August 28, 2005

Sunshine, Beer and the first issue of Powder this year

It's a sunny bank holiday weekend here in the UK and we've been relaxing on the sofas at The House on Cannonbury Road, drinking beer, watching the world go by and reading this year's first issue of Powder magazine. The magazine is pretty good, lots of stuff to turn our thoughts to snow and a rather good buyers guide. It's always good to read about all the new toys that the new season will bring and the buyers guide in the mag is infinitely better than what they have on their website at present. The magazine covers skis in the following categories; "All Mountain" (13 reviews), "Big Mountain" (14 reviews), "Girl Power" (8 reviews), "Deep Powder" (23 reviews), Telemark (11 reviews) and "Pipe and Park" (13 reviews). It also has 7 telemark binding reviews, 3 telemark boot reviews, 11 alpine binding reviews and 7 alpine boot reviews. The reviews are all quite short but they give you enough information to know if you want to "take it further"... This year's telemark skis look fun, almost all of them are twin tip and all of them are much wider than the skis we were learning on in Megève earlier in the year.


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Posted by Len at August 28, 2005 11:46 PM | Categories: General
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Thanks for the Powder magazine reminder - I keep meaning to subscribe.

You might be interested in checking out www.theskicoach.com - I'm still trying to decide whether it's useful - or just plain tacky. Time will tell - I've ordered one...beep, beep!

Posted by: Phill Stanton at September 6, 2005 03:49 PM

Thanks for all the Megeve info. over a long season.I was most interested as we are buying an appartment at Le Tour, which is as you know close to the junction of the three telecabines.We intend to be there throughout the season and would appreciate any help on Wifi sites or views on broadband there.Just to say we ski a lot each year(no prizes for style) and found all the practical stuff very useful.
Regards, Keith.

Posted by: Keith at September 15, 2005 11:14 AM

Glad you found the information useful Keith. Le Tour is a nice area. I know that you can get Wanadoo broadband in the are and I think it goes up to 4mbs download speed but I'm not sure how far away from town you can be and still get that speed. I know you can certainly get broadband to properties out on the road up past Mont D'Arbois towards Cote 2000 and the airport so I would expect that Le Tour would be covered. I expect the tourist office will still be doing free wifi this season. If you need help/advice getting your broadband installed then you could try speaking to the guy in the Internet Cafe by the post office. He speaks good english and I think he does web design and general techie work as well as running the internet cafe; I certainly overheard him arranging with someone to get their broadband installed for them.

We haven't located a property yet but I'm sure it's only a matter of time...

Posted by: Len at September 15, 2005 11:23 AM
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