Ski Club 2.0 Home
Snow Reports
FAQFAQ

Mail for help.Help!!

Log in to snowHeads to make it MUCH better! Registration's totally free, of course, and makes snowHeads easier to use and to understand, gives better searching, filtering etc. as well as access to 'members only' forums, discounts and deals that U don't even know exist as a 'guest' user. (btw. 50,000+ snowHeads already know all this, making snowHeads the biggest, most active community of snow-heads in the UK, so you'll be in good company)..... When you register, you get our free weekly(-ish) snow report by email. It's rather good and not made up by tourist offices (or people that love the tourist office and want to marry it either)... We don't share your email address with anyone and we never send out any of those cheesy 'message from our partners' emails either. Anyway, snowHeads really is MUCH better when you're logged in - not least because you get to post your own messages complaining about things that annoy you like perhaps this banner which, incidentally, disappears when you log in :-)
Username:-
 Password:
Remember me:
durr, I forgot...
Or: Register
(to be a proper snow-head, all official-like!)
Found 261 matches (ignoring forums: None. Change)
snowHeads Forum Index
Poster: A snowHead
Tue 1-12-20 12:38
Replies: 1220
Jet 2 just cancelled our BHX Grenoble flights for 16th Jan 21 week. Email saying automatic refund. Grateful for how simple they seem to have made it, wish them well and hope to be using their services for a ski trip sometime soon.
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Tue 27-10-20 19:59
Replies: 9
I have been going through several policies with my son (still hoping to spend winter in France but time will tell) and we decided that this year above all others each one involves some kind of compromise. The covid travel insurance article compiled by Which was very helpful. When looking at their list of all policies we used cancellation cover, covid medical cover whilst abroad and level of cover when travelling against fcdo advice as the three main factors we balanced up. Stuff like valuables cover, loss of luggage, delay etc sat down the list this year. Of the policies offering cover when travelling against fcdo advice most offer no cover for CV if that is the reason for the advice so ruled them out for us. I would certainly advise checking and carefully reading a few policies as the things you might 'normally' look for or expect as standard may not be there this year. We renewed his ECHIC as a matter of course and will buy the carre neige addition to his lift pass.
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Sat 24-10-20 16:37
Replies: 38
I think if you try to buy tickets using the code launch you get to a concession page with a weekend ticket price of £0.00
You need to Login to know who's who.
Fri 23-10-20 8:29
Replies: 23
This i not an endorsement as suitable for anyone else but i have been looking at Jet2 insurance for a season long single Europe trip. It seems to have an element of covid and non fcdo travel cover (when the advice is only because of covid), but on a brief glance the only line I hovered over was the 'off piste skiing covered within local patrol guidelines' and how to interpret this. Any bored insurance experts please feel free to offer their own thoughts on the merits of the policy compared to some of the other offerings available. Would be appreciated
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Mon 5-10-20 13:16
Replies: 23
I would be surprised if any company offers insurance for cancellation of a trip to a place outside the corridor when you book it and still so come travel date. There are some offering limited and specific elements of cover regarding CV but best to read them all and see if any, or none, suit your needs. Several other threads running on this but Nationwide tied to a current account insurance, Staysure, Insurefor and Avanti are names that seem to have been discussed . In the other threads you will also see a link to a Which article discussing cover that you may find helpful too
You'll need to Register first.
Fri 2-10-20 11:16
Replies: 9
@bobski62, lots of that makes sense and is very useful, thanks. Cant remember if it was Avanti, Staysure, Insurefor or all 3 but they would only add on the 'against fco advice' cover for trips upto 104 days. We were looking at cover for a season too. Seemed odd because it was about a fiver to add it on for 80 days and I would have been happy to pay £100 extra for 150 or whatever the exact duration we were researching was.
Well, it's only polite to Register
Fri 2-10-20 10:52
Replies: 219
Some providers are offering cover for travel against fco advice but not covering the reason for the advice ie covid. So ok for most standard things on a policy but not a full on everything covered policy. Sounds weird to say read your insurance very carefully this year (because you should always have done so) but there are quite a few extra variations this year with the covid cancellation cover, covid whilst travelling aspect and the fco advice, current or subsequently changing, elements and whether it is your own or your host country affecting your trip. There was quite a good Which article comparing cover but I suspect even that is changing regularly
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Thu 1-10-20 9:54
Replies: 7
@heyduggeesskiingbadge, nonsense. Keep reading, getting involved where you think appropriate and trying to help. It will drop down the list of threads and disappear into the mists of time soon enough.
Then you'll get to see more forums.
Tue 29-09-20 11:01
Replies: 80
@mikefitz11, Santa Croce near Badia. I am usually fairly happy to crack on with skiing, but when F40 tours visited there last year even I wanted to savour the view
And post your own questions...
Mon 28-09-20 19:00
Replies: 212
which other snowHeads love to answer.
Mon 28-09-20 17:57
Replies: 7050
@mountainaddict, GVA is only one of the challenges in the meantime but i thought someone had posted in another thread that transitting through en route to France wouldn't incur the quarantine rule
And they're a friendly bunch.
Mon 28-09-20 12:37
Replies: 83
@Markhandford, for all the reasons you list Serre Che would definitely seem a good season destination and there seems a lot of what would be suitable S/C accommodation. Did you find it easy to locate a property as its not a location that crops up often on the uk season type websites.
You know it makes sense.
Mon 28-09-20 11:48
Replies: 212
@doddsie, could you pm me Pierre's details or a weblink if he is Morzine or Avoriaz based please? Think my son will be in Morzine for the season and may use some lessons or guiding. Just picked up your last couple of comments and a recommendation from someone always helps.
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Fri 25-09-20 10:39
Replies: 219
How does having two policies running simultaneously work? Is it allowed as it were? I assume that would only become a question in the event of a claim. I have been struggling to find one to suit, yet a combination of two I have looked at might be ideal. Do you have to tell both from the outset? If you claimed on something covered by both policies how do they divvy up the liability? Specifically I have been looking at single traveller, single trip season type products.
Poster: A snowHead
Mon 21-09-20 19:59
Replies: 437
@Jonny996, my flights have gone off the system but I only found that out on here. Had no official notification. I was allowed to change them fee free, and luckily the new flights were nothing extra either
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Sat 19-09-20 10:49
Replies: 437
I have now changed my disappeared flights and become the owner of Venice flights going out 30th Jan and Geneva flights out on 17th April. All i need now is for the world effort against CV to continue and to find a website where those flights and dates tie in with an organised trip.......
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Fri 18-09-20 18:15
Replies: 4
@Nobbyandrews, the return flight is not showing up when you search any more, only the 1045 flight (if you look at the recent 'easyjet flights open' thread lots of similar stories and conjecture as to what this actually means. Both of my March flights have gone) which may or may not mean it ends up cancelled anyway if a refund in the end would suit you more?
You need to Login to know who's who.
Wed 16-09-20 10:14
Replies: 12
Why did you have to remind me about this programme?? I have been unable to take my own advice not to watch it again.....ouch!
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Tue 15-09-20 15:02
Replies: 12
Many of the best (worst?) clips are on you tube, but after watching a lot of it first time round from behind the chair i couldnt bring myself to click on any of them!
You'll need to Register first.
Tue 15-09-20 9:10
Replies: 437
I may be in a slighty luckier position than anyone sorting a bigger group or with accommodation already added......i booked two cheap EJ flights in April (for March 21) with the 99p luggage offers accepting it was a gamble but with eyes open at those prices. My LPL-SZG flight has disappeared and cannot see it being reinstated so i have just changed it on the EJ website. No idea whether it was because they are similar prices for the base flight but when selecting a MAN-GVA April combo instead i was told that the cost of the new flight was £0.00 as it was more than 14 days in advance. It also carried over my luggage and skis, the thing I was expecting to suddenly bump up the cost at the current rates of £20 per bag per flight or thereabouts. So a sort of thumbs up from me as i paid about £50 in total and booking the same today would be £157 inc bags and skis (which i dont own but thats another story!) There were a couple of stages to go through before actually confirming (i had to submit my password before final confirmation) so if you did pay £50 for a flight and the alternatives you are considering are now £300 it may be worth actually clicking on change flight in your EJ account and checking what the cost of the new flight is. You can always back out before actually confirming the new flights, if that makes sense.
Well, it's only polite to Register
Tue 15-09-20 8:21
Replies: 13
@cmevans Been looking into this type of stuff with my son who is considering similar.....go out to ski, getting a job as a bonus/necessary evil once out there. This is what we have found if you don't have a job with accommodation, but never used any of them so they arent recommendations..... 1. Larger, pleasant looking season chalets where you can rent a single bed in a single, twin or triple room. Some ensuite. Company find a hopefully suitable roomie if required. 2500-3500 euros. Skiseasonbeds for Morzine, bedsnboard too, Mymountainplayground for Meribel. Cannot seem to find similar arrangements in all resorts, that would be ideal. Seems fairly sociable in that you will end up with 8-9 potential friends from the start, probably a few solo travellers too. 2. Smaller properties such as a studio for 4 or 6 sharing in bunk beds. Have found companies that let those by the bed in Val T and Val D. Not dissimilar in price, maybe slightly more cramped! 3. Numerous websites (and probably loads I haven't seen) advertising properties for rental on a seasonal basis.....leaving you to find your own sharers or once you have such a group. Examples are Livetheseason, the websites above, all the incarnations of the 'see' sites.... www.seetheworld.com has resort specific pages for most big French resorts and verbier. Tignes-spirit. As I say there may be loads more. 4. Facebook pages have fairly regular offers of accommodation or requests for rooms or sharers....i am not on Facebook but have seen Morzine Crew talk to me (very active), Tignes seasonaires and Val Thorens friends and seasonaires facebook pages(may be different spelling) as they are public. Sure the same exists for most resorts 5. St Anton and Mayrhofen tourist offices have lists of owners amenable to seasonal rentals. It must exist for most places but we have found the info easier to come by for France, snippets for Switzerland but more difficult for Austria and Italy. Maybe they are just less popular for UK season types. Hope that helps in relation to accommodation
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Mon 14-09-20 8:47
Replies: 99
@radar, thanks again. Saalbach office replied with 'send us what you needs and we will forward it to all of our owners' which seems fairly sensible. Hadnt looked at the Viehhofen specific site, will do so.
Then you'll get to see more forums.
Sun 13-09-20 17:38
Replies: 99
@radar, @tatmanstours thanks for the info and answers. I think we are coming at it more from the challenge of finding accommodation for the season and later working if required or the opportunity presented itself, so hopefully the issue re contracts may not be so. There seem several resorts and websites for France where we can find a quote of 'this property is available for the season for X thousand euros' and lamenting the fact that S/H would be a perfect place to find somewhere to do exactly that. Posted on here because i know there are people with brilliant local knowledge and insights on stuff like that, but i admit it is a more generic question so i will not clog up the resort info thread any further. I will post elsewhere or start a new thread if required.
And post your own questions...
Sun 13-09-20 10:26
Replies: 99
Is 'doing a season' just something which doesnt really happen in S/H, at least for the UK market unless you are lucky enough to own property? Would it be prohibitively expensive or is it just that with few UK chalet style operators for jobs it never really became a UK go-to location? Having visited last year it would seem perfect (if a little challenging and rather tiring!).....they are proper towns with decent supermarkets, big ski area with other resorts nearby to visit, lots of studio/ apartment type accommodation, nightlife etc etc. Saw the Ski Miquel jobs advertised but that's about it. Most UK season type sites are France and in particular Morzine based. Seen people talking about living in Innsbruck, St Anton clearly has a market, as does Mayrhofen (and both tourist offices will send you a list of properties amenable to season bookings, something which doesnt exist with S/H). Or are we just looking in the wrong places?
which other snowHeads love to answer.
Wed 9-09-20 14:59
Replies: 4
The standard pass covers Sauze, Sansicario and Sestriere, with one day across to France and Claviere but the journey across on skis is very bitty and time consuming so you probably wouldnt do it more than that anyway. Last time we were there we booked onto the tour operator coach trip to Montg for the day and that was well worth the 20 odd euros to give us a full day there. The sauzeonline you tube channel is very good if you watch through some of the past videos. There are some decent red runs. The Olympic run into Sansicario and Gran Pista sauze side are glorious if you like to go quickly. I have been three times in the last few years (always Sauze side) and love it, only changing to visit different places. In fact for anyone tempted/ brave enough to take the plunge and book i saw a crazily cheap deal to Hotel Miravalle in Jan at around £470pp with Crystal. Stayed there a couple of years ago, storing skis at the slopes and walking up each day, and would say that is brilliant value (full board, with a voucher to use on the mountain for lunch, and wine with dinner, flights and transfers)
And they're a friendly bunch.
Mon 7-09-20 15:03
Replies: 84
Admittedly i have no idea how operators source their accommodation (short/long lease, own, PAYG etc) but i did wonder if more chalet type properties would end up in the seasonaire or self catering market just for this season before being taken up again next. Bills covered with less outlay on staff and running costs was the way my simplistic brain was thinking. My son is considering a season in VT or Tignes and i am sure he would be more tempted to pay a bit extra for a single bed in a room in an ex Crystal chalet for 12 than some of the 25sqm apartments with 4 or 6 bunk or sofa beds he has seen!
You know it makes sense.
Mon 7-09-20 5:43
Replies: 437
@denfinella, do you mean showing up on your own list of bookings or if you do a new search? I think most people can still see the flights listed as a live booking when they log into their EJ account but they don't exist when you do a search now. It seems to be across too wide a range of times, dates and airports to believe they are all full .
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Sun 6-09-20 7:34
Replies: 437
Looks like an unfortunate but understandable streamlining to me. Lgw-szg and brs-szg searches for the same dates as mine throw up prices as normal. Lpl-szg says no flights on those dates , app and website. Maybe my flight doesnt exist any more and this will filter through to my bookings page in time.
Poster: A snowHead
Sun 6-09-20 7:14
Replies: 437
Certainly worth keeping an eye on so thanks for posting. I bought flights at those prices with eyes open and without booking anything else. Others with large groups or families might have other stuff booked. A search doesn't throw up my flights but they are still showing as live bookings when I log into EJ. Cant imagine mine are full - mid March- already so we will see. Not sure how far the £7 I paid for bags and ski carriage will get me if I have to rebook......hopefully people on SH bashes will all check their flights sooner rather than later, I know EJ are the option for many.
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Sat 5-09-20 22:18
Replies: 437
@bastathecat, i hope its a website glitch, or maybe a way of not taking bookings while some kind of review takes place maybe?.....i have Lpl-Szg and Man-Trn flights booked, both of which show as 'no flights' if you search now.
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Fri 28-08-20 20:38
Replies: 34
I assume it should be emploi not empoli?
You need to Login to know who's who.
Wed 26-08-20 15:42
Replies: 1041
Am i reading it right that the 'boarder' PDS 20/21 season pass is lots cheaper than the standard adult price and that the term boarder relates purely to your age rather than any desire to actually use those wider plank things?
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Sun 23-08-20 19:42
Replies: 6
We went to Valmeinier for the first week of Easter a few years ago, albeit arrived around 28th March ish so only just crept into April. Like @robs1 were blessed with about 40cm the night of our arrival and only noticed a bit of slushiness later in the week down to Valloire. We loved it but it was about 12-13 years ago and havent paid much attention to conditions at that time of year since.
You'll need to Register first.
Sun 23-08-20 19:25
Replies: 20
I take it booking whilst the FCO advises against travel to a location is okay as long as that advice is changed prior to departure date, for insurance purposes? What would happen if you had to cancel for non CV reasons like unemployment, injury etc before departure, but also before the FCO advice was lifted? Hypothetical timeline only....... Book now for Jan 21 to visit Country X. FCO advises against travel at time of booking. [Nov 20 get injured with no prospect of going, so ordinarily eligible for cancellation]. FCO still advises against travel at this point. Dec 20 FCO advice changes, travel would now have been ok Would you be covered for your cancellation? If you book when the advice is not to travel, now say, and that advice is still in place come departure date would you be covered for cancellation (under the travelling against FCO advice section)?
Well, it's only polite to Register
Fri 14-08-20 6:47
Replies: 28
@patch_uk, the Mayrhofen tourist office staff are very helpful and will send you a list of accommodation providers who offer/accept season rentals.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Wed 12-08-20 7:24
Replies: 979
@Ghost Dog, I wasn't in Saabach that week in Jan 19 but visitors needed a new tape measure to cope with snow depths. Last year I was there and it was like mid spring, needed snow and slopes were icy then soft. It started snowing on my last night and was snowing as I stood waiting for my transfer. I am not going next January so pack a snow shovel..... *edit* I loved the place, will return and I agree with Mr T that conditions are likely to be ideal, I wasnt trying to worry you!
Then you'll get to see more forums.
Mon 10-08-20 10:11
Replies: 14
And post your own questions...
Thu 2-07-20 18:57
Replies: 1220
@Snowfinders, it wasnt me but France during Easter, second week i think.
which other snowHeads love to answer.
Tue 30-06-20 9:55
Replies: 15
Snow might be similar and Tignes might be the longest journey but it is also much more geared to earlier opening so is likely to have more runs, lifts, shops and restaurants already functioning.
And they're a friendly bunch.
Fri 26-06-20 14:32
Replies: 32
I looked at the Valmorel Chalet Hotel run by another snowhead for my own january trip but decided that it wouldnt suit 4 adults. However it seemed perfect for a young family.......friendly, reasonably priced, flexible, virtually at the bottom of a green run in a fairly sensible resort. Never been myself, purely based on what i have read, but certainly worth a look.
Page 1 of 7 Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next
All times are GMT
Go to:  



Terms and conditions  Privacy Policy