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Poster: A snowHead
Wed 22-03-17 21:25
Replies: 12
@Spoon, hi and welcome to snowheads. Thanks for the info and tips. I was a bit stunned at the fx charges on using our normal credit cards on our last trip so am now using the Revolut Mastercard debit card which has no charges for fx transactions and purports to use near interbank rates. Sounds perfect for Norway if its as cashless as everyone is saying. Looks like you will have a great time with the recent snow fall then forecast for sun over the next few days. Which side do you stay?
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Sun 19-03-17 23:08
Replies: 5
Thanks for all who took time to give their, as always, helpful advice. Am not sure he is going as yet and the first session is on Tuesday. But I will get some Zardoz from The Piste Office as will be good for our Easter trip if nothing else. Not set up here at all for sharpening edges so doing so after each session as has been explained is very important (more so that the waxing prep) will not be a starter. So will let him try the rental stuff first (his first time on plastic and maybe not a bad thing to go a little slower first) then use his skis for the last session /actual race when their edges will be good. Cheers all.
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Fri 17-03-17 16:48
Replies: 11
Looks awful! And I always wondered how they would get you off the chair and now I know So had we cheltski...so had we...:lol: http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=2852847&highlight=chairlift#2852847 So I now know the one and only good thing about drags, you can get off when you choose. Only those for me when skiing on leaving day now! Where still has drag lifts? NZ has loads, and some of those nastly named nutcracker type. And co-incidentally so has Trysil where we are heading to soon. I can feel my poor thighs now.
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Fri 17-03-17 12:17
Replies: 18
Depends if you are going from an International to Domestic it should be ok to tranfser bags as the security checks on the bag would have been more rigoirous (supposedly) to get them into the Intl flight first then they would be happy to load onto Domestic. But if the other way around then the Domestic checks may not be enough to get it transferred into the Intl flight without recheck-in. If you are in the latter situation then the timing sounds quite tight. Might come down to your routing and exactly which Dom & Intl start points and destinations you are on to get he bags checked through. If you find you need to pick them up an re-check in then doesnt sound like enought time to pick up and get over to a new terminal to make check in there
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Thu 16-03-17 21:01
Replies: 11
Looks awful! And I always wondered how they would get you off the chair and now I know So had we cheltski...so had we...:lol: http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=2852847&highlight=chairlift#2852847 So I now know the one and only good thing about drags, you can get off when you choose. Only those for me when skiing on leaving day now!
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Thu 16-03-17 20:23
Replies: 5
Hi All I know nothing about dry ski slopes so am hoping to get some advice. Mini-ster has the chance to go to Gosling dry ski slope with school for three 2 hour training sessions (him and 39 other kids on a coach, rather the teacher than me!) culminating (if selected) in the regional school dry slope ski competition, which is slalom I believe. Here’s the question, included in the price is rental of all gear but wondering if he should/could take his own skis. I believe that shorter skis than the norm for snow are required for dry slopes. He has a pair of good condition 130cm piste skis (12m radius, 85-65-98 ) that he was using a couple of years ago (he is now 156cm and 45kg). Would these be suitable for dry slope slalom? If yes then do they need any special prep for the dry slope (after he last used them they were serviced and waxed for storage)? I remember reading how dry slopes can burn bases. I think Gosling is dendix. Or should he just use the kit they dole out as we would be paying for it anyway (and save all the hassle) but not knowing if they have good kit there and not knowing if they are good at selecting the right kit to hand out? Cheers
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Thu 16-03-17 20:21
Replies: 9
Agree with jiagedapng, Christchurch is like living in a small city, you can see hills but its not living in the mountains like Queenstown and Wanaka. These places have an outdoors feel and are focused on adventure sports, yes expensive but if its a choice (and you are not there to make your fortune) I would choose them over Christchurch for a season.
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Wed 15-03-17 21:37
Replies: 9
Sarge McSarge is your man for this if anyone is on this site. Hopefully he will see this or PM him ? But, although Christchurch is on the right island, it is a little removed from the big south island skiing centres of Queenstown etc. Mt Hutt is the nearest reasonably sized field to Christchurch and its over an hours drive away so whils there must be a few ski shops in Christchurch there may not be that many. Would you not consider Queenstown where the bigger fields are and the big spenders go thus more ski outlets?
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Tue 14-03-17 13:27
Replies: 14
We are going to Trysil for those dates and under 7s ski free if wearing a helmet. Same for Åre (and maybe any skistar resort). Broadly the same, its free for 7 and under at Vemdalen. St Johann has a child price in addition to a junior price so need to check each resort for its own quirks.
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Mon 13-03-17 17:03
Replies: 14
We are going to Trysil for those dates and under 7s ski free if wearing a helmet.
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Sat 11-03-17 21:25
Replies: 25
Ah. I asked the ski school the same thing as we are staying that side, they said drive is easiest. Will you rent a car? I'll see if I can check on the walking logistics when we are there at Easter. Otherwise when I have had a question I've just rung up and asked.
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Sat 11-03-17 20:58
Replies: 25
Yes, odd they start the lessons at the same time the lifts open. But doesnt the ski school start from both sides? Drive if you have a car otherwise isnt there the ski bus. First one leaves Turistsenter at 0800 and is meant to get to Hoyfjellssenter at 0840.
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Sat 11-03-17 17:39
Replies: 228
At least the snow is good and will still be there tomorrow. Crystal can't stuff that up. Hope you have a good time from here on.
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Sat 11-03-17 11:47
Replies: 228
Sounds like it might be one of those holidays. Chin up, don't worry about what you can't control, enjoy what you can and put it down to experience.
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 10-03-17 15:29
Replies: 25
We are there this Easter. If there is anything specific you want to know let me know and will try to find out for you, that is if you can wait that long before pressing buttons.
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Wed 8-03-17 19:48
Replies: 27
What or who are snowangels? The links above don't seem to go anywhere and I have never seen them referenced in any classified I have looked at on here.
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Tue 7-03-17 23:15
Replies: 12
Into 30 day countdown. We'll be heading back from Trysil with a decent part of the day to use, rather than heading into Oslo then back to the airport, does anyone know of anywhere interesting/good to see on the way back between Trysil and the airport? Found this - http://domkirkeodden.no/ but doesnt look like its open the day we head back.
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Tue 7-03-17 23:06
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Tue 7-03-17 22:59
Replies: 25
without that nonsense of only one pair per bag Easyjet don't do that either. A 'ski bag' can be up to 20kg and weight can be pooled among bags on the same booking. So if you've got a case and a ski bag your case could weigh 28kg and your ski bag 12kg. They don't care what's in what bag (as long as it's legal!). Its a fair cop, EJ dont spell it out but seem to allow. But you still have to buy sports goods carriage in addition to any check bag and can't swap it for one.
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Tue 7-03-17 21:52
Replies: 25
Booked a DIY weekend in Jan to France, pulled it together over a couple of days as last minute and doing another to Trysil for Easter. Used Skyscanner for flights, always get too excited about the pricing there before remembering that its without all the extras like being able to take a bag, paying to sit together and sometimes the cost/time getting to that god forsaken airport that the cheapies like to fly out of. But a good place to start. Read the T&Cs carefully. In Jan we went easyjet, for Easter we are going BA. Scheduled airlines seem to have better flight times. BA allow hand luggage plus another small bag carry on, 23kg checked bag which can be swapped for a ski bag within generous size limits and without that nonsense of only one pair per bag, and if you're a child you can take a car seat as well to avoid those extortionate rental rates for things like that. Also BA let you cancel within 24 hours after paying for no reason, so can do a hold then think or have a better look. But generally buy flights early or very late. If only 2 of you then easier to wait and book late than for us with 4. The normal week at Skistar managed accommodation is Sunday to Sunday but there are hotels they have that do day by day, or stay a bit outside the resort and commute in but accommodation seems much less in evidence outside or you can go to other Scandinavian resorts not run by them . Skistar resorts have a good choice of S/C. Booked rental cars with the associated website to Booking.com, but when I see the deal I will also check directly on the rental firms own site as I think its better to book direct if you can. Used to use Nova but have gone off them when recently trying to call their helpdesk for some help and couldnt get to a human, in fact it wouldn't recognise any key presses from a mobile to select any menu choices, not great if you are stuck without a car somewhere if things go wrong. Look out if you are doing mid-week to mid week timings on car rates, as in Norway there was a big incremental cost when starting on a Friday vs a Saturday when I looked. Good thing about DIY is that it makes you find out more about the place you are going, you don't just turn up and get whisked to the door. Scandinavia is also great for DIY as they all seem to speak fantastic English. And its well worth saving that money that the TO would take, more to spend on skiing!
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Sun 5-03-17 17:55
Replies: 9
Watched it on Eurosport. Couldnt believe there was some UK interest in it. Had never heard of him before. Well done!
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Sun 5-03-17 11:52
Replies: 7
and they humour it both ways. I always like an airline with a sense of humour about excess luggage. And they should honour it too. (Damn spell check??? ) :)
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Thu 2-03-17 23:18
Replies: 66
4. Small children Everything is multiplied up, by the number of children. Surely to the power of the number of children ? :-D Easily exponential.
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Thu 2-03-17 14:24
Replies: 66
Am impressed its taken this long for it to show up. Dont think there is a known cure once infected though.
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Thu 2-03-17 8:48
Replies: 7
I'm in but will the back pack have space for my water bottle, spare gloves and chocolate bar? Or will I now have the wear a front pack as well?
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Wed 1-03-17 22:28
Replies: 10
thats still a good price Oh, I agree completely I was really pleased until your comment about never paying more that £100. Me too having paid getting for £600 for 4 of us at Easter but we only booked last month and used some Avios to reduce the pain. Am impressed that you take meat with you on the plane! Are you talking about raw??? Suppose its alright whilst in the air given aircraft holds arent heated and I guess its still cold at ground level until you get to the resort if its in Feb. The skistar website is pretty easy to book with but I hadnt seen it mentioned before that when you book, if you select to pay via MyPage (I think it is) it then gives you 10 days to pay the deposit (25%) with the rest due 42 days before arrival. If you dont pay your installments the booking will be cancelled and they dont always send a reminder, we had loads of reminders for the deposit date but none for the bigger final payment. But it does give you 10 days of a free hold on a property to check out whether you really want it and to consider others before you need to pay anything.
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Wed 1-03-17 10:17
Replies: 53
Could help holding the snow plough with an Easy wedge / Edgie wedgie type device as well.
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Mon 27-02-17 23:22
Replies: 12
Thanks all for replies. Really helpful. Useful to know re the local Trysil supermarkets and spending. @Themasterpiece, hoped you’d be around as I thought you might have some answers. I thought our airport hotel had a free shuttle to the airport so we could use the airport train but turns out it costs 70NOK per pax on their shuttle so we might rent the car for extra few days and use that tlo get into Oslo or find a different hotel. Found a map of on-street parking in Oslo that looks like its something like 150NOK for the day just out from the centre. All of the big supermarkets don’t seem to be open on Sunday when I had hoped to go on the way to the resort so may have to stock up on Saturday if we have the time. Had a look at economy car rentals, no cheap Lexus so far sadly! For some inexpensive (in Norwegian terms only) traditional Norwegian food in Oslo try http://www.kaffistova.com Nothing is cheap. This looks good, might head there when in Olso for local fare.
Poster: A snowHead
Thu 23-02-17 23:04
Replies: 26
Unless its the Alps only for you, could suggest Scandinavia. We are heading for Trysil during the week you are looking at and for some of the reasons you describe in terms of plenty of gentle runs, good ski school, neatly sized area so great for beginners and kids. It has had several good reviews on here in that regard although quite a few drag lifts which can be daunting/frustrating for total beginners. It has a North facing side and the season goes to late April so hopefully snow conditions will be ok for that time of year. Its also very low in terms of altitude. I think both the Radisson complexes at Trysil have pools (we are not staying at either sadly) . But has also had comments about high food prices. So depends on the ranking of your criteria.
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Thu 23-02-17 16:22
Replies: 7
25 and 25.5 are the same thing, 26 and 26.5 are the same thing etc etc IN 99.9% OF ALL MODELS....there are a couple of exceptions THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A 1/2 SIZE IN SKI BOOTS the shell is the same, the liner is the same So not getting tired of repeating it then? :D
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Wed 22-02-17 19:16
Replies: 46
a gizmo and back up video for holding loo roll and correct usage thereof? Maybe not a bad idea, you'd be surprised how many don't seem to know when putting on a roll it hangs down on the side away from the wall. Criminal!
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Sat 18-02-17 23:17
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Trysil Apr 2017 En famille but they will be in lessons in the mornings if I have anything to do with it, so around for a ski/beer. Staying on the Høyfjellssenteret side.
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Sat 18-02-17 23:15
Replies: 12
Trysil and Oslo advice please We are booked to go over Easter. First to Oslo for a weekend, staying near the airport and heading into Oslo on Saturday/Sunday, then onto Trysil for five days. All these recent threads about cost are a bit concerning so a few questions about this, the lack of snow we can’t do anything about. We are a family of four, self catering in Trysil. We are staying on the Høyfjellssenteret side. Think we will rent a car rather than take the bus. We have booked group lessons for kids but are waiting for confirmation of the adult class. I have read a few threads here, notably Wildsmith’s http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=2891131&highlight=trysil#2891131 and http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=2021796 But have a few questions that would appreciate some help with: General Are credit cards widely accepted in Norway or is a fair bit of cash required? How much cash per day would be handy (for a family of four)? Oslo The train to Olso from the airport looks pricey compared to renting a car for a few extra days to get into Oslo so I think we will likely drive into Oslo at least to the outskirts: is parking straightforward; do you need to pay for parking at weekends; how can you pay for on street parking (cash/credit cards). Think there is a toll to get into/around Oslo, do the rental cars come with some device or do you need to stop to pay? Are there reasonably priced places to eat that are central/near to the tourist attractions? I would like to get to the ship museums and the Kon-Tiki Museum on Bygdoy. Is the Oslo pass a worthwhile thing to get? Trysil I assume by Easter (being mid April) the roads will be fine and easy from Olso. Also winterisation of the car need not be a concern? If we don’t get the adult group lesson we might go for a few private classes, we have booked the lessons with Trysil Guidene but do they and Skistar still have a lock on the ski school or are private lessons provided by others, if so any recommendations would be great. We have insurance but is there a Norwegian equivalent of Carte Neige we can/should get? I know of a small food store near where we are staying in Trysil but is there any big supermarket (more choice, cheaper?) on the way from Gardermoen to Trysil to pick up supplies en-route. Heard about these Scandinavian warming huts, what facilities are in these? What about reasonable places to eat on slope and off? Any runs to recommend? I have a few levels to cater to from beginner to fearless straight liner to my sufficient intermediate. But mostly will be skiing on my own in the mornings with lessons hopefully preoccupying the rest then with the young speed demon with his new race skis after his half day lesson. But all tips/advice gratefully received, thanks all.
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Sat 18-02-17 15:54
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@stanton, top tip! Don't bother making a point by posting a link in Norwegian. Nobody here will understand it. :roll: Google translate can help you. Thanks @stanton, useful link which I dont think I would have found with a search.
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Fri 17-02-17 18:41
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http://www.gbskiservicing.co.uk He's really got to get a few more recent customer comments that those on the website with the latest being March 13 or not bother with them.
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Tue 14-02-17 21:25
Replies: 5
Oh the humanity, the dumb humanity. Must say I've never seen (or thought I would see) someone ski on the wrong side of a pylon when on a drag lift.
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Tue 14-02-17 20:48
Replies: 24
A timely thread as we are heading out with BA at Easter and intend taking skis for nearly the whole family in one ski bag. None of this one pair per bag nonsense. Plus the extra bit of hand luggage, the allowance for children's strollers and car seats in addition to the checked bag, makes it easier to avoid the extortionate car rental companies charges for children's car seats at the other end. I found the baggage t&cs refreshingly clear on the BA website (and indeed SAS when looking at their flights) when compared to some out there. But guess I end up paying for the privilege in the end.
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Tue 14-02-17 11:59
Replies: 8
Phew. Holidays shouldnt be about dramas.
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Sun 12-02-17 11:39
Replies: 10
Mens Downhill postponed from yesterday on BBC red button at 1215pm today.
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Sat 11-02-17 11:23
Replies: 24
Scotland looks a bit hit or miss. Someone else pointed this lot out which do weekends, might be an option and might suit better if you could get to one of their pick ups easily. https://www.skicoachinnovations.com/
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