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Poster: A snowHead
Fri 21-02-20 18:29
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Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Fri 21-02-20 17:30
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Fri 21-02-20 17:07
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I'll jump in. https://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/500/medium/20200214_094404.jpg
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Fri 21-02-20 13:17
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Fri 21-02-20 13:14
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Mine seem to be.
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Thu 20-02-20 18:00
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We are on our 5th or 6th two month long motorhome trip, on the whole we've avoided Austria as there isn't the freedom to park that you find elsewhere. Campsites can come in pretty expensive there and the need to book during holiday periods removes some flexibility. We have all our own gear which adds to the flexibility that using the motorhome offers. I guess Austria has tbe benefit of not having to drive up precarious roads only to find theres nowhere suitable to stay. This at 2000m in Arolla, after some single track including an 800m tunnel, though we have since returned and chanced our luck in a different carpark. https://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/uploads/2152/Photo_editing_Cloud20200203.jpg
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Thu 20-02-20 17:47
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There were some big groups going up in Arolla today, almost 30 skinning up close together with largish backpacks. Late in the morning too so not the usual early morning 2s and 4s going for powder. In fact everyone was going off piste (which wasn't that great) leaving me to lap an empty piste 4 times before company.
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Wed 19-02-20 13:12
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We came up to Arolla last night, first time here. It started snowing lightly in the "village" at breakfast time so at 9 o'clock I went up to the first of 2 drags that take you from 2000m up to 3000m, nobody around. Swapped over to the second drag and I've still not seen anyone but there are a few ski tracks just about visible on the drag through the increasingly heavy snow and I can just make out a wall of snow a few metres to my right. Halfway up there is dubiously helpful sign which reads "Suivez la Piste", I think to myself "What are my options; chance the boulder strewn rock garden to my right or drop over the invisible lip to my left and into the chasm below?" Thankfully the drag piste does not slope heavily either way and it's fairly easy to stay right under the cable. As I reach the top 10 minutes later the wind is whisking up the snow and obscuring the, vital for a boarder with one foot unstrapped, wind scoured descent ramp. I survive by stopping dead (there is NO ONE coming up behind me) and then I take a look around to try and determine where the piste is. As it turns out the piste is easy, there are a few inches of snow on what feels like a hard base but it's easy cruising, just have to concentrate on the next piste markers. I nearly go straight on a few times instead of following the bend but I get to the start of the second lift without stopping and, lo and behold, I am joined by a couple more boardriders. They follow me up the lift so at the top I craftily wait for them to pass thinking I can use them as markers but they immediately stop for a conflab and I am left to test my memory and spatial awareness once more. I'm going to lap the top lift a few more times before the weather deteriorates, at the lift a small group of skiers arrive just before me and spoil my uphill powder run! I'm now on about my fourth or fifth run and I've passed several groups of skiers but the amazing thing is that I haven't actually seen anyone else moving yet! Time for coffee back at the motorhome. Can't wait for the morning. Edit. It's 1.30 and has suddenly stopped snowing, I can see the surrounding peaks and it's time to put my boots back on.
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Tue 18-02-20 21:42
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Tue 18-02-20 21:04
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I don't know where it is but it's a good job they have snowmaking!
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Tue 18-02-20 20:03
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Not showing my wife that, she won't let me out to play in the morning.
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Sat 15-02-20 21:51
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You know it makes sense.
Thu 13-02-20 15:42
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Snowing heavily in Grimentz village, no one left up top.
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Mon 10-02-20 14:22
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Yes, La Thuile is a good call. Cheap, snow sure, quiet, lots of straightforward runs and mostly chairlifts. I met my pals there for a week last year and had a good time.
Poster: A snowHead
Sun 9-02-20 23:32
Replies: 16
I've pretty much always been solo since those first few days of lessons, though after the first couple of years I've been able to spend a lot longer than a week away so that has really helped skills and confidence. Personally I enjoy smaller, quieter, hilly resorts with chairs (and drags) to resorts where the only way up is by gondola (having said that we are driving the motorhome up to Grimentz in the morning!). I'm very happy repeatedly lapping the same run aiming to do it a bit better each time; nothing better than a good blue or easy red that you have become familiar with to hone those techniques, it diminishes the "fear" of the unknown. So my advice would be avoid the big name places and find somewhere mellow. The place I'm at right now has 40km of easy pistes and 9 draglfts, this is about my 5th week here over the last 3 years and I can blitz every run in most conditions. I've been to 50 odd ski areas now and this is probably my favourite. Watch the video (it's not mine, it's a fast skier). I had a morning just like it 3 weeks ago, 3rd lift before I saw anyone. How can you not feel great and improve rapidly when it's like that? https://youtu.be/o1qWyv6XJzw
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Sun 9-02-20 17:03
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Nah; Gsteig beats that hands down. 1 lift v 2 (0.5km v 0.85km) 143m vertical v 340m 1 blue and 1 red v 2 blues, a red AND a black. Had a fun day there as novices though, the dog beat us down every time!
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Sat 8-02-20 13:47
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If all chairs were canted 45 degrees to the right then boarders exiting the lift wouldn't be the problem, skiers would (and goofies) :-D
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Sat 8-02-20 7:46
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@skimummk, I thought we were getting off a bit lightly in this thread :D My hate is people slamming the bar down.
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Mon 3-02-20 21:17
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Les Gets, bottom of Reine des Pres?
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Sun 2-02-20 18:02
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Including one Briton. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/02/02/british-skiier-dies-northern-japan-avalanche/ "Mr Levy, 34, was reportedly skiing off-piste with his brother and a local guide on the southern flank of 2,306-foot Mount Pinneshiri, in the town of Nakatombetsu in northern Hokkaido. At around 11:30 am, the group was hit by an avalanche, police said.".
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Sat 1-02-20 9:43
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It's a disaster in the motorhome: the dog returns from walks with muddy paws instead of nice clean slightly icy paws.
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Fri 31-01-20 8:21
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Somwhere in the Dolomites? But I'm guessing you want a bit more than that, so I'll say Carezza.
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Wed 29-01-20 8:53
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Yes, Monetier.
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Tue 28-01-20 9:53
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Pretty disappointing start in Gryon (1114m). There's a bit of snow in the air but nothing at village level and nothing for at least several hundred metres above. Plus, in the entire Villars/Gryon/Les Diablerets area, the only operating lifts are the tram up to Bretaye and 4 draglifts once you get there. Wind due to decrease pm; avalanche risk 3. edit: ooops, meant to post this in a different thread, but it's just across the valley.
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Fri 24-01-20 7:28
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Yep, last week. As you leave the top of the funicular to access the glacier.
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Thu 23-01-20 23:23
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Sorry, no access to photos and been out all day. Edit, just found this on wife's phone https://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/500/medium/DSC_0646.JPG
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Wed 22-01-20 21:41
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Le Grand Bornand.
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Sun 19-01-20 22:42
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errrr, what do you think the board is made with?
Poster: A snowHead
Sun 19-01-20 20:12
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And here https://skiandsnowboardwax.co.uk/products/hardman-epoxy-resin-for-diy-ski-binding-insert-installation?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=Google%20Shopping&gclid=Cj0KCQiAmZDxBRDIARIsABnkbYRrcyMQJgVDXE_bzlmGvXmTYTH7Xum-FwWQO8HC2v1cSBTOwSt_MvQaAqn3EALw_wcB
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Sun 19-01-20 19:35
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Probably a much less viscous epoxy so it will penetrate the cut fibres. Look for the small sachets usually called "double bubble" but not a quick set glue, more of a laminating resin. Edit: these used to be readily available but the thin stuffis a bit "thin on the ground". However, found so e here which confirms suitability http://www.rudeskis.com/product/hardman-double-bubble-epoxy/
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Sun 19-01-20 16:13
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It is Les Gets, any idea which piste?
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Sun 19-01-20 8:31
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This is so easy but it's the only snowy photo on my brand new phone. [img]snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/500/medium/IMG_20200118_161038872.jpg[/img] Help. I've just started a snowmediazone account, what am I doing wrong?
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Sat 18-01-20 21:57
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If it's me then; Cambre d'Aze? edit, but I think @what...snow might have it.
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Sat 18-01-20 19:10
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Bolquerre from Mont Louis?
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Sat 18-01-20 12:43
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Not much in Morzine itself, an inch and melting (stood at bottom of Pleney waiting for mates who have just arrived). Don't worry, lovely at the top.
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Sat 18-01-20 8:42
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12-15cm at Les Perrieres (bottom of Les Gets), looking very promising.
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Fri 17-01-20 15:31
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It was snowing from halfway up at 1.30. By 2.30 there had been an inch at the top of Mont Chery (poor vis) but I'm back down at Les Perrieres now (in the motorhome) and it's raining moderately hard.
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Fri 17-01-20 13:28
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Mon 13-01-20 21:37
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Pistes are very good just over the hill in Saas Fee.
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Sat 11-01-20 8:37
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I used lipsalve last year, easy and worked perfectly as boards and skis stored in a shed.
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