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    Off to Andermatt on Thursday. Snow forecast...

    Off to Andermatt on Thursday. Snow forecast slowly improving.
    Any views on which lines on Gemsstock are likely to be in better condition?
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    Second day with virtually no lifts open in entire...

    Second day with virtually no lifts open in entire Tarentaise Valley (Tignes, Val D’Isere, Les Arcs etc). Even Sainte Foy only had one lift open. It is pouring rain from 2000m down but meant to be...
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    Yeah Tangerine Dreams even, or maybe especially...

    Yeah Tangerine Dreams even, or maybe especially because of, the bonus feature on the trip to Kashmir
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    below tree line was not great at Serre chevallier...

    below tree line was not great at Serre chevallier but I think that would have been sorted out by the weekend.

    La Grave is definitely worth going to if you haven't been before, a really crazy...
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    From the snow forecast Sainte Foy is due to get a...

    From the snow forecast Sainte Foy is due to get a lot of snow this week. It kind of needs it, I was there a couple of weeks ago and there were a lot of stones still coming through. Higher up at...
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    I have to make a similar choice - Niseko or N...

    I have to make a similar choice - Niseko or N America (I go the tarentaise valley or chamonix normally). All the research I have done on Niseko worries me a bit - that the mountains are a bit flat...
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    Just back from Sainte Foy - well worth it. Snow...

    Just back from Sainte Foy - well worth it. Snow is pretty epic there right now and the back country never normally gets skied out. The lift accessed off piste runs lasts a long time as well. Very...
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    My cousin is legendary for having destroyed his...

    My cousin is legendary for having destroyed his own £1,000 ($1,500) stereo by waking up from his drunken slumber, popping open the tape deck of the stereo and absent mindedly pissing in it -...
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    Financial Times covers Shane

    Saturday's Financial Times (UK's version of the Wall Street Journal) carried an article about Shane. In a funny way I thought it was nice that the story made it into such an unexpected place.
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  10. Hire a car and stay at Sainte Foy

    Sainte Foy, in the Tarentaise Valley is a good bet for families and off piste.

    Small resort but lots of easy off and harder piste plus some classy ski touring routes.

    Nice Alpine, low rise...
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    what's wrong with the guy doing the voice over -...

    what's wrong with the guy doing the voice over - mumbling away like a twat - I couldn't hear half his cliches
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    In England Oli or Oliver is widely known to be a...

    In England Oli or Oliver is widely known to be a fags name
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    maybe its been said before but part of the reason...

    maybe its been said before but part of the reason why i love those clips of candide so much is that he is skiing the kind of shortish lines and terrain that the majority of skiers here are familiar...
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    blurred - i blame myself your for sad bitterness...

    blurred - i blame myself your for sad bitterness - I never should have let uncle agnes drag you into the cellar that night - you really never have recovered - learn some manners button mushroom dick....
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    Ski buddy bumped her head ten yards into blue run...

    Ski buddy bumped her head ten yards into blue run transfer between lifts a couple of weeks ago and even with a helmet on she lost her memory for about five minutes. It was quite cool when she started...
  16. Okay Jong Slaughter - so I wasn't a good father...

    Okay Jong Slaughter - so I wasn't a good father to you and I leant you to Uncle Silas for beers but we are blood. Can't you forgive and forget.
  17. Skiing incompatible with terrorism - why?

    I was thinking of become an Islamic terrorist until I read this today on FT.com.


    "Islamist militants have waged a year long campaign in Swat, killing local leaders, closing schools and forcing...
  18. stop this now

    enough - are you f**king children or something

    And by the way "From a social marketing perspective, this was pretty cool, so I already blogged about it" is the most violence inducing sentence I...
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    we are selling the olympic rights to snowdome dubai?

    draws of whistler to the well meaning high spending masses

    1.diversity of runs & amenities
    2.name recognition - why go on holiday somewhere if your colleagues can't envy/respect you for doing it...
  20. Dubai National Fund

    We will be taking Stowe to Dubai on October 1. Please to have you all visit there.

    No funny jumps or usury though.

    Sheikh Yur Boote
    Dubai National Fund
    Dubai International Financial Centre
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    fugazi change your name

    just do it quietly - change your name \\\\\\-are you going to dig up corpses and interfere with then - is nothing off bounds god damn it
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    perhaps not the white knight we hoped for

    Macquarie Group - uh oh - I suspect this saga might drag on a little bit longer - is this this the same Macquarie Group who have been royally shafted by the credit crunch just like Babock who are...
  23. who said warren miller? that was unkind and cynical

    who said warren miller? that was unkind and cynical

    anyway i'm hoping new constraints on working capital sees a few less helicoptor rentals and a return to something a bit more grungey - just to...
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    They are taking the mountain back to Switzerland

    Maybe you have seen this. Well at least they're Swiss.

    Another Sign of Tamarack’s Troubles


    By Jill Kuraitis, 4-16-08


    The Boise offices of Tamarack Resort will close this week, according...
  25. and this will make you feel bigger and better...

    and this will make you feel bigger and better about your trip - big debate on piste hors about vallee blanche.

    http://pistehors.com/news/ski/comments/0827-vallee-blanche-is-not-a-ski-piste/
  26. thought better of it

    i was going to say something very insulting about students and students from from bristol university in particular but then i thought i would be nice
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    "to threaten all us locals that if we try to have...

    "to threaten all us locals that if we try to have fun in our traditional manner on closing day they will revoke our privlages for the entire 08/09 season."

    "As one of the "western Folk" that the...
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    and then the gaper asked me something that I knew...

    and then the gaper asked me something that I knew a lot more about than him and i felt so fine and superior. pretty soon that joy of witnessing his humilition passed an di had to strangle a weasle. i...
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    off on a tangent

    yeah so nobody likes the man

    but what really pissed me off about this post was this "locals" shit

    when did you become some protected abroginal tribe

    scrape the funds together, lease the...
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    I saw a forecast on J2SKI forecasting 34cms on...

    I saw a forecast on J2SKI forecasting 34cms on Sunday for the Tarentaise Valley but I can't make head or tail of their freezing level. It suggests rain below 2000m. Where's the heat coming from?
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  31. It's like the insurance troubles that the skate...

    It's like the insurance troubles that the skate boarding scene got fucked up with back in the late 1980s and early 90s. In the end loads of parks got shut and bulldozed. Seems like RCR just need to...
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    swooping generalisation

    The streets of St Anton are paved with vomit.

    The Swiss seemed like the unhappiest folk in the world. I found it really weird like I was back in the 1970s - they were playing Nina's 99 Red...
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    Sainte Foy - if you are going to rent a car

    After mad amounts of research I plumped on Sainte Foy (if you are going to rent a car). Totally uncrowded resort - everyone speaks English. All in the old pretty Savoyard architecture. Cheap to rent...
  34. Rossignol Frx Freeride - regression therapy

    Anyone ever ridden a pair of Rossignol frx Freerides?

    I saw an ultra cheap, unused pair on sale but can't get any info on them at all from the internet.

    Your rabid views much appreciated as I...
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    I was thinking early Feb. Their website says 80cm...

    I was thinking early Feb. Their website says 80cm at the top - you still don't think that's enough for flinging myself at some rocks? I assume their wasn't any base before this weeks snow?
  36. Yeah okay - that doesn't narrow the field down...

    Yeah okay - that doesn't narrow the field down much - you're getting too philosophical on me now.
  37. that was a sly trap - I find perverts can be very...

    that was a sly trap - I find perverts can be very financially astute
  38. sick and depraved question for europhiles

    Totally inappropriate question I guess and maybe I should ask this question off a real estate forum (but in the UK real estate people are retards so forget that).

    I am thinking of buying a ski...
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    nice pic thanks for that - i see it has just...

    nice pic

    thanks for that - i see it has just dumped 60cms there

    my panel of experts are concerned about the information on student hordes

    we may have to go back to r&d stage all over again
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    The solution - unplug Colorado

    Simple solution - fill in all those outside swimming pools they seem to have at every hotel in Vail.

    Those things are just insane, followed closely by heated driveways.

    Just disconnect Colorado...
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    Cheers for the info - its all been reviewed by my...

    Cheers for the info - its all been reviewed by my assembled panel of experts

    Their snow this year does indeed suck compared to the bigger French resorts (La Plagne etc) - but the resort seems to...
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    No seriously , my wife Jade of "Big Brother" fame...

    No seriously , my wife Jade of "Big Brother" fame wont let me speak any language except pre-Norman ancient English. We will of course be bringing our own food and straw to strew on our hotel floor. I...
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    Freedom fries and Les 7 Laux

    Quick question for my European cousins - anyone know the resort Les 7 Laux in France.

    I was told it has good off piste and is overhauling its lift system. I would be keen to tap the Teton Think...
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    Anything above 1400m should still be good in Alps...

    Anything above 1400m should still be good in Alps - except Italy where 1800 is the safe zone.

    Slower accumulation means I wouldn't go until the second half of January (unless sticking to the...
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    My geography of Canada sucks - does Fernie ever...

    My geography of Canada sucks - does Fernie ever get hit by this Pineapple Express guy
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