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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 famil…

Written by skiweather on Thursday June 11, 2015
Permalink - Category: skiresorts - Tags: chamonix, vallee, blanche, argentiere, mont, blanc

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 240…

Written by skiweather on Saturday March 28, 2015
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Sankt Anton: for those who like to mix it up a bit

Sankt Anton is one of the most popular skiresorts in Austria. And for a good reason: it combines world-class skiing with a bustling apres-ski. Situated at the foot of the Arlberg pass Sankt Anton is a long, sprawling place. Sankt Anton is serviced by several modern cablecars, all of them within walking distance. The cablecars will bring you into the heart of the vast Sankt Anton ski area. Ski…

Written by skiweather on Thursday March 26, 2015
Permalink - Category: skiresorts - Tags: sankt, anton, arlberg, stuben

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 timi…

Written by skiweather on Tuesday March 17, 2015
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Tirol Snow Card: all season access to 4000km ski slopes

If you are one of the happy few planning staying more than three weeks in Tirol this winter season you might consider the Tirol Snow Card instead of the local ski passes. The Tirol Snow Card provides access to a whopping 87 ski areas, and now includes the top wintersport destinations Solden and Ischgl. 4.000km of ski slopes and 1.133 ski lifts are all covered by one ski pass for just 717 euro (ad…

Written by skiweather on Thursday February 26, 2015
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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 develo…

Written by skiweather on Saturday January 26, 2013
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