Silver Star 2016-17

Discussion in 'Canada' started by bluess57, Oct 13, 2016.

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    bluess57

    bluess57 Active Member

    No forum love for Silver Star for the upcoming winter season ?
    I'm locked in for 11 Feb -> 18 Feb
     
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    blowfin

    blowfin Active Member

    Never managed to get there when I was living in Canada but I heard great things about it. Heaps of good looking terrain, and a bit more off the radar than places like Big White.

    Curious how you are getting there if you're only doing a one resort trip?
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2016
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    bluess57

    bluess57 Active Member

    I'm at Sun Peaks first, hoping to get an inter-resort shuttle over
     
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    KneeDeep

    KneeDeep Well-Known Member

    Short stay this year, only three weeks, 8th Jan to 27th, wife is retiring and heading off for a round the world trip when I get back. Will be my tenth visit to SS, I like it, something for everyone and suits me fine.
     
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    Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Season Pass Gold

    Last chance early bird lift passes...get in before 31/10/2016
     
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    Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Season Pass Gold

    We love it too.....oldest child thinks it's his fav hill so far.....and he has seen many. Girl child is still Apex driven.
     
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    KneeDeep

    KneeDeep Well-Known Member

    Took advantage of the early bird family season pass, bargain. Tried most of the well known resorts in BC and Alberta as well as the USA. SS ticks all the boxes.
     
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    MarkGC

    MarkGC Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    This would be a box of scrolls I assume.
     
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    KneeDeep

    KneeDeep Well-Known Member

    Where you been Mark, haven't heard from you in ages, about time you came for a ski.
     
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    MarkGC

    MarkGC Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    I've been around, no skiing in 2015 and only Perisher in 2016, BUT 3 weeks in US in Jan 2017.

    Wanted to do Silver Star, but the Perisher Pass and Frequent Flyer flights to San Francisco sealed the deal. So we are skiing in the Lake Tahoe region. This time we will have all the kids with us, so you will probably hear us up in SS.

    Only about 5 more years until we can just go and leave the kids to look after themselves, but who's counting.
     
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    KneeDeep

    KneeDeep Well-Known Member

    Four weeks to go! Putnam and Silverwoods opened today. Very cold this week, -18c every day.
     
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    Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Season Pass Gold

    clips from there look amazing at the moment.
     
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    KneeDeep

    KneeDeep Well-Known Member

    Yep, the annual stampede at the gate was on, not sure why, plenty of area to go to out the back.
     
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    sly_karma

    sly_karma Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Good friend that traveled to LL with me last week is a Vernon resident and longtime SS passholder. He skied the day after opening and said they shouldn't really have opened. He had to jump 5 open creek crossings in one run alone. Now since then it has snowed, got cold, and snowed again. They're back on track for a good Christmas season.
     
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    KneeDeep

    KneeDeep Well-Known Member

    Good way to start the trip, 15cm overnight but a lot more than that over the back. Doubles on Putnam were the pick later after everything was chopped up. Looked like an official sick day in Vernon today, very busy.
     
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    Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Season Pass Gold

    Pretty empty over at Apex.....gorgeous snow all day
     
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    KneeDeep

    KneeDeep Well-Known Member

    Snowing now so should be another good day tomorrow, less crowded too I think.
     
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    KneeDeep

    KneeDeep Well-Known Member

    Son and granddaughters arrived today, girls highly excited. Should be an interesting couple of weeks. Glad it is warming up next week otherwise I doubt that I could get them out.
     
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    Ben Zeenees

    Ben Zeenees Dedicated Member

    good to see you're enjoying yourself - you bast@rd!
     
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    Ben Zeenees

    Ben Zeenees Dedicated Member

    not much snow this summer in Canberra!
     
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    KneeDeep

    KneeDeep Well-Known Member

    No I hear that it is very hot there. Had a couple of good dumps and a few days with 5cm overnight, made for some nice skiing. Bit skinny on some of the steep runs, lots of rubbish and stumps exposed, probably about 60cm less snow than this time last year. Girls are going well, can handle the blue runs and have had them down groomed black runs, can't keep them out of the trees. I am staying out longer but getting less runs I think. Back holding up. Doing something wrong with posting photos can't get it to work.
     
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    Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Season Pass Gold

    They are all hidden from view.... it's a matter of pressing the little picture Icon and then inserting your address. I have fixed the first post but it is still deleted. I have posted it below. Hope that is okay.
     
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    Crystal

    Crystal Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Season Pass Gold

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    KneeDeep

    KneeDeep Well-Known Member

    Thanks Crystal, I think I am getting technically challenged. Must be old age.