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Trip Report Gareth and Nikki’s Epic Canadian Venture

Discussion in 'Canada' started by gareth_oau, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Roymond

    Roymond One of Us

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    Where from? I've had some trouble getting on to Jardines this time around and have had much better luck with Mcsporties...
    Jardines must be crazy busy this year- In the past they've been impeccable.
     
  2. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    It is my job to ensure the locals stay in business so I can come back again next year!
     
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  3. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Got them in Jardine's. They arent busy, they just don't like you!! LOL

    They are my friends!
     
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  4. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    view from the hotel balcony.


    (7mm wide angle lens makes it look a bit more spacious than it really is)
     
  5. Roymond

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    Take a number, stand in line. There's quite a queue.
     
  6. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    so just went out to buy an onion and Nikki came back with ANOTHER jacket (we did manage to secure the onion as well)

    I may have also neglected to mention that I also purchased a new pair of ski pants
     
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  7. Schnitzelnschnapps

    Schnitzelnschnapps Hard Yards

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    That looks just stunning.
     
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  8. Me+3

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    you purchase the pants in SP ? or YVR ? cost ? brand ?
     
  9. gareth_oau

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  10. Harper11

    Harper11 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Look at those peaks soaring above that three story building... :out:
     
  11. JoeKing

    JoeKing Old n' Thrusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks fla..

    :whistle:
     
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  12. iagreewithhim

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    I'll take it.
     
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  13. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    suits me perfectly - you can be your hero somewhere else
     
  14. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    so I am learning that my deteriorating eyesight and flat light aren't the best of freiends
     
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  15. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Make sure you are wearing a lens designed for flat light.
     
  16. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    yeah makes no difference. got the Smith Chromapops for flat light.

    I'm blind LOL
     
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  17. Roymond

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    goggleman.com.au.
    Ski goggle inserts.
    Now I only run into trees due to poor technique , not defective visual acuity.
     
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  18. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    nothing to do with my lenses, its my diabetic-aged retinas that don't deal well with the different light levels
     
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    JoeKing Old n' Thrusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Your endorsement of prism lenses have extended my skiing years. Chalk and cheese. :thumbs:
     
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  20. Roymond

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    Apologies. Wasnt aware of the diabetes.
     
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  21. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    yeah methinks a switch back to prizm is worth considering - just have to find some that fits my face
     
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  22. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    :D no need to apologise LOL
     
  23. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Has outstandigly good days yesterday and today.

    Yesterday we only spent $12 and today only $35 LOL
     
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    chunky Old n' Crusty

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    Just go where there is steep light then and see if the diabetes likes it...
     
  25. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    So that was a fun evening.

    My internet banking on my phone had been blocked, and on the internet also.

    So had to re-instate international roaming on my phone (turned off to avoid international roaming costs) so I could call the bank to get it all sorted - apparently someone tried access and failed 3 times (not me).

    It also took Telstra over 2 hours to restore international roaming, plus another 15 minutes on the phone to the bank (half of which seemed to be all the legal disclaimers they need to tell everyone)
     
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  26. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Scammers scammers everywhere!

    They blocked my Mum for legit Christmas shopping. Apparently 3 different PayPass transactions in an hour was “unusual behaviour” for her so they locked her account down and she had to go into a bank to sort it out (took half an hour standing there while they unblocked her.).

    Hello ... she’s retired. Doesn’t spend much. It’s the week before Christmas...
    Do we now need to notify our banks when we are going Christmas Shopping?

    @gareth_oau did they tell you what would happen if they’d been successful? Cancelled frggin cards and no way to get more while on holiday!!! Time for more than one alternate account.
     
  27. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I can understand why the banks are so vigilant; they are the one's bearing the cost of fraud

    I had to replace my amex card a month ago because of an Uber transaction in the US for $150.

    I let my banks know I was travelling to Canadia and they advised if a card needs to get cancelled a new one would be at my hotel within 48-72 hours.

    Ive got 3 different credit cards and a debit card, so it wouldnt be too much of an issue
     
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  28. Mark*V

    Mark*V Hard Yards Ski Pass: Silver

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    I assumed you were a school teacher. 12 weeks annual leave per year!
     
  29. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    no, private industry capitalist pig
     
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  30. chunky

    chunky Old n' Crusty

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    If you have a registered mobile they will normally send you a text to confirm if you are doing legit purchases and yes being wary of scams I would expect quite a few won't respond to that so then you call the general phone help line to confirm. Unfortunately the bad guys are getting more sophisticated.
     
  31. retread

    retread Hard Yards Ski Pass: Gold

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    Gareth more trip reporting and pictures, please.
     
  32. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL, just boring stuff at the moment
     
  33. gareth_oau

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    from the Sunrise/set thread

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    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    had another 5cm overnight and a further 2cm this morning
     
  35. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nik and I spent the day trying some demos.

    Nik is still going tomorrow, but I snapped up a pair of Rossi Experience 84 Al (160cm)
     
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    Let the spending continue!
     
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    Fortunately! This makes it easier for people to enjoy the worlds best harbour - you know, sailing, swimming, scooba diving, water skiing and stuff like that.
     
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    Good skis.They seem a little short did you try 170cm.
     
  39. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    He’s a 170cm tall early intermediate.
     
  40. tr+h

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    That’s an exaggeration :rolleyes:
     
  41. tr+h

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    Whoa, that’s some serious shrinkage!

    Don’t go in the pool George.....
     
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  42. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    What part of his description of himself did Gareth get wrong? LOL
     
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    Reports are power is down in sunny peaks with a tree taking out the powerlines.

    We can talk about @gareth_oau and he won’t hear us...:cool:
     
  44. gareth_oau

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    haha, I'm a little short
     
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  45. gareth_oau

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    curreently minus 13 in the village at 9pm, so will probably go a bit lower. Following a day where village temp topped at minus 5

    Coldest night we've had so far

    Snow is dry and stupidly squeeky LOL
     
  46. gareth_oau

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    Merry Christmas to you both as well!
     
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  48. gareth_oau

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    Christmas lunch



    and yes, that's pineapple!!:evil::evil:
     
  49. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Last night around 8pm we video chatted witht he boys, daughter in law and my dad at our house, and watched them open their presents. As nice as it is to be here in Canada, I'd rather be at home on christmas day witht he rest of the family.


    So our last day in Sun Peaks today, went for a relaxed ski, pizza for lunch and then Christmas Dinner at Powderhounds tonight.

    Was quieter than I expected today

    Tomorrow we head to Revelstoke for 2 nights
     
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  50. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator

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    They’ll be maxed out at the rate you two are going?
     
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