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Poster: A snowHead
Tue 21-03-17 20:46
Replies: 10
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 8:29
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.
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Sun 19-03-17 16:51
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 12:07
Replies: 202
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 7:01
Replies: 213
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 19:28
Replies: 9
@Tubaski, sadly, that applies even when admin gets the passes. :(
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Sun 12-03-17 19:05
Replies: 9
@Hurtle, wrinkles discount applies at LDA - pass is free for those who have reached 72.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Sun 12-03-17 19:01
Replies: 9
@achilles, It's simple, yet painful. Oh so true this morning. Equivalent of the wrong supermarket queue. And then there was a further delay whilst I hired some sticks - left mine at home: :blush:
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Sat 11-03-17 23:00
Replies: 9
Having skied exclusively on bashes for the last few years, I've got used to admin buying the lift passes. Tomorrow I have to just my own :shock: Can someone remind me how that's done?
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Fri 10-03-17 11:19
Replies: 31
Get your boots checked by a competent boot fitter - ideally, before you ski again, IMV.
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Mon 6-03-17 21:54
Replies: 18
Back in the 90s the police used to check tyres for chains fitted. Don't they do that now?
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Sun 5-03-17 19:25
Replies: 4
@Valkyrie, Nope. Both walking and skiing, I have experienced facing into icy snow snow in high winds and my face really stung. It may have been flakes of ice rather than snow - but not as vicious as you describe.
You know it makes sense.
Sun 5-03-17 9:59
Replies: 10
.....Eating a "proper" lunch is a waste of good skiing time. :sH: But very sociable - and one of the reasons I like an Alpine holiday. :sH:
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Sun 5-03-17 9:31
Replies: 48
There have been times when I have wished I were skiing on rock-hoppers.
Poster: A snowHead
Sun 5-03-17 9:27
Replies: 158
Q - What's a hospice? Yorkshire answer - About a gallon and a half...... :lol:
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Sat 4-03-17 8:49
Replies: 12
@Thornyhill, buy new salopettes. You know Minime #1 is worth it 8)
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Fri 3-03-17 23:42
Replies: 16
Private lessons excellent for concentrating on one particular thing - but they are very intensive. Lessons with a small group (up to about 6) of about the same standard are not only more sociable, but enable you to learn off others especially if the instructor is commenting as your friends come down. That means you should not be at the back of the group all the time - but a good instructor will normally see that the order is shuffled during the lessons, IME.
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Fri 3-03-17 10:58
Replies: 97
Rain in the village = wet, heavyish snow higher up?
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Wed 1-03-17 8:54
Replies: 2
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Tue 28-02-17 9:35
Replies: 387
@Whitegold, bet he was glad he wasn't on his own. No one used a shovel, I noticed. I can appreciate the need for care not to batter him - especially around the face. But at least someone using a shovel would have cleared him more quickly.
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Sun 26-02-17 13:39
Replies: 34
Having severely burned my nose once in the spring at St Anton, I wouldn't knock the return of nose sun guards.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Sat 25-02-17 21:55
Replies: 265
@Thornyhill, you may ask suggestive questions. I couldn't possibly comment :nice:
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Sat 25-02-17 21:40
Replies: 265
@Thornyhill, you think that a problem? Imagine how the Welsh feel :-D
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Sat 25-02-17 21:10
Replies: 265
@Thornyhill, quite a rugby game, eh? 8-)
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Sat 25-02-17 20:12
Replies: 265
@rungsp, I am intrigued that you feel you have the authority, with the sure certainty of divine knowledge, to instruct snowheads on what to do. Is rungsp the Pope's snowHeads username?
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Sat 25-02-17 19:38
Replies: 265
This is a depressing thread. Everyone on this forum, and anyone who's been on a chalet holiday, know the staff work for a pittance and live in squalor. They make your breakfast, clean your room, scrub your bog, bake a cake and cook dinner, all the while wearing a rictus grin and preying they won't get groped, again. If you have a problem in leaving €20 in return for all that, then I really don't want to sit next you at dinner. I have a problem with perpetuating the system in which the staff working for a pittance and living in squalor. Forking out €20 wouldn't solve it.
You know it makes sense.
Sat 25-02-17 19:03
Replies: 97
-- Out of interest, if a package tourist did cancel because they heard that there was a drop of rain in the village now and then, who pays the bill for that? Is that what insurance is for - changing your mind? I have chosen not to take up a week's skiing - taking the financial hit. If you have paid for a skiing holiday but don't go you are actually better off, cash wise, than if you do go. You've already paid for the holiday, not going costs you no more. But you save because you are not driving to and from the airport, not paying for: car parking, transit costs (such as meals and taxis), ski hire, lift pass, lunches lunches and drinks on the slopes. Mind you you are not skiing.
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Sat 25-02-17 10:53
Replies: 97
Long flog out to Whistler (not to mention jet lag) for slopes that may or may not be good. Having tried a Canadian (Fernie) holiday, I now prefer to limit my skiing to Europe for that reason.
Poster: A snowHead
Sat 25-02-17 10:50
Replies: 265
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Fri 24-02-17 20:37
Replies: 34
@Old Fartbag, i'm too old to wade through your OP. :cry:
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Fri 24-02-17 10:50
Replies: 8
[url=http://gbp.exchangeconversions.com/eur/charts#chart_5years_rate]Pound just shy of its Euro value 5 years ago. (click the 5 year tab). Bit of a dip over 10 years.
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Fri 24-02-17 8:28
Replies: 265
@WindOfChange, more to the point, it's up to me if I want a cheap chalet holiday with badly paid staff. I don't. Your mileage may vary.
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Thu 23-02-17 16:23
Replies: 265
...... If currently the staff get approx EUR 600 pm, then over the course of a 16 week season they would need to make up 25.2k to pay the correct legal wages. Thats about a grand and a half a week, or EUR 150 pp based on ave occupancy. So in scheme of things, customers should be delighted to each give the staff 20 quid as by dint of the chalet staff being low paid it saves 150 per person off the price of their holiday, even if the chalet staff did not go the extra mile.... Looks like supporting the British TO chalet system is almost immoral.
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Thu 23-02-17 14:13
Replies: 265
@Dr John, you do what you want. Be happy to let others to do as they wish.
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Thu 23-02-17 10:08
Replies: 265
@Hurtle, I too have gone off the chalet holiday model. Underpaid staff who might or might not want to look after guests - and who often needed ingratiating behaviour to even get what the guests had paid for. Like breakfast. The best staff were very good; the worst appalling. I was also unimpressed but TOs saying that chalet hosts were not guests' servants - when the whole point of a chalet holiday was that you did have paid individuals - ie servants - so that the guests were not self-catering. In recent years I have enjoyed self-catering on the EOSB model. Other than that, I now stay in hotels, where, generally, the staff want to do their job well, don't have massive hangovers when serving breakfast, produce meals to a consistently high quality, and don't have a day off.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Wed 22-02-17 21:25
Replies: 387
@chocksaway, most of us are not keeping track of where we are on a topo. Of course if you have a compass you can triangulate on features that you recognise (ha!) after remembering to take out magnetic variation. If vis is good enough, of course. Or you can fire up an app. That said, on-piste with a topo you probably have a point. But I must admit that it is many years since I had a relevant topo with me whilst skiing. Probably should have had, each time I was off piste.
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Tue 21-02-17 20:28
Replies: 21
@cornelius82, thanks. Thinking of going by train next season.
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Tue 21-02-17 19:09
Replies: 21
@cornelius82, how easy was it coping with both skis and baggage through those gates - if you didn't have skis, di you think that they would have been a problem?
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Tue 21-02-17 19:02
Replies: 65
@Frosty the Snowman, best wishes for a successful operation and recovery; it would be great to see you back on the slopes again.
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Tue 21-02-17 17:15
Replies: 13
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