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Poster: A snowHead
Thu 9-02-17 11:17
Replies: 2
You shouldn't laugh, but........... :lol:
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Sun 22-01-17 21:02
Replies: 169
@king key, Titanic surprised me, who would have thought :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Wed 28-12-16 16:35
Replies: 198
@foxtrotzulu, All of what you said may be true, but a quick look at their web-site shows them advertising late deals, so as an outsider it is difficult to conclude that this is anything other than extortion aimed at funding the discount of unsold beds. They may well survive the season, but if the damage to their reputation extends beyond Snowheads then their longer term survival will be less certain
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Wed 28-12-16 16:11
Replies: 95
Decisions, decisions: Beer with toffee vodka and/or fig schnapps; wine back at the ranch…………..then if the body is up to it, back out and on beer and or vodka, schnapps and then……….................................have you read that bloke's book :lol:
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Tue 4-10-16 17:52
Replies: 171
Done. Well done both - hope to get down to Hemel one day :D
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Tue 9-08-16 21:49
Replies: 183
I don't know to say. She was perfectly happy to share what she knew when I asked her about Westendorf and Kitzbuhel, even though I was just another name on SH. Rest in Peace Sue
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Fri 27-05-16 17:23
Replies: 7
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Wed 17-02-16 22:52
Replies: 5
@magicrichard, off to Westendorf on Saturday so your TR timing is perfect, thanks.
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Tue 16-02-16 0:42
Replies: 59
there is no scientific evidence for compression wear to work My doc friend laughted when i suggested possible benefits Before the advent of fractionated heperins and pre-op prophylaxis, compression socks/stockings were just about the only things available to use post operatively for orthopaedic surgery; and hospital morgues had a steady supply of customers whose ‘docs laughed at the benefits’ of using them (In the mid 1980’s the BMJ published a paper stating that in the East Anglian regional health authority 11% of all in-patient fatalities were caused by pulmonary embolism – a sequela of DVT). Altitude and dehydration (not a rare occurance whilst skiing), in common parlance, ‘thicken’ the blood. This increases the risk of thrombi and reduces muscle oxygenation. Any compression legwear will aid venous return and ‘help’ muscle recovery. It just won’t make you 21 again.
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Mon 15-02-16 23:24
Replies: 8
@erica2004, It's been a few years since I've been, but the chalet madrisa can have lively tea-time après, and a little later the (Ice?) bar in the Col Alto can be a great place.
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Mon 8-02-16 18:02
Replies: 6
As with so much about skiing, there's a lot of personal choice involved. For example you can't reduce your base edge angle without a base grind, and I'm guessing as a racer you're not going to want to increase it, so what's the point of a base edge file and guide? My choice, gummy = deburr; diamond/Arkansas stone = polish. Personally I would recommend you had a chat with Spyderjon at the pisteoffice; because amongst other things he has recommended base and side angles for most ski types on his site, and he'll give you straight advice whether or not you buy your kit from him.
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Sat 6-02-16 11:06
Replies: 32
You know it makes sense.
Sat 6-02-16 11:03
Replies: 1
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Wed 3-02-16 22:37
Replies: 32
I am baffled by some of these comments. I'm not. Each time I go back I'm reminded of why I stopped going in the first place. I don't know what their boot fitting is like, but the last ski service I had there (however many years ago), was what prompted me to start doing my own!
Poster: A snowHead
Sun 31-01-16 21:12
Replies: 2
There's a good chance the Dragon will.
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Sat 30-01-16 10:57
Replies: 35
Yes, happened to me on a couple of occasions. First time many, many years ago when co-incidentally in Val Thorens, struggled for breath the moment I got off the transfer coach. It passed in a couple days but was hard work whilst it lasted. The second time was a couple of years ago when we went to the top of the glacier our first day in L2A. Being a lot older that time round made for a horrible few days, but it did pass. I just skied the lower slopes, made sure I kept hydrated, and layed off the booze.
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Sat 30-01-16 10:48
Replies: 90
Welcome to Snowheads :sH:, and your prep seems great, but if you can afford it get group lessons because: it's not as intense as a private lesson but it was good fun, took all the worries of navigation away so you can concentrate on your skiing plus we got on really well with other members of the group and met up socially for some apres. this coping with hard packed icy slopes, or mounds of unpisted "leg breaker" snow or visibility so bad you won't see each other if you're ten metres apart. and this. You want your first ski holiday to be a life-long memory for all the right reasons :D
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Fri 29-01-16 22:08
Replies: 40
Thank you fellow :sH: , this thread really made me chuckle.
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Fri 29-01-16 21:11
Replies: 38
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Wed 27-01-16 18:13
Replies: 7
@Dave of the Marmottes, although that is part of a story of how I ended up through the rope upside down with my head jammed against a snow cannon. Don't do that. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Mon 25-01-16 23:01
Replies: 4
And kudos to the cop at the end Very Happy +1
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Mon 25-01-16 22:57
Replies: 48
@RobPowell, 'Sales of Goods Act 1979' Actually in this case the sale is the hire, not the boot, therefore under the above they are obliged to offer a refund (with a day deducted) because they are unable to fulfil the contract. However I have no idea what the law states in France.
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Mon 25-01-16 22:46
Replies: 6
@narbs, It has the appearance of being lent/dropped on the grinding belt. +1 By hand that wouldn't be an accident, it would take some effort
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Thu 21-01-16 18:47
Replies: 55
@IanTr, what were the banking (punting to use your phrase) activities that gave rise to the write-offs and subsequent recapitalisation / bailouts seen in the UK in 2008? I'm not an expert, but shall we start with bundling multiple parcels of very high risk debt and selling it on as being as pure as the driven snow? I have no doubt that the folks in retail banking work as hard as everyone else who has to earn a living, but it's still difficult for most people to see investment bankers or those who trade futures in oil/wheat etc- other than as being greedy narcissists with utter contempt for their fellow man.
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Sat 16-01-16 15:49
Replies: 297
I will continue to do as i always have, if it says closed, it's closed. i don't care why it's closed but someone has decided it should be closed so stay off it. if everyone acknowledged this we would not be having the discussion and the two pupils and the ukrainian man would still be with us. a needless waste of life +1
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Sun 10-01-16 0:27
Replies: 290
@Millom, @snowheads68, I don't know either @Tatmans Tours or @Samerberg Sue, though I have asked the latter for advice; and what I received was straightforward and helpful. @snowheads68, unfortunately the make-up of the forum seems to be heavily balanced towards those who are based in resort in winter Only @Admin can possibly know the exact demographic of the forum, so you have no evidence to support the above. dismiss anyone else's views that don't match what they want to relay to the Snowhead reader. It's sad but I guess an expected situation where more and more people only think of themselves. Hmm. Pot and black kettle spring to mind. The value of this forum is its tolerance: admirably demonstrated by the fact that a moderator hasn't yet deleted your posts - even though you come across as obnoxious tw@ts.
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Sat 9-01-16 23:20
Replies: 32
@red 27, 3V or LDA? hmmm It's a close one... Like choosing between Anne Widdecombe and Holly Willoughby :lol: :lol: :lol: chrisb wrote: @t40ora, I have skied both. Both in good weather with good snow. 3vs is so far ahead of L2A in my opinion that if the only resort available to me was L2A or not skiing at all, I am not sure what decision I would take. I know lots of people do like L2A, but I am not one +1,000 wink L2A is the only major ski resort I've been to anywhere in the world that I really couldn't care less if I never saw it again. +1
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Sat 9-01-16 11:04
Replies: 73
The Dolomites I think, because the scenery is so beautiful and the food is so delicious. And the skiing is good too +1 funnily enough :D
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 8-01-16 17:09
Replies: 11
Many here have been very many times and I'm sure someone will give a more pertinent answer. However for what it’s worth I’ve only ever been once; we actually spent a week there and I would say it is the least queue prone resort I’ve ever been to – including the rest of the Sella Ronda resorts, so maybe yes, you were unlucky.
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Fri 8-01-16 16:58
Replies: 29
@SkiingDad, It's been a couple since I've been but from memory most of the mountain eateries are pretty good. Specific ones that spring to mind are: 1. The one 2/3 of the way down blue/red 2 it's on the right. 2. 3/4 of the way down red 11 there are two huts - the one on the right serves fabulous gröstl, the one on the left fabulous Kaiserschmarrn. 3. the one 2/3 of the way down black 22. Enjoy :D
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Thu 7-01-16 22:45
Replies: 39
@solski, Ah well.... as a physics teacher who's attended a lecture by top academics.... you must know it all. Quite a supercilious comment particularly as @cameronphillips2000 is right; the statistical treatment of population growth in that clip is meaningless in terms of its impact on absolute levels of CO2 production or indeed on the use of global resources in general. If you don’t understand that then perhaps you’re not as clever as you believe yourself to be.
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Mon 4-01-16 22:34
Replies: 31
Bath towel round the bindings (also means I don't have to rely on hotel towels for the spa :D ) and pipe lagging for my poles. Then pack half my ski gear around the rest - other half goes in normal bag, job done
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Mon 4-01-16 22:25
Replies: 39
@letsgetpiste, I keep a silk balaclava in my pocket for the odd occasions the weather has gone 'blizzard' whilst out, otherwise never use anything under my helmet and always leave vents open...........but I always put on a very thin beenie when I take the helmet off, to prevent chilling too quickly. If you ski hot then make sure the lid you buy has a removable/washable liner.
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Sun 3-01-16 1:21
Replies: 8
@scotspikey, Stupid question no doubt. I know they come with a factory wax, but should I get them waxed before use? Actually, unless your local shop does a hand wax or you're going to do them yourself, then I wouldn't bother. I doubt a machine wax will leave the bases in any better condition than they already are - imho.
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Sat 2-01-16 1:59
Replies: 165
@cameronphillips2000, Haven't seen that Soll clip for years, but remember howling with laughter at Kevin. :D
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Thu 31-12-15 18:48
Replies: 18
@Graucho, With £8 postage and then potentially another £10+ to return it starts to become less attractive. Well they're not operating a charity, so either find out what you want first and then order; or bite the bullet for the convenience of trying them on at home.
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Sun 27-12-15 22:39
Replies: 5115
You all deseverve a pat on the back for the cow jokes, but perhaps someone should angus a sign up saying the temeprature isn't friesian yet.
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Sat 26-12-15 13:26
Replies: 165
@valleyboy, Anyone know of any helmets that provide good ventilation / air circulation that will help prevent sweating Depends how much you want to pay. The Giro 9 is a favourite of some on here, but last year's Aldi lid had plenty of ventilation.
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Sun 20-12-15 11:39
Replies: 10
I was messing around on t'interweb yesterday and as usual was drawn to anything snow related. I came across a item which suggested that the ease with which some people can now record themsleves doing something stupid has elevated that level of stupididty to recklessness. By some people they said they meant mostly - but not exclusively - males, midteens to mid 20's, and they said they believed the motivation was to record evermore outrageous stuff that would get bigger and bigger hits on YouTube. This wasn’t just ‘park and pipe’ stunts, but included what they described as reckless behaviour on-piste as well. (sorry I can’t find the link to where I was looking at this) Now I have to admit that the only people I’ve skied with who have Go Pros are as old and knackered as me, so I have no first-hand experience of this so called phenomenon, but what do others think?
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Sun 20-12-15 11:11
Replies: 27
@Neville, Top drawer idea that man. :D
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