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Old January 10th 05, 04:45 PM
WeatherCam
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"Champ" wrote in message
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On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 12:00:40 +0100, "Simon Brown"
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He would have been much safer off piste :-)
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Didn't even bother posting this in my Les Houches report last week, I
actually forgot - Les Houches was my first "piste" resort holiday for four
years, as all the recent ones have been touring etc - though occassionally
we have to travel through resorts to get a lift etc - anyway I was making
the comment to my wife as to how I hate crowded piste slopes - 45 mins
later, we were going down a blue chemain, and I was ahead, and prior to a
junction in the piste, I went way off to the side and waited for her, then
out of the corner of my eye I saw this skier coming straight at me, at first
I though it was ACE going for me, I tried to move but was not fast enough
and he hit me full on, I went flying and he shot pass me with both skies
coming off etc etc - I went berserk at him, and his mates tried to calm me
down, I was attempting to take my board off and climb back up to grab his
skies and break them, I was so mad when my other half came down, she saw the
whole thing - and then his mates tried to infer that I was going fast, when
I was stationery - anyway, for those that have been away at the busy periods
what you see on the piste is frightening, very much downmarket Frogs in
15year old nylon one pieces that think they can ski - with me it could of so
well ended up with me in hospital, as it was I still have a few bruises on
my back - later on, two of the same group fell off a chair lift as they got
on it - I did try to exact my revenge by coming up alongside him and
shoulder barging him, but my other half was getting mad at my antics plus I
had to wait for her - oh well rant over, but I suppose these things have
happened and will continue to happen, much like driving a car......but it
does have to be said, that I did see more skier related "occurrences" than
boards - mind you at that time of year I'd estimate that it was 80% skiers
in Les Houches - La Tour was more like 70%


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Old January 10th 05, 06:59 PM
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anyway I was making the comment to my wife as to how I hate crowded
piste slopes - 45 mins later, we were going down a blue chemain, and I


I remember choosing really cack off piste over piste to avoid various
bottlenecks many times!!

regards,

Greg


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Old January 10th 05, 07:26 PM
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"Greg Hilton" wrote in message
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anyway I was making the comment to my wife as to how I hate crowded
piste slopes - 45 mins later, we were going down a blue chemain, and I


I remember choosing really cack off piste over piste to avoid various
bottlenecks many times!!

regards,

Greg

Actually in hindsight maybe that's what that lunatic was trying to do!!


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Old January 10th 05, 09:16 PM
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Champ wrote:

On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 12:00:40 +0100, "Simon Brown"
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From www.tagesanzeiger.ch - a summary translated by myself.


"Snowboarder in Italien nach Zusammenstoss mit Skifahrer gestorben"

BELLUNO - A 38 year-old snowboarder died after a collision with a skier in
the Dolomites. The skier left the injured snowboarder lying in the snow
without offering any assistance. The snowboarder was rammed by the skier who
was travelling at a very high speed.



He would have been much safer off piste :-)


No need for the smiley, I think you have a valid point. Sensible
off-piste skiing is, in my opinion, safer than skiing on a piste,
especially if the pistes are crowded and/or icy.

I've had several close shaves on the piste [none my fault] and yet have
never felt in the slightest bit of danger off the piste, mainly because
off piste is usually quieter and skiers/boarders tend to be more
experienced, more respectful of the conditions and of each other and
just plain better behaved.
 




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