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Deep fresh light dry pow, "awsome" is too weak a word. Perfect Flagship day :yahoo::yahoo::yahoo: was yelling of pure joy :D





Easter monday at 1200m, where we normally have green pastures this time of year :)

 

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beautiful shots and landscape, wow
It's an awsome ridge where the "sidecountry" runs at our resort start: 360° view at peeks with up to 4000m and glaciers. You might even know one of the mountains: Lowest pic, in the middle, the dark tooth in the background is the Eiger north face. Thats the view out of the alpine cabin where we spend our winter weekends. This, and the fact that we get many bluebirds compensates a bit for not having a lot of pow. This year was exceptional.
 

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... for not having a lot of pow.
really? i would have thought this is the ultimate pow zone, hhmmm....
certainly heard of the Eiger! thats awesome, just about as beautiful as here, hah. i actually lived in France for 3 years, not so far from the french alps, but i never made it to board at any resorts, it was a weird time of broke-ness and no boarding of any kind, still kicking myself for that! someday
 

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Wow... stunning. I think I've never seen woods like this in the mountains here (CH). Where ever it's +/- flat, woods are cleared and transformed into alpine pastures. Our mountains are beautiful yes, but also well maintained. No wilderness.
Need to go there once. This amount of nature is fascinating
 

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if i had to guess i would say this mtn is 3/4 glade or tree skiing....when i see pics of japan or europe and its all wide open bowls and fields i think , whoa, that would be weird! to just go wherever



i'd love to see more pics of there...what is the resort name where you ride Neni?
 

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if i had to guess i would say this mtn is 3/4 glade or tree skiing....when i see pics of japan or europe and its all wide open bowls and fields i think , whoa, that would be weird! to just go wherever

i'd love to see more pics of there...what is the resort name where you ride Neni?
Hmmm... yes. different angle different picture :)

Haha, be careful. Most dangerous things are the fence poles, shyly hidden by snow. Hubby did a rough salto hitting one. In the woods, the wires won't be taken away in winter (cause you're not supposed to ride there; wildlife protection area). You better hop if crossing a fence. If you see them ;)

First pow day this season, and first pow run with the Flagship:



We ride in Berner Oberland.


At 00:24: everything from middle to the right is my playground so far, accessible from cable car and short walks. From the middle to left are chutes you have to hike.
At 00:17: the chutes... left side of the 1st peak from the right is my personal aim next year :)
 

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And another unexpected wonderful day in pow, now in Zermatt, cause our resort is closed, and here you can ride from 3900m to 1620m. Today 18000ft vertical, run after run in non deep pow but still an entire day sidecountry with fresh runs of fluff after a night snow fall. The new Ride Farah 153 did a good job and already lost its virginity: one ugly scratch from a rock... 😊
Such a wonderful season :yahoo: very stoked!
 

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How is verbier? Thinking of using our 15 free tickets there next year. Also, what are typically the snowier months in switzerland?
 

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How is verbier? Thinking of using our 15 free tickets there next year. Also, what are typically the snowier months in switzerland?
Never been there, I'm afraid...
Normally, mid January - mid Feb we get the most/best snow. Normally, in March you've got hardpack in the mornings and slush at noon. The amount of snow last and THIS year was extraordinary
 

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amazing pics Neni, is that the Schmatterhorn?

(if you dont see LoonyToons that will make no sense, lol)

great shoots, drooling over those chutes at :17, lovely
 

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Last day of the season. Another 22000ft mostly off the groomers. Were exploring more sidecountry and amazed to still find fresh runs. Very odd... in our resort, all those runs would have been chewed up after 2hrs. Theres no muscle left that doesnt ache :laugh:

Zermatt was wonderfull to end a perfect season. Where ever you ride, you always have this awsome scenery with glaciers and impressive peaks like the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Castor and Pollux.

Playground the last three days


The cablecar goint to 3890m (very tiny right from the middle)


From the Gornergrat you see at your left the Dufourspitze with the Monte Rosa cabin


... and at your right, the gorgeous lady, the Matterhorn ;)



drooling over those chutes at :17, lovely
Yea... I hope I progress next season as much as this and learn to dare to ride faster in steep deep pow and still be in control. The chutes at home are very narrow and steep at the top. You shouldnt fall there. Had no fall in pow the entire season, enjoyed a lot to ride steeps (44° was the steepest so far according to ski tracks app., for me it looked pretty vertical :D) and felt very safe. Didnt have to concentrate on the riding anymore, had time to concentrate on reading the snow/terrain. But still unsure if I'm really ready. It's very hard to judge your own riding ability when you always have an expert in front of you ;)
We'll see... got something to dream of this summer :)
 

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2014

got some newer ones :) gonna post them here instead of spamming the today I hate/love threads :D

After a very rought January (and a lot of whining :laugh:)....

(upper part was the same spot last year in Jan, lower part this year)


...things are getting swiftly better...



... did I say better? Last weekend was awsome! Hardly anybody else on the mountain, the strong cold wind kept the masses away, thanks to this we had fluffy pow and fresh runs AND bluebird till 4pm!

Windblown ridge where I'm standing. Further up on the slope, it was 12-16in of fresh. Loved to ride ride all these untracked little gullies our terrain has. Did my very first natural(!) quaterpipe jump without eating snow :D

It was one of these days :yahoo:
 

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Monday pow :)

Something told me to take Monday off and stay another day in this area where we had the avy course. Bingo! 16in overnight and bluebird after two days of storm n fog.

Out of the cabin behind the ropes access to 5000ft freeride verticals, starting in alpine terrain and ending in trees n bushes - so much fun! In the afternoon, when these runs were tracked out, out of the cabin + some hiking = more incredible fluffy stuff to ride in other terrain part.

The view out of the top cable

Behind the rope...

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Some sweat for new fresh lines...

From top...

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...to bottom


Love it!
 
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