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Arinsal
Soll
Courchevel x 2
Meribel x 3
Tignes x 6 (+ again next week)
Val D'Isere
Montgenevre
La Plagne x 2
Verbier
St Anton/Lech/Zurs
Sauze d'Oulx
Madonna di Campiglio x 3
Lake Louise & area
Whistler coming up in March
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Ok....here goes....

Soldeu x 4
Arinsal

Bardonnechia
Sauze d'Oux

Scheffau

3 Valleys x 2
Le Toussuire
Corbier
Valmenier
Valloire
Val Cenis
Flaine
Les Gets
Vars
Serre Chevalier
Les Deux Alpes x 3 (can't think why it's not that good...)
Alpe d'Huez (and again a week on Saturday..yippee!)
Tignes x 2
La Plagne

....there's a definite French bias there but that's because the best Internet bargains seem to be for French resorts.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Should I think about trying France? Keep on thinking about it then going back to Austria for the Gemutlichkeit.

2004 Obergurgl
2003 Obergurgl Very Happy without son who broke his arm before skiing Crying or Very sad when he was playing football instead of the violin on an orchestra course. Are snowsports safer?
2002 Obergurgl Confused with son who broke his arm snowboarding
2001 Saalbach
2000 DeerValley best breakfast ever Very Happy Park City Smile Snowbird Confused had to wait 30 minutes for a table for breakfast!
2000 Obergurgl
1998/9 St Anton will return out of school holidays
1998 Oberau
1997 Oberau Very Happy beginners
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How can you remember dates so well?? In order (I think) from about 1988 (I think)

Soll
Kirchberg
Val D'Isere
Soldeu
Meribel
Kirchberg
La Plagne
Val D'Isere
Ischgel
Meribel
Aviemore
Vail
Breckenridge
Flims
Cran Montana
Meribel
Flims
Schladming
Sauze d'Oulx
Klosters

These are the places I stayed, there's loads of resorts in the regions I've been to that I've skiied whilst there.

i should be good by now - what's going wrong Crying or Very sad
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Maurach - School ski trip 1970 something ( Anyone know if this was
actuallya resort or just a field with some snow on it?)
Kitzbuhel 1985 ish 2 days skiing and one knee ligament injury
Kitzbuhel 1986 Got the hang of not injuring myself
Kitzbuhel 1987 2 weeks, first (and last!) black run
Ischgl 1989 I don't remember it having the wild apres ski everyone alludes to,
maybe I was just too drunk to notice...skiing improved though
Meribel 1992
Cervinia 1995 There is/was a truly magnificent restaurant down a back street
on the left looking from the nursery slope - can't remember the name
La Plagne 2003 Ist skiing trip for my son aged 5 ...and way too good for my liking!
I like this ski in/out lark!
Meiringen 2003/2004 Son now signed up with skiers anonymous
Morillon 21st Feb It's no good, the treatment is just not working..we'll just
have one more, just a small one we'll give up soon, honest!
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Artesina (Italy)
Orcieres Merlette
Badger Pass, Yosemite
Meribel
Val D'Isere
Tignes
Val Thoren
Niderau
Soldeu
Kleinarl booked for March 2004
Laughing Laughing
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Here we go then - in order cos I'm a Virgo girly and so that is how it has to be!!

Feb 00 - Cervinia
Feb 01 - Kitzbuhel
Mar 01 - Sauze d'Oulx
Dec 01 - Alpe d'Huez
Feb 02 - Morzine
Mar 02 - Kitzbuhel
Aug 02 - Zermatt- summer skiing on the glacier
Dec 02 - Saas Fee
Feb 03 - Schladming
Mar 03 - Soldeu
Apr 03 - Morzine - Easter break
Aug 03 - Tignes - summer skiing on the glacier
Dec 03 - Les Carroz/Flaine
Feb 04 - Selva Gardena

and soon to come

Feb 04 - Cervinia - weekend
Mar 04 - Tignes
Apr 04 - Morzine - Easter break
Aug 04 - Tignes

Decided the only way to improve quickly was to go lots!
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Sarah L, Can you give me the secret of how you go about winning the lottery please? That's the only way I could fund that many trips over a relatively short period Mr. Green
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Ah....Sarah_L and I work for the same understanding employer....she's got a few to go to catch up with me!!!
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17 trips in from 2001 to 2003 is going to be expensive, no matter how understanding your employer is Exclamation
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In the last 4 years as best I can remember .....
Kaprun x 5 (long weekends)
Meribel / 3 valleys (1 week)
Sölden X 3 (1 week and a couple of long weekends)
Morzine X 2 (couple of long weekends)
Soll X 1 week
St Johan im Pongau / Sportsworld Amade X 1 Week
Obertauern x 2 (1 week one long weekend)
Obergurgl X 2 (1 week and a single day)
Gerlizten X 2 weeks (small Austria resort)
St Anton x 4 (a couple of days and two weeks)
Various other small Austrian resorts on the weekends, generally get in approx 25-35 skiing days a year.


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Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green


I can say no more Exclamation
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I may miss one or two here...

Whilst a kid:

Kolsas Veer (spelling?)
Zell an Zee
Leysin
La Mollina
Courmayeur

Older:
Courmayeur (<Betty Marsden voice>many, many times</Betty Marsden voice>)
Zell am Zee
Val d'Isere
Cervina

Weekend:
Davos

Day trips (from other resorts):
La Thuile
Pila
Cervinia
Saalbach
Vallee Blanche

From this weekend:
Flims/Laax/Falera
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You know it makes sense.
I'll try to remember all the dates.

1988 Cauterets
1989 Obertauren
1991 Flaine
1993 Valmorel
1994 Flaine
1995 La Plagne
1996 Les Arcs
1997 La Plagne
1998 Alpe D' Huez
1999 Serre Chevalier
1999 Deuz Alpes
2000 Val Thorens
2001 La Plagne
2002 Serre Chevalier
2003 La Rosierre
2004 Alpe D'Huez on Saturday to be precise. Laughing
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Peter B wrote:
17 trips in from 2001 to 2003 is going to be expensive, no matter how understanding your employer is Exclamation


Ah...but I managed 23!!!

The secret is:

Find employer with big leave allocation
Stay long enough to get bonus days for long service
Ingratiate yourself with Manager so you can be off one week a month all winter
Don't under any circumstances contemplate having kids!
Never "waste" any money on anything else - decorating, new clothes, shoes etc...
Develop grim determination to last from April to December without a single day off while everyone else keeps ranting on about how great their trip to Beniorm/Majorca/Kos was
If all else fails find rich partner who likes skiing!!
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1999 Soldeu, Andorra. First ever time on skis wheeeeee!! Very Happy
2001 Chateau D'oex, Switzerland. No snow, big mistake Sad However, found good snow at Sannenmoser (15 min train ride) Very Happy Not a single Brit in sight.
2002 Meribel/Courchevel Very Happy Great ski in'ski out chalet, good snow. Enjoyed ourselves so much that we went back the following month.
2003 Late Dec SCGB instruction holiday Tignes Very Happy Excellent snow and instruction.
2004 Zermatt Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Simply fantastic. Great resort, great skiing, great mountain restaurants and most definitely great ski instructors! Wink Wink
Hoping to return to Z in March.
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Couldn't have put it better myself homphomp!!!
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Should I add....

Risk said job by surfing Internet all day looking for bargains and haunting chat rooms?

....hmmm Sarah_L 2:23pm??
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Started in 97 - went to Chiesa in Italy . s'ok if limited (2 blues)
98 Obertauren in Austria - wow.
99 Soldeu, Andorra - excellent
00 nothing, nadda, was flat on my back giving birth in February and they wouldnt let me go.
01 nothing, nadda, had a baby stuck on my boobs.
02 Kaprun, Austria - left baby at home with my mum and dad. Great place, loved the glacier.
03 skint
04 off on March 6th to Passo Tonale and CANNOT WAIT. Shock
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Have been or would go back: Zermatt, Courchevel, Val D'I, Les Arcs, Avoriaz, Vaujany, Chamonix, Champoluc, St Anton, Flaine Very Happy

Have benn once and only once: La Clusaz, Cervinia, Verbier, Les 2 Alpes, Chatel Confused

Been more than once by mistake: Sauze D, Champoussin Sad

I've never had a duff holiday though Mr. Green
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1987 Söll, Austria Smile
1988 Andalo, Italy Smile
Morin Heights, Mont St Sauveur, Quebec
1989 Jay Peak, Killington, Sugarbush, Vermont
Mont Sutton, Mont Tremblant, Mont Ste Anne, Mont Orford, Mont St Sauveur, Mont Gabriel, Mont Bromont, Chantecler, Mont Avila, Owls Head, Morin Heights, Mont Habitant, Mont Olympia, Mont Blanc, Quebec
Whiteface Mountain, Lake Placid, New York
Sunshine, Lake Louise, Alberta
1990 Jay Peak, Killington, Sugarbush, Smugglers Notch, Vermont
Mont Sutton, Mont Tremblant, Mont St Sauveur, Mont Gabriel, Mont Avila, Morin Heights, Quebec
Whiteface Mountain, Lake Placid, New York
Sunshine, Lake Louise, Nakiska, Alberta
1991 Stowe, Jay Peak, Sugarbush, Vermont
Mont Sutton, Mont Tremblant, Mont Ste Anne, Mont St Sauveur, Mont Gabriel, Mont Avila, Morin Heights, Mont Olympia, Quebec
Whiteface Mountain, Lake Placid, New York
Sunshine, Lake Louise, Nakiska, Fortress Mountain, Alberta Very Happy
1992 Smugglers Notch, Sugarbush, Vermont
Mont Sutton, Mont Tremblant, Mont Ste Anne, Mont St Sauveur, Quebec
Méribel, France Smile
1993 Val D’Isère, France Confused
1994 Mottaret, France Smile
1995 Zermatt, Switzerland Cervinia, Italy Very Happy
Seyðisfjörður, Iceland Wink
1996 Alpe D’Huez, Serre Chevalier, France Smile
Banff, Sunshine, Norquay, Lake Louise, Fortress Mountain, Canada Very Happy
1997 Val Thorens, France Confused
1998 Selva / Val Gardena, Cortina, Italy Very Happy
Serre Chevalier, Montgenevre, France Very Happy
1999 Alpe D’Huez, France Smile
Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Vail, Keystone, Arapaho Basin, Colorado
2000 St Anton, Lech, Zürs, Austria Very Happy
Verbier, Switzerland Confused
2001 Whistler, BC, Canada Sad
2002 Tignes, France Smile
2003 Alpe D’Huez, France Very Happy
2004 St Anton, Zürs, Austria Very Happy

I think thats about it. Something like that anyways
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Started in Glencoe round about '82, first foreign trip Chatel '85. This season, Wengen/Utah/Castleford! In between, most of the big names, and lots of small ones too, normally 2 or 3 trips per season. I've got a draw somewhere with all my old lift passes in (it helps me through the long summers!)
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Blkimey, I've wanted to do this for years, cos can't rely on my memory!

Approx:
Glenshee (Scotland), La Clusaz, Tignes Les Brevieres x2, Meribel, Zermatt x3, Val D'Isere x2, Courchevel x3, Whistler, Cortina, Verbier, Jackson Hole, St Anton x2, Grindelwald, St Moritz, Argentiere, Kitzbuhel. All these for 1 week or 10 days, then Madonna di Campiglio and some other small Italian resorts in the Dolomites (for weekends), and Obertauern (w/e) and Schladming (w/e). Crickey it makes me feel old...
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Glenshee & Cairngorm - too long ago to be any use for info.
Macunaga - ditto
Livigno - ditto
Corvara - ditto
Andorra - ditto
Flaine - ditto LONG GAP - kids etc.
Vaujany ( Alpe D' ) 91
Serre Chevalier - 95-98 (4 times)
Belle Plagne - 99-2004 ( 6 times ). Happy to give info.

When I find a place I like I tend to the 'ain't broken so don't fix it school of thought'. But then I don't need blacks and bumps.

Also lived in Tehran and skied Dizin 95-98 - doubt if it's changed much if anyone needs info.


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loads of places still to go Ian. Just wish I was still as fit and active these days !
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Been to Katchberg, Courcheval, Zermatt, Vail/Beaver Creek, Keystone, Aspen, Breckenridge, Whistler, Lake Louise/Sunshine, Wengen, Alpe D'Huez, Flaine, St Anton, Cortina, Park City, Snowbird/Alta, Deer Valley, Sundance, Canyons, Val D'Isere and off to Fernie in March! Very Happy
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I'm very impressed with the coverage of resorts most people seem to have... I must do something about this... my list demonstrates that I have a couple of favourites!

Verbier (18 weeks), Val D'Isere (12 weeks), La Plagne, Champany en Vanoise, Courcheval, Saas Fee, Les Carroz, Les Deux Alpes (2 weeks), Flaine, Aviemore (2 weeks), Whistler, Kimberley, Queenstown (NZ).

Chris - I was surprised to see a "down at mouth" face against Verbier... you really must have hit it at a bad time. The resort does have a few issues such as the queueing problems and general condition of runs to the resort, however, there is some awesome skiing - both on and off the piste... could be worth another go?
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1995 Coronet Peak, New Zealand
1996 - 1997 the wilderness years Sad Sad
1998 Passo del Tonale
1999 Champoluc
2000 Courchevel
2001 Courmayeur
2002 Courmayeur
2003 Courmayeur (Jan), Ischgl (Mar)
2004 Ischgl

Looking at some of the other posts I've just realised why I can't ski!!
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2000 Pas de la Casa - learning to board Confused
2001 Arinsal - Mostly pissed, decent snow Smile
2002 Sauze d'oulx - Very very drunk, iffy snow Embarassed
2003 St Anton - Bleedin' fantastic all round Very Happy
2004 Alpe D' huez. Fantastic resort, great snow, glorious sunshine and appendicitis after one day.....not so good. Sad
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Catriona,

We had a combination of snow/rain constantly for the first four days and the lift links out of Verbier never opened, and nor did the glacier (which we'd paid the suppliment and Verbier gave us a refund in Verbier vouchers not money - pissed off or what Crying or Very sad ). So we just had a very limited area to ski in. There were lots of queues and slow lifts and actually not that many runs. Also the walk to/from our chalet was long, steep and slippery (one of our group twisted her knee on the path). It was probably a bit early in my ski career to go there but what I saw put me off for a long time. The same season I went to Alpe d'Huez which was much much better. It's all personal choice I suppose and I'm sure that I was unlucky and would enjoy it more now but I still don't feel inclined to go back.
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oooo only just found this and want to play tooo.

1999 - Arinsal
2000 - Arinsal, Arinsal
2001 - (broke free of Arinsal!) - La Plagne, Les Arcs
2002 - Val Thorens - Crans Montana - Tignes/Val D
2003 - Val Thorens - Val D'Isere - Sauxe D'Oulx (and Sestriere) (long weekend)- Cervinia (spotting the trend??)
2004 - Serre Chevalier (day in Montgenevre0 - Val D'Isere/T.... and going to Zermatt in April. - sadly cant get a weekend in this year!
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Hmmm, this is stretching the memory a bit! Here goes:

1982 - Villars
1983 - Les Arcs 1800
1984 - Les Arcs 1800
1985 - La Plagne
1986 - La Plagne
1987 - Flaine, Tignes (2 wks)
1988 - Isola 2000, St Anton
1989 - Isola 2000, Les Arcs 2000 (2 wks)
1990 - Champagny en Vanoise
1991 - Mayrhofen
1992 - Zermatt
1993 - Brides-les-Bains
1994 - Courchevel 1850
1995 - Brides-les-Bains
1996/97 - Impoverished student years Wink
1998 - Chamonix
1999 - Morzine (3 wks)
2001 - Cervinia
2002 - Cervinia x2
2003 - Tignes (2 wks), Courchevel 1550, Cervinia, Obergurgl (3 wks), Caprun
2004 - Verbier, Val d'Isere, Val Thorens (4 wks), Killington (2 wks)

Les Arcs 1800 still to come at Easter - can't wait!! Am hoping to check out the flying kilometre, although I'll probably bottle it once I get there! rolling eyes


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Chris,
Sounds like all the bad things hit you at once.... so don't blame you about never wanting to go back! I wouldn't either.

Martyn c
After your list I'd say that you probably need to think about whether "S Glos" is an accurate description of where you live..... !!
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I'll agree with above posters - I now know why I'm never as good as those experts you see flying past you on the slopes!

Chamonix - 1.5 weeks
Val d'Isere - 2 weeks
Engelberg - 1.5 days!
Verbier - 0.5 weeks
Lecht - 2 days (yes, they were the 2 days it was open that year)!
Cairngorm - 1 day (pretty much ditto)!!
Courchevel - 1 week

The biggest thing that worries me now is that my rate of improvement will just slow down continually now. It took me four weeks to get comfortable on blacks/moguls and now it's going to take another four weeks for me to learn how to start doing tricks!
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Started in 1995-Flaine, 1996 Flaine, 97-La PLagne, 98-La PLagne, 2000 La PLagne 2001-La Rosiere, Serre Chevalier 2002 Serre Chevalier, Les Arcs 2003-Serre Chevalier, Banff 2004-La Plagne (for the last time-not challenging enough for kids and hubby) and Serre Chevalier later this season. Next season will be Whistler at Easter, and probably Serre Che in Jan.


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soleu
saas fee
livigno x3
ape d'huez x3
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But Catriona, that listing is over a fairly long time. So S Glos is unfortunately all too accurate. I havnt managed more than a week a season for a few years now.

And I wasnt too impressed with Verbier either, as was stated on that other place.
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Val d'Isere 1 week, with light weight students who don't get out of bed Crying or Very sad

Right thats it I'm on the phone tomorrow and away next weekend, who cares if no ones coming with me
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Sportinia (Sauze)
Flaine
Motteret (Meribel) x 2
Val D'Isere
Livigno x 3
Les Arcs
Alpe d'Huez
La Plagne - on March 13th
Serre Chevalier in 2005 (our trip organisers are very organised) Smile
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