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  1. #18801
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tri-Ungulate View Post
    LOFOTEN or LYNGEN?

    Planning for next year, looking for opinions on Lofoten vs Lyngen Alps. Also wondering about advice for timing. Was originally thinking about doing the boat thing, but looks like there's plenty of excellent road hits, and maybe with a little guidance and good sense, many good objectives can be skied.

    Right now I'm thinking either last week in March in Lofoten vs. 2nd week of April in Lyngen. Kinda leaning towards the latter.

    Or maybe Senja?

    I've been to the SunnmÝre already and want to look further north.

    I've already checked some of the excellent TRs in the archive, but and extra or updated advice or beta is greatly appreciated.
    Keep me updated on your planning, one of these trips is very much on my radar. I was leaning towards Lyngen when I last looked for reasons I donít remember.

  2. #18802
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    Can you fly into TromsÝ and just make the call conditions-dependent when you arrive?

  3. #18803
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    Just wanted to bump this thread cause itís getting colder.
    I havenít been up to any of the glaciers this fall, I usually save my days out of town until the real snow is here.
    Whoís been skiing?
    Whoís looking forward towards it?

  4. #18804
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    Skiing is so last year. We're all switched to stand up paddle.
    First snow should come next week. Probably nit ridable but base.
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

  5. #18805
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    Quote Originally Posted by beer30 View Post
    Just wanted to bump this thread cause itís getting colder.
    I havenít been up to any of the glaciers this fall, I usually save my days out of town until the real snow is here.
    Whoís been skiing?
    Whoís looking forward towards it?
    Went touring last weekend. Was surprisingly good with the new snow canons blowing hard on the 15cm of natural snow. Verbier Lac des Vaux opened this weekend. Snow and colder temps this week so hopefully more open next weekend
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  6. #18806
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    Crazy warm in Wales

    10 C at the summit (886m)
    Freezing level around 2,500m
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  7. #18807
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    Base building will start above 2000m in the West this week. And probably some more at 1200-1500m next week. The Outlook isn't too shabby. Well see clearer at the end of this week.
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

  8. #18808
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    Looking good for the weekend
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    Although maybe give the glaciers a wide berth ☠️
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  9. #18809
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    no worries about crevasses at the minute they're all exposed with the summer thaw.


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  10. #18810
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    Hey all,

    My girlfriend and I are going to be traveling to Zurich from Dec 16 - 30. I realize that time window is pretty early in the season. Where are the best and worst spots in the "area" for early season ski touring?
    I've been looking mainly at hiring a guide to explore the Chamonix area and at Austria.

  11. #18811
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    Oberalp pass is high and fairly accessible. But since we don't have a base and nothing will change before December 5, I don't see much potential anyway. Maybe something will change in the second week of December, but honestly: the eastern European high pressure is fairly strong.
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

  12. #18812
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    Fluffy today
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  13. #18813
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobinch View Post
    Fluffy today
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    how deeps the base? looks like plenty of sniper rocks

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  14. #18814
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossymcg View Post
    how deeps the base? looks like plenty of sniper rocks

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    About half a Meter at 2500m.
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    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

  15. #18815
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossymcg View Post
    how deeps the base? looks like plenty of sniper rocks
    Deeper than last weekend :-)
    I mean itís November so there are plenty of rocks but theyíre pretty well buried on a few of those lines which are quite nicely loaded

  16. #18816
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    Quote Originally Posted by subtle plague View Post
    About half a Meter at 2500m.
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    what apps that?

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  17. #18817
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    Hey all! May your days be filled with powder!

    A question from a noob on skiing in Europe:

    I have a bucket list trip from Jan 26 - Feb 2 in 3 Vallees / Meribel. Accomodations are booked for 8 and we have people flying in from all over at different times, mostly into Geneva. Super excited for the trip, keeping fingers crossed for good snow.

    Other than private transfer, which won't work because many of us are arriving at different times, what is the best / easiest way to get to Meribel Centre from Geneva?

    So far, I've seen:

    * Bus -- but it looks like Ben's Bus is only on weekends and we are arriving on a Thursday. This would be easiest as it would drop us at our hotel.
    * Train -- GVA to Moutiers, then taxi/shuttle to Meribel. Bit worried about this as none of us speak French (!).
    * Private car / shared shuttle: these are difficult to book online and/or cost prohibitive for a single passenger

    Thanks in advance for your sage advice.

  18. #18818
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSG_Mantra View Post
    Hey all! May your days be filled with powder!

    A question from a noob on skiing in Europe:

    I have a bucket list trip from Jan 26 - Feb 2 in 3 Vallees / Meribel. Accomodations are booked for 8 and we have people flying in from all over at different times, mostly into Geneva. Super excited for the trip, keeping fingers crossed for good snow.

    Other than private transfer, which won't work because many of us are arriving at different times, what is the best / easiest way to get to Meribel Centre from Geneva?

    So far, I've seen:

    * Bus -- but it looks like Ben's Bus is only on weekends and we are arriving on a Thursday. This would be easiest as it would drop us at our hotel.
    * Train -- GVA to Moutiers, then taxi/shuttle to Meribel. Bit worried about this as none of us speak French (!).
    * Private car / shared shuttle: these are difficult to book online and/or cost prohibitive for a single passenger

    Thanks in advance for your sage advice.
    https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Mo%C3%BBtiers/M%C3%A9ribel

    https://www.taxi-moutiers.com/taxis/...iAAEgLtPfD_BwE

    Say: "bonjour!" and then "parlay vu anglais?"
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  19. #18819
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    And with a little Google fu you should be able to arrange the taxis in advance so busters language tips probably more than adequate. Also, can you ask your accommodations in Meribel to help you set up the last leg? Even if itís a Airbnb type stay they may be able to help. I stayed in meribel 20 years ago so canít remember the details but I was able to set up a van pickup for a reasonable price to shuttle 6 of us from the train station to village and back.

  20. #18820
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    if you have Ä to spend they'll understand you, dont panic

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  21. #18821
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossymcg View Post
    what apps that?
    SLF / Whiterisk
    https://whiterisk.ch/en/snow/depth

  22. #18822
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossymcg View Post
    what apps that?

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    Whiterisk/slf.
    Very useful in Switzerland.
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

  23. #18823
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    I'm headed to Kitzbuhel this weekend with the family to hit the Christmas market and to ski the weiŖ ribbon of death. Anyone going to be around?
    Everybody's gotta have parkas. I'm talking custom parkas. Two words: "client development." They see all of you out there cutting the powder in your matching Schweikart & Cokely parkas, you'll make an impression. You will thank me later.

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    HellgateBasement. You from round that area?

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  25. #18825
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossymcg View Post
    HellgateBasement. You from round that area?

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    Nah, American living in Amsterdam.
    Everybody's gotta have parkas. I'm talking custom parkas. Two words: "client development." They see all of you out there cutting the powder in your matching Schweikart & Cokely parkas, you'll make an impression. You will thank me later.

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