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Old 24 November 2008, 08:30   #11
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It's chucking it down over there and we're off to Italy in 3 weeks.
Wish i'd hit the gym now.
Look out for a bunch of beery ribnetters falling about all over the Dolomites over New Years week.
You've had plenty of exercise with your right arm (drinking that is)
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Old 24 November 2008, 08:31   #12
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Which other ski resorts have you worked in, Cookee?
Started in Saas Fee ('79 - 80!), also been to Montgenevre, 3 valleys (Val Thorens), Flaine, Andorra, Schladming and a couple of others for shorter periods, Val D'Isere is my favourite, but you need to be quite adventurous (and know your way around) to get the off piste as the easy to get to stuff gets skied out quite early.

Going to Morzine for the stag party in January for a long weekend, and Winterpark with my fiancé in February helping on a charity trip with a bunch of disabled children which will be a challenge but I'm sure will have its moments!

ps I was lucky enough to be in Val for the '92 season when they had the Olympics - very spoilt!
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Old 24 November 2008, 08:35   #13
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Started in Saas Fee ('79 - 80!),
Got my best ever hang over in the Wallisserhof Hotel in Saas Fee, was there for a christmas in the 90's, and had a bit to much wine and cognac to wash the 7 course banquet down.

Wasn't that impressed with the skiing though, what with either the funicular, or that damn tow rope behind the Piste basher was a right pain in the butt!

My favourite of all places though would have to be Argentiere.
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Off anywhere this season Dirk?
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Yeh, Le Clusaz with some different pals. Over the years my regular chums have dropped off, use to be 4 or 5 of us who regulary had 2 or 3 trips each season, but marriage, babies etc seem to have put paid to that.

Wifes no longer interested in skiing, so I've not really done that much in the last couple of years.
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... but marriage, babies etc seem to have put paid to that.
You forgot to mention wine, cognac & hangovers.
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My favourite of all places though would have to be Argentiere.
I thought the rest Cham was pretty crap, old, outdated lift systems, too spread out, massive queues and tosspot Brits everywhere.
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I thought the rest Cham was pretty crap, old, outdated lift systems, too spread out, massive queues and tosspot Brits everywhere.
Never really really found the lifts a problem, queues can be bad if you pick the wrong month to go, too spread out is it's charm, you can't complain about the Vallee Blanche, and unfortunately there's toss pot brits where ever you go, although Chamonix and Meribel has more than their fair share!

Good casino in Cham though.
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Good casino in Cham though.
And the fattest bastud cat you've ever seen, lying in the shop doorway next to 'Le Chocolatier' I'm sure he gets first dibs on all the leftovers from next door.
I walked past him and thought some poor unfortunate French lady had dropped her fur coat, then the coat started purring

Only ever been to Chamonix in the Summer. £35pp for a return cable car ticket up Mont Blanc put me right off the place.
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