Sat, 21 Apr 2012 12:06:28 +0000

balance sheet snowboarding season 2011/12

Finally a year with real snow again.

Winter started rather late this year, I was still hiking at above 2000m end of November with zero snow there. First day of snowboarding was December 21st. Starting from there we never had too little snow. At home we topped out at 175cm, and had more than 125cm for a long time. Start of February was very cold, I had to skip a good day of good weather as I got a tiny bit of frostburn on my nose. (1200m of descent was a little to much at below -20°C.) A very warm end of March/start of April neverless quickly killed the snow here down at the bottom of the valley. There is still lots of snow in the mountains, although the ski-lifts have closed April 15th.

Judging from the number of snowboarding days the season was a bad one. It started late and ended early (31st of March). In spring I simply need good weather to have fun. - Cloudy nights are too warm, the slope does not freeze properly, which is perfect only for breaking one's leg.

Nevertheless if I could choose between a repetition of 2010/11 or 2011/2012, I would always go for the latter. :-)

On a sidenote, my local hill has switched from to to provide statistical information.

Here is the balance sheet:

2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
number of (partial) days25172937303025
total meters of altitude12463474096219936226774202089203918228588
# of runs309189503551462449516

Posted by Andreas Metzler | Permanent link | File under: fun