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I thought my ski season ended on day 49, but then I got a July skiing opportunity that I could not pass up (and looks like the Tahoe crew still beat me by two days; but I do get the prize for the latest lift-served skiing day of the season).  So, here we go, me on Day 50:

ZM1.jpg

 

Here is a different perspective of the place:

ZM3.jpg

 

Bonus points: Can you guess the location?  

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 12

Stubai Glacier?

post #3 of 12
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Nope :-)
post #4 of 12

Hintertux?

 

Wherever it is, it looks great.

post #5 of 12

Zermatt?

post #6 of 12

I'm thinking it looks too much like winter, but it also looks a lot like glacier skiing. 

 

Les Deux Alps?

 

JF

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I'm thinking it looks too much like winter, but it also looks a lot like glacier skiing. 

 

Les Deux Alps?

 

JF


That was my dilemma too -- the snow looks really fresh, but it's not on the peaks behind. And those peaks in the distance look like the Alps, not anything south of the equator.

 

post #8 of 12

I am thinking Australia.  They are starting to see winter pick up. 

 

Nice pics.  Glad you got some more!

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I am thinking Australia.  They are starting to see winter pick up. 

 

Nice pics.  Glad you got some more!



I don't think Australia has any mountains that large -- maybe New Zealand?

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Zermatt?


Bingo!  Theodul glacier in Zermatt.  This is the mountain that was in the clouds in the ski photos:

 

 

ZM4.jpg

 

It is a pretty interesting experience because half of the people on the glacier are national level ski teams in summer training.  I took a T-bar ride with a guy from Slovenian national ski team who apologetically told me that he is too junior and will only do two World Cup races this year. I thought I am a pretty decent carver, but skiing alongside those guys quickly tells you that you kinda suck. The size of the place is truly staggering, cable cars, gondolas and T-bars were everywhere and going over to something that looked like really fun terrain (no snow in July of course).  The ride up from the village alone took 45 minutes (all on pretty fast lifts).

 


Edited by alexzn - 7/16/11 at 9:57am
post #11 of 12

That's cool. I've always wanted to go to Zermatt. We were in Europe 3 years ago for summer vacation, but the family opted for Grindelwald instead of Zermatt.

 

I had my day number 50 of skiing this season on the 4th of July. It was really crowded with a bunch of 15 - 16 year-olds for summer ski camp on the Horstman Glacier, BC. Looks like you had a lot more wide open skiing than I.

post #12 of 12

We certainly don't have mountains like that down here.  It's an old, old country.  The highest mountain on the continent (Mount Kosciuszko) is round-topped alpine terrain at 2228m (not quite 7,500 feet).  It's accessed by a walking track and visited by thousands every year.  Looks a bit different to the scenery in photo 2  :)

 

Just reading that it was named by a Polish explorer after a Polish hero, who joined the American Army during the revolutionary war against the British, rose to become a General, and was friends with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson - wow, you learn something every day. 

 

 

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