Skiing Anyone?

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  1. jonandshell

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    Who's off to the Alps this winter?:BigGrin:
     
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    On it like a car bonnet lol , can't wait , are you at VT this yr JS ??
     
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    We'll be about there for half term. The kids made the decision for us. They are averse to walking more than 100yds!:BigGrin:

    Where did you go last year? We are going to start exploring other resorts once the eldest has finished his kid ski school.
     
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    I work in a school so Feb half term for us......about £300 per person more then the weeks either side. I shouldn't moan, I do get 13 weeks holiday. I am not a teacher before everyone sticks pins in voodoo dolls, I am a teaching assistant. Just hubby and I, probably Morzine, Avoriaz, Les Gets or Italy if too expensive. Or I may throw caution to the wind and try somewhere totally different. We did go down to Morzine in the summer to have a noses around with a view to possibly taking the van. To get a full 6 days skiing I would not have quite enough leave to cope with the drive there and back. Then there is the tolls to consider, food and diesel....to be perfectly honest, Bournemouth or Southampton airport are so close it is probably worth the extra expense to go with a tour operator. We are planning a longer summer holiday in the van already tho so all is not lost. :BigGrin:
     
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    Very sensible, it is a bit rushed if you can't extend the half term holiday. We tried it once, never again! Its a hell of a drive for just 5 days on skis!:cry:
     
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    Off to La Thuile in Italy in early January. Not been to this resort before so looking forward to exploring some new runs.
     
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    We had a superb week at Le Grand Bornand , campsite was awesome , weather was great .
    Snow conditions were superb 4 kids , 2 adults lots of fun .

    Only glitch broke my tibia , last 5 minutes of the very last day heading down towards the lifts :Sad: not good , thought i;d just badly twisted it .
    swelled up like a balloon,then drove home 10 hrs . lol not good .

    not put off gonna go again this coming season .

    absolutely love it .........................
     
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    And there stands a shining example of a rough, tough winter camping Funster!:thumb:

    You can't stop a broken leg spoil a good time!:BigGrin:
     
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    After 8 years of roughing it up in the van with two kids....
    This year we are going upper class we are going half term in a campsite with electric hook up swimming pool in February Half term. .. we are off to grand bornard for a long weekend and then wherever or even stay there for the whole 10 days
     
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    Great choice , we had 10 days at le escale , great site , lovely town, will be there half term too , cant wait , Paul you need to get your countdown timer uo soon :Smile::Smile:
     
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    You're getting soft in your old age!:Laughing:

    Let us know how you get on, a third VT campaign medal might be enough for us!:BigGrin:
     
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    ..:Rofl1:
    Ha ha got my Hatrick at vt
     
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    That's thrown down the gauntlet!

    We have to get a fourth trip in now!:cry:
     
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    hope to get booked on ferry for 9/01/2014 visit la bresse then down to La gets or la Tania, cannot put in Morine as proper spelling as i have no ........ on key board you know the one over from La gets.
    is anyone planning VS for around half term as grandson aged 7 yrs is interested ?:thanks2:
     
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    SKI we are not talking about Spending Kids Inheritance
     
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    Is VS a smartphone typo for VT? I have just been on Wikipedias list of European ski resorts and couldn't find a VS! Am I being thick?!:Eeek:
     
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    Whens your Half term Badge? be great to meet up at Grand Bornand. Looking at throwing the two lads in to one of their cabins they have.

    Can't wait to have electric and a swimming pool for after ,,, beats them rough windy -30s that we have had a VT :BigGrin:

    Come on John, get your money out,,, cheer the kids up :Wink:
     
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    I WANNA GO SKIING :cry:

    Will have to wait for next season now, don't have enough annual leave left , but would be up for a Funster meet in the snow somewhere in 2015.
     
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    Your two lads are a shining example of how young adults should be and a credit to their parents.:thumb:
    However, they only became who they are by taking on VT and surviving! Nearly freezing to death is good character a building stuff!!!!!:BigGrin:
     
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