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Poster: A snowHead
Fri 14-07-17 19:32
Replies: 42
My mum went skiing when I was just 3 Months Old , parents took me with them and a friend in resort looked after me during the day, apparently I spent all day sleeping and was no problem.
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Fri 30-06-17 9:30
Replies: 19
Hmm I have an HP Elitebook, Quad core with multiple USB ports, 1394 port, HDMI and ethernet ports plus a simple round easy to find power port bit it doesn't have an apple on it ..... On the other hand I upgraded the RAM bought from my local PC shop, can buy non branded accessories and do't have to deal with Apple Shop staff :-)
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Sat 13-05-17 12:43
Replies: 2532
It will let you go from Mannlichen to Kl Scheidegg but possibly not the other way, typically at the start of the season high winds often strop off any snow on the slopes above the Arven and in particular Honegg lifts, you can still use the road to go through the woods to the Tschuggen lift but it often requires a bit of walking
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Thu 6-04-17 11:01
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The Hundschopf on the lauberhorn course is 41° but is only a short section, the final schuss is 36° it always looks steeper from the top looking down opposed to the bottom looking up :sH:
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Wed 5-04-17 10:58
Replies: 12
@Chris Mason, It really dependson what the son wants to do, dad may not be competitive but son might like the idea of racing, in the UK most snowdomes or dry slopes have some form of club which he might enjoy, beyond that you are probably looking at raceclubs (they don't just race) but this can get seriously expensive with parents needing to cough up up to £10K a year or more if they want to go to every trip, this may not result in a top level racer (that depends a lot on natural talent) but will turn a child into a child who leaves the parents well behind them
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Wed 5-04-17 10:44
Replies: 58
The US culture of litigation combined with excessively high healthcare costs will always cause problems In Europe if you are involved in an accident even if you are not at fault and are uninjured you should always check on the other party/parties involved if anyone is injured ideally you want to wait until a pisteur turns up to get details so that there is less chance of being chased after for compensation if you are not at fault, I've had I think 3 people ski into me over the years, always from behind and always because they were out of control, had an aluminium pole bent once which I straightened out on my own, but never injured and the other parties have been ok each time. I always have insurance that will cover 3rd party liability because you never know what might happen. I once saw someone carrying their skis fall over on a patch of ice and their skis smacked into an adjacent child, who thank god was wearing a helmet, helmet was cracked but child was fine but if they hadn't had a helmet..... Just an accident with no bad behaviour involved but the potential for serious injury.
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Sat 25-02-17 12:05
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@Deedee, sounds like you need to attach the straps to your gloves, then maybe the old elastic between gloves to stop you loosing those as well ;-) Worth contacting the Mannlichen lifts to ask if anyone has handed one in and also Wengen and Grindelwald Tourist Offices, it's amazing what does get handed in.
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Sat 18-02-17 21:33
Replies: 44
@snowornever, see https://www.bussenkatalog.ch/geschwindigkeitsbussen the swiss still punish the worst speeders with imprisonment
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Fri 17-02-17 1:15
Replies: 44
Swiss are an exception, because of the way the speeding system works, small speeding fines for just over the limit up to huge fines based on your income if you are a lot over the limit, also at that point they can put you in prison, I have heard of 1 case where someone was arrested at Geneva airport because he had been convicted in absentia several years previously, for the little fines the Swiss may not pursue you but for the bigger fines they will do an international arrest warrant, there have been several cases in the last 15 or so years in the UK where UK police have knocked on peoples doors and given them the option of paying the Swiss Fine pretty much there and then or being arrested. A chap driving a Ferrari got a fine of £180,000 for driving through a village at 57kph on a 30kph limit village back in 2010, but the biggest fine was a Swedish driver who thought it was a good idea to drive down a Swiss Motorway at 300kph+ that one got him 1,080,000 ChF fine !
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Wed 11-01-17 18:54
Replies: 2532
Potentially an extra 25cms of snow on both Thursday and Friday nights, this may well mean swapping DH race to Sunday in order to clear course
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Tue 10-01-17 12:44
Replies: 2532
Looks like snow is on its way, potentially (according to one forecast) 2 ft of fresh stuff by this time next week at resort level (that is likely to be more higher up) pretty cold though, with wind chill -20C on Saturday for the downhill
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Sat 7-01-17 14:07
Replies: 37
Gerry why do you reference my quote by name and then quote Alastair Pink as if it somehow has something to do with me ?..... As I said I do not give a damn about what you may or may not think but please if you are going to quote people attribute the quotes correctly and do not try to put one set of quotes into someone else's mouth.
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Thu 5-01-17 15:49
Replies: 2532
@Bodeswell, with current snow cover you may not be able to go from Mannlichen across so have to train it up
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Thu 5-01-17 14:23
Replies: 37
@Gerry, I never made any comment about Nasties that's entirely down to you, your prejudices are showing once again I see, I'm not going to take this any further as I simply do not give a damn about what you may or may not think. :nice:
Poster: A snowHead
Tue 3-01-17 12:18
Replies: 37
@damoto, the Antipathy has a lot to do with how snowheads was formed and stems back to when the SCGB simply decided one day to remove access to their forums to non members
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Tue 3-01-17 12:13
Replies: 2532
I do not think there is as much snow coming tomorrow as some places (snow forecast) suggest, they are saying 30cm my forecast is closer to 10cm, there does currently look like a possible substantial snowfall for the middle of next week though
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Thu 22-12-16 11:02
Replies: 2532
Booking your lift pass is now here https://www.jungfrau.ch/shop/en/skipass discount is applied automatically if you book 21 days in advance
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Thu 15-12-16 0:06
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Amazing what a difference the snow making creates
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Tue 6-12-16 19:21
Replies: 2387
@mooney058, the issue is that they removed the MOU told the Authorities at once then waited until after he had been arrested to inform him of what they had done, to put it another way, imagine the DVLA decided that for some reason they were wrong and should not have issued you a driving licence, they then tell the police you have no licence who then arrest you for driving without a licence and then a few weeks later the DVLA decide to tell you that you don't have a licence.
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Tue 6-12-16 13:19
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So they informed the "Authorities" before they informed their member, that rather sucks and is dreadful behaviour from an organisation meant to represent its members
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Wed 30-11-16 15:47
Replies: 23
Old fashioned way, on a bit of string around your neck
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Wed 30-11-16 13:52
Replies: 2387
@dsoutar, because very simply there were 2 options for SB to carry on working in France, the obvious one was to have his MOU restored as that would grant him the grandfather rights, but the better option was for the French court to acknowledge that his training via BASI was as good as the French training and that he did not have to do the speed test, this as I under stand things was what the French Courts decided and is much better for SB (and other UK BASI Instructors) since it makes the MOU and the dodgy deal made between BASI and the French Instructors pretty much irrelevant
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Fri 25-11-16 17:17
Replies: 14
@pressi, Pretty much fully open, some shops will be shut Christmas Day but all lifts etc will be open subject to snow, Grindelwald has at least 2 sledge runs that I am aware of, one you take the Bus up to Busalp and from there can go up to the Faulhorn and sledge down, or up First and Sledge down, there are several route variations, you can also sledge down from Kleine Scheidegg and Mannlichen The Gondolas are not really slow but they are long which means they do take time You are unlikely to actually need to use chains as the Swiss are very good at keeping the roads clean, but you need them just in case, Grindelwald can get very icy/slushy after fresh snow
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Tue 15-11-16 10:31
Replies: 74
FIS have published a clearer high resolution pic and it seems he did make it, so I'll stick my hand up as being in error, very close but this is why they capture images at high speed and resolution https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/15068972_10157670445010702_2547268082652490108_o.jpg
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Tue 15-11-16 1:03
Replies: 74
@SnoodyMcFlude, the pole on the ground is not the pole in question you are looking for a blue pole not red ones
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Tue 15-11-16 1:01
Replies: 74
The more I look at this clip the more I am convinced he messed up here, the pole should be on his right yet hes hitting it with his left arm, I'm willing to bow to the majority on this simply because the weather was so bad that the camera cannot resolve to enough detail for me to be absolutely certain but at 28secs his left foot is clearly going off in a different direction to his right foot, I'm just wondering if he actually ran over the pole with his right ski, it certainly seems to flatten the pole to the ground for a little longer than the other poles he hits
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Tue 15-11-16 0:02
Replies: 74
Straddle http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/500/medium/straddle-1.jpg http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/500/straddle_2jpg.jpg
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Mon 14-11-16 22:05
Replies: 74
Sorry I disagree, you can clearly see here that the pole is between is legs at 1:11 the green base of the pole is hidden by his right foot meaning that his right foot is to the right of the pole whist the pole is in front of his left leg, if you watch the pole then gets knocked down by his groin watch the ski tips the right tip obscures the pole base [/img]
Poster: A snowHead
Mon 14-11-16 15:06
Replies: 74
You can clearly see the blue pole in front of his left leg and behind his right foot, if you don't think that's a straddle can I interest you on a South American Gold mine one careful owner. Plus it whacked him in the groin, that's why he looked miserable at the bottom he knew he failed
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Wed 9-11-16 16:31
Replies: 2532
@telford_mike, it is and they have, we are hoping for more offers soon as well but these are the confirmed ones
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Wed 9-11-16 14:17
Replies: 2532
@telford_mike, It will be listed in the clubroom and may change, but since you ask, currently: Bellvue, Falken, Sunstar, Caprice, Silberhorn Stube and Bar Anonym, Bar and Restaurant Wengenerhof, Bar and Restaurant Belvedere, the exact deal vary for some it's 10% off everything whilst for others its a reduced rate dinner or a fixed amount off the price of a meal. Also Bar Anonym is doing an opening party on 22nd December from 6pm and offering DHO members free drinks (that might be a free drink per member I'm not sure) And on the subject of Deals the Falken hotel is offering members special deals in December, January, February and April also Wengen Classic Hotels will do a 10% reduction on room rates on proof of DHO membership (Belvedere, Silberhorn and Wengenerhof) Discounts only apply to the people with memberships so families or couples will need the right memberships in order for everyone to get a discount, however these discounts could more than cover family membership costs, p.s children in family membership packs can be up to 23 years of age !
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Wed 9-11-16 13:39
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For anyone going to Wengen this year you might want to consider joining the DHO, in addition to the usual benefits (free guiding, clubhouse, cheaper instruction for kids skiing so long as they can do a fast snowplough) We've managed to negotiate a bunch of discounts for Members, with up to 20% off ski hire, and service, 10% of purchases in one of the bigger ski shops, and discounted meals in 7 of the Hotel Restaurants if you are a family who likes to eat out and are renting an apartment these discounts could save a lot more than the Membership fee http://www.downhillonly.com/get-involved/membership/
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Sun 6-11-16 10:15
Replies: 2532
Snowing in Wengen today, better yet the forecast suggest it will be snowing on and off all week with cold weather until at least Saturday so this may actually be the start of winter ! http://www.downhillonly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/caprice-6-november-16.jpg
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Wed 2-11-16 19:41
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The Baren has always been a popular place for locals for Sunday Lunches but I'm not sure I'd go there for a special meal, they do very nice local dishes though but their restaurant has in my opinion no atmosphere, different in the summer when it's possible to eat on the terrase Da Sina does excellent pizzas Schonegg has a lovely alacarte restaurant for a really fancy meal and Caprice has a marvelous view from their restaurant expect to spend a lot at either, worthwhile checking out the various alacarte menus and getting an idea of what each serves and costs before booking a place For fish dishes the Berghaus is possibly the best in the village For a nice shared lunch find somewhere that serves air dried meats and cheeses from the region, drink a fresh white wine (spiezer is usually a good local one) or a full bodied red
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Wed 26-10-16 23:26
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Oh whilst I remember anyone going to Wengen with kids aged 7+ who are beyond basic skiing might want to consider joining the DHO, we have coggins from 7-13 and eagles 13+ ski groups taught by Swiss Ski school instructors at considerably less than ski school rates, a morning and afternoon session with the ski school comes to 105 Chf whilst with us you pay 80Chf book for 6 consecutive days with us and its just 380Chf, kids in coggins need to be able to do a supersonic snowplough or better standard whilst those in eagles are expected to be happy on black runs. The DHO membership can also get you discounts on ski hire (up to 20%) and there are other discounts as well which for a typical family can more than justify the membership fees http://www.downhillonly.com/ theres a pretty good 3day forecast on our homepage for wengen plus a link to a number of web cams in the area
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Wed 26-10-16 22:57
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@Gämsbock, try contacting Lauterbrunnen Tourist office https://lauterbrunnen.swiss/en/summer/#news if you are driving there you could go a little up or down the valley and look at Stechelberg, Zweilutschinen or Wilderswil it takes about 15mins by train or car to go from Wilderswil to Lauterbrunnen (the trains run every 30 mins or so from about 6am to 11pm or later) theirs a bus service from lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg bbut I'm not sure of the service times for that
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Fri 21-10-16 13:25
Replies: 8
Those terms are really more suited to America where much of an area is classed as in bounds and there are often notices telling you you are going into back country In Switzerland pistes are often marked with poles on each side of the piste, going beyond these poles is off piste, however the rescue services there are unlikely to make a distinction if you are just a short distance off the piste, if on the other hand they have to call out helicopters and search teams .....
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Mon 10-10-16 23:12
Replies: 2387
Jungfrau ski region has far more posts if you add parts 1 and 2 together 188 pages in part 1 and 56 pages in part 2
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Mon 10-10-16 22:15
Replies: 2532
At this time of year it won't last of course but it's still nice to look at
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Sat 1-10-16 0:58
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With moguls forcing anything is a bad idea,if your legs are stiff you go flying, what you want to do is keep the body upright and allow plenty of flex in the legs, generally with moguls there are two places to turn, either on the top of the mogul or turning around the mogul, personally I'd say the latter is easier the former more dramatic
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