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Poster: A snowHead
Mon 2-11-20 13:45
Replies: 257
I agree with some of the comments, having seen avalanche debris it sets like concrete, and a hard work digging, coming from a Ski Patroller friend in COLO, who knows from experience every min is life threateningly valuable. Mins can be wasted can be lost tracing skis.Instead of the rescue team want to go straight on to finding bodys.which a transceiver does. If you market it as a ski finder in it principal it sounds good, but needs more testing
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Sun 1-11-20 10:37
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Thu 29-10-20 20:18
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how does one delete an ad once they have been sold
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Thu 29-10-20 17:25
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Thu 29-10-20 17:24
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@BobinCH, Thanks for your enq Dabber has already got in first,sold paid for already going to be sent off friday pretty immpressive the way you people operate on here no wishy washy indiciviness I have seen on other sites
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Thu 29-10-20 9:36
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@BobinCH, Sorry about the delay in answering, I have just sent his photos and info, so hopefully we should be doing business one way another soon
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Thu 29-10-20 9:32
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@Dabber, {IMG62384_7565_right}{IMG62384_7566_right}{IMG62384_7567_right} Good Morning sorry I did not get back to you earlier,these are the photos of the edges and bases you asked for the bases need a wax see the bloom bits on the base. The bindings are Kastle 12 CTI ,being an Austrian ski made under license by Tyrolia another Austrian company
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Thu 29-10-20 9:31
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@Dabber, {IMG62384_7565_right}{IMG62384_7566_right}{IMG62384_7567_right} Good Morning sorry I did not get back to you earlier,these are the photos of the edges and bases you asked for the bases need a wax see the bloom bits on the base. The bindings are Kastle 12 CTI ,being an Austrian ski made under license by Tyrolia another Austrian company
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Tue 27-10-20 18:55
Replies: 15
{IMG62384_7554_right} Kastle MX83 size 163 in very good condition, base and edges in good condition hardly any wear on sidewall edges allways a good sign of lots of use £135 any reasonable off offer accepted. prices because of situation both economically and COVID the prices of skis have dropped astronomically. Iam equidistant from both Hemel and MK snow centres.So buyer is welcome to try before buying. The binding adjusts to any size boot
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Sun 6-09-20 18:53
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Totally agree though this would apply to most of the Sella Ronda resorts, Selva would be a good choice,though I have not been to Selva for many years, it has the Alp d'suisi perfect for the nervous intermediate plus it has the Plan d Gralba area on the Sella Ronda itself very good for beginners/ early intermediates. Being Italy, there are lots of good restaurants both in the villages, and on the mountain one is spoilt for choice I was in Canazei in early march, and was impressed and would definitely go there again, as to social distancing measures I can't comment it was very quiet though. With situation as it is I would think the resorts, in their own interests would maintain the distancing measures and keeping the resorts open, a difficult balancing act. Visitors I notice tend to be a lot more considerate in the Dolomites than the massed hordes of the major French and certain Austrian resorts, which would go to making things safer.
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Wed 2-09-20 19:17
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Its about time, As a long term member of some 35 though intermittent years, I find it appaling that Tom Jarman was thrown off the Council for voicing the justifiable frustrations of many, perhaps he was a bit too strident in his views understandbly. I would be too with a group of people whose speed of decision making on matters of what in any other business seemed would be regarded as straightfoward to move at the speed to move at the speed of a geriatric sloth. Speaking to lots of people, the standard of executive management in all walks of life Politics, Police, Business, Banking, and the SCGB are no exception. We must be the only country that rewards mediocraty and failure
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Thu 9-07-20 15:57
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Thank you Everybody. From all the posts, Hintertux definitely has the edge, the car park looks pretty rammed,but once up the mountain ques will start thinning out. being a summer resort as well, a lot of cars will be made up of non skiers/boarders. Nothing like a bit of first hand knowlegde. The kitsteinhorn has the terrain,but looks like good snow cover needed, as looks pretty wind exposed on some ridges
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Wed 8-07-20 17:28
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Iam toying if things are ok with this Covid crisis to Austria of trying to fit in a short break to either resort in mid November .I have not not been to either for some 20 + years,so was wondering which was the most challenging and most reliable snow. This I know can be a matter of luck on the week .This time of year it will be on the glacier .From what I know of other glacier resorts and reading the piste maps of similar resorts ,Stubai, Piztal they have the most variety. I know from experience the cold and wind can be brutal on glaciers that time of year, just the luck of the draw on what one gets. There are lots of S/H who know the areas,was wondering what their take on either resort. Looking at videos of Kaprun/Kitsteinhorn in the right conditions,look like they have some excellent terrain with marked freeride routes wether this will ok in mid Nov ?. Reading some reports crevasess can be a problem at Hintertux not so much at kaprun. Looking forward to peoples comments.
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Sun 3-05-20 19:31
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Many Thanks for your advice From what pictures I see of the Hoheneck,small cramped fairly old style cheap and cheerful,confirmed by your comments, seems to be run by swedes now. The Sonnewendhof about £60 more but could be the best overall option,as you say handier for station and lifts the other +point the use of the main hotels facilities, a nice spa or swim at the end of a hard day is always welcome.
Poster: A snowHead
Sun 3-05-20 9:12
Replies: 20
@LOTA, Hi iam sorry I did not get back to you earlier, your info was very informative, I have decided on Engelberg, the two hotels you stayed in, Hoheneck and Sonnewendhof . What in your opinion is the better hotel,the rooms in the Hoheneck look a bit cramped, explaining why its cheaper, what about the food comparing breakfasts facilities like spa etc ,I realise one gets what one pays for but its important knowing what one pays for. like most enthusiastic skiers Im not interested in room decoration and quality of furnishings. Things like good living space,food, relaxation facilities like spa, the nearness of ski shuttle are my priorities.
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Thu 30-04-20 15:56
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Many thanks for last two posts, very informative.It confirms my suspicions unless you one knows the area a guide is needed, especially as I'm likely to be on my own. Doing stuff like this on ones own a strict no,no.what if something happens ?. The guides seem very thorough good to know, know their stuff as one would expect of the Swiss. Gives one that confidence one can always rely on the guides judgement. As I have found out an experienced guide can be a lifesaver.
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Mon 27-04-20 19:08
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Many thanks for everybodys comments and useful advice, I have decided on Engelberg mid to late Jan Sun -Thur which should avoid the weekend crowds,flight prices cheaper, and hotels easier to book as well.
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Sat 25-04-20 16:26
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Iam undecided on a 4 day trip to either Andermatt or Engelberg in mid Dec - early/mid Jan, my first time always on my to do list.Both areas have good snow records,with a long vertical, lots of off piste potential.On face value for the main area they are on a similar par with the Grand Montee challenging skiing with lots of variation of routes an area I know quite well, from what I read they may have edge on the Grand Montee for challenge.Looking at photos of the Galtiberg,from Titlis, big cliffs, crevasses and big potential avalanche slides it does. so a guide is needed. Both areas cater well for good skiers with a strong off piste background, so there maybe guided groups,if so a better option maybe than a private guide. Being fairly close to Zurich the train seems the best transfer.For Switzerland comparing Verbier and Zermatt, hotel prices seem to be quite reasonable, on a par with say St Anton Iam interested hearing from S/h for their views on hotels ,guides and the pros and cons. If there are any S/h wanting to join me they are welcome. It maybe a bit premature to consider booking anything in these uncertain times. We will eventually come out of this crisis hopefully before the end of autumn, and the Swiss being who they are will get their act together pretty quickly.
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Sat 25-04-20 13:24
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Im interested in a 4 day trip mid Dec or mid Jan to either Andermatt or Engelberg, never been before but on my to do list .Both areas are snow sure,with a long vertical. but limited lift access on the main mountain.though all having wide variety of routes. Looking the Grand Montee Argentire ,of which I know quite well, seems the nearest comparism. All are high glaciated areas with challenging skiing.Looking on face value both Andernmatt and Engelberg might have that more challenging edge, having seen pictures of some the terrain, clffs etc big potential avalanche slides, crevasses a guide essential. With both areas being well catered for good skiers with a strong off piste background, so there maybe guided groups maybe best the option instead of a private guide.How do they compare for early season ,snow coverage Hotel prices don't seem excessive for Switzerland, similar to say St Anton, train from Zurich seems the best option Iam looking for the pros and cons, and any recommendations for hotels, guides, etc.
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Fri 17-04-20 18:31
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I don't know about budgjet airlines, I know from somebody who recently worked in the air line business, on scheduled flights, cargo was very profitable and very often passengers luggage would be delayed till the next flight, to make way for cargo. It was very often cheaper to pay a bit of compensation than lose cargo fees. In todays climate airlines will use any means to make up for lost revenue, Easyjet and especially Ryan Air would I expect to be no different. So beware
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Sun 12-04-20 19:50
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@LaForet, I work for a major supermarket group only part time,and make no excuses for them. it beggars belief about the situation. as you say 80% of a food sales is dominated by five corporations.the general public has only themselves to blame. not so long ago every high street would have 3/4 independant grocers, greengrocers and butchers sourcing their products locally.The supermarkets came along cheap and cheerful,shopping all in one convenient place, nice in the short term. The public buying cheap the end result we end up with no choice.destroying the high street. the supermarkets have the nerve to critise Amazon.The long supply chain does not help, originally brought in looks good on paper.until things go wrong The supermarkets source from wholesalers who buy in massive economies scale. The milk distribution network dominated by a few companies , now leading to milk shortages is prime example. We have similar situations in our ski equipment sales resulting in many shops closing and this was before COVID 19
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Tue 31-03-20 15:28
Replies: 10
So is Marmot I had a jacket 7/8 years old stated to fray on inside, as it was out of production,and could not be repaired they gave me £ 130 credit note, this was about 3 years ago, so since then I have always been a loyal customer
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Wed 4-12-19 21:47
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Iam in Avoriaz 6-9 Jan, so should get 3.5 days in, if any Snowheads around it would be great to meet up for a ski, or just a beer ,ideally both, If you out I hope you all have a Good Christmas and New Year , and the Snow gods look kindly on you giving you oodles of skiable powder, hopefully things have started off quite promising.
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Thu 26-09-19 14:51
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Unfortunately my wife does not ski,she has no appreciation of the finer points of life like 1000 ft of pristine powder,or a nice bump field. We did try a week non sking at Obergurgl, I ski toured and she was bored stiff, so she allows me to fit in around 5 weeks in the mountains, if I play my cards right and build up some mileage I could squeeze a short break in.even though the Dolomites are probably ideal for non skiers. I can't really complain though
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Wed 25-09-19 17:29
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Im interested in the challenging off piste of the Dolomites mainly the Sella Ronda area,I went a few times 25-30 years ago and did the Marmolada,Arraba, some routes on the Sella Massif , the Val de Mesdi and the routes down to Passo Pordio, not the most challenging but very enjoyable skiing. The approach and route finding, with help of local knowledge of conditions etc is fairly straight forward. on the Val de Mesdi, the Valle Blanche of the Dolomites and easier routes. I did not do the more challenging stuff Canale Holzer and Val Scura a different matter entirely a serious ski with its own type of challenges If i remember the Sella Massif can gets lots wind and the high towers can create a circular wind vortex making potential wind slabs at the start of each route, because of the nature of these steep narrow canyons, the right snow conditions,make them highly dangerous terrain traps, Also finding the right canyon could be difficult , don,t want to find myself above a big cliff and have to walk out so a Guide would be essential. I will be staying in Canazie in Penia 7 Mar with Neilsons so if there are any Snowheads about it would be good to have a ski or a beer ideally both. does anybody know of good local guide. if things work out ok Im trying to fit in 4 days in february there as well Cortina has some pretty good serious stuff I have heard, when I was there last the link up was not available, is Cortina doable on ski climb and do some routes. Ideally I would like to do the Arraba Snowheads trip I -8 feb unfortunately I don't get back from US till the I Feb after being away for 3weeks my wife although she does allow me a free reign ? especially as I have 2 more trips booked. I know some Snowheads have quite a bit of experience of the area, would love to hear the comments and advice
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Thu 1-02-18 11:46
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I agree with the previous posts, great challenging skiing,super steep, as they are patrolled and avalanche cleared, relatively safe, but mountain savvy needed, cliffs steep drops, convex slopes compares favourably to Jackson Hole, Jackson gets a bit more snow,One needs to be confident in ones ability. Not a place where EGO is not matched by abilty. as fall on a 50' + slope ?.A great town to stay better late Feb?March, Gunnison Airport is 30 mlies from Crested Butte.flights from Dallas,Denver, Chicago,American,United, Delta have regular flights.Some might think limited , the advanced/ intermediate easy a bit limited, a good skier looking for serious skiing Wow At the moment not so good Im there 20 Feb so any body around love to meet up.
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Tue 23-01-18 13:35
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Is unbelievable,as they say a little knowledge is dangerous its seems our correspondent has read a bit about this and that and formed an opinion believing what he wants to hear.Like Dave of the Marmottes, I have done considerable amount of skiing in the USA especially Utah,and Colorado and have American friends who are instructors and a ski patroller, They are almost paronoric about avalanches and with good reason, also lots of US resorts have opened up extreme terrain in resort that in Europe that would not be allowed.so they are not killjoys for the sake of it The ski police enforce the law in slow skiing areas etc and stop people going off piste for good reason not to stop suiing but to stop putting others in danger who have to rescue people from dangerous situations. Get yourself on an off piste course, also the comment on April being safe ,it is as long as the temperature is ok and the previous months snow has stabilisied if not wet snow avalanches regularly occur, people regularly skiing/boarding of piste in warm conditions do.say after midday on a west or south facing slope shows a serious lack of mountain judgement Its the height of stupidity to be caught in wet snow slide
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Sun 31-12-17 23:18
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St Christoph Jan 2018 any like minded skiers looking for a ski and a beer can meet in st anton,a beer to finish the day in the Mooserktreutz always goes down well
Poster: A snowHead
Sun 31-12-17 15:36
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@Kelskii, Iam in St Christoph 6 -13 Jan if you fancy a ski and with a few beers up for anything, if conditions allow.
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Sat 30-12-17 21:41
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@JimboS, @pleasehelpme, Iam staying in St christoph arr 6 Jan dep 13, looking forward to it ,suffering from pre snow tension, should be a great week
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Mon 18-12-17 19:04
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st anton Jan 2018 I shall be in St anton staying in St Christoph,very adventurous loves bumps powder,wil ski anywhere, but cautious at the same time, It would be great to ski or have a beer
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Sun 17-12-17 19:25
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I wil be be St Anton,staying in St Christoph from 6 Jan - 13 Jan very adventerous, love bumps powder just get em turning got my own safety gear,have done lots of Skiing in the Arlberg. Iam experienced enough to now that early in the season even though conditions are excellent, good judgement and caution needed. Listening to experience and knowlegde is always good, It would be great to meet up with any Snowheads who are in the area, to ski and have a beer.
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Thu 14-09-17 10:19
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The weather in the NE resorts can be brutally cold in January,with lots of ice,though there is great skiing to be had The skiers in the Ne resorts pride themselves on there love challenging ice. Far better as the previous post said .a 5hr flight to Denver or Salt lake City, Denver one has good resorts 1.5 - 2hrs drive say Copper Mountain, Keystone,Salt Lake one can be Skiing less than 1hr from the airport,such as Alta ,Park City. Both citys have good transfer links, Colorado Mountain Express v/good .look on the Web Colorado, can be cold say -12 in January but as there is no humidity not noticeable ,not nearly as bad as the New York /Vermont resorts both Utah and Colorado very little ice.Alta great for ski/inski out night life Park City a nice old mountain town big ski area. lots of choice also there are direct flights home both Denver (BA) Salt Lake (Delta)
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