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Zinal ECS 2019: snow conditions

Post by pokkis » Friday 4 January 2019, 13:55

Webcams show that all slopes are open, but it looks at in general snow coverage is quite thin.
Any news are there still some stones visible in LeCol and Barth?
Anyway time enough to get plenty white stuff before session :bravo:
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Re: Zinal ECS 2019: snow conditions

Post by fivat » Friday 4 January 2019, 14:17

No no, the snow coverage is not so thin. No stones on the slopes above 2500m (except 2 if we counted well ;-)). I'm there with 3-4 other extremecarvers. 8)

Le Col is just perfect. In November they have made artificial snow (with guns which have been removed since then), and a lot of fresh snow has covered it on mid-December.
Barthélémy is fantastic since December 26. This is really seldom that this slope (with 100% natural snow) is open so early. Usually it is more on mid-January, or 3 days before the ExtremeCarving Session

:arrow: Thus the snow conditions are great for the 16th ExtremeCarving Session (Jan 26-27-28, 2019). Details coming soon, packages already available here.

In resorts below 2500m, in West Switzerland and France, the conditions are catastrophic because of rain during Christmas. There is grass, or very bad ice which was formed with the rain. :?

In Pyrenees (south of France), it's even more catastrophic because there is no snow and the high temperatures prevented the making of artificial snow! :o Probably we will have to cancel the session of the Swoard Demo Tour in Peyragudes (Jan 12-13, 2019) as this resort could be closed or limited.

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Re: Zinal ECS 2019: snow conditions

Post by fivat » Friday 4 January 2019, 14:22

Another good news:

Le Col, the famous slope which is reserved for us in the mornings for the ExtremeCarving Session (Jan 26-27-28, 2019), is now much wider! They worked on this during summer. :bravo:

The red slope below the chairlift is also wider. :D

No ski race, nothing else is planned during the Swoard event. 8)

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Re: Zinal ECS 2019: snow conditions

Post by pokkis » Friday 4 January 2019, 14:23

Sounds extremely great, thanks Patrice, see you soon :bravo:
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Re: Zinal ECS 2019: snow conditions

Post by fivat » Friday 4 January 2019, 14:26

Yeah, see you soon Pokkis! 8) :bravo:
Now let's just cross the fingers for good sun. But we usually have good chance in this sunniest area of Switzerland. :D

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Re: Zinal ECS 2019: snow conditions

Post by sorro » Friday 4 January 2019, 17:08

I can only confirm what Patrice said.
Very good conditions in Zinal and other high resorts (e.g in Italy) compared to what we have currently here in France :cry:

Going there again for the week end to find good slopes and good snow :bravo:
Will keep you posted!

And snow forecast looks good for mid next week to deliver fresh snow for the ECS :clap2:

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Re: Zinal ECS 2019: snow conditions

Post by Matti » Monday 7 January 2019, 11:58

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Re: Zinal ECS 2019: snow conditions

Post by pokkis » Monday 7 January 2019, 13:24

Big brother is always watching and seeing everything :bravo:
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Re: Zinal ECS 2019: snow conditions

Post by fivat » Monday 7 January 2019, 20:11

Hahahaha! Excellent!! :bravo: :bravo: :bravo: :D

Okay, I can't hide! ;-)

For you, here are the pictures of the day! Today 7th January 2019! 8O 8)

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I can't wait anymore to ride with you guys! It's going to be awesome! :silly:

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Re: Zinal ECS 2019: snow conditions

Post by fivat » Sunday 13 January 2019, 10:11

20-30 cm of fresh snow has fallen last night and we expect about 60 cm till Monday 14th January.

:D :silly:

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Re: Zinal ECS 2019: snow conditions

Post by EXtremeBrooklyn » Sunday 13 January 2019, 14:31

Enjoy the snow and the 2019 ECS, I am envious as I can not attend this year, work schedule is preventing to once again cross the atlantic and join EC paradise.

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Re: Zinal ECS 2019: snow conditions

Post by pokkis » Monday 14 January 2019, 9:55

Rumours tell that it is still snowing

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Re: Zinal ECS 2019: snow conditions

Post by fivat » Monday 14 January 2019, 14:19

Snow falls are stopping right now.
We got 60 cm.
Tomorrow will be sunny. :D

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Re: Zinal ECS 2019: snow conditions

Post by jussi » Monday 14 January 2019, 16:53

pokkis wrote:
Monday 14 January 2019, 9:55
Rumours tell that it is still snowing

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Re: Zinal ECS 2019: snow conditions

Post by pokkis » Tuesday 15 January 2019, 16:23

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