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  #21  
Old September 22nd 10, 08:43 PM posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
twobuddha[_2_]
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On Sep 22, 1:22*am, Champ wrote:
On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:26:58 -0700 (PDT), twobuddha

wrote:
Excuse me? *Are you so rude as to cross post an actual skiing post to
RSA?


Christ, Bruce, why the cross-post to RSA (now removed)? *I'd forgotten
what an asylum that ran over there...


You've got an original terrorist here in Tilsbury. He's one of the
freaks that turned it into the ******** of usenet.
Be careful: **** him off and he's going to falsely accuse you of
threatening him. Even if you live six thousand miles away......
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  #22  
Old September 22nd 10, 08:44 PM posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
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On Sep 22, 7:57*am, Ace wrote:
On Wed, 22 Sep 2010 09:22:14 +0100, Champ wrote:
On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:26:58 -0700 (PDT), twobuddha
wrote:


Excuse me? *Are you so rude as to cross post an actual skiing post to
RSA?


Christ, Bruce, why the cross-post to RSA (now removed)? *I'd forgotten
what an asylum that ran over there...


Brittski implied that he'd posted his reply there, so I thought I'd
put mine there too...

Perhaps it was a mistake.
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Sure was, Ace. Hey, did you notice how Roger Tilsbury's drinking
buddy Bob Thompson sockpuppeted a dead man and accused me of being a
child molester?
That's your buddy Roger.
  #23  
Old November 6th 13, 03:03 PM posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
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twobuddha wrote:

[...]
Excuse me? Are you so rude as to cross post an actual skiing post to
RSA?
Let us discuss Roger Tilsbury, a pathetic and laughable coward who has
defamed me for years, and lied to the Seattle Police Department over a
stupid newsgroup.
One of the most disgusting and transparent pathological liars I have
ever run across.
Not to mention the fact that he thinks jokes about raping children are
hilarious. Do you think people should make sick jokes about molesting
children?
Stay the **** out of my newsgroup, or watch yours go into the sewer
too.
Fun, fun. Asshole.


I was about ask 'have things in r.s.a calmed down now or ....'

but no need now
  #24  
Old November 6th 13, 03:04 PM posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
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Ace wrote:
[...]
I have to say I'm not a huge fan of the place, and share some of the
reservations of others. Queues are nothing like as bad as they used to
be, and connections between areas likewise, due to lift system
improvements over the last few years, but for me it's just got too
many people.

[...]
In its favour, Zermatt does have some decent, ski-accessibls
off-piste, but the best stuff (for me) is glacier terrain, much of
which is only really accessible by helicopter, and for that I'd much
rather stay on the Itlaian side, in Gressoney, for example, and enjoy
the 15km of off-piste tracks back there from Cervinia.

[...]

Seconded.
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Old November 6th 13, 07:27 PM posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
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On Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:04:02 +0000, "
wrote:

Ace wrote:

[...]
I have to say I'm not a huge fan of the place, and share some of the
reservations of others. Queues are nothing like as bad as they used to
be, and connections between areas likewise, due to lift system
improvements over the last few years, but for me it's just got too
many people.

[...]
In its favour, Zermatt does have some decent, ski-accessibls
off-piste, but the best stuff (for me) is glacier terrain, much of
which is only really accessible by helicopter, and for that I'd much
rather stay on the Itlaian side, in Gressoney, for example, and enjoy
the 15km of off-piste tracks back there from Cervinia.

[...]

Seconded.


Holy necro-post, batman. Not seen any activity here for a good long
while - that one must be years old.

Still true, mind.

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Old November 15th 13, 04:29 AM posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
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but for me it's just got too many people.

Hmmm. Not as many as most ski resorts in Austria.



In its favour, Zermatt does have some


Generally, it sounds like Zermatt isn't the place to go, albeit it appears to
be eh, quite popular (and expensive) and it has some decent apre-ski fun, or
so I've heard.

The main problem with slopes is that Swiss are a bit lazy in that respect and
they don't groom slopes well (not like Italians or Austrians), not even half
of what they normally should be grooming in order to make piste skiing good...

N.

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Old November 15th 13, 05:53 PM posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
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On Fri, 15 Nov 2013 05:29:15 +0000 (UTC), "Noumenon"
wrote:

The main problem with slopes is that Swiss are a bit lazy in that respect and
they don't groom slopes well (not like Italians or Austrians), not even half
of what they normally should be grooming in order to make piste skiing good...


I'm surprised. I went there last winter and the grooming was fine.

My only complaint with Swiss ski resorts (though it is a biggie) is that black
runs seem to be just steep reds, and groomed as well, and real blacks, the
sort that make my knees quiver, are often itineraires; not patrolled. Worrying
if you're skiing alone.
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Old November 15th 13, 06:16 PM posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
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In message
PipL wrote:

On Fri, 15 Nov 2013 05:29:15 +0000 (UTC), "Noumenon"
wrote:

The main problem with slopes is that Swiss are a bit lazy in that respect and
they don't groom slopes well (not like Italians or Austrians), not even half
of what they normally should be grooming in order to make piste skiing good...


I'm surprised. I went there last winter and the grooming was fine.

My only complaint with Swiss ski resorts (though it is a biggie) is that black
runs seem to be just steep reds, and groomed as well, and real blacks, the
sort that make my knees quiver, are often itineraires; not patrolled. Worrying
if you're skiing alone.


Zermatt is definitely a resort to arrive at as part of an off-piste
tour. The off-piste itineraries are excellent.

If you're after groomed pistes then I'd definitely recommend Italy and
if you are also prepared to ski at lunch time or in inclement weather
you'll have those groomed pistes virtually all to yourself!

Mike
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  #30  
Old November 15th 13, 08:09 PM posted to rec.skiing.resorts.europe
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On Fri, 15 Nov 2013 19:16:49 GMT, Mike Clark wrote:

Zermatt is definitely a resort to arrive at as part of an off-piste
tour. The off-piste itineraries are excellent.


They looked great. Unfortunately, I was on a long weekend break with a
specific agenda, and the weather was very patchy: lots of low cloud, and I
really didn't want to risk doing a run on my own, that I didn't know, in flat
light, that wasn't patrolled.

Looking at old piste maps (I've been there twice before, but as a near
complete novice), most, if not all of these were once black runs.

I'm not sure what the rationale for downgrading them was, but I suspect cash.

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