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Poster: A snowHead
Mon 30-03-20 8:06
Replies: 131
I see EJ have today grounded all aircraft for 2 months. Let's see what they do now for ticket holders!
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Fri 20-03-20 15:13
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In the early hours of Tuesday 10th March I had to call an ambulance to help a couple of 30 year old guys in the Hauptstrasse. One of them was incoherent and frothing at the mouth and his friend was extremely worried about him. It was suspected that he had taken something but he wasn't admitting anything in his more lucid moments. They were long standing friends about 18 years My partner and I would love to know what the outcome was, so if anyone has information perhaps they could PM me. Cheers, Derek
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Thu 19-03-20 11:28
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@CaravanSkier, Our local waitrose and Co-op had NO fresh veg at all yesterday and lots of shelves completely empty. I assume the compost bins will be very full next week LOL
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Mon 16-03-20 17:49
Replies: 27
Looks like Bankso is now closed too.
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Sun 15-03-20 16:43
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Currently sitting at Dunkirk ferry port. Roads very quiet. Service areas in Belgium and France closed if not selling fuel. If open all food and drink for take away only and payment by card preferred.
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Wed 4-03-20 22:48
Replies: 36
@moosepig, Wishing you lots of luck but FlyMayBe looks likely to be FlyNot by the morning. Hope your plans come together or you can find alternative travel if necessary.
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Tue 3-03-20 17:31
Replies: 41
@valais2, I think you'll find that was 1977 but still much later than many countries!
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Tue 3-03-20 11:50
Replies: 6
@munich_irish, thanks that looks like a good place to stop
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Tue 3-03-20 10:38
Replies: 6
I see lots of posts saying that fuel is cheap in Luxembourg but can anyone recommend an easy place to stop are all fuel stations equally cheap? I'm off to Austria this weekend.
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Sun 1-03-20 22:39
Replies: 7124
@thelem, Orange , La Daille?
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Fri 28-02-20 10:18
Replies: 54
I believe that [url=https://www.bidspotter.co.uk/en-gb/auction-catalogues/witham/catalogue-id-witham10109/lot-546537a3-ff19-44bf-8d51-ab6e008c6924]this is the latest in skiwear in the affected areas. :lol:
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Thu 20-02-20 19:02
Replies: 36
Another option on timing depends on how early you can leave home on the Thursday. Rather than stay near the crossing and leave early the next day, why not aim for a late afternoon crossing on Thursday and overnight about 1-2 hours into the journey. That allows a more leisurely start on Friday and a leisurely drive to somewhere close to your destination for your second night. Might make the overall drive down more pleasant.
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Tue 18-02-20 20:37
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I think it's a level 3 Alpine ESF meeting point sign. No idea where it is though :)
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Mon 17-02-20 23:06
Replies: 231
At 20mph the cyclist is the lethal weapon. At 3mph, the pedestrian is a priori the innocent party. And stepping out in front of a 20mph car is that the drivers fault too? This discussion is going nowhere and the parties getting more and more intransigent in their thinking. We are not going to solve the problem so perhaps we should all drop the subject. Going back to the OP is their any update on the guy hospitalised by the snowboarder using a ski pole?
Poster: A snowHead
Mon 17-02-20 10:32
Replies: 151
Interesting article on accents and dialects [url=http://theconversation.com/why-does-the-uk-have-so-many-accents-88434]here. As for the assertion that tea is just a drink. The concept of Afternoon Tea (drinking tea with sandwiches and cake) became an upper class thing in the 19th century to bridge the gap between lunch (around 12) and dinner (around 8pm). The working classes couldn't have their tea until they left work so had tea when they came home often with their hot meal. This is often referred to as high tea (allegedly) because it was taken sat in the high chairs around the table rather than in the lower lounge chairs.
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Fri 14-02-20 23:15
Replies: 37
Egļukalns in Latvia 25m elevation and 200m run with 1 lift
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Fri 14-02-20 18:32
Replies: 552
If you're crossing from Portsmouth by ferry then make sure you take your travel sickness tablets. Swell is forecast to be between 2 and 5m overnight!
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Tue 11-02-20 9:34
Replies: 45
If you have access to your own bank account online then you should be able to send money via western union from your own account.
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Mon 10-02-20 22:23
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@chocksaway, the airline will have an e mail address for all bookings. Really! I know people who still fly but have NO internet access (or mobile phone) whatsoever, I assume the airline will at the very least have a landline number and a home address but contact with them assumes they are at home.
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Mon 10-02-20 10:09
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@terrygasson, truck MOT (though not due till early March so not a show stopper) As long as any failure isn't deemed 'dangerous'. If you drive your vehicle with such a fault you can be fined up to £2500, or even receive a ban! The failure is recorded at the DVLA.
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Sun 9-02-20 13:21
Replies: 115
@bambionskiis, Does Boris know something we don’t?!!! No he's trying to reduce the population as part of austerity :)
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Sun 9-02-20 12:45
Replies: 22
@Gustavobs, I think that's near the ice rink on the Cham side of the town.
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Sat 8-02-20 10:08
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We are off to Mayrhofen in March and some of the group will need to hire equipment. Any recommendations for hire shops, discounts etc. Location wise we are staying above Cafe Kostner in Hauptstrasse.
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Tue 4-02-20 13:26
Replies: 25
@hinesy32, If your lessons don't start on the first morning then the runs at the top of Ahorn are a good place to get the ski legs working but don't try the run down to the bottom. I'm going out on 7th March so I look forward to a snow report when you get back.
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Thu 30-01-20 23:42
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Can’t find the mounting plates for my spikes spiders. Was going to look at changing size to fit current car. I know I had them 2 years ago !! Another search of the garage at the weekend. Good job we don’t go till March. Get any spare parts [url=https://www.roofbox.co.uk/scripts/rbvehsel4_tab.php/car-accessories/spikes_spider_hub_adapter_spares/Qx%40w%2C6M42VAwp3%40o9%60tNccNLFchuL~m]here
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Thu 30-01-20 21:53
Replies: 65
My local dry slope does a ski discovery session for £14 covers the basics of the equipment and sliding in a straight line. A 6 hour course which is a guarantee to get you skiing (snow plough turning) is £119. You should be able to find something similar in your area. Hemel used to offer a 1 hour taster session but it seems to no longer be on their website :(
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Thu 23-01-20 10:11
Replies: 41
A few years back I changed my card details but for some reason the badge was deactivated which I discovered at the first toll booth. When I arrived in resort I emailed APRR with the problem and it was sorted within 48hrs. I have changed the details online since without problems.
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Mon 13-01-20 10:30
Replies: 55
@dredgey, Not been to Flaine for a few years but from memory the main ESF meeting point is at Flaine Forum which requires a shortish walk including some steps to get to from Front de Neige. However it is right on the main nursery slope which used to have a chair lift. There is a second ESF meeting point at Flaine Foret which now has a magic carpet but hopefully you won't need to get to that one with the 6yo as it is a bit of a slog. Someone with more recent knowledge might be able to update.
Poster: A snowHead
Mon 30-12-19 20:53
Replies: 10
Our very own spyderjon from thepisteoffice in Bicester - not so far from Oxford I thought thepisteoffice was near Nottingham not Bicester!
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Mon 9-12-19 15:41
Replies: 2
Sad to hear. Bought my first skis there back in the 80's and remember helping to run their ski slope at the Newbury Show with Thames Valley Ski Club.
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Tue 26-11-19 20:37
Replies: 41
@Captain Primrose, That may be true but very few advanced skiers would only ski in Meribel if visiting the 3V. Meribel itself id often used as a base for skiing the whole area.
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Mon 25-11-19 20:18
Replies: 41
@tangowaggon, surely there are others. What about Chanrossa, Bartavelle, Face, Dame Blanche and Combe de Caron?
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Sun 3-11-19 8:59
Replies: 106
.......the one with the Swarofski diamonds Would those be the cheap knockoff Swarovski diamonds? :lol:
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Wed 30-10-19 12:49
Replies: 24
If you sign up for Accor Club, and also use Quidco to book, you get both cashback and Accor points. I was surprised too. But not as you rightly say with Ibis budget. Same if you use topcashback
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Sat 26-10-19 9:16
Replies: 53
I have found in the past that if you only plan a single trip outside of europe, that an annual policy for europe and a single trip to somewhere else can work out cheaper. It may also mean that you can accept less ski days in the annual policy which may also reduce the price.
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Wed 23-10-19 15:09
Replies: 5
When I checked with insure&go a few years back just being in the snowpark boundary when the incident occurred would be a problem. I don't use the park as such but do use the skier/boarder cross runs which can be classed as such. Best to check the terms carefully.
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Fri 18-10-19 15:11
Replies: 53
@karansaraf, I would query those terms. Note that downhill skiing has an * but skiing doesn't. Also that ski/snowboard fun parks are marked. Those activities have no personal accident or liability sections which can prove to be very important. These are very similar to the Insure and Go Ts&Cs which mean that if you decide to take the route down via the skier cross course you won't have those covers. If price is very important then take a look at voyager travel insurance - www.skicover.com. About the same price but no funny exclusions.
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Wed 16-10-19 23:22
Replies: 171
Given that the 3PMSF marking was introduced in around 2012 it's interesting to add some thoughts from 20 or so years ago. I drove a Landrover defender 110 up (and down) to Flaine in snow using low ration with diff lock on M&S tyres without any traction problems. A couple of years later I drove a Celica GT4 (4WD and limited slip diffs all round) in the same conditions with normal UK performance tyres (summers?) and used chains on the front only again without problems. I have also driven the same road with a front wheel drive Avensis on "summers" and chains and still managed a low speed spin, going down, on one of the tight bends when the fronts caught in a deep rut and the back end had no grip so slid past the front. I now use winters (3PMSF) and carry chains but still think about that previous low speed spin and hope the winters have better grip. My next full replacements will be quality all seasons with the 3PMSF marking and I'll still carry the chains.
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Fri 11-10-19 10:41
Replies: 33
At that price im guessing the school teachers are paying nothing Why should they? Do you self find your work travel? I certainly don’t!!! And even if you have 1 teacher for every 5 pupils it's only added a couple of hundred to the cost per pupil!
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Thu 10-10-19 11:34
Replies: 192
Only private hospitals near most ski resorts. I never knew that. I always thought the ones in Bourg st Maurice, Moutier, Albertville, Grenoble etc were public hospitals. OK they do not operate like UK ones but the average French tourist gets treated in them at state (well actually national insurance) costs As do EHIC bearers. Yep i've used EHIC in Bourg and Moutier. Medical centre in Meribel is private and closes quite early A&E in Moutiers is 24hr.
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