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december 30, 2005, Hohe Wasserfalle, Austria
« on: 12/30/05, 06:00 AM »

Schoene Gruesse von Oesterreich!
Wir haben tollen Schnee!

i met Greg Louie (gregL) in Munich at 8am on the 29th. we rented a car, drove to Niederthai, a small village in Tyrol. Niederthai in the off season is pop. 280. we're staying with Michael's family and will be skiing for a couple weeks.

the snow is okay here:




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Re: december 30, 2005, Hohe Wasserfalle, Austria
« Reply #1 on: 12/30/05, 06:16 AM »

I'm jealous!!!!!! Enjoy!!!!
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Re: december 30, 2005, Hohe Wasserfalle, Austria
« Reply #2 on: 12/30/05, 06:59 AM »

Good God Man.......!

I believe epic has be redefined.... Grin
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Re: december 30, 2005, Hohe Wasserfalle, Austria
« Reply #3 on: 12/30/05, 02:00 PM »

kam.
nice to see your great shots and the blue bird skies. it was puking here all day; deep in the north side of skyline ridge, lovely. keep us all posted on your travels. enjoy.
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Re: december 30, 2005, Hohe Wasserfalle, Austria
« Reply #4 on: 12/30/05, 02:17 PM »

very nice Kam, looks a little better than that bald knob in Virginia  Wink
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Re: december 30, 2005, Hohe Wasserfalle, Austria
« Reply #5 on: 12/30/05, 02:24 PM »

Wow! I didn't see this one coming Cool, Nice move boys!
Keep the photos flowing......Jerry
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Re: december 30, 2005, Hohe Wasserfalle, Austria
« Reply #6 on: 12/30/05, 03:56 PM »

Very nice...glad your trip's off to a good start in that fine Alp pow! (hmm, moment of nostalgia there...)  I presume you were able to find some extra epoxy to complete your newest pair of homemade skis before you left?...
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Re: december 30, 2005, Hohe Wasserfalle, Austria
« Reply #7 on: 12/30/05, 04:01 PM »

Woohoo!! Very nice, have a great time  Grin.
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Re: december 30, 2005, Hohe Wasserfalle, Austria
« Reply #8 on: 01/01/06, 03:04 AM »

Schneebers that don't look to good. Smiley
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Re: december 30, 2005, Hohe Wasserfalle, Austria
« Reply #9 on: 01/01/06, 01:40 PM »

all i can say is tear it up--but don't die in an avalanche.  
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Re: december 30, 2005, Hohe Wasserfalle, Austria
« Reply #10 on: 01/02/06, 08:31 AM »

Kam didn't mention that the temperature was -22 C. that day; the snow was really cold smoke and delightful to ski. The guy in the top picture is Florian, a neighbor of Michael's and a mountain rescue guy for the valley; a complete animal going both up and down. It's really an inspirational experience to be in a place where whole families ski the backcountry and the tradition is centuries old (maybe older, Niederthai is just around the corner from where they found the frozen remains of the 8,000 year old herder a couple of years ago). The view from the top of Hohe Wasserfalle was incredible; the Austrian, Swiss and Italian Alps stretched out for a couple hundred kilometers, just like a postcard. Couldn't properly sign the "log Buch" because the pens were all frozen . . .
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Re: december 30, 2005, Hohe Wasserfalle, Austria
« Reply #11 on: 01/02/06, 12:04 PM »

friends. apologies for the few words. Net connection is difficult in Tyrol (or Tirol) and the Euro keyboard drives me nuts...

here is a trip report with photos. do enjoy.

Greg and i are now in Switzerland for a short visit with his brother and sister inlaw. we're on our way to Grenoble tomorrow, then to Chamonix. Austria was wonderful. the Niederthai water still treats me well Grin.

Paul: it was good to ski the knob in VA. now i have something to compare it to.

Wipe: yep, we found epoxy and just in time. but my new rides suck! too much camber again, even at 16mm. i think <5mm is ideal. they keep submarining and i cartwheel about every 3 turns. oh, the carbon fiber makes them too stiff.  what was i thinking???. back to the drawing board.
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Re: december 30, 2005, Hohe Wasserfalle, Austria
« Reply #12 on: 01/02/06, 08:14 PM »

Nice TR guys! Where is the TR for the Brand? ;-)

Glad you guys enjoyed the Austrian alps - now off to the French Alps ;-)
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Re: december 30, 2005, Hohe Wasserfalle, Austria
« Reply #13 on: 01/03/06, 03:51 AM »

Thanks for sharing your adventures!
Great inspiration and a reminder of the endless possibilities.

Enjoy Chamonix. Ski the Grand Montet if your plans allow.
Wishing you stable snow and deep powder!
Joe
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