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  Topic Started By:  paulriggers    On:  Thu 22nd September, 2005 at 09:48
paulriggers
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Fareham
#1  coldest winter  22 Sep '05 at 09:48
anyone see the report in the newspaper saying we're in for a very cold winter, can only be good news for us out on a season!
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Kenzie
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#2  Re: coldest winter  22 Sep '05 at 09:52
Those long term forecasts only apply to the UK.
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mista
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The sticks
#3  Re: coldest winter  22 Sep '05 at 09:53
Well last season we got a bit of snow at the start and then it was too cold for a long time to actually snow as the air was never humid enough to form clouds... The pistes did stay quite nice for a while because they never thawed to then re-freeze into ice but the off-piste was a bit dodgy.

We'll see, you never can tell
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moj
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#4  Re: coldest winter  22 Sep '05 at 10:06

Originally posted by mista

Well last season we got a bit of snow at the start and then it was too cold for a long time to actually snow as the air was never humid enough to form clouds... The pistes did stay quite nice for a while because they never thawed to then re-freeze into ice but the off-piste was a bit dodgy.

We'll see, you never can tell

yeah, remember Crimbo day had snow in England before we got any (finally got a dusting at about 10pm). Was a great January if you like sun bathing in -15C though.

I follow the "always be a pessimist then be happier when things work out" school of thought

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Kenzie
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#5  Re: coldest winter  22 Sep '05 at 10:09
It's going to be a great season for snow - somewhere!
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Vix63
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#6  Re: coldest winter  22 Sep '05 at 10:29
at least we're in the alps when everyone here is running out of power!!!
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benykeny1
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#7  Re: coldest winter  22 Sep '05 at 12:22
I think last year they said November was gonna be really cold in uk, and it wasn't, do they just say this every year?
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peds
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Chamonix
#8  Re: coldest winter  22 Sep '05 at 17:02

Originally posted by benykeny1

I think last year they said November was gonna be really cold in uk, and it wasn't, do they just say this every year?

just covering their backs if they turn out to be wrong, they just act quiet for a bit and hope no-one remembers...

its going to be a cracking season for snowfall ;)
(if i turn out to be wrong, i'll just act quiet for a bit and hope no-one remembers)
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Alpes Exile
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#9  Re: coldest winter  22 Sep '05 at 17:42
Well they said it was the coldest winter for 50 years this winter and they were right, not much snow mind so just as well, i do remember some of the best snow falls at the end of April exactly like the year before.
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sbh
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France
#11  Re: coldest winter  22 Sep '05 at 18:02
Brrrrrrrrrrr

Last year was too cold, rather stay tucked up in my little car blasting around the alpes than board.

3V's was good unless you were in Meribel where it was far to cold and icy, COU 1650 good as few people went over there.

Lets hope it's slightly warmer this year giving it a chance to snow some more.
Enjoy and laters.
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Robinq
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Verbier
#12  Re: coldest winter  22 Sep '05 at 18:03
Somebody will need to step in and explain this a bit better cause i dont know the ins and outs, but apparently the weather runs on a sort of 7 year cycle in the last couple of decades (el nino or something????), this would hopefully mean that the weather will be the same as 98/99 season when the snow was just awesome!!! (at least it was great in switzerland and Austria).

Heres to hoping!
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sbh
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France
#13  Re: coldest winter  22 Sep '05 at 18:11
I thought it was 4 years, hell just keeping praying!
Enjoy and laters.
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Kenzie
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#14  Re: coldest winter  23 Sep '05 at 07:51
Snow has a guaranteed cycle:-

When you're there it is cr@p.

When you're not there it is superb.

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waitingforwinter
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#15  Re: coldest winter  23 Sep '05 at 08:38
and when you're a rep on a coach it is always going to snow "later in the week"
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Kenzie
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#16  Re: coldest winter  23 Sep '05 at 08:47

Originally posted by waitingforwinter

and when you're a rep on a coach it is always going to snow "later in the week"

Or "The French forecast is for snow" - nothing like passing the blame.
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