Started early planning for Christmas/New Year ski vacation. It might seem early but in reality it could be a bit late to secure "frequent flier" seats to Europe.
Mostly interested in Italy, maybe Austria. France is "out" this time.
What would be a good ski resort for a family of 4 to ski and have fun for 12 days? Good ski school for kids, "mellow" terrain, evening walks, cute town (we want that Christmas "bling").
Small(er) crowds are desirable. Snow - either man or God made is also desirable.
Initial thoughts are leading me to Civetta/Alto Zoldo, Ortisei (might be crowded in town but ski area is large), Obergurgl, La Thuile, Monterosa, Nassfeld ... Andorra?
Any suggestions and/or previous experiences with similar trip are welcome.