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Poster: A snowHead
Tue 25-04-17 14:38
Replies: 4
If the Austrian TOs are anything like the French and Italian I am in the process of contacting, there may only be a skeleton staff (if any....) just now as many seem to be having a bit of a holiday post-end of season, and ahead of the summer season. Email them anyway and be prepared for a slow response, but then go back in a few weeks if nothing comes back to you
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Sat 15-04-17 8:17
Replies: 4
Update on this - am leaving Livigno this morning after 2 very busy days (1 with business, the 2nd skiing) and have been very impressed. Skied on Mottolino side in the morning, and Carosello in the afternoon - this was the opposite of @jilly, advice above, but the way it worked out as we had a local instructor to guide us for 1/2 a day and this was what worked for her. Considering it's mid-April, and there is no snow in the village or lower down the slopes, the conditions were great yesterday - morning was a bit icy, with lots of sugary artificial snow, but fine really, and the Carosello was great in the afternoon. Add in blue skies, sunshine and very few people, and it was a great day skiing. Legs are feeling it today though :shock: Setting off now back into Austria for a day/night in St Anton - not likely to be skiing but there are worse ways of spending the day :D
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Tue 11-04-17 14:21
Replies: 4
Thank you @jilly, that's very helpful It will be morning, most likely, so will head to the Carosello Thanks again 👍
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Tue 11-04-17 6:57
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I find I will be there for a couple of days (Thursday/Friday) this week, and will likely get a couple of hours skiing on Frisay. Anyone there to advise on current conditions :~/ TIA
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Mon 20-03-17 16:37
Replies: 20
@blacksheep, try this link http://rentskisandboards.com/rentskis/homepage.aspx - you can untick the Include Boots box for skis only prices.
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Mon 13-03-17 17:10
Replies: 94
@Lost123, are you self-catering or in a chalet? If the latter, many UK-run chalets can accommodate vegan diets, as long as they know in advance. If the former, sorry, but I do think you'll struggle with anything but the most basic foods.
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Tue 7-03-17 12:58
Replies: 30
@Ultra, welcome to Snowheads - very pleased to hear you're both OK; it must have been very frightening
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Tue 7-03-17 12:13
Replies: 30
BBC news have just said again (as per above) that it seems no-one was caught up as the avalanche spread across the blue piste, rather than straight down. Fingers crossed that's correct; no helicopters can take off as the visibility is so poor
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Tue 7-03-17 11:41
Replies: 21
My colleague has been in St Anton for the past week and has had several days of falling snow, including a heavy fall all last night
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Tue 7-03-17 11:38
Replies: 25
I've booked (last week) flights to Turin from Manchester for late next January, with Jet 2; £109 pp return, no luggage booked yet. Good flight times and, having flown with Jet 2 several times in the past couple of years, had no problems.
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Mon 6-03-17 18:07
Replies: 11
@stusno, I often fly through Liverpool, although not lately with ski boots. I have, however, packed my boots in a carry-on suitcase and have never had an issue. As has been discussed before though, there is often great inconsistency and what might be OK one day, won't be the next, or with a different operative. As @Grizzler, suggests, contact the relevant Security office and ask for guidance - if you can get this via email and it supports your case, take the email with you.
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Mon 20-02-17 13:02
Replies: 1
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Sun 19-02-17 8:49
Replies: 109
@scaredtoski, Morillon has a very nice, long (6km IIRC) green run called Marvel - the resort is relatively low and you take the chair from the resort base at Les Esserts ( above Morillon village and with lots of self-catering, a shop and bar/restaurant or two, but not much else). From the top of that chair you ski Marvel back to base. If you go out of peak season, it shouldn't be too busy, plus it's a short transfer from Geneva
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Wed 18-01-17 11:39
Replies: 114
@GorillySticks, I heard, several years after I had spent a miserable first three days of learning, about the 3 Day Rule. It apparently takes most people, 3 days for all the little things to click into place (as others say above, don't give up if you don't immediately get it) - I'm sure it doesn't apply to everyone, but it did me, and I've seen it with others too. Once it DID click and I could ski (not well, and with little style) and stop, with some control, that was it! Loved it, still do :D
Poster: A snowHead
Mon 16-01-17 14:31
Replies: 6
@Galwaymet, welcome to Snowheads :sH: When are you planning to go? Early February through to end of first week of March, is school holidays and both busy and expensive. If you can travel in the next couple of weeks, or after mid-March, you'll have cheaper options. Flights from Ireland can be difficult on a package, so perhaps see what flights cost to Geneva, Grenoble, Lyon and the cost - if you're on your own, a transfer can also cost. Let us know your circumstances, and we can help a bit more
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Sun 15-01-17 17:08
Replies: 2
@Nadenoodlee, great, thank you
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Sun 15-01-17 8:41
Replies: 2
Morning all Does anyone know if the Trio (buying 4 or more passes at the same time) is only available on line, in advance and posted out, or if you can buy them under the Trio discount at the lift pass office? We arrive next weekend and have hung on due to the snow up until now - didn't want local passes if we needed full PdS. We won't have time to get them delivered now, so grateful if anyone can advise? Thanks :D
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Fri 13-01-17 9:31
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Thought I was going to have to go out and tie down the garden furniture. Not only in Geneva - we are in NW UK and have just found our glass-topped garden table about 10 feet from where it WAS and without a glass top :(
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Thu 12-01-17 17:35
Replies: 24
Another vote for RAB - my son has a deceptively lightweight one, which is slightly lower at the back than the front, and he loves it. Very warm without being heavy
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Wed 11-01-17 17:47
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@Pamski, thanks for that - Vorosses rings a bell. I don't usually mind the odd drag lift but perhaps we hit it on a bad day!
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Wed 11-01-17 9:56
Replies: 824
@langball, Thank you - that's so selfless :lol: Enjoy!
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Wed 11-01-17 9:43
Replies: 824
@langball, thanks - we're staying in LG this time (Morzine last time) but the person showing us around the LG side then, took us down to this drag a couple of times - I might recognise the route once we're there, and try to avoid it
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Wed 11-01-17 9:24
Replies: 824
@Pamski, just to hijack to snow report thread for a mo......I remember a pretty lethal drag lift in Les Gets, close to a barn of some kind, but with nothing much else around it. This was skiing over to LG from Morzine - we'd quite like to avoid it if we can, so would you know the name of it please? Might well have been us, but it did seem problematic for various of our group and there was lots of swearing :lol:
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Mon 9-01-17 17:20
Replies: 824
Piste conditions are great since the recent falls. But next week will be the best of the season so far.....looks like at least 50cm this week then dry and sunny for a while. http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/500/sun_15.png We arrive on 21st and - as fervent fine-weather-skiers - that sounds spiffing :D
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Fri 6-01-17 17:08
Replies: 824
Hoping to sneak an hour @ PLJ this afternoon as I am "working from home". Or, as we call it in OUR house, Shirking from Home ;-)
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Sat 31-12-16 18:33
Replies: 79
On a girls ski trip mid-March a few years ago, the snow was decidedly slushy by mid-afternoon, so we decided to make a last run of the day and then head back to the hotel. This run was suffering quite badly - very chopped up with mounds of wet, porridge-like snow, tricky to manoeuvre in or around. My friend, who was less experienced than the rest of us, was finding it tiring and difficult so when an equally-unskilled chap skied across her path, they couldn't avoid each other and a slow-motion crash ensued. No-one was hurt, but they had become entangled in skis and poles and she was sitting on the chap's head, unable to extricate herself - he was similarly bogged down. All we could hear from where we stood, a few metres below this tableau, was her embarrassed apologies, "oh dear, I'm SO sorry, I'm trying to move, I promise - Oh, dear, I'm so, so sorry....." and his - somewhat muffled - assurances that it was OK. She has never lived it down, and to this day, remembers that her main concern, as she sat on this stranger's head, was that she'd had Goulash Soup for lunch :shock: :lol: :lol:
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Sat 31-12-16 13:04
Replies: 6
@Mandal, you have a PM :D
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Fri 30-12-16 12:02
Replies: 4097
My friends are in Courchevel 1650 and skiing at 1850 - having a fine time, with enough for a good few hours each day so far (arrived Tuesday) but zero snow in the area around their chalet. It happens that suits them though, as they have two non-skiers, so they're walking on non-slippy surfaces (one has mobility issues so every cloud....)
Poster: A snowHead
Tue 27-12-16 15:20
Replies: 59
Auffach 1990 - zero skiing in the resort (a resort we had been moved to at late notice by the TO when they pulled the resort we had been booked into for 8 months :evil: ) so they were bussing everyone to Gerlos which was the nearest place with skiable conditions. From memory, the bus took at least an hour and half in each direction and as, at the time, I was commuting about the same distance to work every day, I REALLY didn't want to get up at 6 every morning on holiday, to set off at 7, in order to ski on crowded slush with thousands of others, also being bussed in. I think I did it once, then spent the rest of the week reading, spa-ing, sleeping....... It was a long time ago, but still rankles especially as the resort we had originally booked, had amazing conditions.
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Fri 23-12-16 20:14
Replies: 24
@spenney, hopefully Holidayloverxx will be along at some point; she has an apartment there
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Fri 23-12-16 10:42
Replies: 15
@Idcxty, Merry Christmas to you too :D
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Thu 22-12-16 12:49
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Tue 20-12-16 1:07
Replies: 5
@Roguevfr, group lessons with ski schools in Austria are usually am and pm (4 hours daily) but in France, it's usually 2 - 2.5 hours, morning or afternoon (time slot is dependent on preference but also on availability). Someone may have other advice for Morzine specifically but I'm not aware of any that operate as Austrian schools do.
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Mon 12-12-16 11:11
Replies: 10
@maidstone98, try Ski Lifts - reliable, fully insured and licensed, good prices. There's options for shared or private transfers dependent on your willingness to have a bit of a wait or preference to get away quickly; you can get a quote via this http://transfers.ski-lifts.com/wp/born2ski
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Mon 5-12-16 23:09
Replies: 9
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Mon 5-12-16 19:38
Replies: 9
Yup - they run small, but mine has been very good so if you can get the sizing right, a good buy
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Fri 2-12-16 12:21
Replies: 8
@karen_globalhelpswap, have you tried putting a request on www.fndtransfers.com ? Might be worth a try :D NB - check your dates - header says 2/12, message says 2/1
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Fri 25-11-16 10:34
Replies: 68
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Fri 18-11-16 13:34
Replies: 136
Both arms clinging to a T-Bar in Kitzbuhel will haunt me forever, FOREVER!! :oops: :lol: I did something similar in Bardonecchia - despite having skied for several years at that point, I had never encountered a button lift......cue quite a long drag with arms almost out of their sockets and wondering WHO would think it was a good design concept :oops: :lol:
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Thu 17-11-16 17:41
Replies: 9
@blongey, Welcome to snowHeads :sH: Much depends on your view of what is 'affordable' - neither resort are known for their cheap and cheerful accommodation so give us an idea of budget and we'll be able to advise
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