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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Legion » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:39 am

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by alakaboo » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:47 am

Gave the risky stuff a miss today and rode knee deep pillowy runs in the slackcountry, connecting out via hiking trails.
Freshies till close of lifts and each run I figured out how to add an extra few minutes.
It was a great day.
Only issue was if you met an excited protective hound as you came round a blind bend at 30kmh on the hiking trail.
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Re: General snow stuff

Post by alakaboo » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:03 am

Wow just wow.
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Re: General snow stuff

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by alakaboo » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:39 pm

I'm not on the snow anymore.
Spent the last 2 days 'low' down in trees and on gentle slopes. Low as in 1800m.

Saw a couple of people go down in helicopters and on sleds.
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Re: General snow stuff

Post by BA » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:59 pm

I hate hearing the helicopter at the snow. You just know it's some serious shit.
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Re: General snow stuff

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by alakaboo » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:37 am

Yeah Switzerland has it for 30CHF a year, 70 for a family.
They'll even repatriate Swiss locals from anywhere in the world.

Conditions were mixed. The lack of base and dodgy snowpack/wind meant not much of the challenging terrain was rideable. But solo and out of condition meant I wasn't going to be hucking my meat off 20ft cliffs anyway.

Made the most of it by not following the herd. Was good.
That storm on Tuesday looks hectic.
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Re: General snow stuff

Post by alakaboo » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:38 am

BTW, had another visit to the hospital last night, but that's a story for another time.

Storm on Tuesday has changed. Friday looks the goods.
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Re: General snow stuff

Post by channels » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:41 am

I think I would shit my pants Iggy style in this situation

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Re: General snow stuff

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by alakaboo » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:44 am

Looks like an Aussie family has gone missing out of bounds off the top of Nozawa.
Hopefully they just got stuck in deep snow on the track out. Lots of snow last week, and potential for slides if they went where I think they went.
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Re: General snow stuff

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by alakaboo » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:59 pm

Too much snow, you'd be straight lining on black runs.
Even on your waterskis.

I was living in Hakuba in 2001-2 when they had to dig out the lifts with bulldozers and the army was called in to clear the roads.
Never been so happy to have a proper powder board, 30cm at the waist. Still did a lot of swimming and wading.
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Re: General snow stuff

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by BA » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:49 pm

We're gonna hit Japan next Jan/Feb for the first time. Will be sending you guys plenty of PM's for info before then.
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Re: General snow stuff

Post by alakaboo » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:02 pm

They didn't do snow reports back then I don't think. Nagano had 2m, to give you some reference.

On Thursday night I walked in the front door on the first floor. By Tuesday morning I had to snowboard out the third floor windows.
For weeks you had to lift your feet on some of the lifts.

That Pacific coast storm is nuts. See the reports from Mammoth?
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Re: General snow stuff

Post by alakaboo » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:42 pm

Wow, the Nozawa family were found, alive.

Lost in the backcountry.
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