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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:41 pm 
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Basically the same as the old thread.

Also a plug for the website that myself and some of the lads off the equivilant thread on F365 set uphttp://white-out.eu/

So anyway, shat it down today, was snowing when I woke up and hasn't stopped since, had a transfer to Lyon this evening and they have the ploughs out on the motorway all the way down there ffs.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:36 am 
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Today is going to be good. :smug:

About 20cm fresh, blue skies, very cold and my day off :smug:


First lifts ahoy.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:28 pm 
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Tore the arse out of one of my skis today, about 6 inches long and an inch wide.

f**king rocks. Amazing day though.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:48 pm 
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Anyone have tips for skiing in Chile?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:19 pm 
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Off to Aviemore on Saturday.

Sorry, that's probably off topic.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:37 pm 
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The Saint is due in Whistler any time now. Another 14cm yesterday. It's meant to settle down now and the sun should come out. Hopefully it will keep getting topped up for him during the week but he is in for some epic days I'm sure. Would like to meet him up ther for a day but daughter is in hockey tournament all weekend. Saint, get back to me on your exact dates. Next Saturday (about the about the 12th) is a possibility if you are there then.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:36 pm 
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anyone know the best place to go for a cheap long weekend?

Andorra?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:38 pm 
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chubby22 wrote:
anyone know the best place to go for a cheap long weekend?

Andorra?

That's one of the hardest to get to. I'd say try activitybreaks.com or do a DIY to chamonix with flight into geneva


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:46 pm 
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Skillz

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:01 am 
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fudge me it's cold.

One ofthe vans had the handbreak freeze overnight ffs.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:04 am 
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I had planned to go to Chamonix for the weekend but it's supposed to drop to -15 or so this weekend. fudge that, I'm staying at home watching the rugby with a hot cup of cocoa.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:33 am 
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Snooze wrote:
The Saint is due in Whistler any time now. Another 14cm yesterday. It's meant to settle down now and the sun should come out. Hopefully it will keep getting topped up for him during the week but he is in for some epic days I'm sure. Would like to meet him up ther for a day but daughter is in hockey tournament all weekend. Saint, get back to me on your exact dates. Next Saturday (about the about the 12th) is a possibility if you are there then.


Flying out this Sunday, next Saturday is my last day. At the moment still f*cked up with my chest infection, but that is improving slowly.

Definitely up for a get together on the 12th though


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:56 am 
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I had planned to go to Chamonix for the weekend but it's supposed to drop to -15 or so this weekend. fudge that, I'm staying at home watching the rugby with a hot cup of cocoa.

I'd be amazed if it was as high as -15 in Cham this weekend, it's meant to get colder and it's saying -16 here, if anything the slopes in Chamonix will be lower than -20 with wind chill to take into account too.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:07 am 
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I meant -15 in Geneva, Earl. It will indeed be ball-achingly colder up the mountains.

Ah well, next weekend, hopefully.


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Not trusting the weather (or at least the UK transport system) I am checked in at the Premier Inn at Heathrow - but looking out the window I reckon my best bet is to walk to Terminal 3 tomorrow mornings


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Not trusting the weather (or at least the UK transport system) I am checked in at the Premier Inn at Heathrow - but looking out the window I reckon my best bet is to walk to Terminal 3 tomorrow mornings


Taken last week in whistler

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:17 am 
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Shit skiers say
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:50 am 
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So cold yesterday that the handbrake froze on one of the minibuses and the fuelline froze halfway down the mountain on another.

Even colder today :((


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:46 am 
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Duff Paddy wrote:


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Just back from an epic weekend in Hakuba. Had 40 cm of fresh yesterday morning then another 50 this morning. We did a tour with 3 time Olympian Steve Lee and it didnt disappoint. Went to a mountain hadnt been before Iwatake and had incredible powder in the trees there. Not sure if any of you regulars on this thread have seen but there have been 58 snow deaths in the past few weeks in Japan with the snow storms that have hit.


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TOKYO - Japan's worst snowstorms in five years killed three bathers in an avalanche at a hot spring resort on Wednesday, while also causing power cuts, paralysing traffic and forcing schools to close in the north-west.

Snow has covered the north-western side of the main island of Honshu in the past three days, including some areas that have already received twice the average annual snowfall, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Four people have died in avalanches, with three holidaymakers killed at a resort in Semboku City, Akita, on Wednesday. The latest 40-metre-wide snow slide in Akita engulfed three tents pitched near a naturally-heated rock site at the hot spring resort.

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda called for a ministerial meeting later yesterday to discuss relief measures.

Troops have been dispatched to worst-hit areas including Aomori, where hundreds of people were evacuated.

"We have already issued a request to the Self-Defence Forces, and the government will work together and work hard to follow through on these steps," said Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura at a press conference in Tokyo.

Officials say snowstorms have battered coastal cities along the Sea of Japan and large parts of northern Japan since late last year. Some areas have received more than twice as much snow as normal.

The snow has played a role in 56 deaths and more than 750 injuries, since November. Most of those killed fell from rooftops while shovelling snow.

Japan's last record snowfall was in the winter of 2005-2006. More than 139 people died in snow-related traffic accidents and roof collapses in that period, according to the Meteorological Agency. Agencies



Came face to face with 2 of these fellas in the woods today. Nearly shat myself as they were big and did look too happy at us being on their territory.

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Van was utterly f**ked this morning, just cuts out when a frozen bit of diesel ends up in the fuel line, ball ache.


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Our Latest offering: St Anton

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Got a mate going out to Niseko, Japan later this week.

Got any recommendations for pubs, clubs, back country ski areas?


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Greetings from the top of Whistler mountain. Great first morning of skiing, lovely find, sun is shining, and I'be only made a fool out of myself once, first time through a Mogul field.


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thunderblob wrote:
Our Latest offering: St Anton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEHiY4_vU-A


Why is everyone using that tune for snowboarding/wakeboarding videos?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:34 pm 
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Got a mate going out to Niseko, Japan later this week.

Got any recommendations for pubs, clubs, back country ski areas?


Bump in case HKCJ is around?


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bealonian - sorry i typed out a reply but lost my connection and the post :x Late here so need to go to bed but will post some recommendations from work tomorrow


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Mitty wrote:
thunderblob wrote:
Our Latest offering: St Anton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEHiY4_vU-A


Why is everyone using that tune for snowboarding/wakeboarding videos?


Our wakeboarding video will not have it on! 7 go pros 90 hrs of footage it was up to the bloke who edited it as he was not taking feedback at the time! we were going to have original music but the deal fell through


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bealonian - sorry i typed out a reply but lost my connection and the post :x Late here so need to go to bed but will post some recommendations from work tomorrow


Thanks bud.


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Is it better value to book everything separately or in a bundle? Last minute trip to Chamonix on the cards next week!


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I just started a thread about an amazing snowboarding film:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1309

Direct link here:
http://vimeo.com/timelinefilm/thisismywinter-english

I think the regulars on this thread will like it.

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Ice or snow, Xavier de le Rue best sessions.
“At this time of the year last season, with my friends Guido, Tero and Matthieu we’ve decided to create our own movie production company called TimeLine Film.
With the support of my partners we have released a web serie during the season. We’ve tried to document more than just the action and show people what it takes as effort, luck and commitment to get the best possible big mountain video part in TB20 from Standard Films. Although the snow conditions were terrible in Europe last winter we hoped all season long we could have enough unseen action and interesting backstage material to come up with a movie and have a chance to share our experience. Here it is, THIS IS MY WINTER !”
Xv de le Rue


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Is it better value to book everything separately or in a bundle? Last minute trip to Chamonix on the cards next week!

Depends who you go with.

Some companies have their own flights and transfer staff to and from resort and a last minute deal with them will save you a bit on flights and private transfers.


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Starting to warm up now, just a casual -16 at the top.

Went to the glacier in Val Thorens yesterday and it was -30 at the top, fudge me it was cold, good morning's skiing though, afternoon not so much, we met some girls from the same company that one of the girls skiing with me worked for at lunch, first run after lunch one of them tears their cruciate ligament, queue 45 minutes getting her to a lift and then onto a gondola so she didn't have to go to the medical centre in VT and get a €200 taxi back. Have to say the ESF were f**king fantastic to us, couldn't find a pisteur at the top of the gondola out of the VT valley and a snowboarding instructor saw us and held up his group to sort us out, even organised for a Meribel ski rescue rather than VT which was excellent and we didn't have to try and talk a VT guy into it which we thought we would have to.


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cheese cutter wrote:
I just started a thread about an amazing snowboarding film:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1309

Direct link here:
http://vimeo.com/timelinefilm/thisismywinter-english

I think the regulars on this thread will like it.

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Ice or snow, Xavier de le Rue best sessions.
“At this time of the year last season, with my friends Guido, Tero and Matthieu we’ve decided to create our own movie production company called TimeLine Film.
With the support of my partners we have released a web serie during the season. We’ve tried to document more than just the action and show people what it takes as effort, luck and commitment to get the best possible big mountain video part in TB20 from Standard Films. Although the snow conditions were terrible in Europe last winter we hoped all season long we could have enough unseen action and interesting backstage material to come up with a movie and have a chance to share our experience. Here it is, THIS IS MY WINTER !”
Xv de le Rue


Nice one! Had been eagerly waiting on this and then completely forgot about it. De La Rue is insane....





Brilliant and inspiring clip - sit-skier who is a paraplegic following a ski accident 8 years ago does the same trick that injured him (backflip) in the sit ski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xjUUf_s ... ata_player


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Booked for 12 days in Chamonix before Easter, can't wait.

A French guy I used to do some skiing with was killed off the Midi last week. :(


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Bit more on Dueck's story, the skier from the above post:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?src_vid=4x ... ion_564475


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Booked for 12 days in Chamonix before Easter, can't wait.

A French guy I used to do some skiing with was killed off the Midi last week. :(

Shit man. RIP. Seems to have been a high number of ski/board deaths this year, some high profile ones too.


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earl the beaver wrote:
Mitty wrote:
Is it better value to book everything separately or in a bundle? Last minute trip to Chamonix on the cards next week!

Depends who you go with.

Some companies have their own flights and transfer staff to and from resort and a last minute deal with them will save you a bit on flights and private transfers.


Thanks. Having a serious problem trying to organise a ski trip to include everyone, some very price conscious mates (they are flat broke) so trying to do it as cheap as possible - I don't care as long we are out on the slopes.


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LeinsterLion wrote:
Armchair_Superstar wrote:
Booked for 12 days in Chamonix before Easter, can't wait.

A French guy I used to do some skiing with was killed off the Midi last week. :(

Shit man. RIP. Seems to have been a high number of ski/board deaths this year, some high profile ones too.


There has been. This guy was unlucky, avalanche started above them and swept over the group.

Mitty if you need to go cheap in Chamonix, go for Cham Sud apartments, they are a bit cramped but they're handy for town and the ski bus.


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Armchair_Superstar wrote:
LeinsterLion wrote:
Armchair_Superstar wrote:
Booked for 12 days in Chamonix before Easter, can't wait.

A French guy I used to do some skiing with was killed off the Midi last week. :(

Shit man. RIP. Seems to have been a high number of ski/board deaths this year, some high profile ones too.


There has been. This guy was unlucky, avalanche started above them and swept over the group.

Mitty if you need to go cheap in Chamonix, go for Cham Sud apartments, they are a bit cramped but they're handy for town and the ski bus.


Cheers fella will look at them now.


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