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22 February, Gressoney, needing 2 expert skiers

 Poster: A snowHead
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Hi all, I haven't been on snowHeads for quite a while.

Those of you who have been on here a few years may remember I organise 2 holidays each year to ski off piste with guides. The holidays are for 6 skiers who need to be Ski Club of GB Gold level (able to ski steep slopes - up to 45º - and any snow conditions, including breakable crust if necessary). I still have 2 places free for the one to Gressoney la Trinité (same ski area as Alagna). We go out Friday 22nd so we can ski 8 days, the last 6 with a guide. However you could come out a day or two later if this is a problem.
Our guide is Zeb Roche (Google him). He is an exciting guide who stretches us but is safe (he has guided climbers on Everest several times and first climbed it himself when he was 16. He has also paraglide off the top of Everest and many other peaks (he was on the French paragliding team).
You need to have touring bindings to walk a bit (or you could hire, perhaps), though we don't do very long climbs - not over an hour since I am getting on a bit.

Let me know if interested and I'll send cost and other details.


Photo from earlier holiday - Zeb videoing @Horizon and others further down


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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
When do you leave Gressoney? snowheads GnaBuG bash arrives on the 2nd March
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Last day with guide is Saturday 2nd March, taxi 17.15 to catch late flight home (21.40) from Geneva. We could discuss someone leaving early.
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I'm confused Confused
If you're going on 23rd Mar, how is your last day 2nd Mar - unless it's a really long trip?
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Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Oops, that should have been going out February 22rd. I'll try to change it.


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Sorry wasn't implying I'd be interested in joining you (I'm not good enough). Just if you were still there over the weekend, there'd be a load of snowheads in town.
Looks like they'll be arriving as you leave though.
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Yes. Well, if they wanted they could do my week first. I think it is likely they would find my one more exciting. However I imagine most people would transfer to another resort after a week. I'm really sorry the SCGB isn't doing an all Gold week this year.
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snowball wrote:
Yes. Well, if they wanted they could do my week first. I think it is likely they would find my one more exciting.
I beg to differ.
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However I imagine most people would transfer to another resort after a week.
Which is why half of us will head off to Serre Che/La Grave the following week.
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I'm really sorry the SCGB isn't doing an all Gold week this year.
I'm not sure the blame is entirely yours but I expect the apology will be appreciated Wink
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Hi admin, I was, of course, only referring to the challenge of the skiing. However I hadn't twigged he was referring to a snowHeads holiday (a bit thick of me considering he actually said so, for some reason in my mind it was a Ski Club of GB one). I am sure nothing could rival a snowHeads holiday.
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Laughing Nicely saved! It's good to have you back @snowball snowHead

I may get into Gressoney on the Friday or Saturday so we should speak nearer the time and, logistics permitting, see if we can get a descent or 2 in together.
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Ha, the two long-haired ones skiing together!
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@snowball, looks like it’ll be a great trip if conditions play ball. Would love to get back to Monterosa one of these days...
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Hi @admin, you would be welcome to join us for a descent or two (with our guide). We will be at Hotel Dufour. I'll message my mobile number, if I can remember how you do it on here.
Already had one person today possibly interested to go on the trip.
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@snowball,
The flight prices from Vienna to France / Switzerland are generally time and price prohibitive plus I prefer to drive taking far more equipment & clobber than I should. Getting time off from shift work has also been a big problem for me in the past but I am free from shifts early Jan 2019. Please let me let me know next time you do a similar trip to Austria or Italy.
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@snowball, send/receive message button top right of the page. Snowheads also staying at the Dufour so there'll probably a few propping up the bar by the time you're waiting for your taxi snowHead
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Hi @DB, message me your email and I'll include you in my circular when I put my 2019/20 holidays out. Of course only the guide and hotel are fixed, you can do your own travel.
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Hi @snowball
I'm an experience skier looking for similarly experienced people to go with, my backcountry ski buddy is moving to Singapore later this year, so i'm stuck for experienced friends now!

Do you need proof of having "Ski Club of GB Gold level" abilities!?

Cheers,

Willem.
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@snowball, hi,

interested in the trip, would you be bale to to pm me some details please?

thanks

Mat
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Hi @sqmaleb and @Willem, really sorry, I've been away and missed your messages. Hope I'm not too late. PMs coming.
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Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Would be grateful if you could let me know you got my message.
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@snowball, you can see, when someone has opened your PM by looking at your Sent Box
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Also you're less likely to miss people responding to your posts if you click the "Watch this topic for replies" link below.
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Thanks @admin. We'll arrive in Gressoney about 2.30 the Friday , so will probably manage a couple of descents. Should see you in the bar in the evening, if not before. Saturday is still before the guide joins us but we will be skiing as a group and you will be welcome to join us. Not sure yet if the group will be 4, 5 or 6.
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You misunderstand: we are arriving at the end of your stay.
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Just thought I'd bump this up in case someone new is looking.
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Several expressions of interest but nobody able to commit in the near future. I just don't know if I should cancel a room.
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