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  1. #16826
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    Quote Originally Posted by vegas View Post

    also, any intel on crossing borders in a rental car, e.g. swiss/italy or italy/spain?
    well, I can tell you you're gonna have a hard time crossing the border between italy and spain by car (good intels here https://www.cia.gov/library/publicat...jpg?1547145650).

    Other than that, if you have a passeport, and don't plan to cross the border on a closed mountain road it should go smoothly.
    For swiss-italy you can take a train with the car (brig-isele)
    If you come to austria you need to buy a sticker to drive on austrian highways. There can be random ID controls etc coming from Italy and going to Austria or France. There can also be traffic jam. It really depends on your luck and on the weather.

  2. #16827
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    Quote Originally Posted by vegas View Post

    also, any intel on crossing borders in a rental car, e.g. swiss/italy or italy/spain?
    You need a sticker for Austria -- you can buy them in gas stations leading up to the borders and they sell them by the month. Most rental cars should have a little clip on the windshield where Americans would put their jiffy lube stickers -- put it there. As I understand it, you need to have it placed before physically crossing the border.

    You also need one to drive on freeways in Switzerland, though not on secondary roads. The Swiss pass, IIRC, was only sold as an annual pass and was much more expensive.

    Other than that you sail across borders and never know it.

  3. #16828
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    Heh. I totally missed the Italy Spain part. But as one german soccer player once said "Milano or Madrid doesn't matter, at least I'll be playing in Italy.

    I think he wanted to know the insurance thing. Should not be a problem EU wide, but I'm not 100% sure about Switzerland EU. Since we have a million cooperation things I guess it should be fine.

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  4. #16829
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    Quote Originally Posted by subtle plague View Post
    Heh. I totally missed the Italy Spain (boarder)...
    Yeah, subtle plague, he apparently means the crossing from Italy to Spain
    on board of a private yacht, preferably 120 meters long. The car is on board.

  5. #16830
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    Quote Originally Posted by vegas View Post
    also, any intel on crossing borders in a rental car, e.g. swiss/italy or italy/spain?
    Not sure about insurance, rental company might be able to help there, but you might need to make sure car has everything to comply with regulations. Stuff like yellow warning vests, etc. Might want to check if there are differences between Switzerland, Italy band France. One I know for sure is that France expects you to have breathalyser tips with you if you get checked! Chances are you won't get checked, but something to think about.

  6. #16831
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    Wax up your fat (rock) skis...

  7. #16832
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    Woohoo! Where is this? Looks like could be Engelberg


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  8. #16833
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    Quote Originally Posted by bw_wp_hedonism View Post
    Woohoo! Where is this? Looks like could be Engelberg


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  9. #16834
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobinch View Post
    Wax up your fat (rock) skis ?
    No, you should rather lend wings to your pointed skis!
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  10. #16835
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    Swiss humour...

  11. #16836
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    has anyone been to Stubai today ? I'm probably gonna try to go for my first day of the season soon, and I don't know if I bring slalom skis, rock skis or fat ?

  12. #16837
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    Quote Originally Posted by zede View Post
    has anyone been to Stubai today ? I'm probably gonna try to go for my first day of the season soon, and I don't know if I bring slalom skis, rock skis or fat ?
    No clue, but if doing anything that isn’t on piste, I think you’d be a brave soul to take anything but a rock ski!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zede View Post
    has anyone been to Stubai today ? I'm probably gonna try to go for my first day of the season soon, and I don't know if I bring slalom skis, rock skis or fat ?
    I just came back from Stubai - was quite good , but definitely bring your rock skis ! The next snowfall forecasted for the weekend could give you the first opportunity to bring your fat skis ..

  14. #16839
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    Today near Tromso. Photo by my friend Otto Ponto. Gonna be kick ass season! You can ski down to sea level all ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ville View Post
    Today near Tromso. Photo by my friend Otto Ponto. Gonna be kick ass season! You can ski down to sea level all ready.

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    FKNA, that be a right pretty pic!
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    Verbier officially opens this weekend. Hopefully skiing right down to town with the snow forecast for Thurs/Fri

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    The snow forecast you guys have for the next 10 days looks incredible, especially in the Swiss alps. Hope you guys can share some stoke with us high and dry Americans.


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    The second you get #instagram conditions(meaning 50cm on rocks) people go crazy.

    Two dead Dutch guys in Sölden already.

    Maybe they should have taken the wepowder online safety academy for only 29.90.

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  19. #16844
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    Quote Originally Posted by subtle plague View Post
    The second you get #instagram conditions(meaning 50cm on rocks) people go crazy.

    Two dead Dutch guys in Sölden already.

    Maybe they should have taken the wepowder online safety academy for only 29.90.
    From what I understand they had beacons and one of them managed to activate his avy backpack. Since it’s early season the Austrian warning system is not on track yet. They sent out first notifications though a couple of days ago.

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    I didn't say anything about equipment, but looking at the lwd Tirols blog post it seems like a pretty adventurous choice of line early season rock- and avi level wise after 3 days of stormy southern wind at the main alpine ridge.

    And it says "two were caught while skiing down". If you want to roll the dice maybe you should do it one by one. But that's just my 2 early season cents.

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  21. #16846
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    Kept it safe on the glacier. I've had several bad early season tumbles. What a sublime first day!




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  22. #16847
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    Quote Originally Posted by subtle plague View Post
    it seems like a pretty adventurous choice of line early season rock- and avi level wise after 3 days of stormy southern wind at the main alpine ridge.


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    "pretty adventurous" is an euphemism. Isn't this a textbook exposed line + terrain trap ?
    https://tirol.orf.at/stories/3020970/

  23. #16848
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    Quote Originally Posted by subtle plague View Post
    I didn't say anything about equipment, but looking at the lwd Tirols blog post it seems like a pretty adventurous choice of line early season rock- and avi level wise after 3 days of stormy southern wind at the main alpine ridge.

    And it says "two were caught while skiing down". If you want to roll the dice maybe you should do it one by one. But that's just my 2 early season cents.

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    That's fucking sad, season hasn't even started properly yet. As far as I can tell the lwd Tirol had put up warnings, but in the blog section, clearly marked that regular service hasn't started yet.

  24. #16849
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    those colors go so crazy right now
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    definitely stoke to share. went for a small round this morning at kühtai approximately 100 others did the same. thanks to the pisteurs for grooming a bit.
    did just a shadowside walk with dense 20cm on nothing south side slopes were partly groomed too.
    not much snow there - so nothing is moving

    may ULLR be with you
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