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Ski.com Canada 19/20 ski plans

Discussion in 'Canada' started by zac150, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Beerman

    Beerman One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    You did mention that recently, and i am very tempted. Will check with the other family members to see what they are thinking. We are flexible with our schedule after BW, stay tuned.
     
  2. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    ...and a wee ski hill called Apex. More packed into its 600 m/1000 ha than anywhere else you'll find. Others can attest, stats don't tell the full story.
     
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  3. Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    no...... Don't do apex, it's terrible
     
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    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Crowds could double and would still be awful quiet...
     
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    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I remember meeting some locals when I was there in 1997 who were worried the place would get too crowded. Even back then I thought they were being alarmist and wondered where these hordes they so feared would come from. Will not happen.
     
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    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    So many options on the mountain to absorb extra people. (Provided they like double black trees).
     
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    I plan on calling in to check the place out on my planned BC road trip. Best to stay on the hill or in the town?
     
  8. KneeDeep

    KneeDeep One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Stay at the hotel on the hill, ski in and out.
     
  9. Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    yup, what KD said, stay in hill. The inn is pretty cheap.
     
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    KneeDeep One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Or stay with Sly in Penticon very reasonable rates but can be an interesting drive up the mountain. :rolleyes:
     
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    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    If I'm going to ski Apex for two days, I'm staying on the hill if possible.
     
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    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sometimes I get up early and get on the road before staff head up to make it more interesting, as if 1400 m climb in 33 km isn't interesting enough already.
     
  13. Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    what dates are you thinking ?
     
  14. Beerman

    Beerman One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    After these extra few comments, I'm torn. Staying on hill is always attractive, but those breweries in Penticton that need the winter patronage are calling. Wife can be a nervous passenger up snowy windy roads sometimes.
    Maybe @sly_karma can swing it one way or another??
     
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    Sbooker One of Us

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    I personally think staying on the snow is nice from time to time but also overrated to a degree even though I have kids. Staying in a real town has it’s advantages and charms (as you’ve pointed out above). I also enjoy the anticipation of that drive toward the mountain.
    Real towns at the base of a mountain (like Aspen) are great. But even if they are a short drive away - that’s fine too.
    I for one would never choose to stay on the snow at somewhere like Jackson, Banff or Aosta.
    I’m looking forward to staying in Otaru in December and doing the daily drive to the surrounding hills.
     
  16. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    The idea of getting stuck in town because the snow conditions are so great that the road is closed... ;) LOL
     
  17. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m not. Beerman is thinking of a couple of days in mid Jan.
     
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    I am definitely in the stay on mountain if at all possible camp. Actually, I am also in the don't rent a car if can possibly avoid it camp. I am on holidays, I do not want to have to worry about digging out a car, packing the car, finding somewhere to park etc. My personal preference is mountain village to stay in with a proper town close by for shopping and other apres activities - connected by a regular free or low cost public bus system. The town gets bonus points if it has a good restaurants, a aquatic centre and good galleries and shopping. eg: Jackson/Teton village, Steamboat, Whitefish, Colorado resorts.
     
  19. Beerman

    Beerman One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Can you suggest a website for me to check out the "Inn"??
     
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    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes email these people SkyRun Vacation rentals - Lachy@skyrun.com They have a heap of properties in the Inn nad do amazing rates.

    or check out www.okanagan.skyrun.com
     
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