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alastaid



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Anyone got any good skiing trips

Hi,

Was considering going skiing this winter, I have driven before, taking the Hull-Zebrugge ferry and then a long drive in one go to the French alps. However the place we usually stay isn't available, and I would like to have a more serene journey there and back, breaking it up over two days and staying overnight somewhere nice. Has anyone else done this and got any good recommendations where to stay for both skiing and the overnight stops there and back?

Thanks

Alastair

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Grenadier



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Can't tell you where to stay en-route, I have always driven in one hit. Although from Zebrugge Reims might be about half way. But I can tell you where to go Thumbs Up

http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic49064....p;start=15 Monsieur Le Grenadier

I've not been everywhere, but it's on my list.....

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Huttopia



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And I can vouch for that, St Gervais is spot on for a family ski holiday. Thumbs Up

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Birdy



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Further afield, but the best - and best value - skiing is perhaps to be found in Bosnia.

Bjelanica which hosted the mens events in the 1984 Winter Olympics, or Jahorina which hosted the womens (which I personally preferred, possibly because I lived nearer).

Both resorts now built up since the war, but both close enough to Sarajevo to stay there more cheaply and commute in the Defender.

Check them out

Peter

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WeiB.beer



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I’m a member of snowheads http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/

It’s a wide and varied group of like minded people, typically ranging from 30’s to 80+ year olds.

I’ve been on quite a few of the club trips, this year heading to Alleghe in the Italian Dolomites in January and then Val Thoren in April for some end of season snow.

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NickEJ



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Come to Slovenia. You can stay in Ljubljana for the sights and restaurants and skiing is only 25 minutes away at Kravavec. Cheap too.

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Sulisuli



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Another vote for St.Gervais, 6 trips to date and seventh next year Thumbs Up Being a sewage diver at least I know how deep the 💩 will be at work today.
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Inigo



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Used to do Calais to French Alps in one hit before kids (and not in a Defender). Post kids, now usually stop off in each direction and certainly if taking the Defender.

Normally choose a Novotel as they are quite cheap, reasonable quality, don't mind you turning up late, can squeeze four in a room and are usually close to the main road, often in a retail park or similar. Dijon is a popular one. Also stayed in a Hotel Kyriad on the last trip, more of an aparthotel, but we squeezed loads of us in. I've seen plenty of these by the roadside as well, so obviously a growing chain.

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