Advice and Request

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  1. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

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    I think we have done this before..

    I am thinking about(desperately wanting and needing :D ) 10 days downhill skiing in US or Canada in Feb.

    Have beenthrough Aspen and Steamboat and Snowbird in youth.

    Any recommendations for other spots?

    As for the request:

    If you can, support these guys http://www.msf.org/

    They do a remarkable job all over the world.
    The current director is an Aussie who I know.
    They can stretch a dollar a long way.
    Donations tax deductible (here anyway)

    Thanks and regards.
     
  2. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    I'll be in Whistler around 1st of March on my honeymoon, there will be some skiing done ;) :D

    Cheers :D
     
  3. Primrose

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    Ski Myrtle Beach :cool:


    Ski season is here!


    Hence, the following list of exercises to

    get you prepared:



    16. Visit your local butcher and pay $30 to sit in the walk-

    in freezer for a half an hour. Afterwards, burn two $50

    dollar bills to warm up.



    15. Soak your gloves and store them in the freezer after

    every use.



    14. Fasten a small, wide rubber band around the top half of

    your head before you go to bed each night.



    13. If you wear glasses, begin wearing them with glue smeared

    on the lenses.



    12. Throw away a hundred dollar bill-now.



    11. Find the nearest ice rink and walk across the ice 20

    times in your ski boots carrying two pairs of skis, accessory

    bag and poles. Pretend you are looking for your car.

    Sporadically drop things.



    10. Place a small but angular pebble in your shoes, line them

    with crushed ice, and then tighten a C-clamp around your

    toes.



    9. Buy a new pair of gloves and immediately throw one away.



    8. Secure one of your ankles to a bedpost and ask a friend to

    run into you at high speed.



    7. Go to McDonald's and insist on paying $8.50 for a

    hamburger. Be sure you are in the longest line.



    6. Clip a lift ticket to the zipper of your jacket and ride a

    motorcycle fast enough to make the ticket lacerate your face.



    5. Drive slowly for five hours - anywhere - as long as it's

    in a snowstorm and you're following an 18-wheeler.



    4. Fill a blender with ice, hit the pulse button and let the

    spray blast your face. Leave the ice on your face until it

    melts. Let it drip into your clothes.



    3. Dress up in as many clothes as you can and then proceed to

    take them off because you have to go to the bathroom.



    2. Slam your thumb in a car door. Don't go see a doctor.



    1. Repeat all of the above every Saturday and Sunday until

    it's time for the real thing!
     

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  4. Peaches4U

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    There's Big White in British Columbia. http://www.bigwhite.com/

    If you stay in Vancouver, B.C., there are actually 3 mountains within the city limits where one can ski. Cypress Bowl, Seymour and Grouse Mountain. http://www.britishcolumbia.com/recreation/?id=62 Good snowboarding too. Actually snowboarding is the rage in B.C..

    Whistler & the twin mountain Blackcomb is tops but also most expensive. :)

    In Alberta, there is Banff. http://www.skibanff.com/accommodation/hotels.php

    All ski resorts are busy so make reservations early.
     
  5. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

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    LOL, Primrose.
    Yes, know that scene.
    Skiing is of course hopeless and dangerous addiction. Lose jobs and girlfriends in the past!
    Sounds like you've been skiing in Oz.
    Add horizontal freezing rain at 60mph to your list of fun stuff to do.

    Was keen novice waterskier 'till I managed to cut off 1/2 of one finger!!
    As i had previous Rugby injury that had left me with one other finger permanently bent, had to make some choices!!
    Only 8 good fingers left.

    Blackspear, sounds good for you. Of course you both can ski? Heh.

    Peaches, thanks. Forgot to mention that I have previously been through Banff and sampled the local hills.
    That was when I was doing some heliskiing with a mob called CMH. Great experience. Had to save for years for that one!

    Anybody know about Fernie or Kicking Horse?

    Stephen
     
  6. Primrose

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    Cheers Stephen,
    Yes.. living in Salt Lake City Utah and ParkCity in the past, meant you could mow your lawn in the Valley in June and still find powder on at least 5 areas within half an hour in some years..have a nice time and be careful. ;)
     
  7. Peaches4U

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    http://www.skifernie.com/ - Fernie is on Hwy.3 in the B.C. Rocky Mountains. It is a pretty little town of approx. 4,000 residents.

    http://www.britishcolumbia.com/Ski/resorts/?id=19 - Kicking Horse Pass is also in the B.C. Rocky Mountains overlooking Golden, B.C. Golden is a small town and popular in the summer for White Water Rafting, & canoeing.

    Stephen - I happen to live in beautiful British Columbia and have stopped and passed through these towns on many occasions.

    Janet
     
  8. LBD..

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    thanks for links

    If I wasn't living here I would like to be in either Colorado or BC

    Sorry John, love Utah but need massive alcohol intake now and then!

    Regards

    ?New thread: Where would you like to live?
     
  9. Primrose

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    Ah so..well guess you never found all those private clubs in Utah ;) Seen people in those drink harder and faster than most states.. some of my buds did ski Oregon when they were younger..:D But it cost more there..:p

    http://www.oregontravels.com/klamathfalls/ski01_klamathfalls.html
     

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  10. Longboard

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    LOL

    Good photo: You? Wilder's on tour?

    Yes, sadly not enough time in Utah to get in deep.

    So many fabulous places to visit, as a visitor we can often only touchdown for a short while and get just a taste that always leaves you wanting more.

    I've been lucky too have had exposure to so many places.

    trade offs though: I had the trips and good looks around; often to the despair of friends and family, "when are you going to get responsible"

    Peers used the time to 'get ahead'.

    Still think I had the better time.
    Bit more responsible now, but never really lost the need to get out sometimes.

    Now just have to take the kids!!:D

    Regards.
     
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