Here is a quick review from Declan Doherty, one of our readers who sent in his trip report on how he got from Dublin to Glencoe, Scotland. By organising a ferry through and travelling through Northern Ireland he was able to realise his dream ski holiday with his kids at an affordable price. Skiing for […]
Here is a quick review from Martha, one of our readers who sent in her trip report on how she got from Cork to SkiWelt, by organising everything herself. Organising your holiday gives you more flexibility and can save quite a bit from package holidays. Cork to Munich to Wörgl The Cork flight (booked in Sept. cost around […]
Ski Amadé is Europe’s largest skiing area Located in Austria, the Ski Amadé (http://www.skiamade.com/en/winter)is the largest skiing area in Europe with approximately 280 lifts and almost 900 kilometers of slopes. The Ski Amadé consists of five individual regions, in surrounds 28 villages are located. The Ski Amadé, is a widely known area, and is famous […]
Skiing in St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria…with probably the best après-ski in the world. About St. Anton am Arlberg Vital resort statistics : Resort height 1,300 m / 4,265 ft Top ski elevation 2,811 m / 9,222 ft Vertical 1,511 m / 4,957 ft 274 km of ski piste 83 ski lifts Located in the South-eastern […]
A quick weekend trip into the Austrian Alps. We based ourselves in Innsbruck, to maximize the ski options each day. We visited Patscherkofel & Scheffau in Skiwelt.
A look at the resorts in and around Bourg St Maurice in France. It’s right in the heart of some of the best French skiing.
A quick look at skiing in Norway and Sweden, provider by SAS airlines, who fly out of Dublin to Oslo & Stockholm. Skiing in Scandanavia is often overlooked but it offers a great alternative to the traditional locations like the Pyrenees or the Alps.
Austria is synonymous with idyllic scenery, warm hospitality, and of course skiing ! The home of countless ski resorts, Austria offers a wealth of choice when it comes to winter sports and activities. The wide range of ski resorts might, at first, seem daunting but with perfect conditions throughout the season at practically every resort, […]
Chalet Là Bas near Bourg-Sain-Mauice in France offers some of the best catered accommodation you’ll find. Their personal touch will make skiing in Les Arcs a relaxing & exhilarating dream.
Today, July 1st is Canada day, and it partially inspired us to write this article. Happy Canada day to all our readers ! Read some of our tips for skiing in Canada.
A look at ways to get from Munich to the Alps by doing day trips. If you find yourself in Munich for a few days in the winter this can be a great way to get in a day on the slopes.
Cortina d’Ampezzo, situated in the Northern Italian Dolomite mountains, is an exclusive and popular resort, providing superb views of the surrounding mountain range and a highly reliable snow record. Indeed, its name alone has a certain cachet, bringing to mind images of the halcyon days of the 1960s and ‘70s. The skiing and snowboarding terrain […]
Skiing in Italy is a real alternative to the slopes of Austia, Switzerland & France. It can be a most cost effective while still offering top class skiing. A lot of the resorts in Italy are not as busy as their other European counterparts, and thus suited to beginner skiers and families.
How to get to Skiwelt from Munich, Salzburg and Innsbruck by train. Save hassle and money by using the really great Austrian & German train networks. Trains are a great way to travel, hopefully by reading our tips you will have a good idea as how to take this trip.
La Plagne is one of the less popular of the major French high-altitude resorts, but it offers 225 km of varied runs (425km if you include the connected resort of Les Arcs) reaching up to 3200m, with ample accessible off-piste. From long blacks down from the Glacier De La Chiaupe to the bowl above Plagne […]
A review of one of the best hotels in Altenmarkt im Pongau in Austria. A look at Hotel Schartner, which offers a family friendly run hotel with all the facets of a 4-star hotel.
The ski area of Soell (spelled with an umlaut, Söll, in German) is part of an amazing connected resort called Skiwelt [www.skiwelt.at], overlooking the majestic Wilder Kaiser mountains. Altogether, Skiwelt has 279km of pistes, with 43% beginner, 47% intermediate, and 10% expert. In the main resort area, the highest peak is Hohe Salve (1,829m). As […]
The most photographed sign in all of Austria’s ski areas must be this one, at Mayrhofen [winter.mayrhofner-bergbahnen.com]. It’s the entrance to Harakiri, the steepest groomed ski run in Austria at 78% grade (that’s 38 degrees!). Besides having this super steep slope, Mayrhofen has a lot of great things to offer: excellent nightlife, varied slopes, connected […]
At St. Anton am Arlberg [www.skiarlberg.at], you’ll find snowy pistes reaching all the way up to 2,811m. This beautiful mountain is nestled in the Alps not far from Switzerland and Italy. Great slopes and off-piste areas combine with this HUGE connected resort to give you a great ski vacation. The massive 278km of pistes are […]
Kitzbuhel is a fantastic mountain in the Austrian Alps, surrounded by several quaint towns including Kirchberg im Tirol and Kitzbuhel itself. The resort is especially good when there’s lots of new snow, as there are many steep & deep powder stashes. Daily tickets this year are €41.50 for adults: a little steep, but often you […]
A quick review of the ski resort Obertauern, Austria. Obertauern is especially suited to beginner & intermediate skiers. It also boasts many possibilities to go off piste and to tackle some fresh powder. In all Obertauern has 100km of slopes that will keep you challenged for your week there.
The following is a great post from one of the members of our skiing forum, osulljp. Thanks for such a detailed report ! Went to the small Austrian resort of Bichlbach over the New Year. Flew into Memmingen with Ryanair and it was a very easy 100km drive from there,(75% motorway). Train is also possible […]
French skiing resorts are very popular with Irish skiers and snowboarders. One of the main advantages of France as a ski destination is it’s short flight time from Dublin & Cork. The French Alps is the number one destination for Irish heading on skiing holidays. Top French Resorts France boasts some of the best ski […]