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Day 4 - skiing lech d1 003

Day 4 - skiing lech d1 003

First day on snow at Lech. Riding the Schlosskopf chair and looking at buildings and homes above Lech.


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Day 4 - skiing lech d1 004

Looking at Lech with Omeshorn in background.


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Day 4 - skiing lech d1 005

Riding the Petersboden six pack chair above Oberlech. There was a conveyor belt system loading skiers onto the chair so you didn't have to pole to get up to speed. Really neat.


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Day 4 - skiing lech d1 007

Looking towards Lech and the Rufikopf trams in the background. Standing at top of the Schlegelkopf-Rudalpe-Lech ski run (say that five times fast.)


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Day 4 - skiing lech d1 008

Same again.


Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (9) Stitch

Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (9) Stitch

Stitch photo from top of Kriegerhorn chair, looking west with Omeshorn on left and the Spullerschafberg in the middle.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (14)

The Steinmahder chair going to the Zuger Hochlicht with the Braunarlspitze on the left and the Mohnenfluh on the right.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (15)

Standing on the Kriegerhorn looking down at Oberlech and the Petersboden chair and the Karhorn on the left.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (17)

Kriegerhonr chair with the Rufispitze in the background. The Osthang ski route is below the chair. It is rated an extreme ski route. Ski routes are neither patrolled nor groomed. This run was quite mellow with only the very top presenting any challenge (perhaps 40 degrees) with the remainder being about 30 degrees. Very fun with 15 inches of new snow.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (18)

Another photo of the Osthang ski route. This is on the same run but what a difference when you looked to the west like this. Hard to believe this was early April.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (19)

Looking towards the Sudhang ski route to the southwest.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (25)

The Osthang ski route. You can see from here that it isn't that bad.


Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (26) Stitch

Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (26) Stitch

Stitch photo from the Schlegelkopf chair with the Kriegerhorn on the right and the Spullerschafberg in the distance. Day started out pretty crappy with clouds and flat light and this is what it ended up with.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (28)

Part of Lech with Omeshorn in background.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (30)

Another stitch photo from Schlegelkopf chair with Kriegerhorn, Spullerschafberg, and Omeshorn (R to L).


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (33)

Some of the thick forest next to the Schlegelkopf chair. Closed to tree skiing and very high fines if you do ski it (up to 2500 euros).


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (34)

Kriegerhorn from Schlegelkopf chair and the Schlegelkopf-Rudalpe-Lech ski run. Pretty mellow, perhaps 25 degrees at steepest but quite wide: almost 500 meters I estimate so great for going wicked fast so long as it isn't crowded. Also well groomed. It did roll off to a steeper 35 degrees just above Lech so not much fun for beginners. This is actually a ding against the resort according to many guidebooks.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (35)

This is where the slope gets steeper.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (37)

Standing on top of Kriegerhorn looking southwest.


Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (42) Stitch

Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (42) Stitch

Stitch photo from top of Kriegerhorn; Omeshorn is in the middle; photo is from southwest on right to northeast on left.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (43)

The Omeshorn.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (46)

Looking down the Zuppert ski route. Fun run in new snow with about 15 inches new powder; turned to mashed potatoes at bottom so reduced to jump turns and kick turns to get to lift. About 38 degrees.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (49)

Looking west at the bottom of the Steinmahder chair. The slope directly below me is the Furkawang ski route. Not many folks were skiing it.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (50)

Looking at top of the Hasensprung chair in the middle distance with the Rotschrofen chair in the far distance. Mohnenfluh mountain on the left with Widderstein on the right.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (52)

Looking southwest with part of the Kriegeralpe-Petersboden ski run in the foreground.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (55)

Another shot of the Zuppert ski route below the Kreigerhorn.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (56)

Looking back up the Zuppert ski route. Not terribly steep perhaps 40 degrees tops. Not many folks skiing it; one other group of five guys was it.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (57)

Spullerschafberg mountain with the hamlet of Zug below. You can just make out the bottom station of the Zugerberg chair next to the Lech river.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (59)

Little hamlet of Zug with Spullerschafberg behind.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (62)

Same again. Amazing blue skies and white snow. One of my favorite pics.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (64)

Zug with Omeshorn in back on left. Directly below the Omeshorn is the Madloch-Zug ski route. It was closed this particular day because of strong winds and a lot of new snow.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (66)

Spullerschafberg towering above Zug. The bitter end of the Zugertobel ski route. A ski route from hell; last kilometer is almost dead flat and a skate back to the ski lift. Not much fun in wet snow or for snowboarders (the day I skied this run I saw a half-dozen snowboarders trudging along to the ski lift.)


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (70)

Riding the Zugerberg chair out of Zug.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (73)

The neat village of Zug. Not much going on here; glad I stayed in Lech.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (75)

Spulllerschafberg above Zug.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (76)

Zugerberg chair.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (80)

Looking towards Lech from Zugerberg chair with the Wosterspitze in middle behind double trams, and Rufispitze on right.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (82)

Looking west up the Lech river valley from Zugerberg chair.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (83)

Same again.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (85)

Looking west from top of Zugerberg chair.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (88)

Riding the Steinmahder six pack chair. Starting to cloud up again.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (89)

Looking east from top of Steinmahder chair at the start of the Mohnenmahder ski run. Pretty mellow, perhaps 25 degrees at steepest.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (91)

The Mohnenmahder ski run. Lots of fun, nice and wide, well groomed.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (92)

Quite windy on the Sulzen ski run. Little steeper but more folks skiing it so not as good as you would think.


Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (94) Stitch

Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (94) Stitch

Looking south from top of Steinmahder chair.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (97) Stitch

Stitch photo from top of Steinmahder chair looking north. Standing on the Mohnenmahder ski run. The Karhorn is in the middle in the distance.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (102)

Mohnenfluh mountain.


Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (104) Stitch

Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (104) Stitch

Another stitch photo looking east.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (106) Stitch

Riding the Weibermahd triple chair with Rotschrofen chair closer, and the Hasensprung chair in the far distance.


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Day 3 - skiing lech d1 142 (110)


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