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Spirit Prohibition on US Slopes..

post #1 of 24
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What is wrong with you American Ski authorities that one cannot have a decent drink in your Mountain restaurants! No Spirits in Mountain restaurants.. What Body made this rule and why. I'm sure there are many an American skier that carries a hip flask while skiing..
post #2 of 24
Troll alert.
post #3 of 24
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Originally posted by yuki:
Troll alert.
Errhh..? Troll Alert.. Define, Yuki? :
post #4 of 24
There are all kinds of special interest groups here in the States vying to let their opinions govern everyone else's actions. Sometimes they win.
post #5 of 24
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Originally posted by truckman:
There are all kinds of special interest groups here in the States vying to let their opinions govern everyone else's actions. Sometimes they win.
"Please explain, Truckman.."
post #6 of 24
This guy may be a true pro troller.

I am told - and consider that Fox Hat told me - it is de rigueur in Europe to have wine or beer a mid day on the slopes. The bars in the lodges here do carry wine, beer and hard liquor, so I guess we're free to do what we want. Where is that prohibited?
post #7 of 24
My take on this is that there are plenty of people in this country who feel that they have the obligation to define how to live life for everyone else around them - whether or not those who are being "regulated" wish to follow those beliefs. And, in a society where political correctness has become an accepted way of life, we have governance by special interest groups, for the unwashed masses. While I am all for a level of tact and good manners to support civility, but everything in moderation, I say. It just seems that folks get carried away on their pet peeves and create tightly focused special interest groups, taking themselves too seriously!

My $.02!
post #8 of 24
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Originally posted by oboe:
This guy may be a true pro troller.

I am told - and consider that Fox Hat told me - it is de rigueur in Europe to have wine or beer a mid day on the slopes. The bars in the lodges here do carry wine, beer and hard liquor, so I guess we're free to do what we want. Where is that prohibited?
Okay, Oboe, let's start with all the ski resorts in colorado, California, Nevada, and Utah..
post #9 of 24
I have never had a problem of getting a drink on mountain in any state but Utah.

Ed
post #10 of 24
The last time he graced this forum with his presence we were informed that skiing in the US was just not up to his royal standards.

So, why concern yourself with trivia? Why worry about alcohol? Do you need it to sufficiently dull or numb your experience.

You give yourself away as a weak hacker at best. Ah! Perhaps the need for the delusion. After lifting a few, YOU are master of the mountain!

Aw hell! If I had to live in the UK, I'd probably have to resort to alcohol too.
post #11 of 24
Funny,
Deer Valley has two bars on the mtn. One at Silver Lake Villege inside the Royal Street Cafe, and down at the base lodge a lounge on the second floor, both are open to the public.Even on Sunday.
post #12 of 24
Might it be that our friend can't get a decent pint pulled, or a drink with friut or an umbrella in it? [img]tongue.gif[/img]
post #13 of 24
Yuki... you crack me up , man!!!!
post #14 of 24
Perhaps the Gluteus is silent in Maximus
post #15 of 24
More like combining the equinus with the gluteus.
post #16 of 24
While I am one of those who carry a small flask of cognac in my backpack (my reason is to make sure nobody I know gets cold), I despise those who show up on the mountain drunk, mostly at Heavenly - one of the reasons I don't ski there anymore: not safe when they show up drunk after a sleepless night in casino : : . Skiing is not bad enough that you have to drown yourself in alcohol, is it?
post #17 of 24
I agree Alex.
post #18 of 24
This doofus has never been in the states.
post #19 of 24
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Originally posted by AlexG:
While I am one of those who carry a small flask of cognac in my backpack (my reason is to make sure nobody I know gets cold), I despise those who show up on the mountain drunk, mostly at Heavenly - one of the reasons I don't ski there anymore: not safe when they show up drunk after a sleepless night in casino : : . Skiing is not bad enough that you have to drown yourself in alcohol, is it?
Alex, who are you trying to kid that the reason you carry a flask of cognac in your back pack is for the comfort and welfare of your fellow skiers.. you hypocrite! Besides, with the pathetic limited skiing you got to offer in Heavenly.. there's nothing else to do but drink and gamble in heavenly..!

[ April 05, 2003, 01:04 PM: Message edited by: Maximus ]
post #20 of 24
man did anyone see that piece of crap fly past the computer window?

If the skiing is so crap in Heavenly, that must be why I know guys that have worked 11 seasons there then.

Party on Wayne, Party on Garth....

Ben
post #21 of 24
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Originally posted by Ben Ferg:
man did anyone see that piece of crap fly past the computer window?

If the skiing is so crap in Heavenly, that must be why I know guys that have worked 11 seasons there then.

Party on Wayne, Party on Garth....

Ben
Ben, I suggest you and those guys, get out more often?
post #22 of 24
We are & I do.

Heve recently got back from skiing/working in Japan, they have no problems with drinking on the slopes there (bad pun). On the hill where I was there were at least 5 vending machines that sold beer, plus the other stuff that could be brought in the food courts.

Thankfully I left before SAR's was a catch word.

Be careful what you say about other people, who may know people who live near people that know where you live.
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[ April 07, 2003, 05:32 AM: Message edited by: DangerousBrian ]
post #24 of 24
Quote:
Originally posted by Maximus:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by AlexG:
While I am one of those who carry a small flask of cognac in my backpack (my reason is to make sure nobody I know gets cold), I despise those who show up on the mountain drunk, mostly at Heavenly - one of the reasons I don't ski there anymore: not safe when they show up drunk after a sleepless night in casino : : . Skiing is not bad enough that you have to drown yourself in alcohol, is it?
Alex, who are you trying to kid that the reason you carry a flask of cognac in your back pack is for the comfort and welfare of your fellow skiers.. you hypocrite! Besides, with the pathetic limited skiing you got to offer in Heavenly.. there's nothing else to do but drink and gamble in heavenly..!</font>[/quote]You know what? I admire your destructive passion. But that flask actually does last me a full season. And why come to a ski resort at all if all you can do there is drink and gamble? Stay in the hotel! You can get a lot more booze there!

I drink when I want to drink, and I ski when I want to ski. I never had a simultaneous urge to do both at the same time: I have 2 kids to raise through college before I kill myself - or somebody else.

EDIT: Actually, I have never been to a resort in CA or NV where a person over 21 wouldn't be able to get a beer, right at the lodge... You can even get really juiced if you insist. I guess I am missing the times when I could drink as much as I wanted without worrying about not-yet-existing kids, or not-yet-existing wife, or driving for 6-7 hours in a snow storm afterwards...

[ April 07, 2003, 05:36 PM: Message edited by: AlexG ]
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