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 Post subject: Re: The Backyard, Zillertal Österreich
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:33 pm 
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Well done Ronald! I'm Luvin' it!

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 Post subject: Re: The Backyard, Zillertal Österreich
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:18 pm 
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Thanks Ron! Austria seems like a must visit spot, wish I could've made it happen this year, perhaps I'll put it off in 2014.
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 Post subject: Re: The Backyard, Zillertal Österreich
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:30 am 
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Ron, so great that you decided to come in the end and that you enjoyed it that much!
Massive airs!

Barrows: if you happen to visit Austria in spring, call me, and we will go for some steeps in the Gosaukamm or something similar!


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 Post subject: Re: The Backyard, Zillertal Österreich
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:27 am 
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Yeah boys...You all would have been stoked to get up on top of them thar Austrian peaks to have a gander. There's actually a pretty good hut system in the alps....In fact we came upon one that a farmer just leaves an alpine hut open. It had a sweet big ol' cheese cauldron in there.

I think the key to this area is just going back and camping. There's an Austrian national park "Hohe Tauern" That I'm sure has lots of good stuff. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hohe_Tauern

Flo.... it was definitely a down snow year for the Zillertal valley. Some other valleys got crushed with snow...just the way it goes in the alps. Never the less...it was good to be out there, and see what Zillertal has to offer. Next time I go back..I'm getting a crew together to get back into some hard to reach spots. I'll also make sure to head over late Feb/Early March when most of the winter storms have come through, and you have a better shot at clear days to hit N Facing goods

Now...Leaving Thurs to hook up with Ale and Spicolli...pretty outstanding way to finish my split season...Then it's time to dust off the MX....braaaaaaaaaap!

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 Post subject: Re: The Backyard, Zillertal Österreich
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:43 am 
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Rad report! Looks like an epic trip! Thanks for sharing

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 Post subject: Re: The Backyard, Zillertal Österreich
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:37 am 
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awesome report! i remember that last winter you posted about a friend of yours who is looking for a place to open up a camp and now it turns out that he founded the backyard camp, which i've already heard of... nice! :)
i want to go there!

hoher riffler - been there last winter too :) (report can be found here)

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 Post subject: Re: The Backyard, Zillertal Österreich
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THAT is one hell of a trip. :thatrocks:

i dig how you are from the midwest but make sure you ride some amazing mountains every season. :bow:

and not afraid to use CAPS for your name. :lol: :headbang:


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 Post subject: Re: The Backyard, Zillertal Österreich
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:12 am 
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SPLITRIPPIN wrote:
Flo.... it was definitely a down snow year for the Zillertal valley.
Oh, didn't realize that. The pictures from the backyard guys' facebook page looked like they were lucky with snow.

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I think the key to this area is just going back and camping.
Well, actually, almost nobody does that here. (still I fully understand that it can be an amazing (but cold) experience!)
One reason is this...
SPLITRIPPIN wrote:
There's actually a pretty good hut system in the alps....

...although many of the huts only open in Feb or March, up then you often can use their so called "winter rooms". (open, separated compartment of the hut, sometimes possible to heat)

Still, you can reach most areas with day trips. Not too few people aren't afraid to hike up to 2000-3000 vertical meters (up to 10,000ft) a day.

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There's an Austrian national park "Hohe Tauern" That I'm sure has lots of good stuff. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hohe_Tauern
Oh absolutely! There's a huge number of peaks >3000m that are amazing to ski there. My favourite (so far): Hocharn 3254m.

This is also where our highest mountain Großglockner (3798m) is located.

Btw: which I was lucky to splitboard last year... :)
Some pics: http://fotos.mtb-news.de/s/57262


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