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    Well said and it looks like the 6 month's...

    Well said and it looks like the 6 month's training were worth it! Thumbs up!!
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    Meathelmet, I live in the Pyrenees (I have all my...

    Meathelmet, I live in the Pyrenees (I have all my life) nowhere near a resort (I mostly tour these days) and I can tell you that by far the place in the Pyrenees that gets more and better snow is the...
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    Scott Genius

    Scott Genius
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    Impressive Nibali and amazing Martin, specially...

    Impressive Nibali and amazing Martin, specially after suffering a mechanical and having to come back to the main group and beat them all with one of his teammate's bike!!! First ever TDF victory on a...
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    Forecast is for dry and sunny weather so it...

    Forecast is for dry and sunny weather so it shouldn't be as dramatic as last year's. Besides they are not visiting the worst cobblestones areas (unlike last year). Let's see...
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    The race was stopped because the 3ambulances had...

    The race was stopped because the 3ambulances had to take injured riders to seek medical attention and the race can't keep on without, at least, one ambulance.
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    Yep. That too. Check the forecast and you can...

    Yep. That too. Check the forecast and you can hire board and wetsuit on the barceloneta beach no problem.
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    I'm from Bcn although I don't live there anymore....

    I'm from Bcn although I don't live there anymore. 36hours you say? Grab a rental car or a train and go skiing. The closest Pyrenees resorts are only 90min drive away (la masella) and some can be...
  9. Thread: Skintrack stoke

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    164259164260 Low altitude Pyrenees, some 40kms...

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    Low altitude Pyrenees, some 40kms from the coast.
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    Eyeing the start of a very fun singletrack in the...

    Eyeing the start of a very fun singletrack in the woods below me that i'm about to enjoy...
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    Okolin from Belate: 40 min drive from the coast...

    Okolin from Belate: 40 min drive from the coast in February 2014.
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    Saioa from Artesiaga: 1h drive from the coast, with beautiful views to the ocean on one side and to the Pyrenees on the...
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    If it's resorts that you want, the closest to...

    If it's resorts that you want, the closest to Biarritz and Donostia - San Sebastián (where I live) are either near Pau (France): La Pierre St. Martin, Artouste and Gourette or near Jaca (Spain):...
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    The NE face of the pic du midi de bigorre as seen...

    The NE face of the pic du midi de bigorre as seen from a nearby hill on my way to solitude and untracked corn...
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    The 'nearby' coast, where i live is a good 3h...

    The 'nearby' coast, where i live is a good 3h drive away. The place is in the middle of a ski resort so don't expect to be alone. What they've built on top of the of pic du midi de bigorre is ugly as...
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    Nice video!!!!

    Nice video!!!!
  16. Central and western pyrenees getting hit by the...

    Central and western pyrenees getting hit by the first fronts since late novembee. A mix of nw and sw weak fronts that dump up to ten inches at a time. Eastern pyrenees also getting their share....
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    Great stuff!

    Great stuff!
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    Pyrenees are looking quite dry right now -except...

    Pyrenees are looking quite dry right now -except vall d'aran/baqueira beret- so unless the situation changes drastically forget about it...
    Photo taken today not far from the resort
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    Patxaran!!! Nectar from the Gods. Will be ready...

    Patxaran!!! Nectar from the Gods. Will be ready in 6 months. Counting the days!
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    Aaahh... The beauty of riding the unkemp wild...

    Aaahh... The beauty of riding the unkemp wild tracks behind home: come out of a blind corner and find this trunk fallen right accross the track. To high to jump over to low to duck under... Managed...
  21. Amazing stuff!!! Nibali fought like a champ until...

    Amazing stuff!!! Nibali fought like a champ until the end but Horner was just superior. Just like last year's it's been an excellent Vuelta!!
  22. If it's so boring to you why click here?!?...

    If it's so boring to you why click here?!? Everyone knows La Vuelta is a road cycling comp. One of the three big ones with the Giro and the Tour.
  23. Great survival stage yesterday. 16 athletes gave...

    Great survival stage yesterday. 16 athletes gave up La Vuelta before the end of the stage. Most with severe cases of hypothermia.
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    Lovely tracks around home this pm... 140517...

    Lovely tracks around home this pm...
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    Nice tracks in the woods around Ytrac (France)...

    Nice tracks in the woods around Ytrac (France) today. Epic 26km ride!!
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  26. I can't help but wonder what joaquin 'purito'...

    I can't help but wonder what joaquin 'purito' rodriguez could do if he had a couple of good partners in his team. Froome has Porte, Contador has Kreuzinger and Quintana and Valverde have each other...
  27. I wouldn't expect much from contador; he suffers...

    I wouldn't expect much from contador; he suffers from polen allergy and with the late spring we r having in S europe, he is really struggling. Now valverde or quintana might have smthing to say in...
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    A couple of resorts are opening their lifts this...

    A couple of resorts are opening their lifts this weekend (June 1 and 2) in the Pyrenees: Porté Puymorens and Artouste.

    It dumped over 1m of fresh snow in the last two days in some parts of the...
  29. Nice TR. Thanks!!

    Nice TR. Thanks!!
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    Shame you had to ruin your comment with the...

    Shame you had to ruin your comment with the second sentence.
    First one was good enough.
    Good luck in Euro with your lack of sense of humor...
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    Re. the Pyrenees, with the amount of snow in the...

    Re. the Pyrenees, with the amount of snow in the central Pyrenees resorts (around 4m at the top) snow coverage won't be a problem, quality though might be (spring conditions). If you go try to hit it...
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    There are, but they tend to avoid places packed...

    There are, but they tend to avoid places packed with poms and yanks that bcause they've been coming to cham for years -or even live there - think of themselves as locals.
    As usual go the extra mile...
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    Smiley, if u want to hook up with some Cham...

    Smiley, if u want to hook up with some Cham locals shouldn't you post on a french speaking ski forum instead?!?
    ;-)
  34. Amazing TR. Thanks!

    Amazing TR. Thanks!
  35. I guess it's the ultimate trip: ...

    I guess it's the ultimate trip:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfdnytgpL98

    Good luck!
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    Excellent weekend in the central Pyrenees (Val...

    Excellent weekend in the central Pyrenees (Val d'Aran), in between a N front (Friday) and a South one (started on Monday and still going on).

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    133125 Early am today. Just 1h drive from home.

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    Early am today. Just 1h drive from home.
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    Andreas Fransson and Kilian Jornet. They are the...

    Andreas Fransson and Kilian Jornet. They are the only ones who are doing things that no one else has done before...

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    Resorts?!? And who wants bloody resorts when...

    Resorts?!?

    And who wants bloody resorts when there's great pow around?!?

    Use your legs and ask the locals where to go... or follow them and hope they don't see you!!! :)

    Check a couple of...
  40. Amazing stuff indeed!!! Morroi!

    Amazing stuff indeed!!!

    Morroi!
  41. The Pyrenees are going off. It hasn't stopped...

    The Pyrenees are going off. It hasn't stopped snowing for the last 2 weeks!! But by late feb we could be in the middle of a heat wave. Land of extremes, I'm telling ya!

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    Lots of recent snow... and more snow forecasted...

    Lots of recent snow... and more snow forecasted for this week. Some roads are closed due to avalanche and the resorts are struggling to open all theirs lifts.

    Maybe there's a break in the weather...
  43. snowbeard check your mail! Cheers!

    snowbeard check your mail!

    Cheers!
  44. Barcelona's closest resorts are in la Cerdanya,...

    Barcelona's closest resorts are in la Cerdanya, roughly 1h30 to 2h drive from the city.
    Google La Molina and Masella.
    Masella normally opens until late April-early May.
    There are a couple more...
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    Advice: stay in bounds tomorrow. 5/5 in the...

    Advice: stay in bounds tomorrow. 5/5 in the avalanche risk scale.
    Tomorrow is the D-day but the snow quality has suffered lots due to today's warmer temps and water/rain. Sunday will be worse due...
  46. Cool stuff indeed!!

    Cool stuff indeed!!
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    Salardú (last village before Baqueira) last...

    Salardú (last village before Baqueira) last night... and there's 3 more days of snowing ahead!

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    Argulls, Peülla and specially the lower Baqueira...

    Argulls, Peülla and specially the lower Baqueira part is quite woody. Good enough for me...
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    Baqueira is not much farther East than Saint Lary...

    Baqueira is not much farther East than Saint Lary and it gets much more snow, specially when the fronts come from the N-NW (as the one about to hit tonight until Wednesday). On top of that it's the...
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    Two words: Baqueira Beret, specially starting...

    Two words: Baqueira Beret, specially starting Monday with a more Northerly front than the one about to hit today (W). Hope you got your fatties. Plenty of trees at 1500m.
    Good luck!
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