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Old 11-11-2009, 11:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sunshine Opening day?!?!

Anyone else there?
Lines were ridiculous, but as for conditions, couldn't have asked for a better day. In fact, today was better riding then I had once last year. Let's hope that a sign of things to come this season.

Went to Lake on Tuesday, and while it only had one run, it still had great conditions with about 1 and a half feet of fresh snow. Great 2 days!

On a crazy side-note. Standing in a lift line, I ran into a guy I grew up with 3000km away, and haven't talked to in 10 years. Small world. . .
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sadly had to work yesterday or I would have been all over it! I heard it was pretty sweet.

Did you see goats eye on the way up? Any chance that will be open soon?

The Lake is opening a heap of new lifts and terrain this weekend. Should be sweet.
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I was there. HOLY HELL. First day conditions were amazing! I had several pow runs before people tracked it all out.

Gotta agree the lines were horrid, 20-30 minute wait. Kinda sucked. Goats eye needs a little more snow thats for sure. The top usually gets pretty wind blown so it takes while.

Louise is opening more lifts? This is news to me were at!?
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I was there. HOLY HELL. First day conditions were amazing! I had several pow runs before people tracked it all out.

Gotta agree the lines were horrid, 20-30 minute wait. Kinda sucked. Goats eye needs a little more snow thats for sure. The top usually gets pretty wind blown so it takes while.

Louise is opening more lifts? This is news to me were at!?
Top of the world and summit are opening!
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I was pretty sure Lake opened those on wednesday already. I was there on tuesday, and the higher up runs were looking good. They were doing a little bit of grooming here and there, but rumor that day said they were opening up Top of the World and Summit on wednesday, and their website lists them open as well.
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Was at Marmot yesterday, and it was AMAZING! 80cm over night, powder riding all day long, and didn't stand in ONE lift line!
The only crappy/kind of cool thing, was that the Knob was closed because of Avalanche control, and we must have seen them set off about 10 explosions. One stick of dynamite went off about 30ft from us (we were up on a lift, not even out of bounds).

Anyway, best conditions I've EVER ridden in. Really had to relearn how to ride yesterday.

So far this year, I've been out 3 times with 1.5ft of fresh snow, 2-3ft of fresh powder, and another 2-3.5 ft of fresh powder. It's gonna be a good year!
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Glad to hear it! Sounds like a sweet day except for the near death experience!

Are they doing any early season ticket specials?
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Sunshine is still double discount with sunshine card. I'm heading there Friday... by myself if I have to.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I might be going friday aswell

Its been snowing steadily
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Old 11-18-2009, 04:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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No early season deals. Infact, they are more expansive than last year, and no hotel deals either.

However the Marmot/Sunshine card is a no brainer. $80 and it gets you your first day free ($76 itself), than you save $26 every run after that at Sunshine or Marmot, and get the 4th and 8th days free too.

LOL my stupid friend didn't buy one and saved $7 over the rest of us yesterday, but now pays more every other time hah.
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