10 day ski trip, where to go?

Aug 30th, 2001, 03:12 PM
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10 day ski trip, where to go?

I would like to take a ski to trip to Europe this winter. I have always been intrigued by Zermatt. Anyone have some insights for me? I am a single 34 y/o guy with Expert skills. Don't mind skiing some fast cruisers though. I could care less about 5 star hotels or shopping. Apres ski and a little jacuzzi time is important though. Thanks.
Aug 30th, 2001, 03:18 PM
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Paul, Do a search and check out the Val Gardena in the Dolomites. Cheaper than Zermatt and more variety.
Aug 31st, 2001, 04:29 AM
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For Expert skiers the Dolomites are too easy-but absolutely beautiful. I recommend Corvara. Have a look at: http://www.dolomitisuperski.net/Default.asp?L=3
For Apres Ski the best one is Ischgl,(Austria) but you are too old. Zermatt is phantastic for skiers, but the apres skiing?????
Aug 31st, 2001, 06:14 AM
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Hi Paul:

Been to a few resorts in Europe myself

very unique! No cars, great scenery
Swiss effeciency, Swiss stuffyness!
Brits/Aussies are the only friendlies in town!
Great day trip over into Italy (Cervinia)

Lech,Zurs St.Anton:
Great skiing
Beautiful town (Lech)
Party town (St. Anton)
Good intermediate and expert skiing

Beautiful town
good skiing (if snow is good!!)
Party town

Courmayeur Italy:
Lovely town
Great food
great value
fun people
intermediate skiing trails
Great day trip over into France across the 'Valley Blanche" (although I think that it might be closed because of the return "Tunnel" is still closed)

I suggest you team up with a ski group that way you will have some skiing companions to join in the fun with. I have been looking myself at a group called "Morningstar Ski Club" I have never used them but they have a very intriquing web site (do a search for Morningstar)
Aug 31st, 2001, 08:00 AM
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Another vote for Lech. Ski-mad Austrians will tell you it's the best place to ski. Has pretty consistent snow coverage. Gorgeous town, not stuffy, good food. Lech is more upscale than nearby St. Anton. Take a look at www.lechaustria.com
Aug 31st, 2001, 09:03 AM
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Try telling Alberto Tomba that he is too old for Apres Ski! I've recently been told that I look like I'm in my mid 20s. See you in the jacuzzi...

Thanks everyone for the ideas. How about France?
Aug 31st, 2001, 09:36 AM
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Hi! This question is for John (jholland) - I would love to ski in Courmayeur, but I'm having a hard time finding out information on reaching Courmayeur from nearby airports (Milan, Geneva, Turin) using public transportation. Can you (or anyone else out there) offer any advice? Thanks!
Sep 1st, 2001, 03:22 AM
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Hi Mariarosa:

Sorry, I can not help on public transportation to Courmayeur. We had rental cars out of Milan. Try contacting Aosta Tourist Office for suggestions. I believe the area became a bit more isolated (thats a "good thing") since the Tunnel between France and Italy is still not open!
Sep 1st, 2001, 04:40 AM
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Check out Mirabel, France.
Sep 1st, 2001, 06:02 AM
Steve James
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Hi Mariarosa,

Still planning? Good luck with Courmayeur. Until the Mont Blanc tunnel reopens I think the nearest airport is Turin.

There is one direct bus Turin-Courmayeur leaving Turin at 07.30, arriving Courmayeur 10.30, - according to www.italybus.
If you can't make that, the alternatives are via Aosta. You can also get as far as Aosta by train, - but the bus is much quicker.

For timetables see

Happy skiing!
Let me know if I can be of more help ...

Sep 1st, 2001, 03:45 PM
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Off topic, but did anyone know that the 2006 winter olympics are in Turin?? They are really sprucing up the area to get ready for the throngs in 5 years. I'm assuming they will be using Cervinia, which is the 'other' side of Zermatt
Sep 4th, 2001, 09:15 AM
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What about Val d'Isere? Sorry about the spelling.

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