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  1. #1
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    Euro TR: CH Steeze: Pow and Postcards

    Talk started on the STFE thread late Thursday about how the “fog” had produced an ample amount of snow in the Luzern area of CH even though the rest of the country was dry and cold. SLF and our Euro-Weather-Czar Subtle Plague confirmed the anomaly, so Ripzalot, KK and I planned a little escape into the land of powpow and postcard pics.

    Saturday 5:30AM came quickly and we were off to grab Ripz in Lavaux and head to the canton of Schwyz.

    Upon arrival it was pounding down and we geared up and headed to race for first tracks…the competition was fierce!

    Vis was marginal, but our Funicular driver got us to the goods:

    SLF was reporting 75cm……at least…..

    The day was a mix of passing cloud, random sun, and pounding snow…..but that really didn’t matter……….it was all about the day 1 DEEP! Below is a little sampling…
    KK killing it in the Knife Valley:



    I had to get some too:


    Ripz showing Floridians can ski too:


    I think this picture sums it up nicely!

    It was one of those days we will probably not forget anytime soon. 90CM+ of blower, in -15C temps, with in and out vis. The day ended with it still snowing hard outside and us eating some nice low calorie pork steaks covered in garlic butter:


    The next day the clouds parted and it was on again. The wind had ripped some of the snow..but we found a few stashes in the land of postcards…


    The peeps…..
    KK:



    Ripz:



    G:


    Another perfect day…. bluebird, pow all over, and great friends…and of course pork, beer, and a view:


    So hope you enjoyed.....Happy Holidays from Euroland!
    * All pics out of camera….(no time to edit....sorry) Credits: Ripz, KK, and Geo.
    #1 goal this year......stay alive +
    DOWN SKIS

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    great shots. The food looks as good as the skiing. Makes me wonder why I'm going to Tahoe for the holidays. enjoy
    off your knees Louie

  3. #3
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    huh?
    where is my first post?

    well I'll say it again. Those Saturday pics are fantastopular.

    Sunday was good, but right now i wish "i had been there yesterday".
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

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    Excellent work, good call!
    And I was getting frostbite skiing ice in Zermatt....
    Have a nice time in the U.S., Merry Christmas and hopefully we will ski more powder in January!
    A

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    stooooospendous!!!!!!!!!
    chapeau

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    some nice central switzerland pics. love engelberg everytime i see it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marius View Post
    some nice central switzerland pics. love engelberg everytime i see it
    hrr hrr.

    the zorro has struck.
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

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    Somehow my post got deleted... ???

    Anyhow: very nice.

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    This is just awesome - never seen that kind of snow in Europe

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by BFD View Post
    great shots. The food looks as good as the skiing. Makes me wonder why I'm going to Tahoe for the holidays. enjoy
    i'm pretty sure the pics we post tomorrow will help ease the pain somewhat. won't be like this though, holeee shit!

    it's true, floridians can ski at times. just not in florida.

  11. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tectonically_Neglected View Post
    Somehow my post got deleted... ???

    Anyhow: very nice.
    me too. weird

    anyway, that kebab looks very nice
    fur bearing, drunk, prancing eurosnob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tectonically_Neglected View Post
    Somehow my post got deleted... ???

    Anyhow: very nice.

    Same here. I'll reiterate:



    sick sick sick


    Looks like most CH mags got good opening days

    Let's hope the season keeps it up!

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    Goddammit, why am I flying to Switzerland on Thursday?

    Wait, maybe it is a good idea!

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    Thumbs up

    Euro stoke of the highest order. The entire TR just seems exactly like I remeber my best days over there. Well done.
    Fresh Tracks are the ultimate graffitti.
    Schmear

    Set forth the pattern to succeed.
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  15. #15
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    CAW CAW CAW!!!!!!!

    Yeah last weekend was MONEY! My camera is broke, but I'll have to sort it out soon enough. That said, was almost too cold to even bother, but yeah, the pow was nice
    'waxman is correct, and so far with 40+ days of tasting them there is no way my tongue can tell the difference between wood, and plastic made to taste like wood...but i'm a weirdo and lick my gear...' -kidwoo

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    Damn I live on the wrong continent.

    Nice shots.

  17. #17
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    Very nice...

    I just hope the wife let's me pull the trigger soon.

  18. #18
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    Niiiiiiice!

    Way to get on it team.
    Ski, Bike, Climb.
    Resistence is futile.

  19. #19
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    That is ridiculous. I hate you all.




    (hope to join you next time...)
    You really need to stop knowing WTF you're talking about. (Tippster)

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    That's more beautiful than the dancer's ass that was velcro'd to my lap last night

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arno View Post
    me too. weird

    anyway, that kebab looks very nice
    as well...weird.

    but again : Shiiiiiite!

    The floggings will continue until morale improves.

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    doooooooooooood. sick.

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    looks like conditions were OK

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    I want some of that for Christmas.
    I can't believe you are a rando racer because I look so much better in Lycra than you.

    People who don't think the Earth is flat haven't skied Vail.

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    Jesus. Europe's going crazy.

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