the public was the Stellar. Subpeak winds gusting over 100 km/h. Trees being blown down. Think I'll take the day...
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    150 km/h gust up on MacDonald West Shoulder above...

    150 km/h gust up on MacDonald West Shoulder above Rogers Pass at 5am this morning.

    I know the group at the Asulkan Hut this weekend. Wonder if they got much sleep last night?

    (edit) gusted 181...
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    150 km/h gust at MacDonald West Shoulder above...

    150 km/h gust at MacDonald West Shoulder above Rogers Pass at 5am! I know the group at the Asulkan Hut right now and I wonder if they got any sleep last night?

    (edit) gusted 181 km/h at 6 am...
  34. Except that it takes 3-5 steps to adjust so by...

    Except that it takes 3-5 steps to adjust so by the time you have got on the log it will max out just in time for you to jump or slide off on high heels.

    Can't think of anything more annoying than...
  35. If it is air tight you better hope that the vents...

    If it is air tight you better hope that the vents are fail safe...
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    If you have trouble getting a replacement I think...

    If you have trouble getting a replacement I think the older design from the first generation boot MIGHT fit, though that was only by eyeballing my friend's after he had the same problem as you. You...
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    Just reminded myself of one of the best racing...

    Just reminded myself of one of the best racing recoveries of all time - Girardelli in 1994 who got both hands and a hip down on snow on his way to second :eek:

    At 21 seconds on...
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    I'm sure they would be happy to sell you one for...

    I'm sure they would be happy to sell you one for several hundred bucks
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    It is actually quite amusing watching the 'carve...

    It is actually quite amusing watching the 'carve time' increasing as the turn is skidded.
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    I think you need to re-callibrate your sarcasm...

    I think you need to re-callibrate your sarcasm detector ;)
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    It is easy to change the frequency - all you have...

    It is easy to change the frequency - all you have to do is go to the International Telecommunications Union and argue your case for a worldwide, free of charge, frequency allocation. Should only...
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    The accounts are a closed book so your guess is...

    The accounts are a closed book so your guess is as good as mine or anyone else who isn't management. That said, the Gagliardis are investing in Squamish and Grouse so they seem to think they can...
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    Err. what investors in Jumbo? Last I heard about...

    Err. what investors in Jumbo? Last I heard about investors was he was trying to get Compagnie des Alps to buy in - then it all went VERY quiet. I'm pretty sure that what really killed Jumbo wasn't...
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    Ski patrol have rescue skis and boards

    Ski patrol have rescue skis and boards
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    I don't think the issue is money. I doubt you...

    I don't think the issue is money. I doubt you can make significant changes without changing to a new, incompatible, standard. Then the issue is would the benefits of the new standard beacons be so...
  46. Thread: Indoor skiing

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    Having done both (when I lived in the UK) I'm not...

    Having done both (when I lived in the UK) I'm not convinced that indoor snow is much better than outside plastic. Latter is cheaper and for most people in the UK more accessible. Both ok for...
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    Wonder how much temperature affects battery...

    Wonder how much temperature affects battery discharge curves? If a particular type of battery has a very flat discharge curve it wouldn't take much temperature variability to completely screw up the...
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    In fact I would be amazed if you could find ANY...

    In fact I would be amazed if you could find ANY all-seasons sold in BC that don't have the M+S stamp (basically I think it only requires some grooves across the whole width of the tire). At least...
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    If you are chasing storms you also ought to pay...

    If you are chasing storms you also ought to pay very close attention to http://www.drivebc.ca/ and https://weather.gc.ca/forecast/public_bulletins_e.html?Bulletin=fpcn68.cwvr for highway conditions,...
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    Certainly wouldn't want to have to do a search...

    Certainly wouldn't want to have to do a search with a digital beacon under the power lines at La Rosiere/La Thuile - one of the main transmission circuits from France to Italy and LOTS of...
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