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Poster: A snowHead
Mon 16-01-17 22:09
Replies: 19
I'd also suggest spikes spyders, you set them up in advance with a plate that bolts over the wheel nuts, then when you need them it's no more than 2 mins to put them on and drive away, just need to push them on with a knee then slowly drive away, they do have a big bag though
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Wed 11-01-17 17:54
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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 11:44
Replies: 2375
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 13:07
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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 14:49
Replies: 2375
@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 13:23
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@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:
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Tue 3-01-17 11:18
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 11:13
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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 10:02
Replies: 2375
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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Wed 14-12-16 23:06
Replies: 2375
Amazing what a difference the snow making creates
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Tue 6-12-16 18:21
Replies: 2356
@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 12:19
Replies: 2356
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 14:47
Replies: 23
Old fashioned way, on a bit of string around your neck
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Wed 30-11-16 12:52
Replies: 2356
@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
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 25-11-16 16:17
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 9:31
Replies: 52
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 0:03
Replies: 52
@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 0:01
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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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Mon 14-11-16 23:02
Replies: 52
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 21:05
Replies: 52
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]
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Mon 14-11-16 14:06
Replies: 52
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 15:31
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@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 13:17
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@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 12:39
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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 9:15
Replies: 2375
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 18:41
Replies: 6
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 22:26
Replies: 2375
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 21:57
Replies: 2375
@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
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 21-10-16 12:25
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 22:12
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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 21:15
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At this time of year it won't last of course but it's still nice to look at
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Fri 30-09-16 23:58
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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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Fri 30-09-16 19:16
Replies: 14
Lots of alpine lifts get moved in by helicopters, in general terms is often less environmentally damaging than say building an access road
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Fri 30-09-16 18:29
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Fri 30-09-16 9:12
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@dogwatch, well wasn't just replying to you, but from what I understand in France for example it will almost certainly depend on weather or not there is a local racing club, if there is then they may well get a contribution
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Tue 27-09-16 18:55
Replies: 5
Wengen Switzerland, I know some places will accept dogs, get in contact with tourist office and I am sure they can find a suitable location, nursery slopes in the middle of the village there's also a public kindergarten right next to the nursery slopes that takes children from 18 months to 7 years old (I even attended 40 plus years ago) , kids can learn to ski from starting at 3 to 4 years If you are in center of village you may be able to ski almost to the door, pretty certain the tourist office can sort out childcare as well
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Tue 27-09-16 15:49
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@dogwatch, depends which country you are in, and what facilities that area offers so you might be contributing or might not
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Sun 25-09-16 11:17
Replies: 45
@hawkwind, the thing is that Kandahar, DHO, Sandown Park Ski Race Club and a number of others provide race training for the younger skiers, they then (if they are good enough) go on to join junior or senior national squads, much of the work done by these organisations is voluntary or paid for by benefactors, other countries actually have it much better because the clubs get national (sometimes regional or both) funding towards developing new racers, there is nothing like that in the UK, indeed when they do go on to join the national squads the clubs loose out because it is rare for them to say "I started my training with X before joining the national squad" The national squad does not want to pay for training potential members they just want to cherry pick the best once they get to about 16. Most of the clubs (if not all of them) who do the training at earlier ages are cash strapped due to the current economic climate and the poor performance of the pound, I know a significant percentage of the DHO's total income goes to racing and training, if we didn't do this we would actually be a wealthy club. As to Henry vs Rupert, they are all just kids, some from well off families others from families where the parents do without in order to do something for their kids, the DHO (like all the older ski clubs) was founded by the upper classes simply because in the early days only the upper classes went skiing, these days almost anyone can and do join, often because it simply gives them some people to ski and socialise with, we've got members ranging from Lords to well known authors down to people like myself barely scratching a living, by and large about 80% of the members these days are from middle class families, I think most of the youngsters we train would fall into that group as well. Other countries start race training their children at about 6 years old developing the promising students as they get older before they go to national squads, the UK doesn't do that and instead relies on the parents to develop the kids skills by sending them to private clubs or getting them into a foreign race training school, it should come as no surprise then that we do not do as well as other countries who do support the kids, in fact it would be better to say we have had some truly astounding results given the lack of support and backing that the alpine racers have actually received over the years. @dogwatch, that's absolutely fine, I think people should have a free choice as to who they wish to support, the concept as described in the original post is that people booking through certain travel companies would be asked if they would like to contribute, if you don't want to you don't have to, of course if you pay a tourist tax or use a ski school whilst in a resort overseas you may well be already contributing to that countries training program, not that they would publicize that :-)
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Fri 23-09-16 16:48
Replies: 45
@hawkwind, British Schoolboys races are in Wengen (have been held elsewhere) because the DHO organises them we have however got discounted rates on the hotel and for the ski passes for racers, there was an existing setup for Schoolgirls and we felt that the boys were missing out, however although most racers enter via school groups it is perfectly permissible for private entries , ski racing is an expensive sport and as such it tends to be youngsters from fee paying schools that end up in the race circuit, this is actually common for many sports where because of travel and accommodation for international events only youngsters from wealthy families can afford to take part (may be different outside the uk) DHO race camps typically cost up to £200 per day - BUT that includes all food (full board), accommodation, transfers from the airport and uplift (ski passes and if required transport from accommodation to slopes) on top of that there will be one or more coaches (depends on numbers) plus house parents to make sure the children are "well behaved" qualified first aiders and so on coaching does not just include skiing, there's fitness training, ski tuning, and in the evenings video playback of runs to see where people can improve, of course you also have to pay the pisteurs who prep the courses and often net them off to the general public and there may be fees for infrastructure use such as timing cabin etc. This year we have 8 camps including the short 3 day one currently being held in Holland and the summer camp,so if a child went to every one in a year their parents would be looking at the best part of £10K If they do well in competitions chances are that they will end up with Britski (Delancy Under 18's and under 21's) or SSE either of which can end up representing the UK at bigger international events, which cost even more money (I've not mentioned equipment costs, clothing costs, race entry fees, insurance and so on) In the UK you are more or less restricted to slalom courses as the artificial slopes (snow domes or carpet) are really two short for anything else however most sloes have some sort of race club where kids can get involved, but if you want to get into serious FIS style events generally that means Mountains and for UK parents at least that means money
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Fri 23-09-16 12:05
Replies: 45
OK well the British Schoolboys Races are being held in Wengen 28th Jan to 1st Feb 2017, The Schoolgirls Races same dates in Flaine, the Ambition championships Jan 6-8 Hinterreit in Austria, The Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships will be 25th March to 7th April in Tignes
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