The STW Ski & Snowboard thread. The 2013-2014 season
Cpt – and I quote…
Others may suggest, however, that snowboarders are simply a more relaxed crowd and so have a tendency to underplay their answers when being questioned about their sport on the slopes.
Stop being so uptight skier-boy 8)
Duane – it’s as good as the O’Neill stuff I had previously. They do an 8k, 10k and 20k range. The 10 works for me, particularly as it tends to have vent zips. I also like less insulated kit in general as I can always stick an extra fleece under if it’s cold, but you can’t take insulation out on the hot days.Posted 4 years agobluebirdMember
The researchers questioned 279 people at three different ski resorts in South Korea about how their sport made them feel.
So, it’s based on a small sample in South Korea? Well, it must be true.
I will be having more fun than any of you on both a snowboard and skis (but not at the same time), fact. Survey of one, conducted at my desk 😉Posted 4 years agobeanumSubscriber
I was in Verbier two Sundays ago and the snow was very good. It was easily possible to ski down to the village, but I assume everyone who did was using their “spare” skis or board…
Having said that, there hasn’t been much in the way of fresh snow since but it has been very cold..Posted 4 years agoSpinMember
Does anyone know anything about Bormio in Italy
Only been in summer. The town and area are really nice and the top station is at 3000m so should be reliable. It doesn’t seem to be particularly extensive though.
If it’s for a boys trip then consider Livigno (just over the hill). It is a tax free town so booze is mega cheap. From looking at it in summer Livigno didn’t seem to have a great variety of terrain but I could be wrong.Posted 4 years ago
Dez, they’ve done wonders with their webcams over recent years. There’s even, somewhere, some sort of ‘airship view’ of the whole area that’s awesome to zoom in /out on.
Last few times I’ve been, I’ve arranged to be at the top of the Cucumelle at a certain time of day and given a wave to the camera! Rather fun for people to be able to look it up!Posted 4 years ago
Shifter, fingers crossed for you!
They’ve got good cannons set up around the mountain, http://plandespistes.serre-chevalier.com/ Click on Zone de Fabrication de neige on the control panel. Other than that, will be praying to the Snow Gods for you!
I’ve skied Serre Che in early, mid and late season and have never once had a bad time there! OK, so late season it can get too hot (Seriously!) and it’s usually best to download at the end of the day rather than fight the slushfest the Alphand becomes, but other than that, it’s always been great! Am sure you’ll have fun…
Remember, be sure to try the sugar cubes at Le Bercail (At Aravet lift area) after lunch…..Posted 4 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
Ho ho! Remember kids, you’re not Didier Cuche.
Love it 😆
Serre Che have just announced a delay in opening until the 21st!
I can see why! Not much cover there!
Jasna (Slovakia) is open already with early snow. 😀
(glitchy) webcams here if anyone wants to take a peak:
(Though they don’t cover the freeride and tree-run areas, which are the real reason I go there :))Posted 4 years ago
Long time no visit, as a result of practically working 14 hour days for the past couple of months (trainee teacher). We usually go away Christmas and then Easter. The OH has recently had an op so we decided not to book Christmas this year, but might go New Year instead – the extra week recovery hopefully doing the OH a bit of good.
My question is for Graham as we’re considering Jasna as a late choice, is snow usually pretty good so early in the season – especially given the slow start in most places? Checked the webcams, some areas look fine, others look patchy.Posted 4 years ago
Will there be enough to keep us amused for a week? We don’t really ski off piste, but we think we’re capable if guided/instructed (OH has been skiing 20-odd years, Jnr and I about 5 years).I_AcheMember
Went snowboarding on Thursday for the first time in about 8 years hoping it would hurt my ankle less than skiing. It seemed to work but now I need a new helmet, due to the increased chance of banging my head when catching an edge.
Can anybody recommend a well vented helmet that also looks good? I don’t like the ski style helmets and prefer the look of piss pots. Ideally I don’t want to spend any more than £50 and I want it to be black. The POC one in TK Maxx seems to fit well in xl but my local only has it in blue and I don’t think that will go with my green trousers.Posted 4 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
Just back from trip 1 of 3.
Meribel was pretty good. Courchevel had better snow and better pistes for the coaching course, and had more sunshine, but freakin’ heck it ain’t half expensive! €8 for a coke and €6 for a coffee, and €9.90 for a beer.
Next up is somewhere in the Zillertal where beer costs 1/3rd of the price.Posted 4 years ago
Given the amount of coke I drink that’s not going to appear high up my list of possible destinations Andy!
I also have a Protec one, not sure how it compares to a MTBing one, I’d imagine there are some differences as mine has a furry/thermal skull cap type thing to help keep warm. Can’t think an MTB one would have that. I paid about £50 too 3-4 seasons ago, but have seen them in TK Maxx this year for about £20!Posted 4 years ago
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