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Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 4:25 am

Hi all,

It's winter and that means... skiing ! Let me know where you go skiing (country, location,...).

At the end of march, I go skiing to France in Serre Chevalier with Club Med.

Thanks for your replies.

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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 4:46 am

Nowadays I don't go skiing anymore (too lazy Big grin) but in the past, my parents and I were on ski holidays every year, mostly we were in Obersdorf (Germany) but also in Ischgl (Austria), Saas Fee (Switzerland) and one time also in Aspen (USA).

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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 4:56 am

I've been to Italy, that was great. Soon I'll be off to SFO to go to Heavenly/Lake Tahoe  Big thumbs up

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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 4:57 am

Dont remember much of the Euro-places I've been... too young and didnt ski.

As for USA:

Park City, Deer Valley, Snowbird; Utah
Breckenridge, Vail, Aspen; Colorado
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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 5:01 am

Soon I'll be off to SFO to go to Heavenly/Lake Tahoe

Have fun there Josh, I have been there in 1999 and in 2000 but in the summer, the Lake Tahoe area is a great place to spend your holidays, no matter in which season.

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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 5:07 am

Great  Big thumbs up Lake Tahoe is on BBC1 here on Monday on a holiday programme.. I'll be watching  Smile

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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 5:08 am

I ski at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY. It is one of the nicest places on the east cost to ski.
 
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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 5:20 am

Kitzbühel, Austria

I´ve been there the last 8 winters and its great. The night life is Increadible!

The only bad part is that there is not always snow all the way down into the valley...

Of course ther is also the famous Streif in Kitzbühel, on which the Hannenkamm Rennen takes place.
 
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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 5:29 am

Anywhere that has snow.

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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 5:31 am

Hey Flight 152,

every year my family skis at Holimont in Ellicottville. My cousins are members there, and their grandparents live in E-vill year round. They live so close to the hills that you can ski out right from the back door. I was just there this past Fri-Sun. It was great skiing but very cold. Have you ever skiied Holimont? I have never skiied at Holiday Valley.
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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 6:08 am

I live a two-hour drive from Whistler/Blackcomb (was there last weekend -- great conditions, 30 cm new snow, and much more since then). I'm also within a half day's drive of a handful of good mid-range ski areas in the Okanagan, all with lots of snow. If I get ambitious, I can drive a full day to the Rockies and hit three or four world class ski hills there (but its bloody cold right now).

And if I get really lazy, I drive 20 minutes up to the top of the mountain I live on (Mt. Seymour) or 30 minutes to a couple of other similar mountains (Grouse, Cypress) and ski there. These local hills have a base of about 350 cm as of today, with more coming.

Don't feel the need to go elsewhere just yet -- but Utah is on my list.
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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 6:23 am

When the heavy snowfall continues over here, I'm going to ski to school tomorrow! Big grin

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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 6:28 am

There are plenty of ski stations within 90 minutes of my home, the most famous being Mont-Tremblant. I don't go there often, because it's too crowded and too expensive.

During my vacations, I go skiing around Quebec City, especially the Massif-Sud ski station. As high as Mont-Tremblant, only 40% of the price!
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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 6:49 am

When I lived in the US, we did alot of skiing up in Vermont and Colorado. Since moving to France, naturally we ski in France, Courcheval, Meribel, Megeve. Last year we went to Zermatt Switzerland and that was simply amazing. This year its Chamonix.
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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 8:05 am

I used to be in love with Telluride & Aspen until I discovered Lake Tahoe... there are about 12 ski resorts within an hour drive of eachother (normally side-by-side on the lake)... Heavenly & Mt. Rose are my favourites..

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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 8:59 am

In Maine I ski mostly at Sugarloaf and a bit at Sunday River. I also like Killington and Pico in Vermont.

As for the west I enjoyed Tahoe alot.
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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 9:00 am

KYIPpilot

I have never been to Holimount, but I suggest you go to Holiday Valley if you get a chance, it's quite nice. All around nice area.
 
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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 10:19 am

I used to go all the time when I lived in Connecticut--I've been to Stowe, Stratton, Sunday River, Jiminey Peak, and Mont Tremblant. I've also been to a bunch of lesser known ski places in the northeast.

When we lived in Georgia, we went skiing in North Carolina twice--I forget where we went, but the places sucked.

I haven't been skiing in three years.  Sad
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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 10:28 am

I ride at Copper Mountain, Winter Park, Breckenridge, and Vail, CO. In fact, I am going to Copper tommorrow!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 10:46 am

Back when I lived in the SLC area, I used to go to Alta all the time. Also have spent a lot of time at Snowbird. (Little Cottonwood Canyon was a half hour drive from my house.) Learned to ski at Solitude, skiied at Brighton a number of times.

Never bothered with Park City, too many tourists. That's why I liked Alta so much--there were out-of-towners there, but they understood they were in our world now. Besides, we knew that mountain so well that the only way they could find the good powder spots is if they got lost.

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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 10:54 am

Andy's Encore: My favorite ski run at Copper Mountain, Colorado. I also like Winter Park and Loveland.

When I go to College I will be buying discount tickets to Durango Mountain Resort (formerly known as Purgatory).

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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:00 pm

Hi,
of course it's completely impossible to go skiing in my country, and I don't understand much about it (just skiing on water)... But, I've been to some ski stations just for fun, and I thought that Alta Badia region, in Italy, was amazing. It's the South Tyrol. There are some REALLY small villages where you go skiing... I stayed in San Cassiano, but you can go to the other ones (Corvara, Colfosco, La Villa, Pedraces, La Valle) and the ski was quite nice (again: I DO NOT UNDERSTAND MUCH ABOUT SKIING, IT'S JUST A COMMENT ABOUT A NICE-SKIING-STATION-TO-A-BRAZILIAN-GUY)  Smile
I enjoyed the landscape, the hotels, the people, the history... Anyway, I thought this was the best one I've been to.

Check out Alta Badia website: http://www.altabadia.com

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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:16 pm

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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:33 pm

Usually Buck Hill in Lakeville, MN or Afton Alps in Afton, MN.

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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 4:53 pm

right now? i take a look out of the window and think i could ski there  Smile
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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 5:05 pm

Once I stop being lazy I think I will learn to ski/snowboard at Eldora Mountain in Nederland, Colorado, then explore the big Colorado areas once Im competent...

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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 7:18 pm

Alta Badia region, in Italy, was amazing. It's the South Tyrol. There are some REALLY small villages where you go skiing... I stayed in San Cassiano, but you can go to the other ones (Corvara, Colfosco, La Villa, Pedraces, La Valle) and the ski was quite nice

VRG772, I went skiing in San Cassiano for over 10 years: from my 6 untill my 17 years. Very very nice place !

Cheers, SN-A330
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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Thu Jan 29, 2004 7:30 pm

Winter? It's not winter! It's the middle of summer!!

Ah well - the subjective nature of world seasons strikes again.

My vote goes to Thredbo, NSW:



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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Fri Jan 30, 2004 12:39 am

SN-A330,

San Cassiano and the whole region is amazing, isn't it? I'm planning to go there again by the end of this year!

Rgds,
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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Fri Jan 30, 2004 12:53 am

VRG772, the Alta Badia region is great but seems to be lacking snow the last years. I remember as a kid, there was at least 2 m. of snow.

But it's still a beautiful region with very nice people and great Italian food !  Smile

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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Fri Jan 30, 2004 12:56 am

Fritzi,
nice! I saw the race on Saturday on the telly - I really like the stunt that Gedina pulled on the last jump before the finish Big grin Is the public allowed to ski down the Hahnenkammrenn when it's not used? I've always wanted to try the Mausenfalle - one must be absolutely insane to do it (for those who are unaware, it's right at the beginning of the World Cup slope, and the skiers usually jump/fly around 80 metres!).

QFF,
when I was in Australia we actually visited the darn place - though it was in the summer, so no skiing but plenty of walking all the wya to mout Koz-how-do-you-spell-it-anyway.

As for me, I won't be skiing this year due to school, but next year the plan is to meet up with my family in Sölden in Austria and celebrate my cousin's 30th birthday.

As for my previous destinations, off the top of my head I can remember: Skie in Norway, Hafjell in Norway, Annaberg in Austria, Val d'Isere/Espace Killy in France, Les Arcs in France, Risoul in France, Val Thorens/Les 3 Vallees in France (where Courchevel - the fun altiport - is also located) and Saalbach in Austria.
 
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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Fri Jan 30, 2004 1:04 am

CPH-R,

Yes, you are allowed to ski down the Hannenkamm Streif if you wish to do so. The only thing is that the hill is only prepared for this one competition. To prepare some parts of it, they have to connect the pist machine to metal wires, otherwise it wouldnt be able to make it up. They also have the Austrian Military helping out with the course preperations.

I´ve gone down the hill a few times and I must say that it is really hard, even for good skiers.

I would get down on my knees and kiss your feet if you would go over the Mausefalle at full speed! (if you still had them afterwards)  Nuts
 
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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Fri Jan 30, 2004 1:07 am

I somehow doubt that I would still have my knees attached to my legs after a trip over the Mausefalle at full speed Big grin

Interesting that the Austrian military is involved - but then again, it's a high profile competition, so I guess it needs to be prepared 100%. Not like at the anniversary a few years ago where the "Föhn" had almost cleared the mountain of any snow  Insane
 
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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Fri Jan 30, 2004 3:57 am

Gotta go with Steamboat Springs, CO. Learned to ski there, and it sure as hell beats the only other place I've been, Hidden Valley Ski Area, St. Louis County, Missouri.

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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Fri Jan 30, 2004 5:40 am

I have skiied a lot of different places, but I still think that Vail, Colorado, is the best in the world. It's hard to beat the combination of great terrain, snow conditions, lift system, village, and access via Eagle airport.

In North America, Whistler/Blackcomb, Canada, is a close runner-up. The conditions occasionally suffer due to the lower altitude (I have seen rain at the base, which really sucks), but it tends to be less crowded than Vail. It has one of the best lift systems around, and the drive from Vancouver alone is gorgeous enough to make a trip worthwhile.

In Europe, I have enjoyed Courchevel/Trois Vallees, France, and Lech/Zuers/St.Anton in Austria. I love how you can keep skiing for miles and miles, from village to village. Nothing quite like that in the States. In Austria I had some of my most incredible adventures on skis when I went off-piste with a guide. Also Europe has better food on average than North American ski resorts, both on the mountain and in the villages. The town of Courchevel in particular has an impressive collection of Michelin stars scattered among its top restaurants.

Zermatt and St. Moritz, Switzerland, are also fun, but I was less impressed by their snow conditions and, in particular, their lift infrastructure (i.e., too many T-bars, and long lines full of pushy people). However, the scenery is incredible (the Matterhorn at Zermatt, for example), there's always good hearty Swiss food, and at glamorous St. Moritz you can mingle with the rich and famous.
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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Fri Jan 30, 2004 8:01 am

If I am going to Quebec....Mount St. Ann. But if I am going to ski in Ontario I usually just go to Blue Mountain....not too far from home.

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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Fri Jan 30, 2004 5:40 pm

If and when I can afford it Mammoth mountains CA.
 
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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Sat Jan 31, 2004 12:44 pm

Im going to have to say Vail. But only because I live here and work for the Ski Resort, also the only other place I've ever ski'd was Aspen. I much prefer vail over Aspen although I will be going to Aspen on Monday for the day.

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RE: Where Do You Go Skiing?

Sat Jan 31, 2004 1:00 pm

Never been to any of the big name places yet- only resorts I've skiied at are Snow Trails in Mansfield, OH & Clear Fork in Butler, OH, S.T. being the better of the two. Our school's ski club may go to Seven Springs in PA in March & I may take that trip...that'd be the biggest place I've been to.

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