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  1. 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...
  4. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  21. 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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    Live recovery after 5 hour burial

    Austrian mountain rescuers have dubbed the survival of a man in his twenties a "Christmas miracle" after an avalanche buried him in snow for five hours.

    Police were contacted shortly before 17:00...
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    Don't leave your beer to cool on the deck at...

    Don't leave your beer to cool on the deck at Fairy Meadows

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    unless you want to slake the sneaky weasel's thirst

    If going again I would take down hut booties AND some lightweight shoes...
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    Powder Springs is under new ownership as the...

    Powder Springs is under new ownership as the Grizz Hotel.
  29. Why do some people post black text on a dark blue...

    Why do some people post black text on a dark blue background? Or is it just me who finds it almost impossible to read?
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    They plan a 158 bed hotel and conference centre...

    They plan a 158 bed hotel and conference centre and 90 units of worker housing. Be interesting how the conference business goes given the access difficulties. ...
  31. Maybe an opportunity for a racer to offset...

    Maybe an opportunity for a racer to offset bindings to the outside to reduce boot out? Though wouldn't work with modern two footed race technique.
  32. Skied a pair of Atomic Powder Plusses mounted...

    Skied a pair of Atomic Powder Plusses mounted like that back in 1996. Think the only advantage is if you are used to skiing with your feet really close together you bang your inner edges together...
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    Wonder if the test variability might actually be...

    Wonder if the test variability might actually be self compensating? I.E. a heavy, strong person who is a bit clumsy and heavy on their feet will probably tap harder than a light, weaker person who...
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    You would soon get sick of shoveling 20 cm off...

    You would soon get sick of shoveling 20 cm off your drive before skiing. Only twice so far this week :biggrin:
  35. The anti-rotation pins were a total PITA. The...

    The anti-rotation pins were a total PITA. The original ones could break the heelpiece. So they changed them to ones which would break before the heelpiece would - great if you had a good supply of...
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    Nothing on the other side of the river -...

    Nothing on the other side of the river - basically straightening out the current alignment with bridges and cuttings. However it will be interesting to see how much the successful bid differs from...
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    With much of the construction being in avalanche...

    With much of the construction being in avalanche paths there couldn't be any real construction in winter even if they could cope with the cold and snow at road level.

    Originally the Ministry of...
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    Quite nice skiing up the Asulkan this weekend. ...

    Quite nice skiing up the Asulkan this weekend. The new snow lightened up nicely as the temperatures dropped. The trail is in good condition for this early in the season - only took the skis off for...
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    Everyone who is considering skiing at Rogers Pass...

    Everyone who is considering skiing at Rogers Pass this winter should visit http://pc.gc.ca/skirogers. This tells you why you need winter permits to ski most areas in Glacier National Park, why you...
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    Everyone who is considering skiing at Rogers Pass...

    Everyone who is considering skiing at Rogers Pass this winter should visit http://pc.gc.ca/skirogers. This tells you why you need winter permits to ski most areas in Glacier National Park, why you...
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    Has the takeover by Canadian Tire had any affect...

    Has the takeover by Canadian Tire had any affect yet? Though the previous owner, the Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan, wasn't exactly an outdoor gear specialist either!
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    Wonder how much their insurance premium will go...

    Wonder how much their insurance premium will go up next year? Premiums might rise for other lift operators in BC too.
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    294515 “Our technical failure analysis has...

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    “Our technical failure analysis has concluded that the haul rope wires were substantially cut while under tension,” Jeff Coleman of Technical Safety BC said in a statement.

    “Once a...
  44. Funny that a republic still persists in using a...

    Funny that a republic still persists in using a derivative of IMPERIAL measurements and not the measurement system devised by another republic ;)
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    Well this is what they claim in a recent e-mail:-...

    Well this is what they claim in a recent e-mail:-

    "The beloved Renegade has returned with a vengeance! Eric Hjorleifson's signature hard charging pow weapon is back for the 2019/20 season more...
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    Whoops, misinterpreted that twitter photo. ...

    Whoops, misinterpreted that twitter photo. Thought I was looking at both sides of the haul cable. Now think the one hanging down the cliff was the uncut side of the haul cable and the other one in...
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    Photos seem to show that the cable parted...

    Photos seem to show that the cable parted somewhere between the top tower and the bottom station.
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    https://twitter.com/lithohedron/status/1160218344236056583/photo/1 shows the other tail of...
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    The biggest red flag in my mind is that Oberti...

    The biggest red flag in my mind is that Oberti seems to think that a real plus point is summer skiing. That is barely viable in Europe with a HUGE skiing population within driving distance of the...
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    Sure as hell wouldn't volunteer to cut a big...

    Sure as hell wouldn't volunteer to cut a big cable under tension. Even if the ends of the cable pulled away cleanly the cutting tool could get flung back hard. The cable supports would move a bit...
  50. I remember my school friend father's Lancia Beta....

    I remember my school friend father's Lancia Beta. Had rust holes through the bodywork before it was a year old. Got Lancia such a bad reputation in the UK that Fiat pulled the entire Lancia brand...
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