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More snow in Europe

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Had to brush the snow off the car this morning here in Vienna. The outlook for snow looks good, up 1.5 metres in the next 7 days is forcast for some areas.

http://www.snow-forecast.com/v2/alpssnownext7days.html





DB

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ November 23, 2001 11:23 AM: Message edited 1 time, by DangerousBrian ]</font>
post #2 of 26
Off hand I don't know who it was that was worried that this forum did not have much of a European focus. I think we are about to have an epic season this side of the pond. Having skied all over Europe I love the experience. (I've yet to ski the States or Canada) but purely from what I've read one needs to drive miles hitting many resorts before one gets the range of skiing/Apres ski one finds in a European resort. I read somewhere recently that when the Europeans start getting up and dancing on tables, the Americans start getting up to go to bed. (The Times, UK). On the pro-your side of the pond, you have powder year-on-year that we see once every ten years.
It's a tough one. I've booked a week to Snowbird in mid-Jan so I'll post my thoughts when I return.

Dab
post #3 of 26
Dab,
We would all be intrested in what you find here.
I have visted several chat sites that are mostly European. Must say that the Brits seem to dominate the group. By that I mean the Brits seem much more traveled than others. It is possible that the other nations are not in these forums. I am looking for some French and or German ski forums to listen in on, any leads for me?
post #4 of 26
Doctor, what language do these sites post in? If it's English then it is purely a language thing. I'm almost willing to bet my last warm pint that there are as many non-English speaking European travellers to far off ski destinations as Brits. I also think when it comes to posting to a website (English speaking) 50% of these people don't want to look bad posting in poor English although they probably visit. There are a few German sites I'm aware of but they are no way near as active as here. Here's one I drop in on from time to time: http://www.ski.de/skiforum/

I'll let you know about my first skiing experience in your neck of the woods. ( I have to say I'm really looking forward to it).
post #5 of 26
Or in French, Skipass.com: http://www.skipass.com/
post #6 of 26
Dab,

Das ist nett.

Sehr refeut, Sie kennenzulernen.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ November 23, 2001 05:54 PM: Message edited 1 time, by Dr.GO ]</font>
post #7 of 26
Dich auch, Ich glaube es gibt viele von uns das werde liebe auf Deutsch schreiben aber sowas geht einfach nicht auf so eine seite.
You lot should come to Europe. If only to teach us how to queue!

Dab
post #8 of 26
Dich auch, Ich glaube es gibt viele von uns das werde liebe auf Deutsch schreiben aber sowas geht einfach nicht auf so eine seite.
You lot should come to Europe. If only to teach us how to queue!

Dab
post #9 of 26
Ooops! pressed the wrong button too many times!
post #10 of 26
Dab,
Man hat mir gesagt, dass ...
Ich komme sofort!
Das ist bewundernswert, ein schones Land!

Danke schon. Auf Wiedersehen!
post #11 of 26
Thread Starter 
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by dabickley:
Off hand I don't know who it was that was worried that this forum did not have much of a European focus.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Dabickley,

I denke es war EnglishDan.

I mochte auch in USA skifahren und den westlichen Pulverschnee ausprobieren.
Hoffentlich verkaufen sie im Starbucks Schnapps.

DB
post #12 of 26
Du hast recht DB.

It's been snowing in Munich for the past two days now. We could be in for a great season.....can't wait to ski in a resort rather than a glacier for a change.
post #13 of 26
Erstaunlich wie viele Deutsch-sprachige es in diesem Forum gibt!!
Not kidding, I'm really surpriced!
First time I read a thread in German I almost fell off my chair laughing. (think it was something about the IQ of "Arnie".
post #14 of 26
Thread Starter 
I was really surprised to hear that they even voice-over Arnie's films in 'high' German because most Germans don't understand Austrian farmers. Nearly fell off the floor laughing.

DB
post #15 of 26
Stand fast, ye of little faith!

We just crossed the tail of the comet, and it rained down the essentials of life.

SNOW is on the way!

My prediction; five years of insreasingly better snowfall.

As for my poor (low) Deutsch,
ich sprechen, nicht schreiben!
My literrary skill is not up to speed, I guess that is why you have no worries about seeing me in the Ambassador corps.

Also this electronic medium lends it's self to a more informal and abrubt style don't you think?

(even my English spelling is off here) Just moving quickly to the next thread.
post #16 of 26
DB, wenn Sie nichts dagegen haben, bitte senden Sie uns einige Muster von geschmuggelter Schnapps!

Ist Das, Dangerous
Brian oder, DANGEROUSBRAIN?!?!
post #17 of 26
Thread Starter 
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dr.GO:
DB, wenn Sie nichts dagegen haben, bitte senden Sie uns einige Muster von geschmuggelter Schnapps!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Kein problem, Ich bringe es mit.

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>
Ist Das, Dangerous
Brian oder, DANGEROUSBRAIN?!?!
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

(Sighs) If I only had a Brain.

DB
http://dict.leo.org/
post #18 of 26
Check out Europe!

Looking good - especially in Austria where many resorts are opening this weekend.
http://www.skiresort.de/webcams.htm
post #19 of 26
Im Schtarbags geit's koin Schnabs

At least in the US-Starbucks'. They are putting together a team to tackle the German market right now. Hey guys out there - apply, they will love that in Germany, even thought they don't sell schnapps...
post #20 of 26
Starbucks? The McDonalds of coffee. Nein danke.

post #21 of 26
No furrrrkinnng idea. Starbucks ha ... coffee Nah. No idea ahhhhh. Double espresso fom Norton Street Sydney. The USA has crap cofffffeeee!!!!! Total crap coffee. Big bombers, cool sunnies, no beans.

Oz Mon!!!!!! caffe !!!!
post #22 of 26
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jpfeiffer:
Im Schtarbags geit's koin Schnabs
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

JP,

WHat the .... Is that Duetsch?

Ich kenne dieses Wort nicht.
Schtarbags
Schnabs

What are you trying to say?
post #23 of 26
I think the English probably travel more to go skiing than other Europeans. Comes from having no mountains of our own. Also if you live on mainland Europe it's quicker/cheaper jsut to drive to the nearest resort. If you start in London there's no real difference in effort to get to Val d'Isere or Verbier or anywhere else in the Alps so we often go somewhere different each time.
post #24 of 26
Dr.GO
That's south German/Austrian dialect. High German:
"Bei Starbucks gibt es keinen Schnaps"
Helps BIG time if you are proficient in those dialects when skiing in the Alpes.
post #25 of 26
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jpfeiffer:
Dr.GO
That's south German/Austrian dialect. High German:
"Bei Starbucks gibt es keinen Schnaps"
Helps BIG time if you are proficient in those dialects when skiing in the Alpes.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Mir gefallt es.

Danke vielmals.
post #26 of 26
Ischgl yesterday! Brilliant conditions, plenty of snow, 80 pistes open, 30 lifts open, great resort to ski, I even did the tal abfahrt (although the piste began to get pretty worn but who cares eh? I'm going again next week.

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