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.
There is a daily train leaving Amsterdam at 20:31 and arriving in Munich at 7:10 the following day. The trains leaves Munich at 22:47 each evening and arrives in Amsterdam at 8:56. The price very much depends on when you travel, when you book and how much comfort you want to have. Details can be found on the Cityline website.
From Munich you can take a ...
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: ...
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.
Google for Shimshal, Rattu, ...
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 ...
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 ...
In Switzerland, there are 2 ski resorts where it is possible to go skiing in summer. This is because of the glaciers there. The ski resorts are:
Saas-Fee: Saas-Fee is not open year-round, but the summer season is between: 14.07.2012- 28.10.2012. For 2013 you can assume that more or less the same dates are available.
Zermatt: Zermatt is open year-round. You ...
Although the other answers are OK, I will use the opportunity to advertise one peculiarity in the area where I live: midnight sun skiing..
Yes, you read that right. The ski resort of Riksgränsen, Sweden advertises with midnight daylight skiing, possible every year in May, and midnight sun skiing. Midnight Sun skiing is usually heli-skiing offered a few days ...
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 ...
I'm not a winter person but I heard on the news that many dutch people come to Willingen Hochsauerland for skiing. That is a 4h ride from Amsterdam by car. The longest ride is 2km and an altitude difference of 240m. They even have floodlights to ride at night.
I know of a few options you can have in the Northern Hemisphere that may appeal:
Timeberline Lodge in Oregon, USA - open twelve months a year.
Whistler-Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada. I was there 3 days ago :) Has a glacier you can ski on in summer!
Italy has quite a bit of summer skiing at Cervinia Zermatt, Italy. The link is some photos showing you ...
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,...
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 ...
Summer skiing is definitely a thing. For Europe, I found an article that says many places used to offer it, but now it's pretty much just Les Deux Alpes, near Grenoble. But then this article disagrees and lists a bunch of others (and has pictures.)
And according to this Globe and Mail article, if you head to Whistler you can be taken by bus up to a glacier ...
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 ...
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 ...
Yes. It is easy and you have several options. From the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Airport, you can easily reach ski resorts located in the Salzburger Land or even in Tyrol. There are buses. You also have the possibility to take a taxi or shuttle. Eventually, you can rent a car.
As an example, Faistenau and the Fuschlsee are only a 30 minutes car drive from ...
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.
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
@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 ...
Apologies for taking so long to respond back, been busy at work.
Okay here is a summary of my experience in Val Thorens and the costs involved
Note this does not include rentals, flights and accommodation which I already paid for at an earlier stage.
On arrival in the evening; 13 euros for pizza and coke
Next morning: food supplies 25 ...
You probably have been there already and should give some feedback. I provide here some background for later reference.
I do not know specifically about Val Thorens but I can give an overview of budget for skiing in the French Alps, I think it could apply to any resort there.
First, ski pass, accommodation, equipment renting are the biggest budgets. A ski ...
According to Snow Japan,
For most resorts, the ski and snowboard season in Japan generally
starts around mid-December and goes through until around early April.
Opening of course depends on the level of snow that accumulates at a
particular resort, and some resorts do actually open as early as late
October ("early skiing") and can continue to ...
Weather Forecast site gives ski resorts close to Bangalore:
Closest ski resort: Auli (India) 1968 km
Second closest ski resort: Kufri (India) 2027 km
Third closest ski resort: Manali (Himachal Heli-Ski) (India) 2147 km
Fourth closest ski resort: Solang Valley Ropeway & Ski Centre (India) 2152 km
Fifth closest ski resort: Gulmarg (...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...