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Poster: A snowHead
Wed 2-08-17 20:17
Replies: 24
@mgrolf, thanks for the info. Haven't used a tour operator before so appreciate the recommendations.
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Wed 2-08-17 10:53
Replies: 24
@jedster, yeah - would very much like somewhere that is smaller enough that it is easy to meet for lunch etc. Also close to the lifts as you say. @Badbobby, we are based in Ireland and Esprit have no flights from here - have asked about accommodation only but seemingly the don't do it. Will have to see what else might work
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Tue 1-08-17 8:53
Replies: 24
Hey All, Thanks for the info. Will definitely look at getting the stacking cups - they look like fun so might have to give it a go myself! We have always done DIY - so it is just my first thought but will look at the kiddie friendly tour operators, having all the kit would make the travelling much easier. Thanks for the dinner thoughts @Badbobby, I wouldn't have thought of that at all but could imagine it might get a little tiresome when feeding might be our relaxing time. @galpinos, Good attitutde change - I will have to have a stern chat to myself on the wanting to get out on the snow too much! Childcare/nanny - I think we will get a better idea of that when we know the group that is coming. e
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Mon 31-07-17 8:13
Replies: 24
@NickyJ, Thanks for the tips. Great ideas on the balloons. Very handy and good to know about BA. @Yellow Pyranha, Don't worry, we have it sorted. I think I am a brilliant skier so will throw the little fella in the back of my rugsack...and not zip it up fully. Don't worry though, cause I will be able to see him as I don't wear a helmet so can turn my head easier! Yeah, not too surprisingly we have discussed who looks after him and where. @intermediate, cheers - hadn't thought of Les Gets. May i ask why you would think St Foy iwouldn't work for a week? The child care will probably depend on who is going in the group - at the moment a lot of it will be me and the better half swapping days etc.
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Sat 29-07-17 23:04
Replies: 24
Hello All, So little DF arrived in mid March (kind enough to let me get in some January skiing :) ) We are looking at trying to organise a family trip with the LDF in January. The thoughts are St Foy or Montgenvre. We will be mixed group - definitely looking for a couple of days of off piste and guiding but others will be wanting nice piste skiing. Would lvoe to get thoughts on either resorts or other options. Looking for a smallish resort, nice atmosphere and good place to be able to hang out if not skiing/looking after LDF. Also any tips with going skiing with nippers (LDF will be 10 months)? Thanks DF
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Wed 3-05-17 23:19
Replies: 116
I would highly recommend mountain guide.se. There are normally one to two groups of max 6 per guide. They run a fantastic trip, with great skiing and then a rely nice atmosphere, dinners etc post skiing. I've no affiliation but have been a numerous trips with them and have found Andreas and his team to be great guides, hosts and fun.
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Sat 11-03-17 1:41
Replies: 42
Riksgransen would be a good option as a couple of people have suggested. There are a lot of drags s there though. We've found flying into Narvick is cheaper that Kiruna.
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Mon 9-01-17 13:13
Replies: 4
Hello all, So we have flights going into Zurich on Wednesday evening and will be flying out on Sunday. We were supposed to be heading to Southern Alps but our guide told us to cancel as there is very limited skiing there at the moment. We have rented a car and are free to go wherever we want. Are thoughts are to head for Ischgl or surrounding towns, as we have not been there before. We are struggling to find any guides in the area. Other easier option would be Arlberg, which we know quite well. We normally stay in St. Anton but thinking of seeing if we can get a good deal in Lech. If staying in Lech - any suggestions for a guide. We would prefer to go in a group from a cost perspective but would look at getting a guide just for the two of us if necessary. We are both very competent off piste skiers. All suggestions/thoughts/guide recommendations welcome. Thanks
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Sun 8-01-17 11:13
Replies: 5
@gorilla, thanks. Yeah looking into that now.
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Sun 8-01-17 0:42
Replies: 5
Doh. Edited now. Yeah looking at Austria - looking good. Also looking at Andermatt in case we can't change flights but not sure what the conditions are like there.
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Sun 8-01-17 0:23
Replies: 5
Hello all, I thought I would try to grab some Snowhead wisdom. I've got only 5 days skiing this year flying out on Wednesday. We were due to be heading to Val Cenis but have been contacted by out guide saying there is very little snow and not much more forecast suggested to postpone. We can't change dates so am looking for any suggestions where we might be able to get some good off piste next weekend? We're due to fly to Lyon but can possibly change flights. All suggestions welcome. Cheers
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Mon 12-12-16 0:32
Replies: 17
I've skied and really enjoyed the Soul 7s but they are not a pure piste ski. Am sure others can give you a better recommendation.
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Sun 27-11-16 20:53
Replies: 12
Tiddler, have a look at the weight of each bag as the snow cart is nearly half the normal baggage allowance.
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Wed 16-11-16 12:06
Replies: 8
Cheers @clarky999, was a bloody long day dragging them up so plan to try and avoid that ever again
Poster: A snowHead
Wed 16-11-16 12:01
Replies: 10
I would have thought that the all terrain might be a better option for you
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Tue 15-11-16 22:57
Replies: 8
Thanks all. Very handy. Will get on to it
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Tue 15-11-16 19:43
Replies: 8
Hi All, I am looking to get some advice if I may. On my last tour my skins were gathering snow like nobody's business. As you can imagine - that did not make for much fun especially as me and fitness are not the best of friends anyway. So getting ready for the new season - can i snow proof my skins? For info - yes, they were dry when going on and are G3 skins. Thanks DF
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Sat 8-10-16 1:08
Replies: 5
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Thu 11-02-16 7:20
Replies: 9
I would recommend against piste to powder. They used to be fantastic but have been very disappointed in the last two trips done with them. We were supposed to be in a level 4 group but ended up with two skiers who whilst very nice we're not very good. It meant we could not ski a number of runs and was extremely frustrating. The two guys had skied with P2P earlier in the week so they knew their ability. They didn't want to have two smaller groups of 3/4 as that would reduce their profits per group so put two together. Very shoddy
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Tue 12-01-16 19:58
Replies: 228
HI @KenX, ah - so taking the relief road is taking a chance, but does save 40 mins? Hmm, late night arrival - saving 40 mins is very tempting. OK - thanks, just trying to work out the best options. BTW, very much enjoy your posts regarding all your upgrades to the new place...fair play, very impressive.
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Tue 12-01-16 17:21
Replies: 228
Hi @richjp, sorry, I should have said that we will be renting cars and driving. I was just wondering with the road closed/open/temporary etc, what/which way should we go. Thanks for the bus info though.
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Tue 12-01-16 14:09
Replies: 228
Hello All, there is a group of us heading to La Grave in a couple of weeks time. At the moment, one of us is definitely flying into Geneva and the others might be heading to Turin. Just wondering, what might the best routes be? Any help would be great. Thanks
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Tue 15-12-15 1:02
Replies: 15
@Dabber, small eh? That's just showing off ;) great will check them out
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Mon 14-12-15 16:50
Replies: 15
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Mon 14-12-15 10:42
Replies: 23
Hello all, Thanks so much for the info. All are looking like great options. Yeah, I was guessing around NY is probably not ideal in terms of crowds etc. The hope was to find somewhere, perhaps off the beaten track/with a lift system that can handle it. Really like the look of Lenzerheide and Melchsee-Frutt. Will check out accommodation and have to see if there is space for our dog to board somewhere whilst we are away! Thanks for all the suggestions
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Thu 10-12-15 12:34
Replies: 23
Hello all, It looks like I might now be able to take a couple of days off over NY and can get reasonable flights into Zurich. It will just be myself and the better half and was looking for resort recommendations. Resort wise - the prefect resort for us on this kind of trip would be Oberlech, but it is full and very expensive. Zinal would be another option. So looking for nice cruisey runs as BH is an intermediate still improving. Preferably a nice town. Ski in/ski out is added bonus. I have skied Engelberg and Andermatt,but we were off piste for all those trips, so not to sure what the piste skiing is like. I would be worried about Engelberg being rammed (have experienced those crushing queues, never fun.) Any recommendations would be greatly welcomed - Basically, nice resort (preferably smaller rather than bigger) nice cruisey runs (red/blacks no real issue, but just enjoyable for better half) and close enough to Zurich (2.5 hours drive or so is grand.) Cheers
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Tue 8-12-15 12:54
Replies: 15
Hello all, I am thinking/trying to upgrade my ski trousers for this season but am struggling to find a pair that fit the requirements - all help greatly welcomed. The requirements: * Excellent breathability (due to my ability to sweat in any weather) * No insulation (due to my ability to heat up in any weather) * Short legs (due to my short legs and the PITA it is when hiking/skinning to have the knee articulation around your ankles!) * Good venting (prefer no mesh, willing to take the risk of additional snow as a cooling agent, rather than not be able to stay cool) Summary, short arse trousers for a short arse that can keep me as cold as possible. Thanks
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Wed 2-12-15 15:05
Replies: 37
I use MPI and find their coverage very good. Happily haven't had to claim on them yet.
Poster: A snowHead
Thu 12-11-15 12:48
Replies: 4
Have a look at train and taxi combination. We did that and worked well.
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Thu 29-10-15 14:37
Replies: 36
I've skied with Patrick Muhmenthaler in Engelberg and thought he was an excellent guide, set a good pace, found some lovely lines, nice guy. Worth looking up.
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Sun 25-10-15 10:47
Replies: 15
Try MPI - I've found there multitrip to be the best value with v good coverage
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Wed 25-03-15 14:45
Replies: 13
Thanks all. It does seem like a good binding...if they get the toe issue sorted. Will wait and see I suppose
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Wed 25-03-15 8:55
Replies: 13
Hello all, I'm looking at maybe, a big maybe, changing binding, and was looking at the Marker KingPin. At the moment, I am on Dukes, which I really enjoy on the down and when playing around on piste etc. The obvious issues of weight and lifting the whole binding frame when touring is the main reason for looking to change. I wouldn't do huge tours, mainly 1.5-2.5 hours most times to get to some decent new snow. Anyway, just wondering if anyone has any experience, thoughts or second hand info. Thanks
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Mon 23-03-15 13:38
Replies: 15
@altis, Thanks for the info on the handirack. It worked perfectly and great option to have for upcoming trips. I took your tip as well to leave te second from te front slightly deflated and that worked well (although I've nothing to compare it to.) Happily we also got an upgrade, so ended up with a Mazda 6 estate. Good result, as I had forgotten how much some people pack!
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Sun 1-03-15 1:12
Replies: 56
@Radz, my helmet - Poc backcountry receptor has a very high edge on it. The ear protectors can be removed and this also removes about 1.5 cm of the helmets lining so it sits relatively high. Due to a lack of a moving neck the higher the better for me when it comes to helmets and this is the best I've found. Not cheap bit worth looking at. Poc have a great customer service so might be worth giving them a shout. I'm sure they'd be very helpful with any knowledge/experience they may have.
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Fri 27-02-15 22:05
Replies: 15
@enfilade, we are not all going back on the same flight. The train works well for those going back early but not so well for getting there. Transfers are much more expensive
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Thu 26-02-15 15:54
Replies: 15
@altis, Cheers for that. think that is the winning option at the moment
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Wed 25-02-15 16:29
Replies: 15
@altis, Any fear of scratching the roof with the handirack? Do you just leave your skis and gear in the bag and strap it down, rather than the skis on their own? Thanks
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Wed 25-02-15 16:14
Replies: 15
Thanks for all the thoughts...seems like the golf won't be enough. Has anyone used the rental ski racks? Any reviews/thoughts?
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Wed 25-02-15 13:50
Replies: 15
Hello all, How's it going? I was just looking for some advice in how to play tetris with the car. There are 5 of us in the car and one set of skis to travel from Zurich to St. Anton. I was thinking of loading the skis through the boot and down either door or get a ski rack. Normally there are only 4 of us when we rent a car, so we are able to drop the middle or side seat to load our skis. The skis are 187 if that makes a difference. The last time I was going to use a ski rack the girl at the rental desk basically said they were a bit dodgy and have avoided them ever since. The car I am looking at getting at the moment is a Golf. All thoughts welcome. Thanks Emmet
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