The mountains are actual mountains…

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(Zermatt)(Matterhorn)(JMcP)(A)

...rather than hills

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130218_sunrise_widemtn_hs-2250px1

They don’t need ‘gnarly’ run names to make them seem steeper…

This run in Vermont is called "The Jaws of Death"...

…if anything it’s the opposite.

This 50-plus degree face in France is called 'Bellecote'

Europeans do proper cheese...

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...instead of plastic

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And they serve beer like this…

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...instead of this.

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newmillerlitecan_fullsize_story1

If you know what you’re doing you can ride where you like…

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l_salino_12_02_02_1D_8620-1020x680 (1)

…cos it's all just "off piste", there's no of "out of bounds"

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You can usually walk to the lifts easily…

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...without having to destroy the planet

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Dodge-Ram_1500_2014_1024x768_wallpaper_02

You don’t have to worry about getting sued…

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news_CoffeeCup

…cos they don't give a shit about health and safety.

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No one will bat an eyelid at your questionable fashion choices...

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team-rip-curl_lightbox_diapos

In fact, you'll fit right in.

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Europeans invented après…

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...and you don't need to be over 21.

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Not that this is always a good thing…

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...but at least everyone can get involved.

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Of course, you may not speak the local language…

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...but that's why they invented Schnapps right?

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