Resorts with lots of bubbles

Resorts with lots of bubbles

Started by OldAndy in Ski Chatter - 9 Replies

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OldAndy posted Sep-2012

I have no idea what/where/when/with who my skiing forays will be this season - yet.

I know I'm going, may get in two you never know my luck.
The issue lies around other people at the moment.

May sneak a week in with my sister - if the surgeon says she is fit to ski!

OH and I may go - if she can make up her mind.
Which is where I need your help and suggestions.

Sking with OH is a lovely holoiday - it is a holiday where I ski rather than a ski holiday as I have to embrace the vagaries of a non skiing wife.
Which means a March trip for better chance of some warmth and sunshine.
Also the complexities of what works for us with regards to resort and accomodation.

Bubbles are the key!

OH loves getting up the mountains, loves the scenary etc and particularly loves having a drink in the sunshine while I ski.
Courchevel works brilliantly in this regard - bubbles everywhere.
Serre Chevalier, last season, was pretty good. Not great up the mountain but down in the valley OH loved it. Her other mountain enjoyment is walking. Not mega up in the snow trecking but strolling around on track and paths. SC was great for this in March as the south facing side of the valley (no skiing) was snow free and delightful apparently. Courchevel, and other higher resorts aren't great for walking, still too much snow cover.

The big question.
Where has good uplift for the non-skier and has the potential for walking and other things down in the valley.

I have started to have a look round with ideas, like staying down in Le Chable and skiing Verbier for example.

All ideas gratefully received.
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reply to 'Resorts with lots of bubbles'
posted Sep-2012

Prosecco goes down well in Arabba!

reply to 'Resorts with lots of bubbles'
posted Sep-2012

Sadly I have nothing useful to add to this either; my first thought was about alcohol. What does that say?

Far Queue
reply to 'Resorts with lots of bubbles'
posted Sep-2012

How about the Jungfrau region. Either Wengen, Grindlewald or Murren.

Options for non skiers almost everywhere, as part of the ski-lift system involves the use of the mountain trains. There are sledge trails around and last time I was there these were also being used by walkers, but there is also plenty of walking in the valleys. Easy to get to Interlaken or Thun by the train and then you have plenty of things to do. You can get all the way up to the Piz Gloria restaurant by cable car. I would say that it may be worth a look.

reply to 'Resorts with lots of bubbles'
posted Sep-2012

Thanks FQ ...
We had a pretty disastrous stay in Grindewald a few years ago. Don't think suggesting there would get me any brownie points.
Although on paper it is a good idea.
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Dave Mac
reply to 'Resorts with lots of bubbles'
posted Sep-2012

The Sport Hotel in Obergurgl. It is attached to the Hotel Crystal that has indoor pools/outdoor pool, steam rooms etc.
Five meters from the door is the Gondela, no queues.
Restaurant at the mid station.

reply to 'Resorts with lots of bubbles'
posted Sep-2012

My OH is in the same boat...does'nt like skiing but likes walking the trails , bit of pampering , swimming in pool etc. Last year we went to Sauze which she really enjoyed, Before that we have been to Le Corbier which again was OK for her as she really enjoyed the outdoor pool that looks up the mountain...and the snowflakes falling as she was swimming. Le Corbier is good because a well know TO does cheap hols there...does'nt take a rocket scientist to work out who.
Carving leaves me all on edge

reply to 'Resorts with lots of bubbles'
posted Sep-2012

Two resorts come to mind - Madonna di Campiglio or Schladming.

Topic last updated on 16-September-2012 at 23:46

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