Snowboarding in Europe

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  1. SamSteveCarlaMax

    SamSteveCarlaMax Read Only Funster

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    Hi Everyone

    We are hoping to go to europe snowboarding in our motorhome. We went last year but in our little Mazda Bongo. We went to Morzine in the french alps, we were not very succesful in finding camper/motorhome stops. Hoping to be a little more organised this year and gather a bit more information so over to you guys & gals anyone got any snowboarding destination which are suitable for us motorhomers, any advice information greatfully received. :BigGrin: Thanks
     
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    HI you Guys, Sälen or Åre in sweden great pistas and many snowboarding slopes! plus there's many wild camping Area's for the motorhomer, but make sure your motorhome is designed for winter use's, plus alegal requirement is, winter tyres from november to march, or you won't get over the border into Sweden, enjoy the white stuff where ever you go!:thumb:
     
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    When is it you are looking to go?

    There are two trips out this season by the looks of things. Some are going out in January because they have no school committments.

    Some of us with Children are out in February, there are endless opportunities and as regular Skiers for several years using the motorhome, be happy to offer advice. :Smile:
     
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    No rivalry exists between the two groups travelling, but we are getting on the slopes first! NA, NA, NANA-NAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:Laughing:

    We'll be with you next year Haggers!!!!:thumb:
     
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    Firstly, hats off to you for braving the Alps in a Bongo, I suppose with 4 on board, the body heat generated helped greatly!
    Like Paul (Haganap) said, there are 2 informal groups heading to Val Thorens in January and February.
    Val Thorens is the highest resort in Europe and has the advantage of a bookable and serviced Aire just 100 metres from the slopes. You will need good batteries and supplimentary power in the form of a genny of similar due to there being no hookup for other than short periods from the service point.

    We will be in resort with our Niece and Nephew, 8 and 12, from the 6th Jan for 2 weeks. Another small group will arrive around the 14th Jan although I don't know how long they are staying.

    Group 2, headed by Haggers, will be visiting Val Thorens during the school half-term. You will need to watch out for detail of this when he posts them on 'Rallies and Meets'.

    There is lots on these forums ref. skiing, use the search facility at the top of the MHF homepage to find all manner of advice, controversy and foolishness!

    For details on the Camping Car parking at Val Thorens, just visit-

    www.valthoparc.com
     
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