Prices on the slope
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The best of both worlds for me.

Each day I have 2 Mars bars (part of a 5 for £1 multipack bought at home) and a litre of water (part of a 6 litres for 2 Euros multipack bought in the local supermarket) in my backpack each day. A couple of beers (at local rate) on the slopes at lunchtime is part of the experience. We have all spent over £3 for a pint in some sh#thole of a pub in England, so why quibble over the price of a beer in gorgeous surroundings.
AllyG wrote:When we were ski-ing Meribel at New Year I was really annoyed because we were in the restaurant at the top of the Tougnette 1 and they refused to give me a carafe of tap water, even though I'd bought meals for 3 of us there

They even had a cutting from a French newspaper stuck up saying that the French law had changed and restaurants are no longer required to provide free water.

So I had to BUY bottles of very expensive water

I think that was really mean, because water is essential when you're ski-ing, just like it is in the desert, because it's very easy to become dehydrated.

And the moral of the story is take water in your back pack.

No one has to give you anything for nothing.
Tony_H wrote:

No one has to give you anything for nothing.

One of the reasons I appreciate living in the US is that there is so little petty penny pinching. There would be a riot if any cafe/restaurant did not have free water available, even at a ski area.
Camelbaks are invented for this very purpose
Iceman wrote:Camelbaks are invented for this very purpose

True, but tastes like crap out of 1.....
Clean them with that stuff they use to clean baby bottles and a VERY VERY long pipecleaner = Perfect!
Ian Wickham
Iceman wrote:Camelbaks are invented for this very purpose

I wonder if they keep beer cool
crispyapplepie wrote:
Iceman wrote:Camelbaks are invented for this very purpose

True, but tastes like crap out of 1.....

When you are booting up 200 vertical meters it tastes like the best thing ever.

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