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    I'm living in Luz Saint sauveur, which is 15...

    I'm living in Luz Saint sauveur, which is 15 minutes from the ski area.

    The ski area is just a parking lot, restaurant and ticket office.

    We skied a lot in the Alps, but my wife, who competed...
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    Lower down, just after I hurt my calf.310150 ...

    Lower down, just after I hurt my calf.310150

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    One more picture. This couloir looked so good,...

    One more picture.

    This couloir looked so good, snow nice and soft, I get Goosebumps thinking about it.310063

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    Do it. You'll be surprised how cheap it is to...

    Do it.
    You'll be surprised how cheap it is to live here.

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    Skied East couloir on Pene det pouri today with...

    Skied East couloir on Pene det pouri today with Shelly.

    After 3 weeks of skiing with the kids during the Christmas vacation, 3700 vertical felt tiring.
    There's is a North couloir from the top,...
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    Better pictures, taken off course by my wife. ...

    Better pictures, taken off course by my wife.

    And neither one of us can ski now, we both hurt our backs, no idea how.307600307601

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    Skied the middle couloir in the photo, in perfect...

    Skied the middle couloir in the photo, in perfect dense powder. And this is right in the resort, and of course nobody skis it.
    Not complaining.
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    I skied a lot in the Alps and i prefer the...

    I skied a lot in the Alps and i prefer the Pyrénées for steep couloir skiing.

    Different rock, so the couloirs form much easier. On a ridge, you could have 10 couloirs, all lined up waiting.
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    Too steep, not to steep. Sent from my Armor_3...

    Too steep, not to steep.

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    Wind is crazy today. Went up anyway and, guess...

    Wind is crazy today. Went up anyway and, guess what, found great snow in this couloir.

    But wait, there's more. Just about when i think, what other stupid thing can i do today?

    I'm in the...
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    No skiing pictures, the foehn is here, raining at...

    No skiing pictures, the foehn is here, raining at low elevation and 80mph winds.

    So instead, a cathedral in Lourdes.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191220/738593da0f062bfcbc70296fce06ddae.jpg
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    Couple of feet this week and snowing today. ...

    Couple of feet this week and snowing today.

    Bad visibility, all above tree line, but decided to ski a couloir, rock walls hopefully providing contrast.

    Skinning, couldn't see a thing.

    So for...
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    On my way to ski this couloir, untracked from...

    On my way to ski this couloir, untracked from yesterday's storm.

    But i dug an extended column and 12 inches down, a hard thick layer.
    The column failed AND propagate just by isolating it, so i...
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    3600 ft descent today. With only 100 ft up, going...

    3600 ft descent today. With only 100 ft up, going thru a natural tunnel in the crest.

    Beautiful weather. Decent snow up high, but aventure skiing and Creek crossing down low.

    Couloirs...
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    Walking home by a XI century Cathar church. So...

    Walking home by a XI century Cathar church.
    So if you walk inside the church yard, there are bones sticking out from the ground.

    Probably old...
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    This ridge is one of my favorites. Before the...

    This ridge is one of my favorites. Before the resort opens, it's a 4,000 climb.
    After this weekend, a 1,000!
    Crete de la Touatere.
    It's the screen saver on my...
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    Skied this couloir this morning. In the sun,...

    Skied this couloir this morning. In the sun, great snow. As soon as the shade hit, frozen chunks, not do good.

    I know that a photo taken from the bottom doesn't go out justice, but still... This...
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    Second fail on the Ourdegon couloir. Started...

    Second fail on the Ourdegon couloir.

    Started early, good cold powder everywhere.

    Then after 3 hours, i see the couloir, and it's full of avalanche débris.

    But, like i learned from Jimmy...
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    On the list, couloir in the middle, barely...

    On the list, couloir in the middle, barely visible.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191118/e231baf8189db2f019b390f8dc28060a.jpg

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    Not yet. But there are a number of couloirs on...

    Not yet. But there are a number of couloirs on pic du midi, ne, n and nw facing and they are on my list this year.

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    This morning at...

    This morning at 7-30https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191116/f394c406bc567fd2fa25b3dac5a5797f.jpg

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    Yes Sent from my Armor_3 using Tapatalk

    Yes

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    Skied a couloir on bedera in powder! Dug a...

    Skied a couloir on bedera in powder!

    Dug a pit, 120 cm to ground, pretty stable.

    By the time i got to the top, it started to snow. Visibility was good in the couloir, but when i got past the...
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    Romania, London,...

    Romania, London,...
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    Keeps on snowing in the Pyrénées. Went today for...

    Keeps on snowing in the Pyrénées.
    Went today for a skin, skied familiar terrain in low visibility.

    We have well over a meter of snow, so I'm going to start exploring couloirs soon.

    Worried...
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    Mtb trails are good, it's just that most were...

    Mtb trails are good, it's just that most were originally for walking, so the switchbacks are really tight.

    If you like hiking, the ski resort near me, bareges la mongie is the best I've ever been...
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    They are 7 and 10. I live in squaw. We want...

    They are 7 and 10. I live in squaw.

    We want then to learn French and get the benefits of a French and US education.

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    My year in France

    In August, packed 250 lbs of gear, with my wife and two kids and moved to the French Pyrénées, luz Saint sauveur exactly.

    Mountain biked a lot. Which is long periods of meh trails, interspersed...
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