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Old 02 December 2008, 07:36   #41
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not since the late 70's!
Cookie rocked up in the 70's with a pen knife a knocked up a pair of skis out of a couple of christmas trees. Did they tow you back up the hill wit reindeer?
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Cookie rocked up in the 70's with a pen knife a knocked up a pair of skis out of a couple of christmas trees. Did they tow you back up the hill wit reindeer?
Actually I did learn on wooden skis at the end of the sixties, they even had proper lifts then ............ and no snowboarders!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Went to Cervinia with DHDai a couple of years ago. From Cerv you can ski over into Zermatt which we did a couple of times. The skiing is good, but the lift systems are a little antiquated and disjointed. Too much up hill skiing for my liking.
Yep - Cervinia is definitely the favoured side of the Matterhorn.

There's a lovely run down from the top of Plateau Rosa into Zermatt. From around 2/3 of the way down, at Furgg, it's a gentle black (should be red, really) from behind the lift station. A bonkers run, just like a rollercoaster - loads of mad drops & hairpin bends . Can't stop laughing all the way down it. Bit of a flat push alongside the river at the bottom though. Then you're back into Switzerland and all those 'quaint' cable cars.

If you do venture over the other side into Cervinia (highly recommended and only around 20 Euro/day extra), then there's a great long run from Plateau Rosa into Valtournenche. My mate, O'D loves it.
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If you do venture over the other side into Cervinia (highly recommended and only around 20 Euro/day extra), then there's a great long run from Plateau Rosa into Valtournenche. My mate, O'D loves it.
O'D would say, without any degree of doubt, that he had never been down that way before. At which point I would spray my BOMB-BA-DINO all over Zermatt.
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'So I just go in there and order 3 Bombarellos'
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Yes, last 3 years in a row and love it. its wonderful! best view in the alps bar none, a little slow to get up the mountain but once up there you cant beat it... enjoy!
These are not bad views either

24 days 22 hours to go
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On a more positive note, a metre of snow fell over the weekend and there's now 1.4m depth
Snowing again
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Snowing again
That'll do. A nice bit of sun now please.
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