You want to go skiing with your spouse, but you’ve got young children – how can you make this work? Here are a few tips! Take turns watching the kids. You can split it up one day each, or morning/afternoon, however you prefer. If your children are too young to start skiing, this is the […]
You’re going on a ski vacation, but are not looking forward to being freezing cold after an hour out on the slopes. If you want to stay out longer before heading in for the first hot cocoa, check out these tips for staying toasty warm! Dress in layers. Yeah, you’ve heard this before. What does […]
Learn how to read the poles and markings on ski maps. Knowing that you might be going down an advanced slope might just save you some time and trouble !
Here’s the top ten list of things you should bring on a ski trip! Okay, we’re not going into the basics like “skis, coat, pants” but instead, we’re focusing on small stuff you might otherwise forget 🙂 Sunscreen. You might not think about a sunburn in the winter, but you are going to be out […]
Everything you need to know to take proper care of your snowboard and skis. Taking proper care of your skis will insure that your equipment will last longer and you will be able to the the most of your skis.
A look at what race boarding involves, the fun , the excitement of the next level of snowboarding. Carvers take big sweeps across the slopes angling their bodies as close as possible to the snow.
If you want to ski early in the season, or have guaranteed snow cover even in bad years, Hintertux Glacier [www.hintertuxergletscher.at] is the place to go. This resort towers over almost every other resort in Austria with a peak of 3,250m. It’s often above the clouds, giving a great view like the one above (looking […]
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 […]