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Happy Skiing Thread Part 2!!

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lovetoskimum Tue 27-Oct-15 11:48:25

Just what is say's smile

Booked euro tunnel this weekend for March 2016, apartment booked and hotels either side booked, so excited already, any one else want to join in smile

PestoSwimissimos Tue 27-Oct-15 16:34:40

We're booked for the first week of Easter hols - cannot wait!!

lovetoskimum Tue 27-Oct-15 16:46:40

Where you off to Pesto ?? We went Easter this year, breaking the rules for next year smile (smack wrists)

PestoSkiissimos Tue 27-Oct-15 16:51:52

Passo del Tonale in Italy, nice & high with a glacier grin

What about you?

lovetoskimum Wed 28-Oct-15 10:35:40

Les Arc 2000, high and great resort, skied there this year and loved it, daughter is getting better than me !!! She will be over taking me next year smile

PestoSkiissimos Wed 28-Oct-15 11:22:15

Ooh sounds nice! My Dd2 is faster than me now too - 'keep up Mum!' grin

justamum12 Mon 02-Nov-15 13:12:17

We're going for 2 weeks in Easter this year. Off to Zillertal again in Austria- such a beautiful place we started going to a few years back. Usually we only go a week but DS is on a ski trip the first week with school so the rest of us will be going to another place and will pick him up for our second week.

massistar Mon 02-Nov-15 13:37:27

Yes, bring it on!

We're doing a cheeky adults only long weekend to Avoriaz in January and then a week in Austria at half-term with the children.

We're also hoping to squeeze in a couple of days in Italy when we're there at Xmas visiting the relatives.

Can't wait!

massistar Mon 02-Nov-15 13:39:54

My 10 year old leaves me for dust and my 6 year old is catching up with him. She flies down the mountain in extreme snow-plough, it's a wonder to behold. grin

lovetoskimum Mon 02-Nov-15 16:15:19

massistar, remember you from Happy Skiing thread part 1 !!!

My 6 year old is flying past me !! just love it, said we were not going next year as want summer and cant afford both, booked within 5 days of being back this year !!

Any more to join in smile

no73 Mon 02-Nov-15 18:18:37

We are off in January with Club Med to L'Alp d'heuz (not sure I've spelt that right). Has anyone else been there or on a Club Med ski holiday?

Really looking forward to it and seeing the small on bomb past me grin

PestoSkiissimos Mon 02-Nov-15 18:25:17

I've been to Alpe d'Huez, I took a mixed ability group pre-DC's. It is a lovely open sunny resort with other activities available as well. A nice ice rink and a swimming pool that is both indoors and outdoors, you swim through from in to outside, roll in the snow & jump back in again if you are bonkers like me grin

Muchtoomuchtodo Mon 02-Nov-15 18:31:55

We're all booked.

Morzine for Christmas - this is with family (and funded by them) so not necessarily a lot of skiing.

Then Ardent in January with Family Ski.

Our 10 and 7 year olds are both very capable on their skis - they both need area passes for their lessons now so cost us a fortune!

flashheartscanoe Mon 02-Nov-15 18:38:48

Pesto- I would recommend you book a table at the lac du besson for a sunny day. arriving there and having a late lunch on the terrace is one of my all time favourite ski memories.

flashheartscanoe Mon 02-Nov-15 18:39:38

Ops, sorry that was aimed at 73.

PatriciaHolm Mon 02-Nov-15 18:44:53

Sainte Foy again X 2 for us - new year and Easter. Will probably do a couple of days in Val or Les Arcs for variety; my kids (9&11) are demons now and can't be keep on piste so it's good to go somewhere a bit bigger for a change.

SwearyGodmother Mon 02-Nov-15 18:51:04

Just booked for January (no DC) to Verbier. Super excited.

Is anyone off to the ski show this week? A non-skiing friend and his snowboarding GF are coming with us. We may come away with a late season break grin

Tirfarthoin Mon 02-Nov-15 18:53:04

Can I join in? We are doing a holiday of the lifetime thing this Christmas and going to Canada. I can't wait and the DC are losing sleep already.
The three older DS's all ski very well but 6yo DS has never even been on snow so is spending the holiday in ski school.

eleven59 Mon 02-Nov-15 19:01:01

I've been to Alpe D'huez in summer to do the Megavalance. Love Morzine and Avoriaz.

What's Passo like?

We're going to Austria twice this season to the Ski Amade area.

Trickydecision Mon 02-Nov-15 23:13:19

lovetoskimum, we are also off to Arc2000, but in January. DH, two adult DSs, DGS 22, and me - 71, plus three friends. We have skiied there many times, and picked it this year as a change from Courchevel, where we have been for the last three years, as there is plenty of skiing for the lads especially with the link to La Plagne, but nice easy stuff for ancient old me. We are staying at the Hotel Aiguille Rouge as usual. Ski in ski out, that's what I like.

massistar Tue 03-Nov-15 10:33:01

This will be the first time we've been to Austria.. Got a really good deal on a chalet there for half-term as French prices were ridiculous. There are 31 of us going! Anyone been to Nassfeld before?

lovetoskimum Tue 03-Nov-15 10:48:24

Yay loving all the responses, actually remember a few names from this post this time last year !!

Tirfarthoin, Canada sounds amazing, hubby is 50 in 4 years and would really love to take him either there or Norway for the skiing and Northern lights.

Tricky, stayed in Arc 1600 this year but decided to try 2000, staying at the Arolles Neiges apartments, whats 2000 like for places to eat and drink ?? Did not have time to head over to La plagne but maybe next year,

Keep them coming smile

Trickydecision Tue 03-Nov-15 11:04:49

Lovetoski, not too clued up on places to eat in Arc2000, because DH and I go full board at the hotel, as we like a longish skiing morning, a good french lunch (wine included at the Ag. R) then a snooze in the afternoon. The younger element are just half board so they can eat out on the slopes. Consequently we know nothing about restaurants in the resort. The sons grumbled a bit because they reckon the night life is low key, they were agitating for St Anton, because they like the tough skiing and apres ski there, but he who pays the piper......etc. in fact there are a lot more drinking spots than when we first went there, and you can get the little bucket lift down to 1950 for a change of scene.

lovetoskimum Tue 03-Nov-15 11:17:50

Tricky, thanks for that, I have heard about the bucket lift between resorts, we are self cater so wouldn't eat out that much but love a good place for a vin chaud !! Not worried about night life, as too tired in the eve for that now !!!

Just got to be brave now and tell school we are taking her out !!!

Trickydecision Tue 03-Nov-15 11:29:21

Good luck with that! We are not taking the small DGCs this year because of SATS etc, but I am faintly annoyed that the school is running a ski trip which includes several school days. If it's OK for the school, why not for parents?

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