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Audisport 2015 Ski Trip (Road Trip)

mjr901 Jan 28, 2014

  1. mjr901

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    Some of you have expressed some interest in my Ski trip recently.

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    So I figured, why don't a load of us go from here?



    The plan is, holiday starts 25th January(Sunday) and we'd be there for 1 week.

    The cost of this holiday can be gradually paid throughout the year.

    £100 to secure your holiday, then its up to you to pay the rest, either all at once or £50 here and there.

    (must be paid up 12 weeks before)

    Champagne provided 1st night.

    Total for Chalet would be £415(inc deposit) (slight increase over this year).

    That would include cooked breakfast, cereals and croissants in the morning.

    Lunch you find out on the mountain.

    Afternoon tea, freshly made cakes and handmade biscuits, french stick - jams etc.

    3 course meals every night, white and red wine provided at dinner at no additional cost.

    Thursdays are staff days off, they still provide breakfast and afternoon tea. Restaurants nearby are excellent.



    Ski pass- £240 (7 day pass, Espace Killy, ie the entire mountain range, roam free)

    Weather information for Tignes

    Piste Map in the above link.

    The chalet company is called "Ski Bonjour" Chalet France | quality ski chalets in France for your skiing holiday

    I've been to them now for years, used their Bonjour Bonjour chalet most occasions.

    This time i used Bonjour Colettine, and I'd say this is better here. Really close to the bubble lift too, so bugger all walking!!

    Their website image of this place makes it look dated, its really not, its all modern and wood cladding inside.




    If your driving, its 850 miles each way(from Worcester), 620 miles ish from Calais, France.

    So budget for that in fuel cost. Also Toll roads, budget £70 each way for those too.

    Otherwise you can fly out here, or catch a lift with someone who is going.

    If we can get at least 10 of us, we can get exclusive hire of the chalet. Not that it really matters, always meet new people out here.

    They always seem to be Scottish!!! Which is nice....:)

    So approx total cost would be £800 + the cost of fuel.

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    Any questions?

    If we can get some thumbs up from people, I'll put my deposit down with them.

    I struggle to find anyone who likes skiing to go with me!!

    So if you can reply with a definite Yes, then PM me and we can sort it from there.

    My other thread below with some pictures to 'cream over'

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-sportback-8p-chassis/208104-my-s3-8p-alps-time.html
     
  2. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    I haven't been skiing for ages, interesting idea.
     
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  3. Sidhu88

    Sidhu88 Active Member

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    Can you retrofit quattro? Lol
     
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  4. mjr901

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    Don't worry about the roads, I've come in all sorts of vehicles and it's always do-able.
     
  5. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Yeah can be done, however the cost will set you back about 10 years before you can use it for any holiday lol.

    I'm hoping by the time this comes around, I wont have to retrofit it :)
     
  6. Andy Crooks

    Andy Crooks Well-Known Member

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    Shame I can't afford it :(
     
  7. mjr901

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    Your in Worcester, so am I... so we could split costs and travel together.

    Save £100 a month and you'll easily afford it.
     
  8. Andy Crooks

    Andy Crooks Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the offer but I'm trying to save for a house and future kiddies :(
     
  9. jphc

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    This would be epic, to say the least.
     
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  10. mjr901

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    I take it everyone's wife or girlfriend has told them to 'jog on' then?!

    Must be someone who can set the date in concrete!?

    Even if you're a beginner, 1st timer, have a few lessons (1.5 hour) and you'll be away by midweek.

    Get in touch!
     
  11. mjr901

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    Going to make my booking for next year at the end of May/Early June (for Jan 25th-Feb 1st) + a day either side for travelling.

    £100 Deposit.

    then £315 to be paid by Nov 1st.

    So if any of you are genuinely interested, get in touch.

    Trip Advisor ranks the place I stay at #1 of 54 places to stay.

    So it's a cracker of a deal.
     
  12. Richh999

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    I would defs be game for this however I am saving to go heli-skiing in BC next year.

    If I don't go I'll probs head to Tignes with you guys however as a student will be doing the budget tour and staying in either a friends chalet if its free or across the road in chalet chardons.

    Might try both if I have the monies and so will road trip it over with you guys..
     
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  13. tcardio

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    ok I am officially never looking at your ski threads again! That's an epic adventure and I am so jelly. If I didn't have to fly half way around the world, I do this in a heartbeat. Damn, that's an excellent price!
     
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    Here's a clip from the end of Jan at the top of tignes above the park from a 10min trek along a ridge.. :D was worth it..
     
  15. ukhasmi

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    So mjr901, have you got any takers from audisport yet?! :salute:
     
  16. mjr901

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    Nobody has signed up yet, everyone obviously has empty wallets or their "mrs" has them by the balls :blink:

    You have until the end of May to get your name down with £100 deposit as thats when I'm doing mine.
     
  17. Jonse

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    Hey I was the one that was interested as i was heading to Tignes just after you.

    I would love to go on this trip but i actual got engaged while i was there so all my money has now been sapped :(
     
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  18. veeeight

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    That was very careless !!

    :p
     
  19. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Questions:

    1) you said in the thread about the holiday that your missus didn't like it; why was that?
    2) if I wanted to sign up with my missus is it £800 each
    3) my other half has never being skiing before, do you think it's a suitable destination for first timers in terms of having easy to master nursery slopes where I can train her up?
    4) I guess I'd need to budget for tyres also so £1000 for a set of tyres; how was running with just fronts

    Many thanks in advance
     
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  20. mjr901

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    God help you ahem, I mean congrats!! :arco:
     
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  21. mjr901

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    My "Mrs" didnt like it purely for the fact A:shes lazy and B shes not particularly sporty/energetic and C she hates long car journeys.

    It was her first time..but i persuaded her to go purely on the fact, that how can she say she doesnt like it, when shes never tried it... so her arm was twisted...

    Yes £800 each + split cost of fuel.

    I took a beginner this year, he'd never been before, he had 1.5 hour lesson and he managed to do get to grips pretty well to be honest.

    There is a gentle slope near the hotel, with button lift, so thats a good start.

    Lessons are held on further up at Le Lac, with buses running to and from, thats if you do not want to ski there via the bubble and chair lift.

    The buses are a free service.

    If im honest the tyres are not necessary, I never used to use winter tyres, and only did this time because I had them cheap.

    But just fronts would be ample to say the least.

    Take chains as a legal precaution, the roads are 9/10 fully clear, i just so happened to arrive at a silly time after it had just snowed.
     
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  22. mjr901

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    So, does anyone actually want to commit, and go on this adventure?

    Going check availability soon...and put my deposit down..
     
  23. warren_S5

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    Hi chap

    I had long discussions with my missus about this and as she's turning 40 this year she's basically left me with a 'wish list' that after the S5 is going to leave the piggy bank looking rather stark. I would have loved to have gone as it's been too many years since I last went skiing, but unfortunately a week in Paris for her 40th and two weeks somewhere sunny have meant skiing is going to have to go on the back burner again till 2015 :-(
     
  24. mjr901

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    :( that's rubbish.

    Don't forget i've planned it for the end of January.

    Money wise that's £100 deposit now, then broken down, approx £52.50 over 6 months I think that is, (for chalet/food). Additional travel costs, but that can be closer to the time.

    Most get paid whilst out there too as it's the end of the month...which is always a benefit.

    Very affordable..get in touch if you change your mind.

    As for the rest of you, wake up. Just look at the views!
     
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  25. pluves1

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    Really fancy something like this. Not sure if I'm fit enough though :unsure:
     
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  26. mjr901

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    Its all down hill :jump: :cold:

    Legs do need to be up to the job though if you fancy doing the more challenging runs.
     
  27. crazylegscrane

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    I may be interested if I can convince one of my mates to go along as well

    Will see what they are saying over the weekend
     
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  28. mjr901

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    Well I'm booked in now, deposit down. It's not too late to book your place. Wish it was January already!!!

    Once the deposit is down, £100. It's approx £63 a month for 5 months (final payment due 02 Nov) for the chalet inclusive of wine/food. No brainer.

    Ski pass is extra, as are travel costs, see above.
     
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  29. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member Team Ibis VCDS Map User Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    What a great idea....I would of loved to of gone to this but unfortunately I dont ski.............something I have never done and knowing me with my gung-ho attitude and live life on the edge view I would be in plaster from day one.......lol

    Drunken in charge of crutches.....now then!!!
     
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  30. mjr901

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    Pretty sure 1.5 hour Ski lesson was around 85 Euro, but don't quote me on that. Well worth it if your a new starter. They speak English too, which helps.

    All sorts of people do it, from tiny kids to OAPs.

    If they can do it, so can you! :)

    Booze is good too, desperados on tap was the highlight for me!
     
  31. crazylegscrane

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    Are you heading over on your own or with mates? I spoke to one of my mates at the weekend but he's not able to make it.. a couple more to try yet
     
  32. mjr901

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    I'm bringing along my next door neighbour. :)
     
  33. Richh999

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    I'll be heading over the same week as you however won't be booking as should be able to stay in a friends chalet, I'll do the journey over in convoy with you however, I'll probs have 2/3 others in the car..
     
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  34. mjr901

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    Sounds good.

    Where abouts will you be staying? Tignes Les Brevieres?
     
  35. mjr901

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    I cannot stop buying Skis, 4 sets now!!! Somebody help me!!! :nevreness:
     
  36. Compkiler

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    You need a board.... :rolleyes:
     
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  37. mjr901

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    Hmmmmm, maybe after 12 years of Skiing I could stray to the 'dark side'...I might have a butchers in January mid week.
     
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  38. Richh999

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    Same, Looking at an abs bag as we speak too, this is not good for the car fund...
     
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  39. mjr901

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    I've got 2 sets of blades now, full size set and a mini set of skis.

    A bag for the blades

    A bag coming for skis.

    I've just waxed all the skis. Hot iron etc.

    I'm ready to go!!
     
  40. Rrobson

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    Wish if have seen this sooner, would have gone but no way I'd get time off work this late in the day. I'll keep an eye out for one the year after ;)
     

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