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  1. g4driver

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    You need to get some Nat Geo Channel ;)
     
  2. fireandwind

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    Wow. You must be lucky or blessed. You travel from one end of continent to the other. Is that your job requirement to travel that way or just for vacation? I hope I can have a job requiring cushy, laid back traveling with whole my family and get paid for it:D
     
  3. fireandwind

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    I like Nat Geo channel or Discovery, but I am so busy right now, no time for those TV.
     
  4. BlueB

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    Vacations this time.
    I used to live in RSA, 1992-2003, and traveled all over Africa for business, back then...

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  5. fireandwind

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    That's sweet.
     
  6. g4driver

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    I was teasing you fireandwind.

    Check this out:

     
  7. spaceman_spiff

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    I did an early-season trip the week before last in Tignes and Val d'Isere. There was a decent base from previous snowfall, but nothing new the entire week. So, I spent the entire week on the small skis. Still, it's better than a week of working.

    I'm off to St. Anton on the 7th. I'm hoping the high pressure that was sitting over central Europe will go away soon. They need more snow.
     
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  8. fireandwind

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    I feel sad when I see the baby calf was attacked. I enjoy just scenery, not killing things. I am still baby inside:p
     
  9. fireandwind

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    You sound like living in a country near Alps. It could be Austria, Switzerland, Germany or France.
     
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    Actually, I live about 30 km north of London. But, I live very close to an airport, so I can fly to Geneva, Zurich, and Turin pretty quickly and cheaply, which makes it easy to do trips in the Alps.
     
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    Sounds awesome. Hope you guys had a good time.

    No skiing as of yet, though the Sierras have gotten a decent amount of snow. A buddy was at North Star on Friday and said it was pretty decent and not busy at all. He's at Heavenly today, so I'll report back about conditions in a day or two. The wife and I have plans to cross country ski at Royal Gorge next week. I haven't done that in years, so looking forward to it. Hoping to get to Sugar Bowl for my first ski day of the year over the next week or two.
     
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  12. fireandwind

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    That is very nice. Where can you go for warm place from London. I know after skiing you might want to go warm place.
    We have variety of cold and warm places in States even though we are suffering polar vortex currently.
    I can drive to Lake Tahoe which is one of the most beautiful places in the world and have awesome skiing experience. The ski resort is called " Heavenly". The name is so appropriate. When you go up to the top of the resort mountain you can see most part of the lake and it is simply breathtaking.
    I can go San Diego for warm and relaxing time. I guess people in east coast would go to Florida for sun basking.
     
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  13. spaceman_spiff

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    This time of year, you'd have to fly somewhere like the Canary Islands or North Africa to get some warm weather. In the spring and summer, the quickest warm beaches to get to would probably be in Portugal and Spain. There are plenty of cheap flights to both from here.

    Actually, you can get cheap flights to pretty much every part of Europe from around here. That's why I usually spend my vacation days on the continent.
     
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    Back from SA and to winter idila!
    From my window, this morning:
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    Happy New Year!

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  15. r2473

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    I was up again today
     
  16. fireandwind

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    Do you live in high mountain?
     
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    No, only about 150m above sea. It snows very rarely in Vancouver, but this season is crazy...

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    A bluebird day...
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    Ocean shining like gold, Vancouver below, Mt Baker can be seen on horizon, to the left.

    And a rare sight - 4 alpine snowboards on the same chair:
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    It's hard not to get too excited, but the forecast for St. Anton is showing 2.4 m of snow over the next 10 days. That's nearly 8 ft.

    Even if the forecast is wildly optimistic, they should be getting a good amount of snow.
     
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    24" in the past 48 hours with 2 feet more expected in the next 48 hours. The snow is "cotton" dry Wasatch powder. "Greatest snow on Earth". 179" base. Too bad I'm stuck closing out the accounting year all January and can only ski on the weekends.

    http://www.snowbird.com/
     
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    Don't you think it's time to fake a severe diarrheal illness? I'm not an MD but am a PhD, so tell them Doc Kevin says it's best to stay home a few days. :)

    I haven't been to Utah in 3 or 4 years but do agree it's the best snow on Earth or at least the best I've experienced. Better than the Sierras, better than Whistler, better than Colorado and certainly better than east coast stuff.
     
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    That is beautiful pic. And the second pic is too cute being with your wife or your son/daughter side by side
     
  23. r2473

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    Powder flu is running rampant this week. Unfortunately, not even a note from the venerable Dr. Kevin can get me time off in January. But I'm sure I'll be up on the weekend.
     
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    Haha I wish. Wife gave up on skiing when our son was born. Kid is a ski racer and wants no business with snowboards, even if alpine.
    I was on the chair with some other 3 old farts...

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    Forecast is for heavy snow this whole week starting tonight. I'm heading up tomorrow. I'm demoing the Rossi Soul 7s
     
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    Lots of snow falling here in St. Anton the last few days. Unfortunately, the base is still quite thin because of the warm, dry spell in December. There's some nice powder off piste, but the dange of hitting rocks is high, as I found out.

    I had a nice sequential double ejection on my last run of the day after hitting one. Got a bit of damage on one of my bases from it.
     
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    Been in this area a couple of times. Valluga! Have fun!
     
  29. r2473

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    Fun today. Storm came a bit later than anticipated, but still plenty of snow today, about 5 inches. Still forecasting snow all week in the mountains. 12+ inches for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and then 5 more Thursday!!! 4 feet potentially. Amazing!!

    It has already snowed 220" this year and we have a 80" base.
     
  30. fireandwind

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    so much snow. You can just roll on fresh powder:p
     
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    More Cypress goodness, from this morning:
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    That is so beautiful.
     
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    Whistler today...

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    Blackcomb, 7th Heaven area, from Whistler
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    The Peak of Whistler

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    Backcountry, from the peak
    Black Tusk just to the right of the centre

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    Tahoe received about 13 FEET the past 3 days. Im in reno and there's about 6 inches on the ground here.
     
  35. r2473

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    Wow.

    First year I was in salt lake resorts got 150 inches over thanksgiving. I lived in an apartment at some elevation in the city and my car was buried.
     
  36. fireandwind

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    peaceful. slopes look nice and easy.
     
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    Peaceful, on the weekend - not! Just did my best to capture pics without many people :)

    As for the slopes, you can find any difficulty you can imagine, from wide green cruiser to double blacks and beyond (stuff that literally can not be rated).
    The size of the two mountain resort is immense and can be compared only to some European resorts that interconnect into mega-areas (Les Trois Vallees, etc.)

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    Did they ever find the two day trippers that went missing on Cypress?
     
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    No :(
    The backcountry around Cypress is nasty. Inexperienced people do not expect it from a suburban mountain and get in trouble, all the time.

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    I've walked part way up Cypress in late summer years ago, but never went off trail...and it was summer. It's really sad, but these two won't be found until spring.
     

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