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Sun Peaks 2019-2020

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Taipan, May 4, 2019.

  1. retread

    retread Hard Yards Ski Pass: Gold

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    What’s happened to the Umbrella Cafe?
     
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    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    its currently 3 degrees in the village. I suspect they put the roof down to let in some sunshine
     
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    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Was removed for the Orient chair base.
     
  4. retread

    retread Hard Yards Ski Pass: Gold

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    Was moved not removed. In the pic the umbrella was folded up - I’ve not seen that before.
     
  5. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    You see the roof down a lot when conditions are suitable
     
  6. Taipan

    Taipan Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    So day 75. 860,000’ [260,000m] vertical so far. 27 days left. Still on target.

    Every day is different. Yesterday skied 6,000m. Some wonderful skiing in the washing machines and then up on chief and sunny side.

    Managing fatigue is an issue. Stretching important. Last day off 14th January during polar out break.

    Today warmer. Cooler tomorrow on.
     
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  7. chrisj

    chrisj A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hey, you can more than double that with one run down Five Mile, with minimal fatigue.
     
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  8. Taipan

    Taipan Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bit over 5,000m today with 6 laps of static cling.

    Colder whether coming back.

    Couple nice little runs in the powder from a few days ago.

     
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  9. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    warmer maximum of 4 degrees in the valley today. Are you finding the valley a bit slow?

    How's the thaw/freeze first thing in the morning?
     
  10. Taipan

    Taipan Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    More in the afternoon.

    Cold due to return in coming days.

    First warm spell since early December.

    Excellent season
     
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  11. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    What was that about Jeffrey ? LOL
     
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  12. Joe

    Joe Near a silver lining

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    LOL......
     
  13. Ret-ro

    Ret-ro One of Us

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    How cold was the polar outbreak, what temp?
     
  14. Ret-ro

    Ret-ro One of Us

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    I am with you Chris, I would do laps of 5 mile and look at 12k /metres a day. Be a blast.
     
  15. Taipan

    Taipan Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    -31
     
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  16. Taipan

    Taipan Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Think I’d stack through boredom.

    But it works for some people. :thumbs:
     
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  17. chrisj

    chrisj A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not a challenging run, but a very pleasant one nonetheless. When I was staying near the Burfield chair, I would catch the first chair in the morning, then ski down Five Mile to the village for breakfast. Nice start to the day.
     
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  18. Joe

    Joe Near a silver lining

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    5 mile can bring you undone.....
     
  19. Taipan

    Taipan Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    So day 84.

    Objective 1 reached. 1,013,947’ completed the day.

    Second tracks on exhibition. Rice bowl, bumps on 5th Avenue, 5th tracks Runaway lane, Static Cling, couple on Grand return. Typical day.

    18 days still in play. :D
     
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  20. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    try for 1,000,000m?
     
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  21. Taipan

    Taipan Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Snow on my back deck so far this season. 377cm

    So much great skiing!
     
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  22. Ian D

    Ian D Pool Room Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Stay on topic, off topic posts removed.
     
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    Beerman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Didn't know you were skiing on the back deck...............;)
     
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  24. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bit flat LOL :out:
     
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  25. Taipan

    Taipan Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    At -25 no wax works.

    This weekend looking cold
     
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  26. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    At +25 I bet your wax is equally useless
     
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  27. Ret-ro

    Ret-ro One of Us

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    Whats off topi post ? Seriously.. we talk about Sun Peaks.. its a broad topic..
     
  28. Ret-ro

    Ret-ro One of Us

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    Well done
     
  29. Ian D

    Ian D Pool Room Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Well clearly you missed what I deleted. You may thank me later.
     
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  30. Joe

    Joe Near a silver lining

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    I seen it, and if you did see it you would have thanked him later......Nothing remotely relevant to SP, just a rant of hate we can do without.....:thumbs:
     
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  31. Taipan

    Taipan Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Couple of beautiful pics from Sunnyside two days ago.

     
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  32. Taipan

    Taipan Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  33. Taipan

    Taipan Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Day 90 yesterday. Snow is in superb condition. Lots of little top ups every second day.

    Very cold overnight. -22. That will improve the snow pack even more
     
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  34. Taipan

    Taipan Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Couple of days ago, nice little 10cm top up.

    First chair. First tracks down Sundance.

    First tracks down Exhibition.



    An hour later took a run down through Chute. It was Ok. These people were struggling a lot more.



    Found a few turns on the side.
     
  35. Taipan

    Taipan Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  36. chunky

    chunky Old n' Crusty

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    Very nice!
     
  37. chrisj

    chrisj A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Damn it. I was going to nip over there next week. Not looking like such a great idea now :(
     
  38. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    so @Taipan how are the crowds comparing to what you would have expected without the CV19?
     
  39. Taipan

    Taipan Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Almost no change. Appear very normal.

    Today I’d say it was the cold that kept people away. -20 on the crystal.

    Still lots of skiing for March.
     
  40. Taipan

    Taipan Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Whistler closing tomorrow for 1 week at least.
     
  41. Crystal

    Crystal (Sly made me Cry) - Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  42. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    FIFY
     
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    KneeDeep One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Silverstar as well.
     
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    Was fortunate to have one powder day at Silver Star last week. Putnam Creek (backside) was well worth the trip. All Black runs. Not used to the long run-outs there but was told to wax for the conditions in advance.

    Crowds thin yesterday due to wind and cooler temps. A brilliantly sunny day otherwise.
    A repeat day that promises to warm up by the aft.

    Mid-season conditions are in play here. Lots of areas where the snow blew in.
     
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    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep lots of road skiing at SS. Not fun on cold days, slow snow and no turning effort to keep you warm.
     
  46. Taipan

    Taipan Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    So unfortunately due to the potential for borders to be closed, heading home this Wednesday. 1 week early!

    Snow and skiing conditions absolutely superb at the moment. Bright sunshine and cold conditions!

    So only way to change my booking was to drive to Kamloops Airport and get it changed by the counter staff.

    Air Canada phones are not even putting you on wait, and the web site wont rebook under the 22nd, [even though it says you can change up to 1 hour and 15 minutes before departure].

    Should be 95 days. Have to call it a training run for next years 100!
     
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    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    So you go into 14 day quarantine when you get back here too
     
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    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks like I wont see you again this season Taipan, understandable to go back early though. Safe travels mate and thanks again for the hospitality.
     
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    Chalkie One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    And Sun Peaks announced today at 3pm local time it is closing for the season on Wednesday, 18 March.
     
  50. Taipan

    Taipan Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    My last day anyway!

    Last lift for season closes at 4.00pm and I leave at 4.00pm!

    Nice out there today. Lots of overflow from other resorts.
     
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