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Poster: A snowHead
Mon 23-10-17 8:57
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Hello all ! I am looking for a couple of pairs of junior skis for my ever growing children this season. 130 cm and 105/110 cm. Let me know if you have anything which may be suitable.
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Fri 20-10-17 22:51
Replies: 48
The best way to get ski fit is to ski. That is the top and bottom of your problem.
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Fri 20-10-17 22:50
Replies: 48
The best way to get ski fit is to ski.
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Fri 13-10-17 8:32
Replies: 31
I'd go EK but Tignes rather than Val at Chrimbo. Higher accommodation and better access to high slopes, ie quicker to the snow. Val D closer to the Pissalais glacier above La Fornet. 1. To the Pissalais Glacier from Val D'Isere Centre: Bus to Le Fornet, then rides on a cable car, a very long gondola and two chairs. 2. To the Grande Motte Glacier from our digs in Tignes Val Claret: 5 min walk then 7 minute funicular ride. Hmmmm....;-) But the funicular only takes you to the bottom of the glacier. There's a cable car trip (which isn't quick) to add to this too.........
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Thu 5-10-17 15:37
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@WASHOUT, yep, I stuck one of the mounts onto a ski and thought I'd done a reasonable job of it. However, it took less than a morning on icy Italian pistes to lose the mount. Thankfully I hadn't clipped the camera in at that point as wanted to see how the mount stood up. I wouldn't recommend using the standard 3M sticky pads......... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a_2FJwr2nQ Wait until the end of the clip. It took me half an hour to find the camera once it came off. Luckily it didn't leave the piste as it was early season and it would have been lost in the green/brown forest. The camera was, however stolen a few weeks later on a trip to Chamonix.......
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Mon 2-10-17 19:58
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Thu 28-09-17 13:49
Replies: 26
Timed parallel slalom on Mont-Chéry for this winter advertised by Les Gets on this link, may be of interest. http://en.lesgets.com/organize-book/news/novelties-on-the-skiing-area-in-les-gets-on-winter-2017-2018.html Thanks Tim - that sounds perfect.
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Thu 28-09-17 9:33
Replies: 33
Val D'isere is in no way guaranteed snow in April at only 1800m Tignes yes or even better Val Thorens. An interesting statement given that they are essentially using the same mountain. Val D'Isere is down in the valley and Tignes is up on the hill. You can ski effortlessley across the whole domain from either.
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Thu 28-09-17 7:52
Replies: 91
this implies that as well as a refund, a free flight voucher will be issued. no mention of that anywhere else, do we think that its a typo? The BBC were stating this morning that under EU law they have to pay for an alternative flight too.
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Wed 27-09-17 8:42
Replies: 26
Avoriaz has a free timed dual next to the half-pipe, although it's not always set, or the timing's not working etc. If it's free it's hit'n'miss whether anyone can be bothered to look after it. Thanks Shep.
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Tue 26-09-17 14:19
Replies: 16
I also did a long weekend in Sierra Nevada a few years ago. I think that I flew with Jet2 to Malaga. Skyscanner is your friend.
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Tue 26-09-17 13:00
Replies: 26
@JoyZipper, Why do you want a dual slalom ? He's competitive so he will want to race me. We did this in Fiss last winter and he enjoyed it (despite missing out half of the gates to beat me !).
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Tue 26-09-17 11:34
Replies: 26
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Tue 26-09-17 11:15
Replies: 26
I am trying to get my eldest son interested in race training. He's 8, can carve and we have a couple of short weekends booked.
Poster: A snowHead
Tue 26-09-17 11:13
Replies: 16
I have done a few. As per above Easyjet EDI-GVA is your best bet. We usually fly out on the 6.30 am Friday flight (the plane is full of skiers) and back on the Sunday afternoon 4.10 pm flight. This way you can have two half days and a full days skiing. Pick up a hire car and from GVA and you can be clipping in to your bindings in Lez Carroz/Morzine/Les Gets/Samoens/La Clusaz/Les Houches/Chamonix/Thollon by noon. I am fairly sure that they fly at 6.30 am every other weekday too. This year I am taking my eldest away for a couple of father/son weekends and we are taking the 5.00pm Friday flight instead and only skiing one and a half day because of school. We are cash rich/time poor so this may not seem great value, but for us, it works.
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Mon 25-09-17 14:41
Replies: 12
I have just has a bizzare telephone conversation with the Crystal representative regarding lessons in Val Di Fassa. Apparently the lessons for adults and children are in different places. They are at the same times, but these times alter throughout the week. Adults in Canazei. Mon-Wed 10am-12.45pm Thu-Fri 10am-3.30pm. Children in Alba (Ciampac (sp) lift). Mon-Wed 10am-12.45pm Thu-Fri 10am-3.30pm.
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Mon 25-09-17 8:28
Replies: 26
Does anyone know of a resort within 90 minutes of Geneva with a dual slalom race track that's open to the general public at weekends ?
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Fri 22-09-17 11:25
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Gloves received this morning thanks. I can confirm that there is no glove stank.
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Thu 21-09-17 15:32
Replies: 30
I will keep an eye on this post as have had a trip to Val d'Anniviers on my mind for a while.
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Wed 20-09-17 8:52
Replies: 14
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Tue 19-09-17 20:52
Replies: 14
@Scarlet, would you accept £50 delivered to Edinburgh?
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Tue 19-09-17 14:31
Replies: 22
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Tue 12-09-17 12:41
Replies: 3
I have a Spyder Mini Journey all in one in red that my child has grown our of :- https://www.onebelowzero.com/mini-journey-suit.html It has been used for a few ski trips and is in pretty good condition - it's an excellent piece of kit an will keep your child very warm. Here he is putting it to good use :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQlsya_a1vs It is for a 4 year old but the legs and arms are extendable so he was wearing it when he was five too. It's from a smoke free home, but not a pet free home as we have a cat and a dog. They haven't been wearing it though so it shouldn't smell of animal. I'll let you have it for £50 plus p&p
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Mon 11-09-17 10:48
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I just picked up a brand new Scott Alpride 20 for £ 320 from skibarn. It the 2014 model but a bargain at the price. PS It was the last one that they had in stock :roll: :roll:
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Fri 8-09-17 8:11
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This is very progressive and ambitious, however at £320k it's a lot to source through crowdfunding. Reading the information it looks like it will be used to keep the nursery slopes open throughout the season and not the more interesting pistes on the upper mountain.
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Mon 28-08-17 7:52
Replies: 31
4. When you go for lunch / beer after you can undo your jacket zip and it's nice and visible for all the girls in the bar to see you're a gnarly off piste dude. Stuffed in your trouser pocket they'll think you're a bit too pleased to see them, which is never a good look. Brilliant ! :D :D :D
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Thu 24-08-17 11:30
Replies: 31
Just bought an Ortovox Avalanche Rescue Set from Ekosport at a very good price. Ortovox Zoom + transceiver. Aluminium shovel. Aluminium probe. £180 plus an extra £ 15 off with voucher code DESTOCK15 making it £ 165 delivered. Bargain.
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Tue 22-08-17 16:01
Replies: 60
That's great, thank you. Do you think most people are totally focused on just going skiing? We're thinking for doing two little tours, of Verona (walking) and Peschiera del Garda (minibus) etc, to fatten out trip Saturday to Tuesday, flying Ryanair Brum to Verona. Effectively, if you work M>F, you'd just need to take two days off, plus we're honing a 'family trip'. I would imagine that nearly everyone going away for a ski weekend would be looking for maximum time on piste.
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 18-08-17 8:29
Replies: 8
Marcel Hirscher’s preparations for the upcoming season were hindered Thursday after the six-time overall World Cup champion broke his left ankle in practice during his first day back on skis. The 28-year-old Austrian will be in a cast for six weeks, and there was no immediate prognosis when he will be able to ski again. The new season, which includes the Olympics, starts Oct. 29 with a giant slalom in Soelden, Austria. Hirscher straddled a gate at the Moelltaler glacier at the end of a slalom run. He was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Salzburg but the Austrian ski federation said he does not need surgery.
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Tue 15-08-17 7:53
Replies: 13
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Mon 14-08-17 13:48
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Fri 11-08-17 7:46
Replies: 12
Thanks for the information Steve.
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Wed 9-08-17 12:54
Replies: 12
Thanks for the information - all food for thought. An excellent youtube clip too Cameron Phillips - thanks for taking the time.
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Tue 8-08-17 14:42
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I have taken the plunge and booked a trip to Val Di Fassa at New Year. We are a family of four, husband (level 9), wife (level 5/6), 8 year old (level 7) and 5 year old (level 5). http://www.insideoutskiing.com/level.html Having never been, what is the resort like (and the wider Dolomites in general). Are there any particular pistes that we should avoid or make a bee line for ? We are staying in Canazei and the ski school that Crystal use is Scuola sci marmolada. Does anyone have any experience of them ? We booked Val Di Fassa beacuse of the artificial snow making capacity as it's early season. Hard, icy pistes will teach our eldest son how to use his edges properly :-D :-D :-D
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Tue 8-08-17 14:23
Replies: 21
Serfaus is a fabulous resort (along with Fiss & Ladis). There are plenty of blues/reds to keep you busy for a week or longer. The mountain restaurants are fabulous too. Not the cheapest resort in the world but it does have a more upmarket feel and the lift & snowmaking infrastructure is excellent. Apres is a little muted but there are some nice places to eat in town. It's a family resort - not a hard party resort. We loved it.
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Tue 23-05-17 11:33
Replies: 27
I have travelled with a ski bag booked under "other sports equipment" (I think) which is a little more expensive but allows you 32kg. I have never had a problem with this and have a Dakine Concourse douyble ski bag - it's huge.
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Sun 16-04-17 20:38
Replies: 7
Try sending the tourist office an email with your requirements. We did this last year and had a good number of hotels replied very quickly.
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Sun 2-04-17 8:37
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Looking at the webcams Le Lac has had a blanket of white overnight, Les Brev not so much.
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Sat 1-04-17 9:19
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Thu 30-03-17 16:17
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I am heading out to Tignes on the 8th April and not too sure what skis to take. As the family will be in lessons (until 1.00 pm) I was thinking about a pair of all mountain skis and doing a week of mornings off-piste with ESF, but I also fancy taking my hard charging piste skis (which I love) and scooting around on piste until they soften up at lunchtime. Thoughts @chocksaway ? Will there be any decent off piste left if we don't have another dump by then ?
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