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Old January 23rd, 2008, 05:12 PM
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Friday the 18th saw an NAS 110 pulling into Creekside (the far side from the slopes). My wife was . . . thrilled . . . that I could spot them even on vacation.

Anyone on here?
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 07:22 PM
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Don from Rovertech in North Van has an NAS 110, might have been him.
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 07:51 PM
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My wife was . . . thrilled . . . that I could spot them even on vacation.

ha...reminds me of me. everytime i notice a defender, my woman rags on me that i love them more than her!!
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 08:50 PM
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ha...reminds me of me. everytime i notice a defender, my woman rags on me that i love them more than her!!
Now I dont feel so bad, my wife made me buy her one when I brought my 110 home. I am going to have to be nicer to her now. No wait, she made me sell mine and keep hers Guess it could be worse, she could have wanted a ML450(oh wait,she wants one of those to). Mike
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 09:49 PM
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excellent Tony. i am heading up to Whistler last week of March/first week of April for some spring riding/skiing. any recommendations on where to go, places to see? bars, restaurants, hidden areas of the mountain, etc?
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 10:26 PM
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We were staying at Creekside which is much quieter/low key than the village. The village was absolutely teeming with Australian college kids and full of boutique stores -- not our scene. As for the skiing: early tracks on peak to creek was phenomenal and there were some gnarly moguls right off of the top of the top whistler chair. Didn't hit Blackcomb at all. Honestly, there's so much terrain there you can find anything you want. If you're staying in creekside, Dusty's was fine, though I started drinking at the boston pizza as they had a better selection of beer and hockey on the big screen. Otherwise it's like any other resort with overpriced shitty food and beer and a lot kids. Best advice: take advantage of the time difference and get up early and be first in the lift lines. We had fresh powder every morning.
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 10:31 PM
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Supremely jealous. Nothing better than fresh pow pow!
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 10:37 PM
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C'mon, Chris, with the storms you've been getting up there you must be getting some turns in? I think we're going to try to get up to visit my mother in law in Derry next month (and maybe catching some runs while we're up, but don't tell my wife!)
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 11:05 PM
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Eh a few. Nothing like out west though. When it dumps out here it's not like it dumps out west. Plus we've had very warm weather and rain sprinkled in which really screws stuff up. I was in Mont Tremblant for a week two weeks ago and it was foggy and raining the whole time!

Can't really complain however. Far better than last year!

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oh and of course tremblant was hammered the week after
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 11:24 PM
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Supremely jealous. Nothing better than fresh pow pow!
Ain't that the truth! Sounds like the conditions are great in BC. I was out there last March but over in the Fernie area - beautiful place and I can't wait to get back.

cellulararrest - I was in Stowe last weekend and the conditions were exactly as you described. Better than last year but if it wasn't warm I can only imagine how good it would be now. Makes us better skiers and riders tho. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for another Valentine's Day storm
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 11:29 PM
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Eh a few. Nothing like out west though. When it dumps out here it's not like it dumps out west. Plus we've had very warm weather and rain sprinkled in which really screws stuff up. I was in Mont Tremblant for a week two weeks ago and it was foggy and raining the whole time!

Can't really complain however. Far better than last year!

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oh and of course tremblant was hammered the week after
last year blew, they shutdown the resorts the week after the holidays, and it was three weeks before they where back up...

in the last 3 years i've only had one good ski day on the east coast, that was in 2006 when i happened to be at mad river glen during a nice little snow storm... it took a month of grinding away in my cubical for 60 hours a week to wipe that smile off my face! I lucked out that day too bc killington where we were staying was partialy shutdown(wind), we didn't know this until after lunch at mad river, they had met capacity and where turning people away... some dude offered me 200 bucks for our two lift tickets!

I'm heading to kirkwoods and heavenly in a few weeks, i'm hoping they get some good snow, i'll be hitting the slopes while the wifey is in reno interviewing for a job!
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Old January 24th, 2008, 09:33 AM
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thanks Tony. We'll be staying in the Cedar Ridge condos slopeside over in the Upper Village on Blackcomb. i like the idea of using the time difference to our advantage. we'll definitely try to get out for first tracks. course, we'll be toting along a 10mo old on the trip for the first time, so we'll see how long that delays mornings.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 11:10 AM
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ha...reminds me of me. everytime i notice a defender, my woman rags on me that i love them more than her!!

A Good Defender 90 is harder to find than a good woman... At least thats what I tell my wife when she gets to me about selling the money pit...
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Thats god's country....Oh I miss the west.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 11:09 PM
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My wife was . . . thrilled . . . that I could spot them even on vacation.
Don't let the BS fool you. She's a good woman, and Tony is lucky to have her!
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Old January 29th, 2008, 08:53 AM
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I am -- hell, she gave me the trip for my birthday!
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