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    meteoblue.com^^ for long term forecasts over many...

    meteoblue.com^^ for long term forecasts over many locations
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    ^^^ Glad I slept in till 2pm today.

    ^^^ Glad I slept in till 2pm today.
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    ^^^^No real good spot for snow totals in europe...

    ^^^^No real good spot for snow totals in europe as far as I know. That is one of the downsides and upsides of it. In a way if you have it figured out, you can be hitting tons of fresh without...
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    Tree skiing in Italia last friday. Hope it again...

    Tree skiing in Italia last friday. Hope it again as good as this by monday. Oh and yeah I really like face shots.


    https://vimeo.com/84882300
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    Another boring day in the alps. ...

    Another boring day in the alps.

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--8jAwdoH8rM/UtGewvmYgCI/AAAAAAAAANU/abHqsSuNhJ0/w449-h599-no/DSC00214.JPG
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    ^^^They did get some pow indeed. ...

    ^^^They did get some pow indeed. http://chamconditions.blogspot.ch/ Currently in Iran till the end of november, exploring, visiting relatives, and climbing rock and mountains. Enjoy the pow all.
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    Tough choices yes. Looking like I may just spend...

    Tough choices yes. Looking like I may just spend Jan to March in the alps again though, cause I likely don't have anyone I know already in BC, I know way more people in the alps and I still have a...
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    A question for you euros who have been in the...

    A question for you euros who have been in the alps way longer than me.

    I've been here for 4 seasons, but was thinking of doing next season in BC. Resorts are more crowded, but it snows tons,...
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    ^^^ They were really fast to climb the part after...

    ^^^ They were really fast to climb the part after the bershrund in just 1.5 hrs. I'd probably have climbed to the summit, just because I'd not want to put my board on in the middle of the face...
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    I wish I was. Too much work finishing this damn...

    I wish I was. Too much work finishing this damn PhD and bad luck being gone on the weekends when we get good weather.

    Though as soon as I saw this photo I knew where you had gone this weekend. If...
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    Yeah, cedric really knows how to take good photos.

    Yeah, cedric really knows how to take good photos.
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    Sub glacial runs topping out at 3200m plastered...

    Sub glacial runs topping out at 3200m plastered with snow and it is the end of may...

    Awesome!

    In the flat lands of canada right now. Back at the end of the week. Can't wait.

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    Midi went well monday. We did two vallee...

    Midi went well monday. We did two vallee blanches, one in bright sunshine, cold pow+first tracks. The 2nd in wetter pow, snowfall, and just enough visibility.

    I'm still waiting for friends who...
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    Hopefully, so long as we get some clear weather...

    Hopefully, so long as we get some clear weather windows again.
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    So I assume by this it means that in the case...

    So I assume by this it means that in the case where lines like this have not been skiied on yet, the snow on them will be real good now?

    BTW, is there any steep lines left in the argentiere...
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    My favorite was the spine skiing at the 2nd half...

    My favorite was the spine skiing at the 2nd half of the video. Didn't think we had much in terms of spines here in the alps, but I guess one can always find hidden treasures.
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    Bringing up the stoke, here is some sweet steep...

    Bringing up the stoke, here is some sweet steep skiing a week ago at the swiss french border. Not my video, but I so want this line and tried to do it two weeks ago, but to no avail due to heavy fog...
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    Eiger stoke: ...

    Eiger stoke:

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/262743-TR-Eiger-W-Face-Switzerland-Long-steep-deep-exhausting-and-so-worth-it?p=3968153#post3968153
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    Jeeez ^^^ Eiger W face today was insanely...

    Jeeez ^^^

    Eiger W face today was insanely deep and freeridey. Took 7 hours to get about 100-150m from the summit (starting at 2000m). The top was super rocky anyways, so we got all the...
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    ^^^ Agreed very nice indeed herr_stroiber ...

    ^^^ Agreed very nice indeed herr_stroiber

    Smiley, hardpack isn't a problem, it was more like black ice being the problem. :D
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    Anyone was up the bec de rosses today around...

    Anyone was up the bec de rosses today around 1-2pm and saw a red shell jacket, an ice axe, t-shirt and dry fruit laid on a pile on the summit and took it thinking that the person forgot to take it...
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    The aiguille de l'amone in the backgrond is...

    The aiguille de l'amone in the backgrond is looking nice^^^
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    Anyone around verbier want to go ski the bec de...

    Anyone around verbier want to go ski the bec de rosses tomorrow, send me a pm asap. It is in prime condition right now.
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    Lucky you in Valdez. Smiley has some shots I'm...

    Lucky you in Valdez.

    Smiley has some shots I'm sure.
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    Smiley, we did not get to do passarele/cunnigham...

    Smiley, we did not get to do passarele/cunnigham couloir, because we could not find a good line of raps from the end of the cosmique ridge, and we off course could not rap from the bridge since they...
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    Brevent and flegere till 2pm were stellar when we...

    Brevent and flegere till 2pm were stellar when we got the sun and a cosmique to para face to finish the day was awesome.

    Lots more tracks than I think many of you would expect down the...
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    Courmayuer got sunny today and pretty baked. ...

    Courmayuer got sunny today and pretty baked. Cham above 2000m should be good with the sun coming out.
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    You will be able to ski at chamonix or at resorts...

    You will be able to ski at chamonix or at resorts within a couple hours for sure. No problem there. I guess snow conditions can span anything really, but in my experience the 3 previous seasons I...
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    ^^^^ Found good conditions off the rond as well,...

    ^^^^ Found good conditions off the rond as well, not deep pow, but smooth and totally gripable. Was a bit wary when I saw some ice uncovered across the top ridge of the rond, but it turned out good. ...
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    Lucky buddies of mine ski the col du plan this...

    Lucky buddies of mine ski the col du plan this past friday in amazing conditions while I was at work:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48TSfLyxpwo
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    It is the field on the most left of the cosmique,...

    It is the field on the most left of the cosmique, so not leading over to the rond, though point taken of course.

    Actually I did not expect it to be so deep, hence why I throttled down it at...
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    As mentioned, half price ie 26 euros for a two...

    As mentioned, half price ie 26 euros for a two way in the mont blanc tunnel with a season pass or multipass.

    Sorry, wish we had a camera. Both my camera and my friends were broken.

    Just to...
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    Avalanche fences were dropped like pillows all...

    Avalanche fences were dropped like pillows all morning in italy today followed by an afternoon of choker deep down the cosmique. Oh yeah italy was also epicly deep yesterday.
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    Posted to unofficialnetworks recently, buddies of...

    Posted to unofficialnetworks recently, buddies of mine from Trukee in chamonix for the season. Yeah, their french is not so good yet. Having to translate and communicate for them all the time. :D
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    [QUOTE=jumpturn;3925657]looks like the wind...

    [QUOTE=jumpturn;3925657]looks like the wind loading on the arete set off the snow field.

    Found out where the avy was (see some of my later posts).

    You know, I really did not observe much...
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    I heard wind effected up high in cham, so hard to...

    I heard wind effected up high in cham, so hard to say. Maybe call the huts at saas fee and ask, no?
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    I see simplon has received a lot of snow. Anyone...

    I see simplon has received a lot of snow. Anyone know what the situation with the winds has been in that region? Possibly any pointers on where would be a sweet spot for skiing without seeing a lot...
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    Thanks, but I'm only a super tourer if I can't...

    Thanks, but I'm only a super tourer if I can't get anything from the lifts. Nstadie on the other hand is a super tourer for sure. :D

    Stoked to see you again Powfiend. Rode some of the deepest...
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    Anyone been able to get a look at the Eiger W...

    Anyone been able to get a look at the Eiger W Face recently? Long time with little new snow, and stable now, but still good conditions everywhere. Some warming this week as well makes me think I...
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    Take the skinner up one couloir traverse the...

    Take the skinner up one couloir traverse the ridge for 10 minutes and drop into an untracked one for a massive untracked pow descent 9 days after the last snowfall. Saw no one else skiing today and...
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    ^^^Where subtle? We did val d'arpette by champex...

    ^^^Where subtle? We did val d'arpette by champex almost 2000m total over 2 runs. Same conditions as you, with the top 5cm being very very very sluffy facets.

    Epic times. Skiied good stuff all...
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    Got up real early this morning and toured two...

    Got up real early this morning and toured two laps at champex back at work by lunchtime. Sweet couloir in the trees first run and then one off the breya ridge followed by pillows in the trees to the...
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    ^^^Jeez, just looked up the coordinates. If they...

    ^^^Jeez, just looked up the coordinates. If they are correct, this guy skied in possibly the worst slide path in the champex ski area I know of.

    And I heard we went solo too no?

    We were...
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    Anyone know what aspect it was in champex where...

    Anyone know what aspect it was in champex where the guy got caught by the avalanche on saturday?

    Seems to be a very sunny aspect, but the aspect is not mentioned anywhere: ...
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    Trip report on a day trip skiing one of the the...

    Trip report on a day trip skiing one of the the Dents du Midi couloirs on the border of Vaud and Valais Switzerland and just behind the Aiguille Rouge mountain range in chamonix. It is from a few...
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    We heard that on the radio when we were driving...

    We heard that on the radio when we were driving back actually. We did not see any avalanche activity directly at the ski resort of champex. The very top layer of snow was sluffy (in a very fun way)...
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    Showed a couple friends (first time in cham) the...

    Showed a couple friends (first time in cham) the cosmique to para face and then the rond to the bosson glacier yesterday. Had a blast.

    Today we skied steep trees and tree couloirs with pillows in...
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    That's how it goes when you ski with me. :)

    That's how it goes when you ski with me. :)
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    Almost, one 70m rap will do it.

    Almost, one 70m rap will do it.
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    Apart from wind drifts forming slabs in spots,...

    Apart from wind drifts forming slabs in spots, I'd say till christmas time the avy danger was quite low considering the amount of snowfall. This damn crust layer though we've had from january is the...
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