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Poster: A snowHead
Thu 17-08-17 19:56
Replies: 24
Did a weekend (Friday night to Sunday night) at Led Contamines this year. There's a report on here. Easily drivable from Geneva. Don't know about the nightlife but skiing would be suitable for your group.
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Tue 8-08-17 20:51
Replies: 27
I had had use Questor (https://www.questor-insurance.co.uk/car-hire-insurance.aspx) car hire excess waiver for a couple of years, lately it was £42 annually for Euro cover for 2 named drivers which covers £6,000 of excess. A bit cheaper than the car hire companies £10 per day to remove their excess. Havent had to claim so can't comment if they are any good when it comes to the crunch, but read some good things I think here about them. Also prefer to have UK based and governed insurance. When renting the rental company will put a large charge on your credit card if you dont take their excess waiver insurance so have a card with a decent credit limit on it. If something does happen I think you pay the rental co then claim back from the insurer.
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Tue 8-08-17 12:16
Replies: 27
c) Other - buy annual car rental excess cover from a broker that covers you for the large excess that comes as standard with the rental car.
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Mon 7-08-17 22:08
Replies: 27
Link in this old thread to a good absolute snow google guide http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=115638&highlight=
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Fri 4-08-17 23:52
Replies: 79
Force Majeure is on Film 4 tonight at 11.10pm Pretty nicely shot though didn't really give a poo-poo about the main plot which was largely bollux. That Tormund lays down some sweet pow lines when he's not fighting the undead north of the Wall. Certainly wasn't what I expected. Nice and quiet on the resort slopes though, must have been out of school holiday times. Wonder if they got fined when they got back for taking their two out of school.
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Tue 1-08-17 20:57
Replies: 79
Force Majeure is on Film 4 tonight at 11.10pm
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Tue 1-08-17 20:54
Replies: 45
TBF I'm not sure you can really call a clanking great chairlift 'getting away from it all!' Actually I find the sound of a chairlift being quite therapeutic - Warm(ish) day, fresh air, sound to the chair - reminds me im on holiday and the sound takes me back to being a kid. Much like the smell of sun tan lotion the minute summer arrives :-D The monotonous clanking can have a somewhat soothing effect, especially compared to the white noise and din of the city I normally get to hear. And who needs another screen in front of your face. I see people now who cant even lift their heads up from theirs when walking about and expect you to avoid them . Saw someone walk into a tree the other day so focused were they on their phone they. Bounced off it and landed flat on their backside. Lift you head up and look about you.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Mon 31-07-17 18:56
Replies: 2
Ah only midget sizes on sale. :cry:
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Mon 31-07-17 18:48
Replies: 2
Are the heated socks any good? I suppose could be worth a punt at the price.
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Mon 31-07-17 18:30
Replies: 15
I remember many years ago the cable car in Singapore that runs from the World Trade Centre to Sentosa was clipped by a floating drill platform's derrick when they were trying to get the platform out from its mooring . Knocked quite a few of the cars off a resulted in several fatalities (imagine its not much mentioned or allowed to be mentioned in the tourist literature!). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore_Cable_Car_disaster I didnt recall the rescue operation being so remarkable but seems to have been the case. But only incident on that one that I know of resulting in death. Been on it a few times and in all the time living there dont recall any other incidents (or reported incidents) so lessons learnt.
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Mon 31-07-17 18:12
Replies: 45
So much for getting away from it all. Please say it doesn't include speakers/sound. Imagine hearing advertising jingles all the way up. Or some knob shouting down his mobile phone "I am on a chair lift!" where there use to be no signal.
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Mon 31-07-17 15:28
Replies: 16
As the post didnt say has to be continental Europe/France try looking at Scandinavia. Low resorts and the Skistar ones do a parent lift pass that can be shared. Saw quite a few baby buggies being wheeled through Trysil when we were there. The hot chocolate was one of the few items not eye waterlingly expensive at the restaurants!
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Fri 28-07-17 23:38
Replies: 10
What ages are the kids? Mine 10 and 13 Says 12 & 14 in the first post.
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Thu 27-07-17 10:09
Replies: 128
You can take your kids out of school for any number of weeks for religious reasons. As an atheist I find this discriminatory. Sounds like we need a ski God and our excuse is sorted. :-D Good idea. 'Jedi Knight' made the census list in 2001. I've prayed for snow more often than anything else. And does your god listen to his supplicants?
Poster: A snowHead
Mon 24-07-17 13:48
Replies: 18
For some reason, people love both buying and inventing stupid crap. Isnt that part and parcel of a hobby? For hobby read money-pit.
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Sat 22-07-17 21:27
Replies: 60
I was chatting to a friend about these posts and he mentioned that he had heard of a company that, for a small fee, will drive you in your own car to the airport and then return your car back to your home. On return they will again drive your own car to the airport and return you back home Sounded like an interesting proposition, no parking fees and your car safely parked at home Has anyone heard of this type of scheme and can you see any problems? Apart from someone with the keys to your car knowing where you live and knowing when you are away? Not much could go wrong there. :D
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Thu 20-07-17 19:50
Replies: 15
Harry Hole,really? Had a look at Rjukan. Looked really interesting with its history (Heroes of Telemark) and skiing down from the mountain top you get to from the underground train. If it wasn't for the poor snow at the time we were looking to book and the fear that they wouldnt have enough base for when we were looking to get there for a late Easter I would have likely gone there rather than Trysil. Also a bit limited on slope side accommodation.
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Wed 19-07-17 16:20
Replies: 42
Worth looking out for resorts that have a shared parent pass, there was a thread on this previously and I know the Skistar resorts have one.
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Wed 19-07-17 10:17
Replies: 211
It also upsets locals as it takes jobs away and drives down wages, ironic as their parents probably rant about "foreigners" doing the same in merri England. :D :D :D
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Tue 18-07-17 20:42
Replies: 15
PS I believe that the Norwegian resorts will be well represented at the Telegraph ski show this year. Maybe worth heading to that if you want to do the rounds and can hold off booking it all (Don't think I could wait)
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Tue 18-07-17 20:36
Replies: 15
Trip report for Trysil from last year http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=3052423&highlight=trysil#3052423. @NewSki, why Norway particularly? The season typically runs from late November through April. Wow a credit on the TR. Cheers! Whilst we werent beginners I would heartily recommend Trysil for beginners as long as you can or have the aptitude to learn to stay on long drags (there so the wind doesn't close the whole resort). You can get around pretty much all the resort on greens and blues. Ski school was excellent. No hooning around by other skiers in control or otherwise. Self catering makes the cost not unreasonable. Skistar who seem to run most of the large resorts there are well organised. I would expect the same holds for other Scandinavian resorts.
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Mon 17-07-17 19:49
Replies: 12
Doesn't sound good. What was the problem? All first hand experiences?
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Fri 14-07-17 14:47
Replies: 42
Proper skiing? About 11 years or so when they then will be better than you. Unless "dumping" can be done.
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Thu 13-07-17 9:34
Replies: 26
I was invited along to give it a try. Now I've skied quite a lot, and these days I can handle most of what I find on the mountain without too much fuss - ice, powder, crud, crust, it's all manageable with a little thought but... could I get out of a damn snowplough on this thing? Havent done as much skiing as admin but glad it wasn't just me when I tried the conveyor belt.
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Wed 12-07-17 16:17
Replies: 26
Had a trial go once at similar thing and school organised cheap sessions at Chiswick skiplex. But they were mucked around by new mgt there so probably wouldnt go back. Pity as while not cheap it was more convenient than the dry slopes nr London. Chelski might benefit if the Chiswick one doesnt continue.
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Wed 28-06-17 22:36
Replies: 4
For some reason the link doesnt work, found this: http://www.powder.com/gear/g3-sues-marker-kingpin-binding/
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Wed 28-06-17 16:07
Replies: 2
Well the email address should stir some interest/comment if nothing else.
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Tue 20-06-17 12:17
Replies: 57
North Island "open", but only one beginner slope - it's still way to early. Whakapapa have some great new snow making machine this year, so it should be a better season for coverage, but as they say down here - "June's too soon". Did have some slow starts to the NI season the years we were there and as you say June is very early. Good to see the recent investment in both lifts and snowmaking by RELC. Sarge McSarge, sorry to hear about the injury and so early in the season. Heres to a quick recovery.
Poster: A snowHead
Sat 17-06-17 22:17
Replies: 0
A bit late but have been meaning to ask if anyone is going to this tomorrow?
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Wed 14-06-17 7:47
Replies: 28
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Fri 9-06-17 21:27
Replies: 14
Hi everyone please find attached a discount code I have just been sent http://mailchi.mp/Ofd11da68d50/10peaks-ski-gloves-competition-30-discount-code?e= Bugg*r. Gone already. They sound great gloves.
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Thu 8-06-17 23:29
Replies: 19
I think its better now its not at Earls Court, the last time I went to Earls Court I swore never to go back. Fear not, you won't have to as its been levelled.
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Thu 8-06-17 23:27
Replies: 42
@Tubaski, Could we change the post heading to something like CALLING ALL SNOW HEADS , HELP SAVE BRENTWOOD DRYSLOPE . Done! And done.
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Wed 7-06-17 16:55
Replies: 5
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Fri 26-05-17 22:47
Replies: 40
theres no 2wd restriction on any of the roads Well this one seems to be http://www.tukino.co.nz/getting-tukino And I have known, although rare, that the road up to Whakapapa be made 4wd only when the weather was very bad. But as I said rare.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Fri 26-05-17 11:53
Replies: 40
If driving to the fields in NZ make sure you get 4wd as many of the "roads" up to the field are restricted either permamently or partially to these vehicles. And buy chains. You may also need these on the roads going over the passes as well. Practice putting them on, dont want to be fumbling about inthe dark and cold when ypu really need them.
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Sat 20-05-17 11:45
Replies: 30
Highlights are on Quest if you have it.
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Wed 17-05-17 20:15
Replies: 4752
@Gerry, Admittedly, if you like online cliques, sheeple, patronising old women, the veneration of lardiness and personality cults, then snowHeads is your bag. Is this the same Gerry that wrote Skiing "culture is indeed very inclusive and friendly"? http://www.skiclub.co.uk/skiclub/membersonly/snowtalk/discussion.aspx/Skiing-And-Snowboarding-general?discussionID=16066#.WRygWDnTVoM Surely cant be the same as our Gerry?
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Fri 12-05-17 21:03
Replies: 19
Beware if ever using the Edinburgh Chambery Jet2 flights. We stopped using them after 3 occasions where they failed to carry the skis (any skis on the return leg) which we had paid for. The skis would come home later in the week in a van. On one occasion my skis were the only pair to arrive in Chambery. Pretty poor. Not such a disaster on the way home but not good at all on the way out. How did they compensate you? Did they at the very least pay for your rental cost?
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Wed 10-05-17 21:35
Replies: 14
signed also, more options getting to the alps is never a bad thing!! My thoughts exactly.
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