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Canada 2019-20 Thread

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

  1. Roymond

    Roymond One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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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.
    :(
     
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  2. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Are you really sure you want to be sharing a room with a bed with @Astro666 ?
     
  3. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    You don’t need to consider his reputation. You have already seen his jackets!!
     
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  4. scottski

    scottski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    It’s a suite, two rooms. For some reason I’m upgraded above my station and credit card.
     
  5. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    i dont think the credit card will protect you LOL
     
  6. chunky

    chunky Old n' Crusty

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    A slight alteration to a John Muir quote!
     
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  7. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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  8. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    True, I have the original John muir quote at home and got a placemat from Yosemite with it on.
     
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  9. Crystal

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

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    Horrible, :(
     
  10. Lady Penelope

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

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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.
     
  11. Roymond

    Roymond One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Puts my whinging about fog into perspective.
     
  12. Beerman

    Beerman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sunrise at Big White this morning, and we happen to be leaving. Hopefully like this tomorrow for a sneaky look at SS :)

     
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  13. Crystal

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

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    ....and it's clear :(
     
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  14. northsail

    northsail One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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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:
     
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  15. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    are you driving? that's a long way
     
  16. northsail

    northsail One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Have two days for the drive so plenty of time for sightseeing.
    Probably stop at Revy overnight.
     
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  17. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's a nice drive and Revy is a nice town. Catch a ride up the mountain if you have time
     
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  18. Beerman

    Beerman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Should have known, it didn’t last. Pretty average again when we left at 10.00.
     
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  19. northsail

    northsail One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Good driving conditions today so pushed on to Kamloops. Encountered quite a bit of snow around Revelstoke but all good. Settled into motel now knocking back a few beers.
     
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  20. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Underrated resort Pano I reckon.
     
  21. Beerman

    Beerman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    You were driving so fast you blew the snow off the road??
     
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  22. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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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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  23. Crystal

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

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    Not a bad idea, we can stick it under the Canada driving thread, will have to be pretty tight though.
     
  24. Crystal

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

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

    VANCOUVER RETURN
    ON SALE NOW $1,281*


    Vancouver Direct from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to Kelowna

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

    Monsta Hard Yards

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    Where do i find these flights? Need to book soonish
     
  26. Jacko4650

    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    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.
     
  27. Jacko4650

    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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  28. Hoodie

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    Any recommendations on accommodation at Panorama? Where to and where not to stay?
     
  29. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pine Inn not recommended, old school hotel rooms, not even a fridge in the room. Good location if you like being on top of a pub, but grungy and tired.
     
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  30. Crystal

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

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    Haven't been back for many years but I would look at only upper village.
     
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  31. northsail

    northsail One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    We stayed at Tamarack. Upper village in excellent location. Probably 50m from main lift. Also very close to the hot pools. Got a pretty good deal through Travelplan.
     
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  32. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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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.
     
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    northsail One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    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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  34. Crystal

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

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    We also stayed at Tamarack years ago...thumbs up from us.
     
  35. Hoodie

    Hoodie Hard Yards

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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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  36. chunky

    chunky Old n' Crusty

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    You can go night skiing with him even when the resort doesn't offer it. His jackets are so bright you won't need any other lights :D
     
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  37. cqen2l

    cqen2l Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    He was visible to the ISS when he fell into the tree well. Safe as houses.
     
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  38. Karbon

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    Stayed at panorama springs last year. Pretty comfortable, great ski in ski out and hot springs on site. Highly recommended.
    We arranged through travelplan.
     
  39. 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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  40. Sage Oya

    Sage Oya Like the herb, lover of Pabst, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lovely day out at Lake Louise today :p

    A little bit firm underfoot and icy in spots but the views made up for it.
     
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    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    That sentence just about sums up Lake Louise.
     
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  42. brett gordon

    brett gordon Addicted Ski Pass: Gold

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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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  43. Sage Oya

    Sage Oya Like the herb, lover of Pabst, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    The groomed runs were ok, some of the ungroomed blacks were 2-3 on top of boiler plate imo, very average.
     
  44. Sage Oya

    Sage Oya Like the herb, lover of Pabst, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    Maybe I’m being too harsh after whistler last week :p
     

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  45. brett gordon

    brett gordon Addicted Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep. Snow is coming this weekend. Still early. Best snow more likely Feb/Mar.
     
  46. brett gordon

    brett gordon Addicted Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sounds like you don't ski Oz very often.
     
  47. Sage Oya

    Sage Oya Like the herb, lover of Pabst, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hardly ever :rolleyes:

    Just kidding LOL
     
  48. brett gordon

    brett gordon Addicted Ski Pass: Gold

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    We're still scoping out the big 3. Here for 5 months. Likely to be skiing resorts through to may, later back country.
     
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    brett gordon Addicted Ski Pass: Gold

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    Then you know true ice.
     
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  50. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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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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