My family and I are taking a trip to Europe next year during my christmas break. What ares some great places (with decent parks) in Switzerland, Austria and Italy. Thanks guys +k for help. (I'm from MI)
some other great places to go for park are mayrhofen, laax, tignes(for the val park in the next valley but without not so much of the jumped up attitude of val d isere, and the tignes side/back country) les 2 alps for park and being so close to la grave, Val thorens in the 3 valleys has an awesome park and with access to a shit tonne of off piste. Saalbach in austria isnt bad and im sure more of the euro ns will be able to tell you about italy as i just dont know about it much.
are you planning on hiring a car? because if you do you can easily swap between the austrian resorts for a days riding, whether it be you base yourself in a place with good back/side country and then travel for a day to ride a decent park or vice versa it can be pretty good.
Have a look at Zermatt if you can (home of the matterhorn). Its definitely my favourite european resort, incredibly beautiful village, and not sure if you meant ski touring but if you did you can get that done there too. Plus it's the highest you can ski in europe (up to 4000m) and from the top you get a great ski all the way down to Cervinia in Italy.
If you get the chance to ski in Europe GTFO of the park. There are practically no legal boundaries (beside in italy) which would keep you from skiing some of the biggest and gnarliest mountains in the world.
Yeh we don't have ski area boundaries over here just if you are gonna go ski some big make sure you know what you're doing and carry the usual transceiver, probe, shovel and be prepared to pay for rescue. I know here I ski you can buy something with your pass called carte noir which covers my rescue costs if they're needed, definitely worth having just in case.
James 'Woodsy' Woods said: - "I still compete on the first pair of 179s that I got. They are the perfect niche for me." bullsh*t they're suspects
the 3 valleys in france are sick and huge! chamonix is insane and then from there you can carry on down to the aosta valley in italy to pila which has a sick park. austria is full of fun places like st anton and mayerhofen and everywhere has sweet night life. have fun!