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    Default Brink's Canada Trip - Dec11

    Well - it all starts tomorrow - Flew up to SYD tonight.
    Air Canada dep SYD 1215 to YVR arr 0730 08Dec.
    Shopping in Van and then up to Whistler.
    Skiing starts Fri09Dec.

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    Default Re: Brink's Canada Trip - Dec11

    So far......;
    At LCT
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    Pizza on hotel room floor at 10.30pm - one of many poor eating choices to come!!!
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    Default Re: Brink's Canada Trip - Dec11

    Happy holidays - looking forward to reading next update and further photos
    John and Susan

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    Default Re: Brink's Canada Trip - Dec11

    Over 3m of snowfall already, heaps open... Should be fun http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/wea...port/index.htm

    Heaps of photos please

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    Default Re: Brink's Canada Trip - Dec11

    Ok here goes.............
    Flight into Vancouver was a bit of shocker, heaps of turbulence, many small kids/babies screaming all night and about an extra hour flight time........so we hit the shops in Vancouver just a bit jaded. But for MEC for socks and thermals, West Broadway was a bit disappointing with the girls not able to find jackets they saw on the various store websites back home. SportChek sent us further east to their Burnaby store where they reckoned has more stock..........was a good move..........this shop is so awesome...like Auski on steroids. Gilrs scored Burton and North Face jackets. The Burnaby mall was just like Chadstone but better. Absolutely loved Vancouver from the moment we got there... feels so familiar or something. Drive up to Whistler was bit challenging die to fatigue and by the time we got into our condo in the upper village about 31 hours had elapsed since leaving Sydney......left the ski hire and tickets for the morning.
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    Coffees on West Broadway. Funny asian owner attempted to kids awake with 'mind games'.
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    SportChek Burnaby.......I love you.

    We rented our gear from Affinity in the upper village. What can I say....I walked out with brand new K2 Rictors and they upgraded son1 and daughter1 also to Rictors and K2 Burnin Love's. +1 and daughter 2 didn't ski, but went shopping instead. +1 now has black furline spyder jacket - my fault for staying in upper village.

    Weird weather today, -7 in village but +5 in alpine - massive temp inversions. Snow was week old packed powder but very skiiable on the groomers. Uploaded from Blackcomb base and then up Solar coaster. Took runs down Catskinner before getting the P2P. Skied Emerald and Big Red. So many runs to choose from - didn't ski same place twice.
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    Our diggs - Greystone

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    Default Re: Brink's Canada Trip - Dec11

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    Absolute bluebird conditions
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    Can't get me happier than this
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    P2P views
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    Marmot run

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    Default Re: Brink's Canada Trip - Dec11

    We stayed at Greystone on our second trip. Ahhh...Whistler...where my ashes shall be spread one day, in a long slow trail along Seventh Heaven. We plan on a re-visit in 2012 with our ski trip buddy families (18 people all up).

    Have fun! Send some snow down Colorado way, will you please?
    Any woman with a pile of offspring and a sword means business! I'm standing well back!

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    Default Re: Brink's Canada Trip - Dec11

    More photos - day 2 and 3 at Whistler
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    Top of 7th Heaven
    003.jpg004.jpg005.jpgWas wind blown and crusty.
    006.jpgWhistler mid mountain. Fog below was pea soup at bottom of red chair

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    Default Re: Brink's Canada Trip - Dec11

    Couple more;
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    You are all looking good. Cool and overcast in Adelaide, no snow though. XXX Libby & Duckbar

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    I am sooooooooooooooooo jealous! Love to you all!
    Susan XXX

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    Default Re: Brink's Canada Trip - Dec11

    Looks great, jealous!

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    Default Re: Brink's Canada Trip - Dec11

    Even crusty the cover looks reasonable.
    Do it the snow way!

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    Default Re: Brink's Canada Trip - Dec11

    Whistler Day 4;
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    Top of Harmony Chair
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    Start of Harmony Piste
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    Near bottom of Harmony
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    Hot tub an absolute must!
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    Scary bear skeleton!
    Last day today - it's after 9.30am and we-re barely out of bed - so stuffed.

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    Default Re: Brink's Canada Trip - Dec11

    Loving all the photos!
    glad you are all having such a good time
    Susan
    XXX

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    Default Re: Brink's Canada Trip - Dec11

    Whistler day 5 - only skiied a few runs due to fog and fatigue.......no photos.
    Drove to Kamloops today via Lillooet. All went smoothly, great snowy scenery.
    A few bridges on the way;
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    Now we are kicking back at the Wedgewood BnB for a few days - very nice place.
    Head to Sun Peaks Friday. A little bit in the forecast - C'mon fresh stuff!
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    Default Re: Brink's Canada Trip - Dec11

    We had two relaxing days in Kamloops - agreed that it's no draw card, but we stayed at an awesome BnB - Wedgewood which we had the run of, killer breakfasts all laid on and plenty of the personal touch. Also we had fun the shops (Aberdeen Mall) and swimming at the Canada Games Aquatic Center. About 7cm fell the first night and a Attachment 2021few more second night.
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    Default Re: Brink's Canada Trip - Dec11

    Great Thread.

    I miss Canada. One day I may get back to it.
    How many days till it snows again?

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    Default Re: Brink's Canada Trip - Dec11

    Arrived at Sun Peaks last night.
    Pizza at Mountain High (good).
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    Was snowing outside bff's but stopped after short time.
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    Default Re: Brink's Canada Trip - Dec11

    First day at Sun Peaks: Lowish cloud and light. Skiied Sundance and Mt Morrisey. Snow was compact powder, some fresh stuff on the sides. Snow went stiff as the day went on - hard work. Decided to swap Rictors to Rossi S3's for tomorrow.

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