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    Is that you on the Cumberland? Looks more like...

    Is that you on the Cumberland? Looks more like where I live than where you live.
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    sweet. I'm in Nashville, but haven't given the...

    sweet. I'm in Nashville, but haven't given the striper thing a whirl yet. I was up your way a couple of weeks ago for the first time in 10 years. I grew up about a mile from the SoHo dam, but...
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    was that piggy, piggy from the 'Tauga? I've...

    was that piggy, piggy from the 'Tauga? I've heard they have moved into the downstream end of that river in a big way.
  4. I think Saturday actually finishes at Val Thorens...

    I think Saturday actually finishes at Val Thorens rather than Courchevel. Same area (Trois Vallees), but a couple of valleys over, and a bit higher.
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    glad to hear you are over the hump.

    glad to hear you are over the hump.
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    I'm just about back to "normal" (at least the...

    I'm just about back to "normal" (at least the knee). I just had a pretty bad sprain with some ancillary soft tissue damage. I couldn't jog for about a month, but have eased back into that in the...
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    Mofro, How's the knee?

    Mofro, How's the knee?
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    Nashville is a well known gateway city for epic...

    Nashville is a well known gateway city for epic ski trips.

    It's a long way out, but March 10-20 works pretty well for us I think. There is a slight chance I may have some other takers from around...
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    I don't even know him, but, if he's here, I bet...

    I don't even know him, but, if he's here, I bet he has done way worse than that in God's eyes.
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    1. Re BA: Yeah, I've been screwed 2 years in a...

    1. Re BA: Yeah, I've been screwed 2 years in a row on ski arrival, but, to be fair, both times the sticks never got on the plane in Nashville. I put that more on southern baggage handlers than the...
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    Has anyone verified that Vendul will let us...

    Has anyone verified that Vendul will let us return?
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    I'm up for a return to Rueras too. Will probably...

    I'm up for a return to Rueras too. Will probably tag something else on before or after again. Maybe Klosters again. Cover Festival anyone? This was the weekend after Ann and I were there this...
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    wow, that's quite a haul of morels. Well done.

    wow, that's quite a haul of morels. Well done.
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    Good timing on the Cuba trip. I read yesterday...

    Good timing on the Cuba trip. I read yesterday that the State Dept. (or whatever agency it is) has rescinded most of relaxed rules allowing USers to legally visit Cuba. I should have gotten my ass...
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    maybe worth a call? No personal knowledge. Just...

    maybe worth a call? No personal knowledge. Just googling around.

    https://eastalabamaflyfishing.com/
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    how much time do you have in between the...

    how much time do you have in between the conference and the Keys trip? Mobile isn't exactly close to Montgomery, so it might be more than you want to bite off for a day trip. Finding some ponds for...
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    Looks like a great time. I love that area above...

    Looks like a great time. I love that area above Stuben. I stayed there my first 2 trips to the Arlberg. Before the lift connection between Zurs and St. A, Stuben was the bargain place to stay in...
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    IMO that was the best thing to do. Yeah, treble...

    IMO that was the best thing to do. Yeah, treble hooks are a bitch to get out (including of yourself). I dug one into the meaty part of my palm years ago when I did a lot more gear fishing.
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    wow, great report. I'm glad you had a good 2nd...

    wow, great report. I'm glad you had a good 2nd part of the trip too, and that your poles at least made it back to the right continent.
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    yes, Sedrun is really well located for bouncing...

    yes, Sedrun is really well located for bouncing to other places. My wife and I did the daytrip to St. Mo with the group and then about 1 h 15 minutes on the train to Klosters, but before I found out...
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    In my experience it was not difficult. Certainly...

    In my experience it was not difficult. Certainly a lot easier than dealing with renting a car in a foreign country and navigating. Most of the trains were uncrowded and had loads of storage room. ...
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    Gotta have goals! See you next year. Great...

    Gotta have goals! See you next year.

    Great pics Shroom.
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    Nice! I can pick out the line I slid down on my...

    Nice! I can pick out the line I slid down on my ass after the toe release with no brake pop sent my ski zooming a few hundred vertical feet down the slope beneath me!

    Nice meeting all of you...
  24. Poll: BBI Europe Oberalpstock Day (Friday March 22)

    Bruce needs to hire guide(s) for this day, so needs a headcount.
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    Only been to that area in the summer. Really...

    Only been to that area in the summer. Really beautiful but that doesn't help with the skiing beta obviously. Maybe consider Davos/Klosters too? Only 2 hours from Zurich Flughaven and my research...
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    oooh, me too on that rental. I've been curious...

    oooh, me too on that rental. I've been curious about that product too.
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    Good luck with travel issues guys. Vendul: ...

    Good luck with travel issues guys.

    Vendul: any update on the Engadin (St. Moritz) day trip?
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    I'm there 17-20, so will need to go ahead and...

    I'm there 17-20, so will need to go ahead and rent. Thanks again for the offer, and I'll see you on the 20th.
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    in for the 20th too. We need all guests to sign...

    in for the 20th too. We need all guests to sign up for this so Vendul can join us...
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    Thanks Ripz, but those are a little long for my...

    Thanks Ripz, but those are a little long for my wife (that's what she said...). Based on interaction with Vendul, I am now relaxed about the rentals. He says several places in the general...
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    the Michel Vendul one is mine. Wasn't sure if to...

    the Michel Vendul one is mine. Wasn't sure if to me "care of" would translate, so I just combined your real name and screen name. Should be 2 cards in there.
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    but I'm looking for a straight on piste setup...

    but I'm looking for a straight on piste setup withOUT touring gear. I'm sure the linked place would have that, but seems it would be easier to rent closer to Vendul's place for ease of pickup and...
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    Vendul or others with local knowledge, any...

    Vendul or others with local knowledge, any thoughts on the most convenient location for renting skis (piste, not touring setup) for my wife for use beginning Sunday a.m. March 17? Will likely arrive...
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    Megeve also a very charming, albeit expensive,...

    Megeve also a very charming, albeit expensive, village. Another option in that area and therefore an easy trip from Cham is Les Contamines. Not as charming a village as Megeve, but tends to hold or...
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    wow, impressive ski year for you with the...

    wow, impressive ski year for you with the multistop Euro tour on the way.
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    I'm there the eve of the 16th, but plan to ski...

    I'm there the eve of the 16th, but plan to ski groomers with the wife on the 17th. I'll be up for something more adventurous on the 18th if conditions pan out (and things look great so far).
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  37. San Martin one of my favorite places ever. ...

    San Martin one of my favorite places ever. Phenom scenery, big enough town to have some infrastructure, good restaurants, etc., but small enough to walk the whole town in one day. Lots and lots of...
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    I don't think either is Bob's although his skiing...

    I don't think either is Bob's although his skiing location (2nd home) is in Verb from what I have picked up from this and another forum.
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    Regarding car rental, you can rent in GVA on the...

    Regarding car rental, you can rent in GVA on the Swiss side or on the French side. In Switzerland, winter tires are mandatory in the winter, so the rental cars all come with them. Not necessarily...
  40. I was there during ski season, so can't help with...

    I was there during ski season, so can't help with hiking info, but, for accommodations, La Perla in Corvara is fantastic. It has a price to match, but if you are up for splurging for a night or 2, I...
  41. If you have not downloaded the Global Rescue app...

    If you have not downloaded the Global Rescue app and logged on, take the time to do so when you have decent wifi. It makes it super easy to contact them, and they are good to get back to you quickly...
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    wow, opening early. What a country. Hope they...

    wow, opening early. What a country. Hope they pull it off.
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    https://wepowder.com/en/forum/topic/261899 ...

    https://wepowder.com/en/forum/topic/261899

    Wepowder recent update with Oberalppass current photo.
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    wow, that critter is dark. Tannic stained waters?

    wow, that critter is dark. Tannic stained waters?
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    Is the new tram that Vendul shows in the photo...

    Is the new tram that Vendul shows in the photo the one on the trail map that says "Betrieb ab Sommer 2019"? did they get it open several months earlier than forecast?
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    from looking at webcams, it appears mountain...

    from looking at webcams, it appears mountain biking still excellent in most areas.
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    Poll: I polled--arriving at Vendul's 16 March after a...

    I polled--arriving at Vendul's 16 March after a 15:40 arrival into Zurich for 4 nights, so will ski around that area March 17-20, planning to leave for a few days at another ski area the afternoon of...
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    damn, that hat is dirtier than my college...

    damn, that hat is dirtier than my college girlfriend. Purty spots on those brownies too.
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    Not a Euro mag, but I did a couple (maybe 3) days...

    Not a Euro mag, but I did a couple (maybe 3) days in M dC in January 2015 after a few days staying in Corvara and skiing the Sella. There was a lot more going on in the town than in Corvara, which...
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    Poll: got it now--that's starting in Andermatt. If you...

    got it now--that's starting in Andermatt. If you plug in Rueras (where Vendul's place is right?) that adds about an hour, but that's the time to get from Rueras to Andermatt. Dinner on the way is...
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