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This one is for Cno, for some added energy in getting to the slopes for the next season!
Thank you Sir.......they are stunning (as usual), and will certainly have that effect.
I have joined a gym, as the surgeon has said I will need about 3 months training before attempting it.
Now, how about a quick report on
- Your skis
- The skiing
- The resort
- The weather
- The food
Thx for getting back, as it's the nearest I'm going to get to a slope this year.
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Can you dust off the snow from the "head-plant" and try again......we need the input of more skiers.
the new skis are great and the boots fit like a glove. I also bought a new jacket and left the old one in the bin. Finally got a helmet and it did not feel bad, contrary to what I expected. All my gear was more than 10-12 years old but now I am all shiny and new
The skiing was not great - pists are very limited, narrow and disconnected and there was too little snow for off piste. I betit is fantastic in summer though for hiking and also for off piste when there is more snow. We had three sunny days, two cloudy ond one snowy - a good mix for a warm-up trip (we are going again in 4 weeks).
the town is bigger than many, atmosphere is ok, great shops for gear. The food is simply fantastic! I was surprised to find only very few mountain restaurants though. The views are breathtaking!
I highly recommend gym training for skiing.makes a lot of difference for your safety, performance, endurance and enjoyment. There are suitable excercises for skiing aimed at legs, core and balance e.g. Various forms os Squats, lunges, planks and cobinations - this is what I will be doing in the next month
Unbelievably, after eating like an elephant for a week, I have lost almost two kilos!
New skis and limited snow is not a good mix.....you can easily spot, those who own vs those who hire, when you get to a rocky bit. The "hirers" cary on as normal, whereas the "owners" are hopping about like a cat on a hot tin roof.
Mrs Cno puts me in front, so like an Indian guide, I can give prior warning of danger, by swearing and doing the manic dance reserved for owners of new skis.
I also purchased a helmut the last time I went......it was light, warm, comfortable and properly ventilated.
I used to get very fit in a gym before skiing, which I think is absolutely key to minimizing the risk of injury. As well as the usual muscles, for skiing you need to target abductors and adductors......these are seldom used for anything else, and so are usually weak.
Glad you had a good time.
Some good piccies there.
Interesting that you commented on the snow, we seem to be having more in Calgary than in the mountains this year.
I have a German friend that I ski with and he said it's unusually warm in Germany this winter.
I've just been skiing 4 seasons now and Nakiska is my resort of choice, 40 minutes up the frog n toad.
A lot of the locals prefer the likes of Sunshine and Lake Louise, but it suits me fine.
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Ok ill keep this brief CNO at the risk of spam filters and me throwing my toys out.....
Skied for over 15 years have not been for a while, missed a trip to Meribel this year well Dec 2013.
My fav resort is Alp d'Huez. All fully explained in my earlier rejected posting.
OK seems to be working
Turned down a last minute trip to Meribel in a luxury chalet through a combination of expired passport, lack of fitness and family pressures.
Looked stunning they had a week of sunshine good snow superb food and champagne hot tubs!!
My last trip was a day to the Sierra Nevada an hour drive from the Lecrin Valley where we were staying about 4 years ago.
I tend to mostly use my Blades now as they are just great fun, no poles and you can do most things exept really soft deep snow.
Alp d'Huez is a fantasic area brilliantly linked and a huge area, it also has an old village centre.
It's always tough when you miss a holiday like that......I have been to Meribel-Mottaret and Courchevel 1850 several times,......the Trois Vallees is a hell of an area.
I haven't been to Alp d'Huez, but Les Deux Alpes and Montgenevres.
I'm a surfer for 32 years...
Been a skier for 40 years!
Been to Montgenevres I remember skiing over to Italy and paying the same for a round of coffee to a single one in France. Stayed in the village at Courchevel.
We learnt to ski in Bulgaria great tuition all day and everything so cheap 27 years ago ish.The food was awfull but we had a great time.
Sauze d’Oulx in Italy cheap and cheerful resort, but alway wanted to go to Austria never managed it yet!
Val d'lsere a few times, Chamonix both over rated. And we went to Brekenridge Collerado after 9/11 it was cheap!
But i have to say loved ever minute of it.
I must say, I have a soft spot for Val D'Isere / Tignes ( a friend is a ski instructor there); and I've also have been to Brekenridge.....but the best skiing in the States is in Utah, with Alta being a hidden powder gem (everyone goes up the road to Snowbird).
Livigno is the only Italian resort I've stayed in.
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