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Poster: A snowHead
Thu 24-05-18 19:25
Replies: 7
BMC - a few years since I skied off-piste, but I liked the level of insurance, the modularity, and the lack of weasel words.
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Wed 16-05-18 20:37
Replies: 31
I can do link monkey. http://youtube.com/v/bMVou4muFrc
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Sun 6-05-18 12:33
Replies: 34
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Sun 6-05-18 8:58
Replies: 34
@Themasterpiece, I helped Mrs a make a successful small claim in court. It was worth the effort - but IMV would not have been worthwhile for a claim of less than £1k. A complaint on Twitter seems a far more sensible approach in this case ( or clicked together cases ;-) ).
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Sun 6-05-18 7:30
Replies: 34
@snow name, 1. Why didn’t you follow up the suggestion to use Twitter? I doubt that the way you got your money back was worth the hassle and time you had to put in. 2. dp has a point about Snowcart being strap to get he luggage. If you get away with it normally be grateful, but it is hard to fault a baggage check in agent who does not agree with you.
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Sat 28-04-18 14:17
Replies: 43
DOn't forget that the French school holidays by region are still going early March.
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Sat 14-04-18 7:40
Replies: 49
Looks like circumstances entirely beyond the airline's ability to affect, to me. Can't see that there is a claim. Might be worth checking with a no win no fee solicitor just in case, as bambionskiis has suggested.
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Wed 11-04-18 16:23
Replies: 20
@fs, good news - and well one Evolution 2.
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Wed 11-04-18 8:48
Replies: 25
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Tue 10-04-18 13:21
Replies: 163
82 mph seems a bit quick on a piste open to the ordinary public - though I agree that the skier does act to mitigate risk.
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Mon 9-04-18 11:13
Replies: 37
@FFIRMIN, sorry, I simply cannot see how the insurance company is failing to comply with its contract with you.
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Mon 9-04-18 8:26
Replies: 37
I have a Diamond multi trip world wide Ski Club of Great Britain policy which I have bought as it covers heli skiing. I have unfortunately badly damaged my knee two weeks before I am due to go off to Canada but still want to go on the holiday, albeit I shall be hobbling although no chance of skiing. I have just contact the insurers to ask if I can claim the difference between heli-skier rate for the holiday and non-skier/hotel rate and they say NO They would apparently prefer to be looking at a £6,000 claim rather than something like a Can$3000 claim! Is this stupidity or what? I am a bit puzzled what your point is - maybe I haven't understood. You took on a deal which included heli skiing. You now cannot heli ski. The company is presumably prepared to pay out if you cancel your holiday. You haven't. Why should it pay you - unless the t&c say that it will compensate you for heli skiing you cannot undertake because of injury - in which case that is presumably what the company will do? I wish you the best of luck with this (and sympathise about the injury).
You know it makes sense.
Fri 6-04-18 15:07
Replies: 24
Another forum I use bans its members from linking to it. Thank goodness snowheads does not seek to be such a censor.
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Mon 2-04-18 12:35
Replies: 16
Quite a while since I have been to Val D'Isere. When I was last there, I thought that Verte was still a nasty trap for beginners. Quite steep, and all to often with a glassy surface - those with experience turned on the little tufts of powder; those without crashed into the rocky sides. May have changed, of course - but if it hasn't, I'd recommend that beginners avoid it.
Poster: A snowHead
Sat 31-03-18 13:50
Replies: 47
@NickyJ, think very carefully- it’ll be the longest night of your life👎🏻👎🏻 +1.
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Fri 30-03-18 18:35
Replies: 47
@jd_evans, the answer is travel anyway you like, except the Night Train. For train travelling, TGV during the day is very pleasant, providing that the French are not on strike, of course.
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Fri 30-03-18 18:12
Replies: 47
You've been on the Night Train before, yet you go again. Maschoist.
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Sat 24-03-18 21:04
Replies: 15
@Awdbugga, it going to take much to cut that cable. Good for insurance purposes, I suppose.
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Fri 23-03-18 11:03
Replies: 122
Skiliegs is one of the finest skiers I have skied with (albeit many years ago). Following her ... I think it is FAR safer to ski without straps. I would rather lose a pole than a thumb. My son damaged both thumbs very badly a couple of weeks ago and even though he is a very experienced skier, he just won't take Mum's advice, even now!! Apart from hanging them on your skis as laundryman says I simply cannot justify the use of straps. If you are ever unlucky enough to be in an avalanche I very much doubt in the heat of the moment you would remember to take off your straps plus avalanches do happen on piste. IMHO there is absolutely no need to use them unlike the seatbelt. Martin Epp, the Swiss guide, always said the first thing you do when you buy new poles is cut off the straps. If you are advised not to use straps off piste, then why use them on piste??
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Thu 22-03-18 19:50
Replies: 122
Get a refund on the expensive poles and buy some £10 old skool specials from the charity shop or brand new from Decathlon. Good advice.
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Wed 21-03-18 17:35
Replies: 219
Grenoble is a cow shed. Fortunately, we have never been delayed there but just the standard waiting time is painful enough. We were delayed by nearly an hour at Grenoble last Saturday simply because security could not spit passengers direct to the plane fast enough. Fortunately, Ryanair played it sensibly, and waited until everyone was through. And the crew gave priority to serving food and drink to passengers (including me) who had not been able to feed at the airport. So much-maligned Ryanair came up trumps - and Grenoble airport was a nightmare.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Tue 20-03-18 21:30
Replies: 4963
Gosh. The [url=https://www.skiclub.co.uk/about-the-ski-club/ski-club-council-and-staff]size of the staff puts SnowHead Towers to shame :shock:
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Tue 20-03-18 16:33
Replies: 2425
@altis, This case seems to be consuming Reynard - I can only imagine the hours he has spent on the case. I admire the diligence and fairness of the Judge. I also appreciate his wry sense of humour You cannot successfully claim that an apple is an orange, on the grounds that you do not know the difference because you are a litigant in person.
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Tue 20-03-18 10:28
Replies: 35
@NSWSZ, welcome to snowheads. I am sure you will have lots of useful advice. But first, perhaps you could clarify from which airport/railway station you would like to hire your car.... or, another possibility, do you intend to hire a car to drive from the UK?
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Wed 14-03-18 20:26
Replies: 4963
@flangesax, [url=https://youtu.be/EVcIer_4OnA]And so you should
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Wed 14-03-18 8:02
Replies: 14
Except that a ski boot is not a cast. For mine there is some ankle contortion when getting the boot on, and there is a degree of forward flex on each turn. Glad things worked out for you, though.
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Sat 3-03-18 8:38
Replies: 78
@philwig, lets change ‘not guaranteed’ to ‘quite often won’t get’ then :D Barring high winds, I’d say that high altitude European glacier resorts are highly reliable for good snow - at least on piste. With jet lag for NA resorts, I don’t see the point in going to them. I appreciate others feel differently.
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Fri 2-03-18 22:40
Replies: 25
I am not clear why any Olympic sport merits public funding. Not saying that it clearly doesn’t either. But I don’t see the logic.
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 2-03-18 22:35
Replies: 78
@abc, flew back with a chap who had done a lot of skiing in Canada, and thought it overrated. That said, I did point out that I had been NA skiing but once. The comments about jet lag are based on more trips to North America than I care to remember, though.
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Fri 2-03-18 21:36
Replies: 78
Canada (or USA) - help me sell it to the other half! I can't really. In terminable flights. Jet lag going out - sort of manageable if you stay up till your standard bed time (in North American time). Horrific jet lag on return. Sod all alpine charm. Grim to non-existent mountain eating palaces (OK that's based only one trip to NA skiing, at Fernie some years back. Expensive lift passes. Very few positives. Stay in Europe. Well, you did ask :-D Just be mindful of who you ask :-D [url=http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=136782&start=40#3203091]Seems to be pretty accurate, though :nice: From experience at Fernie, you are not guaranteed good snow - and from what I have read and heard, that applies to Whistler, too.
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Fri 2-03-18 21:33
Replies: 78
Only speaking from Whistlers point of view having been there many of time (suspect its many other canadian resorts as well) the queuing even during busy times seems so much friendlier and organised. 4 / 8 rows and pairs of row takes time about until you get to the lift. It just works, no hassle no-one cutting over your board/skis trying to push in in front of you. This just makes the whole experience so much more fun that having to push your way onto the lifts that I have experienced in AlpeD, Tignes, ValT etc But that’s part of the fun 8-)
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Fri 2-03-18 20:44
Replies: 21
@stanton, hey ho. Glrenshee it is then. Wonder if Haggis Trap does guided tours? 8-)
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Fri 2-03-18 11:00
Replies: 78
Canada (or USA) - help me sell it to the other half! I can't really. In terminable flights. Jet lag going out - sort of manageable if you stay up till your standard bed time (in North American time). Horrific jet lag on return. Sod all alpine charm. Grim to non-existent mountain eating palaces (OK that's based only one trip to NA skiing, at Fernie some years back. Expensive lift passes. Very few positives. Stay in Europe. Well, you did ask :-D
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Fri 2-03-18 10:51
Replies: 21
Airfares shouldn't be affected too much unless, free for those unelected bureaucrats in the EU and their removal of airspace barriers the UK decides to go back to charging EU airlines more than UK ones - at which point you would expect reciprocal charges from the EU. It would trigger a massive drop in UK air traffic though, so remove the need for another runway at Heathrow. No that's all been sorted out. We won't be allowed to fly over or into the EU, or so I have been informed by OldFartbag, IIRC. So air fares will be zero cost - braise there will be no air fares. Simples. 8-)
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Thu 1-03-18 14:55
Replies: 219
@Fridge03, I have a lot of sympathy with that - but I put up with Grenoble because it’s so convenient for LDA by Ben’s Bus.
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Wed 28-02-18 21:13
Replies: 65
Basel. No need to worry about which luggage belt to choose - there is only one. Or was when I last went there.
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Tue 27-02-18 17:50
Replies: 20
No, I am against you. All these padded compartments add weight. Weight is our enemy. Use clothes for padding, empty bag into wardrobe at resort then use empty bag for dirty clothes. +2
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Tue 27-02-18 17:48
Replies: 229
@BoardieK, I am very wary of passing boarders blind side.
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Tue 27-02-18 17:39
Replies: 229
Must admit I don't support the 'lane' discipline' thing. Of course experienced skiers tend to ski turning down the fall line. It may be frustrating when others do not. But if you are in traffic and cannot avoid someone who lunges to the side, you should be skiing slower, frustrating though that may be. That said, I do tend to take into account the downhill skier's style. I'll be happy to pass closer to someone skiing in a smooth, flowing, confident style than someone who looks to be more of a novice.
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Mon 26-02-18 22:26
Replies: 21
I've been going to LDA since the 80s. Off there again for a couple of weeks this year.
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