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The £125 weekend.

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With the snow looking so good & the need to burn leave days before end of the year, I have been tempted into a pre Christmas 3 day skiing weekend with the youngest. Chuffed to find out that flights for both of us & a hire car only came to £250, then found out that I still had 136 euro on my lift pass loyalty account, so the snow gods a smiling on me today.
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Excellent - do you mind me asking more of the detail? Such as which resort you're going to etc. Always fancied doing something like this with my daughter, but whenever I've looked into it, always comes up ridiculously expensive
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@rutlandchris, it was just a routine easyjet flight to Geneva (£130 for both return) & the hire car via easyjet seemed good value (£120), I always find it frustrating that transfers cost the same as flights, sometimes more!
Granted I don't have accommodation costs but even looking at Airbnb you can get a studio for sub £40 per night.
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@Jonny996, result! How many spaces have you got for guests Toofy Grin
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Cheers for the reply - have a great time
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@Jonny996, Dont forget UK airport parking..... wink
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@Jonny996, well done that man. Pre-Christmas skiiing is ace. Clear slopes and no queues. Meteo Alps mentioned big dumps at lower levels in our area on Monday and Tuesday.
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@Markymark29, I am a man with a plan, office is 2 tram stops from airport so guess where my car is getting left
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Jonny996 wrote:
@Markymark29, I am a man with a plan, office is 2 tram stops from airport so guess where my car is getting left

Glasgow? Toofy Grin
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I was tracking this flight at £37 return a few weeks ago!

Liverpool to Geneva Wed, 18 Dec–Sun, 22 Dec
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Jonny996 wrote:
With the snow looking so good & the need to burn leave days before end of the year, I have been tempted into a pre Christmas 3 day skiing weekend with the youngest. Chuffed to find out that flights for both of us & a hire car only came to £250, then found out that I still had 136 euro on my lift pass loyalty account, so the snow gods a smiling on me today.


Is that flying from Edinburgh?
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yes, early on 18th ski, 19, 20 & 21 & 21.00 flight back
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Jonny996 wrote:
yes, early on 18th ski, 19, 20 & 21 & 21.00 flight back


Thanks. Interested in doing something similar from Edinburgh with our twins but it can't be for too long as it's an exam year.
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@McKenzie, snap that’s why it’s just me and youngest, big one is studying
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Think you need to amortise the cost of the ski appt before you boast too much wink
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@Dave of the Marmottes,
+1
Surely you need to add in annual charges of French taxes, insurance, Co-prop charges, utility bills & mortgage (assuming you have one) into this. Ok, there may be property value increases, however subject to exchange rates & CGT, things seem to level out (or even go negative) somewhat.


@Jonny996, I understand the the desire to own to own ski property for a mountain lifestyle ( I owned in St Gervais between 1995 & 2008) however your view of a £125 weekend is mis-calculated.
That said, have a great weekend,
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On that basis my weekend will be free :- Live here, season pass, etc wink
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We've booked Easyjet EDI to GVA for 16th Dec for £78 pp return.

5.5 days skiing in the 3 Valleys seemed too good an opportunity to miss! Very Happy
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Dave of the Marmottes wrote:
Think you need to amortise the cost of the ski appt before you boast too much wink


Please explain that to the layman/non- accountant. What's amortisarion?

Either way, I think he's had a cheap trip! Very Happy
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Bergmeister wrote:
Dave of the Marmottes wrote:
Think you need to amortise the cost of the ski appt before you boast too much wink


Please explain that to the layman/non- accountant. What's amortisarion?

Either way, I think he's had a cheap trip! Very Happy


It's basically saying, the OP isn't really quoting the full cost of the trip, as they're not considering the cost of their apartment in this.

Whilst this specific weekend has cost £125, for flights and car hire, there's also the yearly running costs of owning an apartment, plus the original purchase price, etc etc.

Either way, I wish I was on a similar trip! Toofy Grin

6 weeks to the day for my 1st of 2 trips this season! Very Happy
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edit: amortisation... rolling eyes
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Whilst this specific weekend has cost £125, for flights and car hire, there's also the yearly running costs of owning an apartment, plus the original purchase price, etc etc.

Yes but they have to paid anyway. So the cost of going for the weekend is x+125 cost of not going is x so cost of weekend is (x+125-x)=125

However I think I beat it with my 12 day trip at just over £100 per person. Flights came in at £62 each, train from Geneva to Bourg st Maurice £53 giving a total cost of £115, funicular upto Les Arcs included on season pass. I could have got it for £20 less if I'd taken a later flight, but that would have got me stranded at Bourg at midnight.
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
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You'll be getting us Scots a reputation!
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You'll be getting us Scots a reputation!
I married a Scot. Best decision I ever made!
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If I could have lined mine up to miss the works Christmas party it would have been virtually free.
There has to be a channel 5 program in this "bargin loving scots in the snow"
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McKenzie wrote:
You'll be getting us Scots a reputation!
I married a Scot. Best decision I ever made!


Mrs Rabbie says the same .. alledgedly Toofy Grin
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Jonny996 wrote:
If I could have lined mine up to miss the works Christmas party it would have been virtually free.
There has to be a channel 5 program in this "bargin loving scots in the snow"


I hitched most of the way to Tignes in the early 80's
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