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Poster: A snowHead
Sat 4-04-20 11:06
Replies: 9
Grand Massif invited claims, responded to mine immediately, saying they are deluged, and please don't call again! Sent mine about 17th March, no news yet.
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Tue 24-03-20 12:12
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LaForet.... Hi, everyone. We will also be open in the summer from July to September, starting next year for mountain biking, hiking and wellness holidays. Richard and Amanda
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Wed 18-03-20 12:44
Replies: 59
Using social media for your medical advice is thick. Using Stanton as your advisor is reeeeeeeally stupid!
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Mon 16-03-20 16:23
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Loads of spaces: profiteering.
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Mon 16-03-20 16:11
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Just moved my tunnel booking to tomorrow did it on line no problems lots of time slots to choose from I came back Sunday, booked tunnel Saturday for £107. On the journey to Calais we checked, and all crossings were £175 all week. Nice little earner!
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Fri 13-03-20 21:48
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@crosbie, and others... thanks for the clarification.
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Fri 13-03-20 21:34
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@Charliegolf, well presumably, the 'french side' of GVA is unaffected - for destinations in France. I am new to this, so assumed, 'crossing into CH' is a reality to get to the French side at GVA?
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Fri 13-03-20 21:15
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Just seen this on a facebook group... https://lenews.ch/2020/03/13/coronavirus-swiss-government-locks-down-nation/?fbclid=IwAR3OiQSrnbG1TQNbNyEj6ttBpKXLfsZrRM3nQRvRBnTSXGjfGes-KAPllho I need to take my daughter to the GVA Monday. How are Snowheads reading my chances? CG
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Wed 11-03-20 22:09
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I'm out in GM for a month now, having had a week late Jan. Our plan is for 3 months next year, somewhere in France. I'm more swayed at the moment by the seemingly non-stop carp weather: I expected March to be wall to wall sunshine!
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Mon 9-03-20 16:46
Replies: 2
@Bunches, Thanks for the reply, but I got a set off ebay before we left (end of week 1 of 4). Agree, brilliant kit, and so easy to fit.
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Sun 8-03-20 20:14
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Day 6. Fabulous, sunny, brisk day. Best day so far. Skied all over the local area, mainly reds cos Mrs G is taking her instructor's word as gospel- "you must ski a red every day!". We are both skiing better, and seeing our errors much more clearly buy zeroing in on the main action points. Dozens of single runner sleds on the go today- nutters all of them! :D Snow is holding up well, and the bare faced liars (weather-guessers) are saying more tonight with a dull day tomorrow. Again, slushy at the bottom of the home runs: a chill would be good for the pistes. We have taken to picnicking, so have almost saved up enough for another week :D Tomorrow all the kids are back in school, so be interesting as to how busy or otherwise it will be. Parking: busy at the weekend as you'd expect, but never short of a space, even when we are late to the party. CG
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Sat 7-03-20 20:42
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@marcellus, do the ski schools out here get weekday business from academic schools? Might that be the hit the instructors were speaking about?
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Sat 7-03-20 20:20
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Day 5. Lovely bright start to the day, keen to embed the wisdom we got yesterday. (Mrs G not terribly confident, was told straight by her instructor that she must do at least one red daily to build confidence. Being a rule person, she complied.) We remained in the Morillon/Carroz side by choice, snow was good on the whole, but very slushy from the off at the bottom of both stations. Car park looked rammed as we approached, but no problem parking, and no sense that it was overy busy. A good day had the edge removed by 3 points at Twickers. Hey ho. @Timbobaggins, As I said earlier, ESF out in force today, groups and private lessons, so maybe rumour mongering? (Them then me!) CG
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Sat 7-03-20 16:09
Replies: 13
Will do. Need to add it was one ESF instructor explaining that it was the talk of the crewroom that day. Seen no other evidence. ESF were out in force today...
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 6-03-20 17:13
Replies: 13
Day 4. Lovely morning after yesterday's rain, sun out and not too warm. Main course was a two hour private lesson each, so we did some gentle skiing to warm up. Lessons were with ESF at Morillon, and we both felt we got a huge amount from them. I now get my weight forward. But not enough :D . The difference on my version of steeps is already marked, so I'm happy. Two hour private lessons: E82 each. There's now talk among the instructors of ski schools being closed by government edict(?) due to covid19. That's gonna be a difficult pill to swallow- for them and the punters. Snow was good Morillon side and Samoens side, but the bottoms of the home runs were slush pools. Left the piste after a warm down ski down Sairon at about 1635. Fire's lit, time to relax! CG
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Thu 5-03-20 20:50
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Well I'm here, and I didn't pee myself. :D It was tiring, but no little uns to consider, so yes it does. Not put me off doing the same back to Calais.
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Thu 5-03-20 15:44
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Update Day 3. Cus we is a bit dumb, we went rain-skiing for 2 hours at Samoens, thinking higher off the gondola would be better. Got soaked, but had a bit of fun. Good break for lunch back at the ranch then a Lidl shop/run out to Cluses. Tomorrow looking a bit kinder. Allegedly. CG
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Thu 5-03-20 11:53
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Thursday. Raining quite hard at Morillon as I type. Still gonna do an hour up high tho' :D Great snow yesterday, Wed, our first day of a month here.
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Thu 5-03-20 11:48
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And there's potential knock on of Exeter, Southampton and Newquay airports having a dramatic reduction in number of flights. And Cardiff :( Whilst a smaller operation, it was a treat for us to go 45 mins to the airport. Back to BRS and BHX I guess.
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Thu 5-03-20 11:43
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Day 1 Calais- Morillon. 0830-1800, inc stops for pee and stretching; and a full hour in Carrefour Cluses. Looong drive, but a great trip pegged at 130 in the sun. The Doofer Tag is worth the tolls just for the buzz of not stopping! Accom is great, unpacked, squared away and went to bed. Day 2, up late, (very), on the slopes at lunchtime. Parking easy and close, and the new snow was lush. Did the ski legs thing in the Morillon area, had lunch at L'Igloo (pretty good) at the top of Bergin lift) and booked a 2 hour private lesson each for Friday. Bit of checking in at home, log fire, film and bed. Day 3 5th March. Wizzin down outside :(
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Mon 2-03-20 0:00
Replies: 5
Thanks both, we'll talk to them on Wednesday!
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Sun 1-03-20 20:42
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@4q, thumbs up, ta.
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Sun 1-03-20 20:27
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Last question before we set off tomorrow evening for the GM. We plan to have a couple of private lessons when we arrive (after getting ski legs), possibly more, or as a prelude to getting in the right group for group lessons the following week. We are there for the month, so have bags of time. Any recommendations for an English speaking school. We are of differing abilities, so will need 2 instructors and different groups if we follow on with group lessons. Context: we stopped having lessons when we could get around, but recognise we need to improve our respective techniques to make the best of what's left in our hips and knees! Cheers CG
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Sat 29-02-20 14:25
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Fri 28-02-20 15:45
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Hope the road's ok.
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Thu 27-02-20 23:03
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I wonder how long it is before insurance companies withdraw their cover if you travel against their advice? That already appears to be the case. It is with axa.
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Thu 27-02-20 22:59
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Thanks for that @Timc, appreciate it. I probably won't need them either -Grand Massif all of March)- but do plan 3 months next year too.
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Thu 27-02-20 21:36
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Hi, just got a set off ebay, used. They appear (fitted twice for practice) to fit properly. But... the set I have for my 225/50/17s also fit other wheel sizes. Question to users (it's not in the instruction sheet): do they need other adjustment? I know other face mounted types have links to take out/insert for different sizes. I'm just covering bases here, I think they are well fitted. Thanks. CG
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Thu 27-02-20 0:59
Replies: 14
Grand Massif is about 500E for the season. If you buy before the December deadline.
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Sun 23-02-20 18:49
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Should comfortably be able to. We never saw a queue for the luge in the week we were there. Dunno about the opening times.
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Sun 23-02-20 15:51
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Sat 22-02-20 12:59
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because this forum is full of the same - old boring farts from accounting, that are huffing and puffing over nothing. And a sprinkling of k-nobs, seemingly. Our January Airbnb had a cleaning charge of 70E which wasn't taken at booking, so we decided to save it and clean. Mrs G's superpower is cleaning. The host let us keep our bags in the place between checkout and collection, so we went away and came back. She jumped on us to thank us for the way we left it; and to remark that no-one had ever left it so clean. We probably leave most places cleaner than we found it. Shoulda seen the fire glass! Gleamo! :D
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Fri 21-02-20 19:34
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@Whitegold, great means I can ski ice in the morning ,drink Rose in the sun and go for a bike ride in the afternoon . We need more of you on here No we don't :D
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Thu 20-02-20 21:47
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@Charliegolf, sorry didn’t see your post re directions to Flaine but others have answered it anyway. How was Flaine if you got there? Be interested to know if it’s worth the pain of the lift queues en route. No probs. We're not out yet- Morillon 3rd to the 31st. But we were at Carroz last week Jan and Flaine was really good. Croque at the top of Grand Plattiers in the sun. Made the big never repeat error of doing Cascades! My God, what a drag- the last few km were absolutely scraped clean, and Mrs Golf was not happy. Won't be doin that again!
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Thu 20-02-20 21:08
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Yes, we'll be driving, Cheers.
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Thu 20-02-20 11:10
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Thu 20-02-20 10:40
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Blimey! Which one? No idea, I've only been one way into/out of CH/GVA on all my trips so far.
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Thu 20-02-20 10:18
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This is a late thought... If Daughter pops out to us in Morillon for a few days via GVA, and I go to collect her, do I need to jump through hoops in advance (vignette?); or will armed with a credit card get me there? Thanks- shoulda thought of this before, travelling on the 3rd.
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Thu 20-02-20 10:13
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Morning. Off to GM for a month in March, and the pass comes with 3 'awaydays', one of which can be Cham. I seem to have read that Chamonix is several places really, not all interlinked. To get the best out of a day, I'm after advice on the best place to start off for a confident inter (me) and a way-too-good-to-call-a-beginner, (her). Any advice welcome. Obviously, we could use all 3 freebies there, but prob won't. Ta. CG
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Wed 19-02-20 20:34
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