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Author Topic: The Skiing Thread (Redux)  (Read 44028 times)

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #210 on: January 27, 2020, 09:48:52 PM »
Having said all that, despite all the rugby, cricket, mountain biking and skiing, my only major head injury occurred as a result of a quiz. I was pushed off a stool and suffered a concussion.

I am not, however, advocating that all quizzers should be helmeted.

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #211 on: January 27, 2020, 09:51:28 PM »
Who'd make it mandatory, though? Is there a ski police?

Tbf, usav isn't perhaps the immediate oddball he might seem. There's a world of difference between the rammed McDonald's ramps of European slopes and the wide open space of many in North America, where the only other person you might bump into all day is Ian Astbury.

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #212 on: January 27, 2020, 10:00:04 PM »
I’d say the lift operators. However, in France, they can’t even be arsed to make people fill all the seats on a chair.

Also, it could be made a requirement of insurance that helmets must be worn. If it was shown that a person wasn’t wearing a helmet, any claim would be invalid

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #213 on: February 04, 2020, 06:32:40 PM »
25% of head injuries on the slopes are caused by collisions. These represent 11% of all ski accidents. Source: my insurer.

Helmets* are strongly advised.

*EN 1077 standard.

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #214 on: February 17, 2020, 01:51:51 PM »
Well, I gave my helmet a test run at the local ski place last weekend and I have to say it was no different than wearing a hat.  Super light, comfortable and glad I now have one.   

Off to Whistler on Friday - can't wait!

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #215 on: February 27, 2020, 11:42:14 PM »
Just back from Whistler/Blackcomb.   If you were ever thinking of going, I will just say this: do it!

Fabulous place, snow was ridiculously good.   There is something for everyone and you won’t be disappointed in any aspect.

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #216 on: February 28, 2020, 09:30:28 AM »
Just back from Whistler/Blackcomb.   If you were ever thinking of going, I will just say this: do it!

Fabulous place, snow was ridiculously good.   There is something for everyone and you won’t be disappointed in any aspect.

Hopefully I'll make it there one day.

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #217 on: February 26, 2021, 12:18:28 PM »
I've been checking the La Plagne webcams every now and again.

It's surprisingly busy in the main village

https://en.la-plagne.com/discover/ski-area/webcams/colorado

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Re: The Skiing Thread (Redux)
« Reply #218 on: March 02, 2021, 10:27:38 AM »
This morning in Plagne Centre


« Last Edit: March 02, 2021, 10:41:06 AM by UK Redsox »

 


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