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Poster: A snowHead
Sun 26-03-17 17:01
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A friend had his bindings checked here yesterday. It cost CHF20, and he came out of the shop with a little round sticker on his skis saying '2017'. All good. The conversation then turned to the means of calculating the DIN values that had been tested. This of course depends entirely on info provided by the owner regarding weight, skiing ability, boot sole length & age. It strikes me that in addition to checking that a binding will release according to the values determined by the DIN standard, shops would provide better value by trying to validate the base info used to calculate the DIN values. Having a set of scales would certainly help, but things like 'skier type' (1,2 or 3 etc) are so subjective as to render the whole exercise pretty haphazard. The insurance thing has to be bunkum by the way.
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Sat 25-03-17 14:50
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Vertical Up race today in Wengen. The challenge is to get from the bottom of the downhill course to the top. You can use anything you like as long as it isn't motorised, but most people seem to use running shoes with crampons. Shortened course today owing to a big föhn storm on the Lauberhorn. http://mikeeasley.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/wp-image-358008787jpg.jpg
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Sat 25-03-17 0:00
Replies: 40
I never used to wear goggles - hated the damn things - always fogging up. Finally gave in and bought some POC Iris Stripes last autumn. What a revelation. No fogging at all, comfortable and have survived he rigours of a season. Recommended.
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Fri 24-03-17 23:28
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Fri 24-03-17 14:57
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@Ashridge I've skied all season on mine, even went so far as giving my Atomic Race LTs away as I never used them even on days when the snow was hard packed. For info I am a few kilos heavier than you and the 176s are fine for me.
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Fri 24-03-17 13:24
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Are these this years CTI version? I am thinking of these or the 100mm (wider) version - I skiied on the 90s in December and really liked them. Am torn between going also for the 176cm length or 180cm - currently ski on Salomon X-Drive 80 Ti - 177cm length, 80mm waist, but the Atomics have more rocker, so less effective length/edge on the slope ... Any one any knowledge and able to compare the 90 and 100? I don't want to lose too much, if any ideally, of the on-piste carving ability of the Salomons. Yes, CTI version. I'd avoid the 100s if you value on-piste performance to be honest. The big pull of the 90 is that it's an all-rounder. You really need to try them out to determine the best length for you. Personally I like short skis so I bought the 176 and they're fine. They do ski pretty short though, so maybe go for the 184?
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Tue 21-03-17 0:23
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@tripowski, hope you enjoyed Duo Centrale in the lounge tonight.
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Mon 20-03-17 14:18
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After our wet weekend we're back to normal service here with lovely weather, good pistes and very few people about. Temps are high but the pistes didn't get choppy today as hardly anyone was skiing. http://mikeeasley.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/wp-image-1176552342jpg.jpg
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Sun 19-03-17 23:04
Replies: 15
End of the season (May) seems to be good for S&R and EB. Got great deals last MY on boots from EB and skis from S&R.
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Sun 19-03-17 23:00
Replies: 10
You went to France on a budget? Try Italy or Austria next season.
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Sat 18-03-17 17:10
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I think 17.00 at the moment. Last cable-car back down is also 17.00.
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Sat 18-03-17 16:32
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@tripowski, it's been raining today (and still is) so the lower runs may be a bit marginal tomorrow. My suggestion would be to get a half-day pass. Get the cable-car to Männlichen (5 minute trip) and ski the pistes up there until the lifts close. If the weather/snow is nice you can ski down to Grund (you may have to get a bus down the last bit from Aspen, but probably not). Back to Wengen via Scheidegg and you're done. Last train down from Scheidegg is 18.33. You could ski it of course, but you'll be way past last piste patrol time so go steady and look out for piste machines.
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Sat 18-03-17 8:12
Replies: 15
Valmorel worked for me with young kids. +1 for Valmorel.
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Thu 16-03-17 22:09
Replies: 13
I bought a pair at the end of last season. Haven't used anything else since - really good all-rounder.
Poster: A snowHead
Thu 16-03-17 21:52
Replies: 2518
@telford_mike, good to meet you a few days ago and hope you enjoy the rest of the season. I gather from various sources that the V bahn up from Grindelwald to Männlichen And Eigergletscher is unlikely to be built in time for next season due to a number of ongoing controversies? Hi Pete! Latest news a couple of weeks ago was that the Jungfraubahn hope to have the building permits by early summer. This being the case they might just have time to get the gondola from Grund to Männlichen completed by next season. The new gondola to Eigergletscher would follow the year after. The existing gondola from Grund to Männlichen has to be decommissioned in 2018 regardless, so they need to get a move on or Männlichen's going to be mighty quiet next winter.
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Thu 16-03-17 10:52
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Agree with all of the above, and would add that Arven red at Scheidegg (surprisingly perhaps) is one of the easiest runs in the area for finding your feet. Restaurants are much of a muchness as @Bodeswell, has said. If skiing Männlichen to Scheidegg you can avoid 95% of Hönegg by bearing left down Rohr a couple of hundred yards after getting off the Gummi chair (nicest route anyway imho). Hope you have a good holiday, looks like we should get some snow at altitude on Saturday & Sunday. Food at the Sunstar has been particularly good this season.
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Sat 11-03-17 10:39
Replies: 3
Sounds great. If only we had a car...
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Fri 10-03-17 23:02
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Lovely video Chris, the new snowmaking looks nailed-on for next season. Looking forward to it.
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Fri 10-03-17 15:46
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Cracking day today. Pistes got soft in the afternoon in the sunshine, but the snow cover is excellent. http://mikeeasley.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/wp-1489158162590.jpg
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Fri 10-03-17 15:42
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This one is very good: http://www.campingjungfrau.swiss/en/camping/wintercamping/default.asp Easy access to Wengen and Mürren, lovely site.
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Thu 9-03-17 13:08
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@Mazzarazza, raining today, forecast to continue mild for the next few days. Snow coverage very good though. Quite quiet everywhere with no queues.
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Tue 7-03-17 16:05
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Still snowing here. http://mikeeasley.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/wp-1488902279782.jpg
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Tue 7-03-17 0:39
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@ozibird, yeah looks a bit rough tomorrow, live music in Rocks on Wednesday from 6pm, see you there!
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Mon 6-03-17 15:40
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Windy and heavy snow at Scheidegg this afternoon. Now snowing heavily in the village. Looks like this might be a really good storm. http://mikeeasley.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/wp-image-1095377368jpg.jpg @ozibird - enjoy!
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Mon 6-03-17 14:44
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@ozibird, The new Golden India in Wengen is in the Cafe Greubi building (you can find it on Google Maps), walk up the little hill from the Bernerhof to Chäs Greubi shop and turn left at the top. Shanthi is in the Co-op complex just up from Interlaken West station.
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Sun 5-03-17 14:06
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Still quite windy at altitude this morning, but pistes much better than expected. Apparently we're due quite a bit of snow over the next few days. Fingers crossed. http://mikeeasley.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/wp-image-1934527jpg.jpg
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Sat 4-03-17 10:55
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Everything closed today - big föhn.
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Fri 3-03-17 23:25
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@pjd, it was certainly good tonight. Great curry followed by a few beers in Rocks. Right now the föhn is roaring outside but we're all safe and warm in the pub.
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 3-03-17 13:48
Replies: 2518
Big news from little Wengen. Golden India restaurant opening tonight. http://mikeeasley.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/wp-image-1287006172jpg.jpg
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Thu 2-03-17 18:58
Replies: 3
As above, a nice lunch with a drink up the mountain will cost CHF50 for 2. Large beer when you get back down CHF6. Or go to the Co-op, buy a loaf and some cheese and make your own sandwiches for peanuts. Cuckoo clock souvenir CHF800 or so.
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Wed 1-03-17 22:07
Replies: 2518
@franga Did lads trips here for 10+ years while I was working. Top place and plenty of good hotels. Try the Caprice if you fancy a boutique experience. Lots of snow falling at the moment.
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Tue 28-02-17 18:56
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Went to Shanthi on Saturday night - lovely. I can see Shanthi from my hotel room :lol: Sorry about the noise on Saturday!
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Mon 27-02-17 23:07
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Went to Shanthi on Saturday night - lovely. Have been to Golden India in Grindelwald a few times this season and it's really good. Spoke to the guys working on the new restaurant in Wengen yesterday and they reckon they're opening next week. Fingers crossed.
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Mon 27-02-17 14:09
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Great news for Mürren, construction of the new snowmaking infrastructure will begin in May and will be completed in time for next season. The new fixed cannons will cover Allmiboden, Maulerhubel and Winteregg pistes. http://www.jungfrauzeitung.ch/artikel/152350/
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Sun 26-02-17 18:01
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That's 3 weeks away yet so lots could change, but 11th March is when the tour operators' bookings start falling away (according to the reps) so you (a) might bag a bargain and (b) it shouldn't be too busy. I'd hang fire for a bit and see what happens. Good time for a holiday, wherever you end up.
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Fri 24-02-17 14:13
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About 10cm in the village today, 20cm in places higher up. Zero visibility at times, but the sun's coming back tomorrow. http://mikeeasley.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/wp-image-1773929098jpg.jpg
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Thu 23-02-17 15:09
Replies: 26
In your position I'd be going to Obergurgl. Massive areas (French or otherwise) are no use to beginners - you can't ski 90% of the slopes. Obergurgl is high, picturesque and has a good ski school, along with some excellent hotels and lots of easy confidence-building slopes.
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Thu 23-02-17 14:56
Replies: 97
Rain in March is very common in Whistler (in the village). I'd be going for sure.
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Tue 21-02-17 23:54
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@isaacgibson, piste doesn't look in great condition? No snowmaking there - plenty elsewhere in the region.
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Tue 21-02-17 0:49
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Conditions here are really good at the moment. Great snow all the way back to Wengen. Happy skiers on Lauberhorn this morning. http://mikeeasley.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/wp-1487613041104.jpg
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