A bunch of us are planning on a trip to Europe in March 2013. All NorthEast based skiers/snowboarders, but skied all over the US. All black and double black skiers/boarders with backcountry experience. We are looking for some advices on narrowing down some areas. We know nothing about European ski destinations other than the famous names like Charmonix, St Anton.
We are fairly flexible in terms of locations, but three main criteria in order of importance.
1. Major airports (direct flights from JFK) and easy local transportation.
2. Ski/board options for back/side country stuff.
3. Cheap accommodations.