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Old 24 November 2008, 15:12   #21
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Only ever been to Chamonix in the Summer. 35pp for a return cable car ticket up Mont Blanc put me right off the place.
.......and think what it would do to your skis coming back down.

Spose you could've used that cat to polish 'em up again.
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Old 24 November 2008, 15:23   #22
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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.
I was there before the funicular was built which has actually opened up more skiing since my day, however they had a cabin which they towed skiers from one side of the glacier to the other as well as the tow rope system, but I knew the driver so I used to jump in the cab of the piste basher - got to drive it once as well although they are nothing compared to the modern ones! They lost one down a crevasse once and they climbed down and stripped everything off it in the crevasse as they couldn't get it back out!

I was lucky enough to be mates with a colleague who worked in Chamonix and I went over to see him a couple of times, and did the Vallee Blanche with my cousin as well. The Colleague was Euan McGrath who ended up running Zapcats! Small world isn't it! Enjoyed Chamonix / Argentiere, but still prefer Val D'Isere!
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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.
Forecast is for another 70 cm in the valley by early next week
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Don't tell everyone
The Dolomites are losing their 'well kept secret' status
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Don't tell everyone
The Dolomites are losing their 'well kept secret' status
I think it's safe here , but you are right. The Brit 'tracky' brigade will creep in.
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..The Brit 'tracky' brigade will creep in.
..with their Adidas rucksacks.
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..with their Adidas rucksacks.
Vintage sportswear has a certain 'chic'.
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Unfortunately, it failed to survive the last few tumbles and the split in one of the seams got so bad, it started to leak things like hipflasks, wine bottles and cameras, so it had to go into retirement.
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