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post #61 of 72
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Originally Posted by juhocha View Post

you give it up, you tried to correct me but failed.

 


MOST of the slopes.  In the English language, this would mean more than 50%

ANYTHING in North America  Again, to translate for you, that would mean 100%

Let's take Kitzbuhel  Famous?  No doubt.  Good skiing?  Can be spectacular.  In the Alps?  Yes. last time I checked.

Highest elevation?  2000 meters.

OK, I'm cherry picking.  Let's look at all of Austria.  I've skied many of them of them.  I can't find anything  in my Reuters guide higher than Hintertux, with a highest lift top at 3280 meters.  I can find ten Colorado resorts with lifts, not peaks, higher than that.  

This is thread absurd of course, but I just want to see how long you will defend your error, and how badly you want the last word.  

...most of what you posted we agree with.

...daveluri and I see the same on powder....with modern skis I'll take the west coast volume over the Utah fluff 

....we all envy you for living in Verbier.

  You are just a bit fact challenged.  

post #62 of 72
Hey Juhocha, I just went onto the Courchevel website and downloaded their piste map, to make sure the alps hadn't grown since I last skiied there.
http://www.courchevel.com/img/plans/plan_pistescourchevel.pdf

Saulire is still the highest lift in Courchevel. It still stops at 2738m. Now, whether you want to say Alta tops out at 3185 or 3210 or whatever, it's still over 400m higher.
If you had said the 3 Valleys, or Val Thorens (i.e. what I said in my reply to you), then you would have been right. The Bouchet lift (4th Valley, not on the Courchevel lift pass, only on the 3V or VT pass) tops out at 3230m on the Glacier.


I'm a European. I was born and raised here.
My biggest bit of advice to you is to lose your attitude, you certainly don't come across on here as being a polite, considerate European, I'm guessing you're a blow-in from somewhere else.
Second bit of advice is when quoting facts, check and link to your sources.
And the final bit of advice - the OP wanted to know about skiing in the alps, not why you think the alps are far better than North America. If the OP wanted to hear opinions on why one side of the Atlantic is "better" than the other, I'm sure that's what they would have asked.
post #63 of 72
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Originally Posted by juhocha View Post

we're comparing resorts that are worldclass and has heavy traffic
 



 

Lots of world class resorts that don't have heavy traffic. At least in North America. One of the reasons to go ski there, that's kind of the whole point.

Dawned on me the other night that I've now skied more in the Alps than in North America. Not saying this for any reason, just a fact.

Disclosure: I've never been to the 3 Vals. Sue me.
post #64 of 72
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post

Disclosure: I've never been to the 3 Vals. Sue me.

Disclosure: I have. Don't sue me, as I don't have enough rubles to pay.

3V is a big ski area. If size is the deciding factor, then go there. You can get the same quality (and a lot better) in smaller ski areas, in my opinion.
post #65 of 72
Yeah, me, poor sense of direction, prefer smaller areas. Give me Andermatt any day.
post #66 of 72
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Yeah, me, poor sense of direction, prefer smaller areas. Give me Andermatt any day.

What?  We're back to the original subject?

Andermatt is one of the coolest places I've ever skied.  Definitely belongs with my favorites.
post #67 of 72
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What?  We're back to the original subject?
 

No, this is an entirely new subject.

You only paid for a 64 post arguement.
I shall now be arguing on my free-time.

post #68 of 72

And a guide I know told me that Andermatt ain't sh*t compared to Disentis! The list of places to try grows. Also want to try the Val d'Anniviers.


Edited by prickly - 1/29/10 at 10:32am
post #69 of 72
 Favourite place? Getting back onto subject...

I'd have to say Flaine - Grand Massif in France - great for the family and great atmosphere in the chalet. We stayed at one of the best ski apartments France has ever seen (IMO), and I'd go back again if I could afford to!
post #70 of 72
You got very lucky at Kitzbuhel, it's very low and less than snow sure. My favourite place in the alps has to be St Anton, a guy was saying recently he's been going for 12 years and still finding new off piste lines.

Euro skiers most definitly do ski off piste, most of the obvious stuff is usually tracked out in about 1hr unless it is late season and quiet. We don't seem to have to proliferation of fat skis like the US though because we get less snow and probably to some extent a culture thing.
post #71 of 72
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Originally Posted by bob4snow View Post

skiking4~  It just looks like they groom more because the areas are so vast.  Of course this depends on the mountain.  Also in Europe they tend to only groom the beginner and intermediate trails.  What we call black and double black diamond is rarely touched by a grooming machine.  These are the runs everyone is referring to as off-piste. 




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You got very lucky at Kitzbuhel, it's very low and less than snow sure.

Yea, but if they got the snow it's a spectacular mountain... so I was real lucky...
post #72 of 72
I feel like I need to do more research on this subject. If anyone cares to sponsor me, I'll be happy  to wear your logo in whatever resort you choose.
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