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2016-2017 When and Where in Europe

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

Is it time for a when and where thread yet?

 

If you know your dates or just have a general idea, feel free to post.

post #2 of 16

Jan. 28th - Feb 3rd.:  Val D'Isere & Tignes  (Jan 27th and Feb 4th will be travel day). 

post #3 of 16

With the exchange rate and transatlantic flight pricing, I've kicked around the idea of doing an UCPA week..

post #4 of 16
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For myself, the general plan is a trip mid-December, one in mid-January, and one in early February. The dates are pretty easy to sort out based on avoiding the school holidays, but I'm struggling to decide where I want to go for each one.

 

My favorites are St. Anton and Val d'Isere, but I'd also like to get back to Arosa and Champoluc. I might be able to get a deal at a hotel in Verbier this winter, so that's another good option. If it's a cold, snowy winter, then I would be quite happy to go back to Les Diablerets. At the same time, I feel like I should branch out to at least one new place I haven't skied before. Too many choices for only three trips.

 

I'm hoping to be inspired by the plans of others.


Edited by CerebralVortex - 8/11/16 at 7:31am
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Originally Posted by CerebralVortex View Post
 

For myself, the general plan is a trip mid-December, one in mid-January, and one in early February. The dates are pretty easy to sort out based on avoiding the school holidays, but I'm struggling to decide where I want to go for each one.

 

My favorites are St. Anton and Val d'Isere, but I'd also like to get back to Arosa and Champoluc. I might be able to get a deal at a hotel in Verbier this winter, so that's another good option. If it's a cold, snowy winter, then I would be quite happy to go back to Les Diablerets. At the same time, I feel like I should branch out to at least one new place I haven't skied before. Too many choices for only three trips.

 

I'm hoping to be inspired by the plans of others.

 

Have you been to Ischgl? I am pretty sure you would like the skiing.

 

BTW just noticed your domicile, I used to live there too well Stopsley. Still had the Luton postcode so my insurance would cost msre. 

post #6 of 16

Dec 18 - Jan 1 - Zermatt. Will be the third Christmas in a row in Zermatt, hoping snow is better than last two. If not will probably be the last. I know that Feb or March would be better but it's when my son has a break and I can get off work too.

post #7 of 16
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Have you been to Ischgl? I am pretty sure you would like the skiing.

 

BTW just noticed your domicile, I used to live there too well Stopsley. Still had the Luton postcode so my insurance would cost msre. 

 

I've heard good things about Ischgl, but I always end up going back to St. Anton because it's easier for me to get to. I can get a cheap flight from here to Zurich and then hop on the next available train. I like not having to book the transfer in advance in case there are delays with my flight.

 

I think you and I once realized the Luton connection a long time ago. I'm pretty sure someone here mentioned that to me once, and what are the odds it was someone else? I really should move somewhere nicer, but I like being within walking distance of my office (and having the airport nearby is convenient).

post #8 of 16

Plan so far:

 

Austria, Hintertux, October 29-November 6

Sweden, Vemdalen, December 7-11

Norway, Trysil, December (no dates yet, but between Christmas and New Year)

Italy, Courmayeur, February 23-March 2

Then a couple of extended weekend trips during January/early February (race camps) in Sweden/Norway.

post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by CerebralVortex View Post
 

 

I've heard good things about Ischgl, but I always end up going back to St. Anton because it's easier for me to get to. I can get a cheap flight from here to Zurich and then hop on the next available train. I like not having to book the transfer in advance in case there are delays with my flight.

 

I think you and I once realized the Luton connection a long time ago. I'm pretty sure someone here mentioned that to me once, and what are the odds it was someone else? I really should move somewhere nicer, but I like being within walking distance of my office (and having the airport nearby is convenient).

 

When I moved to Luton I was enthused about having the airport on my doorstep but still found myself treking down to Gatwick for the 6.30 SkiWorld/Monarch flight to Lyon much of the time. Stil I did fit in the odd Easyjet flight mostly to Zurich. Loved the train transfers even Luton to Gatwick was OK!

 

Anyway now home is a boat in the Caribbean and this years ski plan involves 2 flights to get to Denver, hire car, ten days skiing with the Epic pass Beaver and Brekenridge mostly then drive over to Salt Lake City breaking the journey at Powderhorn for a cheeky half day. 10 days at Alta, Canyons and Snowbasin. followed by three flights to get home all with tight transfers. 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by CerebralVortex View Post
 

For myself, the general plan is a trip mid-December, one in mid-January, and one in early February. The dates are pretty easy to sort out based on avoiding the school holidays, but I'm struggling to decide where I want to go for each one.

 

My favorites are St. Anton and Val d'Isere, but I'd also like to get back to Arosa and Champoluc. I might be able to get a deal at a hotel in Verbier this winter, so that's another good option. If it's a cold, snowy winter, then I would be quite happy to go back to Les Diablerets. At the same time, I feel like I should branch out to at least one new place I haven't skied before. Too many choices for only three trips.

 

I'm hoping to be inspired by the plans of others.


For inspiration: have you considered Dolomites?  If outside of Europe, how about Niseko in Japan? 

post #11 of 16

FIrst week of April.  Chamonix to Zermatt!

post #12 of 16

If planning to go to Espace Killy did you concider Tignes les Brevieres? it is the so called pretty village with the traditional chalets, not to crowded and still full and easy access to the slopes.

We run a catered chalet there with www.smallwonders.eu and happy to give you more info about the village, resort etc. etc.

post #13 of 16

10-13 November - Stubaier Glacier, Austria

28 Jan - 4 Feb Dolomites, Italy. Right after: ISPO expo in Munich (Euro equivalent to SIA).

post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 

Looks like my brother has decided to do an off-piste course in the Alps with me. So, my first confirmed trip is Feb 4-11 in Gressoney.

post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 

I've booked December 3-10 in Tignes and January 7-14 in St. Anton.

 

If anyone is around either of those two at the time, let me know.

post #16 of 16

I will be in Tignes from December 31st for the week leaving the 7th....

 

my second home and so cant wait!!!!

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