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  • in reply to: Crested Butte! 2015-16 #786195
    WideRange
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    Thanks L8 John, Eric, and Andrew! Look forward to meeting you guys and shredding some pow! Don’t forget to hit me up when you’re in the area!

    L8 John — yeah I think a sled would be a very useful tool around here!

    Eric — yep, housing is tough around here. I’ll keep an eye out. We discovered during our rental search that pretty much the main places to look are the local newspaper classifieds (also online, and they refresh every Thursday, so be sure to check first thing on Thursdays) as well as Craigslist. Also it could be useful to talk to some of the property management companies in town, such as Peak Properties or Crested Butte Property Management — that’s how we eventually found our place.

    Andrew — sounds good, give me a holler closer to that time!

    in reply to: North/South San Juan SB folks wanted #636594
    WideRange
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    Subject: North/South San Juan SB folks wanted

    @h8zmorn wrote:

    Looking for splitboarding partners in and around the San Juans. I’m usually hanging with skiers, would be nice to find a couple splitters as partners. Flexible schedule… Avvy Certified

    I might be several months overdue on your thread, but… are you still around? Looking to get out? I’m in Ouray; just got back from a winter in Europe. Hit me up if you want to meet for a tour!

    Jack

    in reply to: San Juan Slay: Sneffels & Teakettle meet Team Shred. #639576
    WideRange
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    SAWEEET!!! Great work, glad you got both lines. I’m a bit jealous… wish I could have joined you all. I’ll be back home in the SJ’s on Sunday… can’t wait!!!

    in reply to: Himalayas Trip Report: Kashmir-India: (many photos). #639112
    WideRange
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    Well done!!!! Looks like an incredible trip, thanks for posting!!!

    in reply to: 2010/11 season in Engelberg, Switzerland… and beyond #631463
    WideRange
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    Hi Jonas, I just sent you a PM!

    in reply to: TR: NE Couloir de l’Encrenaz, Chamonix #635491
    WideRange
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    Wow, looks like a burly line!

    Every time I take my splitboard out for a ride here around Engelberg, everybody’s like “Ah, a snowboard??!!!” And I met a group of riders on snowshoes one day and they were drooling and bowing to the splitboard… I kept going before they jumped me! ๐Ÿ˜†

    in reply to: Splitzerland #634869
    WideRange
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    @callidus wrote:

    Great pics, great website.

    If you are hanging around Switzerland make sure you check out the tour Oberalpstock. Catch it on the right day, one of the best descents in the alps.

    viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6067&p=43605#p43605

    Holy crap, that looks awesome! Thanks for the tip… I’ll have to read up on that one.

    in reply to: Splitzerland #634867
    WideRange
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    @jcocci wrote:

    Yeah, I was going to say the Zermatt is right up there. Loved that place and will definitely go back but man it ain’t cheap there. When we were out there last April we got stuck in Geneva for an extra 5 days because of the volcano eruption. That certainly wasn’t a cheap 5 days.

    Oh man what a drag. Hopefully you had some fun in Geneva though.

    Some things in Switzerland are reasonably priced, like lift tickets/season passes, which are actually probably cheaper than in the States for the most part. Lodging isn’t bad either, compared to the States. But eating in restaurants… damn they bend you over. The grocery store isn’t cheap either. And forget about buying any hard goods like clothes or gear… so much cheaper in the US.

    in reply to: Splitzerland #634865
    WideRange
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    @SPLITRIPPIN wrote:

    You just had to pick the most expensive city in Switzerland ๐Ÿ˜‰ Keep up the good work shredder.. lookin forward to more TR’s from Sweiss-Land

    Unfortunately, I think that all of Switzerland is expensive! Zermatt takes the cake from what I’ve seen so far. Brutally expensive. Engelberg isn’t far behind. Luckily my rent is reasonable, the season pass isn’t too bad, and I cook at home all the time.

    in reply to: Splitzerland #634863
    WideRange
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    @jcocci wrote:

    Go to Verbier if you get a chance as well. Some good touring there, but lots of people.

    Yep… that’s on the list too! Man, there is so much to see out here… I’d also love to do a trip in Italy’s Aosta valley. And get back to Obergurgl in Austria for some pow days… sweet place.

    in reply to: Splitzerland #634861
    WideRange
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    @russman wrote:

    How long will you be out there? I’m trying to come out for next winter. Maybe trying to find some living in La Grave or Cham. Those mountains look so incredible!

    I will definitely be here through April, then the plan is to head back to Colorado in May. I haven’t yet been to Cham or La Grave but I’m sure I will at some point this winter… it would be a shame to spend a winter in the Alps and not visit those places at least once!

    in reply to: Splitzerland #634858
    WideRange
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    @jcocci wrote:

    Amazing peaks out there. So much terrain to explore. Was out that way this past April (did the Haute Route) and definitely need to go back sometime.

    Yeah there are lots of big lines around here that I can’t wait to ride!!! We need some more snow around here though, at least on the lower elevations which are still almost bare.

    The Haute Route… man I’d love to do that later this winter… or any hut routes in the Alps for that matter. So cool.

    in reply to: TR: Epic Bowling Trip with the Employees at Spark R & D #634796
    WideRange
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    Epic!!! How did the bindings fare in the wood conditions?

    in reply to: A Day In The Clouds #634827
    WideRange
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    Yeah, awesome shots indeed! That second one is sweet!!!

    in reply to: sunrise on the westshore #634185
    WideRange
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    KILLER shot!!! Just wondering, did you coordinate this pretty thoroughly with the rider? Or was it just like “Make a big carve below me!!!” So cool.

    in reply to: Primeval Forests and Volcans: Chile #633216
    WideRange
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    sometimes thereโ€™s nothing like riding corn snow on a volcano.

    Yes indeed. :thumpsup: Great TR… I would certainly be interested in heading down that way next spring, like Sept/Oct. Or do you think October’s too late?

    in reply to: 6 Days of Stoke: The Alpine Lakes Traverse #633035
    WideRange
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    Wow… inspiring! Great trip report!

    in reply to: 2010/11 season in Engelberg, Switzerland… and beyond #631461
    WideRange
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    Thanks David! I sent you a PM.

    in reply to: TR: Eldorado Peak, North Cascades, Wa 11/3 #630976
    WideRange
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    Awesome! Love those sunset shots. I’d have loved to just camp up there, not to mention ride down!

    in reply to: 2010/11 season in Engelberg, Switzerland… and beyond #631458
    WideRange
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    Hey what’s up Forrest! You should make a trip out here!

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