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Poster: A snowHead
Sun 8-01-17 14:10
Replies: 3
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Canyon-Shoes-Boots-Pairs/dp/B001OB9PDC perhaps?
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Fri 30-12-16 19:34
Replies: 64
Saalbach OK not the steepest but should suit most abilities and has apres to suit most.
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Fri 30-12-16 10:05
Replies: 15
"I find my boots fit well on the first 2 days but as the week progressed, they became looser and looser and I had to keep tightening them more. My left foot was moving a bit on the last 2 days and that I felt I wasn't controlling my left ski/turns as well by the end of week vs earlier on in the week. And my toe kept pushing forward and one of my toe was hurting after a day of skiing. " I find that as well whether with my own boots or hire boots. I start the week with thin socks but as the week progresses , I find I have to wear thicker socks and tighten the adjusters. I put it down to everything getting compressed . What is the answer, please?
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Sat 11-06-16 11:00
Replies: 20
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Sat 21-05-16 7:34
Replies: 62
Your choice but is really worth messing about for what in the overall scheme is things is not a large amount. Don't get me wrong, I'd be really cheesed off and it is money I'd rather spend on something else but do you really want to risk spending time in pokey the next time you are in France?
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Fri 13-05-16 18:21
Replies: 20
The main things to remember with an auction buy are: 1. Don't forget the buyers permium - £609 for cars over £10,000 at BCA but drops for cheaper cars. 2. In general you bid, you bought it and have to pay for it there and then so make sure you have the funds available. 3. Also on you bid, you bought it you're expected to take it way there and then too so make sure you have insurance cover or a trailer. 4. You only get to see the car from the outside before you buy so traditionally you get a golden hour after you pay in which you can reject it - but only if it isn't as described by the auctioneer as it went over the block. If they say "Sold as seen", or decide you don't like the colour there's no way back but if they say "No major mechanical faults" and you find the engine is a bag of nails you can. Don't let that put you off though. Modern cars are generally reliable and the reward for taking a little risk is saving a load of cash. Presumably you need to tax it as well -but I don't think you can tax it until you have insurance cover and I don't know how it easy it is to get insurance cover sorted out when at 10.00am you don't know the make/model/trim/modifications/reg number. Ok if in the trade as you can use trade plates. Can't you pay a parking fee for 24 hrs while you sort it all out?
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Thu 14-04-16 18:24
Replies: 30
What is the logic behind 26 and 26.5 being the same , please?
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Mon 28-03-16 18:44
Replies: 28
Surely more fun to do the circuit than go "there and back" ? Skiing isn't too hard and you are unlikely to worrying about not making it unless you set out too late.
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Mon 14-03-16 17:39
Replies: 42
Isghgl for me -lots of character whereas Tignes is, well , rather concretely.
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Sat 12-03-16 13:48
Replies: 198
It is a long time since I skied in them and time blurs memories but they were certainly easier to get into and walk about in. I think the front entry holds the foot better. Whatever happened to mid entry?
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Sun 6-03-16 13:50
Replies: 36
Here you go http://www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk/airport-parking/free-one-hour-parking-zone
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Sun 6-03-16 10:09
Replies: 525
My experience is that you end up paying about £300 for the boots and then have to pay about about another £70 for a footbed. Does anyone ever find that their existing footbed (assuming they have one) slots neatly into the new boots or that they don't need a footbed at all as the inner of the new boot is so good?
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Sun 21-02-16 16:19
Replies: 220
The Peckam does allow for individuality. The whimsical for dress down Fridays (surely that does not mean not wear a tie at all), the comical for the office party, the Egg and Bacon for trips to the cricket , the sober for important meetings etc. I know a Maths teacher with an amazing collection of mathematical ties that rotate probably to some formula or other.
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Thu 18-02-16 7:34
Replies: 220
Chinos as opposed to denims (and certainly not ripped ones), polo shirt or collared shirt instead of t shirt (and not a Homer Simpson t shirt) and socks. Personally I'd ban mobiles from the table and remove anyone who photographs their plate.
Poster: A snowHead
Thu 31-12-15 10:29
Replies: 31
Manchester Victoria Beer House Thornbridge Tzara £6.50 a pint in November. Didn't ask the price before ordering. Nearly fainted when barman said £6.50 . Most I've ever paid anywhere.
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Sun 22-02-15 7:57
Replies: 961
6 on the plane -can't be good for Monarch -mind you I have not forgiven them for cancelling a flight from LBA to Munich for Oktoberfest meaning that I had to fly from Manchester at a lot more cost.
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Sat 31-01-15 20:06
Replies: 83
I think the answer is each to their own. Some people consider that because you have booked a ski holiday nothing less than skiing first lift to last lift with food and drink eaten on lifts is enough. If someone looks out of the window and thinks "I'm on holiday, it is not an exam, I want to laze around the resort to day and potter about" that seems fine to me. They have paid their money m they can take their choice.
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Sat 24-01-15 13:54
Replies: 8
Stayed there about 5 years ago so bear in mind that things might have changed. Location is good. It was full of petty notices about what you couldn't do.Had a nice pool. The gourmet dinner at the end of the week was a fiasco -everyone had to be there at the same time -no food served until drink orders taken and it was forbidden to bring drinks in from the bar. The last got served about an hour after the first. Have a look at http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g608673-d597070-Reviews-Hotel_Austria-Niederau_Wildschonau_Tirol_Austrian_Alps.html
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Thu 15-01-15 20:44
Replies: 15
Wouldn't it be cheaper to hire bearing in mind cost of transport, servicing, capital loss -and you will have the latest every year.
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Tue 30-12-14 18:06
Replies: 571
I have winter tyres on my car all year round. As yet I haven't found an adequate solution for buying/storing/transporting an extra set of wheels/tyres and getting them changed twice a year. Winter tyres do seem to wear a little quicker (around 25k per pair of fronts) and cost a little more (£85 each) but on days like today it can mean the difference between getting to work or not. I understand that braking distances in non freezing conditions is extended but in very hot weather (say 90 F +) do they start to stick to the road -ie sort of melt?
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Thu 26-12-13 11:38
Replies: 17
I'd really give http://www.glideslide.co.uk/ a chance. If you get the wrong fitting and you are in agony on the slopes, you'd happily hand out £100 to fix the problem there and then.
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Sun 1-12-13 18:52
Replies: 16
For various reasons I will next be able to go skiing w/c 11 April 2015. Now there may not be an absolute answer to this but all replies gratefully received. So the question is when to book? As a for instance, Crystal have the Sportif in Obergurgl on offer now at around £900 a head but no discount for children (Party will be two adults + two children -if we can fit into one room that's ok.) I'm not wedded to Obergurgl but it would be safest to go high at that time of year. Are there deals to be had immediately after the 2013/14 season ends or do you wait until start April 2015 and hope for the best? Thanks
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Thu 11-04-13 13:35
Replies: 38
I was due to fly Leeds Bradford-Munich return in September and Monarch have cancelled the flight. As it is more than 14 days in advance it seems that all I am entitled to is a refund and not gettign them to stump up for KLM. http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/passenger-rights/air/index_en.htm and http://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/problem/i-had-a-flight-cancellation-can-i-claim-compensation-/ refer. Clutching at straws here -can anyone offer any hope, please?
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Sun 6-01-13 14:03
Replies: 75
DIY. Think about driving. I'm up in Cumbria and if I can get away reasonably promptly on a Friday after work and if the car is packed in advance, I can be at the channel by midnight. The theory is fine but an M6/M1/M25 accident or sheer volume of traffic can slow the motorway to a crawl and I'm not sure if it is safe to be driving at midnight if you've been up at 6am and done a full days wok. With the driving option you may also have the cost of European insurance, snow chains,warning triangles, spare bulbs, breathaylser kits etc which all mounts up. I once flew from Gatwick while others went by car. Because of the inevitable waiting around at airports and of the transfer coaches, there wasn't as much in it timewise as I thought there would be, but the car travellers were very bored with the time in the car. If travelling from the North, the more appealing the flight becomes.
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Fri 28-12-12 19:19
Replies: 10
Due to having to stick to termtime I have got a choice of w/c 16/2, 30/3 or 6/4. I think I have only once before had to stick to termtime due one of the party at the time being a teacher and the queues where ever it was were long and slow moving though bottlenecks do seem to have improved over the years. The snow should be more reliable in Feb but at the moment struggling to get anything under £1000 a head before lift passes, ski hire etc. The prices in w/e 30/3 and 06/04 don't seem much different. I know it will depend a bit onthe resort and the snow in the area -if you are in a high resort and the snow is rubbish lower down, people will be bussed in. Anyway which week should be the least horrendous? Thanks
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Sun 2-12-12 11:48
Replies: 31
Skied with Ski Hillwood in Zauchensee -can't fault them -but that was when €1.46=£1 -out of my price range now sadly.
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Thu 29-11-12 22:27
Replies: 87
muddewater, Oh dear, that doesn't sound very nice - what time of year was it? Piccadilly, Folie Douce? Ski or apres? Xmas twice probably about 1993 & 1996 . You need a certain amount of snow for the links to open -I think that they are open in mid December most years.
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Thu 29-11-12 20:48
Replies: 87
I've been to Val twice and both times the snow has been very poor whereas I've stayed in Meribel Mottaret and Val Thorens and had excellent snow -so that makes me a bit biased. I'd guess the steepest black in Val would be easy in with fresh deep snow whereas when I was there reds were lethal and the home runs sandpapered your skis. I'd say you have to try Val -its a huge area when the link with Tignes is open -don't expect much Frenchness though.
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Fri 23-11-12 19:25
Replies: 125
Meribel Mottaret used to be quiet and Flaine used to be a two hotel base. Haven't been for years so may have changed. Generally France the quietest and Austria the busiest -but never been to Andorra or Bulgaria so don't know what they are like.
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Tue 20-11-12 22:20
Replies: 24
What are chalet holidays like if you aren't in a group occupying it in full? I just have a picture of (a) a wine bore going on and on every dinner about how wonderful the free Chateau Beauregard is (b) a ski bore going on and on every dinner about either the latest waxing technology or how he once skied a couloir in Canada (c) the party of four who always arrive back at 15.00hrs and eat all the cake before using all the hot water. Please tell me it isn't true.
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Thu 15-11-12 17:06
Replies: 36
Probably Austria again then. Just for the record, they both want to do all day ski school and we are around at lunchtime rather than in another valley/resort but when we have not booked them in for lunch, they have usually complained at being separated from their new friends.
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Wed 14-11-12 22:31
Replies: 36
I think that every Austrian resort I've been to offers ski school from (say) 10-12 and 13-15 and for an extra €10 the children are taken to lunch by an Instructor or employee of the ski school. I've looked into other countries but apart from some Swiss resorts, ski school seems to be morning or afternoon but not both. I'd be grateful to know of any French or Italian resorts which offer the same as Austria . Thanks
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Sun 11-11-12 14:15
Replies: 88
Ishgl-lots of piste, good apres but not taken over by Brits like Val or to an extent St Anton.
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Sun 11-11-12 14:12
Replies: 437
Verbier. Not its fault that the Sfr is so strong against the pound but (and it was a long time ago) the lift queues for the gondola were absurd. Add to that poor snow conditions (plain unlucky) and falling most of the way down Tortin (obviously due to conditions -not my lack of ability) and it wasn't the best week I've ever had.
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Sat 3-11-12 14:14
Replies: 17
I remember years ago that a company ( I forget which) were a bit peeved that people wanted a zip in their fleeces. I think the reason is that if you come to a halt or are in a pub, you can cool off quickly without having to disrobe and have to find a place to put said garment simply by unzipping.
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Sun 28-10-12 11:32
Replies: 3
My Tecnica boots which I bought 20 years ago are falling apart though they have only seen about 25 weeks of skiing plus some visits to Indoor Ski Slopes. When I bought them it was not long after so called rear entry boots mainly made by Salomon and Nordica had gone out of fashion. I'm wondering what I can expect out of new boots. It used to be that you bought them , chucked away the insole and had a conformable one put in -and some went one step further and had them foamed. Now I know that it is a "how long is a piece of string question" but how much is a sensible price to pay for boots? My main sport is tennis and you wouldn't expect much from a £50 racquet but once you get past £150 imo any improvement is marginal. For what it's worth I'm not as fast a skier as I once was but can do anything on or off piste except very steep and very icy.
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Wed 29-02-12 22:17
Replies: 271
I learned to ski donkeys years ago before helmets were on the scene. Over the years I've noticed more collisions on the slopes and in my opinion the majority are caused by out of control helmet wearing snowboarders No doubt that will get the boarders up in arms but it is my honest observation.
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Sun 22-01-12 8:35
Replies: 119
Skied in a group with a guide a number of years ago. Was having a bad day in powder snow and kept falling over and was very tired. Guide got me to ski exactly in his tracks. Fell yet again but in fact a bridge over a crevasse had given way and left ski came off and went down it. Guide lassoed it out -don't ask me how he managed as he had to use about 25m of rope. Not a trip to do without a guide.
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Sun 15-01-12 9:13
Replies: 27
I've fallen down Tortin -not a pleasant experience . Traversed across looking for a spot to turn , started turn and lower ski just went. It's the only time I've had a serious fall but it was in hardpack to icy conditions and once you start falling you go faster and faster and nothing you do helps. I was vaguely aware of some rocks below -fortunately missed them and eventually came to a stop. Probably only lasted 10 seconds but very scary.
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Sun 8-01-12 17:00
Replies: 91
About 30 weeks but once a year means that you reach a plateau after about 10 weeks. Probably a bit more stylish now but slower and more cautious.
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