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Old 01-06-2006, 01:50 AM   #1
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Some pics from my latest skiing trip. Most of pics are taken from the car so please excuse the quality



Taken at Sunshine Village


Surprisingly, I wasn't the only one on that highway. I was expecting it to be deserted at that time of year.


Those birds are pretty demanding




Waterfall frozen solid


Icefields center


Parking lot was pure ice btw




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Old 01-06-2006, 02:10 AM   #2
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nice pics
i miss the snow!
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Old 01-06-2006, 02:13 AM   #3
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Once again, terrific pics! Always like to see them.
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Old 01-06-2006, 02:25 AM   #4
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Looks like a fun road trip .
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Old 01-06-2006, 02:27 AM   #5
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wicked pictures

I want to go snowboarding again now
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Old 01-06-2006, 02:39 AM   #6
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Wow, nice scenery. I can't believe they actually keep that road open in the winter!
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Old 01-06-2006, 03:25 AM   #7
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holy crap nice pics. I went there last summer and l love it, I will sure go again. How is the road condition? I really want to try going there in the winter!
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Old 01-06-2006, 03:50 AM   #8
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I hope you Subaru owners realise that I would have to drift my car to get it out of that little snow bank.

Awesome pictures .
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Old 01-06-2006, 07:18 AM   #9
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where's Icefields? It's on my list for road trip next summer
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Old 01-06-2006, 10:43 AM   #10
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What is the deal with closures of that stretch of highway? We're thinking about going from Cgy to Jasper then to Edm during march break... where can I get info on whether the highway will be closed or not?

Oh, and great pics BTW!
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Old 01-06-2006, 10:44 AM   #11
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Do you visit an icefield in the summer?

Oh and I've parked my WRX in a snow pile (from road plowing) up north that was even deeper than that, left the car overnight where the snow froze around my car, and I still just drove right out of it like it wasn't there the next day!

Actually, my cousin, who has lived in snowy areas all his life laughed at me and said we were stuck. I honestly was worried, thinking I was an idiot for leave thing car there so long. Damn I was glad for the AWD.
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Old 01-06-2006, 11:37 AM   #12
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Do you visit an icefield in the summer
I think there are guided tours of the icefields all summer long. They are Glaciers... they don't melt.

http://www.columbiaicefield.com/details.asp
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Old 01-06-2006, 01:13 PM   #13
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that is amazing! How long did it take you to complete the journey? It's really far up eh? I so want to go!!!
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Old 01-06-2006, 01:40 PM   #14
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Nice! I did that trip for the first time back on the 9th of December. The sign heading in said that the road conditions were "poor" but it was only partly snow covered. AWD and snow tires sure made it easy.
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Old 01-06-2006, 08:49 PM   #15
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thanks guys

it's not really that far. Can make it to Banff in one day, even from Victoria (ferries take lots of time). Road was ok, snow- and ice-covered in some places, but no problem with winter tires. Keep in mind that the Icefields center, as well as the Crossing both were closed, so take some food and a full tank of gas with ya.

Sunshine Village is seriously one of the best skiing places I've seen so far. Highly recommended

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Old 01-07-2006, 02:23 PM   #16
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Oh hey.. I've been there.. ! I was really young, and all I remember was the big huge transports they used to haul us around in.. I should go back to see if I can remember anything else.. That would be neat.
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Old 07-27-2008, 06:00 PM   #17
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Bump

I'll be travelling through there next week on my way to Kamloops. I usually go from Jasper down, but that road is too boring now. I plan on going from Red Deer - Sask river crossing - Golden- etc. I've never done that route so I don't know what to expect. I know there is a toll, but will I still have to pay it even though I'll only drive half the hwy?
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Old 07-27-2008, 06:18 PM   #18
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wow old thread

you don't have to pay if you get to the Parkway at the Crossing, there is no toll booth there iirc. The last piece of highway from Rocky Mountain House to the Crossing is very very nice, too
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Old 07-27-2008, 11:05 PM   #19
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As in empty nice?
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:25 AM   #20
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as in empty and very scenic

watch out for wildlife though
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:40 AM   #21
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Nice.

You have to watchout for wildlife everywhere in Western Canada.
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:45 AM   #22
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that's so refreshing to looks at this time of the year.
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:50 AM   #23
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Nice.

You have to watchout for wildlife everywhere in Western Canada.
true, but there are HORDES of sheep and deer and elk and whatever else lives there, and they all like to cross the highway wherever they like

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Old 07-28-2008, 12:59 AM   #24
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Oh hey, Rudolf.
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:53 AM   #25
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I used to work at the Columbia icefield center, definitely one of my favorite drives, too bad when i worked there i drove an '86 camry
Still try to make the drive once a year though.
I'd recommend spending the $36 (at least that's what it used to be) and take a bus tour of the glacier in the summer , also if it's getting late and you need a rest and haven't made reservations if you're nice to the front desk staff at the hotel there you can usually talk them down to a reasonable rate for the hotel if it's not busy.
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