Skiing Winter 2015/2016 - Who? Where? When?

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  1. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Whos going?
    Where you going?
    When you going?

    I'll go first - planning to go to Andorra if the snow allows, hopefully early January for a couple of weeks.
     
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    Doing VT February half term.

    No ski school for the kids so we are doing all the Three Valleys to get out more!

    Also plan on visiting La Plagne the week after the hols.
     
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    We are thinking of heading to France for a bit of skiing now that we've mastered the basics in Glencoe. Will hopefully get up north also
     
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  4. Jonkil

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    Andorra too, January sometime.
     
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  5. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    In the MoHo?
     
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    Early March for us, once the kiddie winkles have gone back to school.

    Undecided where yet, but fancy the Pyrenees for a change, we will be in Spain/Portugal Jan and Feb so makes sense (y)
     
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    No, will fly out.
     
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    Lightweights!

    You'll miss all the fun of fighting off the immigrants with your ski poles at Calais!
     
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    LOL...
    Calais isn't on our route @jonandshell
    Ireland/Cherbourg is the usual trip in the MH.

    This time it's Dublin/Toulouse or Carcassonne
    We've a home less than an hour from Pas De La Casa so ideal for skiing, but we usually stay at the resort for the week/10 days.
     
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  10. Armytwowheels

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    Is it Pas de las Casa where there is a campsite. I know there isn't much in the way of camping around the Grandvalaria area but I think there is one there, ever been?
     
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    Yes, there is one there endcamp or something like that.
    Never been in the MH
     
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    Cheapo first week in january group of about 10 will try to equal last year £399 each half board hotel including flights and wine tranfers etc in arc2000
     
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    As in Les Arcs 2000? I have cycled from Bourg St M to the hotel at 2000, beautiful views but what a hard climb that was!!
     
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    Easier in the transfer coach or chair lift!!
     
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    After visiting the Black Forest in Germany this year we quite fancy returning there in February for a try at Nordic skiing. They do loads of it there (y)
     
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    We're off to canazei in the Dolomites 30th Jan flying, would love to take rv but cost of winter tyres and chains outweighs cost of flying and catered chalet. Maybe when retired and can go for longer it will be worth it.
     
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    I'm now converted to skiing in motorhome - I actually prefer it to a chalet and cheaper once you're down there.
    I'm hoping 3 weeks January/February in Austria - St Anton and St lofer, then 3 weeks late March/April france before sun seeking Rhine valley and med.

    :D

    Reason I retired!
     
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    I assume you need snow chains and winter tyres to drive in these conditions?
     
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    Snow tyres (I have second set of tyres on wheels- get changed over for winter. Should be cost effective over time). Snow tyres are obligatory in Austria.
    I take snow socks.
    But TBH I've never needed either. It only snows 5 or 6 days a season. They clears roads very quickly.
     
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    A set of std tyres for our rv is £1400, no idea what winter ones would cost. Snow chains or socks are ok but not sure at the cost of our tyres it's worth it for us until we retire, then like you we would ski as much of the season as possible. We probably wouldn't need tyres then as we could arrive before the snow and stay the whole season which would be heaven. For now we can only dream (n)
     
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