• Mixed difficulty slopes on a budget

    From Ede@21:1/5 to All on Sat Sep 17 03:50:17 2016
    A small group of us are heading over to Europe (from New Zealand) at the
    start of next year (February) and are looking for a place to go skiing
    for a week that will cater for people in the group that are new to
    skiing, so offers beginners lessons as well as having black runs that
    will challenge the more experienced members of our group so that they
    wont get bored.

    We are quite happy to be anywhere in Europe.

    All of us are students so budgets aren't that flexible but would be
    looking for a place where accommodation is around 20-25 per person per
    night (no idea if that's possible), and has easy access to the ski
    slopes as we will be reliant on public transport.

    Does such a place exist? Any help would be greatly appreciated




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  • From BrritSki@21:1/5 to Ede on Sun Sep 18 14:30:39 2016
    On 17/09/2016 04:50, Ede wrote:
    A small group of us are heading over to Europe (from New Zealand) at the start of next year (February) and are looking for a place to go skiing
    for a week that will cater for people in the group that are new to
    skiing, so offers beginners lessons as well as having black runs that
    will challenge the more experienced members of our group so that they
    wont get bored.

    We are quite happy to be anywhere in Europe.

    All of us are students so budgets aren't that flexible but would be
    looking for a place where accommodation is around 20-25 per person per
    night (no idea if that's possible), and has easy access to the ski
    slopes as we will be reliant on public transport.

    Does such a place exist? Any help would be greatly appreciated

    You're going to have problems finding anywhere at that price imo,
    especially as that is school holiday period when everything is booked
    and expensive. My experience is with France and Italy and I can't think
    of anything that would meet the cost condition.

    Maybe there's somewhere in Eastern Europe, Bulgaria for example...

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  • From Ede@21:1/5 to All on Tue Sep 20 00:49:04 2016
    Didn't even think of school holidays!

    Are they at similar times throughout Europe?
    I've had a little look at them, but they seem to be different in each
    province of each country so it appears its always a school holiday




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  • From BrritSki@21:1/5 to Ede on Tue Sep 20 09:41:07 2016
    On 20/09/2016 01:49, Ede wrote:
    Didn't even think of school holidays!

    Are they at similar times throughout Europe?
    I've had a little look at them, but they seem to be different in each province of each country so it appears its always a school holiday

    Yes, UK is mid-Feb, France is split into 3 zones which have separate
    weeks in Feb. Italy also Feb.

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  • From Greg Hilton@21:1/5 to All on Tue Sep 20 03:50:55 2016
    there is a very good graphic showing European school holidays here

    http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=124749

    If I were you I'd either go late Jan and go back before the holidays kick in or go early March when most have gone back.

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  • From BrritSki@21:1/5 to Greg Hilton on Tue Sep 20 13:26:48 2016
    On 20/09/2016 12:50, Greg Hilton wrote:
    there is a very good graphic showing European school holidays here

    http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=124749

    If I were you I'd either go late Jan and go back before the holidays kick in or go early March when most have gone back.

    Useful link, noted thanks. I knew where to get French hols, but not all
    of them.

    Must ask daughter and husband about Italian holidays in Feb. I know the
    school where she teaches has a week pencilled in, but when (as last
    year) they'd lost several days already due to meteo alerts, they use it
    to catch up.

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  • From The Older Gentleman@21:1/5 to Ede on Thu Sep 22 12:45:37 2016
    Ede <Ede.122280b8@skibanter.com> wrote:

    A small group of us are heading over to Europe (from New Zealand) at
    thestart of next year (February) and are looking for a place to go
    skiingfor a week that will cater for people in the group that are new toskiing, so offers beginners lessons as well as having black runs
    thatwill challenge the more experienced members of our group so that
    theywont get bored.

    We are quite happy to be anywhere in Europe.

    All of us are students so budgets aren't that flexible but would belooking for a place where accommodation is around •20-25 per person pernight (no idea if that's possible), and has easy access to the skislopes as we will
    be reliant on public transport.

    Does such a place exist? Any help would be greatly appreciated-- Ede

    School holiday time, and so expensive time, but try Bareges/La Mongie
    and St Lary-Soulan, both in the French Pyrenees.


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