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    ^^^ potential snowmageddon around 29th/30th

    ^^^ potential snowmageddon around 29th/30th
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    I have skied that St Foy slope a few times. I'm...

    I have skied that St Foy slope a few times. I'm not sure there is a really safe zone until you get to the bottom. It's the usual thing of the factors making it a fun ski (35 degrees or so, North...
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    Eeee you lucky fugger Have a great time - I'm...

    Eeee you lucky fugger
    Have a great time - I'm sure he'll find the best of what's there
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    i'm going to start booking my ski vacations to...

    i'm going to start booking my ski vacations to coincide with yours - you've really hit the jackpot for the last couple of years :yourock:
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    don't know that area super well but I'd just ride...

    don't know that area super well but I'd just ride the gondy - you can get over to the Courchevel or Val T side very quickly from the top of that.

    this is quite old but has some good beta for...
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    not sure if you saw the post about there being a...

    not sure if you saw the post about there being a new guidebook for Verbier - worth picking up for some of the non-obvious options like the backside of Mt Fort.
    Verbier is great BTW once you get past...
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    This works for me provided I have a gallon of...

    This works for me provided I have a gallon of coffee in the morning
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    missed this - congrats Rob! looking forward to...

    missed this - congrats Rob!

    looking forward to wheelin and dealin baby kit like you do with ski and bike gear? ;)
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    it will be busy in Val but it has one of the best...

    it will be busy in Val but it has one of the best lift systems in Europe so the queues probably won't be too bad. and if you are with a guide you get to line up in the ski school line and jump the...
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    Where Iceman leads, I follow.

    Where Iceman leads, I follow.
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    well, if you (or anyone else) is around I'll be...

    well, if you (or anyone else) is around I'll be the lost-looking Brit with blue trousers and white skis
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    Will any of the Innsbruck crowd be on the...

    Will any of the Innsbruck crowd be on the Nordkette this friday morning? I'll be going for a slide before flying back to London in the afternoon
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    I'm planning a long weekend somewhere in France...

    I'm planning a long weekend somewhere in France at the end of Jan. Was thinking a little S of Cham but am open to persuasion
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    why are you skiing on rocks when there is all...

    why are you skiing on rocks when there is all that nice snow to ski on>
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    get some physio lined up. make sure you get your...

    get some physio lined up. make sure you get your range of movement back and get a brace. you might well be ok. for reference i quite badly fucked my MCL a few years back and was skiing again...
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    Bobby - how long are you out there? Thinking...

    Bobby - how long are you out there? Thinking about a season closer in mid-April
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    ^^^ nice

    ^^^ nice
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    if only... i'll be up in liverpool watching...

    if only... i'll be up in liverpool watching footy and drinking so could be worse :)

    save some snow for me, I'll be in Courmayeur from 2nd
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    looks like you'll be arriving just in time :)

    looks like you'll be arriving just in time :)
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    slf.ch is great for current snowdepths, avvy...

    slf.ch is great for current snowdepths, avvy risk, weather etc in Switzerland (and immediately surrounding areas)

    as Meathelmet says, wepowder is pretty good for more "speculative" weather...
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    Don't think you can go too far wrong if you book...

    Don't think you can go too far wrong if you book a flight to geneva or Zurich and finalising your plans nearer the time
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    Spent the day at les contamines due to lack of...

    Spent the day at les contamines due to lack of other options. Pretty miserable. Not much open. Rain/sleet. However, getting colder as the day went on. I'm starting my level 1 avvy course tomorrow....
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    Courmayeur? Worth a look tomorrow maybe if we're...

    Courmayeur? Worth a look tomorrow maybe if we're shut down in chamonix?
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    Actually it is looking more like I will be the...

    Actually it is looking more like I will be the guy kicking his heels hoping the dam lifts open...
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    Anyone going to be on the grands montets...

    Anyone going to be on the grands montets tomorrow? I'll be the guy beatering around with dps112s and red kecks :biggrin:
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    Sad news :(

    Sad news :(
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    December 3 is the day [/antijinx] Thanks...

    December 3 is the day [/antijinx]
    Thanks Meathelmet for taking a dive for the Euromags!
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    Graham Austick gets lots of good reviews

    Graham Austick gets lots of good reviews
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    The bus services aren't terrible in the Oisans...

    The bus services aren't terrible in the Oisans but it would take a fair amount of time to get around. I can't see it taking much less than an hour to get from ADH to LDA by bus (a little more for La...
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    BR - also check out Isola 2000 and nearby resorts...

    BR - also check out Isola 2000 and nearby resorts in the Alpes Maritimes - looks like they should be accessible in a couple of hours from San Remo
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    x2 on Val d'Annivers Somewhere like...

    x2 on Val d'Annivers
    Somewhere like Briancon/Serre Chevalier might be nice for a low key French experience but it is a trek from Austria
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    The criteria for these things are all about...

    The criteria for these things are all about public transport street cleaning and education. If there was something about how easy it is to line up some hookers and blow I would take them more...
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    why are the cities in these quality of life...

    why are the cities in these quality of life surveys so BORING?
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    interesting... i wonder if the development of...

    interesting... i wonder if the development of other areas will take some of the traffic away from the gemstock?
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    that is a frikkin cool photo

    that is a frikkin cool photo
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    sign me up! even though i don't speak german and...

    sign me up!
    even though i don't speak german and therefore won't know what you are on about ;)
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    iridepow - looks like a nice day out. will have...

    iridepow - looks like a nice day out. will have to note that one in the little black book
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    a bit east of you (but still in the Valais) a 25...

    a bit east of you (but still in the Valais) a 25 min skin yesterday yielded this:

    http://gallery.me.com/ianscorah/100158/P1020921/web.jpg?ver=12958234510001
    ...
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    dropped Irbis a PM but I am staying in the Trift...

    dropped Irbis a PM but I am staying in the Trift Hotel. The only previous time I have been there I was in an appartment so don't really know what's good and what isn't. Seems to be reasonable...
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    oh well... hope the volvo gig involves saunas and...

    oh well... hope the volvo gig involves saunas and scandie hotties

    i just bought a car based on one of your reviews - it had better live up to it! :wink:
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    staying up in Zinal from 19-23rd; should be...

    staying up in Zinal from 19-23rd; should be quite a good group of random internet people. will play it by ear but at present not sure anywhere looks likely to be stellar but we should be able to...
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    ^^^ there's going to be a group of us in the val...

    ^^^ there's going to be a group of us in the val d'annivers this coming weekend if anyone is around
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    what's the needle for? "enhancing" the...

    what's the needle for? "enhancing" the experience? :confused:
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    ^^^ i bit and downloaded that app. it has quite...

    ^^^ i bit and downloaded that app. it has quite a lot of potential IMO with on-the-ground reports n stuff. good generic stuff on snow forecasts too
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    anyone on the ground in Andermatt? i have...

    anyone on the ground in Andermatt?
    i have accommodation booked there this weekend but it looks like it missed most of this recent dump. still inclined to stick with Andermatt on the basis that...
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    the url includes the term "corvatschpow" so I'm...

    the url includes the term "corvatschpow" so I'm thinking somewhere in the engadine ;)

    not sure how that qualifies as close to Andermatt though :confused:
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    it's true... us Euros appreciate lesser-known...

    it's true... us Euros appreciate lesser-known spots too though
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    whatever happens, please post pics :cool:

    whatever happens, please post pics :cool:
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    ^^^ The first week would probably be the time to...

    ^^^ The first week would probably be the time to hit La Grave. It isn't really family-friendly!

    Even with that, having a guide will help you beat the crowds in a number of ways - he'll take you...
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    http://www.snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t...

    http://www.snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=67964&highlight=quadrant

    posts by SMALLZOOKEEPER near the bottom of the thread. you could never accuse steve of mincing his words ;)
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