Started by Felthorpe in Find a Ski Buddy / Group Trips - 760 Replies
Oh God, I can't take this kind of pressure
Tony - I will leave you on the list then, to ease the pressure, and you can make up your mind at a later date
I'm surprised no-one's suggested the 3 Valleys yet. I think I will add it to the list.
Most of the places/ski areas that have been suggested so far are in France. Has anyone got any favourites in Italy, Switzerland, or Austria that might be suitable for the group?
We may have beginners (like we have for the Jan 2013 trip) so ski resorts need to be suitable for all levels of skier/boarder.
AllyG wrote: This is a quick summary of the situation at the moment:
Ian W - wants January or maybe March
Nelly - can't do January but presumably OK for Feb and March
Me - March a bit doubtful about whether I can manage it or not
Snapzzz - prefers last week in Jan or early Feb but could probably manage Jan, Feb or March (as long as we hurry up and organize it before he books his family holidays)
Icy - wants March
Tony H - Thinks it's too early to consider 2014
Old Andy - said he'd love to come if he could manage it
Bandit - possibly might be considering it - I don't really know
Dids - would like to come 'one day'
Old Boarder - wants Feb or March
Felthorpe - doesn't seem to mind which month
Daved - wants last 2 weeks of Jan or 1st week of Feb
Far Queue - wants January or March
Bedrock Barney + 1 - wants late Feb or early March
Tonypants - not March
Joe Colin - wants January or February
Brooksy - doesn't want school holidays and prefers the cheaper holiday dates if possible
Randyrat - has a group of 4 people, and prefers the last week in January and somewhere not too expensive.
Have I left anyone out, or accidentally included anyone I shouldn't have?
Here are the places suggested so far for 2014:
Snapzzz - Zermatt, Sella Ronda, Les Portes du Soleil
Crispyapplepie - Morzine, St Anton, Alpe d'Huez
Daved - Milky Way, La Plagne (Montchavin and Champery), La Clusaz, Verchaix/Grand Massif
Old Boarder - Les Deux Alpes
Dids - Samoens/Grand Massif
Andyhull - chalet The Lodge in Val d'Isere with Skiworld (around £700-£750 all inclusive except ski hire, January prices)
Tony H - Niederau
AllyG - 3 Valleys
Any more places/ski areas anyone would like us to consider? Would anyone else like to go on the list of those potentially interested for 2014?
I have added Randyrat to the list of those interested in this 2014 group holiday.
The venue is not really ever going to be the issue, its the date as we all have lives.
I'd do the 3V
I agree with you and I think that the date will be the deciding factor for most people as to whether or not they can go on this holiday.
I have had a look at a few calendars for 2014 and I think most school holidays will finish on Friday 3rd January. Hence Saturday 4th January will be the first available date for us.
And half-term seems to be from Monday 17th - Friday 21st February or from Monday 24th February to Friday 28th February.
So - if they put the prices up for both weeks in February then that means about half of Feb is wiped out
Easter is really late - Good Friday is 18th April, so it shouldn't affect dates in March
If we make Saturday 22nd March the last date we'll consider, then it means we have 10 available weeks if we miss out both half-term weeks.
I followed Icy's suggestion and discovered the text box (for comments) on SurveyMonkey, so it would be feasible to post the date survey up on here (in, say October) and ask people to put their J2Ski user name in the text box so that I know they are genuine. And we could let the date voting run for a month and go with the majority decision on this. And then we could let the resort survey run for another month and again go with the majority decision.
We need to make sure we pick some decent resorts to select from.
He prefers the last week in January and doesn't want to book anywhere too expensive (but thinks £399 for the catered chalet in Tignes Les Brevieres for the 2013 holiday is an acceptable price).
Iceman wrote:Thought this was Felthorpe's thread
Icey, you should go to specsavers
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