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Poster: A snowHead
Tue 9-05-17 8:34
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Mon 8-05-17 22:07
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@HutToHut, Grand Massif, Les Carroz area?
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Mon 1-05-17 20:54
Replies: 48
Irish skier here, usually fly Dublin-Geneva direct with Aer Lingus or Swiss.
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Mon 17-04-17 11:30
Replies: 30
Sorry about the repost. Though I posted as I thought the local Austrian reactions to his pleas for help the most extraordinary part of his story. As a commenter below the article mentions: "Austrian psychologist Erwin Ringel described the national character in his book, The Austrian Soul, likening his country to a house with two rooms - one perfectly tidy and neat; the other a locked room in which hideous, unnamed horrors lurk." To those who doubt the veracity of the story, that's also discussed in the comments below the article. The Guardian run these stories - which are almost all extreme and 'unbelievable' - weekly and I'm sure they fact check.
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Sun 16-04-17 23:33
Replies: 30
Typical Austrian friendliness: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/apr/14/experience-survived-lost-mountain-skiing
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Tue 14-02-17 14:33
Replies: 23
Personally, I went for the Oakley Prizm Rose lens, which seems to cover all conditions, without having to wait for it to change, or the faff of carrying and changing to another lens, while on the mountain. Sounds good, am now looking at the Oakley Prizm Rose, which handily comes in the Flight Deck XM (for medium faces). Reviews are very good for low light, but some say they're a little bright in full sun. 80% of my skiing seems to be in full sun, when visibility is obviously fine. But my vision get into trouble in fog or low light, when the Rose sounds like it will work great. So what's your experience of skiing all day with the Prizm Rose in full sun? Thanks :D
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Tue 14-02-17 11:49
Replies: 23
That's two votes for Bolle Modulator lenses - by the way, would you choose polarised or non for this lens? Generally, which do people favour: A. Polychromic lens B. Easy lens swap goggles
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Tue 14-02-17 10:46
Replies: 23
@5RED Whilst browsing Decathlons website I spotted some goggles that are controlled electronically. I suspect that they must operate like welding shield screens that dim the instant the welding arc is sensed. Interesting. Uvex also do a similar lens but it's battery controlled (30 hours life) and I tend to want to avoid relying on power sources for my vision.
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Sun 12-02-17 16:05
Replies: 23
Anyone tried Zeal photchromic, or Giro Contact lenses?
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Sat 11-02-17 17:12
Replies: 23
Looking for a photochromatic or easy-switch dual lens goggles. Tried a Julbo photochromatic lens some years back but it didn't fare that well in low light. Are the new photchromatic goggles any good and what would you recommend? Need to buy online and am concerned about getting goggles which are too large. I'm female with a normal sized face. Suggestions and links gladly welcome!
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Wed 25-01-17 22:41
Replies: 2
Delavay Sports They all do ski storage All very pleasant people with good supplies
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Sat 21-01-17 8:43
Replies: 4
I have the same question for Austria. Any takers?
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Sun 15-01-17 19:44
Replies: 528
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Sun 15-01-17 18:45
Replies: 528
@offpisteskiing, I do understand this, though it's a little frustrating when 3V are heavily promoting their 'perfect pistes' right now. Of course I selfishly want to ski my favourite run in the Alps!
Poster: A snowHead
Sun 15-01-17 17:20
Replies: 528
Conditions are very good on piste. Now I just wish they would open Jerusalem, which they say is closed due to lack of snow!
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Fri 13-01-17 11:32
Replies: 29
@zzz, Chambery-Dublin Sat 21st Jan. Thanks!
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Fri 13-01-17 11:27
Replies: 29
Not sure about Innsbruck, Chambery, Salzburg or the charters. I can find out if anyone wants to know. Thanks, would be interested re charters from Chambery. Though I think it will only be flights out of Heathrow that are affected?
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Fri 13-01-17 11:18
Replies: 29
When I was looking to see if I was likely to be disrupted over Christmas/New Year I found this. Lists routes "thought" to be mixed fleet. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/british-airways-strikes-which-what-christmas-new-year-flights-travel-plans-disrupted-affected-a7476416.html Thanks for this. Looks likely no disruption for European ski destination flights.
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Fri 13-01-17 10:36
Replies: 528
@HumptyDumpty, major traffic problems with the busses, stay to the lift system Expected as much. Hope they manage to keep on top of the road clearing and delays not too horrendous.
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Fri 13-01-17 9:59
Replies: 528
@andymb, excellent news, and @HumptyDumpty, very glad to hear. Arriving to St Martin tomorrow :P
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Fri 13-01-17 9:55
Replies: 29
Apparently BA won't announce routes affected until Monday. Anyone happen to know if a BA flight chartered by Crystalski from Dublin to Chambery is likely to be crewed by Mixed Fleet? Hope not :shock:
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Sun 1-01-17 23:42
Replies: 528
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Wed 28-12-16 23:27
Replies: 424
@chrisb, Since Zermatt is in Switzerland you will need to use Swiss Francs. Some mountain restaurants in Zermatt accept Euro notes, but will give you change in Swiss Francs. Credit card can be your best option. Or just get lunch on the cheaper friendlier Cervinia side :D
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Thu 10-11-16 9:59
Replies: 424
@Run28, webcams show plenty of snow on roofs in Zermatt town.
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Sat 5-11-16 17:37
Replies: 29
Well said @LukeRibs
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Sat 5-11-16 12:51
Replies: 29
@mad for chelsea, sorry about that Scotland :P
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Sat 5-11-16 11:07
Replies: 29
Recommend Scotland for your DM readers - no need to leave Blighty for the nasty EU.
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Fri 4-11-16 10:30
Replies: 424
@JohnMo, keep us posted on conditions. Heading to Cervinia in three weeks so getting a tiny bit excited :sH:
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 4-11-16 9:28
Replies: 424
First time seeing frost on the ground at the Golf Course in Tasch, Zermatt. (Via webcam, yes I have been checking daily.) Getting the ground nice and cold ready for those flakes and hopefully dump this weekend :D
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Thu 3-11-16 23:55
Replies: 27
Go to Les Gets and get your kids skiing lessons :-P Seriously, its very family friendly with lots of dedicated kids areas. You can access Avoriaz where the snowboarders live easily from Les Gets. Avoriaz doesn't strike me as particularly family friendly - lots of young raucous party animals on the slopes and out at night.
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Mon 26-09-16 13:54
Replies: 22
@TheManOnTheBus, skied Champoluc for a few days when I was a beginner intermediate. Plenty to do, varied terrain keeps it interesting and it seems larger than it actually is! Possible to ski to Alagna and Gressoney Village is small and quiet but with nice après vibe among very pleasant Italians. Great food on and off the mountain!
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Mon 19-09-16 0:22
Replies: 9
@MickC, got to reccomend Cervinia. Snow sure with the glacier up top which provides skiing even in the summer. Lovely range of reds and varied terrain. Ski over to Zermatt on the same lift pass, but maybe best buy your lunch on the cheaper Italian side. Cervinia's a low-key village with great food, friendly (in a low-key way) locals, and variety of accomodation. Can't wait to ski there in early December. Hope you have a great ski wherever you choose.
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Thu 15-09-16 12:10
Replies: 11
@Taybegin, private lessons (or your own small group) lessons should be fine with ESF, but their large group lessons are not really worth it. My first experience skiing was in a large (18 people) group ESF lesson in Morzine. We learnt a few things, but there was simply no way the instructor could monitor us all. Yes it was fun being on skis for the first time but I wish now I'd gone with a smaller private lesson for our group of four. Another option would be to try LGS, another ski school in Les Gets - no great difference in instruction, but they are English speaking which may ease your learning curve a little. Re ski hire, all of the hire places in Les Gets are within a few minutes walk of ski school meeting point. Enjoy your trip, Les Gets is wonderful!
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Fri 11-03-16 11:43
Replies: 19
@ceedeebee, re going off the edge probably made sense for you not to be 'trapped' between the wall on your right and the piste. Did that run many times last year, when there was nothing like the amount of snow now. From your vid it does look like quite a vertical build-up of snow on the wall to your right. Glad it was only a mini-Avalanche and that you got out ok :sH:
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Mon 7-03-16 1:03
Replies: 1345
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Mon 7-03-16 0:41
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@timlongs If you consider my genuine question to be a "silly comment" I can only hope you aren't representative of all Snowheads. Just looking for information here and don't quite understand the aggressive response. Oh, and you may trust the pisteurs. I'd rather trust myself and my informed judgement. Will go and look elsewhere for said information however.
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Sun 6-03-16 23:37
Replies: 1345
@shep, thanks for the link which mentions plenty of on-piste avalanches. I certainly will make my own mind up and ski as safely as possible. @Nadenoodlee, nah, don't buy it, if you want to be extra careful (for example skiing with children) must be something you can do in terms of types of pistes to avoid, strategies to employ and so on.
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Sun 6-03-16 22:17
Replies: 1345
@shep, I was asking for some logical precautions one could take E.g. Stay away from pistes underneath overhanging cornices etc. I find your claim that there are no precautions one can take to be dubious. Anyone else with any (informed) opinions?
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Sun 6-03-16 21:53
Replies: 1345
@shep, while it may have stopped at the edge of the piste, that's a little close for comfort. Have skied this run many times and am due to again next week. Would be interested to read any advice on how to take precautions while skiing on-piste when the avi risk is 4/5.
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Fri 22-01-16 0:41
Replies: 110
I am going to La Clusaz this weekend, I see the Freeride World Tour event has been cancelled. Not sure is it the high avalanche risk or the base not being enough to cover all the rocks @Peter Ross, heading to La Clusaz later this weekend (also from Dublin) and interested to see conditions there especially as it's due to warm up next week.
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