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Old December 6th 04, 01:02 PM
Franz Schubert
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Hi, I want to go out on 10th December for off-piste . Any recommands ? Where
are good conditions now ? I prefer Switzerland. Talked to Skischule Uri in
Andermatt, they dont have good snow at the moment.

Franz


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Old December 6th 04, 01:32 PM
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On Mon, 6 Dec 2004 15:02:50 +0100, "Franz Schubert"
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Hi, I want to go out on 10th December for off-piste . Any recommands ? Where
are good conditions now ? I prefer Switzerland. Talked to Skischule Uri in
Andermatt, they dont have good snow at the moment.


A colleague was in Zermatt yesterday and reckoned conditions were
pretty good, but as she's recovering from a broken ankle I don't
suppose she went off-piste. But it's 85% open, so probably worth a
punt. Next door Saas Fee's looking pretty good too, with better runs
to resort at the mo. I'm hoping for a big dump before I head down
there on Friday.

There's been no snow across the country for a few days and it's been
relatively mild, although it was near zero around here (nr. Basel)
last night so perhaps it's getting colder again.

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Old December 6th 04, 01:44 PM
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Crap round here - Eastern Switzerland. Will be cool but sunny all week
(actually glorious right now). Stay away...
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"Ace" wrote in message
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There's been no snow across the country for a few days and it's been
relatively mild, although it was near zero around here (nr. Basel)
last night so perhaps it's getting colder again.



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Old December 6th 04, 02:02 PM
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On Mon, 6 Dec 2004 15:44:57 +0100, "Simon Brown"
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"Ace" wrote in message
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There's been no snow across the country for a few days and it's been
relatively mild, although it was near zero around here (nr. Basel)
last night so perhaps it's getting colder again.


Crap round here - Eastern Switzerland. Will be cool but sunny all week
(actually glorious right now). Stay away...


Just checked the 6-day forecast - sunny all week with freezing levels
getting higher...



p.s. Simon, I do wish you'd bottom-post and/or put your sig right at
the bottom of the post - most decent (i.e. not outlook) newsreaders
snip everything below the dash-dash-blank line, so any earlier context
needs to be manually c&p back in.

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Old December 6th 04, 05:55 PM
PG
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"Ace" wrote in message
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| On Mon, 6 Dec 2004 15:44:57 +0100, "Simon Brown"
| wrote:
|
| "Ace" wrote in message
| .. .
|
| There's been no snow across the country for a few days and it's
been
| relatively mild, although it was near zero around here (nr. Basel)
| last night so perhaps it's getting colder again.
|
|
| Crap round here - Eastern Switzerland. Will be cool but sunny all
week
| (actually glorious right now). Stay away...
|
| Just checked the 6-day forecast - sunny all week with freezing levels
| getting higher...

Yup, same for the Tarentaise, mebbe some wet stuff tomorrow but only
falling as snow above 2000m.....

for info - reasonably reliable 7 day 'general' forecasts here for each
of four departments - Isère, Haute Savoie, Savoie, Hautes-Alpes...

http://www.avalanche-net.com/meteo/index.php

Pete


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Old December 7th 04, 07:18 AM
Ace
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On Mon, 6 Dec 2004 19:55:30 +0100, "PG"
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"Ace" wrote in message
.. .
| On Mon, 6 Dec 2004 15:44:57 +0100, "Simon Brown"
| wrote:
|
| "Ace" wrote in message
| .. .
|
| There's been no snow across the country for a few days and it's
been
| relatively mild, although it was near zero around here (nr. Basel)
| last night so perhaps it's getting colder again.
|
|
| Crap round here - Eastern Switzerland. Will be cool but sunny all
week
| (actually glorious right now). Stay away...
|
| Just checked the 6-day forecast - sunny all week with freezing levels
| getting higher...

Yup, same for the Tarentaise, mebbe some wet stuff tomorrow but only
falling as snow above 2000m.....


It's quite weird, actually. Round here it's foggy and down to about -5
overnight, at a guess, meaning there's been a fair deposit of hoar
frost on the roads. Glad I put the winter tyres on the Volvo at the
weekend.

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Old December 7th 04, 08:21 AM
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"Ace" wrote in message
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| On Mon, 6 Dec 2004 19:55:30 +0100, "PG"
| wrote:
|
| "Ace" wrote in message
| .. .
| | On Mon, 6 Dec 2004 15:44:57 +0100, "Simon Brown"

| | wrote:
| |
| | "Ace" wrote in message
| | .. .
| |
| | There's been no snow across the country for a few days and it's
| been
| | relatively mild, although it was near zero around here (nr.
Basel)
| | last night so perhaps it's getting colder again.
| |
| |
| | Crap round here - Eastern Switzerland. Will be cool but sunny all
| week
| | (actually glorious right now). Stay away...
| |
| | Just checked the 6-day forecast - sunny all week with freezing
levels
| | getting higher...
|
| Yup, same for the Tarentaise, mebbe some wet stuff tomorrow but only
| falling as snow above 2000m.....
|
| It's quite weird, actually. Round here it's foggy and down to about -5
| overnight, at a guess, meaning there's been a fair deposit of hoar
| frost on the roads. Glad I put the winter tyres on the Volvo at the
| weekend.

Someone mentioned temperature inversion to me t'other day. Below
freezing on the valley floor, but rarely cold enough to get the cannons
going at altitude - over the past 4/5 days I've seen just the one
half-heartedly working at Arc 1600. The snow from the end of November
still lying on the ground though, here at 850m.

First piste basher of the season working the Cachette slope at the
moment, they'd accumulated a fair bit of the artificial stuff during the
second half of November, hopefully enough to at least keep to the
opening date of the 11th at Les Arcs - though there'll be b... all
open - no significant snowfall forecast before the weekend, that's for
sure.

Pete
http://bsm.alpesprovence.net
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Old December 7th 04, 08:44 AM
Florian Anwander
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Hi

p.s. Simon, I do wish you'd bottom-post and/or put your sig right at
the bottom of the post - most decent (i.e. not outlook) newsreaders
snip everything below the dash-dash-blank line, so any earlier context
needs to be manually c&p back in.

That is how it should be. Unnecessary quotes should be removed by the
newsreader and simon provides it by putting it under the dash-dash-blank
line.

Florian

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Old December 8th 04, 04:31 PM
Carl Edwards
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Someone mentioned temperature inversion to me t'other day. Below
freezing on the valley floor, but rarely cold enough to get the cannons
going at altitude - over the past 4/5 days I've seen just the one
half-heartedly working at Arc 1600. The snow from the end of November
still lying on the ground though, here at 850m.

First piste basher of the season working the Cachette slope at the
moment, they'd accumulated a fair bit of the artificial stuff during the
second half of November, hopefully enough to at least keep to the
opening date of the 11th at Les Arcs - though there'll be b... all
open - no significant snowfall forecast before the weekend, that's for
sure.


Strange you should mention the temperature inversion there. I remember the
most extreme one I'd ever seen when holidaying in Arc 1800 a few years back.
Left Arc1800 in my car and the temp gauge was +2 C... by the time I got to
the supermarket at the bottom of the hill, it was -7 C and bloody icy! The
trees along the valley on the road towards Tignes didn't lose the ice all
week, whereas up top it was pretty damn warm. Must be a local B.S.M.
thing... )



 




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