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Re: Winter VFW 2011

PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:58 pm
by fredrikw
[quote="bronco"]It is very unlikely that I would be able to make it, unless my employer suddenly fires me I won't have time :( .

of course you will have time, you just don't know it yet :)

Re: Winter VFW 2011

PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:06 pm
by fredrikw
[quote="XkillerX"]ETA costs four people sharing a car from Wien to Stockolm and back 100 euros each. IF we get four people to rally at Wien. (and if we can use sonic's car, the ski & board equipment takes up a LOT of space).

One thing to consider before bringing a car from southern Europe is that it's required by law to use winter tires here in Sweden during the winter, and even if it wasn't you don't want to conquer winter roads up here with regular summer tires.

Re: Winter VFW 2011

PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:35 pm
by soniczip
[quote="XkillerX"]and if we can use sonic's car

xkillerx, do you hate me so much that you want me to drive for more than 20 hours through europe during winter? :wink:

thanks to these guys

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we won't need my car and we'll save some time

and thanks to this guy

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we'll save some money too!

Re: Winter VFW 2011

PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:02 pm
by Liati
[quote="XkillerX"]ETA costs four people sharing a car from Wien to Stockolm and back 100 euros each. IF we get four people to rally at Wien. (and if we can use sonic's car, the ski & board equipment takes up a LOT of space).

Bronco? Liat?

How about the others? Who's in?


I´m totally into it! Just don´t have much money...and don´t have ski clothes etc. I need to rent everything.
Hmmmm....isn´t a flight chiper than driving with a car? :shock:

Re: Winter VFW 2011

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:51 am
by Heinrich
Heja Sverige!

Anyway, I took a quick look at places in the Poland area.
For a house, its about 100 Euro per person per week. Skipass is also about 100 Euro.

Im a bit tight timewise right now so it will take a few days till I can find out something more solid.

Re: Winter VFW 2011

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:19 am
by XkillerX
Those who've had ski trips before know why people go by train, bus or car. The equipment alone is huuuge and 20+ kilos. Try smuggling that in as personal baggage on an el cheapo air flight.

Liat I've got lots of spare stuff.. snowboard boots, gloves, pants, etc... The problem is packing and carrying around all that shit.

Sonic of course I wouldn't make YOU drive 20 hours. We'd split the driving ;-D

Fredrikw... I'm shocked that there are still drivers outside the balkans who think that driving in winter on summer tyres makes any sense. It's suicide, plane and simple. Michelin Alpin for the win!

Bronco... tz tz tz... we all know you're coming... come on. You know you want to!!! Who's gonna be reading us bodybuilding stories during the ride if you don't tag along?

Re: Winter VFW 2011

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:37 am
by JP
hey this is actually looking very interesting...

i hope the dates and life situations allow me (and us!) to come too!

Re: Winter VFW 2011

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:27 am
by fredrikw
Most airlines have flat rate costs on skiing equipment. In my experience the cheapo ones are often better at exactly outlining the costs for special luggage than the bigger ones.

Re: Winter VFW 2011

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:27 pm
by ida
If you don't want to bring your equiptment you can also rent everything at the location. Browsed quicky at the Vemdalen homepage and found the following prices for renting equiptment:

Snowboard 1 day: 28 euros 1 week: 95 euros

Alpine Skiing 1 day: 26 euros 1 week: 84 euros

Cross country skiing 1 day: 15 euros 1 week: 49 euros

Multi rent (all three types, where you are free to change between the different types as much you want during the time of rent) 1 day: 34 euros 1 week: 110 euros

There can also be snow racer riding
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and casual sitting in a snow cave with hot chocolate.
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And of course there can be snow mobile outings, however, these tend to cost a bit more.
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Re: Winter VFW 2011

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:43 pm
by barnz2k
I SO wanna ride a snow mobile!

Re: Winter VFW 2011

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:51 pm
by fredrikw
Snow mobiles are crazy things.

Another thing worth mentioning is that the ski pass is for the lifts only, for xc skiing you don't need a pass or anything like that.

Re: Winter VFW 2011

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:10 pm
by JP
now this is starting to sound REALLY good...

Re: Winter VFW 2011

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:00 pm
by fredrikw
[quote="fredrikw"]Another thing worth mentioning is that the ski pass is for the lifts only, for xc skiing you don't need a pass or anything like that.

not entirely true, in Vemdalen it's free but in Funäsdalen it costs €25 for one week.

Re: Winter VFW 2011

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:59 pm
by soniczip
[quote="XkillerX"]Those who've had ski trips before know why people go by train, bus or car. The equipment alone is huuuge and 20+ kilos. Try smuggling that in as personal baggage on an el cheapo air flight.

...

Sonic of course I wouldn't make YOU drive 20 hours. We'd split the driving ;-D

ok, fair enough 8) also, rethinking about it, shittalking with you for 20 hours while listening to motörhead, discharge and dead kennedys would be worth the time :lol:

[quote="ida"]If you don't want to bring your equiptment you can also rent everything at the location. Browsed quicky ...

Multi rent (all three types, where you are free to change between the different types as much you want during the time of rent) 1 day: 34 euros 1 week: 110 euros

ok then, another possibility.

shouldn't we decide where (country: is everybody ok with sweden?) and when (dates: people have jobs and exams) first?
then will see how many people are interested and get organized for the trip and the rest.

Re: Winter VFW 2011

PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:39 pm
by kallefs
[quote="ida"]There can also be snow racer riding


Oohhh, interesting!

As Sonic says, I am interested but would need to know location and time.