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@stevew, nope it's a cable car which is cunningly disguised
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
And when on the subject of "Cham" how annoying is "Val"? Or "Bourg"?
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
@Dave of the Marmottes, still doesn't explain it, a cable car, is a car (passenger compartment) transported using a cable. And a gondola is just another name for such a car/compartment.

How the compartment and the cable are used is surely not related to the terms. Otherwise you would call them same line cable cars and fixed on cable cars or something like that.

So "same difference" surely?
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stevew wrote:
The La Grave one is a pulse gondola?

A pulse gondola just means the cars are grouped together and not evenly spaced. Still on cars on a cable though.
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@Layne, snowheads exam question

1 One goes round and round but as a result goes up and down.

2 One goes up and down but not round and round.

A A cable car
B A gondola

Now is it 1=A or 1=B
Match the number to the letters

Mark scheme: 1 mark for 1=B Deduct a mark for 1=A. 1 mark for 2=A. Deduct a mark for 2=B.
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Gordyjh wrote:
I still have no idea about which sort of jacket I prefer - hard or soft shell!

@Tarquin, surely in that context, pants means knickers rather than trousers?
Yes, that was my point.
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 Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Bash full
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
A cable car. You queue up at a turnstile and it lets a specific number of people through to a holding pen where you wait again for the lift thing to come. It won't leave until you've all squeezed in and when it sets off, the turnstile opens for the next load of people.

A gondola. You just go through the turnstile and get on the next lift thing that comes, or wait for the next one if it looks crowded. You don't need to play sardines.

(Non scientific answer.)
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Layne wrote:
@Dave of the Marmottes, still doesn't explain it, a cable car, is a car (passenger compartment) transported using a cable. And a gondola is just another name for such a car/compartment.

How the compartment and the cable are used is surely not related to the terms. Otherwise you would call them same line cable cars and fixed on cable cars or something like that.

So "same difference" surely?


A cable car has it's transport carriage run on supporting cables (static and often two) and is pulled along that support by another cable that travels in a loop to move the two cars in sync, hence they stop at opposite ends oof system. Sometimes called tramways as they are effectively running on two rails.

Gondola is usually configured as a chairlift with cars clamped onto one moving (support and transit) cable, in effect a scaled up chairlift. Very Happy

Of course there are exceptions as with most things in life Toofy Grin
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in my respectful view, a bubble is also a gondola, and a chair will always be a chair. you can have sex in the former but not on the latter.
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A cable car is a reciprocating lift. The cable moves forwards, stops and then reverses the same distance. A gondola moves in one direction only at a more constant but much slower speed than a cable car.

Think of a detachable chairlift as simply a ‘cheap’ gondola Laughing
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And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
@davidof, Doesn't it maybe come from the Latin, Fero = I carry? Fero, ferre, tuli, latum... Just a thought!
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 So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
I have a dislike of the word Domaine, for some reason...


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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
feet torturers - ski boots.
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Quote:

I have a dislike of the word Domaine, for some reason...

because it's French?
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 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Pizza - Instead of Snow Plough, rather than the tasty food item.
Ice - A cover-all term for snow which is not slush or powder. Ice = Skating rink, frozen waterfall or G&T.
Coin Montagne - Just because......
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
brandegg wrote:
in my respectful view, a bubble is also a gondola, and a chair will always be a chair. you can have sex in the former but not on the latter.


Is that a challenge?
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
under a new name wrote:
@Hurtle, “Cham” is often heard amongst the French locals...


Which is confusing because the locals in Cham are Swiss.
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brandegg wrote:
you can have sex in the former but not on the latter.


Awww, where's your sense of adventure?
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Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
The above isn't just pedantry on my part. I did once have a lengthy and confusing exchange of emails with our Swiss distributor as I had told him that demo skis were available in Cham (when they were in Chamonix), his business is based close to one, but not so much the other.
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@HoneyBunny, i have ED on the chairlift. but the bubble is ok.
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