J2Ski Forum Posts and Replies by andymol2

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Grandvalira 2017-2018
Started by Brucie in Andorra, 25 Replies, discussing Grandvalira and Soldeu el Tart...
Been a couple of times - first time in El Tartar (Hotel Euroski but that was fine but a minibus to the gondola) in Feb when there was some snow but not a vast amount but enough to keep the runs open . The second time I stayed at the Piolets (which was a bit run down but right on the gondola) but there was so much snow it was above the retaining fences.
Would happily go again but probably wouldn't stay in Pas - that area seemed much busier than the rest of the area.
A Fondue in Your Gondola Sir?
Started by J2SkiNews in Ski News, 3 Replies, discussing Verbier and Villars - Gryon
And when it's time for a wee?
Woman’s ski mitts
Started by Nigethegrafter in Ski Chatter, 7 Replies
Having suffered with a cold finger after a neck disc problem I always ski in mittens.

Had several pairs over the years - North Face were very good and surprisingly the Aldi mitts were also as good as any I've tried.
Up to 70cm Of Fresh Snow so Far This Weekend in the Alps
Started by J2SkiNews in Ski News, 3 Replies, discussing Adelboden and Tignes
All this snow so early when end of season skiing is the best I can hope for!

Ruptured my achilles 5 weeks ago so another four weeks in a Vacoped boot then the rehab begins!
Chambery airport. Your experiences?
Started by Moogy in Ski Chatter, 9 Replies
It's small so can get rammed at peak times in the ski season.
Also, because of it's location can easily be affected by fog or other adverse weather.
It's probably not ruined.
Having tried a few products I recommend you try the Nikwax products. I tend to buy larger quantities for my youngest daughter who is a veterinary student and these get the unpleasant stuff off and refresh the proofing on the breathable fabric.

Nikwax is a 2 stage process: Techwash to clean it then Txdirect to re-proof it.
It's a 2 stage process use the wash first and the proofer after (don't dry between)cycles in the washing machine.
eBay or veterinary suppliers are usually cheaper than the lifestyle/outdoor outlets particularly if you are likely to use it frequently.
Back Protectors
Started by Not didier in Ski Chatter, 11 Replies, discussing Hochoetz
Really depends what you hope it will do for you?

They are designed to protect you from impact which may be useful for a downhill racer, snowboarders and skiers doing park riding where your back may well hit something hard.

Will it do much for a recreational skier probably not.
Presume the fusion was because of a disc issue and it's unlikely to do much to prevent it from happening elsewhere. It is possible the device may make you more aware of your posture but that's a different thing.
Renting car in Switzerland
Started by Wanderer in Switzerland, 21 Replies, discussing Montafon and Morzine
I've lost the link but I don't think this applies to rental cars, but to lease cars.

There are reports of issues at Austrian or German borders but not sure these are substantiated.

I would not advocate renting a car from the French side of Geneva Airport if going skiing - its a pain in the behind to get to and from if heading to the usual destinations such as Morzine. Hired last time through Europcar and specifically checked and was told that this is not a problem (crossing into France)

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