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New Years Ski?

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Hi

Anybody looking to go away in the New Years week? Myself (advanced skier) and friend (advanced boarder) looking to join a larger group or have a few more more join us; high altitude and large ski area, Solden or Cervinia of particular interest, open to suggestions but ideally not 3 Vallees as been several times recently.

Thanks
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@Whitegold, Which bit of "New Year week" don't you understand?
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Hi. I'm looking to join a holiday crew this winter. I'm an advanced boarder. Would ideally like to do some snow park riding as well as piste/off piste. Flexible with dates and destinations. Where are you guys based?
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@Michu, We've booked now, decided on UCPA in Les Arcs so we can also get to La Plagne. Had been looking at chalets and just getting crazy expensive for NY week in good places. There is a deal for £684, that's accommodation, all food, lift pass and equipment if you need it. 5 of us have booked (2 boarders, 3 skiers, 3 guys and 2 girls) and a few more interested. If you want to join us follow this link for booking:

https://mandrillapp.com/track/click/31059520/www.action-outdoors.co.uk?p=eyJzIjoiNnFKdktJZ244NlZSdHdVVlZzYk9IR0RKSm5JIiwidiI6MSwicCI6IntcInVcIjozMTA1OTUyMCxcInZcIjoxLFwidXJsXCI6XCJodHRwOlxcXC9cXFwvd3d3LmFjdGlvbi1vdXRkb29ycy5jby51a1xcXC9ob2xpZGF5XFxcL2NhcnQ_R3JvdXBSZWY9OWNiNDA2MGFcIixcImlkXCI6XCIxMTUzNzA4MDEwMWI0YWVhYWUwY2NkZWRjOTcyNDljYVwiLFwidXJsX2lkc1wiOltcImM0MGM3MGFjNDNjZmM3M2MyYjlmOTY1N2JkZDMwMGEzMGZhMzA5ODlcIl19In0


***If anyone else fancies it, jump on board, the more the merrier.***
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@trader72, this looks really good. I'll probably book it in the next few days Smile Where are you guys flying from?
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@Michu, Mainly London, I'm doing Stansted to Grenoble. Availability is limited for the deal we got (£684) and flights are going up all the time so I wouldn't hang about too long!
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@trader72, ok cool I'll get it booked asap
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Holiday, flights and transfers booked Very Happy
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Hi, just an update, there are now 8 people booked for this trip, 4 girls and 4 guys mix of boarders and skiers. Anyone looking for a New Year ski at an excellent price follow the link above. Availability at that price is limited!
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I Can tell you what i am doing, and that is Ischgl again this year. I find it the only place with a 100% snow record around new year:-)
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DanishRider wrote:
I Can tell you what i am doing, and that is Ischgl again this year. I find it the only place with a 100% snow record around new year:-)


Puzzled Puzzled Really?
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Yes - High and north facing Happy have an exellent track record Happy
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Let me elaborate on the subject, and remember that is is not scientific but my opinion and experience Happy

For early season guaranteed good skiing, I need to have good snow. The Dolomites can provide this with artificial snow, but i do like a town that is winter white, and not skiing "strips of toilet paper". That leaves out that part of the alps for early season, unless you book late, and it is very hard to find something in that week when booking late.

France is high, but you really only have Val D/Tignes that gets snow from both north and south, and still have plenty of north facing terrain. On top of that, you will have a pretty long transfer from the airport, and if it snow a lot, you cannot duck down into the trees that much, since it is very high up above the tree line. Val D is one of my favourites, but that is for skiing later in the season.

Austria have a lot of places that are exposed to "northern stau", but many of those places are either low, small or south facing (ski Amade/tauern/Kitz/Saalbach etc). What you have left is Ischgl. High and north facing, and never fails to deliver. Are usually one of the places in the alps, that have the most open early season. It benefits from the early October/November NW storms, and are able to keep the snow for a very long time.

There are places on the swiss side that are able to provide the same i am sure, but don't have that much experience with them, because i find price x 2 compared to Austria. We are living cost here, and saving those money would provide me an extra week of skiing in Austria wink
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DanishRider,

I understand your comments but I don't think Ischgl is "the only place with a 100% snow record around new year."

I'd have no hesitation in booking Val Thorens, Tignes, Val D'Isere or Obergurgl then, to name but 4 places...
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Read my first paragraph Happy my opinion based on my experience:-)
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@DanishRider, from that are we right to assume that you haven't actually been to Val Thorens over New Year?
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Indeed i have, but i turned out to be cloudy and low vis all week. That said, i have also been there in mid december with plenty of snow and great weather two years ago. So back to first paragraph:-)

In Ischgl you still have a little (10 %) in the trees, and all the millionaires and old folks don't ski in that kind of weather - from experience.

When i Val T Nov (which i was last year), there are no connections to the rest of the 3 valleys - They usually open in early december, and then there is no tree skiing.

My best bet for early skiing:
1. Ischgl
2. Val D

Back to what you assume: You are wrong @Alistair Happy

Well - No need to write more here, since this has turned OT Happy
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