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Poster: A snowHead
Sat 16-02-19 14:01
Replies: 9
My nephew went to Les Menuires when he was 9 or 10 with his school and loved it! They all had a great time.
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Thu 14-02-19 22:56
Replies: 33
Folie Douce - overpriced, used to be fun, now embarrassing. He’s 23, you are too old for it.
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Thu 14-02-19 18:44
Replies: 33
You won't be disappointed with Val d'Isere, it's fantastic. La Folie Douce and Cocorico will provide all the apres you need. Google some YouTube vids and you'll see.
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Thu 14-02-19 11:52
Replies: 71
Red: As has been mentioned by others, #7 Cervinia, europe's highest cable car & one of the world's longest ski runs. Also the Hidden Valley, isolation, frozen waterfalls & a horse drawn drag out at the bottom. I did love that - a real adventure and unrivalled scenery. We watched people ice climbing when we did it!
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Wed 13-02-19 15:17
Replies: 23
^ I was amazed! I showed them a pic of my old Anon goggles where the reflective coating was coming off and said the new ones had been replacements for them, so they sent me a new lens! I wasn't expecting anything at all.
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Wed 13-02-19 11:40
Replies: 71
@HoneyBunny, Jerusalem was a red, but now it’s a blue, after they put an alternative gentler way down in at the top. The steep at the top is still there and is a red section, but they’ve renamed it Cheferie. Oh that's interesting, the top bit was the fun bit! I've not skied it for years. For a "proper" red I'll have Arcelle in Val d'Isere as a back up, I love that run.
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Tue 12-02-19 20:52
Replies: 23
@bambionskiis, ahh she's much better now, thank you for asking. She was in hospital for a week, then off work for nearly two weeks - she's back this week but on Sunday fell down the stairs and twisted her ankle! She's a disaster lol. Oh - btw, insurance paid out for my stolen jacket, my mum perfectly mended my broken trousers, Snow+Rock are fixing my broken ski boot, Burton sent me a new lens for my scratched new goggles for free (very nice of them) and I decided to treat myself to a new phone, rather than use the replacement work one. So all is well that ends well.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Tue 12-02-19 15:03
Replies: 28
Imagine if he'd landed that. The guy's got balls of steel...
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Tue 12-02-19 14:32
Replies: 39
I am sure the black to the right of it might be okay too but they weren't having that... :skele: No, it really isn't. Epaule du Charvet is steeper than Face and often has giant moguls with it. Not for the timid. I was on the very edge of my comfort zone skiing it!! Surprised no-one's mentioned the Verte in La Daille yet! I think Mangard in Val has a steep section which would be red anywhere else, and the steep section of Plan M (or whatever it's called now) would be black in many resorts.
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Tue 12-02-19 13:43
Replies: 31
Oh no! :shock: :shock: I didn't read it properly and thought it was in the evening! I agree with ski gear and nothing else, not even slippers!! Otherwise what kind of friends are they?
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Tue 12-02-19 1:45
Replies: 71
Green: Genepy in Val d’Isere Blue: Piste 68 in Saalbach. A dream of a run in fresh snow. Red: Jerusalem to St Martin de Belleville* Black: has to be La Face de Bellevarde in Val *i think that’s a red, if not then I’ll have Arcelle in Val d’Isere, fab for a non-stop, top to bottom blast.
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Tue 12-02-19 1:40
Replies: 31
I would think so, I mean it’s skiing so I doubt anyone’s expecting you to dress up, it’s just for your own comfort. Why don’t you just ask them? They might not mind you wearing ski gear as you’ll be skiing back afterwards and it’s only lunch.
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Tue 12-02-19 0:39
Replies: 31
Is it a posh dinner? Are you staying the night? If you've got a rucksack I'd at least shove in some clean trackie bottoms and a hoodie to wear and maybe a change of socks, rather than sit there in smelly base layers. I'd bring deodorant too. How are you getting back, taxi?
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Mon 11-02-19 11:57
Replies: 23
Borovets is indeed cheap, and if the snow conditions are good you can get some great skiing in for a few days for not very much money at all. But it is a bit downmarket as well as cheap, so make sure you keep an eye on all of your equipment and belongings all the time, including when you go out as things get stolen. Food is decent, drinks are cheap and the people are friendly, especially if you take the time to learn a little Bulgarian. The village is also quite cute (if you ignore the lapdancing bars), and the views from up the mountain are beautiful.
Poster: A snowHead
Mon 11-02-19 0:09
Replies: 54
Hestra all the way! Mine have lasted years, they keep my hands warm and dry and they've not ripped and the stitching hasn't come loose. Worth the money IMO. I also have leashes on them so I can't lose them. Saying that, these look nice: https://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/p/rab-guide-glove-A3215473.html?colour=124
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Sun 10-02-19 22:03
Replies: 5817
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Sun 10-02-19 21:39
Replies: 70
@Perty, Perty is someone under all that powder??? (great shot btw)
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Sun 10-02-19 21:38
Replies: 23
I had mine custom fitted at Pro Feet. The guy said it would take them a week of skiing to bed in, and then they would be absolutely fine. He was right. Give them time and they'll be great I'm sure - but as said, you need to ski in them.
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Sun 10-02-19 12:42
Replies: 70
Yesterday I was discussing these Kenjas: https://www.voelkl.com/en/products/skis/freeride/kenja-3239/ which IMO are some of the dullest topsheets I've ever seen. Especially when you consider how beautiful the topsheets were on them back in 2012! https://utahskigear.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Volkl-Kenja-170-86-Vk-Mr_066-1.jpg Isn't the whole point of Whitedots that they have white dots? Do not like.
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Sun 10-02-19 12:39
Replies: 16
I've had that before from a bad tune, it felt like my skis were trying to kill me! Had them re-serviced and they were fine.
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Thu 7-02-19 20:36
Replies: 16
^ this Also some skis have tip guards which help a bit.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Thu 7-02-19 20:32
Replies: 20
I went for it. I bought the Aurora Borealis one. If it saves a £65 lens from scratching, it's worth it. I've never had frameless goggles before, and now I know how easily they scratch!! (pic from the other thread, before I scratched them!!) https://i.imgur.com/vb4Qvhf.jpg
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Wed 6-02-19 23:17
Replies: 20
I keep thinking about this product, and after I scratched my brand new goggles in Bulgaria, I think I might buy one. Luckily Burton replaced the lens because they're very nice (my other Anon goggles were faulty, that's why) but I wonder if spending £13 might protect the new lens. And they're quite cool.
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Wed 6-02-19 22:58
Replies: 846
I appear to have started something, here's one from the top of Pisteurs from Tim (aka the snowHeads favourite brewer!) - fuuny how cameras appear to underplay the gradient of steep slopes........ Looks scarily steep enough to me! You'd have to lower me down on a rope. Is that the one opposite the Fontaine Froid chair?
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Wed 6-02-19 22:55
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https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/353/279/e31.jpg
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Wed 6-02-19 18:16
Replies: 5817
^^ that would make me so mad as well. Bad enough that she damaged your equipment by her own stupidity and didn't give a sh*t, but the fact they were then so aggressive is disgusting. What is wrong with people? Don't let it spoil your great week - or your birthday! @Steve Angus, nope, still can't see it, I presume you must have protected content on your page or something. Maybe use Insta instead?
You know it makes sense.
Tue 5-02-19 22:08
Replies: 5817
I can't see your FB vids Steve, so I've put in a friend request from the work account (I don't have Facebook).
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Tue 5-02-19 20:20
Replies: 5
I love my Anon Mig goggles, they have poncy Sonar Red zeiss lenses in them and don't steam up. https://i.imgur.com/vb4Qvhf.jpg
Poster: A snowHead
Mon 4-02-19 11:53
Replies: 5817
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Mon 4-02-19 11:32
Replies: 42
You will have a great time. The Espace Killy is my favourite ski area anywhere and I return year after year. I prefer the village vibe in central Val, but the skiing in Tignes is absolutely fabulous and the views up on the mountain from all the various sectors are tremendous. Head to the snack places mentioned above rather than the proper restaurants and you'll find some very reasonable prices. You should treat yourself to a lunch stop at the Panoramic at the top of the funicular though, it's just lovely.
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Mon 4-02-19 1:26
Replies: 5817
ooo that wi-fi dongle is actually pretty reasonable. I'm really going to miss Val this year :cry:
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Sun 3-02-19 20:58
Replies: 90
+1 on the Brettljause. Always entertaining watching peopls's faces when they think the horseradish is grated cheese, load it on bread and then take a bite... Oh, I thought it was just me that did that - except I just had a massive mouthful of it :oops: :oops: Not a mistake you make twice.
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Sun 3-02-19 20:49
Replies: 90
@brandegg, yep, also good is a schmaltzbrot, which is basically a slice of dark bread and dripping with tiny crunchy bits of crackling, with lots of wafer thin sliced raw onions, costs about €2.80, oooo that sounds amazing! I can't believe I've been to Austria so many times but haven't tried half the stuff in this thread. Looking forward to Zell in March, I like the sound of that meat pasty thing as well. I have tried a germknoedel, I wondered what the boobs were that everyone was eating so I ordered one. FILLING. I'm normally boring and have goulasch soup or chicken.
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Sun 3-02-19 14:37
Replies: 50
Someone tried to nick my hire skis in Borovets. I'd left them propped in the rack and locked to it, and when I came out of the restaurant they were on the ground still locked - with the poles taken. That little lock saved me a hefty charge from the hire shop, I'm sure.
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Fri 1-02-19 18:50
Replies: 81
@brovert, did you have to be rescued?
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Thu 31-01-19 12:05
Replies: 5817
Here's a picture of me at the gorge, in October. I was hiking up to Prariond. The Gorge is about 50m deep from the path and you would be on the other side of the Isere, if you had skied down from Col Pers. Any avalanche around here would be fatal. {IMG14278_2523_left} FIT!! Why would anyone be dumb enough to ski down there without knowing if you can get across? It looks like a fun off piste expedition (obvs I'd only go with a guide), even for someone who's not brilliant at off piste. There's a (rather annoying) video of it here, and it looks like you ski along the bottom of the gorge to get out, so it must require tons of snow to be open: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn0IWtABin8 I think some people are looking at the wrong picture btw - I'm pretty sure it's the one above the caption that Steve is asking about. I don't think I can see the photo you guys are talking about, I can only see two posted.
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Wed 30-01-19 23:57
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Wed 30-01-19 23:42
Replies: 20
You didn't mention budget, but look at Ischgl. Fabulous piste skiing and arguably the world's best apres. It's a large, high resort which will easily tick all of your boxes. You'd probably much prefer Val d'Isere to Tignes, and it's excellent for a late March trip. Wonderful range of runs, snowsure, good links to Tignes - and Cocorico will provide all you need for apres!
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Wed 30-01-19 22:36
Replies: 31
Do you wrap new cars in a big sock as well?
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Wed 30-01-19 20:13
Replies: 19
"Hang on a minute lads, I've got a great idea...." (LOL, as above!)
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