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2021-22 Resort recommendations

 Poster: A snowHead
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Hopefully we will be able to get away again next year...

Anyone got any recommendations of resorts in France to look at? Dates not set in stone but thinking possibly end of jan before any of the holidays start. we'll be a group of 4, all mid 20's so looking for somewhere a little bit more lively. All intermediate boarders, not looking for anything extreme in terms of off piste etc.

Thanks


Last edited by Poster: A snowHead on Thu 4-02-21 12:31; edited 1 time in total
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Meribel, Tignes/Val D’Isere: expensive, lots of varied terrain, lively....though Tignes quieter than Val D’Isere.

Alpe D’Huez, Les Deux Alpes: mid price range, enough terrain, lively.

Serre Chevalier: mid price range, enough good terrain, tree cover, not so lively.

Next season unlikely to be as lively aprés as past seasons. I’d give priority to the best boarding places and get your nightlife fix back home.
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Tignes & Val D probably for your group
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Was thinking about val d’isere, sounds like it’s a good choice. Thanks
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@willirvine, so that's 2022 Resort recommendations? (you have 2021 in the thread title)
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holidayloverxx wrote:
@willirvine, so that's 2022 Resort recommendations? (you have 2021 in the thread title)


Ah yes, my bad I meant to put 2021-22, thanks for pointing that out!
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willirvine wrote:
Was thinking about val d’isere, sounds like it’s a good choice. Thanks


Wise decision.
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As you're planning to go at the end of Jan, you can afford to stay a bit lower, which usually means bigger conventional towns and less chance of lift closures and whiteouts. Weather can be a bit grim at that time of year for the higher resorts.

Apart from Val D'Isere, I'd look at:
1 - Morzine. Town is large and has a decent nightlife. The hill above Morzine itself is not the best, but nearby Avoriaz and Chatel have some great snowboarding
terrain.
2 - Meribel. Buzzy town bang in the middle of a vast area. Plenty of bars and clubs. Treelined runs for bad weather days, but also great high terrain when the sun
comes out around Val Thorens, La Masse, etc.
3 - Forget about France and head for Austria instead.
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