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!)

Sitting in my new ski boots

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Well , not new , but only skied in for 5 days, as too small for previous owner. Rossignol Soft 3, feel very snug compared to my old boots, but they are too big. I'm seeing if I need them re-moulded or not before my trip next Wed. Much more close fitting than my previous ones and getting a few pins and needles now so I've undone the buckles. LOOvely, much better
ski holidays     
 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Helen Beaumont, where are you off to?
I'm off to Sauze d'Oulx on Sunday, I will be taking the Manchester Airport train from Darlington station at 10 tomorrow night.

I hope you have a great time. snowHead
snow report     
 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Helen, we're off to VT in a couple of weeks, I think I'm starting to feel the need to 'test' my boots too! snowHead

Takes about 20 minutes to get to Manchester Airport from our house Wink
snow conditions     
 You need to Login to know who's really who.
You need to Login to know who's really who.
Off to Serre Chevalier, for a combined ski and property hunt holiday. Think I'll get some footbeds for my boots while I'm there. Flying from STansted, so about 4 hour drive down, still flight to Turin were cheap enough-just over £50 each.
snow report     
 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Helen Beaumont, have you "shell fit" the boots? Take the liners out, put your feet into the shells, and see how much room there is behind your heel when you toe is just brushing the front of the boot. You want 1-2cm back there (less for higher performance, more for a bit more comfort). If you've got the right amount of space, getting them molded would be a good idea.

And I think footbeds are important, but recommend the ones that are flexible under the arch.
latest report     
 You'll need to Register first of course.
You'll need to Register first of course.
SSH-did the shell fit-1-2cm like you said, looks like I did get a bargain. I had tried the boots in La Plagne, but decided not to spend the money, as I had other things to buy, so I knew I liked them, think I need some thinner sock though, have 1 pair, but need more.
latest report     
 Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Helen Beaumont, I prefer very thin socks like the Ultimax that are often termed "sock liners". I wear them alone.

Get those things molded! Sounds like you got a deal! snowHead
snow report     
 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Helen Beaumont, have a great time out there - still plenty of fab snow. Make sure you get into Le Yeti to say goodbye - apparently it's for demolision this summer to make way for some new apartments (could be good if you're looking to buy).

I had a look at a couple of places when I was there last week. Not a huge choice and what there is seems a little on the expensive side, although I was confining the search to Chantemerle, St Chaffrey and Villard Latte (?). Good luck, anyway snowHead
snow report     



Terms and conditions  Privacy Policy