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Happy Skiing thread Part 3!!!

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lovetoskimum Tue 31-Oct-17 13:51:07

I'm back!! Let's start it off again, been a rough year, redundancy/job searching and broken ankle!! But back fighting fit, running and swimming and so can't wait for March next year, anyone care to join in xx ⛷⛷⛷⛷

LittleWitch Tue 31-Oct-17 13:53:53

I'm about to book a sneaky weekend in Cham 15th December - just waiting to see if there's a bit more snow. Will probably do a week in January and have a group week booked in St Anton at the end of Feb. Can't wait.

massistar Tue 31-Oct-17 14:13:44

Good to see you back lovetoskimum.

We've got a week SC booked in Italy over New Year and a week in Tignes at half term.

Can't wait. Winter is coming.. grin

dontcallmethatyoucunt Tue 31-Oct-17 15:48:35

Hi Lovetoski I was wondering where you were! Glad to hear all is well.

I've got 5 days with my friends in Val D beginning of March - a UCPA bargain. Then Easter in Whistler with the DH and DD's. I can't wait.

I've hurt my toe arthritis so I can't run, which is really annoying, but hopefully I'll be fighting fit for March or I'll get kicked out of the fast group grin

It's been a long summer with only this board to satisfy my ski interest obsession

turkeyboots Tue 31-Oct-17 19:40:43

I'm going on my first ever family ski holiday this year. So lurking for tips on managing the kids! Very excited to be skiiing again though.

TriGirl007 Tue 31-Oct-17 20:37:46

We’ve on countdown 6.5weeks!! Massive gamble this year going first week of school xmas hols but going high and to Austria so hope there is snow!! Be interesting to see how kids cope with longer lesson times as there was no half day option so I’ve just booked 4days for youngest as I think she will get tired doing 2x2hr lessons.

PestoSwimissimos Tue 31-Oct-17 20:47:00

I am pleased to see all your familiar faces.

Sadly though, having damaged my second knee at Feb 1/2 term, and having surgery in April, neither of my knees now feel up to skiing this season sad

Am hoping after a year’s rest I may be able to resume dry skiing next year with a view to booking for Winter 2019.

Have booked a Caribbean holiday instead to cheer myself up grin

dontcallmethatyoucunt Tue 31-Oct-17 20:54:42

Oh blimey Pesto. I assume you're being a good patient and doing all your rehab exercises. ... the Caribbean will help the emotional pain grin

Turkey my best tip is prepare for lots of faffing! Take everyone a kit bag sainsburys shopping bag get into a routine of putting all the shite everything for each DC in it for the morning and then allow a lot of time to mobilise!

PestoSwimissimos Tue 31-Oct-17 21:02:02

Yes am diligently doing everything I can to stay mobile, and am sure the warm Caribbean Sea with plenty of snorkelling & Hobie Cat-ing will make up for the lack of snowy action this year 😀

PestoSwimissimos Tue 31-Oct-17 21:03:38

And DD2 is doing her first ever season in the Alps, so she’s got her skiing sorted!!

namechangedtoday15 Tue 31-Oct-17 21:04:26

7 weeks and 3 days to go. Can't wait!

TriGirl007 Tue 31-Oct-17 21:05:48

turkey kids tire easily if young, mini haribo packet in their pocket helped along with a piece of paper with their name, age, language, your mobile no. Etc, for safety if in ski school. Allow more time to exit in the morning! Lots of layers to get on, we walked my 5yr to ski school in her moon boots which I then kept in my backpack whilst I skied so she didn’t have to walk far in her ski boots smile
If in self catering consider what you could take with you. We spent a fortune on basics this year as the exchange rate was 1:1 it felt a lot more expensive food shopping than previous trips! We are going to try take a bag of basics this year at xmas eg pasta, tea bags etc

dontcallmethatyoucunt Tue 31-Oct-17 21:19:04

Oh that's like a double whammy Pesto, I'd want to be embarrassing Mum and go visit, often! Where is she going?

CertainHalfDesertedStreets Tue 31-Oct-17 21:29:41

Can I join in?

Going France and going high. But not going till 2nd week of easter.




THINKING? ??????

It'll be fine, right? Not a walking holiday? shock

W0rriedMum Tue 31-Oct-17 21:32:16

Easter has been decent in recent years - better than the start of the season.

PestoSwimissimos Tue 31-Oct-17 21:33:08

I know!!! She’s off to Meribel envy

Thing is, I don’t think I could just whizz over to see her & notski. Perhaps my knees might be up to it by the end of the season.... hmm grin

massistar Tue 31-Oct-17 21:46:52

Oh Pesto! I remember you hurting your knee!! Was it ACL? Might be doable with a good brace? How's the rehab going?

dontcallmethatyoucunt Tue 31-Oct-17 22:00:01

Certain I'm sure if you've gone high it'll be fine ... dare I ask where?

Pesto Meribel? A season? <swoon>

CertainHalfDesertedStreets Tue 31-Oct-17 22:33:47

It's Les Deux Alpes. Not been there before - it does have a glacier...

But we were in Tignes at easter last year and the memory of the snowline moving inexorably up the valley is now overiding all those happy thoughts of late spring powder which I had previously been happily entertaining confused

CertainHalfDesertedStreets Tue 31-Oct-17 22:35:08



I blame the bloody exchange rate - it's SO expensive this season.

PestoSwimissimos Tue 31-Oct-17 22:50:57

You’ll be fine Certain, Les Deux Alpes is a lovely resort & the glacier at the top is open all summer. You just probably won’t be able to ski all the way down to the resort though.

Massistar I can walk about ok, but neither of my knees is ‘right’ if you see what I mean. I previously partly tore my right ACL in Courmayeur many years ago & it was fine. However, since I completely tore my left ACL plus the cartilage earlier this year, the right knee is now also playing up. So walking now hurts. And I find stairs difficult because it’s painful. The surgery didn’t repair the ACL, just removed the damaged cartilage. So maybe with time, I just might be able to re-commence skiing again (probably at first on a dry slope) but at the moment I just can’t even consider it, even with knee braces. I just don’t think I can 💕sad

PestoSwimissimos Tue 31-Oct-17 22:52:39

But I’m so pleased that DD2 isn’t going to miss out just because of me! She is super excited & is going to have a blast!!

massistar Tue 31-Oct-17 22:56:35

Oh bless you.. sounds so painful. sad

You'll just need to enjoy the carribean this year instead.

Your daughter is v lucky though!

dontcallmethatyoucunt Wed 01-Nov-17 11:10:53

Oh goodness Pesto I feel bad about being flippant now. You poor thing. With the state of the NHS it's hard to ask 'can't they do anything else?' Hopefully with time and diligence in your physio you'll be back.

PestoSwimissimos Wed 01-Nov-17 11:28:22

Oh don’t worry about that Cunty! It’s just nice to chat skiing, even if I can’t do it myself this year.

Thing is, medical advice I received was not to have full ACL repair as that would be super invasive surgery & costs double what I paid for my arthroscopy. And I would have to pay twice that again, coz I’ve got 2 bad knees now! Grrrr!!! My friend has just had his knee fully repaired (in Sept) & had waited 7 years on the NHS!!!!

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