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Poster: A snowHead
Wed 13-06-18 1:26
Replies: 55
buying things from the cheapest place you can is absolutely fine but you have to accept that when paying the cheapest price you will probably not get a lot of extras thrown in. Your one and only 'extra' is a substantial discount. @dp, I have no idea why you keep going on about discount prices, people expecting freebies etc. It's totally irrelevant to @Awdbugga's complaint that he didn't get a hard case with his Oakley goggles. Nobody does! Even if they buy full price from Oakley. I think it's a bit rude implying he's a cheapskate.
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Sun 10-06-18 23:53
Replies: 55
I've bought 2 pairs of Oakley goggles from authorised shops and they came in cardboard boxes with a cloth bag. I've never seen an Oakley hard case displayed so I didn't know they did them. Now I'm a sunnies and bobble hat girl so I only use them when it's snowing or in flat light so they (just the one pair - I wrecked the other by cleaning them with washing up liquid :roll: ) spend most of the time in my rucksack being squashed against the back of chairlifts. They survive faceplants, don't they, without breaking, so I never worried about them. Well, until now .....
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Thu 31-05-18 15:20
Replies: 5
I guess it's effectively a stiffness adjustment and I prefer mine set to "Sport" but I'd much prefer it if they used words that actually described what the adjustment changes, like "Harder" and "Softer". :lol: Men! No way would a guy choose "Softer" rather than "Harder" on a publicly displayed setting. Both "Sport" and "Performance" are "macho" words so both are acceptable, although meaningless :roll: . If it was just a stiffness adjustment you could equally have "Fat git" and "Wimp" settings.
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Sat 26-05-18 17:38
Replies: 6
JJ Chalmers Thought you meant Judith at first :oops: and wondered how on earth she was still doing active holiday programmes in her eighties!
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Sat 5-05-18 0:08
Replies: 18
They ask for your email at the end of the survey. I nearly lost the will to live half way through so finished up rushing it. WAY too long. Yes, it was too long and they didn't even ask me for my email at the end :evil: . Asked if I wanted to win skis or snowboard then just a submit button that took me to the main website. Stupid, anyway, like others said, for people who do multiple trips to multiple countries and can't actually remember where they bought their last ski jacket :roll: .
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Wed 25-04-18 15:35
Replies: 39
@maggi, I'm with you ballet training (which is probably part of my problem) I just have awkward dancers feet and the boots that suit them are difficult to get on. But since I enjoy skiing I get on with it, minus the odd nail. Snap! :shock: I wonder if this a general thing? Any other dancers out there? @bambionskiis, I'm not sure you'd be able to pull the carrier bag out of the boot when your foot was in it. The point of the slipin thing is that the bag slides down with your foot but you have the attached tape still outside your boot. You can then pull on it to get the bag out. @queenie pretty please, if my boots are cold I have no chance either. I keep them in the hotel room with boot warmer/dryers in. Then straight down to the boot room and put them on. On the very odd occasion I haven't done that, I'd had to have a couple of men on their knees, "helping" :shock: :lol: .
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Tue 24-04-18 23:38
Replies: 39
Putting boots on is really not that hard if you’re doing it right... Yes, it really is. I have properly fitted boots and a high instep. I also haven't much arm strength to pull the tongue forward enough. I bought [url=http://www.slippinltd.com/index.php]one of these which helps a bit. And I have every sympathy with the broken nails! I break at least one, usually 2 or 3, every ski holiday, even though I cut them relatively short beforehand. It's a standing joke in our house. Non skiers always say, "Isn't skiing dangerous?" and husband always answers, "Yes, my wife breaks something every time!" :lol:
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Sun 15-04-18 20:49
Replies: 49
Some airlines just lie. A Monarch flight we were due to depart on from Innsbruck landed at Salzberg instead, due to "low cloud" over Innsbruck, thus making us well over the compensation limit of three hours late. Except every other flight landed and took off around that time so we didn't believe their "reason". We complained and got the weather excuse. When we pointed out all the other aircraft seemed not to be affected and even sent evidence of this, they stuck to their guns and said that it was the pilot's decision and he decided it would be unsafe and his decision was final. Three years later, (Monarch again - yes, I know - but they were cheap and convenient :roll: ) we boarded the plane and it was announced that we would be going to Salzburg because of the weather in Innsbruck. Except this time we had booked with Inghams and the nice woman at the check-in desk had already told us about the change because, "The pilot's rung in sick this morning and they can't get another one who is qualified to land at Innsbruck so unfortunately they're going to have to take you to Salzburg." Ah, penny dropped! They've gone bust now. Couldn't have happened to a nicer airline :twisted: .
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Fri 13-04-18 19:48
Replies: 616
they're not in the same league as the Alpine Palace Nothing is! It's my favourite ski hotel, ever :D .
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Thu 12-04-18 13:26
Replies: 17
@skimottaret, I'd think most of us would assume a company with co.uk was a UK company, though. I know I would.
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Wed 11-04-18 0:05
Replies: 35
If it doesn't pong Ah, but sometimes the pong is not obvious to the owner but to everyone else it is :spoo: . I'm another Techwash user.
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Sun 8-04-18 18:13
Replies: 25
@creynish, like you, we did the Mountainsun long weekends for quite a few years. They were cheap as chips, and (except flights), everything was included , even on-site ski "hire". Unfortunately, I've never found anything else like it, either. Yes, there are places open at that time but it's not cheap when you add everything up. Sorry :( .
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Sat 7-04-18 18:06
Replies: 505
Still no idea what happens when we get across the channel Well, hope it's better than what happened to us, in a similar situation. We were told to pick up a hire car at the ferry port but, due to the ferry being a couple of hours late, the office was closed. After a long telephone conversation we eventually had to get a taxi to somewhere, where, we were told, we would be met by someone who who would open that car hire office especially for us! Of course, the place was deserted but after another phone call and a wait, a man turned up and we loaded up the luggage and were on our way. A long drive to Nottingham wasn't a nice prospect at that time of night but at least there wouldn't be much traffic. Got such a shift on that we got flashed (early hours of the morning, nothing on the road!) and I got a speeding ticket. And don't get me started on the repatriation of the car saga! :evil: .
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Mon 2-04-18 0:31
Replies: 505
@Boris, :D Glad you're having a great time. Well deserved! Bring some Aperol back for your bar. I love it!
Poster: A snowHead
Sun 1-04-18 13:17
Replies: 32
@Hells Bells, :lol: . Never stayed at Club Med. Suspect I would be the size of a house by the end of the week :shock: .
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Sat 31-03-18 21:16
Replies: 32
We stayed in Le Totem in Flaine before it was Crystal. The food was excellent but very "nouvelle cuisine" and the men in our group kept demanding more and more bread baskets to fill them up! Halfway through the week they gave up and bought food to fill up with before their dinner was served :lol: .
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Thu 29-03-18 19:31
Replies: 8
(and myself, obviously)! You mean if he's young, fit and drop dead gorgeous he's out? :lol:
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Wed 28-03-18 15:38
Replies: 55
24 euros for 2 Leffes (so not even pints) in Courchevel. We did ask for pression but all we got was a Gallic shrug and a list of bottled stuff.
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Sun 18-03-18 17:57
Replies: 169
I was sat on a very nice modern chairlift today, with loads of safety features - automatic safety bar, locking safety bar, safety bar with bits between riders legs to stop small children slipping out. All I could think was that if this goes into rollback theres no way I'm going to be able to jump! Quite! :shock: (They freak me out anyway. I always think the damn thing isn't going to open in time.)
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Sat 17-03-18 9:51
Replies: 76
In airport. Thanks for everyone's company. Great that u all made it. I had a fab day despite the murk and the heaps of chopped up snow! Afternoon turned out great, though.
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Fri 16-03-18 9:07
Replies: 76
Just finished breakfast! Missed last post, flakey internet! Do a run out have a coffee. Should get there by 9.30
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Fri 16-03-18 7:55
Replies: 76
@Kooky, you're right. It does look grim but it's snow not rain. I await news from the gang. :sH:
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Thu 15-03-18 22:57
Replies: 76
@CANV CANVINGTON, no, no night skiing. Done it a couple of times but not keen. Ski in day, drink, swim, sauna, shower then a nice dinner. No time! :lol: BTW, your weather forecasts are better than Google!
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Thu 15-03-18 21:08
Replies: 76
Yeah! Looking forward to seeing u all tomorrow. Queenie has my number so will let me know when u are due to arrive. If the weather worsens, though, will totally understand if u don't come. Bobbey999, I guess, from your name, u may have something in common with my OH! :D
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Thu 15-03-18 17:10
Replies: 76
Was lovely early this morning but then the wind got up and the vis got worse this afternoon. Got back about 4.30 and it's got worse. Snowing, though, so can't really complain. No idea about tomorrow's weather. The daily forecasts have been spectacularly wrong so far!
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Thu 15-03-18 11:17
Replies: 76
Well, we are here with no transport so that's where we'll ski! Would love to see u all but quite understand if u want to go somewhere more suitable on your day off! I'll keep data on this evening and tomorrow so discuss among yourselves. Please feel free to do what's best for u. Still friends! :sH:
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Wed 14-03-18 21:57
Replies: 76
@CANV CANVINGTON, I hope you're right! Went on the bus to the Grosseck Speiereck area today. Not big, did just about all by lunchtime but a nice change of scenery. A lot less depth of snow though. Ok high but we skied down to St Michael and the last bit was a strip of artificial snow between greenery! Unbelievable!
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Tue 13-03-18 14:11
Replies: 76
Bad vis first thing but you're right, it was snow not rain! Improved but then got worse again. Late lunch for us and it seems to be brightening. Nice!
Poster: A snowHead
Sun 11-03-18 13:58
Replies: 76
Having lunch in the sunshine. Whatever happened to the forecasted rain? 8-)
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Sat 10-03-18 22:04
Replies: 76
That's fine with us. Six am flight so got up at 1.45 in order to do cheap off site parking and get to Brum at 4. Fine so far but 3 TUI ski flights at the same time meant a 45 min check in queue. Then a 15 min ski bag drop off queue. Then the longest ever security queue meant no breakfast, even a coffee. We ran to the plane at 5.55 and we weren't the last to board. So still tired and stressed and it's going to be rainy tomorrow! Hotel internet does not work, along with several other first world problems! Still looking forward to seeing everyone. If anyone else wants to come another day, happy to meet up. I'm off to bed now.
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Fri 9-03-18 0:41
Replies: 29
Jump out of bed - put thermals on - go to breakfast - get outerwear on Yuck! This may be OK for a self catering apartment but nobody staying in a hotel wants to see other people eating breakfast in their underwear. Especially skin-tight thermals! Jump out of bed - have a shower - put on some clothes that won't be embarrassing - go to breakfast - change into ski gear in your room. There. FIFY
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Mon 5-03-18 19:51
Replies: 8
@fizzer, can't beat the Strass for location or anything else for that matter. The spa is great, although some nudity is involved :shock: . (Kids aren't allowed in that bit. The swimming pool is fine and in the clothed area.) We didn't have a problem with noise from the club but some people are noisy just walking down the street! If you go to bed early, keep your window closed unless/until you wake up hot. Hopefully, it will be after everyone has gone home. No idea about the Strolz, sorry.
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Wed 28-02-18 13:34
Replies: 76
last time I checked I wasnt a gnarly dude either ;-) thats the one! I love that run 8-) There is also a really great skitour off the back of that. Yeah, well, have a great time! (If you want me, I'll be in the bar :lol: .) (Steepest piste in Europe, allegedly, and now I've read that, there's no way I'm going near it!)
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Tue 27-02-18 13:49
Replies: 44
@chrisdavis, or Michelle Gisin's sister :lol:
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Tue 27-02-18 13:16
Replies: 76
@CANV CANVINGTON, thanks. Very useful info. @Kooky, would love to meet you - I've met @Scarpa before! :shock: :lol: However, be warned that we are English Holiday Skiers not Gnarly Dudes!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Tue 27-02-18 0:51
Replies: 115
I didn't enjoy it the first week. And most of the second too. It was hard work, tiring and painful. I was too cold, standing about listening to the instructor, or too hot with the effort of falling and getting up again, not to mention the anxiety. I did, however, recognise that that everyone there who could actually ski, enjoyed it. I was on a difficult learning curve and when that was over I would enjoy it too. Or, to put it another way, I was damned if I was going to let it get the better of me. I would conquer this skiing lark come hell or high water! I love it now and we go 4 weeks a year. Oh, and I soon realised that I would never, ever, "conquer" it but who cares, I always have a great time 8) .
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Mon 26-02-18 19:46
Replies: 76
Cheers, both! Don't mind buttons but have had bad experiences with actual Ts. Only do them if they're unavoidable en route to somewhere.
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Mon 26-02-18 16:00
Replies: 76
Lurzer Alme was a bit too smokey for us. Ah, that's the kind of useful information I need! Next question! Are there any T bar lifts? I was reading some site on the internet where all the surface lifts in Obertauern were described as T bars. I'm hoping it's just bad translation :shock: as I hate them!
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Mon 26-02-18 1:53
Replies: 229
It looks like neither of you had any idea what was going on around you. This! But since then, you've thought a lot about it, asked for advice and not made excuses. Seems that you've learnt a lesson and will be more aware, and careful, next time. If that's true, then that's a good outcome for your future skiing. (I hope the other skier is OK, though.)
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Mon 26-02-18 1:42
Replies: 4
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