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Poster: A snowHead
Wed 15-05-19 15:47
Replies: 25
@Riccardo, you're already familiar with Kirchberg, Kitzbuhel of course is very close and might make a better base for your Mum as it's a bigger town and the central pedestrian part is nice. Alternatively Zell am See (nice town by the lake and direct rail connections for days out) or alternatively in the Ski Amade region Schladming (also nice town with direct rail connection to Salzburg).
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Wed 15-05-19 15:27
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@telford_mike, that's a shame as I was seriously considering getting a Top4 skipass for this coming season. Not being able to use it for the Mürren-Schilthorn ski area is definitely a negative, but on balance I think I'll still get it as I wanted to check out the other resorts as well as spend time in Wengen. It just means I'll confine myself to the Wengen and Grindelwald side (unless they offer a Mürren-Schilthorn day supplement at a reasonable price). :(
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Sat 11-05-19 18:04
Replies: 41
I've never really understood "shopping". I go to a shop if I want to buy something specific, then go home. I don't just walk around looking in shops for things I might want to buy, I absolutely hate that! [Possible sexist comment alert!]: I thought a certain section of the female population positively enjoyed shopping, I thought they referred to it as "retail therapy" ;-) And their motto is "When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping!" :-D Lights blue touch paper and retires..... 8-)
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Sat 11-05-19 17:56
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@Coolattack, Welcome to snowHeads! :sH: Nice that you are promoting monoskis, you don't see many of them about these days (although personally I prefer to have my two feet independent of each other on telemark skis). ;-) Talking of one plank skiing, have you tried a [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skwal]skwal or a [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teleboard]Teleboard? (at least one well known snowHead has a Teleboard) 8-) skwal carving: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVveXrZmEC8 Teleboard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in1c6bB4b5M Teleboard Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VWYEZq6im8
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Fri 10-05-19 19:24
Replies: 66
I quite often mention SH forum to any skier, British or other nationality, I am with. :D So do I.
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Fri 10-05-19 19:18
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@Awdbugga, I recall that a few years back chillfactore used to regularly close off half the width of the slope for their [url=https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2109360/Avalanche-Chill-Factore-Why-zorbing-snow-new-trend-hit-Manchester.html]Zorbing activities. Do they still do that or has it proved a passing fad?
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Fri 10-05-19 7:22
Replies: 54
@johnE, yeah, because it’s easy to stick a pair of skis up your jumper. I find the brakes can be a bit painful and dig into you if you don't make sure they are retracted first...... :-D
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Fri 10-05-19 7:19
Replies: 10
Bumping an almost 14 year old thread, but I saw this video on facebook "What if you could ski on Mars" 8-) https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=389277981712111
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Fri 3-05-19 11:05
Replies: 4
Birg Skyline Walk closed because of the snow...{IMG317_3298_right}
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Fri 3-05-19 11:04
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Fri 3-05-19 11:03
Replies: 4
This weekend the Swiss resort of Mürren is playing host to several hundred Telemarkers who get to ski at Birg and the Schilthorn which are snow secure due to their altitude. We also get the exclusive use of the Riggli chairlift at Birg. :) It's been snowing most of the day and more is forecast for tomorrow and Sunday! :shock: {IMG317_3296_right}
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Fri 26-04-19 19:02
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The Ski Club demographic seems to follow the disposable income demographic of the UK. I joined the club at 22 when skiing was cheap and so were houses. . And a snowHead holiday is significantly cheaper than a Ski Club one, or it was last time I looked. Self catering? No instructor/guide included in the basic price? Ski Club holidays cost more than your Bashes because they include more in the price. There are several bashes which are half board in excellent hotels and excellent value too. 8-)
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Fri 26-04-19 6:01
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There really is no old boy network in charge at the club and holding it back like there is at snowHeads. I never thought of admin as an old boy, let alone a network. :lol: Seriously though Gerry, as an ex SCGB member I think your jealousy of that rival upstart snowHeads is showing just a wee bit.... ;-)
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Wed 24-04-19 13:27
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Poster: A snowHead
Wed 24-04-19 12:49
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Well when you are a top exec you've always got to be on the look out for something bigger and better even if that means only staying around for a year or so. Better to go now rather than not delivering all the things you promised! Someone I know was told by an HR exec (who no doubt spouted on in public about loyalty etc., and thats a Personnel officer for those who know what they really do) that you should spend 20% of your time at work looking/networking for your next role. . I thought the secret of management was to move on to your next management role before the chickens come home to roost in your present one..... :-D
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Mon 22-04-19 17:03
Replies: 2236
@stanton, please, please never stop posting. Whilst what you post is usually a load of bollox and whilst I usually don't feed trolls in your case the entertainment value outweighs your stupidity. The village idiot does provide plenty of amusement value at his expense. If he ever tires of driving a taxi I suppose a career as a circus clown beckons..... :-D
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Mon 22-04-19 16:57
Replies: 267
@kitenski, You might very well think that, but as to why that would be beyond the competency of Cairngorm management I couldn't possibly comment..... ;)
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Mon 22-04-19 16:03
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A further problem....2 million quid's worth of Snow Factory equipment was bought (with public funding) to cover the lower slopes with snow that could be manufactured in above-zero temperatures. This was to help guarantee access to the one drag lift (the M1poma) that could be used (instead of the train) to get people to the top from the middle station of the train. A decent enough plan - and there was a time, early season where they'd covered a huge area of the lower slopes with manufactured snow. But then the Snow Factory kit broke down - never to work again this season. ( I don't know if it's the case, but from what I've read the reason for the Snow Factory kit at Cairngorm breaking down is that the water supply which comes from natural streams on the peaty ground has so much entrained material/silt in it that it keeps blocking the inlet filters? If that's the case it makes you wonder why they didn't foresee that when assessing the suitability of the Snow Factory kit for that location. Also begs the question of how the Lecht and Glencoe seem to be able to operate their Snow Factory kit successfully in what would appear to be similar terrain?
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Mon 22-04-19 8:44
Replies: 23
And 2) Ski Amade, that’s all the Gasteins, right ? Is there a preference between Bad Gastein and Bad Hofgastein? It's much more than that, the Gasteins are just one of the five areas in the Ski Amade region!! https://www.skiamade.com/en/winter/skiresorts/ski-amade
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Fri 19-04-19 15:04
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@Mr. Pink, welcome to snowHeads! :sH: It's nice to see that I now have a namesake here.... :-D
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Fri 19-04-19 7:21
Replies: 41
@MancSkier, In Austria I would suggest Kitzbuhel and Zell am See both of which are nice towns and have railway connections to Innsbruck for a day out, or alternatively Schladming which has rail connection to Salzburg. In Switzerland I'd suggest one of the Jungfrau region resorts (Grindelwald, Wengen, Murren) which has fantastic scenery (the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains), good skiing and because of the mountain railway system is easy for non skiers to get about and meet up with their skiing friends on the mountain for lunch. Also the town of Interlaken is nearby too and just a short rail journey away.
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Wed 17-04-19 15:38
Replies: 6
See report: https://snowbrains.com/aspen-executive-stole-sold-demo-gear/?fbclid=IwAR3diWY2IPkcdOKhObOPlL87goDWFyVSyOrROAiZZ8QW--QMcbZCEiI-JNk
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Mon 15-04-19 14:52
Replies: 4
@oldschool72, [url=https://en.laclusaz.com/ski-area.html]La Clusaz has a short transfer from Geneva airport. I went there for the first time a month ago, and it has a wide variety of ski slopes including some excellent beginner slopes and also the town itself is quite pleasant with a very good local farmers' market on the Monday. I can't comment on the ski schools, but in addition to the standard [url=https://www.ski-school-laclusaz.com/]ESF one I noticed there's also [url=https://www.ecoledeski.fr/en/school/northern-alps/la-clusaz]ESI.
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Sat 13-04-19 10:25
Replies: 18
Then grandson Tyler got all the top ski patrollers fired after they'd stopped him skiing a closed area (never heard how that case was settled) and the Scurfields went all cease & desist on TGR. Yes I was interested in the outcome of that case, but from doing some internet searching it looks like the case hasn't yet come to court! If that's true then the wheels of Canadian Justice move even slower than those of the UK. :roll:
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Fri 12-04-19 21:22
Replies: 18
Security camera footage shared widely on social media shows someone holding onto a snowmobile as it takes off at a high rate of speed before crashing into the loading station of the Angel Express chairlift at Sunshine Village. One person taken to hospital, looking at the footage it's lucky nobody was killed! :shock: https://www.rmoutlook.com/article/sunshine-snowmobile-incident-sends-one-to-hospital-20190409
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Fri 12-04-19 6:13
Replies: 2236
@Frank Spencer, how unkind of you to disprove stanton's garbage by posting facts! The village idiot is really excelling himself at the moment, still it gives us all a good laugh. :lol: :lol:
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Wed 10-04-19 19:29
Replies: 33
DIN is based on a metal spring being tensioned, keeping it under constant tension will result in fatigue. Whilst it probably won't make a massive difference to the average skier, a couple of turns of the screwdriver could help your bindings last longer and have accurate DIN readings. Just to comment on the terminology you used. Fatigue is the weakening or ultimate failure of a material due to repeated loading and unloading. So keeping a metal spring under constant tension will not result in fatigue. However it conceivably could result in creep (the tendency of a material to move or deform under a load).
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Wed 10-04-19 19:14
Replies: 47
Best to use magnetic poles then you can store the North end next to the South end..... 8-)
Poster: A snowHead
Wed 10-04-19 8:04
Replies: 2236
its a dead hard currency Nice to see that you're now praising Sterling as a really strong currency! :-D
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Mon 8-04-19 15:59
Replies: 5
I think I'll stick with being a wuss, thank you very much! :shock:
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Thu 4-04-19 21:31
Replies: 3181
It was a power problem stopping the trains Ah, alles klar! :-D
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Thu 4-04-19 21:29
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Thu 4-04-19 18:12
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40cm+ of new snow in the village this morning. Still snowing. Trains in the valley have been replaced by busses. So trains from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen have been replaced by busses? I'd have thought it was easier to clear a rail line with a snowplough attachment on the front of a train than to plough a road.
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Wed 3-04-19 22:41
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After 40 years of service the old Grindelwald Grund to Männlichen gondolas have been removed and shipped to their new owners (whoever that might be). https://www.facebook.com/maennlichen/videos/588485374983762/?t=46 Farewell to what the boarder community referred to as the "two spliff lift" :-D
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Fri 29-03-19 23:40
Replies: 16
Back from a few days on Mount Etna volcano, in March, 2019. Here's what you need to know... * Mafia = yes, they run the carparks. Do they make you an offer you can't refuse? :-D
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Tue 12-03-19 18:19
Replies: 34
@Andy2809, as nozawaonsen said, [url=https://www.hintertuxergletscher.at/en/specials/hintertux-glacier/]Hintertux.
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Mon 11-03-19 13:48
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@telford_mike, my sources (well Steve in Central Sport posting on facebook :-D ) tell me that it was a wee bit windy today on Männlichen! :lol: https://www.facebook.com/search/str/Central+Sport/keywords_search
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Sun 10-03-19 10:45
Replies: 5
@bpope, I've stayed a couple of times at the B&B [url=http://www.les-lutins.com/hiver/en_index.htm]Hotel Lutins which is right near to the main Jandri lift basestation in the centre of town.
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Sun 10-03-19 10:38
Replies: 60
In the early 1960s my Dad had a Citroen DS, fantastic car. He was a member of a local car club and wrote in the club's magazine under the name "Citroen Pressé"..... :-D
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Sat 9-03-19 23:43
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The most obvious other improvement which could be made is to find some way of avoiding poling past the caravan park at Grund. Err, take the blue run (no.23) off to the right just after Aspen instead which goes down to Grund but avoids the caravan park? Closed, unfortunately. I take it that it's currently closed due to snow conditions, it was open a couple of weeks ago when I was there early February? My reply to DixieDean's comment was prompted by the thought that he wasn't aware of the blue run from Aspen. 8-)
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