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Poster: A snowHead
Thu 16-05-19 10:02
Replies: 313
@LOTA, a pleasure! We've had two previous trips this season where the weather has been great so we're not too bothered - plus as relative learners it was good for us to test our 'skills' in imperfect conditions! :sH: I'd certainly do it again, but last minute next time.
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Thu 16-05-19 5:12
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I might be over egging the bad food - I did see someone eating spag bol with some signs of enjoyment, and the cake looked decent! The Italian ski and xc teams who were up there also seemed happy enough. Think a lot of places might use May as the break between winter and summer season, certainly down in the valley. Just not busy enough.
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Wed 15-05-19 11:49
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This for @LOTA, some thoughts on a May trip. First up, apparently this weekend just gone is always rubbish weather according to our host, so maybe aim for a different one. :lol: We have taken the lesson that it's worth it last minute if possible, rather than planning ahead. There have been few tourists about, hotels seem mostly shut but plenty of apartments. The snow on the glacier is amazing, not much open but that could be down to the weather. We stayed in Neustift, and most things were shut. There's a super market, bank etc, and we mostly ate at Bottega 13 which is good. Last night every restaurant was closed so we went over to Fulpmes - slightly bigger, more going on, I'd stay here I think over Neustift. Bus was efficient, every half hour and free in ski gear. 25 mins from Neustift, maybe another 10 on top for Fulpmes. We hired skis at the top station at the glacier, only place open. Hire was fine, not the biggest selection. No mountain restaurants open so captive to the bloody awful food at the lift station. Any questions let me know!
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Wed 15-05-19 6:26
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Wasn't expecting snow in the valley! :lol: Off home today, but if this cloud clears at some point the snow on the glacier will be perfect... it is already. I'm sure stubai is very beautiful, shame we couldn't see more than a few metres ahead.
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Tue 14-05-19 6:11
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We didn't bother in the end yesterday, chatting to two chaps who did over dinner, sounds like we made the right decision! Looks much better on the cams this morning. @8611, on Sunday it was '6 percent capacity' according to the website, few on the pistes, more regretting their choices in the restaurant... the snow is very soft and cold, some ice where wind blown. Described yesterday as 'frustrating - perfect snow but can't see to enjoy it'!
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Mon 13-05-19 8:48
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Hmm, sat drinking coffee in the apartment wondering if we brave more bad visibility or sack it off and potter round Innsbruck. What to do...?
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Sun 12-05-19 16:50
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@clarky999, I'm not convinced, couldn't see a sodding thing. I'm too much of a wet to like those conditions. Luckily the snow was soft and deep so not all was lost. :sH: Kayaking seems pretty civilised in comparison!
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Sun 12-05-19 9:46
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Well it's certainly piddling snow up here! We've had a lazy start, visibility is quite rubbish, but can't complain about any lack of snow... :shock:
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Sun 5-05-19 16:59
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@Scarlet, ach, being able to see is overrated... :roll: :lol: Would be nice to see a little blue sky though, had visions of t-shirt weather!
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Sun 5-05-19 11:01
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@LOTA, We're off to Neustift for a long weekend skiing next Saturday, so will report back! First time May skiing so little idea what to expect...
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Mon 15-04-19 13:26
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Think the Travelodge chain is usually dog friendly? Realise they are a bit crap but for one night, and less likely to rage if the pup pees on the floor (I'm a great fan of a Days Inn for this reason also!)
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Thu 28-03-19 16:32
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Brilliant report, has made me do some plotting (2021?!) Safe journey!
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Sat 9-03-19 11:41
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Long weekend on the stubai glacier in May, no chance to take any time off before then!
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Wed 20-02-19 9:44
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@dodgster02, We were there 17th March 2018 - it snowed for most of the week and piste conditions were excellent. Luck of the draw I guess, but they do look after the pistes extremely well so you should at worst have good piste skiing even if it's a bit slushy or icy at the bottom. We saw minimal slush, lots of fresh snow, and the only icy slope was the run down into Brixen from the main Ski Welt area. :sH: You've been before, but for anyone who might find it useful, I did a trip report at the time. https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=3216534&highlight=westendorf#3216534
Poster: A snowHead
Tue 19-02-19 18:30
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@clarky999, those pictures are gorgeous, I'm not averse to slush either so sounds like a good mix. Will keep fingers crossed for Holy Snow on the 11th!
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Tue 19-02-19 9:09
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@Scarlet, lovely, happy for everyone else to be on bikes and leave it empty. :-D Good point on maybe staying in town, will weigh that against the difficulty of getting my husband out of bed in the morning to drive up there...
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Tue 19-02-19 8:21
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Innsbruck folk - has anyone skied on the glacier in May? Just booked some cheap Innsbruck flights for the first weekend on a whim, so any advice on what to expect/busyness etc welcome - plus any Neustift recommendations as we'll probably stay there.
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Mon 18-02-19 15:10
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Welcome, and oh so 'been there, done that' on blues in Austria when learning! :lol: Give yourself a second week and those Leogang blues will seem like the nicest runs ever. :sH: Great videos! And you manage far better on bumps than I do dammit.
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Mon 18-02-19 14:14
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If they are keen for Austria, perhaps look at the Skiwelt resorts? Some good blues, wasn't horribly busy when we went in March last year (we stayed in westendorf), Kitzbuhel is easily accessible for something different. Or stay in Kirchberg? Think the beginner slopes are up top on the Brixen side of the Skiwelt, avoiding that 'stuck at the bottom of mountain' feeling I had as a learner! Green runs aren't a thing in Austria but they'd soon get the hang of which blues were best in lessons. The snow was amazing end of March last year.
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Mon 18-02-19 9:24
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Another +1 for Trysil in Norway. Good instruction, lots of lovely gentle pistes and quiet during the week when we were there which sounds like it's key to getting confidence back after hating a busy resort. Snow should be fine in March. I would aim for the Tourist Center side though for a bit more life; there is a beginner area there as well. The Park Inn side has limited apres, though the apres we saw in the whole resort wasn't quite Austrian standard. :lol: The main joy of the Tourist Center side is the gorgeous blue runs (13, 61, 62), wide and through the trees. The rat run to get back over to Park Inn can be very busy and unpleasant even though it's a green. Once your friends have had a couple of lessons they will easily cope with blue 35 over to Hoegga and on over to Hoyfjellcenter. It is a bit expensive but not much worse than the more pricey big French resorts. Hot chocolate is cheap at least!
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Wed 13-02-19 13:22
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@diaphon, my husband was the king of boot faff when we were hiring (I just assumed I had a higher pain threshold!) - but I never had a pair of hire boots that remotely fitted, especially round the calf (have lifts now) and round the heel. They just don't seem to work for a slimmer foot, guessing they get ones in that'll kind of fit the most people! OP, take her to get some snazzy boots. :nice: And brill that she loved skiing, long may it continue!
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Tue 12-02-19 21:08
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@Dabber, it rocks, and i shouted all the way down twist and shout! :sH: It was a terrible 'full English' for us - two words, powdered egg... :skele:
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Tue 12-02-19 12:55
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I really enjoyed reading this - my husband and I had our ski-moon in Whistler and Vancouver and seem like similar skiers to you! Your low down on the runs had me remembering it vividly - Jeffs Ode to Joy, what a run - aaaahh, great memories. That bit at the bottom when you come into the trees and every time you can choose a different glade to go down - absolutely lovely. :nice: Will defo be trying some of the interior, we nearly chose Banff this time round so that is probably next on the list. Also Big White in Montana...
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Tue 12-02-19 11:09
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@Jake43, :lol: I totally missed that, ha, can I still blame jet lag?! Yes, the taxi driver was saying they just don't have enough people. Bit crazy really considering the traffic of desperate taxi seeking tourists (and presumably locals). I also love a groomed piste - no matter what the ski hire guy says about skiing rivers! :twisted:
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Tue 12-02-19 10:30
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Any popular blue that has become a bumps field in the afternoon after fresh snow, and is subsequently littered with people on their backsides or doing the snow plough of fear (me included), should be re-graded black immediately. :P It's all down to conditions, I've read that on here somewhere (everywhere!) I guess it's down to preference as well - I'd rather do something steep-ish, smooth and empty than flat (as in, you have to go in a straight line) and busy. So my misgraded piste would be the short section of Ki-West in Westendorf that is marked black - it's not really steeper than the rest of the red, and has an 'easy out' which is narrow, rutted and horrible. The easy out is twice as difficult than the scary black (for me).
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Tue 12-02-19 10:04
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@Jake43, try dropping Red Door an email - we got a cancellation spot for our second meal there. Or definitely go next time. 8-) You can get the bus to Rim Rock also - anything that stops at Highlands, the stop is just next to the lane down to the restaurant. We did that on the way there, walked back having realised there's a footpath back to Creekside. We'll certainly go back - but also want to try Banff, and indeed other NA ski resorts now! Best get fiddling Amex deals for max avios!
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Tue 12-02-19 10:00
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Thanks both! A bit War and Peace... :lol: I forgot to add the bit about Grouse Mountain (which your daughter may find of interest if she skis and will be in Vancouver) Grouse is a small ski area a 20 minute taxi ride (public transport also possible) from downtown. You go up in a long gondola and the runs are all at the top of the hill. Good things: It's so near to the city! And the views of the city are incredible on a clear day (or night - they have night skiing until 10pm). It has a variety of runs including a couple of tree runs, and a big park for those who like trying to break their necks. There is a very nice restaurant (Observatory) so you can night ski then get some grub with a view (note, they ask you not to turn up in ski gear - there are pay lockers at the ski hire). I was impressed by the amount of adaptive ski instruction happening while we were there, they obviously have a lot of capacity for that. Bad things: When we were there it had not snowed for a while so everything was man made slush or icy; bear in mind we'd just been spoiled in Whistler but it felt a bit like skiing in a snowdome! The ski hire is not great, just various types of Elan skis handed out willy-nilly (assume they have a deal with them), and no difference that I could see between the basic and premium. My skis were back-to-beginner floppy terrors. It's busy, especially at night (we went during the week) and we were told that if there has been some snow it's absolutely rammed on a weekend with huge queues for the gondola up. Worth a visit - yes if you need a weekday snow fix from Vancouver. But maybe not if it hasn't snowed for a while, and not at the weekend. Local's tip is to go to Cypress instead, a bit further away but not as busy.
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Tue 12-02-19 8:53
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Time for another long-winded and over detailed intermediates-on-tour trip report from me... :sH: Thanks to all the SH's that gave advice before the trip, especially Dabber for recommending his favourite restaurant! This trip to Whistler was part of our honeymoon, so the whole hol also included a stay in Vancouver and sea plane (yes! do it, amazing!) to Victoria for a few days. Both good fun, good museums, good food and cocktails. We also went to Grouse Mountain for the day, more on that at the end. Travel: Flights Heathrow -Vancouver we booked using a years worth of saved avios, a companion voucher, and just over a grand in cash for 1st class return, BA. So that was fun. But a warning, the BA breakfast is amongst the worst things I've ever failed to eat. We did coach transfers from and to central Vancouver with Pacific Coach Lines up (65 CAD for 2) and Whistler Connection back (150 CAD for 2, eek, but the time worked for us). Both ran smoothly, and the journey is incredibly scenic. The cost included two biggish 'hold' bags plus two small bags (so boot bag and hand bag). Accommodation: We didn't try and stint it being honeymoon and all, so it's fair to say there are absolutely cheaper ways to stay in Whistler - though there are also far more expensive ways! However, we chose an apartment (1 bed, bath, open plan kitchen/diner/lounge with fireplace, big balcony) at Legends which sits near the bottom of the runs in Creekside. The apartment was massive, probably bigger than our house, and had everything we could need including a dishwasher and washing machine/dryer. It was serviced everyday so none of that apartment tidying nonsense. This for 7 nights was £1700. Ouch. A word on location. I'm not even sure why we decided to stay in Creekside rather than the main village, but we both really liked it. It's really chilled, it has the Waitrose of Whistler that is the Creekside Market ;-) , and a little further from the main drag it has a couple of the best restaurants we ate in. Good choice. Eating and apres: We ate rather well in the evenings, again not stinting, and aside from one night when we failed to eat (I blame the gays, of which more later) we tried Araxi (good but a bit up itself, amazing oysters), Rimrock (excellent, friendly, brilliant wine list), and Red Door Bistro x 2 because it was just so good (honestly, once will not be enough, I would like to live next door to this restaurant, the food was completely gorgeous and the waiters wear shorts). That leaves a couple of other meals - oh yes, obligatory Dusty's (good fun, great ribs) and a panic burger at 10pm in the bar at the Nita Lake Lodge. The food in general in BC is ridiculously good if you like to stuff yourself with meat and fish, they don't mess about on portions! There's nowhere I wouldn't recommend. Lunches we grabbed on the mountain, good old poutine, and we made bacon and eggs in the morning. I feel fat just writing this. As for apres - well, we failed a bit. Totally. We spent our evenings eating! However, I still blame the gays as our one wild, eating is cheating night was with a group who were in Whistler for Pride at the GLC in the Village. Started with beer, for some reason someone suggested ceasars (mmm, drunken clamato juice), and ended inevitably in vodka shots and being posted onto the bus by our ski instructor. A word on Pride - we made no effort to avoid it, and skied for three days with a Pride visitor, but it only seemed to be happening in the Village! So if you want to party hard in Pride week, stay in the Village and you won't be disappointed. If you value your liver, stay in Creekside. Anyway, it was all very friendly and lovely and according to our new ski buddy, a lot of fun. :-P The panic burger - was needed the night we went to the very beautiful Scandinave Spa for a steam, soak, sauna and silence mission, plus a good massage. It was snowing while we were in there; gorgeous we thought, until we came out to schnee chaos and about 30 no longer relaxed people waiting for taxis which couldn't get there. Tip - anyone says 'we have a little room', jump in there! No wait, got dropped back in Creekside after an impressive drive round doing other drop offs, by a sweary Aussie taxi driver, she was a hero. Oh, yeah, an Aussie - I think there might be about 2 actual Canadians living in Whistler. Otherwise everyone is from elsewhere. You can tell as they all have name badges that say where they are from! :shock: Anyway, on to the useful stuff... Ski hire: We booked with Coastal Culture in Creekside who were brilliant, from answering daft questions before the booking, to the bear of a bloke who sorted us out in the shop. Top tip from him: "You don't come to Whistler to ski rivers!" :lol: £125 each for the 'premium' skis and poles for 6 days. The better half took the Head Kore 93 in 176 which he adored straight away. I took the Nordica Santa Ana 93, in 153 length, which took me a day to get into but by the end of the trip I was deeply in love. It's the way they deal with bumps and lumps, I'm a rubbish skier and these flattered me massively. They cope with my skidding about in a pathetic way on groomed runs as well, in all a marvellous do it all ski. Lessons: We booked the Max4 lessons, which are a full day, on a book two, get the third day free deal. It was ridiculously expensive but also it has to be said very good value. The quality of instruction was really very good; Lisa from Melbourne and Steve from Manchester (!) both had many years of experience, have been in BC for years, and were superb (have to say Steve had the edge with his pure love of the mountains and knowledge of conservation works etc). We booked for level 4; it was all a bit confusing as the runs are marked differently, but it was right if challenging for us as a pair of dodgy intermidiots with 4 years of skiing and a determination to throw ourselves down European reds. We were matched up with a Brit and an Aussie, and matched so well we managed to stay in the same group for all three days (same instructor for the last two). The skiing! Finally got there... just want to note here our own experience/thoughts on that whole run grading system. We found that greens there could be anything from Euro green to stiffish blue; blue there is anything from a Euro decent blue to a real red; black is Euro red to probably black (not that I've ever skied any!), and not often groomed except for certain runs; double black we didn't go near, and these are pretty much never groomed. The other confusing thing for us is that the 'runs' you see on the map could be anything - popping through trees, off piste, moguls under the lift... so if you're not super confident, you have to watch what you're up to in case things are not as they seem! It's also worth saying that the groomed runs are generally not groomed to a perfect smoothness, and with fresh snow (which we got for a couple of days, bonus) the ungroomed are super fun but not like anything I've experienced before (never done any off piste or skied in deep snow) The lift system is pretty good, would have loved a few Austrian style covered chairs but guess that's just because I'm spoiled. We got pretty much all over the mountain in our 6 days, especially in our lessons, so here are the standout runs as an example (good and bad!). Do note, again, that we are not good skiers, we're improving, but still very much at the learning stage, so all comments on steepness and difficulty reflect that! Whistler: Dave Murray Downhill (my run of the week) - this is the best way home to Creekside, and a cracking, always groomed, smooth and if you want to, fast as hell black. There are some steep sections, but nothing narrow or uninviting. We re-named it the Vanessa May Downhill because I ski so slowly, but I loved it because I'm a groomer girl at heart, and it was easy on the knees after all the bumps whilst being a perfect end of day blast. Jeffs Ode to Joy/Adagio/the Glades - over by Symphony lift, which seems to close quite often, is probably the most beautiful place in the whole resort. We had lots of fun pottering in the tree glades (which I never thought I'd say, I hate tree skiing), and when you're at the lift these little birds (whisky jacks!) come and land on you. It's magical. Jeffs Ode to Joy is indeed a joyful blue run. Warning though - the lift gets very busy, and it's a sun trap, so there can be a lot of sweaty waiting around. Peak to Creek - we were warned about this blue by the ski hire man. :skele: He was right. Allegedly it had been groomed. Ha. Bumpy hell, all the way down, clearly everyone wants to ski this as it's a bit of a classic but it was absolutely not for us (we tried twice). However, the views from the top of Whistler Peak are glorious so if you're a good skier you'd just do the nice bowl below and avoid that nonsense. Note that you can do the top half then cut out across Highway 86, not a special run in itself but a blissful experience if you've raged down that far. The Saddle - ARGH! My blue nemesis. I came unstuck on here in a frozen, can't turn, total novice kind of way, and yet really there's nothing wrong with it. It is steep - steeper than it looks from below - and a bit of a lemming ledge where it pops out between two big rocks with people taken by surprise by the steepness maybe. I tried again the day after, when it had been freshly groomed, and managed absolutely fine. My other half really liked it. Bah. :roll: Harmony/Harmony Ridge - lovely cruising blues, and nice bowls of relatively easy off-piste to the sides; fun to lap. Emerald zone - the ski school area and good warm up with wide greens (some of which looked suspiciously blue to me!) Bear Paw/Tokum - both routes down to the Village, black and blue respectively. Good, straight, missioning runs to blow away the cobwebs, nothing too steep on the black (in our minds) or too slow on the blue. Blackcomb (accessed from Whistler mountain by the Peak to Peak gondola which is pretty spectacular and oddly not scary): 7th Heaven - nice, but busy on a sunny day. The views are fantastic and the runs mostly blue, so can understand why. We went over here on our first day and I remember thinking that Hugh's Heaven in particular was a bit steep; not in a bad way, but in a 'oof, I have no ski legs, what just happened' way. Marvellous for getting up a bit of speed though! Blackcomb Glacier - came here on a lesson thank goodness! Involves a t-bar up, then skis off for a short but painful hike uphill to the ridge off which the bowl is accessed. Tip - take a rest at the top... Then basically it's a case of find your line down the bowl! We traversed right, across to the less steep area, and then had our first experience of blasting through deep snow. It might have been fun if I hadn't been pooping myself, my OH absolutely loved it though, I think he may turn gnarly. It's not hard really, just different if you're an improver - and set us up for a bit more playing off piste for the last couple of days so it must have helped our confidence. A great intro to a new skill. Brownlie Basin - OH's run of the week. Off the top of the Glacier Express chair, you can go right and take the Blue Line down (a lovely run), or left and go over to Brownlie. It's a black, and the drop in is rather steep- it's one where you have to take a bit of a gulp to get the first couple of turns in, then you're swooping down the rest thinking it was the best idea you ever had. Again, a superb confidence giver for improvers. Twist and Shout/Rock and Roll - fun, fun, fun wide blue pistes through the trees, not hugely steep, rolling and twisting. As the names suggest! Would include Ridge Runner here but we found it busy and bumpy, far better to take the other less travelled runs. Cruiser/Lower Cruiser - only not my run of the week because the Dave Murray took me home. This run is well named, and a true blue anywhere; I skied down this shouting 'yippee' at every turn, and actually got some nice smooth speed up for once (not like me). It really is a cracker, and not at all busy whenever we hit it. Some general observations... WB is entirely non-smoking in resort owned areas, which is probably lovely but caused me some biting of nails. In fact, there are signs at the lifts - 'Please do not smoke or curse in the lift lines'... but, my two favourite things?! :lol: People working in resort were unfailingly friendly and helpful, it's so damn civilised. People on the slopes were mostly likewise but there were a few hooners who seemed to dislike anyone going slower than them - standout was the guy who came from behind and skied straight over the front of my OH's skis. We cursed him loudly and viciously as he hared off down the mountain leaving my OH in a heap. As an relatively inexperienced skier the proximity some people seemed to like to have to me when passing bothered me, and in much of the resort there's no excuse as the pistes are wide - I can only assume it's a plot to scare people away and leave the 'proper' skiers their mountain to themselves! And a final thought - maybe it's just me, but I found Whistler ends up removing any sense you have of run grading and what's steep/not steep. I'm not convinced any of it made a difference except in terms of grooming, which is a GOOD THING. We've been fixated on 'yay, skied a red' in Europe, but here it's more 'looks ok, it's groomed, let's go', 'looks a bit bumpy, break out the new skills', or 'ooo, that's steep, slow and steady eh!' without really thinking about colour. The lessons were probably part of the cause of this - you just follow, listen, do, and find out afterwards what you've just skied. Then go and play in the trees or off piste because suddenly it's all fun rather than scary and dangerous. So overall, Whistler is great! Would I go back? Hell yeah, like a shot, already plotting how to get more avios. Is it different to Europe? Hell yeah, but in the best way possible to improve your skiing, I really believe we learned a huge amount. Do I miss the poutine already? Absolutely! :sH:
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Mon 11-02-19 18:40
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Blues - any of the lovely wide ones in Trysil (so pretty), and 92/93 in Leogang (so long and gorgeous). Red - Ki West, Westendorf (first time I actually skied a red rather than slid down one swearing) Black - Dave Murray Downhill, Whistler (so comforting and smooth after the lumps and bumps elsewhere!)
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Mon 11-02-19 17:36
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+1 again for the Santa Anna 93. Comfortable on piste and the tiny bit of off piste I've done, bumps, choppy nonsense, etc.
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Sun 10-02-19 12:43
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Nice, glad she finished on a medal! The montage just now showing some of her crashes, well... :shock:
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Sun 10-02-19 9:21
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Good TR from Borovets here, seems to suggest it can be good fun if your expectations are not high anyway! https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=135777&high
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Sun 3-02-19 18:32
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Seconded that the Vancouver-Whistler road is excellent and a very beautiful drive. 4x4 with winter tyres seemed to be the way forward that we saw.
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Tue 29-01-19 9:18
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Sat 26-01-19 3:55
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@Tubaski, cheers! Celebrated with some extra good grub, will sleep off the failure and give it another go first thing. Refuse to be beaten by a pesky run!
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Fri 25-01-19 23:38
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The second lesson went MUCH better thanks to your sage advice - got myself in behind the instructor as much as possible, and was able to share the advice with someone else in the group who was feeling slow in the afternoon! Skied some stuff I'd never have touched, including a bit of off piste. :sH: Came crashing back to earth today, complete freeze on a steepish blue for no good reason, maybe a bit hungover but am excessively peed'd off with myself. Will give it another go tomorrow. :?
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Thu 24-01-19 15:49
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Thanks so much all - some very good insights there, especially about less rest making me more tired and then even slower... think by the end of the lesson yesterday I was beyond knackered and looking for excuses to cop out. I've always been pretty steady, but had been working on getting more speed on nice groomed steeper runs; I guess it will take a bit of time to get the skill to go a bit quicker on the new terrain. I'm not really bothered about being a fast skier, would much rather be relaxed! I will check out the suggested videos though. Today I will focus on letting other people get a rest while I stylishly glide down at my own pace, and maybe chuck in some 'accidental' falls when I need a rest. :lol:
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Thu 24-01-19 0:52
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Wondering if anyone has any tips, or just possibly kicks up the rear. Currently skiing in Whistler; low end red run skier in Europe, and doing lessons here which include blacks and bumps (as a result of the conditions). The lessons are brilliant, in a group, and I'm fine picking up the technique and skiing what's in front of me which is a huge step up from sliding down smooth groomed reds. However - I'm slow. Slower than others in the group, even though I don't think my technique is any worse. What am I doing wrong? Or should I just accept that I'm a pootler? I feel in control (bonus?). I'm a fairly lightweight female, and only in the 5th year skiing. Any other pootlers? Being the slow coach has knocked my confidence today, and I HATE being waited for...
which other snowHeads love to answer.
Tue 22-01-19 14:48
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On the ground update from Whistler - it has snowed a few centimetres overnight, snow on the ground in Creekside. Was able to watch it come down at 4am jetlag time. :roll: Looks like it's clearing up now but the forecast seems to be for more flurries over the next couple of days.
And they're a friendly bunch.
Sun 20-01-19 15:53
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Which sounds like great news for us, on our way up to whistler today. :sH:
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