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The Arlberg Snow Report 2019/2020

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@nozawaonsen, no I don’t want to rephrase (I’m aware of anglosaxon sensitivity to frank words, but I think it’s actually the anglosaxons that need to get real....think Johnson, think Trump)
Between Amsterdam (where I’m from), Lake Como (where I’m currently at) and St.Anton and even Lech: there is a growth of lower class tourism everywhere.
We can just be lucky that tattoo’s aren’t so visible in winter.
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@Langerzug, like I said you are saying more about yourself than anyone else.
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@nozawaonsen, Langerzug confuses wealth with class. They are independent, though in this instance they might actually be mutually exclusive.
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@Langerzug, its not some sensitivity to being blunt it is just what you have written suggests that you are an unpleasant snob (rather like Boris Johnson and his posh boy mates). Assuming that is not what you intended and I have understood what you are getting at, a better way to put it would be "prioritising quality over quantity" or "preferring high value visitors over mass tourism" or something similar. The Brits have a difficult and complex relationship with the concept of "class" which is not always easy to understand.
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@munich_irish, he's got a point about the tattoos though!
What is this thing with having half a book tattooed on your body? Nobody can read it, and it looks like shite, imo of course. At least the trend for having a pair of antlers painted above your arse, (known around here as 'Arschgwei' ) seems to have died down a bit.
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@munich_irish, thanks for explaining. (you Brits are really becoming more and more difficult to understand)
I’m not talking about money either. It is about style mostly, probably.
About tattoo’s, about noise, about alcohol abuse, about going to a fancy restaurant in Italy in shorts, tanktops and flip-flops..etc.etc.etc...and sadly, very often yes, it’s the Dutch, the English and Americans....

Wanna laugh about tattoo’s: check google images for “mine used to be an eagle too”
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@Langerzug, must confess to wearing shorts to restaurants in Toscana, the place is full of northern Europeans in August and perhaps sartorial elegance goes out of the window. Never wore tank tops even in the 1970s Very Happy
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@Langerzug, Got to agree that St Manton is losing it's "cachet"! Most certainly over the past 10 years the "skiing thuggery" has emerged from their public schools and multiplied the pseudo-class-skier. Money is a great leveller, however, "class" and "style" have lost out on vacuous twenty somethings hell bent on chavdom.

I now tend to stay mainly in Lech/Zug where the atmosphere is certainly more genteel, as is the skiing and the mountain resto's.
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@Langerzug,Tjonge, jonge jonge, het is toch niet te geloven dit grachtengordel !!!
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@davidthornton, 28 November.

http://stanton-ski-open.com/en/home

“Catch me if you can” sounds interesting.
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Thanks@nozawaonsen, but I missed out the word hotel, I meant to ask - When is the new Alber hotel, by Galzigbahn, due to open?
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Winter 2020/21@davidthornton,
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You know it makes sense.

http://youtube.com/v/bxr8zkpJCCs
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@Jefferson Darcy, I have seen similar comments from other people, not sure why. Perhaps contact the tourist office directly?

My mate did this, all sorted and booked Cool
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Project …"Neubau Skipiste Waldabfahrt - Waldschneise"

For folks who do not know where this is, it is a well known off piste route that many locals take after a few late Biers in St Christoph


https://www.outdooractive.com/de/route/ski-freeride/st.-anton-am-arlberg/st.-anton-waldschneise/22280916/
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Neu Schindlergrat Gondola (Mountain Station) Top of Valluga T Bar Lift

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Oberlech

https://vorarlberg.orf.at/stories/3008048/

Skiroute 170 Madloch

https://vorarlberg.at/documents/21336/38168/II-960-79-2019,+Verhandlung+am+12.09.2019/35549e50-901d-4d19-b022-0e4626f42fc5
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New Schindlergrat Fotos over here

https://www.alpinforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=991&start=4600#p5211661
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@stanton, https://www.alpinforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=991&start=4600#p5211661

Fantastic engineering, if ever anyone ever complains about the price of a lift pass I show them stuff like that, just brilliant. I'll still miss the old one though, was my favourite lift. (Meanwhile Chamonix still sat postulating what to do with the Grand Montets......Arlberg just gets on with it, pre-planned to the hour and there's no doubt it'll be finished on time, while others will be sat in courtrooms and with insurers no doubt musing about how there showpiece got burned down by a contractor and who'se liability it is, never mind re-building it)

Just imagine being the lorry drivers driving up Valluga tracks in photos on that link delivering the huge cable drums.......squeeky-b** time. Total respect.
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Yes, going to miss the old Schindlergratbahn. No doubt by Winter 2020 I'll find out how much or how little. Will they retain the sign over the entrance - "Experienced skiers only"?
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@davidthornton, the new lift will have two entrances, one for the midstation (=the former topstation) and one for the new ’top’ or rather endstation, which will be a bit further and lower
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I guess one outcome will be more people skiing into Mattun from the top. That top section is often the best part of that line, ie the slope alignment results in better snow quality than further down, which gets sun-baked pretty quickly, and also gets tracked out just as quickly by the hordes coming in from the Kapall side. Pity.
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