It's summer, so of course I'm day-dreaming about skiing. Work is much more tolerable when I can plan ski trips in my head.
I've never been to Italy, skiing or otherwise, so maybe I'll give it a go this year. The parameters:
- Good Advanced/Expert skiing. Like steep skiing, don't like jumping off things.
- Easily accessed off-piste a plus, reasonably priced guiding better. I'll likely take a Level 1 Avi course in January.
- Need to have good nordic skiing as well.
- Nightlife not important. Perfectly happy with no more than a place to have a couple beers at the end of the day.
- Don't want to spend a lot of money.
- Prefer "real places" with some local culture.
- Don't want to rent a car. Able to fly in to Venice or Milan.
One way or another Meona popped up as a possible destination. It seems to tick a lot of those boxes. Does anyone have any first hand experience there, or any other suggestions?
The winter is looking to be:
- Early trip to Washington State and Mammoth in late Nov/early Dec. Will ski if there's snow, but mainly a family trip
- Garmisch for New Years
- January week in Chamonix incl. Avi course.
- week somewhere in late Feb/March (thinking Italy)
- maybe Easter in Engelberg