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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 001

Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 001

Putting stuff away for the summer. Staff were moving the snowguns from their mounts and storing them in an underground storage garage.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 002

They used a copter to move the snowguns.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 003

Moving snowguns.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 005

Pretty small snowguns.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 007

First run of the vacation. Looking towards Pontresina. Snow was softening up already and it was only about 10:30 in the morning.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 008

Looking east towards Piz Vadret (L) and Piz Muragl (R). Pretty flat ski runs on SE side of Corviglia ski area.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 009

Looking south towards Piz Corvatsch and Piz Murtel and the Corvatsch/Furtschellas ski area.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 010

Left to right: Piz de Staz, Piz Mezdi, Piz Rosatsch, Piz s. Gian, and Piz Surlej. Not much difference b/n them but maybe 100 feet so hard to tell them apart.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 011

Salastrains lift on left; on the main Corviglia Run. It was considered a red or medium difficulty run. Some nice rollers and some steeper portions (25 degrees) but quite wide (100 yards).


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 013

Salastrains Lift on right; Corviglia Run again.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 014

Looking sw up the En Valley.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 015

Looking towards villages of Silvaplana (r) and Surlej (l) and ski area of Corvatsch/Furtschellas. The ski slope in the foreground was nice and wide (approx. 100 meters wide) and about 30 degrees in steepness.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 016

Looking west to the peak of Piz Nair.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 017

Piz Guglia (3380.4 meters, right) and Piz Albana (3100 meters, left.)


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 018

Piz de la Margna (3159 meters) is the large peak in the background.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 019

Mountains of the Engadine range.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 020


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 021

Part of Piz Albana on right.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 024


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 025

Looking at the Pascul Sass Nair area of the Val Saluoer (Saluoer Valley) with Piz dal Buz on right and Piz Ot the large pyramid peak in the back.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 027

The Val dal Selin with Las Trais Fluors (2910 meters) at the head of the valley. There were a couple ski runs going down this valley but all were melted out.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 028

Looking west up to the Val Schlattain on the left. You can't see it with the resolution of this photo but the Schlattain Run goes right down the middle of this valley from the top of Fuorcia Grischa. I was riding the Trais Fluors chairlift.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 030

Same from farther up the chair.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 031

Looking south from top of Las Trais Fluors area, just downhill from top of Trais Fluors chairlift.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 033

Looking SE with Trais Fluors chair in foreground.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 034

Riding the Gluna chair looking at Gluna run, a definite black (difficult) run. Not many skiers probably because of thin cover. Piz Corviglia on left, Piz Gluna on right.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 035

Avalanche protection for one of the lift towers of the Gluna ski lift.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 038

looking SE from top of Gluna chair. Part of the Chuderas ski run is visible in the foreground. Very nice run with a few smaller whoop de doos and some great carving. A pure red (medium difficulty) run about 2 miles long and about 50 yards wide at its narrowest. Steepest point was approximately 20 degrees.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 039

Part of the Chuderas ski run; it continues to the left and down the valley.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 043

Looking towards town of Samedan from Saluver Talabfahrt Celerina ski run. Pretty darn brown and snow free from about last quarter of elevation down.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 044

Looking almost due south and back uphill from same ski run. Because the snow level was pretty high (it was a bad snow year and warm), you really couldn't wander off the piste very much. As this run went further downhill, it got progressively narrower but it did widen out at the end. A red run with some black portions (only about 20 feet wide in some places) and very slushy.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 046

Town of Celerina.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 047

Riding the Celerina-Marguns gondola back up to Marguns area of Corviglia


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 049

A lot of bare areas down low.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 050

A little product placement. "Stoeckli! The Swiss ski!"


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 053

Celerina-Marguns gondola. Photo a little caddywhumpus because I stuck the camera out the window and took the photo.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 054

Piz Padella.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 055

Approaching the Marguns area of Corviglia ski area.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 058

Riding the Trais Fluors chair and looking at the Selin ski run. Not much snow and no skiers. A black run for sure but not terribly steep (35 degrees max.)


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 061

Same again.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 078

Standing at top of Trais Fluors chair looking south; the Marguns Corviglia quad chair is on the side of the nearer valley and is just visible.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 083

The ridgeline of Piz Nair in the background going left to right with the peak of Piz Nair in the middle of the photo; Piz Schlattan to the right; and Piz Grisch on the farthest right. The ski run Mezzauna is in the foreground. It was a red run with some moderately steep pitches (30 degrees) and some portions of the run being a double fall line. It also had a part which was slightly uphill so a fair amount of speed was necessary to make it up that portion.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 084

Slightly downhill on the same run with the Marguns Corviglia lift (left) and Plateau Nair lift (right) just visible on the middle ridge. I don't think the photo resolution is that great. Don't forget to visit fbskier.picturepush.com for the full size photos.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 085

Looking towards Pontresina from the top of the Trais Fluors chair.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 087

Looking at the Champion ski run with Piz Corvatsch in the background left. Again the detail is not great but there are people skiing the run and from their size the run must be 150 to 200 meters wide.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 088

Zoom in photo of the mountains on the south side of the En Valley.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 089

Another zoom in photo. You can see several glaciers on the farthest peaks.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 094

Yours truly with the Val Schlattan in the background. You get some idea of the huge sweep of the ski area from this photo but this only shows about 20 percent of the ski area.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 103

Photo of the Fuorcla Grischa chair (left) and Gluna chair (right) with the Fuorcla Grischa ski run in the middle with all the bumps. This was taken from the Princess ski run.


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Europe trip day four - st. moritz day two Corviglia and Celerina 104

Looking at the ridgeline of Piz Nair from the Fuorcla Grischa chair. The Fuorcla Grischa ski run is in the foreground.


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