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Important advice needed on Italian skiing

(11 Posts)
BerylStreep Fri 25-Mar-16 15:49:09

We're having a great time skiing in Italy, perfect snow, lovely hotel & resort, but I need some guidance and was hoping the collective wisdom of MN would guide me.

Mountain hole in the floor toilets: do you face the back, or turn around and face the toilet door? Is it ok to flush loo roll down the toilet?

Lunch at mountain restaurants: I've just got the hang of the fact there are two different menus, the menu, and a snack menu, and where you sit dictates which menu you order from. But if you have lunch, and there is a cover charge, are you also expected to tip? For example, lunch was 30 euros, cover an additional 6 euros, so do you tip on top of that or is the cover effectively the tip?

Lovely Italian ladies hair: is there some secret to maintaining glossy bouncy hair even when you have been wearing a helmet all day?

Corduroy salopettes. I want some. Anyone know where to get them?

dontcallmethatyoucunt Fri 25-Mar-16 17:46:38

It has never occurred to me to face anything other than the door! .... if I haven't tested my pelvic floor and gone elsewhere!

LIZS Fri 25-Mar-16 17:51:31

Face door but no paper down . If you sit and are served to eat then yes tip.

BerylStreep Sat 26-Mar-16 17:41:27

Thanks! Very confusing. Any insights into the bouncy glossy hair, when I look like a wet cat, or the corduroy salopettes? I must have them.

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Sat 26-Mar-16 17:43:47

Italian women (at least down here, in the south) go to the hairdresser once a week, and don't do anything to their hair in-between. So the shine is probably grease grin

massistar Tue 05-Apr-16 10:38:03

This did make me giggle. My DH is Italian so we've skiied in Italy a lot. It took me a long time to get used to the toilets.. Definitely face the door! :-)

And Italian women's hair always looks perfect because most of them will only do one slope, very gracefully, before heading for a coffee!

BerylStreep Tue 05-Apr-16 16:18:55


If only I had the money, I think I was born to wear very expensive ski gear. In my search for the corduroy salopettes I have ended up browsing all the Fendi & Pucci ski gear. Very nice.

massistar Tue 05-Apr-16 20:54:34

Me too!! I hanker for a beautiful little Moncler number. grin

allegretto Mon 11-Apr-16 10:49:25

I avoid those toilets- usually there is a normal one somewhere nearby! No to tipping but you can round up a few euros if you like eg 48 euros becomes 50. Sadly my British hair is never going to make the grade but yes, lots of people get a wash and set once a week.

tpod Thu 15-Sep-16 07:56:26

Cord pants at Peak Performance

swearbyit Sun 02-Oct-16 20:10:47

There were some corduroy salopettes in tkmaxx last year - sky blue, nearly bought them, but would have also necessitated new ski jacket, which was a push too far! This year tkmaxx will probably be awash with them and they'll be totally out of fashion. Thems the breaks.

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