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Travel Life 2021/2022 - Canada Plans

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Crystal, Dec 31, 2020.

  1. Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Place to start dreaming....

    Me a bit of a road trip, incorporating Fernie, Kimberly and Panorama....hopefully also a detour inland to Apex :) Nothing booked as yet just working out dates. probably book the cattery first :)

    I am crossing fingers that with the vaccine roll out travel will be okay next season.
     
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  2. Captain Caveman

    Captain Caveman Early Days

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    Sounds like a good plan Crystal. Wouldn't spend too many days at Kimberly. Not a whole lot there, just an opinion before people stomp on me :)
     
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    I currently have a plan mapped out - the only question is whether is starts in December 21.

    We have a group of Me and Nikki, 3 sons, one daughter in law and 2 girtfriends

    The evolving plan is for a week or so at SP, followed by a flight yo Calgary and a road trip back to SP for another 2 weeks.

    My difficulty with my deteriorating eyrsight is car hire/driving, and also if it continues to deteriorate whether I will be able to ski/board at all.

    For this I'm keen to travel sooner rather than later
     
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  4. Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think it was 4 or 5 days at Kimberly.

    Basically this is the same trip that was to be happening NOW !!!
     
  5. northsail

    northsail One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Did Kimberly and Panorama January this year.
    Would cut Kimberly to 4 days and spend more time at either Panorama or Fernie.
    Would have enjoyed stomping on you @Captain Caveman but fully agree.
     
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    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just so hard to even consider booking anything. I guess booking accommodation that can be cancelled very late in the piece can’t really hurt.
     
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  7. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    That depends on the size of the deposit you pay, and if the owner doesnt go bankrupt when you want your refund
     
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    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Very true.
     
  9. Captain Caveman

    Captain Caveman Early Days

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    Much prefer it when you slaughter me @northsail.
    Something about Kimberly which is my least fav resort in Canada not considering the local mountains in Vancouver. Just wasn't for me I guess. We were done with it in about half a day.
     
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  10. Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    wow I have heard only good things.
     
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  12. Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    There's been lots of chatter in our household with children saying rather than road trip they may be more interested in putting down roots in a couple of fave resorts and just skiing like mad.
     
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  13. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    It’s an attractive option IMO.
     
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    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    I only ever went to 2 resorts each trip, but the daughter and I sat down during planning for a trip and decided we would rather lob in one place for a couple of weeks with some travel either side. We perfected it by finding a service that would ship snow gear back to Australia from the resort.
     
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    road trips arent for everyone and can be very boring for kids.

    The upsides in staying in one or two places:
    • you can justify a season pass and reduce your daily costs
    • longer stays earn bigger accommodation discounts
    • you can afford to take days off just to relax, go hiking whatever - you dont have to hammer every day
    • build a great relationship with the locals
    • starts to feel like you are at home (this is dangerous -you will want to live there!!!)
     
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    KneeDeep One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    This ^^^^ Gareth, discovered that years ago.
     
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    I still remember a plaintive 4 year old voice from the back seat - "When does the holiday start?"
     
  18. gareth_oau

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    LOL
     
  19. Sbooker

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    We’ve always done the road trip style - even when the kids were 3 and 5. They’re now going on 14 and 16 and I’m wondering if they would be bored by staying put in one place? The idea does has certain appeal though.
    Maybe we could cut it down to two destinations plus a city break?
     
  20. Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    We've also dine the road trip every so many years with our kids and they are fine and have thrived on it...I guess next season they will be anticipating the need to just ski like crazy people.
     
  21. Captain Caveman

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    I very much enjoyed skiing with those crazy kids, bet they are a lot faster now :).
     
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  22. Hoodie

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    I would like to be optimistic about 2021/2022 but with all the craziness still happening will we be able to travel? I think after this Christmas (northern beaches resident) we will book 3 different holidays next Christmas, one to Canada, one interstate and one local just to be on the safe side!
     
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  23. Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah I am also hopeful that we can travel but looking at the world it's still a bit crazy. We'll plan and book regardless and hope for the best.
     
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    You know where I live. There will be salmon.
     
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