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poff - SPECTACULAR!

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View from the base of Verbier to Le Chable from the December trip.

 

Somewhere in Kirkwood.

 


I don't see a parachute on the blue guy...

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Favorite photo of me skiing so far, taken ~10 days after my first day on alpine skis, may 15, 2008 at A-basin, you can see how insanely crowded it is.

 

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poff - SPECTACULAR!

Yeah, the blue guy is Tyrone Shoelaces, Epicski patroller; poff does a mean copy and paste.

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Wow, there is some excellent competition here.  A couple of my favorites skiing Crystal Mountain here in Washington State.  Didn't get anywhere else this season (except for Mount Bachelor next week).Door 2April 14 2009Spook Hill April 3 2009

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^^

Very nice!

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Great final resting place for skiers - Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. I took this photo June of '08. We rented a chalet about 2 blocks from this graveyard. Just above the ridge on the right is Murren where some of the ski scenes were filmed for "On Her Majesties Secret Service" -- a 60s' James Bond movie. The tram from Murren leads up to the Schilthorn (the round building on top of the mountain- Piz Gloria -  is in the movie).

 

Behind the ridge on the left is the Eiger, and at the end of the valley is the Jungfrau -- all snow and glacier covered year round.

 

 click to zoom in


 


Edited by MidwestPete - 5/9/2009 at 04:14 pm GMT
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Excellent picture in the Lauterbrunnen Valley, Pete!  My wife and I were there the past two summers doing a ton of alpine hiking.  I remembered in one of the Warren Miller movies where they showed a time-lapse of the walls and waterfalls thinking to myself, "Man, that's the most beautiful place I've ever seen." but not knowing where it was.  When we first drove up the valley, it immediately came to me that yes, this is the place.  We spent two weeks in Murren this past summer and it is incredible.  Nice picture. 

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 It was spectacular - I tried skiing in the tiny roped off area on top of the Jungfrau just to say I skied Switzerland. Did do some real skiing on the Stubai glacier/Austria in July a few years ago.

 

Grindelwald is also quite beautiful!

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Excellent picture in the Lauterbrunnen Valley, Pete!  My wife and I were there the past two summers doing a ton of alpine hiking.  I remembered in one of the Warren Miller movies where they showed a time-lapse of the walls and waterfalls thinking to myself, "Man, that's the most beautiful place I've ever seen." but not knowing where it was.  When we first drove up the valley, it immediately came to me that yes, this is the place.  We spent two weeks in Murren this past summer and it is incredible.  Nice picture. 



 

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Great final resting place for skiers - Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland.

 

This is the picture that hangs above our fireplace mantle, a beautiful spot.

 

 

JF

 

 

 

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 Is that on the way up to Wengen?

 

I can't believe all of the spectacular waterfalls in that valley!

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This is the picture that hangs above our fireplace mantle, a beautiful spot.

 

 

JF

 

 

 



 

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Is that on the way up to Wengen?

 

As far as I can ascertain yes, the picture was taken from somewhere near Wengen.  It was a birthday gift from my parents.  A friend of theirs, reworks photos to give them the look of a painting.  When you see it in person, it is hard to tell if it is a photograph or a painting.  Very sureal.

 

I thought it may be the same valley as your photo, just taken from higher up.

JF

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As far as I can ascertain yes, the picture was taken from somewhere near Wengen.  It was a birthday gift from my parents.  A friend of theirs, reworks photos to give them the look of a painting.  When you see it in person, it is hard to tell if it is a photograph or a painting.  Very sureal.

 

I thought it may be the same valley as your photo, just taken from higher up.

JF


It is the same valley -- if I zoomed in I could probably see the chalet where we stayed in the valley. It looks just like the view from the electric train which then goes to Wengen - then through the Eiger up to the Jungfrau.
 

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Middle photo is my son at the chalet we rented in the valley. Bottom photo is Murren looking down into the valley where the small village of Lauterbrunnen is located. That whole region is just unbelievable!

 

 

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That picture of 4ster's is either the train to Wengen or the one to Schnyge Platte, a little further north toward Interlaken.  But I think it's the one to Wengen.  Here are a couple of other pictures taken from within the Lauterbrunnen Valley last August.

 

This is the western flank of the Eiger, taken from Murren:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another nearby peak

 

 

 

This is taken from a few hundred feet above Murren on the western side of the valley looking back toward Monch and Eiger.  I've got a ton of really cool pictures from that trip.

 

 

It was all I could do to drag my wife out of there.  She would have stayed in a heartbeat!

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That picture of 4ster's is either the train to Wengen or the one to Schnyge Platte, a little further north toward Interlaken.  But I think it's the one to Wengen.  Here are a couple of other pictures taken from within the Lauterbrunnen Valley last August.

 

This is the western flank of the Eiger, taken from Murren:

 

  

Another nearby peak

 

 

 

This is taken from a few hundred feet above Murren on the western side of the valley looking back toward Monch and Eiger.  I've got a ton of really cool pictures from that trip.

 

 

It was all I could do to drag my wife out of there.  She would have stayed in a heartbeat!


Ahhh - I love it there! We drove from Stuttgardt to Chamonix so we hit some Swiss villages on the way down. From Chamonix we drove up to Lauterbrunnen and hit some other spectacular areas on the way. Especially notable along the route was Chateau Deaux and Gstaad. I think evey route through the Alps is stunning.

 

Below is where Plake dropped in (or the general area) - Aguille du Midi, Chamonix, France.

 


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Edited by MidwestPete - 5/14/2009 at 04:11 am GMT
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 Is that on the way up to Wengen?

 

I can't believe all of the spectacular waterfalls in that valley!



 



 

 

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This is the picture that hangs above our fireplace mantle, a beautiful spot.

 

 

JF

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yep - same viewpoint. I took this from the Lauterbrunnen-Wengen train -- my Midwest Pete



 


Edited by MidwestPete - 5/15/2009 at 01:25 am GMT
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Great pictures

It's hard to describe or imagine the depths of those narrow valleys and the differences between our western mountains and the Alps until you've been there. Most pictures don't a good job of capturing that perspective but these do. Well Done..

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Great pictures

It's hard to describe or imagine the depths of those narrow valleys and the differences between our western mountains and the Alps until you've been there. Most pictures don't a good job of capturing that perspective but these do. Well Done..

The word is Verticality.  Jungfrau - been there, done that.  And glad I did, magnificent.  Hey I want that Pirate Mug on Pete's mantle!

 

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All scenics due to a troubling lack of friends who ski. The season's highlights:

 

From the Kahleberg in Germany looking into the Czech Republic:

Schareck mountain above cross country trails from Sportgastein:

Fresh tracks in Sportgastein:

E Pluribus Unum (ski track), Sportgastein:

A lonely hut in Bad Gastein:

Blizzard in Obertauern:

Brief clearing in Obertauern:

Disco Jesus at Obertauern Apres:

Top of Mt. Fort, Verbier:

The eyesore that is Avoriaz:

Portes du Soliel:

Bushwacking in Avoriaz:

Agricultural Apres:

Val d'Illiez:

Cow Fight in Roran:

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The word is Verticality.  Jungfrau - been there, done that.  And glad I did, magnificent.  Hey I want that Pirate Mug on Pete's mantle!

 


Hey, I would give you that mug but the first part of that post belongs to 4ster - you'll have to ask him!
 

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Great photos ami in berlin.   You are making me lonesome for the Alps. My brother-in-law used to live in Berlin, but now he is even closer to the Alps since he moved just outside Stuttgart (which gives us a convenient home base when we visit!).

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Here's a few, although none to match some of my past years.  All are Big Mountain.

 

January inversion (when Dorm57 was here):

Big Mountain inversion, Jan 2009

Big Mountain inversion, Jan 2009, descending into the clouds

And a late spring stormGood Med, April 2009

Good Med, April 2009

And one more from Windowpane, last week of the season:

Sibby in Windowpane, April 2009

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Here's a few, although none to match some of my past years.  All are Big Mountain.

 

January inversion (when Dorm57 was here):

 

 

And a late spring storm

 

And one more from Windowpane, last week of the season:

 


Very beautiful - thanks!

 

I have been there in the summer and it looks like a great place to ski. The drive up to the base area seems like it could be a bit tricky on icy roads -- kind of reminds me of the drive up to Eldora.

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Actually, Big Mountain Road was totally revamped about three seasons ago.  The curves were reduced and there are guardrails now.  It's practically an interstate.

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Very beautiful - thanks!

 

I have been there in the summer and it looks like a great place to ski. The drive up to the base area seems like it could be a bit tricky on icy roads -- kind of reminds me of the drive up to Eldora.

 

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I thought as the bears may not have seen much Japanese snow I'd slip these in. First is Skyline at Nozawa Onsen taken this January, a quaint historic spa village with a fantastic big ski hill above it. The bottom is my family and 2 friends on snowboards having fun in the trees in Rustusu, Hokkaido which receives in excess of 13 metres of snow a year.

 

Nozawa Onsen - Skyline Run Jan 09Yamabiko treesRusutsu Jan 08

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Fantastic pictures arround here :)

 

 

This one for the sun and shadow, early morning in Kronplatz

Also on Kronplatz. There is a slope, and there's grass...

Then a final one with some more snow

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The cave of Hintertux glacier

Something different... Hintertux glacier cave...

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