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Poster: A snowHead
Fri 27-03-20 13:10
Replies: 660
It doesn't matter whether it getting colder and snowing or not. We can't go out!!!
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Sat 14-03-20 17:34
Replies: 11
Go to Nevis Range and drop down into the back Corrie. Put your skin's on and head up.
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Tue 10-03-20 21:02
Replies: 26
For Jagertee, into a mug put two tots of Schnapps, two tots of rum, one glass of red wine, Fill up the mug with hot tea. So now you know.
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Tue 10-03-20 11:00
Replies: 660
I live just outside Stirling, Glencoe or Glenshee 2 hours as long as you don't get stuck behind a tractor.
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Sat 7-03-20 14:02
Replies: 4
Some packages here. https://www.facewest.co.uk/Transceivers.html
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Thu 5-03-20 1:52
Replies: 65
Come off it, it's the BBC, what else would you expect.
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Wed 4-03-20 16:11
Replies: 65
If you can ski into the gully and then back out at the bottom, back onto the piste lower down. You really should be asking why it's been excluded from the piste. There's normally a reason.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Fri 28-02-20 17:54
Replies: 65
30minute burial...wow, maybe sluff in a hole than cement like bonding of an avalanche or stream or something, but I'm sure lesson learnt...much more so than having to learn from pompous know it alls..... and I'm amazed that the child wasn't actually educated on the way terrain works and that there are some bloody obvious visual cues to avoid. I got the impression that the Dad didn't have a scoobies about what they were getting into. So it's no surprise the 11 year old didn't, he was just following his Dad.
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Wed 26-02-20 9:55
Replies: 18
Bulgaria, went there just after the wall came down. Three course meal for four with wine etc £13. The skiing in the trees was ok but the pistes were a bit limited. Thanks for the suggestion everyone, plenty to think about.
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Sun 23-02-20 20:21
Replies: 18
Oh that's really good, Ice and fire, Singlesport, Nielson, Crystal. That gives me somewhere to start, thanks everyone. @NeddySkiGoon, thanks for the suggestion but really not looking for groups, just not my thing.
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Sun 23-02-20 11:06
Replies: 18
Looking ahead to next winter so not rushed. I',m looking for recommendations of accommodation for solo skier. Not really bothered where in the Alps just want somewhere to stay for a week. Hopefully not in a cupboard under the stairs or next to the toilet. Half board preferred, not costing a kings ransom would be nice if that's possible.
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Tue 18-02-20 9:22
Replies: 151
I was in a meeting with Swiss TV in Berne and I was kind of nodding off listening to them chat in German when everyone suddenly switched to English "what's up?" I asked "we couldn't understand each other in German, we're switching to English" Heard the same in a hut in Sweden, Norwegian, Swedish and Danish similar but not the same. They default to English quite often.
You know it makes sense.
Sat 15-02-20 10:11
Replies: 37
Sonnenberg in the Harz Mountains, one button lift 200m of piste. It's a green run Ideal for kids.
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Sat 8-02-20 14:18
Replies: 82
Things like, I need to be over there, mind that rock, or it could be turn and turn and turn. Other times it's just turn, turn, turn, turn depends how fast/steep it is. Sometimes it's oh look there's Mont Blonc or whatever. Or even some animals and then there's always the odd she's pretty, nice bum etc.
Poster: A snowHead
Sat 25-01-20 16:11
Replies: 18
they can’t be a day under 70. Brilliant. I laugh inwardly. Maybe I could be that good at that age. Maybe..... Not quite there yet but working on it, seven years to go.
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Tue 21-01-20 16:18
Replies: 660
It's still January, plenty of time for snow, the beast from the east was in March remember.
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Fri 17-01-20 13:47
Replies: 189
Oh, that brings back happy memories. Dare I say it, of 34 years ago.
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Tue 14-01-20 11:18
Replies: 189
Are walkers and dogs allowed? No their shot on sight!! :shock:
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Sun 12-01-20 23:08
Replies: 189
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Thu 9-01-20 18:54
Replies: 660
There's some snow on the Ochils, not that far from Edinburgh.
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Wed 8-01-20 15:19
Replies: 189
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Wed 1-01-20 18:10
Replies: 189
Hi there, 1. Do wax skis offer any sort of advantage over non-waxed for a twice a year classic skiier? 2. I'm 6ft (183cm) and 75kg, reasonably fit and healthy. What sort of length would be appropriate? If I went a little short or long, what would the implications be in each case? d 1, Probably not for that much use. 2, Forget height go on your weight. XC skis are a bow with your weight on one side and the snow on the other, you need to balance the resistance to your weight against having contact with the snow when you want it. When you stand on both skis with your weight evenly balanced the ski base under your feet shouldn't quite touch the snow. If you then stand on one foot the base under that foot should just contact the snow. If the ski isn't stiff enough for your weight the base under your foot will always be in contact with the snow, this will wear away the fishscales or wax and cause drag, which you don't want. If it is to stiff as you put your weight on that ski and kick (push down and back) the scales or wax won't contact the snow and you won't get anything to push against. Your skis will just slid backwards and you won't go anywhere. Length isn't always an indication of how stiff a ski is, different makes of skis and even different models from the same manufacturers can have very different flex patterns. Your best guide is the manufactures weight recommendations. Even wax-less skis need glide wax on tips and tails. If buying secondhand you can always do the paper test. Put the skis on a hard floor (not on a carpet). Put a sheet of A4 paper under the binding area. Stand on both skis evenly balanced. Have a friend pull the paper out, it should come out easily. Repeat the test but this time just stand on one leg. The paper should be trapped by the skis.
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Sun 15-12-19 20:33
Replies: 34
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Sun 1-12-19 22:13
Replies: 660
Hardly a disastrous start, things never really get going till after New Year. Not in the seventeen years I've been living here anyway.
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Sun 24-11-19 20:32
Replies: 9
Thanks for the ideas, given me something to think about.
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Sun 24-11-19 17:36
Replies: 9
Hut to hut touring carrying all my gear. Skis are Nordic touring skis 205cm long. I guess it's just finding the lightest ski bag out there.
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Sun 24-11-19 14:39
Replies: 9
So far when I've been touring I've always managed to leave my ski bag somewhere and picked it up at the end of my trip. This time I'm flying out of a different airport to the one I'll be arriving at. My ski bag is an old Salomon one made of some sort of heavy PVC, not something I want to carry around with me throughout a long tour. Any ideas as to a lightweight and less bulky alternative?
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Wed 20-11-19 12:49
Replies: 189
Just go for it. Learn classic then progress into skate. Dress as for running. Hire the kit to start with, you'll soon work out what works for you.
Poster: A snowHead
Thu 14-11-19 7:34
Replies: 30
My main tool for determining slope angle is a map, just read the contours. The closer they are together the steeper the slope. They will also show you where the large terrain traps are. One example of where looking at the map on a small screen is a disadvantage, much better on a large map.
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Wed 13-11-19 9:22
Replies: 9
If you can walk up hill you can more or less work out how to skin on your own. It's all the other skills that are important, you're very much getting into mountaineering territory once you leave the piste. You really have to know what you're doing there.
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Wed 2-10-19 11:01
Replies: 37
I don't think it's the weight of the helmet on your head that matters, it's the rest of the time when you're not wearing it. I don't know about you but when I'm walking in and skinning up I don't tend to wear my helmet. It's normally strapped to my pack, I tend to only wear it what actually skiing down unless I'm in some dodgy place. Like a lot of things it a compromise not so heavy that you don't bother taking it and robust enough to actually do the job.
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Wed 2-10-19 10:48
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I'm another member although I live near to Stirling. There's a monthly pub night for anyone that can make it, bit too far for me. Come along and meet us we won't bite.
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Fri 27-09-19 19:47
Replies: 37
Dynafit ST. https://www.dynafit.com/en-gb/equipment/helmets?p=1&o=1&n=36&f=2168 465g.
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Fri 9-08-19 20:03
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Is that 2 - 3cm on both sides of your skin or just on one side? If it's 2 - 3cm on either side then you're really going to need new skins. You could try second hand, I managed to get a set that were wider than my skis and trimmed them down.
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Thu 18-07-19 20:28
Replies: 9
I've seen quite a few of these ideas over the years, but I've yet to see any improvised sled that I'd be happy for anyone to drag me on after I'd done myself a serious mischief. If it wasn't a serious mischief then I can't see the need for a rescue sled.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Thu 18-07-19 8:42
Replies: 17
Did some of this in the Army, 30 something years ago. It's harder than it looks.
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Tue 16-07-19 12:31
Replies: 290
Just back from Nevis Range having delivered another snow factory, looking good for next season.
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Fri 14-06-19 15:49
Replies: 11
No not tried the off road ones, cycle paths are ok as long as their tarmacked you just sink into gravel. It's great fun and a good workout.
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Fri 14-06-19 15:14
Replies: 11
Had a set for thirty years, but still not as good as the kids in that video. You need a hard surface without traffic, cycle routes are good. They say you should use tungsten tipped poles but I find even these don't last long and they cost a fortune. I use rubber bungs off walking poles, you don't get as much push with them. A hard hat is a good idea as you fall quite a lot.
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Tue 16-04-19 15:43
Replies: 290
Glencoe is still operating and there is enough for touring if you're willing to carry a bit.
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