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Poster: A snowHead
Thu 11-02-21 18:43
Replies: 107
What a great thread. Come on Hurtle, you can't leave it there. Whats your story.
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Thu 11-02-21 16:50
Replies: 107
@GreenDay, pool was always freezing. Its all been pulled down now, including the bike sheds where I got caught smoking, and replaced with a carlos fandango new school I believe. Anyway, back to Zell am Ziller, we were allowed to ski on our own from a couple of T Bars and a rope two near the top Gondela station. I thought I was the king of the world. Came second in the end of week race too. Forgot about that.
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Thu 11-02-21 16:35
Replies: 107
@GreenDay, Gracie Rules!!!! :D
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Thu 11-02-21 15:05
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Hillend dry slope, Edinburgh early 80s, when I was 14 in preparation for a School trip to Zell am Ziller. Hooked there and then. My first time abroad and it was fantastic. We had lessons for two hours in the morning and afternoon. We were allowed to free ski ourselves between lessons, and then with the teachers after lessons in the afternoon. No workbooks, lessons, projects or any bolloux like that, just great fun with great teachers. Bowling, sledging etc in the evening. We were taken to a Tyrolean night and half way through they served us schnapps. You've never seen shots being downed so quickly. Serves the teachers right for standing at the bar. The kids from the English school that were with us were a bit more street wise and each had a half bottle of something stashed away. They quickly became our new best friends. Great idea for a thread BTW
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Thu 11-02-21 14:27
Replies: 100
Good luck with this, its not for me but will work really well for the right person(s). It amazes me the vitriol you get every year over this. If people think its dodgy then no one is forcing you to do it. Is it any different to an eco builder scouring the globe for volunteers to help them build a house and only feed them for their efforts.
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Tue 26-01-21 17:28
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@boarder2020, The people I dealt with there on both trips were fantastic and couldn't have looked after us better. The problem was that officialdom was always on pace behind. I think it is an amazing place and would love to go back as a tourist but not with the current regime in place and certainly wouldn't ask my wife to go. Both times I went was for work, given the sanctions in place since I last went I can't see me going back for work. My view from two trips of ten days each was that the educated/middle class are putting up with the current regime but have no way to oust it. The people who were in their twenties that we spoke to were just bored, their view was that regime basically clamps down on anything at any time with little logic as to why certain things may or may not contravene the regimes views. The regime I think have been clever in commercialising the leadership of the republican guard who have many interests in day to day Iranian companies. Its not in their economic interest, regardless of their belief in the doctrine to let the theocracy fail. Anyway sorry for the thread drift.
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Tue 26-01-21 16:09
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After my daily self flagellation of looking at the webcams, I thought I'd click on the meteo suisse link, 50-80cm forecast for Thyon in the next three days. Enjoy the weekend Bob and any one else who can get some turns in. Stay safe.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Tue 26-01-21 14:01
Replies: 35
Skied Rocarraso, Campo Felice and Ovindoli when we lived in Rome, all good fun but my Italian colleague compared them to skiing Scotland, weather wise. Rocarasso was great, varied terrain and good infrastructure. Had the opportunity to ski in Iran for a day a few years back. Mucked up my planning by having what turned out to be a 15 minute meeting on a Saturday on the wrong side of Tehran which meant I didn't have time to get to the ski hill. Doubt I will ever get a chance to go back again, and TBH I wouldn't want to under the current regime.
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Mon 25-01-21 12:48
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@denfinella, Just Fab, loads of memories flooding back of hill walking in the Pentlands with the Outdoor Ed department at school. I hope Edinburgh schools still have Outdoor Ed departments but I suspect not.
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Fri 22-01-21 10:36
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Thu 21-01-21 19:33
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@Peter S, seen a few wet slabs near my parents in the hills of the Tweed Valley over the years.
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Thu 14-01-21 14:25
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Lovely, but looking a bit crowded on that last pic.
You know it makes sense.
Mon 4-01-21 13:09
Replies: 425
Missed this update, keep them coming, glad your getting some turns.
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Sat 2-01-21 13:44
Replies: 160
@Hells Bells, good question last jab was British, I'll have to check the passport
Poster: A snowHead
Sat 2-01-21 12:01
Replies: 160
@gilo, thanks. We are up to date, the vaccine was last done in July so if we can get to the EU before July 21 then we may just get away with it. Another plus for Romanian rescue dogs.
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Sat 2-01-21 11:49
Replies: 160
Our dog has a Romanian issued pet passport, am I correct in that the EU will still recognise it or is this just wishful thinking on my part.
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Sat 26-12-20 11:16
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Lad broke his arm in Aus 8 or so years ago, produced his EHIC and that was the end of it. Need to be careful in Aus as the Ambulance in some states is a charity and nor state provided. Aussie family and friends in Queensland pay a membership of the Ambulance each year.
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Mon 14-12-20 10:52
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@BobinCH, Keep it coming, glad someone is getting some turns.
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Mon 19-10-20 9:09
Replies: 30
Googled Brexit Deal Latest, nothing new out there. Any links?
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Sat 17-10-20 16:14
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Nice, hope you enjoy many more days on the hill along with any of you other Snowheads fortunate enough to have access. Keep the reports coming.
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Fri 2-10-20 18:08
Replies: 90
@under a new name, my other half is Russian and she is always logged at GVA and everywhere else that she enters Schengen. UK passport holders are about to discover all this. they are, but that won't prevent some snowheads looking for some complex route to evade any checks (see also: running a business in Europe, paying speeding fines, employing people legally). It is a recurring theme like some kind of fagin's den of reprobates. If only there was a way to avoid all of this, have streamlined systems that synchronise with our nearest neighbours and take the stress out of trading and working with the EU.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Wed 30-09-20 10:20
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@Weathercam, Thanks, its a wee while off for us, I was hoping that having a place in CH may open a long term Visa for us there when the time comes. Hopefully you get something to work out for you guys, need to see more of the Rando Chiens to get through this season. Having been part of the CH system previously, the medical insurance cost is the biggest concern. I recall paying over 400CHF on top of Swiss basic source deducted equivalent of NI per month over ten years ago. Can see it being way more expensive now we are older.
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Wed 30-09-20 8:03
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@Weathercam, Interested to know more about a visa, assume its a French long stay visa as I can't find anything about a Schengen wide long stay.
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Sun 27-09-20 7:35
Replies: 9
@KenX, the French must have stopped it after 2001, there was a lot of discussion when we were applying for them that it was against EU law. All the Brits had them as well as the other EU expats we knew from Sweeden, Greece, Belgium and the Netherlands. The Greek chap i knew got citizenship but had a hard time on his language test. Couldn't get an airport ID card without one. I seem to recall we needed them as well for things like car loans and mortgages. Three monthly trips to the Police Municipal to renew the Recepisse, and eventually a day at the Prefecture to sort out problems with my wife's application. Such fun.
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Sat 26-09-20 19:36
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Do you not still need a Carte de Sejour in France. We had a 5 and then a 10 year one when we moved there in 1996. I was told that we could apply for citizenship after the 10 year one was up for renewal but we left France in 2006 before it expired. Still have it somewhere.
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Mon 21-09-20 8:02
Replies: 252
This thread is useless without pictures!!!
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Fri 24-07-20 12:18
Replies: 89
Slightly out of region, I had to do a day trip to just north of Paris for work yesterday and had an hour before driving home walking around the town where we lived a few years ago. All the cafes and restaurants outdoor seating were rammed with very little spacing between them. That being said, all staff had masks on and all seemed to be enforcing masks inside. The company I visited , all had masks on and also in the hypermarket buying wine and at the services. I felt that all seamed normal apart from people wearing masks. A lot of Belgian and Dutch number plates on the roads both ways as well.
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Tue 21-07-20 22:14
Replies: 166
@holidayloverxx, so was I. In my head I think I sound like the Anglo French Silly Walk guys in the Python sketch.
Poster: A snowHead
Sat 4-07-20 18:26
Replies: 35
The guy has 31 posts and comes on asking for a freebie. Not even a donation to SH or a discount on their site. I would happily help out one of the long term posters with a commercial interest that have given a lot of help to SH over the years. All businesses need help now but so do all potential customers as well. I just thought it was a bit arrogant.
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Fri 3-07-20 17:29
Replies: 35
So I should spend my time writing for your commercial website for a link. I'm out, I think is the phrase.
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Thu 2-07-20 8:25
Replies: 127
Am I the only one to have originally seen this as a thread about job-sharing? Or to have never heard of "job shaming"? Nope, never heard of job shaming either. Its your job, you either like it or not and it provides you with a lifestyle you are happy with or not. Don't know why you care what other people think, are you enjoying life with an income and lifestyle acceptable to you. If you are not, make adjustments until you are.
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Wed 22-04-20 17:53
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There is a chairlift and a couple of drag lifts outside the airfield at Nuuk. Was there with work a few years back but no time to ski. Watched longingly from inside the airfield fence whilst inspecting an aircraft.
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Tue 21-04-20 11:33
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@rjs, Thanks, I have just explored the SCGB website some more and they have a long list of UK clubs, seems to be a mix of racing and social, so perhaps I am doing them a dis service. If I still lived back home, the Edinburgh club would interest me, http://www.edinburghskiclub.org.uk/
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Tue 21-04-20 10:01
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Not all skiers want to race, my thoughts were more along the lines of a club for social skiers at local level that can affiliate to the SCGB. I am not sure whether these clubs exist or if there is even a market for them. Perhaps Snowheads already fills this market
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Tue 21-04-20 7:18
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@rjs, I thought that might be the case. Perhaps they could offer the local existing clubs affiliation to access the benefits of the SCGB and expand the exposure of the current SCGB partners or sponsors.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Mon 20-04-20 15:38
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Does the SCGB have any feeder clubs, say the Hemel Branch or the Hillend Branch, or even the Glencoe Branch. It seems to be that the clubs reason for existing is to get people to ski or snowbord. The website makes it all look very London centred. I'll bet they don't even know that the Northern England club tows exist. These are the grassroots areas of British snowsports. Most people in the UK are once a year holiday skiers, would it not be beneficial for them to have a rep at most snow domes or dryslopes organising social skiing at a local level, these people then feed in to the overseas part of the scgb as they become more experienced skiers. A social scene at local level helps cement the roots of a club like any other sporting club. Perhaps each artificial slope already has a club so they may have missed a boat there. Looking at their website, there is nothing to inspire me to join. Looking at my kids, there is nothing for them either. They do seem to be wedded to the idea of keeping the resort rep and guiding from yesteryear. If guiding is so important to them, why don't they look at employing an in resort guide qualified to the local country standard to take people off piste. I know that will cost more money, but if you want to provide a good product, it is going to cost. For the yoof, how about a freestyle or park guide in certain resorts again suitably qualified to the local standard.
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Sat 28-03-20 10:40
Replies: 78
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Mon 24-02-20 15:56
Replies: 92
The Les Sybelles domain is where they sent the Soviet apartment block designers that weren't very good. Ski area is fine, but google the La Toussuire and Le Corbier architecture. https://en.ski-france.com/ski-area-sybelles/la-toussuire/ Not sure what the cross country is like there either.
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Thu 20-02-20 16:25
Replies: 33
I do think the D visa is valid for tourists as well though and I would be contacting my local embassy direct, but that's the last on this thread about it from me. @Wylie66, :D Sorry for the thread hijack, have a great trip.
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Thu 20-02-20 15:31
Replies: 33
@queenie pretty please, https://www.austria.org/visa-application As I read this it is not a Student Visa Austrian National Visa (Visa D) If you intend to stay in Austria for more than 90 days and up to 6 months AND you are not a citizen of an European Union or European Free Trade Association member state, you need to apply for a national Austrian visa (Visa D). During the validity of the Visa D the holder is entitled to enter, transit and stay up to 90 days in other Schengen countries.
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