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Old 27.12.2010, 08:53
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Hey you're arriving at the perfect time for winter ski season! One good option is Flumsberg, direct train from Zurich and about 90min journey. Nice and easy with ok ski area for a start
Certainly not on a weekend!

There are literally hundreds of resorts within 90mins of Zurich. The vast majority of them better and with less crowds than Flumserberg. Why does every keep recommending a resort that Zurich empties itself to so that you spend a day in lift lines or in danger of somebody out of control barrelling into you.

Make the effort go a small bit further, it pays off.
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Old 28.12.2010, 11:22
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

Hello, is anyone keen to go skiing for a day before dec 31? Preferably somewhere "close" to Zurich...
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Old 28.12.2010, 11:32
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Hello, is anyone keen to go skiing for a day before dec 31? Preferably somewhere "close" to Zurich...
Yeeha, Goose is in... pref not Pizol though
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Old 28.12.2010, 11:40
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

Hey, cool ! But what's against Pizol?
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Old 28.12.2010, 11:41
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Hello, is anyone keen to go skiing for a day before dec 31? Preferably somewhere "close" to Zurich...
Sounds good... since we are done with Pizol we have to search for another destination. Have you been to Elm yet?

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Yeeha, Goose is in... pref not Pizol though
Yeap, we need to avoid invisible black runs so definitely not Pizol
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Old 28.12.2010, 11:58
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Hey dude where you been?

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Sounds good... since we are done with Pizol we have to search for another destination. Have you been to Elm yet?
Nope, and I've heard good things about there.

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Yeap, we need to avoid invisible black runs so definitely not Pizol
Defo' I pucker up thinking about that drop, so let add no pea-soup fog either. That save more than writes off you taking the shots of me coming down Prodalp on my head
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Old 28.12.2010, 12:10
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Hey dude where you been?



Nope, and I've heard good things about there.



Defo' I pucker up thinking about that drop, so let add no pea-soup fog either. That save more than writes off you taking the shots of me coming down Prodalp on my head
I only heard that the best way to get there is by car. Not quite sure how RWD can handle on narrow Glarus's roads without snow chains though... Will give it a try or do I need ones?

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Old 28.12.2010, 12:11
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

are you both referring to that very foggy day from last season...with a group as huge as a school class? yeah, that was definitely not cool! never been to elm, but willing to give it a try.
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Old 28.12.2010, 12:12
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

but did you check the weather forecast for Elm??? it says: rain!
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Old 28.12.2010, 12:34
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

well... shall we go on thursday then? i'll set up a calendar entry...
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Old 28.12.2010, 13:42
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but did you check the weather forecast for Elm??? it says: rain!
The weather forecast (as for many other places) looks quite promising according to this:
http://www.bergfex.com/elm/wetter/

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well... shall we go on thursday then? i'll set up a calendar entry...
Let's see if there are more folks that would be interested to join us.

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are you both referring to that very foggy day from last season...with a group as huge as a school class? yeah, that was definitely not cool! never been to elm, but willing to give it a try.
Yeap, that was a sort of mini EF social event with quite a large group of folks that came to Pizol on that day. The ghost hunting seemed to be quite rewarding though - one could practice stability and control. Never skied in such a large group before and on very narrow pistes.
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are you both referring to that very foggy day from last season...with a group as huge as a school class? yeah, that was definitely not cool! never been to elm, but willing to give it a try.
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Yeap, that was a sort of mini EF social event with quite a large group of folks that came to Pizol on that day. The ghost hunting seemed to be quite rewarding though - one could practice stability and control. Never skied in such a large group before and on very narrow pistes.
Indeed, that was the day!

Elm could well be a goer then
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Old 28.12.2010, 20:27
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

Elm is a pretty good resort I like it a lot... But, they don't seem to have everything open at the moment (at least anytime I've checked their website over the last few days). Also it's somewhere that needs a fair bit of snow for cover and they are only saying that they have 10-40cm of snow. The slf site has a measuring station nearby at an altitude close to the top of the resort and that is giving 58cm of snow.

In general some of the slopes are quite a bit steeper than other some other areas and the run down to the valley is narrow, icy and closed at the moment!

It might be worth a try to see how it really is right now, but I don't think it will be as good as the resort can be. On the plus side it should be fairly uncrowded (relatively speaking) but expect some moderately steep and icy pistes.

I'm currently thinking of checking out somewhere like Malbun (never been there before so no idea how it is) based on the current weather forecasts I'm seeing.
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Old 28.12.2010, 20:57
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are you both referring to that very foggy day from last season...with a group as huge as a school class? yeah, that was definitely not cool! never been to elm, but willing to give it a try.
Was that a ski day?? I thought it was more of a rugby and drinking day as visibility was so bad it was deemed to be safer in the bar!!
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Old 28.12.2010, 21:24
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There is a good chance Papa G and I will explore Malbun tomorrow. Let me know if anyone wants to join us.
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

OK, so not Flum.

Where do we recommend then folks? Will be travelling by train, as I wont be picking a car up for a while.
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

Hello Fellas, Anybody can share experiences from the Langenbruck ski resort . Does it have a good offering for beginners?
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Old 29.12.2010, 16:14
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Hello Fellas, Anybody can share experiences from the Langenbruck ski resort . Does it have a good offering for beginners?
Well, it's cheap, the slopes are undemanding and it's close to Basel but probably better for a local intermediate looking for a couple of hours diversion when conditions are favourable. I don't know if there is any local ski tuition, but it would probably be aimed at a Swiss German speaking audience I suspect. Wengen is a much better bet for beginners.
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Old 29.12.2010, 16:23
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OK, so not Flum.

Where do we recommend then folks? Will be travelling by train, as I wont be picking a car up for a while.
I visited Belalp on Sunday and was really impressed. It's not a big resort, but it's easy to get to (half an hour by bus from Brig, with buses twice an hour), not crowded at weekends and with a good range of runs including a lot of accessible off-piste.
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Anybody have a good online source for ski racks?
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