by: Ian-England - 22nd February 2009

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The Outback
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We stayed in Frisco, and used the free buses to get to the resort, so this review is only on the skiing, not on other resort facilities. It was also the only resort we skied at a weekend (Sunday) and so was busier than the others we visited. We started by heading over to North Peak and skiing a few of the black runs off that lift, which felt very samey, and not inspiring. We then walked up and skied in the South Bowl, which was excellent, and then took the snowcat up and skiied in the North Bowl, which was also very good. I thought it was wrong that the snowcat was extra to the lift ticket, but I suppose they had to find some way to manage demand. The main lift up North Peak (Santiago Express) got fairly busy (not to French standards) but the queue was very polite and well mannered. Some of the blacks through the trees under the Window were also interesting as a change from Piste skiing, but the pistes themselves were not inspiring.
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