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Poster: A snowHead
Thu 5-10-17 16:27
Replies: 61
I have a number of clients on ABTA/ATOL packages, who had Monarch flights - so far, most have been reallocated, and the rest should be done by the end of this week. It was a busy few days for us, but it has been a nightmare in the TO offices.
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Thu 21-09-17 17:54
Replies: 91
@cameronphillips2000, not worth the risk for me; we had two separate Ryanair bookings several years ago, where they changed the flights, causing a great deal of hassle. One trip went ahead as it was (just about) worth it; the other had to be cancelled. The current cancellations, not just changes, must be causing huge disappointment and inconvenience to thousands of people. We're fortunate in that we can access two major airports and so have a choice - I won't choose Ryanair
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Fri 1-09-17 12:27
Replies: 110
Continuous rope thing with plastic covers attached every few feet, and serving the nursery slope in Zell am Ziller, early 80s. Not for the faint-hearted, as - if I didn't grab, and keep hold of, the plastic bit - the rope burnt through the palm of my gloves, over the week (although as a complete beginner I didn't know that wasn't normal......) The following year in Italy, the first lift was a button (not a t-bar) and I saw several people holding onto the disc and being dragged up the slope, due to not knowing how to use it. OK, I was one of them :oops:
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Fri 18-08-17 16:05
Replies: 25
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Fri 18-08-17 13:03
Replies: 23
@dave_wick, group lessons may be trickier to organise for a short break, as they will usually be 6 days, 2 or 3 hours in the morning or afternoon. If you only want 3 or 4 days in total, you may only have private lessons available. The plus of this is that she will likely come on in ability and skills, very quickly. The negative is that she will be on her own with the instructor, no peers for camaraderie etc.,
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Fri 4-08-17 16:40
Replies: 36
Ryanair now charge a whopping £90 return for 20kg suitcase.....this time last year, I'm sure it was £60
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Mon 31-07-17 16:43
Replies: 24
@Dublinfella, you have a PM
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Mon 31-07-17 11:31
Replies: 16
@carettam, Before getting to your penultimate para, I was thinking 'Les Gets' so great minds! I think it could be ideal for your requirements, but Les Carroz too. St Gervais perhaps? There are some apartments at the base of the gondola - never been in them so can't comment on what they're like. St G is a nice town, very easily reached from Geneva, flattish walk from apartments to town pushing a buggy, some shops, cafes, restaurants etc., but the skiing is above town via the gondola, so no front de neige chocolate stops. Les Gets might be the best bet.
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Sun 30-07-17 10:50
Replies: 6
@Lisa_BrentaSki, have just seen this and didn't know the gentleman, but am sorry for your loss. He seems to have been well-loved and remembered
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Fri 28-07-17 23:52
Replies: 10
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Tue 25-07-17 14:37
Replies: 4
@Drunkenjoiner, good apres in AdH plus a Folie Douce on the slopes if that's their bag (fun experience even if just once....) You can ski in L2A for a day on the same lift pass nd - if funds allow - I can recommend the helicopter trip from one resort to the other. We loved it - cost was around 70 euros pp return and you get a good 5 hours or more of skiing. PM if you need any help with anything else :D
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Mon 26-06-17 18:43
Replies: 11
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Tue 20-06-17 14:09
Replies: 5
@FrediKanoute, I've used Snowbound a few times for myself and also for clients, to/from, Geneva/La Tania - easy to deal with, reliable, good price, no issues at all. No knowledge or experience of the other two
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Tue 6-06-17 16:18
Replies: 100
@surfcfc, welcome to Snowheads :sH: A 'fridge' is an indoor 'real' snow slope - there are a few dotted around the country - and it gives a more realistic experience than a dry slope. As an example http://www.chillfactore.com/ - this is in Manchester.
Poster: A snowHead
Tue 30-05-17 23:49
Replies: 12
@CosmoJo, you're welcome- hope it works out
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Tue 30-05-17 13:24
Replies: 2
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Tue 30-05-17 13:16
Replies: 12
@CosmoJo, BTW - I am going to Montgenevre myself in January, but we are flying to Turin; if you CAN do that (you say Geneva is your only choice), that will be much better. The alternative is a train with a couple of changes from GVA, or paying for the transfer.
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Tue 30-05-17 12:08
Replies: 12
@CosmoJo, it's a fair distance from GVA to Montgenevre - the distance (and the fact you are only 2 people) explains the costs involved. Given you're tied to the arrival airport and resort, you are stuck with whatever transfers are available (and good plus cheap don't always go together). Try posting a message on www.findtransfers.com to see what comes back to you - this site sends your request out to all their listed transfer companies, who will respond with an offer. There is a review system too, so you can see what others have rated the transfer service, plus (IME) all listed have to prove they are appropriately registered and insured. I've never heard of GetTransfer, so can't comment.
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Wed 24-05-17 22:29
Replies: 3
@Steve.S, it may be due to Orthodox New Year (applies to The 3Valleys, for example)
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Wed 17-05-17 15:35
Replies: 65
@rholligan, a slow cooker can be a great bonus - 10 minutes putting something together in the morning (browned cubes of beef, bag of prepped veg, stock), left on 'slow' or 'low' all day, and you come home to a very tasty hot meal; fab for cheaper cuts of meat (I think they're actually better cooked this away, than more expensive cuts). If you have a store of dried herbs and spices, so much the better. Any left-overs can be blitzed to make soup, or frozen for another day.
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Fri 28-04-17 11:02
Replies: 6
@JuJitsoup, the Durancia has a 'season ticket' type of thing to buy and it lasts for 12 months. In reality, you'll only use it the week you are there but is costs IIRC 80 euros for 10 hours, redeemable at any time. Haven't used it yet, but we will be there in January and one of our group is keen http://www.durancia.com/en/home-2/
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Tue 25-04-17 14:38
Replies: 6
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
Poster: A snowHead
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
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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
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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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