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Poster: A snowHead
Tue 13-06-17 13:09
Replies: 45
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Mon 15-05-17 18:05
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@George Jones, I just can't picture that scene at the AGM - because (like me) DG is not a member of the Club.
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Sat 13-05-17 18:12
Replies: 11
Well, I have liked my Oakleys - and their customer service. However, I can't help noticing that builder suppliers are now offering [url=http://www.screwfix.com/p/bolle-silium-smoke-lens-safety-specs/89563?kpid=89563&cm_mmc=Google-_-Product%2520Listing%2520Ads-_-Sales%2520Tracking-_-sales%2520tracking%2520url&gclid=CIfflbyt7dMCFcGVGwodTwUF0A&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CLXuo7yt7dMCFY8w0wodM8kBdg]Bolle sunnies at a knockdown price. Anything wrong with them? I f they are OK, who needs customer service at that price?
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Mon 8-05-17 20:09
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I agree that Diable is a pleasanter way to get up the hill.
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Mon 8-05-17 16:58
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The free and frequent Navette shuttle bus will run them from the Diable to the Jandri Express areas. See the bus routes and resort maps [url=http://www.les2alpes.com/images/contenu_site/station/2_alpes_Plancouv_3_volets_440x210_ete_2013new.pdf]here.
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Sat 29-04-17 7:16
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@Weathercam, overall, that looks good news. Doubt I'll ever ski La Grave again, but have spent many happy days there. I'm glad the fun will go on.
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Fri 28-04-17 19:41
Replies: 26
.... but I'm not sure what your vomit has to do with it! http://www.acronymfinder.com/YMMV.html Oh cool! Wasn't aware of that one. No, we may have different viewpoints - but I don't feel that strongly about it :lol:
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Fri 28-04-17 14:26
Replies: 26
Quote: Is there anything you can do yourself at home? No. Yes there is. You can fit your own heat molded insoles. You can it your own heel lifts etc.. if needed. You can change every variable available on the boot. Yes. Physically you can. However bearing in mind the experience of the OP, I think 'No' is succinct advice. YMMV.
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Fri 28-04-17 8:38
Replies: 92
google says snowheads is the friendly ski club. .. Gosh. Does it really? Have they read the Brexit thread :-D
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Fri 28-04-17 7:45
Replies: 26
Hi there, I am new to skiing and have only been once before, many years ago, however, I am heading to New Zealand for this years ski season and would like some advice on ski equipment, more specifically, ski boots. Wow. What a way to start. Firstly, just a quick question on transportation of ski boots: Is it acceptable/a good idea to put ski boots in a holdall and take on the plane as carry on luggage? It's what I do. More importantly though, I need some advice for beginner ski boots, any suggestions on potential brands/styles/makes? I know nothing so forgive my lack of proper terminology. Is buying a second hand pair of ski boots a good idea for a beginner? Some feet - like mine need specially fitted boots to a void pain and blisters - but that's a bit unusual. Why not try hiring boots in New Zaealand, and see how you get on? As for brand your boot fitter is pest placed to sort out what's right for you. If you need to buy boots, why not do so in New Zealand? They may cost a bit more (I don't know) but you can then get them adjusted (for example blown out in specific places) by the boot fitter as shown to be needed dung the first fortnight or so of wear. Personally, I would not buy second hand. But I would hire for a month or so if your feet are OK with the hire boots. What price should I pay for a first pair? I haven't a clue. I bought my latest pair of boots from Colin at Solutions for Feet and trusted him totally to fit me with the right boots and foot beds, after I had told him honestly hodw I skied - and let the price fall out form that. Can't remember how much exactly, but £400+. Can you refit a used pair of ski boots? You'd need to ask a boot fitter - who would not be starting off from a known reference (as wth a new boot). -If so, where will do this, (Ellis Brigham?) and how much is it likely to cost? No idea. Can you wear a used pair without getting them professionally fitted? You might be lucky. I wouldn't try. Is there anything you can do yourself at home? No. Whats the best option for purchasing skis? -I.E will any boots fit any skis? Does length of skis matter? Hire skis for your first few weeks of skiing. All ths is just my take, of course. I have skied only once in New Zealand - and that was back in the 60s - but I am assuming good quality boot fitting and ski hiring facilities are readily to hand. More recent visitors will of course know.
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Wed 26-04-17 18:24
Replies: 92
...... all tied up in the north American inability to cope with irony and mickey taking. .... Has TGR changed *a lot* then? Long time since I used it - but I used to put on a hard hat before I logged in.
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Wed 26-04-17 17:38
Replies: 92
Was Epic the site Wears the Fox Hat was involved with a few years back?
You know it makes sense.
Wed 26-04-17 13:40
Replies: 92
I was a member on Epicski, sad to see the place go. The Australian Ski Forum that I originate from ski.com.au, the admin there posted in the RIP thread to encourage people to move to the Aussie Ski Forums. I saw a message directing people to snowheads from a member there. Most people have duplicate accounts with Pugski, because they are kinda engrained with each other over the years. Those only on Epicski will migrate to Pugski or TGR, which I now have accounts on both (TGR for ages, Pugski today). This might get some to broaden their horizons to overseas forums like this and the Aussie one. Oh and if you want good old Aussie banter and a great European thread with guys who go every year. Join us down under: http://ski.com.au Judging by I know nobody would use his map to go down the Northeast Spur, and the "walking down is preferable to climbing up " suggestion is a trap for young players with a snowboard on their back and a Mars bar in their pocket. He gives me the shivers by showing a straight route down. It would take two days with a machette instead of a three and a half hours pleasant walk from the summit. Or quite a bit longer with a broken leg. NEVER go down the Northeast Spur without first climbing up it and tying your spare jumper to a tree to mark where you must drop off the ridge to visit the lyrebirds and be down before dark. ALWAYS keep in mind that a wonderrun far down the Glacier must be followed by a climb back up unless you have packed a paraglider.
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Tue 25-04-17 10:41
Replies: 92
Of course, there is the bijoux point that many skiers are friends on FB wouldn't have become friends without this forum.
Poster: A snowHead
Tue 25-04-17 10:24
Replies: 92
Facebook is, I find, a much more transient platform and where its not searchable in any useful way in the same way SH or other forums are. That's true. But it's vastly easier to post photos to, because images are not size limited, and because posting to FB (and other social media) is built into mobile phone apps. It's also very easy to set up a new group - and there are no server costs to support.
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Tue 25-04-17 8:25
Replies: 92
A combination of Vail's branding and Facebook? Facebook has taken over an awful lot of forum activity - and not just for skiing. The bashes are a unique feature of snowHeads that holds the site together, IMV. As for the Ex Epic-ers, I think that they'll mostly migrate to Pug and TGR, if there are not already members, rather than here - though it would be good to see some more American faces.
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Sat 22-04-17 21:53
Replies: 17
Excellent photos - thanks.
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Wed 12-04-17 16:38
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Mine stand on their tails against a wall in the spare bedroom .
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Wed 12-04-17 8:17
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I have size 10 feet but there would still be room in my bag for slightly larger boots. I do travel very light, I probably get skis, boots and all my clothing for a ski trip within 20kg Perfectly possible for hold luggage. I used to do that including shovel, probe and helmet. I think I would have had a hard time including ABS gear though - but some do, I think. -
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Tue 11-04-17 12:08
Replies: 45
I wonder how much travel insurance premiums will increase by after Brexit (assuming that we will no longer be eligible for an EHIC card). I imagine much the same as now - except that there will be no waiver for use (when applicable) of the EHIC. That would be worst case - a deal may be struck to carry on with the EHIC.
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Tue 11-04-17 7:58
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..... Some of us go belt and braces, read the small print, understand the cover they have bought, or are prepared to take the risk themselves. But there are lots who must just cross their fingers and hope for the best, or are blissfully unaware. If that is true, I don't see what else the NHS can do. On the The EHIC is not an alternative to travel insurance. It will not cover any private medical healthcare or costs, such as mountain rescue in ski resorts, being flown back to the UK, or lost or stolen property. It is also not valid on cruises. It is therefore important to have both an EHIC and a valid private travel insurance policy in place before you travel. Some insurers now insist you hold an EHIC, and many will waive the excess if you have one. So everyone travelling in Europe should be aware - not just those who read snowheads.
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Sun 9-04-17 22:17
Replies: 45
@rob@rar, from my experience, that looks correct.
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Sun 9-04-17 21:52
Replies: 45
@Grizzler, good luck with that. Please let us know the outcome. An insurance company is of course entitled to expect you to minimise the costs of your treatment where reasonable to do so - such as using your EHIC. In the case of my insurance, my insurer Saga said this in my policy document (not the certificate of insurance): If you are visiting a European Union country, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, we strongly recommend that you have an up-to-date European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with you. The level of benefit provided by the EHIC card depends on the country visited and may not cover all treatment costs and services that are free on the NHS, therefore the EHIC is complementary to travel insurance and not an alternative. However, with Saga Travel Insurance if the costs of your medical claim are reduced by the use of the EHIC card, the excess of £70 under the section ‘Medical and associated expenses’ will be waived. Check what your policy document says.
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Sun 9-04-17 18:51
Replies: 26
@Grizzler, I've had 3 injuries which needed treatment abroad over the years. [url=http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=14770]here's the story of one of them.
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Sun 9-04-17 18:03
Replies: 25
There's no such thing as "better piste" Well, call me a lazy punter, but for me, there is!! Ah. You must have been spoiled by Lech and Zurs :sH:
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Tue 4-04-17 20:12
Replies: 44
If you are worried you can pad the skis with clothing or bubble wrap. I use the latter. I am embarrassed to say that, although I flew into Grenoble last month, I can't be certain how the skis were collected. But I *think* that they came in on the carousel with the rest of the stuff.
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Sat 1-04-17 13:57
Replies: 58
Depends on the consequences of the accident. At Les Deux Alpes I fell and both skis unclipped when another skier collided with me from above. He was suitably apologetic and concerned for me. He fell below me, but his party helped me back up and into my skis. They too were concerned for me, and when they were assured I was OK, skied down to my companion to tell him. The accident was an error of judgement, and I was totally unharmed. No need to exchange personal details. Jules B's accident was a totally different thing. The offending skier, should certainly have stopped, rendered what assistance he could, and exchanged details.
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Thu 30-03-17 19:38
Replies: 47
How can a green run be "best" my experience isnthat they are usually flattish roads, requiring skating...... Have you tried Verte at La Daille? (not that I could ever say it was a favourite piste of any colour).
Poster: A snowHead
Thu 30-03-17 17:20
Replies: 47
Also in Les 2 Alpes, Signal 1 (runs from 3200 to the bottom of the Signal lift (which can have quite a queue). A wide open motorway with excellent snow when I was on it a fortnight or so ago.
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Sun 26-03-17 18:21
Replies: 34
@Grizzler, I'm sorry to read that - real bad luck. If the Austrian medics feel that you can go back to the UK in steady time you should be OK, I think. MPI will, I hope, looking at what assistance you need to return (eg maybe a row of seats in the aircraft, seat for you helper close by, how you are going to get from UK airport to home).
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Sat 25-03-17 12:26
Replies: 30
Back in the 80s / early 90s my rule of thumb for St Anton was to imagine taking a suitcase full of cash, and emptying it during the week. Looks as though things haven't changed much. Quite a while since I have been there. Interesting place. Didn't think that much to the on-piste skiing, but the off-piste was fantastic - though that near the lifts was heavily skied very quickly after a dump. Great Après. And of course the rest of the Arlberg area is worth visiting. Had some great times - at a price.
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Sat 25-03-17 11:42
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@valais2, Here's a thought for you... if the flight is going anyway, any other form of non scheduled transport is merely adding to the CO2 output of the trip. Here's another thought for you. If enough people don't take the plane, it'll stop flying. Mind you, for various reasons, that might not be a good thing.
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Fri 24-03-17 14:23
Replies: 29
@Ricklovesthepowder, brilliant :sH:
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Tue 21-03-17 21:46
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First thoughts are that that screw was over tightened at some time - but I don't really know what loads it is taking. I'd be interested in CEM's opinion.
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Mon 20-03-17 9:29
Replies: 54
@foxtrotzulu, +1. I bought some Bolle goggles last week - can be worn in low light and very strong sun - so very convenient. I di check peripheral vision - I thought it near perfect for me.
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Sun 19-03-17 17:51
Replies: 87
Every skier has to go to Zermatt once in their life. Agreed. Might be better to avoid the Zermatterhof, though, if on tight budget.
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Sun 19-03-17 13:07
Replies: 249
On Thursday I skied to the bottom on the blue Jandri 1. Snow was deep, heavy and mogully - and there was a lot of traffic. Quite skiable - but not high on my fun list. However, the resort as a whole still was. On Friday the snow was good on piste from 3600 to the bottom of the Cretes area. The black Super Diable run was in superb condition - very even spring snow. As a side comment it's rather more of a black than the Dolomites blacks i have skied lately. I found myself doing stem christy tunes and short traverses - another season with easiski called for when I am next that way. Went down to the bottom on the white eggs. No big deal. To sum up: though a lift down to the bottom was worth considering, the resort's snow as a whole was in very good condition. The weather in the area was warm and sunny; the benefit of the high altitude was obvious.
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Tue 14-03-17 8:01
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I'm OK, thanks for the comern. Spyderjon gave me very strong advice that he should adjust my bindings downwards. Glad I took it, my skis released cleanly. I was surprised to be taken out; I had ben concentrating on a regular rhythm - and no traverses. I don't think the other guy was a speed freak, but he did make an error of judgement. There have been some skiers skiing fast with little evidence of control. In contrast it has been interesting to watch Claude B who is certainly quick, but has a knack of not appearing to be so. Very much in control. Gets through traffic without fuss or intimidation. It can be done.
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Sun 12-03-17 20:28
Replies: 9
@Tubaski, sadly, that applies even when admin gets the passes. :(
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Sun 12-03-17 20:05
Replies: 9
@Hurtle, wrinkles discount applies at LDA - pass is free for those who have reached 72.
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