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Thanks, Leigh. Good to know.  Is Castle on Epic?

We've got a cat day booked, but inbound cat rides sounds interesting.


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On Tue, Nov 6, 2018 at 9:29 AM Leigh Daboll <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I’m not sure if you have ever been to Fernie, but it’s a pretty cool
> mountain, especially with the newish Polar Peak chair opening up a bunch of
> the ridgeline terrain up top.  The only knock on Fernie is it’s low
> elevation (topping out at <7000’ means it can be susceptible to rainouts,
> and about the least efficient lift layout of any resort I’ve skied.
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> If the snow is good, by all means try to fit in a daytrip to Castle
> Mountain across the provincial border in Alberta.  You won’t regret it.
> Castle has some of the longest continuous vertical pitches in Canada,
> inbound catskiing rides, and no crowds at all on weekdays.
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> Interesting. Wish we had seen this a couple of days ago! We're headed to
> Fernie this February. We've got passes covered, but still looks like a deal
> on lodging.
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> On Tue, Nov 6, 2018 at 1:05 AM Alex Friend <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Thanks for the tip on Fernie, Leigh—that’s just the kind of thing I’ve
> been thinking about. Not sure if I’ll actually go (planning other trips as
> well), but at about US$800 for airfare+hotel+lift tickets, it’s a really
> attractive idea.
>
> —Alex
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> On Nov 5, 2018, at 6:12 PM, Leigh Daboll <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> This year’s Toronto Ski Show on November 25-28 was the worst show I can
> remember.
>
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>
> No Epic Pass members at all (seriously, no Stowe, no Okemo, no Vail
> Resorts).  Just one lame booth called “Epic Pass” with nothing happening
> there at all.
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> Whistler, and the new RCR resorts were of course there promoting the Epic
> Pass.
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> Ikon was better represented, but only the partner resorts like Jackson
> Hole (offering Canadian at par packages- sweet) and of course, Aspen.  Just
> sad all around.
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> One thing that I was actually shocked at seeking was how much the trip
> packages prices had increased by EVERY tour operator.  We are talking
> major, huge increases of from ~CAN$1,500.00 to ~$2,300.00 for the same
> package as last year, and even more in the US despite a fairly stable year
> over year exchange rate.  Not sure what’s up with that.
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> As always, the best deals by far were the Merit Travel guys with their
> various two-for one deals .  Again this year, the big winner was Fernie.  5
> nights lodging and 4 days tickets (slopeside) for CAN$679.00.  That’s for
> two, not per person.  In Canadian dollars.  That’s US$255.00 per person,
> and that’s including your tickets (assuming you don’t have an Epic Pass).
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> https://merittravel.com/product/fernie-ski-package-2-for-1/
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> There were no -actually, none – deals on gear.  I will NOT pay CAN$320.00
> for a pair of tint-adjustable goggles.
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> Briar just bought a pair of Salomon s-lab touring bindings and retired the
> Fritschis.  We’ll see how she makes out this year.  Pretty cool binding
> with the shift-able pins/toe piece.
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> http://www.skiessentials.com/Chairlift-Chat/2019-Salomon-S-Lab-Shift-AT-Ski-Binding-Review/
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> *From:* Vermont Skiing Discussion and Snow Reports <[log in to unmask]> *On
> Behalf Of *Skip King
> *Sent:* Monday, November 5, 2018 3:46 PM
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> *Subject:* Re: [SKIVT-L] Boston Ski and snowboard expo?
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> On 11/5/2018 2:56 PM, Alfred Eisenberg wrote:
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> Anyone ever been to the Boston ski and snowboard expo happening this
> weekend?  Is it a good place to score either free or discount lift
> tickets?  Any pointers on how/where to score them?  Vermont tickets of
> course 😉
>
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> Free? Fahgeddaboudit. Discounted? You'll probably stumble across some
> "show specials" on existing products, possibly as last-minute pass deals
> (less expensive than current price, but nowhere near as cheap as buying
> last spring) or six-pack type ticket products. You MIGHT find some
> discounts on prepurchases for specific dates. Mostly, you'll be offered
> packages involving lift and lodging or lift and lessons, that kind of thing.
>
> I used to have to go to that show in my Sunday River/ASC days. It was
> exhausting.
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