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Old 09.02.2011, 16:35
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

I've got another question! I bought some new Nidecker Target bindings from a guy off the internet and I'm trying to adjust the bottom straps because they are a bit too big but after unscrewing the screw I came across another obstacle. It's a threaded piece that allows me to screw the screw and it doesn't seem like it can move but there are holes in the straps as if it is supposed to move. The upper strap uses a different mechanism so if necessary I can adjust that one but I don't know how to undo this thing, or if I am even supposed to be able to for that matter. Any help would be appreciated.


Actually I think I just got it figured out, just had to pry the thing off is all.
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I found some gut snow. Its kinda out of the way, but at least they have freshys.

http://www.youtube.com/user/beavercr.../1/8BhgfiOqlLU
Oh if only...
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

Well my cousin is coming to visit at the end of Feb & into March. These horrible conditions and complete lack of snowfall could certainly change his perception about what skiing in Switzerland is like. The day after he flies back, he's going to Vail, where the snow is always great.

Normally March is my month to go to Mammoth in California, where right now they have 521 cm of snow. I guess I picked the wrong year to work in Switzlerand, huh?
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

I had some family come to visit last week, including some debutant skiers. Took them to Saanenmoser and the snow there was good enough to ski, though the valley across to St Stephan was shut.

I can't believe how warm it has been in Jan and Feb this year. I hope this is just a cycle and not global warming!
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Our friends in Winterpark CO have got 1m90 at the base of the resort!
We are off to StFoy Tarentaise (near Val d'Isere) to ski with kids and grand-kids from UK next week. Hope we will have enough for a good week - snow forecast for Sunday. If worst comes to worst - they will drive to Tignes and we will stay back to look after little ones.
What we'll do with the friends coming from UK the next week - I don't know. Might rent some roller-skis a few days, and go rollerblading in Montreux!
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Well my cousin is coming to visit at the end of Feb & into March. These horrible conditions and complete lack of snowfall could certainly change his perception about what skiing in Switzerland is like. The day after he flies back, he's going to Vail, where the snow is always great.

Normally March is my month to go to Mammoth in California, where right now they have 521 cm of snow. I guess I picked the wrong year to work in Switzlerand, huh?
Looks like snow is on the way for the start of next week and onwards.

http://www.meteociel.fr/modeles/gefs...de=2&runpara=0

He'll have a good time.
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Looks like snow is on the way for the start of next week and onwards.

http://www.meteociel.fr/modeles/gefs...de=2&runpara=0

He'll have a good time.

I`m giving up on winter, any new real snow is going to make off piste extremely dangerous. Maybe hit up the park and apres ski in March, but all the good stuff is pretty much finished for the season.

Vail can have bad/ no snow as well, trust me. But it doesnt happen very often. Feb/ March normally have the best powder days. This year is like clockwork over there. My friends are loving it.
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I`m giving up on winter, any new real snow is going to make off piste extremely dangerous. Maybe hit up the park and apres ski in March, but all the good stuff is pretty much finished for the season.
Awesome! Tell all your friends and aquaintances to do the same. I'll be skiing through at least May.
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Old 10.02.2011, 16:56
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

After 15 years of skiing (and renting numerous equipment), I just bought my first pair of boots and skis. I can't wait for some snow to come down

Anyone ever been to Tschiertschen? That's between Chur and Arosa. Looks to be a small but relaxed area. (Avoiding crowds is my main focus when going skiing nowadays)
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Old 10.02.2011, 16:58
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After 15 years of skiing (and renting numerous equipment), I just bought my first pair of boots and skis. I can't wait for some snow to come down

Anyone ever been to Tschiertschen? That's between Chur and Arosa. Looks to be a small but relaxed area. (Avoiding crowds is my main focus when going skiing nowadays)
Shh.. don't tell anyone about it.
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Tschiertschen you say. I wil put it on my to do list and definitely make an entry in GPS
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Shh.. don't tell anyone about it.
errrrrr........ sorry to reveal your little hide-away
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Old 10.02.2011, 17:31
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errrrrr........ sorry to reveal your little hide-away
It's rubbish really, you wouldn't like it at all. Huge crowds, hours waiting for lifts rubbish restaurants and rude lift attendants.


At the moment I think they may be suffering from a lack of snow though. They don't have as much snow making equipment as Lenzerheide and the snowfall in the region is well below average at the moment.
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It's rubbish really, you wouldn't like it at all. Huge crowds, hours waiting for lifts rubbish restaurants and rude lift attendants.


At the moment I think they may be suffering from a lack of snow though. They don't have as much snow making equipment as Lenzerheide and the snowfall in the region is well below average at the moment.
That speaks volumes. Just needed this confirmation
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I still have the tinnitus....

so no Alpine Ski for me thanks.
How does tinnitus affect alpine skiing?
I have very mild tinnitus and have never had problems at altitude nor in extreme cold.
Thanks.
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Looks like snow is on the way for the start of next week and onwards.

http://www.meteociel.fr/modeles/gefs...de=2&runpara=0

He'll have a good time.
This is nice to hear as my family is going to be in Suisse during the middle of March.

We are thinking of Saas Fee. Is there anything that I should know about that area. When we lived in la Suisse we mostly hung out in the areas around Montreaux or went to Val Torens.


TIA.
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Awesome! Tell all your friends and aquaintances to do the same. I'll be skiing through at least May.

My friends are already on bikes. You can have these conditions. Not for me.
One of my friends calls me an "Aspen Snob" due to the fact I dont go snowboarding just to go snowboarding. I want the best conditions or its not worth it for me. (ocassionally I will go just to get some high speed runs in, but then I`m finished by lunch) Sorry, but after 10 years of being spoiled in Colorado I guess I really am an "Aspen Snob" actually I`m a "Vail/ Beaver Creek Snob"
Even though I love Aspen, Snowmass, and Buttermilk. Great mountains.
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This is nice to hear as my family is going to be in Suisse during the middle of March.

We are thinking of Saas Fee. Is there anything that I should know about that area. When we lived in la Suisse we mostly hung out in the areas around Montreaux or went to Val Torens.


TIA.
Saas Fee is lovely. Can't really go wrong, car free village/town, snow sure, beautiful place.
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It's rubbish really, you wouldn't like it at all. Huge crowds, hours waiting for lifts rubbish restaurants and rude lift attendants.


At the moment I think they may be suffering from a lack of snow though. They don't have as much snow making equipment as Lenzerheide and the snowfall in the region is well below average at the moment.
Sounds like another good option. What's the easiest way to get to Lenzerheide then by train/bus to hit the slopes?
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

Train to Chur, then bus ride to Lenzerheide takes about half an hour and runs every hour. best stop to get off at to get straight up the mountain is Lenzerheide Rothornbahn. There is a highly reliable free bus that dos a circular round trip of the village and connects the lifts for the two sides of the valley.
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