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Old 31.12.2020, 15:12
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Re: 200 Brits Escape from Verbier

my dad's generation - they had fun and I don't know how they didn't break more backs and legs. Those skis were so long, and they never ever came off if you fell.

https://notrehistoire.ch/entries/p0z8b6K8n2w
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Old 31.12.2020, 15:15
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She skied & was one of the first skiers to use a Head 'Standard' ski, probably the first 'modern' ski
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head_Standard
One of my first real skis (i.e. not the pure wood ones with no edges) were 207cm Head metals which I used in the early-mid '70s.

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Old 31.12.2020, 15:19
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Re: 200 Brits Escape from Verbier

My folks had pure wood and no edges. Reminds me when I got free-rides to get back to my old ski skin faster. It was (is) pure hell but ton of fun.
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Old 03.01.2021, 17:42
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Re: 200 Brits Escape from Verbier

So, none of all this happened?

https://nzzas.nzz.ch/hintergrund/die...ier-ld.1594611
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Old 03.01.2021, 18:25
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Re: 200 Brits Escape from Verbier

Quite amusing seeing the usual suspects making such a huge fuss, when clearly there was nothing to get worked up about.
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Old 03.01.2021, 18:29
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Quite amusing seeing the usual suspects making such a huge fuss, when clearly there was nothing to get worked up about.
Come on, admit they were all hiding in your basement.
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Re: 200 Brits Escape from Verbier

Since this thread seems to be getting into skiing nostalgia, the Dobbs family has some history in that area

"... Mr. G. C . Dobbs won some big races in the early days of British ski-ing. Leonard Dobbs has won the British Ski-running Championship on three occasions and has been second on one occasion. ..."

http://skimuseum.ca/documents/annual...18_pg35-37.pdf

G.C Dobbs was my great-grandfather, and Leonard Dobbs was my great-uncle. Both died long before I was born, so I never met them.

I even have in my possession the Ski Championship of Great Britain 1920-21 trophy (pictures attached). This was run in Wengen, I believe, and could be considered a pre-cursor to the Lauberhorn ski race. I sometimes wonder if this trophy has some interest to ski-race historians - there can't be many 100 year old ski-race trophies about.
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Re: 200 Brits Escape from Verbier

Sorry, what does article say, in short? (It won't let me access it)...
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Sorry, what does article say, in short? (It won't let me access it)...
The number is made up, the police chief is laughing at the story and the majority of the Brits controlled by police were behaving and doing their quarantine. The guy in the tourism office who was the main source for the story seems to have left his job and doesn't give statements.
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Old 03.01.2021, 21:47
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The number is made up, the police chief is laughing at the story and the majority of the Brits controlled by police were behaving and doing their quarantine. The guy in the tourism office who was the main source for the story seems to have left his job and doesn't give statements.
Thanks. It being a fake or made-up story does make more sense than it having actually occurred.
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Re: 200 Brits Escape from Verbier

What, Another fake news Covid story!?

This story went global many people got quite worked up over it
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Re: 200 Brits Escape from Verbier

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What, Another fake news Covid story!?

This story went global many people got quite worked up over it
It's not fake! It happened.And hopefully when they catch up with them they will all get fined 10.000 each.
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Re: 200 Brits Escape from Verbier

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story!
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It's not fake! It happened.And hopefully when they catch up with them they will all get fined 10.000 each.
And you have the evidence to prove this??
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And you have the evidence to prove this??
Always leave " up to" out to optimize the dramatic effect of a post
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It's not fake! It happened.And hopefully when they catch up with them they will all get fined 10.000 each.
That's quite unlikely, IMO there's no reason for a fine whatsoever even if milions of Brits "escaped".

The BAG's communication was at best ambiguous. The ordonnance, which came into force at 1pm, said that people have to quarantine "by midnight at the latest". It's very reasonable to conclude that they had until midnight to leave the country.
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Old 08.01.2021, 20:29
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Re: 200 Brits Escape from Verbier

And the Dutch now, from Nendaz in next Valley to Verbier.

Une touriste testée positive en Valais voulait fuir la Suisse, mal lui en a pris. La jeune Néerlandaise a été arrêtée à l’aéroport de Zurich avant d’embarquer.

Suite à des informations fournies par les autorités valaisannes, la police cantonale zurichoise a arrêté mardi à l’aéroport une touriste néerlandaise. Elle voulait se rendre à l’étranger alors qu’elle avait été testée positive au Coronavirus et mise en isolement.

La jeune fille de 17 ans a été testée positive au coronavirus en Valais, selon la police cantonale. Elle voulait prendre l’avion pour Amsterdam, mais a été arrêtée à la porte d’embarquement par la police.

The 17 year old Dutch tourist tested positive in Valais and was put in quarantine, but decided to make a run for it to go home. She was arrested at Zurich airport before she could go through Departure Gate.
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Old 08.01.2021, 21:35
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And the Dutch now, from Nendaz in next Valley to Verbier.

Une touriste testée positive en Valais voulait fuir la Suisse, mal lui en a pris. La jeune Néerlandaise a été arrêtée à l’aéroport de Zurich avant d’embarquer.

Suite à des informations fournies par les autorités valaisannes, la police cantonale zurichoise a arrêté mardi à l’aéroport une touriste néerlandaise. Elle voulait se rendre à l’étranger alors qu’elle avait été testée positive au Coronavirus et mise en isolement.

La jeune fille de 17 ans a été testée positive au coronavirus en Valais, selon la police cantonale. Elle voulait prendre l’avion pour Amsterdam, mais a été arrêtée à la porte d’embarquement par la police.

The 17 year old Dutch tourist tested positive in Valais and was put in quarantine, but decided to make a run for it to go home. She was arrested at Zurich airport before she could go through Departure Gate.
The morale of the story is don't get a test.
If I fly from Switzerland or most of France to Malta I need a test, If I fly from Paris I don't need a test. Since Paris is not much further in time with the TGV than Zurich I would fly from Paris.
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Old 09.01.2021, 13:16
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The morale of the story is don't get a test.
If I fly from Switzerland or most of France to Malta I need a test, If I fly from Paris I don't need a test. Since Paris is not much further in time with the TGV than Zurich I would fly from Paris.
For me, this rather sums up the problem. Surely it's not about schoolboy tricks, but taking responsibility.
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Old 09.01.2021, 13:22
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Re: 200 Brits Escape from Verbier

Unbelievable indeed.

Anyhow, in the case of this girl, the Netherlands insists on a test before travelling, so the option not to have one was not there.
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