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Snow Sports 2016/17

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by richyfingers, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. Begbie

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2004

    Posts: 23,092

    Location: .....

    Off tomorrow, on Mt.Troodos. Don't think it'll compare to the week I had in Austria mind :(

    Getting quite tempted to buy a board now!

    A week in Austra - no problems. One morning on the smallest slope ever, and I'm pretty sure I'vr broke my wrist :(
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2017
  2. richyfingers

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 6, 2006

    Posts: 1,630

    Location: Glasgow

    Off to Meribel on the 4th next month. Anxiously checking snow reports every day, looking like we might get a few light dustings but no massive dumps.
     
  3. Furyus

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 15, 2010

    Posts: 866

    Location: Weston-super-Mare

    I believe there is about 50cm due in the next 9 days
     
  4. Furyus

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 15, 2010

    Posts: 866

    Location: Weston-super-Mare

    Last snowed 08 Feb 2017
    Fresh snow 16cm
    Last 7 days 0cm
    Next 9 days 74cm
    Depths:
    Upper piste depth 116cm
    Lower piste depth 72cm
    Snow conditions:
    Upper pistes Good
    Resort runs Spring snow
    Off piste snow Varied

    that's in Courchevel 1850, where I am off to on the 19th
     
  5. Alex_6n2

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 24, 2007

    Posts: 2,646

    Location: Bristol

    Me too.

    Looks like half a meter is on the way :)
     
  6. Furyus

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 15, 2010

    Posts: 866

    Location: Weston-super-Mare

    alot of snow has fallen!!
     
  7. Furyus

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 15, 2010

    Posts: 866

    Location: Weston-super-Mare

    how was everyones trip ? One of my mates just returned on Sunday and said France was being battered by that storm, and he only had 4 days of good skiing, rest was complete white out!
     
  8. richyfingers

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 6, 2006

    Posts: 1,630

    Location: Glasgow

    We've been staying in Meribel with the full 3V pass and it's been awesome so far. Lots of snow Sunday Monday Tuesday but vis has still been good with some very clear mornings, tended to close in a bit in the afternoon but still enjoyable with all the fresh snow to jump about in. Today was pretty much blue sky and sunshine all day and the same is forecast for tomorrow. As a boarder the powder has been immense.
     
  9. Furyus

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 15, 2010

    Posts: 866

    Location: Weston-super-Mare

    Nice man!!

    We leave on the 19th for Courchevel and I'm slightly worried as looking at the conditions atm, it's getting pretty warm very fast!
     
  10. randomshenans

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 11, 2009

    Posts: 10,636

    Location: France, Alsace

    I'm off to the mountains at the weekend for a few days, looks like the snow is pretty good.
     
  11. Jokester

    Don

    Joined: Aug 7, 2003

    Posts: 38,589

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    Off to Colorado a week on Friday, looks like it'll be spring conditions but hopefully get a storm or when we're out.
     
  12. D.P.

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 29,965

    Was in CO last week. ery warm and spring like except 1 very cold storm.
     
  13. Adrianr

    Soldato

    Joined: Feb 3, 2008

    Posts: 5,397

    Just got back from Banff. Had some fantastic conditions, just what I went all the way to Canada for. Was forking freezing when we arrived but warmed up a little and had 3 good powder days (one very good day), and generally a fantastic time. Lovely place, lovely people. Thinking of saving for next year already.
     
  14. Amp34

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 25, 2005

    Posts: 28,603

    Location: Canada

    Apparently the patrollers at Lake Louise had some of the best conditions they ever ski'd on Friday. Saturday was good but visibility was poor and it started raining from mid mountain down in the afternoon.

    Where did you ski?
     
  15. Adrianr

    Soldato

    Joined: Feb 3, 2008

    Posts: 5,397

    Split my time between LL and Sunshine. Thursday was the main dump and both then and the Friday I went to Sunshine as I knew the hill a little better and was getting some exceptional boarding on Goats Eye with very minimal people. First run was pure powder surfing top to bottom, and nearly worth the holiday alone. Thursday morning was hilarious as all you could hear for about 3 straight hours from first lift was "Wooooooooo!!!" from anyone you came across. On the Wednesday, which was pretty wet everywhere (especially Lake lower front side) we were still getting snowed on at Sunshine and despite coming back soaked we had loads to play with. The whole morning I was riding deep drifts and having them filled back in by the wind and snow by the next run. Not ideal conditions by a long stretch but I was warm and dry and even with partial visibility it was a blast. I was about to re-book for next year already but decided to sleep on it as I'm still heavily jet lagged, however woke up today and still want to do the same thing. 10 days back in Banff same time next year. I know in these 10 days I barely scratched the surface of 2 huge resorts so I'd love any recommendations for next time!
     
  16. mid_gen

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 20, 2004

    Posts: 8,279

    Location: Düsseldorf

    Heh, it's always the little slopes that do you over on a board. Two injuries this year....one was me in Avoriaz going down a long straight and narrow blue that was too flat to carve and had a flat at the end so you need to keep your speed up...took my eye off the piste to look at the scenery and caught an edge and hit the deck shoulder first. Heard some cracks as I landed, thought I'd bust my collar bone but turned out it was just my back re-arranging itself :) My back felt pretty good after actually! Sore shoulder not so much...

    Second one was a mate doing exactly the same thing on Morzine side, except he went off the side down a steep slope into some trees, face-planted a bush, cut his face up and managed to get branches in his mouth and scratched his gums to hell. I did have to laugh quite a lot once I realised he wasn't seriously hurt, very funny to watch :)

    I'm already getting the itch for next season, unfortunately funds rule out some late-season fun, boo.
     
  17. izzop

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 7, 2009

    Posts: 2,232

    Location: Wiltshire

    Hi,

    Just curious if you booked this as a package or put it together yourself? Although I'm assuming the later.

    Any details you're willing to share on flights, accommodation etc. would be appreciated, especially a ball park figure of cost(s) and budget.

    Cheers
     
  18. Jokester

    Don

    Joined: Aug 7, 2003

    Posts: 38,589

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    Off to Colorado today! Look like some much needed snow is on it's way today as well so hoping for a good time.
     
  19. Furyus

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 15, 2010

    Posts: 866

    Location: Weston-super-Mare

    Just returned from Courchevel 1850, wow what a resort how the other half live! So much money there it's insane! however our chalet was amazing, Food just out of this world! Snow, Wasn't the best conditions but it was ok, we had a few small dumps higher up which was great for a couple of hours before it got cut up.
    Night life starts very late around 00:00, So I didn't really stay out late as I wanted to get out on the mountain. Did the 3 valleys peeks in 1 day which was pretty cool! hard work but worth it!

    Now to start looking for next years!
     
  20. rogan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 15, 2011

    Posts: 1,528

    Location: London

    Broke my Tib and Fib on day 3 of my 'chill' trip to Andorra.

    My girlfriend was in ski school for monday-wednesday to brush up and I was just bombing it about the resort solo monday, tuesday.
    Went off the beaten track wednesday and had my accident (luckily i guess) as I was taking the top black run in Arinsal heading to the bottom of resort.

    Took about 10 minutes post accident to get someones attention who went off to get me help quickly after, was wrapped up in a sled like thing and ski'd to the medical centre then taken to hospital in la vella for surgery.

    Total bummer but I should be healed in time for next season, once I overcome the fear of getting that left ski boot back on (having a completely loose/dangling lower leg and a tight fitting ski boot pulled off it was honestly the worst experiences of my life)



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