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What makes Thredbo "European Style"?

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by Dos, May 8, 2013.

  1. Dos

    Dos One of Us

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    I like to learn English, not in classes but in conversations. I slowly pick up a bit here a bit there then try to use it, right or wrong (and be corrected) then make it permanent on my long term memory. I could try to remember 500 words and/or phrases all at once, but most of them will soon be forgotten. It's not a way I can learn by. I usually put words/phrases/idioms into context -- often bizarre -- to help me remember them. More like I remember the bizarre use and remembering the words/phrases/idioms is bonus [​IMG]
     
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  2. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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  3. Karicta

    Karicta A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    This thread has gone to the dos
     
  4. Dos

    Dos One of Us

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    Shouldn't be surprised as it also came from the dos [​IMG]
     
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  5. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    You need to get out more.
     
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  6. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    "European style" just seems like a very vague marketing term.

    There are various types of Euro style. One are regular year round towns/villages in a valleys which existed before the ski industry. These now mostly have gondolas accessing the ski area.

    Then there are the purpose built villages built higher on the mountain - more common in France.

    Then there are some somewhere in between those.

    Have only been to Thredbo once many years ago. As I recall it is a sort of village on a hill in valley with skiing on the slopes on the other side, so it may sort of fit in the in between category.
     
  7. Apresski

    Apresski Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Isola 2000 comes to mind

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    Fortunately any building looks better covered in snow!
     
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  8. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Or Avoriaz
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  9. Donza

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    Or Stevens pass Washington

    Or Peru perhaps?

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    smitty484 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Donza, the ski area is Steven's Pass, the town is Leavenworth, Washington state. I understand that the town council made a decision to do a Bavarian theme for the business district after seeing the success of Solvang in California doing a Danish town theme. I think Kimberley in British Columbia has done a similar thing.
     
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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Or in China
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  13. Donza

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    Yeps.
    Love that part of the world
    The one in Peru is bizzare.
    Its austro-germanic.
     
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  14. K@os

    K@os A Local

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    Because....by the time you finish your trip, you'll look at your bank account and wonder if you actually flew to Europe and back without realising it
     
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    I'd say it is. It's like Thredbo says it first so others don't bother mention it and find something else to say to better describe them, even if they can say the same thing.
     
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  16. Dos

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    You had me here!!! [​IMG]
     
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    Having all the access to a mountain in one area does not work. Mountains/hills are generally wider at the bottom and thinner at the top.
     
  18. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    But skiable area may be more at the top than the bottom.

    Loads of places have a few lifts at the bottom and more across the top of the mountain - I think Val d'Isere, Chamonix, Zermatt - they all qualify.
     
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    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oooo, Teletubbies won't be pleased about having their lake view built out!
     
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  20. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    However the snowcover can be thinner at the bottom, like at Thredbo or a lot of the traditional European resorts.
     
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  21. Dos

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    Maybe I based my imagination on a resort that runs along the mountain ridge or in a bowl and the village in the valley, similar to this picture below. That's why I added "terrain permitting" bit to my comment.

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    I get your point. Thanks Dos.
    We are all very different, as I would probably avoid the resort pictured as I hate crowds.
    However even if it is European it's not typially European in its layout. That layout would save a bit on Power transmission and maintenance costs, but then restricts your lift accessed skiable terrain. That's something that most Euro resorts have lots of.
     
  23. Donza

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    european.
    start in one country
    lunch in another.