Genuinely and take this advice. Try Italy and La Thuile. La Thuile is stunning, nice restaurants and fantastic intermediate skiing. I love it. All you English book with either Inghams or Thomson/Crystal in either the Planibel Hotel or the Planibel apartements.
Not only is it fantastic, you get to fly through the mountains into Turin on either a BA RJ100(Inghams) or a Thomsonfly 757(Thomson/Crystal)
Courmayur is a great place. I liked going up in the cable car thingy and then skiing down the side of the mountain.
I usually go to Hillend out near Edinburgh, plus it has an added bonus, you can see all the aircraft arriving into EDI as long as they are using RWY 24.
I went to a place near Zurich once about 15 months or so ago and there is a great place near Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic (it was also featured in the movie Last Holiday with Queen Latifah) that's really good.
First Class passengers are my favourites. They can't get any further forward without an ATPL.
DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1792 times:
My favorite place to ride (skiing is for wusses, nuts to independant suspension) is Copper Mountain, I also like Winter Park, Wolf Creek, and Purgatory, but nothing comes close to the vertical Copper has.
Toulouse From Ireland, joined Apr 2005, 2733 posts, RR: 58 Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1786 times:
Davos (Switzerland). Great skiing, linked to Klosters (in good conditions you can ski non-stop for a couple of hours without taking a single lift from the top of the Parsenn all the way down to some of the villages around the Klosters area... wonderful). Lots of après-ski as it's a rather large town. I love the place!
ZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1750 times:
Speikboden, Klausberg, Kronplatz / Italy (every year for "warmup")
Dolomiti Superski (almost every year)
Marmolada 3 x (great!)
St. Anton / Austria 2 x
Feldberg / Germany (Schwarzwald) 1 x
Winterberg / Germany (Sauerland) 2 x
Chymbulak / Kazakhstan (Tien Shan Mountains) 2 x
Yeah, boarding is a great thing, as every plane travel begins with it...
Or did you mean this senseless activity of these hip'n trendy folks who sit on their arse most of the day, preferrably right behind an edge, discussing which slope that is far beyond their capability they will fail next on? If yes then go open your open thread. This is about winter sports, not about posing.
Halls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1742 times:
I've skiied Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Incline, Homewood, Soda Springs, Heavenly in Tahoe, and Yosemite, but my favorite is Kirkwood, which is south of Lake Tahoe. Higher base elevation than most of the Tahoe runs, lots of powder, and great scenery.