Originally Posted by marc gledhill
Booze at 8.30 am? No thanks.
Couple of beers at lunch, oh yes!
Certainly no booze @8:30 - if I am skiing.
However, I have often made the effort to get up and be in the pub by 7 am when I am going to work - particularly if I have a tiresome presentation to attend in the morning. Nothing better than a few pints of Guinness and a full English breakfast to set you up for the day
There is often a great atmosphere down the boozer as well.
Lunchtime I do not really drink when I ski.
Worst thing is when you are mob-handed and you finish skiing at a place that is not quite at the bottom of the slope. For instance, in Zermatt one generous individual passed around shots of toffee vodka lined up on a ski. I am not really a vodka drinker, but it would have been rude to refuse, so I had a couple of these. When I then set off, on a virtually flat slope, I lost my balance and toppled over. It was a struggle to get up and I had to explain to the nice German couple who stopped that I was OK, but I had just been on the bevvy.
I remember the same thing in Kitzbuhel. The booze was not a problem but it was dark when we emerged and my night vision is not great. St Anton is even worse when people stop at the Mooserwirt or Krazy Kangeroo,or walk up to it from town and slide down after a session sitting on a bin liner.