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Pistie Beasties - What do you call them ?

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Pisten Bully, Piste machine, piste basher, rat track etc etc. What do you call them?

Somebody in the crowd a skied with years ago came out with "Pistie Beastie" and it's always stuck with me. In fact my kids now think this is the proper name for them, and I've seen some puzzled expressions when people have heard them refer to them !.

Are there any other proper or improper names for them ?
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The erudite members of another ski forum call them 'snow bison': an apt name for massive powerful beasts that graze snowy pastures, often nocturnally.

Snow bison hibernate in summer, by the way.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Indeed I saw one such creature foundering on a hill on Monday having hurt it's right hand legs (lost a track) and it seemed to be waiting patiently for the vet (Mechanic) to come to its assistance, I went to take a picture of it from the train window only to discover that my digital camera was no longer working properly, could this be some in built defence mechanism, peculiar to these creatures that is designed to save them from embaressment Question
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I wonder if young Sam Lee ever got a ride on one
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I got a ride on one last week-it was fab.
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My daughter (when aged 4) called them 'The Prowlers'
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If I've correctly understood what the subject is...I call those the usual name:
Snow Cats, or simply Cats. ("Gatti delle nevi" or "Gatti"...their official name here is "mezzi battipista")


Last edited by Then you can post your own questions or snow reports... on Thu 19-02-04 11:59; edited 1 time in total
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I call them Pistie Beasties as well. I think all my friends do as well (but that's probably my fault). Excellent name for them.
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Well I have always called em piste bashers..... or Fruity Getters.... cos they always head in my direction (one of my pet hates - they scare me witless for no apparent reason). Confused
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I bought a toy one in Alpe D a few weeks ago with the intention of giving it to my nephew. But being the big kid I am, I kept it, so you can guarantee that after a bottle of wine on a friday night the piste basher is on carpet duty! Very Happy
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Jason Carpenter has his own that he skis behind when on holiday Cool

Sorry Jas - was funny Laughing though Wink
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I have learned that I should call them Pisty Beasties. Much better than Piste Bashers what I used to call them
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OK so, new terminology to amuse the husband with. " oh, no its a Pisty Beastie driving right at me"

yeh, right like he's gonna believe I got this from you lot..........................



thanks. street cred for ski terminology 0
ability to ski blacks 0
ability to keep up 0

Embarassed
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
however, if you should see a woman out of control on a red in passo tonale in a fortnight, waffling on about pisty beasties and snowheads...... feel free to introduce yourself and buy me a pint.




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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
nothing I'd like better Fruity, just need a parachute rolling eyes
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woah! Alan, check this out!!!!!

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I forgot my poles!!!!!!


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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?
No, Sam hasn't had a ride yet. He's green with envy as his friend has not only been in a pistie beastie but on a snowmobile as well.
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I call my piste basher,'Polly the Piste Basher', but the drivers name is Pierre ! Its a rather indulgent luxury, but one I enjoy !!!! Wink
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I've always known them as "Piste Dragons", is this a tradename?
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