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Celebs/Professionalss/Famous Faces at the snow... who have you seen?

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by Me+3, Sep 10, 2020.

  1. Me+3

    Me+3 Addicted

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    Got me thinking... who have you bumped into at the snow ?

    few years ago.. bumped into Jon Olsson at Perisher.
    Pure. Legend.

    and Tim Gilbert... Ch9.. ha ha.
    on one of the last Winter Weekends with the dash for cash held on zali's. have footage too. heaps of carnage.

    Surely some others can do better.....
     
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  2. Billy_Buttons

    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hudu Gurus late 80's at Basin T-bar, Thredbo.
     
  3. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Got absolutely hammered with the warren miller crew a few years back in Niseko. They’d been cut off, so roped us sober respectable ladies in to use their tab to get drinks for them and us. Funniest thing ever was watching one of the stunt guys being berated by my friend “You’re a father now, you have to make more sensible choices” LOL
     
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    Onlybackscratchers One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've met @Normo!

    Thread over.
     
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  5. MisterMxyzptlk

    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hermann Maier and Arnie in the St Anton Post Hotel Sauna
    Arnie at Sun Valley
    Tom Hanks
    Clint Eastwood
    Murphy Brown
    Jamie Lee Curtis
    Rode a T-Bar with Bodie Miller
    Warren Miller with Martina Navratilova in Aspen
    Maria Shriver tapped me on the shoulder in a Ketchum ski shop to ask where we'd got the toddler's overalls
    When I said Japan she just turned on her heels and stalked off.
    I was in for a chat!
    Oh-I think I saw @dawooduck once-but he didn't see me!
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Tiger Woods, Arnie, Robert Redford are a few that spring to mind.

    Skied with Phil & Steve Mahre & Glen Plake, met Marc Girardelli in a bar.
     
  7. Darb

    Darb Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Dermot Brereton at top of Gun Barrel / Upper Imagine

    Hmmm some billabong or quicksilver world team mob late night at some bar at hotham where we whooped some ass in doubles pool. Pretty sure I spewed on my boots and left after that though.

    non-snow related,

    John Malkovich kerb side in Amsterdam whilst smoking a spliff, different kinda snow.

    Billy Brownless crashed our wedding (engagement), he was upstairs at the yacht club where we got married giving some seminar to a hundred or so people, we rocked up on the front of a boat honking the horn for our surprise arrival - all his guests came out on the top balcony and all ours on the bottom. He came down for a beer and several mates of mine were frothing to have a chat.

    Absolutely none of them will recall me.

    These days I am old, boring, have kids, and jailed in WA.

    my sister lives in north LA, and was friends with someone who was close with Patrick Swayze. ANyway they were having a bbq including that friend, and their neighbours teenage daughter dropped around who was beyond infatuated with Swayze having no idea he was invited. The sis and family gave her a rev up that he was coming for lunch which the teenager blew off ... not knowing that in fact he was. Speechless as he strolled through the door an hour later, would've loved to see it.
     
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  8. Darb

    Darb Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh and some Saudi Royals in Whistler, though I wouldn't say met ... they took over a wing/area of some club we were at and their "guards" came to corral the women my mates and I were unsuccessfully dribbling to. I remember my mate being the larrikin rooster that he is getting a bit lippy toward them ... I valued my head intact and dragged him elsewhere.
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Adam Gilchrist
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    Greg Chappell's daughter (not really a celeb, but did have to call ski patrol for her)
    Nick Cleaver
    Kirstie Marshall

    and Falls Creek legends including
    Steven Lee
    Britt Cox
    Eric Hyman
    Mark Steven
    Costa boys

    and a host of top xc skiers
     
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    Billy_Buttons Que Sera, Sera Ski Pass: Gold

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    Harry Hamlin, Aspen Gondola
     
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    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    @chicski and @Lady Penelope didn't we see Ernie Dingo at Chalottes Pass? I chatted with him when he was sitting where you get dropped of by the oversnow. But didn't he do something to someone's skis?
     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Didier Cuche at the Streif World cup
    Ingemar Stenmark, Hans Enn World cup finale Saalbach 1980
    James Packer at Perisher 80s
    Charli Robinson of Hi 5 twice on the same day at Thredbo
    TomiTomassi
    Randy W
    Various British Olympic ladies team members- UK Defence inters Saalbach -a few seasons.
    Austrian team - top of GS course World Winter Masters Games 2010 Kranjska Gora Slovenia- lots of the Austrian and Italian team members were ex World cup racers but it was a very social gathering next to the pines- ( sans schnapps was not an option).
     
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    TOFF Im not the messiah Ski Pass: Gold

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    Skied a couple of laps of Summit at Buller once with a guy who was friendly enough as we chatted on chairlift etc.
    After a couple I said I might go to koflers to warm up as it was a pretty miserable day (hard to believe at Buller) and he came inside with me.
    When we both removed face coverings etc I discovered I’d been skiing with Molly Meldrum.

    Have also seen a couple of AFL footballers and once, though not really sure if him or just a look a like, I thought I saw @mx_boarder though hard to be certain as he was so aloof.
     
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    Jimmy Barnes alpine snow tour 2002

    life compkete
     
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    Judith Lucy and Andrew Denton (not together) at Thredbo
    Not snow related but Bob Geldolf and Paula Yates at a local Lookout here in the BMs.
     
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    mannyk One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bo Derek on green Island..Does that count? Dam she was yummy.. sorry off topic.. :whistle:
     
  17. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Didier wins
     
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  18. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Got my ass kicked at trivia night at the station by the grinspoon lads
    Theyve done a few i bet
     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    2011 For the 4th Kitz win later in the day. We were on the way up to the forest when we managed to push close to his pre race interview, several other big names close by.
     
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    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Dont mention him in the same breath as a packer LOL
     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    James was 12 years old when i met him. My brother was giving him private ski lessons. When we didnt hear the chopper it meant that we could goof off .
     
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    robbo mcs One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Part of the reason lots of celebrities like skiing is that it is easy be anonymous in googles and masks, so we have probably all met more than we know.

    I have shared gondolas with many in Whistler. Probably the most memorable was Jason Alexander from seinfeld and his kids. Shared a 20m gondola with them, he was hilarious. Also genuinely interested in my story, Australia etc.

    Funniest was on a plane. I had just finished a ski trip, and was carrying a ski magazine in my hand as I boarded the plane. As I walked through I vaguely recognised the guy in the front row of business. He saw my ski mag, grabbed me and said “have you just been skiing”. He was off his face, but wanted to talk to me about his ski trip, showed me videos on his phone, and literally wouldn’t let me sit down. I was his new best buddy:rolleyes: Eventually the stewardess came and intervened and said he had to let me take my seat so the plane could take off. I asked the stewardess who it was, and it was Nick Nolte. That explained why he was completely off his head:p
     
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    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Kerry Packer. At Blue cow.
    They slowed the lift to a glacial crawl.
     
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    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I shared a T-bar with Kerry O'Brien.
    His ski gear was legit 80's issue
     
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    Whilst attempting to be last on the mountain July this year at Thredbo I saw Stuart Diver and the Voice Australia host Darren McMullen getting laps in on snowmobiles after the lifts shut. Apparently Zac Efron was also Thredbo in August when I was there according to a few excited friends...
     
  26. TACKIE

    TACKIE One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Went drinking and played pool with Matt Hayden in Hakuba. Also Steve Bradbury who was happy to chat about anything other than " that event".
     
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    Gregah One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Met Paul Vander Haar in the T - Bar at Hotham. Ended up playing Hammerschlagen against him and a few mates. Bastard thrashed us. Jagermeister shouts all around.
     
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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah he stood on the back of my skis. I had a chat with him in the lift line.
     
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    Lady Penelope One of some lot ... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes he was filming there that day and I recall @chicski mentioning that he stepped on her skis. Careless ... Closest I’ve come to celebrities is hanging out with @Normo at the Perisher Bar Pit :p
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Him pulling in to his tuck in the air over the Mausefalle is the single coolest thing I’ve ever seen on skis. I was watching it live and almost fell off the couch.
     
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    I spent an evening at the bar of the Moritz at Perisher with post divorce Anita Keating, her boyfriend AND her girlfriend . The PaulKeating truthiness was interesting.
     
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    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    She is gay as well? Knew Paul is.
     
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    Slalom A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rode a lift with Chris & Bec Judd a couple of years ago at Falls. Didn’t realise until she opened her mouth. When he had a moan about people sitting on a run, she a made a comment like “didn’t you say something to em’ Juddy”. :puke:
     
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    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    I shared a couple of Mitchell T-bars with Chuck Hahn a few years back.
    We talked about beer. :)
     
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    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    a few weeks ago I spotted Matt Canavan outside Jax at Perisher
    he was doing that politician thing - making sure that he was being noticed
     
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    surrounded by cougars? if so, def sighting......
     
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    Maui Jim's and donuts more like
     
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    Not snow related but I spotted Tim Finn waiting for his order at a Port Douglas fush and chups shop a couple of years ago.
     
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    I met Mr T once....Mr T on Skis...
     
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    My now wife turned down the offer of a drink with Sting at Thredbo in the late 80's.She thought he was bullshitting about who he was when approached by himLOL.
     
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    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Did a couple laps with that @CarveMan guy a couple years ago
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I love the pic I took of you out there

     
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    TOFF Im not the messiah Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh wow. Me too.
    Made me hike though......that sucked
     
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    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Kinda looks big mountain :) Sucks there’s only a couple more turns left after that one, Thats still the only day I’ve skied since 2011 :(
     
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    I queued up for an autograph and a selfie with Mikaela Shiffrin last year in Sweden
     
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    Highlights would be
    Spent a week hanging with Mark Frank Montoya in Portland, we were both staying at a mutual friends place on a ski trip.
    Had a session skiing half pipe in 2006 when some of the US Olympic snowboard team was training.
    Meet Boyd Easley out having beers when sessions 1242 was new back in 2004
    Skied with Stephen Thomas in Chile
    Saw Martin Lawrence


    One season one of my jobs was to pick up VIPs to drive them up to the resort but i only recognised a tv weather guy.
     
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    Peta Credlin at Merrits having lunch.


    Glen Plake and Kimberly Plake in Chamonix (@CarveMan was there, but also mega-topped this story in a later year)

    A friend used to do TV snow reports for a news channel and lived in Thredbo for years but I don’t think she’d say she’s famous LOL
     
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    And one of our guides is a Piolet d’Or nominee
    @piolet !
     
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    Jackie Chan, Falls Creek. :)
     
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