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Poster: A snowHead
Wed 18-01-17 10:39
Replies: 64
@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
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Mon 16-01-17 13:31
Replies: 4
@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 16:08
Replies: 2
@Nadenoodlee, great, thank you
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Sun 15-01-17 7:41
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 8:31
Replies: 486
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 16:35
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 16:47
Replies: 486
@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!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Wed 11-01-17 8:56
Replies: 486
@langball, Thank you - that's so selfless :lol: Enjoy!
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Wed 11-01-17 8:43
Replies: 486
@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 8:24
Replies: 486
@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 16:20
Replies: 486
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 16:08
Replies: 486
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 ;-)
You know it makes sense.
Sat 31-12-16 17:33
Replies: 76
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 12:04
Replies: 6
@Mandal, you have a PM :D
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 30-12-16 11:02
Replies: 2910
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....)
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Tue 27-12-16 14:20
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 19:14
Replies: 24
@spenney, hopefully Holidayloverxx will be along at some point; she has an apartment there
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Fri 23-12-16 9:42
Replies: 15
@Idcxty, Merry Christmas to you too :D
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Thu 22-12-16 11:49
Replies: 144
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Tue 20-12-16 0:07
Replies: 4
@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 10:11
Replies: 7
@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 22:09
Replies: 9
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Mon 5-12-16 18:38
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 11:21
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 9:34
Replies: 68
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Fri 18-11-16 12:34
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 16:41
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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Fri 11-11-16 15:10
Replies: 486
@langball, that looks lovely :D We are in Les Gets for a week mid-January and it would be nice to think that this is the start of a great season - let's hope for the temperatures to stay low and a good base
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 7-10-16 16:54
Replies: 17
@kopt22, congrats and Nederhutte :D
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Sat 1-10-16 9:48
Replies: 15
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Wed 28-09-16 13:51
Replies: 17
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Mon 26-09-16 7:55
Replies: 33
Just be aware that most of the main listing sites now charge guests a surcharge which can add quite a lot to the actual accommodation cost, for little (if any) discernible benefit to the guest or owner. If you see a property on there, try to find it directly with the owner (most have their own website so some time spent Googling would be worthwhile)
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Fri 23-09-16 15:13
Replies: 28
@Gilly28, as @jedster, says, France and February for a weekend, doesn't equal low cost I'm afraid. If you can go Thursday to Sunday in January or mid-March, there'll be lots of options for a reasonable cost, but likely more if you can do Wednesday to Saturday (more changeovers on a Saturday so owners/hotels are only compromising one full week of letting, rather than two).
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Thu 22-09-16 9:47
Replies: 8
@ski321, welcome to Snowheads :sH: As that post is 8 years old and Snowbourg has a very low post count, you may be better to start a new thread with your request. You could also contact Marcellus via Send/Read Messages (above right) as he runs a seasonaire accommodation site. Good luck :D
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Wed 21-09-16 15:40
Replies: 6
Thanks all - probably the Berthod; the lift just down the road from there
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Wed 21-09-16 15:33
Replies: 6
@rjs, thanks - wondering if it's a bunfight in the morning (planning an non-peak week short break) to get on the gondola?
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Wed 21-09-16 15:24
Replies: 6
Has anyone skied in Courmayeur - is the lift from the town up to Plan Checrouit (sp?) a string of gondolas or a single car? Thanks
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Mon 19-09-16 18:47
Replies: 45
I have a pair of winter boots from Aldi too, specifically bought a couple of years ago, to wear in the snow - very comfy and warm and feet were never wet. Fast forward to last winter and I couldn't find them, so bought another pair as Aldi had them in again, at the bargain price of £14.99. Then I found the original pair :lol: Given that they seem indestructible - as well as various ski trips, winter dog walking etc., - I'm likely to still be wearing one pair or the other for years to come
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Mon 19-09-16 16:21
Replies: 45
@Graham Warren, keep an eye out for Aldi ski gear weeks - should come up over the next month or so. The base layers are excellent and a fraction of the cost in a 'proper' ski wear store. They also have mitts and gloves, fleece and/or fabric buffs (these are great as half thin jersey, half thin fleece), plus lots of othter bits and pieces - sun cream, lip salve etc.,
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Fri 9-09-16 7:52
Replies: 15
@kennypk, You have a PM - Happy Birthday by the way :D
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