View Poll Results: EUROBBI 19 Guided Options

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  • Oberalpstock March 22

    5 100.00%
  • Oberalspstock not on March 22

    2 40.00%
  • Different big line March 22, comment below

    2 40.00%
  • Different big line not on March 22, comment below

    2 40.00%
  • Farmers lifts day Marxh 22

    0 0%
  • Farmers lifts day not on Marxh 22

    2 40.00%
  • Lift served guiding, clarify below

    1 20.00%
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    EUROBBI 19: Guided Objectives

    The other guide poll indicates we have 7 committed and 3 more interested, so let me try to make this more specific.
    There are a number of big lines to ski around Andermatt, the Oberalpstock being one of the biggest. There's other ones, like the Rossbodenstock, which don't have much in the way of lift assist or the Riezenstock which drops down to Goeschenen. There also seems to be interest in being guided off the lifts. So pick one of the following options in the poll, or reply with other stuff.

    This is a public, multiple choice, so other posters can see your choice. If the choice above has some flexibility, please make a note in a reply below.
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    I'd 100% like to ski the Oberalpstock with a guide.

    The other 2 sound interesting, a guide to show perhaps a big line or 2 off Gemsstock would be neat. The farm lift thing has also always intrigued me, as an American we can't seem to even get our existing chairlifts upgraded and yet in Europe cow farmers have them kind of like we have tractors.

    So I'd be committed to the Oberalpstock idea and the other 2 things are more like if the snow/group/potential terrain all are of interest more in the moment.

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    Mar22 is my bday. To which says I, whichever option provides the best snow.
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    I should have noted that a guide costs about $650US/day. I think Danny likes to have a max 4-5 people per guide, so things can get expensive.

    vendul did offer to get the TGoms tram going, a small tram more or less across the street from his hotel which serves a restaurant in summer and accesses a cool North facing line which we an do without a guide I think. Other than that, there's a number of zones that can be explored.

    Also, keep in mind venduls offer to go to St. Moritz, which is an awesome, awesome collection of big ski areas well worth visiting.

    Let's get some more votes in and see where people are at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofro261 View Post
    Mar22 is my bday. To which says I, whichever option provides the best snow.
    dang.

    yeah, well, shit, should we just wing it then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    vendul did offer to get the TGoms tram going, a small tram more or less across the street from his hotel which serves a restaurant in summer and accesses a cool North facing line which we an do without a guide I think. Other than that, there's a number of zones that can be explored.

    Also, keep in mind venduls offer to go to St. Moritz, which is an awesome, awesome collection of big ski areas well worth visiting.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    dang.

    yeah, well, shit, should we just wing it then?
    Honestly I'm leaning toward not preplanning too much and just going with the flow of Vendul's suggestions/connections when we're there. I believe that's what our patron saint Baker Bob would want us to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    vendul did offer to get the TGoms tram going, a small tram more or less across the street from his hotel which serves a restaurant in summer and accesses a cool North facing line which we an do without a guide I think. Other than that, there's a number of zones that can be explored.
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    It could just be me mis-interprting, but the zone around that lift is in protected wilderness area? Unless the thinking is to tour from the top around the protected area.

    Cause otherwise I would be super into that if there was a pre-BBI (~16 or 17th) group touring day.

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    ok. I admit I'm focused on doing the Oberalpstock with a guide and would like to have that arranged.

    If it's storming, that run is out of the picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post
    It could just be me mis-interprting, but the zone around that lift is in protected wilderness area? Unless the thinking is to tour from the top around the protected area.



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    I think the objective is going up that ridge, but I defer to vendul.


    Cause otherwise I would be super into that if there was a pre-BBI (~16 or 17th) group touring day.
    I would very much like to do this but I won't get there until the night of the 17th. norse and mofro pull in on the 18th when you're off on the Urning man
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    I think the objective is going up that ridge, but I defer to vendul.



    I would very much like to do this but I won't get there until the night of the 17th. norse and mofro pull in on the 18th.
    Ah yeah, I'm seeing that now. Probably looks something like this. Works out to about 4500' of descent after about 2800' of climbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post
    Ah yeah, I'm seeing that now. Probably looks something like this. Works out to about 4500' of descent after about 2800' of climbing.

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    yeah, piz maler.
    a good return on investment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leavenworth Skier View Post
    I'd 100% like to ski the Oberalpstock with a guide.

    The other 2 sound interesting, a guide to show perhaps a big line or 2 off Gemsstock would be neat. The farm lift thing has also always intrigued me, as an American we can't seem to even get our existing chairlifts upgraded and yet in Europe cow farmers have them kind of like we have tractors.

    So I'd be committed to the Oberalpstock idea and the other 2 things are more like if the snow/group/potential terrain all are of interest more in the moment.
    This is basically me as well. I'll be there with a buddy and we are both hoping to do at least one larger objective. The Oberalpstock looks killer and it would be nice to split costs with more than just 2 of us. The rest of the time I am down to chase the best snow be it a longer tour, lift serve or side country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alias_rice View Post
    This is basically me as well. I'll be there with a buddy and we are both hoping to do at least one larger objective. The Oberalpstock looks killer and it would be nice to split costs with more than just 2 of us. The rest of the time I am down to chase the best snow be it a longer tour, lift serve or side country.
    ^^This. What do I vote on? the first 4 options? Would be up without a guide, too, but more fun to go with the group -> in for guided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeoK View Post
    ^^This. What do I vote on? the first 4 options? Would be up without a guide, too, but more fun to go with the group -> in for guided.


    I'm seeing if there's an agreement on which days and objectives we would want a guide, if any. I would like to be able to ask Danny to set aside a guide for us if there's agreement.

    Personally, I'm comfortable just skiing around with folks at both Andermatt and Disentis, including the tours or sidecountry there, except the Oberalpstock where I think I would like to be shown how to do it.

    If there's no real consensus, we can try to react to the situation there as things develop.
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    Voted for either Oberalpstock or different big line on 3/22 or another day. I'd like to do at least one day with a guide on some sort of "big line" or classic can't-miss tour in the area. I'm pretty flexible on dates but 3/22 happens to work out really well with the days I have booked at vendul's lodge.

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    Pazzolastock, rossbodenstock and Maler are great lines, but wouldn’t say you need a guide for... I’ll try to take as much time off as I can to show arrow and drive to other resorts if wanted... it all depends on how many Maggots will be here ( if I have a full hose of Maggots than I could be around with you skiing all day!!!:-):-):-))

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