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Travel Life Sun Peaks 2018 - 2019

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

  1. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    When did they start using this method?
     
  2. chrisj

    chrisj One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Whatever the gauge showed, the untracked stuff was about ankle deep on Morrissey.
     
  3. chrisj

    chrisj One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've been working my way systematically through the pastries at Bolacco Cafe. This is my last day, so definitely cinnamon bun day. BTW, I finally found a place to get decent vegetarian Japanese food - Sun Peaks! Had just about the best Japanese food I've had anywhere, including Japan, at Oya last night.
     
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    chrisj One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I got about 30% discount using SP online.
     
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    ralf_plough One of Us

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    Unsure but longer than I have been going.
     
  6. Lady Penelope

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

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    I’ll tell Miss 15 year-old-vegetarian that! Could be enough to tempt her back to Sun Peaks ;)
     
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    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oya is a gem. Always make a point of eating there when I'm at SP.
     
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  8. chrisj

    chrisj One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    The whole town is extremely veggie friendly. Tried the cinnamon buns - very nice (of course), but I still rate the almond croissants #1 in the sweets category.
     
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  9. chrisj

    chrisj One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just spent the morning skiing all over Morrissey with @Taipan (except for the washing machine). You're right, he is a generous person with his time, his patience and his hospitality. Not sure about money - I forgot to hit him up for a loan.
     
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    Taipan Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pleasure ChrisJ. Look forward to skiing again on your return
     
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  11. chrisj

    chrisj One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Here you are. A trip down memory lane.
     
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  12. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    15? have her put down - nobody will miss her, just tell the authorities she ran away.

    Is she aware that she is doing all those cows out of a job? They are quite offended by her actions!! LOL
     
  13. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hang on, I saw @Taipan in his cross country skiing outfit.

    I didnt find that overly generous of him at all LOL
     
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  14. chrisj

    chrisj One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I wish there was a dislike button.
     
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    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Err ... I was going to mention a few Sun Peaks vegetarians are on this thread, Gareth :p. I’m sayin’ nuthin’ ;)
     
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    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    more cows for me then!! LOL
     
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  17. gareth_oau

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    Marty_McSly What a plonker. Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oya is absolutely awesome. Not only is the food great, but the range is fantastic also. They have someone for everyone. I ate there with a group of Poms who weren't very adventurous and had "safe" cooked dishes. I had a seaweed salad and octopus sashimi. :)
     
  19. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    :eek:what sort of shop is this????

    Even for @JoeKing ?
     
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  20. JoeKing

    JoeKing Old n' Thrusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's not like I'm fussy.
     
  21. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly What a plonker. Ski Pass: Gold

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    Natto...
     
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  22. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I asked Sun Peaks how they take snow fall measurements and this was the response.

    “Our snowfall is measured at designated snow plots by lasers, which sends data through a dynamic feed. These numbers are checked manually each morning to catch any possible discrepancies; as with any technology, small variances do happen from time to time. That being said we’re very confident in our snow reporting process and the overall accuracy of information that we’re able to provide our guests.”
     
  23. gareth_oau

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    A well scripted public relations response
     
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    dibl0c coolstorydibloc™ Ski Pass: Gold

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    DrEvil.flv
     
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  25. ralf_plough

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    Odd, it's almost never correct, but nobody seems to care, because it doesn't overstate.
     
  26. Beerman

    Beerman One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    What...........no gold bar :eek::eek::eek:
    How will Mike Wiegele get paid??
     
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    Beerman One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    That should fix his rash.....................:cool:
     
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  28. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    And coincidentally the proposed location is right next door to the staff quarters LOL

    Strange move given they typically dont own cars
     
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    JoeKing Old n' Thrusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Service(?) stations in Aust have to sell groceries cos there's no money in petrol.
     
  31. Astro66

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

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    Couldn't give a toss about the cannabis. It's legal. No different to selling booze. But the convenience store is desperately needed.

    Bluebird Market runs out of all the staples weekly. It is so annoying that you have to coordinate with delivery, or miss out.

    Of lesser importance but still an annoyance. The monopoly means they can charge whatever they please. Some things are reasonable. Some are extortion.
     
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  32. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think the community needs the service station if it wants to be recognised. Even Thredbo has one LOL. I suspect the one down at Heffly Creek wont be too happy

    Be intesresting to see how big the convenience store is.

    However its nearly 1.8km from the village so not really an ideal alternative for groceries unless you have a car, unless you catch the bus
     
  33. gareth_oau

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    And the cannibis doesnt bother me either
     
  34. Astro66

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

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    Beats going to Kamloops, which is what I've been doing.
     
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    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    Regarding Fuel. You aren't using fuel when you are staying there. Even locals who have vehicles will be going to Kamloops for something regularly.

    And if you fuel up in Kamloops. You're good for 500km. And if you're driving more than 500km. You'll pass a Servo.
     
  36. gareth_oau

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    The local servo will need to be competitive. I’m presuming the proprietor has done some homework on this
     
  37. oldgeezer

    oldgeezer One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Weird isn't it. Likewise cinemas make their profit on the occasional blockbuster but mostly from the candy bar, which is why many have closed their box office and you buy or collect tickets at the candy bars.
     
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    A worrisome trend may be developing for next ski season.

    In the past few weeks, I was schooled on the massive effects of “negative gearing” in the hot Australian housing markets. Some of those I spoke with have several “investment” properties.
    All with negative gearing and now with the unthinkable negative equity. With the impending loss of wealth, especially if RE values decline as they are expected, Will we see fewer Aussies in SPs? Even those who only have their principal residence, they’re all in the same boat as they ride down the RE market. The negative wealth effect.

    This is occurring in real time in Vancouver. About to get a whole lot worse.

    What are your thoughts on this? Want to hear the good and the bad.

    Great skiing these days! Light snow falling so I must get out on the slopes.
     
  39. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm not based in Van but seems to me the fed and prov govt measures have cooled the market down without causing a rapid collapse - as intended. Speculators complain all the time but they have such high stakes plays going on that they are bound to get burnt sometimes. They had 5 years of red hot increases, plenty of time to take profits.

    Neg gearing has been part of the Aussie scene for decades despite one or two attempts to get rid of it. I'm too far removed from Australia to have any meaningful comment there.
     
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    Impending government change via a “Steven Bradbury” style election likely win means possible scrap of negative gearing. I think it will mean a lot of people off load their properties it many won’t.

    Doom and gloom and real estate collapse have been speculated for the last 20 years. My thoughts are that even if the worst doom and gloom predictions of a 50% drop occur, and I can’t see it, the prices will go back about 5 years.

    For mine if that gets you in trouble you have over committed.

    As for primary residence values dropping, and effect on aussies going skiing, do people really dig into their equity to go skiing?? Again this seems a silly thing to do.

    No doubt property cooling off will stop some people spending but unless we get in a situation where the entire economy recesses, I can’t see a massive effect on people scratching the itch.
     
  41. Astro66

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

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    I sold my investment properties and used the equity to go skiing.

    So Sun Peaks may be swamped with cashed up Aussies.

    My 2 cents.

    Realistically it is about what is important to you. Wealth accumulation, or affordable future housing for people trying to enter the property market.

    Both are worthy pursuits. Unfortunately they act in opposition.
     
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    Negative geating wont disappear in Oz but it may be grandfathered.

    I looked at buying a place in SP, which I’m able to NG in Oz

    Provided I do this before any changes to Oz tax law I will be safe with the grandfathering.

    Unfortuntaly I cant afford one just yet and I’m personally hoping that SP pricing will crash to horrible depths!!! Though this is not likely to happen before any tax law changes here
     
  43. chrisj

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    It's questionable what effect changes to negative gearing will have on overseas property purchases. AFAIK, they are not proposing to limit negative gearing for purchases of shares or unit trusts. It's quite likely you would be able to negatively gear Canadian real estate, possibly through an intermediary trust, if necessary.
     
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    I’m assuming the government will want to tax me if I’m positively geared? Surely they dont want cake as well?
     
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    A welcome dump of 10+ cm. Nice light, fluffy powder. Still snowing. Likely the best day of the season. The best of winter is yet to come.

    On a more seriou note. The next great financial crisis is just around the corner. The Western world is drowning in debt. Pension plans are under funded to the tune of trillions of US$. Nothing new, been building since the last GFC in 2009 but nothing was fixed. More debt doesn’t solve too much debt in the first place. This time Taipan may get his reset. Ag and Au are sniffing out a sea-change. So real money is now being revalued higher. The powers that be can no longer suppress their price. It will be a slow choppy rise until the great unwashed catch on. Then the fireworks start.

    In the meantime, enjoy your health, family and friends.
     
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    Make the most of it mate. :thumbs:
     
  47. chrisj

    chrisj One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Certainly contrasting with the cries of anguish from Japan, where they are speculating that the season is over.
     
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    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah the 3.5 metre base at Niseko is really small.
     
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    Did Japan this year in January and was some of the better conditions I’ve seen. All the locals apologised.

    I am the kiss of death, so we get worst conditions ever, wherever we go. But these bad ones were some of the best I’ve skied. One day at cortina and a few days later in tsugiake, I was stacking it into 40-50cm light and fluffy powder and not a consideration it was going to hurt
     
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    Oh, OK. Maybe I should stop reading the Japan weather thread. I was thinking of nipping over there in March, so kinda interested.
     
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