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    I take it all back. Don't go to Zermatt. The...

    I take it all back. Don't go to Zermatt. The scenery is horrible and the people are jerks. The whole ski scene there is really a joke and don't even bother with the apres. It's pretty much like...
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    Here are the actual costs from our President’s...

    Here are the actual costs from our President’s week trip to Zermatt in 2019 for 2 adults and 2 kids age 7 and 9. I would never go this week again, btw. Too crowded on the slopes with British...
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    IF you need a travel package or a travel agent to...

    IF you need a travel package or a travel agent to go to Switzerland you are doing it wrong...it's not north Korea.

    Get a flight
    Get train tickets
    Get a hotel
    Skiing is included with your Ikon...
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    You need to go more. Obviously it's more...

    You need to go more. Obviously it's more expensive than your home town, but compared to any western ski resort it is no different. Once the place becomes familiar you know where to eat, how to use...
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    For starters, if you are thinking of going get...

    For starters, if you are thinking of going get your plane tickets now. They don't typically get any cheaper as you get closer.

    Zurich is best and closest by train. Geneva is fine, but tends to...
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    I have skied at Zermatt the past four seasons. ...

    I have skied at Zermatt the past four seasons. If anyone wants beta I know Zermatt and Switzerland very well.

    I encourage people to go. It is an amazing experience. It is cheaper than you...
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    It is literally in their promotional email that...

    It is literally in their promotional email that went out to all Ikon Pass holders. Nobody would under report their annual snowfall.

    Could be the village at 5,300 feet (honestly sounds high for...
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    No idea where they measure this but I can't...

    No idea where they measure this but I can't believe they actually advertised this number in their promotional email.
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    Been going the past 4 years, of course this is...

    Been going the past 4 years, of course this is the year we decided not to go back!

    It is amazing, but we are stuck going at peak vacation time for England and last year was a disaster. Hadn't...
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    The avalanche was not in Tuckerman Ravine! ...

    The avalanche was not in Tuckerman Ravine!

    Also, got reported at 1:30, victim had a beacon but wasn't dug out until 2:20. Still breathing when recovered but died shortly after. Bluebird weather...
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    Free Solo was on the National Geographic channel....

    Free Solo was on the National Geographic channel. Not sure they are still running it there but worth searching for if you get that channel.

    If you like Alex Honnold check out Sufferfest 1 and 2...
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    Was the victim also in a closed area?

    Was the victim also in a closed area?
  13. They figured this out in Europe 20-30 years ago...

    They figured this out in Europe 20-30 years ago and it seems to work fine. Not sure they will ever pull it off here though.

    One big issue would be generating enough traffic to justify a mass...
  14. Thread: Jackson Hole

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    Is that just the way it setup this year? I did it...

    Is that just the way it setup this year? I did it in March 2001 and it seemed like an easy (but steep) ski in. It was no big deal at all.

    I looked at it a week ago and was glad it was closed....
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    I was there last weekend (16/17th) and Corbett's...

    I was there last weekend (16/17th) and Corbett's wasn't open. You could ski in on a very tight line, but it wasn't getting soft enough during the day so it never opened. No idea of the status right...
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    What did he suggest for boots? You don't use...

    What did he suggest for boots?

    You don't use regular boots with AT gear. You use AT boots that have a pair of holes in the front that the binding locks into from the sides and allows the boot to...
  17. I understand why people ski Sublette and Thunder,...

    I understand why people ski Sublette and Thunder, I don't understand why you'd wait for the lines last weekend to ski that terrain. Ungroomed trails were very slow to warm up and I assume the only...
  18. I skied Jackson all weekend and Monday morning. ...

    I skied Jackson all weekend and Monday morning. Got first tram every morning then stayed away (although yesterday was still walk on trams at 10:30 when I left and the first tram wasn't even full).
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  19. I guess you've never skied in Europe. Primary...

    I guess you've never skied in Europe.

    Primary takeaway from the Jackson Hole letter: Record snowfall is the dominant factor driving crowds.

    Not sure what she means about increasing Ikon and...
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    No, you can't lock tele heels down....but with...

    No, you can't lock tele heels down....but with modern tele gear there is absolutely no need to go down on your knee to turn. You can ski on them just like downhill gear. Modern equipment has made...
  21. Stickied thread at the top of this forum: "Skiing...

    Stickied thread at the top of this forum: "Skiing on the cheap"

    Main complaint in this thread: "Ski areas are too crowded"

    Well make up your mind. And yes, the economy and tons of snow this...
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    That's the slide path that killed Dexter Rutecki.

    That's the slide path that killed Dexter Rutecki.
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    Thanks. This is generally what I was thinking. ...

    Thanks. This is generally what I was thinking.

    Will leave my bags at the hotel and use their shuttle to/from the mountain. Plan to be off the mountain by 11 and then pick up transport from...
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    Jackson Hole - Airport Transfer

    I'm skiing in Jackson Hole this weekend and flying out Sunday afternoon at 130pm.

    We are staying in downtown Jackson and i'm thinking about skiing Sunday for a few hours before my flight. Is this...
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    What they actually hate is standard time.

    What they actually hate is standard time.
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