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Europe: who skis where and when for 2015-2016?

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 

Just a growing list of where and when Epic Members will be skiing in Europe. PM any of us to ask suggestions, help with planning, travel within Europe etc.

 

December

19-26 - Alta Badia, Italy (incl Sella Ronda, Cortina, Cinque Torri, Kronplatz etc.) - Cheizz & friends

26-Jan 2 - Val di Fassa, Italy (incl Val die Fiemme, Civetta, Passo San Pellegrino etc.) - Cheizz & Friends

 

January

30-Feb 6 - Méribel-Mottaret, Three Valleys, France - Cheizz & friends

 

Mod note: added dates to thread title

post #2 of 26

December 19-26, I'll be in Verbier (finally found a UK tour op offering good deals there). Just me, myself, and I on that trip.

 

So far, that's the only one I have with concrete details. I plan on doing a mid-January trip, though I might be in the US for that one, and another one in early February.

 

I'll follow up when I get more details.

post #3 of 26

I'm always where I am, but rarely elsewhere. 


Edited by prickly - 9/21/15 at 6:41am
post #4 of 26
January 21-Feb 4, exact place TBD later, hopefully it will be a good snow year in the Dolomites.
post #5 of 26

There's a chance I'll be in Kitz/Saalbach/Koessen/Sankt Johann in late February/March.  Depends on infant travel troubles! :D

post #6 of 26
Monte Rosa, all season. Based in Champoluc.

I'll have my car though, so will be visiting Via Lattea and probably the rest of Aosta at various points.
post #7 of 26

Planned trips so far, besides local skiing:

Hintertux in four weeks, 26-31 October.

Vemdalen, Sweden, most weekends in Nov, Dec and Jan.

Arabba/Dolomites 18-25 February.

(Probably) Trysil, Norway Easter or Åre, Sweden


Edited by Karlsson - 10/7/15 at 10:55am
post #8 of 26

Going to the 3 valleys for the first time. Will be based in Les Menuires 7-14 Feb.

post #9 of 26

If I shall be able to ski in 2015-2016, I'll be spending the season at my home mountain, the Adamello Ski area (www.adamelloski.com/en) , plus, I hope, to finally being able to go again and spend couple of days at Madesimo ski area (http://www.skiareavalchiavenna.it/en), my former home ski area for a get together with Mr. Prickly or two.

If I will be able and allowed to ski, that is. So far, it's just wishful thinking.

post #10 of 26

I'll be in Verbier for 4 days Jan 29th-Feb 1st.  Right now i'm booked just for myself but am waiting to hear back from 2 ski buddies.  Can't beat the logistics of this place.  Arrive in Geneva at 7:30am and will be on the slopes at noon, (or earlier).  Train from airport drops me off 200 yds from hotel and ski lift.  Also, my room is $90/nt for a single.  The place looks like Snowbird on steroids - I'm going to have to be very careful about wondering around out there.  Does anyone know if there is crevasse danger in Verbier? . 

post #11 of 26
The real dangers in Verbier are cliffs and avalanches.
post #12 of 26
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I'll be in Verbier for 4 days Jan 29th-Feb 1st.  Right now i'm booked just for myself but am waiting to hear back from 2 ski buddies.  Can't beat the logistics of this place.  Arrive in Geneva at 7:30am and will be on the slopes at noon, (or earlier).  Train from airport drops me off 200 yds from hotel and ski lift.  Also, my room is $90/nt for a single.  The place looks like Snowbird on steroids - I'm going to have to be very careful about wondering around out there.  Does anyone know if there is crevasse danger in Verbier? . 

 

 

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The real dangers in Verbier are cliffs and avalanches.

Exactly, even if I've never been there, I knwo someone who is skiing there seasonally.  Got the same advice, no crevasses but clifss and rockbars one could end up unknowingly.

So, the general advice is, hire a guide for a day tour (or half a day) to show you around the backcountry, or hook up with a local or with someone who regularly skis there.

Same thing for avalanches, even if those are everywhere, skiing with someone who knows the local avalnche prone terrain and under which meteo contidions are more likely to

happen or risk to happen, can make the difference.

post #13 of 26
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plus, I hope, to finally being able to go again and spend couple of days at Madesimo ski area (http://www.skiareavalchiavenna.it/en), my former home ski area for a get together with Mr. Prickly or two.
If I will be able and allowed to ski, that is. So far, it's just wishful thinking.
To be clear, there is only one Mr Prickly
post #14 of 26
😀😀😀
post #15 of 26

23rd jan - 6th feb chamonix

5th march - 19th march chamonix

late april tignes

may 7th -14th iceland/norway

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Zermatt Dec 20 - Jan 2

post #17 of 26

Val Thorens Nov 26-28th.  After seeing the live cams right now, it's not looking like there's going to be any snow on the ground.  :(

post #18 of 26
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Val Thorens Nov 26-28th.  After seeing the live cams right now, it's not looking like there's going to be any snow on the ground.  :(

 You will be fine...

 

post #19 of 26
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 You will be fine...

 

I can't make heads or tails of that graph but I'm hoping you're right.

post #20 of 26
Thread Starter 

Top two lines show canclulated temperatures at respectively 1450 m (top) and 5000 m above sealevel (using the tempereature scale at the left hand side in degrees Celcius. The bottom shows percipitation in mm per 6 hours (scale on right hand side). The little snowflakes show snowwfall per 6 hours.

 

Every factor is calculated 30 times in total (every colourd line represents one calculation). The closer the ines are together, the greater the likelyhood of the prediction. As you can see, the next 3 days is pretty sure what's going to happen, after that it could go anywhere.

 

Conclusion: it wil get colder next week, and we can expect some percipitation, all of it in the form of snow.

post #21 of 26

Chicago/NY/Miami - Salzburg outbound

Zurich - Chicago/NY/Miami inbound

$810

 

Easy ski train route that could give you access to Zell am See, Kaprun, Kitzbuhel, St. Anton ... 

 

Or fly Chicago-Salzburg-Chicago with layover in Vienna for about  $700.

 

January 21th - beginning of February. Kitzbuehl race tickets are $35 general admission, just saying ...

post #22 of 26
Thread Starter 

Update, new plans:

 

Dec 19-26 St. Anton, Austria

Dec 26 - Jan 2 Val di Fassa, italian Dolomites

Jan 30 - Feb 6 Meribel-Mottaret, Three Valleys, France

 

Februari  -undecided

March -undecided

 

Apr 13-20 Ischgl, Austria

post #23 of 26

Hello.

 

My vacation starts on 3rd March for almost 8 days without airport days.

 

I want to post a thread to ask for full guide.

 

1. Winter clothes, which and where to buy.

2. Recommended country.

3. Tips and other advices.

4. I want to buy a backpack 80L is it too big for airport?

 

 

Where to post my question?

 

Regards,


Edited by eagle1 - 1/25/16 at 7:20am
post #24 of 26

Feb 26th - 28th in Verbier

Feb 29th  - Mar 6th in Val d'Isere

 

Cheers

post #25 of 26
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Hello.

 

My vacation starts on 3rd March for almost 8 days without airport days.

 

I want to post a thread to ask for full guide.

 

1. Winter clothes, which and where to buy.

2. Recommended country.

3. Tips and other advices.

4. I want to buy a backpack 80L is it too big for airport?

 

 

Where to post my question?

 

Regards,

I would start a separate thread with these questions. But you will have to give us a bt more info on your skiing ability and wishes (groomers only? lots of off-piste? Famous places? combination with city trip? Non-skiers in the group? etc.) so we can help you.

 

An 80 L backpack is fine for airtravel, though not as carry-on luggage. Iit will be checked into the hold of the plane.

post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by Cheizz View Post
 

I would start a separate thread with these questions. But you will have to give us a bt more info on your skiing ability and wishes (groomers only? lots of off-piste? Famous places? combination with city trip? Non-skiers in the group? etc.) so we can help you.

 

An 80 L backpack is fine for airtravel, though not as carry-on luggage. Iit will be checked into the hold of the plane.


You're right :)

 

Thank you for the tip about the big backpack, I read in websites that it has to go on check in luggage.

 

And I read in other answers that you have to remove the over shoulder room if you can, and try to shrink the size of the backpack as you can, so it looks normal when you check for boarding.

 

And, to me I think when I want to travel, I have to carry most important parts, tools and clothes.

 

When I want to go for a hike. Then, I should take hiking supplements and gear from the hiking area. And, when I want to go to the airport, I shrink the backpack as much as possible so it looks OK.

 

 

So, about the thread I want to post for information and support. The info about me, you want me to provide this info here or in the thread I'm planning to post?

 

Also, where is the appropriate forum to post the thread?

 

Regards,

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