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Big White - too much snow?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by sly_karma, Apr 21, 2020.

  1. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Roof collapse last night at Snow Ghost Inn. Area above pool and atrium. Believed at this time that no one was injured.
     
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    oreo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Given the end of the season occurred in mid March, makes you wonder if they laid off workers and hence didn't stay on top of clearing snow from the roof for the last month when you're in a winter weather.
     
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  3. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    That was the first thing to occur to me as well. They're in a big snow year, but not the biggest ever. Snowpack at or near peak, no one doing any snow removal, or minimal at best. Data attached is from the Mission Creek snow station, 15-20 km north of BW and at 1780 m, slightly higher elevation than the village and similar aspect.
     

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  4. MisterMxyzptlk

    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks like it was a big pergola type roof over the courtyard that fell down
    Flat roof?
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  5. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Was the building occupied ? Heating on etc in pool?
    That would contribute to shedding..
     
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    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lucky there was no-one there by the looks of it
    As oreo suggests- might be a maintenance issue due to early staff departures with covid
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Big ole heated swimming pool below a roof would be quite the hottie.
     
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    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not a builder but you'd like to know how they were supporting that roof between the uprights
    @sly_karma
     
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  10. Crystal

    Crystal (Sly made me Cry) - Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    eeewwww bad
     
  11. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    haha me neither but it looks like plywood and sticky tape
     
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  12. Born2skii

    Born2skii One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Holy cow ! We've stayed there a few times and swam in that pool.
     
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    Chalkie One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Goodness me!
     
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    bomber One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Crystal (Sly made me Cry) - Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    same
     
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    snowgum One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    would have been quite a lawsuit if the resort was open!
    A Class action perhaps being North Amurka? :eek: