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I want to start skiing this winter. And decided to prepare everything a head. I would like to get advises about good resorts for beginers, which equipment to bye and where. And generally how to start
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Re: Skiing resorts

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Re: Skiing resorts

From Lausanne you have a huge choice of resorts you can reach bu public transport, all with good ski schools. Why not rent for the first few times to see how you get on. For many it becomes addictive - but some find it is just not for them.

Torgon is one of the nearest resorts, part of the Portes du Soleil area- and as they work mainly with Brits, the Ski School all speak excellent English. Also Les Diablerets, Villars, Leysins- and so many more.

Perhaps there are others in the Lausanne area who would like to learn as beginners - and you could form a small group (6-10) and then contact Torgon Ski school to arrange for a series of lessons. Also The Ski Company in Torgon is organising fully catered week in Torgon over the New Year, with all meals, lessons, hire, etc. both for skiing ans snowboarding. Contact them and say you will not need transport as you are already in Switzerland for a reduced price. All clients will be Brits, so no language problems.

www.skicompany.net

Gerry is the owner, and Becky and Ollies his right hands. I've used them for school groups, family and friends for more than 10 years. When you look at the booking form, you'll see that it is cheaper if you are prepared to share a 4 bedded room, or apartment. They are the best value around for Switzerland - and if you book 5 hours of lessons per day, at only £100 per week - you'll learn so fast then have the whole season ahead of you to enjoy. Their equipment hire is excellent and again, best value by miles.

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Could you recommend any good places close to Zurich to go skiing for the day?
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Re: Skiing resorts

for the long term rentals Karrer shop just next to train Laufen train station has excellent selection of new and used ski-snowboard equipment. definitelz worht going if you plan to go skiing more than a few times ayear
www.sportshopkarrer.ch
the stuff speaks english too
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Re: Skiing resorts

Flumserberg or Hochybrig are where all the skiers in Zurich head to if you want somewhere easy.

At the moment you need grass skies

Happy to give advice on these locations if you want more
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Re: Skiing resorts

Best way to start skiing is to join a beginners group lesson or private lesson. In a 2 hour private lesson you can get the basics of sliding, stopping and snow plough turns. Equipment is best rented to start and is good to rent in the place where you are going to ski, that way if you have any problems then you can change this easily. Beginners can often have problems with boots so make sure these are comfortable And that you can flex the boot and bend your ankles. Choose a resort that has some variety of runs to allow you to progress from moving carpet to easy blue runs. I am biased but I think Engelberg is greAt with Klostermatte with moving carpet and easy drag lift for day 1 and maybe 2 then move to Gerschnialp to progress onto longer and more varied runs. I am a ski instructor working with Prime in Engelberg and can help to arrange beginner lessons. There are a couple of people From EF interested in beginner lessons so if you pm me then I can perhaps hook you up together to see if dates coincide. More info on costs for lessons here, http://www.prime-engelberg.ch/en/winter/ski-school.html
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From Lausanne, providing the conditions are right, eg snow- it is much cheaper to go to the smaller French Jura resorts. An ideal place to learn for beginners is the tiny resort of Les Fourgs- accessible via Mway towards Yverdon, then before Yverdon take Mway towards Vallorbe/Besançon, up past the much bigger resort of Jougne/Metabief, down the hill then right to Les Fourgs (or via St Croix then l'Auberson). Ski hire right at the bottom of piste next to ticket office, with café/restaurant at the top. Cheap, simple, perfect.
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Re: Skiing resorts

Good website to check and look for the resorts is bergfex.ch. You can find there almost every lift in the country.
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Re: Skiing resorts

The ski area of Metabief as mentioned above is really quite good if you have a car. Very easy to get to from Lausanne and the ski pass is around 20 euro. Not a bad size resort for that price.
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