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Lionel


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Re: Skiing or snowboarding abroad 2010 / 2011
Date Posted: 20.56hrs on Mon 7 Mar 11
Hi Nelbert,

Thank you for your report and I am glad you had a great time in the Portes du Soleil. You came exactly at the right time after a good snowfall. Good to see you enjoyed staying in Morzine too.

Greetings from the Portes du Soleil,

Lionel
Nelbert


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Re: Skiing or snowboarding abroad 2010 / 2011
Date Posted: 20.45hrs on Wed 9 Mar 11
Yip I certainly did enjoy Lionel. You are very lucky to have all that on your doorstep.

I see its gone back to warm, sunny and settled again as well. We seem to be very fortunate all over the alps, think I'll start looking for a job as a snow charm ;-)
veletron


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Re: Skiing or snowboarding abroad 2010 / 2011
Date Posted: 14.13hrs on Sat 12 Mar 11
Hi

Video my ski hol 4 Vallees, Switzerland. Most of it done with Drift Innovation HD HD170 headcam. I eliminated the poor weather days from the vid!

[www.vimeo.com]

Yet more footage of muggins falling on his arse :-)

Nigel



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Nelbert


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Re: Skiing or snowboarding abroad 2010 / 2011
Date Posted: 19.05hrs on Sun 13 Mar 11

A couple of videos of my trip

[www.youtube.com]

[www.youtube.com]
alan


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Re: Skiing or snowboarding abroad 2010 / 2011
Date Posted: 01.46hrs on Mon 14 Mar 11
So here was I sitting in Tahoe this morning, on what was RSN, 'Another Heavenly Morning' mentions Scotland!! Maybe the ski areas should have a whip round to keep me out here tongue sticking out smiley
Lionel


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Re: Skiing or snowboarding abroad 2010 / 2011
Date Posted: 08.21hrs on Tue 15 Mar 11
And how is the skiing in Tahoe Alan ?
alan


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Re: Skiing or snowboarding abroad 2010 / 2011
Date Posted: 16.35hrs on Thu 17 Mar 11
9.30am at Kirkwood, those fighting over the first chair have spread out now, time to find some secret statshes off the Cornice Express! Kirkwood delivers where everywhere else failed this week - bluebird powder day. This place could be open for months yet, but closes 24th April, where do the skiers go?
Andy28


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Re: Skiing or snowboarding abroad 2010 / 2011
Date Posted: 07.33hrs on Tue 29 Mar 11
9.30 first chair alan? quite late if you ask me!

here at whistler fresh tracks tickets get you up from 7.15, full buffet breakfast at the top and a rope drop at 8.05 giving you freshies until around 8.35, since the first gondola is at 8.15 and the trip is 20+ minutes.

working a nightshift right now before i get first lift up tomorrow, raining in village quite heavily but will be decent snow up the top, forecast is for 6cm but i reckon 10-15 could be on the cards.

So far this season we have had 1372cm or 540 inches of snow, with more forecast!

whistler mountain shuts end of april but blackcomb is open until end of may, before briefly shutting for a few weeks until the glacier skiing begins. Its been a hell of a season so far, recking up a fair few powder days!
alan


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Re: Skiing or snowboarding abroad 2010 / 2011
Date Posted: 15.24hrs on Tue 29 Mar 11
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9.30 first chair alan?


Arrived on a bus that was held up on the road, so went for a coffee and let the initial frenzy sort itself out! Lifts officially open at 9am, but often some are loading from about 8.30, but can be delayed if avalanche control is proving particularly difficult. There's 3 miles of continuous ridgeline where cornices build up above all terrain at Kirkwood that needs to be sorted out!

Ski Patrol often spend the night at the top of Chairs 6 and 10 so avalanche control can start in the early hours, without having to operate the chairlifts (incase they need digging out or high winds are causing problems). Patrol will then return and dig out the off ramps if need be to get more staff up,

Vast majority of skiers are day tripping at Kirkwood, often several hours travelling or more and I reckon even those visiting on holiday the majority day trip up from South Lake Tahoe.
Lionel


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Re: Skiing or snowboarding abroad 2010 / 2011
Date Posted: 23.37hrs on Sun 3 Apr 11
A one hour walk carrying my skis up to Outannaz for a superb ski tour in a paradisiac place. An exceptional location just above my doorstep. That was on April 1st and the conditions were great.

[www.flickr.com]

Skiing down at the foot of the Pointe du Rocher Blanc (White Rock Peak - alti 1500 metres) in the Mount Billiat range.



The Scottish flag in the Alpine sky.





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Andy28


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Re: Skiing or snowboarding abroad 2010 / 2011
Date Posted: 00.16hrs on Mon 4 Apr 11
wow, still quite late, bombing often starts in th very early hours here, been woken up at 6 before, usually means its going to be a good day.

fresh tracks ended today, meaning first lift is at 8.15, def worth going in early to get the first lines down.

spent today hiking flute bowl for some fresh turns, best powder runs in the nice trees. after that went into international where there were some sick turns and some biiiig cliffs. 10-15 cm forecast tonight, can not wait!!
Lionel


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Re: Skiing or snowboarding abroad 2010 / 2011
Date Posted: 00.53hrs on Sun 10 Apr 11
Hi Andy,

It would be really nice to watch your pics. Thanks,

Lionel
StevieMcK


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Re: Skiing or snowboarding abroad 2010 / 2011
Date Posted: 09.09hrs on Tue 12 Apr 11
I spent the last two weeks riding/working out in Tignes, hitting up most of the Espace Killy area. They're definitely into summer weather now, with temps regulary hitting 18C in Val Claret.

Anyway, here are a couple of videos from the fortnight.

X Games kicker shoot - [vimeo.com]
BUSC 2011 Highlights - [vimeo.com]
Lionel


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Re: Skiing or snowboarding abroad 2010 / 2011
Date Posted: 08.36hrs on Wed 1 Jun 11
Wow ! It's been snowing in Avoriaz and the resort is all covered in white, so I am going to get ready for a ski tour tomorrow morning.

[livecam.avoriaz.com]
Lionel


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Re: Skiing or snowboarding abroad 2010 / 2011
Date Posted: 08.07hrs on Mon 6 Jun 11
On May 26th I went ski-touring up on the Hauts-Forts slopes in Avoriaz. Excellent weather and the snow was quite good : firm base and slightly soft and spring snow on top. It was really enjoyable to be back on the planks after a while.

[www.flickr.com]


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