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Poster: A snowHead
Sun 28-02-21 11:26
Replies: 6
@johnboy, haven’t been since 2003, but there wasn’t a great deal to choose from on the mountain, there’s a big fast food place at the top of the gondola in Soldeu, it’s by the ski school meeting place so many tend to meet up there for lunch. Unless they have opened up a load more places, I’d make bookings at any places that do get recommended.
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Wed 17-02-21 15:11
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I received an email on Saturday from EasyJet apologising for the delay in my refund being processed, they advised it had been done and would be cleared into my account within 10 working days, it cleared my account yesterday, impressed with how they have handled the process. Looking to next winter now, deposit carried over from this year for apt, will book flights nearer to time once I know how realistic next season looks, also hoping that our July summer flights will be possible.
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Thu 11-02-21 21:16
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@BobinCH, Not at all envious, looks fantastic. We should be flying our tomorrow alas .......
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Fri 15-01-21 19:17
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Had the flight cancellation email on Tuesday for half term, have moved apt booking to next year, submitted flight refund request as I may have to go solo next year.
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Wed 13-01-21 15:02
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Our flight cancellation email arrived yesterday, MAN -MXP on 12/2 rtn 21/2, we have already paid for summer flights, and son will be doing A levels next year and he will be in the middle of mocks at half term, so I think I’ll go for the refund option.
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Tue 15-12-20 20:00
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@mmcla, we’ve been going for the last few years, and really like, or we wouldn’t go back. It is a smallish area on piste as others say, we’re not off piste skiers so can’t comment on that side of things. It’s good value on the mountain and in town unless you hunt out one of the glitzier places, €1.50 for a coffee on the mountain is good for me. Having been for a few years, the last two we have got the Aosta valley pass and spent a few days in La Thuile and one in Pila also ( we have a hire car). I we use the Dolonne lift which is an 8 man gondola, and free car parking, you may need to use the overflow car park a the weekend which is a couple of euro, may be reduced this year, and we use the hire shop and it’s lockers to store our stuff overnight, the other lift from town is a monster 120 people lift, but no free parking, one goes up as one comes down so can be a bit of a wait in the morning and at end of day. It’s a nice walk through town if your accommodation isn’t too far away. The town is nice to stroll around after a meal, Bar Roma is the bar with free food under normal circumstances.
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Sun 8-11-20 17:36
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@Mother hucker, we’re there Feb half term, sons now not wanting to the ski school so the last two years we’ve done 3 days in La Thuile, 1 in Pila and the rest in Courmayuer where we stay, all done independently, fly to Milan, hire car and a SC apt. We get the Aosta pass which gives access to the whole valley without day restrictions etc, on the day we weren’t to Pila this year, Courmayuer and La Thuile were closed due to a white out. Pila isn’t huge but if you avoid the central spine it doesn’t get too busy and good value.
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Sun 8-11-20 10:01
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@Mother hucker, we have driven to Aosta from Courmayuer a couple of times to ski Pila, the main car park does fill up by 9-30 ish, but the supermarket next to the gondola has both a covered and open air car park, we used the open air section this year, no issues and it was free. If your staying in Aosta I’d walk if not too far, a nice warm up and warm down each day.
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Sun 8-11-20 9:37
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@smagsmith, I’ve had emails advising flight times have changed MAN-MXP, initially the inbound from 11.00 hrs to 07.00 and recently the outbound from mid afternoon to mid morning, I haven’t looked at the online schedule, but I will to check it’s still operating.
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Thu 21-05-20 16:50
Replies: 25
@MurphyLucy, Milan Malpensa MXP is an easy drive to the Aosta Valley, tools will be about €26 and should take approx 2hrs. Hertz and the other main hire companies do have winter tyre options if you want to avoid chains, we have pre booked a 4x4 with winters the last two half terms and paid less than £150 for an Audi Q5 and Merc E class.
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Thu 7-05-20 9:19
Replies: 49
@Badbobby, If your worried about lift closure due to wind, I’d avoid Cervinia, as it suffers from wind if you know what I mean! We have stayed in Courmayuer for the past 4 years, it has a good nursery area on Plan Checruit for beginners with a covered magic carpet, and the resort is compact enough to be able to get back quickly to the nursery area if your needed, our son is now 15 and doesnt do ski school so we have skied a few days in La Thuile and Pila also during the week. Can’t help on hotels as we SC.
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Thu 16-04-20 21:24
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@Steve Angus, I’m really enjoying your diary, I read your daily’s posts through the season also, but reading your lockdown diary is extra special, many thanks and best wishes to you and your family.
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Fri 3-04-20 18:02
Replies: 24
@NickyJ, I’d check with Sunweb to see if the booking can be moved and get it confirmed in writing, they may well disappear between now and then along with many others, it’s a risk we will have to take. I’ve booked for next Feb with EasyJet in the last two weeks and also have mid July flights to Mallorca which I booked last September, hoping both will be OK
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Tue 24-03-20 15:47
Replies: 78
@Layne, Nowt wrong with that, one of the most pleasurable bits of a ski holiday for me is to have a picnic sitting off piste away from the noise of skiing and to enjoy the mountain and the peace, favourite place is in Flaine, take a right off the DMC on Mephistlo, go down a few 100m and there are some rocks to sit on, south facing and with Mt Blanc in front of you.
Poster: A snowHead
Tue 24-03-20 10:29
Replies: 78
@Layne, Nice reading, keep em coming. £40 spends, how did you manage that? :D
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Fri 20-03-20 8:50
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+2 I suspect @geoffknight isnt fully cognisant of the facts Clearly not, please accept my apologies
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Thu 19-03-20 21:53
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Anyway. If anybody has children who are being sent home from school and you.want them to keep learning then I'm offering online tuition via Skype etc. 20 years teaching experience, ex Vice Principal of a secondary Academy. Teach Science and and Maths to GCSE and Physics to A level. Great results from student over the years. Lots of ex students in to Oxbridge for Physics. I'll charge the going rate for online tutoring. PM me on here or email me cameron_t_phillips@hotmail.com Little bit contradictory here, your asking people not to claim for refunds, and then advertising your services for tuition at a time when many may loose their jobs, profiteering from the situation.
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Wed 18-03-20 17:18
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Booked MAN-MXP for Feb half term out on Friday back on Sunday, all Saturday fully booked, £99 rtn inc 23kg bag, glad I saw the email earlier as we’ve already paid the deposit on an apartment, here’s hoping this sh*tstorm passes and we can all enjoy our lives again, funny how spending some dosh has made me feel happier than earlier.
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Fri 13-03-20 13:24
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@jellylegs, we came back on the 23rd Feb, after a week in Aosta valley, spent the last night at an airport hotel and went out for a meal at a local restaurant. So we’re at day 19 back home and not showing any symptoms, more concerned now that we’ll pick it up in our daily routines.
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Sat 7-03-20 18:48
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I looked yesterday the Ryanair flights are more than twice what we paid paid for this years trip with EasyJet, I’ll hang fire for now thanks.
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Thu 5-03-20 21:07
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@BaobabPowder, Try looking at Milan flights and hire a car, it’s Autostrada all the way and about a 90 min drive to Aosta, plus €30 toll fees. We’ve done Courmayuer for the past few seasons and found it great skiing and value, we have done a day at Pila and 3 in Aosta and really enjoy both resorts in addition to Courmayuer.
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Tue 3-03-20 12:17
Replies: 58
@richjp, That’s interesting info, I had something like that last winter, and just thought it would pass, if anything strikes again I’ll go to GP. Thanks for the heads up.
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Sat 29-02-20 18:19
Replies: 10
Whilst we were away last week, had a day in La Thuile, and stopped for a coffee by Roxys bar on run 7. Just as we arrived we saw a skier had fallen just off the side black piste markers in front of the bar. There were two pistuers there quickly to provide assistance, he must have been fairly badly hurt and within 5 minutes a skiddoo with 2 police turned up, plus one with a sledge, few minutes later a chopper landed with 3 medics plus pilot, who loaded him and his ski partner in, and took them off to hospital. It was all done without and shouting or dramatics. Left me feeling lucky I’ve never had a fall that needed assistance or rescue, incredibly impressed with the speed they all arrived , and knowing why I have decent insurance. We could see after everything had finished that it looked like he had clipped a sapling that was at the edge of the tree and piste line. I hope that they make a full and quick recovery.
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Sat 29-02-20 18:09
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@ronnierocket, and me 98 Katchsburg 99 L2A 2000 Soldeu and Courmayuer 01 Soldeu and Serre Chavalier 02 Soldeu and La Rosiere 03 Soldeu Tignes 04 Les Carroz 05 L2A 06 Alpe du Huez 07 Flaine and Kaprun 08 Flaine 09 Flaine 10 Flaine and La Clusaz 11 Flaine 12 Flaine 13 La Plagne 14 Val D Isere 15 Courmayuer 16 Courmayuer 17 Courmayuer 18 Courmayuer 19 Aosta Valley based in Courmayuer 20 Aosta Valley based in Courmayuer Son born in 04 so child care dictated his early years and seeking less crowds in half term thanks to Mr Gove !
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Wed 26-02-20 21:20
Replies: 5
Looks like early morning so hopefully before anyone was using the magic carpet, was there last week when there were loads more people particularly on Saturday for the Carnivale.
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Wed 26-02-20 20:53
Replies: 33
@mb567567, Chains should come as std with a hire car from Bergamo, and do need to be carried as a legal requirement.
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Tue 25-02-20 13:49
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@stanton, whilst you may be giving good advice on this subject, all your other posts lead me to think you only spout scaremongering rubbish, shame you’ve created this impression of yourself
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Tue 25-02-20 13:46
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@oliverracing, we were in Courmayuer last week, very busy on Saturday due Carnivale, LaThuile and Pila not too busy earlier in the week. I think Potential biggest threat of spread is being in an aeroplane from both other passengers and crew who will have high level of possible exposure.
Poster: A snowHead
Mon 24-02-20 22:13
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Flew in to MXP on the 15th and had temperature checked, flew out yesterday without any checks at all, and no notices posted around the airport. No checks being made at MAN only saw a couple of A4 posters in what I think was Mandarin.
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Mon 24-02-20 9:13
Replies: 48
Flew back into T1 yesterday, landed at 13.30, about an hour late after technical delay with the plane, huuuge que for passport control, as we got the the entrance for the zig zag area, we were diverted left and nearly walked back to Milan! It took 45mins to get the the control desk, Immigration guy was very pleasant I must point out ( they must have been having a poo poo day ), into baggage reclaim and our bags where happily riding round, so it ended up as 60 mins from getting off the plane to being in our car. Most frustrating bit was seeing all of Boris’s Britain is great posters in the terminal and then to be met with huge que.
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Sun 23-02-20 9:54
Replies: 33
Had our final day on Saturday in Courmayuer, very warm all day, 7 degrees at Plan Chécruit by 10am. Stayed high up on Combo Morratta where the best snow was, and also reasonably quiet. It’s the start of Canavale weekend so lots of people on the mountain. Lovely lunch in Chez Oliver, then drove to Milan for overnight stay, just waiting for inbound plane to come in, then we’re off home until next year.
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Fri 21-02-20 18:28
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Another day spent in LaThuile today, clear skies, still a bit windy and evidence of wind overnight with a few wind blown patches on most pistes, with Pistes No7 over the Chaz Dura ridge closed early morning, we ventured over about 12 and it was evident why it had been closed, so spent the rest of the day on the old slowwww Chaz Dura lift doing laps, nice snow and quiet. Last day tomorrow so will be in Courmayuer, forecast is for clear skies and low temps.
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Thu 20-02-20 18:23
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Spent today in La Thuile again, wall to wall sunshine and low temps, but the wind increased during the day, lots of exposed patches of ice on piste and wind blown snow made it interesting towards the end of the day, not sure where to go tomorrow as yet, either La Thuile again or Courmayuer, any updates on Courmayuer welcomed.
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Wed 19-02-20 18:32
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@brovert, it was about 1.5hrs when I googled it a few weeks ago. Went to Pila today as there was heavy snow and poor visibility forecast in Courmayeur and La Thuile, we had slight flurries of snow with the sun trying to break through. The overnight snow helped the pistes as they were quiet icy yesterday we were told. 15cm of fresh fell today in Courmayuer and La Thuile with sun and sub zero temps forecast for tomorrow, looking forward to a good day.
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Tue 18-02-20 19:38
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@MHskier, That’s our plan also, no point being up on a plateau without trees
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Tue 18-02-20 19:08
Replies: 33
Late post for Monday, overcast all day, rain started about 1pm, up to 2400m, started turning to rain about 3.30, conditions of the Plan Checruit side much better than Val Veny sector. Went to La Thuile today, glorious wall to wall sunshine, hard pack and boiler plate early morning, with chairlifts over the Chaz Dura ridge closed, but the links to La Rosiere open. Quite windy and cold, lots of wind blown snow on the pistes made it an enjoyable day. @8611, were staying in Courmayuer and doing a few days in La Thuile, there is a regular bus link, but we have a rental car.
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Mon 17-02-20 7:53
Replies: 33
@brovert, I’ll do some detailed stuff for you later, Luigi has good knowledge also I think.
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Sun 16-02-20 18:22
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Overheard in Malpensa airport yesterday morning from one of the northern school kids on out flight from MAN, “Ciao is a Chinese word isn’t it” Got to agree there are lots of Chinese chippys called Mr Chows :D
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Sun 16-02-20 18:09
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Mixed day weather wise today, sunny with a thin, to thicker cloud cover, visibility ok for most of the day. Snow conditions and OK in most places, we stayed on the Plan Checruit side, there were some icy patches exposed later in the day. Crowds were OK busy in the morning but after 2pm it seemed much quieter with little if no ques for lifts and some empty pistes. @brovert, what in particular are looking for, food or skiiing tips ?
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Sat 15-02-20 17:47
Replies: 33
@under a new name, Good to hear its looking good, we have just arrived about an hour ago, will do reports for the days were here, planning on a few days in La Thuile and Pila
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