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Old August 28th, 2011, 07:56 PM   #10981
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In Zillertal. Right at the end of it where it splits into four side valleys. Peaks up to 3500 mtrs.
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Old August 28th, 2011, 08:57 PM   #10982
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In Zillertal. Right at the end of it where it splits into four side valleys. Peaks up to 3500 mtrs.
Around here we have peaks up to 1700 but first snow on them might be in late Ocober. These moutains around here are not so high but the climate is so different. I am wondering how different it is if you compare Zillertal to Vienna but I reckon the difference is huge, isn't it?
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Old August 28th, 2011, 09:23 PM   #10983
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It's safe to say that. We're on the south side of the Alps, close to the Italian border and temperatures between 30 and 40c are quite normal in summer. In April we've hit 36c and the ski season wasn't even finished yet.
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Old August 29th, 2011, 12:11 PM   #10984
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Interesting statistics... 30 % of the severely injured motorists were under influence of alcohol. 25 % of the severely injured motorists had more than 0.5‰ in their blood in the Netherlands. This is 30 % in Belgium, according to a survey by the European Commission. It's still unbelievable that they don't take blood tests of deceased motorists. The full extent of the influence of alcohol in traffic cannot be fully understood. It's only guessing how many killed motorists were under the influence of alcohol, but considering 30 % of the severely injured ones had too much alcohol, it would be something around those lines.
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Old August 29th, 2011, 11:22 PM   #10985
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In Spain there was a very strong campaing against alcohol some years ago and people is more made aware with the problem on road.

In fact, the campaing for this summer was "now you are used to do not going fast, now you are used to do not drink alcohol... remember to respect safety distance".

This is... they know that people is aware about speed and alcohol.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 12:19 PM   #10986
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I decided to let spinoza_passenger account in clinched highways die. There are simply too many roads I don't remember, when I was a kid and my father took my family to vacation. And I hate not being precise.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 01:29 PM   #10987
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Can someone comment on this crazy plan by the Dutch to build a 2000m-high mountain on their soil?
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90777/7567786.html
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Old August 30th, 2011, 02:13 PM   #10988
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that idea pops up from time to time. It would be sort of cool if they actually did it.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 02:18 PM   #10989
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They should build a new moutain in the yet-to-be-reclaimed area of the Markermeer, ex-Zuiderzee. They could then create some trails from Merken to Lelystad. But to actually have snow enough for skiing, given the atmospheric conditions of the area, a mountain would have to be at least 1.400m high. To have a decent ski course, 2.300m high.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 02:30 PM   #10990
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We have several decent ski slopes from 630 mtrs up to 3200 mtrs. Where the snow won't fall will be compensated with snow makers. In Mayrhofen the downhill run from 2000 mtrs to the village at 630 mtrs is nearly always snow machine controlled as we hardly had any snow in the valley last winter apart from December. The Abfahrt remained open anyway.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 02:42 PM   #10991
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I love those maps I used to have many of them when I still lived at my parents house.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 02:52 PM   #10993
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as we hardly had any snow in the valley last winter apart from December.
How come? I thought you get a lot of snow there, it is high enough and all around are high moutains. Btw many years ago we went skiing there, I should find out where exactly was our hotel.
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Plenty of snow in the mountains, just not in the valley. We had some pretty high temperatures last winter. Find out which hotel, I will know it for sure.
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I love those maps I used to have many of them when I still lived at my parents house.
Have you been in Mayrhofen?
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Have you been in Mayrhofen?
No. I've been to Kitzbühel, Kirchberg, Imst, Kuhtai, Pitztal, Oetztal, Kaunertal and Silvretta, though not recently. I've also been in many areas of Switzerland, though we never went skiing in the Alps, because it was too expensive for a family of 5, so we went skiing in Germany (Harz, Sauerland, Bayerischer Wald).
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Old August 30th, 2011, 03:06 PM   #10997
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Can someone comment on this crazy plan by the Dutch to build a 2000m-high mountain on their soil?
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90777/7567786.html
There's a saying: God made the Earth, but man made Holland....

2000 meters seemes excessive. Are we sure the Dutch can cope with that sort of altitude? :-)
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Old August 30th, 2011, 03:11 PM   #10998
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Ok so a mountain in the Netherlands. You do know
that apart from building the damn thing, the Dutch will need to upgrade the entire road network. Roads in and around Tirol are chucka-blocka on saturdays in the winter. A mountain would result in a major tourism boost from Germany, Belgium, northern France and possibly the UK. Can Holland and its road network handle this kind of attention?
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Ok so a mountain in the Netherlands. You do know
that apart from building the damn thing, the Dutch will need to upgrade the entire road network. Roads in and around Tirol are chucka-blocka on saturdays in the winter. A mountain would result in a major tourism boost from Germany, Belgium, northern France and possibly the UK. Can Holland and its road network handle this kind of attention?

I dont really think that a mountain would provide with such major winter sport opportunity. I dont know much about climatology, but I guess that the Gulf stream would make it impossible also in 2000 meters. It doesnt really matter if you can provide with artificial snow for the whole winter, if it rains from time to time (meaning every day...).
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If it rains at sea level in the winter in Holland it will snow at 2000 meters. Even the Pennines in northern England gets white summits in the winter from time to time, and they're not that high.
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