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Trip Report Austria - Saalbach Hinterglemm, Gerlos, Bad Hofgastein

Discussion in 'Europe' started by DidSurfNowSki, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep. Livecams tell the story. Man i hope it lifts later.
     
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    Current conditions.
     
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    XTREMO Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rideable, no? Vis doesn't look that bad
     
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    Waiting another hour for better vis. Snowfall getting lighter now.
     
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    Hope it goes well ... just back from the Port Douglas cane toad races at a bar ... so opposing conditions .
     
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    Bloody well awesome deep day. When the sun came out it was magic. The opening of a certain lift gave us access to our own untouched powder fields- no one else at all knew about it ( DSNS photos to follow).
     
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    OK, today was one of those special days that rarely come along, but when they do...

    The snow was thigh deep, soft and dry.


    So silky smooth


    It was great fun skiing in.


    Amazingly we had this run all to ourselves all afternoon.


    And it sure was nice when the sun also came out.


    A very nice way to say goodbye to Saalbach Hinterglemm for this trip.
     
  8. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Cant see my skis in any of those photos bro :D
     
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    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Couldn't see mine either for much of the day :p

     
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    XTREMO Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    utter bastards
     
  11. Kletterer

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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Off to Gerlos/ HochZillertal tomorow.
     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    In Gerlos now. Nice train ride to Krimml. Had a nice lunch at a Krimml hotel- great Wiener Schnitzel from good veal. A bit epic getting to Gerlos from the Zell am See side ( timely and undefined bus link ). Longer distance but probably quicker going the Ziller valley way. Looking forward to exploring somewhere new. Reasonable falls expected overnight and more tomorow/ Monday :D
     
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    @Kletterer you know when I said try and loose @DidSurfNowSki i was joking, try and dig him out will you, I need someone’s arse to kick at ski fit......

    Looks like a special day
     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Reckon he should be pretty fit by the end of this week mate. Jet lag has a grip on you eh ?
     
  17. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    And now the snow gods are back.
     
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    Nah not really, I get up early anyway.

    Our plane being delayed out of Sydney was a blessing as we got home late, so had no issues. I kept everyone up yeasterday so again we had standard night sleeps. Will see how the rest of the week goes.....
     
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    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pictures from the travel day yesterday.


    Austria's version of the bullet train, you need to ring the bell to let the driver you want to hop off.


    View from train heading up the valley.
     
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    The view from the breakfast table.


    View from my room #1.


    View from my room #2. Today could be epic.
     
  21. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Snow has not stopped since 9 pm last night ( over 12 hours ) Probably get at least 50cm from this lot. Road authorities reporting chains to be fitted from Gerlospass to Wald.
     
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    Woohoo .... funs
     
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    Yeah I suppose we better head out amongst it shortly.
     
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    Absolutely puking down here at the moment.
     
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    Prefer a wider shot with Kletterer wearing thongs (on his feet) to go with T shirt..............GOLD!!!!!!
     
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    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Did you get to watch the Kitzbühel race on the way?
     
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    No. We were on the little Lokalbahn Zell am See to Krimml.
     
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    Its deep off the sides of the pistes. Up to the waist in places and spraying up to your face in the dips. :D Its crazy atm. Still snowing in town.
     
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    Can confirm :D

     
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    Good to see @Kletterer is prepareing you well for a season at Thredbo, a few more weeks of deep snow and steep hills in Austria should have those bad habits developed skiing on flat icy hills over the years well and truly worked out.

    Kletterer, a few less beers and more Chardy's are required I believe.
     
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    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    By unanimous agreement, we are sheltering from the elements until 11am. Until then, I'll just admire the view of snow covered trees from the hotel :)
     
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    Ok Thats enough.Too many flakes. We want to see what it looks like above the tree line.
     
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    GFS says tomorrow for skiing above the tree line IMO...
     
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    @DidSurfNowSki, if you sit inside all day drinking wine with @Kletterer, this will be you putting your skis on tomorrow!

     
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    most likely a pale shade of white
     
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    Is it good form if you study the video intensely to see if you can pick up any tips?
     
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    Heading out for a scoot.
     
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    Get a lesson.
     
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    Long walk to the Dorfbahn?
     
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    Found a bit of fresh around the Vorkogel T Bar. Still flat light so restricted to the pistes which tend to be bumped up soft surface in many areas- not conducive to great skiing fun. Praying for the forecast sun tomorow.
     
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    It’s still snowing, fingers crossed for some clear weather soon
     
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    My hearts pumping pus for guys!
     
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    Slap! (Someone had to do it) :nono:
     
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    We can ski but no scope for photos.
     
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    Drop your phone/camera where we've been skiing, bye bye phone, you'll never see it again.
     
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    Clear blue skies in Kronplatz in Südtirol around 50km to the south of you for the womens GS as you can see on ORF1.
     
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    Clear and sunny with perfect vis throughout the entire Dolomites according to the cams.