/ Skiing+learning french - where to go?
I've got the lucky break of a couple of months off before starting a new job early next year, and having always wanted to learn french, feel now is a good time and would love to combine it with skiing. Somewhere with good terrain and lots of backcountry options - most of my skiing has been in new zealand. Only consideration is that I'd be looking to get a small earning job just to get by.. but it doesn't have to be in a mega resorts. Any suggestions where a good place to go would be? Thanks for the ideas!
Eastern Canada - all the back country skiing you could ask for in a French speaking country.
Chamonix? Learn with Insted?
French Pyrenees were going to be my suggestion, too - far more likely to end up speaking French than in most of the Alps...
We've been living here for 4 complete winters and each year find the skiing both on and off piste, day and hut touring just gets better and better. Get in touch if you want specific info.
Avoid cham like the plague... brits can live there for years and not know a word of French!
Pyrennees would be a far better option... and if the snow conditions are pants you can go surfing in less than 2 hours drive away plus if your French is not getting better you can go to Lourdes and pray for a miracle! Win all round!
thanks doug, that's a great suggestion! Sorry I didn't think my message was posted so just seen your reply! Have you been to Ax les thermes, whats the skiing like? is it fairly steep like the alpes or easier? I'm keen for the steep , mos tof y skiing has been in NZ. Thanks
thanks stairclimber. I've been to Briancon in the summer and its fantastic; kayaking and climbing in ecrins. I like the service you provide but looking to practise my french through a job or otherwise. thanks!
haha! so where in the pyrenees should i start looking!? must say I hadn't considered it because i like the steep terrain and thought the pyrenees as not having this -I might have been totally ignorant! sorry for the slow reply as well, see above! thanks
Hey hokipoki, I'm heading to chamonix or morzine, resigned to the easy options! Have fun though, looked good! P
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