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Old 02-14-2016, 12:54 PM
 
Location: In transition
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The US has some very cold climates granted but also some very nice climates. I understand that some may not see Canada as a fail in terms of climate but many do otherwise snowbirds would not exist. Otherwise, people would be glad to spend the entire winter in Canada and never need a break from it. I'm just expressing an opinion here... people are free to disagree.
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Old 02-14-2016, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I think I should start a thread entitled " THE TROPICS, A FAIL FOR SKIERS ". Makes about as much sense.
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Old 02-14-2016, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I think I should start a thread entitled " THE TROPICS, A FAIL FOR SKIERS ". Makes about as much sense.
hahaha. I just don't get it either Nat.. I think most Canadians would love to shed our 4 months of winter but it is what it is not a thing we can do about it.. Beating this like a dead horse will do nothing to change the weather here so its a pointless exercise. Heck even Americans in the northern latitudes of the U.S aren't necessarily going to move south of the Mason Dixon line just because the weather is more agreeable. If that were the case NYC, Boston, Chicago etc would be ghost towns.
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Old 02-14-2016, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Ontario
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I just don't get it either Nat.. I think most Canadians would love to shed our 4 months of winter but it is what it is not a thing we can do about it..
Ah yes, the nowhere else to go factor. Your honesty is a breath of fresh air.
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Old 02-14-2016, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Ah yes, the nowhere else to go factor. Your honesty is a breath of fresh air.
There's always somewhere else to go - its called an all inclusive vacation in Cuba

Perfect way to break up the winter blues.
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Old 02-14-2016, 03:24 PM
 
Location: In transition
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I think I should start a thread entitled " THE TROPICS, A FAIL FOR SKIERS ". Makes about as much sense.
Actually you can ski in the tropics if you go to a high enough elevation

The only place in Canada IMO which isn't a fail in terms of climate is where I live now and Vancouver Island. I only give it a grade of D- to D+ depending on the year. The rest of Canada has garbage weather IMO.
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Old 02-14-2016, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Actually you can ski in the tropics if you go to a high enough elevation

The only place in Canada IMO which isn't a fail in terms of climate is where I live now and Vancouver Island. I only give it a grade of D- to D+ depending on the year. The rest of Canada has garbage weather IMO.
I think everyone knows what your feelings are about the weather in Canada. Anything else to add?
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Old 02-14-2016, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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There's always somewhere else to go - its called an all inclusive vacation in Cuba

Perfect way to break up the winter blues.
I prefer Las Vegas, myself. Besides, I already have a humidor full of Havanas.
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Old 02-14-2016, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I prefer Las Vegas, myself. Besides, I already have a humidor full of Havanas.
ha nice - the Humidor full of Havanas that is.. You know I love you Chevy but you gotta expand the vacation horizon.. We're going to Indonesia next month

I wanna see you go somewhere further afield next trip
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Actually you can ski in the tropics if you go to a high enough elevation

The only place in Canada IMO which isn't a fail in terms of climate is where I live now and Vancouver Island. I only give it a grade of D- to D+ depending on the year. The rest of Canada has garbage weather IMO.
Still a fail though if you compare it to a " real " skiers paradise.

The "IMO" is key. Some hate our weather, some don't mind it, and some love it. Personally I am a summer person, but without a contrast, it would just be another sunny day and things like going to the beach cease to become special. I do enjoy Spring and Autumn. Winter in Vancouver isn't bad, and I don't mind the rain.

A Vancouver friend moved to LA for work 30 years ago. He was a beach person, but no more, since as he says "you can pretty much always go, so I don't ". He also describes LA's weather as mainly boring...except when those heave rain storms hit. When he visits Vancouver, he always comments on how fresh the air is.
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