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Old 09-10-2020, 10:33 PM   #41
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Where is Fortress at in their Phase 1 redevelopment?

https://www.skifortress.com/
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Calm the fukc down, ain't nobody got time for that.
Uhh, since Clayton stopped building their park line, 10 years ago, you bet COP is more fun. Plus the taco, and taco nights.
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Old 09-11-2020, 01:26 PM   #42
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So, I sold my truck and bought a wagon, which means I also bought a ski box which just arrived. How do you guys store your ski boxes? I can't hoist it above from the ceiling because of the door opener and a heater in the way, so it has to somehow go on the wall.
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Old 09-11-2020, 01:47 PM   #43
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I just lean it up against the wall on an old bath mat, to be honest. Have yet to come up with a better storage solution.
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Old 09-11-2020, 03:08 PM   #44
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LOL leave it on year round. Best solution ever.
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Old 09-11-2020, 03:14 PM   #45
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So, I sold my truck and bought a wagon, which means I also bought a ski box which just arrived. How do you guys store your ski boxes? I can't hoist it above from the ceiling because of the door opener and a heater in the way, so it has to somehow go on the wall.
My apartment building had storage cages in the parkade, so I put it on top of that (which worked really well). I just moved to a place with a garage though, so for now mine's also just leaning against the wall. I'll probably wait till the spring to figure out something better because in a month or two it'll be stored on the car.
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Old 09-11-2020, 03:16 PM   #46
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So, I sold my truck and bought a wagon, which means I also bought a ski box which just arrived. How do you guys store your ski boxes? I can't hoist it above from the ceiling because of the door opener and a heater in the way, so it has to somehow go on the wall.
I put a pole through the parts that go on the crossbars, essentially just like the crossbar. Then hang the whole thing on the wall using large hooks (I actually made wall hooks). Make the pole at least 6 inches wider than the box on each side. Sorry if not making sense. Could take a pic later when home.
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I'd like to see that pic!
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Old 09-29-2020, 01:21 PM   #48
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So with my kids starting to try new things I thought about skiing with them. I haven't skied for probably 10 years, but I'm sure it will come back to me. However I have no desire to try and teach them and think I should leave it up to the instructors. Would LL be a good place for them to learn via instructors? Or am I better just to find a small hill (Alliance & Canyon are closest) for them to try. They are 7 and 5
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So with my kids starting to try new things I thought about skiing with them. I haven't skied for probably 10 years, but I'm sure it will come back to me. However I have no desire to try and teach them and think I should leave it up to the instructors. Would LL be a good place for them to learn via instructors? Or am I better just to find a small hill (Alliance & Canyon are closest) for them to try. They are 7 and 5
Canyon outside Red Deer there is a great place to learn, they do have instructors too. I wouldn't bother commuting all the way to somewhere like LL for them to use the bunny hill.
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Canyon outside Red Deer there is a great place to learn, they do have instructors too. I wouldn't bother commuting all the way to somewhere like LL for them to use the bunny hill.

LL was more for me thought we could do a weekend in Banff this year as I donít see us using our Disney points this year. I was just worried LL would be too much for a 100% brand new skier to learn on.
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LL was more for me thought we could do a weekend in Banff this year as I donít see us using our Disney points this year. I was just worried LL would be too much for a 100% brand new skier to learn on.
Oh in that case then yes. Take the kids dump them in a camp/with an instructor and go have fun!
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Last year's skis are all 20-40% off at Guides Hut in Fernie. I just outfitted my kids on the weekend for the upcoming race year with last years gear for DIRT cheap.

I keep hearing all kinds of crazy rumours as well. Apparently hard goods won't be to hard to come by, but there's a major shortage of soft goods looming for anyone that was manufacturing in Asia (Patagonia, North Face).

No idea if it's true or not, but I would buy early if you can to avoid that.
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So with my kids starting to try new things I thought about skiing with them. I haven't skied for probably 10 years, but I'm sure it will come back to me. However I have no desire to try and teach them and think I should leave it up to the instructors. Would LL be a good place for them to learn via instructors? Or am I better just to find a small hill (Alliance & Canyon are closest) for them to try. They are 7 and 5
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Canyon outside Red Deer there is a great place to learn, they do have instructors too. I wouldn't bother commuting all the way to somewhere like LL for them to use the bunny hill.
Weitz is correct, Canyon is a great place to learn. Both my kids learnt there, as an aside Canyon on a god snow day has a few little hidden gems of runs. Nothing to compete with the mountains but for a little place spitting distance from Red Deer we had a few fun days.

The lessons there were pretty reasonable, I got my wife private ones and the kids a couple of private ones (two of them one instructor).

The first time I took them to the mountains (Sunshine) the ripped the hill up.

TLDR: Go to Canyon
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LL was more for me thought we could do a weekend in Banff this year as I donít see us using our Disney points this year. I was just worried LL would be too much for a 100% brand new skier to learn on.
RCR has excellent day programs for kids. I've had my kids in the weekend school the last few years while they were racing, and I dare say it's a better program (less kids) than a race team.

My kids would ski every Saturday on the Fernie ski team, then Sunday with the RCR school. RCR school capped the number of kids at (IIRC) 3 kids, where the FAST program was 8 kids and a parent tailgunner.

https://skircr.com/product-category/ski-school/

I'd highly recommend it for beginners.
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My wife and I have a condo in Golden, it was a future vacation prop plan and we have traditionally rented it out. This year we decided with COVID that we would keep it for ourselves and share(rent) half to a couple of close friends. Bought a season pass at KH and I am pumped for the season. My plan for a couple of days a week will be:

7am -9:30am - Work
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1pm- 5pm - Work

I really think it could drastically change my winter season moving forward. Usually, I share Flames season tickets and play a 30+ game rec hockey schedule.
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My wife and I have a condo in Golden, it was a future vacation prop plan and we have traditionally rented it out. This year we decided with COVID that we would keep it for ourselves and share(rent) half to a couple of close friends. Bought a season pass at KH and I am pumped for the season. My plan for a couple of days a week will be:

7am -9:30am - Work
9:30am-12:30pm - Ski
1pm- 5pm - Work

I really think it could drastically change my winter season moving forward. Usually, I share Flames season tickets and play a 30+ game rec hockey schedule.
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Are you in Golden or on the hill? That drastically changes how jealous I am.
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My wife and I have a condo in Golden, it was a future vacation prop plan and we have traditionally rented it out. This year we decided with COVID that we would keep it for ourselves and share(rent) half to a couple of close friends. Bought a season pass at KH and I am pumped for the season. My plan for a couple of days a week will be:

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My wife and I have a condo in Golden, it was a future vacation prop plan and we have traditionally rented it out. This year we decided with COVID that we would keep it for ourselves and share(rent) half to a couple of close friends. Bought a season pass at KH and I am pumped for the season. My plan for a couple of days a week will be:

7am -9:30am - Work
9:30am-12:30pm - Ski
1pm- 5pm - Work

I really think it could drastically change my winter season moving forward. Usually, I share Flames season tickets and play a 30+ game rec hockey schedule.
You might want to tweak your work hours on powder days.

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My wife and I have a condo in Golden, it was a future vacation prop plan and we have traditionally rented it out. This year we decided with COVID that we would keep it for ourselves and share(rent) half to a couple of close friends. Bought a season pass at KH and I am pumped for the season. My plan for a couple of days a week will be:

7am -9:30am - Work
9:30am-12:30pm - Ski
1pm- 5pm - Work

I really think it could drastically change my winter season moving forward. Usually, I share Flames season tickets and play a 30+ game rec hockey schedule.
How's the real estate market at KHM? Going bonkers?

Fernie is NUTS right now. Everyone in Western Canada is trying to sell their house and live in a ski town, and work remotely (myself included). It's driving property values out of control.
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