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Bad flooding on Banff and Cannmore today.  May be repaired by winter but I would double check your hotels.

 

[Moved over from a Beginner Zone thread for general interest. --MarzNC]

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Originally Posted by chris holowiski View Post

Bad flooding on Banff and Cannmore today.  May be repaired by winter but I would double check your hotels.

There is flooding west of Banff as well so right now anyone visiting Banff is basically stranded for the time being. Anyone planning a ski trip for next winter has no worries.

 

I also heard that there have been 100k people evacuated in Calgary, a city of about 1 million.

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They now are saying 200k people have been evacuated from downtown Calgary. News pics show the main streets turned into a raging river. The Saddledome arena, home of the NHL Calgary Flames, is flooded up to row 17.

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The Best skiers, ski the Okanagen...and then Banff!! Just sayin :P 

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The Best skiers, ski the Okanagen...and then Banff!! Just sayin :P 

The Best spellers, spell it Okanagan. Just sayin.

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Recommendations for first time skiing in Canada.

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Originally Posted by rollo87 View Post

The Best skiers, ski the Okanagen...and then Banff!! Just sayin :P 

The Best spellers, spell it Okanagan. Just sayin.

Google it?  I did because I wasn't sure if it was spelled with an "a" or an "o."  What I found that places and businesses on both sides of the border spell it both ways without any reason that I can see.  Someone said that south of the line it was Okanagon and north it was Okanagan, but I didn't see that demonstrated.

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Recommendations for first time skiing in Canada.

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Originally Posted by Posaune View Post

Google it?  I did because I wasn't sure if it was spelled with an "a" or an "o."  What I found that places and businesses on both sides of the border spell it both ways without any reason that I can see.  Someone said that south of the line it was Okanagon and north it was Okanagan, but I didn't see that demonstrated.

The bold is what I have always believed, a Canadian spelling and a US spelling, but I have never really looked at it in detail.

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Recommendations for first time skiing in Canada.

Do you need snow tyres?
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If you are skiing in Canada for the first time, try Revelstoke or Red. You cannot go wrong with either.

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Yes. Either have chains or snow tires from November to April. It's the law. Police officers have right to pull you over and force you to go back if you don't have either one. Snow tires are always a good and better idea. 

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Travel can be rather interesting on most roads.  Most ski areas have a large climb for vehicles from the valley bottoms.  Travel over the passes (e.g. Revelstoke Kicking Horse etc) are often be a combination of ice, hard pack snow, and/or slush.  Even travel at valley bottom can be treacherous.  Snow tires are needed.  Those without snow tires are dangerous to themselves and others, and sometimes clog up the access roads because they can't make it.

 

For skiing in the BC interior consider... Red, Revelstoke, Kicking Horse, Fernie, and Panorama.  Nearby (sort of) and in Alberta  consider Lake Louise, Castle, and Sunshine 

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The unfortunate part of living up in the mountains near a resort is I see a lot of bad accidents, many due to lack of winter tires or chains. Be safe.  And Red and Whitewater should be tops on your list, i'm going there myself for christmas. Revy, Panorama, and Sun Peaks are all fabulous.

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The unfortunate part of living up in the mountains near a resort is I see a lot of bad accidents, many due to stupidity.

There. Fixed it for ya.

 

I'm in the habit of going to the mountain early on powder days because I don't want to get stuck in the massive cluster that results when some group trying to use anything that runs to get to the goods gets their 1987 Corolla with bald tires sideways on the switchbacks.

 

RCMP sometimes has a couple of officers checking tires and seatbelts at the bottom of the Whitewater road. They could stand to do that more often, IMHO.

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