Ski Club 2.0 Home
Snow Reports
FAQFAQ

Mail for help.Help!!

Log in to snowHeads to make it MUCH better!
Username:-
 Password:
Remember me:
durr, I forgot...
Or Register
(to be a proper snow-head, all official-like!)
Search found 2406 matches (ignoring forums: None. Change)
snowHeads Forum Index
Poster: A snowHead
Wed 22-03-17 20:30
Replies: 90
@rob@rar, @rungsp, I was thinking more about climbing during the summer rather than winter sports.
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Wed 22-03-17 18:33
Replies: 90
@SnoodlesMcFlude, is it not included within the 'Spain' banner? Andora is an independent Principality with two heads of state (Princes) : the President of France and the Bishop of some small Spanish town. It is not in the EU and thrives as far as I can see on on lots of cars trunddling up the pass to transfer fuel from one to the other paying little tax then trunndling down again @rungsp, @msej449,Is mountain rescue free in Switzerland?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Wed 22-03-17 13:41
Replies: 90
@agw, I notice that Andora is not in the list of countries accepting EHIC
You need to Login to know who's who.
Wed 22-03-17 0:01
Replies: 90
@rungsp, Switzerland is in Europe
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Tue 21-03-17 23:59
Replies: 90
@dp, It wasn't a hospital, only the resort medical centre with only a single doctor and a nurse. They did everything including the paperwork. Finding it however took some walking around the apartment blocks of Arc 1800
You'll need to Register first.
Tue 21-03-17 23:11
Replies: 90
@dp, I had no sense of the doctor in Les Arcs trying to inflate the bill. They just did the normal examination I would expect. In fact on return to the UK the local hospital insisted on another two X rays that the consultant actually said were useless and prefered the French ones. I had the impression that the French doctor and the nurse saw this type of injury almost daily and delt with it with the minimum of fuss and hassle. I have no complaints with them or the subsequent treatment on the NHS. @Boris, Of course Carte Neige will not cover the cost of cancellation. However I think this is overrated. My wife was diagnosed with cancer in the autumn and we had to cancel two trips we had planned. Together we had only committed to a few hundred pounds in total on both of them and we discovered that we could actually recover the avios we had used without cost. You may be amazed that many hotels allow cancellation without penalty, lift passes, etc are only paid when you get to the resort. When I checked it was barely above the excess on my travel insurance. Having said that I do have travel insurance. It costs a lot of money, about £500 per year for both of us, but with excesses, for many incidents it is not worth claiming.
Well, it's only polite to Register
Tue 21-03-17 17:39
Replies: 90
@dp, Wow, that lot added up. My accident in France went like this. Fell on piste and suffered shoulder separation. Skied down to medical centre. Examined by nurse and doctor and X rays. Diagnosis given and explanined in English. I was given the old fashioned X-Ray film to keep. Given prescription for pain killers and told to get it sorted back in the UK (I had the operation in January). The bill IIRC was about 60 euros in France. Since the insurance has a £100 excess it was not worth making a claim
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Tue 21-03-17 14:07
Replies: 51
Im using a travel agent at the mo and she says pretty much all the higher resorts are fully booked for this week, In Victor Meldrew voice. I don't beleive it.
Then you'll get to see more forums.
Tue 21-03-17 10:33
Replies: 7
@Mountaindoc, Why not test them in the resort and buy them there (after the test of course). If you buy them in the UK you have already purchased them so what is the point of "check them out" ?
And post your own questions...
Mon 20-03-17 22:28
Replies: 90
@FFIRMIN, Carte neige covers repatriation as well. You do not need UK based travel insurance. Snowcard is a UK based snowsport insurance. E111 was replaced with EHIC years ago.
which other snowHeads love to answer.
Mon 20-03-17 13:48
Replies: 3
The laundry in the place of the dead tree in Arc 1600 stores baggage as well as doing your laundry
And they're a friendly bunch.
Sun 19-03-17 11:51
Replies: 54
I think that the trend towards goggle wearing increases the risk of situations like this quite considerably. What trend? Goggles have always been worn.
You know it makes sense.
Fri 17-03-17 21:59
Replies: 2
@Spencer82, Taxi to Chambery train station, train to Bourg st Maurice, funicular to Arc 1600 and navette from 1600 - easy and cheep.
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Fri 17-03-17 14:39
Replies: 13
ibruprofen will also be packed. Have you read the latest warnings?
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 17-03-17 11:14
Replies: 31
I read a novel recently, possibly by Peter James, where the villain took her rich and unsuspecting new husband to the top of the Saulire in Courchevel in bad visibility and somehow enticed him to ski the steep drop into Meribel whereby he fell to his death and she claimed the insurance money. I cannot recall if the lady in question is still at large? @valais2, you haven’t by chance just got married to a young attractive woman you know very little about?
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Thu 16-03-17 22:54
Replies: 5
@ster, The rental equipment would be very poor. As for preparing the skis for Mini-ster may I suggest sharpening the edges much more than for for snow. I am 175, weigh 70 and use 155 skis on the dry slope. The edges are at 87 degrees and need sharpening just about every week. To be honest I do not bother waxing them. The wax has to be very hard and normal snow wax is very skicky and slow, fortunately it will come off after a few runs. To make the first few runs more enjoyable scrape as much wax as possible off the skis. May I also suggest that you join the local ski club and have a go at racing on plastic. It is actually good fun.
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Thu 16-03-17 16:26
Replies: 21
@swoafs, I had a quick look at SilverSki but they appear to not be doing Easter with the last departure the week before.
You need to Login to know who's who.
Wed 15-03-17 17:20
Replies: 810
@Richie_S, Have you ever had difficulty booking a restaurant for the evening (with the exception of Christmas and New year's eve that is)? I will be out later that week for Easter and will arrange an evening meal at the Arpette for my night off. I'm really looking forward to it. @thefatcontroller, I like your picture of the small flock of choughs.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Tue 14-03-17 12:50
Replies: 14
@Fast_ted, you do realise that Easter is actually April 16th
You'll need to Register first.
Tue 14-03-17 12:47
Replies: 21
@hammerite, 50 euros cheaper from the Easter onwards for a 6 day pass is a saving I wasn't expecting. Thanks for posting that link @grazzenger, I just noticed that Crystal are not offering any holidays for Easter but other operaators such as skiworld as still operating.
Well, it's only polite to Register
Tue 14-03-17 9:47
Replies: 12
Very short 2 foot skis They are called Monoskis and I still have one.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Sat 11-03-17 10:14
Replies: 810
Have you tried the resto in the new Taj hotel? Only on their sampling night in London during the autumn. It was OK. As to where to eat at lunch time then the parenthese in 1800 is very good. They used to do a kilo of moules for IIRC 13 euro. Rocky mountain in 1600 is cheep about 13 euro for burger, chips and beer. The Cairn also in 1600 has a nice terrace with views across the valley to mount blanc and down to Bourg. Sadly these are last year's reccomendations since I have not been out yet this year.
Then you'll get to see more forums.
Thu 9-03-17 9:03
Replies: 31
Swiss side the hire cars come with winter tyres When I checked the winter tyres were only fitted in winter and stopped on the first of April. I am hiring a car for the easter holidays from the Swiss side and suspect it will not come with winter tyres but I may need snow chains. Sometimes the Swiss side is cheeper than the French (which is why I am renting from the Swiss side this time) and sometimes much more expensive. It pays to check. If anything the French side is a bit more convenient with a shorter walk to the hire cars etc and if you only have hand luggage the French security check is very, very quick. It is a far quicker and easier job to drop the car off and get airside from the French side than the Swiss.
And post your own questions...
Wed 8-03-17 19:15
Replies: 10
(but surely you'll be buying a paradiski?) Why? The price for 2 3 day passes in Les Arcs is cheeper than a 7 day pass, but for Paradiski 2 seperate 3 days passes is cheeper. I suppose the difference in price is that a 3 day Les Arcs pass includes a day free in La Plagne, (well actually it costs you 4 euro). So 2 3 day passes gives 2 days in La Plagne as oppposed to 1 on a 7 day pass, a feature I don't actually need. I beleive Dillbert coined the correct phrase "a confusopoly"
which other snowHeads love to answer.
Wed 8-03-17 19:06
Replies: 10
@swiftoid, Yes, thanks for the suggestion. Your idea appears to be 1.50 euro cheeper and I can go out on the afternoon I arrive in Les Arcs as well as have a day in La Plagne (but I am not looking forward to that return ski) @Rob Mackley, That is more or less what we did last time we went over and I was actually impressed we could get down to La Thule, but Easter was much earlier then. I have just checked the La Rosiere opening dates and the resort closes at the end of the Easter week.
And they're a friendly bunch.
Wed 8-03-17 14:55
Replies: 10
I have planned a ski trip to Les Arcs over the Easter holiday and fancy calling over to La Rosiere for a day trip. AFAIAA they there is no lift pass shearing between the two resorts so I'm thinking of getting two 3 day passes for Les Arcs and taking a day over the border. We did this a couple of years ago and had a good time avoiding the tarmac on the way down to La Thule, but what I ould like to know from those who ski La Rosiere regularly just how bad does the snow get late in the season. Of course if it bad when we are there we will just keep driving up to Tignes.
You know it makes sense.
Wed 8-03-17 14:45
Replies: 31
Not sure what a "difficult" drive would be? London to Ulaan Baator is a difficult drive. The other sensible option is to get the train to Bourg st Maurice and the bus from there
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Fri 3-03-17 17:09
Replies: 62
We have also drilled them to be aware where WE are on the slope, and if they lose sight of us, or get to a junction in the pistes they are to stop / wait and not move until one of us finds them. We instructected our son to ski down to the first lift and wait there. Junctions are a bit tricky to notice but lifts are identifiable and if we still hadn't found him by the time the lifts close then at least the liftie will wonder why this small boy has been there all this time. It did happen when he was about 8 YO and we did locate him (eventually). I'll not mention any other stories, but he grew up fine. In fact he learnt more about going to the shops on his own, going into restaurants on his own and ordering a meal (the Cairn in 1600) than he ever did at home. We all felt much safer in the ski resort. @TQA, Les Arcs has good mobile coverage.
Poster: A snowHead
Wed 1-03-17 13:16
Replies: 50
Easy get a GPS or compass and map (which are prerequisites to Backcountry travel anyway) And of course an altimeter. Start digging a suitable snow hole and be prepared to wait it out
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Mon 27-02-17 11:22
Replies: 215
How rude is Wiggo? When asked how he feels to be out......"Its not exactly the Olympics is it..... its the Jump". No doubt he'll be happy with his payment though....odd. I thought it was spot on comment. He was correct.
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Mon 27-02-17 10:26
Replies: 25
Whether the doctor x-ray it in 2 weeks or 6, it needs to be done. How else does anyone know if the bone has knitted back together? Are you seriously suggesting that after all these years without re X-raying my broken bones they may still have not knitted together? In general they don't even bother with X-rays on broken fingers or ribs.
You need to Login to know who's who.
Mon 27-02-17 10:10
Replies: 23
@larkim, My son skis on green heads. In his opinion they are a very good piste ski. I would describe them as pretty much top of the range. As for hints and tips: Look at the bases, check the bindings (get them in your hand and check they are securely fixed to the ski) and feel the edges (you should at least be able to par your finger nails with them). I would also flex the ski and look for any delamination. Ignore scratches on the top sheet. When I hire skis, which is very rarely, I ask the technician what they have in stock and walk around the shop discussing it with them.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Sun 26-02-17 18:30
Replies: 16
@swiftoid, 27 euros is 27 euros. Why waste money?
You'll need to Register first.
Sun 26-02-17 17:53
Replies: 25
which the doctor will likely X-ray again in a couple weeks to compare with the one from Tuesday. I doubt it. The risk of cancer from the X-ray probably exceeds the knowledge gained from it.
Well, it's only polite to Register
Sun 26-02-17 17:51
Replies: 16
@GarryC, I will be in Les Arcs over Easter so of course I reccomend La Plagne. I will not be buying a paradiski pass so will pehaps spend a day in La Plagne (but probably not it depends on the snow approaching the Vanoise Express lift)
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Sun 26-02-17 14:39
Replies: 25
If its not load bearing, what is it there for? Good question. Some people do not even have a collar bone (Cleidocranial dysostosis ) I was told after completely rupturing the AC joint that the collar bone was now completley disconnect from the shoulder and I could live like that if I wanted. I have since had them tied together.
Then you'll get to see more forums.
Sun 26-02-17 11:10
Replies: 16
@breeze11, Easter is early next year so that may be a better choice.
And post your own questions...
Fri 24-02-17 16:15
Replies: 810
@kapt, You do not even have to go off piste. I feel considerably safer on Cretes than say Mont Blanc
which other snowHeads love to answer.
Fri 24-02-17 16:01
Replies: 810
The fact that more pistes are left as "natur" than in the past also channels more people on to fewer pistes. I think it is the same number of natur pistes they just weren't marked as such on piste map in the past, but the itineraries have disappeared from the piste map altogether. Actually I like the natur pistes not just cos I like skiing them but they do keep the crowds down and slow those on them down as well. And Combourcier is not a piste natur.
And they're a friendly bunch.
Fri 24-02-17 14:18
Replies: 810
@kapt, I cannot see it easing in Les Arcs either. This new Club Med will add a significant number of extra accomodation but no extra slopes to ski on. Since I hve been coming to Les Arcs I have witnessed a lot of new accomodation: Eden Arc, Arc 1950, significant expansions to Arc 2000, 1600 and Bourg st Maurice but no closure of the older residences (well maybe the holiday camp, but I never really knew where that was). If anything the number of pistes has actually decreased. Of course the pistes have become much more crowded.
Page 1 of 61 Page 1, 2, 3 ... 59, 60, 61  Next
All times are GMT
Go to:  



Derived from phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group & 2004-2013 snowHeads.com Terms and conditions  Privacy Policy