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  1. #1
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    Whistler/Vail North 2020/2021

    Enough of last yrs thread.

    Snow in the valley.



    Who's skiing tomorrow?
    Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

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    seems la nina is ready to party? which means they'll probably shut down again this winter...

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    Vail North? Weak thread title. Anyway the only way this season isn't going to rock and roll is if someone cuts a gondola cable. My body is ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulster2626 View Post
    Vail North? Weak thread title. Anyway the only way this season isn't going to rock and roll is if someone cuts a gondola cable. My body is ready.
    Agree! No wonder this one gets no action. Thought everyone was wishing for pre-covid times with the old one.

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    Rockslide near the new Whistler peak suspension bridge.
    Just heard but I think it happened in mid Oct???
    I believe there was also one 2 years ago.
    But this one is much bigger and went down to the bottom of Whistler bowl.
    Surprised that it hasn't made any local Whistler news.
    Pique - where are you!
    Who has pics?

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    It happened Oct 15. There was a news story about it today, so everyone thinks it happened today.
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    Annnnnnnnd the alpine will be closed for the next 15 years.

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    is that west bowl ?

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    I heard it was caused by acidic bird shit?

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    What's with the slumping area on the left? It's that usually like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraham View Post
    What's with the slumping area on the left? It's that usually like that?
    Thats normal, just how the snow is sticking on Shale Slope.
    Quote Originally Posted by SirVicSmasher View Post
    is that west bowl?
    Whistler Bowl.
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    be interesting to see close ups and if it went right from the top of west cirque

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    Quote Originally Posted by t.odd View Post
    be interesting to see close ups and if it went right from the top of west cirque
    Triggered right off the viewpoint gantry for the peak bridge close to bolts for support structure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Hubbs View Post
    Thats normal, just how the snow is sticking on Shale Slope.

    Whistler Bowl.
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    forgive me its been 13+ years...
    man I miss it

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    Annnnnnnnd the alpine will be closed for the next 15 years.
    On Blackcomb, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirVicSmasher View Post
    forgive me its been 13+ years...
    man I miss it
    No worries, Itís a strange angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    Triggered right off the viewpoint gantry for the peak bridge close to bolts for support structure
    well that was a great investment.....

    edit - buddy just sent me a much better photo, wild

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    Here's a photo I took from the top a couple summers ago. No big shock that area slid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t.odd View Post
    well that was a great investment.....

    edit - buddy just sent me a much better photo, wild
    Economic stimulus for Geotech!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    Triggered right off the viewpoint gantry for the peak bridge close to bolts for support structure
    My Dad was the design engineer for the rock anchors for the bridge. They contacted him when this happened and they will be sending him pictures from a drone for an assessment. I wonít say much more going forward but the rock anchors were located and designed with this toppling failure risk in mind. It was a known risk but this slide will obviously be investigated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xyz View Post
    My Dad was the design engineer for the rock anchors for the bridge. They contacted him when this happened and they will be sending him pictures from a drone for an assessment. I won’t say much more going forward but the rock anchors were located and designed with this toppling failure risk in mind. It was a known risk but this slide will obviously be investigated.
    interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulster2626 View Post
    On Blackcomb, too.
    No, just no. Monkey Wrench gang will come out and blow the whole place up if that happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xyz View Post
    My Dad was the design engineer for the rock anchors for the bridge. They contacted him when this happened and they will be sending him pictures from a drone for an assessment. I won’t say much more going forward but the rock anchors were located and designed with this toppling failure risk in mind. It was a known risk but this slide will obviously be investigated.
    Economic stimulus for your Dad!

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    90% of skiing is just looking cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    Economic stimulus for your Dad!
    The slide did stimulate him but at this point in his career heís looking for a little less work based economic stimulus.

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