FAO Skiers Tignes, France.

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FAO Skiers Tignes, France.

Post by evensteadiereddie » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:29 am

Heading out there tomorrow, sorry Ringo, to one of the areas Le Lac which lies just below Val Claret funnily enough - is she a relative of Dave Burnley, I wonder ?

Has anybody been skiing there and, if so, where's best to start out first thing Sunday morning and, equally as crucial, where's best to have a few beers tomorrow night ?

Check out my new helmet - fnaar, fnaar.

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Re: FAO Skiers Tignes, France.

Post by Blackrod » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:37 am

Nice head gear. I expect you won’t be on the nursery slopes wearing that 😀. Not been to this one but looks a good resort so would be interested to see a review once you’ve been.
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Re: FAO Skiers Tignes, France.

Post by tim_noone » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:48 am

Theres quite a few helmets on here... but that's a beauty Eddie."Dont drink and ski"
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Re: FAO Skiers Tignes, France.

Post by evensteadiereddie » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:54 am

Something I never do, fortunately. We've been with several groups that insist on skiing for an hour, maybe two top whack and then in for food and drinks.
Another couple of hours, at most, in the afternoon and that's their lot.
If conditions are anywhere near reasonable for skiing, I just want to be out there - plenty of time for boozing later.

Having said that, we usually go to St. Anton, about thirty of us - but not this year - and have one big, late afternoon/evening session in the Mooserwirt, a huge bar with, apparently, the largest beer sales for its sq. meter size in Europe. We usually poll out about eightish to face a gentle quarter mile run down in the dark to the coach in the town.
You'd think that after quite a few years' skiing, in spite of a shedload of ale, the action of pushing off, turning, balancing and so on would be automatic. It's not. You're usually over in a matter of metres but, as the song goes, you get up again, and slowly wend your way, somehow, down.
Great fun, safe enough but bloody grim the morning after. :(
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Re: FAO Skiers Tignes, France.

Post by Bosscat » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:23 am

evensteadiereddie wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:29 am
Check out my helmet - fnaar, fnaar.


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You could get arrested for asking that :lol:
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Re: FAO Skiers Tignes, France.

Post by Rowls » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:34 am

Have a great time!
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Post by tim_noone » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:38 am

Bosscat wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:23 am
You could get arrested for asking that :lol:
Not on old Compton street :D
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Post by evensteadiereddie » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:40 am

Steady, boys, people have been banned for less.........apparently. ;)
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Re: FAO Skiers Tignes, France.

Post by evensteadiereddie » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:42 am

Rowls wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:34 am
Have a great time!

Will do, thanks. It's been snowing like chuff over the past few days but it looks like there may be a few clear days in the next week. Fingers crossed.
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Re: FAO Skiers Tignes, France.

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:31 am

evensteadiereddie wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:29 am


Has anybody been skiing there and, if so, where's best to start out


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Re: FAO Skiers Tignes, France.

Post by evensteadiereddie » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:51 am

Very good. I guess it's all downhill from here.........

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Re: FAO Skiers Tignes, France.

Post by TheOriginalLongsider » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:13 pm

Loopbartignes.com

It’s a British bar with reasonable prices and big screens for sports

It’s at the bottom of a short black or you can ski into the main hub and walk for a couple of minutes

They do live music as well

Regarding skiing, it can get bleak in dodgy weather so pack layers etc on bad days

Easy to ski down into Val d’Isere as well

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Post by evensteadiereddie » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:24 pm

Thanks for that, longsider, I've just a good look on line and that bar has been mentioned. The best runs seem to be Grand Pre, Grattulu, Double M and the long black into Val d. Oh and some unpisted black called Golf - which I think I'll avoid !

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Post by TheOriginalLongsider » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:35 pm

I forget the names of runs. I just do whatever is in front of me.

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Post by evensteadiereddie » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:39 pm

Sounds good. We've got all week so should cover some ground.

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Post by Elizabeth » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:45 pm

Never had you down as a skier Eddie , seems far too interesting a hobby
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Re: FAO Skiers Tignes, France.

Post by Bosscat » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:50 pm

Elizabeth wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:45 pm
Never had you down as a skier Eddie , seems far too interesting a hobby
:lol: :lol: :lol: bloody hell Elizabeth :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by TheOriginalLongsider » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:56 pm

I’m sitting in a hospital in Austria with pneumonia! Arrived last Saturday and within an hour I was ill. Done zero skiing !

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Post by evensteadiereddie » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:09 pm

Elizabeth wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:45 pm
Never had you down as a skier Eddie , seems far too interesting a hobby


Shouldn't you be doing the tea, love ?

No, seriously, you'd be surprised - just because I get sucked into futile and rather boring arguments with you and other Brexit-obsessed morons doesn't mean I don't have plenty of other interests.
In fact, you, sorry,the Autistic One oftens slags me off for that very "crime".
Tsk, ya canna win. ;)
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Re: FAO Skiers Tignes, France.

Post by evensteadiereddie » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:13 pm

TheOriginalLongsider wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:56 pm
I’m sitting in a hospital in Austria with pneumonia! Arrived last Saturday and within an hour I was ill. Done zero skiing !
That's not good. I guess the main thing is you get better soon.
Will you have chance to get out again or is that it for this season ?
Whereabouts in Austria are you ?

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Post by TheOriginalLongsider » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:22 pm

I’m thinking of doing Hintertux in the summer but apart from that it’ll be next year

I’m in St Johann in Tirol near Kitzbuhel

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Post by evensteadiereddie » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:45 pm

Ah, I looked long and hard at St Johann with Crystal, decided to have a punt on Madonna di Campiglio, missed out on that and ended up with a reasonable deal - bearing in mind it's half-term everywhere - in Tignes.
Like you, though, I'm not fussed so long as conditions are OK and there's plenty of skiing.
Hope you're OK - how long have they given you ? Before you leave hospital, I mean ! :?

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Post by TheOriginalLongsider » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:06 pm

Lol. I leave tomorrow but off work for at least 4 weeks. We only booked 7 days before. Chose St Johann because you can buy an area pass that gives you access to SkiWelt. Ski circus, Kitzbuhel etc with trains and buses included. My mate loves it but said it would be good to have a car next time. And prices are half that of Tignes!

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Post by TheOriginalLongsider » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:07 pm

Oh yeah I get a nurse thrown in with the return flight. I’m just hoping it’s not a big hairy bloke.

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Post by Paul Waine » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:14 pm

TheOriginalLongsider wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:06 pm
Lol. I leave tomorrow but off work for at least 4 weeks. We only booked 7 days before. Chose St Johann because you can buy an area pass that gives you access to SkiWelt. Ski circus, Kitzbuhel etc with trains and buses included. My mate loves it but said it would be good to have a car next time. And prices are half that of Tignes!
I feel for you getting sick and missing your skiing, Original. I was out in Austria, Gastein Valley/Ski Amade 2 years ago. Started feeling unwell as I disembarked the flight out. Spent 5 days confined to bed - but got two, cautious and unsteady, skiing days in at the end of the week. I'm heading out there again in March - with all the wipes and such to keep the covid-19 and all other bugs well away from me.

Get well soon.

Let it snow, let it snow, let is snow (in Austria and the Alps)! :)

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Post by Billy Balfour » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:29 pm

TheOriginalLongsider wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:07 pm
Oh yeah I get a nurse thrown in with the return flight. I’m just hoping it’s not a big hairy bloke.
Your wish is my command.
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Post by Billy Balfour » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:30 pm

Oops, I misread your post. I thought you said you were hoping it’s a big hairy bloke. Sorry about that. Get well soon.

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Post by evensteadiereddie » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:31 pm

TheOriginalLongsider wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:06 pm
Lol. I leave tomorrow but off work for at least 4 weeks. We only booked 7 days before. Chose St Johann because you can buy an area pass that gives you access to SkiWelt. Ski circus, Kitzbuhel etc with trains and buses included. My mate loves it but said it would be good to have a car next time. And prices are half that of Tignes!
Everywhere's half price outside half-term. Three weeks ago you could get seven days HB in Niederau - which is a low resort admittedly but the snow's there - for under £400.
Last time I saw it on the Crystal website they were asking just over a thousand. I think they've sold out there and almost everywhere else by the look of it. I guess Thomas Cook going down the pan helped them.

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Post by TheOriginalLongsider » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:53 pm

We got St Johann for £420 half board. A few weeks ago St Anton was about the same price!

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Post by evensteadiereddie » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:40 pm

Excellent. Almost worth getting ill for. ;)

Just off out to the local for a couple then an earlyish night, leaving East Mids at 8am.

I'll wish you all the best - get well soon.
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Re: FAO Skiers Tignes, France.

Post by CoolClaret » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:54 pm

Never been to Tignes, always Chamonix (only 40 mins transfer!)

Recently just went to Sölden in Austria - absolutely brilliant!

To anyone that hasn't been skiing I can't recommend it enough - enjoy your trip

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Post by Aclaret » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:56 pm

Eddie the Eagle ?

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Post by evensteadiereddie » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:27 pm

God, I hope not. I'm not very good at reading piste maps but to take a wrong turn like this would not end well...



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Post by TheOriginalLongsider » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:43 pm

Back in UK now after 9 days in hospital. How is Tignes?

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Post by evensteadiereddie » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:22 pm

Wow, that's a fair spell - hope you're on the mend..
Tignes is excellent, a large area to cover from Tignes 1500 to Val d'Isère.
Condition brilliant with only one day not really skiable. Some did but the visibility was abysmal.
It looks like two sunny ones to finish off with.
Take care.
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