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Author Topic: The Skiing Thread (Redux)  (Read 28982 times)

Offline UK Redsox

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #135 on: December 21, 2017, 08:15:52 AM »
That was....difficult. Felt like learning to drive again. Got the hang of skiing in a straight line and doing a snow plough. Turning left was ok but turning right I found surprisingly difficult. Overall it was good fun, but very knackering!

Glad that you enjoyed it Risso.

Even after a decade, I still find turning right more difficult

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #136 on: January 03, 2018, 09:32:28 PM »
Off next week, to Zell am See.  I'm going to do another quick lesson at MK, then have booked a 3 hour lesson out there, for me and the three other people who haven't been skiing before.

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #137 on: January 03, 2018, 09:47:55 PM »
Off next week, to Zell am See.  I'm going to do another quick lesson at MK, then have booked a 3 hour lesson out there, for me and the three other people who haven't been skiing before.

Heres the snow forecast for Zell

http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Zell-am-See/6day/mid

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #138 on: January 08, 2018, 08:07:45 PM »
Cheers! Off tomorrow night. If I die, been nice knowing you.

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #139 on: January 11, 2018, 11:02:32 AM »
Cheers! Off tomorrow night. If I die, been nice knowing you.

How's it going ?

Risso, can you here me ? Risso........... RISSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOO

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #140 on: January 29, 2018, 05:19:23 PM »
Greetings from La Plagne where the on-piste conditions are some of the best that ive experienced in 10 years of skiing.

Ive been able to ski pistes that id not considered attempting before.

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #141 on: January 29, 2018, 06:20:56 PM »
Greetings from La Plagne where the on-piste conditions are some of the best that ive experienced in 10 years of skiing.

Ive been able to ski pistes that id not considered attempting before.

Because of the conditions, or it's taken you 10 years to pluck up the courage?  ;-)

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #142 on: January 29, 2018, 08:22:49 PM »
A combination. The start of the run to get over there involves a steepish narrow section under a chair and then a ledge. However, once past those, the rest of the run down was fine and the section im referring to ( The Rossas) was well worth the effort. It also meant that i was able to spend more time with my friends.

Tomorrow, im going to double-bubble it up to the Bellecote glacier just to look at the views. the only run actually open at the very top is a Black, so theres no way im doing that.
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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #143 on: February 05, 2018, 11:10:37 AM »
Back safely from an excellent week in La Plagne.

I did at least one new piste every day including, on Saturday, making it down to Montalbert via Plagne 1800 and Aime 2000.

After a complete day of new snow on Wednesday, I skied over to Les Arcs on Thursday and did some runs over by the Derby lift. The 'Renard' is the best new piste that I've skied this year.

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #144 on: March 27, 2018, 12:40:49 PM »
Does anyone on here roller ski - or have friends who do? 


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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #145 on: March 28, 2018, 08:43:02 AM »
I remember downhill grass-skiing being a thing over here in the 80s but I assume that you're referring to Cross Country / Nordic style.

If so, no

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #146 on: November 09, 2018, 02:14:00 PM »
The first ski 'resort' to open for business this year is doing so tomorrow. It's Port Puymorens, up the road from us, near Andorra.
Video of conditions on 6th Nov

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #147 on: November 09, 2018, 02:21:02 PM »
Blimey, that looks good for mid-November.

I'm off to La Tania (Courchevel) for a week on 23 Dec.

It seems a bit early to me but our group includes students and a teacher, so we're a bit limited on when we can go.

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #148 on: November 09, 2018, 09:04:41 PM »
Im off to Austria again in January.