Wot Heathwave - any new snow?
So there I was in Geneva for the weekend, thought I'd pop up to Chamonix and view the sights from Aiguille de Midi. Not so, rain, low cloud and cool temps! Forecast appears...

Best resort in France for off-piste, powder
I'm spending a week in France from Feb 7 and thought someone might be able to tell me the best resort to ski (I'm advance, my girlfriend's intermediate). Don't really care about nightlife, m...

2 Alpes glacier conditions
End of season, but surprisingly much better weather at the end of this month than late June through mid-August. A week spent in very reasonable conditions with the snow staying hard

Resort Advertising in UK Newspaper
Plz apologize if this is off topics for this NG. Could someone tell me what the best UK newspaper "classified" are for advertising an appartment holiday rental proposal for skying ?

Valle Blanche
I heard that Mont Blanc is closed to tourists. Anybody know the state of the Valle. i was hoping to ski early january?

ski job in italy
Ciao tutti, i was wondering if there are any people in this news group who can help me find a job as an english translator, ski tech, or ski guide in italy prefferably in the dolo...

Checking boot size?
Any tips for checking boot size? **embarassing story follows** I've recently wondered if my ski boots are too big or not. For years I have been buying shoes too big, I meas...

Child friendly Europe resort & operator ?
Hi - does anybody have any recommendations on good European family resorts please ? Parents have skied before, 6-year old never skied (but he's very keen!) - we'd like a resort which ha...

October, November skiing in Austria
Hi, I am planning to go to Austria for one week skiing. I was told Hintertux would be the best choice with good snow conditions guaranteed. Since this summer was rather warm an...

Re:Monthly newsletter
Hi, I`m looking for someone to help me write a monthly newsletter on all aspects of skiing.I wiil publish a bio at the end of the piece detailing that you were the one who wrote the article or wh...

Summer Skiing in the Pyrenees
There may be no snow in the Alps but after a bumper season in the Pyrenees this winter some people still found enough to amuse themselves last weekend. Report in French (with photos) from...

Andorra - Help in finding accomodation
Hi, Does anyone have any useful sites for booking accommodation in Andorra (Soldeu, Arinsal or Pas de la Casa)? Cheers Trev (PS remove the 99 from my e...

Changing bindings?
I'd like get my conventional bindings changed for touring bindings, but I've never changed bindings before. Can the skis actually cope with it? will the fitting still be strong enough?...

Space Available on Ski trip to Bad Gastein, Austria (2/27/04)
Fellow Skiers, I belong to a major ski club in Northern NJ and run an annual ski trip to Europe. This year we are going to Bad Gastein, Austria, leaving from Newark,NJ on 2/27. Bad Gast...

Why Is Austria Skiing Dirt Cheap For USA Right Now?
I'm looking at a price of $575 for airline and 7 nights lodging in Innsbruck for early January. I've seen several places offering similar deals right now for Innsbruck. I've never been to ...

Apartments in Verbier for the entire winter
Hello, I am hoping to do a season in Verbier this winter and I am wondering if anyone knows how to find an apartment there. Any info would be great. Thanks.

Cheapest way to ski the new year ?
Has anybody any recent experience of booking a late deal at New Year? (I have noted some Google posts from pre 2000 that suggest that good offers are difficult to find, but cannot find anyth...

Kit Purchase: UK Vs The Alps
Having gone away last year I have really gotten back into my skiing after a bit of a break, and can easily see myself getting away twice a year for the next few years. I have therefore decid...

Monterosa - where to stay?
Myself + 3 others are thinking about heading to the Monterosa area in N. Italy over New Year. Can anyone recommend where would be a good base? Champoluc, Gressonay or Alagna? Any ideas for h...

Record heatwave closes Mont Blanc to tourists
A fine article in today's Observer: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1020327,00.html Recommended reading for everybody interested in skiing and the envir...

Cheap accom in Chamonix?
I need to find accomodation for 9 lads in Chamonix for 3 nights starting 23rd Jan 2004. looking on chamonix.net The Office - Hotel accommodation seems to do what I want, cheap, ...

Info for Ski Trip to Austria.
I am a first time Austria skier. When does the season start, where is the best place for an itermediate skier, should I take my own equipment or rent? Where is the best place to fly into. Th...

accomadation in ischgl
I am planning a holiday to Ischgl and would like any info on accommadation I am planning to drive and so am intrested in private, b&b or hotels. We will be a party of 4. I look forward ...

Lets hijack the Snowdome!
A gigantic walk-in fridge with even something to play with? Lets get some guns from r.s.a, take each other hostage and hold the police off by pretending to negotiate! Until the weath...

Saas Fee in October
Has anyone skied in Saas Fee in late October? How does it compare with e.g. Tignes at this time of year? Also any suggestions for cheap accommodation (e.g. dortoir type)? Th...

Czech Republic trip report
Just back from a week at the 'Hotel Ski' in Nove Mesto na Morave (a resort in Moravia). Can't really comment on the winter set-up, but it certainly seemed ideal for cross-country (Langlauf W...

More on Deux Alpes
At end of this post, a report from a different source to last time, but from someone who skied all week on the glacier up to end July (another resident trainer)... Given current heatwave, co...

Skiing Stag do?
My brother is getting married in Feb, so was considering the option of a ski weekend stag do. We'd probably fly into Geneva, then aim for Verbier or Chamonix. Has anyone ev...

Courchevel 1850 Hotel
Can anyone recommend a hotel in Courchevel 1850 that is comfortable, well-located and not insanely expensive? Richard

Meribel Vs Mottaret Vs Courchevel
Help We're trying to plan a skiing holiday for mid-Jan 2004. The more I look, the more confused I get. I guess it's down to 3 possible locations: Meribel - Sounds like lots ...

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