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    Thanks guys! Hopefully we will see some snow. ...

    Thanks guys! Hopefully we will see some snow. It's been awhile here in Cham.
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    CHEAP LODGING HELP - Austria & Switzerland

    Going to St Anton, Engelberg and Andermatt midweek in two weeks with three friends. I am looking for some cheap lodging in or near each destination. I want to stay within bus distance for St Anton...
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    Fresh turns found via a little touring in...

    Fresh turns found via a little touring in Chamonix. All hope not lost.
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    Chamonix snow conditions are pretty bad but they...

    Chamonix snow conditions are pretty bad but they could be worse. I was expecting to be able to ski to Chamonix town but that is impossible. Higher up things are ok. Got some areas of thigh deep...
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    Cheap lodging - St Anton, Engelberg, Andermatt. ...

    Cheap lodging - St Anton, Engelberg, Andermatt. Any suggestions? I am living in Chamonix and have some Jackson Hole buddies visiting for a road trip starting Feb 5. Cheers!
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    I'm in Chamonix and looking for a ski partner...

    I'm in Chamonix and looking for a ski partner until the first week of February to ski the steep stuff.

    Alpsskiiier - know this doesn't help but thought I would try to get your thread moving...
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    Anyone in Chamonix/Mont-Blanc area that wants to...

    Anyone in Chamonix/Mont-Blanc area that wants to get some lines in? I've been itching to hit up the serious off piste on Aiguille du Midi for some time. Have all glacier and avy gear.

    bobinch -...
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    Spending my season this year (only season of my...

    Spending my season this year (only season of my young life) at Chamonix. I have always looked up to it as THE place to go in Europe and after reading a bunch of posts it seems like a season there...
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    Just got my condo leased out for 8 months - the...

    Just got my condo leased out for 8 months - the last thing that was holding me back! Now have to lock down my place in France and I'll be all set. I'll be in Chamonix from Jan through the first week...
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    This makes me think of a question some of my...

    This makes me think of a question some of my Jackson Hole friends are asking me for when they come over this winter: is there something similar to a Teton Pass (not a lift pass but a physical area),...
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    Good buy! Jealous... Wish I could find a steal...

    Good buy! Jealous... Wish I could find a steal like that in Europe this winter!
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    Yeah, I have friends visiting who have the same...

    Yeah, I have friends visiting who have the same concerns. It would just be alot easier to have all the options for taking a day off and a day elsewhere. The ala carte thing may be an option for you?...
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    CarveMan - It is not possible to get the 15 day...

    CarveMan - It is not possible to get the 15 day non-consecutive MBU pass. The only option is the 5 pack or the Chamonix a la carte which does not include Verbier. I have been emailing back and...
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    Never been but would be sick. I saw something...

    Never been but would be sick. I saw something about a boating and skiing trip done in Norway and that looked awesome. Cant recall where I saw it though.
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    Olin Mark VIII. Only way to go...

    Olin Mark VIII. Only way to go...
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    I'll be out there at that time. Fingers crossed...

    I'll be out there at that time. Fingers crossed for good snow this year.
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    bump for october

    bump for october
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    No ski conditioning classes where I live. In the...

    No ski conditioning classes where I live. In the past I have done hour long bike classes 4 days a week in addition to core workouts and some upper body. That seems to work well.

    Right now I am...
  19. Sounds like a plan. I did some more digging and...

    Sounds like a plan. I did some more digging and found these threads so I guess that about answers it:
    Cheapest European Country to Register a Car In? - Teton Gravity Research Forums
    Canuck buying...
  20. I figured I would keep it up until I was called...

    I figured I would keep it up until I was called Jong. Car and van fall into the three letter no search category so I couldn't find anything. Oh well.
  21. Ski Bum Car for Europe - buy used then sell

    Does anyone have experience with this? As a non-citizen is it possible to buy a used car or van and then sell it when you leave? Trying to have a car to get around to other ski resorts. Ive seen a...
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    Thanks BGSTi , always solid advice. If only...

    Thanks BGSTi , always solid advice. If only there were a late night bus to arentiere...
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    I think I may have found a studio for 2100 euros...

    I think I may have found a studio for 2100 euros for 3 months jan-apr (700 euros per month) right where the arrow points to on Google for "Chamonix, France," by this Satsuki place and about a block...
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    Haggis - when was the last time you skiied...

    Haggis - when was the last time you skiied Chamonix and what time of year/week was this?
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    @wildskizer - I always wanted to ski Garmisch in...

    @wildskizer - I always wanted to ski Garmisch in Germany and Kitzbuhel in Austria growing up from going those places in the summer and not being able to ski. In Austria I'd still like to ski St...
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    Everyone I know that lives out there (24-26 years...

    Everyone I know that lives out there (24-26 years old) lives in the town of Jackson or out in Wilson somewhere (do not recommend Wilson for you - though the bar there would be a good place to meet...
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    I can just imagine saying to my future kids or...

    I can just imagine saying to my future kids or grandkids "back in my day, people used to smoke these things called cigarettes and they used to do it inside of places too!"

    It looks like there are...
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    Joe - thank you - hilarious and to the point

    Joe - thank you - hilarious and to the point
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    For iphones - http://www.vimeo.com/m/#/15315278

    For iphones - http://www.vimeo.com/m/#/15315278
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    Such hostility! I wanted to know because I like...

    Such hostility! I wanted to know because I like to smoke sometimes and in north america there are fewer and fewer places where that's okay. I had heard of increasing laws in Europe prohibiting...
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    Smoking in European Ski Towns & Areas

    Might be a stupid question BUT... are there bans that are enforced for smoking inside bars in all ski areas throughout Austria, France, Italy & Switzerland?

    Any bans against smoking outdoors -...
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    Targhee is awesome. Stay at Jackson and take the...

    Targhee is awesome. Stay at Jackson and take the bust to Targhee for the day when the pow is nice. It isn't really flat but it's not exactly Jackson. It's fun for a day of relaxing good runs. Def...
  33. Costa Rica is chill - thought I went there last...

    Costa Rica is chill - thought I went there last November and the surfing could have been better. Note that I went to the South Pacific side, around Jaco (pronounce ha-ko) and besides the first day...
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    Poll: North Carolina! Sugar Mountain? Beech Mountain?...

    North Carolina! Sugar Mountain? Beech Mountain? Anyone?
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    http://www.snow.com/epicpass/home.aspx ...

    http://www.snow.com/epicpass/home.aspx

    Unlimited access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly (Lake Tahoe) and Arapahoe Basin.

    Sooo - CA and Colorado. How about that!
    ...
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    Anyones ideas on the Vagabond? Looks like the...

    Anyones ideas on the Vagabond? Looks like the belvedere is best but the whole lack of locker thing is an issue maybe.

    Easy to hitchhick on New Years back to Argentiere?

    What's this hostel by...
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    Did you feel all of your stuff was safe being...

    Did you feel all of your stuff was safe being left at the Belvedere? Being close to the Grands Montets would be nice, especially if there is a more permanent place in Chamonix Sud for the rest of...
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    I love how that the last post just seals the...

    I love how that the last post just seals the deal! Purchasing BDs.
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    Trying this setup this coming winter - will...

    Trying this setup this coming winter - will report how it goes...
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    Thats perfect - thank you for the advice.

    Thats perfect - thank you for the advice.
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    @ TeleAl - Been on the ChamServe trying to find...

    @ TeleAl - Been on the ChamServe trying to find an open room. Thinking about just getting a studio but can't decide. I have heard it isnt too hard to just show up and find a room to live in. ...
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    I heard the bunker hostel closed down as well -...

    I heard the bunker hostel closed down as well - but it sounds like it was sketchy anyways. I've stayed in a bunch of European hostels and I felt much safer in some than in others. That's my concern...
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    This response made my day.

    This response made my day.
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    All the non-hostels listed are pricey - like 60...

    All the non-hostels listed are pricey - like 60 euros a day vs 16 in Argentiere. Does anyone else have experience with Vagabond in Cham? Is it Chamonix Sud? It looks close to Aiguille du Midi lift.
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    Cold showers in the Alps? I guess you have to do...

    Cold showers in the Alps? I guess you have to do what you have to do, right? I'd like something different if that's the case. Also, def not acceptable to share a bed with a male stranger in my...
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    Dec 29 - Jan 3 - Recommendation for hostel in...

    Dec 29 - Jan 3 - Recommendation for hostel in Chamonix that would be good to meet seasonaires? I contacted Belvedere and they seem like a pretty good operation but I'm looking for something that...
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    All this back and forth bantering is doing one...

    All this back and forth bantering is doing one thing for me - making me extremely excited for my season in Chamonix this winter.

    I have been to Jackson 3 times over the past 5 years and have...
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    Ripzalot - I have no accomodations sorted. My...

    Ripzalot - I have no accomodations sorted. My plan is to book a hostel for the first week and try to meet someone that has an extra room or bed. My guess is that there will be someone who will be...
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    ALPINE ZONE

    ALPINEZONE -

    1 - The east coast does not compare to the Western US or Europe for Skiing.

    2 - Your very own little Alpinezone website has the word "ALPINE" in it, stealing naming rights from...
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    So long as they are skuffed and bent back into...

    So long as they are skuffed and bent back into shape a few times, fine by me. Tech Talk seems to be a better place for this though.
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