My normal early-season plans have been thrown into disarray.
Apparently New Man, who was hired to do one of the jobs I've been covering lately in the office, already had the middle 3 weeks of December booked off. Now, the only time I can take off to do my first trip of the season is the dreaded week between Christmas and New Year.
My normal early-season first-trip destination gets pretty packed over the holidays, so I'm looking for other options. Who here can help me out?
1. Easy to get to (no 3-hr taxi/bus rides from the airport if possible); extra points if there's a train station in town, 'cuz I likes ridin' da train.
2. Plenty of terrain for me to potentially kill myself on over the course of a week (i.e., off-piste/side-piste action).
3. Small number of people who could potentially kill me; i.e., reasonably small crowds on piste.
Is there such a resort that meets Condition 3 over the holiday period? Am I destined to spend the week in a jam-packed resort that gets tracked out within 30 minutes of a storm?