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slikedges, I was there on Weds, came off early pm, just as the co. fired up the diesel cherry picker....us SH need to coordinate ourselves a bit better rolling eyes
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snowbunny, it was an impromptu visit as I finished work early Very Happy I suspect it'll be a recurring if irregular opportunity though, so let me know if you're planning a visit snowHead
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slikedges, OK will do. Very Happy
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Both pomas working today & both very busy after 9.30am. Fairly fresh deep snow under the drag lifts for a change, however there were 2 substantial ice patches on both slopes. The slopes weren't too busy oddly enough - just the lifts.

I did take 2 pics but I can't host them at the mo as the server I use is offline.

Again, two board changes took up precious time, they gave me the wrong size board as they had run out of goofy binding boards in my size. I simply couldn't use it & had to go straight back & change it.... which was pretty lazy of them... snowHead

Richie, I did see your initial post, my comments were totally in agreement with yours! Wink

Oh I also did a spectacular twizzly star jump & winded myself... lol! will be sore tomorrow *ouch* but I bought some new boots mmmmnnnn so I have a sort of consolation prize Very Happy
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I went about 3 weeks ago and it was pure ice. Not sheet ice but bumpy, mini-mountain range ice. poo-poo it was.
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It's crap! (just my opinion of course)
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Using my Local DrySLope (Warmwell-Dorset),it has this new 'SnowFlex' Stuff.Not Bad.£40 for a months unlimited use.Doeasn't hurt as much as 'Dendex',but to get the old muscles going it'll do.
Though i did have to Wax my board first as its not that fast.
I can recommend ASDA's own Multi Surface Cleaner with a Vanilla Esscence,as i find the speed & bouquet have much improved the whole dry slope experience! wink (This is actually true!)


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How poetic snowHead

I've never felt the urge to try a dry slope.... but I like the idea of wafting around in vanilla air Smile
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You fancy coming on a holiday with our group in a couple of weeks.I can't promise 'Vanilla' air, but the airbourne bouquets coming from messrs 'Prior','Gunner' & especially 'Kev (The Mad Scot) Robertson' bottoms has to be smelt to be believed! wink
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Nuff said.
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Simon (Mr T), A very kind offer, thank you.

I'm thinking... Mr T and his stinky swamp monkeys, or Canada.... hmmmm toughie... will get back to ya Wink
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You booked Canada then?
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of course not.... HK's goin with you and your swamp monkies (love it), how could she resist Laughing Laughing

sounds like the Pilot to the A-Team
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I don't like to be tarnished with the same brush as those Northern 'Swamp Monkies'.
I am a soft southerner with Vanilla Escence coming from my Botty!
I don't think she'd like boarding with Richie & his homies,too uncouth.
We (Southerners) could however put up with hk,though she's Semi Northern coming from the Home Counties! wink
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I've never been called a "swamp monkey" before- how kind (I think)- 10 more working days to go!!! Very Happy
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Simon (Mr T), Yep, Canada trip is booked, I'm a saddo hyper organised on that one... with regular monthly payments since last May!!... I don't make a habit of running away at a moment's (14hrs) notice!

The only difference between southern swamp monkeys and northern swamp monkeys is some wear flat caps.

And as for uncouth.... well, during the summer months I bug off to race tracks all over Europe with my car & bike.... and a bunch of stinky petrol heads... so I'm used to smelly badly behaved boys.... actually I quite like their company sometimes Wink Very Happy

Sorry for taking the thread off topic again.... just can't help myself... (I think I need to make a permanent public apology in my sig..)
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Simon (Mr T), I'd never have expected to be called northern before, what with being in Essex and all that. (I know it's north from you!! What isn't, appart from the Isle of White?)
Honda Kitty, I might have missed this but where aboots in Canada?
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Richie, Week 1 in Banff and Week 2 at Lake Louise..... 5 1/2 weeks..... and counting.... Smile
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Yep Richie,I will be a Northerener (But must check map of uk for line of route) compared to Dave who's coming from th Isle Of (Al)White!
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Honda Kitty, I was in L Louise last March for a week. It's bloody marvelous. Tree lined runs everywhere and not too many people on them either, compared to European resorts. As for the Pipe and Park, well, it needs to be seen to be believed. Where are you staying? It's not exactly a lively town!
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Richie wrote:
. Where are you staying? It's not exactly a lively town!


Fairmont Hotel, (chateau) not too worried about lively, as long as I can get a glass of wine and something to eat, then curl up & sleep somewhere comfy I'm happy Wink
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We stayed at The Chateau. It's a lovely hotel and the setting you walk out to each morning is breathtaking. Wine IS available there but you might want to take the plastic with you to enjoy it fully! There is a decent bar in the basement of the hotel. Basic food (nachos, wings, burgers etc) but good food. There are about 6 restaurants as well if you fancy pushing the boat out a bit Very Happy
It's not really what I'm used to when boarding and it was very weired seeing boarders hanging around in such plush surroundings......you'll certainly be comfortable. Have a great time. Very Happy
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Richie, Thanks matey I certainly intend to.....

Then when I return I may just have to search for some late snow and a last minute bargain again Very Happy Very Happy
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Listen up. None of you Southern Jessies can lay claim to Northerness with, perhaps, the exception of Kev. But he supports Ipswich and rides a bike to work so draw your own conclusions.

Schladming in 10 days! Be there or........be somewhere else (obviously!?!?!) rolling eyes I must go, too busy washing clothes after coming back from Morzine/Avoriaz on Tuesday. Ooops, did I say that out loud! Cool.

Mr T, get an early start from Weymouth Sat morning as you bumpkins will no doubt get mistaken for new age travellers and given the marigold treatment on the M3 by the Rozzers!!!!! Very Happy
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Richie, Naaaaaaaaahhhhhh, niminiminimini.... and I will make sure I come tell you about it and post pictures and everyfing....

Mr T is from Weymouth.... cripes how do you overcome the urge to stop mid piste & build creative competitive snowcastles? bet you're the county sandcastle champion aren't you... and carry with you a special collection of decorative little flags & shells.

Philip Prior, lay claim?? pah, flat caps don't suit southerners... they have bigger heads... They hunt, shoot & fish real animals with guns & stuff... not run round blowing up old chimneys :pah: rolling eyes

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Honda Kitty, My only consolation to your taunting is that I won the holiday and so got to enjoy the Chateau for nowt (ecky thump, I'm turning northern). Sad
Philip Prior, How long will it take the West country lads to get to Gatwick on the Combine 'Arvesterrrr? I don't suppose we'll see them in the bar at the airport if Saalbach is anything to go by wink
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Richie, nerr nerrr.... well I got £500 in vouchers towards it cos of the vile accomodation Thomson put us in at VT the time before.... and and and.... ok we're sort of quits for the moment *crosses fingers behind back till next opportunity*

What date/airline will you be flying from Grotwick?
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Honda Kitty, Flying with Monarch out of the sarf terminal on Saturday 28th. 1 WEEK TO GO Madeye-Smiley Madeye-Smiley Madeye-Smiley
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Richie, Ooooh - how very exciting.... I'm afraid Monarch is not an airline Mr Kitty deals with....
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So much banter,where do i start & finish.
Mr P bragging about his little trip to Morzine then.........Wheres you mobile then Phil!!!!! Very Happy Laughing Laughing wink
As for an early start,well thats a definite,just about to set off in the pony & trap now you know,though it is the Ghia Model with built in dung collector & factory fitted blinkers for the horse.
The Rozzers on the M3,as you so elequently put it ,don't bother us in this mode of transport due to the fact we'll be travelling along the tow paths & green lanes of Northern england (North of Weymouth sometimes referred to as the Home Counties!)

'Miss Kitty Vroom Vroom',Sandcastles are indeed a speciality of mine & generally all of us locals,in fact its taught to us at an early age in Primary Schools,i am currently doing a Degree course with Honours at my Local Beach hut!And those flags & shells should not be scoffed at,its what makes our County Great!

Richie,Fathers 'Proper Job' Harvester is being serviced by some London ASBO lads,i don't know who they are but to have initials after their name must make them important!
And if i recall,correctly i didn't think we faired too badly in Saalbach,especially having to drink slowly to wait for you mincers! wink
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Richie,

They will be too busy shopping at the Terminal for new Dungarees!
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OHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Zippy! wink
Don't worry me' luvver,oi'll bring sum straw to munch on to.
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I love this, we're not even out there and it's kicked off. Very Happy
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Well Phil Blew the Whistle!
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He has to communicate with a whistle these days, no phone, you see.
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Only just got whistles down this way,though we are on 3note which is alot clearer than the 2 note network! wink Still at least i didn't leave my whistle on holiday! Laughing
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I had to get rid off one phone, 2 is ridiculous anyway!!!!! rolling eyes

Just tell your boys not to Tarmac Departures and we'll be OK. I'll even bring you some Scrumpy for the trip!!! wink
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Update for you all on MK Xscape (back on Topic after Mistress Cat has veered offtopic Wink ) - we went this morning and were on the slope by about 9.20am. It's in a really really bad state and was a total waste of money.

Of the 2 slopes, half of the left one was unusable as slalom's set out on it, half of the right hand one was unuseable as it was closed off for repairs at the top of the slope, and a rail and jump at the bottom of the slope.

The top third of the slopes were just ice (more by about 10.30), and the rest was sticky icky ice crystally stuff.

There was matting poking through the snow, and wood showing bare on the poma lift run.

The hire boots (not got any myself yet - next on the list); first pair were soaked through, next 2 pairs had knackered laces. Board was scratched to buggery, and Chris's bindings kept coming loose.

Total waste of 31 quid - we got about 10 runs trying our best to avoid the ice (pretty much impossible) and then gave up due to 15 minutes+ queues to get on the poma's by 10:45am, and fed up of being bashed and queue barged by people (including all the learners who just jumped the entire queue with their instructor - about 10-12 of them).

Basically - just don't bother!!!!
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