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Forum: European Ski Resorts September 22nd 16, 11:45 AM Posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
Replies: 6
Views: 2,187
Mixed difficulty slopes on a budget

Ede wrote:

A small group of us are heading over to Europe (from New Zealand) at
thestart of next year (February) and are looking for a place to go
skiingfor a week...
Forum: European Ski Resorts February 16th 14, 08:35 PM Posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
Replies: 6
Views: 1,857
Pistes used for staging ski race - World Cup & Olympic

wrote:

snip

There'll be something in Chamrousse (skied there as a student in the
1970s).

I have a feeling one of the runs was called the...
Forum: European Ski Resorts February 11th 14, 09:14 PM Posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
Replies: 11
Views: 2,340
Schumi's crash & injury

wrote:

I used to have one of the 1960s
steel motor racing helmets which was very comforting.

Please tell me it had a spike on the top.


--
Honda...
Forum: European Ski Resorts February 11th 14, 09:14 PM Posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
Replies: 6
Views: 1,857
Pistes used for staging ski race - World Cup & Olympic

wrote:

I have been trying to find a list of pistes/resorts used for World Cup
ski racing (or Olympic). Nothing satisfactory turned up so I will...
Forum: European Ski Resorts February 7th 14, 07:25 AM Posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
Replies: 11
Views: 2,340
Schumi's crash & injury

wrote:

He could have just as easily tripped on
some icy concrete steps in his ski boots and brained himself

A lady in the chalet I am presently...
Forum: European Ski Resorts February 7th 14, 07:25 AM Posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
Replies: 11
Views: 2,340
Schumi's crash & injury

Ace wrote:

Dr. Sceptic: The fact that he has such a serious head/brain injury
demonstrates very well just how little protection his helmet gave him.

To be fair, like...
Forum: European Ski Resorts July 22nd 13, 06:02 AM Posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
Replies: 5
Views: 1,286
Best accessible resort

Colin Irvine wrote:

Courchevel has its own airport.

(Spelling corrected).

It has two, actually. There's posh.


--
Forum: European Ski Resorts February 20th 13, 05:06 PM Posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
Replies: 5
Views: 981
French Protectionism

Mike Clark wrote:

I see the issue of French Protectionism for the ESF raises its ugly head
once again

http://www.planetski.eu/news/4683

"A court in France has...
Forum: European Ski Resorts February 17th 13, 07:36 AM Posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Alps this year

Colin Irvine wrote:

On Sat, 16 Feb 2013 21:58:18 +0100, Ace wrote:

On Sat, 16 Feb 2013 09:58:51 +0000, PipL wrote:
...
Forum: European Ski Resorts December 24th 12, 09:03 AM Posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
Replies: 5
Views: 1,035
Easyjet Geneva queue

Ace wrote:

Not "free" though, if it's BA, as you still have to pay all the taxes
with real money.

Ours was 20 a head. Doesn't Sleazyjet charge that for a suitcase...
Forum: European Ski Resorts December 23rd 12, 11:39 AM Posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
Replies: 5
Views: 1,035
Easyjet Geneva queue

Michael Chare [email protected] wrote:

Yesterday the Easyjet queue snaked round the zone 5 end of the
departures hall, all the way down the hall and out of the zone 1
...
Forum: European Ski Resorts December 16th 12, 06:37 AM Posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Have skis got longer again?

Ace wrote:

On Sat, 15 Dec 2012 17:16:47 +0000,
(The Older Gentleman) wrote:

Paul S news_AT_ghweb_DOT_me_DOT_uk wrote:

I...
Forum: European Ski Resorts December 15th 12, 04:16 PM Posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Have skis got longer again?

Paul S news_AT_ghweb_DOT_me_DOT_uk wrote:

I shall be
skiing with a newbie this year and was wondering what the current thinking
was about ski length for a person of normal weight.

Sucks...
Forum: European Ski Resorts December 13th 12, 08:29 PM Posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Have skis got longer again?

Ace wrote:


I guess. But there you're talking about pre metal-edged ones, so 1920s
and earlier, I'd have thought. And I know you may remember them, but I
don't...
Forum: European Ski Resorts December 12th 12, 05:48 PM Posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Have skis got longer again?

Paul S news_AT_ghweb_DOT_me_DOT_uk wrote:

So rule of thumb when I learnt to ski was the type should reach your nose -
what do you reckon it should be now - shoulder?

When I learned, you put...
Forum: European Ski Resorts December 12th 12, 05:48 PM Posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Have skis got longer again?

Ace wrote:

My first skis, in ~1994, were 205s. Seems incredible, but there really
was a general belief that longer was better, although very few people
could demonstrate...
Forum: European Ski Resorts December 11th 12, 06:07 PM Posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
Replies: 27
Views: 3,186
Have skis got longer again?

Mike Clark wrote:

In message
Michael Chare [email protected] wrote:

Have skis got...
Forum: European Ski Resorts October 27th 12, 09:00 AM Posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe,uk.rec.motorcycles
Replies: 2
Views: 1,097
Paging the skiers - good obit

In Today's Times. Emile Allais, French skiing champion of bygone days,
who won the downhill on Kitzbuhel's Hahnenkahm in (get this) 1934, and
who didn't give the Nazi salute to Hitler at the 1936...
Forum: European Ski Resorts November 17th 10, 06:49 PM Posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
Replies: 14
Views: 3,957
Ski Insurance

Michael Chare wrote:


Anyone got an opinion of Insureandgo or able to suggest an alternative.

I have an annual policy with BUPA, and have had it for years. It...
Forum: European Ski Resorts March 11th 10, 06:53 PM Posted to uk.rec.motorcycles,rec.skiing.resorts.europe
Replies: 29
Views: 8,326
When it's not your time to die

Just had a call from an old friend. Like us, she went skiing at
half-term, with her daughter. And she took a tumble and (it turned out)
did her cruciate ligaments in one knee.

Anyway, she was very...
Forum: European Ski Resorts February 21st 10, 02:44 PM Posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
Replies: 39
Odd
Views: 3,193
Odd

Pip Luscher wrote:

On Tue, 16 Feb 2010 11:13:31 +0100, BrritSki
wrote:

we
skied last Saturday in Terminillo where I first put skis...
Forum: European Ski Resorts February 21st 10, 08:09 AM Posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
Replies: 9
Views: 4,077
TV documentary on ski lift economics

Colin Irvine wrote:

ICBA to dig out my piste map, but I'm sure I've skied at least halfway
down from Sauze to Sestriere, and all the way down from Sansicario to
...
Forum: European Ski Resorts February 20th 10, 03:51 PM Posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
Replies: 9
Views: 4,077
TV documentary on ski lift economics

Ian Blake wrote:

It might get a lot more interesting the current Mayor of Briancon has the mad
dream of linking up to Montgenevre that would join the Milky Way to...
Forum: European Ski Resorts February 20th 10, 02:04 PM Posted to uk.rec.motorcycles,rec.skiing.resorts.europe
Replies: 7
Views: 1,406
Montgenevre skiing(was Paging (Ms) WUN)

BrritSki wrote:

Colin Irvine wrote:
On Fri, 19 Feb 2010 13:15:03 +0100, Ace squeezed out the following:

On Fri, 19 Feb 2010 11:41:36 +0000,...
Forum: European Ski Resorts February 20th 10, 02:04 PM Posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
Replies: 9
Views: 4,077
TV documentary on ski lift economics

Ace wrote:

Forgotten how to use google?

No, I'm just lazy because I knew somebody here would know it :-)

First hit is
...
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