Discussion in 'General Skiing Chat' started by bladerunner, Feb 4, 2016.
Stayed there last year - it's amazing and I suspect this is not the only one like this.
Temperatures pretty extreme also - one morning -15• but we positively tropical in the motorhome
It's only extreme if you attempt it in a Brit van!
The whole site was an ice rink when we arrived. But the snow tyres are amazing .. Absolutely no drama. ANOTHER 6" snow overnight. Presently 22'c inside!
That's not extreme.... that's madness
OK tell me, I have been skiing for over 35 years sometime 3 times a season and for the last 10 driving in the car, I love my motor home, but I would never in a million years contemplate living in the mountains in it to ski. You get back wet with gear to remove and store/dry, skis to store, boots to remove and store/dry. All in a space that's tight to work in with summer gear! So its hotels for me and dam the expense!
Never stayed in St Anton, been to Lech and Zurs and skied/bus over though.
We will be out in the Alps next week.
2 Adults, 2 Teens and 2 big dogs in a 6 berth 7m van.
Never had an issue with drying kit or storage.
It just takes the right van and a positive attitude!
I can do wimp sitting in my cosy hotel after a great day on the slopes and minus 20 outside!
and you seemed quite sane when we met..
We do t shirts in the van and open a window at night or it gets too hot!
The perception that motorhomes are cold and damp inside in winter is just not true.
We have seen -27 outside and we are always nice and toasty at 20 degrees plus.
Moisture management is needed though. We open all windows during cooking breakfast for a while to purge any moist air. Condensation is not an issue if you ventilate in this manner. The open window at night helps too.
The only difference from summer camping is that taking the van skiing is more fun!
I reckon you need to come and join us Jim!
Charlotte deserves a treat for her promotion!
Each to their own like..... But there's no way I'm taking mine skiing .....
I'm with you on this, particularly coming back to a van after a days skiing.
For 30 odd years we've done the package deal and if you're flexible there's bargains to be had, we did a week in Tignes "Crystal Finest" hotel before Christmas £350 each - that's for flights transfers and half board, an added bonus was 2 for 1 lift pass offer - so £500 all in plus spends.
Off to Les Arcs in March similar deal.
Now when I retire I will give some thought to the MH route but only on the basis that I have 5 - 6 weeks to play with.
OK to deal with each-
The skis and boots go into the heated ski store ready warm and dry for tomorrow.
Wet suits are either on hangers in shower, or hung up in the personal bathroom that is adjacent to the pitch.
Après ski is half mile swim followed by sauna and steam room.
Evening meals have been pre frozen and carried in 80l freezer in boot. Wine is courtesy of cite Europe.
Evening entertainment is usually dvd.
Roughing it it is not, though I will accept it is not necessarily cheaper.
So far 3 full weeks skiing St lofer, Kitzbuhel and St Anton for around £50 each per day.
It IS cheaper for us at half term.
Half term week self catering accommodation for 4 in VT is about £3000!
Then you need to add flights, transfers, excess luggage for skis and kit and it gets silly.
Free tunnel on Tesco vouchers, £120 for dog travel and passports, £500 fuel for travel and heating, food bought with us, €120 for parking and services.
Including ski passes and a couple of meals out, we'll have change from £1500 for the whole trip.
Can't argue with that!
And you get views like this!
You can also change at last minute to suit snow conditions. Package you are stuck with location, and somebody else's bed.
The whole reason for getting our motorhome was le ski - everything else a bonus.
Don't you find you have to drive off every few days to fill up with LPG? We have two cylinders that last about a week when it's not too cold.