It's steaming
Up at 800m + in Bourg Saint Maurice, the first day of the autumn season up on the Tignes glacier, I've just ventured outside on the balcony for the first time today. It's roasting. Along w...

Wet seaweed competition...
Another boring friday in the office..... After the year we've had to date (UK), with record breaking temperatures, typhoons in Birmingham and Derby and now the warmest September for 3...

Can someone please recommend a European resort for snowboarding (snow boarding, holiday)
Hi, Could anyone recommend a resort in Europe that's good for snowboarding please. I guess the attributes I am after are: wide slopes; good chance of quality snow; at l...

Solaise Express goes handsfree!
I see that they look to have started installing the new electronic barriers at the Solaise Express lift in Val D'Isere http://www.valdisere.com/gb/webcam/webcam/popup/webcam2.htm ...

fun and games booking ski lessons at Arc 1600......
Hmm..... ESF don't seem to make it very easy to give them money. For a non-french speaker (I am having lessons now!) trying to book some private lessons for a couple of beginners in our pa...

RENT Any Ski/Snowboard Domain Name for $40/month
You can rent any of these Ski/Snowboard domain names for only $40 (usd) per month on a one-year contract ($480 usd total). There no hidden charges. usd = US Dollars You receive t...

Skiing in Austria -Innsbruck need help with planning
Hi everybody I am planning a skiing trip to Austria and I need some opinion about this. Any help will be much appreciated. My plan is to fly to Munich or Vienna from Toronto...

Best Christmas snowfall?
Hi all, I've been to France now for the last two Christmases and both times there's been very little snow there. While I was watching the reports across Europe last year I noticed...

The Lone Tree Club Murren ??
Has anyone heard of this club and can enlighten me on it ??

UK Sales of Second Hand equipment
Does anyone know if there are any sales of second hand alpine sk equipment? We need new skis for this winter and would like to purchas some that are one season old. London or South E...

B St M from Geneva - rent frnch or Swiss side?
Got accom and flights sorted out now for feb 1/2 term (was planning to drive again, but got over-ruled by the rest of the family!). Cheapest flights were Luton/Geneva (not ideal, but the c...

looking for accomadation in French Alps
We are planning to take a party of 10 to either Alpe D'Huez or possibly the Gande Massive in January next season and I am searching for a good quality 5 bed apartment or chalet. Can any on...

What happened (long)
So, I'm barrelling along a lovely country road on my way to work - long straight followed by tight right-hander, so lots of beans being applied. This is a nice road and I'm enjoying the ride...

Back home
Just catching up - thanks for all the positive comments, some of which I may reply to later. But the good news is I'm now home and in a good state. Physically I'm just limited by...

More Ace news
He is leaving hospital today and will be recuperating at home. Since he's not allowed to exercise more than walking, there seemed little point him moving to a hospital that provided physioth...

Renting a small apartment for 5 weeks in Tignes/Val d'Isere?
Hi. I'm a long time lurker. This year I'm planning on treating myself to a long holiday and I've settled on five weeks in Espace Killy from mid-Jan. While I'm travelling on my ow...

Bourg St Maurice feb 1/2 term
Time to book up for the coming season! I'm planning a trip to B St M at Feb 1/2 term (Chamonix is great, but 5 years in a row......) with 2 cars and 7 people (3 drivers in rotation, kippin...

Ace update
some friends went to visit Bruce in the hospital today and I spoke to him later on. They were glad to find him in excellent mood. All surgeries, thorax extraction, internal bleedi...

Bern Hotel Reccomendations?
Hi Folks, I got so much help the last time I figured I would ask this question here. To those who were wondering from my previous post (Zermatt for the Sort-Of Beginner...

Recommendations sought for a weeks family skiing in April next year...
Family of 5. 1 parent intermediate the other a non-skier but may be able to be coaxed onto the slopes. 2 children 10 and 13 have only one weeks experience on snow.

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