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Yesterday 12:32 AM
sabatoa
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Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
I thought with the exchange rate you could get anywhere in Canada for the cost of a Maple glazed cruller?
The exchange rate was netting me a 30% discount, but things are a lot more expensive there. We had a few hundred dollar dinners and one was at a beer, wings and poutine joint. The exchange basically just makes it reasonable.

Airfare in Canada is stupid expensive, whether flying within or coming from the USA. I normally fly Delta to get to Calgary, so no exchange discount. Flying a Canadian carrier can be a pain in the butt depending on connections.
02-04-2016 11:45 PM
chomps1211 I thought with the exchange rate you could get anywhere in Canada for the cost of a Maple glazed cruller?
02-04-2016 11:37 PM
david_z
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Originally Posted by sabatoa View Post
You're going to pay at least $500 to get to Alberta or BC easy.
Yep and nothing in Canada makes for an easy trip, nonstop flights, etc.
02-04-2016 11:34 PM
sabatoa
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Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
One word,... Canada!!!!
You're going to pay at least $500 to get to Alberta or BC easy.
02-04-2016 10:37 PM
chomps1211
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Originally Posted by david_z View Post
That, and the fact that I can't even find airfare to Denver at the end of Feb for under $380. Big Sky is 500+, Tahoe is close to that much, Albuquerque is about the same as Denver (but no direct flights, so it's far less convenient)...
One word,... Canada!!!!
02-04-2016 10:24 PM
david_z
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That probably jeopardizes my chances of going back out West this winter (could've gotten a hotel room at Treetops for literally half of what I am paying for this condo...)
That, and the fact that I can't even find airfare to Denver at the end of Feb for under $380. Big Sky is 500+, Tahoe is close to that much, Albuquerque is about the same as Denver (but no direct flights, so it's far less convenient)...
02-03-2016 10:42 PM
david_z
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Originally Posted by bksdds View Post
Are you still planning to ride this weekend with your schedule?
Sunday at Alpine Valley, probably get there around 11am.

Possibly putting in some early-afternoon park laps tomorrow or Friday, just depends how busy I am at work and if I can get out early. This may be the shittiest winter that I can remember at least in recent history, but I am determined to go down swinging. If I don't get my days in, it's not because I didn't try
02-03-2016 10:24 PM
bksdds
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Industry thing (it is basically a demo for industry buyers, to help inform their orders of next season's gear).

I wish it were open to the public mainly because the public needs shit like this, but also because it's always kind of a hassle. I have no problem pulling shop credentials from friends' shops, it's just the timing is always shit. it's always Tues-Thurs (so it doesn't interfere with the weekend money-making) which is just a bitch for trying to take time off work/family since I can't just add a day to extend the weekend or whatever. Last year when my wife was still taking her severance, we rented a place up there for all three days, which was nice. This year, she's back at work, so I'm most likely doing a fucking cannonball run leaving here at 5 am, driving 4 hours to ride/review boards until 4pm and then driving home... I don't want to do it TBH.



Yes I booked a condo up there, got jerked around by one owner which ended up costing me the place I really wanted (waiting to get rejected by the one, meant that I couldn't reserve the other... long story) in the end I paid more than I wanted to but I really needed a condo (or bare minimum, a suite) with a walk-to-slopes location, and I'm booking on retarded short notice so it's kinda my own damn fault...

That probably jeopardizes my chances of going back out West this winter (could've gotten a hotel room at Treetops for literally half of what I am paying for this condo...)
Are you still planning to ride this weekend with your schedule?
02-03-2016 10:19 PM
david_z
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Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
What's a Test Fest?

Last Demo day I attended @ Boyne,.. was ALL Burton stuff! (Proly cuz They have a Burton outlet store now!)
Industry thing (it is basically a demo for industry buyers, to help inform their orders of next season's gear).

I wish it were open to the public mainly because the public needs shit like this, but also because it's always kind of a hassle. I have no problem pulling shop credentials from friends' shops, it's just the timing is always shit. it's always Tues-Thurs (so it doesn't interfere with the weekend money-making) which is just a bitch for trying to take time off work/family since I can't just add a day to extend the weekend or whatever. Last year when my wife was still taking her severance, we rented a place up there for all three days, which was nice. This year, she's back at work, so I'm most likely doing a fucking cannonball run leaving here at 5 am, driving 4 hours to ride/review boards until 4pm and then driving home... I don't want to do it TBH.

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Let me know if you go to Schuss for sure. I don't have my kiddos that weekend and will likely be looking to head somewhere up there.
Yes I booked a condo up there, got jerked around by one owner which ended up costing me the place I really wanted (waiting to get rejected by the one, meant that I couldn't reserve the other... long story) in the end I paid more than I wanted to but I really needed a condo (or bare minimum, a suite) with a walk-to-slopes location, and I'm booking on retarded short notice so it's kinda my own damn fault...

That probably jeopardizes my chances of going back out West this winter (could've gotten a hotel room at Treetops for literally half of what I am paying for this condo...)
02-03-2016 04:40 PM
trapper
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Apart from that probably be at Boyne on Wednesday for Test Fest, and Schuss next weekend if I can find a fucking condo to rent...
Let me know if you go to Schuss for sure. I don't have my kiddos that weekend and will likely be looking to head somewhere up there.

This weekend, I'll probably be at Cab alone Saturday evening/night and Crystal with my daughter on Sunday.
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