Skiing in February

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  1. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

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    Hi all, After recent conversations with a few others, we have approx 4/5 vans interested in coming Skiing in February in a motorhome. I have identified a resort with excelent campsite facilities along with a very good chance of snow due to its elevated level. This would be a good opportunity for anyone to travel in the safety of others whom have not taken their van abroad in the depths of winter. You do not need to be able to ski to have some enjoyment of this fantastic area. Indeed Mrs Haganap does not ski, but me and the boys allow her to come for her cooking and map reading skills. :Rofl1:

    The resort and site identified is very good for arranging a meet like this as it has previously held the winter olympics so has good facilities, like an olympic ice rink and swimming pool. The slopes are on the doorsteps, of varying runs but if you are an expert there would not be enough to keep you there for the week.. And there is a bar/meeting room with WIFI for a chat about the days. Lift passes are very reasnable for skiing.
    The meet can be as formal/informal as you want to make it. We will be there with a few others, we can share a drive down making use of our extensive experience of traveling France. Or you could simply meet us there.

    Here is a link to the resort and and the site. If anyone wishes to clarify dates etc please PM me. Once Jim informs me of how to put this in the meets section I will do.
    If you have a RV all I can say is that coaches have been seen in the resort but I personaly would leave that to you. But last year the temp drpoped to -22 on some nights,,, lovely that was. Although there is a lovely hotel at the camp site. If your worried about your van freezing etc, information will be forthcoming.
    Here is a link to the resort
    Pralognan la Vanoise official website, in the middle of La Vanoise Natural National Park

    any questions let me know.

    The Haganaps:thumb:
     
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    I've got a question Paul.......



    Are you completely mad you should be chasing the sun

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    haganap Funster Life Member

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    Tony,
    There is no feeling like being on top of the world looking down and the only thing to get you there is a couple of planks of wood. :coolthumb:hardhat
    except for Lying on a beach watching the surf coming in whilst beautiful ladies are walking past you. The latter takes place between May and September. :Wink:
     
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    Paul

    James Cagney said that "Top of the World ma" in one of his films..........just before they blew him up
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    But maybe your too young to remember his films Yoof :Wink:
     
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    does that mean we cant go then:Wink:

    ruth
     
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    Tony they didn't blow him up..................he shot holes in the top of the tank and blew himself up. :BigGrin:

    Skiing sounds great.

    Olley
     
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    HI Hagnap

    what dates are you looking at going in Feb?

    Cheers

    Andy
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    Hi Andy we are trying to coincide Half term in February with a few extra days either side. So at present not 100% shaw. TBH ive been that fixed up with other stuff I haven't got round to getting the dates sorted. Although I have spoken to the site. to Check availability and of course Motorhomefun membership discounts.:thumb:
     
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    Looks great ,we are definatly interested any time in Feb for us we do need to be back for March 6th as it is our sons 18TH birthday on March 8th :thumb::thumb:

    Ash & Lynn:thumb:
     
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    Hi Paul,

    Count me in what ever dates you sort out! Let me know if there is any deposits to pay!

    Patrick
     
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    Nice one Patrick. Are you coming on Saturday to bakewell?
     
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    Now added to the meets callender

    No added to the meets callender:Wink:
     
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    Hi mate just been reading the blog in the diary for skiing ,sounds great ,cant wait we will pay our deposit asap and book our ferry ,can you send me details on how to book pls:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Eddie Eagle........:Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    I might if i get this job were on all sorted before the weekend!

    Patrick
     
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    Ok we have booked the Ferry and arranged some Dates.

    Our Ferry will be leaving on Wednesday 11th February @ 22:30. We will then be staying overnight in France for a gettaway on Thursday AM. WE will bedriving to an aire in Bourgneauf for Thursday night. Setting off for resort on Friday AM and arriving after a couple of hour drive from Bourgneauf.
    We will then be on site here Campsite le Parc Isertan Pralognan la Vanoise from the Friday through to the following Saturday. We have booked a ferry back on Sunday am at 06.15.

    So what ever way you wish to travel, feel free. Only thing I need to do is confirm with the site whom is with us to get discount and grouped together.

    With this being February half term, ferry bookings are becoming a premium, we have only paid £50.50 for ours. If you wish to use the tunnel then thats fine we can always meet somewhere later.

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    so come on get booking.:thumb:


    To all of those that keep telling me they would like to come but because they can't or don't want to ski they are worried. Please bear in mind that Nikki doesn't ski, there are plenty of other things to do from lovely walks to dog mushing, beauty treatments and of course a nice traditional French market with PROPER french cheese and wines to buy. The resort has restraunts and etc. However it is a small resort so do not expect the Trafford centre. There is also a hotel on site with a meeting room which can be used by those in their motorhomes, showers etc, + a bar which can also be used by those in Motorhomes. So if you don't wanna ski don't let that put you off. The alps is a fantastic place to just sit an look, especially this campsite which has not been spoiled by the traditional english beer swigging type (until now of course)
    And to top it off you can wear what you like as long as you are warm. You can wear the most hideous of clothing and no one will give you a second look. so no need for make up. or looking pretty, save that for the beach.
     
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    Hi this a review of that site from Batch's motorhome meets skiing site here: Pralognan la Vanoise , France if the GPS is wrong its my fault not his. Appreciate an updated GPS if it is wrong, thanks.

    Olley
     
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    Ferry booked :Laughing: :Smile: pretty much the same times as Haganap. Do you need a deposit for the site ?

    Cheers Mark
     
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    :wine::beer::clap::coolthumb::BigGrin:

    Nice one mark, dont worry about the deposit for now, Ill take care of all of that,
     
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    We won a free ferry crossing so we posted it today booking 11/2/09 sailing with P&O as soon as we have confirmation back i will let you know :Smile::Smile:

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL :Smile::Smile::beer::beer::wine::BigGrin:

    Ash & Lynn
     
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