Name: Sally Black
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by Sal Black - Dec 17, 2008
Pros: Nice little area, compact, good value, friendly.
Cons: Terrible rentals, access road dodgy if fresh snow.
by Sal Black - Dec 18, 2008
Pros: Great atmosphere, nice people, skiing can be anytime from November to May
Cons: Very unreliable snow, extreme weather, when good - fantastic, when bad - hmmmm
by Sal Black - Dec 19, 2008
Pros: Duty free, great food, excellent ski area
Cons: Remote and hard to reach, ski area barren and all intermediate.
Pros: Sunshine, snow, ambience, history, good infrastructure
Cons: Some fragmentation in lift system, some of the rich people are rude
Source: Engadin - St. Moritz
by Sal Black - Dec 20, 2008
Pros: Great views, big cross border ski area, good new facilities and restaurants
Cons: Usual French purpose built problem - little character or nightlife.
Source: La RosiÃ¨re
by Sal Black - Dec 22, 2008
Pros: UK's biggest ski area, great atmosphere
Cons: Rarely fully open, ancient lifts
by Sal Black - Jan 6, 2009
Pros: Reach from Oslo by tram, great atmosphere, fast lifts
Cons: Walk or shuttle from tram stop to slopes
by Sal Black - Jan 11, 2009
Pros: Vast ski area, something for everyone
Cons: Sprewad across 10 separate bases, some better than others
Source: La Plagne
Pros: Intimate, personal village, big skiing area on doorstep
Cons: Biggest ski area a bit of a trip
by Sal Black - Jan 20, 2009
Pros: Superb skiing, great atmosphere
Cons: Busy, fragmented, gloomy
by Sal Black - Jan 21, 2009
Pros: Friendly, sunny, convenient, good apres ski
Cons: Skiing bit bland, scenery bit boring, few trees
Source: Soldeu - El Tarter
by Sal Black - Jan 22, 2009
Pros: Compact, well designed, great snowy bowl
Cons: Some bottle necks on lifts and pistes
Pros: Great snow, terrain, atmosphere and unique experience
Cons: Noisy snowmobiles, bit basic if you like your luxuries, limited size ski area
Pros: High ski slopes, good vertical, good snow
Cons: None, unless you need a giant ski area
Source: GaltÃ¼r - Silvretta
Pros: Quick way in to GrandValira, good leisure facilities off the slopes.
Cons: No real doorstep skiing, no real resort atmosphere, busy through street
by Sal Black - Jan 23, 2009
Pros: Lively, cheap, high altitude = best snow
Cons: Too loud and too cheap if you don't like that kind of ski resort!
Source: Pas de la Casa / Grau Roig
Pros: Laid back, sunny, relaxed ski resorts.
Cons: Slightly fragmented resort base.
Pros: Friendly, great skiing, nice people, good food
Cons: Bit fragmented base, you may be some distance from lifts/centre if not careful.
Source: Canazei - Belvedere - Pordoijoch
by Sal Black - Jan 25, 2009
Pros: Great hotels, hotel to slopes bus service, city centre apres ski
Cons: Inconvenience of bus ride to the slopes might annoy some
Source: Axamer Lizum
by Sal Black - Jan 27, 2009
Pros: Italian attitude but with French ambience on your doorstep, vast ski area
Cons: Quiet resort although border road up the middle made it noisy in other ways.
Source: Claviere - Vialattea
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