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Leigh Daboll <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Skiing Discussion and Snow Reports <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 12 Oct 2002 10:09:48 -0400
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FWIW, I was just reading the lastest issue of Skiing, which rates Castle as
#8 in NA for overall "Snow Quality", with 275" annually and high percentage
of untracked.  Apparently, Tony Crocker was a consultant.

However, I'd feel better about booking a trip if it wasn't an El Nino
year -which usually hits the Canadian rockies about the hardest of anywhere
(ie: a snow drought).

Leigh

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sharon" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2002 9:51 AM
Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] One Awesome Deal


> I heard that snow quality can be variable there.
>
> When were were in BC last season our local ski guru said that Castle can
be
> fantastic, IF the snow is good. He says it can get VERY windy and icy
there.
> He said he'd love to take us there sometime, but it is kinda out of the
way
> and the snow quality iffey.
>
> Good deal though.
>
> I saw a deal for Whistler through their central reservations $299 5 nights
> and 4 days includes skiing and lodging. I'm looking for some screamin
deals
> myself, as I'm on a very limited budget this year. Got some frequent flier
> tix to Seattle and weighing in my options from there.
>
> -Sh
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Salts, Peter" <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Friday, October 11, 2002 1:53 PM
> Subject: Re: One Awesome Deal
>
>
> > What about the snowfall?  It seems to be similar to VT (@ 250
> > inches/season).  I generally prefer resorts with more snowfall.
However,
> do
> > they suffer the same thaw/freeze cycles we do?  Any thoughts?
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jim B. [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> > Sent: Friday, October 11, 2002 1:18 PM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] One Awesome Deal
> >
> >
> > On Fri, 11 Oct 2002 11:01:05 -0400, Leigh Daboll
> > <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > >I've been scouring around for travel deals the last while and here's
one
> > which can't be beat:
> > >Castle Mountain Resort (one of FT's favorites):
> > >ski/stay/breakfast: $115.00 CDN pp/do for Two (2!) days.
> >
> > Wow, prices haven't gone up much since his editorship, Telenaut, and I
> were
> > there two years ago.  The town of Pincher Creek doesn't have a lot to
do,
> > but who cares?  Castle Mtn. is awesome.  The drive from the town to the
> > mtn. is pretty easy, the food is cheap, the people are nice, and the
> > terrain is outstanding.
> >
> > Only question is where to fly into... It's a pretty good poke from
> > Calgary...
> >
> > I belive Jim Crowley has been to Castle Mtn. as well.  Didn't he propose
> to
> > his wife there or something like that?
> >
> > -Jim B.
> >
>
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