To quote everyone. The departure date would be late 2010 - ie November /December so I would miss the Olympics and other events of 2010.
I do agree that the planning phase will take just as long as the execution and am trying to get a head start on everything now in advance. NA is def on the list but I would want to avoid areas I have already been. As mentioned before one could spend an entire season skiing the rockies and never truly hit everything. I am trying to break everything up as much as I can based on seasonal weather patterns - more research required. But the places I would love to hit in NA include Lake Tahoe (SQUAW), Utah, and Washington State (is there any good skiing in Oregon?) as well as the exotic local's of BC - Bella Coola or Prince Rupert Coast Line (Ocean Explorer).
I am unsure of the European and other exotic locations which is where I stand right now. I def. want to make it to Chile/Argentina skiing and if I could slam through Eastern Europe, China, Russia, Japan and NZ that would be great. My main focus will be on these locations as you can always ski NA on a series of weekend trips. I am writing here to gain information on the various Whistler's and Squaw Valley's of the world as it is one thing to say you should ski in Iran and Lebanon but it is another thing to give specific resorts or destinations.
Any help is appreciated. And I am not going by the map above.Costs -
my initial estimates put it in and aroundf $80k.Antarctica
- I have already done the research and save that for my mid-life crisis. Here is a copy of the email response from Voyage Concepts http://www.voyageconcepts.co.uk/travel/trips_southpole.htm
I hope you are well. Thank you for your interest in one of our expeditions to the South Pole.
Voyage is the only UK Polar operator that is ATOL bonded, and has many years experience of North & South Pole expeditions, from fly-ins to ‘all-the-way’ ski expeditions, including the World Record for the fastest overland journey to the South Pole.
The prices for the 09/10 season are as follows:
Fly in expedition: $37,850 per person
Last Degree expedition: $46,450 per person
This cost does not include international flights or accommodation in Punta Arenas, although we can organise these for you.
I have attached the itineraries for you to have a look through. Do let me know if you have any questions.
Voyage Concepts Ltd
81-83 Victoria Road
Surrey KT6 4NS
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8399 6327/9090
Fax: +44 (0)20 8339 9171
That is my mid-life crisis trip.