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Poster: A snowHead
Tue 15-08-17 17:39
Replies: 46
My first thought was Lech. Not cheap, but immaculately groomed slopes and excellent restaurants. A very civilised resort from what I saw on several forays there from St Anton. My limited experience of the Arlberg Ski School at St Anton was excellent (as was the instructors' English) - so I doubt the ski school at Lech would let you down. That said, rob@rar is very well qualified to advise you, so in your shoes I would also be checking out Les Gets. Just one thing, encourage your wife but don't pressurise her (not that I am saying you would). I once saw the wife of a wealthy bloke having private one-on-one lessons as beginner and clearly hating it. I really hope your Mrs takes to the slopes and has as much fun as all of us here have had - but be understanding if she doesn't!
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Sat 12-08-17 19:24
Replies: 4752
@Dave of the Marmottes, interesting use of the word 'meta'. In common use in that sense, I see on Google. I have used meta tags in web page coding for years - never stopped to think what the word meant. As so often is the case, snowheads is an education. Ta :D
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Sat 12-08-17 13:29
Replies: 4752
@Dave of the Marmottes, fair enough. The SCGB is not for me - and hasn't been for years. I did have some good times in it though. In those days the rep system (much changed these days) worked well for me and a regular skiing buddy. I know the arguments that were agains it (the rep system) but we had some really good times. I also had some really good SCGB holidays before and after they became know as Freshtracks, and one I did not enjoy. All part of life's rich pattern.
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Sat 12-08-17 11:58
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@Dave of the Marmottes, of course, but I got the impression that some here thought that being a company implied that a club became a normal commercial undertaking. Any club can be run badly - in which case the members can sort it out or leave. Not my worry, or from what you say, yours. I was just making a specific point.
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Sat 12-08-17 9:20
Replies: 817
....unless Kim Jong Un hasn't blown the States to kingdom come! :roll: [url=https://vimeo.com/66376678]May I suggest a film to cheer you up one evening in the chalet?
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Sat 12-08-17 9:14
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An Unincorporated Association structure is most suitable for small local clubs without significant buildings, equipment or financial assets and not involved in high risk sports where accidents are more likely and potentially costly if negligence could be proved. A majority of private members golf clubs do not fit these criteria and on the occasion that something goes wrong the members are liable if the assets of the club do not meet the debt or if it is not covered by insurance. Therefore, if the club goes bankrupt, the members could be liable for the debts, irrespective of their individual financial circumstances. Because this liability is unlimited, those with more wealth could be hit harder than those with relatively little money. For example: * The trustees of a club could be sued personally * The chairman and/or committee could be sued individually or collectively * The committee of a club could be sued via an employment tribunal for damages * A club could be sued if a construction contract goes wrong * The estate of a trustee who has passed away could be pursued There is clear read across to skiing and the SCGB. It is common sense for the SCGB to be a limited company, and it does not directly follow that in being a limited company it is being operated for profit like Tesco.
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Fri 11-08-17 21:09
Replies: 817
@Old Fartbag, that would be a bijou problemette . :-D
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Fri 11-08-17 21:00
Replies: 817
@Old Fartbag, there you go. Problem solved :D
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Fri 11-08-17 20:47
Replies: 817
@Old Fartbag, holding, maybe picking up against the $US. Head for Jackson Hole - you know you're worth it.
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Fri 11-08-17 17:50
Replies: 817
IM not sure Stanton hates Britain.... You can't have been around here long.
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Fri 11-08-17 17:48
Replies: 21
@Weathercam, can't say I'd get my two in a bag easily. ...... If you do, a photo is essential, or maybe better still, a video :D
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Wed 9-08-17 9:10
Replies: 81
Rope lift on Mount Cook, New Zealand - about 1961 - on school trip. We each had a 'nut cracker' grip roped to our waists. We were in workman boots, with a groove ground in the heels to take cable bindings on wooden skis. Thus balancing as the rope snatched one away took some learning - and falls were routine. Assuming I did get away, I then had to feed the rope over pulleys as I was pulled up the slope. This too was difficult, but I made things even more difficult for the following skier if I didn't manage it. Even so, we had a great time.
You know it makes sense.
Wed 9-08-17 9:01
Replies: 32
@Dave of the Marmottes and @Grachen, thanks for the Revolut tip.
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Tue 8-08-17 17:17
Replies: 4752
@Richard_Sideways, Ooo. Thanks for making this thread interesting. It's got me googling around. I confess my mind is boggling at the moment - but you've certainly lifted this thread by imploding Gerry's sphere 8-)
Poster: A snowHead
Sat 5-08-17 19:32
Replies: 33
Hmm. I was looking at Grenoble for next season's trip to LDA. Could go to Geneva, I guess. Or Lyon. Maybe the teething troubles could be over by the season, anyway.
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Sat 5-08-17 12:50
Replies: 29
@FFIRMIN...... Cornwall has massively benefitted from the UK taxpayer paying funds to the EU, which passed them back less administration costs, either through the subsidies for tourism, fishing or farming. ..... FIFY ;-)
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Fri 4-08-17 16:09
Replies: 36
No problems when I flew with Ryanair to Treviso - except that the seat was very hard. EasyJet is usually fine. Flybe can be restrictive over ski length - depends on what plane they are using I think.
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Fri 4-08-17 15:30
Replies: 4752
@LaForet, I belong to a model aircraft association which is a private company limited by guarantee and not having share capital. It is very definitely run by its members via its Council (Board of Directors) - assisted by paid staff, including a CEO. It seems sensible to me that any significantly large association should be a limited company, even though it may run entirely for the benefit of its members. I would expect the directors to be paid reasonable actual expenses. Whether or not they should have compensation or not is a matter for the members - AFIK in the association I belong to there is no salary - only hassle.
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Fri 4-08-17 9:45
Replies: 817
@davidof, should be good for shopping tourism as well as online buying from overseas.
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Thu 3-08-17 8:32
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Tue 1-08-17 21:11
Replies: 4752
@maggi, I thought that - but you came out with the right words :lol:
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Tue 1-08-17 11:16
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@Davina Goldballs, I don't think the future of the SCGB is of the remotest interest to the bulk of this thread's readers. What is fascinating is the mud-bath wrestling between you and Gerry.
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Mon 31-07-17 10:59
Replies: 15
Stanton's link leads to a form page which suggests that gusty winds may have caused the problem - and that it's happened before. Maybe the operators need to keep better eye on the weather and be more inclined to shut the lift if strong winds/gusts threaten.
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Mon 31-07-17 8:43
Replies: 15
Hmm. The incident is said to have been the result of one of the gondolas clipping a part of the support structure, bringing the entire cable transport system to a standstill. Begs the question of why one of the gondolas clipped the support structure.
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Thu 27-07-17 22:19
Replies: 4752
.......It's a training course not an extremeo gnar gnar tear up the most aggressive terrain contest ......... When I was a member of the SCGB, I got the impression that the reps' course certainly did involve some gnarly skiing - on and off piste. Not surprising since, at suitable resorts, the rep's programme would have an off-piste day which would attract some very high standard skiers.
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Thu 27-07-17 20:40
Replies: 211
@under a new name, Hmm. As you said, off topic, really. I should not have bitten. :-D
You know it makes sense.
Thu 27-07-17 18:55
Replies: 211
@froomie, even if they started today, ... Her Maj.'s Govt. has not got the first clue. "The Brexit negotiations are faltering and the British government’s hopes of opening up talks on a future trade deal with the EU this autumn are increasingly likely to be dashed, the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, has reported back to the bloc’s member states." https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/27/early-talks-on-post-brexit-trade-deal-increasingly-unlikely Anyway, now we are really off topic! Oooh. When do you reckon we'll be out then?
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Wed 26-07-17 22:41
Replies: 128
My daughter - probably over-conscientious - only copes by working flat out...Perhaps overly-conscientious, but certainly not atypical...... That ties in with knowledge of teachers in the achilles' family network. They are now retired; from what I see, teachers have even more stress these days - respect to them.
Poster: A snowHead
Wed 26-07-17 20:13
Replies: 128
........ But just to be provocative, given I personally make a large net contribution to the State's finances does that mean that you don't get a say in how any of this effects my family (afterall you are not paying for my kids)? Equally, do I get more say on policy than someone whose tax payments don't cover the cost of the public services their family consumes? ..... It has idly occurred to me that provision of education should be means tested.......... Just a thought, mind. Perhaps your case that would remove Dave of the Marmottes' interest in your children's education.
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Wed 26-07-17 13:24
Replies: 46
There was another thread on this recently. They won't insure you because It's an undiagnosed condition. Your knee could to them have a 90% chance of exploding or crumbling totally for all they know. Or for all kiteman69 knows.
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Wed 26-07-17 11:12
Replies: 37
@skilegs, possibly because their ski industry is under strain from the high value of the ChF? PS. Nice to see you on the forum again.
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Wed 26-07-17 8:58
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@Dave of the Marmottes, only visited Cervina for one day. The skiing there that I came across was bland in comparison with Zermatt's.
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Wed 26-07-17 8:55
Replies: 128
And that I think is the answer - if children are doing well at school, parent's should be free to exercise their discretion and people who are not their parents or teachers should probably keep their noses out of the subject. The day education funding is provided solely out of taxes paid by parents only is the day you get to demand the rest of society keeps its nose out ;-) Quite.
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Tue 25-07-17 8:30
Replies: 211
Simple solution: Attend a :sH: Bash. Nobody exploited, locals employed & damn good value-for-money. Yup.
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Mon 24-07-17 19:04
Replies: 128
I wonder how many parents whose children attend a private school cheerfully remove them during term time. Personally seeing up front how much each day's education costs may be sobering.
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Mon 24-07-17 14:03
Replies: 128
@Timberwolf, two days drive each way by car?
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Mon 24-07-17 0:31
Replies: 128
@Elsie80, have you considered starting a helmet thread?
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Sun 23-07-17 13:58
Replies: 128
Has anyone taken the kids out of school for skiing? What was the view of the school?[url=http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=107005&highlight=school+fine+holidays]Fill your ski boots.
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Tue 18-07-17 16:16
Replies: 12
You have to be fairly desperate for extra skiing time to go to the Alps by Eurostar.You can choose between the daytime (6 days skiing) and overnight (8 days skiing) service, and many people consider the former to be pleasanter than flying. The trains tend to be fairly full, so enough people must think it worthwhile. They must indeed. I don't; not everybody is the same. Eurostar is fine as far as Paris. But my memories of going to Moutiers are something else. Seats beome increasingly hard on the bum, drunks wandered up and down the aisle to late into the night, and sleep was near impossible. You are welcome to the extra skiing. Mind you, I am of a certain age, which doubtless colours my view ;) My preference for train to the French Alps is Eurostar to Paris, and then TGV by day, and preferably 1st class (which didn't seem to be all that expensive if booked in advance). I must admit I fly these days, though.
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Mon 17-07-17 19:43
Replies: 12
You have to be fairly desperate for extra skiing time to go to the Alps by Eurostar.
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