How do Italian resorts compare with French/Swiss.Austrian resorts

How do Italian resorts compare with French/Swiss.Austrian resorts

Post by Tim Cra » Tue, 16 Jan 1996 04:00:00


A bunch of us from England are thinking of going to Italy this year. How
does the skiing and the apres ski compare with other European resorts. What
about the general maintenance of the pistes. Is it noticeably less
expensive than France or Austria?

Tim

 
 
 

How do Italian resorts compare with French/Swiss.Austrian resorts

Post by Wayne Britto » Tue, 16 Jan 1996 04:00:00

Just a follow up to the last email I sent, I've just found a
web site for the company I used for my ski trip to Italy.

Equity Travel
     http://www.equity.co.uk/travel/

I'm not an employee of the company. They seemed as good as any
one else. Specalise in inclusive deals, skis, lift passes etc.
I choose them because they were cheap.

Wayne

 
 
 

How do Italian resorts compare with French/Swiss.Austrian resorts

Post by Wayne Britto » Tue, 16 Jan 1996 04:00:00

Hi

I've just come back from Italy, Folgarida. This was my first ski trip to Italy and I was
impressed. I've skied France and Austria in the last few years. Marilleva/Folgarida has 30 odd
lifts, only 2 drags, excellent snow conditions, tree line skiing. Above all the prices were a
lot cheaper than France. I was in Tignes Dec 95, a pint of beer cost 4/5 quid, in Italy 2 quid!
The same goes for food both in the resort and the mountains. It makes such a nice change to stop
for a beer and food without that feeling you've been completely ripped off.  Ski rental starts
from about 20 quid a for 6 days. Lift pass I think was 80ish, I paid an all inclusive price.

The resort I went to links to Madonna Di Campiglio, it has it's own web
        http://www.campiglio.com/Mad/Inglese.htm

SCGB snow reports can be found at:
        http://www.anorak.co.uk/unzipped/ski_club/italy.htm

This resort is I'd say good for intermediates.

Regards

Wayne

PS : Having said all that i'm off to france again soon, but only because my friends have already
booked to go 3-Valleys.

 
 
 

How do Italian resorts compare with French/Swiss.Austrian resorts

Post by Chr. Morgenlan » Wed, 17 Jan 1996 04:00:00

Compared with Austria Italy seems to me a bit cheaper although
the difference is not that significant. I've been to
Saalbach/Hinterglemm a few times which was really expensive, but
Breuil/Cervinia was only slightly cheaper.
If you're looking for high pistes with a lot of a snow you should
go to Cervinia. Skiing starts at about 1600 mtrs. (Valtournenche)
and ends at about 3900 mtrs. The slopes are long but not
difficult but there are a few for the experienced.
You can go from Cervinia to Zermatt, which you really should do.
Cervinia has one disadvantage : it's vulnerable to wind.

Greetings,

Christiaan Morgenland.

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Christiaan Morgenland