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OpenSkiMap.org (openskimap.org)
submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/skiing

So, i got myself some kind of early bird magicpass deal for next winter. Seemed like a great bang-for-your-buck unless ofcourse 2024-2025 winter is when climate shit really goes all the way down the drain in the alps and there are 0 snowdays, never know.

Anyhow, I also discovered OpenSkiMap.org recently, and I really like it. Very fast view on ski-areas and elevations, and somewhat how reachable they are, and I especially like that you can view what kind of lifts to expect and most of all i like that you can quickly see how long they will take to use (nice to know for t-bars, willing to put in the effort once in a while, but not for 20 mins non-stop on a 500m climb ;)). It even made me try to add that information for a lot of lifts in OSM where it is lacking.

But, unfortunately, I feel that openskimap is lacking a few options.

1. Public transport-integration. I would very much appreciate it if it could have a "railway / busstop" toggle or something. So a bit of an openskimap.org meets öpnvkarte.de cross-over. Does anything like that exist (please don't suggest me to do it myself in QGIS, the learning curve is really just too steep i'm afraid)

Basically just the option to, when you select a ski-area, show the nearest busstop and trainstation would be pretty cool imo.

2. Weather & snow-cover integration I know there is also OpenMeteo so at least the expected weather is theoretically available in open source. Is there also such a (opensource) thing for actual snow cover, like the information every skilift-operater typically puts on their website: mountain 100cm "fresh snow", valley 10cm "horrible mush". Does this exist?

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submitted 2 months ago by SlippiHUD to c/skiing

Hello internet strangers.

I wish to discuss what we did this season. Everywhere is on if snow conditions allow and the temp outside is 75°F with rain in the forcast for 2 days this week, I don't think this weekend is happening for me.

My very first and second outing I've posted about already. But someone corrected me about carving and I've since learned just how hard carving is and it was not just parallel skiing like I thought it was. (This might be the first time I've Dunning-Kruegared myself that hard)

I did make it to Caberfea for Presidents Day weekend and stayed at the Lost Pines Lodge, which is a very cool and very rustic motel just 3 miles from the ski hill. It's the kind of place you have to call via phone to reserve. They had a very happening bar for snowmobilers. I went with my friend who taught me skiing.

The first day there was tons of fresh powder and I had a great time. I ended up doing funnel cake and starky several times. We skiied for like 8hrs that day. They were also the longest runs I had done so far.

Towards the end of the day I fell several times on my last run due to flat light. That was the first time I had encountered that. It was not fun at all. It didn't help that my glasses kept fogging inside my visor. Does anyone have any tips for that?

The next day we took the day easy and ended up heading over around 4 pm for their late day prices and some night skiing. After the sun set the snow got very icy and fast but it was a great time. I ended up just rushing down funnel cake and got to some pretty intense speeds (at least it felt that way to me) trying to get used to higher speeds. I got tired after about 4 hours and got drunk on some cider. It was great.

I never worked up the nerve to do upper canyon, which would have opened up a lot of terrain for me. I'll get it next time. Also I love the layout of Caberfea, it felt really cool knowing I couldn't accidentally get on trails that I wasn't ready for or accidentally take a lift I couldn't ski down from. Of the two ski areas I've been, it's my favorite.

My final trip I ended up taking my kid back to Perfect North, they did some group lessons, we never made it onto any ski lifts but I did ski the bunny hill backwards, which was fun. I think they'll be ready for ski lifts first trip next year.

I'm hoping be good enough to hit Mt. Bohemia within the next five years, but we'll see.

What did you all do?

What was your favorite ski area you went to?

What's your 5 year skiing goal? .

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submitted 3 months ago by thrawn21 to c/skiing

[Image description: a ski run on a snowy mountain, other runs are visible on an opposing mountain face, and the weather is bright and sunny with a few wispy clouds.]

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submitted 3 months ago by thrawn21 to c/skiing
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Best skiing snacks? (sh.itjust.works)
submitted 3 months ago by [email protected] to c/skiing

What are people's favourite skiing snacks?

What is the best balance of carbs, fat, and protein?

Any advice for staying hydrated without having to urinate too frequently?

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submitted 3 months ago by SlippiHUD to c/skiing

I went with a different friend to go skiing again. I've worked my way up into more blue runs and I'm feeling fairly confident in my progress.

I've now consumed almost all of the training videos that appear to be worth watching on YouTube. SKNG had some really useful tips that might have been helpful my first trip, and I found them informative to what I should be doing now.

The snow conditions were much better this trip. In the mean time I had thrifted a North Face Coat, Snow Bibs, and gloves for $50 and they kept me almost too warm on that 20°F(-6°C) day.

I'm actually going to head up to Caberfea Presidents Day weekend (lift tickets are $30 with hotel room!!! Truely insane) I'll try to get photos and videos then. For 2 more days of skiing this year, and I'm hoping to get one last day of skiing in sometime in March. But we'll see, it's been consistently 40 plus degrees this last week and appears that will continue atleast another 14 days.

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submitted 4 months ago by Pat12 to c/skiing
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submitted 4 months ago by SlippiHUD to c/skiing

A friend of mine invited me to go skiing, and I decided to go. It was very fun and I may have a new obsession. I'm probably going to go atleast 2 more times this year and just rent.

Hopefully, Ill be able to save enough to get my own gear and a season pass at a independent place nearish to me.

I was doing the shorter blue runs by the end of the day, because my friend was pretty good teacher, but what are some good resources to learning skiing techniques, and what's the best way to get discount gear?

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submitted 5 months ago by [email protected] to c/skiing
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submitted 9 months ago by Tomrot to c/skiing

Sort of surreal skiing in august but fun nevertheless

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submitted 10 months ago by krische to c/skiing

In a recent development, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has revealed a series of compelling renderings that depict the envisioned transformation of Little Cottonwood Canyon.

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submitted 10 months ago by thrawn21 to c/skiing

[Image description: photo taken from chairlift of a mountain face still mostly covered in snow. One trail has been groomed smooth, the rest of the snow is discolored to degrees and moguled.]

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submitted 10 months ago by Gruffalon to c/skiing
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submitted 11 months ago by insanecrazy4 to c/skiing

This year I have been mainly skiing on my Nórdica Soul Riders and the Doberman Spitfires.

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Missing the winter (self.skiing)
submitted 11 months ago by R05 to c/skiing

Any of our southern brothers and sisters wanting to share how their season is going?

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summer storage (lemmy.one)
submitted 11 months ago by [email protected] to c/skiing

Prepping show for summer storage. Can't wait for next season!

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submitted 11 months ago by Pat12 to c/skiing
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submitted 11 months ago by FearTheCron to c/skiing

Cross posting from backcountry since I am currently the only member. Wishing both communities the best as we deal with the transition!

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submitted 11 months ago by Pat12 to c/skiing
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submitted 11 months ago by Pat12 to c/skiing

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