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Old 01-29-2010, 07:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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like title says, where's a good place in Europe?

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Old 01-29-2010, 08:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There's lots of good places really. My personal experiences are the following:

France is decent, the resorts are generally at a high altitude so you're pretty sure of snow even when booking months (or in my case, half a year) in advance. This is somewhat offset by the fact that the general attitude of the locals are very arrogant and unhelpful. As in, it's clear that they understand you, but because you do not speak french they don't even try to help you - even the ones hired in service jobs! Not to mention the beer.. oh gods, some of my worst nightmares are about the beer, thin, tasteless (if you're lucky, it's that or foul taste) and bloody expensive.

Val Thorens has a reputation of being THE party place though, avoid in highschool vacation weeks, the slopes are full of shitty riders and skiers, drunk as lords and the powder has been destroyed. But in other weeks are blessed with a big area with wonderful slopes and plenty of powder.

Avoriaz is my favorite, big area so lots of room. Relatively few drunk high schoolers on the slopes and the town itself is really nice (no cars in the town, all taxi's are horse sledges!)

If you value your time, avoid Le Deuz alpes for all cost - slopes are only groomed every second day, lots and lots of flat transport areas, and when going back to the town when the day is over you can only get black mogul runs (groomed every second day + only passage down to the town...) or green transport filled with people.

I've heard a lot of good things about Austria. Great beer, nice people, all perfect. The downside is that the mountains are fairly low altitude, so you're not sure of the quality of the snow.
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I loved Chamonix and had no issues with the French. It seems if you make any effort to speak their language (I learned only the basics) they are quite nice and helpful. It's one giant valley with resorts up and down it's length so you have lots of options with more in Italy a short drive through the Mont Blanc tunnel which is pretty sick. If you like crowds and nightlife stay in Chamonix, if you want chill go up the valley to Argentierre.
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Sweet thx a lot guys!!! you rly know your stuff !!!
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i agree with surrendermonkey
the french are very arrogant,worse if your british

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chamonix isnt all its cracked up to be,its an ok resort but nothing special,its only famous for the valley blanche

if you want friendly people and decent resorts head to austria or switzerland
mayrhofen(austria)is one of the best party places about
other good areas are:
st anton
saalbach/hinterglem
soll
kitchbuhuel
zell am see

switzerland
jungrau region(near interlaken)
zermatt
saas fee

i usually only go to austria by the first week of march as it can be spring snow or the base has melted

it is cheaper in austria than france
switzerland is cheap until you get to the famous resorts

head to francefrom march to april
usually val thorens or les duex alpes,la grave is right near and it is a pretty mad off piste area

it all depends on what you want from a resort
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Austria has DEFINITELY been noted!!

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erhwald is really nice good long runs but they pack it hard, obersdorf is one of my favorite spots to hit up
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I would highly recommend Verbier for BC and excellent trails. Zermatt is even better but it's 100 bucks a day for the pass as opposed to 66. You should also check out Laax and Ischgl Austria (great parties).
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i agree with surrendermonkey
the french are very arrogant,worse if your british
i agree too. i never been to any of the resorts in france but i did have a connecting flight in Paris once. The french are a very self centered and arrogant breed.
Everyone understands english, they just want u to at least try to speak french.
Fuck that with theyre annoying tongue twisted language
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:49 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Go to Ischgl in Austria.

THE very Best kept secret in Europe.

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