Ski Club 2.0 Home
Snow Reports
FAQFAQ

Mail for help.Help!!

Log in to snowHeads to make it MUCH better!
Username:-
 Password:
Remember me:
durr, I forgot...
Or Register
(to be a proper snow-head, all official-like!)
Search found 3510 matches (ignoring forums: None. Change)
snowHeads Forum Index
Poster: A snowHead
Sat 25-02-17 20:22
Replies: 86
No one ever told me this but I wish they had. If all the instructors are wearing long macs, go back home.
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Sat 25-02-17 18:19
Replies: 159
Not sure but looks a bit like the back bowls at Le tour.
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Fri 24-02-17 18:20
Replies: 86
Put your downhill ski on first.
You need to Login to know who's who.
Wed 22-02-17 16:57
Replies: 192
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Sun 19-02-17 13:29
Replies: 1206
We had skied off the back of chamois, and were arriving at the Cervinia system at its first point coming up the valley. So @compostcorner, is the winner. Chamois btw is a delightful tiny resort.
You'll need to Register first.
Sun 19-02-17 11:09
Replies: 1206
@Canuck, Getting closer.
Well, it's only polite to Register
Sun 19-02-17 8:35
Replies: 1206
Not Cham or brum. Clue it's Italy.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Sat 18-02-17 22:04
Replies: 1206
I'm afraid it's a bit off piste.
Then you'll get to see more forums.
Sat 18-02-17 16:31
Replies: 385
@admin, well put. An expert view. http://www.henrysavalanchetalk.com/lessons-from-tignes-avalanche-accident/
And post your own questions...
Tue 14-02-17 20:25
Replies: 6
Grimodet. Good snow on and off piste, but the next few sunny days may see the off change. Sorry for the sideways picture.
which other snowHeads love to answer.
Tue 14-02-17 20:23
Replies: 6
All lifts now open. The run skiers left off grimodet is closed I think for avalanche safety.
And they're a friendly bunch.
Fri 10-02-17 16:39
Replies: 151
Great conditions today. 8 inches of powder on the pistes first thing. Lovely in the off only issue was the vis. Mainly poor but did clear a little late on.
You know it makes sense.
Tue 7-02-17 22:01
Replies: 159
@offpisteskiing, jeessss had to Google that, and what a "nozzaesque" article I found :-D http://www.sunrockice.com/docs/Heuristic%20traps%20IM%202004.pdf But so true on the Acceptance The acceptance heuristic is the tendency to engage in activities that we think will get us noticed or accepted by people we like or respect, or by people who we want to like or respect us. We are socialized to this heuristic from a very young age, and because we are so vulnerable to it, it’s no surprise that it figures prominently among the heuristic traps embedded in advertising messages. You didn't need to google it, this text is linked in a post by me in the post above this one.
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Mon 6-02-17 21:56
Replies: 159
@Weathercam, so what did go wrong!
Poster: A snowHead
Mon 6-02-17 17:45
Replies: 38
A 100ml (will do a tank full) of this might be easier than a fan heater.
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Sat 4-02-17 16:50
Replies: 159
@Weathercam, if you had popped the bag you could have been carried along by the snow and mangled in the trees. As to why, you might have answered that. You decided that you would stick to 25%, then "dropped in".. Two major bits of good luck, if you count finding a ski! Pity the poor girl who had to ski out on your scott.
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Fri 3-02-17 8:40
Replies: 192
@alfgrey, the best forecast is here. http://m.chamonix-meteo.com/en/index.php
You need to Login to know who's who.
Fri 3-02-17 8:27
Replies: 192
@alfgrey, don't despair there's been half decent on piste skiing all along. There's also a big dump due in this weekend and as I look out of the window I can see it snowed down to about 1300m last night although the visibility is poor with low cloud. You will need to think about where in the valley you go skiing as a lot of it will be challenging to a second week skier. Maybe start at le tour or les Houches and see how it goes.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Thu 2-02-17 9:04
Replies: 192
@pred02, top tip for Chamonix. Go to the ticket office at montenvers. There is seldom a queue, the staff speak good English and they will have the time to sort out the right pass.
You'll need to Register first.
Thu 2-02-17 8:59
Replies: 36
@Debra, I skied it a couple of days ago and found it very tricky, and I'm one of the best skiers on the internet. If you do get a lesson then you might want to focus on side slipping which is a get out of jail free card.
Well, it's only polite to Register
Tue 31-01-17 20:03
Replies: 13
@biddpyat, pila is our local resort this winter we are just 12 mins to the Aosta lift up to pila. It's perfect for a couple of days, quite a few blacks, plenty of good off piste, lots of good cafes on the hill and reasonably priced. It has enjoyed good snow in this challenging season and doesn't suffer from wind like Le Thule or Cervinia. Courmayeur is similar but maybe with a more interesting town and night life. As @Jake43, says you can stay in Aosta and take the gondola.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Mon 30-01-17 9:37
Replies: 20
There are quite a few around. Movement as a manufacturer feature lots. Whitedot also have a carbon option on their skis. If you look for touring skis they will be lighter. Black Crow have freebird options on some of their range which are light. Also think about bindings as some can add considerably to the overall weight. There are a couple of downsides to a light set up; they are unlikely to be as robust as standard skis, and when skiing variable snow they tend to get deflected more, particularly with very light skimo oriented skis.
Then you'll get to see more forums.
Sat 28-01-17 9:29
Replies: 192
And post your own questions...
Fri 27-01-17 16:59
Replies: 9
120 underfoot, maybe she thought it was a snowboard!
which other snowHeads love to answer.
Thu 26-01-17 21:29
Replies: 4
I skinned up it today. Some nice soft snow. They seem to be trying to get it open! @Kenski, is right though, it does get lots of sunshine.
And they're a friendly bunch.
Thu 26-01-17 15:58
Replies: 3723
It's snowing in Pila. Not a lot but it's snowing.
You know it makes sense.
Wed 25-01-17 21:10
Replies: 3723
@snowheads68, it might be sublimation, where moisture vapour percolates up from the ground then forms solid crystals on the surface. With subsequent snow this can form a dangerous layer in the snowpack. I've seen it form large diamond shapes, very beautiful.
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Wed 25-01-17 7:22
Replies: 127
From the "chamonarde". "The Valley Blanche, though possible, remains complicated and only suitable for very good skiers/alpinists with glacier travel skills." That probably means no.
Poster: A snowHead
Sun 22-01-17 20:50
Replies: 53
@AndAnotherThing.., really enjoying the change of scene. Lots of new resorts, more sunshine, and more open also less claustrophobic. It's not the same on the social side, but I have popped over the hill a couple of times, including Friday when I had a little skin up to Loriaz for lunch with my daughter. I think we have had the best of the snow too.
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Sun 22-01-17 17:18
Replies: 53
@VolklAttivaS5, I've stayed in both. Argentiere better for access to the best skiing, but can get very cold at night. Chamonix better for shops, bars and socialising.
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Wed 18-01-17 9:45
Replies: 3723
@Weathercam, was at Crevacol this week. The first rule of Crevacol.. Joking aside we had a great day, f cold but the off was badly wind affected.
You need to Login to know who's who.
Wed 18-01-17 8:03
Replies: 192
@P10DW, http://www.chamonix.com/lifts,88,en.html
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Tue 17-01-17 17:30
Replies: 4
Good question. They were pisteing the runs over there but hadn't opened them.
You'll need to Register first.
Sun 15-01-17 7:38
Replies: 3723
It was bitter cold on the hill in Aosta yesterday. Bring your warmest clothes if you're heading out.
Well, it's only polite to Register
Fri 13-01-17 16:13
Replies: 192
@HeidiAmsterdam, you can get a train from valorcine hourly which will take you to Argentiere and Flegere. Le Tour can be accessed directly by gondola from Valorcine.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Fri 13-01-17 14:26
Replies: 192
A bit higher up. Note the fresh snow.
Then you'll get to see more forums.
Fri 13-01-17 14:23
Replies: 192
@HammondR, sorry about that. It was all a bit hit and miss. We hadn't a clue what we might do until we got up. The question was, how far in an hour, the answer was, not far enough. I was supposed to be skiing all day with Ali but the baby sitter cried off so we only had a couple of hours to play. Interesting all the same. I'll let you know when I'm coming over next time, also when I'm planning to be in Courmayeur.
And post your own questions...
Fri 13-01-17 12:03
Replies: 192
A rare mission to Cham today. Skinning at les Houches. It was bonkers at the ticket office. Lots of new snow but not as much as forecast.
which other snowHeads love to answer.
Tue 10-01-17 17:45
Replies: 8
Skied Pila today. Start didnt look promising with low cloud and no sun forecast, but it turned out a lovely day. It did feel cold, but with no wind, hazy sunshine, turning to light snow later, combined with pistes in great condition and few people it was a very nice day's skiing. Extensive snow making caused the odd run to be closed but still mainly open. The off wasn't really on with a dusting over some hard lumps.
And they're a friendly bunch.
Mon 9-01-17 17:54
Replies: 3723
Mares' tails in the sky over Aosta this afternoon. It begins.
Page 1 of 88 Page 1, 2, 3 ... 86, 87, 88  Next
All times are GMT
Go to:  



Derived from phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group & 2004-2013 snowHeads.com Terms and conditions  Privacy Policy