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  1. Thanks everyone for the info, several areas I...

    Thanks everyone for the info, several areas I didn’t know about, I’m off to do my research!

    Tri-Ungulate, many thanks! I’m a very happy chappie:-) Hope to ski with you in the next season or two.
  2. South America 2019: one week skiing during honeymoon - where / when?

    My fiancée progressed within two seasons from pizza position on the beginner runs to starting her first forays in deeper snow off the marked trails. She did it while holding an office job, and...
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    I know someone said fewer photos from Epic...

    I know someone said fewer photos from Epic resorts...but the opening of Chair 6 today at Breck was good:

    horizon jr:
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    me (on the third run, we didn't stop to take photos on the first...
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    By the way, thanks everyone for the advice and...

    By the way, thanks everyone for the advice and the side entertainment (I was fully counting on TGR to deliver).

    Also thanks for the offers of info and meetup suggestions - swerve, Viva, I'll pm...
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    Flights are rebookable for about EUR 200 / rtn...

    Flights are rebookable for about EUR 200 / rtn flight + price difference, but I would need to have another destination and I don't, yet. Otherwise - sunk cost (which of course should not influence...
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    haha, well played sir

    haha, well played sir
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    I should probably mention that I skied in JH a...

    I should probably mention that I skied in JH a couple of times before ;-) last time swerve was nice enough to show us around (me and my mate irbis, that is) and then hoarhey took us on a great day...
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    This Christmas: WWMD?

    Short story: After three bad snow Christmases in Europe, I reserved flights to Denver and got Epic passes (for me, my girlfriend and my 16yo son) to enjoy the amazing stateside powder. So you can...
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    Did I mention Pierre has faultless timing? One...

    Did I mention Pierre has faultless timing? One morning we skinned up on the glacier, next to the closed draglift, and arrived on the south face at the perfect time to ski it. No one else did, that...
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    La Grave last March: ode to Ullr

    I didn't know I needed quasi-human sacrifice to get some powder. But one half-ACL (my girlfriend's) and one dislocated shoulder (my son's), both just after last Christmas, did the trick for the...
  11. Thread: Some pics

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    Some pics

    SInce I'm going to ski in North America a couple of times this season, and will probably ask a few jong questions, here are some pics to gain goodwill:

    Touring in St Anton:
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    St Anton...
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    Haha on the downfall of civilization. I'll keep...

    Haha on the downfall of civilization. I'll keep my fingers crossed that the US will be smarter than that after all.

    I agree that a trip later in the season would have been better. But consider the...
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    JONG alert. (Well not quite JONG, JOOG maybe,...

    JONG alert.

    (Well not quite JONG, JOOG maybe, I've been here a long time but pretty much absent from the forum for some years).

    I'll be staying in Eagle over Christmas and New Year, skiing with...
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    I've been out of this place for so long that I...

    I've been out of this place for so long that I must be a JONG again by now.

    That said: having a girlfriend who loves travelling (we're based in Europe) resulted in us buying Epic passes to ski at...
  15. For your comfort and for traffic management...

    For your comfort and for traffic management purposes, Rapture will be scheduled in several waves. First up, one-legged skiers.
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    I'm going to Stubai on Saturday with a friend...

    I'm going to Stubai on Saturday with a friend (and meeting coldwater there). Then keeping options open - maybe still Stubai, maybe go to Hintertux, maybe even drive to Andermatt (I had no idea they...
  17. Poll: I can't find it in the rules anywhere, what's the...

    I can't find it in the rules anywhere, what's the accepted approach if you have a shot selected in the 5?
    1) abstain from voting
    2) vote for yourself, this way we eliminate bias
    3) vote for the...
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    One more: Into the unknown...

    One more:

    Into the unknown
    http://cedricpopa.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v154/p444798373-5.jpg

    EDIT: I thought I had uploaded this last night
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    My submissions: Afternoon sun:...

    My submissions:

    Afternoon sun:
    http://cedricpopa.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v123/p537113643-5.jpg


    Vertical
    http://cedricpopa.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v142/p961616408-5.jpg

    one more to come this...
  20. Dibs on the Scott airbag if you can sjip to...

    Dibs on the Scott airbag if you can sjip to Europe and cost ends up reasonable.
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    A few from the Dominican Republic

    The old man and the boats:
    http://cedricpopa.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v132/p418874134-4.jpg

    Pontoon at sunrise
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    We got all the fish you...
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    Spyderjon, I was about to write the same thing. ...

    Spyderjon, I was about to write the same thing.

    By the way, mine arrived yesterday :-D
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    Oooooh, some really beautiful shots there. Too...

    Oooooh, some really beautiful shots there. Too many to re-post. Very impressed.

    The skiing ain't half bad, either;-)
  24. Bloody 'ell. Very impressive, though a bit out...

    Bloody 'ell.

    Very impressive, though a bit out of my comfort zone (and that's just the skiing, I can't climb).

    I remember looking at this with Gordy and Francis "nosiesta" Kelsey in 2006 and...
  25. Last day but not least - the return to La Grave,...

    Last day but not least - the return to La Grave, and to the back-of-the mountain run to St Christophe which we had attempted earlier (about two thousand pics ago)

    …Except that we decide to do a...
  26. Part 2. I know I said "TR - La Grave" but...

    Part 2.

    I know I said "TR - La Grave" but today Pierre decides to go to Montgenevre. We get there and find more than 10 inches of completely unexpected fresh snow at altitude. So we climb a...
  27. TR: A brief return to winter (La Grave and surroundings, March 2014)

    [cross-posted on snowheads]

    High pressure had been reigning over Europe for three weeks.  Ice was turning to slush by 10am, skiers were wearing T-shirts, and we had been unreliably informed that...
  28. Breaking news: internet argument resolved!

    is this the beginning of the end for PolyAssHat?

    http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/internet-argument-resolved-2014030584268
  29. Kittelfjäll avalanche 2014- detailed account

    Just saw this link on snowheads. Very detailed account of an avy where things could have gone a lot worse.
    ...
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    Thanks everyone! Shredhead, the updated plan...

    Thanks everyone!

    Shredhead, the updated plan is indeed to wait for the best conditions and decide on the fly - we've received some really good recommendations (by PM) for areas to check out. That...
  31. Jong question: is there any place in Utah...

    Jong question: is there any place in Utah (ideally Snowbird) or Jackson Hole to rent a Snowpulse canister for a few days?

    I've brought my airbag backpack with me from Europe, but having read that...
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    Tips for after January Gordycamp?

    Irbis and I are booked at the 3-5 Jan str8line adventures camp. We've then got 5 more days of skiing - I guess either in Utah or a roadtrip to JH. As we're unlikely to have fresh pow and shred...
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    Oh damn, just thought I'd bagged myself a decent...

    Oh damn, just thought I'd bagged myself a decent deal on a snowbird 3-day pass, and then I realise they don't cover Alta...this Eurojong had forgotten about adjoining areas needing separate lift...
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    aepeak, sorry for replying late, was on my way...

    aepeak, sorry for replying late, was on my way from Brussels to San Francisco and then badly jetlagged after some sleepless nights.

    Didn't get an email but spoke briefly to Gordy today. He was on...
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    Yoo hoo, booked on the Jan camp, together with...

    Yoo hoo, booked on the Jan camp, together with irbis.

    now for a bit more snow.
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    If you haven't read David Foster Wallace's essay...

    If you haven't read David Foster Wallace's essay Shipping Out (A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again), you really need to do it. Great writing - there's more characterisation and plot here than...
  37. Thread: 500px.com

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    Some really good work here. Here's mine, just...

    Some really good work here.

    Here's mine, just started it:

    http://500px.com/cedricpopp
  38. Thanks for the comments. I did wonder about the...

    Thanks for the comments. I did wonder about the length of the skis, but he's done well on the Gotamas, which were his height the first time he started on them. They have rocker too, so hopefully...
  39. Kitting out horizon jr - Barons? and what about boots?

    At 12, horizon jr is growing fast - about 5ft 7 in, on the skinny side.

    He's a decent skier (2 weeks/ season since he was 4), far from race standard but already dabbling in offpiste - see pic...
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    Wow, awesome info, thanks all! Will reply...

    Wow, awesome info, thanks all! Will reply separately to PMs and offers to show us around, much appreciated.
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    Thanks for all the info. Buster & Lindahl, I...

    Thanks for all the info. Buster & Lindahl, I hadn't thought about PNW but had read a lot about it previously, and what you're saying sounds very interesting. (Buster, thanks for the info / show...
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    Where in the US first week of Jan?

    I'm likely to spend Christmas / New Year with the brother in law in San Francisco, and thinking of staying on for an extra 8-9 days for a ski trip in the first week of Jan. I'd be joined (for the...
  43. Well that much is obvious. I was just...

    Well that much is obvious.

    I was just wondering if Fuzz is asking because he's planning a trip to Belgium, or some other specific reason.
  44. Yes, why?

    Yes, why?
  45. Thanks guys. I guess I was thinking of what I...

    Thanks guys. I guess I was thinking of what I could pack within the ICU on a long day's hike, to leave more room for essentials outside the ICU.

    One example: Last year I hiked the Torente de...
  46. Loading non-photo stuff alongside bodies and lenses in an F-Stop ICU?

    Just ordered an F-stop Loka with a medium pro ICU - looking forward to receiving it and using it in Mallorca in a couple of weeks. It was hard to decide between medium pro and small pro - every now...
  47. Thread: alps 2013

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    Wait, 0BernhardFranz is back??? YAY!

    Wait, 0BernhardFranz is back??? YAY!
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    I like this one: ...

    I like this one:

    http://cedricpopa.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v59/p1498048442-4.jpg
  49. Swap in Europe: my Praxis Freeride 184 plus cash for DPS 99 Pure (used / new)

    Long shot I know. I've got a pair of Praxis Freerides in 184, carbon layup, medium-stiff flex. Used 5 days on good snow, drilled for Dynafit Radical FT, BSL 306. Light cosmetic topsheet damage...
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    Have you tried holding them in your hand? On...

    Have you tried holding them in your hand? On paper and comparing features, I was seriously thinking of getting the Nikon D7000, but every time I handled a Canon I preferred the feel and the layout...
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