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Poster: A snowHead
Fri 18-01-19 8:47
Replies: 25
@bobcat, check out the snowheads camera club in the apres section. I'm sure they can advise.
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Fri 18-01-19 8:45
Replies: 82
Apparently it was -10 at Carrbridge last night, and -11 at Banchory.
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Wed 16-01-19 23:51
Replies: 90
Never lock mine. Never had any bother, nor heard of any of my mates having any bother (never asked them if they use locks though). In fact, thinking about, I rarely see any that are locked up outside restaurants etc.
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Tue 15-01-19 14:03
Replies: 69
Whut? Granted, many chair lifts work like you describe, but it seems to me that a fair part (around half or more) still are old-fashioned lifts without anything coming between your legs. Agreed. ime most have a bar that comes down between the seats with little footrests in the shape of an inverted T. The one thing I do find uncomfortable is the little hard plastic kiddy guards that are on some chairs to stop small children sliding under the safety bar.
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Tue 15-01-19 13:47
Replies: 35
I wouldn't expect any compensation and wouldn't go looking for it. I've spent enough days back home sat in front of snowgates waiting for them to open, only for the wind to pick up and they stay closed for the day. It's all part of playing in the mountains.
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Mon 7-01-19 15:47
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I have read on here that TO’s baggage rules are often inconsistent with the underlying airline which they may be using (eg BA). They are. But it can work both ways. We have been on holidays with Crystal where they used BA. The BA check-in person was trying to charge us for an extra item of luggage for our boot bags, we also had hold bags and ski bags. They relented when we explained that we booked ski carriage with Crystal and that included both boot and hold bags.
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Sun 6-01-19 0:39
Replies: 22
Forgive whose who wear trespass
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Sun 23-12-18 14:01
Replies: 161
It’s titled “alpine skiing: men’s slalom 2nd led madonna so campiglio” so a search for that should find it
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Sun 23-12-18 13:58
Replies: 161
@admin, not sure. It was via my smart tv
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Sun 23-12-18 11:49
Replies: 161
Just watched it on YouTube. Don’t remember getting that excited about a 2nd run hold out since AB at the olympics!
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Thu 20-12-18 15:07
Replies: 27
Done. Though I didn't answer every question. eg Q20, I have no idea of the order of effect on the environment artificial snowmaking has compared to disturbance to wildlife, land use changes or use of energy. So there is no way I could list them in order. (unless you know the answer, and the aim of the question is to show how uninformed the public are?)
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Mon 17-12-18 1:07
Replies: 29
It just adds another layer. If it isn’t your cup of tea, don’t go to that resort in that week. Don’t be surprised if the locals get a bit carried away, mountain villages aren’t all that urban.
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Tue 4-12-18 8:28
Replies: 21
@imustbemadme, You could always just ask other holidaymakers in your hotel. I'd be amazed if no one helped you out. Most folk are fairly obliging. If all else fails, you could just wait at the bottom of a red run and film her as she skis down?
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Sun 2-12-18 23:53
Replies: 45
Over 40yrs on skis I have fallen enough. Luckily only ever hurt myself once, despite my gung-ho years. It was at CairnGorm skiing round the back of the M1 Poma. Was over 25trs ago now, and I can’t remember why I crashed, but I do remember stopping dead. No forward motion, shoulder hit the snow, stopped, and cracked. I don’t think you can teach how to fall. Nearly all of the time you are out of control anyway. And it sounds a bit negative.... you teach how to, not how not to. Having said that, if I am falling, then priority is to get my skis off the snow until I am in charge of my body, only then stick my skis below me and use them as brakes, side edge. Don’t have the risk of catching an edge mid tumble if you can. Obvs that goes out the window if you are tomahawking towards a precipice, then you are willing to lose all your nails in a desperate clamour. But as rob says, you won’t be in that position as an early learner
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 30-11-18 9:15
Replies: 26
@Alastair Pink, good article indeed.
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Thu 29-11-18 17:21
Replies: 26
Was only asking because my mate’s daughter was mentioning the other day that her correspondence seeking a partial refund (based on the funicular being declared out for the season after she had already paid for the season ticket) were being ignored.
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Thu 29-11-18 16:21
Replies: 26
I wonder what will happen to everyone that has already paid for season tickets?
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Wed 28-11-18 23:19
Replies: 46
I keep my ears open in case I miss a call for help.
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Sun 25-11-18 23:08
Replies: 48
I don't, my wife does, who cares?
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Sun 25-11-18 22:56
Replies: 185
You pay your money and you take your chances. If you go skiing in spring and rent, then your 'new-for-the-season' rentals may well have seen (assuming 50%) 5 or 6 weeks hire. So if you ski 1 week/year they are already 5-6 yrs old. 2weeks a year, 2-3yrs old. Add on a couple of years because, let's face it, we all know that rentals get treated like rentals. We've all seen folk push the end of the piste, not give a toss in general about looking after them. When you own them you remember every ding.
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Fri 23-11-18 11:49
Replies: 39
@NickyJ, similarly with Edinburgh, but it is uncommon.
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Fri 23-11-18 10:53
Replies: 39
@Russ, We have been with Crystal many times and never had any problems with packing out the ski bag with clothes. The ski bag never really gets weighed, it only goes halfway onto the scales so the check-in person can attach the luggage ticket then you pull them back and carry them to the oversize luggage drop off point. If you are worried that you may be pushing the weight limit, don't let go of the end of the ski bag that you are holding ;-) We have had a few different airlines when booking through Crystal (like Thomson and Air Austria), but the only bother we had was last Christmas when Crystal used BA. The check-in girl tried to charge for a boot bag as an extra piece of luggage. We had to explain that we had holidayed many times with Crystal and boot bags were always part of ski carriage, we had never been charged extra. She eventually relented. Funnily enough we were going to visit my StepD for Xmas, and she had bought her mum and me new boot bags for Xmas presents.... they never got used on the way home lol. One other thing to remember is that your ski bag won't appear on the carousel at arrivals, it will be with all the other skibags (different spots for different airports- eg. Innsbruck is outside round the back- just follow everyone else.
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Wed 21-11-18 15:28
Replies: 38
....and did any kid in the history of the universe ever wear the hood up in a snorkel parka The perfect snowball target was a fully zipped up parka hood. They never saw it coming.
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Thu 8-11-18 16:28
Replies: 45
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Thu 8-11-18 14:57
Replies: 45
Great fun to be had following behind a piste basher laying fresh tracks at two in the afternoon. Like having your own magic carpet rolling out in front of you.
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Fri 28-09-18 14:07
Replies: 129
StepD is super-stoked. She has known her rep placement for the season was in Canada, but only found out last week that she will be in Banff and covering Lake Louise & Sunshine, with ski away days to Kicking Horse & Panorama. She hasn't stopped running on the ceiling since. My wife and I also quite excited to go and visit her.
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Sat 18-08-18 19:34
Replies: 41
@Canuck, the hills do have ploughs. But it’s not uncommon for the wind to fill in a ploughed path before the plough reaches the end of the road. I wouldn’t book a week of hard earned holiday time in advance.
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Tue 22-05-18 11:47
Replies: 62
@TopGooner, All the dogs that I have had have also had this problem. After a short while in the snow they start hirpling and you have to clean their paws free of 'snowballs'. Not such a problem in dryer snow though.
Poster: A snowHead
Wed 2-05-18 15:28
Replies: 184
I can't see the need for mandatory winter tyres in the UK. I live in the highlands and have never used them, nor have the majority of people I know (that includes folk living in Aviemore). A handful of my mates use them, but they all have a fairly long commute to work. Can't honestly say I've ever noticed a big increase in accidents during winter either. Maybe we are just more used to driving in snow?
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Mon 30-04-18 14:23
Replies: 56
The Dolomites are a great destination with several hotels in various villages right opposite the main gondolas. One downside of going to a mega area is that you won't really get the most out of the huge piste map if you are returning to base at lunchtime to meet up with your wife. Wengen was mentioned upthread, I think that could suit well. Your wife could take the train up and meet you at the top of the mountain (or elsewhere at another stop) for lunch. Another one to throw into the mix would be Saas Fee. Hard to beat for stunning views from the village and easy to ski back to for lunch. It is high though, if breathing is a problem for your wife.
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Thu 29-03-18 15:17
Replies: 18
@leggyblonde, Lake Bled is stunning, hilltop castle over a lake, like something from a Disney animation.
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Mon 26-03-18 13:46
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La Lisse is a good value restaurant in town, they do a tourist menu of 2/3 courses for a set price. Go up the steps at the far side of the carpark opposite the Planibel entrance and turn left. Our favourite is Pepita, pricier but oh so tasty. It is just behind the petrol station.
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Fri 2-03-18 0:15
Replies: 229
Kudos to the OP for asking the question. But imho he is at fault. Clip starts with OP stationary, slowish moving traverser (the only other piste user in sight) skis past. OP takes off (as has been said- not looking) within 6-7 secs there is a collision. Whether or not the OP (as it looks) is taking the fall line, and the OS is skiing edge to edge. 7secs from setting off to colliding is unacceptable For those that say the OS is behind. is it possible to start skiing after the Os, then catch up and overtake, then slowdown enough for the ‘new’ uphill skier to hit him? All within 7-secs.
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Tue 27-02-18 15:16
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Just to introduce a different perspective - one that I am guilty off. I think there is sometimes a tendancy to want to maintain momentum. That is, someone has chosen their line, speed, etc and doesnt want to change. They may (giving benefit of the doubt) see the other skier but are hoping that the other skier changes their line so they don't have to. This is a very dangerous perspective.
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Wed 14-02-18 23:45
Replies: 47
@Paperback Writer, I am struggling to believe a liftie would put a tot on a chair with week one beginners. They usually look you in the eye. Are you a World Series of poker champ? As I'm always skiing with just the OH, we regularly get asked to look after a single got in a class on a chair. Some of my fave moments have been chatting to a wee one, in my school level parlance. Sometimes they prefer not to talk. Doesn't matter, you take on the role of guardian. Everyone does. It will be ok.
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Wed 14-02-18 23:33
Replies: 36
@iSnowhead, in answer to your question. Yes it does. Re-joining a piste requires looking uphill and joining in when safe to do so. Believing you are touched with more gnarl than you are doesn't mean jack.
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Fri 9-02-18 23:41
Replies: 75
As it's usually just me and the OH on a lift, she gets twitchy if we don't raise the bar beyond just about 3/4 the way up. As is her want. On the odd occasion that we get get asked to escort a wee tot, I wish my local lingo was better.
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Fri 9-02-18 23:32
Replies: 233
So take it we have no picks to make??
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Fri 9-02-18 23:16
Replies: 233
@Dave of the Marmottes, think I have joined??
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Fri 9-02-18 23:13
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Things I have got time for.. Curling, speed skating (winters version of the velodrome), biathlon, ski jumping, bobsleigh. Things I have no time for... Figure skating, big air/ half pipe etc. Anything that involves a judge giving marks to a gymnast on skis/board, bobsleigh variations. Things I love.... Timed races.... The real blue riband events, and Skier X and Boarder X.
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