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Old 29.09.2010, 10:23
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

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I'd have to invest about 1200 CHF to get the stuff I need - OUCH!
yeah if you buy this seasons stuff. i bought a brand new 2009 season snowbaord for 180€ as the new one is about 450€. the bindings from 2009 are 89€ as the 2011 bum in with 150€. ski jacket and trousers id buy 2nd hand from ebay. gloves and shoes id buy brand new, but i suggest to rent out 1 pair of boots for test first and then look for it in shops or online.
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Old 29.09.2010, 10:26
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eep this thread died a little! sorry for disappearing and thanks for the welcomes. in general, what are rough prices for a 1 day snow and rail pass?

edit: i found this thread http://www.englishforum.ch/sports-fi...day-trips.html but it's 2-3 years old, hmm

those prices are still valid. i mean if they increase the prices
its gonna be 1-3% .
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Old 29.09.2010, 13:02
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

I know that St Anton (approximately 2.5 hours from Zurich) has epic sales at the beginning and end of the season.

I would almost suggest a trip there at the end of November as you get more for your money, considering how much stronger the CHF is than the EURO.
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Old 03.10.2010, 14:48
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

That's a good one, to first try some models this winter and get an idea of what fits my needs.


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yeah if you buy this seasons stuff. i bought a brand new 2009 season snowbaord for 180€ as the new one is about 450€. the bindings from 2009 are 89€ as the 2011 bum in with 150€. ski jacket and trousers id buy 2nd hand from ebay. gloves and shoes id buy brand new, but i suggest to rent out 1 pair of boots for test first and then look for it in shops or online.
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Old 06.10.2010, 12:25
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

the first stuff apart from pants, boots n gloves i bought used.
check www.blue-tomato.at for their sales. they have all year long testboards
and if youre lucky as i was, i got my first one nearly boxfresh for 110euro.
ebay i have checked for jacket, goggles etc. i even managed to get a brand you F2 pants for 25€ that was from the actual season and in the shop it was 150€. for boots and bindings i did not spent much more then a 100€ each.
all this suited me well for 5 seasons.

gloves, pants, bindings, board, boots, goggles, jacket was worth 950euro, i paid 410€ for all of it.

now i updated my gear, board and bindings. it took a while to figure out where to find what i need for the best price, but the hunt was fun! (btw: i can pick up my board at the post office today! hooray!)

for a beginner the boots n gloves are essential, but you dont need professional equipment and arctic proof clothes. the constantly walking up the beginners slope, the whole fall down-stand-up action will keep you warm. a waterproof pant is recommended, as you will spend some time on your bum.

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Hurray!!!!!! My gammy foot is almost back down to its normal size and might even fit my boot again!!! Trebles all round!!!

(Warm and sunny here at present - hope it's cold and snowy in CH )
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Old 07.10.2010, 10:35
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

can anyone recomend me somewhere to get some really good, properly fitted boarding boots from. maybe some that are shrunk to fit? a shop that really knows there stuff and will take the time to get me the right boots.

I've been struggling since I started with 'normal' shop bought boots and I'm fed up of not being able to feel my toes after 30 minutes.

(by pm please)

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Old 07.10.2010, 10:36
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

I miss champagne powder. People always ask me how does the skiing here compare to Colorado and Utah. I always tell them there is no comparison. More face shots than you shake a stick at. We used to always joke that in these conditions you need an automatic goggle wiper and a snorkel.
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Old 12.10.2010, 15:54
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

Switzerland will have four ski areas open this weekend with the Diavolezza glacier joins Engelberg, Saas Fee and Zermatt.
Engelberg's lifts on Mt Titlis are open from 8.30am every morning, currently there's a 40cm base. Nine lifts, including the six-seater Ice Flyer chairlift and three runs are open.
Saas Fee and Zermatt are open as usual with between 1.2 and 1.8m (4-6 feet) of snow lying on the piste. It's just over three weeks before the World Cup arrives in Saas fee for the first outdoor snowboarding competition of the season. The resort will be building twin half pipes in its Allalin glacier snowpark.
A fifth area, Glacier 3000 near Diablets and Gstaad, will open on the 30th.

Source; http://www.skiinfo.co.uk/News-104-en...ent=2010-10-12
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Old 18.10.2010, 17:46
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

some meteo/websites say: snow has fallen down to some valleys of CH, up 1000-1500 too. looking forward to an early start of season!
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Old 18.10.2010, 19:44
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some meteo/websites say: snow has fallen down to some valleys of CH, up 1000-1500 too. looking forward to an early start of season!
Time for a social the Mr Flow...... we did McGhee's last time and it was pants, Shamrock unless we have other nominations around Zurich?
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some meteo/websites say: snow has fallen down to some valleys of CH, up 1000-1500 too. looking forward to an early start of season!
Sweet music to the ears. Better start working on a new playlist for ski season. Think it will be White Stripes heavy.

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Time for a social the Mr Flow...... we did McGhee's last time and it was pants, Shamrock unless we have other nominations around Zurich?
I assume pants means we are looking to change it up. Shamrock works for me.
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Sorry T-bird, yes pants is a polite way of saying it was shit last time. Always had good nights at the Shammie
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This is something that I have been toying with doing on my site, Something like I have done with the bike trails, but for skiing. The thing that concerns me the most is people thinking that just because a website says a route is good that they will do it on any given day even when the avalanche risk is too high and get themselves into serious trouble. I don't want people with no training going into the back country because they find a route on my website. I'm trying to figure out how to tackle this issue best at the moment.
Hey Guys, nice to see that everyone is getting interested already. Please don't forget to use the SLF website (institute of Snow and Avalanche Research)

http://www.slf.ch/english_EN

This link takes you to the english site, where daily avalanche bulletins are also available!!!! so no excuse. The White Risk video available from them is also priceless in it's information, for anyone that needs a quick reminder. Don't forget your pre season training - the brazilian butt lift workout is actually ideal for Skiing muscle groups;
http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/butt/exercises/5-minute-brazilian-butt-workout/



Finally I am based full time in Davos, am a full certified Swiss Ski instructor and would welcome any questions that anyone has. Bring on the winter...
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Old 18.10.2010, 21:04
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Sorry T-bird, yes pants is a polite way of saying it was shit last time. Always had good nights at the Shammie
It was terrible.

How about The Twist?
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

Snow in Zurich on Wednesday oh and Sunday and Monday... winter has arrived!

...and this year I might actually ski.

Ski social x pub quiz in the snow
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Fartez vos skis - it's snowing like crazy up here in the Jura (950m) and settling on top of the mountains.
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Sorry T-bird, yes pants is a polite way of saying it was shit last time. Always had good nights at the Shammie
i told you beforehand...its not a pub with atmosphere etc.
i dont care as long as its not paddies. the wolli one was/is good, no?
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Works for me, now to find an none Euro footie night!
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Old 21.10.2010, 18:44
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Starting to get that powder itch.

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