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  • Mar
    3
     
    Heinz
    Blog: Heinz's blog. By Heinz at 1:17 PM.
    A return to Austria this time to ski the Osttirol region. Got a 14 day Osttirol skipass and skied: - Sillian / Hochpustertal - Lienz Hochstein - Lienz Zettersfeld - Matrei / Kals - St Jakob im Defereggental http://forums.ski.com.au/xf/threads/austria-2017.77185/
  • Jul
    29
     
    Heinz
    Blog: Heinz's blog. By Heinz at 2:01 PM.
    It's (nearly) August again, so time for... http://forums.ski.com.au/xf/threads/wanaka-2016.75731/
  • Heinz
    Blog: Heinz's blog. By Heinz at 9:07 AM.
    Japan trip no. 14 and 4th time to the Tohoku region. This trip was 12 days skiing in 7 different ski areas. Akita prefecture Tazawako Kogen Iwate prefecture Appi Kogen Amihari Shizukuishi Hachimantai Shimokura Hachimantai Panorama Geto Kogen...
  • Aug
    1
     
    Heinz
    Blog: Heinz's blog. By Heinz at 3:05 PM.
    It's that time of year again. http://forums.ski.com.au/xf/threads/wanaka-2015.71884/
  • Mar
    25
     
    Heinz
    Blog: Heinz's blog. By Heinz at 5:10 PM.
    Another Europe trip, this time though just concentrating on Austria. Made use of a Salzburger Super Ski card and skied the following: - Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang - Maria Alm-Hochkönig - Zell am See-Schmittenhöhe - Fieberbrunn (Tirol) - Bad Hofgastein / Badgastein - Sportgastein - Dorfgastein...
  • Aug
    2
     
    Heinz
    Blog: Heinz's blog. By Heinz at 3:25 PM.
    Another year, another Wanaka trip. http://forums.ski.com.au/xf/threads/wanaka-2014-edition.67268/
  • Heinz
    Blog: Heinz's blog. By Heinz at 6:40 PM.
    A return to Hokkaido after a gap of 8 years. This time again joining a group with John Morrell travelling around central Hokkaido in a van and skiing Asahidake, Tokachi mountains, Nukabira, Tomamu, Furano & Kamui. A large part of which was touring. I also did a day myself afterwards at Sapporo...
  • Dec
    29
     
    Heinz
    Blog: Heinz's blog. By Heinz at 9:08 PM.
    A place marker for some miscellaneous old non trip report threads. Pension Ing in Tomamu http://forums.ski.com.au/xf/threads/accommodation-tomamu-hokkaido.37007 Skiing over state & international borders http://forums.ski.com.au/xf/threads/skiing-over-borders.25778 Some old heliski action from...
  • Heinz
    Blog: Heinz's blog. By Heinz at 8:13 PM.
    Australia was where I learnt to ski on family trips in the school holidays in the late 60's and early 70's. We would usually rent a house in Mt Beauty along with another family and mostly ski Falls Creek with occasional trips to Mt Hotham and Mt Buffalo. I continued on my own in the late 70's...
  • Heinz
    Blog: Heinz's blog. By Heinz at 3:23 PM.
    Have done a few trips to North America but none in the recent past so no report threads. The fact that I haven't been back recently doesn't mean I didn't enjoy those trips (hard to imagine this ever being possible), but just the fact I have found more reasons to keep heading back to NZ, Japan &...
  • Heinz
    Blog: Heinz's blog. By Heinz at 3:06 PM.
    This was another one off trip in 1993. Mostly Chile & Argentina (with a few hours in Brazil and an hour in Paraguay). Flew into Buenos Aires, had a couple of days at Iguassu, down to Bariloche for some skiing, the lakes crossing trip into Chile, skied Valle Nevado, back to Argentina to ski Las...
  • Dec
    14
     
    Heinz
    Blog: Heinz's blog. By Heinz at 5:37 PM.
    This was a one off trip. A heli-ski guide that I have skied quite a bit with in Wanaka and elsewhere in the world was hooking up with some Russian guides he knew from Chamonix to ski the volcanos n the far eastern peninsula of Kamchatka in Russia. So decided to meet up with him there to check it...
  • Dec
    14
     
    Heinz
    Blog: Heinz's blog. By Heinz at 5:23 PM.
    India was first prompted by guides I knew in New Zealand who were preparing to for a heli-ski operation in Manali in the northern Himalayan province of Himachal Pradesh started up by an Australian Roddy McKenzie. So in 1992 I ventured up there as the first paying Australian client. The operation...
  • Heinz
    Blog: Heinz's blog. By Heinz at 3:56 PM.
    Having Austrian parentage and with most of my relatives still in Austria has been a good reason for occasional visits there and other part of Europe. I've combined skiing with catching up with various relatives and also a bit of general travel. First couple of trips were with family, then first...
  • Dec
    14
     
    Heinz
    Blog: Heinz's blog. By Heinz at 3:50 PM.
    Japan has been another regular destination. The skiing of course has been great, but have really enjoyed many other aspects of Japan - the completely different culture, great food, friendly people, a place where things work efficiently and of course the Onsens. :) All started in 1986 with an...
  • Heinz
    Blog: Heinz's blog. By Heinz at 12:57 PM.
    New Zealand has been a long time destination for me since 1980. Initially it was in response to family/friends who had gone there on non skiing trips. So 1980 & 1981 were trips combining some skiing at Mt Hutt & Coronet with covering a few of the regular tourist trails. 1982 was meant to be ski...
  • Astro66
    Blog: Astro66's blog. By Astro66 at 7:59 PM.
    TRIP REORTS 2016 USA :http://forums.ski.com.au/xf/threads/astros-get-epic-2016-vegas-pk-city-beaver-ck-vail-breck.73199/ 2015 Perisher :http://forums.ski.com.au/xf/threads/astros-perisher-2015-season-report.72729/ Sun Peaks...