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  1. #1
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    2021/22 CND rockies thread

    Looks like the banff alpine racers are planning on doing a ski swap this year. Simple info is 2 weekends. 9-11 (thanksgiving) and the 16-17. will be following what ever rules are in place, and will cancel if needed
    https://banffalpineracers.com/



    Also the https://www.indyskipass.com/ now includes both jasper and castle (plus 70+ other places). Its $300 US right now and gives 2 free days at each/every hill listed and 3rd day discount.

    $300 US ~ $400 CND = and you ONLY use castle/marmot then its $100/ day each to ski them, so thats a few bucks off. Assuming we can drive to 'Merica then its a hell of a road trip

    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Banf...4!2d51.1783972


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    and some old school stoke.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJh38eewVDs


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    That's some vintage over-compressed mid-naughts video if I ever saw it.

    New skis arrived today. Can't wait to bash them against every rock I find /s

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    Over-compressed and under-appreciated.

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    ski swap info

    https://banffalpineracers.com/events/ski-sports-swaps/

    SKI & SPORTS SWAP 2021 – BANFF TRAIN STATION

    Saturday October 9th – Consignment (bring in gear that you would like to sell)
    Sunday October 10th – Sale Day (come and purchase your gear for the upcoming season! Early bird tickets available)
    Saturday October 16th – Sale Day #2 (just incase you missed the first one!)
    Sunday October 17th – Pick Up (collect any unsold items and sales money from items sold, minus consignment fee)


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    Just took a look at the U8 BAR fees. WOW! 2k+ + for U8….no way my kids would be in that program today….w did Quickies for 5 years in the early/mid-2000’s.

    Thanks for heads up on swaps. My jacket and ski pants are from BAR Swap in 2004 that I worked. Need to update the look a little.


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    I'm sure most of you who purchased the Mountain Collective last year have already seen the email, but if not, they are running their "Canadian At Par" sale again. Get the pass for $US449 rather $US589.

    Here's the link (Mountain Collective At Par) to the sale

    Treycal

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    ^^
    Hey thanks for that. Planning on hitting JH this year so that came in handy!
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    Not sure if a stateside road trip is on the books this season, but I’ll keep that in mind.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
    ski swap info

    https://banffalpineracers.com/events/ski-sports-swaps/

    SKI & SPORTS SWAP 2021 – BANFF TRAIN STATION

    Saturday October 9th – Consignment (bring in gear that you would like to sell)
    Sunday October 10th – Sale Day (come and purchase your gear for the upcoming season! Early bird tickets available)
    Saturday October 16th – Sale Day #2 (just incase you missed the first one!)
    Sunday October 17th – Pick Up (collect any unsold items and sales money from items sold, minus consignment fee)
    Bump for the BAR ski swap this weekend.
    I’ll be at the sale working, stop by and ask for Change.


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    Couple weeks off work here on the Coast.

    You guys are usually a couple weeks ahead, anyone getting out?
    Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Farcisimus View Post
    Couple weeks off work here on the Coast.

    You guys are usually a couple weeks ahead, anyone getting out?
    Well we aren't on the coast.

    But also I don't think there's been more than a dusting of snow around here yet.

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    Why does ski season really start in the coast? Rock ski conditions don't count in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Farcisimus View Post
    Couple weeks off work here on the Coast.

    You guys are usually a couple weeks ahead, anyone getting out?
    Many years a combination of NW flows and some upslope events means that early Rockies skiers are getting marginal turns in, whereas the blocking high offshore PNW is usually hanging in there through mid October keeping the Coast dry. Hence why it seems we’re usually starting a few weeks ahead. But I also think this as much about attitude as climate. I mean we’re usually high fiving after 15cm “dumps” so...

    In any case it’s still too marginal (<5cm at tree line) now for even dumbfucks like me to shred scree and gravel pocked glaciers. Looking ahead it might be a few weeks still...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSG View Post
    Many years a combination of NW flows and some upslope events means that early Rockies skiers are getting marginal turns in, whereas the blocking high offshore PNW is usually hanging in there through mid October keeping the Coast dry. Hence why it seems we’re usually starting a few weeks ahead. But I also think this as much about attitude as climate. I mean we’re usually high fiving after 15cm “dumps” so...

    In any case it’s still too marginal (<5cm at tree line) now for even dumbfucks like me to shred scree and gravel pocked glaciers. Looking ahead it might be a few weeks still...
    I was up high hiking over the last couple days around Kananaskis Lakes. Starting to look adequate on the North sheltered aspects. Especially if there is old snow patches. Know thy patches

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    skibig3 passes go up on the 15th. get in soon


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    Quote Originally Posted by CSG View Post
    I mean we’re usually high fiving after 15cm “dumps” so...
    Learned pretty quickly around the Rockies that knowing what the wind does is as important as what the clouds do.

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    Only a problem if it stops the lifts.

    Hope the further west bowl glading that was claimed was focused on cleaning up the oly. Shit was absolutely impassible with the namesake clogging every route of what would have otherwise been excellent tight tree skiing on the lower half. No choice but to slow to a slog and not enjoyable. And upper juniper expected next year...I dunno. One one hand, no more JONG zoo to finish a lap. On the other, said lap's easier for everyone else to make too...

    You can see where the work was done last year on Google maps right now, very interesting to see how it changed. Many a December and January day was spent first tracking new routes in the unmarked spots, and I hope they left most of that alone and just made fall-line routes through Enchanted more viable.
    Last edited by SnakeMagnet; 10-16-2021 at 09:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treycal View Post
    I'm sure most of you who purchased the Mountain Collective last year have already seen the email, but if not, they are running their "Canadian At Par" sale again. Get the pass for $US449 rather $US589.

    Here's the link (Mountain Collective At Par) to the sale

    Treycal
    Thanks for this!! Didn't know they were doing the on par thing. 2 passes bought

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    2021/22 Tentative Opening Dates:

    Banff Sunshine Village: (Tentative) November 11, 2021
    Lake Louise Ski Resort: (Tentative) November 5, 2021
    Mt Norquay: (Tentative) November 6, 2021


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    Looks like they are blowing snow ATM. Looks promising for those start dates.
    "We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch

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    Marmot is still shooting for Nov 12th.

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    2021/22 CND rockies thread

    Skating In Banff this morning

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    It doesn't matter if you're a king or a little street sweeper...
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    The other morning I was awoken to "Daddy, my fart fell on the floor"
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