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Austria: Dachstein West 2017/18

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With a scheduled opening date of the 2nd December, the snow has arrived and the mountains are looking great Cool snowHead

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For anyone looking at DW as a potential skiing destination, here is the link to the website Smile

Generally uncrowded slopes, good off-piste opportunities and reasonably priced, excellent mountain alms/huts Smile
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Had a week in DW March 2016 based in Gosau and loved the area.

Intend to return in the near future.
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Its definitely one of my favourite areas to ski.
I spent 8 days there last season and none on my local hill, Altenmarkt at all! I just love the views of the Dachstein/Hallstadt glacier it really feels like you are in the "big" mountains Madeye-Smiley


Hopefully we will meet up with you@Cacciatore, this year and not just sit in a hut drinking beer while you ski past us Twisted Evil
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@Cacciatore, I've spotted a lovely little couloir there too if you fancy an adventure Toofy Grin
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Some snowPorn from Gosau, Dachstein West....opens Saturday. Looking good Madeye-Smiley Cool
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@Cacciatore, Looks to be a good start to the season. I may well have to indulge at some point. Very Happy
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@Cacciatore, I've spotted a lovely little couloir there too if you fancy an adventure Toofy Grin


Hi Pete not sure if youíve heard from Mark and Nicky but Iíve just got a place in Gosau so would certainly be up for a few adventures, although not too extreme to start with. I arrive on 9th after the pre season in Tignes Happy. Hope to catch up with you soon
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Quality idea, geepee 😎😀
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@Cacciatore, I've spotted a lovely little couloir there too if you fancy an adventure Toofy Grin


Hi Pete not sure if youíve heard from Mark and Nicky but Iíve just got a place in Gosau so would certainly be up for a few adventures, although not too extreme to start with. I arrive on 9th after the pre season in Tignes Happy. Hope to catch up with you soon
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@Piste_Rider, Thatís excellent news which we can talk about next week. I look forward to that. Very Happy
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@Piste_Rider, Thatís excellent news which we can talk about next week. I look forward to that. Very Happy


Yes see you Saturday, looks like there is going to be a fair amount of snow in Tignes as well Happy
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A little more snowPorn. Could be an epic start to the season Cool snowHead
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@Piste_Rider, I'm always up for a ski Smile Nothing too hard but I like daft little rocky gullies.
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@Piste_Rider, I'm always up for a ski Smile Nothing too hard but I like daft little rocky gullies.


Excellent well you can show me what you've found when I am there in 10 days time Happy can't wait to explore the area and be able to ski everyday Happy See you soon
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A little more snowPorn. Could be an epic start to the season Cool snowHead


Are you just camping out at the bottom of the slopes perving over the freshly groomed pistes wink Can't wait to be there
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Laughing Laughing only until you get back wink Laughing Laughing

Itís a test day on Friday, pre-opening on Saturday, so guess where weíre headed? snowHead Toofy Grin

Early, on-piste conditions report can be expected....oh, and more snow expected tonight 😀
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Laughing Laughing only until you get back wink Laughing Laughing

Itís a test day on Friday, pre-opening on Saturday, so guess where weíre headed? snowHead Toofy Grin

Early, on-piste conditions report can be expected....oh, and more snow expected tonight 😀


Excellent, it looks fantastic on the web cams, don't go using up all the best stuff before I get there wink Enjoy Friday, will be very jealous as I will be stuck in the car heading for Tignes, where its also good but extremely cold!!!!
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Oh my! What an awesome, bluebird first day 😎

If the conditions were like this mid-season, one wouldnít be disappointed. The pistes were in tip top condition and the coverage, generally, was excellent.

Roll on tomorrow morning for some more of the same snowHead
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@Cacciatore, looks amazing, so how was it first day, no injuries this year I trust!!!!!
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Nope, no injuries, fortunately Piste_Rider.

We had a quick couple of hours from mid morning....there couldnít have been more than half a dozen other skiers around and, by midday, we were lapping on empty pistes 😎.
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@Cacciatore, spent much of day driving through Salzburgerland (sadly not skiing). Looked stunning.
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It is a beautiful part of the world, nozawaonsen, but then Iím possibly a bit biased... wink

Where were you heading?
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Nope, no injuries, fortunately Piste_Rider.

We had a quick couple of hours from mid morning....there couldnít have been more than half a dozen other skiers around and, by midday, we were lapping on empty pistes 😎.


Excellent news on the injury front. Sounds amazing can't wait to get there Its been fantastic in Tignes today as well, wall to wall blues skies and snow good, but quite cold. See you next weekend
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@Piste_Rider, Just wait til you get here... had another big dumpage this week and the pistes are in amazing condition! They are saying it's the best season start in yonks, if not ever. Clearly you're not the snow jonah!! snowHead snowHead I took a pic of your place this week as we passed, I'll send it to you. Very Happy

Went up Monday mid snow storm for a few more laps - from the Panorama Jet end this time (Gosau Hintertal) and the pistes are just in awesome condition, I was lapping from the mid-station down to base and on each run I was able to put in freshtracks and not just because it was snowing but again, no one much around. snowHead snowHead I'm limited to max 2 hours and short runs at the moment, so my reports will be very detailed about a specific few 100m worth... wink Laughing Laughing

Although I stayed low, @Cacciatore went all the way up and around about and he reported that all the pistes were in the same fantastic conditions. There is still limited opening this week, but we understand that the area opens fully with the links to Annaberg & Russbach this weekend. Can't wait!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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@nozawaonsen, If you are ever passing through again, do feel free to give us a shout and drop in for a drink/rest, you'd be most welcome. snowHead
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After a few days of almost continuous snow, the sun came out again today.

The runs, top to bottom, are simply amazing. Well into the afternoon there was plenty of untracked off-piste Cool

On Saturday all the area links open in what promises to be a really superb season, judging by the snow depths and quality.

This afternoon was spent in the Zwieselalm sector, hooning around on pistes with virtually no-one else about. Tomorrow looks to be much the same, and early lifts beckon Toofy Grin snowHead Cool
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