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post #1 of 5
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Hello Everyone!


I need a little help. I'm looking for companies or individuals that provide inclusive ski trip services for expert skiers in Europe.  I've skied in Austria, Switzerland, Italy, and Slovenia on my own and I've been on a package tours in Italy and Austria. The packaged tours were both a great value but the participants were intermediates at best so I skied on my own most of the time. I'd like to be able to ski challenging terrain with good skiers. We don't have to repel into the Aiguille du Midi or anything like that but i don't want to spend all of my time fighting to get into a lift line and waiting for my turn on groomed blues and reds.


So far all I've found that seems close is: http://www.skierslodge.com/


If you can think of a few good ideas I'd grateful!


Best regards,



post #2 of 5

Every place in the alps has a local service that can hook you up with the kind of skiing that you are looking for.  Not all organize lodging as well like Skiers Lodge.  Here's one that I've skied with out of Gressoney in Italy, http://www.guidemonterosa.com/heli-guides/heliskiing_monterosa/index.htm.  Carlo Cugnetto, who runs the guide service, also has a couple of family hotels in the valley and they can set you up with lodging and food right at the bottom of the lifts.  Great guides and all the terrain that you can possibly handle.  You can do an off piste trip to Zermatt either as a day trip or an overnighter.  Mellower terrain but amazing scenery.  Or they will take you to the steepest stuff ever.  Long runs of over 7'000 vertical feet are possible.  Heli skiing is an option too.

If you're thinking of France, check out http://www.guides-montagne-saintefoy.com/.  Ste. Foy is down valley from Val d'Isere and across the valley from Les Arc but gives you easy access to Val d'Isere, Les Arc, La Plagne, and La Rosiere/La Thuile.  Franck Grand (one of the guides and highly recommended) can set you up with a nice family run hotel in Ste. Foy to use as a base.  The guide will pick you up every day and take you to the best skiing.  The good thing about this is that it's significantly less expensive than the big name resorts (lodging, guides, food, beer...) and you're not fighting every Scandinavian ski bum for fresh powder.  Same goes for Monte Rosa.

If you dig around almost every area's web site you'll find similar operations. The bigger time the area, the more it will cost and the less likely it is that you find good snow.  Snow and mountains don't know that they are famous.

post #3 of 5

Heres a couple for you to try,


Connick Ski, in La Chaumiere, Chatel

Simon Butler ski in Megeve.


Neither of these will give you a cheap holiday but have differnt level groups running.   Make sure you tell them your ski level when you make the enquiry.


Good Luck!

post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks I'll check it out.

post #5 of 5

I probably need to know a bit more about where you want to ski and when but here are some:


skifreshtracks (the Ski Club of Great Britain off piste/touring/piste holiday arm





some of these are all inclusive including flights from the UK, others are essentially guiding group put together based on ability. I have lots of guide names who you could use but these won't get you into a group with others - for that you need to use companies like the above.


if you have a specific place you want to ski it can be easier to recommend companies.

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