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Old Jun 30, 19, 2:47 pm
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Anyone know what’s going on at YYZ right now? Looks like all the aircrafts are using RWY05 for take off. I was near Humber College and every 45 seconds or so there was an aircraft flying over.
So it isn't just me. I was staying there for an annual conference a week ago and I thought it seemed a bit more active in that direction.
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Old Jul 1, 19, 1:25 am
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Jays Sanchez has another brutal outing to end June with an ERA of 12.00 in the month.
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Old Jul 1, 19, 2:59 am
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Guess who booked a NZ ski trip without checking ski conditions or general historical weather.

This guy.

Live from ZQN,
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Old Jul 1, 19, 10:11 am
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
Guess who booked a NZ ski trip without checking ski conditions or general historical weather.

This guy.

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You ski? Did I know that?

For your next trip, I recommend MMJ (Hakuba Happo One)
Or SCL (Valle Nevado)

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Old Jul 1, 19, 10:51 am
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yyznomad - how was skiing in Chile? What time of year did you go / is generally best?
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Old Jul 1, 19, 11:02 am
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yyznomad - how was skiing in Chile? What time of year did you go / is generally best?
Loved it. Most of the resort is above the tree line so you get all these massive bowls and amazing scenery.
IIRC, I went in early August. Perfect time to go, IMHO.
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Old Jul 1, 19, 11:09 am
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Right on. Have yet to go there but it's on the list!
Skiied Japan (Hokkaido) in Feb for the first time and it was incredible. Maybe try Hakuba next year.
+ the Onsen lifestyle is pretty awesome.
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Old Jul 1, 19, 11:15 am
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Right on. Have yet to go there but it's on the list!
Skiied Japan (Hokkaido) in Feb for the first time and it was incredible. Maybe try Hakuba next year.
+ the Onsen lifestyle is pretty awesome.
Ah, would love to try out CTS area one day. And yes to all things Japan.
But I'm spoiled... still very happy with Sunshine, Heavenly, Whistler... just as long as it is the left coast.
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Old Jul 1, 19, 2:25 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
Ah, would love to try out CTS area one day. And yes to all things Japan.
But I'm spoiled... still very happy with Sunshine, Heavenly, Whistler... just as long as it is the left coast.
Revelstoke!
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Old Jul 1, 19, 2:28 pm
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Revelstoke!
I actually haven't Revelstoke yet. One day soon, hopefully.
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Old Jul 1, 19, 2:38 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
Heavenly
Heavenly is great, but if you're in Tahoe head to Kirkwood. It doesn't get the traffic from tourists and is far enough south to get different weather than Heavenly/Squaw/Northstar. The terrain is more advanced and not beginner friendly, particularly when the backside is open.
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Old Jul 1, 19, 2:38 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
I actually haven't Revelstoke yet. One day soon, hopefully.
Best place on earth, if you hit it right! Light, fluffy powder, great bowls and tree runs, and huge vertical (5600!). Plus although it's in the middle of nowhere it's not too bad to get to from YLW.
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Old Jul 1, 19, 2:43 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
You ski? Did I know that?

For your next trip, I recommend MMJ (Hakuba Happo One)
Or SCL (Valle Nevado)

My last ski trip before April was December 2014, so I can appreciate how many people had no idea

But yes, I do.
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Old Jul 1, 19, 3:16 pm
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Jays Sanchez has another brutal outing to end June with an ERA of 12.00 in the month.

Yes as my son and I were there watching and crying.........it was painful to watch live!
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Old Jul 1, 19, 3:25 pm
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Originally Posted by HerpaYvr View Post
Yes as my son and I were there watching and crying.........it was painful to watch live!
He hasn't won a game since April. Since his outstanding 2016 season, he's only made 46 starts over 2.5 seasons so that seems enough time that it just isn't working and the Jays need to do something with him.
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