Chris, no l'Etape. Actually I'm gonna swap over to running here real soon and try the OC duathlon in May.
Chris/Fishy, I've only gone to the ski lifts once a long time ago, and it kicked my butt! I stopped probably 5 times (no walking), but made it eventually. I'd give it a go a lot more often, but I really wasn't a fan of the descent. Next time I hope to make it up without stopping.
Fishy, you should add your bikeforums handle into your profile on strava.