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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Legion » Tue May 28, 2019 8:38 am

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by steve shearer » Tue May 28, 2019 10:12 am

Without blowing up spots, can you be more specific?
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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Drailed » Tue May 28, 2019 10:30 am

I really liked Courchevel and Alp d'Huez in France, courchevel fcckn great.
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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Legion » Tue May 28, 2019 10:48 am

We prefer avoiding poms and also villages with at least a semblance of atmosphere. Trees are also good if there's any weather. Storm tree skiing is hard to beat. Last place we went there were many days where the upper mountain was shut due to wind but there were untouched 40° pitches on the lower mountain in the trees. I logged many hours solo with no tracks but my own.

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Drailed » Tue May 28, 2019 11:02 am

Yes, we prefer avoiding obnoxious australians who stand out like a fccckn sore thumb, hence why we choose Courchevel, by all means please return to the shithole eastern euro resorts which are way below par which you have become accustom too.
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Re: General snow stuff

Post by steve shearer » Tue May 28, 2019 12:16 pm

wait, you want to avoid villages with any atmosphere?
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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Legion » Tue May 28, 2019 12:34 pm

Let me rephrase:

We prefer avoiding poms. We also prefer villages with at least a semblance of atmosphere. We don't like the 1960s-70s purpose built French resorts, for example. See also: 1980s Japanese hotel resorts.

loof, Geneva airport on a Saturday obnoxious poms will outnumber obnoxious Australians 1000 to 1. Possibly 10000 to 1. And they're all heading to Courchevel et al. The shithole eastern euro resort we're going is higher than Courchevel and has several hundred kilometres of runs. But it's the stuff that's not on the map I'm mostly interested in. I've spent plenty of time in shithole resorts with a handful of runs but access to great terrain that is mostly ignored.

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by offshore1 » Tue May 28, 2019 1:03 pm

Seems like poms and aussies represent the duel armpits of the western world.
At least yanks tip well.

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by offshore1 » Tue May 28, 2019 1:04 pm

Wait accustom to?

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Legion » Tue May 28, 2019 1:14 pm

There was an article in the weekend paper trying to teach tipping. When I was a kid there was no such thing in Australia. It's certainly not as fcuking stupid as in the US.

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Drailed » Tue May 28, 2019 1:44 pm

Legion wrote:
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The shithole eastern euro resort we're going is higher than Courchevel and has several hundred kilometres of runs.
Courchevel is part of the 3 valleys You have clearly lost this.
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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Legion » Tue May 28, 2019 1:50 pm

It's not a competition loofy. I'm just pointing out there's enough scope to keep me happy. I spent a month in one trip at a place with one cable car (ok, multiple stops) to the very top. There was one marked run down. But there were also several massive valleys you could descend, some taking half a day to get back.

How about the Augille di Midi? Is that deficient because it's one lift and no runs?

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Drailed » Tue May 28, 2019 2:15 pm

Dont be such a cry baby and take your beating like a man. No one wants to hear you whimper.
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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Legion » Tue May 28, 2019 3:10 pm

Ah, I'm pretty comfortable with all things snow, loof. More than you'll ever be.

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by godsavethequeen » Tue May 28, 2019 6:31 pm

Courchevel is great but I wouldn't particularly want to stay there. The prices are ludicrous and it's chockful of arseholes (present loofys excepted, of course). Also, as with Meribel, it doesn't have to try so it doesn't try meaning shitty two man chairs, those crappy bubbles with the slots for your skis outside and even the odd button lift. What's great about it is when it's bucketing down almost nobody goes out. Whenever I can ditch the kids on such occasions I'll burn over there and enjoy a few laps often completely alone

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by steve shearer » Wed May 29, 2019 7:11 pm

bucketing down?!??
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Re: General snow stuff

Post by godsavethequeen » Wed May 29, 2019 8:26 pm

It’s a pretty common expression stepho

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by steve shearer » Thu May 30, 2019 8:22 am

Usually referred to in the case of rain.
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