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Old 21.12.2010, 14:32
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Re: Off piste boarding / skiing : am i insured?

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It's enjoyable, the snow is better, no hard worn pistes!
I hate skiing on crowded pistes where people ski fast & often out of control. I have seen some really nasty accidents on piste.
It WAS enjoyable...back then.
FWIW and to give some context my first snowboard dates 1985 (!).
Back then you'd snowshoe 2 hours up the hill and ride down in 20 minutes. Finito....

Nowadays people get killed by mini avalanches when snowshoeing above Bellagio (lake Como, Italy) or Monte Bré (Lugano). Hardly what I call "extreme" slopes / hills / whatever. As much as I love boarding (long story) I am very reluctant to go off-piste anymore. And yes...

hardpack+snowboard= major suckage

Peace,

Paul
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