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Chamonix is not just for adrenaline junkies

Surrounded by some of the most magnificent scenery the Alps has to offer Chamonix is one of the most established French Alpine ski-resorts and certainly France’s best all-(year)round ski resort. There are few places to match Chamonix as far as the variety of terrain and snowconditions are concerned. Some of the finest expert terrain in the world -much of it off-piste, ski touring, gentle family tree-lined runs, and legendary glacier descents will keep everyone busy and excited, from novice …

Written by skiweather on Friday December 30, 2016

World-class ski Arlberg is going to get even bigger and better

The hottest news in the ski world is the long awaited creation of a link between the Lech-Zurs and Sankt Anton am Arlberg, cradle of Alpine skiing. Ski Arlberg just announced that the cableway will open in November 2016. In total four high-speed, ten-seater gondolas have been built to link  Lech, Zürs, Stuben, St. Christoph, St. Anton and Schröcken Warth, forming Austria’s largest continuous ski resort with 87 railways and lifts and 305 km of ski pistes. From Zürs, the Trittkopfbahn …

Written by skiweather on Friday December 23, 2016

The Alps’ most reliable ski destinations: a top 20

If you’re booking in advance for early or late-season ski holidays, picking a snowsure skiresort is vital. For some it is overly important which results in focusing on skiresorts with the best snowdepth track records. We probably all know that The Arlberg region is the most reliable skiregion when it comes to accumulated snowfall. But does it really matter if the snowdepth is 320cm instead of 240cm? Probably not, it might even jeopardize your trip due to high avalanche risk. Even more so if the …

Written by skiweather on Friday November 18, 2016

Ski Arlberg is challenging French skiresorts in the league of legends

The Flexenbahn cableway will open in the winter of 2016/17 and will connect the skiarenas of Lech/Zürs-Schrocken/Warth with Sankt Anton/Sankt Christoph/Stuben. The new link between Zürs and Stuben/Rauz will make Ski Arlberg the largest contiguous skiing area in Austria with 305km of ski slopes served by 87 ski lifts. The Flexbahn will be a gondola with cabins capable of holding 10 passengers on the 6 minute journey. It will have large panoramic windows to take in the spectacular views of …

Written by skiweather on Wednesday March 23, 2016

Sankt Anton: for those who like to mix it up a bit

Regarded as the cradle of modern Alpine skiing, Sankt Anton is rightly established as one of the world’s big-name ski resorts. And for a good reason: it combines world-class skiing with a bustling apres-ski. Famous for its beauty and breathtaking scenery. Sitting in a narrow valley at the foot of the Arlberg pass Sankt Anton is a long, sprawling place, with bags of traditional character.  Bustling with activity throughout the day and late into the night.The vast ski area is serviced by several …

Written by skiweather on Wednesday February 10, 2016

Enjoying the high-life on the Stubai Glacier

The Stubai Glacier is the largest glacier ski area in Austria, and the most popular one in the Innsbruck region. The Stubai Glacier has 25 modern ski lifts, and over 110 kilometers of gorgeous ski-runs. The Stubai Glacier reaches an altitude of 3300m and therefore enjoys an exceptionally long ski season; from October through to June beautiful and well prepared slopes are at your disposal. The snow is usually of very high quality throughout the Winter, and the better part of Spring. The Stubai …

Written by skiweather on Friday December 25, 2015

End-of-season budget tip: Passo Tonale

Passo Tonale’s skiarea sits above the town settling at 1883m with top heights of well over 3000 meter. It is one of the highest skiresorts in Italy and snow is pretty much guaranteed throughout the season here. As is lots of sunshine. This Alpine resort is generally one of the last left open in April. The wide range of gentle slopes makes Passo Tonale a wonderful skiresort for beginners and timid intermediates. It’s a more interesting destination for the more adventurous now that it is …

Written by skiweather on Sunday April 12, 2015

Kitzbühel is living up to its title of best ski resort in the world

Above Kitzbühel, the slopes of the Hahnenkamm host the annual most thrilling downhill race. The legendary highlight of the Ski World Cup season was held the first time in 1931 and is since then known as the most dangerous and most prestigious challenge in the Ski World Cup. Despite the justifiably fierce reputation of the Hahnenkamm and it’s ‘Streif’ course the skiing around Kitzbühel is in fact hardly demanding. It's varied ski terrain especially suits intermediates and those who love …

Written by skiweather on Wednesday February 25, 2015

Schlick 2000 A hidden gem in Innsbruck’s backyard

Schlick 2000 is the ski arena of Fulpmes, nestled in the stunningly beautiful Stubai Valley. Of all the skiresorts in Tyrol this is probably not the most obvious destination for wintersporter enthousiasts. Why that is? I have absolutely no idea! Residents of nearby Innsbruck -just 20 minutes away- probably do not regret that Fulpmes has not yet been discovered by mass-tourism. Schlick 2000 provides them with a quiet getaway in their own backyard. Although Innsbruck has several attractive …

Written by skiweather on Monday March 25, 2013

The best snowreport provider

The majority of wintersport enthousiast rely on third party resources for snowreports when arranging a ski holiday. Nowadays there are many wintersport and weather websites listing snowdepth and snowconditions for the most popular skiresorts. While the effort of listing snowdata in itself is a good thing. The question is whether the quality of the data is keeping pace with this general development. Many people presume that data published on the internet is a guarantee of it’s quality. …

Written by skiweather on Saturday January 12, 2013