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Poster: A snowHead
Name : Gavin Twomey
Age : 21
Weight : 14 Stone
Height : 6'
Equipment : Zero Freestyle 155, Burton Custom 159, Elfgen 84,bindings, LTD bindings, LTD Boots
Experience : About 40-50 days
Competence : Intermediate, getting good off piest.
Occupation : Mechanical Engineer
Favourite Run/Moment : Every day i've ever spent on snow !
This season : 7 days in Les Arcs for newyears then a week in st Anton late feb, might head to scotland for a weekend or two if it gets a good snow.
Goals :come back with no broken bones....!
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Name: Crosbie Fitch
Age: 46
Weight: 100Kg
Height: 1.9m
Equipment: Nidecker Concept 164 (retired), Lib Tech Doughboy 6'7" + K2 Clicker H/B + Firebird, Swoard 175 + Fritschi fx1.7 + Deeluxe Indy, interested in Rad Air Tanker 200.
Experience: 15 years, 2-3wks a year.
Competence: Lean forward into fall line to carve black runs at speed. Never tried snowparks, half-pipes, jumping, etc.
Resorts Visited: Avoriaz, Meribel, Chamonix (+Courmayeur), Courchevel (+Val Thorens, +St. Martin de Belleville), Val d'Isere, Banff (Sunshine Village, Lake Louise), Cortina d'Ampezzo, Zermatt (+Cervinia), Teton Village/Jackson Hole, St. Anton (+Lech)., Les Arcs, La Plagne, Tignes, La Salle les Alpes (Serre Chevalier), Aviemore/Cairngorm, Pradollano (Granada/Sierra Nevada), Bourg St. Maurice, Montalbert, La Rosiere.
Favourite Run/Moment: Powder board: Swiss Wall/Chavanettes Avoriaz/Les Crozets followed by Grand Paradis. Carving: A few runs down Tetras in Super-Morzine before a coffee in La grenouille du Marais.
This season: Banff (2nd time), Avoriaz (7th time)
Goals: Do Envers du Plan (Vallee Blanche) on a powder board (instead of nose diving an alpine board into a powder pond). Try a bit of jumping.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Name : Max Middleton
Age : 21
Weight : 175lb
Height : 5.11
Equipment : Burton Floater 158, Rome Slash 160 Flow ELEVEN bindings, Vans BFB boots
Experience : Been boarding since i was about 11/12 i think, around 2 weeks a year,
Competence : advanced rider, intermediate tricks/freeride (just starting out at that, can do 180s, switch 180s, cabs etc and alot of butters
Resorts Visited : Tignes, Val Disere, Les Menuires, Flaine, Les Carroz, Cardrona (NZ)
Favourite Run/Moment : Grand Prix (Grande Motte)
This season : Off on the 20th to Tignes
Goals : backside 3s this year!
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Name : James
Age : 32
Weight : 13 stone
Height : 6 foot
Equipment : Boards - Bataleon Evil Twin 155, Ride Timeless 161, Burton Fish 156, DWD Maet 158,
Boots - Burton Hails, 32 Timbers, Bindings - Burton P1's, Burton Triads
Experience : I'm ok Wink
Competence : I'm ok Wink
Resorts Visited : Austria - Hintertux, Ischgl, Kaprun, Kitzbuhel, Mayrhoffen, Obergurgl, Saalbach Hinterglemm, Sol, Solden, Zell am See, Zell am Ziller, France - Alpe D'heux, Avoriaz, Chamoinx, Courcheval, Flaine, La Plagne, La Rossier, La Tania, Les Arcs, Les Deux Alpes, les Gets, Les menuires, Meribel, Montgenevre, Morzine, Mottaret, Peisey, Risoul, Serre Chevalier, St Jean D'aulps, Val Thoren, Vars (I had the best plate du Jour I've ever had here), Italy - Alagna, Champoluc, Cervinia, Gressoney, Courmayeur, Livigno, Madonna di Campiglio, Passo Tonale, Pila

There are other places but I don't remember and I've not counted linked countries or scotland NehNeh
Favourite Run/Moment : North Face of the Bellecotte Glacier has to be right up there, also the first time I spun a 3
This season : Serre Chevalier 4 weeks
Goals : Keep improving and pushing myself further, Le Grave this season Wink

Apologies for the poo-poo spelling
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Name : Kerr Michie
Age : 43
Weight : 92kg
Height : 6' 2"
Equipment : vans boots, nitro magnum 165, burton canyon 168, atomic hatchet 161, ride bindings.
Experience : 72 days on the hill + some visits to dry slope and domes.
Competence : I can stand up
Resorts Visited :les arcs la plagne
Favourite Run/Moment : Squirrels off-piste route in les arcs.
This season : les arcs, la plagne
Goals : live in french alps
Other interests : other board sports and mountain biking.
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Name : James
Age : 32
Weight : 16.5st 105kg
Height : 5' 11"
Equipment : K2 Team Dream 157, Burton P1.1 bindings and K2 boots
Experience : Regular weekends over the last couple of years
Competence : Solid intermediate
Resorts Visited : Sauda, Roldal, Sirdal, Lecht, Glenshee, Aviemore
Favourite Run/Moment : Going off piste for the first time and coping
This season : Some Norwegian resort most weekends (and soon, Tignes. Woohoo!!!!)
Goals : To be a decent all rounder
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Name : Wayne
Age : 41
Weight : Touching 17st
Height : 5'11
Equipment : Lib Tech Skate Banana 159, K2 Cinch bindings
Experience : Started in 2004 managed to get a couple of weeks a year in since then
Competence : Solid on piste, would like more powder off piste experience
Resorts Visited : Les Arcs, Pas de la Casa, Kimberley, La Thuile, Meribel, Courcheval, La Rossiere, Val d'saire, Val Thorens
Favourite Run/Moment : Grand Col Les Arcs as favorite run, best day Kimberley Canada playing in powder after massive dump
This season : Les Arcs
Goals : To ride switch, I try but it's like learning again and we all know the pain of that Little Angel
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Name : Richard
Age : 36
Weight : 13st
Height : 5'10"
Equipment : 160 Burton Triumph, Mission Bindings
Experience : Started 1999, couple of weeks per year to keep my eye in, and knock rust off my edges
Competence : piste pounding with forays into in-bound off-piste,
Resorts Visited : Mammoth Mt, June Mt, Davos, Norquay, Sunshine, Lake Louise, Kicking Horse, Fernie, Grand Massif (Samoens), Les Deux Alpes, Whistler, Mt Baker, 3 Valleys (Meibel & Courchevel)
Favourite Run/Moment : Bluebird day at Mammoth, powder bowl into tree run after 3ft of fresh.
This season : First family snow trip with Sideways Jnr to Courchevel
Goals : get fit, get good, get more time and get into the Backcountry... one day
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Name : Peachey
Age : 30
Weight : med-fattish
Height : 5'10''
Equipment : Forum Seeker 158 / Burton Powers 158 / Burton A-Deck 150 / Forum Platform bindings & DC Boots
Experience : over 52 weeks - 2x seasons + holidays
Competence : more into back country freeride than park & freestyle but like to mix it up a bit
Resorts Visited : Courchevel, Val d'Isere (Season + holidays), Morzine x2 weeks, Claviere (season), Coronet Peak, Remarkables, Treble Cone, Cardrona, SnowPark NZ...think that's about it!
Favourite Run/Moment : Spending all day hitting the same off-piste run from the top of La Grande-Motte (Tignes) all the way back down to Val Claret.
This season : Les Menuires for a week followed by a long weekend in Morzine! Come on March!!
Goals : Enjoy myself!
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Name : Jax
Age : 43
Weight : Cruiserweight
Height : 5' 11''
Equipment : Trans 158 with Trans bindings - yeah nobody has ever heard of it LMAO / Northwave Boots
Experience : Since 2002 - Dry slope, Fridge and Snow
Competence : Was doing okay, building up to grinding and baby kickers til was in a car accident, am now trying to get over whiplash/brain injury and find my form again Sad Looking to do some low level freestyle with Definitions real soon tho!!!!
Resorts Visited : 2002 La Plagne / 2005 Kop, Serbia / 2007 Arinsal / 2008 Akas, Lapland / 2010 Bear Lake, CA

Favourite Run/Moment : A total whiteout run on the top of Kopaonik, Serbia then coming out of the cloud and into the resort, and being next to a run that still has cluster bombs under the snow Shocked
This season : Week in La Tania and Courchevel, 2 trips to Milton Keynes
Goals : Gotta get over fear off faceplanting and aggravating whiplash/brain injury, then nail switch, then onto some freestyle......oh and buy a helmet!!! Embarassed
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snowHeads are a friendly bunch.
Name : Jenna
Age : 30
Weight : 54kg
Height : 5' 6''
Equipment : Nitro Mystique 152 & Burton Lexa bindings, ThirtyTwo Prospect Boa boots & Thuban padded pants Laughing
Experience : A couple of lessons many years ago in MK, then a 2 day intensive at Landgraaf 2011. Tried out Zoetermeer & Winterberg then went to the Alps for a week
Competence : Gaining confidence, aforementioned padded pants help contribute to this
Resorts Visited : Winterberg (does that count?!), Val Thorens, Meribel, Brides Les Bains (3 Valleys)
Favourite Run/Moment : Almost soiling my underpants the first 2 times I went down one of the 3 Valleys red runs (Saulire I think?) and then on the 3rd attempt I just decided to go for it..and made it! Big smiles all round Very Happy
Next season : I can't wait til next season, I may actually go crazy waiting! Trying out Bottrop tomorrow to keep me going
Goals : Proper jumps and not just lucky hops. Would love to be able to go on the rails...
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And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
Name : John
Age : 48, officially
Weight : thirteen-four ish (~85 kgs)
Height : six ish (~1.83 m))
Equipment : Lib 159 Skate Banana, SPi's, Burton Ion HD's, usually
Experience : About forty weeks in total, over about fourteen years
Competence : Comfortable on most things, outside of the park
Resorts Visited : Alps, Pyrenees, Bansko even, I'm not proud. But mainly Canada......WB, KH, Marmot, FAR, Pano
Favourite Run/Moment : Amongst many, The Knob area, Marmot, on a good powder day has provided some of my best memories, but mainly just being on me board
This season : Soll (1wk) & Panorama (2wks)
Goals : Just a couple. Trying not to let age stop me from getting better, and spending at least a month in Canada each season
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So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
Name : Charlie
Age : 28
Weight : 11st/69kg
Height : 5'8" ish
Equipment : Rome Agent Rocker 155, Rome Artifact Rocker 150, Ride Nitrane Contrabands, a garage full of other stuff that I dust off now and then.
Experience : Just tried to add this up, probably between 35 and 40 weeks over 10 years but I've lost count really.
Competence : I'll ride anything so long as I won't definitely damage myself.
Resorts Visited : Season in Mt Tremblant, Canada. Loads of resorts in France, a few in Italy, a few in Austria.
Favourite Run/Moment : Runs: All of the off piste in St. Foy, Palafour in Tignes. Moment: Learning to backflip in L2A, most fun trick.
This season : Bansko for a week in Jan then Serbia for 3 days, Mayrhofen for a week in Feb. Hopefully the Boardtest again at the end of the season.
Goals : Get 5's back then rodeos. More comfortable riding off kickers and onto rails switch. Gnarlier off piste.
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
Name Suzy :
Age : 39 - eeek!
Weight : 147lbs
Height : 5' 6"
Equipment : K2 Vavavoom, Salomon F22 boots, Salmon Relay-Ring bindings
Experience : Originally a Tamworth beginner from 1997, with about 27 weeks on snow in the 14 years since
Competence : Happy with most pisted runs bar double blacks! Adore off piste stuff, exploring, and tree runs....
Resorts Visited :Pas de la Casa, Lake Louise, Fernie, Kimberley, Big Mountain, Blacktail, Les 2 Alpes, 3 Valleys, Breckenridge, Vail, A-Basin,Keystone, Mayrhofen, Whistler (total of 6 weeks Smile), Les Coches, Les Arcs, La Plagne
Favourite Run/Moment : Favourite run - Crabapple in Whistler for messing about in the sides, In Deep tree run in Whistler, and Favourite moment, discovering the back bowls on a day visit to Vail with a guide..... Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
This season : Just back from a month in Paradiski. Planning the next fix for 2012/3 already!
Goals : To properly properly ride switch, rather than just a handful of turns, and to achieve a little in the park. Mini tabletop anyone??!  
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Name : Sarah
Age : 27
Weight : Prob too much
Height : 5'7" and a half !!!
Equipment : Roxy Ollie pop 151cm, Burton Escapade bindings, Burton Emerald boots
Experience : Three years of hols and indoor sessions. So only 5 weeks on snow (hols)
Competence :Prefer blue runs, although Ill do reds ok before they get too mogulled. Im not a big speed freak so tend to slam on the brakes
Resorts Visited : Andorra ( Soldeu and Pas), Courchevel
Favourite Run/Moment : As long as in the mountains and on snow i really dont mind. Trying the natural halfpipe at Courchevel 1650 was awesome, so so much fun. I also tried my first off piste runs, again very fun when i wasnt sinking !!
This season : Courchevel (1 week) Pas ( 1 Week) and maybe Whistler ( 1 Week)
Goals : To ride switch and get more confident with speed. Try some flatland tricks
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Poster: A snowHead
[b] Name : [Jill]
[b] Age : [57]
[b] Weight : [9st 7lb]
[b] Height : [5' 4"]
[b] Equipment : [none]
[b] Experience :[none, except a couple of lessons]
[b] Competence : [beginner]
[b] Resorts Visited : [none]
[b] Favourite Run/Moment : [Realising I could be good at this!]
[b] This season : [no]
[b] Goals : [Get good enough to join in when my husband goes skiing - only cooler! And getting the gear I need before next winter to make everybody jealous when it snows behind our house and I stroll out with a board. And showing people it's not just for kids!]
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Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
[b] Name : [Jillian - a rare Black female boarder. Board in the UK - Caribbean origin]
[b] Age : [41]
[b] Weight : [62kg]
[b] Height : [5'3"]
[b] Equipment : ['Options' board - it's a lovely pink colour Embarassed , Bindings - White snowHead , Boots Black - Burton]
[b] Experience : [about 50 days]
[b] Competence : [Goofy, intermediate - like Pistes and 'safe' powder]
[b] Resorts Visited : [Kaprun, Chamonix, Val D'isere, Banff, Switzerland, Three Valleys, Hemsedal Norway]
[b] Favourite Run/Moment : [A few years ago in Val D' isere. Our last day so we had a mini competition. A Green Run called the 'Grand Pre' - Had a relay race of two teams of 4 (skiers and boarders, mixed abilities). One leg was the whole run down Grand Pre - Changing over at the lifts (Mayhem?). The finish was a dead heat - Could not have scripted it! Will always remember that!]
[b] This season : [Mammoth (Jan), THEN Looking to do half of a season (up to three months). Was thinking Norway - less crowds, nice people (generally) but wondering whether I'll do it justice? Plus it's hugely expensive, so may decide Austria or three valleys or somewhere else??]
[b] Goals : [I want to be able to master fakey and feel confident at greater speeds and steepness - Oh yeah... And have loads of Fun!!]
[b] Other Interests. Meeting new and interesting people, Work in I.T., Footie, Karate, table tennis, Volleyball - Anything sporty Toofy Grin!
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Name : Steve
Age : 28
Weight : 83kg
Height : 5"11
Equipment : K2 Raygun board & K2 Indy Bindings snowHead
Experience : 1 year, Every week on a dendex/snowflex and two trips abroad
Competence : inter on slope but beginner in the park
Resorts Visited : Andorra & Les 2 Alpes
Favourite Run/Moment : Alpes, last April, in 1 day I did several things I had not slope, on piste, power and won a game of "In your Face in the park with my much more experienced friends.
Goals : Improve on tricks and getting air
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Name : Patrick
Age : 40
Weight : 14 1/2 Stone
Height : 6ft
Equipment : Just ditched my Burton Custome 2008 for a 161.5 Lib Tech TRS, Cartel Bindings and DC Boots
Experience : Started boarding in 2000 in Zermatt and loved it ever since. More into piste bobmbing and OP / Powder than park
Competence :Good intermediate - will give anything a go.
Resorts Visited : luckily loads... Zermatt / La Plagne / L2A / Serre Che (lots of times) / Val D / La Rosiere / Sol and best of all 2 weekss in Japan in Niseko and Nagano/Hakuba
Favourite Run/Moment : Two - third day on first trip when it started clicking and i first managed to trail my hand in the snow when turnig with a bit of pace and also the nighttime tree runs through knee high powder in Niseko
This season : Les Arcs (week) and my stag do in Val Thorens (4 days)
Goals : To do more in the park and improve my tricks which i have sadly neglected over the years
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Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
hi do you still snowboard in morzine?
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Name: Michael
Age: 26
Equipment:Burton Custom Flying V 154
Experience: Since 2009. Hooked since working as a chef in Les Arcs.
Competence :Advanced
Resorts Visited : Niseko, Rusutsu, Mammoth, June, Whistler, Lake Louise, Sunshine, Kicking Horse, Valle Nevado, Portillo, Thredbo, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Les Arcs, Les Coches, La Plagne
Favourite Run/Moment: Zalis at Perisher - 88km/h on a good day!
This season: Perisher, Australia. Just got back from Banff, Canada
Goals: More air time and confidence in the park
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Name : David
Age : 28
Weight : A bit too much
Height : 1.76m
Equipment : None yet
Experience : 2 day lessons at Chill Factore (can ski OK)
Competence : Beginner
Resorts Visited : Chill Factore
Favourite Run/Moment : The only one I've done! CF Main slope.
This season : Hopefully L2A
Goals : To get better
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Name : Stephen Harrison
Age : 59
Weight : 77Kg
Height : 5'11"
Equipment : Bataleon Undisputed
Experience : 15 years
Competence : Advanced freeride
Resorts Visited : Loads
Favourite Run/Moment : Originally, my first succesful powder session, like floating on cloud nine. Recently, a mogul run that went sweet at full pace, bit of a fluke!
This season : Going on PSB and then up to 2 weeks over Xmas/New Year, but I might ski not board, depends who I am with etc.
Goals : To find buddies to board with when snow is good.