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> French Alps in December?
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post Apr 15 2007, 01:32 PM
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Is this a good time to go? Where should we go for a good combination of snowboarding and "other" stuff - ie villages?

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post Apr 15 2007, 02:17 PM
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QUOTE(andrea @ Apr 15 2007, 08:32 PM) *

Is this a good time to go? Where should we go for a good combination of snowboarding and "other" stuff - ie villages?

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Hmmm.... sorry I am not very knowledgeable about the alps, I will let people who have actually been to the villages as tourists answer you.

If you are on a short vacation, you might consider Austria or countries more to the east, cause there is usually good snow in december in french alps, but without any guarantee that it will be great...

Don't stuck yourself too much up north or down south, as this will limit your operations range, if you need to move to find good snow.

Be sure to enquire about the alpine resorts prices, as some are really, really posh.


Aaaannnnd.... there are the Pyrenees! No guarantee that there will be good snow or good weather, but I like them better. Andora is a great spot.
And I shall be skying in the western Pyrenees in december 2007, hopefully. Which means that snow/weather permitting, we could arrange something, if you have last minute flexibility!


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post Apr 15 2007, 03:03 PM
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Hmmm snow was really late this year and I don't think it arrived at all until about January!! My mate was working in Austria and the snow was really late. Global warming I suppose.


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post Apr 15 2007, 04:32 PM
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QUOTE(rbisset @ Apr 15 2007, 10:03 PM) *

Hmmm snow was really late this year and I don't think it arrived at all until about January!! My mate was working in Austria and the snow was really late. Global warming I suppose.


This year was really special in fact. Normally the resorts open in november, and by december there is usually enough snow. But as I said, you are safer in Austria, and eastern european countries are developping their resorts, possibly with lower prices for a time.

Apparently the bears and other winter-sleeping animals (how the hell do you say that in english?) have had a hard time, not knowing when to go to bed.
And early spring gets easily caught up by late freezes, which is also hard on vegetation.
Global warming is on the bench.

Ski-wise, it was the ideal year to go travelling devil.png


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QUOTE(peacefrog @ Apr 15 2007, 10:32 PM) *


Apparently the bears and other winter-sleeping animals (how the hell do you say that in english?) have had a hard time, not knowing when to go to bed.
And early spring gets easily caught up by late freezes, which is also hard on vegetation.
Global warming is on the bench.

Ski-wise, it was the ideal year to go travelling devil.png


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post Apr 15 2007, 05:37 PM
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QUOTE(rbisset @ Apr 16 2007, 12:21 AM) *

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Hell, of course, and it is the same as in french, where did I leave my brains?

Thanks crazy.gif


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