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Old 04-10-2007, 05:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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My romantic plans for skiing and huskie dog sledding in Riksgransen, Sweden (arctic circle)from the 13th - 19th May have evaporated today - no accomodation available at all. Does anyone know where you can definitely ski in europe at this time? Things are getting desperate so I may decide to include US/canada in the criteria even though we're only going for a week (from UK). I'm looking for somewhere that is unusual/picturesque/quirky for me and the girlfriend. Needs to have more than just 2 ski lifts to keep us occupied for the week as we're both experienced skiers.
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There are many skiing places and accomodation up in the alp's.
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Where can you go skieng in the Alps right now with enough snow on the pistes? I am just curious to know.
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My romantic plans for skiing and huskie dog sledding in Riksgransen, Sweden (arctic circle)from the 13th - 19th May have evaporated today - no accomodation available at all. Does anyone know where you can definitely ski in europe at this time? Things are getting desperate so I may decide to include US/canada in the criteria even though we're only going for a week (from UK). I'm looking for somewhere that is unusual/picturesque/quirky for me and the girlfriend. Needs to have more than just 2 ski lifts to keep us occupied for the week as we're both experienced skiers.

So did you go, if so where did you go?
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We went on the 12th-20th may and flew to kiruna in sweden, hired a car and stayed in Narvik in Norway. We skied the first day in bjorkliden and the rest in Riksgransen. unfortunately our plans to ski Narvik and Abisko were scuppered as the season was ending for the smallest resorts, snow was melting and the resorts had closed a week before or on the day of arrival. weather was ok but it was warm and rained part of the week. We managed to ski all days except 1 when it was really raining hard. The midnight sun was amazing and the night skiing on wednesdays and Fridays was an experience I'll never forget. I would thoroughly recommend it as a trip but be warned food and alcohol are not cheap! Sadly we didn't manage to get a husky ride as the weather was too wet. Next time I intend to go a little earlier in the season but not much! NB heliskiing is very reasonably priced and meant to be excellent - 50 each ride. I was severely tempted but resisted the urge.
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It sounded like a great holiday, would you rate it out of 10?
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It sounds like a lot of fun to me!
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Tignes Les Brevieres, France amazing resort in a massive ski area called The Espace Killy its got it all great wide blues and reds and the best off piste ive found in Europe. The village is small but has bars like Vincents a Dutch run bar and plenty of places to stay close to the lifts. I stayed with Self catered Apartments Tignes Les Breviers found the apartments excellent value and really near...well everything!
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Tignes Les Brevieres, France amazing resort in a massive ski area called The Espace Killy its got it all great wide blues and reds and the best off piste ive found in Europe. The village is small but has bars like Vincents a Dutch run bar and plenty of places to stay close to the lifts. I stayed with Self catered Apartments Tignes Les Breviers found the apartments excellent value and really near...well everything!
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This does sound like a very romantic holiday. I hope you are able to settle the accommodation issues.
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