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Old 01-19-2013, 08:40 AM   #91 (permalink)
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you need to add, Kitzbuhel, Austria to your list...it's phenonomal
Depends on your experience, that is where I broke my leg. The banana sled ride down was not much fun but then the nurse was pretty hot - course could have been the drugs they gave me.

If you get another chance in the Alps, try Switzerland - Crans Montana and St. Bernard are awesome. In St. Bernard you can ski down into Italy for good food. Tres Vallee in France is probably the best but it is quite a bit further West.
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Depends on your experience, that is where I broke my leg. The banana sled ride down was not much fun but then the nurse was pretty hot - course could have been the drugs they gave me.

If you get another chance in the Alps, try Switzerland - Crans Montana and St. Bernard are awesome. In St. Bernard you can ski down into Italy for good food. Tres Vallee in France is probably the best but it is quite a bit further West.
I never skied in Italy, but did hit St Moritz in Switzerland
I just really enjoyed Kitzbuhel for the skiing and the bars in the town...Especially the Londoneer,

Garmisch in Germany was also pretty good,
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Depends on your experience, that is where I broke my leg. The banana sled ride down was not much fun but then the nurse was pretty hot - course could have been the drugs they gave me.

If you get another chance in the Alps, try Switzerland - Crans Montana and St. Bernard are awesome. In St. Bernard you can ski down into Italy for good food. Tres Vallee in France is probably the best but it is quite a bit further West.
I never skied in Italy, but did hit St Moritz in Switzerland
I just really enjoyed Kitzbuhel for the skiing and the bars in the town...Especially the Londoner,

Garmisch in Germany was also pretty good,
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I never skied in Italy, but did hit St Moritz in Switzerland
I just really enjoyed Kitzbuhel for the skiing and the bars in the town...Especially the Londoner,

Garmisch in Germany was also pretty good,
St Moritz is pretty good. I'm sure Kitzbühel is awesome, I was bit too young for the bar scene back then.

Garmisch is good for proximity, not far from US army bases and don't have to wind around much in the Alps.

Overall though I prefer the Western US. Snow is better, less ice, less crowded.
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You planning on skiing or boarding. I have a few pairs of skis if you want to borrow. Might be able to save you a few bucks in terms of renting for a number of days. There may be some of us closer to you that would also be willing to lend.
Boarding. Feels more natural to me, as I wakeboard and like the maneuverability. I got some good deals at Alpine yesterday, and I'm ready to hit a couple of one day trips to prepare for Snowshoe. Burton Process board with the cool slide lock bindings and Ride boots. Ready for action!

Thanks for the offer. I've borrowed in the past and decided it was time to get my own stuff for convenience and fit.
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Boarding. Feels more natural to me, as I wakeboard and like the maneuverability. I got some good deals at Alpine yesterday, and I'm ready to hit a couple of one day trips to prepare for Snowshoe. Burton Process board with the cool slide lock bindings and Ride boots. Ready for action!

Thanks for the offer. I've borrowed in the past and decided it was time to get my own stuff for convenience and fit.
Sounds good man. Just make sure to give us skiers the right of way. Have a safe trip.
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Boarding. Feels more natural to me, as I wakeboard and like the maneuverability. I got some good deals at Alpine yesterday, and I'm ready to hit a couple of one day trips to prepare for Snowshoe. Burton Process board with the cool slide lock bindings and Ride boots. Ready for action!

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Be ready for the Ice.
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We made the quick trip to Cataloochee today with the kids. It was their first time on skis and they were champs. It was icy and crowded as hell, so re-learning to board was a bit tough, but a good day, nonetheless. My main problem is turning from toe to heel, but after watching some videos, I think I am too far back on the board.
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did you do a ski school for the kids, or did you work with them
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We worked with them ourselves, as ski school was sold out that day.

Snowshoe was awesome. I'm sore from head to toe and especially halfway in-between, but it was well worth it.

If anyone is considering a trip there, I highly recommend the Soaring Eagle lodge. Heads above any other accommodations we saw.
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