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Saalbach: a vibrant winter sport hot-spot

Saalbach is one of Austria’s premier ski resorts and probably one of the most popular and lively winter-sports holiday destinations in the Alps. It offers a wide range of runs and challenges for skiers of every level and a vibrant apres-ski. Originally comprising two sides of the long Glemm valley the resorts Saalbach and Hinterglemm have been connected to include Leogang and Fieberbrunn both one valley across. And even a further extension to Zell am See is planned. On the basis of the …

Written by skiweather on Saturday November 11, 2017

Leaving the EU raises costs of ski holidays for Brits

Britains are becoming increasingly concerned about the effect that leaving the EU will have on their ski holiday. It seems certain that once Britain invokes Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty -which has never been used before- travelling to, working in and doing business with the EU skiresorts will have severe implications. Britain and the EU will face a complex negotiation process which may last up-to two years. Although the talks will center on the Brexit, it is very unlikely that Britain …

Written by skiweather on Thursday March 16, 2017

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

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. Skiarea Sankt Anton’s slopes fall into three main sectors, two of them linked: the south …

Written by skiweather on Wednesday February 10, 2016