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Old 11-10-09, 08:12 PM   #1
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Just in case you're interested Whistler is opening on the Fourteenth. Here's their website for further info : http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/index.htm
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Whistler is overpriced IMO. I've never bothered going there. Cypress FTW.
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Yes but Cypress,Grouse and Seymour mountains are not scheduled to open yet.
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Old 11-10-09, 08:56 PM   #4
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No Ski Day with Pcad @ Hunter for you.
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Old 11-10-09, 10:09 PM   #5
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pcad, you might want to compare the mountains before you make such a broad declaration.
http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/mou...tats/index.htm
http://www.huntermtn.com/huntermtn/mountain/stats.aspx
P.S. hope you had a happy b'day.
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pcad, you might want to compare the mountains before you make such a broad declaration.
http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/mou...tats/index.htm
http://www.huntermtn.com/huntermtn/mountain/stats.aspx
P.S. hope you had a happy b'day.
Hunter is 2 hours from here. Whistler is 10-12 hours of driving, flying, more driving, etc.
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Yes but can you ski seven miles in on continuous run?
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I am just a bum. I do own my own water skis.
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Just in case you're interested Whistler is opening on the Fourteenth. Here's their website for further info : http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/index.htm
Holy smokes, a bc guy....

Officially this is absolutely correct. ...of course, some people have a few days up already. Lots of snow to go round
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Whistler is a good resort, been there a few times, lots of backcountry, the lifts are really busy though.

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Hunter is 2 hours from here. Whistler is 10-12 hours of driving, flying, more driving, etc.
Never heard of it. Based on the stat overthehill provided, it's a bloody joke too.
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Whistler is overpriced IMO. I've never bothered going there. Cypress FTW.
Take a look now...honestly, prices are dopping faster than...well nm with that...

The olympic aversion is killing us, everyones prices have dropped big time. Between rates, meal specials etc. It might be the best year to visit ever (not to mention a great snow year)
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Whistler is a good resort, been there a few times, lots of backcountry, the lifts are really busy though.
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Gotta agree...weekdays, as with mountain biking, are best
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real skiers don't rely on gravity...XC FTW
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Never heard of it. Based on the stat overthehill provided, it's a bloody joke too.
Perhaps. But Hunter's laughability pales in comparison to that of any moron who would seriously compare it to any major western ski resort.

Also, never underestimate the advantages of a ski hill that's under 3 hours from midtown Manhattan you flyover imbecile.
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Take a look now...honestly, prices are dopping faster than...well nm with that...

The olympic aversion is killing us, everyones prices have dropped big time. Between rates, meal specials etc. It might be the best year to visit ever (not to mention a great snow year)
I'm a snowshoer, not a boarder or a skiier, so why would I spent hundreds to use my own snowshoes? Absurd. I can 'shoe on Seymour for dirt cheap and it's easier to get to. Cypress is a bit more $ but it's awesome for shoeing too.
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ahhh...ignore my message then hahahaha...
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Just in case you're interested Whistler is opening on the Fourteenth. Here's their website for further info : http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/index.htm
do not tempt meeeee. I have been trying to get a skication underway.

as it stands, i might get a weekend in denver, thats about it. instead spending my cash on a season pass to the 'bunny hill' here in st paul, and... my FIRST SEASON RACING!!

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Nice, our local hill opened up today, one lift, 16" of man made crap. 8 - 10" of real stuff expected by the weekend. It's a start.
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there is no snow near in sight here. ~40's predicted thru the 20th. Am supposed to get some preseason race lessons in starting 12/6. Not so sure...
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Lady Artifice,it is possible to fly into Vancouver ,land ,walk out the door and get on public transit, ride to grouse mountain, ski all day and into the night, get back on the transit and return to the airport and fly home.Not having to spend alot extra for things like hotel rooms and such.
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Lady Artifice,it is possible to fly into Vancouver ,land ,walk out the door and get on public transit, ride to grouse mountain, ski all day and into the night, get back on the transit and return to the airport and fly home.Not having to spend alot extra for things like hotel rooms and such.
Yeah, I've done just that before, with taxi though. I heard Vancouver has a new rapid transit train connecting straight to downtown, seems like I don't need to take the taxi anymore.
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The Canada Line, runs from the airport to somewhere downtown. It's dodgy to take public transit to get to the mountains though, does translink even go all the way up there? I always have to take private transit to get to Seymour/Cypress which aint terribly cheap.
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rapid transit, airport to downtown, ends at the waterfront station, then seabus (transit passenger ferry)to north shore then regular bus to grouse. I was not able to find bus service to either seymour or cypress
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11:50 tee time on saturday. Guess I won't make it.
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Mt. Hood Meadows opened today, about 2 weeks earlier than usual.

But I doubt I will be going up quite yet. Tickets are all the way up to $69 for Saturday or Sunday. More than a little ridiculous considering Mt. Hood is most definitely not a destination ski area, but it's the same price as Bachelor, which is a destination. Meadows really enjoys charging for the best terrain within 3 hours of the million plus people in the Portland area.

Mt. Baker, meanwhile, is supposed to be one in the NW US (5 feet already) and their tickets run $40-48. I'm thinking about making an early season trip up that direction.
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