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  • #579878
    plastafara
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    Hey guys! As their is very few reports from Europe I am sending the ending season trip report.
    Winter in Europe was very flat, no snow till January and then little bit snowfall but nothing crazy, well.. few spots got heavy snowed in. Anyway we targeted small mountain village in Austria -call Vent(1900m) in The Ötztal Alps (German: Ötztaler Alpen, Italian: Alpi Venoste) a mountain range in the Central Eastern Alps, in the State of Tyrol in southern Austria and the Province of South Tyrol in northern Italy. Early spring conditions, snow was getting wet and heavy after 1pm, some of set powder on the north exposure, temperatures from -1 to +12C
    avalanche level 2. As we are intermediate splitboarders and skiers we took it easy after we discovered cracks and snow started to slide down gently.
    The village location was away from resorts nice and quiet. If anybody planing holiday in Europe i could recommend, accommodation 15euro p/p self catering. Not bad.
    For view full story please view link bellow. Ziby

    https://picasaweb.google.com/100796649137473303881/VENTBackcountry201402?authuser=0&feat=directlink

    #676113
    Method
    151 Posts

    :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    Looks great!

    #676114
    FloImSchnee
    291 Posts

    Oh yeah, Ötztal is amazing, in summer as well!

    #676115
    schwalbster
    321 Posts

    Nice! Love that place. Did the ‘Venter Runde’ long time ago! In your full picture set I noticed the Ortovox checkpoint station! Are those found at famous trailheads all over the alps now?

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    #676116
    plastafara
    56 Posts

    Thanks guys, It was my firs time in Ötztal and was amazed. Shwalbster, I only seen them in Vent and this is place dedicate to skituring so I assume they put them in other places like this in Austrian Alps, the checkpoints are sponsored by RaiffaisenBank, useful action taken. :thumbsup:

    #676117
    FloImSchnee
    291 Posts

    @schwalbster wrote:

    In your full picture set I noticed the Ortovox checkpoint station! Are those found at famous trailheads all over the alps now?

    Usually only to be found in ski resorts at the start some off-piste runs.

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