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    Yes, it was a good day..... but unfortunately not...

    Yes, it was a good day..... but unfortunately not epic due to the debris.
    On the way up we were thinking of heading down the Val Piana and I was pretty excited. But at the end we went down...
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    Bedretto valley was pretty good today. Nicely...

    Bedretto valley was pretty good today.
    Nicely settled pow.
    Northerly aspects dry down to 1600 m, southerly aspects started to get wet somewhere under 2200 m.
    (tomorrow you wanna chose the...
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    Glarnerland was OK an Saturday. The sun even...

    Glarnerland was OK an Saturday.
    The sun even peaked out just in time for our ride down.

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    ^^^^ Looking pretty good for a bad year, I would...

    ^^^^
    Looking pretty good for a bad year, I would say. $$$ :yourock: $$$
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    Poked around a bit in the Muotathal, central...

    Poked around a bit in the Muotathal, central Switzerland.
    Above 1500 m already pretty good on the meadows, when you avoid the rocky slopes.
    Below 1500 m still really a rough ride.

    Rigi und Gross...
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    Laub, Engelberg 1 person died in avalanche ...

    Laub, Engelberg
    1 person died in avalanche

    German only:
    https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama/vermischtes/lawine-bei-engelberg-ow-rega-steht-im-einsatz/story/26131319

    Season is still...
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    Season Finale on the Clariden last Friday (June...

    Season Finale on the Clariden last Friday (June 5, 2015)

    Early start at 4:30 to enjoy a nice sun set above the Klausenpass....
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    That looks pretty deep!

    That looks pretty deep!
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    We spent recently four days in the Gauli area...

    We spent recently four days in the Gauli area (Bernese Alps).
    We started at the Handegg (near Guttannen), spent the first night at the unmanned Grueben hut, two nights at the Gauli hut and topped...
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    ^^^^ is that Manu? Usually more the guy for the...

    ^^^^ is that Manu?
    Usually more the guy for the long turns and not the wedel. :)
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    Glarnerland on Saturday was nice, with about 20 -...

    Glarnerland on Saturday was nice, with about 20 - 30 cm of powder on a nicely settled base:
    (as long as you did not venture into the steep, cross loaded gullys)
    ...
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    Nice vids peeps! A few pics from today. Managed...

    Nice vids peeps!
    A few pics from today. Managed to get away for a day during the family vacation.

    The clouds are lifting to give way to a picture perfect day in the Bernese Alps:...
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    Better late than never.... from last weekend:...

    Better late than never.... from last weekend: danski and dave making their way to the Brisi. Top part blown off, but lower down in the trees quite nice....
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    ^^^ taper, gaper, jong........ all the same....

    ^^^ taper, gaper, jong........ all the same.
    Have fun in Switzerland. You timed it not too bad. On the north side the snow should be not too shabby at the moment, when there just would not be that...
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    Choose your tour wisely and you will score some...

    Choose your tour wisely and you will score some quality pow, pow safely. (today 50 cm plus)
    Maybe not the steepest shit, but hey live for another day.

    nstadie the trail breaking machine:...
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    4 dead in the meantime. One person died in the...

    4 dead in the meantime. One person died in the hospital.
    Not much details out at the moment, so I am sorry to armchair quarterback here already a bit:
    I am just noticing quite often that bigger...
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    ^^ Marius: The question that came to my mind...

    ^^ Marius:
    The question that came to my mind when seeing that picture was:
    Where is the shovel and the probe? Or does that come also as a blow up version nowadays? I must have missed the newest...
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    Nice day out in the Glarnerland. About 40-50 cm...

    Nice day out in the Glarnerland.
    About 40-50 cm down low, further up about 60 cm+ of freshies.
    No action shots... just a scenic one.
    ...
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    Happy New Year! 2015 started well with an...

    Happy New Year!

    2015 started well with an early morning ski tour and a nice family outing in the afternoon.
    My little daughter is picking up skiing quite fast. Soon she will be blasting past me....
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    Finishing off the season with a one day tour to...

    Finishing off the season with a one day tour to the Toedi (highest Glarus summit).
    Tired legs but happy faces after the 2900 vertical meters.

    Bike and hike to the snow line....
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    A few pics from the Valais high country from the...

    A few pics from the Valais high country from the past weekend:
    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/277359-TR-Valais-high-country-(Strahlhorn-and-Alphubel)-May-4-and-5-2014
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    A "quick" early Sunday morning tour to the Gross...

    A "quick" early Sunday morning tour to the Gross Ruchen (central Switzerland) before the easter egg hunt with the kids in the afternoon.

    The mighty North Face...
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    Early Tuesday morning work out with nstadie to...

    Early Tuesday morning work out with nstadie to the Wiss Nollen (Muotathal, central Switzerland)

    Putting in a skintrack with 60 to 70 cm of fresh in the upper parts was quite some hard work:...
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    ^^ there must have been some conversion mistake I...

    ^^ there must have been some conversion mistake I guess
    1 in = 2.54 cm
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    Not really sure if the heliski trails should be...

    Not really sure if the heliski trails should be openly promoted. Just for the big $$$, fat guys who can't put on any skins for just 30 mins.
    Not knowing the guide himself or much about the book at...
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    Looks like we are getting back to the right stoke...

    Looks like we are getting back to the right stoke ...



    The Spluegen pass indeed saw quite some wind. We chose the Suretta NF and hoped for slightly better conditions. Overall not too shabby,...
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    Sorry to interrupt your...

    Sorry to interrupt your Chamonix/Verbier/jumpturn/4m against 7 cm fresh/ bla, bla, bla discussion.
    I thought I mix in some pics from south-eastern Switzerland from last Sunday.

    First somewhat...
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    Went out yesterday for a little walk to the...

    Went out yesterday for a little walk to the safien valley to check out the freshies we got.

    Luckily a guided group broke trail for the first part, otherwise we two souls would have had a pretty...
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    Galenstock, 3586 m, central Switzerland - June 4,...

    Galenstock, 3586 m, central Switzerland - June 4, 2013
    Season ending turns.... time to bring out the bike. At some point you gotta enjoy summer.

    North ridge of Galenstock...
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    Snow would be good, however the weather is so...

    Snow would be good, however the weather is so unpredictable.... it changes about every 3 hours.
    (had to turn around on my last two attempts due to white out conditions)

    Still waiting for a good...
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    We thought we head out for some corn harvest...

    We thought we head out for some corn harvest before the weather deteriorates again over the weekend.
    Gross Chaerpf near Elm (2794 m)

    Hausstock wakens up...
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    Gross Ruchen - Sunday April 1, 2013 The longest...

    Gross Ruchen - Sunday April 1, 2013
    The longest classic single day skitour in central Switzerland (starting at 1000 m topping out at 3138 m)

    Finally getting out of the fog at 2400 m. (Gross...
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    wepowder did a little research also...

    wepowder did a little research also
    http://wepowder.com/weblog/4369/End-of-season-dates-lifts-in-the-Alps
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    Short weather window today in eastern Switzerland...

    Short weather window today in eastern Switzerland between the fronts.
    Looking from the Sulzfluh (St. Antoenien) towards the south.
    In the west (to the right in the far background) you can see...
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    PRICELESS !

    PRICELESS !
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    Glad most people can enjoy the fresh snow, but I...

    Glad most people can enjoy the fresh snow, but I thought I still post something to pounder a bit.

    Last week (wednesday March 13 to Sunday, March 17, 2013) we did the Grisons haute route. Skitour...
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    to see the wildlife is always cool.... and in...

    to see the wildlife is always cool.... and in such a big bunch!
    Always trying to stay in shape a bit, but nothing too spectacular.... with the 1700 m you would not win a ski marathon just yet...
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    Yes subtle correct. For training purposes...

    Yes subtle correct.

    For training purposes without lift assistance (total of 1700 m)
    Start at 6:00 from the bottom --> has several advantages because the 400 m gondola sets you back about 1 h....
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    Great day out today in the Glarnerland. ...

    Great day out today in the Glarnerland.

    Glaernisch waking up
    http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q259/IridePow/2013-03-02_Glarnerland/01_Glaernisch_Waking-Up_s.jpg

    The clear views were...
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    ^^ just an archive pic ?? coordinates here:...

    ^^ just an archive pic ??

    coordinates here:
    http://www.slf.ch/praevention/lawinenunfaelle/unfaelle_aktuell/index_EN

    http://map.geo.admin.ch allows you to relative quickly find the spot when...
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    On Saturday some lift assisted warm up runs...

    On Saturday some lift assisted warm up runs
    http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q259/IridePow/2013-02-16_powder-paradise/01_Alexander_warmup.jpg

    Even the southern slopes provide some very dry,...
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    A few recent comments suggest that the avy...

    A few recent comments suggest that the avy forecast was wrong/misleading.
    So let's try to quickly reiterate what avy risk level 2 means:...
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    ^^ yes looking deep indeed!

    ^^ yes looking deep indeed!
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    What pics, I don't see any....my PC must be...

    What pics, I don't see any....my PC must be broken I think.
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    Quick Saturday morning fitness tour to the...

    Quick Saturday morning fitness tour to the Forstberg (2215 m, Hoch Ybrig region, central Switzerland)

    Forstberg summit...
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    Went for a quick Saturday morning tour to the...

    Went for a quick Saturday morning tour to the Mutteristock (2294 m, Waegital).
    The SLF weather stations did not lie.... 50 cm, sometimes even a bit more.

    Super early skinning start at 6:30.........
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    Hi Nick, welcome back! I am heading out...

    Hi Nick, welcome back!

    I am heading out tomorrow for a quick early morning tour (need to be back at 12)... either Glarnerland or near Waegitalersee.
    They got about 40 - 50 cm according to SLF...
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    Went today for a tour to the Zwaechten 3080 m...

    Went today for a tour to the Zwaechten 3080 m (Meiental, central Switzerland)

    Weather was great, a bit windy on top, but otherwise beautiful views.
    Snow was marginal with a rain crust up to about...
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    Weren't you scared all alone on that chair lift?...

    Weren't you scared all alone on that chair lift?
    That must have sucked to have all that powder for yourself!
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    Quick solo mission to the Selun (Toggenburg) with...

    Quick solo mission to the Selun (Toggenburg) with a super early start since I needed to get back home on time.

    The moon is guiding the way...
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