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(Cross posted with Japan forum)
Apologies if this has come up before - I have done a search but got swamped by the information - what would people recommend as the best ski resort in Japan based on things such as:
number and variety of runs given that our party ranges from beginner to intermediate
ease of access
add ons like hot springs etc
reliability of snow in January
good skiing weather
ease of use by non Japanese speakers
not ovverun by Australians (confession - I am one and while I do like to meet a fellow countryman oversease en mass we can be a bit much)
I've done a bit of skiing in Europe and Australia but know nothing about Japan other than that the snow is supposed to be excellent but there seems to be a bewildering number of ski resorts out there.
All advice gratefully received. more »
I am going on a skiing trip to Gulmarg, I have booked a private chalet there for 2 months , January and February. Looking for people who want to join this Himalayan expedition! Gulmarg is least know ski resort with best curry powder.
I will be travelling solo to St Anton this week(March 16th-23rd). I am an advanced snowboarder looking for other people to ride with and/or meet up for drinks. It's my first time in St Anton so any tips and advice particularly on offpiste riding would be welcome.
Looking forward to hearing from you
It seems that skiing Afghanistan is also possible now. I was surprised to read this article http://www.tetongravity.com/blogs/Why-You-Should-Ski-In-Afghanistan-6513707.htm
I am going to Hakuba on March 5 for 8 days. I am not skiing as I have just had an operation on my knee. Does anyone know what day trips on the local bus/train can be undertaken. I am planning on going somewhere different each day and returning to Hakuba at night. I am thinking of nearby temples, villages and anything to experience the local life. Thanks.
I've seen some posts previously about skiing in China and I've been asked about it by friends quite a bit so I did up a post about some ski resorts I went to on a recent trip. They're really really cheap and very local but not entirely exciting but if you're just getting started, they're perfect.
My blog post is here: http://www.ipooprainbows.com/budget-snowboarding-in-northeast-china/
Hope some of you might find it useful!
Hi! Looking for information for fit couple in 60's who are Nordic skiers for Tromso adventure end of February 2013. We ski on flatter and rolling terrain. We self-cater and are vegetarian. looking for a private cabin or other lodging with kitchen. Northern lights a top priority. How do we get started?
Heading to Georgia for a couple days of skiing and then a tour/ ski mountaineering. Mestia is the country's third ski resort (opened 2011), located high up in the Caucus range. Very few western groups have been to the area, but there is daily air service and flights are under 1k from most US cities, 500$ from European capitals.
Some exploration, some cat or maybe help-skiing depending on what we can work out. Looking for a couple experienced skiers with own gear to join. Feel free to message me or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm planning a surprise vacation for my parents who like to vacation in the hills. What are the best options with the following criteria:
1. Indian vegetarian food throughout at the place of stay.
2. Budget of total INR 250000 (approx. 4700 USD - including flights ex-India)
3. 3-4 nights of stay.
4. One short (say half-day) sightseeing each day at the most.
5. Property, views, service to be great.
I'd hoped to be able to go skiing with my son in mid March but it's had to be put back to the second week of April.
Now that usually means high and therefore (again usually) France but I'm a bit tired of going to Val d'Isere and Courchevel all the time. So has anyone got any good ideas?
I've been looking at resort guides and many of the other French resorts don't really appeal either (Val Thorens, Les Arcs, Alpe d'Huez etc) but it seems as if Lech (Austria) might have decent snow this late in the season. Is this correct or does anyone have any other bright ideas?
Thanks very much in anticipation.
Do I really need instructor if skiing for the first time?
Actually, I am a fast learner. But my question is is it possible to learn skiing only with help of explanation and watching videos?
Also, please some advice about clothes? If you do not do this professionally, do you need ski outfit?
If anyone is looking for holiday or season accommodation in the Arlberg or other areas of Austria, I found the following web-sites useful:
Looks like we missed any cheap airfares to Japan by Jetstar this year . In previous years the sales came out in Oct and Nov but not this year. Anyone know if Jetstar is likely to issue any cheap fares to Japan for travel in January 2013 now or is it too late in the year?
Interesting, slightly bizarre blog of a 33 year old anxious chalet girl telling it how it is. Funny!
Going skiing in Kitzbuhel. I come from the tropics and ski only once every several years so I see no point in buying skiing jackets and pants. Can I rent these in Kitzbuhel?
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