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Skiing the urban ghetto

Finally the French school holidays have petered out and we’re back to some semblance of peace and quiet, thank God. I’ve noticed a disturbing trend for people to come on holiday the week after all the schools have gone back, … Continue reading

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How much?! I’ve bought cars for less than that.

Now, I don’t know about anyone else out there, but if I’m going to go on holiday I generally do a bit of basic research first. Surf the web looking for appealing accommodation, interesting things to do, likelihood of it … Continue reading

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I’m on a train ….. !

Now you may think people who spend their time on a bluebird powder day hanging about the side of the piste and peering at their smartphones are a bunch of complete tossers who need to get a life. And clearly … Continue reading

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End of season Groundhog Day

So, just as I thought it was more or less safe to book a holiday for the end of May I get a call from the resort medical centre. ‘Mrs Gimblett? We’ve got your husband here …’. I was tempted … Continue reading

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Light at the end of the tunnel

And what’s that I hear in the distance there? Singing? The legendary fat lady, perhaps? OK maybe not quite yet, though if the current temperatures continue we might have to bring her forward a bit. With the zero isotherm at … Continue reading

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Hey, jobsworth! Leave those kids alone!

When I learned to ski, back in the mists of time when dinosaurs roamed the primeval swamps, it was thanks to the Scottish education system. To the now-defunct Lothian Region, to be specific, which seemed to have an enormous budget … Continue reading

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How to buy a lift pass – handy hints and tips

Finally, the holiday season gets into full swing following a week which looked more like George Romero’s Day Of The Dead than Christmas in a ski resort. It was all I could do to stop myself parading round town yelling … Continue reading

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You are here. Probably.

It’s an odd paradox that the holiday punter on his third day in resort usually has a much better idea of what runs and lifts are which than does the seasonnaire who has been here since day one. Which may … Continue reading

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Home alone

Yay, I am off the leash! For the best part of three weeks, no less – an unparalleled opportunity to get out on the tiles, snort coke off the kitchen table and generally lead the wanton single life until the … Continue reading

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And the winners are …. !

Summer seems to have given up the ghost early this year, what with snow down to 2600m and a persistent north wind which necessitates the wearing of winter boots and a vest (in addition to other items of clothing, obviously). … Continue reading

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