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Poster: A snowHead
Mon 12-02-18 0:32
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Sat 10-02-18 16:14
Replies: 9
It's snowing in Vail this morning - not the best day to be going home :(
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Sat 10-02-18 1:09
Replies: 9
Vail is in decent condition despite it being a poor snow year. Snow last week covered up most of the bare patches in the back bowls. It's still a bit thin in places but fun all the same.
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Fri 9-02-18 16:18
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Yep, greeted by my name every time it gets scanned.
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Mon 5-02-18 5:51
Replies: 204
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Fri 24-03-17 23:06
Replies: 19
Well, those snow snakes seem to like grabbing skis so maybe they do :D
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Fri 24-03-17 16:53
Replies: 29
It's unfortunate you didn't pop into Sole Boot Lab in Chamonix, they are excellent.
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Fri 24-03-17 16:48
Replies: 19
'Ski like a snake' is what I was once told
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Mon 20-03-17 22:05
Replies: 8
No idea but there is free parking at the entrance into Zurs - from where you could go up to St Anton or ski Zurs/Lech
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Sat 18-03-17 14:59
Replies: 3
We have used our BMC membership cards in Swiss huts, some will accept it and a British Mountain Guide is handy to smooth this process. Not tried it recently but the BMC used to provide a reciprocal rights card which I think you had to pay for.
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Sat 18-03-17 14:55
Replies: 48
Here's an interesting way to test water penetration of the snowpack https://utahavalanchecenter.org/observations/31522 Finally, a use for Irn Bru :D
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Sat 18-03-17 0:48
Replies: 20
Tomorrow (Saturday) should be more of the same, although likely busier (because it's a locals resort not a tour-operator driven changeover-day place). Yes, it will be busier, especially around Creekside. The kids all come up for racing and there are also usually lots of tiny tots whizzing around in ski lessons having a great time. Our last day tomorrow and due to be very hot. Alta is a bit different to Snowbird, more of the good stuff requires traverses/hikes to get to and there are a lot of flat areas which wouldn't be great on a snowboard. As for Deer Valley, yes they do have mountain hosts, I think most North American resorts do. The food on the hill is pretty good there but you'll need a fat wallet.
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Fri 17-03-17 4:17
Replies: 11
Cairngorm - and you don't always get the choice of when to get off either, depends if you can hold on to the initial lift off 8-)
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Fri 17-03-17 4:14
Replies: 20
and just to add, where else do they use Howitzers for avalanche control :!:
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 17-03-17 4:10
Replies: 20
Regular visitors to Snowbird as we have a timeshare here. As you say, conditions vary every year. Very hot just now so happy there is a deep snowpack or things could be a bit sketchy by now. Agree in regards to the ski hills not being regular resorts. For me that is a bonus as there is quite a laid back feel to most places, with the exception of Park City/Canyons, which is now Vail corporate, and the mega-expensive Deer Valley. The locals are not far away though, so powder days can get very manic, especially the first few hours - then they have to go back to work! But its great to sit and eat your packed lunch with them, share a love of skiing and feel like you are getting under the skin of the place. An adventurous spirit is also required to make the most of the ski area. Personally, I love Snowbird and rarely venture to the other Utah resorts. It has changed a bit over the last few years, with new faster lifts and the Summit building, so will be interesting to see if it can stave of the corporate world now Dick Bass has left us. Hopefully the SLC folk will ensure its atmosphere is preserved. Alta is loved by many for similar reasons.
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Thu 16-03-17 1:31
Replies: 30
Earplugs - they're dead light too :D
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Mon 13-03-17 16:42
Replies: 20
I'm not sure you can describe this season at Snowbird as poor. There has been more snow this year than for quite a number of preceding years. The whole mountain is covered with locals reporting lines being skied that have not been possible for years. It has been an epic season so far, just our luck that we got here just as the storms ended. We had powder the first couple of days but heavily wind affected. Still, the conditions are good, plenty of snow and spring skiing now. Just a shame the clocks went forward at the weekend as it's a longer wait for the softening this week.
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Fri 3-03-17 11:04
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Off to Snowbird tomorrow, hope the snow keeps falling :sH:
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Fri 24-02-17 12:09
Replies: 97
I've been twice, both times at the end of April. It did rain in the village on a few occasions but higher up it turned to snow. The main problems are poor visibility (fog) and needed one of those plastic goggle wipers to stick on a finger for when you ski back down into the rain (you will need on of these)
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Sun 19-02-17 10:20
Replies: 17
For some inexpensive (in Norwegian terms only) traditional Norwegian food in Oslo try http://www.kaffistova.com Nothing is cheap.
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Sun 12-02-17 13:49
Replies: 34
It's nice but if there is fresh snow everywhere it wouldn't be top of my priority list :~/
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Sun 12-02-17 13:46
Replies: 24
There's also the sleeper train option, which means getting to Euston but it will take you directly to Aviemore or Fort William and save on accommodation costs
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Wed 1-02-17 22:58
Replies: 36
Ski in North America, they don't have red runs so you can ski lots of blues without concern :-D
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Mon 23-01-17 11:18
Replies: 169
WAs the OP not made during Ski Sunday transmission? Anyhow, if I had been waiting excitedly for the race on SS I would have been very disappointed in the coverage. Why was it so poor given the significance of the result? Vonn got more coverage :?
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Mon 16-01-17 0:35
Replies: 8
Meierhoftäli is my favourite run for really getting a carving edge and letting rip. It doesn't appear to have been open yet this season though and had hardly any snow at Xmas this year :cry: Gruobenalp is an easy area but the snow here is often poor/icy as it is south facing. If you are staying at the Intercontinental there is absolutely not point in going to Klosters to access the Parsenn area via the cable car as it would be much easier to go straight up the Parsenn funicular to get to Gruobenalp. Only reason to go to Klosters is to access Madrisa - which would be worth a trip in my opinion (snow cover permitting)
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Fri 13-01-17 19:04
Replies: 10
I had Plantar fasciitis for around 18 months and don't recall much problem skiing, probably because I have custom made footbeds in my ski boots. The problem only went when I started wearing orthotics in my normal shoes. Badminton will probably be worse for it than skiing.
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Thu 12-01-17 23:31
Replies: 36
Stop fannying around and get yourself to Little Cottonwood Canyon :-D
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Wed 11-01-17 18:50
Replies: 8
Just to add, not sure about lockers but the Jakobshorn area is right next to Davos Platz train station.
Poster: A snowHead
Wed 11-01-17 11:40
Replies: 8
Some of the smaller areas may be best, Pischa, Rinerhorn and Madrisa. Problem is they are mainly T bars. Pischa is the nearest to your hotel. Also, they haven't had much snow so far so would depend on the conditions when you go. Otherwise I would go to Jakobshorn which has a range of blue and red runs plus chairlifts.
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Mon 9-01-17 21:34
Replies: 42
Marble Mountain in Newfoundland is pretty close to the sea
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Mon 9-01-17 11:11
Replies: 77
The reservoirs used for the snow cannons must be getting pretty low now in some places.
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Sun 8-01-17 18:53
Replies: 71
Yep and if you leave them in your gloves overnight it helps dry them out for the next day (that's having used them all day, not new ones)
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Sat 7-01-17 20:55
Replies: 6
Yep, come back down from Parsenn by funicular. It's usually more pleasant than skiing down anyway, plus you can have a few apres ski drinks at the mid station before the ride down. Good pizzas there too. Jakobshorn is probably a better bet for the young one as stated above.
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Fri 6-01-17 11:02
Replies: 21
I would make sure your accommodation has a kitchen, otherwise it could get very expensive eating out every night. The hotels don't tend to do half board, or even B and B in many. A condo might be a better option and the complexes usually have the spa / pool you want. I would suggest Vail or Park City but these are expensive options. We usually buy a Vail season pass for a 2 week trip but I am not sure they can be used at Christmas/New year.
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Fri 6-01-17 10:48
Replies: 82
Sounds just like Cairngorm 8-)
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Fri 6-01-17 10:47
Replies: 82
Sounds just like Cairngorm 8-)
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Thu 5-01-17 18:20
Replies: 36
LOL sitting outside is fine at red iguana if you are close enough to the front of the queue to be near the heaters !! but they do serve free hot apple cider or last queuing experience there is was -22 !!! That's why I go in March :D
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Thu 5-01-17 18:04
Replies: 36
Look out for this book https://www.amazon.com/Powder-Hounds-Guide-Snowbird/dp/0980131812 and also the one for Alta. If there is powder, just stay in Little Cottonwood Canyon and explore. The book was for sale in the gift/tee shirt shop inside the Snowbird Centre and is well worth having. For a lazy Sunday head to Sundance for a morning ski and brunch. Very pretty spot. Agree with the Red Iguana suggestion too, a great place to eat in SLC but gets very busy so arrive, give them your name then sit outside with lots of others and wait. They do have heaters outside so not too cold. Also try the Beerhive pub in SLC.
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Sat 31-12-16 22:26
Replies: 46
I loved the lifts at St Anton where red and green lights indicate bar down / bar up and one lift even has an automatic bar which opens at the last moment. I can hear the Yanks screaming in horror that they can't open it half way up.
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Wed 28-12-16 19:06
Replies: 16
Parking at the entrance to Zurs is free apparently but not the case in Lech.
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