Questions regarding sports activities normally performed in Winter.

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Cheap/free ski passes for children

Skiing tends to be fairly expensive sport, especially when you have a family. What is the easiest way to find out what are the ski pass prices in different resorts, and in particular which resorts ...
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Ice Skating near Tokyo/Nikko in the Summer

I was hoping to enjoy some Ice Skating, just for fun during my trip to Japan. I am currently in Tokyo and was planning to visit Nikko sometime soon. I was hoping if there are any ice skating rinks ...
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How to choose where to ski

I have never been skiing and know nothing about it. I wish to surprise someone with a ski travel package (airfare, ground transportation, hotel, ski rentals, skiing admission tickets, and whatever ...
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Places to ski in Ireland (or UK)

During the last years I learnt to ski and I find it very entertaining. Now there is the possibility for me to move to Ireland and I was wondering if there exist some places where you can ski in the ...
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Uncrowded budget ski resort in the Alps with children which is also good to spend time for non-skiers

We are looking for a skiing resort in Alps to visit in first half of March 2014. Which of them is at the same time uncrowded for mid- and advanced-level skiers, while has enough facilities for ...
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What are logistics like for a solo skier visiting Salt Lake City/Park City? [closed]

I've decided I'd like to go to Utah this year to do some skiing and hopefully score some good powder days. I will be traveling by myself. My primary interest is to ski Alta, but were the logistics to ...
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Skiing in the French Alps - by Van

My brother has a Ford Transit which is spacious and comfortable. Our plan is to drive from London to an as yet undetermined ski resort in the French Alps. We plan to pay for parking in one of the ...
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Can tourists go skiing in Yemen?

Is it possible for tourists to go skiing in Yemen? An article talking about the skiing scene in Saudi Arabia mentions Saudi entrepreneurs have seen the demand for snow sports facilities in the ...
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Skiing in Morzine

I have been to Morzine (Avoriaz) twice during the summer but I am wondering is it possible to ski there in March/April? Morzine is in the East of France near Geneva (Switzerland) in the Alps.
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Closest skiing to Indochina

From a developed, connected part of SEA - oh, let's say, Thailand - where is the nearest skiing? Mostly thinking of shortest travel time (eg, to go for a long weekend), but would also be interested ...
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Is it possible to drink alcoholic beverages at Iranian ski resorts?

In Places you never knew you could ski, it's implied that you can't drink alcoholic beverages at Iranian ski resorts: Visit Tehran in winter and salivate over the Alborz mountain range that ...
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Summer skiing in europe [duplicate]

I want to learn skiing and wanted to go this summer while I am in Europe. I have searched a few places like this but could not find a definitive answer. I would like to go in month of July (around the ...
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Summer skiing in Norway [duplicate]

I've heard it's possible to go summer skiing in Norway. Is this correct and where should I go if I want to visit these attractions?
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Do any of the ski resorts near Zurich offer late season (May) skiing?

While none of the hills in and around Zurich offer skiing (though they do make for nice walks in the snow), I'm told that there are several good ski resorts within 2 hours by train / train+bus of the ...
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Ski rental for Mount Gassan

I'm visiting Japan in late May, early June, and I hope to go skiing. Mount Gassan (月山, literally "moon mountain") in Yamagata prefecture seems to be my best bet - it has a ski season of April to July, ...
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How should one go about organising a skiing/snowboarding holiday for a large group of people?

I try to go skiing every year with my university, however this year I want to do something a little different. I know a lot of people, and in turn they know some others, who want to go skiing this ...
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Canadian Greyhound - is there a charge for bringing an extra snowboard?

I've bought a ticket from Vancouver to Calgary, and will have my backpack (checked luggage) and a day pack on the bus. I'm considering bringing my snowboard as well. However, 1) I don't have a bag ...
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Are there Onsen towns with both skiing and geisha?

Last year, I found out that some onsen towns had geisha (and still do!), and that other onsen towns have ski resorts (for example, Zao Onsen), and I wondered if any towns had both. As well as enjoying ...
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Which ski resorts in western Europe offer free lifts (intended for families)?

A lot of people with small children (who can't ski very well) would like to spend some time teaching them skiing, but ideally not pay high fees for the ski-pass for this time. Which ski resorts in ...
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Photo ski-passes in Arabba Italy

Are ski-passes in Arabba issued for a particular person (i.e. do they have a photo associated with them)? Does it apply to all durations? Also are there any free lifts near the town (to teach the ...
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Skiing near Bangalore?

I know that most of the skiing in India is up in the Himalayas, but given that Bangalore is quite high to start with (~900m), and there are higher hill stations nearby... Is there anywhere near to ...
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Ski Resorts during the Northern Hemisphere's Summer

I am wondering what Ski Resorts are available (open) for skiing during the Northern Hemisphere's summer? Level of comfort and amenities don't really make a difference for the purposes of this ...
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Public transport from Treviso airport to Lavarone

We are planning a skiing trip in Lavarone Italy. We are going to land at Treviso Airport however we don't know if there is any public transport available. Any idea where we can find any information?
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Living costs for a week in Val Thorens skiing?

I am just about to go an charge up my Cash Passport card before I go away for a week to Val Thorens. Basing on my knowledge from backpacking last year I was able to spend about 30-50 euros a day ...
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What is the most accurate snow report website?

It's time to ski. But where to go? Where is the snow? What website or resource is most helpful in finding snow stats such as base depth, conditions, and predicted future conditions? I am most ...
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Taking camping food for Skiing in Val Thorens?

I am going on a ski trip with Wasteland Ski in January to Val Thorens and the three valleys also. After looking at some of the restaurants in Val Thorens being quite expensive and the fact that I ...
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Will a biathlon competition affect my ski vacation?

I've bought flight tickets to a ski vacation in Bansko, Bulgaria. Only later I've found out that on the same week the European biathlon championship will take place in exactly the same resort. Will ...
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Ski road trip from San Francisco to New York

I'm planning a road trip starting out in SF and heading across country via a few ski resorts ending up in Binghamton area, New York. The route so far looks like: SF --> South Lake Tahoe (ski ...
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Is the Wachau Valley interesting only to skiers?

I'm doing a trip from Vienna to Salzburg just after the beginning of the new year, probably 2-3 January. I'd like to stay for a day and night in Salzburg, but would also like to do another day and ...
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Are the ski runs easily connected to the Salzburg airport and city?

Im planning to go to Salzburg (Austria) by plane, to ski. How are the connections between the ski runs and the airport or the city?
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Can I go ski in Innsbruck at the end of November, beginning of December?

I'm planning to go to Innsbruck for the weekend of 30th November - 2nd December. However I'm not sure if the ski runs will have enough snow. Or at least the most beautiful ones. In particular, I was ...
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What's a cheap ski location to reach from Amsterdam (Netherlands)?

What are the cheapest ski localities I can go in a weekend if I live in Amsterdam (in the Netherlands). I want reasonably good ski runs (I'm not a beginner), and outdoor. Should I go to France? ...
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What are the opening dates for ski areas at Nagano?

Are there fixed dates for the openings of ski resorts at Nagano or does that depend on the snow fall?
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Which European resort has the best pistes for beginner to intermediate snowboarders?

I'm trying to choose a ski resort for a couple of snowboarders. Here's what we are looking plenty of beginner and intermediate runs which: Long and wide not just 100m nursery runs nor narrow ...
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What equipment do you need for a skiing trip?

I'm preparing for a skiing trip in the Alps with my colleagues (around one week). I have very little experience in this, so I wonder what equipment you should bring. While I understand that you can ...
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Can I learn ski jumping in Japan?

Since visiting Calgary Olympic Park and seeing their exhibit on ski jumping within the ski jumping tower, I've wanted to have a go at the sport, and Japan is the closest country to me (along with ...
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Which is the cheapest ski resort in the Alps?

I'm a total beginner. Where should I go if I want to start skiing at the minimum price? Don't worry if the slopes are bad/small/too easy, if there is snow and it's cheap, that's good. I am only ...
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Newbie snowboarding options a couple of days not too far from Stockholm

We have been to Romme twice to learn and get better at snowboarding. We have spent 4 days each time and plan to do the same this season. What are the best places to do this where you can drive and ...
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Romantic restaurants in ski area in Austria

I'm looking for a romantic restaurant (fireplace, view of the snowy mountains, not too big) in Austria within ski region. The region should be reachable in about 2.5 h from Munich by car. How can I ...
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Are there any natural outdoor ice skating locations in Australia?

I know winter is over now but it likely will be winter again by the time I get back to Australia. I also know there are a few temporary outdoor ice skating rinks but I do not know if there is any non ...
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What ski resort in the US/Canada is reachable from Europe?

I keep hearing messages that skiing in North-America is worth considering as an alternative to the Alps. But I have no clue where I should start looking. So my question is simple, if you need to fly ...
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Are there ski resorts that you can drive to in an evening from Atlanta, GA?

A friend (not yet on Travel.SE...) has recently moved out to Atlanta, Georgia, and was disappointed to discover quite how far it is from Atlanta to the big-name US ski resorts. (The perils of coming ...
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Skiing in BC in November - can it be done as a day trip from Vancouver?

It looks like I should be in Vancouver around the start of November, and I may even have a whole day free (plus the odd half day for some sightseeing!). I was thinking that if possible, it might be ...