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Snow Sports 2016/17

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by richyfingers, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. tlrBeta

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 1, 2008

    Posts: 1,418

    Location: Birmingham

    H all,

    Bit of a bother this year with friends availability. He is at uni, balancing exam timetable and field studies at the end of term.

    Quite simply, has anyone done a Tuesday to Tuesday on a package before?

    The only way i can see it working is arranging it all seperately, though i have some worries on transfers outside of weekends.
     
  2. timebomb26

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 26, 2012

    Posts: 1,498

    Location: Saitama

    First day here on Saturday. Did a couple of hours, which was pretty fun, although they haven't opened much yet. The temptation to ride all the way down was strong, but the army of ski patrol at the bottom put us off.

    Snow forecast for 4 of the next 5 days so hopefully they start opening more stuff up soon.

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  3. mid_gen

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 20, 2004

    Posts: 8,259

    Location: Düsseldorf

    Ace Quad Hirafu?

    I love that black ungroomed going down the left there when it gets all mogulled up, great fun :) Many acrobatic faceplants into the powder!
     
  4. timebomb26

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 26, 2012

    Posts: 1,498

    Location: Saitama

    Was it the ancient chairlift that gave it away? :D

    That is a great run you mention, especially if you traverse right round. They used to do an early bird add on to the season pass where you could go up half an hour before everyone else.

    It was absolutely glorious getting 2 or 3 runs in whilst everyone else was stood queuing.
     
  5. Mercenary Keyboard Warrior

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 4, 2007

    Posts: 8,348

    Location: Wilds of suffolk

    Dang just seeing a picture (few posts up) of a snowy chair lift gets me all tingly.

    Havent got anything sorted yet myself for 2017. Must start talking to she who must be obeyed about this years plans!
     
  6. mid_gen

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 20, 2004

    Posts: 8,259

    Location: Düsseldorf

    Heh, that lift is brutal when the wind is up, seems to take forever. Strawberry fields seems to always be sheltered and peaceful no matter what wind is ripping across the summit though.

    Need to get back to Niseko again sometime. Love the village and food as well as the amazing snow. Always a nice crowd in half note and have spent many a satisfied evening stuffing my face with gyoza in little red's. Even the indian van isn't half bad :)
     
  7. mid_gen

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 20, 2004

    Posts: 8,259

    Location: Düsseldorf

    edit wrong thread
     
  8. Jokester

    Don

    Joined: Aug 7, 2003

    Posts: 38,536

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    Anyone got a recommendation for a good pair of gloves? Must have a removable outer shell.
     
  9. Furyus

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 15, 2010

    Posts: 866

    Location: Weston-super-Mare

  10. Furyus

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 15, 2010

    Posts: 866

    Location: Weston-super-Mare

    Any heading to Courchevel 1850 this season? or has anyone been there before? I normally go Val T so not sure what to expect?
     
  11. izzop

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 7, 2009

    Posts: 2,232

    Location: Wiltshire

    Never been personally, but is this any good to you?

    Courchevel Resort Guide - Ski Club Great Britain

    I'm sure a good few on here would have been and will chip in.
     
  12. Furyus

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 15, 2010

    Posts: 866

    Location: Weston-super-Mare

    Thanks! Looks I'm in for a expensive trip! At least we catered chalet
     
  13. rogan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 15, 2011

    Posts: 1,528

    Location: London

    Any 16/17 jacket recommendations? Looking to spend £250 tops, shell only, not insulated.
     
  14. Furyus

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 15, 2010

    Posts: 866

    Location: Weston-super-Mare

    Burton AK range is decent!
     
  15. Amp34

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 25, 2005

    Posts: 28,574

    Location: Canada

    Just spent a rather cold weekend on the slopes. Highs of -17 and lows of -26... always fun, especially when you're not moving much. Good early season snow though!
     
  16. peterattheboro

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 24, 2005

    Posts: 19,917

    Location: Middlesbrough

    We're having a nightmare with the apartment we've booked in Val Thorens.

    The bloke leaves the key with a shop that is open from 8am-8pm but we aren't getting there till around midnight. You'd think the bloke would have a key safe outside the front door :(

    Think the options are find another apartment or change flights for a much more expensive earlier one :(
     
  17. McBain

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 20,941

    Location: Lancs/London

    Seems a bit non customer friendly, surely flights can mean people will arrive at anytime during the day.

    Land, go out on the blaze until 8am? :) Sorry, not a lot of help.
     
  18. peterattheboro

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 24, 2005

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    Location: Middlesbrough

    We would just hit the club till daft o clock but we've got our bags :(
     
  19. Weazle

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 15, 2007

    Posts: 1,066

    DC Spectrum jackets are quite good ... warm for a softshell and is pretty light.
     
  20. Furyus

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 15, 2010

    Posts: 866

    Location: Weston-super-Mare

    Can anyone recommend a decent waterproof repellent spray?

    Cheers