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Poster: A snowHead
Sun 21-01-18 9:57
Replies: 6
Clubmeds' price usually does not include equipment hire. You then have the option of bringing your own. It does, however, usually include lessons whether you want them or not!
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Sat 6-01-18 9:38
Replies: 7
You're probably missing nothing. Some socks will have extra cushioning on the shin etc. and will charge 3x the price but will they be 3x as good? I doubt it. Expensive socks may be marginally better but not worth the money in comparison to the specification of the Nevicas. Just check if the seams might give you grief and don't get thin socks if you suffer in the cold.
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Sun 17-12-17 21:14
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@deerman, Looks like Wed'ze. i.e. Decathlon.
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Mon 4-12-17 11:56
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Stayed there about four years ago and has been said excellent location. Under admittedly good conditions, managed to ski through the doorway into the boot room. The description of the internal ramps don't do the architecture justice. The artist Escher could have had a hand in the design! We were there on a B and B basis and had no complaints. Well located for eating out at night if you want.
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Mon 23-01-17 21:32
Replies: 49
I had a similar problem after getting my boots fitted although not to the extent of losing my nail. I went back to the boot fitter and he carved out some of the shell in the offending area and I keep my big toe nail trimmed. This solved the problem for me at least.
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Wed 26-10-16 7:47
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Have you considered going to the Dolomites? As far as I know the area is covered by snow cannons. Last year was a bit of a bad one early on but skiing was still possible.
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Mon 17-10-16 14:05
Replies: 27
Can't add much to what has already been said except to say that having been to Cervinia on two occasions we lost a day to strong winds on both occasions. A group in our hotel managed, on a good day, to get over as far as Gornergrat and spend a fair amount of time skiing there. On the day we aimed to do this the forecast was for the winds to pick up. You don't want to get stuck on the Swiss side! Cervinia itself is a cruising paradise as are many of the runs immediately over the border. Eating on the Italian side was decidedly cheaper. Scared to think what eating in Switzerland will soon cost!
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Fri 9-09-16 15:46
Replies: 171
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Thu 25-02-16 16:36
Replies: 17
Did this return journey over the past two weekends. Easy-peasy!! All the advice previously given is good and as telford mike said just ask. The rail employees actually seem pleased to give you information. The stations aren't huge. You wont have to cross ten platforms for instance. Possibly a few minutes walk by underpass from one to another. If you have a tight change make sure you are not stuck behind slowcoaches getting their luggage on the arriving train. You could lose a minute or two here. The trains all have destinations on multiple signs on the sides of the rolling stock and the platform signage is very informative.
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Mon 14-12-15 9:48
Replies: 11
I know I risk being asked to resign from this forum but dare I suggest you ski well within your own abilities (you will still be in the mountains and on the snow), drink well within your own capacity and confine yourself to the handjive.
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Fri 4-12-15 10:34
Replies: 24
We have been to Cervinia twice, both late March, and I can't tell a lie, but the whole place was closed for a day due to high winds on each occasion. Have to say it wouldn't put me off going again though. We went for a good walk and recharged the skiing batteries.
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Sat 21-11-15 10:38
Replies: 41
Consider Cervinia in Italy. Nowhere like it for cruising the blues. On a good day you can pop over to the Zermatt side and you will find quite a lot of runs that are not outwith your comfort zone.
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Wed 18-11-15 16:29
Replies: 2
In case anyone is interested various Whitedot skis on Sportpursuit. http://www.sportpursuit.com/sales/whitedot-nov15?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=e-daily_sales.d-20151117.st-UK_EU.m-all.a-15_Wednesday%20(1)&utm_content=sale2_Whitedot%20Skis
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Sun 25-10-15 14:38
Replies: 20
Nevica gear will be perfectly good for your needs. In fact I think that their helmets are very good for the money. Your problem will be finding a well stocked store at this time of year. If you are near London Lillywhites would be your best bet.
Poster: A snowHead
Sat 19-09-15 17:33
Replies: 1
It has been a few years since we were in Madonna so please don't take what I say as gospel but the buses seemed to be about every 20 mins. or so at peak times. I don't recall if the frequency altered in the middle of the day. Madonna is not so big that couldn't walk to the lift if you just missed the bus. Whether you would want to with boots on is another story. The exception to this would be Groste. It is a bit further. We didn't experience any reliability issues. They are the kind of buses that you board with your skis in hand and require a ticket. Tickets, single journey or weekly, can be purchased at the tourist office or just next to it. At least that is where I was directed to, there are possibly other outlets. I seem to remember that the slopes back down Spinale looked a bit steep? I'm a useless skier so everything looks steep!!
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Wed 12-08-15 19:16
Replies: 18
@Markymark29, Yes, quite but the lift pass is included as is full board. Yet to suss out the lunch arrangements so don't know if it involves coming back for lunch or if it can be had in a nominated hut. If I have a big breakfast I will survive until returning in late afternoon for cake. Many thanks to you all for your advice. I'm taking it all in.
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Wed 12-08-15 13:42
Replies: 18
The all-inclusive Clubmed just about makes the place possible!!
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Tue 11-08-15 22:12
Replies: 18
Many thanks for your help so far. Would I be right in assuming that both the cable car and the train could be a pain at ski school time in the morning? Does the train take a long time wherever it goes? Is this just part of the "atmosphere" of the area? Is there enough skiing to occupy your week without venturing to First or Murren? As you can see I don't really have a handle on this yet.
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Tue 11-08-15 10:56
Replies: 18
Hi. Considering next half-term in Wengen. We are a blue and red cruisers as a family so don't need info regarding off-piste or steeps but I have had a bit of conflicting advice about how quick and easy it is to link the areas via lifts and trains. Both views, "no problem" and "can take ages" are from people who "know". One of the possibilities is staying with Clubmed but, again, short walk or a pain? It doesn't look too far on google but I've been caught out before. So, I would be grateful for any advice. Many thanks in anticipation.
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Sat 14-03-15 9:38
Replies: 8
We have been to Cervinia twice over the last few years, both visits late season, and lost at least one day to high winds on both occasions. Don't dismiss the t-bar tows too readily. They are long but just relax and enjoy the Matterhorn. There ain't anywhere quite like it! The t-bars also beat standing in a long queue for the cable car and then being sardinised with no chance of enjoying the view. I think we have only been on one holiday, out of about twelve, where no time has been lost.
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Mon 1-12-14 15:00
Replies: 10
Many thanks for all your suggestions. I will investigate this evening. My wife just seems to have taken a fancy to fluorescent. She doesn't need to be identified but is a good enough skier to carry them off. She wanders down black runs while I am still looking for a rope to lower myself down. :oops:
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Sun 30-11-14 23:06
Replies: 10
Hadn't thought of that @ChrisWo, :) Will now though. 8-)
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Sun 30-11-14 22:37
Replies: 10
Hello all. My wife has taken a fancy to ski pants/salopettes in dayglow/fluorescent colours. The type you can see before they come over the hill! Any suggestions regarding manufacturer or supplier would be appreciated.
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Tue 25-11-14 18:27
Replies: 5
I can't be specific re the jacket @titan31, but I have now had a pair of Dare2B salopettes for 12 weeks without any bother.
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Mon 24-11-14 16:00
Replies: 27
Think this through @Redwine, . On the occasions of "chilly willy" syndrome was it possible that you had forgotten to zip yourself up? Or, be honest with yourself, do you have exhibitionist tendencies? :lol:
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Sun 16-11-14 16:07
Replies: 30
Thank you to everyone for taking the bother to post and your invaluable advice. I will take it all on board and make some kind of decision soon. I must admit my inclination is to bottle it and go higher. But maybe not..... P.S. If this sounds like me trying to put an end to this thread, I'm not. I'm still interested.
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Sat 15-11-14 23:57
Replies: 30
@AlpineAddict, I'm going to have to do a bit more investigating into the area. I will admit to having zeroed in on Megeve. @miranda, When you say "the only year it's been a problem" did that mean no skiing or iffy conditions? Many thanks to you both for your advice.
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Fri 14-11-14 21:50
Replies: 30
@pam w, That can get annoying with two children whose idea of cuisine is a cheese and tomato pizza. I've lost count of the times we have gone somewhere slightly upmarket and we may as well have set fire to the money. I'm with you on this one but it concentrates their mind if they have to choose from a few courses.
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 14-11-14 16:44
Replies: 30
@pam w, Haven't got round to investigating what is available regarding accommodation. I am still trying to decide whether to risk Megeve or go down the "higher" route. We tend to go for half-board as it is not regarded as a holiday if we have to lick the plates as we do at home.
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Fri 14-11-14 15:34
Replies: 30
altis and snowymum. Thanks for the suggestions. I will look into them.
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Fri 14-11-14 15:04
Replies: 30
@HeidiAmsterdam, Thanks. Fun is what I like to do. Took up skiing too late in life for "challenges". Also have an 11 year old who shows no sign of progressing beyond straightlineing it and snowplough. This may have to be one of those places I add to my wish list and go when the planets align.
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Fri 14-11-14 14:20
Replies: 30
Gamsbock, thanks. Yes, could do as you suggest but I suspect my life would not be worth living if I leave the accommodation question hanging! :(
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Fri 14-11-14 13:56
Replies: 30
denfinella, thank you. Problem is that we are tied up with school holidays for a few years yet and I don't fancy going here at half term if it coincides with French holidays! Another problem is that I've taken a fancy to visiting the place but obviously not if there is little or no sliding to be had.
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Fri 14-11-14 13:22
Replies: 30
Hi all. I am toying with the idea of going to Megeve in the coming season but the only week that would be possible would be late March into April. I have looked into the various threads on here and digested as much information as I can from other internet sources so I am aware that the village is low, that the slopes are lowish and that it is chic and expensive etc. What I am seeking from the collected wisdom on here is whether it is really too late in the season to have a realistic chance of good skiing allowing for the fact that we can't tell what the season will bring in terms of snow. In an average year would it be 50/50 or "consider somewhere else"? All opinions welcomed and taken on board. Thanks.[/i]
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Wed 29-01-14 20:59
Replies: 57
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Mon 27-01-14 12:13
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Henry is the son of an ex (I presume) M.P. who was investigated over the payment of expenses to his relatives for "keeping it in the family" research work. He has used his 5 minutes of fame to carve out a living as a "socialite", fashion writer and party planner. The "flamboyant" Henry is easily googled. Apparently. red27, if you think Nicky Clarke is camp how would you describe Henry? Or did you get them mixed up?
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Fri 24-01-14 13:54
Replies: 23
When I hired boots I always chose 27.5. Always did the job as far as I was concerned. This matched my shoe size. Got measured up for a pair and came out as 26.5. The fitter explained about toes (tight) moving away from the front when I skied properly and he was dead right. Problem is, I don't ski properly very often!
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Thu 23-01-14 17:10
Replies: 25
Mike-H, I have used Nevica ski trousers for two weeks away now. No real issues with them. 10k/10k spec. The only minor gripe would be that the braces rely on velcro for adjustment rather than buckles. The velcro does work well!
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Fri 27-09-13 20:25
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DT68 "large group"! Here I was thinking that we would have the place to ourselves! I have taken a back seat on this one as we are going with my brother-in-law who was there last year and was well impressed. He is not easily impressed either! Point is I can't remember name of hotel but pleased the lift will be open. Thanks for the info.
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Thu 26-09-13 21:08
Replies: 4
Sitter. Many thanks for your reply. We are going to Warth in February and even without the link there is enough to keep the family occupied but the link would certainly open our horizons.
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