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Poster: A snowHead
Thu 28-01-21 20:05
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After the 2nd war there were many soldiers suffering from bronchial problems from gas and they were sent to the Alps to recuperate. Alan was doing his National service and when a request for volunteers who could ski went out Alan was first in the line..from there he progressed to racing and competed in many of the classics..
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Thu 28-01-21 19:45
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{IMG52553_8551_right} 1949 Alan and John Crompton ..my Father John and Uncle Alan. Alan raced and competed in several races culminating in being a member of the British Team at the Cortina Olympics 1956..Alan is still with us and living near Chichester sadly my father passed on this month at age 95.
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Tue 26-01-21 20:07
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Val d Isere has it all.. Park your car and enjoy this magnificent ski area.. Day trips to Les Arcs, La Rosiere etc are all easy and good fun but you don’t want to be driving too often. Seasonal accommodation options are numerous try Kim at www.simplyvaldisere or Ali and James at Peak services ali@peakservices.co.uk for apartments and if they can’t actually help they will point you in the right direction. As mentioned by a previous SH there are many groups to meet up with and a large expat seasonaires community to ski with or just have a beer. Guiding days or informal ski days are all readily available and very easy to join. Head to Rosees la Daille for early apres or the Coin des Amis in the centre of town and after 7 try the Alex Bar where you can meet an eclectic mix of French and Brits in a true locals bar . Happy to help if you need more information.. {IMG52553_8532_right}
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Sat 23-01-21 15:03
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After 3 seasons use the Velcro on the neoprene was becoming less secure and flapping open on occasions..more of a faff than a problem...initially I secured it by using additional thin Velcro straps over the neoprene which worked fine and kept everything together. I have now bought new sets of Neoprene/Velcro so they are as good as new.
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Sat 23-01-21 14:46
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The drilled toggle on the boot is below the power strap. If you use the fittings that attach to the top of the boot you will have a problem but the drilled option is fine..
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Sat 23-01-21 14:21
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Inner snow cuff in trousers is still over the boots so no issues..
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Sat 23-01-21 14:19
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3 years with mojos and they certainly are keeping me skiing longer each day ..usually!! I wear them on the outside as easier and more comfortable and if the heel is dislodged from the boot by a chair they are easier to re-attach. Tips: ensure that they are adjusted professionally to your height weight etc. Use loctite to ensure boot screw fitting remains tight. Disengage on steep slopes requiring jump turns. Sometimes disengage in steeper powder pitches.. Carry small rucksack to pack them in as uncomfortable sat in an apres bar for too long!! Only positives from good service etc but I do know people who have just not adapted to them so give them a full days trial preferably with a fitter to get the best from your mojos..
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Sat 23-01-21 14:09
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Fri 25-12-20 14:44
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Best wishes from the Val chapter.. We are hoping to ski sometime in 2021... Cheers and Happy Christmas..
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Sun 18-10-20 12:41
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Generally something for every one from the intrepid to the lunchers so take your pick.. Early season Is quite popular and there is always a group to ski with. Some take a refresher course with TDC ..5 mornings 9-12 and there maybe a telemark group ..ask for Nico at TDC who runs this course. Obviously all this is subject to a million and one things but many of us are planning to be there for the opening weekend and beyond..
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Sun 18-10-20 12:30
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The Val crew will be in residence...from 27/11. {IMG52553_7509_right} Accommodation early season is usually easy to find with some apartment deals offering free lift passes.. Take a look at the Val web site. Many hotels don’t open till mid December but with the FIS racing they may open earlier. Try the Aigle des Neiges or La Galise . Very convenient and good value. Cheers hope to see you soon.
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Tue 9-06-20 18:43
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I would recommend Hotel Spinale....Madonna di Campligio. Positioned at the base of a great lift that takes you into the extensive ski area.. A family run hotel with great food and an atmospheric dining area..book half board. Take a look it might fit the bill.. The skiing is not bad either...
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Thu 12-03-20 16:34
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Thru Annecy is quicker and cheaper than via Chambery on tolls.. Follow signs for Albertville off the Mway at Annecy. Beware of speed cameras on mway between Geneva and Annecy especially through the tunnels.. From Albertville to Moutier then Bourg-Saint-Maurice ...up the hill to Tignes Les Breviere... 3 hrs . if in SC apartment shop at one of the supermarkets on route.. You pass two Lidl’s! Eating in Brev try La Sachette ... Cheers
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Sun 19-01-20 20:19
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Poster: A snowHead
Sun 19-01-20 20:06
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Absolutely we agree with snowheid great updates..thanks.. If you have a friendly taxi driver please come over to Val on Thursday 23/1 and meet the Val chapter.. Venue Alex bar at 19.00 you will be our guest.. Cheers
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Sat 18-01-20 12:49
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Yes veggie curry option will be available..
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Sat 18-01-20 8:16
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Yes a good amount of beer and wine is going to be free plus a curry supplied by the 4 seasons ..live music from a variety of performers but the stars of the show will be Karen of Petit Danois fame and Lord Kim.. We get great support from the Alex bar and obviously the SCGB plus our other sponsors..{IMG52553_4984_right} Please come along and say hello great value for €30 or if a member fantastic value. Join the club on the night and save 25% off your first years membership.
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Sat 18-01-20 7:48
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Yes a good amount of beer and wine is going to be free plus a curry supplied by the 4 seasons ..live music from a variety of performers but the stars of the show will be Karen of Petit Danois fame and Lord Kim.. We get great support from the Alex bar and obviously the SCGB plus our other sponsors..{IMG52553_4984_right} Please come along and say hello great value for €30 or if a member fantastic value. Join the club on the night and save 25% off your first years membership.
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Mon 13-01-20 21:36
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Thursday 23 January.. SCGB members party in Val . Venue the Alex Bar..near to la Poste under the Hotel la Galise. Time 19.00 hrs Music, wine / beer and curry .. Come along and meet other members and the Val chapter.. Free for members so bring your cards. Non members welcome but please pay on the door €30 .. Cheers
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Sun 1-12-19 10:01
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Pierre Loehr. Always good fun to ski with he is relaxed and can tailor your day to suit your requirements . We have had great days skiing in Val/Tignes but also in La Rosiere La Thuile Tarrentaise Tour etc he runs his own mini bus so good for airport pick ups and skiing in other resorts. Based in Villaroger. Contact 0033615410125..
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Sun 1-12-19 9:58
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Pierre Loeher. Always good fun to ski with he is relaxed and can tailor your day to suit your requirements . We have had great days skiing in Val/Tignes but also in La Rosiere La Thuile Tarrentaise Tour etc he runs his own mini bus so good for airport pick ups and skiing in other resorts. Based in Villaroger. Contact 0033615410125..
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Sat 16-11-19 13:11
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I agree with “welshflyer”the Alex is always a good place to have a beer and meet up with SCGB members..and so is Rosee Blanche for an early apres beer. We will look out for you..
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Sun 3-02-19 8:04
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Take a look at options in Val D isere ...Feb 9th still ok and before the main Paris and Uk holidays. Many solo skiers visit Val each week and join the Social Ski groups with the SCGB. Daily skiing and social meet ups.. For off piste adventures there is subsidised guiding with the Instructor led guiding(ILG ) programme. Book directly on SCGB web page. More details of the social skiing see the SCGB Val d’Isere Facebook page .
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Fri 18-01-19 7:06
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If you want an on piste day start in la Daille with an EK pass gets my vote. Park at base of Funival and aim to do the 4 corners all on piste..La Daille ,Le fornet,Grande Motte and Breviere. Route suggestion.. Up funival and then straight down into Val D’Isere via any of the routes...as a first run the iconic Face black may be a little daunting but timing will be good for best conditions so do it. Take Solaise bubble up and ski around solaise area before heading down L or Mattis to Laisnant lift. Ski to Signal and up chair,ski down “slope difficile”to poma that takes you to Fornet glacier . Take Cascade chair followed by T bar to summit. Return to Val D’Isere via Cema and then Lessières (the up and over) get cameras ready .... Ski back to Val centre by any route ( Datcha,Pim Pam lifts probably fastest then down Plan to Olympique) Up Olympique lift.. Ski down to Borsat lift maybe taking a break en route in Marmottes cafe for a bowl of goulash soup. Up Borsat and then follow piste and signs to Val Claret Tignes to your left . Take Glacier train in Val Claret to Grande Motte. Unlikely that top cable car will be running so descend via any of the reds back to Val C. Take Tichot lift followed by Grattalu lift . Ski to Grande Huit chair via the Merle piste. Up Grande Huite and then ski two options a) longer ski to Tignes Le lac and then Chaudanes lift or b) take Aguille percee to the eye of the needle followed by the Sache black run down into la Breviere. Probably take option b if legs not too tired. Check time as you need to leave la Brev on bubble by 15.45 . Return to Tignes le Lac via La Boisse bubble and Aigulle Rouge chair. Ski to Toviere bubble.. Maybe at top of Toviere call in for a small refreshment before skiing Edelweiss to Marmottes chair. Up Marmottes the final chair of the day and then ski the Ok downhill run to La Daille only stopping to checkout La Folie douce. Entry is not recommended unless you are of a certain age. Final watering hole has to be Rose Blanche tell Jan Mike sent you ..The best Vin Chaud in Val. Now depending on a few things like lift queues slope traffic etc this route usually can be completed quite easily and it has been known for at least two circuits to have been skied on a quiet Saturday..but be aware that your car is in Val d isere and that the last lift back closes promptly at 16.45 so do not be late as taxis are not cheap and buses very infrequent... I have done this from memory so I apologise now for any mistakes but am sure it will be corrected by someone here but I think in principal it is a good day out in the Espace Killy now known as Tignes Val d ‘Isere! Enjoy...
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Mon 14-01-19 13:33
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Thanks ...we are travelling extensively before and after we visit Niseko so we were looking at a way of shipping directly from France... I think we will hire skis seems the obvious solution. Cheers
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Mon 14-01-19 9:54
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Can anyone suggest an economic way to ship a ski bag with two pairs of skis to Niseko Japan from France ? Unable to carry as luggage as we have a circuitous route before arriving in Sapporo and onwards later. Current quote from UPS €2000!! Thanks
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Sat 22-12-18 17:33
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Also La Sachette .. turn left at the road in Brev and walk 150 metres restaurant is almost opposite the Church. Great restaurant and Cote de boeuf always good.
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Sat 22-12-18 17:32
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Also La Sachette .. turn left and walk 150 metres opposite the Church. Great restaurant and Cote de boeuf always good.
Poster: A snowHead
Wed 28-11-18 17:15
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Wed 28-11-18 13:48
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@welshflyer Chris I presume? We are in our way so skiing on Saturday maybe even Friday if weather ok? See you soon. Cheers
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Tue 27-11-18 21:47
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Great see you in January..the bar has a strong Kiwi connection!!
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Mon 26-11-18 22:08
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Yes I agree TDC are excellent and are used by many of the Val d Isere regulars..their clinics are very popular and good value. The Ski Club of GB have a strong group in Val and regularly meet for apres drinks in the Alex bar. (under La Galise hotel.) 18.45 hrs on most evenings. Please come and say hello.
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Thu 8-03-18 20:24
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Pisteurs in the Alex bar Val d’Isère confirmed it open today Thursday.. Tomorrow Friday may be AM only.
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Tue 13-02-18 18:50
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Try Alex at the Danival. She rents out apartments on a weekly basis. Great location and comfortable 2 bedrooms. Will sleep 6 but you will have 4 in the large main bedroom. ledanival@gmail.com you can mention my name as I live there as well.. Cheers Mike
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Sun 7-01-18 21:18
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I was also there and we have family cine of the event. Most of the jumpers were Norwegian but a few Brits also took the leap. Alan Crompton was one of the organisers and also my Uncle..he can be seen in several shots wearing a bobble hat and also being helped away by the Red Cross after a fall. Alan is still going strong and although is no longer jumping or skiing was one of the reasons I ski today. For the record he also managed the British Ladies ski team and on one occasion when they were short he actually raced for them.. Great memories well done.. Snowing for Fun in Val D Isere this year cannot see us skiing tomorrow..
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Fri 5-01-18 12:10
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https://www.valdisere.com/en/now/piste-map/ Try this link .. Val web site slow today so be patient!
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Fri 5-01-18 11:48
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All recommendations so far are great advice and top choices . These are some of the Val Lunch Club’s favourites... Snowy day . Barillon under Rosie’s in la Daille. Or Trifolet on way down to La Daille. Sunny Day .. Tete de Solaise terrace or La Sachette terrace Breviere.(early as sun disappears) Special Occasion. Edelweiss Le Fornet or Signal Le Fornet or Grande Ourse Val D Isere or Panoramique on the Motte. Quirky and good. La Marais Hotel Tignes Les Boisses. Big groups .. Tufs La Daille . New just opened .. Etincelle Val dIsere Great decor and views ..food good although a little pricey..
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Fri 5-01-18 11:40
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All recommendations so far are great advice and top choices . These are some of the Val Lunch Club’s favourites... Snowy day . Barillon under Rosie’s in la Daille. Or Trifolet on way down to La Daille. Sunny Day .. Tete de Solaise terrace or La Sachette terrace Breviere.(early as sun disappears) Special Occasion. Edelweiss Le Fornet or Signal Le Fornet or Grande Ourse Val D Isere or Panoramique on the Motte. Quirky and good. La Marais Hotel Tignes Les Boisses. Big groups .. Tufs La Daille . New just opened .. Etincelle Val dIsere Great decor and views ..food good although a little pricey..
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Mon 1-01-18 20:43
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I agree buy your pass in the morning. Monday morning will not be busy at the lift office under the Sun Bar. Enjoy your trip ...the snow is great at the moment and the crowds will have gone..
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Mon 1-01-18 20:15
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Tony.. Lift pass office opposite the Grand Cocor brasserie would be my suggestion. Out of the St Hubert and turn right 500m up road to roundabout and walk through the shops to snow front. Lift pass office is on your left. Or bus to Rond Point and ski down to start of Solaise and Olympique lifts.lift pass office under the Sun Bar..
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