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Poster: A snowHead
Tue 22-08-17 13:58
Replies: 2533
Ski pass prices for next season have been published - hard to find on the new website but here's the doc. It confirms CHF666 for a season pass if purchased by 15th Dec. https://www.jungfrau.ch/fileadmin/Prospekte_und_Broschueren/Preisliste_Jungfrau_Ski_Region.pdf
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Fri 18-08-17 13:45
Replies: 6
Background info on the seller here: https://www.dnc.org.nz/whois/dogspa.co.nz
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Thu 17-08-17 13:31
Replies: 25
In Wengen the kids ski school is about 100 yards from most of the hotels. Sunstar, Victoria Lauberhorn and Silberhorn are the most convenient.
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Thu 17-08-17 0:24
Replies: 9
I'll be there (to cheer you both on) ;-)
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Mon 14-08-17 23:11
Replies: 22
+1 for the VTT category. The motoring forum that I (and many others from here) frequent began as a TVR owners site and has since become a forum to discuss pretty much anything you can think of.
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Mon 14-08-17 0:46
Replies: 44
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Sat 12-08-17 15:48
Replies: 53
@Bennyboy1, great pics, but blimey I've never seen it so bad.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Mon 7-08-17 0:43
Replies: 42
https://www.etiaseurope.eu/ People wanting to ski an entire season might not like the 90 day limit in any 180 days. Same 90/180 applies in CH at the moment and has done for years. Everyone just ignores it - as long as you keep your nose clean nobody cares.
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Sat 5-08-17 18:19
Replies: 33
Came through Zurich a few days ago - completely normal.
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Sat 5-08-17 11:18
Replies: 9
Book early and use the airport's own on-site parking, you won't beat it for convenience. If you book it now, you might well be able to get a fortnight in Jan or Feb for £50 - £60. Carpark 5 has a shuttle bus, but is on-site and easily walkable with luggage in 5 minutes, I never bother waiting for the bus. You might get 4 for a decent price at this point, too. https://www.birminghamairport.co.uk/airport-parking/ +1 for this. Also, if you need an inexpensive hotel there's an Ibis Budget which is ok.
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Tue 1-08-17 18:29
Replies: 21
Assuming it snows I would choose Obergurgl for the group you describe. The skiing is dead easy and it's a nice place.
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Mon 31-07-17 1:01
Replies: 13
I think that depends on your audience. I wouldn't be the slightest bit interested in how someone gets their haircut in a ski resort - personally, I just went to a hairdresser?! Hairdressers? You must be posh in your village. Mrs t_m does mine and pretty much everyone else's!
You know it makes sense.
Mon 31-07-17 0:41
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@limegreen1, sorry, what are you referring to as pathetic? The entire thread I should imagine. It should really be on the SCGB forum, but I guess nobody reads that, so their internal squabbles have to be aired here. Pathetic, and adds nothing to SH.
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Sun 30-07-17 15:55
Replies: 16
@DebbieD, The transfer won't be a problem. When you get to Interlaken / Lauterbrunnen all the spectators from the race will be going in the opposite direction so no worries for you. Saturday night in the village will be nuts, particularly if a Swissie has won. It's a great atmosphere. On Sunday the village will be busy with the slalom but unlike the downhill 99% of the spectators just walk to the stadium at Innerwengen, so there's no real impact on the skiing. The spectators will all go home immediately after the race so the village returns to normal on Sunday afternoon. The rest of the week will be pretty quiet - it certainly was this year. The Lauberhorn downhill course will reopen to the public a few days after the race. All in all it's a good week to be in Wengen. If you like ski racing it's well worth getting tickets - it's a great event. http://mikeeasley.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/wp-image-1229037071jpg.jpg
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 28-07-17 0:19
Replies: 21
Nice one, keep it up :D
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Mon 24-07-17 23:59
Replies: 13
It's tricky trying to find something to say everyday on a blog. Try to remember however that your readers don't know a single thing about living in a ski resort, so mundane things like how you get a haircut or do your laundry can make good content. Almost certainly your audience won't be interested in the technical aspects of your course.
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Mon 24-07-17 23:39
Replies: 140
Currently +9C here at 1274 metres. That's pretty damn cold for this time of year.
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Mon 24-07-17 14:42
Replies: 13
I keep a blog - it's nice just to have as a record for yourself - doesn't really matter if nobody else reads it, though friends and family back home may be interested . Personally I avoid video like the plague - too time consuming to produce anything good.
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Wed 19-07-17 22:29
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Is there any particular reason why this thread isn't simply deleted? It seems to exist only to serve the egos of a few sad old men.
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Thu 13-07-17 18:23
Replies: 28
We have World Cup downhill, slalom and combination here in Wengen every January. For skiing it's a good time to come - most accommodation in the village is taken up by competitors / coaches / media so the ski area is relatively quiet. Bars and restaurants are another story. Much busier than usual for obvious reasons. On race days the village is rammed with 30,000+ partying spectators so it's pretty crazy. Once again though, these people aren't skiing. Prices in hotels are slightly higher than usual during race week.
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Fri 7-07-17 14:32
Replies: 2533
Was up there a couple of days ago. Think it might be a slide, but you never know, https://mikeeasley.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/20170705_163955.jpg
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Fri 30-06-17 0:45
Replies: 140
+8C here in Wengen at the moment, and raining at 1274 metres. Must be snowing above 2000 metres but will see in the morning. Pretty damn cold for this time of year!
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Wed 28-06-17 18:27
Replies: 50
I agree @telford_mike. Many of the shops themselves are indeed fine. The issue is with Skiset's central, advance booking service. And it's not just anecdotal or occasional: it's policy! If they've got your money and something goes wrong, they'd rather lose you as a customer than see you right. Hence I always recommend that people contact the shops directly if they want to hire from them. So, rather than referring to your 'good' shop as a Skiset shop, why not tell us their actual name so people can go straight to them? The shop is just called Skiset. All their uniforms are Skiset branded. But it's a privately owned business, in 'partnership' with Skiset apparently. http://www.skihirewengen.com
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Wed 28-06-17 15:08
Replies: 50
For the record, lest all the shops are tarred with the same brush, our local Skiset shop is first-rate. It's owned by a British family who live in the village (Wengen), and standards of service are high. In a village this size they would have gone out of business years ago was this not the case.
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Mon 26-06-17 11:09
Replies: 140
Hi All, So I have been following this thread for the past 5 years, and again, thanks to everyone who take the time and put in the effort to keep this thread interesting. I am however heading over to Canada in December this year (Banff), instead of doing my normal January Austria trip... So I was wondering if there is a thread as informative as this one that deals with the Canadian / US winter forecast and snowfall forecast? Thanks in advance, Cheers. @Toadman normally contributes some good info on the Pacific North West on this thread. I'm sure he'll be along later in the year.
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Wed 21-06-17 15:33
Replies: 107
Just catching up on this thread and some interesting thoughts. If you fancy an alternative view on seasonaires then check out our blog on chaletcouple.com ,specifically the 'Dear Seasonaire's' post at: https://www.chaletcouple.com/single-post/2017/02/02/Dear-Seasonaires I think our views align with a few of those on this thread, but if you hate it, let us know (and if you love it of course!) :D. Agree entirely with the sentiments, but FFS lose the infuriating gifs.
You know it makes sense.
Wed 21-06-17 10:50
Replies: 140
Thanks to Noza, Jelly and all our other resident weather gurus for the efforts that you make. Skiers enjoy obsessing about the weather and the annual outlook thread makes the whole thing so much more intense!
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Mon 19-06-17 12:54
Replies: 4129
Unusually high temperatures in the Bernese Oberland at the moment. This is the Jungfraujoch at 3454 metres - not dipping below zero all week. http://www.mikeeasley.co.uk/joch.jpg
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 9-06-17 15:04
Replies: 8
Apres isn't as wild as nearby Sölden but it's ok. Certainly very good for easy, snow-sure skiing though.
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Thu 18-05-17 13:33
Replies: 2533
Wow! New skipass for next season covering Jungfrau Region, Gstaad, Meiringen and Adelboden/Lenk. 666km of pistes for CHF666, as long as you buy before 15th December. http://www.jungfrauzeitung.ch/artikel/154626/
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Tue 16-05-17 0:07
Replies: 44
@telford_mike, I think it was 2012, A lot has changed since then. The Jungfraubahn have spent a fortune on the snowmaking infrastructure. It is extremely unlikely that temps in January would be too high to use it. Certainly this season (which was mediocre all over the Alps, particularly in December) there was no problem.
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Mon 15-05-17 23:57
Replies: 44
Rode through a proper speed-gun in St Anton once, I clocked 77kph. That's after about 150m of mellow blue run, from a standing start. On that basis, I reckon 100kph+ is pretty easy. The snowboard speed record is over 200kph! You might be surprised at how difficult it is. In our village we have a fixed speed camera at the botttom of a very steep pitch on the Lauberhorn World Cup downhill run - it's way more accurate than an app on a phone. In 2013 a French racer called Johan Clary managed 161.9kmh down this hill - that's carrying speed from the upper part of the course and wearing a cat suit and DH skis. The speed camera stays put all season so of course we all have a go, and I can tell you that skiers using recreational equipment and clothing have a really hard time breaking 100kph from a standing start at the top of the hill. A mate of mine managed 88kph on snowblades mind - but he's a big guy!
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Mon 15-05-17 23:45
Replies: 44
@telford_mike, and a few years ago a WC SG on the Lauberhorn was cancelled because of lack of snow. TQA is correct, Wengen is low and not snow sure TQA is incorrect, and so are you. Wengen now has one of the most modern and comprehensive snowmaking systems in Switzerland. The fact that a single race was cancelled many years ago is irrelevant. It's 2017. Things change. This season (which was poor right across the Alps) we had plenty of great skiing while neighbouring resorts were very limited. When did you last visit?
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Mon 15-05-17 17:07
Replies: 44
I would pass on Wengen in early January if you are looking for ski in ski out it is low. Err.... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38623669 Have you ever been to Wengen?
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Mon 15-05-17 15:06
Replies: 44
Surprised Wengen hasn't had a mention yet. Nursery slopes are in the middle of the village with most hotels within 100 or so metres away. Car free, and easy-peasy blue runs back to the village from Wengernalp. Great ski schools too - Swiss, Altitude (British) and Privat. Looking down at the village from the top of the nursery slope: http://www.skiresort.info/typo3temp/pics/81cab04709.jpg
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Sat 13-05-17 12:11
Replies: 2533
New snowmaking between Gummi and Tschuggen to be installed. This is great news as it will ensure the connection between Männlichen and Scheidegg opens earlier in the season. http://www.jungfrauzeitung.ch/artikel/154469/
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Sun 30-04-17 18:02
Replies: 13
Sad indeed. Our local hero and all-round nice guy. When asked why he liked to climb the Eiger so fast, he replied that his wife liked him to be home in time for dinner.
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Tue 25-04-17 19:33
Replies: 7
Sorry - here's a better reply. Gstaad is lovely. Great scenery, fantastic restaurants. If you only have a weekend then all you need is the local Eggli area and you can ski over to Rougemont and back - plenty of terrain up there. Of course no one can predict what the snow will be like, but beginning of March was good this year (and it was a poor season), so you have every chance of good conditions. I think skiers need to be 'glass half full' people. If we weren't we'd never go anywhere!
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Tue 25-04-17 17:21
Replies: 7
What will you do if you don't go? Stay at home? Is this glass half full or half empty? http://cdn.playbuzz.com/cdn/00eda5c7-6f12-42e6-87ee-68fe3b3422b5/2ee4c550-26f9-4b55-88c5-a077f9233a8e.jpg
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Mon 10-04-17 23:02
Replies: 16
Be warned. Last year we did our first proper season. Just coming to the end of our second and have now secured a home here. Even a season isn't enough!
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