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Old 20.02.2021, 15:12
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

Apparently there are spot checks by the police going on in Kitzbūhel but in the 55km I went today, I did not see anyone.

The queues were ridiculous though, five minutes occasionally to get on a chairlift......and its so warm and sunny, some complained of being hot.

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Old 20.02.2021, 16:50
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

Yeah, the racers in Cortina were too warm, too. They complained about sweating. We were sat on our south-facing balcony in our shorts and T shirts--any longer, and it would have been bikinis!
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Old 20.02.2021, 17:28
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..and it would have been bikinis!
As long as they aren't fur.
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Old 20.02.2021, 17:32
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Yeah, the racers in Cortina were too warm, too. They complained about sweating.
Worked out fine for the girl from the next village.

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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

I was in LAAX yesterday and for the first time tried to have lunch at the takeaway restaurant.

All very well organized. You queue up for less than 10 min until a sanitized table on the terrace becomes available, the table is divided into 2 by a plastic partition. When you have the table number you can order food and pay for it online. 5 min later someone delivers food to your table. I was suitably impressed that they manage to sort out their technology very nicely.

Then later in the evening I was watching the Swiss news and lo and behold there was a segment about the mountain restaurants in Graubünden breaking the federal COVID rules by still serving food at their premises. Takeaway means takeaway and not the terrace. The guests are all complicit in breaking the rules too.

There were almost 14000 people in LAAX today, almost the same as last sunday . This is almost 90% of the normal pre-corona busy day. I really wonder if the resorts are really limiting ticket sales. If they don’t care about the Federal govt rules when it comes to takeaways...
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Old 21.02.2021, 07:53
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Worked out fine for the girl from the next village.

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Our homegirl made out well too!
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We've been booked up for ages in our large apartments for the two main weeks starting this Saturday, but still have space in one studio. After that we don't yet have any bookings, so if anyone's interested we may be able to do a discount for EF members.
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Later edit - oh yes, got it http://www.chaletbeauroc.com

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Old 14.03.2021, 08:44
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

Big dump of snow yesterday, more coming today, and cold as well, so looking good for the next couple of weeks. I think the ski area's open until April 5th.
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Old 14.03.2021, 11:02
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

We had 20cm overnight, and snowing hard again now, in the NE Jura.
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Old 14.03.2021, 16:16
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can you post the link again?

Later edit - oh yes, got it http://www.chaletbeauroc.com
Repost what link...the advertising he has in his siggy in every post?
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

It looks like we can expect snow in our low region, even...yay! My skis are getting happy. The wind and dark clouds are a bit ugly, but hopefully that will clear out.
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Old 14.03.2021, 16:32
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Repost what link...the advertising he has in his siggy in every post?
Only if you choose to show the signature on posts. Lots of people don’t bother with it.
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

Strong avalanche warning in the Alps due to so much heavy snow! Be real careful out there.
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Old 15.03.2021, 12:04
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Strong avalanche warning in the Alps due to so much heavy snow! Be real careful out there.
<Checks bulletin> Yes, it's posted at 4 here, unsurprisingly. Was skiing on 40cm of fresh snow yesterday, looking out the window there seems to be even more since then, but I won't be skiing today - total whiteout and some links not open due to winds. Looking good for later in the week and next weekend though
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Old 19.03.2021, 16:36
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

Great conditions in the Jura currently- sadly few resorts open. Had a super day today at Bugnenets-Savagnières- pistes well groomed, no ice at all, and powder through the trees, wonderful, sunny, winter wonderland with all the trees like frozen statues. Shame about all the T-bars, but hey ho.

Now for the pub quizz questions, who is Bugnenets-Savagnières famous for?
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Old 19.03.2021, 18:25
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

Sunshine and powder today, skiing with some of my guests. Honestly it's as good as, if not better than, it has been all season. Still a couple of weeks to go.

We have the other Didier here, see him around occasionally, and apparently he's available for days out at a not-too-exorbitant rates. The DeFago name also lives on in some local businesses, transport, oil etc.
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Old 19.03.2021, 18:35
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That’s too easy.
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

Ah for locals, yes but for us Neuch Jurassien, it's nice to know you don't have to be born and bred in the Alps to become a great Champion.

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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

Such a sad day- great conditions, perfect even at Bugnenets-Savagnières. A friend asked to come and ski with me- just afternoon half day- everything perfect, took it really easy, plenty of stops. She had a bad fall and broke her tibia- I am totally gutted. And when I took her stuff back to her OH he told me she has osteoporosis - and I had no idea. Stayed with her and stabilised her with ma own body until they came with staff and luge- and with her when staff assessed her and took her by ambulance.

Feeling so so bad- and yet I know it was not my fault. All fingers crossed as she has other complicated medical issues. Sad - awful.

Broken tibia and shoulder- operated on last night. All fingers crossed for prompt recovery.

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Old 01.04.2021, 17:29
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Re: Ski Season 2020/2021 - predictions

Went for my first bike ride yesterday as the weather is so nice and warm, and thought "lets try the hills, should not be much snow"....

Yeah, so.... at >1100m you still got 60cm of snow, even in the sunny parts.
It was a lot of fun going up to 1500m. Long live Asics Trabuco GTX... yes, they are low and thus the snow on my socks melted into my shoes, and thus I got soaking shoes as the GTX does not let the water out.... but warm feet as I had to hike a lot to get through all the snow.

Will be avoiding those routes for the next month or so till I see a lot less snow at the 1000 mark. Or well.... put some snowshoes in my riding bag

Skis areas will likely remain open till end of the month looking at what kind of snow they still have at >1900m.
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