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post #1 of 16
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due to a very stiff job during fall and winter i was not able to join you here but finally we made a last minute decision for a ski trip to canada and western united states.

we, thats
erwin --> my husband and business partner
a few pairs of skis --> all 5 models of our small product range
and me --> gloating over to ski on american snow for the first time after my last worldcup race in the late 1970ties...

we would be glad to meet a lot of skiing enthusiasts to ski, to talk and perhaps we could get some ideas on establishing some business relationships.
our rough skiing schedule
- march 10th to 12th - whistler mountain
- march 14th to 19th - colorado and probably jackson hole
- march 21th to 23rd - northern californian ski aereas (lake tahoe)

looking foreward to meet you on snow!
nicola
post #2 of 16
Too bad you won't be coming to Vermont. You sound like someone that I'd like to meet. What is your ski product range?
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
vermont is a place i really would like to visit, perhaps on my next visit and hopefully soon.

our skimodels http://www.edelwiser.com/download/fl..._skimodels.pdf

nicola
post #4 of 16
If you would like a tour of Whistler/Blackcomb, send me a message and we might be able to arrange something. The resort has definitely changed since the mid 70s! The weather looks nice for later in the week, with lots of new snow (be sure to bring your fat powder skis)!!
http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts....0to3top.shtml
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by skifex View Post
we would be glad to meet a lot of skiing enthusiasts to ski, to talk and perhaps we could get some ideas on establishing some business relationships.
our rough skiing schedule

- march 21th to 23rd - northern californian ski aereas (lake tahoe)

looking foreward to meet you on snow!
nicola
Hi Nicola,
March 18-22 is the EpicSki Academy in Tahoe, and on the 23rd there will be a few of us around to ski before the Gathering.
It would be great to meet up with you!
post #6 of 16
Hope you enjoy Whistler. Don't forget to check out the new Symphony Bowl (using the Symphony Express Chair)..... amazing!

Make sure you ski both mountains... Whistler has grow A LOT since the 70's ... even though I wasn't around then. But Whistler was only founded in the 1960s I think.
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat View Post
Hi Nicola,
March 18-22 is the EpicSki Academy in Tahoe, and on the 23rd there will be a few of us around to ski before the Gathering.
It would be great to meet up with you!
Yes i really would like to meet you (on skis of course)! How could we arrange?
post #8 of 16
If you can make it to Jackson Hole, I would love to meet up with you. I think I can arrange for you to say "hello" to Pepi Stiegler as well.

PM me if it looks like you're going to get to JH.

And have fun in North America, even if your itinerary doesn't include Jackson Hole.
post #9 of 16
Skifex, I'd love to meet you and have you attend the Gathering at Tahoe.
There are 2 threads in the Meet on the Hill Planning forum and a roll call thread with the schedule here http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=53046

Should be a great time, and would be better if you were there. Who knows, we might even get Holiday and SierraJim to get in there.
You can show us how to drag our hand in the snow in an uber turn. Wow.

The schedule:
Friday March 23 Kirkwood
Saturday March 24
Squaw Valley USA
Sunday March 25
Alpine Meadows
post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
thanks for all the information!

bob, i'd love to come to jackson!!! our route ist from vancouver to denver by plane and then take a car to - well aspen was fixed today anything else is still not fixed. i am busy during tomorrow, but thursday will be my planning day (very early starting from vienna friday at 5:30 am ) but i try to stay in contact with you via epicski. btw. does the mangie moose still exist (last time i visited i was fifteen )

lake tahoe division,
i am sure we will find each other the only thing i have to do, is ski the world cup downhill course from 1975 at heavenly valley (i bring my favourite "speed"ski prototypes for this personal event). but by looking at the trailmap i was not sure anymore - buttermilk? does anybody know?

whistler - is fixed arriving on 9th later evening!

so long!

nicola
post #11 of 16
I think the course is now the run called Olympic on the Nevada side of the mountain. It is 2300 vertical feet and is served by a fixed grip double chair. As a result of the old chair and somewhat isolated location, it still supports pretty good speed on weekdays when few people are on it. I think that you need to include the North Bowl in order to get the full length. Historically, I think the downhill races did not occur in 1975 but the Austrians dominated the downhills at Heavenly from 77 to 79. The following history came from this link The Wells Fargo lift was replace by Stagecoach, a high speed detachable quad. So it could be the WC downhill course includes the Olympic run under the Olympic chair, and lower Stagecoach.


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The era also saw the fruition of another of Hugh's strong beliefs: the importance of world-class ski racing. Heavenly was one of the first stops on the fledging professional circuit of 1962. From 1966 on, the resort had enjoyed national television coverage of its World Cup races. Heavenly's slalom and giant slalom courses were among the nation's best. But
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Killebrew also wanted a first- rate downhill course for the Nevada side; he figured he could get it with a new lift called Wells Fargo. The lowest lift on the Nevada side, Wells Fargo would provide a stunning downhill course and a link toward a possible new Heavenly base area. Wells Fargo was operational by the fall of 1974, but there was no snow that low on the mountain. A pro race planned as the lift's coming-out party had to be re-scheduled to Hunter Mountain. When the lift finally opened in January of 1975, that same pro race was shown on national television "with a special segment devoted to Hunter's snowmaking system." From that moment on, Heavenly became committed to snowmaking.
post #12 of 16
y'all might know better than me, but i "think" the Olympic Downhill run is from the top all the way down to Stagecoach.

But it offers three major variations (i am discounting all the tree options off to the side).

1. You can take the Stagecoach lift up halfway, ski down to Olympic chair and then ride to the top and ski all the way back down to Stagecoach.

2. You can take the Stagecoach lift up halfway, ski down to Olympic chair and then ride the top portion and duck down North Bowl, which is usually a bit moguly. This will end you up at Boulder lifts, which is a beginner area and served by two really slow lifts that take you back up to the top.

3. You can repeat the process, but this time ride Olympic down and then cut off at Boulder Chute, which tends to be more groomed than North Bowl.

That said, according to the official Heavenly Trail Map, the Olympic Downhill run goes from the top of the Olympic lift all the way down to Stagecoach lift/lodge.



http://www.skiheavenly.com/mountain/...i_trailmap.php

it's a great run and will be much less crowded on a weekday, too!
post #13 of 16
The bottom part of the race was held on 'wells Fargo' which is no longer part of the resort. (though the current master plan has it added back in sometime in the future).

It came off of stagecoach run just before it turned right and starts to follow the road. You can still see where the trail is cut, there is even a 'closed area' sign in the middle of the old trail clearing. The bottom was about 1500 vertical feet below the current stagecoach lodge.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post
I think the downhill races did not occur in 1975 but the Austrians dominated the downhills at Heavenly from 77 to 79.
You are right - i have been there in 1977 ...
post #15 of 16
skifex, how was your trip?
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by skifex View Post
we would be glad to meet a lot of skiing enthusiasts to ski, to talk and perhaps we could get some ideas on establishing some business relationships.
our rough skiing schedule
- march 10th to 12th - whistler mountain
- march 14th to 19th - colorado and probably jackson hole
- march 21th to 23rd - northern californian ski aereas (lake tahoe)

looking foreward to meet you on snow!
nicola
EDIT: Oops, didn't realize this was from earlier this year. I hope your trip was great, would still love to see and ski your skis next season. Maybe you should show them at one of the regional retail on-snow shows.
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