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post #1 of 52 Old 10-17-2005, 4:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Time for a ski plot

I 'might' get to go this year and am considering Big Sky or Big Mountain with a border cross to Fernie and/or Kimberly. Has anyone done the Big Mountain with crossing? Or went to any of the three? How are they, is the crossing feasible. Inquiring sheep want to know.

Ooops and another option is to go to Sunshine and Lake Louise again.

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Re: Time for a ski plot

Sheep if I was you I would do the canada thing...it is very nice up here plus you would be saving $.20 on every dollar you spend. It would make for a pretty cheap trip.

BC or Quebec would be first on the list...ask phobe or some of our other western canada members I am sure that they have been through there a time or two... mind you there is not much for skiing in saskatchewan or eastern alberta

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Re: Time for a ski plot

Friends of mine used to always go to Big Mountain, I've been there once and it's awesome. I was lucky when I was there...it's usually fogged in a good part of the time, so my friends (who go out to MT skiing every year) have been going to Big Sky and like it better, because it's not fogged in most of the time.
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Re: Time for a ski plot

Have you been to Panorama yet? (invermere, BC) I go there every year, it's easily on par with Louise and Sunshine. About 3 hours drive from Calgary and I'd be happy to rent you an SUV or van for next to nothing.

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Have you been to Panorama yet? (invermere, BC) I go there every year, it's easily on par with Louise and Sunshine.
Went to Panorama a few years back and hated it. I think that was when they were just getting started though. Could not really tell where things went and that was a bad snow year so the stuff down low was icey or rocky

I love Sunshine but it seems a bit board unfriendly in layout (I loved the valley of the dead boarders, when skied through) Although Lake Louise added a gondola so it might be a day of boarding there.

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www.panoramaresort.com

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Re: Time for a ski plot

They've added a few lifts and developed the backside a whole bunch, plus added several new lodges, pools, etc.

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I love Sunshine but it seems a bit board unfriendly in layout (I loved the valley of the dead boarders, when skied through) ....
Ya a lot of pushing / walking on that run.... And the ski-out is NOT boarder friendly either

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Ya a lot of pushing / walking on that run.... And the ski-out is NOT boarder friendly either
ski out is not that ski friendly. I took the gondola down. I mostly ski though and it is one of my favorite hills. Not sure if I will bring the board as 2 sets of gear is hard to pack (drove to Colorado 2 years back and brought everything)

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BC or Quebec would be first on the list...
I would not compare Quebec to BC in any way as far as mountain. Our biggest mountain here are like their smallest one
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Re: Time for a ski plot

Ever been to Marmot Basin near Jasper, AB?

Doesn't get much better than Louise, I gotta admit. Helps that it's only 90 minutes from my house.

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Re: Time for a ski plot

I went to Big Sky in the spring of 2003, and it is a pretty impressive place. There are more than enough runs to amuse yourself with, and some are pretty advanced (not too bad if you are experienced though). It's a cool mountain, and it's definitely a skier's mt. I snowboard, and though enjoyable, there are some flat spots that require traversing--which means snowboarders either get a tow, or they walk. On skis you should be fine. If you do go, DO wait in line and go to the peak. The view alone from 11,166 feet is worth it.
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Re: Time for a ski plot

Nope, been to:
Breckenridge, CO
Lake Louise, AB
Sunshine, AB
Panorama, BC
Whistler, BC
Blackcomb, BC
Vail, CO
Buttermilk, CO
Snowmass,CO
Loveland, CO
Keystone, CO
Grand Targhee, WY
Jackson Hole, WY
Steamboat, CO
Mt Brighton, MI

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I would not compare Quebec to BC in any way as far as mountain. Our biggest mountain here are like their smallest one
True, but the people(namely the 115 pound french girls ) are great and what they lack in skiing they make up in night life and extramural activitys .

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Nope, been to:

Mt Brighton, MI
I can't believe you even included this. After all of those well respected places, you include a pile of trash (... literaly, it is a landfill). I hear it is a nice landfill based skiing area, but still a landfill.
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