Most unusual ski destinations

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Re: Most unusual ski destinations

Postby Admin » Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:22 pm

Interesting. Care to share a link?

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Re: Most unusual ski destinations

Postby Patrick » Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:52 pm

Admin wrote:Interesting. Care to share a link?

Yes, inquiring minds want to know. :popcorn:

Actually I guess Admin and I have also been reading the same links. The most detailed information I had found before was linked that Admin posted.

From Snowbrains (2013) : Basic Maoke Mountain Information

Last year I was searching in details the area for any signs of a ski area. There was a base camp at 4300m (14100ft) (Carstensz Pyramid Base Camp) that was destroyed by the locals.
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Re: Most unusual ski destinations

Postby q » Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:13 am

Admin wrote:We know that all Scots are nuts, right, Q?

I think in terms of skiers we are for sure, and when the skiers are whisky drinkers also then 100%
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Re: Most unusual ski destinations

Postby Hacksaw » Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:10 pm

I skied on Baffin Island in 1999. We used a Twin Otter ski plane. It was a really risky trip.
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Re: Most unusual ski destinations

Postby Tony Crocker » Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:11 am

Baffin Island was notable for the famous ski base jump by Rick Sylvester, filmed for the opening scene of the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me.
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Re: Most unusual ski destinations

Postby digaaron » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:52 pm

Re Indonesia: I'm afraid some of my sources were personal correspondence with others who have researched the area and some were websites that I didn't record. Once I realized the story wasn't there anymore, I stopped marking my digital trail. It does look like I underestimated the amount of time it was operational—it was more than just a few years in the 1970s. It's possible it was a going concern until about 15 years ago.
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