Skis wanted
Can you advise where to obtain the best value in buying Skis? Should I use Ebay or are there better sites and places to look. I live in the UK and I am searching for a particular brand and...

Skis wanted
Can you advise where to obtain the best value in buying Skis? Should I use Ebay or are there better sites and places to look. I live in the UK and I am searching for a particular brand and...

Arc 2000 trip report (long)
Well that was trip to remember. Summary: Arc 2000 sucks, stay in Arc 1800 or La Plagne. Saturday 22nd When I woke up it was raining on the snow beside the railway. Sleet at ...

Chalet wanted April
Looking to rent a chalet for 9-10 people 2-9 April 2005, ideally in VT but would consider anywhere HIGHish drivable from the UK. Can anyone offer anything or recommend any agencies or other ...

Route Planner
Hi, Anyone know how good the RAC Route Planner is for directions in France ? We are driving from Lyon Airport to Tignes, but stopping off at La Tour du Pin, Savoie. Any ideas ?

2nd - 9th April 2004
Hi there, A group of 3 of us, maybe 5, want to go skiing in Europe on the above dates. Ideally we need to go high but also we want to spend no more than £500 each, to include flig...

Pre-Booking Rental Skis
Is there a benefit in pre-booking rental skis in Alpine resorts? I can think of queue avoidance as an advantage if priority really is given to those with a printed-off web booking, but I wou...

Winter driving questions & weather report?
Hi, I will be driving through Switzerland, parts of northern Italy, Austria and southern Germany in late February / early March this year in my Volvo 850 T5. I have dri...

anyone been to glencoe recently?
I'm thinking of a trip up to Glencoe tomorrow. Anyone been there recently?

Reliable Weather Report
We're heading there tommorow, going with a few people who havnt bee before and it would be great just to see it snowing even for an hour a some point :) Ill keep a close eye on the web...

Reliable Weather Report
Ive been trying to look up the weather for Val Thorens but i seem to b getting conflicting reports. One website says there has been snow o such a day, the other said no snow for the pa...

Closest ski resort for driving
<delurk> I was wondering if anyone knows or can suggest which ski resort of any quality/size is closest driving distance from Zeebrugge. (Probably the same as for Calais). <...

Hertz cars - snow chains?
Hi, Does anyone know if the Hertz cars come pre-equipped @ Geneva airport with snow chains? I've used EasyCar from there and theirs did by default. The information on their webs...

Closest airport to Val D'Isere from Leeds?
Is there anyway to get to from Leeds/Manchester/Liverpool/Midlands/Newscastle to Chambery (or closer than Geneva) airport in order to drive to Val D'Isere? cheers, Gr...

Les Carroz: (very) quick trip report
Just got back from a 4 day trip to Les Carroz, thought I'd post a few bits and bobs for anyone heading to that area (Grand Massif, inc. Flaine). We arrived on Saturday at about midday...

Advice on replacing Tecnica TNT Explosion 8 Boots
My Tecnicas have recently developed an ir-repairable crack in the shell. I'm having trouble finding any suitable boots to replace them with. I have a wide forefoot , but a narrow heel (si...

Geneva / Morzine Airport Transfers
Hi, I am part of a group that will be travelling to Morzine on the 6th Feb and returning the following Sunday (13th). I need to arrange a transfer from Geneva Airport to Morzine and b...

driving fron Geneva to Les Carroz
How long should I allow to drive from Geneva airport to Les Carroz on a Saturday in Feb? Is it an easy drive and how is the village for parking when we get there? I'm wondering if it might b...

Lodging in Chamonix available
Hi, I am going to Chamonix (France) and have rented an apartment (from Feb 12th to feb 19th) with 4 beds in the Chamonix town. It is very well located (near Aguille du Midi ...

Has anybody been there lately? What are the skiing conditions like? I'm planing on going there on 27th of Feb, so what can I expect? Thanx!

Several avalanche deaths in the Savoie
Avalanche deaths around the Savoie today, four in total so far, Val d'Isère (some confusion whether he died or is severly injured), La Plagne, Val Thorens and Les Arcs. I was in...

Making boots more comfortable
Any tips on making boots more comfortable? I have my own boots; I've got custom footbeds and I've had them pushed out at an awkward point near the right toe - the only thing that bugs me no...

Anybody out there with good inside knowledge on Kitzbuhel- favourite runs, avoiding queues, that sort of thing? I am going with a party this weekend to sample the snow that just trashed the...

Verbier sun
Anyone know which runs in Verbier get the sun earliest in the morning?

Hi! Has anyone got firsthand information about the conditions in Tignes? I'm going there feb 05. I found, but the page was very slow. Any better homepag...

Flaine accommodation
Quick visit to Flaine this weekend, and I'm looking for just a couple of nights accommodation, Sunday and Monday nights, for two. Any ideas? Anyone with a studio they could let for a short...

Dumping Big Time Then ?!
It looks like serious amounts of snow. Geneva & Chambery airports shut ? Avalanche at Moutiers onto the railway, road chaos, etc. Is even Simon happy that he has snow ?! All...

Hi there, I'm gonna ski next tuesday in Winterberg. Anybody some suggestions? Nice restaurant, skirental, off piste (hehe), carpark etc. Marinus -- ht...

Chamonix...making the most of a bonus day
I'm driving overnight to Chamonix this year (flew last time but too expensive with family in tow). The thing is, we are likely to arrive at 9 or 10am on the saturday morning and can't get ...

Snow report - Val Cenis
Just back (last night), so some insight: Fine conditions were getting the locals a little 'concerned' until the mid-week dumps, which seem to be continuing. Even the lower end of the ...

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