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while admire your desire to shred, 10hrs is a long way for what Sunshine is opening. They are saying Strawberry, Jackrabbit and Wolverine, THATS IT.
 

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while admire your desire to shred, 10hrs is a long way for what Sunshine is opening. They are saying Strawberry, Jackrabbit and Wolverine, THATS IT.
The trip also serves as a small vacation. That said, have you ever snowboarded in Saskatchewan?
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yup. Table Mountain. Louise is opening the gondola so that should be a touch better.

Edit: anyone been to Mt Joy?
 

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If yer in Calgary, and needs a placte to stay, next to chinook mall, I gotta air matress available.

Cheaps, all season.


You just gotta be alright dealing with a scottish-y terrier being all up up in your stuff.

Otherwise free accom to anyone passing through, all season.

Everty weekend, everyday at louise or revy.
 

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I'm going up to sunshine tomorrow morning early doors for first chair - not expecting much but it looks like it's going to be snowing all day and night today so could be in for some sick pow in the trees on strawberry for all 100 metres of it :dunno:

That'll make three weeks at the local hills, first week at Nakiska, which was pretty fun to be honest (completely different story to what I heard from last week)..


Louise last week, which was sweet up until lunchtime where the lift lines ballooned out of control and wiwaxy glazed over.
 

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Should be a good weekend. There is plenty of fresh in the forecast.

A mate was at Sunshine yesterday and said the conditions were pretty good.
 

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What's the easiest way to get up to Sunshine from Calgary? Gonna be in Calgary in early December, hoping to make it up to Sunshine on Dec 6/7. accomodation on mountain looks expensive - think I'll be staying in Calgary
 

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Stay in Canmore, probably the same price as Calgary. Check hotels.ca, I can usually find a room for under $100, I've gotten 2bdr condos that sleep 6 with a kitchenette for $120/night. Rent a car, it's not much for a few days.
 

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What's the easiest way to get up to Sunshine from Calgary? Gonna be in Calgary in early December, hoping to make it up to Sunshine on Dec 6/7. accomodation on mountain looks expensive - think I'll be staying in Calgary
Stay in Banff.

Inns of Banff, Spruce Grove, and Banff International Hotel should all be under $100 a night. Cheapest way to get here is the Greyhound. Not reliable though. From all three of those hotels there are shuttles directly to the resorts.

If you want super cheap hit the samesun hostel.
 

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Stay in Banff.

Inns of Banff, Spruce Grove, and Banff International Hotel should all be under $100 a night. Cheapest way to get here is the Greyhound. Not reliable though. From all three of those hotels there are shuttles directly to the resorts.

If you want super cheap hit the samesun hostel.
Thanks. How unreliable is the Greyhound service?
 

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Was at Sunshine today with a couple buddies. Lots of pow and a great all around day. They open Wawa tomorrow. I am going back tomorrow as long as the roads are not deadly. I am an insurance adjuster, so I tend to be a bit of a wussy when it comes to icy roads.
 

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Was at Sunshine today with a couple buddies. Lots of pow and a great all around day. They open Wawa tomorrow. I am going back tomorrow as long as the roads are not deadly. I am an insurance adjuster, so I tend to be a bit of a wussy when it comes to icy roads.
We were able to find powder all the way to our last runs!

Pretty good day!
 

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Stay in Canmore, probably the same price as Calgary. Check hotels.ca, I can usually find a room for under $100, I've gotten 2bdr condos that sleep 6 with a kitchenette for $120/night. Rent a car, it's not much for a few days.
I stayed in the Ramada Inn in Canmore for $82 bucks last weekend.

It wasn't bad.
 

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A buddy and I are heading to Louise tomorrow. Should be a good time other than the drive.
I rode Sunshine yesterday and Louise today.
Sunshine opening day only had three short lifts running but the snow was pretty damn good and some decent ridable terrain. As someone said earlier, I was also able to find nice snow right till the last run.
Louise was really good for cruising early in the morning.. but considering there was only the one main run off the gondola & a krillion people, it didn't take long for snow to be scraped away by all the skid-boards and ski-plows making some nasty ice patches in some spots.
That all said, I will be at sunshine tomorrow based on my previous two days :D
If you are going for Louise tomorrow, my advice is get there early for good parking and fresh groom before it gets decimated.:thumbsup:
 

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Thanks for the heads up bcasey. Let me know what tomorrow is like at Sunshine. I plan on going to LL on Monday for a change of scenery. If anybody has Monday off, it would be nice to have somebody to meet up with.
 

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What all is open at Sunshine? If the numbers are right they have a way better base and a lot more runs already. Are they doing discounted passes right now like Louise?
 
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