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The delights of train travel on crutches

By on January 8, 2006 in UK with 0 Comments

Ten days after my accident skiing in Chamonix I was still on crutches with a very painful left leg, and then I had to head out of London, back up north. As usual, the rail Gods are plotting against me as I ended up getting a train from Kings Cross to Ely, and from Ely […]

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Chamonix Valley, France – A summary

By on January 6, 2006 in France with 0 Comments

The Chamonix Valley is a great place to go skiing. This trip was my third visit to the Valley. In 1997 I spent a week staying in Chamonix and skied most of the resorts/ski areas.  For that trip, we hired a mini-bus (there were 7 of us) and did the long, long drive (this trip […]

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Day 1: Skiing Les Houches, France

By on December 29, 2005 in France with 0 Comments
Day 1: Skiing Les Houches, France

The weather in Les Houches was unbelievable, but it was time to go skiing in Les Houches. When we arrived last night the air temperature was around -12°C.  Overnight it dropped to -16°C. Breakfast was served at 8:30 am (porridge, croissants, tea and fruit juice) and we then had a cold walk (about 300 meters) […]

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Problems booking a ski trip to Chamonix, France

By on December 14, 2005 in France with 0 Comments

Fun and games trying to book a quick trip over to Chamonix, France, to go skiing I decided to base myself in Chamonix Valley and take day-trips to ski areas in the Valley, and to Morzine Two options to get to Chamonix were explored: By train; or by air. Driving was not an option as […]

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Skiing in Australia – planning a trip to Falls Creek

By on September 1, 2005 in Australia

I’m planning a three-day skiing trip in Australia.  Did you know you can ski in Australia? One of the big surprises when I started looking for ‘different’ places to ski in the world (I have skied in Europe and the US a lot) was how many ski/boarding areas there are and the number of different […]

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St Anton, Austria – a summary – great skiing, fun town

By on March 14, 2005 in Austria with 0 Comments

The weather in St Anton, Austria, was terrible….  Snowed all but 1.5 days.  Also very cold.  However, the conditions were great and on the one clear day, we had a blast. As ever, the Apres Ski in St Anton was unbelievable.  The Mooserwirt was outstanding (however, it was so cold that my beer actually frosted over (see […]

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Day 4: St Anton, Austria – great skiing and apres ski at Mooserwirt

By on March 10, 2005 in Austria with 0 Comments
Day 4: St Anton, Austria – great skiing and apres ski at Mooserwirt

I ache… Finally some sun in St Anton.  However, it is still very very cold…. Nice to see the sun.  We managed to get out at a reasonable time have a fairly good day. The weather is still unbelievably cold, but with the sunshine at least I got to take some photos. To be out […]

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Day 2: St Anton, Austria – snowing like crazy!

By on March 8, 2005 in Austria with 0 Comments

It is been snowing almost non-stop in St Anton.  Today, the snow conditions were great…. However, there was no visibility! The weather was so bad I couldn’t even take any photos…! St Anton – map it If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using the buttons below.   Nick’s […]

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