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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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
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!!!
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!