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Poster: A snowHead
Sun 16-08-20 18:07
Replies: 69
I genearally welcome up graded wski lift but am very wary abou sitting in the in middle of of more than 4 people. Saw a friends knee severely broken by fat German who skied across; tails of his skis and suffered a quite bad knee injuyt myself when in the middle o 8 man chair veryb icey people either side of me kept going straigth . Dhould have pushe one over but evetually l forced to try to stop befoed ploughing to line of people - ended up in impossible extreme snow plough position . Nose on the floor knees together but skis flat on the snow. Hurt like hell had to beg someone to re;ease my ski bindings so I could stand up. Could walk and still ski but it was over b6 months before the pain went away.j I alwys try to sit at the edge of a chair lift since then/r i
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Mon 15-06-20 13:54
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You will be able to hire skis from Mietski from 19€ per week very soon . Only operates at resorts in austria - good quality skis: https://www.mietski.com/en/ The 19€ are beginner skis but can get better skis for 40€ have to book quickly as prices rise the later you leave it.
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Fri 6-12-19 8:27
Replies: 78
try this https://www.gva.ch/en/arrivals?city=London&date=637111872000000000
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Wed 4-12-19 20:29
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@drporat, You are probably not affected by the air traffic controll strikes in France but a lot of us are worrying whether we will be able to get to Tignes at all.
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Wed 4-12-19 20:03
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Wed 4-12-19 14:08
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Tue 3-12-19 20:57
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Tue 3-12-19 19:24
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@stevew, There's a little bit of poleing needed to get over the bridge but you can ski down to boot rooms. Lifts from boot rooms up to hotel. Main entrance to Le Taos is at the top of the hill but the rooms are on floors below. No uphill walking needed.
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Tue 3-12-19 18:59
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@stevew, There's a bridge that goes over the road next to Maison du Tignes - ski over bridge and down path to Le Taos boot rooms - carry on down path takes you to drag lift and two chair lifts.
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Thu 24-01-19 23:01
Replies: 15
Have you looked at Stubaital- very close to Innsbrucjk and very good skiing. Regular bus goes from Innsbruck - 2 mains ski areas Schlick 2000 ~1hr on the bus and the Stubai glacier ~3300m. Both very good ski areas. Cn get Stubai Card that allows free bus travel or its ~8€ innsbruck - to Schlick 2000.
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Thu 24-01-19 20:45
Replies: 15
Don't know if this helps. If I was going to Mayrhofen I would normally fly to Innsbruck as its the nearest airport but have found out theres a cheap bus service from Munich Airport which goes to mayrhofen (and other Austria resorts) https://www.tirol-taxi.at/en-home Cheapest option is shared bus eg Munchen- Mayrhofen €96 return This is cheaper than a transfer from Innsbruck.
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Tue 1-01-19 23:14
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Mayrhofen Mar 2019 Will be skiing with Midland ski club ~30 of us, of nixed abilities - mostly skies but some boarders.
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Sun 28-10-18 12:00
Replies: 17
Have a very cheap offer on at the moment https://www.mietski.com/en/mayrhofen/ I've not used them but did look in their shop last year - skis looked good and in good condition.
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Tue 9-10-18 5:30
Replies: 25
Could try Decathlon https://www.decathlon.co.uk/skisnb-trvlbag-900-grey-id_8398284.html length is adjustable I have a similar one which they don't sell any more. Its good the only thing I don't like about it is there is only a small carrying handle on the side. I clip on a bigger shoulder strap. My skis boots , helmet plus all the clothes I need for a week fit in and come to ~22kg total.
Poster: A snowHead
Wed 26-09-18 13:40
Replies: 20
St Martin has the cheapest beer in 3V (probably) and very easy access to Meribel via the new Gondolas. When to EOSB last April - it was possible to ski down to St Martin but most bars were shut.
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Fri 29-09-17 11:44
Replies: 11
Try https://www.rome2rio.com/s/Innsbrucker-Bundesstra%C3%9Fe-95-5020-Salzburg-Austria/Schladming-Austria
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Thu 28-09-17 21:59
Replies: 5
Went to Kaprun about 10 years ago. Stayed in very nice hotel in Kaprun (Hotel Toni) with some of the best food I've ever had. Kaprun is a good place for skiing Kaprun Glacier and Zell am See as its midway. There is a small ski area in Kaprun itself but I never skied it, it actually looked good but I always went either to the glacier or Zell . I alternated between getting the bus to the glacier ~10 minutes or the bus the other way to Zell am See ~20 minutes. Glacier has some very good pistes mainly reds and blues and is a snow bowl with plenty of off piste, there are a couple of black too. Zell is lower and has lots of nice runs down through the trees. Zell is better for night life if thats your thing but its a longer trip up if you want to go to the glacier. Pre-book your ski hire if you need it - Kaprun and Zell are expensive for ski hire.
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Thu 28-09-17 12:35
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Details of travel options from Innsbruck to Kaltenbach here: https://www.rome2rio.com/s/Innsbruck-Airport-INN/Kaltenbach-Austria
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Wed 27-09-17 23:14
Replies: 8
Here is a link that give travel options (buses, trains etc) from anywhere to anywhere https://www.rome2rio.com/s/Mayrhofen/Innsbruck
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Wed 27-09-17 19:32
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If you get the Tyrol pass you can use all of the resorts in Tyrol but it would be best to relocate to different areas. mayrhofen is a good place to stay, trnsport to other areas in Zillertal is straightforward. If you want to go to Zillertalarena, there is a skibus from train station that goes to Gerlos, can be a little easier than getting train to Zell then bus then skiing or go via Zell and get the bus back so you get more time around Gerlos.
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Tue 26-09-17 21:54
Replies: 32
big metal spider sculpture aqt top of ski lift near top left corner of piste map. https://www.flickr.com/photos/crystalski/12584439135
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Tue 26-09-17 18:50
Replies: 32
Sorry I misunderstood. Kaltenbach- Hoch Fugen is good. I've always stayed at Mayrhofen but ski the other areas, Hintertux, Zell-Gerlos and Kaltenbach too. Your lift pass should cover you for entire valley and can use buses and train. You have to be carrying ski equipment or it is not valid. I have seen them check people on the train and once on a bus. If you get chance try Zell am Ziller ~10 minutes on the train then a bus a few miles to the lifts. I like that area - particularly above Gerlos. Look out for the giant spider in Kaltenbach.
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Tue 26-09-17 13:50
Replies: 51
Bardonecchia is good (and cheap) providing they have snow 1300-2800m. " ski areas Campo Smith and the Jafferau (~500m higher). Was part of Turin Olympics so have some nice new faccillities and only ~1 hr from Turin. Very good for beginners/ intermediates as you are not paying a fortune for a lift pass you won't fully use - over 100km piste. http://www.bardonecchiaski.com/en_US/home/winter/ski-area/where-to-ski
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Tue 26-09-17 11:20
Replies: 20
Sorry I put the wrong discount code for Alpinresorts - its NEWS133 for france (News101 other countries) Alternatively, use the code SNOWBALL to get the same discount from Alpinresorts but also benefit snowHeads in a small way.
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Tue 26-09-17 11:10
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Try https://www.alpinresorts.com/en/ski-rental/france/rhone-alpes/saint-martin-de-belleville for ski hire several shops in St Martin. Use code NEWS101 for extra 5% discount - also look at their group offers 4 plus get another 5%.
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Tue 26-09-17 10:54
Replies: 20
I've stayed in Les Menuires several times. The lift system from St Martin over to the Meribel valley is now greatly improved. St Martin and Les Menuires are good places to stay as the prices are reasonable. Try to avoid eating or drinking over in Courchevel where it can cost €10 for a beer. Nice roller coaster run down to St Martin. Runs on La Masse (Les Menuires) very good.
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Tue 26-09-17 8:37
Replies: 32
Stubai valley is probably the closest big ski area to Innsbruck - there is a regular bus. 2 main ski areas Schlick 2000 (nearest) and Stubai Glacier. I stayed in Neustiff a couple of years ago and the skiing was excellent. Schlick 2000 is nearest to Innsbruck https://www.stubai.at/en/ https://www.stubai.at/en/skiing-resorts/schlick2000/skiing-resort/ https://www.stubaier-gletscher.com/en/
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Wed 20-09-17 5:37
Replies: 17
I've used Hervis - 2 stores in Mayrhofen https://www.alpinresorts.com/en/ski-rental/partner-hervis/austria/tyrol/mayrhofen/hervis-mayrhofen. Good quality skis and I could change models during the week for free if I wanted to. Think promo code news101 or frozen will get you an extra 5% off. They were the cheapest I could find online eg Atomic nomad smoke 45.5 Euro. Discounts for groups. Both shops in cntre of Mayrhofen.
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Mon 11-09-17 23:42
Replies: 23
These look good £10 from amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bionix-Neoprene-Hinged-Support-Breathable/dp/B01JIYAO04/ref=cts_sp_1_vtp?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_p=1212178027&pf_rd_r=MJQBRN3E3MHC5NK0V2D6&pd_rd_wg=mcZKg&pf_rd_s=desktop-detail-softlines&pf_rd_t=40701&pd_rd_i=B01K4NO0SK&pd_rd_w=H3njb&pf_rd_i=desktop-detail-softlines&pd_rd_r=MJQBRN3E3MHC5NK0V2D6&_encoding=UTF8
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Mon 11-09-17 23:38
Replies: 92
@Arctic Roll, These knee supports look good, they have a metal hinge whch stops your knee going sideways https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bionix-Neoprene-Hinged-Support-Breathable/dp/B01JIYAO04/ref=cts_sp_1_vtp?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_p=1212178027&pf_rd_r=MJQBRN3E3MHC5NK0V2D6&pd_rd_wg=mcZKg&pf_rd_s=desktop-detail-softlines&pf_rd_t=40701&pd_rd_i=B01K4NO0SK&pd_rd_w=H3njb&pf_rd_i=desktop-detail-softlines&pd_rd_r=MJQBRN3E3MHC5NK0V2D6&_encoding=UTF8
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Wed 6-09-17 7:52
Replies: 41
They should have a metal frame for people to sit in similaer to the ones used to check the size of handluggage. If your bottom doesnt fit you should have to pay extra.
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Tue 5-09-17 9:41
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BA stopped their meals last year, I flew Swiss air and did get a snack and a cup of tea on the way out and a toasted cheese and ham sandwhich and a glass of wine on the return flight. They even had a few spare toasted sandwiches and gave me a second one. If you are taking skis Swiss is probably cheapest. BA only let you take one bag- some people try to manage with hand luggage and a big ski bag stuffed with clothes. Swiss let you take 23kg bag plus a ski bag. Easy jet charges ~£60 for ski carriage.
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Tue 5-09-17 8:54
Replies: 92
I've just ordered a new ski jacket from dare2b, its a horrible green colour but looks good. https://www.dare2b.com/hill-seeker-ski-jacket-extreme-green/ Thanks for the info Ive never heard of Dare2b before. I hoope the jacket fits I ordered a medium but I also am too heavy for my height. Join topcashback before you book any ski flights https://www.topcashback.co.uk/home If you book through their site you get a few% cash back on some flight eg Swiss, Easyjet - think its 1.5% with swiss and 1% with easy jet. Can aslo get discouts/cashback on airport car parking, ski insurance etc. I've booked up a ski holiday to Mayrhofen next March with Crystalski through topcashback and got £23 back/ It doesn't cost anything so its worthdoing.
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Tue 5-09-17 7:12
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Join topcashback. https://www.topcashback.co.uk/home They give cashback on some ski flights (Swiss, Easy Jet), holidays, and airport car parking etc. I've booked a ski holiday with crystalski next march and and getting £22 back. Think its 1.5% with Swiss.
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Mon 4-09-17 17:43
Replies: 92
I'm looking for a new jacket, vents under the arms are nice but not essential. I undo the main zip if I get too hot. I'd like one with a lift pass pocket on the arm. Most liftpasses are contactless, I have to put mine in a chest pocket and sometimes have to do contortions to get it to work. Decathlon are quite good and relatively cheap for ski gear. I got a helmet for £20 and some good sallopettes for £40 in a sale last year. My sallopettes last me far longer than a skl jacket as I wear them as a general winter coat. I like the look of these: https://www.decathlon.co.uk/slide-700-mens-ski-jacket-red-id_8371433.html but I'm not going to buy one until they have the in store. I need a pair of bad weather goggles too - Decathlon have them for ~£20.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Mon 4-09-17 7:28
Replies: 92
Try doing some cycling. I'm the same age as you but am overweight. I can ski fairly well but my legs get tired on long downhill runs and i have to stop for breathers every so often. I usually get better as the week goes on. It very much depends on snow conditions, if you get nice power everything is easy and forgiving- if its bad visibility and icy even blue runs can be tricky. There are some ski lessons on youtube which you may find useful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlMn5UZNFxc at least they are free,
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Mon 28-08-17 11:56
Replies: 9
Christmas week in Mayrhofen should be good. As other posts say its high enough plus very good snow making. Lift pass covers you for Hintertux (glacier) and Zell (zillertal arena) and Kaltenbach too. Can get train or bus to Zell and train to Kaltenbach. I actually prefer the Zell area to Mayrhofen itself. Its about 10 minutes down the valley on the train and then a bus from the station to lifts- alternatively you can get bus from train station in Mayrhofen direct to Gerlos ( middle bit of Zillertal arena sometimes the link between Zell am Ziller and Gerlos can be closed. Main area in mayrhofen is Penken but links over to Eggalm, Ahorn is the smaller area in Mayrhofen but has some good reds and a run ( now regraded black ) that goes down to village that may be doable at Christmas ( I've skied it in late March|).
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Mon 7-08-17 18:36
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Can get discount by booking through topcashback register to get an account then book through topcashback - transfers you to site you want then book as normal but get casback. Cashback can take a while to appear in your account ( normally not until after you haave travelled) but once its there you can transfer to your bank account get discounts on some ski holidays (crystalski 2.6%), flights eg Swiss 1.57%, airport car parking, ferries etc. I got £55 back last year, enough to pay for a few drinks while I am skiing. /
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Sun 16-07-17 12:02
Replies: 50
Just seen that Alpe D'Huez have cheaper lift passes for over 72 Adult<65 Senior 65-71 Grand Senior 72+ (79 Euro for 6 days)
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Wed 14-12-16 17:13
Replies: 25
@PowderAdict, Thanks, I hadnt thought of that. I've just ordered a bag from Decathalon -for ~£80 https://www.decathlon.co.uk/easy2travel-snowboard-bag-id_8317192.html I live ~4 miles from Decathlon store in Coventry so its easy for me to collect. I don't trust the post this close to Christmas and I want to go skiing in the new year.
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