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our grandparents own an appt comlex (4 appts) in Lenzerhide switz, im there right now lol skiings shitty, there park is alright, everything is set up perfect, but kind of small, the town is retardedly expensive... but the sport buses they have that go around the lake are free and you dont need a car, cause you take trains and buses everywhere, make sure where you go tho you know the language tho
go to val thorens
has pretty much what your looking for in it
and i has a park, its kinda small but not sure whats in it this year as i havent been there yet
not really bro. don't get me wrong, chamonix is fuckin awesome- unquestionably the most gnar terrain of any resort in the world, but its not exactly easy to access, the areas don't connect well compared to many other resorts, you get way more from cham if you have a car. frankly cham is a poor choice for first time vistors to europe unless you're a keen ski-mountaineer and you have local friends that know it really well. plus its an absolute shitfight on a pow day, and the "who has the biggest skis/who skied the raddest lines" machismo gets old in the bars pretty quick.
a much better choice for an easy access resort that offers everything you and your old man could want is val d'isere or tignes (same ski area). the valpark in val d'isere is now one of the top 5 in europe no doubt check it out from last year http://vimeo.com/16962899
the quantity and quality of lift accessed terrain is incredible, great tree skiing in le fornet and tignes les brevieres, all kinds of huge open powder fields, chutes, cliffs and big steep faces in the high alpine. good snow record too.
avoid 3 valleys, yes in terms of kms of piste skiing its huge but compared to other places the terrain is not top notch, the snow is not as good as other places nearby and if you stay in val thorens where the snow is better, there's no trees so in bad weather its a nightmare.
when are you planning on doing the trip?