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Poster: A snowHead
Wed 27-01-21 11:12
Replies: 34
Flying urinals? We went there for years and years and everybody (even the French) called them The Yogurt Pots (and the French used the English words)
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Wed 27-01-21 11:08
Replies: 338
They have put that piste in much higher than in previous years, it used to start on the slight hump that is catching the light...I wonder why.
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Mon 25-01-21 16:47
Replies: 85
If I can't go skiing in Feb 2022 I'm going to go get my pitchfork and have me a good old fashioned riot. A riot? You mean like this: https://www.theguardian.com/global/video/2021/jan/25/anti-lockdown-rioters-clash-with-dutch-police-in-the-netherlands-video @stanton...tell us more, please do...
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Sat 23-01-21 20:14
Replies: 85
@paulo, any nasty viral infection can do that, it's not just a CV thing. I don't want it, you don't want it....but we might get it. Endemic...it's never going away. Mitigate risk....you cannot eliminate it.
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Sat 23-01-21 15:46
Replies: 32
I think a lot of people are issing the point here: True, the vaccination does not prevent 100% of transmission. True you could be vaccinated and asymptomatic BUT it pretty much does guarantee that if you do get CV then you will not get seriously ill ....so you won't need to go to hospital and burden a.n.other country's health system ....so you won't die of CV in another country and burden their system CV will be endemic in our lifetime, get used to it people....and get used to it governments. If I ran a business in hospitality/travel/theatre etc I can easily envisage making a Vaccination Certificate a contingent requirement...and maybe doing that long before the whole population is done (I only need enough of the population...e.g. Saga)
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Sat 23-01-21 15:14
Replies: 12
One of my friends is the World Champion for short track speed skating for his 50+ category...proper niche!
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Sat 23-01-21 15:12
Replies: 29
Can you imagine the punter carnage in a normal year on monday or tuesday once the race was over and the fences taken down? :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Sat 23-01-21 15:10
Replies: 85
@JohnHSmith, I wish I could agree but: the amount of politician travelling is low in absolute terms, even the amount of lorry drivers is low in absolute terms. Unrestricted (pre CV) tourism is a huge number of to-ings and fro-ings. Even if you allow vital business/political/diplomatic and lorry traffic and close off tourism that would probably reduce 90+% of cross border movements. IF (please God don't let it be so) the government go for a Covid Zero policy then staycations will be the only 'cations. Personally I am totally fekked off with the whole concept...if we have vaccinated the necessary people to reduce deaths and hospitalisations by 90% which is expected by March then add a month for safety and Let Me Out! Frankly speaking CV will be endemic now for the rest of our lives. Some people will get it, of which a subset will get ill enough for hospital, and of which a sub-subset will die. Such is life...people die. I think it is something like 2,000 die every year in traffic accidents, that is a "price" society puts on the speed of movement. I think that something like 20,000 a year die of flu CV isn't flu (at the moment) but if we get the vaccine done then it sort of will be and we just have to accept those deaths and get back to living.
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Tue 19-01-21 12:48
Replies: 338
@8611, the Swedish man must have been so unlucky. From the description of where it happened he was in a very mellow off-piste area that has a couple of large humps which have steep faces. He must have gone onto one in the reported bad visibility. In normal conditions they are incredibly obvious and very easily avoided. I can imagine how it could happen, in poor light I did a similar sized fall off a similar hump once and it happened so quickly...but lucky for me into a deep snowdrift so the only thing hurt was my pride.
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Tue 19-01-21 12:43
Replies: 338
My lovely daughter is in tears this morning...2 of her friends were those killed yesterday. One an ex-colleague ski instructor and one a chef. @BobinCH, thanks for your posts, it has helped her somewhat to be able to clearly see what happened.
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Tue 19-01-21 12:27
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@Higs, maybe...if we can go to Denmark
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Mon 18-01-21 17:29
Replies: 338
Jeez, that is awful. I saw a facebook video of a big slide on Creblets yesterday, it said 8 skiers caught, all OK. Apparently a group (?) of 20 were on Creblets...WTF WERE THEY THINKING OF??? A Level 4 Avalanche day on the most Avi prone slope I can think of in the whole area. There are almost zero holiday punters so probably all locals. WTF??
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Mon 18-01-21 12:36
Replies: 351
@rjs, so...let's suppose...the vaccines slow the spread of virus by 99%, would that be good enough?
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Mon 18-01-21 11:42
Replies: 351
I read a piece from Goldman Sachs today...one astonishing thing: Wales, population 3million, does 4,000 Covid genome sequencing tests every week. France, the whole of France, has not done 4,000 in the whole of this pandemic :shock: :shock: :shock: Castigating the UK for the "British Variant" is an absolute joke...but hey-ho, c'est la vie.
Poster: A snowHead
Mon 18-01-21 10:50
Replies: 338
@BobinCH, I've never skied that...and have wanted to for years.
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Fri 15-01-21 15:20
Replies: 112
Stunning, really stunning, pictures on your Instagram
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Fri 15-01-21 12:07
Replies: 16
@Mohammed, Zenit is a good choice...ask for Ben Shubrook, he is a super nice bloke and a top instructor too. He will make it a rewarding and fun experience (and to hook a beginner fun is crucial)
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Fri 15-01-21 12:01
Replies: 16
We ski in Verbier a lot, and I do mean a lot. In your situation I would 100% chose Saas Fee. Verbier is, at the best of times, a poor choice for absolute beginners, and in April it is even worse as the only true nursery slope is the very lowest slope of all and is quite likely to be out of use. The next group of less steep slopes are rather steep for a true beginner. Saas Fee (which I also know quite well) has a more gradual progression. It is a lovely car free village, full of alpine charm. It is very easy to get to from Zermatt too. I love Verbier...but I'd chose Saas Fee Of course...Covid...the most likely outcome is neither I am sorry to say.
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Wed 13-01-21 14:20
Replies: 366
The head of the Genome sequencing team in the UK was on the radio this morning. He said they started looking for the variant that is now the so-called British variant....but only after having been asked to do so by one of "our European neighbours" which had spotted something going on in their country. My money would be on Germany where in December the rates just kept going up while the restrictions got tighter and tighter. They asked to UK to look for it because the UK does nearly 50% of all the CV sequencing in the world! 10% of all positive tests get sequenced in the UK.
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Wed 13-01-21 11:56
Replies: 338
@BobinCH, fingers are VERY crossed...but realistically...looks unlikely
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Wed 13-01-21 11:36
Replies: 338
You know that expression "No friends on a powder day"? It looks to be true today....I have just scrolled through all the webcams and there is hardly a soul out there. On all the Savolyeres side cams there was not one single person.
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Sun 10-01-21 12:11
Replies: 48
Army trick: Two pairs of socks, the inner pair as thin as possible...cut-off tights or pop-socks work the best. Honestly, try it. I have never ever had blisters with any boots of any kind when doing this. It really works.
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Fri 8-01-21 19:46
Replies: 112
I hope the local police have the sense to give special priority access passes to @Mike Pow and Co What they are doing is a national service on behalf of the rest of us!
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Fri 8-01-21 12:30
Replies: 35
@Snowfinders, that was probably this Aussie bloke: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Milton_(skier) He was very, very fast....and at one time some of his competition even complained to the race organisers that he had an unfair aerodynamic advantage! "Milton holds the open Australian downhill speed skiing record, beating the top recorded speeds by able-bodied skiers. His personal best downhill speed is 213 km/h (132 mph)."
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Wed 6-01-21 14:49
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Well apart from the fact that it currently illegal to travel abroad for holidays And add to which it is forbidden to enter Switzerland (in my case) and just about everywhere else with snow And add to which this is now looking like a situation that will remain for weeks, actually months to come I have now really, really badly sprained my ankle Season? What season?
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Wed 6-01-21 12:53
Replies: 311
@Zorrac, thanks! Apologies to anyone else...I think I just snapped up the last pair at that price :oops:
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Mon 4-01-21 10:18
Replies: 171
Sorry for a quick bit of thread drift, but this is golden I’ve been reading the snow reports for over 20 years without logging in once. One day a few years back I joined the forum and was glad I did! Because there was and still is a lot of liberal, blinkered globalists who needed correction. Fundamentally I don’t think they’re very bad people, just nieve cowards who would rather see Britain fall than be called a racist. They have not for much life experience and had their lives sorted before mass immigration kicked in, or simply live in remote places that are not affected by mass immigration. Of course some are women who want to breast feed the worlds refugees life that cretin Merkel. It's not what the Glove says...it's the way it is said: Intelligible, coherent. Why on earth do all the other posts by oneglove have to be such gobldygook and obviously nasty?
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Sun 3-01-21 16:12
Replies: 171
There is a deep set streak of Holier-Than-Thou intolerance that seems to be quite the norm these days. Covidiots, how dare they, the rules, tory scum, Brexiteers, Re-moaners (some clever clogs moderator even removed that word while leaving all sorts of other pejorative words for other views).....in normal times it is between the skiers and snowboarders :D It is an online reflection of the type of behaviour that @pam w speaks of. I live in a lovely village that is popular with visitors, very popular. The local coffee shop has just closed for takeaways for the T4 duration after getting physical threats from locals because it was supposedly drawing in visitors with their "filthy foreign covid". :( .
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 1-01-21 22:43
Replies: 142
@Jonny996, from what I have read you WILL still need to take a dog to a foreign vet for Tapeworm treatment, just like before...no saving there
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Thu 31-12-20 11:03
Replies: 22
A good friend of mine died of Weills when he was only 31. It is thought he got it while fishing. Another friend of mine got Lyme very badly and is now in a wheelchair.
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Tue 29-12-20 14:40
Replies: 92
One of the people quoted in that report was once a frequent poster on snowHeads but long since drifted off (not in any way a flounceo).
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Mon 28-12-20 14:51
Replies: 338
I'm very fond of the Fontonet ridge. Another good spot is to go Right into the rather invisible valley and ridge just about as soon as you are committed to the Fontonet way down, It comes down to join the piste near the bottom (from piste skier's right). Just be careful of the deep ditch near the piste if there has not been enough snow to properly fill it.
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Sat 26-12-20 13:26
Replies: 116
@rungsp, ah the uniformed pipes up . I'll have you know I favour the smart-casual look, though I do like a proper top hat on some occasions :D
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Sat 26-12-20 11:38
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So bloke-in-the-pub (i.e. some reddit or dailymail forum) told @vipul that Brits are breaking quarantine in Verbier. @BobinCH, who is actually resident in Switz and mostly in Verbier, says they are not. I know who is more believable!
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Thu 24-12-20 9:48
Replies: 1521
EHIC might return, it was a separate treaty....fingers crossed
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Mon 21-12-20 11:13
Replies: 1521
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Mon 21-12-20 10:46
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Given that this thread is titled: Is This Season Going To Happen for The British ??? I think the simple answer is sadly clear: No.
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Sun 20-12-20 20:43
Replies: 338
@Nick M, there is a liquid waste dump point, and water fill point for motorhomes in the Le Chable car park: Go down the ramp and turn left. It is just near the metal footbridge about 300m along the river. I have seen small motorhomes overnighting, but I don't think it is approved position.
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Sun 20-12-20 10:24
Replies: 317
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Sat 19-12-20 20:06
Replies: 455
@Alastair Pink, in fairness they may be rather overloaded and simply dealing with the numbers involved. I have nothing good to say about Ryanair but I did feel sorry for O'Leary when I heard him getting a real hammering on the Today program earlier this year: "Why are people still waiting for their refunds? WHY?" "Our systems were built to deal with a worst case scenario of 30,000 refunds a month...we have 3 Million to deal with! Everybody who wants a refund will get one, it just may take a while" "Yes, but WHY are people waiting?" "Err...3 million cases?" "Yes but WHY? " etc etc I thought the interviewer was an idiot.
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