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Old 09-29-2015, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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lol....still making mad faces.
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Old 09-29-2015, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Not in denial about the winter but...

You can see the lights of a ski hill from one of my kids' bedroom windows in the winter. Evening skiing after work is a big thing here.

And several thousand people in Ottawa skate to work every day during the winter on the Rideau Canal, which averages 20,000 skaters a day approx.

I'd say Toronto is not particularly blessed when it comes to winter sports opportunities. Less than some other Canadian cities.
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Old 09-29-2015, 07:30 PM
 
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Most Vancouverites who are doing evening skiing after work or after school, hit the local slopes of Cypress, Grouse and Seymour mountains.
Whistler is more of a day trip or couple of days.
Ah yes; I remember the bus ride to Whistler now.

I have skied Mt Cain on the island and some of Whistler but nothing closer to Van. itself.
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Old 09-29-2015, 07:53 PM
 
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Most Vancouverites who are doing evening skiing after work or after school, hit the local slopes of Cypress, Grouse and Seymour mountains.
Whistler is more of a day trip or couple of days.
Nat skiing is 1) expensive and 2) physically tasking,...I was working with avid skiers and outdoor junkies...not many did it for more than once a week maybe twice (if you include weekends) if you have to work.....

But I was swimming every day in Sydney or my hometown and did not cost me anything....
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Nat skiing is 1) expensive and 2) physically tasking,...I was working with avid skiers and outdoor junkies...not many did it for more than once a week maybe twice (if you include weekends) if you have to work.....

But I was swimming every day in Sydney or my hometown and did not cost me anything....
I guess I know hardier people. Besides, there is more to do in winter than just downhill skiing. Cross country, snow shoeing aren't expensive.

You can also get deals on Ski Passes, Cypress has an Adult Season Pass for as little $399, youth $284 which excludes Xmas week, and wknds in Jan and Feb, but you can still ski during those dates for 40 percent off.
Good for day and night skiing.

If you already have gear, that's not expensive. One short bus ride and you're good to go.
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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lol....still making mad faces.
just getting prepared for the big day.. Its like boxing hype before the showdown..

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Old 09-29-2015, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I'd say Toronto is not particularly blessed when it comes to winter sports opportunities. Less than some other Canadian cities.
Toronto is quite ravenous which actually gives you great tobogganing sites.. Aside from that it'll deal without world class skiing when it has so much other things to do all times of the year including the winter

50 things to do this winter in Toronto
50 things to do this winter in Toronto 2015

Hey you asked for it lol..
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Toronto is quite ravenous which actually gives you great tobogganing sites.. Aside from that it'll deal without world class skiing when it has so much other things to do all times of the year including the winter

50 things to do this winter in Toronto
50 things to do this winter in Toronto 2015

Hey you asked for it lol..
I shoulda known better...
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:28 PM
 
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I guess I know hardier people.

No, you probably hang around healthy young retirees or trust fund babies ......in my field of work 8 intense hours a day was usually a very light day......
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Fraser Valley, BC
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THE EU is awesome cause u can live in any other EU country.

Vancouver has been very warm these last few years probably due to climate change. The Fraser Valley in Summer of 2015 got record high temperatures 38C and over 40C in some areas also the summer of 2015 was so dry it was like a huge drought in the Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver during the summer. 2015 was a fricked up year for BC. Winters got barely any snow. At least right now in fall its cooling down and we have been getting some monsoon type rain to make up for all the rain we didn't get during the summer. But your right Vancouver isn't tropicAL BY A GLOBAL scale but for me that's a good thing. Hopefully Vancouver will have a very snowy Winter in 2016. Like Europe and Eastern Canada/US did last year.
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