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Europe 2020/2021

Discussion in 'Europe' started by skiflat, Aug 30, 2020.

  1. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Some snow up on Val D this morning...

     
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  2. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mixed emotions
     
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  3. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Tell me about it
     
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    Just looking at our spring discount-trip to Åre 2021 - Swedes might have reached herd immunity by then. (I hope :whistle: ).

    Alps - well, no idea!
     
  5. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Be interested to see how this season goes in Europe, with high rona numbers at present due to all the Summer travel. I struggle to see how well Winter can go, until the vaccine arrives.

    Unlike elsewhere in the World, massive numbers of people arrive by train and bus and transit through busy airports and stations and then onto crowded trains with limited toilets and cafe carriages..
     
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    We have no plans. We'll be watching (from afar) with interest.

    :wave:
     
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  7. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    10000 plus ronas in France daily...
     
  8. TOFF

    TOFF Im not the messiah Ski Pass: Gold

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    I had a plan to spend a couple of months next year in Europe.
    It won't be happening and hopefully only on hold for 12 months.
     
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    Doonks Let's cook! Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Feeling comfortable with a 20/21 tour (assuming borders open) or not?
     
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    Doonks Let's cook! Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Joisus!
     
  11. TOFF

    TOFF Im not the messiah Ski Pass: Gold

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    Na. Other issues also having an influence.
    Will be 21/22 (assuming world is more normal by then)

    Edit: doesn't mean I wouldnt consider a couple of weeks if borders were open, just not the BIG trip I had planned
     
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    Sbooker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah. I’m dreaming of a week or so in Tignes, Banff or Saas Fee for Easter next year.
    Unlikely.
     
  13. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    You will be lucky to go anywhere apart from maybe NZ or a few Pacific Islands anytime before Easter or mid next year
     
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    Crystal have just cancelled all chalet holidays for this winter coming still offering HB hotels and SC apartments could be Covid causes major shift in UK ski holidays. I’m not seeing any chance of getting to the Alps this winter but have qantas credits if situation changes last minute
     
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    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Sadly to be expected., Combine chalets with bus transfers, train transfers and staffing, its a Covid nightmare
     
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    Not only covid - Brexit and no deal was already making it impossible.
     
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    Above article studiously avoids any mention of what a no-deal Brexit would add to the pandemic disruption to Brits winter holiday plans....!
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep the aforementioned UK passport that we’re applying for may not have the power it used to.
     
  20. Hyst

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    Any Irish background could help.:)
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nope, CG was born in London so can pass a UK passport down to our girls.
     
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  22. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Not good

    Plenty of apartments left in the place where we stay in Val D. Never seen this many available this late. Offering 10% off to get people to book
     
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    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Snowing in Val D at the moment
     
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    F#ck you Covid.
     
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    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    The non stop TGV schedules from Paris to Bourg St Maurice came out yesterday for Dec and early Jan. Normally about now fever is high as you try to get the tickets on the train you want and at the best DEAL price.. :(

    At this rate I think Europe 2021/2022 will not even happen

     
  32. TOFF

    TOFF Im not the messiah Ski Pass: Gold

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    Whiteman A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    We won't be going to Austria next year :cry:
     
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    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Not sure if to much has changed over the last 6 or 7 years, but someting like 50 % of the entire inbound ski market (non-French) into the French ski resorts is from the U.K .
    It took a big battering for the 3-4 years after the GFC before rebounding.
    But they do have a two month window for lockdowns, so hopefully things might get under control, untill the kaos of the Christmas /New Year period.
     
  40. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    David-eTO Hard Yards

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  44. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh man epic touring to be had
    Considering emigrating
     
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  45. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Will be a disaster this season for Europe.

    Last year ended early
    This year already cancelled at least for now in France and some areas
    Switzerland going ahead kinda nornal

    I feel for the small business operators, employees of hospitality and ski school staff and everyone impacted

    I miss my 6 year old being on skis again as she missed out this year in Aus as well.

    Such a good age for kids to ski IMO

    Still cute and not old enough to be too annoying. At least she will still be fun to ski with for a few more years..

    The boy will learn to ski in Val D'Isère in 2022 when he is 4. Same as her sister did :D when she was 4
     
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    Paradoxically if things could go back to "normal" during this winter, for the locals it will be a very enjoyable short season. I can imagine a few of the biggest European resorts being basically deserted the like of I saw during the Uni years when I could afford go snowboarding on Monday mornings!
     
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    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Ok so one vaccine seems to be 90% efficient depending on the criteria.....

    So that's a start
     
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