This was proposed a few weeks ago and there is a lot of interest.
The telegram group joining link is https://t.me/+Q6kQvDNXwtZhNGE0
There are 33 people interested now. A good % are also intersted in going to Cervinia (a €100-150 taxi) to ski for a few days. It would be really great if this could be organised.
Obviously it needs good weather – basically clear Aosta webcams on the day. The current proposal is to start looking at the wx on 15th Jan 2022.
Cervinia is an excellent ski location, though not for really hard-core black run skiers I was there 2 weeks ago and everything of relevance was running great.
Italy is currently letting in most/all Europeans, if vaccinated, and the latest change is a possible test upon arrival.
Please join the telegram group if you are interested in going; that’s where any detailed discussion will be.
An email mailshot was sent out about a week ago to everyone permitting emails; if you didn’t receive it, please check your email settings, anti-spam, etc.
LIMW is one of the most friendly airports I’ve ever been to.
If I may say in the area Monterosa sky is a better sky location .
We can do that one in mid February
Any comparison with Cervinia? Hard to judge from website pics. All reviews of ski areas are wonderful, most are sponsored by a tourist office, and all have websites with pics like this
shot at 7am, before the slope gets trashed
ok, to keep you guys motivated, today’s flight took me once more around the area… came in from the NE over Zermatt
dodged a heli going to the Furgghorn, and then dived into the valley over Breuil-Cervinia
Excellent images Dan. You are very fortunate to have this easily available to you.
And yes, despite being based close to Zurich, the Alps are only 20 minutes, and the Cervin/Matterhorn about 35 minutes flight time away… this using my loitering speed of about 130KTAS (19"/2000RPM < 21l/h)
Dan, it was you that plane this morning over Cervino?
Here I am exploring the area to give you last news about weather and slope crowd… (both pretty good)
Lovely – thank you
But… something wrong there. Your skis are pointing UP the hill! Nobody will turn up if we suggest people have to do that
Wx is looking pretty good for mid Jan