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    Some fun from last weekend. 200 vert up for 800...

    Some fun from last weekend. 200 vert up for 800 vert down without any tracks...

    Forgot to take a picture after, so this from google will have to do:
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    ^^ damn. Took us 5 hours from Oberösterreich to...

    ^^ damn. Took us 5 hours from Oberösterreich to IBK (normally 3.5-4), but we were lucky with timing, leaving at 5pm (tree had falken on the autobahn but was already cleared by the time we got to it).
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    It does - though a lot of it you're not...

    It does - though a lot of it you're not technically allowed to ski... Though never had any issues personally.

    Sqikunst was in Sonnenkopf the other day, and said it was a shitshow/almost fights in...
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    No complaints in Oberösterreich the last two...

    No complaints in Oberösterreich the last two days!

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    Damn peds! Glad you're still here to tell the...

    Damn peds! Glad you're still here to tell the tale. Heal well!
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    I would look at somewhere like Schruns...

    I would look at somewhere like Schruns (Montafon). Gets a lot of snow, doesn't need much snow to ski well, has plenty of great skiing above and below the treeline, and definitely has Christmassy...
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    I guess you must be doing a lot of what if/should...

    I guess you must be doing a lot of what if/should have/etc, but it sounds like you made solid and intelligent decisions to deal with and extricate yourself from the situation - respect.
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    As flat and shallow as possible yesterday ...

    As flat and shallow as possible yesterday

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    Also, happy New Year everyone (guten rutsch is...

    Also, happy New Year everyone (guten rutsch is certainly appropriate!), and congrats SiSt!
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    Having missed the main powder day on Friday while...

    Having missed the main powder day on Friday while flying back to Austria from Christmas in the UK, I met up with Dulcerama yesterday to explore somewhere new (to us) and off the beaten track.
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    15th powder day of the season today(!!!)! ...

    15th powder day of the season today(!!!)!

    Didn't get to Nordkette 'til about 1pm; still got face shots all round. Lazy morning due to the extended avi control - apparently they had to delay...
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    Lizum was not horrible again today ...

    Lizum was not horrible again today

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    Ha, was waiting for that! We were visiting my...

    Ha, was waiting for that! We were visiting my gf's parents and generally just cruising the pistes with them, but we were surprised by how much (un-forecast) snow there was and couldn't resist ducking...
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    Deep not steep in Oberösterreich today: ...

    Deep not steep in Oberösterreich today:

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    Snuck in a quick lap before work this morning....

    Snuck in a quick lap before work this morning. Snow turned pretty quickly on the sunny side, but happy to have it almost to myself rather than battle it out in the couloirs above with the crowds.
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    Sloppy seconds in the Arlberg were less sloppy...

    Sloppy seconds in the Arlberg were less sloppy than expected today
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    Opening day at Lizum didn't suck today! Few...

    Opening day at Lizum didn't suck today!

    Few (phone) photos...

    Max drops in:

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    Andy spraying with the Inntal being all...
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    Could use another top up really (this weekend?),...

    Could use another top up really (this weekend?), but still a few nice turns to be found between chop and crust this morning.
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    Obergurgl open on the 16th. In previous years...

    Obergurgl open on the 16th. In previous years they've managed to get a lot of runs open with a lot less snow, so I'd expect it to be pretty good!

    Likewise Ischgl, which opens on the 23. They've...
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    Third time skiing powder on 7th November in the...

    Third time skiing powder on 7th November in the last few years. Definitely a good metre fell over 2000m Sunday/Monday.
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    Thanks! Yep up the left one (actually I still...

    Thanks! Yep up the left one (actually I still haven't ventured into the right).

    It's not too bad really, just it took longer than expected and we'd already started pretty late. From where we skied...
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    I skipped the obligatory Sat shit show, in favour...

    I skipped the obligatory Sat shit show, in favour of a slightly too relaxed start to Sunday Funday.

    I over-estimated the amount of snow low down and under-estimated the length of the bush whack...
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    Had a fun few days in Ischgl this week, yesterday...

    Had a fun few days in Ischgl this week, yesterday in particular. DEEP higher up but no vis whatsoever, but the trees had filled in just enough
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    No worries - I have a mid-20s Finnish friend who...

    no, sorry. I could ask keksie to try and find out but you probably have someone you can contact yourself..
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    No worries - I have a mid-20s Finnish friend who recently moved to Munich from...
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    Did either of you hear any names??

    Did either of you hear any names??
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    ^^ looks great! Getting harder to find snow...

    ^^ looks great!

    Getting harder to find snow here that isn't tracked, crusty, too thin, liable to rip out, etc. But did find some nice pockets in the end as the sun started going down (excuse my...
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    Has anyone been touring on Senja in Norway? Or...

    Has anyone been touring on Senja in Norway? Or perhaps know of a guidebook or website with info on where might be good to check out? End of March sounds like a good time for snow?
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    Hahaha - well I guess the snow was getting a bit...

    Hahaha - well I guess the snow was getting a bit heavy after the sun came out :wink:
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    Haha ok, I'd always thought it was well known too...

    Haha ok, I'd always thought it was well known too - maybe just 'cos it's mid-January? Can't complain at fresh tracks right under the gondola at 3:30 though!
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    FWIW I skied in a resort today around 45 mins...

    FWIW I skied in a resort today around 45 mins drive from IBK, on the Snow Card, pretty big and well known (begins with A, though I can't imagine it's a secret in any way!!) though more for family...
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    Vorarlberg didn't suck today - even being...

    Vorarlberg didn't suck today - even being conservative solid 40-50cm of new snow in the trees.

    Michi H also knows how to work the other side of the lens (not even a #faketurn, honest):
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    Nice! Did they open 'Kar for skiing? Annoyingly...

    Nice! Did they open 'Kar for skiing? Annoyingly stuck with a plaster cast on my arm for at least a week watching snow still falling out the window.
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    ^^ Snowing in IBK now too!

    ^^ Snowing in IBK now too!
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    Damn Peds, you seem to be winning pretty hard...

    Damn Peds, you seem to be winning pretty hard lately!

    Not much other than man-made groomers around here atm...
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    Yep that's the one - skiing just to the right of...

    Yep that's the one - skiing just to the right of the black piste (Kandahar). Didn't suck ;)
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    Arlberg was nice on Saturday! ...

    Arlberg was nice on Saturday!

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    ^^ I also went to Lizum yesterday, decent 30cms...

    ^^ I also went to Lizum yesterday, decent 30cms on grass at the bottom (hit the bottom once or twice in places, but no stones). As always plenty of traffic even at this time of year, but for some...
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    ^^NICE! The pistes at Stubai were also nice...

    ^^NICE!

    The pistes at Stubai were also nice today, but nowhere near that nice!
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    ^^ It was always officially snout during...

    ^^ It was always officially snout during geography/glaciology lectures at uni, but I think tongue is more commonly used/logical from a 'lay person' perspective now (in the way to Klar refers to,...
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    Haha no seemed like too much effort (also not on...

    Haha no seemed like too much effort (also not on Freizeitticket). Stubai opens on 30th though!

    Hard to tell, but Stubai looks better on the webcams now than when it opened last year, but I guess...
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    ^^ Nice!! Been some new snow at altitude in...

    ^^ Nice!!

    Been some new snow at altitude in Tirol the past couple of days too. Pitztal Glacier opened 3 lifts and a couple of pistes the other day.
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    And again!

    I'll quote that as well. Its nice to know that i am not alone in this. Cheers fo the stoke peds, gives it all some perspective.[/QUOTE]

    And again!
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    Thursday was pretty damn nice in Tirol! Lots of...

    Thursday was pretty damn nice in Tirol! Lots of people about, and we woke up a little late so the snow was already turning, but still soft and fresh!

    There are many reasons why it's good to have a...
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    Photos from my mates iPhone, but Gargellen was...

    Photos from my mates iPhone, but Gargellen was pretty good today! Better than pretty much every day the lifts were running, anyway...
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    ^^Nice!

    ^^Nice!
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    After a few days of of really fun super deep...

    After a few days of of really fun super deep skiing at Nordkette over the weekend, on Tuesday we went touring to find some low stress freshies without any avi danger. We found them, but unfortunately...
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    Solid snow last night in Montafon translated to...

    Solid snow last night in Montafon translated to 20-40cms on the mountain in the right places. Trees are skiing pretty nicely now - you still have to watch out for bigger fallen trees, but the usual...
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    Had a pretty fun day at Ischgl on Sunday - a lot...

    Had a pretty fun day at Ischgl on Sunday - a lot better than expected after 10-15cms snow overnight. Sketchy in places though...

    At around 11am there was a BIG natural slide above a blue run. No...
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    Well it looks like things are finally about to...

    Well it looks like things are finally about to change...

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    Looks great Peds! I was hiking at 5pm in a...

    Looks great Peds!

    I was hiking at 5pm in a t-shirt here today without feeling cold. December is the new May...
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