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Poster: A snowHead
Tue 18-04-17 15:51
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We have always stayed in Selva, last twice in the Hotel Flora. Comfortable, good food and opposite the ski bus stop. And you can ski pretty much to the back door. Agree re your comments on the Flora, but skiing pretty much to the back door? Which slope is this on? nearest slope I can think of would be the Nives nursery slope, which is hardly near the back door?? Otherwise your looking at the slopes ending at Ciamponi lift station or across the rd; which again are hardly nearby the Flora??
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Mon 27-03-17 9:41
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I actually like the inside bar of Spitzpub. Small,cosy and warm; Perfect!! They also play decent music in there, and the brothers who own it, Mike and Kris, and their bartenders, are all friendly and welcoming. Absolutely agree with that!!
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Mon 27-03-17 8:17
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One of my 2017 Highlights was the evening spent at Spitzbub with Mr and Mrs Tatman and Kiteman69. I have to be honest, it wasn't a bar I have ever used, but after seeing the hoards in the Hinterhag, Mr Tatman suggested there and it was just amazing, I cannot recommend it highly enough, Spaceys singing is jus extraordinary, If you get the chance, go! You won't regret it! Agree on all that. I actually like the inside bar of Spitzpub. Small,cosy and warm; Perfect!!
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Mon 27-03-17 8:12
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Good restautant upstairs too (before security) with a view of the runway and mountains - much better than the offering airside And you can go outside on the balcony for some much needed fresh air. We always go here first and through security at the last minute. Same as Salzburg, no point going through security till you have to as there's virtually nothing in the departure hall.
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Thu 23-03-17 9:26
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@jimmybog, Very interested to read your impressions, and I'm glad that my info was useful. Most visitors are impressed by the general friendliness of the bar and restaurant staff (we're on first name terms with many of them), so I'm surprised that you were left with a different impression. I wonder if you were just unlucky in some of your choices. I note that we don't generally go to a few of the places you mention, such as the relatively new Luiz Alm (too much like a big cafeteria for our liking), the Reiteralm (always seem to be cruising past it on our way to other parts of the valley), Eva Alm (drinks pricier than other bars and not really our scene in winter), Spielberghaus (never been there, except once, briefly, in summer). Also you mention that you barely scratched the surface of the ski area and the night life, and of course you were on half board so would not have seen much of the village restaurants. So I'm quite intrigued and would be interested to know which ones you found less friendly than expected. Having said that, I note that your overall impression was positive and that you're likely to return next year. If you do, let me know, and I'll meet you for a drink and see if I can point you in the direction of some of the best skiing and apres-ski (and the friendlier bars/restaurants!) Thanks Richard The establishments that I personally noticed where the service was less than friendly were at both outside seating areas at the Saalbacherhoff and Luis Alm. I'll PM you the others as I need to check with others from our party. Few of them experienced unfriendly staff, especially in the first few days, but I can't remember if it was in restuarants/bars or shops. The flip side to that, is that we experienced particularly good/friendly service at the Berger prosecco bar, Schwips bar/club beneath Bergers, Burgi's apres, Spitzpub, Bauers Schi alm, Bobby's and hotel dining room. Thus overall the experience was good. Just a shame that it was so noticble by quite a few of us in the first few days. But suspect it was more bad luck than anything. As for next year, looks like we will be coming back. When you have a relatively large party like ours, its usually difficult to choose somewhere to please everyone due to different requirements. Saalbach just seems to tick so many boxes for most of us that its difficult to think where else to go. And yes I will definately contact you when we arrive for some bar/restaurant/best skiing advice. Just out of curiosity, noticed a restaurant/apres bar called Backstatt-Stall near to Bernkogelbahn gondola station and a cellar bar near the church called Zum Turm. what are these like and are they worth a look?
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Wed 22-03-17 11:10
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Not sure how flat the town is but Flachau may fit the bill. I'm sure nursery slopes are in the town. About an hour from Salzburg. Good size ski area with modern lifts. Not sure about creche/nanny though!!
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Wed 22-03-17 9:38
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@jimmybog, we must have been in Spitz Bub at the same time (we were there both nights Spacey was 'singing')! On the Thursday night, we were stood/dancing beside the back wall. I spoke to an English couple stood next to us which may have been you??
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Tue 21-03-17 15:56
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Saalbach trip report: Dates: March 11th to 18th Tour operator: Crystal Ski Party Size: 13, mixture of adults/children Hotel: Sport Hotel Berger Transfer to resort: Straightforward transfer to resort. No waiting for other planes and no detours. Journey took around 1hr 25 minutes. Have to say, the journey passed through a very picturesque part of Germany and Austria. Will certainly make an effort to visit this region in summer time Impressions of Saalbach village: I actually thought Saalbach was a nice village. Quite compact and not much walking required to get anywhere. Lots of bars, restaurants and hire shops but not many other shops. Also quite a busy and lively village and a nice atmosphere. I was also quite impressed with the pedestrian area in HInterglemm and certainly wouldnít have an issue staying there if I had to Service in bars, restaurants and mountain huts: Well unfortunately we found the friendliness of bar/waiter staff rather lacking. Generally they were friendly in the apres bars but not elsewhere. This was a bit of a shock to me as I have never experienced anything like it on this scale in any other resort I have been to. Meals: Six evening meals were in the hotel and one was at the Spielberghaus mountain hut/restaurant. Most lunchtime meals were on the mountain. Quality of food for all meals was very good. I canít think of one poor meal that anyone had. Prices were also pretty reasonable. Maybe not as cheap as I have experienced elsewhere but certainly not as expensive. Drinks: Found the price of beer to be reasonable (around Euros 4.50 to 5.00 0.5L) in most places. Long drinks such as Gin & Tonic varied widely. Night time bars: We didnít actually visit many to be honest. Too tired after apres ski and evening meal. Did visit Bobbyís which was good (no band the night we visited). Also went to Eva Alm, which we liked, even though drinks were expensive. One night a few of us chaperoned the youngsters to Bauers Schi Alm after dinner. Was absolutely shocked to see it still packed inside at 10pm. Other nights were spent in the Hotel Prosecco bar (reasonably priced drinks and no waiting to get served, unlike in the main hotel bar/restaurant). A few of us managed to catch the Elvis/Tom Jones show on the Thursday night and personally I thought he was a great entertainer. Place was packed with lots of people dancing. Weather: Dry all week until Saturday when we were leaving. Most days were sunny or at worst partly cloudy. Temperatures crept up during the week and was starting to get quite warm towards end of the week. Came back with a good face tan!! Snow conditions: As expected, best snow conditions were higher up and in the morning. Towards end of the week, snow was softening up quite quickly by late morning, even higher up, especially on the main slopes. No issues on connecting less steep runs The skiing: Iíll be honest here and admit we barely scratched the surface of the area. Most of our party hadnít skied in many years and others were in lessons. Thus we setup camp most days with our non-skier party members, at the Luis Alm at top of Bernkogel gondola. As most people know, the slope above is a nice easy slope and a lot of skiing was on this slope. A few of us did have a quick go on the nursery slope above Bauers but this was after lunch and the snow was just too soft. A few of our party also tried the higher Kohlmais slopes and skied across to Berger Alm and back again via Blue 66 and 52. They accessed the blue 56 link to Berger Alm from top of Panorama chair and found it quite tough going until the blue 56 turn off. Apart from the 56/66 links, they really did not enjoy skiing here. They found the snow too soft even at 11am and werenít that keen to go back. Other forays into the area were a trip from top of Bernkogel across to Hochalmhutte. Only four of us done this and we all enjoyed it. Had a drinks break at Reiteralm which we quite liked and lunch at the Hochalmhutte. As I mentioned earlier, we barely scratched the surface. Apres, age, ability, confidence etc., took its toll on most of us. Hopefully we will return in future in better shape and travel further afield Lifts: Certainly you can see the resort has invested heavily in their lifts. Only issues were people unable to get on/off or falling from the lifts. Chair up top of Bernkogel regularly kept stopping for this reason. Only queue of any note I experienced was benkogel gondola on Sunday morning. Otherwise no queues anywhere Mountain huts: As we didnít venture far, we didnít really visit that many. The ones we did visit or pass on the sunnier days were already packed by 11:30 to 12pm. It just seemed as if most people by 12pm had enough skiing and decided to park up for the afternoon. Apres ski: Obviously Saalbach is quite famous as an apres resort, so not much I can add really. Visited Hinterhag Alm once only. Admit I really enjoyed it as I liked the fact a band were playing rather than a DJ. Just seemed to be more of an audience participation with a band. Also the landlady/owner (assume thatís who it was) sang a few songs. I have experienced apres in other resorts and didnít think Hinterhag was any more crazy or mental than what Iíve seen before. Not a criticism by any means. Mainly though, we set up shop in Bauers late afternoon to catch the sun and then across the road to Spitzpub, which we really enjoyed especially when Spacey was singing. Also tried Burgiís which was small but more intimate/friendly Other visitors: Good mixture of nationalities I found (which I like anywhere I go). Most seemed to be Scandanavian, Dutch and German with quite a few British thrown in for good measure. No problems with/from anyone and we got along and made friends with quite a few, especially the large Danish party in our hotel. Would say overall, the age was mainly in the 20ís and 30ís though still quite a few in their forties onwards. Makes a nice change having a mixture of ages and languages in a resort. Thanks: Just a big thanks to Richard (Tatmans tours) for the invaluable information you gave me before the trip and it was great meeting you (in bizarre circumstances within minutes of arriving). Overall Summary: I wasnít convinced of Saalbach when my friend first chose it. But I can now see how many view it as one of the best all round ski resorts in the Alps. After we got back, I said that I probably wouldnít go back in a while; but now itís starting to grow on me and quite likely I may return next year. Thereís something about the place to draw me back but I canít put a finger on what it is.
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Sun 19-03-17 12:20
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@jimmybog, Just had a phone call from someone who has braved the weather and is at the Bergeralm. Apparently it's snowing at the top, turning to rain a couple of hundred meters down. Yes, webcam showed it snowing at the top. Luckily we were leaving anyway. We had a great week weather wise, though it did get very warm at times. The flatter sections of the pistes were excellent all week. Can't say the same for the steeper sections. They were getting chopped up even by half ten. And great to meet you finally.
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Sat 18-03-17 12:40
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Wed 8-03-17 16:37
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@jimmybog, Elvis does his Tom Jones impression in Burger's Sport Hotel on Thursday evening. Yes, non-skiers can either walk up the Turmwiese nursery slope to the Hinterhag Alm, or take the Turm chair lift, which costs 4 euros (6 euros including the 2 euro deposit on the ski pass). It's an easy walk down the Turmwiese afterwards. Obviously if you have a ski pass you can use it for the lift whether or not you are on skis or in normal footwear. Thats great, thanks for the info!!
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Wed 8-03-17 14:24
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Few last minute questions: 1. Does anyone know which night the Elvis/Tom Jones show is on at the Berger sporthotel? I thought it was Thursday but cant find any info on-line 2. Is it possible for non skiers to walk up to the Hinterhag alm from the bottom of the Turmwise lift? I can see there is a road up to it but it looks quite long and windy. I know they could pay to take the actual lift but I can't find on-line the price of it? Could they just walk up to it by keeping to the edge of the ski slope?? Thx
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Tue 7-03-17 21:20
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Within that there are four or five days of slightly milder weather coming and the snowline could be relatively (though not massively) high before more cold weather sets in again. Winds still quite strong in the west. Forecast snowline for Salzburg region on Thursday is 1200 to 1400 metres. Hope it drops before then as theres quite a bit of precipitation forecast that day!!
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Mon 6-03-17 12:02
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Where is all this Austrian snow? The forecasted amounts for Austria started to reduce towards the end of last week!! On the latest overnight GFS ensembles, i can't see any significant snow for Salzburg region for the next week or so. May be a few top ups but nothing major, unless I am reading the charts wrong!! This for Saalbach: http://www.meteociel.fr/cartes_obs/gens_display.php?ext=1&lat=47.39&lon=12.64
Poster: A snowHead
Thu 2-03-17 9:20
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Forecast snow amounts for the weekend now greatly reduced for Eastern Austria and the Dolomites according to latest GFS run. France still looking good for more heavy snow
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Wed 1-03-17 0:44
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Snowing hard in Saalbach - surprised at the depth of snow in the streets (as we staggered home this evening) after only 3 hours. :D :D :D
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Fri 24-02-17 11:40
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15 more sleeps until our trip. The excitement is building! ditto, 15 sleeps to go! :) Same here, 13 of us staying in Berger Sporthotel!! nice to see it snowing on the webcams this morning!!
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Wed 22-02-17 16:25
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The 3.7 degrees C temps on the Hinterglemm and Zwolferkogel webcams have been stuck on those temperatures, night and day, for at least a fortnight, @jimmybog, Look on the Livecam feed: at the time of writing showing 0.3 degrees C at the berg, 15.1 degrees C in the tal!!! Very warm, indeed. https://www.saalbach.com/en/live-info/weather Thanks for pointing that out, wasn't aware they were stuck on those figures!!
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Wed 22-02-17 15:09
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Anxiously doing the pre-holiday thing of peering at the webcams and forecasts and very disappointed to see it's currently 13.4 degrees in the valley, forecast to reach 15 degrees tomorrow, some snow/rain on Friday and then back up to 12 degrees on Monday. :cry: Where are you seeing that temperature of 13.4 in the valley? All I'm seeing is 3.7C in Hinterglemm village, 3C in Saalbach village, 3.7C Zwolferkogel valley station??
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Fri 17-02-17 20:54
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Thanks all, really appreciate your help and advice!! Can't wait to get there and especially looking forward to the HinterhagAlm!! :D :D
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Fri 17-02-17 15:10
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Hi all, not long now till my first Saalbach trip. Been studying piste maps and YouTube videos for a while now and just have a few questions regarding some of the blue piste runs in the area. Iím trying (if at all possible) to avoid any steep blues so just need to check on some particular blues and routes to ensure Iím well prepared. Have already had some very useful info from Richard (tatmanís tours) but still have a few questions: 1. Route to Berger Hochalm from Saalbach. To access blue 56, is it easier to get the Kohlmaisgipfelbahn to the top and then traverse across to the start of blue 56. Or Kohlmais 3er chair up and then Panorama 6er chair up and then down to start of 56? Which of these two options is easiest (less steep) ?? 2. For trip out to Leogang I was thinking of catching the bus to Vorderglemm and then getting the Schonleitenbahn up to Wildenkarkogel. Then blue 62 to SeidlAlm and then blue 63 (instead of blue 64) to bottom of Polten chair. At top of Polten chair, would get the new blue variant 81 or MOntelino trail down to Asitzmuldenbahn and then up to Kleiner Asitz and then blue 87 to ALte Schmiede or Asitzbrau. Does this route/option sound ok? 3. To return from Leogang, I see I would need to get blue87 down to Asitzgipfelbahn 8er. Then up and either blue 85 or blue 83 down to Sportbahn. But which of the two (83 or 85) is easiest (less steepest)? Then blue 81 and then blue 63 down to below Polten 8er to rejoin blue 64 down to Schonleitenbahn mid station. From here I would decide on going down to valley station and catching the bus; or up to Wildenkarkogel and blue 66 across to Bergeralm and then across to blue 52 and down to Saalbach 4. From top of Bernkogel I would ski down to ReiterOst chair and then up to Reiterkogel. To get to the bottom of Hasenauer chair, I see two options: turn left onto blue 34 and then turn right (at some point near Reiteralm onto a blue trail to bottom of Hasenauer chair. Or option2, blue 32 all the way down to hasenauer chair. Which of these two routes is the easiest (less steepest)?? 5. From the top of Zwolferkogel there is a family ski trail ( I think) blue 11 down to Zwolferkogelbahn mid station. But looks like there is another blue run 18 down to Ellmaualm. Is this blue 18 relatively easy or quite steep/hard?? Thanks
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Thu 2-02-17 14:29
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If there is a possibility of snow problems on the Dolomite passes then I would go on the A57/A22 autoroutes and turn off at Ponte Gardena onto the SS242 route to Selva. Might look longer on the maps but the time is roughly the same as the A27/SP251 route
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Thu 2-02-17 10:37
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The trouble with staying actually on the Alpe Di Siusi plateau is that you have to get off the plateau and onto the Sella Ronda circuit to get to Cortina. Yes its doable but it will take a long time and will involve a bus for part of the journey. Suffice to say that basing yourself in Alpe Di Siusi area is probably not ideal to access the rest of the Dolomite areas. I would personally stay in one of the villages (Selva, Colfosco, Corvara, Arraba, Canazei) on the Sella Ronda route.
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Wed 1-02-17 9:49
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I've previously found that it's the punters that are the issue at the Eva Alm. Its deerskin lined benches seem to attract a certain clientele who likes to be seen flashing the cash. The only problem I've ever had is getting a seat since many of the people there have been there since about 2pm after their cursory bit of skiing. Agreed, it is definitely that kind of establishment. Not really my thing but it seemed like a nice place to stop for a drink to get out of the rain. It was actually two separate incidents the first being the bar tender abruptly shouting at the Mrs to speak English as it's better then there German - in which she's fluent. Brushed that off. As we were only stopping for a quick drink we took a seat by the bar. Then when I very politely tried to order another drink I got shouted at by a different guy saying it's table service only. When I apologised and wondered if would still be OK as we were sitting a the bar and had previously been served there, he began shouting again. When I say shouting I mean shouting. The place went dead only for all the attention to be put on the two for absolutely no reason or provocation. To be honest, I can only imagine if he behaves in such a way to the wrong person he's lucky all we did was walk out in that regard. So, if you do go. Speak English and don't order a drink at the bar?! Bobby's, Spitz and apres place opposite are all great and much better atmosphere. Disgusting behaviour that by the staff. Luckily I have never experienced that anywhere across the alps (so far). If that staff member continues, then yes, he will definately upset the wrong person sooner or later. The trouble is, some people thrive on situations like this and would enjoy nothing more than getting into a conflict with that staff member. It wouldn't take much for someone to make the atmosphere and situation very unpleasant and uncomfortabe for a staff member and other guests!!
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Tue 31-01-17 14:47
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Raining below 1300m in Saalbach today, heavy snowfall above. Very light rain/sleet around Zell Am See From the webcams, it looks like its turning to snow at village level in Saalbach!! :D :D
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Tue 31-01-17 10:24
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@nozawaonsen, @jimmybog, there was a discussion around the new year about people just picking out the best looking snapshots in FI. I was under the impression that unless one particular FI option was well supported across several models and several runs, then it would not be 'helpful' as expectations get raised. Anyway, we all like pretty pictures. Gotta run, tall blonde to meet. As I recall, all postings that nozawaonsen does of FI charts, there is always a caveat stressing that the chart is only a possibility and shouldn't be taken as gospel. Problems arise because people see a chart and don't read the caveat.
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Tue 31-01-17 9:51
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And Noz....I though there were standards set here for hand picking FI charts....don't see any support for one particular outcome, ie trend.....but at least the temps look like dropping which is the first step. If you read the comments that NOZ makes along with the charts he posts, you will see that he does specify that the FI chart posted is only one possible outcome e.g. "Would take Eastern Europe back into the freezer, but just one of many FI options at this stage. "
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Mon 30-01-17 21:16
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there's a degree of irony that the webcam photo embedded above is a live feed and is now showing freshly settled snow in the square in Zermatt :D The original webcam photo had snow on the hillsides anyway. I couldn't see any part of the hillside that was brown/green so didnt really understand why the image was posted with the associated comment?? Meanwhile, looks like its snowing currently across Switzerland/Western Austria/parts of the Northern Frence alps.
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Mon 30-01-17 10:13
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If we look at the ensembles here for just south of the Dolomites, it's easy at first glance to say, whoohoo look at all that snow over the next few days. Certainly the ensemble-mittel looks promising. But then look at the hauptlauf or main run and you can see that it's barely showing any precipitation at all. So am I reading that correctly? All the variation runs are suggesting lots of snow but the main run is saying, nah, nothing much is going to happen? It just seems surprising to me. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/o3jxamexspx4hd6/ensembles1.gif?dl=o Its sometimes hard to distinguish wether the green line is the operational run or one of the ensemble runs. In this case I would agree that the operational run (slightly thicker green line) is showing little precipitation. As to why its so different to most of the ensemble runs at that short range, I can't answer, but it's no suprise!! Over the past few years I have seen this several times for the Dolomites and at shorter ranges as well (sometimes up to 24 hours). From memory, the operational run usually ends up being closest to what actually happens on the day, but not on every occasion.
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Tue 24-01-17 9:25
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We did exactly that last week- cancelled Madesimo and went to Gressoney which was fantastic. All pistes in really good condition, miles and miles of them! And empty. Just under 3 hours from Bergamo, very quiet in the evenings, but that suited us. Best skiing area I've been to. Thanks for that, any suggestions for hotels which might have vacancies given it's 1/2 term. This is the Weather Outlook thread!!! Can you post your questions re accomodation etc in the resort review threads please!!. Thx
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Mon 23-01-17 17:22
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@jimmybog, Make sure you are patient on the dendix, the instructors will (in all likelihood) first have to sort your posture, as the dry slope is much more demanding of good posture and balance than snow. I teach there when not away, and we find that "snow" skiers take a while to adjust to the demands of dendix - you will probably need to do lots of snowplough drills before moving back into parallel, but rest assured that once you do master parallel on the dendix it will make you a MUCH better skier on snow. Thanks Robin I'll keep plugging away and make sure I get guidance from the instructors when I do the lessons!!
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Mon 23-01-17 15:53
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@jimmybog, Good luck. Would be great to hear what advice you're given. Thanks Dave, I will report back.
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Mon 23-01-17 15:28
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Glad Iím not the only one who finds skiing on dry slope difficult: I just seem to take longer to get my balance right and it takes quite a few runs for me to feel steady on the skis. On snow, I feel steadier far quicker Iím currently at the very early stage of learning parallel and have done several lessons on last two trips abroad. But recently on a dry slope, Iím trying to practice what I learnt before, but Iím really struggling trying to turn with the skis parallel. I manage to force a turn by putting my weight on the new outside ski and that ski manages to turn in an arc. But I just canít get the new inside ski to turn (so that its parallel with the outside ski). This ski seems to get stuck on the mat, then tilts inwards toward the other leg and I end up doing a snowplough turn. I know my technique must be completely wrong in the turn for this to happen but I canít pinpoint what exactly it is Iím doing wrong. Iím beginning a ďfast track to parallelĒ course on Friday at the dry slope, so hopefully the instructors will spot what Iím doing wrong. But I definitely did not have this same problem in my lessons on the snow. Iím definitely going to persevere through as at the very least it will give me practice with my stance, balance and the motion of travelling on skis (Iím still a relatively nervous skier)
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Tue 17-01-17 16:43
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@Drogue, and @jimmybog, . Anyone else get this transition from 3 months of rational weather-watching to a final week of obsessive lunacy? ;-) I dont have any period of transition!!. Mine is usually three continuous months of obsessive lunacy up to the day I leave!! :lol: :lol:
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Tue 17-01-17 14:57
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Blimey, just seen Arabba-geddon being forecast on the Dolomites thread. :shock: GFS suggesting same for Via Lattea now too... Its likely appearing for several locations. However, its appearing near the end of the forecast run and thus in the low resolution part of it. It also has little or no support from any of the other GFS ensemble members (for 29th to 31st). At this stage I would be very skeptical of this coming off. But as pointed out, it has been shown now for several runs in a row so worth keeping an eye on.
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Mon 16-01-17 14:13
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A quick question - weather systems coming in from the Atlantic, what we normally have (in the UK) have been lacking so far this winter in comparison to other years, but what impact do these have on the Alps in regard to snow fall, if any? Depends on how these weather systems affect the UK. If they move across the UK in a NW to SE direction, then they will usually affect the Alps (West and North). If they move across or affect the UK in a SW to NE direction then they usually (if at all) will not affect the Alps. Thats a very simplified explanation though. The problem this winter has been high pressure being dominant across Western Europe and thus blocking the weather systems from reaching the Alps. And as you have already mentioned, these weather systems have also not been affecting the Southern half of the UK very much
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Fri 13-01-17 17:06
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Alta Badia looks to have fared rather better than say Seiseralm. Who want's to go to the white golf course which is Alpe Di Suisi anyway? ;-) I'd easily go back for another trip there. Super scenery, super mountain huts, great pistes (for my ability level), easy to get to with public transport, reasonable accomodation prices!! :D :D
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Fri 13-01-17 17:02
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That's great thanks JB... Really appreciate the time and info Thankyou Welcome, let me know if you need any other info!!
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Fri 13-01-17 15:43
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We are looking to stay in Siusi allo Sciliar/Seis am Schlern. So I'm guessing Innsbruck with train to Bolzano ? So am I right in saying a quick taxi rather than bus from airport to train station. Train to Bolzano, then taxi back to Seis am schlern ? Would you favour that approach ? Thanks for link too 8-) Yes that would be the preffered approach: Train to Bolzano and then taxi to Siusi. You could also get a connecting bus at Bolzano that takes you direct to Siusi (which will be much cheaper) Depending on the train you get from Innsbruck, you can get the train to Bressanone and then a connecting bus from train station direct to Siusi. This is exactly how we done the journey a few years ago. However we were able to choose a specific train to allow us to do this. As you will be arriving at Innsbruck and then immediately catching the train, then you will likely have to choose the next available train. Therefore I would go with the option of getting the train to Bolzano (all the trains, Euro City and local, will stop at Bolzano) and then get the next bus or a taxi to Siusi. You can also get a train to Bolzano from Verona (if you choose to fly there). The journey is roughly 30 to 40 minutes quicker than from Innsbruck!!
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Fri 13-01-17 13:52
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What's the best / easiest route to take to get to this area ? As I understand it's either Innsbruck or Verona airport.. Innsbruck there is an option of a train to nearer the resort before the obligatory taxi - what train would that be / station ? Would I be right in saying Verona would only be a taxi option ?.. thanks for any info in getting to the area (from an airport) :oops: Where abouts in the area are you heading? If your going to val Gardena area, then Innsbruck or verona are both ideal. The best station will be Ponte Gardena (Waidbruck is the German spelling). If you catch the Euro city train service from Innsbruck or Verona then you will need to get off at either Bolzano or Bressanone. If you catch the local trains (from Innsbruck you will need to change at Brenner) then you can get off at Ponte Gardena See below Public transport search portal. You should be able to time it so that you can get a connecting bus at Ponte Gardena that will take you into the Val Gardena area http://www.sii.bz.it/en if you are heading elsewhere in the Dolomites (Alta badia, Arraba etc) then Venice could be the best airport. Though for ALta badia i would still choose Innsbruck and change trains at Fortezza to take you into Val Pusteria valley and then change onto a bus at San Lorezno or Brunico, that will take you into ALta Badia
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