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    Just spent 5 days in Niseko, a day in Rusutsu and...

    Just spent 5 days in Niseko, a day in Rusutsu and arrived in Furano last night. Lot more snow in Niseko area than here, esp with top up superior mentioned earlier. Rusutsu was a bit meagre as well....
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    Might not get enough for a refresh in the trees....

    Might not get enough for a refresh in the trees. Currently looks like st. Anton, paznaun, Kaunertal, Pitztal will get a little on Friday. Saturday Zillertal and eastwards into Pinzgau. IBK area looks...
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    Well they did the one thing that is contentious,...

    Well they did the one thing that is contentious, skiing at night when work is going on, in an area where work means using cables. It's not the first time there's been a run in at that resort. There...
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    [QUOTE=telepariah;5860528]OG locals in Niseko are...

    [QUOTE=telepariah;5860528]OG locals in Niseko are saying they've never seen this little snow in 50 years.[/QUOTES]
    Of course it is, this is the year I'm finally locked in to go. Sorry guys, it's my...
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    Making the most of things. Nice write up in the...

    Making the most of things. Nice write up in the TR thread. Nice going Finn
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    Frau Hitt?

    Frau Hitt?
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    There's a lot more terrain in ischgl and Sölden...

    There's a lot more terrain in ischgl and Sölden than axams and Nordkette. Higher altitudes make them a safer bet too. Basing in Innsbruck gives access to a couple of smaller resorts plus Stubaier...
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    This is why I normally don't participate in...

    This is why I normally don't participate in anything but the euros thread and some tech talk. No judgement, but skiing/outdoor culture, rules and regulations are so different in North America...
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    I saw that too. Who goes ice climbing when it's...

    I saw that too. Who goes ice climbing when it's 20°C in town? I'm glad both are ok, but I wonder what they were thinking.
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    Fucking love that movie, couldn't believe when I...

    Fucking love that movie, couldn't believe when I went to Val d'isere that we staying in the same flats and that they still looked exactly the same. This was 10 years ago, but recon they are still the...
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    Yeah, that's the same insurance. I have to add...

    Yeah, that's the same insurance. I have to add that the 25.000€ was enough in Tirol, I can't speak for costs in Switzerland. It seems surprisingly hard to find out about the actual costs that can...
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    Regarding insurance: I don't know anyone here in...

    Regarding insurance:
    I don't know anyone here in Austria that is out and about in the mountains that hasn't got an alpine club membership. Luckily only one of my friends has ever needed a heli lift...
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    Think it's done by the same TV presenter that...

    Think it's done by the same TV presenter that organised the wok world cup, where they went down a bobsleigh run sitting on woks. So probably a one off and not something serious.
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    Same here in Tirol, the usual Föhn has been...

    Same here in Tirol, the usual Föhn has been blowing for days now.
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    Nice work landing that gig! Was this it that long...

    Nice work landing that gig! Was this it that long ago?!? Jul Just got the metal plates out of his leg last Monday, so he's feeling happier about things.
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    Happy bday finn, you back from the Montafon? Or...

    Happy bday finn, you back from the Montafon? Or am i remembering that wrong? And congrats landing a gig for the city! Was that a one off or something more permanent?
    Nice!
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    One of the first things I got wrong when I...

    One of the first things I got wrong when I started posting on here, was not understanding the difference between designated ski routes here and what you have in the states inbound/outbound skiing....
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    That's fucking sad, season hasn't even started...

    That's fucking sad, season hasn't even started properly yet. As far as I can tell the lwd Tirol had put up warnings, but in the blog section, clearly marked that regular service hasn't started yet.
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    Not sure about insurance, rental company might be...

    Not sure about insurance, rental company might be able to help there, but you might need to make sure car has everything to comply with regulations. Stuff like yellow warning vests, etc. Might want...
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    Hey Kelsie, subscribed! Good to hear you are...

    Hey Kelsie, subscribed! Good to hear you are still sailing around.
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    Tried on a pair of 18/19 xtd 130 in 29.5 and...

    Tried on a pair of 18/19 xtd 130 in 29.5 and shell was way too short. As reference have Nordica speed machines 130 in same size that fit perfectly. Width was fine, but length was not doable....
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    Pre-sale on now

    Pre-sale on now
  23. Thread: "The Turn"

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    Shit, I don't care if it's still summer here in....

    Shit, I don't care if it's still summer here in. Austria. Wife finally agreed to go to Japan in jan-feb next season for some reason I haven't figured out yet. Just booked flights, first time for us...
  24. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Ah, come on. It's like that Jennifer Aniston...

    Ah, come on. It's like that Jennifer Aniston romcom none of us would admit to.
    We all have a small part in us that would love to run with the wabbits and drop that knee chasing the double rainbow....
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    Nice! Tore a ligament in my foot couple of weeks...

    Nice! Tore a ligament in my foot couple of weeks ago, so season ended earlier than I hoped. Last couple of days must have been nice up high. if I could, I'd poke around stubai or Hintertux tomorrow.
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    18/19 Protos are going for 400€ at sport65 for...

    18/19 Protos are going for 400€ at sport65 for anyone interested in the EU. Nit sure if they ship to the US.
    If I didn't have too much overlap I'd be pulling the trigger.
  27. Thread: The FIFTY

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    this just gets better and better

    this just gets better and better
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    Looks awesome! Conditions seem perfect. Crazy...

    Looks awesome! Conditions seem perfect. Crazy mountains.
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    Yeah stubai yesterday was also super crusty at...

    Yeah stubai yesterday was also super crusty at mid elevation. Up high, I reckon a website that shall remain unnamed must have posted up something. Otherwise the crowds can't be explained. Absolute...
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    Roads closed to the Stubai glacier due to avi...

    Roads closed to the Stubai glacier due to avi danger, so we swung over to Kühtai. North side of the valley was really good, mellow meadow skipping laps knee to thigh deep with a handful of other...
  31. Thread: The FIFTY

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    +4, perfect balance between serious ski...

    +4, perfect balance between serious ski mountaineering, decision making and fun. I presume you are working on some feature length stuff after all is done? If its going to got the crowd funding...
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    Managed to get tomorrow off by putting in extra...

    Managed to get tomorrow off by putting in extra hours during the week. Not sure it will pay off, but die Hoffung stirbt zuletzt
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    Awesome TR and amazing photos!

    Awesome TR and amazing photos!
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    Thanks for all the write ups and photos, as...

    Thanks for all the write ups and photos, as everyone keeps saying you guys hit the jackpot weather / timing wise.
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    Still waiting for it to hit Innsbruck area....

    Still waiting for it to hit Innsbruck area. Clouds are building but wind is still crazy here. Sceptical that the amounts forecast are actually going to fall here, even with the usual -40% realism...
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    McFly is awesome, he always sounds genuine and...

    McFly is awesome, he always sounds genuine and not like some hype man spewing brobrah rubbish. A real shame he isn't on tour more, but was a nice surprise that he was there for the bec!
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    He is basically agreeing with you

    He is basically agreeing with you
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    Line check with Gorak and Bimboes. Scary how...

    Line check with Gorak and Bimboes. Scary how something so small like the angle can make the difference


    https://youtu.be/JDt7lNQPddE

    That is some scary shit there
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    Looked like Bimboes couldn't shut it down in the...

    Looked like Bimboes couldn't shut it down in the snow conditions and was either going to hit the rocks to his left or just point it. That was scary. Eder proves that it can help coming from a...
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    Turdell, Eder and Bimboes for the podium. I...

    Turdell, Eder and Bimboes for the podium.

    I don't think anyone should requalify for the next season if they don't complete all competitions, without a valid reason. And no, filming or other...
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    I wonder how much traffic that generated, how...

    I wonder how much traffic that generated, how many even bothered with that
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    Sorry, the ? went missing after and And i...

    Sorry, the ? went missing after and
    And i surley do not want to put words in his mouth, i was just watching the last WA episode and it is entirely possible that i misunderstood what was being...
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    I also forgot that eder comes from a freestyle...

    I also forgot that eder comes from a freestyle background, there have been others as well like Fabio studer. So it seems to work most times, just not for Hall this season
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    If my French is still good enough, I think I just...

    If my French is still good enough, I think I just heard bimboes saying he's quitting comps after verbier? Geo, u know more? He also turning to filming with his ruroc partner :D. Or maybe a Down Skis...
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    Agree. It's a very shitty move of Hall to quit...

    Agree. It's a very shitty move of Hall to quit this late before bec, but I'd rather focus my ire on the FWT on giving him the wildcard in the first place? He only took what was offered to him (and...
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    I think scale also plays a role here in Europe....

    I think scale also plays a role here in Europe. There'll be 1-2 shops that are known to be good at fitting in the area. People here will drive +/- 1hour to get there and that'll cover most of the...
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    Has this maybe got to do with 737 max 8 planes...

    Has this maybe got to do with 737 max 8 planes being grounded in Europe? Not sure if they are used for long haul flights. That is really shitty, sorry for those of you affected.
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    One could comment that obviously the 100+ years...

    One could comment that obviously the 100+ years of people drinking English cask ales doesn't count, as the only timelibe that counts is since when they've become fashionable again in the states. ...
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    Took today off work after watching the weather...

    Took today off work after watching the weather fromthe end of last week. Sure payed off today

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    Stubai was less crowded than i thought it would be, got some first tracks in. Even by the...
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    Their first ski was a 196cm xxl competitor, based...

    Their first ski was a 196cm xxl competitor, based in cham. It doesn't get more tgr than that, so as for the hipster thing...

    Edit: maybe that's a bit harsh, but brand perception def seems...
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