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Poster: A snowHead
Fri 14-09-18 19:55
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[url=https://salzburg.orf.at/news/stories/2935890/]Here is a report (in German) about the developments in Viehhofen. Next year should see the link to the Schmittenhöhe/Zell am See complete. But it seems that it will be another four years (or more) until the link comes from Viehhofen to the Asitz, i.e. the lift linking to Saalbach proper with snowmaking and the like.
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Thu 13-09-18 18:41
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My main concern is that I would be with a bunch of 18 year olds and would be the only old codger around. Does anyone know if older people do these things? I did an Anwärter course when I was about 70, so it's certainly not unknown but admittedly most particpants could have been my grandchildren. There were a few in the 40-50 age range. Was still fun, though I've never applied what I learned. Others have already given good comments on the pros and cons.
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Wed 1-08-18 21:33
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Double post deleted. However, I can also mention that I have learned that the new gondola doesn't go as far up the mountain as I had thought. The top station is just above the Saulochalm hut and the descent from there is not as challenging as the upper slopes (which can still be reached on the Almbahn chairlift).
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Wed 1-08-18 21:26
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The chairlift in the Maiskogel area that Grizzler mentions is being replaced by a gondola for next season. This will go right up the mountain but has a middle station, around where the current lower chairlift top station is, I assume. Details are [url=http://www.k-onnection.com/en]here. The lower area will still be great for intermediate skiers. The upper section is more challenging, I feel. Despite some claims on the Internet, I don't believe that the linking lift from Zell am See to the Saalbach region will be complete for the coming season. You can ski from Zell to Viehhofen, partly on piste, partly on a ski route, but the bottom section of the ZellamSeeExpress gondola to get you back up from Viehhofen isn't there yet. Even the year after it may still be necessary to take a bus from Viehhofen to Saalbach (or the Schönleiten gondola) if you want to reach the Saalbach slopes. I am not sure when the lift linking Viehhofen to the Saalbach area is going to be built. The Kitzsteinhorn glacier area is fine for intermediate skiers. People can learn there too, though in more restricted areas. I assume your beginner snowboarders will go wherever the ski school takes them, Maiskogel or Kitzsteinhorn.
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Fri 27-07-18 12:07
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Our route to the Jufen was the same as we had taken on the second day, when we skied down from the Seenieder (I don't remember exactly where) and then skinned up to the ridge at the Jufen. This time we turned right earlier rather than continuing along the ridge and that was the entry to the valley of the Pletzergraben. We didn't climb up the Wildseeloder at all, although another group did ski there the week before (though not, as I had feared, on the the front with the Herrgott Rinne where the free ride pros skied). I can take this chance to add a couple of postscripts to my report. Skiing down from the Jufen to the Hörndlinger Graben it is now possible, snow permitting, to ski right to the middle station of the (relatively new) TirolS gondola and take that up to the bottom of the Reckmoos Süd lift, rather than having to climb up to that. And in the following May I had an unexpected visit from Robert Trixl, the instructor on the course. On his mountain bike he had gone back to the slope where I had my big fall and now returned my lost sun specs! That's what I call a service over and above the call of duty!!
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Thu 19-07-18 19:31
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and chimneys get v hot. Which may be why the sweep has to check them every three months here, a legal requirement, I believe. Annoys me a bit, especially as I haven't used my stove in the last two winters :( but probably it is sensible.
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Fri 29-06-18 12:32
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Thu 21-06-18 12:42
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@Drammeister, probably true but the trend seems to be to build gondolas nowadays - better for kids. And as you said, it may be looking to future link with St. Johann which would certainly make the area busier.
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Mon 18-06-18 14:54
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I had always imagined the link from St. Johann to the Kitzbüheler Horn would be just up over the north face but maybe they are indeed thinking of linking over the ridge to the Raintal (sometime in the future), although I would have imagined there might be avalanche dangers there. I suppose they may be able to keep that under control. The replacement gondola in the Raintal and the new Brunellenfeld chairlift are being installed this summer. On the St. Johann side I had hoped that the Jodlalm chairlift might be replaced this summer but I haven't heard any more about this.
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Thu 14-06-18 13:12
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Oops! I answered the question as though it applied to Fieberbrunn, not Saalbach - sorry. radar’s answer applies more directly to Saalbach. Though the Spielberghaus is well out of the centre of Saalbach, no doubt the Freeride Skischool will meet people in the town.
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Thu 14-06-18 11:58
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I have had good experience on a freeride course given by the S4 Snowsports ski school: https://www.s4-fieberbrunn.at/en/skischool-adults/private-instructor/ (my report on this is at http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=2008882&highlight=trixl#2008882 The instructor I had didn't work fulltime for S4, though). And I have also had good instruction from the Fieberbrunn Ski School Widmann: https://www.skischule-fieberbrunn.at/en/rates.html .
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Mon 21-05-18 10:52
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My theory is that, if you're skiing properly (at least on less gnarly stuff as I do), it doesn't take too much effort. So I'm hoping to keep skiing for a some years yet. Up till now that has worked, with only a few twinges here and there (and that's without any real exercising except a little walking in the summer). My other incentive is that I aim to keep my lift costs down to €10 per day. And that means I have to ski more days every year as the prices go up :lol:
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Thu 17-05-18 23:26
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Interesting, though it made me glad that I haven't been back on the Kitzsteinhorn since the end of April :lol:
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Mon 23-04-18 14:40
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I had some pleasant hours skiing at Kitzbühel on Friday. There were only a few lifts running, which led to confusion on my part initially. I drove first to the Fleckalmbahn near Kirchberg, where I usually start my Kitzbühel skiing, but found that it wasn't operating. Ooops. But the solution wasn't difficult. I moved on to the Hahnenkammbahn gondola and went up the hill from there (after exchanging my car park ticket for the one which gives skiers free parking - at times when the Fleckalm car park isn't being used). http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1014/medium/IMG_24501.JPG Going up in the gondola it was clear there wasn't much snow remaining at valley level. But, as the photo above shows, the Family Streif piste was still open, here winding down the Ganslernhang (where the Hahnenkamm slalom race takes place). I skied the Family Streif a little later and the snow wasn't at all bad, soft lower down but frozen up top. Here's a view over Kitzbühel to the Kitzbüheler Horn, taken from the Hausberg Kante. http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1014/medium/IMG_2455.JPG Only the Hahnenkamm and the Steinbergkogel/Jufen pistes were skiable. There was still plenty of snow higher up. This photo was taken as I went up the Steinbergkogel chairlift. http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1014/medium/IMG_2451.JPG And here another taken from the Jufen Steilhang with the Steinbergkogel and Jufen slopes on the right. http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1014/medium/IMG_2467.JPG It was a bluebird day with very few skiers on the slopes. Beautiful. I skied for four hours, till about one o'clock. And my day ended with more confusion. When I had finally skied down the Family Streif again (via the Super-G start for a change), leaving the car park, I ended up stuck at the level crossing there. There was quite a delay and the gates seemed confused, opening once but not showing any green light before closing again. Eventually I and others decided to turn around and drive into town by the back road. That evolution wasn't too successful, for we all ended up in another traffic jam when a digger was being loaded onto a trailer. I suspect that more patience would have got me across the level crossing quicker :lol: http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1014/medium/IMG_2477.JPG But it all added to the interest and another good day's skiing.
Poster: A snowHead
Thu 12-04-18 22:35
Replies: 59
And conditions are still pretty good, at least up at Pass Thurn where I was today. My original intention was rather to go to the Fleckalmbahn and ski the Kirchberg side to the Steinbergkogel. But when I looked at the Kitzski website this morning it only showed pistes open in the Pass Thurn area, so there I went and indeed from a distance it did look as though the Fleckalmbahn wasn't running. In retrospect I think now that it was probably closed for today because of high winds (this evening it is shown as running - strangely this morning the website didn't display any lifts). At Pass Thurn the wind was blowing quite strongly in the valley but it was surprisingly never bad higher up. I arrived about 10 o'clock and had the whole area entirely to myself (apart from a couple of touring skiers going uphill) for about the first hour. The lifts were even started specially for me - that's what I call service! Here's a view of the crowds on the Hanglalm... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1014/medium/IMG_2409.JPG The pistes were perfecly prepared up top, though with heavier snow on the valley runs. The website, which seems to have been completely mucked up this morning, has shown pistes open as far as the Trattenbach lift. But that wasn't the case at all. The Hartkaser chairlift was as far as one could ski - here was the end of the road up there, looking over to the Zweitausender chair, which wasn't running... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1014/medium/IMG_2417.JPG There were dark clouds over the Hohe Tauern mountains to the south but the sun shone on the Resterkogel slopes for most of the day... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1014/medium/IMG_2415.JPG By about midday a few more people had arrived but there was never more than a handful of skiers on the slopes. I skied on the Hartkaser and Hanglalm for a while and by the time I arrived back atop the Resterkogel the Panorama gondola was running. There were also a couple of pistebashers piling up snow there for next season (which starts on 13th Octber - only six months away :) )... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1014/medium/IMG_2424.JPG The pile of snow (and two other pistebashers being used to anchor the working machines) blocked the normal entry to piste 77 but there was a detour round the area where the snow was being gathered, so I had a couple of runs down to the middle station of the Panoramabahn at Breitmoos, quite hard work in the heavier snow. But nevertheless it was a very enjoyable and interesting day, the first time I have skied at Pass Thurn outside the main season.
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Wed 11-04-18 14:23
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I had a good day skiing on the Kitzsteinhorn yesterday. The weather was rather dull and overcast at the start but the sun did come out after lunch. Here's a photo from the late afternoon, looking out from the top station of the GletscherJet 4 gondola... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1000/medium/IMG_2401.JPG Particularly early on the snow was very hard-packed, not actually icy but tending that way. The only powder seemed to be in hollows where it had been blown by the wind. The off piste wasn't very inviting, mostly tracked out and rutted where immediately accessible. There were all ages on the Black Mamba, like the young skier in this photo (and me)... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1000/medium/IMG_2399.JPG There were some novelties, e.g. a new piste leading from the top station of the Sonnenkarbahn I chairlift down to the bottom of the Scheibinger lift (at least, I don't remember ever seeing that area pisted, usually it is mogully off piste - don't worry, there are still loads of bumps there)... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1000/medium/IMG_2386.JPG Something else I have never seen anywhere is that the ski holders on the Gletscherjet 4 gondola had been closed off, I presume to make them less susceptible to the wind (it was quite windy at times)... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1000/medium/IMG_2400.JPG All in all good skiing on slopes which were pretty quiet, though there were a number of groups around. As an aside, I checked out the building progress in Kaprun at the foot of the Maiskogel (where a gondola is being installed this summer - as the first stage of the lift connection from the village to the glacier area, which should be completed next year). There the new adminsitration building is rising. The old chairlift is still there (without chairs) but looks as though it has been prepared for demolition.
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Wed 4-04-18 9:10
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Wed 7-03-18 20:48
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Fieberbrunn has a camp site pretty well adjacent to the lifts: [url=https://www.tirol-camp.at/en/49.html]Fieberbrunn Tirol Camp. As well as the Fieberbrunn pistes this could give you access to Saalbach, Hinterglemm & Leogang (though note that the Snow Card Tirol pass does not cover the area in Salzburger Land, i.e. Saalbach, etc.).
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Tue 13-02-18 14:58
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You have to buy the ticket from the airport to Munich Ost at the airport, usually from a ticket machine, though I think you can probably also buy them at the help desk.
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Tue 30-01-18 21:35
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F34 and F35 are proper ski routes and not pisted. I haven't skied them often and would say they require pretty high competence and experience of skiing in deep snow. You could try F33 at the top of the Hochhörndl, quite steep, to give you a feel of what you might face on the other routes but with an easier out back to the piste. Once you're committed to the other routes it is quite a way back to the piste.
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Sun 28-01-18 19:36
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The Schönleitenbahn gondola at Vorderglemm before Saalbach village is the nearest starting point to your base. And if you want to try the far end of the Glemmtal you could drive on to the parking at the Zwölferkogel gondola (after the tunnel on the main road). I'm not sure whether the underground parking in the centre of Saalbach is free.
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Sun 14-01-18 22:30
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I seem to be lucky when I visit Rauris, for today was another perfect bluebird day. With a couple of friends, I had a great time in both parts of the Rauris area, starting off as usual on the Kreuzboden side (using the Waldalmbahn gondola) and later moving over to the Hochalm pistes. Here is a photo looking up piste 9 alongside the Waldalmbahn (actually from last year but today the piste was just about as empty most of the time)... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1148/medium/IMG_6395.JPG The snow was good, often sugary and soft but basically hard-packed with some polished bits. When we were on the Hochalm side, we skied once down black piste 5 to the valley. This is the view looking down to the village of Rauris... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1148/medium/IMG_14451.JPG And just to show that we managed it, here are my friends at the top of the Gratlift T-bar, one of the steepest I know... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1148/medium/IMG_14501.JPG It was a very pleasant day and at the end we walked along Rauris' attractive main street and enjoyed a Glühwein in the Stadl Café.
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Fri 12-01-18 22:06
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Note that free travel on the trains for skiers is only from 08:30 to 18:00 - see https://www.kitzski.at/de/bergurlaub-tirol/anreise/mit-dem-streifzug-gratis-ins-skigebiet.html (I've only found this explanation in German). And Westendorf station is quite a way from the village. Note also that SkiWelt and Kitzbühel ski passes are only valid in their own areas. To ski in both areas, e.g. skiing over from Westendorf and then skiing the Kitzbühel pistes, you need a pass like the Kitzbüheler Alpen Allstar Card. It is true, I believe, that in the SkiWelt the pistes are numbered by the lifts they lead to. But I never understood that until it was explained here on snowHeads and I can't say I use the knowledge on the slopes (I can seldom remember the numbers).
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Fri 12-01-18 21:50
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@rg1, I must say that I rather enjoy blue Asten piste 20. And it does lead to the Einsiedelei, one of the best restaurants on the hill :D
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Fri 12-01-18 18:47
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All I can answer is to confirm that the connection to the Kitzbühel area does still involve taking the bus from the bottom of the KiWest piste to the Pengelstein I gondola.
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Thu 11-01-18 16:20
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@moonshine, have fun! Skied the area again today but overcast. Still enjoyable. Seemed there were less people around.
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Wed 10-01-18 22:58
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Just had a great day skiing the Kitzbühel Ski Safari. Our group met up at the top of the Hahnenkammbahn and there we were able to see the busy preparations for next week's Hahnenkamm Race - here at the Start House... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1014/medium/IMG_13721.JPG And a loudspeaker stand being installed, looking the other way down the Startschuss to the Mausefalle... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1014/medium/IMG_1373.JPG After a brief diversion down the Brunn piste 27b, we continued on the Safari, going over the 3S gondola but missing out Jochberg. Here's a view from the southern end of the Safari, looking from near the top of the Hanglalm lift towards the Resterhöhe... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1014/medium/IMG_1378.JPG Although the slopes were quite busy, we didn't queue for many lifts. Snow was generally good, softening somewhat in the sun but still with some hard, polished sections, e.g. on our return run on pistes 75 down from the Zweitausender and 62 from the Bärenbadkogel. Elsewhere there was sugary snow. This is a photo taken on the Talsen chairlift as we approached the 3S gondola on our way back to Kitzbühel. http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1014/medium/IMG_13921.JPG Very enjoyable!
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Tue 9-01-18 18:57
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Cortina d'Ampezzo?
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 5-01-18 23:24
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Another possibility would be Lofer with skiing on the Loferer Alm. An attractive small-ish area. I'm not sure what the best access method (without your own car) would be. The nearest station would be Saalfelden. Which would suggest yet another possibility, Maria Alm, opening up the extensive Hochkönig area.
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Wed 3-01-18 9:00
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4a was quite busy at times but this is about the busiest week of the season. We had 4b virtually to ourselves at the end of the day :D
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Tue 2-01-18 23:31
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I have repeated the above skiing visits, yesterday to the Steinplatte and Winklmoosalm and today skiing in St. Johann. The weather wasn't so fine as on my presvious visit. Yesterday it was mostly overcast, though with tempting blue sky in the distance. With a friend I also skied over the border to the Winklmooslam in Germany and included skiing down the track to the Seegatterl car park in our itinerary. This isn't wildly exciting and is indeed rather flat at the bottom but the run is picturesque... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1032/medium/IMG_1233.JPG Here's a view over the Steinplatte area towards the end of the day when there was a little blue sky... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1032/medium/IMG_1237.JPG Today in St. Johann it snowed quite heavily in the morning and we spent most of our time skiing on the excellent piste alongside the new 6-seater Eichenhof chairlift. At one point the weather appeared to be improving and we set out to ski over to the Oberndorf side. However, by the time we reached the top of the Jodlalm chairlift it was again snowing with a chilly wind, so we abandoned that plan and continued to ski the Eichenhof slopes, despite these sometimes being covered in mists... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1034/medium/IMG_1247.JPG We soon retired for lunch to the Grander Schupf restaurant and there we had a visit from three Wise Men ("Sternsinger")... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1034/medium/IMG_1255.JPG Later on the weather did improve, so that we did reach the Oberndorf side of the St. Johann ski area. And this was the view looking down to the bottom station of the new Eichenhof gondola on our last run back to the car... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1034/medium/IMG_1263.JPG The skiing was hard work at times but still enjoyable. The slopes were moderately busy but without any notable queuing for the lifts.
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Tue 26-12-17 22:40
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I had a great day's skiing today in Zell am See. Arriving there about 10:40 I had my first ride on the new Areitbahn I, without queuing despite the car parks being very full... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1036/medium/IMG_11751.JPG The renewed lift isn't the only recent development in the Zell am See area. At the top of the Areitbahn I, just beside the Areitalm, there is a new restaurant, the Areit Lounge with fine views from its terrace. http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1036/medium/IMG_1179.JPG Another development this year (I think) is that the big building at the top of the Schmitten has renamed itself Berghotel Schmitten and offers 'Ski in - Ski out & Spa'. I had the impression that some additions had been made on the other side of the building but can't swear to that. http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1036/medium/IMG_1185.JPG However, I didn't check out any of these architectural changes but concentrated on skiing. And that was very good. Although the slopes were busy, there was virtually no queuing for the lifts. The snow was in general hard-packed, polished in some places but also softening on the Sonnenseite in the afternoon. The main part of my day was skiing all now six valley runs (or almost valley runs, counting the piste served by the Zell am See Xpress gondola which will later link to Viehhofen in the Glemmtal). The Trass run, piste 14, provides a board describing the descent (and allowing a photographer to get his breath back - I'm more in the 10 minute group of skiers) http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1036/medium/IMG_1186.JPG Another novelty is that an entry to the ski route X4 leading down to Viehhofen from the Tannwald run, piste 21, is now signposted from just beside the Zell am See Xpress's bottom station (current bottom, later middle station when the lower section has been built). On the piste map the ski route is shown leaving piste 21 higher up and that's how I had understood it till now. http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1036/medium/IMG_1192.JPG When I came back up in the Zell am See Xpress I travelled in a Jukeboxx cabin for the first time. There we certainly had music but I didn't succeed in making my own choice with my smartphone as I believe should be possible. No Elgar, Beethoven or even the Blue Danube which I felt Austria must offer. And then I was almost caught in an avalanche when snow thundered off the roof of the top station of the lift while I was taking this photo. What one risks for snowHeads :lol: http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1036/medium/IMG_1195.JPG An excellent day.
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Mon 25-12-17 23:36
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Yesterday afternoon I skied for a couple of hours on the Steinplatte at Waidring and from there skied over the border to the Winklmoosalm in Germany. It was a beautifully sunny day. This photo is of the Rossalm chairlift on the Winklmoosalm... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1032/medium/IMG_1150.JPG The Winklmoosalm is perfect for learning skiers. The Steinplatte offers pistes for intermediates and up top on the Plattenkogel some challenging steeper slopes. This is a view down the Nordhang, the area's only black piste and with the main area in the background... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1032/medium/IMG_1155.JPG The snow was mostly hard packed and off piste more like frozen icing sugar than powder (but not so bad on the Nordhang). There is one development in the Steinplatte area. They have built a new reservoir for snowmaking near the top of the Plattenkogel, the highest point in the ski area. This has blocked off the upper part of piste 7, which leads back down to the Kammerkör area (turning right once off the lifts). Now you have to ski the slope that in the past I have always looked on as a "shortcut" down to the middle of piste 7. Here's a photo of the top of the reservoir... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1032/medium/IMG_1156.JPG Like yesterday, today was another bluebird day and I skied in St. Johann in Tirol with johnbarr. There were rather more skiers on the slopes than in recent days but still no queuing for lifts. Snow was again mostly very hard, polished in some places but mostly reasonably grippy. It was good skiing. Here's a photo looking to the Wilder Kaiser mountains from beside the top station of the Bauernalm gondola... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1034/medium/IMG_1170.JPG
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Sat 23-12-17 15:03
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Everyone should ski in the rain at least once. I was soaked to the skin on my first ever ski day in Glenshee 55 years ago. Didn't stop me having a few more days skiing :D
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Fri 22-12-17 17:55
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Is there a T-Bar at Spieleck? Dont remember seeing one? Thought it was just the Spieleck 6er chair? Not any more but there was up till a couple of years ago. You can still ski the pistes, e.g. piste 19, from the top of the Spieleck 6er chair.
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Tue 19-12-17 12:00
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@altis, :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Mon 18-12-17 22:13
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And here are some photos... First a view showing the area beside the Grander Schupf restaurant, with the top station of the new gondola and the bottom station of the 6-seater Eichenhof chairlift... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1034/medium/IMG_1111.JPG And here's the view looking the other way, showing a bit more of the chairlift than just the roof... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1034/medium/IMG_1103.JPG And this is further up the hill, looking down the piste beside the new chairlift, near the spot where there were trees previously and now the piste has been widened (as it has been just below the top station of the gondola - where earlier you had to go under the T-bar)... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1034/medium/IMG_11101.JPG It was a beautifully sunny day to start with (I only went out about one o'clock) but clouded over and darkened later. The snow was great and the pistes still largely empty, though some ski school groups with kids did appear. I am happy for SkiStar (the Swedish lift company who built the new lifts) that the season has started so well after their major investment - fortune favours the brave! After skiing for a while in the Eichenhof area, I went up the Harschbichl gondola and had one run down to the Oberndorf side. All very enjoyable.
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Mon 18-12-17 18:50
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Fri 8-12-17 20:23
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Had another great day skiing the Ski Circus on Thursday and where able to ski a full anticlockwise circuit, starting from Leogang. Virtually everything was open, the only restrictions I noticed were that the Spieleck lift, the far corner (Zehner 6er lift) and piste 15 on the Zwölferkogel and the Zwölfer Nord and lower section of the Schattberg pistes were closed. The Jausern run, 2b, was open and in good condition.
And they're a friendly bunch.
Thu 7-12-17 0:25
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However you certainly were lucky with all that off- piste powder. Much more to discover I’m sure! And here's a photo of me trying to discover a ski which had gone its own way on the Asitz in Leogang... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1023/medium/IMG_29811.JPG Luckily, it did turn upgain, so nothing stopped us having another great bluebird day in Leogang. Even discovering that the link to Saalbach wasn't open hardly spoiled things, for there was enough to do in Leogang, including half a dozen runs down to the valley - here's our skiline for the day... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1023/medium/Screen_Shot_2017-12-07_at_00_18_04.png The link to Saalbach will be open tomorrow, Thursday - we hadn't realised that the information about the link which we had seen in Fieberbrunn on Monday, i.e. that the link was closed from 4th-6th December, applied to the Leogang-Saalbach link too. This was the view looking up the Asitz from the Asitzgipfel chairlift... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1023/medium/IMG_0993.JPG And the Leoganger Steinberge in the evening light as we skied down for the last time... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/1023/medium/IMG_1007.JPG
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