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Canada 2019-20 Thread

Discussion in 'Canada' started by gortonator, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. Lady Penelope

    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Where is that Air Canada hate thread? Flight out of Brisbane to YVR just cancelled (in fairness apparently due to an ill customer on board the incoming flight necessitating a return to Honolulu). At Cba airport now while the very helpful Qantas rep is trying to facilitate alternative flights out of eg Sydney in conjunction with Travelplan. Sigh ...
     
  2. The Lunatic

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    Good luck

    I called Air Canada direct and got on Monday’s flight. Didn’t want to go via LA
     
  3. Lady Penelope

    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    I booked through Travelplan so they’re trying to get us on the Syd to Vancouver flight. Ho hum ...
     
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    northsail One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Hope all goes well LP. You may just miss you first day skiing in -30.⛷
     
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    Beerman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Fingers crossed there are not too many delays. Snow is not going anywhere :thumbs:
     
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  6. The Lunatic

    The Lunatic Hard Yards

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    I am with Travelplan also. I just wanted it sorted as we are 1:30 from Brisbane airport so called direct.
     
  7. Lady Penelope

    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    All sorted. Call Travelplan if you want to go today; they may be able to get you on AC34 leaving Sydney this afternoon. Big shout out to Travelplan and the incredibly helpful Chris from Qantas at Cba airport.
     
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  8. Lady Penelope

    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    What? Miss the opportunity for some frostbite? At this stage hoping to make my original connection to Kelowna so all going well SHOULD still be there on 12 Jan.
     
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  9. The Lunatic

    The Lunatic Hard Yards

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    Nice one.

    Too many other moving parts for us to not fly out of Brisbane. Just got to take the one day lost on the chin
     
  10. Lady Penelope

    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good luck. A pain though ...
     
  11. Mitchell Pearce

    Mitchell Pearce One of Us

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    Mittens with a zip pocket for warm packs
     
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  12. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    @Lady Penelope I have provisions waiting!



    May have underdone the gin....
     
  13. Mitchell Pearce

    Mitchell Pearce One of Us

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    D1 is working over in Castle Mountain atm, she has these mittens and has been fine with the temps so far.
    It's important to keep your core warm. She has fake down vests (does clump together breathes better, also less cruel on animals) and good mid layers with a high neck.
     
  14. Lady Penelope

    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hopefully I’ll be there soon to sample that! Flight out of Sydney now delayed by 45 minutes (at this point) :headbang:
     
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  15. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    if you buy your down from a responsible supplier like Patagonia, arcteryx and the like they will only buy down which is a by product of the food industry I.e the birds are sold as produce. I like this as it means we are using more of an animal which is sustainable.

    primaloft is great (my mid layer is primal loft), as it’s more water resistant than down so can be a good option but it doesn’t compact as far as down. It’s a horses for courses thing. Personally I love my down for travelling as it’s much warmer but I don’t like skiing in down as I don’t want to be hot, just comfortable.
     
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  16. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I should also add their is responsible and responsible, Patagonia famously ditched their European supplier of down as the found the supplier was using the birds for foie gras and they weren’t happy with this as they felt it didn’t meet their standards.
     
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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    They also use a lot of recycled products.
     
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  18. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Found these cool signs in our lodge

    I’ll be using this for all my ski.com friends phone numbers.



    Sad but true
     
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  19. Roymond

    Roymond One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    FWIW one of those skiing with us at BW is an ICU doc that I work with. He was on that flight into Brisbane . 4 hrs past Honolulu cardiac arrest. CPR for an hour or so while the plane rerouted. He hasn’t heard the outcome of the patient but the flight certainly wasn’t diverted on a whim...
     
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  20. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I reckon that would be an airliners worse nightmare
     
  21. Roymond

    Roymond One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Can’t imagine a resuscitation on the floor of a 787 would be a heap of laughs. Unless things have changed since I last had to use them, there’s the barest of gear in their Med kits. No doubt I’ll get the full story when we get back.
     
  22. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    shit no, there isn’t a lot of space anywhere on those planes
     
  23. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Word is, he didn't survive. :(
     
  24. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    faaark just read this as well, not good.
     
  25. The Lunatic

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    Was just reading online. No good indeed :(
     
  26. Beerman

    Beerman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Went to the hockey last night. Kamloops Blazers v Kelowna Rockets in Kelowna. They played Friday in Kamloops and there was a bit of tension during the game. Come Saturday you could sense something, coming up. The Rockets put the first point on the board, but it was nearly one way traffic from there.
    5 - 2 at the start of the 3rd period.
    8 mins to go and the first of 12 fights started. At one point all players were going at it inc the goalies. There were only 4 players left on each bench at the final hooter. Talk about value for money.
    The daughter said she’s not sure if she ever wants to go to another hockey match because it won’t be as good. Talk about a riot.
     
  27. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    we went to the game Friday, and it was pretty much as described, Kelowna had the best of it early then kamloops got on top.

    I think Friday Kelowna played pretty much the last 10 minutes a player down. You could really see the niggle start so doesn’t surprise me it ended all in.
     
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  28. Beerman

    Beerman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Don’t know where you are currently, but hoping you’re getting some white stuff.
    Hasn’t really stopped for the 4 days we’ve been in Big White, pity the visibility is so poor. I reckon another 30cm over the last 36hrs or so, based on the hot tub cover measurement system.
     
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  29. northsail

    northsail One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Currently at Panorama. Had a little POW at Kimberly but mainly groomers with +1. Not looking forward to the cold this week. Panorama looks different to 22years ago when last visited.
    Keen for a ski with the extreme team on 20th. You in??
     
  30. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    So .......... You know I'm going to ski out all the POW before you boys arrive.......... right ?

    Freddie's is just going to a sea of tight turn tracks, my brothers. :evil:
     
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  31. northsail

    northsail One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    With a few face plants mixed in.
     
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  32. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cold enough in silver star for the hot water trick!

     
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  33. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    your lucky it’s topping back up for you after our visit
     
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  34. Beerman

    Beerman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    You’ll be able to tell @Astro66 tracks, they are the kids skis, he also frequents the other kids haunts like Cowabunga, Homesteader etc. Good thing he wears those bright outfits so we can tell him apart. :D
     
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  35. Beerman

    Beerman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep I’m in, just for 1 day though, we are out on the 21st.
     
  36. Lady Penelope

    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    It’s true! We witnessed this. Was -19 when the boys and I walked back our apartment after dinner with the Zacs this evening (very nice gin, @zac150 ).
     
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    northsail One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Nice ski in Panorama today. Weather was kind at around -16 for most of the day. Had some great runs with some fresh snow overnight. Picture looking down from Founders Ridge towards the village.

     
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  38. Beerman

    Beerman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you’re having trouble reading the board, the totals are, 22cm in the last 24hr, 262cm base, -21c. Monday 13 Jan. 2020. D17 and best mate at Big White.
     
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  39. Lady Penelope

    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nice! Impressed to see some bare skin in those temperatures :)
     
  40. northsail

    northsail One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Rest day today so leasurly drive into Invermere. Great place for a skate on the lake. Pulled pork roll at Smokehose93 was some good tucker.
     

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  41. scottski

    scottski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Vancouver airport cancelling lots of flights due to SNOW.

     
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    northsail One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Good ski today in cool conditions.
    Started out at about -20 and -16 by mid afternoon. Temps seem to be milder here than other areas.
    Explored Sun Bowl area in the sun this afternoon. Snow was squeaky and still lots of pow to be found.
    Warming conditions for Thursday and Friday will be welcomed for our final two days at Panorama.
    Resort has certainly expanded over 20 years since our last visit and we will be back again in the future.
     
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  43. Beerman

    Beerman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks @scottski
    @Astro66 i hope you’re paying attention.........
     
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    scottski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    If Astro66 is stuck I have a huge room at the Fairmont at Vancouver Airport. We could probably assist for an appropriate support payment
     
  45. northsail

    northsail One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Don't even think about it!
     
  46. scottski

    scottski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Your right, I don’t know what came over me.
    The seats downstairs in the departure hall look very appealing
     
  47. Harper11

    Harper11 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    poor guy only 38, father of three

    meningitis the cause
     
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  49. northsail

    northsail One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Wise decision! He has a bad reputation in the city.
     
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    scottski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Don’t we all ,


    I mean, I’ve heard that. It’s well known