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  1. If you ski 40 times per year (as many pass holder...

    If you ski 40 times per year (as many pass holder do), this is an extra 400-800$ to swing. This is not an insignificant increase.
  2. Thread: First time

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    I will vouch for my home country. The canadian...

    I will vouch for my home country. The canadian dollar is currently cheap compared to its US counterpart. With the money you save you may want to go to Revelstoke and splurge on a one day heli or...
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    Zermatt itself does not get that much snow, but...

    Zermatt itself does not get that much snow, but they do get a lot more at higher elevation. I've ski toured above zermat and my 2.8m avi probe would not touch the ground (or solid ice) in most...
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    Poll: Yeah, but you ski better than him.

    Yeah, but you ski better than him.
  5. Good thing these are designed with safety...

    Good thing these are designed with safety factors...
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    If Alterra buys Jay Peak, it will essentially own...

    If Alterra buys Jay Peak, it will essentially own the Ottawa-Montreal market with its Tremblant-Jay Peak combo.




    Agreed. Burke is a great mountain, but it's just stuck in nowhere land. ...
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    List is not up to date. Saint-Sauveur north of...

    List is not up to date. Saint-Sauveur north of Montreal is open till June 2nd at least.
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    Agreed.

    Agreed.
  9. Thread: Lake Louise

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    Agreed. However, the dude is traveling with...

    Agreed. However, the dude is traveling with non-skiers. There's not much to do in Revelstoke/Kicking horse.

    LL is the best of the of the Big3. Sunshine gets significantly more snow than...
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    The very top of the saddle is pretty much...

    The very top of the saddle is pretty much unskiable now. However, pumphouse chute is still completely filled with the exception of the very top. You could still ski to it from the Saddle, but...
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    Fully agree with this.

    Fully agree with this.
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    ??? There's enough information to pass some...

    ??? There's enough information to pass some level of judgment.

    To anyone with minimal backcountry/avy training, there are clear facts:

    The snowboarders did ski a dangerous slope on a day...
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    That sums my evaluation of the terrain quite...

    That sums my evaluation of the terrain quite well.

    I refuse to ski terrain traps in any condition. Risk vs reward. Why ski a fricking slope when a slide is guaranteed to kill you, when you...
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    Upon more careful examination, this is clearly a...

    Upon more careful examination, this is clearly a very dangerous trail to travel on in winter times. It is exposed to avalanches on either sides and crosses several clear avalanche paths You have to...
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    Thanks for the link. As always these avalanche...

    Thanks for the link. As always these avalanche reports make for instructive reading. The way I see it, the snowboarders behaved somewhat reasonably, although skiing high consequence terrain on a...
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    There are too many unknowns to judge anyone at...

    There are too many unknowns to judge anyone at this point. Beside ducking under a closed rope (which not uncommon), we don't know much.

    Crossing an avalanche slope above someone is clearly dumb...
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    The victim was backcountry skiing. He did not...

    The victim was backcountry skiing. He did not go under a rope. He was accessing the goods by skinning up. The snowboard dudes went slackcountry skiing from the top.
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    If you don't want to ski it, you can alway send...

    If you don't want to ski it, you can alway send it on a mountain bike.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOvMR9K4YNc
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    Pic I took 2 weeks ago. Even though your skis...

    Pic I took 2 weeks ago. Even though your skis will be incontact with snow (70+ degrees) on most of the drop in, this is pretty much like jumping from a three storey building and turning toward a...
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    Made that mistake a few years back. In bad...

    Made that mistake a few years back. In bad conditions this is an endless run with no exits.
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    Was there two weeks ago. Corbett was open but...

    Was there two weeks ago. Corbett was open but it was a big drop on hard packed snow. The drop into the entrance vary from year to year but it was close to 20 feet this year. Saw one guy drop in,...
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    Skis are a checked baggage. I go out west once a...

    Skis are a checked baggage. I go out west once a year and I've always been charged a standard baggage fee. No oversize fee. 50 pounds limit applies.

    From United website: ...
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    That's fully correct. Ski bags, despite not...

    That's fully correct. Ski bags, despite not respecting the total 62 inches limit are considered as a normal bag.

    Just flew united last week no problem. When you do self check-in, just register...
  24. Heading to Jackson Hole Saturday. Models...

    Heading to Jackson Hole Saturday. Models forecast anywhere between 44 and 96 inches till Friday. eh eh eh .
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    One from out East (Big Jay) and one from out West...

    One from out East (Big Jay) and one from out West (Monashees, BC)
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