where should i go?

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where should i go?

Post by t-$ » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:00 am

forgot this site logs me out, so i'm not gonna retype everything again.

hi folks, long time, no talk. hope you are all well!

moved back to europe, got a break in march, looking for backcountry ski places.

thinking norway, but not opposed to austria or alps in general. trying to keep it within a reasonable budget cause i'm po folk. got any specific recommendations for me?? planning now so i can get lodging and flights. thanks in advance!

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Re: where should i go?

Post by Woodserson » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:32 pm

Explain “move back to Europe” I find this intriguing! Also where are you n Europe? This might help shape advice for budgetary reasons. Post pics, yo!

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Re: where should i go?

Post by fisheater » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:54 pm

Europe??? I just discovered some easy access glades at a soccer field just outside of Traverse City. I was planning on reaching out to you for snow reports

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Re: where should i go?

Post by t-$ » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:54 am

hey ya'll,

it's good to see some old names again and read through threads once more! ahhhh, it brings me back to the good old days of just 2 years ago :lol:

fishy, yes i'm sad that i didn't get a chance to ski with the mi crew except for a couple of ya. maybe next time i come home in winter we can make it happen. btw, if you go up to the leelenaw pen, there is a golf course called bayle farms which is some phenomenal skiing. nice hills, some steeps, and a group of local tele skiiers who were way better and more old skool than i. i was only introduced to it last winter but made for some nice afternoons (and apparently the owners have given skiiers their blessing so it no problem to go out there, best access is off the road in back)

as far as why i moved back, well i just found repatriating much more difficult than i thought. i was living in west germany before going back to michigan, and now moved back here to dusseldorf. maybe i'm a socialist at heart, i don't know.

but the upshot of living in central europe is that travel to most other places is is like ridiculously dirt cheap. so the travel bit isn't the expensive part. (round trip flights for less than 50 bux a lot of times) but going to places like chamonix or the really well known resorts is too $$ much for me. finding the best places to ski is what i need help with! anyone skiid norway?? i feel a strong calling to go to telemark and visit the home of our sport. worth spending a vacation on??

thanks for any info or suggestions all!!!

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Re: where should i go?

Post by Leo Tasker » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:36 pm

I'm currently living in Norway and it's pretty awesome - different areas will suit different types of skiing, there are the flatter plateaus for long tours and also steeper mountains for more downhill focused stuff. The trail networks are really well signed and maintained during the winter, and the DNT (Norwegian Trekking Association) has hundreds of manned and unmanned cabins throughout the country for overnight stays. XC and ski touring is really ingrained in the Norwegian way of life, so its very normal (and easy) to use buses, trains & planes while toting ski equipment.

However, none of this comes cheap! Norway is super expensive for just about everything, food, drink, accommodation, etc. Definitely something to be aware of if you're planning a trip!

If you prefer lift accessed skiing, places like Andorra and Bulgaria will be far cheaper places to go than the main resorts in France and Switzerland.

Hope this helps!
Cheers, Leo

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