Category Archive for: Ski Resorts

Breuil-Cervinia, Aosta, Italy – Early season skiing & snowboarding in Europe

Early season riding at Breuil-Cervinia often resembles mid-season skiing & snowboarding at a lot of other places around the world. When you want freshies in October or November at a European ski area (or excellent skiing & snowboarding throughout the entire winter), head to the continent`s highest lifted point in Italy`s, Aosta Valley. Cervinia Skiing…

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Melchsee-Frutt Ski Area Review

A local`s favorite, little Melchsee-Frutt delivers a pretty big punch for a relatively pint-sized Swiss ski hill. Excellent snow totals, terrain for everyone, solid infrastructure and wonderful sunny aspect make it a great Central Swiss winter holiday spot. Melchsee-Frutt Ski Area Overview Melchsee-Frutt is an enjoyable, well-rounded Zentralschweiz ski gebeit. There`s a nice vibe with an…

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Stoos Skiing & Snowboarding Area Review

The Lake Luzern region of the Central Swiss Alps is one of the most scenic four-season locales anywhere. But when the snow starts flying above the Vierwaldstättersee`s Eastern shoreline, one small Swiss ski area — Stoos — compliments the idyllic beauty of the region in a big way.

Top Eastern US Ski Areas

Skiing & snowboarding in the US isn`t only about Colorado, Montana, Utah or other high-mountain Western destinations. That`s where you`ll definitely find some of the world`s best snow sports destinations, but these Eastern US ski areas on our short-list are well worth a visit for regional residents, travelers passing through or competitors looking to step-up…

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Alpine Responsibility Code

If you forget to use the +41 country code to call Switzerland from abroad, no big deal. You`ll get an annoying automated voice telling you to try another number, then just dial again correctly. But if you forget to follow the Alpine Responsibility Code ( ARC ) nobody can have a safe, fun time playing…

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Meringen-Hasliberg Skiing & Snowboarding Review

With world-class Engelberg-Titlis on one side and some of the most iconic mountains in the world — the Eiger, Jungfrau & Monch  — on the other, Meiringen-Hasliberg gets lost in the shadow of Swiss alpine giants. You could see how middle-child syndrome might make it depressing for little Hasliberg. But pity isn`t what applies here…it`s more…

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Trains Luzern-Lucerne to Engelberg

If you decide to stay in Luzern for your ski holiday in Central Switzerland, you`ll be able to get from Luzern to Engelberg long before the first cable car ascends toward Mount Titlis for fresh powder in the morning and have plenty of time to finish your aprés ski beers in the village before returning back to the city…

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Engelberg-Titlis Skiing & Snowboarding Review

You found our site, so that probably means you`re into alpinism, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, parasailing, hang-gliding or other outdoor endeavors you`d expect to find in a place like the Swiss Alps. Good. We like you and you`ll like Engelberg.

Lake Luzern-Central Swiss Alps Skiing & Snowboarding

Beautiful and full of charm, most of the skiing & snowboarding resorts in the Central Swiss Alps remain out of the spotlight compared to other high-profile snow destinations in Switzerland. But this diverse, easily accessible ski region offers tons of family-friendly fun and plenty of un-family-friendly riding attributes for serious snow-sliders. Central Swiss Ski Region Overview Ski…

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Klewenalp-Stockhuette Skiing & Snowboarding Review

Unlike the world-class terrain of near-by neighbor, Engelberg, this family-friendly Central Swiss ski area wins you over with charm, not championship downhills or death-defying off-piste descents.

Nordkette, Innsbruck, Austria – Freestyle Skiing & Snowboarding – Nitro Skyline Park

Innsbruck, Austria is one of those places every snow junkie needs to visit. There`s so much charm amidst the medieval cobble-stoned old-town and so many world-class snowsports destinations within 1-hour that a single visit isn`t enough to even scratch the surface. The on-&-off slope appeal of this two-time winter Olympic host-city runs deep and so…

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Little Cottonwood Canyon, SLC, Utah, Flagstaff Gap Backcountry Mega-Booter

Salt Lake City locals, Eric Rich and Sam Smith, flew further in one afternoon off the massive Flagstaff Gap kicker than most skiers will in a lifetime of aerial maneuvers.  Here they are more than 50ft./18m up in the sky, flying across the 100+ ft./33+m natural gap, not far from downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Conditions were less than…

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