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Hello peeps, with winter just round the corner i have realised i need to organise a little ski trip for me and the mrs, but i need a bit of help deciding where to go and when to book.

about us: Fairly new to skiing, both confident on easy reds etc we like something to do in the evening even if it is just a few drinks in the bar and a game of pool. We have been to Arinsal - great atmosphere but skiing a bit limited, cervinia - nice big motorway piestes, good for learning but prefer some trees and scenery etc and finally Soldue, our favourite of the three ols so far, excellent skiing and fab atmosphere.

When? Ideally i'd like to go over xmas period as i don't have too much holiday allowance left and leaves me the opportunity to get another trip in February Wink

when to book? should i book somewhere now, or leave it to the last minute so i can check the snowfall etc

I know it's months away but am getting excited already just thinking about skiing again Smile

Thanks in advance

Mac
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Leaving it to the last minute over Christmas might be a risky option as places do book well in advance for the holiday season. I usually ski at this time of year and have always booked up in advance.

As for the resort I would choose something high just in case the snow isn't brilliant. Les Arcs would fit the bill for a variety of pistes above and below the treeline, great scenery and loads of intermediate slopes. The village at 1800 has a resonable selection of bars and restaurants, so there's always something to do in the evenings if you still have energy left to burn.

Regards

Rob
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For Christmas my advice would be High; Tignes, Val Thorens, etc and book soon, as this is high, high season and I doubt it will get discounted.
Not much tree-lined skiing at altitude though Crying or Very sad
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So book now, get high seems to be the message?

Cheers peeps
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Definitely book asap. If you are tied to dates it's the only option. Xmas is a gamble. Last year Mottaret was green at 1850m and Kitzbuhel at 780m had plenty. I think Les Arcs would be a great choice as it has something for everybody. It's a much under-rated resort in my view.
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Although lower, many Austrian resorts have a much better early season snow record than the higher French ones - checkout the historical snow section in the database on something like www.weather.co.uk.

People will be surprised at the results.
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Or indeed the southern French Alps, somewhere like Montgenèvre for example. Pretty dead though, so if it's après ski you're after, forget it!
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Mac Daddy, Ray's advice re historical data is sound, although there are certain areas in France that have great snow records all through the season. I know I bang on about La Rosiere 1850 but so far, I've never yet known the resort not to open on it's designated date and I've never not been able to ski back to the resort both at the beginning and end of season. Check out the ski club historical records for details or give me a PM/email and I'll give you as much information as|I can.


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Ray Zorro, High French resorts also need more snow as the underlying terrain can be very rough country, whereas Austrain alpine meadows can produce very skiable conditions from less depth.
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Ray Zorro, thank you for putting in the web site. We're buying an apartment house in Wagrain, Austria, without knowing any of the ski conditions just the word of the vendor. Wagrain isn't listed but Altenmarkt is, and is 'just up the road' according to the piste map! So I'll keep an eye on that site as this season approaches. Cheers Very Happy
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Thanks for all you replies peeps, i have a few avenues to explore now. I'll probably book within the next couple of weeks, then i'll have to see if i can still remember how to ski (it's been over 6 months) Wink

Mac
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The_Mac_Daddy, a plug on my own behalf, but Peisey-Vallandry will put you in the centre of Paradiski (Les Arcs/La Plagne) and we have plenty of good value night-life. Let me think, erm, my own bar has beer and a pool table! Wink
www.plan-peisey-accommodation.co.uk
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