Canada 2019-20 Thread

Roymond

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poor guy only 38, father of three

meningitis the cause
Thats a tragedy. Would explain why they used all of the adrenaline on the plane (6 ampules) and didn't do diddly.
Surprising he got on the plane- its odd for meningitis to arrest early in the piece without some pretty severe preceding symptoms.
My mate is a very experienced anaesthetist/ICU consultant and there's not much he hasn't seen or done. For him to be unable to dig someone out of a hole is unusual without some significant mitigating factors.
Its never pleasant calling an end to resuscitation on anyone, let alone a 38 y.o young father.
:(
 
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chunky

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Found these cool signs in our lodge

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

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Sad but true
A slight alteration to a John Muir quote!
 
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Lady Penelope

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Thats a tragedy. Would explain why they used all of the adrenaline on the plane (6 ampules) and didn't do diddly.
Surprising he got on the plane- its odd for meningitis to arrest early in the piece without some pretty severe preceding symptoms.
My mate is a very experienced anaesthetist/ICU consultant and there's not much he hasn't seen or done. For him to be unable to dig someone out of a hole is unusual without some significant mitigating factors.
Its never pleasant calling an end to resuscitation on anyone, let alone a 38 y.o young father.
:(
It is very tragic. He was on the inbound flight to Brisbane that was diverted to Honolulu when he collapsed (necessitating the cancellation of the Brisbane - Vancouver flight I was booked on). Meningitis! Terrible.
 

Roymond

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It is very tragic. He was on the inbound flight to Brisbane that was diverted to Honolulu when he collapsed (necessitating the cancellation of the Brisbane - Vancouver flight I was booked on). Meningitis! Terrible.

Puts my whinging about fog into perspective.
 

gareth_oau

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Last day in Panorama today. :(
Managed to get +1 down a few black runs today and she smashed those moguls with ease.:woohoo:
Must say that the views are outstanding and well worth some happy snaps.
Leaving happy little campers and now heading for Sun Peaks.:thumbs:

are you driving? that's a long way
 

zac150

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What are people’s thoughts on an accommodation thread? Maybe sticky?

basically a place people can post positive reviews only of accommodation options they have stayed in, what made it work etc. Just for Canada and maybe the opening post could include some of the booking options?
 

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So if your back home and drooling over the Canada threads and want to be here....

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Valid for Economy Class (K/A) return travel from Australia to Canada. Flight departure dates between Jan 20 - Sept 16.

Where do i find these flights? Need to book soonish
 

Jacko4650

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Where do i find these flights? Need to book soonish
I Googled brisbane to kalowna this morning and it came up - Air Canada, with flight times, delay at vancouver for final flight into Kalowna, prices etc.
 

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Last day in Panorama today. :(
Managed to get +1 down a few black runs today and she smashed those moguls with ease.:woohoo:
Must say that the views are outstanding and well worth some happy snaps.
Leaving happy little campers and now heading for Sun Peaks.:thumbs:
Any recommendations on accommodation at Panorama? Where to and where not to stay?
 

sly_karma

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Tamarack and Inn of 1000 both good locations, condo style places with decent facilities. I've cooked some pretty good meals in those kitchens. If you have kids, they will go nuts for the hot pools and water slides.
 

northsail

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Tamarack and Inn of 1000 both good locations, condo style places with decent facilities. I've cooked some pretty good meals in those kitchens. If you have kids, they will go nuts for the hot pools and water slides.
Hot pools were excellent after a day of skiing. Water slides not open when we were there. Not sure if summer thing only or repairs happening??
 
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Hoodie

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We are thinking of the place next door the newer Peaks Lodge.

This trip we are going to fly into Calgary with the first stop being Fernie for a night so we can check it out, then Panorama for 4 nights followed by a week in Banff.
 
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Karbon

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Any recommendations on accommodation at Panorama? Where to and where not to stay?
Stayed at panorama springs last year. Pretty comfortable, great ski in ski out and hot springs on site. Highly recommended.
We arranged through travelplan.
 

Monsta

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We've stayed down in Riverbend in the lower village and it's great. Really beautiful spot down along the river.

"Lower village" is not a big deal at all unless a 1 minute walk is too strenuous for you. The mini gondola takes you right there.
 

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brett gordon

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I think we must have been skiing at a different Lake Louise. Didn't think it was icy. Firm underneath 2-3 cms of fresh. Backside off Latch chair was nice railing on the groomed. Front side off paradise chair also nice. Snow binding well to surface. In the last 2 weeks have not found anything at LL, Sunshine or Norquay that I would consider Oz icy. Hard packed yes. Icy no. Have always been able to lay and hold an edge.
 
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sly_karma

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There definitely be ice at LL, still in place a few cm down on the WC track. Have a look at Upper Wiwaxy. All green and blue terrain but unbelievably slick during the race weeks, takes everything I've got to stay upright just slipping the course down to timing positions. Doesn't help that most years these are my first turns of the season, without poles and weighted down with equipment as well. And in the dark, headlamp skiing for the first hour of the day.
 
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