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Poster: A snowHead
Wed 23-01-19 10:26
Replies: 35
@pembsflyer, I have just noticed that a number of hire car companies charge you extra if you are taking the car out of the country others don’t. So flying to Salzburg and driving to Flachau looks easy but if you use Munich this may be an issue. I have been looking as I am flying to Salzburg in April and driving to Mayrhofen with the quickest route being via Germany.
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Tue 22-01-19 20:08
Replies: 29
@ceryski, not that I can offer anything helpful but couldn’t watch video as I need flash installed.
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Tue 22-01-19 17:12
Replies: 9
@NickyJ, snowbrainer discount code does not work any more. do you have a new one by any chance? Skistar19 for France or snow10 outside France.
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Tue 22-01-19 9:53
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@Boofont, we have booked our April ski holiday through Sunweb (we are going to Mayrhofen in 13th April). I noticed on the website of where we are going for Half term that from mid March the Ski Amadé lift pass is free for children when bought with an adult. The place we are staying at for Half term is Haus Susanne (https://www.austrian-adventures.com). Not sure when that area closes in April though (as obviously we are going Feb I didn’t look at that!)
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Mon 21-01-19 20:05
Replies: 31
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Mon 21-01-19 19:10
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@mikeycharlton, for the most part, with flight prices, the airlines release x amount of seats at a cheap price, once they sell, another x at a bit higher, and so on. Hence closer to travel time prices are higher, than one first release. However that being said, I am certain that even at just after midnight when the half term flights were released last year they didn’t bother releasing any cheap seats. Easter maybe different, I didn’t look at that on initial release. Looking NOW at Easter flight prices for this season is not an indication of next years prices on initial release.
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Mon 21-01-19 18:27
Replies: 38
@Wonkyski, my local dry ski slope is a “proslope” material, which I find a lot nicer to ski on than dendix. Is there a slope you can get to which is that material?
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Sat 19-01-19 11:22
Replies: 22
Late last season at the Spring Family Bash in Val thorens on paper it was a good snow depth and there had been some good fresh snow, but then the wind came in and scoured the snow off the runs leaving very hard icy areas. You really can’t know what it is going to be like.
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Fri 18-01-19 15:36
Replies: 17
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Fri 18-01-19 13:06
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@Russeh, i hope she has an amazing time.
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Fri 18-01-19 9:50
Replies: 6
Decathlon were knocking out ladies Rossignols for £150 This was where my first set came from but by March they had reduced them down to £99! Hubby got them as a mother’s day present for me.
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Fri 18-01-19 8:34
Replies: 22
@Mummytwo, as others have said. Very much depends WHEN you are looking to go? A second trip this season at Easter for example, of looking to go Christmas next season?
You know it makes sense.
Wed 16-01-19 21:37
Replies: 11
Won't they be looking to grandpa for child care, @twoodwar? ;-) Didn’t quite work out that way with us when we tried that....
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Wed 16-01-19 20:16
Replies: 11
In terms of great childcare I recommend Esprit.
Poster: A snowHead
Tue 15-01-19 11:03
Replies: 60
@NickyJ, cover it in stickers My sister is talking about spraying it.
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Tue 15-01-19 10:02
Replies: 60
thanks @holidayloverxx cheap aren't they :shock: I have been shocked by the price of them. We passed on my daughters pink helmet to my nephew as daughter has outgrown it and fits him perfectly. The thought being just pick up a cover. We have yet to find a cheap one (Decathlon did have a cheap one but completely out of stock), and it is cheaper for us to buy a new helmet than get a cover!
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Mon 14-01-19 22:07
Replies: 13
I contacted them and sounds like the website is trying to do 3D security which their cards down support :-(
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Mon 14-01-19 18:51
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@geepee, oh well. Yes was set and showing blue.
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Mon 14-01-19 18:44
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Well the settings appear to allow online transactions but maybe they work in the inverse to how I think so will change that setting and try again.
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Mon 14-01-19 18:34
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@SnoodlesMcFlude, yes made sure there’s enough there and in Euros.
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Mon 14-01-19 18:30
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@queenie pretty please, are you sure no queues? We will be going half term, so idea of already having them in hand appeals, that way they can be safely secured in children’s coats in the warm. @geepee, thanks. Weird thing is the app hasn’t told me it has blocked it, like it did when I tried the contactless payment which hadn’t been authorised. It seems to have been “declined” before reaching them? Thanks Both
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Mon 14-01-19 18:05
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Long shot I know, but I am just trying to buy the family lift passes from Ski Amadé ticket shop and pay for it using my Revolut account card. However this is being declined. I know others have used Revolut here, has anybody had these issues? Has anybody successfully used these to pay for the lift pass tickets for the Ski Amade region?
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Sat 12-01-19 17:26
Replies: 24
It gets mentioned quite a bit on here. We will be skiing there when we visit the area in 5 weeks time and can report then... but sure other will come along shortly.
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Sat 12-01-19 9:44
Replies: 12
I’d have loved to use Oxygène but sadly I’m just too lazy to take the kids there when Ski cool meets literally in front of where we are staying :D but yes, they seem like a great option too. That is a good decider, convenience of meet locations is definitely worth considering.
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Sat 12-01-19 7:55
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@Stinkpickle, this was my thought about Prosneige as well. Oxygène also operate in that area and have a max group size of 6. They are more expensive than Prosneige, but with smaller groups you can understand why. So another to consider
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Fri 11-01-19 19:00
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You know it makes sense.
Fri 11-01-19 16:00
Replies: 5
I would recommend doing SpyderJons course at the Piste office if you can.
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Fri 11-01-19 12:21
Replies: 31
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 11-01-19 6:27
Replies: 31
Salen is the same more drags than chair lifts but quite a few chair lifts still. The main reason for that is due to how windy is can be causing them to need to close the chair lifts but the drags are fine to stay open. We went in Feb half term last year a (we are tied to school holidays) and although it was cold and a bit windy nothing bad at all (was far far worse in Val thorens in april last year). In terms of length of daylight this was fine and and snow quality was great. Although we DIY’d we booked accommodation, lift passes and kids ski hire through SkiStar.
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Thu 10-01-19 19:21
Replies: 37
@Canuck, yes I did when I was taking my daughter out of school for 1 day (did a Monday to Monday one halfterm when my eldest was in yr 4). The request was still declined. However as it was under the 5 days threshold there was no further action or fine for taking her out for that one day (the only day of school she missed that year).
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Thu 10-01-19 8:50
Replies: 37
@NickyJ, :lol: Agreed - if doing Feb with kids book early as you can!!!! I had assumed you were saying don't recommend half-term and was thinking bit harsh Yes suddenly realised how it came across :-)
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Thu 10-01-19 7:11
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@BobbyO, really wouldn’t recommend it it - not with that many of you and not when you need childcare and ski lessons. For peak weeks these can be fully booked. Just to confirm I was trying to say “I wouldn’t recommend last minute booking for half term”... just realised I wasn’t clear at all!
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Wed 9-01-19 22:11
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@BobbyO, really wouldn’t recommend it it - not with that many of you and not when you need childcare and ski lessons. For peak weeks these can be fully booked.
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Wed 9-01-19 21:26
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Thanks. Ideally not take them out of school for a full week. I don't agree with the way it is managed now, I feel it should be judged over the whole year, a 6 year old child that has 100% attendance should be granted one week having a family holiday that the family may not be able to afford during peak times. Looking at the half term prices I do fear it may be a choice of waiting a few years and saving or taking them out of school whilst they're still young. Esprit Christmas week prices aren’t horrendous, if you don’t mind going over Christmas. Next cheapest is second week of Easter school holidays.
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Wed 9-01-19 21:11
Replies: 37
Personally I would highly recommend Esprit. Are you looking to take yours out of school? We did when they were that age BUT that was before the rules changed and we did get permission from the school.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Wed 9-01-19 21:08
Replies: 44
We used Mark Warner in Les Deux Alpes for Easter one year and we found the childcare not as good. You don’t get snow rangers going along with the children to lessons, they use sleep rooms rather than baby listening service but those sleep rooms had sleeping camp beds in the same room at a tv for older ones.... which meant my children didn’t sleep there, so we felt we had to rush our meal to get them into bed earlier and then stuck in the room. Even doing that they were over tired on the morning as they didn’t get enough sleep.
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Wed 9-01-19 21:05
Replies: 44
@Roscoe, if you are open to other dates and locations, the cheapest school holiday week with Esprit for next season is Christmas week. The cheapest location with them is La Rosière. If you are set on Easter then week commencing 12 April is next cheapest school holiday week, I have been advised on here the La Rosiere is not great for that time of year due to south facing slopes, the next cheapest location with them for Easter is Gressoney but although they are providing a price for that week I suspect it isn’t real (I found that for this coming season when I went to confirm the total price they weren’t actually operating in resort that week despite having a price in their brochure and further research indicated this was actually because the resort isn’t open that week!), next is their places in Peisey, then Les Arcs, then Val D’Isere. I have been to their place in Val at Easter and we had a lovely time there and I would happily return.
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Wed 9-01-19 12:31
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I have recently spotted their is a Skibay group on Facebook for buying / selling ski gear. Not bought / sold through there yet but worth a look. We have had issues with selling stuff on eBay and would caution against them.... though may be OK for ski stuff there are so many fake buyers out there that then delete their accounts or worse pay for it then just send it back and PayPal (thieving whatsits) just refund them and take the money from you even though their reason for sending back is they found it difficult to use!??!
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Wed 9-01-19 12:27
Replies: 44
I can highly recommend Esprit with that age children, we did stay in their Belle Plagne place but we didn’t pay the prices for it (Esprit / Hoteplan decided to stop in St Anton a week early so we were offered Belle Plagne place as an alternative.), they have more affordable places in Les Arcs if you didn’t mind going the other side? I would be tempted to look at Club Med for the right weeks they aren’t badly priced when you consider that all lessons, childcare, lift passes, food is included... but not ski hire.
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Wed 9-01-19 8:32
Replies: 15
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