> Will you have company? As a non-boarder I do understand your problem,
> often have a beginner solo boarder hop onto the t-bar with me when
I'm on my
> own as they find it easier with someone else. I don't mind this at
> some people who are a bit wobbly themselves find this difficult.
As a beginner it is easier to go on with a skier as they can do the
steering so that you can keep the board flat. There can be a problem
with T height though as most boarders put the T between the legs which
is a bit low for most skiers.
> For November it will be difficult in Laax, which is the #1 boarder
> Switzerland. The glacier will be open, but it's a t-bar to the top.
And as a second year boarder I found the Vorab t-bar particularly
difficult 3 years ago. The lift track was frequently rutted and icy
with a camber and downhill bits
> are excellent boarding pistes that don't require a t-bar, but they
> about December 8 or December 15 depending on snow. The glacier will
> lots of obstacles if that's the sort of thing you are after. If you
> after cruising / downhill then you'll have to come later when the
> pistes are open from ***Sogn Gion.
In the past, there have been lifts open around ***Sogn Gion earlier
including a 6 seater chair. There is always a big snowboard event
at ***Sogn Gion at the end of November.
> You will not have to make reservations now, so maybe you could wait
> how the snow is falling, as this will widen your options a lot.
> early December is low (very low) season, you can get a decent hotel
> with breakfast for 25 quid.
Look at the avalanche site www.slf.ch to see where the snow is.
Sometimes it can vary greatly over a short distance.
If you are coming into Zurich, the following normally open for the last
week of November:
Davos Jacobshorn has replaced most t-bars with fast chairs.
Davos Parsenn might have the funicular running.
In the past Flumserberg has been fully open in Mid November and is
Engelberg/Titlis has a short six seater chair on the glacier in addition
to a t-bar which has been open all summer. The runs are all a good
red run in steepness though.
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