Unwritten Skiing Rules ( you should all know )

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Jul-2012
Andymol2
Given the cost of ski lessons these days in Europe expecting a tip on top of that is perhaps fanciful! I'm not sure I'd want an instructor who needed the additional motivation of a tip to do his job. There again I'm not sure a lot of instructors in some resorts are motivated instructors. Good skiers yes, but that doesn't directly equate to a good teacher. Similarly not all pupils are best suited to the follow in my tracks teaching.

I'm not sure that asking your guide is always the better option regarding the best eateries - you may well find that their advice is skewed towards the ones owned by friends, family or those that feed them for free. Sometimes they may well know but perhaps asking those who've visited the resort many times before can be better than a local who's advice may be coloured by many things.
Jul-2012
Verbier_ski_bum
It's either that skiing in Nort America is so much different from skiing in Europe or Pavel is trying to put new skiers off For the majority of recreation skiers these rules are excessive. Come on, no serious resort will expect from tourists to follow local politics. They can be 'rules' but only for those who come to spend a season in a resort or moved to new place - to be accepted as local one need to respect local politics. But to expect tourists to know where not to sit when no "reserved" signs are present? It's a clear arrogance and I haven't heard of it happening here. Establishments usually invest in a couple of signs and will be friendly to customers regardless of where they sit. Being polite and make an effort to greet locals in their local language and do not litter, care about the mountain, - this is enough. As for other etiquettte questions, when people go to ski to the same place and get to know locals, they will learn the etiquette in due course. For a novice skier who is going on his first ski holiday these rules are unnecessary. Unless he's moving to leave in a ski resort he'll never really need them.
Jul-2012
Brooksy


IMO I don't think of these as rules, just opinions that may relate to close knit seasonal groups & not be the concern of 6 ect days a season skier.I think we all have our minds on other subjects rather than be concerned with trespassing or breaking taboos through ignorance.

My bold statement is due to Pavs forced absence
Jul-2012
AllyG
I don't think Pavel is being too serious - he's just trying to entertain and challenge us and help us get through the summer during which most of us will be unable to ski by thinking about ski connected matters that wouldn't occur to most of us.
Jul-2012
Billip1
Pavel, you really should write a book about your philosophy and experiences. It would be most interesting !
Jul-2012
Pavelski
On A friend's computer.

Still moving!

Still ,,,,,

Of course they are not rules,,,,just my views.

Are not the British open to "different" strange, unique opinions ?

May I comment of the 'respect" of local traditions?

Of course you can "parachute in for a week of skiing" ! Meet all the tourist skiers, see all the tourist attractions, bars hot tubes, etc,,,"

For me meeting the locals, eating with them their food and discovering their skiing places is so much more rewarding. Each ski village, resort has its traditions and they are rooted in past events, people and customs. I learn so much from skiers from different countries.

I want to "attract", person to ski, to enjoy this wonderful sport. Never to "put down" this way of life. I do want to allow persons to see another side of skiing , that is away from the " ski marketing image" . Just a few months ago I met a French commercial pilot who can go to any huge ski resorts in the world,,yet he goes to those hidden pearls that do not have huge block concrete units, crowds and more social activity than skiing.

Just another side or type of skiing. Centered on skiing. Just skiing.

Have great great wines just next door.
Have great great restos just a few blocks away.
Have friends who constantly come to talk about great ski trips (all summer).

but
No snow now.
No cold air biting on my nose nose
No white slopes now.

Take skiing to its "essence" it is you, the snow and the mountain.

The rest is really secondary.

The rules,,,,they are just some observations you may consider to understand my skiing better.

Back to the buckets!
Jul-2012
John987
Pavel how's the flooding been in you're house, hope not much damage to your property/ belongings
Jul-2012
Ian Wickham
pavelski wrote:On A friend's computer.

Still moving!

Still ,,,,,

Of course they are not rules,,,,just my views.

Are not the British open to "different" strange, unique opinions ?

May I comment of the 'respect" of local traditions?

Of course you can "parachute in for a week of skiing" ! Meet all the tourist skiers, see all the tourist attractions, bars hot tubes, etc,,,"

For me meeting the locals, eating with them their food and discovering their skiing places is so much more rewarding. Each ski village, resort has its traditions and they are rooted in past events, people and customs. I learn so much from skiers from different countries.

I want to "attract", person to ski, to enjoy this wonderful sport. Never to "put down" this way of life. I do want to allow persons to see another side of skiing , that is away from the " ski marketing image" . Just a few months ago I met a French commercial pilot who can go to any huge ski resorts in the world,,yet he goes to those hidden pearls that do not have huge block concrete units, crowds and more social activity than skiing.

Just another side or type of skiing. Centered on skiing. Just skiing.

Have great great wines just next door.
Have great great restos just a few blocks away.
Have friends who constantly come to talk about great ski trips (all summer).

but
No snow now.
No cold air biting on my nose nose
No white slopes now.

Take skiing to its "essence" it is you, the snow and the mountain.

The rest is really secondary.

The rules,,,,they are just some observations you may consider to understand my skiing better.

Back to the buckets!


Yep certainly agree with that Pav ....

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