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TOFF Canada trip report

Discussion in 'Canada' started by TOFF, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Will fill in on previous days later but for now, arrived in revelstoke today from Penticton with a lunch stop to have a look at SilverStar.
    Nice dinner in town tonight now watching it smash down snow to add the metre odd already on the deck.
    Better not drink too late tonight, tomorrow could be fun.

     
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  2. Slalom

    Slalom A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Enjoy......just a pleasant 39c in Melbourne as we speak.
     
  3. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    I just spoke to Mrs who hates the cold and she said she'd rather be here in revelstoke now than in Melbourne.
    Must be yuk
     
  4. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    You picked a good day for the drive, and arrived in Revy a bit in front of the system. Just as we planned!
     
  5. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not many pics as awesome powder day.
    Just didn’t stop snowing at Revy, we were getting freshies right till the last run.
    Town looking nice as well
     
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  6. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh, best thing was that my lift ticket cost me zero.
    :)
     
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  7. Sbooker

    Sbooker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    How? Mountain Collective already paid for itself?
     
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  8. chunky

    chunky Old n' Crusty

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    Not bad Revelstoke is like 480m asl so decent level snow.
     
  9. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Spot on
     
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  10. Sbooker

    Sbooker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Heading to Sunshine/Lake Louise next?
     
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  11. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rev again tomorrow.
    Then kicking horse
    Then LL
    Then sunshine
    Couple of days each on this road trip
     
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  12. Crystal

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

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    Interested to hear you views on Rev compared to Kicking Horse.
     
  13. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    I bought my MC for A$455 and have ski’d
    3 days at Buller
    2 days at coronet peak
    2 days at remarkables
    About to have 2 at revie, 2 at LL and 2 at Sunshine.
    Damn good value
     
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  14. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I spoke to my people in Revy and cautioned them to be on the lookout for three Aussie troublemakers.
     
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  15. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Plenty of Aussies here.
    Revy closed today. Rain in town and wind up high.
    Might need to start drinking soon
     
  16. Crystal

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

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    Gondola at KH also shut...go there and ski the quad ;)

    Correction: KH gondola now open
     
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  17. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Puking down in Golden.
     
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  18. Sbooker

    Sbooker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes. Fantastic value. I think we bought ours for the early ‘at par’ rate of $400aud. And my son was $100usd!!
    We got our bonus day at Thredbo - so three days there. We had two at Niseko in December and in a couple of weeks will get two at Aspen, A basin, Alta, Snowbird, Jackson and Big Sky. It’s almost like stealing. (My son won’t be with us in Nth America though).
     
  19. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Grouse Gulch was knee deep this morning. Had to hit it twice, quality control.
     
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  20. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sounds like Revy got skunked where everywhere else got powder.
     
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    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not exactly. The atmospheric river ran across the entire southern half of BC. Freezing level was roughly 1600 m. Some resorts sit above that, some below, some straddle it. Lower elevations got a lot of rain, especially Whistler and the lower mainland hills. Sasquatch (formerly Hemlock) got snow but no one can get there because of rockslides on the access road. Closures at various times on hwy 1 and 97 due to rock fall. Avy work will be next, happens every time when temps rise.
     
  22. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Very cold again tomorrow and for the next week.
     
  23. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Great drive to Golden
     
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  24. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    You scored the gap between fronts. Nice to be across Rogers Pass in good weather. Great scenery but can be hellacious in bad weather.
     
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  25. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Suns out at Kicking Horse
     
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  26. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Weird day today, woke to it blizzarding, stopped by 10:00am and the snow was magnificent.
    Extra cold today, don’t think it got above -15 all day.
    Snow on top half of mountain was beautiful pow.
    Snow on bottom half was dust on crust and really not much fun to ski.
    Only problem with that is the chairlift up high is slow.
     
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  27. LiveToSki

    LiveToSki One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Suits your skiing style
     
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  28. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Trolling from Southbank, quality ;)
     
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  29. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    At this stage I have Revy well in front of KH.
    The horse has another chance tomorrow to try and get some more love.
     
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  30. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    It’s a very slow quad

    The skiing from it is great though
     
  31. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Very Australian conditions at kicking horse this morning. On the plus side, the coffee is excellent.
     
  32. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Surely they get their beans from Kicking Horse Coffee? (which is, ironically, located 100 km south in Invermere, much closer to Pano than KHMR and definitely not on the Kicking Horse River).
     
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    Cherry Ripe A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Have you done any skiing at all?
     
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    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    They gave it a shot with me.
     
  35. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Every day*

    Ski all day, party all night.......well some of it anyway ;)




    *excludes travel days
     
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  36. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Having coffee in golden before driving to field. -12 and snowing solidly around town.
     
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  37. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Beautiful fresh in Lake Louise back bowls today. Sun this morning was spectacular.
    Fingers crossed for a few centimetres overnight as I have a pair of Head Kore 99s to demo tomorrow.
     
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    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ski’d some good bumps today. ;)

     
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    Summit Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    So is Revy still in front, or has LL moved into the lead ?
     
  40. TOFF

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    Very close. Not sure at the moment.
     
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    Looks like GWS after quarter time.
     
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    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    Take a dive skiers' left of Ptarmigan. You will be grateful for the suggestion.
     
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  43. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Snow is amazing through there and most of the back bowl.
    Slow lift back is annoying
     
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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Fun skiing with you guys today! Miss LL already :(
     
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  45. TOFF

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    Nice to have a few turns. Travel well
     
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  46. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Having a beer and about to eat a pie with some very tired people at Boston pizza in Banff.
    I get the impression we won’t be going hard tonight.
     
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    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Little brisk around Banff today

     
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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Was snowing in Calgary this morning.
     
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    AWJ One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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