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What's not to miss while in and around Grandvalira ski area, Andorra for five days?

Meeting up with a friend in Marseille and taking the car down to the Pyrenées for a few days of fun and relaxation (aka vacation). Have never been to Andorra before, nor this region. We're keen on both gastronomic (local food and wine) and bodily pleasures (spa's, massage), which are much needed since we're both in the software development line of work. Here's the hotel and surroundings (sport hotel village)
posted by avocade on Apr 2, 2010 - 1 answer

Extended summer ski vacation?

I'd like to take a 3 to 4 month extended ski vacation this June-September. Where should I go and where should I stay? I'd like to be within walking distance of a lift or short regularly-running shuttle, and not have to spend more than $2000-$3000/month on the lodging. Possible?
posted by trevyn on Feb 26, 2010 - 3 answers

ski package deals for downtown denver

what are some good package deals for transportation from downtown denver to area resorts that include a lift pass? [more inside]
posted by pennstatephil on Feb 26, 2010 - 2 answers

How to mount XC ski bindings?

How do I mount cross-country ski bindings? I'm a technically adept individual with the appropriate tools, but info (beyond "take it to the shop and let a pro do it!) is seemingly hard to find online... [more inside]
posted by c0nsumer on Feb 16, 2010 - 2 answers

What's it like after an avalanche?

I was up in the mountains this morning and got curious about avalanches. Specifically: has anyone skied (or ridden) post-avalanche snow? Does it act like powder, hard-pack, or something totally different? Bonus points if anyone's done this in the Tahoe area.
posted by hammurderer on Feb 6, 2010 - 5 answers

Ski slope between NYC + DC?

Ski slope between NYC + DC? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Jan 7, 2010 - 7 answers

Ruidoso gear rental

Best places to rent ski/snowboarding equipment in Ruidoso? My GF and I are going skiing/snowboarding at Ski Apache in a couple days. Any recommendations on where to rent gear? We need boots, skiis, poles, and a snowboard.
posted by crookedgrin on Dec 27, 2009 - 1 answer

Best audio/communication solution for snowsports helmet?

Best ski/snowboard helmet w/audio (mic preferred) integration? [more inside]
posted by Señor Pantalones on Dec 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Ski New Mexico cheap?

Cheap weekend ski trip in New Mexico? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Dec 13, 2009 - 9 answers

Tips and suggestions for a first-time skiier

I'm going to Whistler for a conference. I've never been skiing or snowboarding before and I'd like to. But I know so little about winter sports that it is hard to make the right choices or to even know what I need to know. [more inside]
posted by grouse on Nov 16, 2009 - 40 answers

Knee pain above and to the outside of my kneecap

Knee pain concerns: I have a small pain that feels like it is coming from the upper outside of my left knee. I've had this issue on and off for a long time and it doesn't prevent me from doing anything, but it has me worried. [more inside]
posted by Popcorn on Nov 2, 2009 - 16 answers

Right ski roof rack?

I want to buy a ski roof rack for my late(st) model Honda Civic. Any suggestions? I'm concerned about any impact on the fit (seals) and finish (paint) on my car. How justified is this paranoia? Also I will likely eventually want to carry bikes or other cargo.
posted by Wood on Oct 30, 2009 - 4 answers

How to reliably rent an AWD vehicle when flying to the Tahoe area?

I'll be regularly flying in to ski near N. Lake Tahoe this winter. Which airport should I fly into and which rental agency should I use to be most assured of getting an AWD vehicle? [more inside]
posted by brain on Oct 23, 2009 - 4 answers

Need a solution to keep my sisters feet warm in ski boots.

Need a solution to keep my sister's feet warm in ski boots. [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Oct 18, 2009 - 18 answers

Where to move in Colorado for a skiing teacher

Moving to Colorado in December. Want to be close to skiing and looking for a job in education. Best location and opportunity? [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Aug 10, 2009 - 8 answers

Skiing in December in Japan?

Is mid December too early for good skiing at Niseko, Japan? [more inside]
posted by girlgeeknz on Jun 11, 2009 - 1 answer

Montana-Filter: How does someone get from the airport in Bozeman, Montana to a ski resort in Big Sky, Montana at night?

Montana-Filter: How does someone get from the airport in Bozeman, Montana to Big Sky, Montana at night? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Flood on May 4, 2009 - 11 answers

Living near surf and snow

Where in the world can I live where I can go down the beach and surf one day, and head up into the mountains to ski/snowboard the next? [more inside]
posted by lilyflower on Apr 28, 2009 - 35 answers

Ski boot stiffness index

How does the ski boot stiffness index get determined, and how does it vary between manufacturers? I usually see stiffness indexes between 50 and 150, and I wonder if some manufacturers inflate them, or if there even is anything like a standard. I have Head Edge 9.5 boots that are labeled with 5.0/6.0 (adjustable) stiffness index ... are they 50/60, or is Head's own weird system? How do you navigate the whole mess of marketing?
posted by bsdfish on Mar 13, 2009 - 2 answers

Name this nordic ski binding system

What type of boots do I need for my cross-country skis? [more inside]
posted by Maarika on Mar 2, 2009 - 9 answers

Best Tahoe resort for snowshoeing and snowboarding?

I'm looking for a resort in Tahoe that has both (a) good beginner snowboarding trails and (b) snowshoe trails. Nice to haves: group snowshoe outings and snowshoe rentals.
posted by benzenedream on Feb 18, 2009 - 5 answers

Are ski lift ticket vouchers legit?

What's the deal with cheap and abundant ski lift ticket vouchers? [more inside]
posted by yom3ts on Jan 14, 2009 - 3 answers

Should I take a suitcase or a pack to Whistler?

Should I take a suitcase or a pack to Whistler? [more inside]
posted by girlgeeknz on Jan 9, 2009 - 11 answers

Pizza --> French Fries --> ???

Is it possible for an advanced intermediate adult skier to become an expert (at Whistler, specifically) without shelling out $400 a day on private lessons? If the best answer is to simply keep practicing on my own, please augment with direct experience and words of encouragement. [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Jan 7, 2009 - 18 answers

Vermont ski resort bus trips from New Jersey?

Anyone know of any Vermont ski resort bus trips that leave from New Jersey? [more inside]
posted by exhilaration on Jan 6, 2009 - 2 answers

Owie, my boots hurt

I'm looking to get a new pair of ski boots in the SF Bay Area, preferably in the South Bay/Peninsula area. Since boot fitting isn't an exact science I'm looking for suggestions for great, not good boot fitters. [more inside]
posted by laradar on Jan 2, 2009 - 4 answers

Instructions for Salomon Automatic2 XC Bindings?

How do I operate early 90's vintage Salomon Automatic2 cross country/nordic ski bindings? Where can I find pictures/instructions on this binding? Can these bindings be adjusted or repaired? They're the original SNS standard and I still have the boots.
posted by Dreidl on Jan 2, 2009 - 3 answers

Switzerland vacation ideas

I just decided to take a winter vacation to Switzerland for the week before Christmas with my friend. I have never been to Switzerland (or outside North America for that matter) and I was wondering if anyone had been to Switzerland and had suggestions about what to do/where to go? I am up for anything! [more inside]
posted by bucksox on Dec 3, 2008 - 15 answers

How to take up XC skiiing?

I"m looking for a winter aerobic activity to keep my fitness level up for mountain biking. Cross country skiing is one of them. What should I buy and how hard is it going to be to learn? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 27, 2008 - 15 answers

Things to do in Denver

Should I go to Denver for a month if I want to ski a lot? [more inside]
posted by bluejayk on Nov 18, 2008 - 8 answers

Where can I find this shirt?

Where can I find the ski slope shirt that Anna Faris wore in the movie "Smiley Face"?
posted by fac21 on Sep 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Switching from a board to skis?

This snowboarder wants to give skiing a try. How to go about it? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Apr 19, 2008 - 10 answers

First time Skiing- can I rent ski clothes or just suck it up and buy some?

I'm going skiing this weekend with people who know how to ski- or in other words, they all own their own equipment and ski clothing. I have never skied before. Getting the equipment- boots, skiis, pole, blah blah is all ok... but is it even possible to rent clothing? Where? [more inside]
posted by Jimmie on Mar 27, 2008 - 17 answers

How to shoot great snowbound photos

Photography in snow conditions. Help me not get the blues. [more inside]
posted by Elmore on Feb 6, 2008 - 13 answers

NewEnglandFilter: Need to use two curvy, slippery things for a short time

I'm heading out to Killington, VT early tomorrow morning for a day and a half of skifun. I've been skiing on my old K2 210 straight sticks since 1995, and have decided to leave them at home this time and finally enter the world of shaped skis. Can anyone recommend a good rental ski shop between Bangor and Killington? This includes Augusta, Portland, Portsmouth, Manchester, Concord, and Hanover. As it will be my first time on the curvy things and is a short trip, I'm just looking for a good value. Renting on the mountain is a last resort.
posted by mikeg on Feb 2, 2008 - 6 answers

Nice rack.

Design for a home-made wooden snowboard/ski/snowshoe rack? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jan 13, 2008 - 4 answers

Skiing in Tahoe for beginners

Where's the best place for skiing in the Reno/Tahoe area for a bunch of beginners? Is it crazy to go (for a day) during the week of Christmas? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Dec 7, 2007 - 17 answers

Where can I find ski boots in Japan?

Where in the heck can I buy a pair of size 32cm ski boots in Japan? [more inside]
posted by MostHolyPorcine on Nov 21, 2007 - 3 answers

Where to go for telemark gear in LA?

Can anybody recommend a ski shop in Los Angeles that's good for Telemark gear and expertise?
posted by rbs on Nov 15, 2007 - 4 answers

Eye of Snowron

Greetings Hive Mind. I love to ski, and I want to have a video record of said skiing. Has anyone got any recommendations for helmet cameras that I could use next time I'm in the mountains? [more inside]
posted by Kreiger on Apr 19, 2007 - 7 answers

Ski Vacation booking - acommodation recommendations?

Where’s the best place to book an all-inclusive ski vacation? Where’s a good powder accessible condo with a view/hottub? [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Feb 9, 2007 - 6 answers

How to paint skis?

I want to paint a pair of skis. What kind of paint should I use, and what kind of top coat should I cover the paint with? [more inside]
posted by Mars Saxman on Feb 6, 2007 - 2 answers

how can i use my gps when skiing?

I have a pocket pc and gps device and i'm off to switzerland skiing over new year, is there some way that i can combine my favourite geek toy with my favourite sporting passtime? [more inside]
posted by donbing on Dec 27, 2006 - 4 answers

What do I need to take great snowboard photographs?

I want to get in to snowboard/ski photography. I'm new to DSLRs, but have a good eye and lots of time. I have a Nikon D40 and want to spend about $1200 on good glass. What do I buy? Filter recommendations? Any tips for shooting in the snow?
posted by mrunderhill on Dec 26, 2006 - 13 answers

Help me ski cheaply!

I'm watching the weather coverage on the news with envy. Can you help me make it out west after new years alone on a budget? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Dec 21, 2006 - 5 answers

Places to stay in Killington?

Does anyone have any recommendations for places to stay in Killington (VT) in January? I'm looking for house for a large group (20-25 ppl) for a ski retreat weekend. I've been looking online, but I'm not too sure where to start looking and a lot of the places I have found seem to be booked. [more inside]
posted by ruwan on Dec 11, 2006 - 6 answers

make my instep pain go away

What ski boot brands/models tend to have the most room for people with high arches, short toes, and somewhat wide feet? [more inside]
posted by rbs on Dec 10, 2006 - 11 answers

Are these four me?

What do people know about the K2 Four R ski? It's not made anymore (I think 2003 was the last year it was in production). Is it a decent ski for an intermediate/advanced skier who usually stays on trails?
posted by rbs on Nov 28, 2006 - 5 answers

Ski bum in Japan?

Should I accept a job as a ski bum in Japan? [more inside]
posted by graytona on Nov 20, 2006 - 21 answers

california mountain splendor hotel

My family and I want to stay in Big Bear, CA for a couple of nights this winter (to ski). While I'm willing to sleep pretty much anywhere, others are not. What's the nicest hotel up there? [more inside]
posted by rbs on Nov 11, 2006 - 1 answer

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