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I'd have really liked to have taken you up on your kind offer @nixmap, but you posted it 2 days too soon for me.
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Mike Pow wrote:
nixmap wrote:
So seriously ... any volunteers ?


What is expected from you for 2019/20?


Responsibilities?

Start?

Finish?

The package / remuneration?

That might garner interest.

And an SR from your previous 'season hosts' would be extremely helpful / illuminating.


Same as before although child minding is relegated in favour of party planning and occasional guest ferrying.

The whole season depending on your nationallilty
None/None
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pam w wrote:
NDA, @Mike Pow, NDA.....


Privacy is a good thing but its not enforced by me.
I think you will find that respect for our privacy comes from a mutual understanding of those involved and a sense of a win win outcome.
Being subject to a 'snowhead inquisition' is also something best avoided.


In short no news is good news
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betterinblack wrote:
pam w wrote:
NDA, @Mike Pow, NDA.....


Nah we had a mini trip report once, Mrs Nixmap seemed especially interested in the 'boys weekend' hookers and blow



fake news
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I’ve said every year, that if you have the right skills ( I don’t, I can’t cook ), and your circumstances are such that that you are available ( I’m not ), that if you enter into this with your eyes open, then, on the face of it, it seems like a win-win. I wish I could, but I can’t, so I won’t be investing Very Happy
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No doubt it’s fine for a weekend but surely pretty dull for a season no? Where else can you ski round there?

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The fact the last pair lasted 3 years surely says a lot. You don't do this for 3 years unless it's a great arrangement
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@BobinCH, there's nowt wrong with getting to know a small area intimately. . . .


and . . . 5.4.3.2.1 . . . my mind is not always in the gutter you horrid people rolling eyes It actually looks quite a pleasant challenge for an intermediate skier/boarder to hammer down their techniques and I suspect a fair amount of off piste fun too.
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Frosty the Snowman wrote:
The fact the last pair lasted 3 years surely says a lot. You don't do this for 3 years unless it's a great arrangement


Since we've not heard directly from them maybe it took 3 years to escape from the cellar?
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I have to say I am intrigued, each season you come on here. We are intending to do a season at some point in the next few years but probably I’ll message you rather than run the gamut of this thread Very Happy
In the meantime well done for putting up with us and giving as good as you get.
Can I watch now?


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BobinCH wrote:
No doubt it’s fine for a weekend but surely pretty dull for a season no? Where else can you ski round there?



wrong place, old news.
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henzerani wrote:
I have to say I am intrigued, each season you come on here. We are intending to do a season at some point in the next few years but probably I’ll message you rather than run the gamut of this thread Very Happy
In the meantime we’ll done for putting up with us and giving as good as you get.
Can I watch now?

Sure any time if you make it public you when apply, you will be subject to the snowheads grand inquisitor.
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Masque wrote:
@BobinCH, there's nowt wrong with getting to know a small area intimately. . . .


and . . . 5.4.3.2.1 . . . my mind is not always in the gutter you horrid people rolling eyes It actually looks quite a pleasant challenge for an intermediate skier/boarder to hammer down their techniques and I suspect a fair amount of off piste fun too.



Intimacy is exactly the word that summarizes the overall ethos of the whole idea. Masque, you are quite the poet.
But its the wrong place.
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You know it makes sense.
:@nixmap, Very Happy
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nixmap wrote:
BobinCH wrote:
No doubt it’s fine for a weekend but surely pretty dull for a season no? Where else can you ski round there?



wrong place, old news.


Where is it then? The fact that you are so coy about the location suggests it’s not very good. Which is a problem if you’re advertising it as an attractive season long skiing option.
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@BobinCH, it is pretty dull, I skied there once at the end of March for two days and was thoroughly done with it by the end. It almost all faces south and isn't that high so late season conditions are pretty dire. We then round to Engelberg for the following two days and the contrast couldn't have been starker, perfect winter snow on piste, and fresh snow off piste with much more interesting terrain. I don't think that I would ever go back to Meiringen. Engelberg is probably too far to regularly day trip from Meiringen for whoever takes this
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A few years ago it was Klosters and Gstaad.
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@rambotion, well he says it’s not Meiringen so who knows but if it was half decent surely he’d say where it was. And going to nearby resorts, notwithstanding the need for a car / fuel / time to get to, are going to be very expensive for day passes if they are any good eg Engelberg (I see Titlis in the background on that piste map if it is in fact Meiringen). So given he’s not paying you’re essentially getting an apartment in a not very sought after area in return for whatever work is required. Might suit a hermit, beginner, who can generate some income working from home, but doubt the appeal would be very broad. And the fact that he’s so coy with any further details suggests he doesn’t want them available for others to comment on (eg compare a comparative rental cost for a season rental) which is hardly encouraging. So come on Nix, tell us why you are hiding all the important details?
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@BobinCH, don't indulge him. He's just a form of troll who gets off on the secrecy and has no desire to be part of the community once he gets his free workers.
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@BobinCH, don't indulge him. He's just a form of troll who gets off on the secrecy and has no desire to be part of the community once he gets his free workers.
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@Dave of the Marmottes, +1
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Why so much hostility?

As above, in 2015 it was Gstaad and Klosters. It may still be. Hardly poor resorts or for beginners only.

See: https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=111384#2550776

From that post, use of a 4x4 was also included.
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sugarmoma666 wrote:
Why so much hostility?

As above, in 2015 it was Gstaad and Klosters. It may still be. Hardly poor resorts or for beginners only.

See: https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=111384#2550776

From that post, use of a 4x4 was also included.


Well if it’s Gstaad/Klosters with lift pass for both and transport then that’s certainly better than Meiringen! I’m not against the concept, I quite like it. But for me it would be all about how good the skiing would be and that means the apartment location is key

In comparison a guy I know drives at weekends which funds a (shared) apartment in Verbier plus lift pass and (limited) beer money. I’m sure Nix apartment is better and perhaps less hours/work but this guy gets a lot of good skiing in...
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sugarmoma666 wrote:
Why so much hostility?


All the poor folk getting upset cos some dood with cash wants a cheap servant for a few weeks.
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sugarmoma666 wrote:
A few years ago it was Klosters and Gstaad.

depending on snow conditions
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Whitegold wrote:
sugarmoma666 wrote:
Why so much hostility?


All the poor folk getting upset cos some dood with cash wants a cheap servant for a few weeks.

I prefer the description "happy volunteers"
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BobinCH wrote:
So come on Nix, tell us why you are hiding all the important details?

I figured I posted it so many times before the details are getting repetitive.
Depends what lens you look through, I am always optimistic that for the right couple, its win win.
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Dave of the Marmottes wrote:
@BobinCH, don't indulge him. He's just a form of troll who gets off on the secrecy and has no desire to be part of the community once he gets his free workers.

WOW , we have had so many good times with our volunteers, I dont even know where to start to reply to this negativity.


maybe this will help


http://youtube.com/v/vb5Egmp7bYs
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@nixmap, that doesn't answer DotM point that apart from coming on here once a year in search of volunteers/unpaid workers, you contribute nothing else to the site.
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Did we ever establish what resort it's in?
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@adithorp, But is that true? or is it hyperbole? or hyperbollocks?
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Handy Turnip wrote:
Did we ever establish what resort it's in?

See above.
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Riccardo wrote:
@adithorp, But is that true? or is it hyperbole? or hyperbollocks?
a search reveals a handful of posts on other matters.
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Portrait mode in 2019, I mean, really?


Mobile first, everything is going vertical these days wink
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Handy Turnip wrote:
Did we ever establish what resort it's in?

See above.


I'll assume that's a no then wink


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@Riccardo, fair enough, a quick search does show @nixmap, has made about a dozen posts in the last 2 years unrelated to their "volunteers".
So I take it back; Crack on with the posts looking to help you avoid employment tax, social security, pension, workers rights, etc...
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@adithorp, My hyperbollocks comment was (in my head) a criticism of the seemingly arbitrary judgement of whether someone is/isn't making a 'contribution to the community'.

But you've now defined quite explicitly what making a contribution is and I must admit wasn't aware of it and possibly @nixmap wasn't either. Maybe make it a sticky so others are not caught out in the future?
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I have a question, it's not a criticism; why do skiers feel the need to "twerk" their way down every nice powder field?




Hmmm. I don't always ski powder in short swings but I admit I love the sensation of turning in untracked powder so the more turns the better to some extent.

Big surfy turns are almost as much fun once the snow is heavier and tracked so I may well have the first couple of runs in short turns and migrate to big surfy turns once its been skied a bit.

What I like best are slopes spotted with trees and bushes, little mounds and roll overs where you have to adjust to the terrain - swoop across an open stretch, wiggle through some obstacles then open it up again.
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Riccardo wrote:
@adithorp, My hyperbollocks comment was (in my head) a criticism of the seemingly arbitrary judgement of whether someone is/isn't making a 'contribution to the community'.

But you've now defined quite explicitly what making a contribution is and I must admit wasn't aware of it and possibly @nixmap wasn't either. Maybe make it a sticky so others are not caught out in the future?


Well he's never posted a trip report, some stoke of the skiing of which he obviously takes copious videos other than in his ad thread to troll a bite, much advice on CH skiing more generally and none of his "slaves/mates" never sem to have posted even a guide to the resorts they must be intimately familiar with. Doesn't sound like sHs is much more than a handy noticeboard for him. He might be a lovely charming funny bloke who is great fun to hang out with but manages to hide that all under a bushel in his online persona.
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Handy Turnip wrote:
sugarmoma666 wrote:
Handy Turnip wrote:
Did we ever establish what resort it's in?

See above.


I'll assume that's a no then wink

A yes as far as I'm concerned.
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