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Poster: A snowHead
Mon 20-01-20 12:56
Replies: 28
@DB, not his wallet as he left all his cash hidden in a glove in the room then forgot where he left it :lol: Could be anyone of several rocks that he found throughout the day :roll:
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Mon 20-01-20 12:38
Replies: 28
Nice work Jon. Did you put big L and R on the tips so he keeps them on the right feet? R? I thought @pigeondave, had 2 left feet :P
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Mon 30-12-19 7:26
Replies: 5
"Advanced" is probably what you're looking for, I was asking about this in a previous thread, think it's pretty variable depending on the people that turn up that week. Probably best to go for one of the centre's that runs 3-5 off-piste groups so that the ability range in each one is smaller. I'm going to Argentiere UCPA the 4th of Jan week, signed up for "free rando -expert" on the basis that it's easier to drop down a group if its too much for me than get into a higher one if it's easy. The food is basic but not bad, breakfast is normal bread, meats, cheeses, cereal ect can take as a pack lunch too. Dinner is a bit more processed though there's normally an option that's ok, at the price of the week I don't feel bad going out for dinner half the time. Next week is looking like it might be a little low on fresh snow atm too early to say if the 11th week will be any better.
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Sun 22-12-19 14:15
Replies: 44
I've NEVER worn a helmet compatible hood while skiing, and shells with those simply look ridiculous if they're not fully zipped up. That depends how much you feel the cold, for those of us that feel the cold and go out in cold windy conditions and like to wear a helmet, helmet compatible hoods are pretty important even if they aren't the hight of fashion. @Gordyjh, fair enough, though I can't see any reason a similar quality shell+down jacket would be any colder than an insulated jacket.
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Sun 22-12-19 12:54
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When it gets below about -10 I can’t get warm in a shell even wearing every layer I possess, so I have both a shell for warm skiing/walking/wet weather & a traditional insulated jacket for colder weather. Have tried your shell with a down jacket (real or synthetic)?
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Sun 22-12-19 11:39
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Well I've booked onto the Free Rando course :-D hopefully it's not full of real hardcore skiers, worst case I should be able to drop down a group. I'll be in Brides Le Bains the week before with @adithorpe, and @PidgeonDave, and was wondering where the best place with easy parking is for a half days skiing near Cham?
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Thu 19-12-19 8:58
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Mon 16-12-19 11:30
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@nbt, 2 years ago when we skied together you had better technique but I think I've improved a lot since. I did an "advanced" off-piste week at Tignes UCPA 2 Xmas ago and found it relatively easy like @Gustavobs, but wasn't sure if Cham/Argentiere tended to attract a higher standard.
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Mon 16-12-19 10:34
Replies: 7
I'm planning on staying in Argentiere UCPA 4th Jan week to do some off-piste, I've done a few UCPA trips and like the setup just struggling to decide which course to do. I like the look of the "Ski Free Rando High Mountain" course and believe I'm capable of the skiing they describe (well maybe not the "with style" bit) but wouldn't consider myself an expert, I sent action outdoors an email to ask about the ski level but they didn't give me anymore info beyond what's on their site. Has anyone done that course or a similar one, any idea how it compares to the top couple of groups on the SOPiB?
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Mon 16-12-19 8:25
Replies: 11
+2 for Therm-ic, I've been using the set that can be fitted to custom footbeds for several years now, incredibly thin so doesn't effect the fit. https://www.therm-ic.com/en/skiing/19-set-heat-flat-c-pack-1300.html
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Mon 2-12-19 22:04
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argentiere Jan 2020 Thinking of having a week in Argentiere UCPA to do some off piste possibly their high mountain rando course.
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Mon 2-12-19 11:09
Replies: 26
Question. Which bit of kit has saved the most skiers lives in the mountains? Beacon. Airbag. Phone. I'd bet beacon simply because of the number of years they've been in use and number of people that use them. Now if the question was "which do you think will save the most lives over the next decade" I think beacons would still win but airbags would be much higher. I find it really hard to guess about phones, limited phone signal, most guides will have radios and for most avalanches been buried is the biggest risk to life.
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Sun 30-12-18 4:37
Replies: 194
Myoko has had almost 2m over the last 3 days, just having a cake break from lapping tree runs most of the morning :sH: {IMG45453_2121_right}
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Fri 2-11-18 6:44
Replies: 55
@tc001, @AL9000, 2020 8-) 8-) 8-) lets do this, is the world ready for a Jabash!+1!
Poster: A snowHead
Tue 16-10-18 9:31
Replies: 139
@Daishan, ... I have a cunning plan. What's that then? Lighten his wallet but counteract that by sweetening the deal with "free" pies? :D :roll: I'm trying chocolate and pastry tastes batter than pies :p Surprisingly his cunning plan actually saves me a bit compared with the ex demo Rag's :sH: @spyderjon, fresh edge and wax and call it a deal (though guessing they probably already are)
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Mon 15-10-18 20:37
Replies: 139
@Daishan, Remind of your sole length as I have a cunning plan. 304 seems to work in alpine bindings (beast booster thing).
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Mon 15-10-18 20:11
Replies: 139
@Tom Doc, I've really not skied many different skis but the Soul 7's felt boring and a little unresponsive compared with my 169 carbon preachers, probably due to the 169 preachers only been 14m radius and the extra pop from the carbon.
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Mon 15-10-18 19:39
Replies: 139
Hmmmm now would 190 long CL Ragnarok's be completely ridiculous, the new ASYM's seemed like they could be nice given some open space and practice, what do the Redeemers ski like in comparison? @spyderjon, I'm guessing the Tyrolia Attack 2 bindings won't take my WTR boots, still plenty of room to mount Beast 14's?
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Tue 21-08-18 20:50
Replies: 86
@Themasterpiece, I got the speedzone 12's at 166 long (i'm 172cm 65kg) really liking them so far can't wait to give them a proper thrashing.
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Tue 21-08-18 12:17
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Just took delivery of a very sweet piece of kit from @spyderjon which I have been thinking about for a while, stupid expensive, didn't really need but wanted one anyways... Lol, know that feeling. Got some real piste skis for the first time last month, go well in the fridge and should be awesome in Cervinia next week :D Also have a Scott electric airbag on order.
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Tue 21-08-18 11:52
Replies: 39
delusional dɪˈluːʒ(ə)n(ə)l/ adjective characterized by or holding idiosyncratic beliefs or impressions that are contradicted by reality or rational argument. Sounds about right to me, 20 years ago been sceptical was understandable at this point the evidence is overwhelming. @letelemarker, the 2nd graph you linked says "global lower atmosphere" I'm guessing that doesn't include ocean temperatures, that's a massive heat sink. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_temperature_record First graph shows combined average temps. Just because climate scientists can't say with 100% certainty what the climate would be without humans doesn't suddenly make their work worthless. I believe I read a couple of articles a few years ago showing good evidence that several of the natural cycles we're having a downward pressure on global temps, hence the 90's pause (that wasn't really a pause). As for why worry, if climate change isn't something the general public accepts and cares about there's going to be very little political will to work to reduce CO2 emissions. Yes inderviduals can help but without government enforced carbon caps the average citizen isn't going to have much of an effect.
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Tue 21-08-18 10:34
Replies: 39
So I don't clutter up the forecasting thread with rebuttals to delusional science deniers I'll post here instead. @Mr.Egg, as always you're unwilling to back up your assertions with any evidence. https://royalsociety.org/topics-policy/projects/climate-change-evidence-causes/basics-of-climate-change/ I apologise for cluttering up the thread I'll make any future posts about climate change in http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=138378 or simlar thread. im not going to spoon feed you. your capable of using search engines. I'm the one that's linked to a reputable source care to share some links of your own? PS infowars / fox news don't count.
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Mon 20-08-18 20:33
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@Mr.Egg, as always you're unwilling to back up your assertions with any evidence. https://royalsociety.org/topics-policy/projects/climate-change-evidence-causes/basics-of-climate-change/ I apologise for cluttering up the thread I'll make any future posts about climate change in http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=138378 or simlar thread.
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Mon 20-08-18 19:34
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4 year heatwave to hit planet Earth https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/global-warming-heatwave-climate-change-temperature-rise-procast-university-of-brest-a8491916.html Funny as other scientists say we going to a cooldown. Would you like to link to any of those "scientists"? I'd put money on them been employed by oil companies or rightwing nut jobs.
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Sat 11-08-18 19:15
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Any ex forces people who possess a Defence Discount Service card and are into off piste gnarly stuff can get 20% discount with Snowsafe.co.uk. - https://www.snowsafe.co.uk/ Ski Club GB members also get 15% off.
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Sat 4-08-18 19:35
Replies: 34
One pair next to the door cos I just came back from skiing in Castleford fridge other pair still in ski bag in bedroom since EoSB :oops: but going to Cervinia in 3 weeks so not worth storing them at this point :D
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Sun 29-07-18 18:37
Replies: 7
@jorball, thanks for the post, nice to know snow is still good, like you say fingers crossed for the next few weeks.
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Sun 29-07-18 18:29
Replies: 40
If you can make a bash go for that if not UCPA is brilliant value been 3 times myself always great fun, instruction can be a little variable but is such a cheap addon you don't feel bad if you skip it.
Poster: A snowHead
Sat 28-07-18 13:57
Replies: 7
I'm already booked in for the last week of August, if the heat continues I think I'll pack my Preachers so I can surf the slush :lol:
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Sun 15-07-18 14:21
Replies: 32
The Saturday after last Xmas it took me 13 hours to get to Geneva from Tignes, was meant to be a 10:00 am pick up, minibus got to Tignes at 11:30, didn't get to Moutiers until 16:30, coach didn't pick us up until 20:00 got to the airport a little before 23:00 :/
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Thu 12-07-18 20:12
Replies: 33
I should go and ski Scotland at some point, though I really don't have the correct vehicle atm, silly old little merc coupe, last year when there was a light dusting of snow I needed a push to get out of the local tesco :oops: I'm currently talking to Powder Recon based in Myoko Japan, sounds like they do just the type of thing I'm looking for, some guided off-piste on the easier end and accommodation in their lodge with other guests looking for the same stuff, Black Diamond Tours looked good but the NY week they had available seems to be aimed a little on the extreme side for me atm. Japan also makes it easy for me to stop off in Helsinki for a couple of nights to see a friend. Not decided for certain yet and all the info on north america is nice, maybe 2019-20 if not this season :D
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Mon 9-07-18 7:29
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I'm conceptually planning something around JH SLC Aspen and other Colo stuff for Xmas /NY. But if snow skunks like last year it would turn JH Big Sky Red Revy Banff I think. Interesting, would be nice to have someone experienced to ski with, the couple of days at the EoSB where good fun. Let me know if you get any further with the planning. Still quite interested in Japan, has anyone skied with Powder Recon?
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Sat 7-07-18 12:17
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Thanks for all the replies :) @schauspiele, hiring a car might not be the best option for me, I've only ever driven in the UK and not even in the hilly bits that often probably best not to try unfamiliar snowy mountain roads solo, plus not best value without sharing the hire cost. Will definitely do some googling of the resort's you suggested. @under a new name, I'm biased against America but should take a better look as the skiing does look epic.
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Sat 7-07-18 10:50
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Hmmm ok so can probably get the type of skiing I want without a guide in Canada but snow cover might not be great Xmas week. Which resorts would you recommend early season? If Black Diamond Tours really is booked up for Xmas week any other similar companies in Japan people would recommend?
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Sat 7-07-18 9:38
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@boarder2020, I'd prefer to be with a guided group as much for finding the best conditions and not ending up with needlessly long walk outs as for safety. I'm sure it's fairly easy to find people to ski with but I do like the idea of something a little more structured. I'm not looking for silly steep terrain, I like tree skiing, don't mind a little skinning but preferably not more than a couple of hours uphill per day. Would like to keep the budget under 3k though for something special could go to 4k maybe (including flights food ect).
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Fri 6-07-18 21:11
Replies: 33
@mgrolf, good point about the daylight, should've thought of that myself. Bah after looking at the Black Diamond site in more detail looks like xmas week is sold out :/
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Fri 6-07-18 19:01
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@under a new name, really no idea, was hoping some more knowledgeable :sH: could point the way. I've done all my skiing in France and Italy so far so fancied something more exotic like Japan/Canada or Sweden/Norway as I like the Nordic countries. @clarky999, looks nice and they do Xmas week with 1 day of cat skiing :D
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Fri 6-07-18 18:36
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I'm planning on going away for 7-10 days over Xmas (maybe 14 at a push) will be traveling solo and would like to do some guided off-piste. I did a UCPA off-piste week in Tignes last Xmas and had a great time, will be doing another UCPA week unless I find something more interesting. Any suggestions of companies that are solo friendly that organise trips to Sweden/Canada/Japan?
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Sat 30-06-18 8:09
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Cervinia Aug 2018 Going on a Warren Smith course in Cervinia last week of August to get an early, early start to the season :D
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Sun 24-06-18 12:56
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Fair bit of difference there :D Have to say I enjoyed the steeps course I did with you last year before the October test, unfortunately Hemel is too far south for me to visit regularly. I can definitely recommend spending time in a snow dome over the summer, spent a fair bit of time at Castleford last summer and really noticed it in my skiing out in the mountains. Will be going back there as soon as I'm not working all the time....
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