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Old 07-06-2009, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everybody. Long time lurker, but this is my first post.

Let's talk North Shore Mountains. Clearly the Olympics is gonna make for an interesting season at all three (Cypress, Grouse and Seymour). Cypress is closed for a month and a bit, and the other two are gonna packed because of it.

If you were choosing where to buy a seasons pass right now, which one would you choose and why?
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Cypress is doing some crazy things with their restrictions...

Lot 1 (massive) is closed all year. What the fuck?
Lot 3 is closed during January. What the fuck?

Other than that, it's not that bad of a mountain. Park sucks.

Also, fuck Boyne.

Grouse sucks. At least the new lifts are nice. Big Park is good. Little park is lame.

Overall, Seymour is arguably the best value ($700 total plus tax for a 6-person family - 08 Cypress single adult pass was $700), although it was crowded last season. Expect more this year. The lifts suck ass, even on weekdays. Park is good.

Manning is well worth the drive to sit in lines of 0 people all day.

Hemlock is only good on powder Thursdays.

But for a single adult pass in Vancouver, I believe that Cypress is worth it for the 2010 season.
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Thanks man.

Yah, some of the restrictions at Cypress look sketchy ("Highly Impacted or Closed Eagle Express Chair Terrain" for basically the entire season), but hopefully things won't be too bad. I guess it's just gonna be a strange year on the North Shore and we'll all have to make the best of it!
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hey guys just a tip .. having lived through salt lake 2002 just take it all in and enjoy it ... dont get jaded on it and attend a few events if you can. I really got into it, and i dont get into this type of thing normally
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Yah, good point. I was in Calgary for the '88 Olympics and it was unreal. I went to a few skiing events and to the long jump and it was super fun. No matter what, it's gonna be a winter to remember on the North Shore.
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all the events excluding Aerials take place under the Eagle
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hey guys just a tip .. having lived through salt lake 2002 just take it all in and enjoy it ... dont get jaded on it and attend a few events if you can. I really got into it, and i dont get into this type of thing normally
i agree.

i have never been a fan of the summer olympics coming to london in 2012.... especially when bullshitting politicians keep upping the cost of it all and then tell the local residents that they all need to go on vacation during when the games are actually on!!!!

but for the couver lympics.... i might try to get some voluntary positions to actually chip in and help out. my dream job would be to usher at GM Place for the hockey.

gorra have it! tix are gonna be a tad outta price range mesthinx.... but couver is gonna be hockey madness!
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you WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY missed the boat on that one.

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Old 07-07-2009, 06:11 AM   #9 (permalink)
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i'm going to buy a Cypress pass, with the Seymour add on! they are on sale tomorrow!
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holy shit the website is slow and very poorly designed

it shouldn't take 30 separate page refreshes to select a pass

30 goddamn minutes to buy 3 passes
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