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    Those two news items really suck for Cham and,...

    Those two news items really suck for Cham and, I'm guessing, the local businesses. I would suggest putting any and all skiing plans for Cham on hold until there is some there is some clarity...
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    Bad Ass Ped! One of the most impressive mini-TRs...

    Bad Ass Ped! One of the most impressive mini-TRs ever. Thanks for sharing. I'm sure you'll write up a long version when you have time. The exposure and route finding is no doubt mind blowing.
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    That is a great deal. If you had the time, that...

    That is a great deal. If you had the time, that would be a great long vacation.
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    Re: La Grave Everything you want to ski was...

    Re: La Grave

    Everything you want to ski was good to go a month ago. Just go. Long term outlook www.wepowder.com
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    Not that I'm much of any expert but having just...

    Not that I'm much of any expert but having just been there, I might have a little insight on the current scene. Guide wise, the local bureau seems to be a little slow to respond and is best dealt...
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    Don't think so. Hot and windy the last few days....

    Don't think so. Hot and windy the last few days. We've been out touring and eating raviolis in Italy the last few days. Back to La Grave tomorrow.
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    Everything in La Grave is pretty much in. You can...

    Everything in La Grave is pretty much in. You can ski all the way to the village, Freaux is getting skied etc. I'll be here until the 15th.
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    Looks like winter is back! Four of us will be in...

    Looks like winter is back! Four of us will be in La Grave starting Tuesday night with no particular plan 'till the 16th. Have mini van, will travel. At this point we are simply "Quatre stupides...
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    As someone arriving the day you are leaving,...

    As someone arriving the day you are leaving, following advice to make minimal plans, I'm interested in what you are seeing regarding "accommodations are booking up fast".
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    ^^^ Like that guy! Whats up! I was just...

    ^^^
    Like that guy! Whats up!

    I was just looking at a picture from the Apres bar in Engleberg that served the 2 for 1 pictures with you and Arno in it.
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    Expect a lot of stupid questions from me coming...

    Expect a lot of stupid questions from me coming up. I need to get with my friends and see if they are up for a safari or want to stay in one place. I've gotten great help and had a great time...
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    We will have a mini van. We don't have any...

    We will have a mini van. We don't have any accommodations booked. Its a good group with a good attitude. I'm just wanting some reassurance that it is worth going. That said, I understand that...
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    OK, how bad is it? We've got flights in and...

    OK, how bad is it?

    We've got flights in and out of Lyon Feb. 6-16. The plan/hope is/was to go to La Grave. Webcams, weather reports, etc. have not been good.

    Where has the best snow? How...
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    Right. I've got tickets in February. I'm hoping...

    Right. I've got tickets in February. I'm hoping I don't have to do too much mountaineering. I want to le freeride.
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    As Z-Bo says, the best thread on TGR. Thanks...

    As Z-Bo says, the best thread on TGR. Thanks Peds.

    Anyone got any suggestions for fairly modest accommodations in La Grave in February? It will be me and a buddy so two beds with kitchen...
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    Is it hot? If so take the Bevant Gondi to the...

    Is it hot? If so take the Bevant Gondi to the tram, hang on the deck till it softens, the rip the upper slopes in the sun.

    Is the avi danger low? If so, gear up at Techique Extreme and either...
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    Somebody take Simple skiing. He's a great...

    Somebody take Simple skiing. He's a great snowboarder and good company. Backcountry wise. I have no idea what conditions are like, but is possible...he needs to experience the Aiguille.
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    Buster, you smell like cheese and hand rolled. ...

    Buster, you smell like cheese and hand rolled. The guy from Seattle giving the guy from Cham info about the place down the road in Italy. It's almost like you are infatuated with skiing in Europe.
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    Huh...does anyone actually see this post? Shows...

    Huh...does anyone actually see this post? Shows on front page but not in thread.
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    test...wierdness...missing pages

    test...wierdness...missing pages
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    Settle down. You need to work. You've got...

    Settle down. You need to work. You've got bills. There is no way you are considering a surgical strike to the land of fine smoked meats and cheeses this early in the year. Right?
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    Nice Euro dudes and vacationers! I've already...

    Nice Euro dudes and vacationers! I've already committed to go every other year. I need to bump that up to every year.
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    ^^^ What brand is your pack? Hopefully not BCA....

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    What brand is your pack? Hopefully not BCA. My friends tried for two weeks to get theirs filled in Cham and Courmayeur with no luck. They even had a contact of a BCA associate who said it...
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    Summit, how are you traveling? Driving or not? ...

    Summit, how are you traveling? Driving or not? What is important to you? I've never been to Verbier but I can strongly suggest Courmayeur. Less of a scene and competition for tracks than Cham. ...
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    ^^^ Nice video! What time does it get dark over...

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    Nice video! What time does it get dark over there this time of year?
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    ^^^ Where is the new lift going in? I'm hoping...

    ^^^
    Where is the new lift going in? I'm hoping the Arp on Youla are not getting replaced. Although the lines could suck, the quiet they provided was great. I didn't get onto the Toula Glacier,...
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    ^^^^^^^ pretty much what i want to do with my...

    ^^^^^^^
    pretty much what i want to do with my life
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    This thread and the Euro mags have been crushing...

    This thread and the Euro mags have been crushing it this year! Thanks for providing the motivation to fine tune my headband collection and get better at smoking cigarettes. I fully intend to keep...
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    If safe, go do the bottom couloirs that start...

    If safe, go do the bottom couloirs that start between the Pendant and the Gondola (generally). IMO, that's the best low vis at the GM.
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    Not bad I guess if you've got some mates in the...

    Not bad I guess if you've got some mates in the car. I'm considering spending a couples of months in Cham next year. What to you think the realities of renting a room for a couple of months or so...
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    Sounds like quite the storm. You dudes are...

    Sounds like quite the storm. You dudes are killing it. Punter's questions, do you guys have to pay the obnoxious tunnel fee everytime you ski Cour or is there some type of discount? Orash, you...
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    Keep 'em coming! I'm a sucker for the Euro TR...

    Keep 'em coming! I'm a sucker for the Euro TR (LC that mean you too). I eyed that route down to the glacier from Italy while I was there. Looks like a sweet decent. p.s. I think you're ready for...
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    Cham has been good the last few days. Been...

    Cham has been good the last few days. Been leading my posse down the AM which has been fun. The cosmiques sounds a little spicy for me. Starting to snow now. We'll see what the weather does.
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    Will be up at the GM if its cloudy or the AM if...

    Will be up at the GM if its cloudy or the AM if its clear. Let me know if your out and about in Cham.
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    I'm here in Cham for a week. Snowing right now. ...

    I'm here in Cham for a week. Snowing right now. Post up if you want to go ski. We're up for a tour, Midi or just about anything.
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    Ok, so T-2day till departure so here come the...

    Ok, so T-2day till departure so here come the questions from the stupid American.

    We we be traveling directly to Courmayeur from the airport, staying there two days and then going to Cham for a...
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    So what exactly is the forecast? I'll be in COUR...

    So what exactly is the forecast? I'll be in COUR and CHAM starting Friday next week.
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    At least 60cms up high at La Grave. The last...

    At least 60cms up high at La Grave. The last week has been unreal. The glacier should be opening today. Get it if you can. I'm in Grenoble working my way back to Zurich.
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    bbirtle - Hev and I are in Cham. If you'd like...

    bbirtle - Hev and I are in Cham. If you'd like any company get in touch with us through Tom. We are up at the Belvidiere in Argentierre.

    Other peeps, how's thinks in La Grave, Stanton etc.? ...
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    Good news+ Hev and I would be in Cham right now...

    Good news+ Hev and I would be in Cham right now except for the French train strike. After tonight in Martingy, we$ll be there mid day.
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