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Travel Life Sun Peaks 2018 - 2019

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Astro66, May 23, 2018.

  1. chrisj

    chrisj One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks for the kind thought. I had a great day skiing today. Love the long runs and the huge choice. No lift queues, even though its peak season.
     
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    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    When you need a coffee break stop in at Bolacco Cafe, probably the nicest coffee.

    Say hello to Conrad for me
     
  3. chrisj

    chrisj One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Conrad and I are already old mates. I've already been there three times and Nancy Greene was there for two of them, so I guess that's a big endorsement. Love their pastries. I'm just trying to summon the energy to go for a skate this evening.
     
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  4. chrisj

    chrisj One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I can honestly say my wife doesn't read my posts.
     
  5. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah he should remember me growing the beard.

    I think I spent around $600 while we were there visiting virtually every day
     
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    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    No wonder he remembered your name!
     
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    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I haunted him LOL

    Not difficult when the coffee and conversations are so good
     
  8. ralf_plough

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    It must be good to be from WA where any coffee will do. I didn’t rate any of the coffee in SP real high. LOL
     
  9. chrisj

    chrisj One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Unfortunately, I ran out of energy just outside Morrissey's pub......
     
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    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    And you being such an expert... LOL
     
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    Strange that . I’ve run out of energy many times there. A few craft beers and you are good to go. :thumbs:
    Just don’t try hitching a lift home with the sleigh. For some reason they don’t take kindly to smartarse unsober Australians.
     
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    ralf_plough One of Us

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    Absolutely! I know stuff about things.
     
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    JoeKing Old n' Thrusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I know stuff all about things.
     
  14. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you have no expert available coffee is all you have.
     
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    sly_karma Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Therefore always sensible to have a teenager around. Before google, they were all we had.
     
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    chrisj One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Conrad knew who I was talking about and sends his greetings.
     
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    Conrad’s a smart man. Smile. Nod. Oh yeah those guys! Turns to coffee machine and keeps making coffee! Thinks to himself.....bloody aussies. Turns to pastries, plates more amazing pastries. Smiles again, head tips back and laughs. Picks up dirty dishes. Smiles.

    He remembers us all!!
     
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  18. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    actually just realised, it's Konrad with a K
     
  19. chrisj

    chrisj One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sounds more Polish.
     
  20. chrisj

    chrisj One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    He'll remember me. I'm the dopey old dude who broke one of his cups and bled all over his shop.
     
  21. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Get into a brawl? LOL
     
  22. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I know Elizabeth is Polish, so could be
     
  23. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL

    You are lucky he isn’t the Soup Nazi
     
  24. chrisj

    chrisj One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    He told the staff loudly to serve me in a paper cup today, though he subsequently rescinded the order.
    In other news, got to do a black run with Nancy Greene today (along with about 15 other people) - woohoo!
     
  25. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    My son has now been to the soup nazi place twice LOL
     
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    Ok, who's the soup Nazi?
     
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    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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  29. gareth_oau

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    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks guys. And I thought I'd seen every episode of Seinfeld.
     
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    No Seinfeld for you!
     
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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    How can you be a Seinfeld fan and not know the soup nazi :eek: it’s up there with the puffy shirt. Well higher perhaps.
     
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  34. ralf_plough

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    9 sun peaks cm overnight. It will be fun today.
     
  35. chrisj

    chrisj One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh it was!
     
  36. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    What are “sun peaks cm”?
     
  37. chrisj

    chrisj One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pure, fluffy goodness, expressed in 100ths of a metre.
     
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  38. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I believe they are equal to 1.37444 times a regular centimetre
     
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  39. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    ?
     
  40. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    there is a view that SP reports conservtively, so whatever they report,you can assume its a bit better
     
  41. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Don’t they simply report a measurement from a gauge like everywhere else? Doesn’t mean that a skier won’t encounter more than the reported amount when moving around the mountain - they almost always will. But a snow gauge reading is a snow gauge reading.

    Actually just looking at their web cams they really could do with modernising by having a live cam on a snow stake. Gives people a much better idea of what is going on.
     
  42. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    No. It's not like everywhere else. Many resorts have a human read the gauge. Then clear off the snow.

    Sun Peaks have an automated gauge, and it's always under estimating fallen snow. When first installed. It was ridiculously inaccurate. Barely reporting half the fallen snow.

    I love the under reporting. People go elsewhere. More untracked for us.
     
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    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sounds very odd.
     
  44. NWTmagic

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    We drove 18 hours from Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories to Calgary on Friday. A night to rest up here and tomorrow we'll be off for the 7 hour drive to Kamloops. Stop there for some supplies and we hear there is a good sale on lift tickets at Sportchek. Saturday night at Cahilty. Can't wait!! Hope I haven't missed all of you and somebody might be up for a beer. See ya.
     
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    compare the sportchek pricing with the SP online pricing, not sure which is better
     
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    and don't worry too much, its a standing joke here about SP centimetres
     
  47. gareth_oau

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    by the way @chrisj ask Konrad about his children.

    (his children are the 4 snowman mugs on the top shelf of the cupboard behind the table ;) )

    Nikki wanted to buy them, but was politely told they arent for sale LOL
     
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    We have very good memories of Sun Peaks from last year, especially the runs on the Morrissey side. Wistful nostalgia ... And if you haven’t tried the 2,000 calorie cinnamon buns yet ....
     
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    A decent drive!
     
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    Most times we would have more than reported on the balcony rail. Not wind blown, there is seldom wind in the valley.

    Their system of measuring gives an automated hourly measurement mid mountain but it is shite. It affects their snowfall numbers for sure.