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Poster: A snowHead
Sun 22-10-17 9:07
Replies: 38
Hmm, might have deleted that once the tickets came though on the app but I noted down the time booked. I imagine the slots will be half an hour at least?
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Sun 22-10-17 8:35
Replies: 38
Odd, I booked a skating slot but it is not even showing on the tickets except saying turn up 15 mins before the slot to collect skates but doesnt show the slot time booked.
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Thu 19-10-17 21:20
Replies: 10
Hopefully the original poster found the bits he needed in the 8 years before this thread was resurrected by a spammer.
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Tue 17-10-17 11:13
Replies: 24
@dp, Genune question this but, is the pies thing a ski shop or does it refer to eating more pies, if the later is the case how does it help? Bigger waisted trousers come with longer inside leg measurements so increasing the waist line via pies (or any other British staple food) will allow you to wear trousers with longer legs. Or get a belt or braces or both. There is another thread about the wearing of belts with ski trousers. Such is Snowheads that you can get advice on everthing here!
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Sat 14-10-17 22:44
Replies: 38
Anyone else going ? Bit the bullet and bought tickets for Sunday 29th. Not cheap but not bad for a day out in London!
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Sat 14-10-17 19:15
Replies: 65
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Sat 14-10-17 19:15
Replies: 65
You only need a pack if you have kids with you and need to carry all the extras they need. Otherwise pockets are usually fine. Not sure why you need a spare pair of gloves or loads of drinks/snacks. And having skied with and without it does change how you ski so if you can avoid it do.
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Sat 14-10-17 17:11
Replies: 15
A few reviews of Trysil about including one I did for last Easter. But bear in mind it may not be great for the boarders as lots of drag lifts some very long. I think quite a few resorts there have a good proportion of these so they dont have to close in high winds. Maybe check each resort's ratio if thats an issue for you.
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Fri 13-10-17 22:51
Replies: 23
More on the snowcarbon website about it. Looks pretty interesting, too bad we'd already booked air tix for next trip.
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Thu 12-10-17 19:14
Replies: 25
Imagine the lifetime guarantee is going to be given by the entity selling, i.e. a corporate entity. Over flies the veil of incorporation and once that entity is gone so is the guarantee. Guarantees are only as good as the giver of it. You may get some goodwill from this Richard but unlikely he has an obligation
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Mon 9-10-17 19:03
Replies: 26
I'm having a solo week staying in zell am ziller. 16 to 23 December. Anyone else there or thereabouts that week? Or if anyone wants to meet up for ski. Apres or dinner that would be great. Have dropped you a PM!
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Mon 9-10-17 15:23
Replies: 25
@ster, damn them! Do you know when the service resumes? I want to use it to get to Avignon again. No word on the snowcarbon email/site but sounds like the man at snowcarbon might lobby to get it re-instated for the following season. But imagine you can get Eurostar to Paris then a Paris-Lyon normal French train? Just a bit more of a pain ticket/timing wise?
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Mon 9-10-17 12:11
Replies: 25
From snowcarbon email Eurostar cancels its 2017-18 via-Lyon winter service Ugh! Eurostar has cancelled its 2017 winter service from London and Ashford to Lyon - which had made a good route to a lot of different French ski resorts. Eurostar has stated that it is 'lack of demand' for the service,
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Sat 7-10-17 21:05
Replies: 26
Looking forward to reading it, in Kaltenbach over Xmas
Poster: A snowHead
Sat 7-10-17 10:26
Replies: 21
@holidayloverxx, if you're travelling BA Business do you need to tell them in advance that you're bringing skis or do they just go in as one of your bags? Dont need to tell them in cattle class. Just turn up with it. Cant see why Business would be any different.
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Mon 2-10-17 20:13
Replies: 52
In Australia blue and easy red runs were comfortable for me. If the Aussie ratings are like NZ then blues there equal hard greens here and your easy reds equal hard blues but really depends on the run as the rating given can be a bit open to interpretation and need, I have seen runs rated easy here as they are a main route down and so should be easy for all to use but may not be in reality. We aren't too constrained on price. The world should be your oyster at that time of year and with no constraint on this factor. Lucky beggar.
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Mon 2-10-17 15:28
Replies: 14
Hopefully it will go well. But not to repeat the old mgts style who were happy to mess around our school who had booked a large block of slope time with them as Skieasy does lend itself to Sleazy rather easily (not wanting to take anything away from easyjet of course).
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Thu 28-09-17 14:34
Replies: 32
Cheers. Think we'll take the train. Sounds like they are well run and not too expensive.
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Thu 28-09-17 13:23
Replies: 32
Have phoned as well. Good answers re the apartment and appears like the agent has been to it alright. As we are four and not as flexible as some in terms of hoping last minute stuff shows up also want to get a stake in the ground for other planning and bookings soon (i.e ski school) might take the plunge. Wish me luck.
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Wed 27-09-17 8:25
Replies: 32
I quoted the per week price for an easy comparison but we only want it for 5 nights. When I searched a few places showed available for that time but no one replied, I can only assume they didnt want a short week and woild rather wait to see if they could get a full week booking or are just not good at replying to contact forms. Then I found this who would do 5 nights. It doesnt feel wrong. I think I will also call and see what that contact is like.
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Wed 27-09-17 7:55
Replies: 32
Its E770 per week so maybe not all that low but as we seem to be booking late its the best I can see having searched several sites including the one above.
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Tue 26-09-17 22:58
Replies: 31
leaves hands free for carrying helmet I like your enthusiasm and don't want to criticise...but isn't your head a better way of carrying a helmet? I don't know what shape your head is, but mine is almost perfectly designed to carry a helmet :P :sH: I never keep my helmet on unless skiing as my head gets too hot. (I don't need my hands free to carry my helmet though, as my backpack had a flap for that). I leave it on to keep my head warm and usually there is more danger from those who dont know how to carry skis or forget they are and turn around rather suddenly.
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Tue 26-09-17 22:29
Replies: 32
Have already communicated via email (owner and agent), nice and easy so far. They seem to have local knowledge etc. I might also try to call the tel number I have, managed via an agent in Berlin. Nothing has made me feel uneasy in this alone apart from its a good price with cash up front and seeing all the other scare stories about.
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Tue 26-09-17 22:00
Replies: 32
In so far as anyone can set up a site and purport to have the service/goods. http://www.fw-steiner.de/wohnungen Highly trusted per https://www.scamadviser.com/ But not many reviews on-line. Its all in German as is the contract as sent (using google translate and seems reasonable) and other info. If this is a common approach for small scale Austria/Europe accommodation as it has been in your experience then there's a a bit more comfort that its not usual.
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Tue 26-09-17 20:41
Replies: 15
Did PM you a few weeks about the Dare2Be softshells but didnt hear anything back. Are they sold?
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Tue 26-09-17 20:19
Replies: 31
I have two exciting ski carrier designs awaiting patent. One is virtually free, the other is considerably more expensive, but requires zero, yes zero effort. The first adds a touch of magic to carrying skis, because you can't feel them in your pocket until you go to get them, and then, TADA! HANDS(tm). Once the patent comes in I reckon a user license fee of a penny per use is fair. The next is considerably more expensive, and tricky to get hold of without a member of the opposite sex (although I have emailed Stanton for ideas if you are single), but this carrier requires zero effort to carry the skis, and can "learn" via it's user interface (or "face" for short) to carry more than one pair and really grows into the role. We are very excited about this model as with our latest "kickarse(tm)" software, it can find it's own way back to the chalet while you go to apres for a few well earned beers. It's still in the early stages, but we are using the working title of "Children(tm)". Any advice? For goodness sake, dont give too much away. Look for immediate angel vc funding. Your code names are ingenuous though as nothing so complicated as carrying skis could really be done by those things.
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Tue 26-09-17 20:13
Replies: 32
. Look out for the giant spider in Kaltenbach. Giant spider??? Oh and something I should have checked earlier with you all, the accommodation I am looking at wants a bank transfer in advance (of course) deposit now and rest 14 days before arrival. I think I have read on here that bank transfers for accommodation is not uncommon in Austria? Appears to be privately owned but managed by an agent. Advertised on HomeAway, has own website as well, easy/good to contact but of course all this can be faked. And its not too expensive.
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Tue 26-09-17 19:14
Replies: 32
@edwardsnde, @northantsred, cheers but already booked into Kaltenbach for the Hochzillertal ski area so looking for info about there but with Innsbruck only for tourist aspects not skiing.
Poster: A snowHead
Mon 25-09-17 21:38
Replies: 32
Hi All All good stuff, thanks for the info. I'd only been to Austria (Mayrhofen) once but that many many years ago pre Euro so keep the tips coming Very happy to hear all the good opinions about the skiing in Kaltenbach and the other bits in valley surrounds. Very interesting to know about the Fugen church. I'll will let you know how it all goes with a TR. The relative inexpensiveness of the eateries will be a pleasant experience! Cheers
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Sun 24-09-17 20:37
Replies: 32
I thought SaraJ was an instructor in Kaltenbach? Or was it in Hochfugen (the other side of the mountain)? There's definitely a kids ski school there, and I definitely remember going in there with Alastair Pink and other sH's one time (he knew someone that worked there). Sadly the company (Skicheck) she works for is on the Hochfugen side and they only do kids lessons there, so a bit of a mission to get there from where we will be so looking for recommendations in Kaltenbach itself.
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Sun 24-09-17 19:23
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Hi All We are heading to Innsbruck for a few days over Xmas to visit the Xmas markets then onto Kaltenbach to ski. We have had the benefit of SaraJ's invaluable advice so far. If anyone else had any tips and specifically on the following I would grateful. Generally it appears that Austria is more cash based that our last destination Norway where we could have got away with having no cash at all. Do Austrian restaurants , taxis, smaller resort shops take cards or do they tend to want cash. Are ATMs common or should I get a lot of Euros before I go. Innsbruck Wondering if we should take public transport in from the airport. We will be a family of 4 with skis. We will be leaving Innsbruck by train so if we got to the train station on the way in first so could we leave some luggage there (incl skis) to pick up in a few days when leaving? If public transport is a pain are we able from the airport to get a decent sized taxi from the airport for all the luggage or best to pre-order one that would fit skis. Would the cost of the taxi be similar to 4 tickets in from the airport? I see that that there are a few Xmas markets in Innsbruck (we will be there when all are open), are some better than others? Any good restaurants/cafes for cake as its our youngest's birthday the day we get there. There is an Innsbruck City ticket which has lots of free entry to attractions, we are unlikely to do many but is it good to have public transport included? Zillertal Fugen Public Swimming pool etiquette - are Board shorts allowed? Valley train/ski bus, i think u need a valid ski pass for to be free - any ski pass (all areas/all duration) Kaltenbach and Stumm SaraJ has told us about good mountain huts, but happy to hear of any recommendations for village restaurants in either Kaltenbach or Stumm where we will be located? Ski rental and lockers - any experience of these in Kaltenbach. Ski school in Kaltenbach , mainly for kids group lessons? Any recommendations? Any other tips gratefully received Thanks in advance!
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Fri 22-09-17 17:19
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Indeed, so the Ryanair message that flight cancellations are caused by staff leave is economical with the truth. A cynical attempt to make customers think they were being let down by pilots, rather than senior managers? This, whilst a union view, sums up the sitch reasonably clearly. https://ialpa.net/ialpa-analysis-of-ryanair-pilot-numbers-crisis/ CG Has this article now been pulled? The link takes me to a 404 and a search of the site doesn't bring anything up (except IALPA refuting the claim they helped bring about the crisis). Pity as made for interesting reading.
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Fri 22-09-17 17:19
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Indeed, so the Ryanair message that flight cancellations are caused by staff leave is economical with the truth. A cynical attempt to make customers think they were being let down by pilots, rather than senior managers? This, whilst a union view, sums up the sitch reasonably clearly. https://ialpa.net/ialpa-analysis-of-ryanair-pilot-numbers-crisis/ CG Has this article now been pulled? The link takes me to a 404 and a search of the site doesn't bring anything up (except IALPA refuting the claim they helped bring about the crisis). Pity as made for interesting reading.
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Thu 21-09-17 22:46
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But peoples memories are short, I booked with BA ...... even though I've been let down this year by BA - on their computer meltdown day - when a Ryanair flight got me home - so there is some cognative dissonance in play there! But Ryanairs action is rather more deliberate and calculated than an IT f-up. BTW -did BA pay for your Ryanair flight and/or compensate you?
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Thu 21-09-17 17:00
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EDIT: I've never had an issue before, but it now appears Photobucket want $399 a year to allow 3rd party posting :shock: I'll create an account else where and update the links. Yeah. There was a post about photobucket doing this a little while ago but a bit silly charging that dort of money if other sites let you do it for free. They look fine now.
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Thu 21-09-17 15:11
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Looks like you need to put some money in photobucket's slot for your pix to show.
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Wed 20-09-17 20:10
Replies: 38
My TR from Easter this year might help http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=131725&highlight= A few things The first lessons of the day started when the lifts opened so be careful if booking these that you aren't relying on the lifts to get there. I think less of a problem on the side you are on with the Raddisson on the Turistsenter side, looks close but still maybe a lift away. Will you have a car? Are you self catering or is board included. If s/c and fancy eating out and night off from cooking start saving now! Its not cheap to eat out or drink in Norway. Buy lots of duty free on the way in. But otherwise that's exactly why we went to Trysil - good ski school and less risky at Easter for poor snow. Pretty much the whole area can be got around on green/blue so as hopefully they will reach that level they can get around the whole area and feel they have really accomplished something. (Although maybe avoid T10 and F3, they are pretty steep drags) And with beginners you won't be doing lots of mileage so small is not a negative, at a bigger resort you'd be paying for all those runs you wouldn't get a chance to get to in the time they are at ski school or while you are with them. Anything I can help with let me know.
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Wed 20-09-17 18:27
Replies: 45
We got the Autosocks. Not sure about needing a dry run as looked pretty easy on the vids and breaking the seal on the packaging would I imagine reduce the resale value if that is what you thought you might want to do. But then its risk and return!
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Tue 19-09-17 20:48
Replies: 45
Or I am advised I can fit AutoSocks on all 4 wheels - about £150. Keeping in mind that this is a solution for one week only what what would the best solution be? Had some socks. Great as light and small to carry. Never had to use them though so cant comment on their effectiveness. Sold them for a decent amount after I sold the car they fitted. But I thought you only fitted them to the drive wheels not all 4. Or is the X3 4wd so needs them on all 4?
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Mon 18-09-17 23:27
Replies: 38
PS Good choice of resort for beginners!
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