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What are your favorite ski destinations in Europe?

How can I get there? How expensive is it?
10 years ago, November 19th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #54982  
Im thinking of doing a big ski trip through europe and i want to know where your favourite places are, im a student so obviously no where too extravagant? What you liked about it and why? How you get there etc.. any information would be great! Reply to this

10 years ago, November 21st 2008 No: 2 Msg: #55192  
I wish I had some! I know Chamonix in France has the longest ski run in Europe(maybe the world?) Switzerland seems to have the most resorts. Chamonix:

Lots of information about European resorts here:

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10 years ago, November 21st 2008 No: 3 Msg: #55220  
Cham is great for varied terrain and nightlife... I went to Les Arcs last year and would definatly go back - it is massive!!
theres a website where seasonnaires (people who work there for a season and tend to be avid skiers/boarders) can review their resort - really honest info about resorts.
Cant remeber the name, but google it and you'll find it. Reply to this

10 years ago, November 23rd 2008 No: 4 Msg: #55353  
In love with Isola! The beauty of it, on top of having sun/ amazing snow/ access to Italy ..ect is that you can actually go there for a day too!
There are shuttle bus leaving early morning from Nice (an other sunny destination for a nice taste of the mediteranean sea...) to Isola with great shuttle+sky pass package, and if I dont mistake as you are a student you should get special discounted price too!

Enjoy :-)

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10 years ago, November 26th 2008 No: 5 Msg: #55698  

10 years ago, December 1st 2008 No: 6 Msg: #56188  
I like Meribel. Great fun with good bars and plenty of ski choices. Other resorts I like are Avoriaz (expensive but very snow sure and has no traffic); La Plagne and Schladming in Austria. Switzerland is great but horrifically expensive, so France would be a better bet or look into Italy? Reply to this

10 years ago, December 3rd 2008 No: 7 Msg: #56432  
N Posts: 6
I really like Val Thorens is the bigest ski resort in Europe with over 600km of slopes. Check it on internet it is really nice and I think is worth to see!
Have a good time skiing
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10 years ago, December 4th 2008 No: 8 Msg: #56448  
If you are on a budget, the main point is not where you are going, but WHEN you are going. Most of the time, the cheapest time to ski is either before Christmas...thát can be risky if no snow, or the last 2 weeks of January! Ski passes won't vary much in prices, but accomodation will do. Look for a self-catering place, and bring your food with you, as it is more expensive in the ski resorts.

So now if you have time, and no cash, why don't you look at working...you could balance the budget and skiing.

The swiss franc has depreciated a lot to the euro, so Swiss can be a cheaper option these days...just avoid St Moritz...even if I love the place!

Enjoy, I'll be on the slope in a month...but before that some more sun, diving...and a lot of paties and family reunion...tuff program! Reply to this

10 years ago, February 4th 2009 No: 9 Msg: #62228  
B Posts: 9
I love skiing in Salzburg and Tirol (both in Austria). Reply to this

10 years ago, February 12th 2009 No: 10 Msg: #62924  
France.I got an opportunity to go for a ski trip to Chamonix....it was thrilling and to me it was the best ski experience in my life.
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10 years ago, February 12th 2009 No: 11 Msg: #62957  
Italy - Cervinia or Switzerland - Zermatt.
In a word: Matterhorn, simply fantastic and great slopes.
Possibly in February / March, when days are longer Reply to this

10 years ago, February 13th 2009 No: 12 Msg: #62990  
Any of you have info on Van Morel? In France... Reply to this

9 years ago, October 22nd 2009 No: 13 Msg: #90290  
French Alps is definately my favourite and this year I am goig to try and do it as cheaply as possible. I have heard that Eurolines are giving away free travel tickets to the French Alps this winter at New Covent Garden Market (SW8 5NX) on Monday 26 October. I am going to arrive there 10.15am prompt as I am sure they will all go in a flash. Thought I would let anyone else know who might be in London on Monday morning! Reply to this

9 years ago, October 27th 2009 No: 14 Msg: #90979  
N Posts: 12
hey, I'm Italian and currently living in Switzerland. What I can say is that skiing here is sooooo expensive!!!!
Italy instead offers many beautiful skiing areas (Corvara, La Villan San Cassiano...) which are also affordable...

This winter I'm going to try some new resorts here in Switzerland...and we'll see!
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