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Hey skippy, I haven't made plans for this weekend yet, but was thinking of a day trip to somewhere in the Skiwelt. Soll was good, but a little small (been having lots of snow so there were some nice little off-piste runs). Scheffau is the same as Ellmau right? If so I have been there a few times - normally tonnes of skiiers but a friend went last week and said that because of all the snow it was pretty cool.

I am keen to check out Westendorf at some point, may be this weekend.

Anyway, not too knowledgeable about all the places down here - that's about all I know! Will let you know what eventuates as the weekend gets closer...
No worries,

When I was there last time we took the gondel up and boarded quite a bit around the ski welt area, not only in ellmau or roll.
I'll post something here thursday or so, if I do go. plan to arrive saturday 07.00, so would be leaving belgium 00.00-01.00.... a real die hard
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Hey Skippy - it is a shame but I have to skip this weekend - flat broke and need to go buy new boots Will be around that area for both of the following two weekends though.

Lots of friends cruising around that area and they are totally stoked - one guy said he hasn't seen snow this good in 10 years here!
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Have there anyone ever been in Am Feldberg? (Germany)
I'll be there 25 february till 3 march. A friend asked me if I want to go with her and her family and it was really cheap, so of course I said yes haha.
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So after a night drive ( we left at 00.00 friday night) we arrived at 7.30 in Ellmau. We had a massive snow storm from 180KM above Munich until in Austria, but after Munich it lightened up a bit. After brekkie in Ellmau we headed up the HartKaiserbahn and had quite a bit of mist. We boarded/skiied until 14.00 and then headed back down to Ellmau to check-in in the AlpKing Hostel in the center of Ellmau. I would not recommend this place to anyone unless your really stuck for a place like we were. The room wasn't ready/empty and we had to wait till +/- 17.00 to get in. Being a hostel it's shared toilets and bathrooms ( fairly clean) , but very noisy and the breakfast wasn't worth writing a report :-), one roll per person and only toast and jam. Coffee and tea was there, but the OJ was watered down. A good brekkie before a days ride is what you really need, and we didn' find it there.
Sunday was a complete white out and the trail markings in Ellmau/scheffau aren't that great which made riding quite tough.
We took 2 ski-routes down to scheffau, one was a nice long 5KM run, the other was a black run full of moguls, but fresh snow, as not many people had been over this run in the last week since it snowed. It was the worst trail I have ever rode. Esspecially with the mist it was tough. I made a massive smack and for one moment though I would have to be picked top and taken down in a banana boat or even a heli, I was dizzy and fairly sore with a massive headache. I hit a mogul trying to get a bit of speed for the uphill after it, but didn't see the second mogul and made a nice double front flip and landed somewhere in between on my head. , goggles and beanie were about 10m behind me, and I headed the snow as deep as my mouth ;-)... Still got a sore neck at the moment.
We packed it in at about 13.00 to head back down to Ellmau and left at 13.30 to drive back to Belgium. Got home at 20.00.

Even though all the b&b's were full and we just managed to find a bed, I found the slopes empty and no waiting at lifts.... maybe we were just die hards and no one else wanted to ski in the mist

I'll be back there next weekend with a mate, hopefully a bit of fresh snow( they forecasted more than 15CM of snow last thursday/friday/saturday, but unfortunately nothing fell ) and no mist/fogg
I found the Cantina/bar mexican a good place to drink & eat , also great staff!

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Ah man too bad about the weather and the fall! I had a friend down at Scheffau and he said he couldn't even tell which way was up or down hill! Hopefully should be clearer weather this weekend (but colder!). Skippy where are you planning on going? If it is in that area, then Westendorf might be the best bet...
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Ah man too bad about the weather and the fall! I had a friend down at Scheffau and he said he couldn't even tell which way was up or down hill! Hopefully should be clearer weather this weekend (but colder!). Skippy where are you planning on going? If it is in that area, then Westendorf might be the best bet...
not going this weekend, but there the following weekend. back in ellmau, we arrive friday, so will have a chat around and if it's foggy, we might try the other side of the mountain straight away, it's only 3min drive there..

wish i could be back this weekend, but have a trip to holland planned
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If anyone is looking for some great conditions in Austria, come to Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, 3 villages sharing the same ski area, it is amazing here at the moment, if you can find a room as it's pretty much booked out. 200km of piste and 70 lifts. I'm calling this place one of Austria's best kept secrets. Well I guess I would be selfish if I didn't spread the word, or maybe I should keep quiet??

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It's bloody cold atm!!! Where looks good for this weekend I wonder?
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It's bloody cold atm!!!
I second that...whatever has been happening in east Europe is coming to Austria, and who knows where else. -20c forecast for Sunday at my location, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis....brrrr.....In other words, do not, under any circumstances, pull a Dumb and Dumber move and lick the chair lift.....

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it's bloody cold here in Belgium atm swell, -15 nights and -7 daytime. hopefully it'll warm up a little next weekend. The forecasts are crap at the moment. One day it says 15cm, the next theres nothing..... hopefully a big dump some time next week in the ski welt area
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