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Killington itself has been much, much better than "Killington 
conditions" this year. Doogie Line be damned.

I wouldn't have thought Revelstoke would be that bad. I think you just 
missed the window. My friend Dana was out there with his daughter a few 
weeks ago and it looked good...

On 2/27/2015 12:58 AM, Sharon Heller wrote:
> You know it's a bad vacation when you rent skis that are skinnier than 
> the skinniest skis you left at home to ski groomers at Revelstoke. The 
> first day with my S7s took a toll on my body. Conditions were as bad 
> as it gets in the east. Reminded me of Killington conditions. Frozen 
> granular and icy, but with a TON of vertical. I rented Dynastar 
> Legends the second day and enjoyed the fast cruisers a lot more.
>
> We have one more day near Banff but really don't want to shell out $90 
> to  ski Sunshine or Lake Lou in these conditions. Can't wait to get 
> home and ski some real snow.
>
> On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 7:27 PM, David Merfeld <[log in to unmask] 
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>
>     We just got back from a week in BC, including KH and Revelstoke. 
>     Conditions at KH were indeed the best on-piste.  In ascending
>     order of quality, they were;
>
>     -Panorama – so icy that we skied one run, bagged it, and got a
>     full refund.
>
>     - Kimberly – not bad for April, with soft corn.  But mid-February?
>
>     - Revelstoke – lower mountain was just mush, and most folks were
>     downloading.  Since it’s the most vertical in the continent, we
>     figured we’d just ski it anyway.  Upper mountain was in pretty
>     good shape, but that was 4 days ago, so who knows?  Loved the
>     layout, with tons of open trees.  With more snow, I think we would
>     really enjoy it.
>
>     - Kicking Horse – upper mountain was good packed powder, with no
>     crust.  But, we found the layout of the hill very unappealing.  To
>     have over 2K acres and 4K vertical, and set it up with 2 (count
>     ‘em, 2) lifts, is just bizarre.  If you want to ski off the
>     gondola, you have to go all 4,130’ to the bottom, and the ski to
>     the bottom was decidedly icy and unpleasant.  Plus, it’s one of
>     those Alta/JH/Squaw kinds of mountains, with big steeps, not many
>     trees, and tons of solid skiers.  So, all the snow was hammered. 
>     By contrast, we found plenty of uncut at Revelstoke, the previous
>     day.
>
>     Saving the best for last, we had 4 darn good days of off-piste
>     conditions at the Boulder Alpine Hut, run by Mark and Sarah
>     Yancey, I highly recommend this place:  great guiding, great food,
>     great terrain. Plus, the Yanceys have two kids, ages 7 and 11.  We
>     brought our 13-year-old grandson, and the kids had so much fun
>     together.  On our last day, we invited the kids to join us skiing.
>
>     David Merfeld
>
>     *From:*Vermont Skiing Discussion and Snow Reports
>     [mailto:[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>] *On
>     Behalf Of *Sharon Heller
>     *Sent:* Monday, February 23, 2015 8:36 PM
>     *To:* [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>     *Subject:* Re: [SKIVT-L] Non-Vt: Who is going to KHMR and/or
>     Revelstoke next week?
>
>     Well...it was 4300' that started with a chalky uber-steep
>     north-facing pitches, followed by the whole gamut of sub-par
>     conditions. There was death cookies, ice, frozen granular,
>     refrozen crud, ice,old beat powder, packed powder, groomed
>     corduroy, ice, rocks, man-made snow and ice. Just the usual kind
>     of surfaces we'd see on an average mid-winter day when it hasn't
>     snowed in over a week and perhaps got warm.
>
>     We are going to ski it again tomorrow because we hear it is the
>     best skiing in BC right now. We'll beat our way down each bowl. Do
>     a few hikes to the drier chalky stuff and drop into different
>     chutes. The fat skis will chatter and there will be plenty of loud
>     turns. Tomorrow we go to Revelstoke where people say it is worse
>     and it rained all the way to the top. So we'll get to ski 5620' of
>     worse conditions. Yay.
>
>     At least we are groomed for this. Enjoy all that soft powder back
>     east.
>
>     On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 9:03 AM, Sharon Heller
>     <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>
>         Well, we just woke up here at Kicking Horse. It looks a little
>         grim and they are making snow at the base area.
>
>         I'll let you know later what it is like. It is supposed to be
>         sunny and in the 30s today. I think we can salvage a day of
>         spring skiing here.
>
>         Last time I plan a trip in advance to anywhere. While going
>         within a few days might increase best conditions, it can be
>         tricky getting airfare at reasonable price and lodging can be
>         difficult, especially if it is very snowy.
>
>         At least last night's drive over KH pass was not a white knuckler.
>
>         On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 1:00 AM, Jim Crowley
>         <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
>         wrote:
>
>             For what it's worth, on my flight from Calgary to Seattle
>             today I had a clear view the entire way and saw what
>             appeared to be plenty of snow in southern Alberta and B.C.
>             Folks in Calgary were complaining about conditions on the
>             ski hills, but there is way, way more snow in Canada than
>             across the border in NW Washington, which looked really
>             lean - more like November than February. At last check,
>             there was a greater snow depth at the Blue Hills in
>             Massachusetts than at the Paradise Ranger Station, which
>             holds the world record for annual snowfall. How is that
>             even possible?
>
>             Another interesting thing I saw was snowmobile tracks very
>             high up on a glacier. I've heard that snowmobiles are
>             getting more powerful and machines are going places
>             they've never been, but was shocked to see them so high.
>
>             There sure are a lot of big and beautiful mountains in
>             southern Alberta and B.C. I now understand why I heard
>             that it could accommodate the Alps several times over.
>
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