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Ever actually see anyone use the device on the wall ?

 thats part of the ancient communication art collection!  I had to take that picture. it is a bit of a time capsule

post #32 of 45
Great report!
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Thanks all for clarifying the 'wumpf' concept. I'm pretty much a resort bound skier, and most certainly have a whole lot to learn before I even begin to think about venturing into the back country.

 

What's the cost of placing a call from a pay phone these days?

post #34 of 45
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good question, I am not even sure that thing worked!  there is very little cell phone coverage up there. We found you could get enough coverage to make a call if you stood out in front of the Inn and got into just the right angle. If you moved during the call it would drop.  Texting was a little better though.  

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Great stoke, Finn! This is what I need to see. Working on getting my mojo back . . .

 

Yes, although with the wumphing, trees wells and steepdeep powder i'm not sure I ever had the mojo. Great to see you skiing strong and hitting it hard Finndog.

post #36 of 45
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Jimmy, skiing deep and steep is pretty easy my friend!  Just let them float icon14.gif

post #37 of 45

Wow, its hard to believe a place like that exists today! $500 a day seems like a great deal . I'm glad to see a copious amount of snow exists somewhere thsi year. Thanks for sharing

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Jimmy, skiing deep and steep is pretty easy my friend!  Just let them float icon14.gif

 

Yeah I kept telling some of the more challenged skiers in our group to just "free your skis".  This terrain may have trees and whumpfing (though I still think that was coming from Finndogwink.gif), but it has few of the other challenges of resort skiing, like bumps, tracked up snow and lots of other skiers to name a few.  This all makes for, if not easier skiing, then certainly more relaxing!

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Keep in mind that Ira can ski though trees tighter than (fill in your favorite saying).  I discovered very quickly that trying to maneuver my 190 DPS's through slots barely wider than my skis and rapid fire pines in same tight line as Ira is exhausting if not stupidbiggrin.gif   I think he's on 178 S7's?   For the most part, its as Ira says, much less taxing on the body than a day of resort skiing. Kind of like eating a PB&J but cutting off the crust and just eating the good parts icon14.gif

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...I think he's on 178 S7's?   For the most part, its as Ira says, much less taxing on the body than a day of resort skiing. Kind of like eating a PB&J but cutting off the crust and just eating the good parts icon14.gif

I like it and, yes they are the 178's...but the 178 DPS Wailer 112's were, as you saw, too much ski (or to stiff a tail) for me so go figureconfused.gif.

post #41 of 45

Great TR. Gotta love BC cat skiing!!!

post #42 of 45
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Ever actually see anyone use the device on the wall ?

You  think Ymir has cell service????? 

 

We had a nice last minute day with Wild Horse on Feb. 28

http://www.firsttracksonline.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=10852

I would definitely keep them in mind for a last minute call like we did.  I'm not sure I'd be up for doing that 14km snowmobile tow multiple days though.   Liz, who is from the East with limited powder experience, said it was the best powder she had ever skied.  I'd call it above average for snowcat as I had been corrupted by the 50 inches at Mustang earlier that week.drool.gif

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You  think Ymir has cell service????? 

drool.gif

 

Actually, if you're standing in the right location it does. It's not a great signal, and when I made the call, I was outdoors, but I've actually made a cell phone call from downtown Ymir.

 

When I skied with Wildhorse, we did most of the 14km down on our own skis, rather than in the sled. It's quite an experience. You're tired, the ruts in the track are knocking your skis around, and the snowmobile that's pulling you is throwing chunks in your face. You know you're alive, though!

post #44 of 45
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Originally Posted by Tony Crocker View Post

You  think Ymir has cell service????? 

drool.gif

 

Actually, if you're standing in the right location it does. It's not a great signal, and when I made the call, I was outdoors, but I've actually made a cell phone call from downtown Ymir.

 

When I skied with Wildhorse, we did most of the 14km down on our own skis, rather than in the sled. It's quite an experience. You're tired, the ruts in the track are knocking your skis around, and the snowmobile that's pulling you is throwing chunks in your face. You know you're alive, though!

post #45 of 45

Nice to see pics of the Yimir Hotel as I have heard of the place but never been there.

 

For those that need to know it is pronounced "why mer".

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