Winter sports chat

#1

yes! It’s that time again!!

Please use this thread to talk about any of the winter sports.

Winter holidays chat also encouraged

Downhill skiing kicks off next weekend (!) - GS at Solden (Mens and Womens).

This will be Vonn’s last season. Hope she manages to get a few wins to bow out in style.

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#2

Anyone got any trips planned/in mind?

I’m off to andermatt at the start of January. Off-piste there looks terrifying. Can’t wait.

#3

Not been snowboarding for about four years now, kind of lost touch with the folks I used to go with. I’ve thought about solo trips but I know I won’t push myself and will keep stopping for hot chocolate and food, still should do it though, I miss hacking down the piste!

#4

Looking at les Contamines in January :sunglasses:

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#5

Anyone been to Winterberg? Only three hours drive from here, so do-able in a weekend. I know it’s not going to be amazing, but wondering if it’s quite-good.

#6

Yeah, this is the problem isn’t it. Quite often find myself on a later flight so stay an extra half day when my friends have gone: end up actually on the piste for maybe an hour. Not nearly as fun on your own.

#7

Going to Serre Chevalier for new year’s :raised_hands: :skier:

Anyone here used Action Outdoors before? This will be my fourth time skiing with them

Andermatt looks good

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#8

Not been - had a quick look and it looks fine. Been to a few small resorts for a day before - always had a good time.

Only concern with that one is low altitude, but looks fine if you can be flexible to wait for good conditions, then drive up last minute.

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#9

maybe we should set up a DiS trip for 19/20…???

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#10

Not been to serre chevalier, but one of my friends said its awesome.

Not done a package holiday in many years. I take it action outdoors are good then? Seem to remember Crystal pissed me right off but Inghams were decent.

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#11

thinly veiled ‘I have two friends’ post

#12

Does it really snow there that much?? Ie at all??

I’ve been spoiled in the past but i’d give it a miss tbh

#13

would you potentially be interested in a DiS skiing/snowboarding trip in 2019/20?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Maybe

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#14

Action Outdoors are great. Lift pass, equipment, accommodation, meals and instruction are all included. All you need to organise are your flights - transfers can be booked through them as well. It’s sort of like a hostel (although it’s much nicer than any hostel I’ve stayed in), so you end up meeting other people really easily. Everyone else is usually a solo traveller as well. I’d definitely recommend checking out the site:

https://www.action-outdoors.co.uk/

#15

Waiting to see if there is snow but currently have the week before Christmas booked off.

Hope it works out as I haven’t been for the last two years.

#16

I’d be genuinely up for it. My wife doesn’t ski and isn’t really keen on it and the kids are young. I don’t have mates who are into it, and my wider family all ski/board but haven’t managed to persuade them that we should organise something

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#17

excellent. Assuming sean doesn’t shut us done before then, lets make this happen!

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#18

I end up doing the opposite if on my own. End up not stopping, skipping lunch and get absolutely knackered.

I’ve done guiding in some resorts which lets you ski with a group but you don’t have to do lessons. The ones I did seemed to be full of very rich people who were spending the whole winter in the resort but I preferred it to skiing on my own and you never have to look at a map.

#19

Be a bit weird if they built a ski resort where it never snows.

Wouldn’t fly to it, but for a weekend getaway could be good.

#20

worked for Dubai