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    Here in northeastern Styria (very) mellow terrain...

    Here in northeastern Styria (very) mellow terrain is OKish now. The woods (sadly enough we have lots of them ...) are still at the limit (but doable with a lot of care).

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    From late spring to full winter within a few...

    From late spring to full winter within a few days:

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    Edelbodenalm, Hochschwab, 1340, last week

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    Sohlenalm near Niederalpl, 1350m, yesterday
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    Here in the far east (Styria, Lower Austria) it...

    Here in the far east (Styria, Lower Austria) it is actually way better than the last two years so far. Though the snow cover is still below average it is possible to do some ski touring. Even some of...
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    @Marius: nice photo. It seems that it is December...

    @Marius: nice photo. It seems that it is December 2014 so again ...

    This weekend at the eastern fringe of the Alps:
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    Extremely different situations between north and...

    Extremely different situations between north and south of the Alpine divide the last couple of days.

    Firn skiing in Italy (2700m - 1800m):
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    [QUOTE=Marius;4034150]sfte-thread on page 3?...

    [QUOTE=Marius;4034150]sfte-thread on page 3? seems like winter's over.

    cant deny that for myself. some summer impressions from work:...
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    depending on your definition of "east", of course...

    depending on your definition of "east", of course :).

    In the 'far east' we still do have only a cosmetical cover ...
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    Still some snow to harvest in the hills around...

    Still some snow to harvest in the hills around Vienna (Rax, Lange-Mann-Rinne):

    http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee107/cramp67/Lange-Mann-Rinne-Mai-2010/Lange-Mann-Ski-1.jpg
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    Thanks for the video-link. Good overview about...

    Thanks for the video-link. Good overview about the recent conditions in some of the couloirs. It confirms me that our decision to skip the Krumme was quite right.

    And yes, I think it would be time...
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    Yesterday was a fine spring skiing (or even early...

    Yesterday was a fine spring skiing (or even early summer skiing) day here in the Alp's "Far East". Snow is melting rapidly though.
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    Fresh snow, bluebird & long descent in a nice...

    Fresh snow, bluebird & long descent in a nice alpine setting = Easter 2010.

    http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee107/cramp67/Mallnitz-2010/Alpenhauptkamm-Blick-Nordwest-1.jpg
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    I guess there should be quite some books around...

    I guess there should be quite some books around describing the hiking route "Tour de MontBlanc" which circumvents the whole MontBlanc range on more or less easy hiking trails. (sry, I do not have any...
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    @Marius: impressive photo. This slope is quite...

    @Marius: impressive photo. This slope is quite well known for having big slides from time to time. Skinning just from col to col without losing too much elevation then may be quite a bad decision...
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    Glad to read that you had again a fine day. We...

    Glad to read that you had again a fine day. We fled the cold, northerly wind and in doing so we "discovered" a nice little village-resort totally of the beaten path. After a few laps in the vicinity...
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    Though yesterday's dump was not as significant as...

    Though yesterday's dump was not as significant as expected (at least in the Briancon area) it got us some welcomed lines in fresh powder (or sort of) today.

    Yesterdays mini-dump ......
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    We arrived yesterday here in the Briancon area....

    We arrived yesterday here in the Briancon area. About 5 cm of fresh wet snow in the valley floor. We spent today in Puy St. Vincent. The snow is wet well above 2300m. Higher up it is some strange...
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    Austria's far east (lol) has been improving...

    Austria's far east (lol) has been improving considerable in the course of the last days. Avalanche warning level is now approaching 4 in higher areas (loads of wind drifted snow with a very unstable...
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    Eastern Austria (i.e east of Salzburg and the...

    Eastern Austria (i.e east of Salzburg and the very east) got only a somewhat insignificant amount of snow from this recent dump. The south (Eastern Tyrol, parts of Carinthia) got considerable more...
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    View to the Dachstein (Styria) yesterday: ...

    View to the Dachstein (Styria) yesterday:

    http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee107/cramp67/Schladming-Nov-2009/Kaibling-Dachsteinblick-Zoom.jpg

    Off-piste possibilities still limited but with...
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    It's snowing right now in Vienna ...

    It's snowing right now in Vienna ...
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    Though we here at the far eastern corner of the...

    Though we here at the far eastern corner of the Alps got only a fraction of the amount of snow in Innsbruck having the first turns since June was quite stimulating.

    Niederalpl, 1200-1500m...
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    Pretty significant precipitation in the Eastern...

    Pretty significant precipitation in the Eastern Alps: Already 100cm new snow at the Kitzsteinhorn (according to an automated snow measurement station of the Salzburg Avalanche Warning Service). Could...
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    Deutschbag: for everyone interested in glacial...

    Deutschbag: for everyone interested in glacial morphology the first choice around Chamonix would be the Mer de Glace (the largest glacier of France). It is a pretty amazing example of a valley...
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    Wow. These pics from Norway look like they are...

    Wow. These pics from Norway look like they are from dreamland ... Awesome.

    To contrast: the summer is in full swing here in central Europe ...
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    I think this thread should not 'disappear', at...

    I think this thread should not 'disappear', at least not yet.

    Summer skiing near Vienna:

    http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee107/cramp67/Rax_LM_June09/Gerhard_Fotographieren.jpg

    Arriving at...
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    @patxi: Engelberg must be fun now. I always love...

    @patxi: Engelberg must be fun now. I always love the contrasts between the snowy alpine mountains and the green meadows in the valley. This is what makes spring/summer skiing so special.

    We...
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    Diavolezza/Bernina (near St. Moritz) is still...

    Diavolezza/Bernina (near St. Moritz) is still open (until late May, I guess). 2000-2900m, some nice, lift-served off-piste runs possible (e.g. Val d'Alas - only really short hikes necessary). Awesome...
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    No powder since ages ... however, at least the...

    No powder since ages ... however, at least the corn season continues in the hills around Vienna.

    May, 3rd, 2009:

    Walking up the hill ... where is the snow?...
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    Though the snow is melting fast in this...

    Though the snow is melting fast in this exceptionally warm spring, the hills south of Vienna still offer plenty of good options for corn skiing.
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    ^^ Wow. Norway seems to be quite amazing ('even'...

    ^^ Wow. Norway seems to be quite amazing ('even' skiing wise). Now if prices would just be at a more human level ...
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    Still some nice corn skiing in the hills around...

    Still some nice corn skiing in the hills around Vienna ...

    http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee107/cramp67/Huehnerkralle/Huehnerkralle_Rinne_Abfahrt.jpg
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    Uff, I'm in the process of forgetting what powder...

    Uff, I'm in the process of forgetting what powder is about ...

    Example of some of the snow conditions we are experiencing here (Eastern Alps) now:
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    Nice to see that the Innsbruck people have a good...

    Nice to see that the Innsbruck people have a good time in Switzerland ...

    Here in the Austrian lowlands the corn season continues. Pretty good conditions given the low elevation (900-1700m) and...
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    It's almost as hot as in summer here around...

    It's almost as hot as in summer here around Vienna (arount 25 degree Celsius today in the city :eek:).

    Nevertheless, the freeze cycle during the clear nights still works wonder and makes again for...
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    Finally, it's time for spring skiing (at least...

    Finally, it's time for spring skiing (at least here in Vienna).

    Acceptable corn and some mashed potatos in between ...
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    Today, Bros have been sighted in the inner city...

    Today, Bros have been sighted in the inner city of Vienna!
    http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee107/cramp67/Alpeno-Kombi/Bros_in_Vienna.jpg

    Soon after they got their first contact with Eastern...
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    Did you cancel your planned Tauplitz-trip? In...

    Did you cancel your planned Tauplitz-trip? In this case you have a second chance: there is a new dump in sight next week. It may be even bigger than this last one!
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    About 60cm of freshies (according to the regional...

    About 60cm of freshies (according to the regional avalanche warning service) at the Eastern fringes of the Alps = good start into the (astronomical) spring

    Yes, snowbase is acceptable (Niederalpl,...
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    Finally, this snow cycle has gone wild ... ...

    Finally, this snow cycle has gone wild ...

    According to the regional avalanche service there has been a cumulutive total of new snow of up to 3m in some regions in the North-Eastern Alps. Of...
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    Finally the 'Nordstau' is delivering ... (today,...

    Finally the 'Nordstau' is delivering ... (today, Styria, Austria)

    http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww92/livrio/Tauplitz-29.jpg

    http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww92/livrio/Tauplitz-17.jpg
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    Obviously you discovered the Zwoelferhorn,...

    Obviously you discovered the Zwoelferhorn, according to insiders a truly gem when conditions are right. By luck you have had sort of 'once in a decade' conditions (o.k., not quite right, 3 years ago...
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    Take a look at this store in Anif near Salzburg...

    Take a look at this store in Anif near Salzburg (close to the High Way A10:

    Click (website only in German)

    It is a mountaineering shop and the people there should have plenty of experience with...
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    Sportgastein, 1600m (Salzburg) today (webcam):

    Sportgastein, 1600m (Salzburg) today (webcam):
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    Seems to be quite a significant dump (at least...

    Seems to be quite a significant dump (at least for August ... ;)).

    Engelberg Stand this morning:
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    Finally it's time for spring time skiing in the...

    Finally it's time for spring time skiing in the Alps. Cood corn conditions ...

    Wildspitze (3776m)
    http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee107/cramp67/Wildspitze_DirectRoute_small.jpg

    Descent...
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    May, 2 offered some nice late-season powder runs...

    May, 2 offered some nice late-season powder runs in Austria :).

    Wurtenkees/Schareck (Carinthia, Austria)
    http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee107/cramp67/Ludwig_Powder_Act1_small.jpg...
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    Correct ;). There are many who love that...

    Correct ;).

    There are many who love that place. The parking lot near Edelraute Hut was already full at 8h30 a.m.
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    Still good snow cover in the Eastern Alps. Though...

    Still good snow cover in the Eastern Alps. Though practically all resorts are closed finally ...

    Those pics are from today (Styria, Austria)
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    Switzerland: SLF...

    Switzerland: SLF

    Tyrol: Snow in Tyrol

    Austria in general: www.lawine.at (Click on map to find detailed info on snow and avalanches (and some snow statistics) at the provincial level)
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    are you into cross-country skiing lately? ;)

    are you into cross-country skiing lately? ;)
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