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Poster: A snowHead
Tue 21-03-17 17:24
Replies: 405
Forecast for next 4 days looks horrendous - heavy precipitation with the FL at around the 2,200 mark :( :( :( What areas should we stick to assuming that most lifts are open (if winds stay relatively moderate as the current runs suggest)?
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Sun 19-03-17 20:19
Replies: 405
Thanks for the update@JohnMo, let's see what the week holds ...
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Sun 19-03-17 19:09
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Bergfex forecast for Zermatt looks very "interesting" next week - taking a good book with me as if it comes true we'll be confined to the treelined stuff.
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Sun 19-03-17 14:42
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Did yesterday's rain cause a lot of damage further down? Forecast for next week a bit too volatile at the moment for my liking - keeps chopping and changing but 2 common themes remain : high FLs and wind (aaargh)
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Sat 18-03-17 23:37
Replies: 456
Is there even any reason to get up tomorrow morning for skiing (or the rest of the week)? So warm and high fl! :( Yes, it's late March.
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Thu 16-03-17 19:38
Replies: 215
Thanks all - we've just pressed "buy" on the Session, an SD card and a cheap accessory pack. He was desperate to get the GoPro and who I was to argue after a shit day at work. It's his money, I hope he looks after it as he's not getting a replacement if he breaks it. He'll get a lot out of it - he loves doing rails and jumps in the snow park and is very creative too.@bar shaker, good point, I'm viewing it as his first foray into this type of stuff. I'm sure he'll progress to the Hero in a couple of years.
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Thu 16-03-17 13:45
Replies: 215
franga How life has changed. I wanted an Intrepid Black Prince fishing reel when I was 9. My nan bought me one with the Green Shield stamps she had saved up. How true ...
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Thu 16-03-17 10:27
Replies: 215
My 9Y old is desperate to buy his first Go-Pro (he has £200 pocket / birthday / Christmas money to spend). The only viable option is the Sessions camera (£159 on Amazon at the moment). The reviews are positive and at that price point he can't have an all-singing-all-dancing gadget. Only concern is that some users have commented that the battery and, hence, the camera itself, is liable to freezing when exposed to cold temps (nothing excessive). Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Thanks
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Wed 15-03-17 17:13
Replies: 405
Are you still out @JohnMo? How are the pistes holding up? Still out in Valais. But I am round the corner at a mate's at Nendaz (part of 4 valleys with Verbier). The conditions in the two places tend to be fairly comparable. Superb piste conditions up high. And the famous Tortin itinerary run was in excellent condition this afternoon. However get below about 2000m and it turns into a slush fest. We foolishly skied down to 1500m. One of our mates is not that good a skier. He does snowplough turns. Doing snowplough turns in slush is not recommended. He flipped and has smashed his shoulder. He is now on a flight back to U.K. tomorrow. We are anaesthetising him with alcohol this evening. We are thinking of heading to mine over in Zermatt (Täsch) for the weekend as there is more higher stuff. Thanks very much. Hope your mate recovers fast - not what you need on a ski holiday. We are back next Wednesday for 4 days - looking forward to it even though the FL looks on the high side.
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Wed 15-03-17 16:17
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Wed 15-03-17 14:20
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Are you still out @JohnMo? How are the pistes holding up?
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Tue 14-03-17 10:01
Replies: 15
My view is that on top of what has already been said you should seriously think about investing in a new board, bindings and boots - I didn't try the Assassin before I bought it but I was really reassured by what the TSA (Ells Brigham) in Manchester had to say - maybe I was lucky in that I now own and ride a board that I truly like. If you have a trip coming up you could hire 2-3 boards that suit your requirements and see what they feel like? Salomon have test camps across Europe and North America.
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Tue 14-03-17 8:19
Replies: 15
Good advice from @Richard_Sideways here ... I now make sure that I have 1-2-1 sessions or attend development clinics once every 2 years or so. It's amazing what a little bit of fine-tuning can do to how your ride and, more importantly, how much you enjoy riding.
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Mon 13-03-17 23:07
Replies: 11
Have you tried Vanish for biological stains? It worked on my 6Y old's jacket - only left it on for 2-3 minutes, then washed it and reproofed it with the ever reliable Nikwax. Having said that his jacket is grey / red - is yours a light colour?
Poster: A snowHead
Mon 13-03-17 23:04
Replies: 15
@Danz, I have been boarding for 20 years now (I'm 44Y old too) - for the last 8 years I have been riding a Rome Solution with various binding combinations ... I feel I have been relatively complacent in recent years though, my riding became a bit lazy and I wasn't particularly enjoying challenging conditions (ice / hard pack / bumps or steep blacks) - the board seemed to struggle with me too ... it felt a bit judderish, unresponsive etc. I tried to mistakenly compensate for all these deficiencies by tightening my boots or bindings more than I should be doing - result was obviously tight feet, restricted blood flow, leg pain etc. My wife then offered to buy me a new board / bindings for Christmas ... after much deliberation and research I opted for the Salomon Assassin with Union bindings. I've used it for a total of 10 days since - it's been an absolute revelation. It handles European hardpack amazingly well (responsive on the turn, smooth, stable at speed etc) but has also performed very very well in powder (2 weeks ago in Val d'Isere). I love it. And I think it has reinvigorated my love with boarding too. Have a look at it ...
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Fri 10-03-17 18:42
Replies: 456
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Fri 10-03-17 17:51
Replies: 87
Espace Killy is a skiers paradise and beats anything in Austria or Switzerland. Agreed.
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Fri 10-03-17 17:28
Replies: 87
I love Zermatt - it's not my favourite ski area (I'm a boarder and the EK edges it for me) but we always tend to have our boys' long weekends there every March. 10 days to go for the 2017 instalment. The scenery is amazing, the food (Chez Vrony, lamb at the Schafferstube, Zum See and the Etoile over in Italy) and service first class and the town is very attractive with an enviable setting. It doesn't feel fake at all. It also feels much more civilised than many of the other world-class resorts. Plus what's not to like about the train from Zurich (we prefer Zurich as trains much nicer than the ones from GVA) - sit back, crack open a bottle of red and, sit back and relax ...
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Fri 10-03-17 11:33
Replies: 405
Just booked a cheeky 4 day trip in 10 days - staying at the Christiania as our normal haunt, Hotel Phoenix, is full. Anyone stayed here?
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Thu 9-03-17 17:07
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Wed 8-03-17 22:12
Replies: 98
@Corky, thanks very much. Turning our attention to Verbier - gutted as was really looking forward to it ... we've just left it too late. Thanks again.
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Wed 8-03-17 18:55
Replies: 135
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Wed 8-03-17 18:28
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All - there's a chance we (annual lads trip) might be doing Verbier in a couple of weeks. Booked flights to Zurich with a view to going to St Anton or Ischgl but accommodation is in very short supply there. We can stay at the Farinet if we go to V. Are we better off getting a train to Martigny or Le Chable. If the Le Chable gondola is shut how much will a taxi to resort cost? Thanks!
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Wed 8-03-17 8:22
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You are right @Corky! Some good hotels in Galtur and Kappl show availability - is there any nightlife / soul there and can we access the main ski area easily or shall we leave it for another year?
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Tue 7-03-17 23:27
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Ischgl experts - contemplating a long weekend boys trip in a couple of weeks ... we have flights to Zurich booked. Do we get a train to Landeck and then a taxi to resort? Also any hotel recommendations - normally stay in 4-5* boutique hotels. Ta
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Tue 7-03-17 11:30
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Local papers now reporting that there were no deaths or serious injuries. Just a few people blown over by the pressure wave ahead of the avalanche. Great news, phew. Is it really bad (weather, wind, visibility etc) out there @chocksaway?
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Tue 7-03-17 10:46
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Sat 4-03-17 17:11
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I'll have that @nozawaonsen, with a fine glass of red.
Poster: A snowHead
Wed 1-03-17 11:08
Replies: 2516
All, do you think Wengen is a good choice for a 4 day lads trip? We normally go to Val d'Isere or Zermatt but fancy a change this year? We are in our mid-40s and tend to stay in boutique hotels / enjoy good food with a couple of reds. We are 2 advanced skiers / 1 advanced boarder. I've been to Murren with Mrs F over the Lauberhorn weekend a couple of years ago - we absolutely loved it. Are piste conditions decent now? Many thanks.
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Wed 1-03-17 8:40
Replies: 1257
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Wed 1-03-17 7:47
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@stanton / @ulmerhutte, we (3 lads) have flights booked to Zurich in 3 weeks time. We are piste skiers / boarders. Are piste conditions decent enough for us to take the plunge and book our train tix and accommodation now? Is the tourist office our best bet for finding somewhere that will gave us for 4 nights? Thanks
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Tue 28-02-17 15:56
Replies: 18
What @jedster says ... I board and I make a concerted effort to flex my knees as much as I can. It will feel as if you're floating over bumps and any terrain anomalies beneath the fresh snow layer. Stop as soon as the legs feel tired.
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Tue 28-02-17 13:27
Replies: 14
@memphis04, there is a large selection of very expensive (in my opinion also overpriced) hotels on the main road and around the front de neige. When visiting with the family (we have 2 young boys) we almost invariably stay in one of Le Ski's (niche chalet TO) chalets. I'll give you 2 hotel options : the Tsanteleina is where I would stay (have had 2 great stays there) with Mrs F - it's right in the centre but pricey (has a spa, pool, trendy bar etc). My favourite though (and this is where we stay on lads' trips) is the L'Avancher. It's a lovely boutique hotel with a great restaurant - it's a 10 min walk to the centre on the road to Le Fornet. It's reasonably priced and with a very friendly owner and great staff. Have a look at their website. I've not stayed here with Mrs F but she had a good look at it last week and she'd like us to stay there when we're next in Val. Good luck.
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Tue 28-02-17 13:04
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@dulcamara, we've just come back from an amazing week in Val d'Isere. Pistes were in a very good condition at the start of the week and got even better following a 10CM top up on Friday. This week's dump will ensure that conditions for piste skiers will remain very good until the end of the season. The pisteurs have done an amazing job and have created a very robust base on all the runs (they acted very quickly during the 2 big snow events to date). I have been to Val d'Isere many times in March / April. You won't regret it.
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Mon 27-02-17 18:08
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Mon 27-02-17 18:07
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@neilkav, I agree with @pam w. Just got back from Val d'Isere. The pistes were in a great condition despite the above freezing temps up to 2,900M. The pisteurs have done an amazing job this year - the piste snow is not going anywhere and with the forecast dumps this week will get even better.
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Sat 25-02-17 6:58
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I'm feeling my 44 years this morning @Steve Angus, I used muscles I never knew I had yesterday. Thanks for a great session, Mrs franga had a blast too. Looks like a lovely day today. See you again soon.
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Sat 25-02-17 6:42
Replies: 97
Some very biased comments here - no, it doesn't always rain in Whistler. We've been to Whistler 4 times, most recent visit was in March 2012 (snowiest March on record) when we skied fresh snow down to village level every single day for 3 weeks. If others have experienced rain then bad luck - it was raining down to village level in Val d'Isere one early March morning a few years ago, we are in Val now getting ready to go out and enjoy the 10CM of snow from yesterday. Weather is just weather. Combining a Whistler trip with a few days in one of the world's amazing cities (Vancouver) or a hop over to Vancouver Island for whale watching is a MUST. Even my 9Y old was commenting how he wished we were in Whistler this week when the French HT lift queues and pushing and shoving got a bit too much.
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Tue 21-02-17 20:28
Replies: 862
Thanks! Lovely morning on good piste snow today ... but bliney it was busy in the Bellevarde sector this PM! Went to see the Val snow show tonight, great spectacle. EK is very special indeed.
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Tue 21-02-17 16:54
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@chocksaway, which high lifts are normally prone to closure from the wind? presume the Motte cable car and the Pissaillas lifts will be the first to shut?
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