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    2019/2020 CANADIAN ROCKIES THREAD

    Ski swap on the thanksgiving long weekend, one day only, banff, Oct 12/13


    and it snowed up high last night

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    New knee new season! Thx for the post mntlion. Stoked for comeback!

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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdirt View Post
    New knee new season! Thx for the post mntlion. Stoked for comeback!
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    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    Someone got pow turns up on Roberston last week! Does that make it early turns or super late season turns?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamothe View Post
    Someone got pow turns up on Roberston last week! Does that make it early turns or super late season turns?
    if its on old snow, its old turn.

    if on mostly new snow its new turn

    thats my $.02


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    any news on ski swap in calgaria?

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    I have a general Canadian Rockies question, not a ski specific one, but this seems like as good a place as any to ask. What websites do you look at for weather forecasts/models for the Rockies? I'm doing a backpacking trip on the Berg Lake Trail in two weeks, and want to start keeping an eye on the weather.
    Set my compass North, I got Winter in my blood.

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    try windy.com
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    Last edited by swissiphic; 09-14-2019 at 04:18 PM.
    Master of mediocrity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f2f View Post
    any news on ski swap in calgaria?

    no, but banff swap is Oct 13ish (thanksgiving weekend)

    Less lineups, less new crap that is not discounted, etc

    calgary is usually a week+ after banff


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    Calgary ski swap looks to be October 25-27 at the Max Bell Centre.

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    thanksies. we may make the trip to banff to "escape the crowds"

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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    I have a general Canadian Rockies question, not a ski specific one, but this seems like as good a place as any to ask. What websites do you look at for weather forecasts/models for the Rockies? I'm doing a backpacking trip on the Berg Lake Trail in two weeks, and want to start keeping an eye on the weather.
    http://www.cloudnineguides.com/resources

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    today at SSV and LL tops.

    it WILL all melt off before we ski, but fun to look at

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    Just FYI, I have heard the Calgary radar ration is down for 6 weeks. Hence, any radar and associated forecasts are being covered...badly...by far more remote locations.

    Forecasts are extremely inaccurate as a result.

    So beware in trusting the current forecasts....


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    calgary radar is getting upgraded. there's a mini-station set up so if you go to EC's weather site you'll get some data for the city, but not the general view of the province down south.

    https://www.canada.ca/en/environment...intenance.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by f2f View Post
    any news on ski swap in calgaria?
    Calgary ski swap is stupid.
    Stupid as a buyer, stupid as a seller.

    Stupid.

    I like the Banff swap. Itís the best run for buyers and most organized/easiest for sellers.

    I usually go out and volunteer with Mntlion in Banff. I may not make it this year(camping?), but Iím going to try.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Caucasian Asian View Post
    Calgary ski swap is stupid.
    Stupid as a buyer, stupid as a seller.

    Stupid.

    I like the Banff swap. It’s the best run for buyers and most organized/easiest for sellers.

    I usually go out and volunteer with Mntlion in Banff. I may not make it this year(camping?), but I’m going to try.


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    duly noted. we're going to banff. we only need ski boots for a fast growing grom, nothing special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f2f View Post
    duly noted. we're going to banff. we only need ski boots for a fast growing grom, nothing special.
    they sell a $10 early bird ticket, that is WELL worth buying if you are hunting for something specific. Usuaully 1 ticket = 1 parent + 1 kid.

    but yes, banff swap is way better


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    Thank you to everyone for the weather forecast recommendations. Not sure I can put a lot of stock in Windy, it seems far too precise to be believable (i.e. spot temp and precip forecasts for areas 100 miles from the nearest weather station seem too good to be trusted), but it's just another tool in the quiver I suppose.


    Looks like it might be an awfully cold backpacking trip. Regardless, I'm stoked to see a part of the continent I've never been to before, and I do have a 0F down sleeping bag. I'll be staying in Banff Wednesday October 2, if any mags want to grab a beer or two after I stuff myself at Chuck's that evening.
    Set my compass North, I got Winter in my blood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    I'll be staying in Banff Wednesday October 2, if any mags want to grab a beer or two after I stuff myself at Chuck's that evening.
    yes it can be cold (year round)

    chucks is amazing (big money, but good)

    other food options/specials http://taximike.com/specials.html


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    I see that about the cold. Bringing a whole lot of warm clothing on this trip, at least for the camping stretch.

    I ate at Chuck's when I was in Banff back in April, and I think it was the second reservation I made when planning this trip, after my Berg Lake permit.
    Set my compass North, I got Winter in my blood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    I see that about the cold. Bringing a whole lot of warm clothing on this trip, at least for the camping stretch.

    I ate at Chuck's when I was in Banff back in April, and I think it was the second reservation I made when planning this trip, after my Berg Lake permit.
    correct on both points


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    Another objective hazard to consider while ski touring?

    Master of mediocrity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swissiphic View Post
    Another objective hazard to consider while ski touring?

    nice: 2013 shot for boat tours and a local bar (dancing Sasquatch)


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