Anyone have any info on places to ski and stay in Europe? Looking to possibly do an extended weekend trip late Jan early Feb. Flights seem to be cheaper to Geneva than to places out west right now.
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10/17/04 at 7:08am
Originally Posted by Powderdog
I did some checking on which resorts get the most snow and most reliable snow and picked Zermatt, Switzerland for the last week in January and St. Anton, Austria for the first week in Feb. ('89-'90) taking the "Glacier Express from Switzerland to Austria. I hit it right because everywhere else in Europe had a bad snow year. While in Zermatt, I could have sold my room for $400 a night if I'd had somewhere else to stay! I didn't experience long lift lines in either place. When you have to make arrangements far in advance, you really take a chance on the snow being there. My advice is go with the statistics.
Originally Posted by chriscam
Looking to possibly do an extended weekend trip late Jan early Feb.
Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat
Chris, what sort of skiing are you looking for?
Within 40 miles of Geneva, here are some of the resorts...
You can check out a lot of the French resorts on www.skifrance.fr
Or, here's a page with a few links to European resorts...
Originally Posted by johnfmh
Lech/Zurs in Austria.
Saas Fee in Switzerland.
St. Moritz in Switzerland.
To avoid crowds in Europe, you should look to go to a more expensive resort. In general, the more expensive the resort, the lower the crowds. Lift tickets are not what makes a resort expensive in Europe--it's the cost of services (lodging, meals, ski rentals, guides, etc).