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  1. Thread: Snow for the Euros.

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    That slide was the day before, in the steep open...

    That slide was the day before, in the steep open stuff looker's-left of the lift line. We assumed the debris was from bombing in the morning but there you go.
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    Of the big companies on a scale from...

    Of the big companies on a scale from reliable-but-more-expensive (top) to cheap-but-less-reliable (bottom):

    Mountain Dropoffs or Cham Van
    Alpybus
    Chamexpress
    Easy Bus (Chamexpress under...
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    Excellent in Monterosa today. 30-40cm powder,...

    Excellent in Monterosa today. 30-40cm powder, very dry & light. Thanks for the maps guys (and discussion thereon) but they really didn't make much sense last night (they do now though) so we just...
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    Possibly roadtripping to Gressoney/Alagna on...

    Possibly roadtripping to Gressoney/Alagna on Friday. Never been before - any tips for areas to check out? Snow reports from Thursday's skiing would be really helpful too if anyone is up there.
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    Some decent snow on Verbier's weekend opening day...

    Some decent snow on Verbier's weekend opening day today, some crust and lots of rocks. Still feels good to be back out.

    More: http://www.lornecameron.com/2014/early-start/
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    Don't buy Le Pass. And don't pay full price. ...

    Don't buy Le Pass. And don't pay full price. It's €910 for the early public MBU pass.
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    Saw a big slide triggered by the first pair down...

    Saw a big slide triggered by the first pair down Col Du Belvedere today (north-facing into the Berard Valley). Huge cloud and the debris ended up crossing into the normal descent route from the Col...
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    How has Verbier been looking lately? Snowpack on...

    How has Verbier been looking lately? Snowpack on the back side or Mont Fort OK or sketchy?
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    Courmayeur didn't suck today. 40cm fresh, no...

    Courmayeur didn't suck today. 40cm fresh, no clouds, no crowds, no attitudes.

    http://www.lornecameron.com/wp-content/uploads/photos1314_20140206_GP_005-696x464.jpg
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    Could you post some of the 40cm photos too?

    Could you post some of the 40cm photos too?
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    Courmayeur was good today. Barely any rocks hit,...

    Courmayeur was good today. Barely any rocks hit, mostly good fun in the trees. Top lifts didn't open but I wouldn't have wanted to be up there in very poor visibility.
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    It's not over yet in the Chamonix valley. ...

    It's not over yet in the Chamonix valley. Excellent spring conditions in Grand Montets' Chevalier Couloir today!

    More at http://www.lornecameron.com/2013/chevalier-couloir/
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    Skied the Bec Des Rosses today for the first...

    Skied the Bec Des Rosses today for the first time. We stuck to the Dogleg as the stuff further left looked pretty boney at the entrance. The snow was pretty scraped/sluffed but felt grippy and...
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    Everything has probably been skied early this...

    Everything has probably been skied early this week as conditions have been good. Anything that hasn't been skied much should still be decent; our snow was pretty nice in the lower half when we skied...
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    I make it the best in 28 years. I got on the...

    I make it the best in 28 years.

    I got on the Courtes for the first time today, really not feeling fit but made it up anyway and took it carefully on the way down. A few nasty sections of hard...
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    We planned to hit one Grand Envers lap this...

    We planned to hit one Grand Envers lap this morning then a Cosmiques/Rond, but our second lap started later than expected and we'd heard mixed reports from the day so just bagged another lap of the...
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    The last few days have had pretty wet, heavy...

    The last few days have had pretty wet, heavy snow, but the new stuff was pretty light today on top of the base that's been forming. Lapped Lavancher Bowl (GM) most of the day in very variable light,...
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    Excellent chalky snow all the way down Cosmiques...

    Excellent chalky snow all the way down Cosmiques today. Sketchy traverse/bootpack round to the old top station, then amazing untouched sugary powder down the Para Face. The exit to the tunnel...
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    It's something like €25 at Montenvers now for...

    It's something like €25 at Montenvers now for pass holders but most of us have multi-passes which work out at €18 return for the 20-trip pass.
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    Hands-down best day of the winter so far, and top...

    Hands-down best day of the winter so far, and top 10 ever. Perfect snow, perfect weather, fun terrain and a good group. What more could I ask for?

    More at...
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    Not near Montenvers, but Local CHX in Cham Sud...

    Not near Montenvers, but Local CHX in Cham Sud have DPS 112s, if you're into that kind of thing. Otherwise Sanglard.

    Pre-emptive re-request for current Verbier snow conditions - anyone got news...
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    Very deep & heavy in Courmayeur today. Only a...

    Very deep & heavy in Courmayeur today. Only a few chairs open but it was worth it. GM or Courmayeur tomorrow depending on light in the morning. Anyone got a current snow report from Verbier? ...
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    Boot-top powder in Verbier today, but often...

    Boot-top powder in Verbier today, but often riding on the very firm (sometimes bumpy) base. The back side of Mont Fort was best.

    More at http://www.lornecameron.com/2013/nay-bad-in-switzerland/....
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    Very nice snow at the top of the Midi this...

    Very nice snow at the top of the Midi this morning, 20-25cm fresh (vs. 10-15cm at GM yesterday). We were skiing with first-timers so did Gros Rognon but skied untouched snow until joining the...
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    Just 10-15cm fresh at Grands Montets today. ...

    Just 10-15cm fresh at Grands Montets today. Decent at the top. Riding on underlying bumps a lot of the time though so avoid Canadian Bowl, Italian Bowl, etc. Lavancher was reportedly horrible...
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    Skied Poubelle (GM) today. Sun crust the whole...

    Skied Poubelle (GM) today. Sun crust the whole way down, getting progressively worse towards the bottom; not nice! Pas De Chevre was breakable crust too. Stick to shaded aspects until the next...
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    How is the Cosmiques entrance at the moment? 2 x...

    How is the Cosmiques entrance at the moment? 2 x 30m abseils?
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    Midi was in prime condition today; deep and very...

    Midi was in prime condition today; deep and very stable. Busy on the arete but fine on the descent (Moyens/Grand Envers).

    Brevent's Hotel Face was tracked but good. Lots of blasting going on...
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    Anyone ski Grands Montets today? Rain crust to...

    Anyone ski Grands Montets today? Rain crust to the top or what?
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    Decent snow off the top of GM today, but very...

    Decent snow off the top of GM today, but very deep & light off the Midi. Quiet too. More at http://www.lornecameron.com/2013/plan-b-gros-rognon/
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    http://www.lornecameron.com/wp-content/uploads/pho...

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    Lorne Cameron: Chamonix Ski Blog - Glacier Du Mort

    Still some nice fresh stashes on the Aiguille Rouges. ...
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    Dibs! Got a friend in Chamonix looking for some...

    Dibs! Got a friend in Chamonix looking for some at the moment. Got an email & phone number I can pass onto him?
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    http://www.lornecameron.com/wp-content/uploads/pho...

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    Lorne Cameron: Chamonix Ski Blog - Deep Envers

    First trip of the winter up the Midi this morning. ...
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    http://www.lornecameron.com/wp-content/uploads/pho...

    http://www.lornecameron.com/wp-content/uploads/photosWinter1213_20121230_015-696x522.jpg

    Skied Poubelle Couloir off Grands Montets today. OK at the top (light breakable crust), nice in the...
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    James Bond track back to town I take it? All...

    James Bond track back to town I take it? All good? The hike up to the hut must have been a bitch.
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    True. UK and French holidays run continuously...

    True. UK and French holidays run continuously from 9th February to 13th May this year, with only a 10 day period of no holidays from 19th to 28th March. Brutal.

    Meanwhile in Verbier...
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