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Poster: A snowHead
Tue 14-01-20 22:35
Replies: 195
Hi, Can any of the dolomiti locals shed any light on this? Is this new news, old news or pie in the sky news? https://www.repubblica.it/cronaca/2020/01/10/news/le_dolomiti_in_seggiovia_o_sugli_sci_parte_il_progetto_del_grande_carosello_-245352320/
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Thu 14-02-19 9:56
Replies: 30
I'm going to speak up in defence of Stansted. I've flown in and out 4 times so far this winter and not queued for more than 5 mins at either security on the way out or passports on the way back. They have put a lot of effort in to improve the flow of people and actively manage queues to prevent them getting too big. Saying that, I haven't travelled on half term saturday so expect it to be busy but maybe not the chaos of a couple of years ago.
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Mon 4-02-19 14:57
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@wishfulthinker, I would recommend the short route over SP pass unless snowmageddon is occurring. I make the drive from Treviso airport up to Moena (10 mins from Pozza) every fortnight - 5 times so far this season. It normally takes less than 2.5 hours. When the roads are a bit snowy winter tyres are fine. This weekend was the first time I've encountered serious snow so friday evenings drive took 3 hours including chaining up at Falcade to go up to SP. Removed chains before we arrived in Moena. This was my first real "chaining" experience and fitting the chains and driving in those conditions was far less daunting than I expected. Between Falcade and Moena they did a tremendous job this weekend keeping the road clear. Descended from SP yesterday evening without the need for chains. Local Police, regional Police, Carabinieri all in evidence to keep the pass managed and moving. I was very impressed.
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Wed 16-01-19 10:26
Replies: 14
With Milan flights in mind, I would consider Bormio. Three lovely ski areas, a beautiful old town and a great thermal spa.
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Mon 14-01-19 20:36
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10 minute max walk, downhill and past a few nice bars. Not sure if there is a road train linking the two during peak season.
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Thu 10-01-19 13:22
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I skied Canazei, Arabba and La Villa on tuesday and can confirm that the pistes were in very good condition.
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Tue 4-12-18 14:41
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Are there are any Val di Fassa road experts on this thread? I'm renting in Canazei for the season and will have a car and was wondering which roads are badly affected by winter weather? Particularly, down the valley to Cavalese and on to Trento and the road through Carezza and on to Bolzano. Also, how are the routes to Selva, Arabba and Malga Ciapela?
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Fri 15-12-17 12:33
Replies: 24
Hi @Pending, I'm no expert on this but I'm looking to do a similar thing this year - althrough mainly from GVA. Quite a few of the areas on MagicPass have good links to the main railway line in the valley with either local rail or Postbus. Look at a train from Basel to Aigle,Bex or Sierre and then change to transfer into resort. Aigle for Leysin/Les Diablerets - Cog railway or Postbus Bex for Villars on the BVB local train Sierre for Val d'Anniviers or Crans Montana on the Postbus
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Thu 7-09-17 20:23
Replies: 12
Don't miss the dachstein glacier on a nice day (not windy). Travel on the right hand gondola and you can stand on the top and then some bizarre walkways to test how comfortable your group are with heights!
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Mon 19-06-17 11:04
Replies: 29
Thanks @charliesimpson, I'm only just venturing into proper off piste so 112mm waist terrifies me!
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Mon 19-06-17 10:27
Replies: 29
Thanks for the responses, they are very helpful. Am I correct in aiming for 177 lengths in both my piste and off piste ski - I normally ski slightly shorter, around the 170cm mark.
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Mon 19-06-17 7:24
Replies: 29
@dp, My current ZeroOnes are very soft and feel like a playful park ski. I thought I would need wider for off piste and stiffer for on piste.
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Sun 18-06-17 21:50
Replies: 29
Help! I think I need new skis but I’m not sure which way to go. I ski for 28 days in the season, mainly on piste and itineries but next year I’m looking to take off piste lessons and improve this part of my abilities with an aim of skiing more off piste (think mountaintracks intro to off piste courses) I’m 177cm & 82kg (5’10” / 13st in old money) and I’m level 8/9 on the inside out skiing levels. I currently ski Whitedot ZeroOne in 172cm which aren’t really suitable for piste or off piste but I do enjoy them. I’m looking at getting some 90-100cm waist skis for off piste (maybe Volkl 90eights) and maybe some Blizzard Latigos for mainly piste days, both in 177cm length. Is there a single ski for me? If not, are more choices on the right line? Thanks for any advice
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Wed 19-04-17 18:16
Replies: 22
I emailed the tourist office in Saas Fee and, within 5 minutes, they confirmed the winter season is 1st Nov 2017 - 15th April 2018, so the 2 passes are pretty similar in terms of season length (snow permitting). I'm leaning towards the MagicPass as I managed 2 weeks and 4 long weekends this year - Les Diablerets, Crans Montana and Val d'annivers all look like they are worth a full week. Just need to work out how quickly the savings are eroded by on mountain prices compared to Ski Amade!
Poster: A snowHead
Wed 19-04-17 10:09
Replies: 22
I'm considering these 2 options for next season. Just finished a great season in Ski Amade but looking for somewhere different for next year. The magicpass is 1st Nov to 30 April, snow permitting. The Saas Fee pass is for the winter season - when does the winter season start in Saas fee?
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Thu 23-02-17 12:00
Replies: 0
I'm out in ski amade for a few weekends during March. I'm tempted to visit Krippenstein and have an amateur/easy freeride lesson for a day with Outdoor Leadership. Has anybody used Outdoor Leadership or anybody else for freeride lessons in Krippenstein? Any experiences or tips? Thanks
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Sat 7-01-17 18:44
Replies: 14
Just done the konigstour today. Piste conditions weren't perfect but all our group had no problems. There isn't much difference between the red and blues and the pistes are generally very wide. If conditions are tough ( not much recent snow) then it may be tricky but not too difficult. When it gets tough, stop and take a picture, the alpes don't get more beautiful
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Tue 3-01-17 21:38
Replies: 496
Thanks @Kooky, I'll allow 2 days then! :sH:
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Tue 3-01-17 20:16
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Is anybody familiar with Maria Alm / Hochkonig? I'm heading out for this weekend, staying in Maria Alm and I'm wondering how long it takes to ski the Konigstour - can it be comfortably skied in a day? Any highlights which I shouldn't miss? Thanks
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Fri 23-12-16 9:45
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Just waiting at Salzburg airport for the flight home after a great week in wagrain. Conditions aren't perfect but they are pretty damn good. Skied wagrain/flachau /Zauchensee and altenmarkt and pistes were in surprisingly good nick. Anybody out there for Christmas should expect a good week.
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Fri 9-12-16 22:39
Replies: 140
There is a Swedish restaurant just off the piste in Nendaz, don't know it's name but the food is sublime. So good we went there twice in a week and it was well worth the 2 extra mortgages it cost me!
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Fri 2-12-16 14:42
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Thanks @Scarpa, if you could ask around something might come up. Also, which areas would you recommend for long weekends (flying into Munich so will have a hire car) - I notice a concentration of snowheads around Altenmarkt!
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Thu 1-12-16 20:37
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Hi, I'm after a bit of help/advice from any Ski Amade regulares please. 4 of us are out in Wagrain the week before christmas and have a week booked in Schladming mid feb. We're planning to get a season pass for Ski Amade and hoping to ski 4 long weekends across the season in the different areas - BadGastein, Maria Alm etc. I want to leave skis, salopettes & helmets in the area in between trips so we can travel light for the long weekend trips. I understand there are ski lockers at Planai Schladming and in Wagrain - are these suitable? or are there any better options - Any SH's based in the area have a secure shed to rent? Any self storage units? do ski hire shops offer this? Thanks for any help
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Thu 14-07-16 9:21
Replies: 496
It certainly makes a good base for starting to get excited about the season :sH:
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Mon 11-07-16 15:36
Replies: 32
Not too much difference, Chambery route is mainly motorway with some annoying toll booths in Chambery whereas the Annecy route is single carriageway from Annecy. Albertville if you can, if not, then Annecy. and make sure you have a doofer.....
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Mon 11-07-16 10:17
Replies: 32
Albertville would be a good stopover. You'll probably find traffic on approach to Moutiers on saturday morning but it shouldn't be too bad. Would recommend the drive through Annecy and we have overnighted there in the past on route to la plagne.
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Mon 11-07-16 9:14
Replies: 32
As a veteran of the half term trip with children we find 2 bottlenecks - the port of exit from the UK and the last part of the journey in France. The above advice will serve you well. As for hotels, we used to book one room in an Etap (now Ibis Budget I think) or Formule 1 - I know it's only a 3 bed room with a single bunk above a double bed, but the 4 of us used to fit in fine, and nobody on the reception desks seemed to mind.
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Mon 4-07-16 9:41
Replies: 2
Hi, I'm looking at giving Ski Amade a go for the coming winter. This will probably mean 3 weeks and 4 weekends across the season staying at a different base each time. We have our own kit and it seems pointless / expensive to lug it back home after every trip. Does anybody know if there is self storage within the Ski Amade, ideally centrally that I could rent for 4-6 months to store the gear. Thanks in advance
Poster: A snowHead
Mon 11-04-16 14:42
Replies: 14
Hi @Gaza, We went to Bormio this February half term during the English Champs. Flew into Milan and hire car to Bormio, a 3hr drive with a coffee break. Bormio ski and bike have lockers both at the foot of the pistes and at Bormio 2000. I would think you will get on fine for a week so long as you can get to the other 2 ski areas (San Colombano & Santa Catarina). Are you looking at accomodation near the pistes or the town centre as 1.6km may not rule out some good apres.
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Mon 4-04-16 14:37
Replies: 14
The areas aren't linked. The main Bormio3000 area is at one end of the town, San Colombano is a couple of miles out of Bormio and Santa Catarina is a 15 minute drive up the valley. All easy to get to with a car.
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Mon 4-04-16 9:40
Replies: 14
Hi, We skied Bormio for 5 days at half term this year. Spent 2 days each at Bormio and San Colombano with a day at Santa Catarina. Plenty to keep you going for 4 days even without Livigno. There is a good selection of bars and restaurants in the town, and good mountain eateries and coffee stops. Prices were a lot cheaper and quality/service much better than we have found in our traditional french alpine haunts. The town centre of Bormio is beautiful with cobbled streets and small squares - worth a visit any time of the year. The terme spa in the town is worth a visit - this isn't the one in the beautiful hotel setting. It has the feel of a large council leisure complex but once in it is relaxing and well worth an evening trip.
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Sat 27-02-16 22:08
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I really enjoyed the skiing in Rougemont both on and near the pistes, and the oldenalp run from Glacier 3000 is among my favourite pistes in the alpes. And the credit card bill won't become an issue until well into March.........and then you will have the whole summer to pay it off!
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Tue 2-02-16 21:50
Replies: 26
Skied in Laax last March - found the place and skiing to be perfect for a 4 day weekend - saturday was busy at the base lifts though.
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Fri 22-01-16 13:54
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Went with Rocketski (Equityski) to Risoul over Christmas and despite a lack of snow it was a great week and stunning value. Determined to go back to Risoul at some point as it is a beautiful ski area.
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Thu 19-11-15 14:27
Replies: 16
Hi@kenloen, I'm selling my 2013 Atomic Nomad Blackeye (not Ti) in 174 length. I'm similar dimensions to yourself and have skied these for 7 weeks, having owned them from new. They are currently being serviced by a well known Snowhead who has forced me to buy some Whitedots! PM me if interested.
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Fri 23-10-15 14:13
Replies: 11
Was there 2 years ago at New Year - Great show in Plagne Bellecote - we caught a bus back at around 1am to Plagne Centre
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Thu 10-09-15 11:09
Replies: 44
I'm not sure that half term is as bad as some people would think. Last year I was in Meribel (Les Allues), it was busy at ski school time at Chaudanne but other than that we never found any serious queues (greater than a couple of mins). HT2014 was Verbier (Nendaz), Up to 10mins queue for first lift in the morning but after that fine wherever we went. HT2013 was ValCenis - no queues HT2012 was Samoens - 10 mins for the GME in the morning and then sizeable queues (20mins) in the valley before Flaine (Vernant / Corbalanche) in the morning and the evening. Prior to this we have half termed in La Plagne, Serre Chevalier, SuperBesse, Saint Gervais. In fact, the only places where I have found queues at half term have been Plagne Bellecote lift to Roche de Mio and Bellecote to the glacier (40mins plus queue). We normally self drive and have given up using the tunnel. The queues on a couple of returns from Calais have been ridiculous.
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Wed 13-05-15 21:52
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Wed 13-05-15 14:58
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I skied Blackeyes this season and they were great. For next season, I'm looking for something a bit stiffer with a bit better edge hold on steep and icy.....that can still cope with gentle off piste and powder. Any suggestions?
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Tue 10-03-15 23:14
Replies: 2
I printed out the confirmation but I just gave my name at the ticket office and they had the passes to hand - it sums up the efficiency and quality of service we found everywhere.
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