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Toff's Canada Qs

Discussion in 'Canada' started by TOFF, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Plans are in the making.

    Apex or SilverStar for a couple of days before moving onto revs, KH etc?
     
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  2. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Flying into kelowna or driving from Vancouver?
     
  3. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Into Kelowna and slowly making way to Calgary.
    Plan is Revelstoke, Kicking Horse, Lake Louise and Sunshine as well as either Apex or SilverStar over 2 weeks.

    We dont get in till late afternoon so was thinking something reasonably close for 2/3 days at the start.
     
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    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Silverstar is In the same direction from Kelowna to KH so will make the drive to KH easier and shorter than from Apex

    also consider BW?
     
  5. Summit

    Summit Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks a great plan to me, the big time away from tourists areas of Revie and KH mixed with the main two Banff area resorts.
     
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  6. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Which is the most 'entertaining' mountain?
     
  7. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    mmmmm .... so lets say it just snowed 50cms of blower pow

    both

    mmmmm .... so lets say it hasn't snowed for 3 weeks

    Apex

    Circle work

    Alternate = Vernon, Apex, Red Mountain, Panorama, Kicking Horse, Revelstoke, Vernon

    Through trip

    Proposed = Vernon, Silverstar, Revelstoke, Kicking Horse, Lake Louise or Sunshine, Calgary
     
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  8. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hmmm, thats kind of what Im thinking.
    Anything worth looking at in Vernon?
     
  9. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    The airport transit lounge .....
     
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    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    sorry Toff, no idea which one has strippers
     
  11. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    That’s very disappointing
     
  12. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Banff would be full service ....
     
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  13. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I recall being in a small town bar somewhere north of Edmonton when a stripper appeared on a stage unexpectedly. It was certainly eye opening for me, we left when the ping pong balls came out :eek:
     
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  14. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Exactly where is that bar? ;)
     
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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    It was 1985, I can’t remember. We also saw the northern lights from there, after we left the bar. LOL
     
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  16. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pffft, I’ve left a bar so drunk I have been able to see both the northern lights and the southern cross at the same time and I was in Lake Tahoe
     
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  17. Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Vernon is not that exciting and a bit ugly in winter..... as for the hills either are great, Silverstar more people and tourist although if no new snow for a while Silverstar will win over Apex,,,with new snow Apex is so much fun, no lift lines and fresh for days :)

    My kids love Apex, but they are crazy (I reckon yours would be too). Silverstar has more to offer in way of snow experience with other things to do (no strippers) and dining ect. After 4pm Apex is a ghost town, but we love the dysfunctional hill and the crazy skiing it has to offer.
     
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  18. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    This is not a family trip.
    Me hoppy and woggy working on diplomatic relation between Australia and Canada.
    What could go wrong. :D
     
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  19. Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    we have skied apex with hoppy, think he enjoyed . But if you need a little entertainment then maybe silverstar
     
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    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    ralphplough One of Us

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    There used to be a peeler bar in Golden, I can't think of a reason why it should have closed in 10 years.
     
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  23. Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    when are you planning this :)
     
  24. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you're considering heading across BC on the southern route and taking in Red or Whitewater, a la @dawooduck alternate option, then Apex makes sense. But if you wanna go the TCH to Revy and KHMR, then SS is simpler, more direct and probably a more appropriate warmup for the legs.

    It's 2 hours from YLW to Apex compared to an hour to SS. And of course you'd have to retrace that entire 2 hour trip just to get back to the airport and on with the rest of the road trip. SS is pretty vanilla compared to Apex but you'll still have a good time.
     
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  25. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Australia Day to Valentine’s Day.
    Just a brief get away, big plans in the making for ‘21.
     
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    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Never know what you can do till you ask. Would you like me to reach out to CG? ;)
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Your dates don't coincide with my 2 trips......
     
  28. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    So you’re available then

    Edit, might need to come and get some gloves before I go as well.
     
  29. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Boom, as quick as that my online world has been invaded.
    Big brother is watching. Always watching

     
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  30. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    There is a pun in there somewhere ....
     
  31. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Attired in plaid trousers and a velour smoking jacket we set forth ....
     
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  32. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m always trying to be a Mountie.
     
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  33. LiveToSki

    LiveToSki One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    21 (or should I say 50) sounds like a good number.
     
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  34. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good numbers and very big plans.
     
  35. Zeroz

    Zeroz A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    If I remember correctly they used to have Fresh Meat Mondays, when a new artiste would start her weekly run,
    plus amateurs could get up on stage and try out.

    Get Becky to do her thing, or maybe unveil the TOFF Dance to raise funds for heli or cat skiing.
     
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  36. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    All sounds terrific ;)

    I just realised that my mountain collective works a treat around those parts too.
    Magic.
     
  37. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks like apex is the winner.

    Next q, should we stay there or in Penticton?
     
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  39. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Penticton, its a lovely town, you wont stand out one little bit
     
  40. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Full of beautiful people?
     
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    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lots of ducks and the occasional bear
     
  42. gaz35

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    Taipan Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Big night?
     
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  44. Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Personally I'd stay on the hill but with only one place to eat at night, maybe you would be better in town. Drive is an easy one up the hill if you are not driving spaz. @sly_karma
     
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    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Crystal has it covered; if it's just a couple of nights you'd be better on the hill. A lot more to do in town if you don't mind the 40 minute drive. I've been known to put on a food and wine extravaganza for visiting forumites.
     
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    Good wine is wasted on Toff - If he takes up the offer, just serve the rot gut...
     
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  47. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    This is very true.
    I am very grateful for any and all hospitality and don’t require the royal treatment.

    I am a man of the people :)
     
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    except the people said no thankyou LOL
     
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    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Canada brings out the very best in people. I hosted @Doonks for dinner a few years back and he didn't tell one single joke. Not one.
     
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    LiveToSki One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    He doesnt know any jokes. Good or otherwise...