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Chasing snow and living in constant winter...?

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Howdy,

I'm interested to know how many Snowheads spend time chasing the snow all year round? What are everyone's experiences of jumping between northern and southern hemisphere... How did you cope living in constant winter? Where did you ski/live, what you do for work?? Cool

https://radseason.com/chasing-snow-could-you-survive-in-constant-winter/

EP
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Reading the Queenstown thread, sounds like things don't get going until July down there. Where would you go May and June? Lapland, but even that is getting patchy in June.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Iceland - very late season there...
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Glaciers?
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
New Zealand really doesn't get going until mid late July, Turoa has only just opened it's lifts this weekend, and by mid lat Sept it's kinda over. It's a short season, The South island is a little better, but not much. However there is some great touring f you are prepared to hike, better still do multi day tours to really get in the wilderness.

If you want lift accessed skiing and you're in Europe, given the NZ exchange rate you're better off staying in there and skiing the glaciers.

New Zealand is awesome, but it is not the mecca for resort skiing that some people like to believe - most good skiers that don't live near the hills (and can afford it) ski Japan and the States, and only grab a trip "in country" if a good deal comes up, or if the urge to ski gets to much!
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You can ski Norway, Russia and Georgia into June if you want to.

Endless winter? Personally no thanks. After 6 months of skiing I'm always stoked for kayaking, board shorts, flip flops, bikinis, summer dresses, beer outside on the balcony in the evening. Then by the time September rolls around the fire is burning for skiing again just as the glaciers open.
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 Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
@clarky999, I am with you.
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
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Reasons for seasons Wink
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@clarky999, ...right on the button...

Nov ... strip off the storage wax
Dec to April .... get up the hill
May to June ... bad patch of withdrawal, endless fiddling with gear, try to get back into climbing and mountain-biking
June ... finally out of bad patch and get up the hill on bikes
July Aug ... high as poss in the Alps with bits of string and clinking metal
Sept-Nov ... get increasingly fed up that being out on the bike is getting colder and darker; get the crampons out for some winter stuff in the Lakes...
Repeat
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I like spring and autumn but summer bums me out. Everyone saying what lovely weather when the slightest activity starts you sweating and public transport is hellish isn't much fun. I'd settle for winter - spring on repeat. Spring it's usually warm enough to be wearing shorts and flip flops in most ski resorts anyway.
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I don't do it, but I'd love to. I reckon that if you lived in the European higher regions you could have a pretty good time most of the year, with the option of enjoying some pretty good summer weather (and some pretty good winter and spring sun sometimes too) and many alternative outdoor activities if you get fed up of the glaciers.
Now, why did I never learn foreign languages, discover a bit earlier what I really most love in life and take the plunge and move over there when I was younger? Silly, scaredy-cat me Crying or Very sad Have the time to do it now, maybe even, just, the resources: just not the courage Sad .
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And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
Reminds me of this thread:-
http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=392045&highlight=1000+consecutive#392045
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 So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
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if you live in the European higher regions you can have a pretty good time most of the year, with the option of enjoying some pretty good summer weather (and some pretty good winter and spring sun sometimes too) and many outdoor activities


FIFY

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just not the courage


Why ever not?
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
Love the summer (bodyboarding, cycling), spring (more cycling, just with a thicker top on), autumn (more cycling, with wider knobbly tires) and real winter (cold, snow optional). Do not like mild, slightly damp, grey winters (which is a shame, cos I lives in Kairdiff)
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
@Dave of the Marmottes, that's because you live in the UK and don't a proper climate or seasons where you can more or less gradually acclimatise as they change.
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 Poster: A snowHead
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valais2 wrote:
@clarky999, ...right on the button...

Nov ... strip off the storage wax
Dec to April .... get up the hill
May to June ... bad patch of withdrawal, endless fiddling with gear, try to get back into climbing and mountain-biking
June ... finally out of bad patch and get up the hill on bikes
July Aug ... high as poss in the Alps with bits of string and clinking metal
Sept-Nov ... get increasingly fed up that being out on the bike is getting colder and darker; get the crampons out for some winter stuff in the Lakes...
Repeat

July - Oct ... high as poss in the hills with bikes and such
Nov ... get increasingly fed up that being out on the bike is getting colder and darker


(I like spring and autumn)
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
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under a new name wrote:
@Dave of the Marmottes, that's because you live in the UK and don't a proper climate or seasons where you can more or less gradually acclimatise as they change.


Well that and the constant humidity when it does get hot. I suspect I could get used to living somewhere like Utah (politics and religion aside) even though it gets scorchio in summer but Singapore never.

Mind you I've been in the Alps some summer days when the only sensible thing to do is stride straight from a lift to the nearest shady terrace.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
@Dave of the Marmottes, 'tis true.
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