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Now there's a Man's pastime. Impossible to explain how and why that is, in full, anyway, so we'll switch (to) sub-jects.
And because of that, quite some text follows here.

To kick off, then, a Dutch and English report of this year's pastimes. Next, last year's short few days off to the French Alps. Third up is the story on last seasons first-week pastimes. Then on with the rest of the text blob. e.g., On the importance of being well-trained in general so that control during skiing is maximized instead of being limited by a divergence of mind and matter (i.e. your fat legs going everywhere but parallel).
Or a rant about the simpleness of those who go snowboarding, how much steeper the learning curve is for that and how it reflects well on those doing it by being focused on having less control through having one's feet fixed in position together. (Ever wondered why boarding is done by those of lesser mental capability and stamina, including kids, striving for simpleness and subduement instead of (control over one's own) liberty?) And how this is forced upon boarders, too, by the inability to remain standing, which shows that wasting energy for getting up will tire to the point of not wanting to rise at all, mentally included. No need to go into the implications of kneeling constantly. Or the need for noise through jumps or scratching...
Or on how people should be brought to a world where skiing could be a full-time passtime, with a switch to summer sports on the Mediterranian but certainly without the need to work, and on the logistics of getting all supplies furnished by robots rightly scheduled up the mountains.
But of course that would be too much.
At least I can elucidate a little here on the subject of where to go, then. Places where we have practiced these principles:
Crans-Montana, Arc 1800, Zell am Ziller, Serfaus, Leysin, Davos, Crans-Montana (2x), St. Christina, La Plagne, Valmorel, Val d'Isère, Alpe d'Huez (2wk., 1wk.), Valmorel (2x), Crans-Montana (3x), Deux Alpes (2x), Arc 2000, Breckenridge (3wk., incl. Vail).
As said above, Arc 2000 and La Plagne will be in the repeat mode coming year.
So indeed, some must-have-beens are still missing there. No worries, they'll come.

Now then, for a report on Pe d'uez and Deuza (in Dutch).

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