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Poster: A snowHead
Sun 16-02-20 18:57
Replies: 21
@Montana, I stayed at CM P-V a couple of weeks ago. Our lift pass covered the whole Paradiski area. As it happens, my instructor was excellent and I enjoyed some amazing off-piste with a small group (5-6). Might be best to double-check with your agent at the point of booking tho. Cheers, Caspar
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Sun 1-12-19 17:58
Replies: 10
From my experience, people dip in and out - just let your instructor know whether or not you’ll be along after lunch or the next day or whatever. It was fairly relaxed when I did it, but I guess that will depend on the instructor.
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Thu 26-09-19 23:07
Replies: 5
@mgrolf, should be ok - I’ve been practicing walking between them all summer. Am hoping that will translate to skiing between them next year...
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Thu 26-09-19 19:58
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@mgrolf, the head was fine after a week or so (have replaced my helmet too), I’m still working on the finger I dislocated tho.
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Thu 26-09-19 19:32
Replies: 5
Just wanted to say a big thank you to Pieps. I managed to smash the screen on my transceiver when I skied into a tree :oops: on the SOPiB this year. I sent the damaged unit to Pieps (via Black Diamond UK), asking them to repair it. Instead of repairing it, they sent me a brand new transceiver. 1 happy (and grateful) bunny :sH:
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Tue 16-04-19 22:26
Replies: 21
I got introduced to ClubMed a couple of years ago. This year I went to Alpe d’Huez and took advantage of the lessons. I have to say it was worth every penny. I was with a group of about 8 mostly French skiers with an excellent instructor who took us off-piste all week. The instruction was sparing (most skiers in the group were of a high standard) and it was more like having a guide for the week. Combined with just about everything else being included, it was very good value indeed. Off to P-V next year, so thanks for the above report.
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Sat 5-01-19 18:54
Replies: 27
Have used a ski tube for maybe 30 plus trips - it has never (as far as I am aware) been opened. Good luck to them if they do try to open it - my skis are a jam fit and I usually have to get someone to help pull the halves apart :-D
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Tue 27-11-18 15:38
Replies: 58
@mitcva, where the heck are you getting your tyres from? Mine were way less than what you have been quoted. Just looking at Mytyres.co.uk they come in at £111.50 per tyre delivered.
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Tue 27-11-18 13:52
Replies: 58
@mitcva, just had 4 fitted to my Rav4 - couldn’t be happier with them 8)
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Mon 18-06-18 20:18
Replies: 9
accomodation near center is very expansive to me.... i look accomodation in strada per cielo. but is 1 km to center city... If snow conditions are good, you should be able to ski almost to town from there and almost back to there from the mountain. If you want to go to town in the evening though, it’s quite a walk back up the hill.
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Sun 6-05-18 21:09
Replies: 3
I use the Forcefield for both skiing and on the moto. Whilst it keeps my back warm on chairlifts and suchlike, I have never yet tested it with regard to its intended purpose (and hope not to!).
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Sun 11-02-18 15:09
Replies: 87
Another +1 for the DrySure boot dryers. Although I did manage to ‘blow-up’ an old pair in a French oven whilst, ahem, distracted. Don’t ask :oops:
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Thu 1-02-18 18:52
Replies: 469
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Sat 27-01-18 19:05
Replies: 469
Today was amazing - several inches of really light powder on top of an already epic amount of snow. Throw in some sunshine to make a really enjoyable day all round 😎
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 26-01-18 18:50
Replies: 469
Fab conditions in Cervinia today. Been snowing lightly most of the day. It’ll be great for anyone heading out this weekend.
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Tue 23-01-18 11:13
Replies: 469
Lifts in Cervinia all shut still as is road to Valtournenche. Hopefully some lifts will open this afternoon.
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Mon 22-01-18 18:05
Replies: 469
Looks like the Cervinia lifts might be closed again tomorrow 🙁 Rental shop wouldn’t rent skis to a mate - apparently they had been advised by police not to rent out any skis today. New one on me.
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Mon 22-01-18 12:29
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Still snowing here. Just walked down the road into town and had to wait while they brought down roadside accumulations of snow that were an avalanche risk. Silly amounts of snow.
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Mon 22-01-18 7:26
Replies: 469
@PaulC1984, no sign of rain just above town - been snowing steadily since we got here. Never seen this much snow here.
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Mon 22-01-18 0:24
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Arrived in Cervinia this afternoon. Seems like we were the last coach up as others have had to be diverted to elsewhere (Milan, apparently). We have been advised that it is unlikely that any lifts will be open on Monday 🙁. Still, glad we got here at all!
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Fri 19-01-18 14:30
Replies: 52
Drove a fwd Ducato Hymer (about 3 tonnes) around the Alps for a full season on standard tyres and with chains. Guess I didn’t know better at the time, but I wouldn’t do it again. Getting into a 4 wheel slide coming down from Claviere to Cesana was an interesting experience that I’d not like to repeat (there’s quite a long drop off that road 😱).
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Mon 6-11-17 17:45
Replies: 13
By holiday, do you mean a week or 2 or months? Don’t know about a short holiday but did a season in a motorhome years ago - great fun, but would plan it better if doing it again. I wouldn’t personally do it just for a week or 2 unless I already had a suitable motorhome as it doesn’t strike me as particularly cost-effective. Just my view tho.
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Sat 21-10-17 13:08
Replies: 69
Have suffered with PF on and off for about ten years. Mine was a side effect of a ham string injury. Had loads of physio, strapping, tape, overnight sock strap, injection (painful), many exercises and orthotic insoles. The exercises and insoles make the most difference to keeping it at bay. I still don’t run tho :(
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Tue 10-11-15 21:20
Replies: 8
Enjoyed heliskiing from Gressoney last year and the year before, both times taking off from the Salati Pass and skiing down into Alagna (different routes each time). Would thoroughly recommend it. Having said that, it's far cheaper (and almost as much fun!) to skin up. Will be back again this coming season.
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Mon 11-07-11 12:44
Replies: 27
Then the best bit, big run down to Zug......can be very cold at the top, and entry can be a bit daunting but its fine, best run on the White Ring IMO. New Chair up to top (trendy new restaurant at top), amazing scenery Agree it's a great run. Not sure when the new lift went in though - I stayed in Zug in March this year and it was still the same old 2-man lift
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Tue 28-09-10 12:34
Replies: 21
Normally book a couple of late deals each season - typically a few days to a week before departure. Never had a problem getting a really good deal with 2 to 4 people. Doing a late deal for 8 people one year was rather tricky tho :?
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Fri 10-09-10 12:59
Replies: 37
lizski, I stayed in the Portavescovo Hotel in March this year. Not far to walk for ski-hire and you can indeed ski almost to the door :D Not a lot of shops/hire options in Arabba as it is quite small, but it's a good base for the Sella Ronda.
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Wed 7-04-10 13:21
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If you ski in the Dolomites it is all recorded for you - you just log into the website with the number of your liftpass and it gives you all the stats (and shows you which lifts you used). 52000m for the week - that was without particularly rushing, although there were only two of us.
Poster: A snowHead
Mon 29-03-10 14:38
Replies: 6
TallTone, there is plenty of off-piste to be had - just not in the Alba/Pozza area Apparently it has been banned over the entire region, following the Dolomites' recognition last June as a World Heritage Site. We were advised that the laws are currently being updated to this effect. May well be heresay but there are signs all over the place stating that off-piste is not allowed. that long red back into Pozza is one of my favourite runs in the Dolomites A lovely run indeed :sH:
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Mon 29-03-10 13:22
Replies: 6
Just got back from a week in Arraba. It was a bit warm but the pistes remained in surprisingly good nick. Got a late deal staying half-board in a 3-star hotel for £349, including flights and transfers. Didn't see any queues and had no problem completing the Sella Ronda in a clockwise direction in just over 2.5 hours (travelling time). Glad we stayed in Arabba but would be tempted to stay in Selva if visiting again. The hidden valley is well worth a visit 8)
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Tue 16-03-10 18:58
Replies: 194
I just choose not to eat dead bodies. I also choose not to eat dead bodies. I much prefer a decent steak or similar :twisted:
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Fri 12-03-10 14:14
Replies: 93
I continue to use both TO and DIY. There's pros and cons to each of them but I don't think there can be any blanket application of one being better than the other. At Christmas it was a DIY trip to LDA. Got caught up in the channel tunnel mess and ended up taking nearly 30 hours to drive there in total. In January it was a TO late deal to VDI. This time we caught up with the bad weather at Chambery and got diverted to Turin. Ended up taking 24 hours in total to get there. Both were comparable on cost but the VD trip was catered chalet whilst the LDA trip was self-catered apartment. There was no question that the TO trip was better value (and a better trip overall) but it doesn't mean it would be the case for all other trips. Simple lesson from this is not to travel when I'm travelling ;-) PS, off to Arabba soon (TO late deal), so watch out...
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Mon 22-02-10 14:33
Replies: 26
A friend and I did 5 months round the Alps in a motorhome 6 years ago - an absolutely fantastic experience. As long as you have a winterised van (with heating), condensation shouldn't be a problem. Parking within walking distance of the slopes (and with hook-up) is not too common, especially in Austria and Switzerland. a- I need a site with power to plug and charge the battery ? Not necessarily. We relied on the leisure battery on a trickle charge from a solar panel on the roof. Occasionally topped up by running the engine for a half hour or so. b- Is heating powered through Battery or propane ? Where do I fill propane ? Depends on the van. We used gas. Bear in mind that the bottles (and regulators) are different in France, Italy and Switzerland (we didn't replace in Austria). In France you can get replacements at most garages, in Switzerland at camping shops (or similar) and in Italy at builders merchants(!). c- There are two waste tanks only right ? How and where Do i clean them ? Again, depends on the van. You'll need to figure it out once you have a suitable van. Do take care though, even with a winterised van, the tanks can still freeze. Don't be put off about driving up the mountain roads - we had a 23ft wagon with just a 2.5litre diesel engine. We weren't popular up some of the small roads but we never needed to turn back :-D Having said all that, if you're thinking of saving money by buying a van and going out for a month or two, you'd be much better off driving out in a car and finding accommodation out there, as suggested by pam w.
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Thu 11-02-10 14:02
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MazDave, Get firmer with them - you might manage to get the cost of the ferry paid (as a goodwill payment of course).
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Wed 20-01-10 15:02
Replies: 36
Hurtle, I didn't make such a mental note but then, I still didn't fly there anyway :-D
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Wed 20-01-10 14:35
Replies: 36
Flew out of Gatwick on Saturday 9th Jan. Arrived above Chambery but then got diverted to Turin where we were told that buses were on their way. Ended up waiting 9 hours in the airport before buses arrived and took us to Val D, stopping off at Moutiers on the way. Heard some horror stories in resort of people taking 48 hours to get to resort and then some of them without any luggage. On the way back, our flight was delayed (we were told) due to "technical difficulties" and "bad weather at Gatwick". Once on the flight, the captain told us we were delayed because the airline had decided (on the night before) to delay the flight because they "expected" bad weather at Chambery on the Saturday :roll:
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Tue 1-12-09 14:07
Replies: 40
I usually book the January holiday a few days before we go - it usually works out at about £200 - £250 for 4(ish)star catered with transfers 8)
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Tue 24-11-09 13:55
Replies: 47
Nordica Hotrod Afterburner 8)
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Thu 15-10-09 12:50
Replies: 32
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Tue 1-09-09 17:43
Replies: 19
I parked a motorhome in Pettneu for a couple of weeks about 5 years ago. Not a bad place to stay and the bus service to StAnton was very good although it stopped fairly early (about 20.00?) as I recall. You'd need to rely on taxis if you wanted to enjoy the nightlife.
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