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Vegan Fitness Week Sweden: Winter Edition

Postby ida » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:56 pm

Ok, guys I am starting a new thread to underline that what we are discussing is a winter event taking place in Sweden.

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I have looked into the Winter Week business. Prices on accommodation varies quite alot between peak season and before/after. It also depends on if we want to stay a whole week (7 days) or a longer weekend/"half-week" (4 days). It is mainly accommodation that varies, prices for rent of skiis and skii pass are the same all season.

Prices are best week 3-6 (800 euros for a 10 bed cabin). The days are shorter, but there are electrical lights in pists so you can still ski all day.
Week 7-11 and 16-17 are peak season due to sport break (sportlov) and easter break (påsklov) (1500 euros for a 10 bed cabin)
Prices during week 13-15 are slightly lower (1000-12000 euros for a 10 bed cabin). This is a very pretty time of the year in the Swedish mountains with longer and sunnier days. However, less of a chance to see the Northern lights in the evenings.

The coaches costs 44 euros for a return ticket. There is also a possibility to rent cars and drive there instead. This gives us more flexibility on location to move around between the different skii centers in the same skii pass area. A minivan is about 600 euros per week, excluding gasoline.

Comforts such as sauna and WiFi is awailable in some of the cabins, but these tend to be a bit more expensive.

So all of you who are interested in participating in this event, please take part in the discussion:

* When do you want to go?
* How long do you want to stay? (week/weekend)
* Do you want to stay in a big cabin (10 + people) or small one (4-6 people)?
* How do you want to travel? (car/coach)
* What comforts are you willing to pay extra for?
* Any other business regarding this matter that I forgot to bring up.

I will present price examples a soon as I get an overview of what your preferences are :D
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Re: Vegan Fitness Week Sweden: Winter Edition

Postby kallefs » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:10 am

[quote="ida"]
* When do you want to go?
* How long do you want to stay? (week/weekend)
* Do you want to stay in a big cabin (10 + people) or small one (4-6 people)?
* How do you want to travel? (car/coach)
* What comforts are you willing to pay extra for?
* Any other business regarding this matter that I forgot to bring up.


When: The earlier the better, I need a vacation...(although it can get really cold in Jan/Feb)
How long: Since it takes me a at least a day to get there, a week seems nice.
Cabin size: Its better if everybody can be in one cabin.
Travel: Have not not figured out how to get there from Gothenburg. Probably train, maybe car if there is more people from around.
Other comforts: Meh, I take what I get :)
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Re: Vegan Fitness Week Sweden: Winter Edition

Postby soniczip » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:34 am

thanks ida for looking into this :D

when: i'll check with uni when exams are due
how long: a week
cabin size: 10+ ... hopefully we'll need more than 1 cabin if a lot of people join :D
how to travel: i'll probably get there by car picking up people through europe :shock:
what comforts: i'm ok with simple stuff ... bed, toilet, cooking facilities
any other business: i'll think about it
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Re: Vegan Fitness Week Sweden: Winter Edition

Postby hoffmeister » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:46 am

I prefer 4 days, when doesn't really matter as long as its not during sportlov or påsklov. Its too crowded then.

Sauna in the cabin is a must. Big cabin.
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Re: Vegan Fitness Week Sweden: Winter Edition

Postby Heinrich » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:35 pm

Hurray, more threads. :)

Id also prefer an early trip week 3-6.
Since sweden is a bit further, less then a week would not be worth the travel.
Is the cabinsize not dependant on howmany are coming? All under the same roof if possible would be my approach.

I dont care that much about extras. Good cooking place would be nice. And some swedish boardgames...
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Re: Vegan Fitness Week Sweden: Winter Edition

Postby XkillerX » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:26 am

whenever, one week, el cheapo, will pay extra for sauna, no, wait, SAUNA IS A MUST ! ! !, want to see northern lights.
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Re: Vegan Fitness Week Sweden: Winter Edition

Postby barnz2k » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:24 am

[quote="XkillerX"]whenever, one week, el cheapo, will pay extra for sauna, no, wait, SAUNA IS A MUST ! ! !, want to see northern lights.


What killer said.
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Re: Vegan Fitness Week Sweden: Winter Edition

Postby ida » Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:56 pm

Ok, so far we have the following people interested in this activity:

kallefs
soniczip
hoffmeister
Heinrich
XkillerX
barnz2k
ida
fredrikw

I will start looking into prices in more detail this week. However, I wonder, where are the girls? I can't be the only one who likes skiing and hanging out in the snow? :D
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Re: Vegan Fitness Week Sweden: Winter Edition

Postby Heinrich » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:41 am

I bring one or two of those...
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Re: Vegan Fitness Week Sweden: Winter Edition

Postby soniczip » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:50 pm

[quote="soniczip"]thanks ida for looking into this :D

when: i'll check with uni when exams are due
how long: a week
cabin size: 10+ ... hopefully we'll need more than 1 cabin if a lot of people join :D
how to travel: i'll probably get there by car picking up people through europe :shock:
what comforts: i'm ok with simple stuff ... bed, toilet, cooking facilities
any other business: i'll think about it

i've been told exams are going to be between the last week of january and the first of february. another session of exams will be at the end of february, although i'll try to finish within the first session (i need to pass 2 exams). so i guess my optimal time would be weeks 13-15 and definitely after week 7.
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Re: Vegan Fitness Week Sweden: Winter Edition

Postby ida » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:13 pm

Hi guys,

1000 apologies for my silence. I have had a mad couple of weeks at work...
After taking a closer look at my agenda for next year I am sorry to say that it seems that I won't have time to go to any skiing week when the prices are right, and when I do have time all the cabins are at double the price due to peak season. So it seems that we have to cancel the wonderful idea of VFW in Sweden for the time being. :cry:

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Re: Vegan Fitness Week Sweden: Winter Edition

Postby XkillerX » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:41 am

Well that sucks :-/
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Re: Vegan Fitness Week Sweden: Winter Edition

Postby kallefs » Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:28 pm

Too bad, but nothing to do about it.

Sounds like you have a hectic schedule at work!
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Re: Vegan Fitness Week Sweden: Winter Edition

Postby JP » Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:14 pm

this would only mean it cant be in sweden - or organised by ida.

the other options like france/austria/whatever are still the same they were before?
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Re: Vegan Fitness Week Sweden: Winter Edition

Postby fredrikw » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:18 am

It's basically a skiing holiday, so there need not be much local organising, or any large amount of organising either apart from food. So it's all boils down to picking a location everyone agrees on and finding a date. It was the latter part that failed miseably for both me and Ida :/
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