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Offline UK Redsox

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The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« on: November 24, 2010, 08:53:14 AM »
The original skiing thread appears to have been a casualty of the last Forum upgrade.

Where are our wannabe Franzs and Peekaboos going this winter ?

Offline Yeltzer

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2010, 11:24:14 AM »
Aspen. February. Can't wait.

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2010, 08:12:55 PM »
Aspen. February. Can't wait.

I'm determined to get my group to the Rockies some time. However, although everyone's always dead keen when we started talking, we always end up booking up for the Alps.

I'll be in La Plagne for a week over New Year.

Has anyone skied there ?

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2010, 08:39:09 PM »
Aspen. February. Can't wait.

I'm determined to get my group to the Rockies some time. However, although everyone's always dead keen when we started talking, we always end up booking up for the Alps.

I'll be in La Plagne for a week over New Year.

Has anyone skied there ?
A few times. Which village are you in? The East side is usually better as it gives you much easier access to Les Arcs which is a much more fun resort in my opinion.

We're doing La Thuile in February, which I've not been to since I was a kid. So that'll be fun.

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2010, 07:43:46 AM »
Dave - I'll be staying in "Plagne Villages"

http://www.laplagne.co.uk/index.php/la-plagne-villages/plagne-villages

Chalet looks good

« Last Edit: November 28, 2010, 08:46:02 PM by UK Redsox »

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2010, 09:38:38 PM »
Well, call me boring, but we've rented a chalet in Font Romeu and will be skiing in Les Angles and Pyrénées 2000. That said, it'll be an 80 minute drive up there with tons of wine and food in the boot so I won't be envying you rich bastards spending all your money in the Alps and Canada or wherever (apart from the variety of slopes that is).

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2010, 09:56:12 PM »
But then you do have the three feet of slush to get through from about 2pm onwards.

Or it was in La Molina on my sole Pyrénées trip.

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2010, 05:45:46 PM »
I'm really jealous. I cannot ski any more.

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2010, 01:39:37 PM »
I'm really jealous. I cannot ski any more.

How come Leeg ?

As for me ? I'm off to Breckenridge again for two weeks at the end of Jan/beginning of Feb. Flying into Denver and picking up a 4x4 for the drive up to the resort.

We've booked the 'Epic' season pass as early season deals mean that at $630 it works out over $300 cheaper than separate passes amd includes unlimited access to Breck, Vail, Arapahoe Basin, Beaver Creek and Keystone.

Conditions are looking superb already, I can't wait !!!

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2010, 01:55:46 PM »
Sounds great. Bad ankles, a dislocated knee and severe problems with my back.

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2010, 03:29:02 PM »
Sounds great. Bad ankles, a dislocated knee and severe problems with my back.

Sorry to hear that Leeg :(

The chap I go with is sounding that he won't be able to carry on after this coming year due to bad ankles.
I don't know what I'll do after that.

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2010, 01:29:38 PM »
'fraid all that posh stuff doesn't interest me.
Would love to try cross country and biathlon someday though - solitude and a rifle. Works for me.

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2010, 02:12:40 PM »
With all the lefties on this forum I'm amazed at this thread!

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2010, 08:32:45 PM »
With all the lefties on this forum I'm amazed at this thread!

How do you think that the Bolsheviks travelled around during the winter ?!?

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2010, 08:37:41 PM »
Sleigh?