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ulmerhutte wrote:
Vail. Because...



Seriously is that a queue for the lifts or is it a crowd watching an event? If it genuinely is a queue that’s incredible.
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But Bourg is much closer to the skiing


Um...that's my point!
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@jirac18, there is a FB group called Elite Skiing. Have a look. Many more photos and comments. It is real.

Actually, there are also photos on that page on the freeway traffic. Similar situation.
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Whistler. It rains all the ****ing time.


FIFY.
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Did anyone say Morzine?

I remember that it takes an hour and three lifts to get to the higher-altitude skiing areas (and the Portes du Soleil domain never quite convinced me as much as comparable-sized alternatives in France or elsewhere...)
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Is one disliking the resort or the town? I quite like Morzine town. Whenever I have been there it has been buzzing. The topic is ski towns
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I'm surprised no-one has mentioned La Grave. A single antiquated lift, no pistes.

Awful place Happy
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Verbier

One big roundabout, pretty much Heineken town( only one step better than US Bud).
Bars with plastic only ‘glasses’
Urghh.
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Chamonix
Not even a proper ski town. More visitors there in the summer than the winter.
And that scenery - far too distracting when you are trying to work on your technique
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@countryman, defo town. I can imagine a few thinking the skiing is ok in Verbier.
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jirac18 wrote:
ulmerhutte wrote:
Vail. Because...



Seriously is that a queue for the lifts or is it a crowd watching an event? If it genuinely is a queue that’s incredible.


Yep that's a lift queue - its the only way back from Vails back bowls - average time there was 2hr wait from other reports.
Then folks have to get back down the front side of Vail to get off the mtn.

Pic nicked from TGR Toofy Grin
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@bambionskiis,
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PeakyB wrote:
Orelle. Sun starved scrapyard with attack dogs.


Don’t bother applying for their Tourist Information vacancy will you


I'd just target the solarphobic keen recycler dog loving skiers. wink
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Bones wrote:
jirac18 wrote:
ulmerhutte wrote:
Vail. Because...



Seriously is that a queue for the lifts or is it a crowd watching an event? If it genuinely is a queue that’s incredible.


Yep that's a lift queue - its the only way back from Vails back bowls - average time there was 2hr wait from other reports.
Then folks have to get back down the front side of Vail to get off the mtn.

Pic nicked from TGR Toofy Grin


Holy moly that’s insane. Never going there!
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You know it makes sense.
Imagine paying that much for a day ticket then getting stuck in that
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That much is 219$ for a day ticket. It is insane! Never mind the line. No wonder I am flying to Europe to ski.
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St.Anton. Full of would be skiers who seriously need lessons and should drink less.
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erica2004 wrote:
St.Anton. Full of would be skiers who seriously need lessons and should drink less.


Pretty sure that describes every resort/ ski town in Europe and probably anywhere.
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I watched the men's giant slalom from Japan yesterday. What a grim looking place Niigata Yuzawa Naeba is...

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Claude B wrote:
Le Corbier in the Les Sybelles area. I skied down there from St Sorlin D'Arves where I was staying in 2006. It was a WTF moment (i hadn't been to Tignes at the time). To make things worse the only way out was on a horrific tow for which there was an enormous queue.



The tow on the ridge back to the other resorts is a nause - however the corridor in Le Corbier is great when its rubbish weather and its death star nick name lends for great nephew/niece ski kitsch gifts

Just be careful going to the night club after too much genepi
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SBP wrote:
Claude B wrote:
Le Corbier in the Les Sybelles area. I skied down there from St Sorlin D'Arves where I was staying in 2006. It was a WTF moment (i hadn't been to Tignes at the time). To make things worse the only way out was on a horrific tow for which there was an enormous queue.



The tow on the ridge back to the other resorts is a nause - however the corridor in Le Corbier is great when its rubbish weather and its death star nick name lends for great nephew/niece ski kitsch gifts

Just be careful going to the night club after too much genepi
I went there on a school/college trip in the early eighties. I have very fond memories of it, even though it was ugly as sin. Ski in, ski out truly great views from out apartment in the tower block too. It's odd though, my memory must be failing I could have sworn that the slope ran down from left to right, in that picture it looks like the slope runs down to the right.I blame the beer.
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"Horrid" seems so old fashioned, how about using "Crapulous"
This fantastic word is essentially the opposite of "fabulous" and means ‘to feel ill after eating or drinking too much Smile
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I didn't like Crested Butte - but that was probably because I crossed the Atlantic; drove for hours from Denver; was 15 mins drive from the slopes; paid a fortune for a flappy lift pass ticket that attached to your zip and gave access to 15 lifts (some of which had no foot rest)......Just to find they had little snow (worse than Europe) and had no snow making to cover the mud patches and anything at all steep was shut, due to lack of snow.

I might have a less jaundiced view in a normal snow year....though I'd much rather have the traditional Alpine look, than the traditional Wild West Town look.

We did however stay in a lovely home, which belonged to neighbours of my Brother - and it was great caching up with him and his family.
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rogg wrote:


truly great views from out apartment in the tower block too.


The best thing about tower blocks like that one is that when you look out of them you can't see them.
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