J2Ski Forum Posts and Replies by andymol2

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The airlines and holiday companies are unlikely to tackle it - they rely on the big prices at peak times to balance the books - at quieter times they may well be running at a loss.
Dynamic pricing is a fact of life.
Perhaps the time has come to leave the historical holidays behind?

What happens to home schooled children? Do the parents fine themselves?
Another bonkers law from the spoon feeders who think that education is all about attendance.

I would have incurred a few fines had mine been a few years younger (now 18 & 21).
Like many other working parents I don't get half term off every year and I can't take time when I want.

For me it wasn't about the money (although for many that is a factor given the high prices charged) but more about spending time with my family. When it was half term we avoided the big destinations to avoid being ripped off.

I fear some in the educational establishment (I hasten to add I don't mean the teachers themselves) are so detached from reality that they fail to understand that life has many competing needs. Sadly we live in a world where dogma and rule books are deemed more important than anything else.
I guess we should think of snow in the same way we do about rain.
Mostly it's showers rather than wall to wall rain (or in this case snow) Even on the flat it's hard to be certain where the showers will hit exactly other than a few minutes ahead on satellite imagery.

Add in the effect of mountains on air flow and it becomes very difficult to be sure more than a very short time in advance. Yes you can predict that some parts will get snow but exactly which part of a resort not far in advance.
Drunk Skiers Beware!!
Started by User in Bulgaria, 13 Replies
So are the Bulgarian ski resorts similar to Sunny Beach?
Snowdome Turns 20
Started by User in Ski News, 3 Replies
You're lucky - every time my kids invite me out on my birthday I end up paying.
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Started by User in Ski News, 8 Replies
This particular "delicacy" is one I'd pass on. Steamed sweet bread dunked in insipid custard.
Mind you I'm not a fan of doughnuts and this could be likened to a boiled doughnut.
I wouldn't have thought either was particularly easier to do well. I'm sure a lot of kids go into snow boarding because they skateboard and it would seem logical to transfer the skills across. It's not so easy to practice skiing in the summer.

As to whether or not you can claim one or other is easier because of the pathways to instructor training and the requirements of the legislature in certain countries are different is probably a stretch too far.

Does it really take 20 years to become a good skier? - not if you start young. Isn't the Olympic slalom champion 16?

Well, that's it for this season.
Started by User in Austria, 37 Replies
Sadly only 1 week this year. Too many other things on to get away.
However next year may be different.
Youngest off to Uni and the elder one has just accepted a 6 month Erasmus exchange in Oslo from January so plotting a few weekend trips to the different ski resorts. I'm not sure her motives were purely educational having having had to miss all skiing this winter following her ACL repair in August!

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