No-one to ski with!
Posted: 29 August 2007 07:27 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Does anyone know of a tour operator or like minded people who cater for people who have no one to holiday with. Due to spouse who doesn`t ski and friends with dodgy backs and knees it would be nice to find similar people to socialise with.I don`t mean "singles" holidays or require helicopter trips, or discos. Just good skiing, good lunches, good social apres ski,good evening meal, lots of laughter (no one too serious) and a good nights sleep. There must be others like me who are not 21anymore,happily married,and still allowed to go off for a week and have a good time.

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Posted: 30 August 2007 08:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Have you considered the Daily Mail Ski mag’s reader trips? They run two or three each season and groups are of very mixed ages and abilities. From what I have heard, they are a lot of fun. Get in quick though - they are popular!
 
Also, some resorts offer a ski buddy system: the Ski Welt runs "ski bunnies" (not a great name I know, but..). It’s a meeting point for lone skiers wishing to ski with others. You turn up at 10am ior 1pm, at one of seven meeting points around the mountain, then (hopefully) get to ski with a bunch of others. Check out the Ski Welt website. One of our reporters tried it last year and was impressed apparently.
 
Good luck. I’ll try and check out some other options for you.
 
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Posted: 03 September 2007 05:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Also try Neilson-go to their website-they do special solo travellers weeks and they also have a forum on there where people can arrange to ‘buddy’ up for a ski trip.
 

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Posted: 06 September 2007 06:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks for your efforts, but I don`t want to be tied to limited dates, resorts, or people that I have never met.  The enquiry was really aimed at something that probably doesn`t exist. I was hoping there may be an organisation that worked like a travel agent or tour company but had a way of allowing possible customers a chance to meet at a regional event or "get together". The other thing which would be nice to find are people that love the skiing, but just as important enjoy are all the other aspects of the holiday. I`m not interested in people that just talk and live skiing, there`s much more to a winter break. Maybe someone may have some ideas out there !

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Posted: 13 September 2007 03:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Hi Scully, I am in the same position as you - my partner doesn’t ski and my 16 yr old son snowboards but is getting too old to want to go on holidays with his Mum and if he does that ties me to school holidays!
Last April I went on a ski long weekend with a company called Spead Breaks.  They offer week long trips also.  I enjoyed it very much, but essentially though they are "singles" holidays, their parent company is a speed dating outfit! There were a couple of other people who had come away without partners, but most very singles.
I’ve looked around for other organisations that offer holidays for people travelling on their own but the few that there are all seem to be for proper singles.
Perhaps those of us that want this service should set it up ourselves?

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Posted: 14 September 2007 03:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Hi Jo, I`m glad and relieved to know that I`m not the only one out there.  I tried Micks suggestion of having a look on the Neilson site, but again it tends to be a majority of younger people who are willing to share and take "more chances" with fellow holiday makers. Perhaps if Wendy reads this she can advise me if it`s possible for me to send my e-mail address to her so that if anyone is interested we could communicate and maybe get some ideas off the ground and at least give a background to who we are and what we`re looking for on a good skiing trip. 

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Posted: 14 September 2007 05:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Since I read this discussion yesterday I’ve been doing some internet research to see what else is on offer.
I found a "find a ski buddy" section on Skiline’s website, where people do give out their email addresses. Mostly youngish people again, but a few in their mid thirties plus! http://www.skiline.co.uk/searchpages/skiBuddy.asp
Flexible Breaks also offer "Buddy Breaks" on mid week trips. <a >I” class=“forum” target=“_blank”>http://www.flexiblebreaks.com/singles_ski_holidays.htm
I</a> can’t find much else. I definately think there is a gap in the market here either for a "find a buddy" service or a tour operator specialising in holidays for independant skiers/boarders.
As you say maybe WTSS would be interested in helping out and maybe setting up a "buddy" section on the website.

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Posted: 19 September 2007 08:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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This might be just what you are looking for?
 

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Piste</a> Pals is a newish site dedicated to solo travellers.
 
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Posted: 21 October 2008 11:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Try the forum at http://snowheads.com it’s always busy. Loads of them meet up at things like the ski shows or at snow domes and dry slopes. The site does a few trips they call ‘bashes’ that seem very popular with singles/solos/whatever but it’s not just the organisers doing trips. The general people on the site seem to be hooking up with each other and making up little groups all over the place.
I’m in the oppostie situation myself in that I have too many people who I want to ski with each season but if I was stuck, that’s the first place I’d look.

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Posted: 22 October 2008 04:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Agree with S Keer. The snowheads forum has a section dedictaed for people looking to hook up

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Posted: 16 March 2009 01:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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We booked our holiday with [url=Catered” class=“forum” target=“_blank”][url=http://www.arcticbeaver.com]Catered]http://www.arcticbeaver.com]Catered[/url] Chalets in Chamonix[/url] and they placed us in a shared chalet so were able to meet up with some great people.

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Posted: 16 March 2009 01:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Oops sorry - above link is broken - should be http://www.arcticbeaver.com

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