J2Ski Forum Posts and Replies by andymol2

Messages posted by : andymol2

If you are beginners/early intermediates you will probably only need the La Plagne pass for 5 days - it is joined with Les Arcs as part of the Paradise Ski area but you probably won't justify the extra cost of the full Paradise Ski pass for just a 5 day trip.
The gondola ride between the two is quite picturesque.
Methinks the lady doth protest too much. Comes over as an arrogant rant from someone in denial of the truth. The only part of Courcheval I would chose to stay in would be La Praz - at least it has a bit of a real town feel rather than the purpose built concrete of the other variations.

As for the rest of it - the 3 valleys is huge and you certainly get better value for money in other parts yet ski the same slopes. No doubt they could come out with the old drivel that it's expensive to take things up the mountain but it's no more isolated than many of the French and other European ski resorts to justify the rip off prices. They saw the Rouble and thought it was carte blanche to print money at a stroke driving off their regular visitors (mainly the Brits) When the Roubles whent elsewhere there was little sympathy for the greed of the resorts like Courcheval.
Shame about the bird sounds!
There once was a time where it was the taking part that mattered.
Post Eddie the Eagle the Olympics have been so against anyone who isn't an elite competitor taking part. Heaven forbid the spotlight be taken away from the sponsors!

I guess it is understandable for ski-jumping on safety grounds but a GS?

If the Thai Olympic team were prepared to enter her that should have been enough and if you have to fudge a competition to enter, it says more about the the Olympic spirit being lost than it does about the competitor.
Shame - having visited Kashmir in the mid 80's before the troubles really began - the area has a fantastic climate and was really working hard to develop its tourist industry.
Got a hint that things were brewing even then - it was shortly after the Golden Temple situation.
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.

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