Silver Star 2018 - 2019

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  1. BilbyBill

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    After 8 trips to Sun Peaks and on our 15th trip to Canada, we are revisiting Silver Star next year for 8 weeks. Its been 15 years since we were there. We only took downhill skis then, but now we travel with cross country gear as well so we are looking forward to exploring the cross country trails as well as revisiting the downhill.
     
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  2. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room
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    We are staying in Kelowna for a week so might ser you up there
     
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  3. The Bush Patrol

    The Bush Patrol Hard Yards
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    Extended family trip. Will be there 15th to the 24th Jan 19
     
  4. sly_karma

    sly_karma Part of the Furniture
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    Off to sunny SS this arvo to officiate at a round of the Canada Cup mtn bike DH series. Looking forward to riding the new gondola instead of the clunky old village double. I'll get a few summer pics for you SS fans.
     
  5. KneeDeep

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    Ask them why limited number of gondolas? Could carry a lot more. What is going on?
     
  6. Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire
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    I'll let you know @KneeDeep in January :). I am still ever so disappointed that you won't be there :( you have obligations and duties to us and SS.
     
  7. KneeDeep

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    Can you talk to my wife?:rolleyes:
     
  8. Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire
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    LOL..... surely she must know :) bring her along. We'll find stuff for her to do.
     
  9. sly_karma

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    Grand opening of gondola today. Zillions of people expected for free breaky and lift rides. We took a sneaky preview ride on it yesterday to do the course inspection. It's a fast lift, just 4 minutes to the top. Gondola spacing seemed fine to me, enough to load but not much more than that. Top station is 50 m from the 6 pack. Snow school will he taking first timers to the top to a new training area reserved for them there.


    Still lots of summer snow in the Monashees.

     
  10. KneeDeep

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    I am in Doha right now, off topic I know but a Tim Hortons here in The Mall of Qatar!
     
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  11. Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire
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    OMG !!!! go the Canadian Maple....I can slug 2 of those down within minutes of stepping off the plane. It's very funny.
     
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  12. sly_karma

    sly_karma Part of the Furniture
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    Sounds like good policy @Crystal. You need caffeine and sugar for stimulus before the drive out of the big city.
     
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  13. DPS Driver

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    Hi all SS folk.
    Does anyone have any contacts with management at SS. I asking for a colleague in the US.
    I know there was a bit of a split with Big White after Des Schumann died with his son taking charge of Big White and his daughter Jane running Silver Star.
    Any contacts would be appreciated.
    Cheers
     
  14. Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire
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    Sorry I only know a couple of accom providers and a real estate agent. Maybe send off a quick email to Central Reservations.
     
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  15. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty
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    is Ian Grant still there?
    There is some sort of relationship with Falls Creek. Maybe try your contacts there
     
  16. sly_karma

    sly_karma Part of the Furniture
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    FWIW they named the new gondola in honour of Des Schumann.

    I'll send you a PM re management.
     
  17. DPS Driver

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    Excellent. Thanks Sly. Des did wonderful things for both Big White and unfortunately didn't get time to get stuck into Silver Star but it's clear to see the legacy remains.
     
  18. KneeDeep

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    Ian Grant went back to Oz.