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    Try and be as independent as possible and not...

    Try and be as independent as possible and not limited by what a heli guide will take you on. Most heli guests are pretty average skiers who are not comfortable in steeps, and that is the level that...
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    Like in AK too as a general rule. Heli operators...

    Like in AK too as a general rule. Heli operators aren't going to take you to ski movie terrain. The average guest isn't good enough and neither are many of the guides.
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    If you're gonna go, wait for the right conditions...

    If you're gonna go, wait for the right conditions and book last minute - there are enough operators that you should find seats. From my personal experience heli-skiing in AK is not worth it, both in...
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    This is pretty funny, ASG have been saying that...

    This is pretty funny, ASG have been saying that they're the only ones who fly in the Neacola's and every run is a first descent
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    Been meaning to post something up update / fill...

    Been meaning to post something up update / fill in in the gaps on the info contained in the other threads so that as a guide to heli skiing in Alaska there is a bit more info on TGR.

    I ended up...
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    Do NOT go to the Chugach right now, and cancel...

    Do NOT go to the Chugach right now, and cancel any plans to go until there is some fresh snow that isn't followed by a wind event. Conditions are really bad at the moment.
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    Up on Thompson Pass at the moment. Flew...

    Up on Thompson Pass at the moment. Flew yesterday, pretty much everything we got onto was wind affected. We stuck to mellow angle mellow terrain and one of the groups that were out managed to kick...
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    Thanks for the great advice BFD. Have been...

    Thanks for the great advice BFD. Have been following the avy forecast, dont worry.
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    Valdez / Thompson Pass Conditions

    Hey mags, anyone up in Valdez at the moment? How are conditions looking after the recent snowfall - have things improved since the big wind event from the last few weeks?
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    How are things up in the Chugach at the moment? ...

    How are things up in the Chugach at the moment?

    I've heard reports that there was a major wind event which has destroyed a lot of the snow, and heli operators are having to stick to very mellow...
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    Cool! :) How the hell do you get all of that...

    Cool! :)
    How the hell do you get all of that under 50lbs? Two sets of of ski's and a pair of boots and I'm already pushing the limit of 23kg's
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    Ski Baggage on Alaska Airlines

    Hoping to hear peoples experience taking ski baggage with Alaska Airlines - I'm flying up to Anchorage later this month. Has anyone had experience with them checking the contents of a ski bag to see...
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    Anyone in Revy keen to hook up for some skiing?...

    Anyone in Revy keen to hook up for some skiing? Been doing a lot of touring up at the pass, but my current partners are all leaving town in the next couple of days. I'm happy with mellow touring or...
  14. One more thing to add - if you're doing Verbier,...

    One more thing to add - if you're doing Verbier, staying in Nendaz is a really good option to look at. My impression is that it's a bit cheaper than Verbier, not as posh, and is probably more fun.
  15. It really depends what kind of experience you are...

    It really depends what kind of experience you are after. I have spent seasons in St Anton, Verbier, and Cham.

    If you're travelling with a family, Chamonix will probably be the easiest in terms of...
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    Thanks BFD. I can totally book ahead of time, but...

    Thanks BFD. I can totally book ahead of time, but I'm wondering if I should?
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    Haines or Valdez 2018??

    Hi Guys, long time maggot, but havent posted in something like 8 years!

    I've read all the threads on AK, but most of them are from 3 years ago or older, so thought I'd create a new thread on this...
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    Anyone ski Verbier today? Thinking about heading...

    Anyone ski Verbier today? Thinking about heading across tomorrow. Specifically interested in how the coulouirs off Mt Gele are and what backside of Mont Fort is like.
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    Anyone heading South from the Cham area to catch...

    Anyone heading South from the Cham area to catch the storm? Heard stories about it being balls deep today and its gonna dump all night still. Happy to split costs etc.
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    After creating this thread I ended up spending...

    After creating this thread I ended up spending the 07/08 season in Verbier. I have been to Cham multiple times in the last few years and have just spent 2 months here. Comparing the two now that I...
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    And now raining

    And now raining
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    No snow in Cham so far.......

    No snow in Cham so far.......
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    Found some really good snow in Cham today - ...

    Found some really good snow in Cham today - check out LC's blog for details: http://www.lornecameron.com/2015/right-good/
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    Skied courmayeur today - pretty tracked but still...

    Skied courmayeur today - pretty tracked but still some good snow to be found. Prob about 30cm of fresh in most places. Went through that and hit the base quite a lot.

    Any ideas on how much snow is...
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    Anyone roadtripping south this week to catch the...

    Anyone roadtripping south this week to catch the snow in Piemonte? Seriously considering hiring a car and heading down that way from Cham
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    So no new snow in Cham for the rest of Feb, does...

    So no new snow in Cham for the rest of Feb, does that sound right?
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    Avies in Switzerland yesterday..... ...

    Avies in Switzerland yesterday.....

    http://snowbrains.com/8-people-die-4-avalanches-1-day-switzerland/
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    Skied a ***TOP SECRET*** spot in CH close to...

    Skied a ***TOP SECRET*** spot in CH close to Verbier today and had untracked in the trees all day with pretty much no one else out
  29. WTB: XXL's or Pro Riders (in Chamonix area)

    Anyone close to Chamonix have some pro riders or XXL's that theyd be willing to sell?
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    Just go here yesterday afternoon and does look...

    Just go here yesterday afternoon and does look pretty thin. The pistes are always great here tho.
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    I'm going to be in Arabba for a week from this...

    I'm going to be in Arabba for a week from this Saturday on a family ski trip. I'm keen to get some powder turns though. Is anyone going to be in the Dolomites in the upcoming week and keen to hook...
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    Yeah - looks pretty pricey. Iceland Air have an...

    Yeah - looks pretty pricey. Iceland Air have an option which is relatively hassle free and comes in a fair bit cheaper.
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    Anyone have experience on flying from Europe to...

    Anyone have experience on flying from Europe to Alaska? I'm looking at spending a couple of months in Cham next year followed by a couple of weeks in AK - I trying to work out the cheapest / least...
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    Epic day of skiing in cham today, skied untracked...

    Epic day of skiing in cham today, skied untracked pow all day with no lift queues. We weren't at GM
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    I'm travelling solo and am gonna be in Cham from...

    I'm travelling solo and am gonna be in Cham from tomorrow through until 11 March. Anyone keen to hook up for some turns?
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    I'm gonna be in Cham and possibly verbier from...

    I'm gonna be in Cham and possibly verbier from 25th Feb - 10 March. Any mags gonna be around? Would be good to hook up
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    Any recommendations for Chamonix accommodation?...

    Any recommendations for Chamonix accommodation? Am looking for something close to the town centre thats simple and cheap (not a dorm though). Will prob be around from mid feb for 2 weeks.
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    Ahoy Euros, I'm prob coming over to europe for 2...

    Ahoy Euros, I'm prob coming over to europe for 2 weeks at the end of feb - most likely arlberg and possibly switz/cham. I'm a bit out of the loop but can anyone give me an idea of what the season has...
  39. Thread: Antarctica

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    Thanks for the help / info so far

    Thanks for the help / info so far
  40. Thread: Antarctica

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    Antarctica

    There have been a few TR's on Antartica so thought I would post up here for advice from the mags.

    I'm looking to book my dad a tour to antarctica for his 70th birthday. There seem to be a shitload...
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    Try getting hold of Lukas Pichler or Martin...

    Try getting hold of Lukas Pichler or Martin Pichler, both work as guides in St. Anton and know their shit. I dont have their details but I'm sure google will help you out.
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    Hey Euros, gonna be over for two weeks from...

    Hey Euros,

    gonna be over for two weeks from 10th March, will spend the first week in Austria around Arlberg and IBK, and then hook up with Scottishskier for some skiing in CH and France. Anyone...
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    Hey Euro's who is going to be around in Mid...

    Hey Euro's who is going to be around in Mid March? Am looking at coming over for a couple of weeks and most likely hitting Cham and Arlberg, and possible Verb.

    Insanely jealous of all the snow you...
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    Hey John - are you in Cham all winter? Am looking...

    Hey John - are you in Cham all winter? Am looking at coming over for a couple of weeks in March. Will you be around?
    Alex
  45. I have spent winters in both St Anton and...

    I have spent winters in both St Anton and Verbier.

    St Anton gets more snow, and has a waaaay better vibe in the town, as well as a much better skibum scene. Pretty much everyone who is there for...
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    To add to that, an IT graduate straight out of...

    To add to that, an IT graduate straight out of uni, with average marks can get a job working for an bank and earn around CHF90k/annum.
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    CH is expensive, however, if you live there you...

    CH is expensive, however, if you live there you also earn significantly higher wages than anywhere else, and pay hardly any taxes. To put it in perspective, someone working in a call center in Zurich...
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    The terrain doesnt look that great when you...

    The terrain doesnt look that great when you compare it to places like Arlberg, Verbier, Cham, La Grave, etc......
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    Hey Doug, haven't skied in Kaernten but the...

    Hey Doug, haven't skied in Kaernten but the impression that I have got is that there are significantly better places in Austria and the terrain is not great. At the same time there probably is no...
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    @ marius, Ill be in touch closer to the time. V...

    @ marius, Ill be in touch closer to the time. V busy with work right now so not much time for planning.
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