Crazy weather in the Alps!

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    Crazy weather in the Alps!

    This is in french, but the pics and video speaks for itself:
    http://www.skipass.com/news/157729-l...m-eleanor.html
    Whatever hits the fan will not be distributed evenly.

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    Yikes!
    http://www.zapiks.fr/gaschurn-montafon.html

    Whatever hits the fan will not be distributed evenly.

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    It's just a slight breeze. What's the big deal?

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    I was just in Zermatt then Andermatt for Christmas and New Years. crazy. Zermatt was Icy and really windblown. The lower mountain trees where bottomless becouse I guess all the snow got blown there. I saw a slide in a gully that reviled there were feet of base there There was a lot of exposed rocks and grass, essentially anywhere exposed to the wind. This ruined almost every good run, since Zermatt has little protected terrain. Snowed the 28th but with the wind there was -inches to 2 feet of fresh depending on how the wind hit it. snowed the the 30th and then rained a little in the village so you had 1.5 feet with a shiny crust down low. I went to Andermatt the 30th and was able to avoid the crust easily. It was snowing hard when I left the morning of the 2nd. Still need to find time to post the trip report on NMS.

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    wow, scary
    gladerider

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    2017/2018

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    Biggest avalanche I ever saw was at Zermatt. Almost killed 5 of our group. Skied 7 days of powder.
    Lets go!
    I'll drive.

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    Those videos are terrifying, I can't imagine being on that chair in those conditions or anywhere near that giant slide.

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    The chairs in Europe are freaky as sometimes its a multi thousand foot fall off the one side. Kitzsteinhorn is like that. Bubble chair. Spent 20 minutes swinging off that thing in a total whiteout. Something like this.

    3907-chairlift.jpg
    Lets go!
    I'll drive.

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