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SR: Beacons Ho! 2015-16 Winter Season in the Brecon Beacons National Park

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SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2015

Yr Eira Gyntaf - The First Snow

Derek the Weather called for snow overnight Friday into Saturday and Mother Nature delivered.

Glorious sunshine and snow cover practically top to bottom on Cefn Crew.

Easy hike up and an interesting ski down. Barely a scratch Smile

Ready to drop in
Fan Fawr from Cefn Crew





Cefn Crew ponies













Making turns on Cefn Crew
(Nerys Royal pics)









Back at the A470, skis intact Very Happy





The Photographer, Nerys





Today's playground, Cefn Crew









Fan Fawr









Plenty of cover on Fan Fawr and Pen-y-Fan, just fancied skiing a new line.

Little top up and a hard frost forecast for this evening.

Heading over to Mynydd Ddu - The Black Mountain tomorrow. Was there in November 2013 but didn't ski it. Hoping to rectify that tomorrow

SR : Wales 2013 / 14
http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=2388201&highlight=wales+brecon+beacons#2388201


SR : Wales 2012 / 13
http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=92399&highlight=mike+pow+wales


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Fair play. I never knew you could get skiing on such a light dusting. I'm going to have to rethink my life!
Anyone skiing the shropshire hills??
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Fair play. I never knew you could get skiing on such a light dusting. I'm going to have to rethink my life!
Anyone skiing the shropshire hills??


Cheers.

And maybe rethink your style.

Need to ski on a flatter platform with patient, long radius turns. Too edgy and you'll be over the handlebars sharpish Smile
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Cheers @Mike Pow, this is pretty inspiring stuff.
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Anyone skiing the shropshire hills??


Yes, but not been out as yet. Some info & pics from years past in this thread. Web cam links to the mynd too.
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@Mike Pow, Nice one snowHead
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Cheers@AndAnotherThing.., I'll get looking for that thread! snowHead
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Good work Mike Pow Very Happy
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Great pics, and interesting comment on the skills required. I'd guess skiing that kind of thing sorts the men from the boys (technique-wise) far more than all but the most challenging stuff with a decent layer of snow on.
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Great pics, and interesting comment on the skills required. I'd guess skiing that kind of thing sorts the men from the boys (technique-wise) far more than all but the most challenging stuff with a decent layer of snow on.


Thanks.

Yeah learned through trial and very many errors Toofy Grin
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I like Nerys' Hues.

Wink
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well done, that is so cool. The funny thing is Mike, that when you are enjoying your 30th day of deeep powder in Hokkaido it will be this day that will stand out as being really memorable.
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I like Nerys' Hues.

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Good work, @Mike Pow; I was looking across from Gethin on Saturday, wondering if you might be somewhere in the distance. Smile
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Great pics, and interesting comment on the skills required. I'd guess skiing that kind of thing sorts the men from the boys (technique-wise) far more than all but the most challenging stuff with a decent layer of snow on.


Thanks.

Yeah it can be quite tricky. Much more difficult on a board unless you straightline it Smile
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well done, that is so cool. The funny thing is Mike, that when you are enjoying your 30th day of deeep powder in Hokkaido it will be this day that will stand out as being really memorable.


Thanks.

You're right. These days are to be treasured. Some of my best days on snow have been in these hills Smile
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Good work, @Mike Pow; I was looking across from Gethin on Saturday, wondering if you might be somewhere in the distance. Smile


Ta.

As a South Walian skier you have to live by the mantra 'if it's snowing, I'm going' Wink
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SUNDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2015

Brecon Beacons turns are like croissants, best enjoyed fresh.

The sun took care of this storm. Rain on the way Sad

Central Beacons from the A470



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Great stuff Mike - I wondered whether you were skiing at the weekend! we were mountain biking as we had friends over (also at Gethin on Sunday). I'll be more prepared for the next snow...
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@Mike Pow, somehow I missed this thread: I'll be keeping an eye out for Welsh turns over the winter for sure snowHead
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@Sharkymark, @Mike Pow, mikePow's and Idris's threads are always snowheads highlights for me. One day I'll make it to Pen y Fan on one of those days in @Mike Pow, photos. Fantastic
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@Mike Pow, somehow I missed this thread: I'll be keeping an eye out for Welsh turns over the winter for sure snowHead


Short season in Japan this winter. Back on 18 January. So hoping for some Jan, Feb & March turns. Will keep you updated. Be great to ski together again.
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@Sharkymark, @Mike Pow, mikePow's and Idris's threads are always snowheads highlights for me. One day I'll make it to Pen y Fan on one of those days in @Mike Pow, photos. Fantastic


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@Mike Pow, somehow I missed this thread: I'll be keeping an eye out for Welsh turns over the winter for sure snowHead


Short season in Japan this winter. Back on 18 January. So hoping for some Jan, Feb & March turns. Will keep you updated. Be great to ski together again.


Give us a shout, I'm up for a drive down if conditions look good.
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@Mike Pow, for sure! snowHead

I'll finally be making it to Japan for a couple of weeks in Feb snowHead
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Will do boys.

Bloody typical you're heading over and I'm heading home.

Honshu? Hokkaido?
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I guess you service/rebuild your own skis - 10 out of 10 for effort, at least you can get a good edge hold in the grass and mud!
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I guess you service/rebuild your own skis - 10 out of 10 for effort, at least you can get a good edge hold in the grass and mud!


No, leave that to the pros.

If there's a decent covering then rock damage is less of an issue than the grass wiping the wax off.

Got to get off the edges and pivot a flatter ski.

Edge hold = rapid deceleration and over the handlebars time Toofy Grin
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@Mike Pow, in answer to your question to @Sharkymark, Hokkaido is the plan. Into Sapporo 6th/7th Feb and out again two weeks later. What happens between is still flexible, but will undoubtedly involve a hired vehicle and some poking about. Open to suggestions.... Very Happy After that, I'm hopeful for a bit of Beacons snow too; not managed to catch any the last couple of years.
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@Mike Pow, in answer to your question to @Sharkymark, Hokkaido is the plan. Into Sapporo 6th/7th Feb and out again two weeks later. What happens between is still flexible, but will undoubtedly involve a hired vehicle and some poking about. Open to suggestions.... Very Happy After that, I'm hopeful for a bit of Beacons snow too; not managed to catch any the last couple of years.


Good time to go.

Great snow cover, great chance of regular dumps, Sapporo Ice Festival, Otaru Light Festival.

Hiring a car is highly recommended.

Plenty of resorts to visit within a four hour radius of Sapporo.

SW - Sapporo Teine, Sapporo Kokusai, Tenguyama, Asari, Kiroro, Niseko United, Niseko Moiwa, Rusutsu
Central - Furano, Yubari, Tomamu, Kamui, Sahoro, Asahidake, Kurodake
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Storey arms looks white on the web cams. Anyone local advise on conditions? Thinking of a bit of kite skiing on Sunday.
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I saw that too. I was hoping to take a look at Cwm Llwch with skis on Saturday - if I get any luck, I'll let you know...
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PS - if any of the Brecon skiing experts have any suggestions for good spots, I'm all ears! (looks like N / NW winds)
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Coming down nicely and Forcast for most of the night. Should be loads tomorrow and if it doesn't thaw too much the weekend looks promising. Typical as I'm off on the bash on Saturday.
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I happen to be at a work do in Celtic Manor on Saturday night. Pen Y Fan ain't exactly a million miles away. Hmmmm...
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I'm on my way down to Italy so not well placed to report on conditions, but when I left yesterday the snowline was 1000ft with daytime temperatures struggling to get above freezing. Got to be worth a shot!
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