Introduce yourself thread
Well done Telemikey, to start this thread!
Maybe it will somehow in the future turn into a "Riders archive", where we can share trip plans and hook up and join trips!? Morris?
I'm a French skier, I'm from Grenoble & I now live near the "CHARTREUSE" mountains.
My favorite free ride stations are the below :
> 7 LAUX
> Collet d'Allevard
> La Meije
My material is "ATOMIC BLACK EYES Ti" for normal days & "BLACK CROW CAMOX" for powder days.
This will be a pleasure to share some of my powder trip with some of you
See you soon
I'm Tom and I'm from England. Not a lot of opportunities to Ski just south of London
I work for Amer sports and have just secured a role as a tech rep. My knowledge of our brands is pretty good (Atomic and Salomon) but compared to some of my colleagues my knowledge leaves something to be desired.
I'm joining this Forum to gain a better understanding of the winter sports industry as a whole. So watch out guys I'll probably be posting some stupid questions shortly!
If anyone has any questions on our products don't hesitate to ask.
As far as skiing is concerned I would say I am fairly experienced for an Englishman. I have done five seasons across Europe as a guide.
Unfortunately I have had to jack in the seasonaire life style for a mortgage!
I get to ski at least three times a year on real snow. Twice with work and once with my sister in Canada.
Nice to meet you all!
Take it easy
Stumbled across wepowder from another ski based web site and must say I find it one of the most comprehensive meteorological sites on the web. Well done to all behind the scenes.
Me? I'm a 50year old Englishman who seems to have been chasing that perfect day on the mountains for years. Got close a few times but...
Try to ski two or three trips a year and have visited many resorts in France, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, USA and Japan. My wife and I are off to Niseko for Christmas 2016, hoping that the snowgods are on our side as it's a little early. Otherwise have to say am a huge fan of Austria.
Might catch you snowside sometime, otherwise stay safe.
I missed this post...
Matteo, 35rs, from Vicenza but now I work and live in Sterzing/Vipiteno in Sudtirol. I'm a mechanical structural engineer and I work on ropeways. Me and my girlfriends have a lot of experience on skitouring, a little less in freeriding. Eisaktal and Wipptal are a great base for skiing, specially in the deep winter, when the avalanche danger is high in other places. The zones at the boundary of Italy and Austria, near BrennerPass, take snow from almost every front (south, north, west, east). Not so much to have "heavy dump" but enough to ski every year. Nevertheless, if the weather "calls", we can move far to the north or to the south!
Thanks @meteomorris for the good snow forecast... It will be a pleasure if you need some informations or feedback "on the field" from central-east Alps.
I wish great freeriding to all... See you on the slopes!
I'm a recreational skier interested in improving my technique and venturing into the backcountry safely.
I love mountains, maps, and data visualization. Some posts on my website might be interesting to people in the forum. For example, check out: https://geovisualist.com/tag/avalanches/
Salut! November 8 and the snow continues to fall! Something good to take my mind off today's news.
Been telemarking since 1987 when I was x country skiing on double cambered fish scaled Asnes and ankle lace up leather boots.
Now I have Movement Ultimates with ntn freedom bindings or dps yvette powder skis - both skis scarpa 4 buckles boots.
My area is the Vaudoise Alpes in Switzerland but I go to Argentiere, Verbier, and other Valais resorts. Andermatt is a favourite too.
Bring on winter!
Evening all...just joined the site and itching for the '17 season.
Bit of background...Childhood skier followed by blown ACL (rugby) and 20 yr boarder ever since. Mrs B also slides sideways but the groms (11 & 9) both ski although are beginning to show inclinations towards the dark side.
Looking forward to the bants in here in the run-up to the season. Anyone in Arcs 2000 Feb half-term shoutout!?
ps I don't get involved in ski/board BS my first and only love is for people in the mountains
Hi, my name is Rich, I was born and live in Zurich. I'm 50 and been skiing pretty much since I can walk
Passionate free rider/tourer. Currently taking some time off work, so if you need a ski buddy just give me a shout. Thinking of heading to Simplon or Monte Rosa next week after things have calmed down. Any tips for the latter would be welcome.
PNW skier who moved to Europe, specifically Germany, for work. I'm currently dying a little inside seeing how much snow is falling back home while I wait for the next big dump here. I'm 27 years old and this will be my fifth season touring. I love powder, sending small cliffs and hoping to get more comfortable on the gnarly steeps.
See you out there.
Hey pow hunters!
My name is Karlis, I'm from Latvia and I usually ride The Alps region. Been snowboarding since I could walk so I could say that I am an advanced snowboarder with the right gear, doing backcountry for the last 3 years, but still getting the right backcountry education. If anybody needs a partner for a freeride trip I'm IN, just hit me up!! I'm always up for new pow adventures! If there is any powder alert around Zell Am See - Kaprun I have a place to stay. Here is some pow from last season -
Be safe out there guys!
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Pete here, based in Chamonix. Just saying hello.
i'm Luca, 22 years old. I'm a skier and my "amusement" park is Monte Rosa - Monte bianco.
I love freeriding and i'm in some extreme skiing too.
Hi Luca, four of us heading to Serre Che but have cars and planning on heading to Monte Rosa for a day or two. Would be good to ask you a few questions regarding the area.
Hey I am Renato Mascheretti, I have been riding for the last 25years and my base is at Davos/Klosters for the European Winter Season, I have been riding there for the last 20 years so you all welcome to share some pow lines once it dumps there...Now I am leaving in South America an got involved in SBX competition, I have been skiing the Andes as well for the last 15 years and I know a few god spots...
I will be at the Alpes from Jan 19 to Feb. 07 for the part 1 of the powder season, I will have to railpass so I will be quite free to follow the storms, I have been following the wepowder for the last 5 years, tks Morris for some incredible sessions!!!
Hopefully I could catch up with you guys since this time I am going alone.
Crongrat's TeleMikey for the initiative and let's hope for a deep season!!!
All the best
Hello one and all, Michael here, live in England and been in love with the mountains and all it brings for 35 years +.
Heading to Pila in Italy (Aosta valley) at the end of January for some spiritual rejuvenation .
Wishing everyone best wishes.
Hi, greetings from Poland!
Hey, How's it going?
Andi here, based in Austria’s Arlberg area. I love riding any kind of boards (I don’t mind skis either) and have been surfing / snowboarding my whole life. I love ‘the search’ and I’m keen for adventures throughout the alps, looking for and riding good snow, having a few beers and a good time at night and then getting up the next day and do it all again.
In the end it’s all about sharing experiences. Give me a shout if you are in the Arlberg area.
I'm David, snowboarder from Ireland. I'm 30. I call Chamonix my base now, and always looking for people to freeride with. I also surf, skateboard and rock climb.
I was born in Canada and started skiing when I was about 3 and a few years later switched to snowboarding. Been snowboarding since then. Last year I've decided to take it one step further and spend more time in the backcountry. So I'm learning!
I really like rocks and hiking. There's something soothing about it.
I'll be in St Anton (Arlberg) this week (13/01/2017 - 20/01/2017) and then back to Chamonix for Februrary. @Steinmann let me know if you're around this week would love to meet fellow wepowderians : )