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Verbier 4 Vallées 2018/2019

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@BobinCH, nice, those bikes don't look they'll be going anywhere soon judging by the snow depths!
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kitenski wrote:
@BobinCH, nice, those bikes don't look they'll be going anywhere soon judging by the snow depths!


Haha now you’re giving me ideas...

Videos of yesterday here: https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=141618&highlight=
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Superb on and off piste.
Blue skies.
Not crowded.

'nuff said
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2 days later....same applies. Very Happy
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Lovely conditions continue: Attelas and Combe slopes, and the Ruinettes station, photographed from Savoleyres ...

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@LaForet, stunning image! A hint of the Fontenay piste halfway up on the right, west flanks of Mt Gele and Le Bec des Rosses and I think that's Le Pleureur in the far background.
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The snow arrived today earlier than forecast (was supposed to start at 4pm, but it had arrived by about 1pm at the peaks). We nipped to Savoleyres to tick all the runs off on the piste map, as staying low seemed a good idea. Big flakes falling as we left Siviez at 4pm, small flakes at resort level until about half an hour ago.

So, fresh snow for our last day tomorrow! snowHead
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@LaForet, great shot.

Star Wars gully and Playground front and centre snowHead
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LaForet wrote:
Lovely conditions continue: Attelas and Combe slopes, and the Ruinettes station, photographed from Savoleyres ...



Love this pic! Verbier is steep non?
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I think that pic has finally made me realise I have to ski Verbier
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I'm there again in three weeks. Yip!
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Saturday morning couloir club


Start ‘em young


Ride ‘em fast!
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@LaForet, We had lunch at Namaste on the day that superb picture was taken - sadly now back home after a fabulous week.
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Thanks to all for the positive feedback on my photo' - partly a case of just being in the right place and time for the best light. Plus my new zoom lens. For those of you who want the full panoramic view, here it is:



If you're on a slow link or roaming you might want to wait 'till you've got the bandwidth to download the 18MB.
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@LaForet, Hi, I would love a full res copy of this, so I can print and frame, I have skied Verbier every year for the last 14 years and my brother has property in Champex
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@thundrer Yes, happy to do that. Actually, the images here seem to have been re-scaled by the Forum software down to about 3MB. You're obviously welcome to just download these versions. The originals are much bigger at 10MB and 17MB respectively. I'll try and mount them on my imgur account and then give you password-protected access. I'll send an email when I've done that, probably later tomorrow.

I'll be keeping copyright - you're free to take you own copy and print etc. but not pass it on or make any money (I'm sure you wouldn't, but just for the record).
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That’s another beauty! Do you do action shots? Come and shoot us in some of those couloirs up close Very Happy
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Hi - here are the links to download the full-size JPG originals from my Adobe Web Share page:

https://adobe.ly/2SFfehd 17.4MB - Panorama View (above)

https://adobe.ly/2N3HPru 16.2MB - Portrait View (above, previous)

You're all welcome to download for personal use but please remember that I retain copyright and the images aren't for re-posting or commercial printing. The meta-data embedded in the image includes copyright data.

Any problems, let me know. Bear in mind a lot of image-handling software re-scales images without telling you, so always check the size of the file before you get it printed. For example, imgur scales the images down to 20% or less of their orginal size when rendered on this Forum, so just saving the snowheads image will give you a much smaller file.jpg, which may not print very well: The Adobe Gallery should let you download the full-size version.

@BobInCH Action shots are always a challenge: I'm not a professional photographer and getting good action images is surprisingly difficult, even with good equipment. Capturing the 'flavour' of skiing is very elusive and to date I've never managed to get satisfactory results. In some ways, you're more likely to get 'good' individual photos' from a very artificial location that may not even be off-piste. Now I'm retiring, it'd be interesting to give it a go, but my feeling is that it'd take a few trial sessions before the images I took came close to being more animated.

ADDENDUM: No, that hasn't worked either. Download via the link and you still end up with a smaller version. I'll contact you via Snowheads and we'll use old-fashioned email attachment ....
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OMG what a day!
The forecast was for about 30cm, but with whatever the wind was doing Bruson had more like 50cm in most places, and it was super light, real Japanese blower powder.

Fresh tracks in the Itinery, so re-did that. Fresh in the trees, what a special day.

This was probably the best powder day I have ever had in Verbier.

Later in the day I went to "main" Verbier where it was certainly very nice indeed...but not quite as nice.
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It was good! Few rocks around...
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Baby Bec was fun...


2nd track a week after the last snow. Half term woz ‘ere
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Out on Friday , can’t wait
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