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Poster: A snowHead
Sun 22-07-18 22:59
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Sun 22-07-18 11:47
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@chocksaway, @rogg, thanks guys - yes the location does look good. A short stagger from the new Cocorico indeed! :-D :-D Shame it's not as cheap as 410 Euros though, what a bargain. Will keep you posted.
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Tue 17-07-18 23:16
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Some serious investments across the EK in the last few years. It's really changed! Still haven't booked yet but Tignes next March is looking likely. Any recommendations for 'cheap' HB hotels in Val Claret not too far from the lifts? We've been looking at the Diva hotel.
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Sun 17-06-18 3:14
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Wow, blast from the past. I did go to Ischgl! Finally, and it was everything I hoped it would be.
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Thu 14-06-18 15:29
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Ischgl. Large resort, decent long runs, some challenging pistes - and lots of lift-served side-of-piste if you fancy it. It does have banging apres but you can ignore/avoid that. Low cost could be the only sticking point but you could stay in somewhere like Galtur which is cheaper. You might find Saalbach a bit too easy.
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Tue 12-06-18 14:05
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@chocksaway, nor do I, you don't need to be signed up to see the link :) @bar shaker, it was news to me, and very exciting too. Good news on the road opening too!! I wonder if it's ever taken that long.
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Sun 10-06-18 18:37
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@chocksaway, yep and definitely yep! It's an older crowd than the Folie and (I think) much more fun and less pretentious. It's great news for Tignes. Proof here: https://www.facebook.com/CocoricoTignes/
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Fri 8-06-18 21:34
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I'm VERY excited that they're building a Cocorico in Tignes! Might well be a trip to Tignes next March instead of Val for the first time in ten years. For anyone who's interested, it's that bar next to the Lanches chair in Val Claret, near the Funival. It was often our coffee stop bar but Cocorico will be MUCH more fun, YAY!
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Mon 4-06-18 14:00
Replies: 39
I put mine base to base and then pack loads of clothing round them, they've never been damaged intransit - but that might just be luck. my ski bag is also padded. Same. I also secure the clothes around them with three bits of string. They've always been fine and I've flown with skis for years.
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Sun 3-06-18 23:42
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I've been to ADH four times. It was OK. Its main downfall is that the main bowl is mostly south-facing and suffers badly in warm sunshine. Good for beginners though, which I was at the time.
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Sun 3-06-18 7:00
Replies: 27
I much preferred Ischgl to St Anton in every way. If you're a piste skier, then Ischgl is FAR better. Apres is better as well.
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Sun 3-06-18 6:01
Replies: 15
If you're thinking of Bulgaria, I recommend Borovets. I went there in January this year and was pleasantly surprised. It's small but seems good for beginners with very cheap accommodation, lessons and food. Whilst Bansko is larger and arguably better, it really suffers from the huge queue for the gondola each morning. I couldn't be doing with that.
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Thu 31-05-18 14:48
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@mountainaddict, It has actually been 3 years - believe it or not, but only the real visible stuff will be happen this year. I did notice that the summer ski piste map retains the old name. I can only assume they changed the T bar name so we don't have a piste and a lift of the same name (even if 3500 is a bit of artistic licence - more like 3400!!). Still next summer you will be able to ride up 'open top' doing a passable impression of Celine and Leonardo - no doubt :D That's awesome, I want a go! Might be a bit chilly though...
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Mon 28-05-18 20:33
Replies: 19
Very much so. Ischgl is perfect for your requirements.
Poster: A snowHead
Mon 28-05-18 16:14
Replies: 19
Look at Saalbach/Hinterglemm and Ischgl.
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Mon 28-05-18 13:17
Replies: 58
@admin, yep. Very sad but at least his family can have closure now. https://metro.co.uk/2018/05/24/missing-british-skiers-body-found-in-french-alps-7575346/
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Wed 23-05-18 22:51
Replies: 57
Alpe d'Huez and Plagne Centre spring to mind. Saalbach in Austria is worth a look as so many runs lead back into the town from all sides of the valley.
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Mon 21-05-18 22:08
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Some serious investment going on in Val in the past few years, very impressive. So much snow still, what a shame everything is shut and it's going to waste :x :x :x :x
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Mon 21-05-18 14:25
Replies: 31
A firm peach then? I like where the direction of this thread has gone! :lol:
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Mon 21-05-18 14:21
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@geepee, :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Sun 20-05-18 15:37
Replies: 31
Like two boiled eggs in a hanky :-D
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Sun 20-05-18 2:49
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My knees are a bit knackered and I need to lose some weight. The only thing I've noticed is that I can't party as hard as I used to. I'm 'only' 45 though, this thread is making me feel quite young!!
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Fri 18-05-18 14:21
Replies: 31
Nice thighs :nice: :nice: :nice:
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Thu 17-05-18 22:10
Replies: 38
I think it's just the mountain air that wakes you up and clears your head - and there is the motivation of going skiing, unlike at home.
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Thu 17-05-18 15:09
Replies: 31
@rungsp, I wasn't making a dig about the skis, merely observing it was very rocky in places.
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Wed 16-05-18 22:51
Replies: 31
Some interesting rock climbing going on there!
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Thu 10-05-18 22:19
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Thanks for the tip off but you can't buy online and I'm not driving to Kent!
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Wed 9-05-18 17:48
Replies: 18
Well I did it!! What a massive place it is, and very impressive (hate to think about the carbon footprint). Monday morning was a great time to go, I got there just after it opened at 10am and the ski slope was deserted. The play park/toboggan bit filled up with kids rapidly but the slope stayed quite for the whole time I was there. It got a bit busier as I left at 12, but still no more than 30 people were using it. That drag lift is BRUTAL! Very steep halfway up and nasty jerky dog-leg indeed. I took a fleece top and leggings to wear and my own gloves, hat and socks. All were needed and I wasn't cold. The jacket they gave me was hilariously big and the clothing has no pockets. I took the chair lift a few times, just for a rest. Staff were all very helpful and friendly. Anyway I had fun cruising down the slopes (which are very intermediate, even the 'expert' bit) and it was great to be back on skis even just for a short time. There was a sticky patch which nearly caught me out half way down first time!! Boots were welly-ish and very old but didn't actually hurt, so that was a bonus. Skis were also pretty crappy but perfectly useable for a couple of hours. I'm glad I went, it was a real experience! BTW we did eat in the Eloquent Elephant - it was very British in there with a pub quiz going on!
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 27-04-18 18:21
Replies: 43
I always go second week in March. Not too busy, cheaper prices, great snow, usually a bit warmer.
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Wed 25-04-18 13:02
Replies: 46
I'd have done a season. My one regret.
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Mon 23-04-18 22:04
Replies: 25
I'd go for Tignes - specifically Chalet Melezes with Mountainsun. They do very good deals, including lift pass, in early season and you can get transfers to and from Geneva thrown in. Unbeatable value. Comfortable accommodation, decent food. Usually very nice staff, but I guess that varies from year to year. Depending on when you go, and the snow cover, you might need to go up to the Funicular at Val Claret - but Mountainsun will shuttle you up there. This!
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Mon 23-04-18 14:06
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Cheers guys! Very useful info x I'll be checking out that "expert" area haha
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Sun 22-04-18 13:10
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@Dubaian, glad it wasn't just me! Thank you! We only have a day there so I definitely want to try the skiing and we've also booked to go to the top of the Burj Khalifa. That's pretty much it, we'll be too tired to do anything else. We are actually staying in the Taj hotel, so it shouldn't be too hard to find the bar :-D :-D
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Fri 20-04-18 18:28
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@Raceplate, very helpful thanks - really looking forward to giving it a try. Sounds like a Monday 10am visit should be pretty quiet. I don't care about crappy boots and equipment, they'll be fine for two hours.
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Fri 20-04-18 16:28
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Thanks all! @Dubaian and @Raceplate, I did do a search, but nothing much came up under Ski Dubai hence the topic. Apols if you've said it all before. @valais2, great video, thank you! They were going a bit too fast at times I think. I will take gloves, hat, socks and a thermal top (seems ridiculous taking that lot to Dubai, it'll be 40 degrees!!!).
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Fri 20-04-18 0:44
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So following on from this thread: http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=3116508&highlight=ski+dubai#3116508 We are going to Dubai for a day (stopover) at the end of the month and I'm defintely going to have a go at Ski Dubai. It'll be a Monday morning, so hopefully pretty quiet. I'm really excited at the idea, having only been to the one at Milton Keynes before. I suspect this will be on a rather grander scale.. I know I'll need to take my own gloves, will I actually need a hat? I was really warm at MK with just a light RAB jacket on, thin gloves and no hat. I'll take ski socks though, not sure about their 'disposable' ones. Are there any other tips? I'm only going to do two hours.
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Wed 18-04-18 0:22
Replies: 28
Unbelievable skills! If that's what he can do now, what will he be like at 20? Sure to be the next Candide Thovex or more. The first photo in this thread looks terrifying but he's standing there like it's the queue in Sainsbury's.
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Sun 15-04-18 21:58
Replies: 31
I think you'd really struggle to be disappointed with S-H. Fabulous resort which I will certainly return to after two great holidays there. Ischgl is also very much worth a look.
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Sun 15-04-18 14:10
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@chocksaway, thanks for all the updates - always informative and a very enjoyable read. Glad you've had such a great season, here's to 2018/19!
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Thu 12-04-18 14:31
Replies: 35
who cares about grubby clothes, the skiing says it all.... My skiing's not good enough to hide the dirt! I prefer to eat lunch without people moving tables because of the smell... :nice: To be fair, I don't wash my ski jacket (it's black) very often at all - but the trousers get washed every holiday.
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