So where did you ski this winter ?

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  1. Kontiki98

    Kontiki98 Read Only Funster

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    Wow what a FAB season. We took the Kontiki to France and Switzerland for a 4 week ski tip. LaClusza, Flaine, LesGets, Samoens then up to our hideaway resort in the Berner Oberland, Adelbodon. Interested to know your favouite Ski hideaways. I'm not a happy bunny now sitting in the office gaining pennies for the next trip
     
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    Hi kontiki,
    We skiied in Pralognan in the french alps, for a couple of weeks. Moved around to haave a look at soem other resorts. And and and, two weeks ago we skiied in Scotland at Glencoe which was fabulous. Not bad for our first season skiing.:RollEyes:

    Going again in February and can't wait. not sure where, anywhere as long as theres snow
     
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    Great to hear like minded people. Don't see many GB motorhomes in the alps for skiing and recently joined this site so thought I'd check it out to see how many replies I got. Was that you first year skiing or taking the motorhome skiing ?:thumb:
     
  4. max123

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    Hi Kontiki98
    We skiied at Les Saisies - 4th skiing trip in 3 years - absolutely love it and can't get enough of the snow. Super resort and hoping to be back there for Christmas and New Year. Will try the aires this time as more central to the village.
    Helen
     
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    Both, first time skiing and first time taking the motorhome skiing. However deffinately not the last. have you checked out this web site Motor Home meets Skiing

    Lots of good reviews and Ive even put one up myself.:Cool:
    Cant wait for next year now
     
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    Tried it for the first time last year , ran down to La Grand Bornand :BigGrin: absolutley brilliant , loved it :BigGrin: Unfortunatly with starting a new business this year hav,nt been able to go again :cry::cry: Maybe next year :Wink:
     
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    so where did you ski

    Thanks Haganab for the link. Haven't seen this before and it's really usefull.
    Have been to the LaCluza site a few times and love the place. Keep it a secret though otherwise we won't get in !!
     
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    Hi had one night at Piau Engaly in the Pyrenees, does that count?:Rofl1: Both daughters had a 1 hour lesson in the morning and then we left.

    It was decided that as I am the only driver, (over 7.5t) and I didn't have winter sports insurance, that I had better not try it.:cry: Hired a sledge though :BigGrin: get fun. Hoping to go next Jan for 2-3 weeks but a bit closer to home.

    Olley
     
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    go for it Olly - but don't break a leg.
     
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    Hi We did the the grand bournard(in our 33" trail lite) and les 2 alps (by plane which took 16 hours to get there!!) go by motorhome much easier by far with grade "a" accommodation.:shout:
     
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    We took our RV to Brixem im Thale near Kitzbuhel.

    We planned a two month stay but only managed two days.

    Fantasic site , fantastic skiing ( if we had the chance ) but minus 22 was

    just TOO cold for the RV.

    There is a few photos on Daisy's web site from there

    My Life and other stuff: ( no adverts and not selling anything :Doh:

    The good news is that MILTON KEYNES is fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Hi Guys got the ski bib&brace (don't know the technical name for them) and Ski jacket from TK Max since we came back, so now I have the gear we gotta go.:BigGrin:

    Good price, the B&B was £20 reduced from £200 and the jacket £40 down from £150 designer lables but last seasons colours :Sad: but I think I can live with that. :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Olley
     
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    The only Ski I got near to was a yoghurt:cry::cry::cry:
     
  14. Tandy

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    We are hoping to do a bit of skiing next season, but I'm worried how the Rv would stand up to the cold:pray::pray:

    What would you do Billy if you were to go again to keep your RV happy?

    Or do you think American RV's are not best suited to Skiing?

    Andy
     
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    Hi does the aires have hock up and water?
    Regards Mark.
     
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    Bearing in mind it was seriously cold, our RV could not cope.

    We had survived a week in England a couple of years ago at minus 12

    with no problems and thought we would be OK.

    We were wrong and no amount of pre planning would have made our RV suitable for that cold.

    There was a nice Hymer next to us that had absolutely no issue at all

    with the temperature. The owners said they spent a week there a couple

    of years ago at minus 30 with no probs.

    Having said that obviously some RVs are better than others !

    We had snow chains ( which we did not use ) but the site owner was

    not impressed saying only snow tyres were any use. I am not sure why but

    he definately knew more about the subject than us .

    Another issue was fitting a German gas bottle onto the extenda stay. I did not

    go into too much detail on that one but it didn't look like a simple task as the

    fittings diameters were totally different. There probably is an answer to that

    one but it was TOO COLD to worry about.

    The autogas which we bought high up in Germany which we use for

    the domestic side worked but reluctantly.


    We would have gone to a site lower down but on the way to Austria our car packed in

    living and as the ski busses did not run from low down the valleys we cut our

    loses and left................sadly

    BUT AT LEAST WE TRIED:thumb:
     
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    Thanks Billy

    I think the only way to tell is to prepare as best you can (as you did), give it a go, keep your fingers crossed, but above all be flexible (and not bloody minded!!)

    That said, I never was any good at following my own advice :Doh:
    Andy
     
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    Yep - the cold is obviously the problem. Most we have suffered is -27 :Sad: and the Kontiki was totally frozen. We drove down to the lake and I scooped up snow in a saucepan, heated it and gently thawed out the pipes :Doh:. The leisure battery froze which was also an issue. We are now more prepared. Leisure battery is relocated under the internal seat, pipes and floor lagged. We are ok now down to about -15. To survive properly you really need the water tanks and pipes in a double skinned floor. This is what we are hoping to buy soon :BigGrin: Happy skiing:thumb:
     
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    You cant beat being outside with a hairdryer thawing out your pipes :BigGrin: its what makes the holiday.
    I leave my waste undone in to a bucket, lag all teh external pipes with some Been and Qued lagging, Drop some hot water down the pipes in the am and pm. The most important thing is that you have an internal freshwater tank. You can always use bowls if your external pipes freeze. :thumb:

    Cant wait to get back again next year. Perhaps we should organise a meet.
     
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    We are just in the process of trading in our Kontiki for a Hobby 725. Should be great for next year's skiing. Double floor and all that - Here's hoping.
    Yes a meet up sounds good:thumb:
     
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