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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.
  9. I hesitate to make suggestions since it suggests...

    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...
  11. 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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    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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    Well it got me a $50 food voucher today for...

    Well it got me a $50 food voucher today for sitting on a lift for a hour, so I’m not really complaining.
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    Not to mention the way things are going, it is a...

    Not to mention the way things are going, it is a total crapshoot what lifts will be running. Red, Garbo and Olympic were all dead this morning. Garbo started loading then proceeded to stop and go...
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    Actually I have no idea why anyone comes to...

    Actually I have no idea why anyone comes to Whistler on a holiday for the skiing. You are more likely to get rained on and top to bottom ice than a day of deep powder. You do have to live here to...
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    Winds are supposed to calm down, snow fall stop...

    Winds are supposed to calm down, snow fall stop this evening. However given the amount that fell, and the winds I doubt anything opening tomorrow.
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    Raining from bottom of Garbo to the top. Since...

    Raining from bottom of Garbo to the top. Since the Alpine isn’t open, best skiing is lower part of mountain where it is still colder and snowing like its winter or something. Of course there isn’t...
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    I wouldn’t be to optimistic about peak opening,...

    I wouldn’t be to optimistic about peak opening, looks like a one day window where the winds calm down, then they kick back in. Maybe they’ll get Harmony open again Monday.
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    Apparently 7th wasn’t bad, on Whistler best run I...

    Apparently 7th wasn’t bad, on Whistler best run I did was partway down lower Franzs where the snow was just mashed potatoes but mostly untracked. Which isn’t saying much.
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    Depends on whether it bonds to anything, or just...

    Depends on whether it bonds to anything, or just rips to the ground again. After yesterday there is going to be another freeze layer in the snowpack from the rain. Although it seems to have stopped...
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    Looked like pretty much go where you wanted. Saw...

    Looked like pretty much go where you wanted. Saw tracks on all the usual spots, Richardson, Harvey’s, all of the Horseshoes.
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    Buddy and I were out for the first ride last...

    Buddy and I were out for the first ride last Sunday. What a hoot, my sled will be for sale shortly.
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    Harmony cracked today, was just skiing towards...

    Harmony cracked today, was just skiing towards the bottom to check it out when it started loading so arrived just as whatever line there was, had dissipated. 3 quick laps down our favorite runs and...
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    Here’s what we do with our dirt bikes in the...

    Here’s what we do with our dirt bikes in the winter in Canada.

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    Parking is generally more of a shit show at...

    Parking is generally more of a shit show at sunshine than LL as well over the holidays.
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    LL has been having, what is for them, an epic...

    LL has been having, what is for them, an epic snow year. Looks like that is turning off for a while, but I’d be inclined to head there over Sunshine.


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    Harmony was spinning today, looks like it may...

    Harmony was spinning today, looks like it may open tomorrow.
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    I’d say Revy is running above average now, it...

    I’d say Revy is running above average now, it seems it has been in the storm tracks a lot more than further west or south. Banff areas also seem to be doing good for this early, Whistler, not so...
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    Oh yeh, Whistler opened 3 more runs today. Well...

    Oh yeh, Whistler opened 3 more runs today. Well actually it works out to one, but they needed three runs to get from the top to the bottom of Emerald on snow. :rolleyes:

    Lift lines look stupendous...
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    Whistler is warning people that there is no...

    Whistler is warning people that there is no beginner terrain open on Blackcomb. Also, until the latest snow, the runs on BC were in rougher shape than Whistler.
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    Not sure how accommodation prices going up is...

    Not sure how accommodation prices going up is Vails fault, other than obviously if the Epic pass is bringing more people in then hotels don’t have to discount. Occupancy rates have been steadily...
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    Not sure what they did to the edge card that is...

    Not sure what they did to the edge card that is so awful. I guess maybe getting rid of the spring pass option? But then you can just buy it in the spring if it is worth it, for more $ I know, but...
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    While there is sufficient snow up high in the...

    While there is sufficient snow up high in the alpine for skiing (Whistler Bowl and Shale slope are well tracked ) the issue is that you quickly run into picking your way thru boulder fields which...
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    Leaving the decals on is good when 5 years later...

    Leaving the decals on is good when 5 years later your hub dies, and you can’t remember what you are riding so you can get replacement parts. (Can you tell that I am not a gear head?)
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    I am still skiing some 183 Brototypes as my back...

    I am still skiing some 183 Brototypes as my back country setup. Have a new, unmounted pair of 183 Carbons stashed away for when they finally are done. Have but donít ski anymore, 196 original...
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    Still have the sled (at least for now) for that. ...

    Still have the sled (at least for now) for that. I did fit a rack for hauling ski/board , but strictly for access. Although you can set a hell of a skin track with the snow bike.
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    301646 Something new(ish) for this year.

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    Something new(ish) for this year.
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    You missed the one time 10,000$ sign up fee.

    You missed the one time 10,000$ sign up fee.
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    You can probably buy a sled deck that needs a bit...

    You can probably buy a sled deck that needs a bit of work for cheaper than buying the materials to build one. Overbuilding is fine if you are sticking this on a truck with excess capacity, not so...
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    I am astounded that no one has mentioned...

    I am astounded that no one has mentioned Whistler/Blackcomb.
    pretty much rated number one every year by various publications, but really for skiing that only app lies if you live there and can...
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    That cat is used as a base camp by a snowmobile...

    That cat is used as a base camp by a snowmobile operation that helicopters itís clients onto the Pemberton Icecap.
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    But there’s more brew pubs and coffee shops, how...

    But there’s more brew pubs and coffee shops, how can that not be better.
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    350. Reviews on it say it makes the same kind of...

    350. Reviews on it say it makes the same kind of power as the 450’s, but with higher revs required. We’ll see if how it manages as a snow bike, but I had no desire to ride a 450 in the summer.
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    Just picked this up, 2017 Beta RR Race Edition ...

    Just picked this up, 2017 Beta RR Race Edition

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    Been many years since I owned a dirt bike, looking forward to next year on the dirt, but first it is turning into a snow bike for this...
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    Maybe, but he’s still right. (About the turkey...

    Maybe, but he’s still right. (About the turkey sale that is)
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    PM me when you are coming to Whistler, back out...

    PM me when you are coming to Whistler, back out there this winter and now free of work responsibilities.
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    Looking for parking for my truck/sled for this...

    Looking for parking for my truck/sled for this winter, tried the places I have used before and everything is full up this year. Also phoned the various strata management companies in case any place...
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    80+ at Castle, Highwood pass might be good. To...

    80+ at Castle, Highwood pass might be good. To bad I am in Scotland. Ah ok, its not to bad, but that is quite the storm.
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