SUN PEAKS 2016 – 2017

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Ralph_implement, May 26, 2016.

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    Ralph_implement

    Ralph_implement Addicted Member

    I know I am late with the thread!!! Don't fret, it is here.

    SUN PEAKS 2016 – 2017





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    Want to learn a bit more about the Resort Municipality ?? Look here :
    http://sunpeaksmunicipality.ca/
    http://www.sunpeaksresort.com/

    The 2015 / 2016 season brochure with all the season pass details.


    http://www.sunpeaksresort.com/assets/pdf/2015-16-Sun-Peaks-Resort-Winter-Brochure.pdf

    The usual, comments, gossip, questions and oh so important, pics to get up in the groove

    The Crew !
    Main Street, DrD & Drake,...... .. SP Residents !
    Taipan and family ... December through February !
    TropicalPow ...... January through March @ Fireside.
    Sly Karma.....Expat Aussie Canadian resident.


    Daily Forumite's meet ups
    08:25 ... Sundance Chair (you snooze,... you lose !! [​IMG] ),... Alternate can be 8:30 at Morrisey Chair,..... Except on Powder mornings where it will be every man, woman & kid for themselves,.... [​IMG] [​IMG]
    09:30 ... Loading area for the Bubble Chair


    Events !!
    Dec 23/24 ... Carols with Nancy in the village.
    Dec 25 ... Prezzies under the Crew Tree at casa del MS & DrD for the little ones,.... & the not so little ones.... [​IMG]

    Dec 25 ... Christmas Dinner at Powderhounds (these guys do a FABULOUS job of looking after us every year RSVP here )


    Dec 31 ... NYE Flare run down Sundance & Fireworks.
    Crew gathering point for those that wish to will be near the timing hut at the bottom of Sundance (where Rambler joins Sundance),..... Cognac, single malt & other medicinal warming liquids are BYO. [​IMG] This is a great spot to get back to from watching the traditional NYE Big Air contest on the jumps & gives quite a nice view of the flare parade & the fireworks.


    Thursdays ... Evening Fondue at Sunburst Lodge (Top of Bubble chair).
    Fridays ... Friday gate racing on Sundance.


    Winter Crew....

    Copakid ... Dec 15 - Jan 12 ... Settlers
    Hungry Hippo ... Dec 24 - Jan 19 ... 2 adults 2 teenagers ,.... All boarders [​IMG]
    Bilby Bill & Pademelon ... 13 Jan - 07 Mar ... Fireside (Also with a week at Panorama because they can ! )
    Marty McSly ... Late Jan - Late Feb
    K271

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    Handy links
    Hairdresser Heidi
    http://sunpeaksnews.com/
    http://travel.flightexplorer.com/index.aspx[/
    http://www.greyhound.ca/en[/
    http://finance.yahoo.com/currency-converter/#from=AUD;to=CAD;amt=01000
    http://www.kamicabs.ca/

    Accommodation
    http://www.sunpeaksresort.com/plan-your-trip/accommodations/
    http://www.3klicksaway.com/vacation-rentals-homes.asp?cat=4741
    http://www.sunpeakscondos.com/
    http://www.alluradirect.com/
    http://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/canada/british-columbia
    http://sunpeaksdirect.com/

    The finer comforts !!
    http://www.handsonthemove.com/ Mobile Massage !!
    http://ulismountainretreat.com/

    Food !

    http://www.sunpeaksgrocery.com/

    The All Important Weather !!
    http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/radar/index_e.html?id=xss
    http://www.accuweather.com/en/ca/kamloops/v2c/weather-forecast/47165
    http://www.yr.no/place/Canada/British_Columbia/Sun_Peaks/
    http://wxweb.meteostar.com/

    Ski/Board
    http://www.sunpeaksresort.com/winter/school/index.aspx
    http://www.drivebc.ca/
    http://www.blazerhockey.com/main/.. .. All home games start @ 7pm .. Prices from $18.20 to $27.70

    Worth a look on those “off” days
    http://www.bczoo.org

    More useful info http://sunpeaks.freeforums.net/thread/86/sun-peaks-bc-2016-17
     
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    JoeKing

    JoeKing Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

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    absentskier

    absentskier Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Plagiarism bro. Not cool. ;)
     
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    JoeKing

    JoeKing Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

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    Ralph_implement

    Ralph_implement Addicted Member

    Na, it's referenced :p
     
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    gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    I've a feeling I'll be enjoying SP via the internet this time around :(
     
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    northsail

    northsail Dedicated Member

    We also Gareth.:(.
     
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    Ralph_implement

    Ralph_implement Addicted Member

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    gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    how about we all meet up at Alice Springs, mid January! LOL
     
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    Born2ski

    Born2ski Part of the Furniture

    :eek: .........So is the Sun Peaks boom over ? Where's the new "in" place to go ?
     
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    Ralph_implement

    Ralph_implement Addicted Member

    More a circumstance thing for me. Trends have little to do with ski destination choice, or we would all be in Japan ;)
     
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    Born2ski

    Born2ski Part of the Furniture

    Really ? I still remember when Big White was THE place in Canada before the move to Sun Peaks. Were you on this forum then Ralph ?
     
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    gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    throw me some spare cash and I'll meet you in SP
     
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    Born2ski

    Born2ski Part of the Furniture

    So are you guys @gareth_oau @Ralph_implement @northsail doing any skiing/boarding in the next 12 months or is it a down year ?

    After 4 trips to Japan we're actually heading to Canada next trip, Fernie and Red Mountain.
     
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    chunky

    chunky Old And Crusty

    It had a different feel to it this trip just gone. Met a lot of lovely people for the first time and also caught up with friends from times past. Some less than anticipated. MS and DrD were extremely welcoming as always. Very generous with their time with any visitors that come across and make themselves known.
     
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    Ralph_implement

    Ralph_implement Addicted Member

    I have been around for a while. I have seen threads on Big White and never opened them. I think your version of THE place is based on number of posts in a thread rather than number of actual visitors. Flawed logic IMO.
     
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    Ralph_implement

    Ralph_implement Addicted Member

    Family circumstance means we will probably give this year a miss, but the following year will likely have to go through UK for the same family circumstance, so SP is of the radar for us for a couple of years. Not to say we won't be keeping a close eye on a place that has given us a lot of fun and some life long friends, with a view to return.
     
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    chunky

    chunky Old And Crusty

    Start practising your French and german. It's a hop skip and a jump to some wonderful stuff over there. Thumbs up for what you're doing. We've been following and our thoughts have been with you and the family.
     
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    gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    I was made redundant at work 3 weeks ago, so no plans for SP this time around, unless I can score another good paying job AND arrange annual leave.

    However, I already have Thredbo booked and paid for in August
     
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    northsail

    northsail Dedicated Member

    Will try to catch up in August Gareth for a drink/meal. I will be skiing that other nearby resort but will try to meet up with you guys and possibly RS.
     
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    northsail

    northsail Dedicated Member

    Local skiing for me this year and am really looking forward to it. My current enthusiasm may change when i am standing in long lift lines and skiing poor quality snow.
    Our OS trips are every two years and SP may be a destination again.
     
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    gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    we are hoping to take the crowd up to CP for the day while we are over there
     
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    northsail

    northsail Dedicated Member

    Why? Just ski Perisher.
     
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    chunky

    chunky Old And Crusty

    Surely you can't beat Whistler for queues even here outside school holidays.
     
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    chunky

    chunky Old And Crusty

    Yeah more convenient to get to from Thredbo and just take the skitube through to Blue Cow and hang out over there and at Guthega.
     
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    Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

    Yep. Sean's moved to San Francisco, so California resorts for us this year.

    Hoping to catch up with @northsail at Perisher. But if there are quite a few Peakers in town, a reunion should prevail.

    We'll be in California every January for the next few years. But Mrs Astro loves winter road trips, so a few days, or even weeks, in Sun Peaks, probably isn't too far away.

    Hope to catch up soon. :thumbs:
     
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    gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    friends have never skied or really seen snow - CP is a great allround experience with the oversnow transport etc
     
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    Normo

    Normo Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    I haven't decided anything for the early 2017 period as yet.
    Immediate plans?
    First .......survive skiing the whole of Perisher 2016 season.
    Second....have a couple of "required" surgeries Oct/Nov
    Third......Family Xmas.
    Options thereafter.........(a)skiing Europe (b) Skiing Epic USA (c) Skiing Sun Peaks (d) getting fat and lazy in Oz.
    At this stage, Skiing Sun Peaks is the winner. I loved the last visit and it would be "easy as" to go again.
    Put me down as a Strong Maybe! :)
     
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    cqen2l

    cqen2l Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Shite. Not good @gareth_oau
     
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    gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold


    it all depends how long my expensive tastes can bear being without a job LOL
     
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    shark

    shark Addicted Member

    Industry won out over academia @Astro66 ? If not, a stint at Berkley, or Stanford perhaps? Pretty exciting either way.
     
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    Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    If there between 7th and 17th I'll try to catch up with you. Will be staying in Jindy a stone's throw from @Normo, but skiing Perisher. Would be a shame to miss you.
     
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    Born2ski

    Born2ski Part of the Furniture

    Sorry to hear about the work situation, hopefully you find something soon.
     
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    Normo

    Normo Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    The Bar Pit will be open. Reunions a specialty! :)
     
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    Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

    American Industry won. They're paying just stupid money. No chance a kid could turn it down. Breaks my heart.

    America wins again. :(
     
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    gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    unfortunately not, dont get there until 26th August
     
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    gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    I'm thinking about becoming a gigolo, but that wouldn't even cover my busfares LOL
     
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    chunky

    chunky Old And Crusty

    Good on him! Lots of nice things to do around SF.
     
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    chunky

    chunky Old And Crusty

    :eek:
     
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    shark

    shark Addicted Member

    My kids aren't old enough to make their own life pathway decisions. When they are I'd take this over other heartbreaking ones in a heartbeat :thumbs:
     
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    Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

    Agree. It's just a shame we're loosing them all to the US and Europe, where high skilled engineering innovation is highly valued.

    But if it gets me skiing Northern hemisphere more regularly. I guess I'll just have to suck it up. LOL
     
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    chunky

    chunky Old And Crusty

    Lots of options at Tahoe. There is a loyal following there too and it's a pretty spectacular area. Yosemite in winter is magical. Still enough to keep you busy there for a day or two.
     
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    absentskier

    absentskier Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Good luck by the way with the recent change of family circumstance for you. From afar, it looks like you and your wife will do a terrific job.
     
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    macski13

    macski13 Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    Crikey Gareth - did you know that was coming? Job situation seems tight in Perth now mining boom has slowed - is that the case?
     
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    gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    completely unexpected - boss was talking about a promotion only a few weeks earlier (lulling me into a false sense of security perhaps?)

    I work in Oil and Gas (LNG) and know lots of people being made redundant. The LNG industry is likely to be quiet for another 3-4 years, so chances are I will end up in a completely different industry
     
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    macski13

    macski13 Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    How horrible to have that happen - especially out of the blue. Was there any explanation given about how you went from consideration for promotion to redundant?

    Good luck in finding a new position - I'm sure that you have skills other companies would want.

    From a left field perspective, doesn't Canada have a thriving Oil and Gas Industry? Could you consider doing what MS did?
     
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    bomber

    bomber Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Lots of drilling and activity around Grande Prairie in Northern Alberta.
     
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    gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    I work in Commercial so I'm not overly capable on a drill rig LOL.

    However I would love to work in Canada if I can find an employer willing to sponsor me
     
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    macski13

    macski13 Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

    Good luck on all fronts
     
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    sly_karma

    sly_karma Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    The BC govt has been talking long and loud about LNG export, the premier has made it the central plank of her jobs plan, but to date there no funding commitment has been made by any major player and there are no liquification plants in construction or operation. There's lots of production facilities in northeastern BC and northern Alberta serving domestic demand. Commodity pricing has been low for some years due to excess production on the domestic market and restricted pipeline capacity for distribution further afield.