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Europe 2020/2021

Discussion in 'Europe' started by skiflat, Aug 30, 2020.

  1. Mike Pow

    Mike Pow One of Us

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    TUESDAY 03 NOVEMBER 2020

    OPENING DAY IN THE CENTRAL BEACONS MASSIF

    First snow and first turns of the 2020/21 Winter Season here in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

    Headed up the Storey Arms path and caught up with Chris in Cwm Llwch.

    Couple of runs on the ridgeline between Cwm Llwch and Cwm Sere and then I hit the ridgline off Corn Du solo.

    Tried to ski back towards the Storey Arms path but the ground was very warm and was melting off pretty quickly.

    Tremendous scenery from Corn Du despite the rain squalls and wild wind.

    But you need rain to get rainbows.

    Excellent first day on skis

    Chris

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    Yours truly skiing the ridgeline between Cwm Llwch and Cwm Sere


    Yours truly skiing the ridgeline off Corn Du
     
  2. Hyst

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    Kneedeep and faceshots :thumbs:

    Edit: Sorry - of course : waist deep and facshots :whistle:
     
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  3. Mike Pow

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    Ha ha
    One of these days
     
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  4. David-eTO

    David-eTO Early Days

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    on the pother hand, more bad news from Italy.

    Traditionally the season should open on the first weekend in December (ponte dell' Immacolata) but it looks like this year it won't. It also seems that the Christmas break is seriously compromised due to an increase in COVID-19 cases and the possibility that the Italian Government could push the lockdown well past Christmas
    https://www.lastampa.it/montagna/tu...tuazione-quest-inverno-non-si-scia-1.39531209.
     
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  5. smitty484

    smitty484 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hoping to get a week or two in the season. Will be last minute bookings and dependant on the cv-19 situation. I just want to get somewhere with decent snow and a guide. Potentially could have a few options with visitors numbers down!!
     
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  6. Hyst

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    We all hope the same. :(
     
  7. smitty484

    smitty484 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    At least for those of us that don’t have to travel from Aus :)
     
  8. smitty484

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    wow - that's grim
    other industries will take a hit too: I watch a lot of Place in the Sun etc - shows about British persons looking for places to live in France, Spain etc
    that will be a lot harder without residency rights
     
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  11. David-eTO

    David-eTO Early Days

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  12. XTREMO

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    How sad to check in and find this thread only up to page 2 by the end of November.

    Hope I get to ride this season.
     
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  13. Telemark Phat

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    France has decided no skiing before the end of the Christmas break.
     
  14. David-eTO

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  16. XTREMO

    XTREMO Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wife just sent me this. FML.

    "Merkel demands that all ski areas stay closed". Tourist travel should not take place."

    I can see her putting immense pressure on the Bundeslands to forbid travel.

    Fking Angie!!! :mad::mad::mad:

     
  17. Hyst

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    Look north, Sweden does not close down! (so far)
     
  18. smitty484

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    Next week starting to look a bit more promising for the main alps. Hoping to get somewhere in January, maybe covid will keep most of the tourists away!
     
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    not looking good
     
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    I’m still on the list for Cortina world champs in Feb - it would be a miracle if it happened, but they weren’t allowed to postpone
    we can’t fly anywhere anyway, so I think I’ll beg off this week
     
  21. emkae

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  22. Hyst

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    In terms of risk it is quite ok for us. Going by night train in our own comparement - staying in our own hut and lot of drag lifts - and no Ischgl (Cortina) party party place - I think i will be the best choice for us. Anyway it will be end of March -so who knows.

    Good luck with Italy!


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    (I will give regards to them from you)LOL

    Wife just bought new ski today - left the old ones in Japan last north winter - so we want to ski!
     
  23. David-eTO

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    at the moment the Italian Government is trying to find a way to allow some of the potential tourist to the snow resorts, as the lst statistics were pretty grim: 400,000.00 jobs plus 400 billions worth of income lost if ski resorts were not allowed to open
    https://www.lastampa.it/cronaca/202...-per-salvare-la-stagione-sciistica-1.39598721

    this article says that those who onw a property or book, at least, a night at a hotel, might be allowed to spend time at the resorts.

    there is also a referendum for those who would like to have their say about whether keeping resort's closed is a good or a bad idea
    https://www.lastampa.it/cronaca/202...-o-chiuse-a-natale-cosa-ne-pensate-1.39597761.

    Good luck to everyone
     
  24. piolet

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    I hear the grand hotel in cham is bankrupt
     
  25. smitty484

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  27. smitty484

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    "A survey in Germany showed that the majority of citizens were in favour of closing European ski resorts. Almost 74% of those questioned by the polling institute Civey said it was either “obvious” or “preferable” to close the resorts to control the virus’s spread."

    I wonder how many of those are actually skiers/snowboarders?
     
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  32. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    You do realize I could squeeze that lift in when I go and do @Heinz 's virtual ski tour in real life.
     
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    You do realize i rode it when it was a chairlift for 10 bucks a day.
     
  34. teleroo

    teleroo Waiting for winter... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Kufstein, AT. Was gonna be there in three weeks from now. Sigh...
     
  35. Heinz

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    As that graphic indicates and as speculated in the last few days Austria plan to allow ski-lifts to be able to operate from Dec24, but not with Hotels and Restaurants. A bit of a compromise on the German suggestion. Meaning that skiing would be limited to day trippers which would pretty much exclude Germans, so still a major hit in revenue. But at least allow locals to get out and ski. Hotels and Restaurants would then be able to open Jan7, but still without Apres ski.

    Austria is currently still in a hard lockdown until Dec 6 when there will be a slight easing of restrictions, though still with a curfew. They are also this week conducting mass testing across the whole country. Plan is to have a further easing just prior to Christmas, so allow families to get together. Suggestions then of another mass test early January.
     
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    Snowfall across pretty much all of Austria last night from the TV pictures this morning including Vienna. Sadly though empty ski resorts. Big snowfalls (1-2m) forecast this weekend in the south - Südtirol, Osttirol & parts of Kärnten.
     
  37. XTREMO

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    Yeah its all a bit depressing. Such an amazing season start conditions wise and could've even done Xmas 'boarding by the looks of it.

     
  38. Heinz

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    Ach der Zwölferkogel. Make sure if you ski the Nordabfahrt that your edges are in good shape, so you don't go for a slide like I did last year!

     
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    Likewise for me in February. Can be deadly in the late afternoon.
     
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  42. piolet

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    Ahh, ummmm
     
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    Buckle up
    Thats a valley closer. I remember a similar december mega fall early in the dolomites not too long ago causing chaos.
     
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    Going to be some crazy avalanche activity. Suggestions that some areas in Italy will see up to 4m of new snow
     
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