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Poster: A snowHead
Sat 17-11-18 19:12
Replies: 106
170m...meh :? Go big or go home! Why can't we have this??? 640m https://www.alpincenter.com/bottrop/en Pfff that's nothing. Check out what the Chinese are building: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ski/news/worlds-largest-indoor-ski-resort-set-to-open-in-shanghai/
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Sat 17-11-18 12:31
Replies: 28
@Lozza1uk, yes to lessons before you go, and I think @pam w's idea is excellent. Ski school will be fun and sociable AND you'll improve and probably ski places you wouldn't have done alone. I hate skiing on my own, for me it's such a great experience to share.
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Thu 15-11-18 13:25
Replies: 18
I have flight decks, but the XMs with Prizm Rose lenses and wouldn't even begin to try changing the lenses on the hill for all the reasons listed. I have a pair of Anons for sunny/bright days and I find two pairs are fine for all the conditions I encounter. In total whiteout everything is useless IMO, but the Prizms are the best lenses I've ever used in flat light. Two pairs should be fine, and I imagine you'll find you wear the Sapphire Iridiums most of the time anyway.
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Wed 14-11-18 22:59
Replies: 207
New webcam on the Val D'Isere site has some stunning views, and also hints at the Tunnel re opening if you look closely. https://www.valdisere.com/en/webcam/leissieres-ridge/ The link has disappeared! How strange.
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Mon 12-11-18 22:18
Replies: 119
The only thing is, once you start on that journey of looking for the perfect ski, it's never over!! You're always nearly there. It can't possibly be the technique that's to blame :D I've had my own skis since 2005 and I'm only on my 5th pair, unlike the Imelda Marcos of skis above ;-) . I like my current ones very much (Rossignol Temptation 80s) but my NEXT ones will be even better :nice: :nice: :nice: Oh, I usually do 2 or 3 weeks a year, although only one week proper this year and a long weekend on hire skis.
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Mon 12-11-18 17:44
Replies: 58
@PeakyB, yes it's horrible. Won't ever be doing that again, I bailed onto the red!!
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Sun 11-11-18 18:13
Replies: 17
^ cool!! Set up a website, you might have a business idea!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Sun 11-11-18 17:29
Replies: 8
^ parkour. Riskiest sport in France!
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Sun 11-11-18 13:10
Replies: 54
@Bella2015, oh I'm not saying you couldn't - I'm saying I couldn't!!
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Sun 11-11-18 13:07
Replies: 17
Who the f*ck would do such a terrible thing? It's only thanks to diligent maintenance that that was spotted. People could and probably would have died! Thank you, HB!!! There's a solution for this........ In my neck of the woods it's called a Louisville Slugger. If you don't know what I mean, look it up............. You have to find them first....
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Sun 11-11-18 10:16
Replies: 8
Got any photos of them? My knees are knackered with crepitus,so I'd be interested to know if they help.
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Sun 11-11-18 9:10
Replies: 54
There is absolutely not a chance I could get a week's worth of ski gear and apres clothes in hand luggage!! I take skis, boots and helmet but even if I didn't, I still take tons of sh*t on ski holidays. Also what about toiletries? I couldn't face a week with no make up or hair conditioner :shock:
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Sat 10-11-18 19:34
Replies: 17
Who the f*ck would do such a terrible thing? It's only thanks to diligent maintenance that that was spotted. People could and probably would have died!
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Sat 10-11-18 15:04
Replies: 58
Epaule du Charvet not to be under estimated but overall I’d say less challenging than Sache. It's interesting how things are perceived. As I said, the last time I did Sache I found it much steeper and more scary on the tough section than I remembered, and I had a big wobble because I stupidly stopped! The main issue was other nervous skiers in the way. Yet several times before that I did it without a problem and thought it was OK. Mostly because the majority of the run is very straight forward. It really is lovely apart from 'that' bit. Epaule was right on the outside edge of my comfort zone, and if I'd stopped I would probably have frozen - I was thinking "eeeeeeeeeeeeeek!!!!" as I did it, as it got steeper and steeper!!. As it was, I did it non stop and had that wonderful, confident feeling of achievement afterwards. Whether I ever ski it again is another matter!! I'll never do Foret..
Poster: A snowHead
Sat 10-11-18 1:51
Replies: 58
Most of it is fine, but the steep, mogully bit near the bottom can be anything from manageable to horrendous. Last time I did it the moguls were huge and icy and it was horrible. The time before they were also huge but it was OK. It's so worth doing for the feeling of isolation and the well-deserved lunch and beer at the bottom. I thought Epaule du Charvet in Val was steeper though.
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Sat 10-11-18 0:44
Replies: 48
The new Candide? This kid is awesome! I was going to say just that!! Astonishing skills.
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Thu 8-11-18 15:14
Replies: 207
Looks like the new Cocorico is nearly finished! I do hope I get to see it/party in it this season...
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Thu 8-11-18 14:45
Replies: 164
@peter_h, well no-one can say you haven't researched it! Hope you BOTH have a great time x
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Mon 5-11-18 15:10
Replies: 164
Regarding 1:1 slopes, one very adventurous ex friend (ex, because he died on his last adventure, flying too low in the Alps) showed me a certificate he got having gone down a "75%" slope. To me that means a lot steeper than 45%. Depending on which way you play the arctan() this sounds like 4:1, but online it suggests this is just 45 degrees. That short section was very steep; just barely possible to walk down it in the boots. I did manage to get down it once on the skis, keeping one ski across the slope (not sure what that is called but it isn't snow plough, which is no good for anything steep) but never tried it again. 45% is about 24 degrees. Harakiri in Mayrhofen is 78% which is about 38 degrees, and probably the steepest thing I've tried to ski! Still nowhere near 45.. I think bits of the Grand Coulour in Courchevel might be 45 degrees.
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Sun 4-11-18 17:32
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Sat 3-11-18 12:01
Replies: 164
- test-driving a piste basher Totally want to do THAT! Peter your photos and videos look absolutely beautiful, I'd just go back there!!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Thu 1-11-18 0:48
Replies: 24
been to St Anton too 😉 granted some great off piste skiing to be had for the better skiers in the group Yes I'm sure, I think the St Anton fans forget not everyone wants to ski off piste though. but Mooserwirt aside we were a bit underwhelmed by the fabled après/nightlife. I've had a few good sessions in the Mooserwirt and KK but last year I was underwhelmed too. The Murrmel bar was brilliant with Gunar though. Ischgl is on a complete other level. Indeed it is! The Kitzloch 8) 8) 8) You'll like Saalbach. Make sure you get some apres tips first or you might miss the best.
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Wed 31-10-18 23:00
Replies: 24
But for better guarantee of good snow, though more expensive, have a look at Ischgl. Lift system just about on a par with Saalbach (so 2nd best in the Alps!) The OP said he goes there all the time and the point of the thread was to find somewhere else for a change! :lol: Saalbach is a very good choice, I don't think you'll be disappointed. It's far, far better for piste skiing than St Anton. And prettier.
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Wed 31-10-18 16:16
Replies: 20
I agree, not the ideal place to take a 13yo daughter with two weeks experience, the terrain is quite demanding and the apres is full-on. Yes I wouldn't take a two-week skier to St Anton. Pistes can be very busy and icy, especially the home runs. The signposting and piste linking isn't actually that great either. The apres is indeed full on but can easily be avoided. I've been there three times and always found the runs pretty icy, even with decent snow cover. I'd go somewhere quieter with more gentle terrain.
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Wed 31-10-18 13:17
Replies: 95
^ yep, I've been skiing for nearly 30 years and there are still occasions where I get "the fear". Most notably in March just gone when I got scared on Sache in Tignes which had far larger, icier moguls and was far steeper than I remembered and I had to be coaxed down the steep section by a friend!!! ("Think of it as being green!!"). My fault for attempting it on tired legs near the end of the day. I still don't like long, straight steeps as my brain tells me I'm going to lose an edge and slide to the bottom. It's all relative.
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Wed 31-10-18 13:10
Replies: 24
I also found the Penken lift a bottle-neck at both ends of the day. That's been replaced with a swanky new faster, larger-capacity gondola which I understand has largely eliminated the queues. I liked Ahorn. The runs at the top are gentle and cruisey and a nice way to start a holiday, with a lovely ice bar and deck chairs at the top to relax and admire the view. The long red/black to the bottom is a decent challenge for a competent intermediate. No, you can't ski back to town from the other mountain but that's not such a bad thing. There were some end-of-day bottlenecks on Penken leading back to the top of the lift which weren't pleasant, but Mayrhofen is a decent resort with the possibility of easy days out to other areas including the wonderful Hintertux glacier,which is absolutely superb on a clear, sunny day. Apres at the Ice Bar is great fun and there are some other good bars in town. Saying all that, Saalbach still beats it hands down in every way (IMO)! So does Ischgl. Kitzbuhel I can't comment on, having never been, but I've heard good things about it and would like to go there myself.
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Wed 31-10-18 0:31
Replies: 24
Saalbach alllllllll day long. Ticks every box. Would choose it over Mayrhofen anyday. If you'd consider a French alternative then Val d'Isere has everything you want.
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Tue 30-10-18 15:12
Replies: 207
The Le Lac cam is looking stunning! I like the new #TIGNES sign by the lake with VC in the background, is that new? Will make for a lovely pic (obviously they hope so).
Poster: A snowHead
Mon 29-10-18 17:20
Replies: 123
Wouldn't bother with Zell. It's stunning but there is so much skiing in Saalbach and all its areas you won't need to go anywhere else.
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Sat 27-10-18 12:34
Replies: 207
The new La Daille gondola, all finished. Amazing job - can't see the pic you posted but will look on the webcam. They are such a feat of construction and engineering, it's amazing how fast they whack them in.
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Sun 21-10-18 11:33
Replies: 14
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Thu 18-10-18 14:07
Replies: 207
Looks like a new webcam has been installed and is viewable on the Val d’Isere website - Crete des Leissieres. I’m guessing its on a pylon at the top of the Leissieres Chair (up and over/scare chair) Come the start of the season my webcam watching, weather checking is going to maybe run into 2 cups of coffee each morning. oooo cool!!
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Thu 18-10-18 14:05
Replies: 80
@Sheddy, just go to Livigno. Its the best value ski pass in the alps IMO. It's only a short hop as the crow flies from the Arlberg and its high altitude, with high altitude larch forest, so the snow is as good as anywhere. The apres is good (read tax free), and the accomodation is a really high standard. The transfer from bergamo is a pain, but scenic. You can also transfer from Innsbruck, or Zurich by train which speeds things up a bit. The food is incredible and really cheap - you can get great pizza on the mountain for less than 5 euro if you play your cards right. Having organised a load of trips for 20 something 'young professionals' for the last load of years, it's unbeatable for value and quality of skiing. Believe me, I have tried. We're paying 680 euro a head this year for flight with ski carriage, transfer, a massive 2 story apartment at the bottom of a lift in the centre of town, and 6 day lift pass. Its effectively skiing in the alps at Eastern European prices, with all the perks of being in italy. That would sell it for me!!
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Tue 16-10-18 21:38
Replies: 80
@tatmanstours, agreed. St Anton is too pricey for your budget. Mayrhofen would also be worth a look.
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Mon 15-10-18 21:34
Replies: 33
I think Courmayeur would be too limited for good skiers, you can ski every run in a day.
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Sun 14-10-18 21:01
Replies: 128
Not stoked yet. Got girls' long weekend booked in Borovets for end of January, but nothing else. Since the Moris in Val is no longer available it's kind of scuppered my annual trip. Not really sure what to do, the EOSB is a bit too close to my holiday in May. I've ordered some new ski trousers though, that made me happy.
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Sun 14-10-18 10:20
Replies: 516
@skiingwithdemons, but still writing SWD3 on your travels, I hope? Enjoy a season free of whinging guests and I hope you have lots of fun.
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Fri 12-10-18 0:03
Replies: 67
Looks horrible/terrifying! I'd be too scared to put a turn in. None of the people on the vid above were making a good job of it.
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Thu 11-10-18 21:23
Replies: 33
@Markymark29, oh, didn't see that bit - luckily he'd seen it anyway!! :oops: @Dave of the Marmottes, oh, is the (un)Happy Valley shut completely now? Worst home run ever (and that includes everything in Val d'Isere and the bottom of the run into Ischgl). Isn't Kandahar the icy black?
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Thu 11-10-18 10:32
Replies: 33
@RobJsy, echo the tip for the Hospiz Alm for NYD, it is the most beautiful restaurant and there's a slide down to the toilets!
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