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GrumpyContractor
4th January 2017, 13:40
any suggestions?

those featuring a proliferation of ghastly Chanel Moncler skiwear clientele need not be suggested.

WTFH
4th January 2017, 13:47
How many people?
What age range?
What skiing ability?
You want quiet or noisy apres?
Where have you been before?

GrumpyContractor
4th January 2017, 13:52
2
Late 20's
25+ years experience
take apr├Ęs either way
most of the big European resorts, Colorado, Vail, Aspen, Mammoth zzzz

none of Canada or Asia as yet.

WTFH
4th January 2017, 13:53
Oh, and when?


When you say "most of the big European resorts" are you including Italy, Austria & Switzerland, or just France?

GrumpyContractor
4th January 2017, 13:56
not in the white weeks or school holidays..

must have good access to back country / freeride areas

GrumpyContractor
4th January 2017, 13:58
Oh, and when?


When you say "most of the big European resorts" are you including Italy, Austria & Switzerland, or just France?

Actually Austria the least. France, Italy, Germany and Swizzerland I think we are pretty well covered for.

any experience with Asia?

WTFH
4th January 2017, 14:01
Off the top of my head and in no particular order:


Whistler
Alta
Snowmass
Winter Park
Niseko
Grindelwald
Gressoney

shaunbhoy
4th January 2017, 14:06
When you say "most of the big European resorts" are you including Italy, Austria & Switzerland, or just France?

DOH!!!! :laugh

In what parallel universe would "most of the big european resorts" be unlikely to include Italy, Austria & Switzerland?

northernladuk
4th January 2017, 14:08
You asked your travel agent?

WTFH
4th January 2017, 14:15
DOH!!!! :laugh

In what parallel universe would "most of the big european resorts" be unlikely to include Italy, Austria & Switzerland?

In the Daily Mail. e.g. When they run headlines about snow (or lack of it) in Europe, they refer to France.
In the SCGB. E.g. Most of their reporting refers to French resorts.
In BASI. E.g. The Simon Butler case frequently confused France with Europe.

So, apart from one of the biggest selling "newspapers", the biggest ski club in the UK and the biggest ski instructor group, after that you'd have to review other groups - Internet forums, media, etc.

shaunbhoy
4th January 2017, 14:16
In the Daily Mail.

Maybe you should try garnering facts from some alternative sources?
Bleeding Wail readers!! :eyes


:laugh

TestMangler
4th January 2017, 14:18
Aviemore !!

scooterscot
4th January 2017, 14:19
Heading back to Austria on Thursday. Saalbach is lovely right now.

kaiser78
4th January 2017, 14:21
There is no snow in the European resorts at the moment, unless you go further east. That said, steer clear of Pamparovo in Bulgaria as it was awful when we went two years ago now.

WTFH
4th January 2017, 14:23
There is no snow in the European resorts at the moment, unless you go further east. That said, steer clear of Pamparovo in Bulgaria as it was awful when we went two years ago now.


See my earlier post.
Plenty of snow in parts of Europe, very little in France.

WTFH
4th January 2017, 14:24
Maybe you should try garnering facts from some alternative sources?
Bleeding Wail readers!! :eyes


:laugh

I garner my facts from multiple sources and from personal experience, that's why I know that the Fail is wrong.

scooterscot
4th January 2017, 14:35
There is no snow in the European resorts at the moment,.

This was me a few days ago 90 min drive south of Munich. There is NO SNOW!!! What you see in this picture is white paint. They're lying to you!!!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/58171385/IMG_2521.jpg

Martin@AS Financial
4th January 2017, 14:37
any suggestions?

those featuring a proliferation of ghastly Chanel Moncler skiwear clientele need not be suggested.

Just had a week of boarding at Silverstar in Canada which I thought was a fantastic resort with a really friendly atmosphere:

Silver Star Mountain Resort | (http://www.skisilverstar.com/home?location=GB)

If you go, try and do the snow mobiling through the mountain as this was a real highlight

d000hg
4th January 2017, 14:42
We don't ski but when we stay in Lapland it is in the neighbourhood of Yllas which is a very popular (maybe the most) amongst Finns. They're big into cross-country skiing too and the resort has a bunch of slopes although my understanding is they're still using old-fashioned ski-lifts.

Any skiers able to comment?

GrumpyContractor
4th January 2017, 15:11
You asked your travel agent?


nope. Polyester triggers my tourettes.

GrumpyContractor
4th January 2017, 15:14
Aviemore !!


This was my introduction to "alpine" skiing.

Never. Again.

GrumpyContractor
4th January 2017, 15:19
There is no snow in the European resorts at the moment, unless you go further east. That said, steer clear of Pamparovo in Bulgaria as it was awful when we went two years ago now.


Last time I was there all the hotels were run by the mafia, which was nice.

WTFH
4th January 2017, 15:27
Grindelwald (at resort level):
https://belvederegrindelwald.roundshot.com/
Nope, no snow at all.


Gressoney:
http://www.lovevda.it/Media/Cache/Webcam/big_grest.jpg

GrumpyContractor
4th January 2017, 15:30
not bad for grindelwald as the resort is stupidly low, 900m? like Chamonix.

WTFH
4th January 2017, 15:48
not bad for grindelwald as the resort is stupidly low, 900m? like Chamonix.

I prefer to stay in Lauterbrunnen to Grindelwald as it opens up the Murren/Birg side, but you have the faff of the trains.