Hello folks. My wife and I are planning a 2 week ski vacation for the end of March this year and would like to give the Alps a try. We have never skied in Europe and need some help getting started with the planning. About us:
Experienced skiers- Level 8-9. Alta/Snowbird are our favorites and we prefer to ski off-piste, natural snow conditions (bumps, crud, powder, trees etc)
Quality/quantity of snow is very important.
Don't care about shopping
Like to explore the local culture, so we like to sample local food and lifestyle.
Not big partiers, but like après-ski drinks & food
Would like to do some sight-seeing, art/architecture appreciation, but skiing is the primary activity so don't want to sacrifice snow/terrain for access to urban area.
Reasonable access from major airport (flying from DC). Open to train from airport.
Also if this season looks like a bad one condition-wise, we would probably opt to stay in the US- so let us know if you think we should wait for another year.
So any help getting us started would be very welcome. Thanks in advance!