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Old 01-11-2013, 09:30 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I'll be leaving for flachau in 18 days. Counting down the days!
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:39 PM   #42 (permalink)
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In general hows the snow been in the Alps compared to previous seasons so far folks?

Wont make it to Chamonix until March, hope theres still some good snow to be had!
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:40 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Val Thorens has had a crazy amount of snowfall according to a buddy of mine who was there over xmas, but that's all I've heard about on the French side.
In Piemonte and Valle D'Aosta (I've been to Bardonecchia and Cervinia this season) both have at least double the snowfall of last year. Some of the locals in Bardonecchia said it's the best season in a long long time.
Down here in abruzzo it's the best season since I've been going there. Another 30 cm last night n bluebird day today.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:57 PM   #44 (permalink)
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In general hows the snow been in the Alps compared to previous seasons so far folks?

Wont make it to Chamonix until March, hope theres still some good snow to be had!
Here on the Swiss side we had over 400% average for the month of December and January is starting off great. Last year we had almost twice as much. Last year was of course, insane. We were trapped in a little village for over 24 hours due to avalance danger. You could hear them breaking off in the near distance like standing on a beach and listening to giants break. It was humbling for sure.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:07 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Hi I am czech but I was living in France for 8 years. I usually go to french alpes and last week end I was in Austria in Kaprun :-) it was very nice. Now I am looking forward to go in Suisse ou Italy. I am still not decided :-)
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:33 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Hi I'm South African,
Went to La Plagne from 12Jan to 19Jan, had a fair amount of snowfall, was awesome, just colder than what I expected, last time I rode in Europe was 2008. I'm not wanting to wait this long for the next trip, looking at 2014 hopefully. We took 2 days longer to get back home than planned, with airport closures and snowfall, ended up sleeping in Geneva airport and the following night in Frankfurt airport. I sometimes get jealous that we don't have any decent mountains( with snow ) here and it's quite costly to go to Europe to ride, we have a mountain about 4 hours from where I live, but it sucks in comparison. It has one run of about 1km length. I always tell myself that some time in the snow is better than no time.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:21 PM   #47 (permalink)
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In general hows the snow been in the Alps compared to previous seasons so far folks?

Wont make it to Chamonix until March, hope theres still some good snow to be had!
Swiss Alps at 1400m - end of december (I'm standing at the door left side, waving)

In my second winter in this cabin, we had green meadow with daisies (!) at February. So yes, it was a great winter again

No need to worry. At least in the Berner Oberland, despite some "Föhn" storms, there's still a lot of snow for late March not the usual spring hardpack/slush/dirt mix but rather decent groomers most of the time 'cause some cm fresh snow fell every week.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:17 AM   #48 (permalink)
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Heading to Chamonix with a big group of mixed skiers at the end of this season, can't wait. First time I ever skiied was in France but then I skiied Austria for 4 years after that, and have only been back to Austria once since then. Love the alps for skiing, but always prefer Austria for atmosphere, and I much prefer the Austrian way of teaching etc.

On a side note, those guys who ski the Alps, would you buy end of season equipment from the stores in the alps, or just get brand new equipment? I'm pretty much definitely going to get some new boots, but might be tempted to get a new board/bindings if the price is right.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:19 AM   #49 (permalink)
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Also, those living in Belgium, are you in or close to Brussels? I'm over here for 6 months work and want to go and look and some stuff somewhere.
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:23 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Any EU people here? Please say something here.Where you live and where did you go snowboarding?
American here.

I live in the EU, my god... the snowboarding... the mountains, my precious.... my.... pre....ciou....sssss....

Austria is my kingpin, if I wanna make a move, I go there. The alps anywhere out here are primetime. I live in Germany.
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