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03-23-2016 04:26 PM
deagol
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Does this apply to traverses at resorts? In Austria this year I crashed out on a couple traverses and ended up having to walk some. I walked in the track. I felt a little guilt, but it was a true traverse. It should not matter much there right?!
I kinda don't think so. I've never seen anyone skinning in bounds here. In a resort, you have to expect boot prints in a traverse that goes too long
03-23-2016 03:37 PM
neni
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One aspect I saw firsthand was the effect caused by the "volatile" weather the article describes. The wet snow avalanches in St Anton were pretty stunning. The February week we were there combined new snow with rain with highly variable temps and there were slides all over, many going all the way to the ground. When we headed off piste our guide said the slides we were seeing were very unusual for February and he had only seen those kinds of slides in April or May before.
Yep, that's unusual, and it was equally unusual last year. But last year, there were some big dumps ontop on those early warm weather period layers... Big dump? Everyone wants first line... No good...
This year it was sort of more stable cos it was continuously too warm. South facing ground slides like in spring all season long; hardly big dumps. Less rush for first lines.
03-23-2016 03:19 PM
Kenai
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interesting article. also attributes overcrowding to increasing the death rate. seems to make sense.

oh, back to the original post: several people around here are definitely breaking rule #1 . There are tons of boot-prints in the local skin-tracks this season...
I would expect this to get worse forever.
One aspect I saw firsthand was the effect caused by the "volatile" weather the article describes. The wet snow avalanches in St Anton were pretty stunning. The February week we were there combined new snow with rain with highly variable temps and there were slides all over, many going all the way to the ground. When we headed off piste our guide said the slides we were seeing were very unusual for February and he had only seen those kinds of slides in April or May before.
03-23-2016 03:03 PM
Kenai
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interesting article. also attributes overcrowding to increasing the death rate. seems to make sense.

oh, back to the original post: several people around here are definitely breaking rule #1 . There are tons of boot-prints in the local skin-tracks this season...
Does this apply to traverses at resorts? In Austria this year I crashed out on a couple traverses and ended up having to walk some. I walked in the track. I felt a little guilt, but it was a true traverse. It should not matter much there right?!
03-23-2016 12:24 PM
snowklinger
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interesting article. also attributes overcrowding to increasing the death rate. seems to make sense.

oh, back to the original post: several people around here are definitely breaking rule #1 . There are tons of boot-prints in the local skin-tracks this season...
I would expect this to get worse forever.
03-23-2016 09:19 AM
deagol interesting article. also attributes overcrowding to increasing the death rate. seems to make sense.

oh, back to the original post: several people around here are definitely breaking rule #1 . There are tons of boot-prints in the local skin-tracks this season...
03-23-2016 07:30 AM
neni Interesting write up from the past season with high death toll in the Alps; enforces how important it would be to know yourself hiw to make decisions and not just blindly follow a guide...

https://sports.vice.com/en_us/articl...s-the-new-norm
10-13-2013 05:28 PM
SmellyTuna ^^^^touché
10-13-2013 05:08 PM
DrnknZag ^^Slackcountry = backcountry.
10-13-2013 03:59 PM
SmellyTuna Ha right on. I am assuming some of these may not apply to front/slack country?
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