Verbier
I have decided on Verbier for my skiing trip this year, after much searching around, listening to first-hand reports and also the strength of the GBP to CHF :-) I have searched on Goo...

Trip report - Bad Hofgastein (GLA-SLZ)
Living in Edinburgh and flying from Glasgow I took expert advice and allowed 2 hours for the journey :-) Having pre-booked with "Direct Parking", 16 for a week, I headed straig...

Millionaire at 31 ... on the Internet
Stephan Ducharme just became a millionaire on the Internet .. and he was caught on tape, revealing everything! Click here : http://www.freeadguru.com/cgi-bin/i.pl?c=a&i=34552 <...

Report from Gastein Valley
Last few days skiing/boarding over Xmas. Bad Hofgastein had some snowy runs but many icy 'motorways'. Dorfgastein had more space with snow. Can ski to the valley. Both had some 'clo...

Moooore Snoooow Pleeeeeease....
Not that I've been out for two weeks, but the talk of Tignes is that "everything's turned to shite on the hill" apart from the Palafour runs that are supposedly holding up okay. The canons a...

Switzerland/Austria/Italy - where to go ?
Hi all. After skiing in various resorts in France for the last five years I have made the decision to venture elsewhere. Therefore, I would like to tap into the wealth of knowle...

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Last minute cancellation because of fog situation. If anyone is interested in a 2 room apartment sleeping 4 then make Peak Retreats an offer (=A310 minimum bid!) and highest bid wins. ...

Garmisch accomadation
Hi there, Looking for recommendations for accomadation in Garmisch. Looking for something reasonably priced and near the train station and buses to the slopes. Thanks ...

Prato Nevoso ..Italy
Does anyone have any experience of Prato Nevoso in Italt .. early March ? Mike P

Geneva to Cervinia
Is there a public coach / train link between Geneva & Cervinia? I'm looking for timetables and costs. Any links with detailed information on how to travel between Geneva and Cervinia ...

Sauze D'oulx
Hi all, I'd love to hear some views on Sauze D'oulx please folks, thinking of booking for late feb and would love to hear the views on the place from some folks that have been the...

Where to go?
I start my XMas holidays next Wednesday, I have until Jan 2nd, we are a family of 4, plus we own a Motorhome, (not a big one mind), what would you do? Drive down to France/Switzerland/Austr...

Global warming & the Alps....
A lot about this in the media lately. And today this... OECD warns on Alpine ski future http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6176271.stm Thing is though, las...

Avalanche Center News and Fundraising Auction
The following announces and promotes our fundraising auction. For news on the website and what is new and improved this season see the "News" section, and in particular the link there to the...

Bad Hofgastein opening tomorrow
With much of the rest of the Gasteinertal opening over the next few days. http://en.skigastein.com/preise-und-zeiten/betriebszeiten/ -- Adrian Remove packa...

Pretty grim start to season
Ok we've had a bit of snow in the Alps, but when you look at snow levels around France it's pretty grim just about everywhere, from the Vosges to the Haute Savoie to the Pyrenees via the s...

Video Clips from Tarentaise Valley in France
Video Clips from Tarentaise Valley in France on my website www.la-tarentaise.com with pics of the Arcs explore this valley with a lot of pics and some videos Ala...

Boot fitter in Salen, Sweden
Hi There I am going to Salen in week 6, and I need my boots fitted by someone who knows what he is doing (because I am not). Can anyone recommend anybody? Salen or Lindvalle...

driving to the (Italian) Alps
I am driving to the Alps (Valsesia in Piemonte) on December 27th. Anyone recommend an ideal route - should I go for the Mont Blanc tunnel or Frejus tunnel? I intend to take ...

driving to the (Italian) Alps
I am driving to the Alps (Valsesia in Piemonte) on December 27th. Anyone recommend an ideal route - should I go for the Mont Blanc tunnel or Frejus tunnel? I intend to take ...

Anyone remember Scorpion skis?
Anyone on here remember the short Scorpion ski, late 70's early 80's - I seem to recall quite a lot of hype over them when launced, but want to know what they were primarily designed for. ...

Tax? This is fucking theft
Just discovered that Gordon Brown's wonderful new increased air tax applies to tickets already booked. Yup, from 1 February, even if you've paid for them already. So I've got to s...

Scottish snow alert!
I just noticed on snow-forecast.com that the scottish resorts are down to catch half a metre of snow over the next 6 days...shame about the 80mph winds but they are swinging around from al...

Skiing with a young child
The last couple of years we've been skiing with Esprit. They've been absolutely fantastic, especially with the way they take them from the hotel, up the mountain and to ski school (followe...

Snowing in Tignes!
It's not exactly dumping, but the morning rain turned to snow. Judging by the tree outside my window there's been about 10cm. It's settling on the road, but I'm fairly sure it's still too wa...

Best Web Sites for Snow Reports in Alps, Dolomites
What are some suggestions? I'll be in Munich next week and have two weeks before the Christmas crush to ski. Downhill and cross-country both. www.bergfex.at seems OK for Aust...

Zermatt Furi - Riffelberg lift
The Ski map at http://bergbahnen.zermatt.ch/e/skigebiet/gornergrat.html shows a lift from Furi to Riffelberg (Q) Is this installation now complete? It does not appear on the lis...

Car Hire BASEL Airport
Hello, Due to a mess up on my part I've ended up booking car hire on the French side of Basel airport as opposed to the Swiss side. I didn't realise at the time of booking (ser...

Reiteralm Dec 10th
Some friends are in Salzburg over the weekend and would like to go and watch the competition to be held at Reiteralm on Sunday. However they do not how to go about it. Do th...

Geneva Car Hire - Swiss or French side ??
Which side of Geneva airport is it best to hire a car when driving into France ? Cheers Iain

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