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Zermatt x 2 (not a good place to learn!)
Alpe d'Huez x 2
Courchevel x 3 (somehow never had very good weather - was there in January 04 and it never stopped snowing!)
Canazei wonderful
Lake Louise/Sunshine etc too cold -32C in December/January
Flims x 2 - great hotel Waldeck in Flims Waldhaus
Lech wonderful good place to drive to except if the pass is closed!
Pila
La Plagne stay in Belle Plagne
Going back to Dolomites next week cant wait
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Annie wrote:

Morillon 21st Feb It's no good, the treatment is just not working..we'll just
have one more, just a small one we'll give up soon, honest!


I hope it's good, I'll be there this weekend as well, and probably for the rest of the week.
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1985 Villars (as a kid, wow what an experience!) Toofy Grin
1987, 1989, 1992 Lake Placid (x3) (friends out there) Very Happy Murren Smile
1994 Saalbach Smile
1996 Les Menuires Smile (school trip, more under age drinking than skiing! Shocked )
2000 Glencoe* Shock (scary! first day on skis since school!)
2002 Glenshee* Very Happy (absolutely fantastic, about 3 years ago for a day...camped in the car park and had about 2 foot of snow overnight, solid blue skies, no wind....all gone 2 days later!)
2004 Lecht Madeye-Smiley (just cos it was ncie to put on skis again, queued for 2 hours to get them tho!)
2004 Cairngorm Razz (15 of us, all mixed ability, fairly poo conditions, but good fun anyway!)

awaiting my first (proper, e.g. non-scottish) ski trip for 4 years...to Mottaret Toofy Grin Smile Very Happy Shock snowHead

* PS i think its very sad they are being sold, but then again the winters have been rubbish recently, ill miss dodging the rocks, and the queuing etiquette is much better than Europe! (not as good as america tho!)
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A short career, over the last 7 years, and almost entirely North American:

Big Mountain (Montana)
Jasper
Banff (Norquay/Lake Louise/Sunshine; repeatedly)
Kimberley
Fernie
Panorama
Nakiska
Salt Lake City (Park City/Canyons/Deer Valley)

Also

Yuzawa (Japan)

Madonna di Campiglio (Hallo Europe, and goodbye).

Oh yeah. Not forgetting Piz Castleford.
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I forgot earlier to say Madonna di Campiglio x 2 - probably my favourite of all! Long live the Italians
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Martyn C - yes see your point.... was so impressed by the earlier stage of your skiing career that I didn't read to the end!!
I think Verbier is one of those ones that you either love or hate.... I haven't been there for years having overdosed on it when younger. But, when there used to spend most of my time off piste with guides and charging round the blacks - all awesome and you forget how much you've sworn at the long lift queues!
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Seems like most of us have been to the usual places - 3V, VdI, Zermatt, Verbier...and so have I. But I always love going to an obscure place where my expectations are low, then being pleasantly surprised! In that category would be:

Dienten, Sonnenkopf, Ste Foy, Gerlos, Sierra Nevada, and Ilkley Moor!
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Ilkley Moor!??! how would you have scored the "on-hill" facilities?!
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Zell am See - first ever skiing trip
Soell - for the last 5 years, and in 2 weeks time Very Happy
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Ilkley Moor skiing was pretty traumatic - there was about 9" of typical wet English sludge over a not so firm base of rotten bracken, plus a few half-buried park benches to catch you out. The only technique that worked was lean-back windscreen wiper jump turns, otherwise your tips got hooked by the bracken!! One local bloke walking his dog did a complete double take and made us pose in Ski-Sunday tuck positions for a photo (sad, I know), so his wife would believe that idiots were really trying to ski. The off-slope facilities however were much better - roast beef & Yorkshire puds at Dick Hudson's pub!
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Excellent story Plake. Know the pub too.
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Laughing I've snow skiied in Halifax, but nowhere as famous as t'moor.
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Plake, Was this you??

Grass skiing
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If it was.... which one would you rather be?!!
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Here's my wee list Very Happy

1986 Val d'Isere - stayed with friend for a week who was working as chalet girl
1989 Mount Buller, Oz - long weekend whilst travelling/working
1992 Uludag, Turkey - 3 weeks helping friend run bar
(none of the above really involved much skiing rolling eyes )

2002 Val Thorens - first week of proper lessons, lots of snow
2002 Les Arcs - 2nd week of follow my leader with ESF
2003 Alpe d'Huez - icy but OK. Big improvement with Masterclass lessons
2003 Mayrhofen - lots of apres-ski in the ice bar Laughing
2004 La Plagne - too much snow!
2004 Banff - absolutely fab
2005 Bad Hofgastein - great snow, great resort. Not much apres-ski
2005 Banff
2006 Saalbach - great snow, but my skiing not very good Sad
2006 Big White - fantastic light fluffy snow!
2006 Sun Peaks - fun skiing with SCGB rep Very Happy
2006 Tignes - Snoworks course Very Happy
2007 Kitzbuhel - no snow Sad but great town Very Happy
2007 Big White snowHead
2007 Sun Peaks Very Happy
2008 Obertauern - loved the skiing, great hotel Very Happy
2008 Laax - a week of sunny days blue skys
2008 Kitzbuhel - snow better than last time but did get rained on

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1999 Courchevel (7 days)
1999 Geilo, Norway (7 Days)
2000 Lake Tahoe (Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Alpine Meadows) (10 days)
2001 Canazei, Dolomites, Italy (14 days)
2001 Westendorf, Austria (3 days)
2002 Lake Tahoe (Kirkwood, Northstar, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley) (11 days)
2002 Soll, Austria (3 days)
2003 Selva+Ortisei, Dolomites, Italy (14 days)
2003 Murren, Switzerland (9 days)
2004 Fernie, Canada (10 days)
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I now realise I'm practically a novice compared to you guys but here goes:

Chateau d'Oex (where I 1st practised the noble art, AAGGHH, such
sweet memories);
Marilleva/Madonna di Campiglio;
Pas de la Casa;
Livigno;
Aviemore (w/e);
Livigno;
Alpe d'Huez;
Zermatt.

That's it, 1 week n each, bar Aviemore. A slight bias for Italy in my case, something to do with the wine, food, men.......although not particularily in that order..... Wink


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A breif history:
Courcheval 1650
La Plagne
Meribel
Schlitters (Zillertal - honest)
Claviere
Wengen
Saas Fee
La Thuille
Lenzerhiede
Borovets
Tremblant
BKK
Courcheval 1850 this year

Plus lots of weekends at Glenshee (1st learned to ski/dodge rocks there) and the Lecht
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Definately feel like a newbie now..

Lenggreis - many times (used to live nearby)
Christlum - likewise
Hintertux - a few
Skiwelt - a few, too
Flims + others nearby
Arcs / Plagne
Davos / Klosters - all areas

Plus MK, Castleford and Sheffield !

Also quite a few minor hills on the German / Austrian borders, where I learnt to ski.
Not a bad list considering I only started in 2000/1 - 3 seasons back !
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Alpbach (first time skiing...late starter)
Courmayeur
Crans Montana
Porte du Soleil
Ste Foy x 3: Val, Tignes, Les Arcs, Le Rosiere each time
Arabba
Verbier
Champoluc/Monterosa..in four weeks
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2002 Tignes and Val d'Isere
2003 Val d'Isere Very Happy and Tignes Skullie Grindelwald Wengen and Murren Little Angel
2004 Val Thorens Madeye-Smiley and Ischgl - don't know yet

Dad's been to Ischgl, Samnaun, Galtur, Kapaonik, Nevis Range and Glencoe as well
Mum's been to all these and Gerlos, St Anton, Obergurgl, Aviemore, the Lecht, Mayrhofen, Les 2 Alpes, Verbier and Wengen
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Not that I'd keep this info in a spreadsheet or anything snowHead but:

Igls
Sauze D'Oulx
La Plagne
Arraba
Selva Val Gardena
Châtel
Ichgl
Sierre Chevalier
Flaine
Châtel
Arraba
Châtel
St Anton
Châtel
Wengen
Châtel
Zermatt
Châtel
St Anton
Bad Gastein
Alpe d'Huez
Argentiere
St Anton
St Anton
Courchevel
Val Thorens
Isola
Auron
Argentiere
St Anton
Ichgl / St Anton
Chamonix
St Anton
Chamonix
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Shocked wow.
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I'll just do the easy one

1968 till present day Wengen with about 10 years missing in the middle where I went to a couple of other places
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Mayrhofen x 3 (where it all began)
Soll x 2
Ischgl
Kitzbuhel (race weekend, fantastic atmosphere but one scary run in race condition)
Zell am See
Saalbach
Badgastein
Livigno x 2
Sauze d'oulx
Courmayeur
Selva
Les Arcs
Val d'isere
Tignes x 2
Courchevel x 3

also

Avimore (w/ends)
Glenshee (w/ends & day trips)
Yad Moss (day trips)
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2003-1990
(Colorado)
Vail
Copper
Breckenridge
Keystone
A-Basin
Loveland
Eldora
Winter Park

1985-1990
(Tahoe Region)
Heavenly
Squaw Valley
Alpine Meadows
Homewood
Kirkwood
Sierra Ski Ranch
Bear Mountain
Sugar Bowl
Northstar
Mount Rose

Taos

1983-1986
(New York/New England)
Wyndham
Bellayre
Hunter Mountain
Gore Mountain
Stowe
Killington
Mt. Sunapee

Snowbird
Alta

1971-1983
(Colorado)
Beaver Creek
Vail
Winter Park
Copper
(Michigan/Ontario)
Blue Mountain
Mt. Holly
Pine Knob
Brighton
Nubs Nob
Boyne Mountain
Boyne Highlands
Crystal Mountain
(a couple others I can't remember!) Shocked
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Apologies alsom for spelling

Molltal Glacier
Seefeld
Bad Gastein
Soll
Meribel Mottaret
Val Thorens
Meribel
Tignes
Borovets
Obertauern
Selva
Corvara
La Rosiere
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D G Orf wrote:
I'll just do the easy one

1968 till present day Wengen with about 10 years missing in the middle where I went to a couple of other places


As easy, I have going to Wengen since I was baby. 30 years all told, only missed a couple of years or so.

Though I have skied in Les Arc and Zermatt too.
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Sorry no dates - very lame memory!

Breckenridge (several times)
Keystone (plus few days at A-Basin)
Lake Louise
Sunshine (day at Norquay)
Alpe d'Huez
Les 2 Alpes
Serre Che
La Thuille
Risoul
Les Arcs
Zell am See
Arinsal
Aviemore!
La Plagne soon Very Happy
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Interesting lists including so many of the 'old favourites'.. so I'll leave those out. I learnt to ski among the following in France, rather less familiar! But there are some beautiful places to explore far from the ski tourist factories, away down in the Provençal sunshine.....

Southern French Alps:

Orcières Merlette, St Leger, Ancelle, Chaillol, Val d'Allos, Pra-Loup, Sauze-Supersauze, Sainte Anne, Puy Saint Vincent, Céüze, Superdévoluy, La Joue du Loup, Mont Serein (Ventoux), Isola 2000, Risoul, Vars, Montgenèvre, Serre Chevalier (ok a mini ski tourist factory but one of my favourites all the same), Les Orres, Réallon, Puy Saint Vincent, Vallouise, Chabanon, St Jean Montclar, Valberg, Val Pelens, Crevoux....

And how about the Vosges? Not quite the same weather, but with its own quiet, tree-clad charm...

Le Bonhomme, La Bresse, Le Babant, Ventron, Lac Blanc, Gérardmer... (skied some of those mid-summer on grass though!)

Similar territory in the Jura...

Maisod, Bellefontaine, Les Rousses...

SW of Grenoble in the Vercors:

Lans-en-Vercors, Autrans, Villard-de-Lans

And then there's the Pyrenees, so much to explore down there, but I've only managed to get to the one:

Luchon (Superbagnères)

In many of the above you can go an entire week without seeing a fellow Brit!
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Weeks, day trips and long week ends
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Lombardia
Livigno
Bormio
Santa Caterina
Passo Tonale
Madesimo
Bobbio (Piani di Barzio)
Artavaggio
Foppolo
S.Simone
Lizzola
Passo Stelvio
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Trentino Alto Adige
Canazei (and the rest of Val diFassa)
Colfosco ( and the rest of Alta Badia)
S. Vigilio di Marebbe (Pusteria)
Predazzo
Madonna di Campiglio
Sciliar
Marilleva

Valle d'Aosta
Champoluc
Courmayeur (& Mont Blanc)
Chamonix
Gressoney
Pila
La Thuile

Piedmont
Macugnaga


Austria
Galtuer

Switzerland
St. Moritz
Andermatt
Sils Maria
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Got around but probably more than half my skiing has been in Courchevel valley - did a season and its handy going back where you know the off-piste...

2004 Chamonix, Courchevel
2003 Courchevel
2002 Whistler, Kitzbuhel
2001 Verbier, Kitzbuhel
2000 Meribel, Chamonix
1999 St Anton
1998 Courchevel
1997 Courchevel, Flims
1996 Val D'Isere
1995 Meribel, Tahoe
1994 (whole season) Courchevel, Val D'Isere
1993 Chamonix
1992 Meribel/Motaret
1991 Megeve
1987 Les Carroz
1983 Cairngorm
1982 Vos (Norway)
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Hey, have you guys been to a lot of resorts. There's a lot of experience here. Surely we can combine all this knowledge into something useful.
Meanwhile I want to play too:
Obergurgl (x4)
Courchevel (x3)
Montchavin (x3)
Belle Plagne (x10)
Nendaz (x5)
Verbier (x1)
Courmayeur (x2)
Chamonix (x1)
Les Contamines (x1)
Val d'Isere (x1)
Val THorens (x1)
Zermat (x2)
La Thuile (x1)
Aviemore (x1)
Glenshee (x2)
Cervinia (x1)
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Hi,

I am a newbie just joinned.

Took up the game 6 years ago. I drove every time and recently been doing one resort per day. Wonder how many of you take the car along.

Last Christmas went to Austria first time; one week in Zell am See covering Kaprun, Saalbach, Hinterglemm, Leogang and Bad Gastein. Then moved to Ski Welt Wider Kaiser comprising Soll, Ellmau, Going, Scheffau, Itter, Hopfgarten and Brixentale which are fully linked. Day trips to Westendorf, Kitzbuhel, St. Johann and Alpbach.

Just came back from France last week. One week in Chamonix valley (Grands Montet/Brevent) but also went to Les Gets, Avoriaz, Les Contamines and Courmayeur. Then stayed 4 nights at Boug St. Maurice visiting Les Arc, La Plagne, Tignes, Valmorel and La Rosiere/Thulie.

Done most of the resorts in French Tarentise. Went as far south a Deux Alpes and L'Alpes D'Heuz, Part of Porte de Soleil, Le Grand Massif (flaine/Morillon/Samoens), Megeve St. Gervais, 5 resorts in Switzerland, 3 in Norway, Are in Sweden, Whistler in Canada and Glenshee/Caingorm of Scotland.

Need to do USA sometime, Italian Dolomite, East Switzerland, a few more Austrians in Tirol/Salzburg and the French/Italian MIlky Way. Came very close to have a go in Tehran but not enough snow.
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Have driven from Durham, Saikee, but never have enough time for 2 weeka, kids at school.
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Not in any order...

Chamonix
Flaine (twice)
La Plagne
Les Deux Alpes
Les Arcs
Avoriaz
Cervinia
Mayrhofen
Saalbach
Valmorel
Verbier
Tignes
Val D'Isere
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.
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Cairngorm
Glenshee
Glencoe
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And these don't count as resorts Madeye-Smiley
Hillend (Edinburgh)
Silksworth (Sunderland)
Xscape (Castleford)
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I cross the ferry from North Shield to Amsterdam. WIth 650 miles I could be in Chamonix in France or Zell am See in Austria. The journey takes about 10 to 11 hours and I usually do a two-week trip booking own accommodations. Most of the resorts can be reached within 10-45 minutes and I can have better choices to eat and shop.

For overseas trips I managed with go with friends' vehicles.

I do see odd UK cars at various resorts. Can't tell if it is cheaper than the arranged holiday as only wife and I go only. Had picked up and returned my brother's family to Geneva airport for the last three years. With own vehicle one can afford to stay off-resort and not hammered by the expensive cost of the accommodation.

One thing for sure our 7-seater Shogun has plenty scope to load up the wines and cheese. UK is permitting 90m litres of red wine per head into the country and most red wine I pick up in French Hypermarket is about one sterling per bottle (Bordeaux!). The North Sea ferry is now selling Spanish wine for less than a sterling per bottle too.
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Sounds great Saikee, maybe we'll try it next year. Always thought the crossing expensive though, we've used it before to visit relatives who live in Ijmuiden where the ferry lands.
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Helen,

I think I pay about £300 per trip for two of us plus car. Ferry crossing in winter is always low season. I use to finish a working day (leave slightly early) before borading the ferry and have gone to work immediately after returning from a trip. Newcastle/Ijmuiden ferry works for those living in NE.

DFDS, the ferry operator, serves excellent dinner buffet on the ferry and there are cinemas and disco on the ferry too.

We usually drive one day to the resorts (getting late check-in agreed if necessary) but take two days on the return because the ferry departure time. We choose a Geman city to stop over night and there are plenty nice choices along the river Rhine. There is a lot to do if one manages to arrive early in the evening and spending the morning in places like Koblenz, Bonn, Dusseldorf...
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a couple more to add to my tally, from this weekends excursion to tahoe...
Heavenly
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