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post #1 of 4
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opinions wanted on suggested resorts

In the midst of planning a ski trip while i'm in France during January 03.

Will be with a group of 3 guys, all are whom advanced/expert uni students.

We want to spend 2 weeks in 1 resort (Chamonix has the most votes) & possibly a further 2 weeks traveling to other resorts.

Terrain & snow quality are most important but nightlife is a close second. Touristy is not good.
Recomended so far are Chamonix, V'al'disere, St.Moritz & St. Anton
First hand info would be much appreciated.
Value is important
post #2 of 4
I think all of them would be good. I would drop
St. Moritz and add Verbier. Sorry didn't see the other post.

[ May 28, 2002, 07:54 AM: Message edited by: SHREDHEAD ]
post #3 of 4
my 2 cents:

Haven't got any first hand on Chamonix but my brother was there this winter and didn't like it.
Here are two of the reasons he told me...
Too many people, if you want first tracks, your best bet is to bribe the lifties so you can get a ride before opening.
You can't ski between the different areas, you have to take the bus.

I HAVE got first hand experience on les Troi Vallées, AKA Val Thorens(Menuires), Meribel and Courchevel.
This area is MASSIVE, it's actually four valleys with lots of off-piste to be had, even without hiking. I love this place, will come back...
It's also on high altitude (Val Thorens base is at 2100m) which makes for good conditions early.
Stay in Val Thorens, that's where the nightlife is...
Val d'Isere/Tigne AKA l'espace Killy:
Great area, also huge. Really good skiing, Tignes is where they had the Freeskiing World Champs. last season. Very good terrain...
Alp d'Hueze: Didn't like it as much as the above, but is also pretty good. Didn't find any really good terrain when I was there.
post #4 of 4
Can we merge this topic with the other one?
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