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No one knows. Most experts expect that Christmas will cause a significant spike in Covid cases due to more travel and social gathering and a strong motivation to "flout the rules". This may partially compensated by speedy rollout of vaccines, but we don't know yet how this will go. If the spike is significant, it's quite likely that the government ...


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Japan? Pretty cheap to fly to from anywhere in the world. Fairly standard western country prices once you get there (certainly less than the Alps!) Very good ski facilities and ski-worthy weather. Christmas isn't particularly celebrated beyond a bit of themed advertising in shops. Christmas is a normal work day for most people. Japan in general is awesome.


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Nothing, NOTHING, is certain and not subject to change during a pandemic... If additional measures become necessary they will be implemented and announced. Is opening of ski resorts on 7th of january confirmed? No. It is not confirmed. It is the planned reopening date communicated to the ski association on Dec 11, before the "new" situation in ...


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Ireland gets enough snow to to make a mess of the traffic for one or two days every every other year, and some people even take snow boards up the mountains when this happens, but there are no ski lifts or anything. We are many things, but not a winter sports nation. We do have have a dry slopes that you can ski on all year. There's two in Dublin: ...


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Pakistan. It has one of the most beautiful and scenic skiing slopes in the world. Malam Jabba and Naltar to name a couple. There are no Christmas based festivities either. Your flight might be costly but that’s just about it. Rest of the stuff isn’t costly. Malam Jabba Courtesy: dawn.com Naltar Courtesy: Wikimedia Google for Shimshal, Rattu, ...


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Skiing in Ireland, good luck man. UK looks more reasonable, but still. If you insist, try the Ben Nevis in Scotland. But it is not next door if you live in Ireland. I went there from London. That's great because you have a night train that takes you up there. From Ireland the Alps are easier to reach than any of the UK resorts! Ryanair has scheduled ...


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Categorically NO! I am a woman, I live in Iran, I go skiing EVERY week, I wear the same gear I wear when I ski in Europe or in the US. I am never, ever accompanied by men. Funnily enough, the slopes are the least 'Islamic' places in Iran and it is really amazing to see what young (unmarried) men and woman get up to there - it would make any Westerner ...


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Unless your luggage is a back pack and you are willing to wear your skis this is not possible. Pedestrians are usually allowed onto cable car lifts and in some cases chair lifts (although you would be unable to carry any bags for the latter). If you have a look at the piste map: http://www.cervinia.it/en/inverno/skirama Then you can see that between ...


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The practical answers are Japan and South Korea, both ~6 hours away (plus connections) from Thailand, Korea being a smidgen closer. Both have very developed, mature ski facilities -- you may recall that Nagano, Japan hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics, and Pyeongchang, Korea will follow in 2018 -- that cater to all levels and needs. In Hokkaido, in particular,...


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Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol, offers everything you are looking for. The city itself offers a lot of activities. There are ski resorts directly accessible from the city center accessible by cable car. Otherwise there are shuttle buses to nearby areas such as Axamer Lizum, Schlick 2000 and a bit further the Stubaier Gletscher. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in ...


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If you are prepared to pay €15/day, you might just as well stay at a proper campsite (with toilets, water, etc.) I don't think booking car parks in advance is generally possible (never noticed it in the resorts I went to but I usually stay away from the biggest, most popular resorts) but it might be a good idea for campsites. Some potentially useful ...


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In general, you cannot find such thing. Christmas is a massive holidays around the world, often with holidays from schools, so you have many tourists that go around the world in such period, so nearly everywhere you will find price hike. This is independent if in the destination Christmas is celebrated or not. The same for flights (but here if you add few ...


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www.bergfex.com has a list of Swiss ski resorts, including an overview of the closing dates of some of the major resorts. Engelberg/Titlis officially closes on May 26, and is one of the resorts that are pretty close to Zurich.


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@Dirty-flow already provided a good answer but note that some ski resorts occasionally extend their opening dates later in the season depending on snowfalls. It's mostly for locals/week-end skiers as advertising it in advance and having people book expensive trips would be too risky at that time of the year. Mid-March on the other hand should really be no ...


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From http://winter.morzine-avoriaz.com: Official opening dates of the Portes du Soleil Ski Area : From 21st of December 2013 to 27st of April 2014 Official opening dates of the Morzine-Les Gets Ski Area : From 21st of December 2013 to 13th of April 2014 So it should be possible to ski there in March/April, but it depends on the snowfalls


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Actually there is a site that did all this work for you. You can look at SkiCentral and then do search by country. Most resorts in England there are a few more listed for Scotland offer dry slopes rather then actual snow but there are a few that have actual snow like Weardale. You can also look at UK Ski Club Map to get additional information The best ...


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In the Tyrolean Zillertal Valley, you can ski all year round at the Hintertux Glacier. They claim to be the only resort in Austria where you can ski 365 days a year. In the French Alps, you can ski during Summer at the Glacier of Tignes.


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If you're staying in Arc 2000, then you need to keep your evening's entertainments to places in Arc 1950 or Arc 2000. You can walk between the two of them. From Arc 1800, you can (with great care + some torches + the odd bit of walking uphill) get down to Arc 1600 after the lifts close. You can't get any higher. From Arc 2000, you can also get (with care ...


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I have just got back from my holiday in Tignes and while there asked this question at the tourist office. They confirmed that the service is still running but has a new timetable which I have included below: Tignes -> Val d'Isere Tignes le Lac 08:50 10:30 17:00 18:10 19:20 Tignes les Boisses - - 17:08 ...


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You can’t really do proper skiing in Warsaw. You are trapped on an endless lowland around Warsaw, you don’t get to see much snow nor hills. To do proper skiing you need to go to Zakopane (8 hours by car/train). The highest hill near Warsaw is 700 metres at the Nartraj in Chrzanów ski resort, but it is 3 hours away. A Ski Resort within 2 hours is Ski ...


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I'd look at it the other way round. French ski resorts are closed up to and including 6th January. At some point before then, they will review how the pandemic has changed since announcing that decision on 11th December, and decide if the conditions have improved enough that it is now safe for ski resorts to open. I would be very surprised to see the resorts ...


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You could go to Yudonosan. It's just a bit further but distance wise the closest to Gassan with a ski rental service. The tricky bit here is that there is no train access to this place. you need to have a car or take a taxi (17km from Gassan train station). Since the season there ended in March however, I do not know if they are still open when you go there. ...


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Arapahoe Basin, in Colorado has a very long season. Not a full 12 months, but most years they're open into June, sometimes early July. It's not glacial, but I believe it is the highest ski area in North America. The peak is just over 13,000 feet, on the Continental Divide.


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Norway also has summer skiing spots. On the tourism website for Norway, some of them are listed, claiming they're the largest : the Stryn Summer Ski Centre, at elevation 1600m the Galdhøpiggen Summer Ski Centre, at elevation 2600m, claiming some powder snow. the Folgefonna Summer Ski Centre, which is a glacier.


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No. The highest mountain in Yemen (and the entire Arab peninsula) is Jabal an Nabi Shu'aib, and is 3666 metre high. Citing Wikipedia: Although the summit is not snow-capped like its counterparts in northern Lebanon and Syria, there have been reports of snow on the peak and frost in the winter is there daily. In other words, even at the highest point in ...


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There's a book called "Patagonia: The Andes, a Guide For Climbers" by John Biggar. Its main focus is climbing, but also covers ski-mountaineering: This new edition has expanded coverage of the whole range, with many new photos and route diagrams plus extended coverage of the ski-mountaineering opportunities in the Andes.The book contains details of ...


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La Molina's own website says that there are train and bus options. The bus is provided by Sagalés and runs once daily, departing Barcelona at 06:30 and (if I understand correctly) departing La Molina at 16:00. I'm not sure how much time that would give you on the slopes. Note that it is dependent on there being enough interest on a given day. The train is ...


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I've flown into SLC Airport 3 times in the winter to ski at the resorts in Park City and once for Deer Valley and have rented a car each time. I've never had a problem with driving due to the snow. Would the rental cars typically offer winter tyres? - The rental cars I have rented have all come with basic all-season tires. Is the snow cleared often? - Yes, ...


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