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  1. #176
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nkane View Post
    Question time!

    I am heading to Canmore with my family for New Year's and a few days on either side. I'll have 5 days to ski, give or take. Already doing a snow dance.

    My question is how to prioritize my time: seems like some people prefer Lake Louise to Sunshine Village.

    Is SSV worth a visit at all?

    And is it worth the drive to Kicking Horse for a day? Would love to check it out but not if the local options are just as good.

    Home mountain is Squawlpine, if that's helpful. Judging by this thread, Canadian Rockies folks are a lot more relaxed than Tahovians.
    To add to gramboh, if you hanker for hard snow skiing, Norquay is the East in the West. 1200-1500 skiable vert for any given run and usually eastern style. They do groom well, though. You can buy tickets by the hour as well.

    Have fun and welcome to our backyard. Splitting your days as suggested with SSV and LL sandwiching The Horse is a good idea.


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  2. #177
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    Johnson lake has re-opened and pond skating is amazing

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  3. #178
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    Pano official opening this weekend and Taynton will be open. My kid is patrolling this winter and said it is really good.

    Backcountry in the Invermere area has been very nice the last few weeks also.



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  4. #179
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    Opening day at Pano.
    Taynton was good up top, and conditions worsened the lower you went. A nice inversion at the summit.

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  5. #180
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    skiing at LL with -18 at valley bottom and +2 'C at the top. So busy, so many view, and the views suck.
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    and had to endure ice skating with Mrs mntlion, on Johnson lake yesterday
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  6. #181
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    We had a big inversion today too. It was awesome. Looks like softer snow for LL than what we had but you can't beat plus 2 in early december

  7. #182
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    Quote Originally Posted by tintin5 View Post
    Opening day at Pano.
    Taynton was good up top, and conditions worsened the lower you went. A nice inversion at the summit.

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    Was on the other side of the valley, nasty hoar on the surface below tree line. Next snowfall will be interesting.

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  8. #183
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    Last weekend at Cirque Peak area on the parkway. Heading there again tomorrow for shits and giggles.

    Josh day one on a split was having some fun!

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    Kaitlin loving life.

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    Conditions were bomber where we skied. 1.3m snowpack at the top of treeline. No results on an extended column. A crust at 30cm, and the halloween crust was down at 90cm.


    Sunday going to try to hit Louise if anyone else is heading there.
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  9. #184
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northskiwards View Post
    Looks like Kicking horse is changing its boundary to include Rudi's bowl.

    https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/fa...owl_rpt_f1.pdf
    This seems like more than just an application for the venue of the free ride world tour. However, they are trying to use terrain over there for this event.

  10. #185
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    Planning on hitting SSV, LL, KH, and Revy over Christmas and wanted some advice. Only planning on bringing one pair of skis- either Moment Bibby Tour or BGs, both mounted with Wardens. Which skis would you bring?

  11. #186
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    Quote Originally Posted by spchin24 View Post
    Planning on hitting SSV, LL, KH, and Revy over Christmas and wanted some advice. Only planning on bringing one pair of skis- either Moment Bibby Tour or BGs, both mounted with Wardens. Which skis would you bring?
    The red ones.

  12. #187
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    Quote Originally Posted by spchin24 View Post
    Planning on hitting SSV, LL, KH, and Revy over Christmas and wanted some advice. Only planning on bringing one pair of skis- either Moment Bibby Tour or BGs, both mounted with Wardens. Which skis would you bring?
    Bring the wide ones for guaranteed dry hard conditions or bring the narrow ones and it will nuke...Your call

  13. #188
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    100mm under foot is average for around here.

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  14. #189
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    Quote Originally Posted by spchin24 View Post
    Planning on hitting SSV, LL, KH, and Revy over Christmas and wanted some advice. Only planning on bringing one pair of skis- either Moment Bibby Tour or BGs, both mounted with Wardens. Which skis would you bring?
    Bibby Tours are same width as Billygoats, correct? Then if you want a stiffer more stable ski in firm conditions, the BG, unless you prefer to get jibby and spinny in firm conditions, then BT. Both LL and KH, and somewhat Revy are quite open so you can let your BGs run. I ski BGs FWIW.

  15. #190
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    Quote Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
    100mm under foot is average for around here.
    Can't tell if serious. I have Cochise that I could bring...

    Quote Originally Posted by robnow View Post
    Bibby Tours are same width as Billygoats, correct? Then if you want a stiffer more stable ski in firm conditions, the BG, unless you prefer to get jibby and spinny in firm conditions, then BT. Both LL and KH, and somewhat Revy are quite open so you can let your BGs run. I ski BGs FWIW.
    Yep, both are the same width. Only hesitation with the BGs is that I haven't skied them before and I'm hesitant to bring them for a 10 day trip without trying them out first. However, with all the love they get on here I'm sure I'd get along with them fine. Decisions decisions...

  16. #191
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    Robnow-shouldn't you be biking?

  17. #192
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdirt View Post
    Robnow-shouldn't you be biking?
    Bikes, pfffft...BRING ON THE SNOW!!! (Yeah I rode dry dirt this weekend-Prospector, Benchlands, Door Jam/b?, Black Rock G2G on regular tires)
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  18. #193
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    The trails are dusty, so nice though for December!

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    Ice skating is ok right now

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  20. #195
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    Woah, where is that? I might have to go skating today. Is that Minewanka?

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  21. #196
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    10 day precip plot is looking promising. But this is a US weather model so I'm not sure if it's only .78 as good. Where do Canadians go for the best local weather updates? Is there anything like the noaa.gov spot forecast tool?

  22. #197
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashidy View Post
    Woah, where is that? I might have to go skating today. Is that Minewanka?

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    spray lakes, park at sparrow hawk and skate south for 10+km

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  23. #198
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    That was my original thought but I have never seen the ice that clear up there!

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  24. #199
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashidy View Post
    That was my original thought but I have never seen the ice that clear up there!

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    I skated on it last 15+ years ago, and it was not that good. This was amazing

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