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Getting ready for the ski season

Well the temperature dropped to a chilly 24 degrees on the terrace yesterday, and I actually had to put shoes and socks on last night when I went to the bar... the horror.

It did get me thinking about getting ready for the coming ski season as I want to get a new suit and get our ski's & boots serviced etc. So any suggestions for a good service place, the boot's/ski's/bindings were new from Oscherner last year. Also are there any ski shows in the Zurich area and are they a good place to get kit?

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Re: Getting ready for the ski season



Winter only just ended.

(However I am starting to look forward to skiing again, as, as one of my friends referred to it, it is mating season for me)
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Re: Getting ready for the ski season

I can't wait till ski season and winter, along with the blessed cold it brings. I'm looking forward to being actually able to sleep on a night, a lack of things flying in my window ehen I open them, and actually having a good excuse for being pale.

Oh by the way I want to get some skis ready for the season... where's the best and cheapest place to get a decent pair of off-seasons at the moment?
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Old 20.07.2009, 14:58
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Re: Getting ready for the ski season

Seriously though, last winter, I had my first weekend in November, and my last one at the end of April. That is a full 5 months of skiing.

I am really enjoying the sun at the moment.

As for my "hunting" season... Well they are sitting ducks at Manton really.
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I can't wait till ski season and winter, along with the blessed cold it brings. I'm looking forward to being actually able to sleep on a night, a lack of things flying in my window ehen I open them, and actually having a good excuse for being pale.

Oh by the way I want to get some skis ready for the season... where's the best and cheapest place to get a decent pair of off-seasons at the moment?
I'd check Natasha's the Spyder ladies cellar, I'll bet there is a collection of stuff down there from her other 'mate's'
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Re: Getting ready for the ski season

If by mates you mean family... Well, yes, I must say that between me and Woody there are 7-9 pairs of skis down in the basement.
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Old 20.07.2009, 15:02
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Well the temperature dropped to a chilly 24 degrees on the terrace yesterday, and I actually had to put shoes and socks on last night when I went to the bar... the horror.

It did get me thinking about getting ready for the coming ski season as I want to get a new suit and get our ski's & boots serviced etc. So any suggestions for a good service place, the boot's/ski's/bindings were new from Oscherner last year. Also are there any ski shows in the Zurich area and are they a good place to get kit?

Thank in advance

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Cant help much on this one as I am looking for reasonably priced new ski clothes myself, if anyone can help? I almost had a cardiac arrest when I checked out Oschner Sports last year. 1000 CHF for a ski jacket!!
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Old 20.07.2009, 15:07
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Re: Getting ready for the ski season

One that I know of, is Intersport ski rental and service place in Baden under Trafo movie theatre in Brown Boveri Platz 1, 5400 Baden. It is underground where parking lot is but cannot find a web link. Otherwise close to Zurich SL should know as he had his shoes custom fitted last time as far as I remember.
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Cant help much on this one as I am looking for reasonably priced new ski clothes myself, if anyone can help? I almost had a cardiac arrest when I checked out Oschner Sports last year. 1000 CHF for a ski jacket!!
If you want a well priced jacket then you need to buy from the UK i'm afraid... do you have any friends or family there?
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If by mates you mean family... Well, yes, I must say that between me and Woody there are 7-9 pairs of skis down in the basement.
Paging Salsa to tell us all what we need to do to prepare for Ski season.
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If you want a well priced jacket then you need to buy from the UK i'm afraid... do you have any friends or family there?
Was hoping to get lucky but ahhhhhhhhh!!
Am going to London in August, so I guess I'll bring an extra piece of luggage and get them from there.
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Re: Getting ready for the ski season

I'd love to say organised, but in reality it's being bored sh1tless in France... how much sky news can a Goose watch!

I got my stuff from Oschner last year, and the guy in Zug sent me to their outlet store in Affoltern am Albis and save me a small fortune on some of the kit.

I the UK I used to buy my dive gear from the shows, I would go on the last day, and lots of the firms were selling off brand new, current model kit at knock down prices, I wonder if the same thing happens here?
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Paging Salsa to tell us all what we need to do to prepare for Ski season.
I know what I need to do...

I am in year round training for Apres ski.
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Was hoping to get lucky but ahhhhhhhhh!!
Am going to London in August, so I guess I'll bring an extra piece of luggage and get them from there.
Yup that would be your best bet, and do some research beforehand on wher to go for them.
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Old 20.07.2009, 15:18
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Re: Getting ready for the ski season

Hmmm... difficult to think about Ski season when I feel that bike season hasn't really started properly yet. There is still a considerable amount of snow over about 2500/2600m. So much so that we would have been more comfortable doing the higher bike trails in Lenzerheide on Skis rather then bikes the weekend before last! (and thats in July! )


Oh... and there was fresh snow down to about 2000m the weekend just gone.
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Re: Getting ready for the ski season

Obi Wan Eire, I thought you'd journeyed to the dark side Glad to see you back... and ready for the restart of operation snowball? Think I'd need some refresher lessons though, as the last time we went out I seem to remember most of Prodalp going down the back of my jacket.... and on camera...oh woe:-(
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Re: Getting ready for the ski season

Goose: he seems to be in a much better mood since they gave him some food.
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Obi Wan Eire, I thought you'd journeyed to the dark sideGlad to se you back... and ready for the restart of operation snowbal?
Ready when you are Goose.

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Toys are back in pram for the moment.
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Re: Getting ready for the ski season

you peeps are certainly addicts if you are obsessing about skiing in the middle of cycling season. My advice, get a bike and follow Eire up a nd then DOWN some trails. You will be cycling addicts in no time Okay, the apres cycle is probably a bit sweatier than apres-ski....
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you peeps are certainly addicts if you are obsessing about skiing in the middle of cycling season. My advice, get a bike and follow Erie up a nd then DOWN some trails. .
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