Home from skiing

Discussion in 'Rally Planning Discussion and Chat' started by Forestboy, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

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    Well we're back home from skiing after 12 days away. Thanks to Haggers for arranging the trip.:thumb:

    We had a great time the snow conditions were some of the best I've experienced for years and we only lost one days skiing because of bad weather right at the end of the week. Had a nice bottle of champers then a meal Valentines night with Champers (John and Kath)


    We had to use snow chains to get down the mountain when we left because of heavy snow the previous night. We used Aires for the whole 12 day trip with no problem except getting water as in most Aires the water was turned off because of freezing problems. We never had electric hookup once relying solely on solar panels (which worked well in the mountains) our new Banner batteries, on board generator and Ctek charger.

    We enjoyed it so much we're hoping to go again in March if we can fit a trip in. We'll travel down one weekend ski 5 days and travel back the next weekend.:BigGrin: We even found time to spend an evening in Annecy on the way home, I've been travelling that route for 30 years this year and this was the first time I've ever stopped in this lovelly town:Eek!:
     
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  2. Road Runner

    Road Runner Read Only Funster

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    Sound great Rory, glad you enjoyed it.........:Smile:
     
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    Well we arrived back today and I'm yet to stop crying. :Sad:

    My family had a great time too... It was great to ski with Jaygee the oldest snowboarder in town and the best. The inspiration of a 60 yr old guy following me and my boys over cliffs down black runs and right off piste in to some of the best powder conditions in the world was immense.

    I really think that everybody had a great time even in temps of -30 . The swift held up ok despite freezing cold water that can be easily rectified.

    Oh and Rory ,,, Nikki and I are now planning our arctic circle trip,,,plenty of time o think about when though


    Happy touring folks and we can't wait to get back next year, val thorens rocks :thumb:
     
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    Me and Brian had a fantastic time thanks Paul for the lesson and tips
    I didn't think I would have the confidence after my accident at chill factor
    But we did it and really enjoyed it , the place was amazing very beautiful
    Very funny on the chair lift when all six of us fell off what an mbarrassment
    But was funny no one was hurt
    Thank also to Steve ashby for the fist lesson too
    Overhaul the company the place and entertainment was superb
    Looking forward to the next one x
    Here's qe2 trying to ski of piste lol


    http://m.youtube.com/?rdm=4phc78ffb...atLnwUyPgQE&sns=fb&sns=fb&v=atLnwUyPgQE&gl=GB
     
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  5. ShiftZZ

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    Come on, where are the pics:?
     
  6. jaygee

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    Just arrived home safe & sound.
    Would like to say thanks to everyone who made us newbies very welcome on this trip. Will post some pictures when I get round to finding out how to do it :BigGrin:
    Thanks Paul for lending Tony those skis to try on the last day - he now wants to go back to do skiing for a week instead of snowboarding!!!!
    Dreading getting on the scales tomorrow :Eeek: - all that comfort eating in the van whilst it's so cold outside (not to mention the alcohol!) hopefully the few walks into town with Nicki have helped:thumb:
    see you all soon at one of the meets hopefully.
    Jacky
     
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  7. Forestboy

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    We're hoping to go back in March he'll have to join us.
     
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  8. jonandshell

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    A fantastic week!:thumb:

    It was good to meet fellow Funsters, although we wish we hadn't got the kids along so we could have more of a social! Having said that, you couldn't deprive them of the time they had, they loved it!

    We were well knackered on our return! At least we remembered how to ski after all that time!
    We are definitely going next year, although Shell has her holiday already booked for January, so we might not be meeting up.:Sad:

    VT was a fantastic resort, albeit a little pricey, but using a MH makes it very affordable.

    Have you all defrosted your vans? Although we had no fresh or hot water problems, we still had ice melting and dripping out of our waste tank 2 days later! Thank God for those buckets!:BigGrin:

    Cheers for inspiring us Haggers! We loved coming along!:thumb:
     
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    Your'e not kidding - 1 beer & small Magners = 12E - no wonder we stuck to drinking in the van:Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Have learn't lots of tips to use next time tho.
     
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  10. champers

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    Haha we were frozen up before we reached VT - Bellingcourt Aire , but before we left home had a few nites of -12 or more / less lolol so that may have been the culprit which made it easy for us to freeze up so early even though extra precautions were taken against the frost ........

    Haggers did mention -30 so hey ho we did well really :thumb::thumb:

    We were very toasty with the heating on just had to be cautious that the water system was ok , also we did have to go down the mountain for extra GPL after using excess for thawing out the system just to be dure we had enough to home time :thumb::thumb:


    Rory the Artic Circle is sounding good , i have froze since our return strangely

    The roads were clear for us leaving on the Friday but those thta left on the Thursday must have had a diff journey but glad you arrived home safely
     
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    We used about 3rd of a tank of diesel for the climb up from Mountiers and heating for 5 1/2 days!
    Heating was set at 18 degrees constantly, warm tootsies all round!!!:BigGrin:

    Viva la Webasto!!:BigGrin:
     
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  12. Lynn ( Mrs Ash )

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    A fantastic time had by me & mine , a massive thanks to Rory & Jan for taking us down the blue slope :Smile: we are really pleased with ourselves for achieving more this year than last year, all good things come to those that wait ( well that's my motto anyway ) :BigGrin:
    looking forward to next year already :thumb:
     
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