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 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
pam w wrote:
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you couldn't fill a week

I could "fill a week" anywhere, and most certainly in Zermatt, Wengen or Chamonix. But
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why is the non skier even going? Why do they not go somewhere else that appeals to them?


is a valid question. If people need the kind of manufactured entertainment they can't find in the mountains, they should go somewhere else! If one part of a couple likes skiing, or shopping, or sitting in a tub of bodily fluids and bacteria or sailing or touring art galleries, and the other doesn't, surely separate holidays with like-minded friends is a good answer?


The skiing partner could do a Bash! Have to be quick to do the Birthday Bash, it's filling up quickly. snowHead
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
peanuthead wrote:
My experience with many "non-skiers" is they are not particularly interested in climbing walls or snow-shoeing either.

Your experience is rather limited, I dare say.

Downhill skiing, for all its thrill and excitement, is after all a man-made entertainment. All the lifts, piste markers, and grooming, takes away the tranquility and natural beauty. (Or at least interfere with the enjoyment of nature)

Snowshoe and cross country skiing has much less of those man made interference. Many PREFER those than flying down some groomed piste at Mach speed without taking a sideway glance of the beauty surrounding us.

Ice climbing probably fits in with the latter mindset more too. But I’m not a climber so can’t be certain.

If I have to choose between xc and downhill skiing, I’d gladly give up downhill skiing to only do xc. Fortunately I don’t need to make that choice.
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