Ski Trip

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Posted 30th Dec 2019
Hi,

So currently thinking of going skiing with a big group (cousins maybe 14/20 people)
maybe during Feb ?
We would be beginners
Would also need accommodation and transport
Any suggestion would be very helpfull

thanks !!
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Depends what u are looking for out of the holiday. If its character and charm Austria is a good start, look at Mayrhofen or Neiderau. If it is snow conditions, France might be better.
Have a look on google at the areas you like the sound of, google flights, google accommodation, google extras and tell us what prices you have got. I’m happy to offer advice but I’m certainly not doing all the leg work for you.

There seems to be a fairly frequent trend of people just posting that they want a holiday and want people to do the hard work/research and come up with a bargain.
tom2kadd130/12/2019 17:02

Have a look on google at the areas you like the sound of, google flights, …Have a look on google at the areas you like the sound of, google flights, google accommodation, google extras and tell us what prices you have got. I’m happy to offer advice but I’m certainly not doing all the leg work for you. There seems to be a fairly frequent trend of people just posting that they want a holiday and want people to do the hard work/research and come up with a bargain.


Probably around France or Switzerland.
Flight from Easyjet Geneva
We might take the car from Paris (as my cousin live there) to Charmoix France or somewhere in Switzerland.

Accommodation thats the one im not too sure about for a large group.

Just need some advice on the best place to go for first time skiing and at a reasonable place.
Just for a few day to try and have fun learning how to ski.

So asking for advice and place people would recommend just to get an idea

Thanks
Easyjet to geneva.
Alpybus to the door of your apt.
(recommend for cheapness, you book Maeva apts "la riviere")
Ask for a high floor (quieter).

For beginners the slopes at LE TOUR has good beginner practice slope, multiple tows, good angle of slope.
Beyond that the day ticket for le tour & the wider area, nice cruisy blues, that inspire confidence. A red run home if you want to d it...

Beyond that there are lots more slopes (vallorcine runs are good) combined with other mountain tickets.

Use "super U" in town (10 mins walk thru town from apts) for food & drink, (best selection) plus also "petit casino" the large one set back near the cinema (right hand side as you walk towards the centre).

Beer o-clock for RFID card pre-paid beer selection. (so you can try it by the ml rather than make costly mistakes).
Fantastic Italian for decent coffee, sandwiches, pasta meals & pizzas ..14 would be crowded but its superb food! (over the road from beer o clock).
Zero G will sort you for kit hire, waxing & general stuff, all within a few feet of the aforementioned eats places.
Also le dru (good for beer) just changed hands so reviews are missing. set meal options are ok & good value. (same side of street in that immediate area 200 metres from apts).

Take cheap cold & flu remedies with you to keep you going (galpharm brand, poundshop).
Don't forget to buy some jamon cru (smoked is wonderful) from super u, & breads / croissant.
decent bitter? + "Pelforth brune" about 6 euro 45c for 6 bottles. ..nice stuff. OR same price in a bar for a singular bottle!
Your valley buses are free, ask for your "cote pass" at whichever reception you end up staying free bus & train, plus le-mulet for local town centre loops (though you'd all fill it if going together)
Don't be brash & loud in cham, they don't appreciate it & the gendarmes will be beating down your door if anyone reports you for noise.

I tend to get the regular rooms at la maeva riviere (4 beds of 2 bunks, & a pull down double), they do larger 6+

chamonix.com/cha…tml

booking.com/hot…mp;

Take a big multi usb charger! ..limited plug sockets.
toothbrush not a rechargeable as there is usually a problem with the fitting we are used to.
& take your favourite loo roll, as it's pricey out there (thin stuff in apts & everywhere)
If you do Switzland be aware that it is really expensive even by the standards of skiing. If you are going to do France be aware that accomodation is often surprisingly compact when in a big group. Try to avoid resorts or accomodation that require the skibus to the lift station. I did Les Deux Alpes a couple of years back which was nice and suitable for beginners. Very snow sure as has a glacier.
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