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Hi everyone,
I am planning a ski trip to Europe (preferably France or Italy, ive been to Andorra and America) for sometime at the end of January or February 2005. I am a 34 year old female, im pretty sociable and outgoing and like to party. Unfortunately, none of my friends ski so it looks like i'll be going on my own. So the help i need is: where is the best place to go to meet other 30 somethings? Ive considered Val D'Isere but im not sure if it would be a bit young for me? Ive looked at friendship travel and solo holidays but both were fairly expensive and very limited on places. Should i book a hotel or a catered chalet? Or does anyone have any space on their chalet holiday? I live in Exeter but i am willing to travel to Gatwick etc .
Any help or advice is gratefully received!
Thanks
Smile
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.............if your willing to pay, i'm sure somone could help out Wink For a bit of friendly banter check out the thread http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=2386 (Wanted - Skiing companion for winter sports). Best of luck!!! snowHead

welcome to snowHeads by the way!
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funky angel,

Hi, You know solo women skiers are like gold dust don't you...??

Don't know so much about the best places to go to meet other 30 somethings but you have probably come to the right place to start with. Seems pretty friendly to me and I am sure you can hook up with someone.

Have a look round at the threads and see what appeals..!!
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Welcome to Snowheads funky angel,

Did you check out Neilsons ? I think they have a notice board where people travelling on their own can arrange to meet up / share with other people?

Not sure if there is a resort best suited to 30 somethings, but any of the resorts I've been to in Austria and France had a good mix of ages.

Pas de La Casa In Andorra was a younger crowd when I was there, so I wouldn't recommend that. The apres in the States where I skiied wasn't great, and similarly in Canada and Norway, the nightlife wasn't great for meeting people, and it was a case of making your own fun.

I really enjoyed the nightlife in Alpe d'Huez in France, Soll and Westendorf in Austria, and all had a good mix of ages.

I found Mayrhofen over run with the Dutch (not knocking the Dutch .. but if you don't speak the language, it might not be a great place if you're travelling solo !!). And Stuben in Austria was very quiet a night .. although the linked resort of St Anton is probably much livelier.

I'm sure there are lots of other resorts, but speaking from experience, I would probably suggest Soll or Westendorf, as they are smaller than Alpe d'Huez, so you tend to bump into the same people (which might help if you are on your own).

Have a ball whereever you go Laughing
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I would try and find a chalet, somewhere where all the house guests get to know each other pretty quick and you can always team up with a group of skiers from that chalet. There are one or two threads on here where people are arranging to meet up with others. And in most of the cases they will not have met previously, I think...
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funky angel, a Club Hotel style holiday could suit your budget and get you in touch with other people if not necessarily solo travellers. If it's refectory style seating in the dining room it's easy to talk to the others. Neilsens and Crystal do them. If you can find a resort with a ski leading service that will also give you an intro to a group to ski and socialise with. Unfortunately the ESF makes ski leading by T.O.s somewhat rare in France. I've done lots of solo trips and I always preferred hotels since I can talk to more people in the bar than you are going to find in a chalet. I can't give you any suggestions for how to get the 30 somethings though - you might have to relax on that.
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funky angel, if you can find somewhere in Wengen, Switzerland during the First 2 weeks in Feb I'll ski with you, I'm staying at the Hotel Alpenrose during that time which I reccomend as having a good atmosphere, however they may be full. There are also reps from the SCGB and DHO ski clubs in the resort, where the DHO has it's own meeting hut for early evening drinks (free !) and you can ski once for free with each of the clubs before joining which is a good way to meet people
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funky angel,

Now that is an offer and a half from D G Orf,
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funky angel, Welcome to SHs, have a look at http://www.skiolympic.co.uk my son's doing a season with them and he's saying there are a lot of people of your generation staying with them and many singles (espesh' with cheap last minute deals). It is a 'club hotel / chalet type of holiday so you'll have no prob with hooking up with like minded souls. I'll have a look myself next week and see if he's talking out of his butt! Anyway, the way things are going, wherever you choose there'll be a bunch of SnowHeads knocking around to show you the mountain and the craique.


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Masque,

I've just checked the Olympic link and I wonder if I've missed something. There don't appear to be any prices / availability sections there - am I being dim? Puzzled
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D G Orf,

I'm serious, I think that is a great offer to make...!!
Good on you...!!
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Red Leon,

Ahah!! By George, I think he's got it. What a numpty I am! Embarassed
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Red Leon, there are prices. Go to an individual resort then there is a price tab in the heading above the photo. Opens a new skinny window. But I can't find details of availability or single supplements ??
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Red Leon, From past tales it's best to call them and turn on the charm and very last minute is the way to grab the deals when they just want to fill spaces, Last year someone got a week in LaRoz for 120
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JT, it was just a suggestion, nothing particularly great about it Confused
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funky angel, I notice you have not posted since your virgin post of yesterday afternoon. I hope we have not scared you off.
First, as JT mentions, single lady skiers - especially young lady skiers - are very much in demand. I have only resisted making gruesome gropey comments by reciting Latin verbs as I write. You sound gorgeous to me. If snowHeads can't find you a companion, then we should pack up immediately.
As for Val d'Isere being too young for you - where on earth did you get that idea? It's full of aging English civil servants well past their sell-by date.
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Jonpim, I would not be surprised to find that funky angel, used an office internet connection but I'm probably wrong
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Hi again everyone and thanks for your replies, i'm really suprised how many people have offered me good advice - thanks. Oh and its a very kind offer D G Orf Wink and i'll have a look at Wengen for sure!
I feel quite reassured that wherever i go i wont be short of a drinking and skiing companion or two, i've never been described as gold dust before!
I think i'll probably try a club hotel with a bar (rather than a chalet) for more people to talk to... Soll and Alp D Huez look good but Jonpim, you have put me off Val D'isere a bit (ageing civil servants?!)
Ill post again with where i am going and the dates in the hope of finding a ski buddy Smile
Helen
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Whearever you end up I'm sure you will have a good time, which in the end is all that's really important wink
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funky angel, You post when when you're going and I can guarantee a rush of snowheads checking their diaries for free time and their waistline in the bathroom mirror Madeye-Smiley
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Masque, good one, but it does not apply to me, I've already said where I'll be and i don't plan to change anything Laughing
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funky angel, what all us letchy old guys want (and that includes you Masque!) is a picture.
In case you were thinking of coming out to Belle Plagne in 2 weeks time, here is a picture of me.
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Jonpim, Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Jonpim, A picture from your younger years
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HA! eat horse poo you gas-pusher (married)

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Hahaha
very funny guys!
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Well you will find a pic of me and a few other Snowhead Pics as well
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funky angel,
I will be in Cervinia as of 27th February with a group of twenty-four of various age and ability,
If that's where you end up I guarantee a bit of company with a very sociable group.
If so PM me.
Oh and welcome to snowHeads.
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Slowplough, what a nice (I think) offer Cool
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Im going to start pimping out my friends as "ski escorts" clearly a huge demand for it!
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Nadenoodlee, it's certainly a possible opening in the market Laughing Of course I'm not sure of the legal ramifications and you will be working across multiple jurisdictions with different laws in each country wink
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D G Orf,
Genuine offer, no secondary motive............

My teenage daughter will be with me so I am extremely well chaperoned, not that I need it Shocked

Hi Nade, How's it going,
Did you get to Tignes with you Bruv last week?
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Slowplough,
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Genuine offer, no secondary motive............

I'll believe you but I'm not sure anyone else will Little Angel
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Slowplough, No - were heading to La Tania this weekend - he's boarding though - so no doubt will attempt to kill me on several occasions. Just me and 5 boys. Oh Joy. And im not even drinking!
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Nadenoodlee, are you going to carry on detoxing over a skiing holiday Shocked
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Russell, absolutely! this is a hard core ski trip, no addictive substances whatsoever! even tea and coffee! Im not detoxing, just helps me stick to my diet if i dont drink etc
I get to get lashed up and hammered in Andorra in March!
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Completely off topic (and apologies), but Nadenoodlee, you have some great postscript things.
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Help, my topic has been hyjacked!

(that'll be this thread, not the topic with a hazelnut in every bite......)
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Ray Zorro, awh thanks - i try!

i dont see why people get so stressed about hijacking, calm down dear, its only a snow forum snowHead snowHead
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