Kia Ora y'All
I am planning a trip to Europe (anywhere) in March 2012 to do some ski-touring (on a splitboard, but I hope we can still be friends). I am originally Russian but have been riding and residing in NZ for the past 10 years and ready to explore some fluffier snow(grin).
Can someone suggest any good routes for touring, I plan to go backcountry for 5 to 14 days(not necessarily in one place), good weather and avalanche forecasting websites and maybe forums where I can find some people to do touring with.
The most obvious choice seems to be the Haute Route, can someone direct me to the route discription, how busy is it in March (on some sites it looks like there are hordes of people on it) and any other comments on the route would be much appreciated.