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Poster: A snowHead
Thu 5-10-17 17:20
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There are two 5 star caliber hotels, the Four Seasons and the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. There are a few properties in the village, but the better more upscale condos are on the Blackcomb side in an area called the Benchlands. I have stayed in an area called Montebelle which are small 3BR homes but you need a car there. The benchlands is largely ski-in ski-out. Lodging on the whole is more affordable than Vail or Aspen.
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Thu 21-09-17 20:44
Replies: 82
Thanks for the feedback. I have been leaning to Lech and this really helps. The proximity to Zurich certainly factors in. I'm hoping the new interconnect between Lech and St Anton is as functional as advertised. I've seen varying opinions here
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Thu 21-09-17 18:47
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I have secured fairly inexpensive airfare from the USA to Zurich in late January/early February. I'm deciding between Kech and Courchevel. My wife is a bit timid on skis. I ski dark blue/black in the USA and red/black in Europe. Last year we went to Verbier and Zermatt which were great for me (despite the lean snow year), but very limited for her. I realize travel time from Zurich is much less to the Arlberg, but this aside, I welcome any opinions on which best suits us. We are not much for late nights or table dancing.
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Thu 21-09-17 17:40
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For pure skiing/boarding, Sonowbird is one of the best resorts in the world, though small by Europe standards. The issue with Utah is Park Coty is a great town but the resorts in town are mediocre. Snowbird is a 45 minute drive. I do it all the time but my family hates the drive. Jackson is awesome but some years it is late January before enough snow falls to cover the rugged terrain. Aspen or Vail are good safe choices
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Fri 15-09-17 15:54
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Lift passes at Vail like all resorts here in the USA are very expensive. That said, Vail is a great family resort with a good variety of terrain. Beaver Creek is also nice, about 10 miles up the road. the bases or Vail/Breck/Beaver Creek do range from 2500-2750 meters so acclimatization can be an issue for some. Ski instruction is good. My wife took lessons at Chamonix/Verbier/Zermatt last season and her impression was that US resorts coddle students more than Europe. The USA lesson schedules seem a bit more flexible for groups, but private lessons are very expensive compared to Europe. She preferred the ski instruction in Europe, overall, except for Chamonix. I'm less of a fan of Breckenridge because, similar to parts the 4 Valles, you spend a lot of time getting from one peak to the next.
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Fri 3-03-17 5:47
Replies: 97
Arcteryx was born in Vancouver for a reason. Rain low means snow high. Elevation and Goretex are your friends. The fog can be tricky.
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Thu 23-02-17 2:18
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@Toadman, Jackson Hole closed again yesterday due to high winds and avalanche danger. Teton pass has been closed frequently this season.
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Mon 13-02-17 22:31
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Jackson Home reopened today after being closed for several days following a power outage along with unsafe conditions from heavy snowfall.
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Sat 4-02-17 11:19
Replies: 194
@LaForet, No issues clearing security in the French sector. Sadly headed home.
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Fri 3-02-17 20:47
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@skiandgolfnut, I'm in Zermatt now and snow was forcast all day and it only snowed early this morning. It was supposed to resume this afternoon/evening but nothing yet. You could see clouds developing late in the day but it fizzled out. The conditions are good above 2000m but they could use a good storm. I'll be in Snowbird in three weeks and hope the faucet stays on there.
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Thu 2-02-17 18:41
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@Redwine, Nothing new as of yet. I'm just an American visitor so I'm no expert, but have been following the thread here. Today Cervinia was closed. Most of the Glacier was too. High winds up at Trockener Steg. The glacier closed completely by 11. Pistes are in need of a refresh at least but decent cover above 2200. Clouds are moving in. Snow supposedly coming in the next few hours. +4 in town.
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Wed 1-02-17 17:01
Replies: 424
@skiandgolfnut, My first day today beautiful weather. Great snow up top. Cervinia had great conditions too to bottom. I'd say 15-20 cmon the glacier. Not to fond of 40 degree weather in the village but up top is great.
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Tue 31-01-17 23:40
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Rain at resort level in Verbier today. Snow above 1800m or so. Steady above 2000. Overall it had a Pacific Northwest feel to the day. Now on to Zermatt where it's raining.
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Tue 31-01-17 23:33
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Rain at resort level in Verbier today. Snow above 1800m or so. Steady above 2000. Overall it had a Pacific Northwest feel to the day. Now on to Zermatt where it's raining.
Poster: A snowHead
Tue 31-01-17 8:29
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I ski 2-3 weeks a year and it's very disappointing to finally plan to come to these mountains in Western Europe during a winter like this. You don't come here for 40 degree temps and rain in January anymore than you would go to Hawaii for 50 degree weather. It's part of the deal though in the mountains. I've had summit attempts thwarted by snow in June and August at mt rainier and Grand Teton and had to wait another year to go back. It's part of mountain weather. Still having a nice time in Verbier though. Hope things turn around for the rest of you as you go into February. The locals seem a bit down about it. Lots of anxiety about the holiday weeks coming up. Next time I'll come later in the season.
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Sun 29-01-17 17:37
Replies: 360
Valle Blanche today with a guide. Beautiful up top, rocky below. My guide said 3 Russians were missing from yesterday, as they descended without a guide. Helicopter out all day searching. The ridge is still without a rope.
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Fri 27-01-17 21:13
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@telford_mike, Don't worry it will change. its been showing that out 7-10 days for a while now and it always goes away within 5-7 days except for the storm two weeks ago.
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Wed 25-01-17 22:07
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The Wasatch front In Utah received 140-200 inches of snow for January.
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Mon 23-01-17 20:40
Replies: 194
Why in the matter of hours have forecast highs for next week gone from +1 C. To +5? Looks like a disaster ours week to ski. Hate skiing warm weather.
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Mon 23-01-17 14:15
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Sun 22-01-17 16:24
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Where does this winter rank historically as far as lack of snow?
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Sun 22-01-17 4:06
Replies: 360
@halfhand, I read that on the Chamonix app. Thanks. I have a guide reserved with Evolution2ski for Sunday and they have mentioned the poles and ropes are not up on the ridge. Thus they are only guiding groups of 1-2. I'll probably cancel and just go to the Grand Montets. Dissapointing coming from USA, I'll book March next time. Europe is way too dry for early season plans and I regret making them. Perhaps the itineraries at Verbier will compensate somewhat.
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Sun 22-01-17 3:16
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@halfhand, I read that on the Chamonix app. Thanks. I have a guide reserved with Evolution2ski for Sunday and they have mentioned the poles and ropes are not up on the ridge. Thus they are only guiding groups of 1-2. I'll probably cancel and just go to the Grand Montets. Dissapointing coming from USA, I'll book March next time. Europe is way too dry for early season plans and I regret making them. Perhaps the itineraries at Verbier will compensate somewhat.
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Sat 21-01-17 22:47
Replies: 424
@Brothergrimm, I'm locked in the first week of feb. Unless a miracle happens I'll ski on a thin layer of 2 week old snow over a moderate layer of 2 1/2 month old snow.... not exactly Utah powder but I'll make the best of it. I identify with the anxiety I purchased airfare mid November and have watched the weather with horror ever since. Seems to be the new norm for Europe.
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Fri 20-01-17 19:45
Replies: 360
Is the classic Valle Blanche route skiable?
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Fri 20-01-17 15:21
Replies: 424
@JohnMo, Thanks. I'm at Verbier 30-31 and Zermatt 2/1-3. Verbier seems to be in better shape.
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Fri 20-01-17 15:14
Replies: 424
How are conditions holding up? It looks lilies no significant new snow until February at earliest.
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Thu 19-01-17 23:52
Replies: 4129
Doesn't seem as if the big change was really a change. Just an interruption of a dry "winter".
Poster: A snowHead
Tue 17-01-17 17:27
Replies: 4129
@jimmybog, @esaw1, Same here. Coming from the States in 10 days and have been obsessed with first not enough snow, now warm temps and if it snows can I get from Geneva to Chamonix on the 28th. Then will he lifts be closed if there is a storm? I need to relax. It'll be great no matter.
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Mon 16-01-17 14:58
Replies: 31
@Northernhills, I've done it twice and think it's worth doing if you don't set expectations too high. Terrain is often limited before 10:00 as alpine lifts seem to open later. I waited 1 1/2 hours last year after a big snowfall and it was ok. Worth doing once for the experience.
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Fri 13-01-17 13:26
Replies: 424
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Thu 12-01-17 17:01
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Thu 12-01-17 12:52
Replies: 424
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Thu 12-01-17 2:17
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@JohnMo, How difficult are the pistes to Plan Maison? My wife is a lower intermediate and we are planning lunch there. Does she have the option to ride a cable car down if too difficult? Thanks.
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Wed 11-01-17 18:18
Replies: 424
Any snow today? Looked like a few cm were supposed to fall I've seen no indication it did. Hopefully the thurs/ fri storm will produce.
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Wed 11-01-17 16:41
Replies: 4129
@Posidrive, I can't disagree. Resorts like Vail are sometimes poor attempts to replicate European villages. However, others such as Telluride, Park City, and Jackson have their own unique mix of cowboy, Native American and skiing culture that while not Austrian, is kind of cool.
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Wed 11-01-17 13:37
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@Posidrive, I can't disagree. Resorts like Vail are sometimes poor attempts to replicate European villages. However, others such as Telluride, Park City, and Jackson have their own unique mix of cowboy, Native American and skiing culture that while not Austrian, is kind of cool.
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Mon 9-01-17 23:34
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Mon 9-01-17 17:12
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@Jellybeans1000, After this series of storms are we looking at high pressure again? Looks like it to my very amateur eye.
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Sun 8-01-17 22:50
Replies: 4129
Zermatt lifts were closed today and a few days ago due to high winds not lack of snow. I'm sure off piste is a no go but reports are good above 2000 meters.
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