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10 Ridiculous Ski Resort Names

Crap Bar: famed for their excellent toilets. Photo: Swiss Winter Sports

If you’re handed the oppourtunity to name a bar, you don’t want to make it sound, well, crap. Yet that is exactly what happened to the owners of Crap Bar in the Swiss resort of Laax.

One evening in 1996, Helmut von Foofont was deciding what to name his new business venture. Intoxicated on a combination of schnapps and firewater known as Samichlaus, Helmut decided to name his joint the Crap Bar after the influential English toilet entrepreneur Thomas Crapper. The rest, they say, is history.

N.B. We cannot confirm nor deny that there is any truth in the above story – nor can we reveal that it wasn’t made up by *ahem* us.

(If you want the real story behind the name, it’s actually named after the base of the mountain on which it stands, namely Crap Sogn Gion. But that’s the boring version.)


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