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Poster: A snowHead
Fri 16-11-18 9:42
Replies: 68
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Fri 16-11-18 9:16
Replies: 17
@Poogle, Very true. I still have my Oakley A frames in a Hi Yellow for really low light, some dark ones for pure wall to wall sunshine plus some clear for night skiing. But I have found that the Bolle photochromic lenses cover 90% of what I do just as well and with moch more convenience, especially on long runs which start in the sun and end up in shady forests at the end of the day.
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Fri 16-11-18 9:14
Replies: 1
I haven't tried that version but have been skiing the 120mm Bents for the past three years. Although brilliant in the powder they have also coped fine with piste skiing, can carve fine on blues, have coped with icy blacks and have been touring many times up to approx 800m vert. I fitted the Tracker / Guardian bindings which have proved bombproof, Spyderjon could advice on lighter bindings than the Barons if you wanted to do more touring. The narrower version should be fine. Also check out the Atomic Atomic Backland 107s.
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Fri 16-11-18 9:06
Replies: 119
@Layne, I moved to the Alps just so that I could buy more skis without it impacting on my skiing time. There is always a way :-D
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Wed 14-11-18 19:56
Replies: 17
I have become a huge fan of photochromic goggles over the past couple of years.
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Sun 11-11-18 22:27
Replies: 17
@king key, Great idea :-D
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Sun 11-11-18 22:25
Replies: 17
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Sun 11-11-18 22:23
Replies: 34
@Rogerdodger, Yup, the Hoch Konig Tour is a pretty long day, you get to ski a lot of linked mountains.
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Sat 10-11-18 21:18
Replies: 119
....oh and of course you can always save on ski carriage by just going for the whole season :lol: Now that's my way of thinkin :-D 8)
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Sat 10-11-18 19:02
Replies: 1914
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ski/news/ski-chalet-holidays-are-becoming-more-expensive/ Excellent - I love going out for dinner, so two nights suits me much better ! what happens if the catered chalet dont cook food you like? Thats why we could never do catered. Fussy eaters. Someone dont eat spicy food, once only eats chicken, one dont each fish, another has a nut allergy, etc. You could play mealtime Russian roulette.
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Thu 8-11-18 11:24
Replies: 69
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Wed 7-11-18 15:02
Replies: 39
Just picked up a pair racers unused sponsored FIS slalom skis, Nordica Dobermanns. A couple of weeks until I get to try them out.
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Wed 7-11-18 8:59
Replies: 694
I arrive out in Austria in 6 days. I'm prepared for some great mountain biking while I await the snow 8-)
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Wed 7-11-18 8:46
Replies: 148
I go via Luxembourg and avoid the French tolls .... That must add 3+ hours onto your journey, surely? Yes but as I said I do come from Up North..and I was never going to do it in one day anyway..and it also saves €160 in tolls which I feel is worth the extra few hours....and as I am never in a rush it doesn't matter...I can usually get to Luxembourg before I stop so it gets me half way I drive from North Wales to Austria a lot and going through Lux there are some smaller roads on the way down to Stuttgart and Munich that can get hit by bad weather and slow you down. I've sometimes taken the route higher through Belgium via Frankfurt and Nuremberg and the differnce is only about 20 mins and about 20 miles longer than the Stuttgart route. It all depends on the traffic.
Poster: A snowHead
Tue 6-11-18 13:24
Replies: 18
Saga do unlimited Euro cover.
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Tue 6-11-18 9:42
Replies: 56
@peter_h, If you find a wide empty really gentle green or blue practice running at a steady speed and doing your turns only by angling your skis, feeling for the edge. You should have picked up from the lessons but as said above, it does take a lot of practice. Ski shops often have high end demo models you can rent, not always cheap though. I took out a pair of Atomic double decker SL skis for the day for about £35.
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Tue 6-11-18 9:34
Replies: 5
Hope it goes well. My mate skied fine with a colostomy bag and had no problems for the week.
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Mon 5-11-18 23:23
Replies: 58
@BandySteve, I am preparing for the possibility of IDPs too, but will see how it goes closer to the date.
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Mon 5-11-18 22:51
Replies: 56
Also, many of the really expensive skis are more about the bling and design rather than their technical performance unless you are talking full on race skis.
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Mon 5-11-18 22:41
Replies: 548
@stephen buck, I remember standing at the side of the Flying K hearing the noise like a fighter plane approaching :-D
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Mon 5-11-18 22:23
Replies: 58
@Bigtipper, Thinking of moving over there - Brexit permitting - thus solving that problem. Me too - last time I drove back to the UK I did wonder why. Me too... small world :-D
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Mon 5-11-18 22:22
Replies: 58
I have the temporary residency permit for Austria, but as I stay less than 6 months per year my tax country remains the UK. A basic cheap health insurance combined with the EHIC card and bank statements showing I was self sufficient was enough. The Anmeldebescheinigung is valid for 5 years. "If you are a citizen of any of the EEA states (EU states plus Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland) or Switzerland, you will be required to apply for a confirmation of registration within four months of your arrival in Austria. The criteria for EEA citizens and Swiss citizens to do so are as follows: Must be employed or self-employed in Austria or Have adequate means of subsistence to support themselves and their dependents and have sufficient health insurance coverage for themselves and their family members or Attend an Austrian school or recognized education facility as a main purpose of their stay and earn a secure living and have a sufficient health insurance coverage. If you qualify for an extended stay, you will have to register with the competent residence authority in order to receive a registration certificate (“Anmeldebescheinigung”)." http://www.virtualvienna.net/moving-to-vienna/entry-and-residence-in-austria/permanent-residence/
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Sun 4-11-18 22:57
Replies: 548
I could always borrow a pair of my friends FIS Super G skis, but I've been warned I'd probably blow a knee trying to turn them :shock:
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Sun 4-11-18 22:34
Replies: 58
Join the AAC (they have a UK branch) to cover actual mountain rescue and medical cover for any sport anywhere in Europe (pretty much world wide if not at Poles or above 6000m). Costs under £50. Take out 90 day policy cheaply for belongings etc and self cover for the last weeks of the trip.
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Sun 4-11-18 14:56
Replies: 16
@dave_3, I usually just wear a shell jacket with no insulation and a thinn base underneath. I do run hot though. I'd go for the lighter as it's easy to put another thin layer on underneath but if you spring ski in 10C you may be sweating buckets in a thick jacket.
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Sun 4-11-18 11:41
Replies: 74
@PeakyB, Get out in late Nov, you often get 4 - 5 weeks of empty pistes before the Xmas rush comes in. Then switch to off piste :sH:
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Sat 3-11-18 23:17
Replies: 128
@Timg60, Looks like I leave a week Monday.
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Thu 1-11-18 12:07
Replies: 63
Loads but it's usually a much slower process and the earth will be fine long term. Humans (who mainly live around coasts and whose major food crops are weather dependant) will face some serious issues. There are too many of the buggers anyhow.
Poster: A snowHead
Thu 1-11-18 12:00
Replies: 316
No... the mountain snow didn't last long :(
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Wed 31-10-18 22:55
Replies: 316
Will do when I arrive then :-D
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Wed 31-10-18 22:34
Replies: 95
As all who know me can testify I am a fairly gnarly skier and mountaineer who has had many occasions when my mind has just frozen my body. I've sked steep traverse lines, gone to make a turn and my legs have just gone straight on :lol: :lol: :lol: I once stood on top of a 20 foot spike of rock mid climb for 15 minutes trying to build up enough courage to step onto the wall behind it. When I eventually did it was such an easy move I could have done it blindfolded. My advice is (once lessons have been had and a degree of basic low level confidence has been built up) to just get on easy long slopes and learn the drills there. Then, and only then, find a really steep but very short descent with a long flat run out and build up confidence letting go for short periods of time knowing that the terrain will slow you down. Of course, it all depends on what her preferred method of learning is.
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Wed 31-10-18 22:20
Replies: 53
@sbooker, Enjoy. I am a Kiwi originally, have lived in the UK, Oz and the States but now feel at home in Austria skiing all over Europe. Enjoy your trip :-D :sH:
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Wed 31-10-18 22:17
Replies: 1914
@ansta1, Will we be akin to a pack of feral dogs? I bet no one is in line to sniff stantons bum, no matter how much coke he stuffs up it.
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Wed 31-10-18 17:15
Replies: 60
@flangesax, Cheers, I'd been reading it as a 5K getting hit with the rate LOL
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Wed 31-10-18 17:12
Replies: 21
@T Bar, Austria, go out to Flangesax's guesthouse in Radstadt for a long weekend on a cheap flight to Salzburg. The local Intersport, Schneider, in Altenmarkt has about 15 different touring boots from what I can remember, a massive display, and some of the staff are very keen backcountry skiers. The main ski tech is also a WC fitter.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Wed 31-10-18 13:27
Replies: 60
@flangesax, Yeah, but I don't keep making £50 out of them ;-) Actually, a question. Can you look at the exchange rate with them in real time and lock in the precise second you want to fix the exchange? Also, Revolut do actually charge 0.5% fees on transfers above £5000 which I often make. Plus the security was useful for making the big house deposit transfers. So Transferwise will cost £18.24 to transfer 5K, Revolut will cost £25.00. Both use interbank rates but I know that Tw is instant and I use this site https://www.xe.com/currencycharts/?from=GBP&to=EUR to monitor the fluctuations.
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Wed 31-10-18 13:23
Replies: 35
@Grizzler, My top quality map case with strong cord to stop it from blowing away tends to work, but if it doesn't it will be akin to kite surfing :shock:
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Wed 31-10-18 13:16
Replies: 21
@T Bar, Well, I have two boots which are dual purpose, the Dynafit Ones which I find too soft for hard skiing but which are lovely for the uphill, and my Salomon Quest Max's which are fairly stiff and handle fat skis fine but which are still fine for tours of 500m - 800m vert. There are plenty of boots about, but watch out for the flex ratings, when trying a lot on I found that at a similar rating the touring boots felt about 10 - 20 under that of a pure Alpine boot. No idea where to get them your way but try on as many as possible... good luck.
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Wed 31-10-18 7:30
Replies: 51
I also never bothered to change sizes, the wider WR A4s stil never had a problem cutting through deeper snow although the all wheel drive certainly helped with grip.
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Wed 31-10-18 7:25
Replies: 60
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