Wintersport here we come

Six glorious days skiing and boarding - who can say no.

 

 

Where. Val Thorens - The highest resort in the French Alps sits at 2300m and has guaranteed snow.


There are over 600km of slopes with 330 runs catering for complete beginenrs to very advanced. It's possible to ski/board to and from your chalet.


It's a great resort, the accommodation is basic but who cares when the snow is so good.

 

 

Expected costs are:

370euro for Accom + 6 day Lift pass.
200euro for transport. (incl petrol, winter tyres, toll charges)


This calculation includes all the hidden costs (discovered during last years trip) - the final amount may depend on how soon we book and the availability of transport but this should be pretty accurate.   For transport *I* am planning to drive but train tkts are still available for 208euro on the Thalys from Amsterdam CS.


I'm going to be booking the accomodation SOON before the prices go up, so if you're coming don't delay in letting me know.

 

This event is in collaboration with the AmsterdamClimbers.com 

 

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  • Peng F.

    Paula, it's good that you are flexible on the place. Actually it's not hard to find good place and arrange other things, as long as we can fix the number of persons. Normally, I feel 4-6 people would be optimal. So how many are we now, 3? is there any other interested? Let's say from 3rd of March, ski in some good resort in Austria for a week, or half.

    February 6, 2012

  • Paola T

    well, I havent set up my mind for Schruns... always open... and yes, I want to do the entire week. the thing is that I have already the half of the week compromised :) I am going to Gaschurn from wednesday 7 onwards. SO I would like to plan something for the saturday until the tuesday and thn join my friends on wednesday. but hey... but we can go to that place you mention at first.

    February 6, 2012

  • NearlydutchDan

    Just glorious, a great bunch of people.

    February 5, 2012

  • Sanjay B.

    oh! grass is always greener... :D. I am afraid I dont have any, as we just came back from Val Thorens. Hopefully you make it this year..or..I heard there is going to be more snow next year :D

    February 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Feb we've got something on every weekend, March we're going to Prague, April we have friends visiting from the US and we're also going to Berlin, and May my parents are visiting for the whole month! Add that with a budget to watch, and guaranteed employment only until July, and that's reason enough to wait until next year for a 10 day ski vacay! Would you like to plan a trip for me that fits our schedules and budget? I'd be happy to consider any options you come up with, Sanjay...

    February 5, 2012

  • Peng F.

    Paula, I thought you wanted to plan a trip a bit longer than that, like around a week. And Schruns, it seems quite small for winter sport. [masked]m, 1 black, 5 red, and 10 blue slopes. Have you set your mind on this place? By the way, I'm planning to go to Winterburg next weekend, anyone interested?

    February 3, 2012

  • Paola T

    hey there, I am planning on going to some place in 3-4 march, trying to stay there until the 6. I was thinking about going to Schruns in Austria.
    there are many ways to reach the area, by train or by plain. anyone interested? I have already a friend travelling with.

    cheers,
    paola

    February 3, 2012

  • Sanjay B.

    Hey I just saw this mail and couldnt help reacting...sorry if I am cloggin inbox but whats is the big deal!February, March, April, May(Val Thorens season for eg:)...cant you make a ski trip in 4 months? or 3 months? come on Emily! :D

    February 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yep, I doubt it too! :( We're hoping for next year though!!

    February 1, 2012

  • Himanshu B.

    Emily, I really doubt you will go skiing this year :)

    February 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Peng, we're still interested, but 8 days is too long for us. Our maximum is a 5 day trip, with 4 days of skiing, and it depends on which weekend it is!

    February 1, 2012

  • Peng F.

    Is there anyone organizing another ski trip? I feel I've been waiting for too long, and time is running fast. I'm interested at a trip to Solden, Austria for a weeks at the end of February. It's a one of the largest ski resort in Austria, and one could even ski in the evening there. one offer I found: http://winter.husk.nl/oostenrijk/otztal_arena/solden/appartementen_gletscherstrasse.htm?view=prices#dur-x
    Anyone interested?

    February 1, 2012

  • Sylvie

    I hope that there'll be other ski trips organized, I'd like to join!

    January 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's looking like Feb isn't going to work out for us either. :( Maybe we could plan early to take a whole week off and go next season?

    January 29, 2012

  • Paola T

    well, then lets plan for a long weekend on february? may the organizers of the last trip share with us the details of your trip? it seemed to go very well :)

    who else is in??

    January 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    My boyfriend and I would definitely be interested in a ski trip in Feb, though the weekend trip was mostly what we were looking for, or perhaps an extra day added on one end, but I'm not sure we have the time to take a whole week off work...

    January 19, 2012

  • Paola T

    but I would suggest an entire week... one weekend seems too short...

    January 19, 2012

  • Paola T

    Hi guys, I would be up for another ski trip end february... anyone interested?

    January 19, 2012

  • NearlydutchDan

    sorry too later for my trip but Himanshu Bahl is organising a weekend trip. See above comments, he is still looking for people.

    January 10, 2012

  • Sanjay B.

    wow! and wat jammer!! Sad I joined this forum too late. Can I join? any slightest possiblity? :)

    January 10, 2012

  • NearlydutchDan

    Hey Himanshu,

    I'm more than happy to merge/combine events - though i am not sure how that will work. We have got 16 people all paid up travelling to Val Thorens in 4 weeks. All the cars are full up, there's not much room for changing things.

    But by all means use the same destination/dates - I think it might be a little late though.

    Dan.

    January 2, 2012

  • Himanshu B.

    Hey Dan,
    I have a meetup running for skiing as well. Is it possible for us to combine the two ? I can then put the same destination and dates as your's in my meetup. then we can all travel together.
    what do you think ?

    http://www.meetup.com/cultiA/events/45600642/

    January 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Peng,

    We also don't want to sleep in a bus. We were hoping there was an option for us to fly there ourselves. We're still open to suggestions...

    December 15, 2011

  • Peng F.

    Hey Emily,
    Sorry for the late reply! I've tried miniski before, it was nice, but it was a bit hasty, we need to sleep in the bus. I feel very uncomfortable that way, and stay in hotel for two nights and come back in the same way. If we drive there we need more holidays and would be a pity if only stay 3 days. hmm... I'm still interested, but not sure about miniski. if you/your boyfriend already made you mind for miniski, you could start booking without me. otherwise no good offer'll be left.

    December 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Peng,
    Are you still trying to form that additional trip? My boyfriend and I are interested, but we were thinking that a mini ski might be better for us than the whole week trip. What about any of these?
    http://winter.husk.nl/miniski
    http://wintersport.sunweb.nl/miniski
    If it doesn't work out to go to the same resort or at the same time as the other group we don't mind. Though that weekend and the prior week do work for us, and that resort looks awesome.

    December 11, 2011

  • Peng F.

    Christian, I see. thanks for informing me! Brenda, no problem, maybe next time then. Also, thanks for informing!

    December 10, 2011

  • brenda

    sorry, peng. i couldn't get my holidays...shame!!!

    December 9, 2011

  • Christian S.

    Peng, I am already in because someone dropped out two weeks ago. I forgot to take my name from the waiting.

    December 8, 2011

  • NearlydutchDan

    Peng by all means see if you can get a group going. Good luck. If you do we'll see you there :-)

    December 7, 2011

  • Peng F.

    http://wintersport.sunweb.nl/zoeken.aspx?N=4294965908
    http://winter.husk.nl/zoeken.aspx?N=4294966979
    But we really need to confirm about this trip, so we could start booking. Some of the hotels aleady start being booked out. The situation is we will not stay in the same hotel as the other 16 guys, but we could still meet each other, and probably ski and club together, I guess. so Christian, Nadine, Mark and Brenda, could you confirm about this trip?

    December 7, 2011

  • Peng F.

    Dan,
    I think we agreed if we have enough people to form another group, we could book extraly, and meet you guys on the mountain. Can we still do that?
    Drenda and the others in the waiting list,
    Now I see there are 5 of us, so it's a good number for form a group, since normally the package is for 3-6 persons. I can still see some offers from those websites from 300 to 500 Euro including accomodation, skipass and transport. Please find the link in the next post...

    December 7, 2011

  • NearlydutchDan

    Brenda & the rest. Well we are all booked up and everyone is 100% committed so I don't expect a place to come free. Though we have 16 people there is a small chance someone drops out. If that happens I will of course get in touch.

    December 7, 2011

  • brenda

    i need to sort out my holiday time.....i put myself on the waiting list.

    December 7, 2011

  • NearlydutchDan

    Ok I've turned on the waiting list. Christian I cannot move you - I think you need to RSVP NO, and then YES again.

    Good luck I hope you manage to sort something out. Of course if you do, keep in touch.

    November 8, 2011

  • Christian S.

    Daniel, I am still interested in joining. Please add me to the Waiting list. Thanks!

    November 7, 2011

  • Peng F.

    Yeah, that'd be nice. I guess there is no harm to add some more possibility.

    November 7, 2011

  • NearlydutchDan

    Peng, for sure - I can turn on the Waiting list if you like ! Let me know.

    November 7, 2011

  • Peng F.

    Eva, if you are still interested, maybe we can wait for more people, and form another group, go by bus, and meet the other guys on the mountain. How do you think, NearlydutchDan?

    November 7, 2011

  • NearlydutchDan

    Yea shame - we're all booked now. Next year :-)

    November 7, 2011

  • NearlydutchDan

    cool - looks like a good site - maybe for next year :-)

    October 31, 2011

  • Peng F.

    Dan,

    Good to hear from you.
    Here is the link, (a random one, maybe not the best)
    http://wintersport.sunweb.nl/frankrijk/les_trois_vallees/val_thorens/residence_le_chamois_dor.htm?view=prices&month=20121&transporttype=BU&dur-x#dur-x

    Hope to see you on the maintain.

    Peng

    October 31, 2011

  • NearlydutchDan

    Hi Peng,

    well we have now 16 people and 4 apartments so at the moment we are complete.

    where did you see the offers for Accom, Skipass and Transport - cos that's a brilliant price...

    If we get more interest we might be able to get another apartment.

    Let me know where you saw that advert so next year we can do it cheaper :-)

    Dan.

    October 31, 2011

  • Peng F.

    Hi, I also like wintersports a lot. I've been in Val Thorens before, it's indeed a very nice place. I'd like to join you if possible. About the transport, have you considered going by bus? some agents provide this service, included in the package, it might be easier, and more economic. I saw some similar offers around 350 Euro including accom, skipass and transport. Would those be any good?

    October 31, 2011

  • NearlydutchDan

    Due to an amazing demand, we already have 16 people. If you are keen put yourself on the waiting list and if we get enough people we can book another apartment.

    October 26, 2011

  • NearlydutchDan

    We have 14 people now... 2 spots available... :-)

    October 24, 2011

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