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Skiing Courmayeur with Mark Warner – a summary

By on December 28, 2008 in Italy with 0 Comments

Well, skiing Courmayeur, Italy, with Mark Warner was fun and here is a summary of the trip. Mark Warner: We were the first clients of the season, and it was noticeable as there were a few rough edges. The ski reps did a good job, but they were obviously still finding their feet. This was […]

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Day 8: Leaving Courmayeur, Italy

By on December 28, 2008 in Italy with 0 Comments

Another early start…. As the flight was at 10:25 am from Geneva, it meant we needed to be on the road by 6:50 am… breakfast was at 6 am… so up at 5:30 am. It wouldn’t have been so bad if it wasn’t for the traditional last night of a ski trip, i.e. a late […]

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Day 7: Last day of skiing Courmayeur, Italy

By on December 27, 2008 in Italy

Last day of skiing, so hit the slopes early. Again, the snow was in excellent condition. First run of the day was the best… The weather was cold, very cold, the temperature was around -10°C. Great final day on the slopes. If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using […]

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Day 6: Boxing Day Skiing, Courmayeur, Italy

By on December 26, 2008 in Italy with 0 Comments
Day 6: Boxing Day Skiing, Courmayeur, Italy

26th December, Boxing Day, Skiing, Courmayeur, Italy – a late start. The mountain was still shrouded in cloud in the morning, but by mid-morning it was gone and the sun was out. I hit the mountain around 11:30 am and it was cold, very cold.  The runs were in great order and well groomed. I […]

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Day 5: Skiing on Christmas day – Courmayeur, Italy

By on December 25, 2008 in Italy
Day 5: Skiing on Christmas day – Courmayeur, Italy

Skiing on Christmas Day is always a bit special. Finally, the main cable car in the town is open – so no more long (20 minute) walks to the other lift (see Day 1: Courmayeur and Chalethotel Cristallo, Italy and Day 2: First day skiing Courmayeur, Italy for more information on the cable car problem). […]

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Day 4: Christmas Eve – a day out to Pila, Italy

By on December 24, 2008 in France, Italy

So far I have had three days of skiing Courmayeur in nearly perfect condition, so on my third day of skiing (fourth day of the trip), I headed off to Pila which is another resort about 40 minutes away. To get to the new ski required a 40-minute taxi ride.  The taxi costs €90 (£90 or $130) […]

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Day 3: Skiing and tea – Courmayeur, Italy

By on December 23, 2008 in Italy with 0 Comments
Day 3: Skiing and tea – Courmayeur, Italy

I had another great day of skiing at Courmayeur, Italy. Great snow and clear blue sunny skies. It was more like spring skiing as the temperatures were above freezing on the mountain. Great fun and I have now skied all of the mountain.  I covered a lot of it on my first day of skiing […]

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Day 2: First day skiing Courmayeur, Italy

By on December 22, 2008 in Italy with 0 Comments
Day 2: First day skiing Courmayeur, Italy

The first day of skiing Courmayeur, Italy. Dinner, last night at the hotel, was very good. It was a buffet style meal, with a very good choice of food. All the solo skiers were on one table, so it was a good chance to meet people. The meal included wine. My room was still far […]

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Day 1: Courmayeur and Chalethotel Cristallo, Italy

By on December 21, 2008 in Italy with 0 Comments
Day 1: Courmayeur and Chalethotel Cristallo, Italy

Off skiing for Christmas with Mark Warner, a company I have used a number of times and on this trip, I will be going to Courmayeur, Italy The check-in at Gatwick was easy, and I was soon in the departure lounge where, because it was so early, nothing was open. Eventually Pret A Manger opened, but […]

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Day 2: Skiing Corvara, Italy – a great day of skiing in perfect conditions

By on March 4, 2007 in Italy with 0 Comments
Day 2: Skiing Corvara, Italy – a great day of skiing in perfect conditions

Wow!  What a great day skiing Corvara, and what a fantastic ski area.  So much to do.  So many runs. Corvara (Italy) – which is in the Alta Badi region of northern Italy and part of the Dolomiti Superski, is a fantastic ski area. The day started (and ended) with beautiful clear blue skies and […]

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