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 Poster: A snowHead
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Hi All,

4 thirty-something blokes looking to go in early March on a relatively tight budget (max £500 each for the flight & accomodation)

We're all intermediate skiers and fancy a change so don't want to re-visit any of the places we've been before (Livigno, Morzine, Chamonix, Pas De La Casa, Sauze D'Oulx)

Apres ski is as important to us as the skiing (sad I know - we may eventually grow up but there's no sign at the moment!) so the resort must be extremely lively.

Would love to try somewhere like Ischgl or St Anton but these seem to be out of our budget so can anyone suggest some decent alternatives?

Cheers,

Si


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stemple, Soll?? maybe a bit naff, but huge intermediate ski area, cheap as chips and I believe it's lively although I am a pipe 'n' slippers man myself snowHead
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Welcome to snowHead

You could do st. Anton for that kind of money...

Fly Ryanair to Friedrichshafen, Transfer c/o airportbus.at, self-catering apparment (lots available week to week) should be possible to do it.

Of course you'll spend that again on lift pass (203 euro for 6 days), Kit hire (c. 175 euros) and then beer tokens in the moose / kk / bar cuba etc...
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Didn't mention that we really need to fly from Manchester or Liverpool (or Birmingham at a push) which seems to rule out Friedrichshafen?


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stemple, if you end up in France, don't go till second week of March, to avoid the big holiday weeks.
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Mayrhofen would be a good bet. Great skiing, good apres and generally cheaper than St. Anton and Ischgl.
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Solden will fit the bill for both the skiing and the apres. Cheaper than Ischgl and St Anton. A package would probably be your best bet - though it's not the most popular resort with British tour ops.

The ski area is excellent - fair sized, high with a good snow record (2 glaciers) and the apres is totally wild..... if beer drinking, Europop and lap dancing are your thing Toofy Grin Good range of restaurants too.

Having been to France loads last winter/this summer I made my Austria comeback for a ski weekend 10 days ago. Beer is half price in Austria!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy - 3 euros for a big 'un at Stubai glacier vs 6 euros at Tignes glacier Shocked . Sadly, I am unable to comment on the price of Austrian vs French lap dancers...

Austria for apres ski? You know it makes sense!!
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stemple, look at Bad Gastein. It has a pretty lively après ski and the ski area is well suited to intermediates. PM me for more info and have a look at the Ski Gastein website.

Cheers snowHead
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stemple, fly easyJet then to Innsbruck and even closer to St Anton. I stayed in B&B called Talhof Nigg a couple of years back for €65 per night and this was right in the centre. If you don't mind staying outwith the centre you can stay there for €40 per night. Insider guide to st anton http://www.st-antonamarlberg.co.uk/ official website http://www.stantonamarlberg.com/winter/ViewPage.asp?Site=STANTON2-WINTER&PageID=206&lang=201 Good train service to St Anton as are taxis www.innsbruck-taxi.com You can eat out pretty reasonably too in St Anton - head for Funky Chicken €10 will get you a decent curry and some rocking apres from 10 onwards. Avoid the Chineese - it's crap and expensive, even though it does sell Kaiser beer
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Saalbach / Hintergelmm would fit the bill perfect, a nice 3/4 star hotel for £500 that time of the year. Have a look on Igluski, great Apres on the mountain and in resort, cheaper than St. Anton and the like.
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Most of the resorts that have been suggested I would absolutely go for, the best thing is that March and April are almost always the best snow months over here in Tirol.
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i really enjoyed la plagne and les duex alps for apres ski you should easily be able to get deal for under £500

we went to serre che last year allthough the skiing was good the apres wasnt enough we love hitting it hard slopes and apres just so you get a gist you may not want it as lively as us were all mid 20's
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aw-hicks wrote:
you may not want it as lively as us were all mid 20's


Whoa there! Thirtysomething may sound old when you're mid 20's but trust me we can still hold our own against the most hardened apres skiers!

Bring it on youngsters! Very Happy
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I'd suggest Cervinia. It 's great for mixed abilities and there's plenty of bars/clubs to crawl around over not a huge area. Stay away from La Tania as the night life is rubbish. Only one good bar (Ski Lodge) worth visiting and it gets packed out.

Peter
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stemple, i'm 35 and have a lads week booked in SOLDEN in march. DIY, (incliding lift pass and ski hire transfers flights and accom) around about £400 (assuming that you were not including beer money in that budget - you will need the same again for that Very Happy )

Mayrhofen may be another good option.
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Libertine, lucky man, Solden is 'vollgas' as they say over here. Budget for some head ache remedies as well !
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red 27 wrote:
stemple, Soll?? maybe a bit naff, but huge intermediate ski area, cheap as chips and I believe it's lively although I am a pipe 'n' slippers man myself snowHead


Me too, but I also know it is full on apres ski - I watched from a distance Smile
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Another quick question - we're still flexible with the week we choose to go, so if we do end up going to Austria are there any particular weeks to avoid due to school holidays etc?
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Fasching week, crazy fun but busy as hell. Solden will be manic until the end of April in any case.
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stemple,
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aw-hicks wrote:
you may not want it as lively as us were all mid 20's


Whoa there! Thirtysomething may sound old when you're mid 20's but trust me we can still hold our own against the most hardened apres skiers!


Can't believe someone actually found the apres ski in La Plagne good. aw-hicks, Get yourself to Austria young man for some hardened apres ski Toofy Grin 30 is the new 20
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Esprit, got to defend La Tania there, certainly not rubbish - live music every night of the week. Only 4 decent bars in resort but 10 minutes in a taxi to Courchevel and Meribel. I thought Cervinia was a bit flat (geddit) by comparison, though it was quite a few years ago...
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