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Day 1: Heathrow to Venice, and on to Corvara, Italy

By on February 3, 2007 in Italy, UK with 0 Comments
Day 1: Heathrow to Venice, and on to Corvara, Italy

Off to Corvara in Italy – which is in the Alta Badi region of northern Italy and part of the Dolomiti Superski area to go skiing.  The day started with a flight from London to Venice. The flight was delayed for 90 minutes due to fog at Venice Airport – a 90-minute delay on a 1 […]

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The Lecht to Glenshee ski area, Scotland

By on July 29, 2006 in Scotland with 0 Comments
The Lecht to Glenshee ski area, Scotland

The drive from The Lecht to Glenshee is fairly easy. Basically just head south for 33 miles towards Braemar (driving directions). Glenshee is the closest ski area to Edinburgh, 84 miles (driving directions). The ski area consists of a number of low wooden buildings, with the ski area split on either side of the road.  […]

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Cairngorm to The Lecht ski area, Scotland

By on July 29, 2006 in Scotland with 0 Comments
Cairngorm to The Lecht ski area, Scotland

The drive from the Cairngorms ski area to The Lecht is 44 miles along very pleasant roads (driving directions).  Basically follow the A95, onto the A939, and take a right towards Tomintoul and Blairanmarrow. The Lecht is an interesting ski area.  As you approach the first thing you notice is the ski gear on the […]

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The Cairngorm ski area at Aviemore, Scotland

By on July 29, 2006 in Scotland with 0 Comments
The Cairngorm ski area at Aviemore, Scotland

Aviemore markets itself as the Highlands’ ski resort.  From a lot of the literature and advertising put out you would think it is close to the Cairngorm ski area, it is not, it is about 10 miles away and there are places to stay that are closer to the Cairngorm ski area (driving directions). Breakfast at […]

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The Nevis Range ski area, Scotland

By on July 27, 2006 in Scotland
The Nevis Range ski area, Scotland

From Fort William, I decided to visit the Nevis Range ski area. Strangely the Nevis Range ski area does not seem to be signposted from Fort William (unless I missed it!). The ski area is about 6.7 miles outside Fort William on the A82 (driving directions), which ultimately heads off towards Inverness.  The ski area […]

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The Glencoe Ski Area, Scotland

By on July 27, 2006 in Scotland with 0 Comments
The Glencoe Ski Area, Scotland

I have driven past the Glencoe ski area on many occasions and I have never stopped or really given it much thought. The base lodge at the Glencoe ski area is about 390 m above sea level and is located on the A82 about 29.2 miles from Fort William (driving directions) and 79.8 miles from Glasgow […]

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Glencoe and Fort William, Scotland – and some hitch-hikers

By on July 27, 2006 in Scotland with 0 Comments
Glencoe and Fort William, Scotland – and some hitch-hikers

The drive from The Drovers Inn to Fort William was uneventful.  I stopped to pick up a couple of hitch-hikers, and also stopped at the Glencoe ski area and Glencoe itself. The hitch-hikers: Just as I left The Drovers Inn  I spotted two hitch-hikers by the side of the road.  From the way they were dressed […]

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Lunch at The Drovers Inn, Scotland – no cheese and onion toasties

By on July 27, 2006 in Scotland with 0 Comments
Lunch at The Drovers Inn, Scotland – no cheese and onion toasties

Well, that was a shock.  The Drovers Inn, a classic highland pub, has undergone a bit of a make over. The first thing I noticed was a reception in the hallway.  Apparently, it has been there for 18 months. The second thing I noticed was the staff now appear to be wearing some sort of […]

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Scottish Ski Areas in the Summer

By on July 27, 2006 in Scotland with 0 Comments
Scottish Ski Areas in the Summer

OK, so what is a skier to do in the summer when they can’t go skiing? Well, visit the Scottish Ski areas of course! Day one…. A bad start – this morning I picked up a hire car in Glasgow. I had a tough time finding a hire service to use as most of the big […]

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Starting the last ski trip of the 2005/2006 ski season….

By on March 3, 2006 in Austria, UK with 0 Comments

Last trip of the 2005/2006 ski season; this time I am going to Saalbach in Austria. The first part of the journey was by train to London with GNER. Now, Alanis Morissette has a track on her album Jagged Little Pill called Ironic.  The only thing that is ironic about the track is none of […]

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