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The "Pet hates" thread seems to have have struck a nerve, but snowHeads are smiley, happy people. So what are your favourite moments when ski=ing?

The view as you come out of the top of the funicular at Saas Fee has to be one of my favourite things.
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Making fresh tracks all day on a powder day


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Every time I return to Wengen

but in all seriousness watching the sunset as the light changes the coulour on the Jungfrau must be one of the most inspiring sights in the world
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Being the first off the top lift in the morning, no one in sight...
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The feeling that I felt when I tackled my first steep red, I only fell once! Laughing
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Related to PG's - being the first person on a particular slope in the morning. Freshly groomed courdoroy with a light dusting of early morning powder.

Also that moment when it all just clicks - mid-carve, feeling at one with your skis!
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Not thinking.
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Saturday skiing. Off season skiing (especially pre Christmas) after a big powder dump. That first apres ski beer after an awesome day.
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Having pushed it just a little harder/faster/further than before, haviing tried something new/different - or just done it better - and stayed in control !
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austin7, yeah, that reminds me: undoing the clips of your boots in the bar as you sip your first beer.
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Stopping really quickly by your mates who have fallen over and covering them in snow Toofy Grin
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WTFH- never bothers me - have been know to remain 'in boot', fully clipped, for several hours after returning back of an evening !

Heleln - fun doing that to boarders sat in the piste, definately one for the list Laughing
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Every time I return to Wengen

but in all seriousness watching the sunset as the light changes the coulour on the Jungfrau must be one of the most inspiring sights in the world



I have to agree with DGO here. The Jungfrau when it is at its best has to be one of the most awe inspiring sites you can possible be privileged to see.

The peacefulness of the mountains and as long as you are no where near, watching avalanches.

Also not falling over for the whole holiday is quite nice too. (and don't say that means I am not learning - I don't like falling over if I can help it!!!!! Wink )
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Well, John Coltrane's epic sax solo in his version of your thread title has to be one of the great jazz performances. The man must have had lungs of huge capacity, the way he sustained a note or a phrase. It would be brilliant music for a sequence of skiing across a vast landscape.
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Getting the last lift up and taking it really easy because it's the very last run of the day. Letting everyone else rush off and feeling like U are the only one on the mountain - until the piste patrol and their dog turn up to hurry U home.

Stopping in the evening sunshine just a couple of metres before U reach the shade and waiting a few minutes as the sun sets behind the oposite side of the valley.
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watching the colours of the Dolomites change fron brown to pink to purple as the sun goes down, fantastic photos of the effect of light on the rocks
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Being with good friends on the le Fornet glacier watching a cloud of ice crystals suspended in the air shimmering and dancing all around me.
Magical.
Then racing all the way to the bottom!
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Grabbing the milk run with the patrol on a powder morning.

Finding lonely powder shots in the trees.

Being at the edge of the bowl when they drop the ropes.

Being snowed in at Breckenridge for the "storm of the century" last spring.

Deep snow on any ski day. snowHead
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Watching Pierrick Bourgeat and Bode M race each other for fun before the children's parallel finals at Alpe d'H last year, seeing how it can and should be done! Same meet the year before in Les Menuires, watching Carole Montillet open the girls' national GS finals, a couple of weeks after winning the downhill gold in Salt Lake - and realising that nobody's perfect! (Not CM's best event)... In general, watching the heros easily mixing with the kids, making it a day they'll never forget...
Bourgeat - Covilli - Tissot - Montillet
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Being so cold you think you are about to just sit down - give up - and just say to hubbie "save yourself" - and then seeing my favourite restaurant looming over the hill in the distance..... A steak and a bottle of wine - and I was in heaven..... Little Angel
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The first lift up of the holiday.....filled with anticipation as the week ahead seems to stretch forever.

Unfortunately, last run down usually seems to arrive too quickly Crying or Very sad
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Away from it all off-piste, with no other group and no man man objects in sight, in good snow with the sun shining.
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Red Dave wrote:
Saturday skiing. Off season skiing (especially pre Christmas) after a big powder dump. That first apres ski beer after an awesome day.


Yes and yes Very Happy Saturday's our day out normally, some skiing and a good lunch as a rule, Quite cheap really, keeps me out of hi-fi, computer and ski shops on a Saturday.
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Any narrow, flattish track through the trees just after a snowfall - or even better, during one.

The long, slow chair on the Veny side of Courmayeur.

Plan de la Gabba, right off the chair at Courmayeur.

Ventina and the "boulder" area of Cervinia.

Finding the right sloped piste for your mood and just getting it right.

A quick coffee wit kirsch/scnapps/grappa in a blizzard.

Being in cloud so thick that you can see one orange pole, but not the form of the snow, on a piste you're on for the first time ever, so you have no idea which direction to face, let alone to go.

Finishing the holiday with a black that's just difficult enough to not make you want to great straight back up the mountain again.

The first run of the holiday.

Denta Gigante on the Monte Bianco ridge. Especially when it's lit by the sun.

Monte Bianco and the dames Anglaise, the Grand Jurasses and the whole ridge.

Skiing under the Matterhorn/Cervina.

Being so isolated at Val d'ISere to wonder just how a simple chairlift can mean we can go into an area, in conditions, where we'd otherwise be lucky to get out alive. And remembering that fact.

My fall on Plan de la Gabba.

Many,many, more...
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The first run on a trip when it all begins to feel natural again...
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How quiet it is after fresh snow. It just seems to absorb all noise and vibration
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Sliding on my face for 100m and realising nothing is broken! Little Angel

Last run of the holiday - always end on a blinder! Very Happy
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The end of a run when everything has gone right - speed, control, balance, rythm - ending with a really loud wahey shout!
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Following a long journey including 10 hr's on plane, 2 1/2 hr's in a bus. Checking in at the hotel, dumping luggage just inside the room door and running out agian, around to the front of the hotel. Checking it is still there, and saying hello to - Whistler Mountain. Such a feeling of "coming home". 3 weeks to go...
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From my last trip; fighting down from the top of the hill through a high wind (we had to skate and pole to go DOWN a track), fairly heavy snow and feeling like I'm freezing up. Then get below the trees, it's quiet, empty, every tracks a new track and for the first time I get it together in deeper snow.

Then back up again on the only cable car still running - three of us in a car that holds a couple of hundred - to do it again. snowHead
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The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Vin Chaud of the trip
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Timberwolf, Often followed not much later by the least favourite moment, when you realise that you'd paid through the nose for hot gut-rot cheap plonk disguised with plenty of cloves...
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Quite right PG, but we never learn................
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1) An long empty courdroy slope just for me.
2) Hot chocolate with lashings and lashings of rum.
3) Seeing the tops of mountains peeking through sunlit cloud like heavenly islands.
4) Grinning so wide that if you grinned any wider your head would fall off.
5) Looking forward to the next holiday.
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The Alps from a plane window.
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Arriving in the resort. Cold days with blue skies and plenty of sunshine. The peacefulness of being the only person on the chairlift. Steep pistes, beautiful scenery and good company. Lots of reds with a few blacks and blues thrown in. Stopping only for lunch. Being last back to the chalet straight from the last run of the day. Feeling skied out and that I’ve earned a nice cup of tea and slice of cake. Going back next time, whenever that may be.
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Knocking the branches of a tree with your poles so that the person behind you gets a face full of snow Twisted Evil
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At the front of the queue when the 7th Heaven lift opens on a powder day.
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When you realise that your boots don't hurt any more.
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When you realise that your boots don't hurt any more.


...and it's not just cause you took them off an hour earlier...
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