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Single skier advice

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Hi All

I have skied or snowboarded every Jan for the last 8 years but sadly due to the loss of my wife recently I find myself still wanting to go skiing again. As a single skier there seems to be very little out there.
Any suggestions of best places or best forums?

I am an intermediate skier with plenty of desire to improve and plenty adventurous enough on the slopes
Although being a 63 year old male, I would class myself as a young 63 and an active person.

I guess with my recent loss my spirits will be dampened but the idea is to try and use the trip to get some normality back, whilst doing one of my favorite sports.
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
@crey, Welcome to Snowheads and so sorry for your recent loss.

Have a look in the snowEvents section of the forum and have a look at the Snowhead bashes. You won’t find a better trip for what you need and plenty of people to ski with.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Sorry for your loss.

This company specialises in Ski Holidays for solos -- https://www.singlesport.com/
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@crey, exactly what@geepee says. Welcome to snowHeads and hopefully, soon, to a Bash.
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Snowheads is about the best place for single skiers to find a good holiday. One idea if you are flexible on dates is to leave it last minute and book a place in a chalet which will almost certainly give you someone to ski with (try https://www.chaletsdirect.com/forum/forums/forum-view.asp?fid=1), but the Bashes would certainly suit.
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Very sorry for your loss.

I was a member of another group years ago and when I was single travelling snowboarder, it was the best place to be a part of a group like this. It's groups like Snowheads that organise incredible bashes where you get to meet so many new people from all walks of life... you are likely to make life long friends! This is precisely why I have joined Snowheads, to make new friends, meet people and along the line, get on the bash!

Keep an eye out for the bashes and "Solo Skiers v Groups - Organising Trips" page to see any trips that maybe you can join.

Good luck.
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 Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
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Welcome to snowHeads and hopefully, soon, to a Bash.

And from me, too. Would just point out, as someone in the same position as you, that although the cost of "single supplements" seems high, it still makes for a cheaper holiday than having to pay everything for two. wink I've done a number of ski holidays of different kinds (including Snowheads bashes, and instructional weeks) on my own, and not had any problems - so I don't agree with your contention that there's very little out there for single skiers.
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
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Good point. The OP could well find something to suit him with the likes of Snoworks, or - with our very own skimottaret and rob@rar - Inside Out Skiing.
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I have done courses including chalet accommodation with Marmalade in the 3Vs as a single, as did others on the course. It was extremely enjoyable and sociable.
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@crey, I have found a couple of groups on Snowheads who I have randomly joined up with over the years, made some good friends along the way which has since led to trips with the same bunch of people in subsequent years. Look in the Snowheads forum - trips and spare places often advertised. There are plenty of ‘solo’ skiers in the same position, across all age ranges and abilities. At least you’ll have one common interest - skiing !
https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewforum.php?f=19

Another website is SkiPals.
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snowHeads are a friendly bunch.
Sorry to hear of your loss

A few years ago I went on a Warren Smith course in Verbier by myself, and there were lots of solo travellers there too. Maybe look at something similar?
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And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
i"ve been skiing on my own for years, i just book a room with a catered chalet company, the later the better so you can get a deal, and you soon make friends in the chalet, its nice to have someone to talk to at mealtimes, and theres always someone who will ski with you.
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 So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
@crey, don't know if it's of interest, but here is a link to my thread of last week..... https://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=150727 Couple of interested parties so far, but all still very flexible. Get in touch, by all means!


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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
@crey, everyone’s experience of bereavement is different but here’s mine. My wife died of cancer when she was 30, and I thought it would be fine skiing by myself and just booking catered chalets - and then assuming that there might be people to ski with and relax with around the table in the evening. The thing is, sometimes this was fine and sometimes it really wasn’t. As a widower - and if people know you recently are bereaved - you can attract some pretty strange people, and this happened a couple of times in the confined social group of a chalet. On occasions immediately after being bereaved it was actually quite grim seeing couples so happy and bonded in shared catered chalets. It pressed quite a few buttons. On some other trips, I indeed found myself only with collections of couples, and wound up solo skiing in conditions (steep and deep zero viz) where I really needed to be skiing with buddies. Not good. A couple of trips were great - there were other solo skiers male and female of the same ability, and we had a really good time. From that point on I went with groups of friends, and that was SO much more relaxed, since many uncertainties were removed from the trip. I will emphasise that some solo trips were great, but some weren’t, and I could never tell in advance which ones would be ok. You may be different, but leaving it to chance was for me quite unsettling. So going through organisations which specialise in singles might be a very good choice. I think the suggestion of a Warren Smith course is an excellent one - the social dynamic on these is very different and very enjoyable.
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Have a look at www.colletts.co.uk. They have large catered chalets in the Dolomites and offer daily ski-guiding, so are great for singles. Whenever we have been with them, there have always been a few single skiers and everyone is always very sociable and friendly. Plus the ski area is just the best in my humble opinion!
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 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Bummer about you being solo now, but good on ya for pressing on. Skiing is great for many reasons, one of which is that you can't really thing about anything else while you're doing it. I'm your age and while there is no end to the places you'd have a good time, given your intermediate skill description I'm sending you to the Dolomites. Alta Badia in particular is an intermediate's dream, and its connected to the rest of Dolomiti Superski. They have great hotels with single rooms, all very nice and affordable. I'm returning to the Steinrosl in San Cassiano, but again there are endless options. Wherever you go, stand on the summit, dedicate a run to her and then shred it. Its a good way to take a step forward.
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
@crey, sorry to hear about your recent loss, but welcome to snowHead

For many years, I booked as a single skier in catered chalets, often on last minute deals. On most occasions I found decent groups, some singles, and usually someone to ski with.

Then, 5 years ago, after not skiing for 10 years, I was introduced to snowHead and have never looked back. Next week will be my 6th bash.

Its a real mix of ages, abilities and backgrounds. All nice friendly people and always willing to welcome new people. I think at least 1/4 on the Birthday bash will be first timers. If you are available at short notice, I believe there is still a place available on the Birthday Bash 1-8 Feb.
send a message to @admin if you are interested. Be good to see you
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