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Old 02-13-2019, 11:19 AM   #1021
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Accuweather and Weathernetwork apps are showing 12-20CM of snow for us on Friday
Oh goodie,

Just what we all wanted. Garbage roads and transit delays before the long weekend.

How many times do you think someone crashes into a train.
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:40 AM   #1022
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The weather network is showing 12 - 20cm? Ok so that means 2-3cm for friday. Thanks.
It will probably be +5 and sunny
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:24 PM   #1023
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The weather network is showing 12 - 20cm? Ok so that means 2-3cm for friday. Thanks.
Down to 10 cm now which likely means 25 cm.
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:49 PM   #1024
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-25 means bigger potholes in the spring and more strain on your vehicle.
how many times do I have to say I'm talking about right ####ing now? Not next week, not in the spring, now.
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Skating, skiing and sledding is more enjoyable at +1.
Disagree. I like skiing in -20, the hill is empty. It's also totally fine temp wise if you later properly. Better even; you sweat less. I do recognize that I'm in the minority on that one though.
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Colder temperatures also mean more energy usage and a larger per person carbon footprint, if you’re an alarmist environmentalist. I’m not, just to be clear.
Has nothing to do with the relative misery of existing in different winter climates.
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Really? You are just saying that you only like -20 because there are less people at the ski hill. That has nothing to do with comfort at that temperature. If ski hills were empty when it was +1 out, that would be better.
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:38 AM   #1026
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This has been an awful year to have bought a snowblower. If it is going to snow I want at least 5 cm so that I don't look like a clown using the snowblower. I also just recently found out how to make it run 3x as fast and want to see just how quick I can get through a giant snowfall.
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I knew full well that by purchasing a snowblower this year, that meant we weren't going to get enough snow to make it worth dragging it out.

Money well spent IMHO.
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This has been an awful year to have bought a snowblower. If it is going to snow I want at least 5 cm so that I don't look like a clown using the snowblower. I also just recently found out how to make it run 3x as fast and want to see just how quick I can get through a giant snowfall.
One of the gifts my wife and I got this year was a pair of snowshoes each...since getting them, there's either been no/not enough snow, or it's way too dang cold to go snowshoeing...
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:44 AM   #1029
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Does Calgary ever get enough snow for a snowblower? I mean unless you have an estate home with a long driveway, whats the point? It takes less than 10 mins for me to shovel my driveway and sidewalk. I can't imagine it would take more than 20 even with a large snowfall.
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Does Calgary ever get enough snow for a snowblower? I mean unless you have an estate home with a long driveway, whats the point? It takes less than 10 mins for me to shovel my driveway and sidewalk. I can't imagine it would take more than 20 even with a large snowfall.
I have a 3 car driveway, if the cars are parked nose to trunk (long and thin). There is one place that I can put snow, and it's at the very front end of the driveway. I've spent 3 hours shoveling it before. Could probably snowblow it in 20.
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:56 AM   #1031
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Does Calgary ever get enough snow for a snowblower? I mean unless you have an estate home with a long driveway, whats the point? It takes less than 10 mins for me to shovel my driveway and sidewalk. I can't imagine it would take more than 20 even with a large snowfall.
I used to ask myself this same question and after buying one, I have the following thoughts...
1) I do not need to dig deep into the winter chest and layer up as I used to when preparing to be outside for 30 minutes. A snowblower turns a 30 minute job into a 7 minute job.

2) I can clear the snow in the morning while the car warms up and after getting ready for work and not worry about sweating in my dress clothes.

3) Yet to really experience this benefit but our front lawn is on a slope down to the sidewalk so snow has to be thrown up on the lawn (extra work) or onto the street which will become an issue for visitors. My front yard is north facing and snow takes forever in the spring to melt. A snowblower allows for snow to be shot to the middle of the street keeping minimal snow on the lawn and visitor parking spaces.
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Ya, on a decent snow day, 20cm takes me a good 45 minutes by hand, about 30 with a blower.
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Oh joy, driving down from Edmonton to go skiing in the Kootenays this weekend, and driving right into snowpocalypse, perfectly timed for long-weekend commuters. GREAT.
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Really? You are just saying that you only like -20 because there are less people at the ski hill. That has nothing to do with comfort at that temperature. If ski hills were empty when it was +1 out, that would be better.
No, it wouldn't. Are you guys trolling me with this lack of reading comprehension? I just said if you layer properly you sweat less when it's cold. If it's too warm you sweat, and then freeze on the chairlift when the wind hits you. I think the ideal temperature is actually somewhere between -8 and -15 for skiing, but -20 is fine, and +1 isn't a lot of fun. The whole mountain turns to soup and you end up getting soaked.
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:14 AM   #1035
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No, it wouldn't. Are you guys trolling me with this lack of reading comprehension? I just said if you layer properly you sweat less when it's cold. If it's too warm you sweat, and then freeze on the chairlift when the wind hits you. I think the ideal temperature is actually somewhere between -8 and -15 for skiing, but -20 is fine, and +1 isn't a lot of fun. The whole mountain turns to soup and you end up getting soaked.
-8 to -15 is ideal, now I know you are trolling.


-5 to 0 is the sweet spot for skiing.
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Kind of depends on the wind. -20 was fine yesterday because it was perfectly still where I was. But add a gentle whispering breeze and you might as well rip your face off.
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If you are 100 feet up on a chair, there is always wind. -20 is my hard cutoff. -15 and I'm probably not going to waste my day being cold. -0 to -10 is where I like to be, but the idea that +1 means the hill is a soupy mess is baffling. That's not how it works.
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I got a snowblower in the fall too, so it's great that we had a mild winter up until the last few weeks. We sure are paying for it though.

I'm willing to buy another snowblower next fall/winter to make sure we get the same weather pattern. As long as this cold really does go away next week.
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If you are 100 feet up on a chair, there is always wind. -20 is my hard cutoff. -15 and I'm probably not going to waste my day being cold. -0 to -10 is where I like to be, but the idea that +1 means the hill is a soupy mess is baffling. That's not how it works.
Well, first of all, most chairs don't get more than 20-30 feet off the ground, but that aside, there isn't always significant wind. At Louise, the only places you really get wind making the chairlift ride cold are on Topo and the last part of Paradise. Moreover, if you're properly geared, even a bit of wind on the chair isn't the end of the world, and it has the benefit of wind loading certain parts of the mountain that you can then go and ski. At +1, you either have wet snow, or if it's sunny, the hill gets slushy in the afternoon and freezes up overnight. The best conditions for keeping the snow consistency ideal are colder than -10. Not to mention, if there's too much termperature variance you get more unpredictable avy conditions and the things you actually want to ski don't get open.

Anyway, like I said, I know I'm in the minority on my skiing preferences, which is good, because you can all stay home.
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OK, well I disagree with most of that.


Moving along...
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