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Courchevel

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Courchevel

Courchevel is the access to the largest ski area in the world, Les 3 Vallées, with 372 miles of slopes, 7 connected resorts, 327 pistes, 186 lifts…this is an exceptional domain in every way.

It’s the combination of its premier location, and place in the world’s largest ski area ‘Three Vallées’, that makes Courchevel so special. Often overshadowed by its notoriety as the most exclusive destination in the Alps, Courchevel 1850 also deserves fame for its all-rounder excellence.

The town center exudes luxury from every corner with Michelin-starred restaurants, incredible 5* hotels and up-market boutiques in abundance.

The skiing is fantastic too. Many chalets and hotels here set new boundaries of opulence and are simply magnificent with first class service and “ski in, ski out” locations to match.

Celebrity spotting and designer labels aside, however, the pistes and terrain are great for all levels of skier from the absolute beginner to those seeking knee-deep powder fields. The town center lies at the bottom of a bowl surrounded by wide, green and blue pistes which are perfectly suited for novices.

The peaks of Chanrossa and Saulire provide spectacular views of the Three Valleys for intermediates and there are plenty of off-piste and alpine runs to keep even the keenest expert busy. With over 375 miles of pistes to choose from as well as some of the best accommodation available in the world, Courchevel 1850 is hard to beat.

Mountain Stats

    • Base: 3.609 ft
    • Summit: 8.983 ft
    • Vertical Drop: 4,554 ft
    • Length of slopes: 94 miles
    • Total lifts: 52
    • Skiable Terrain: 1210 ac
    • Snowmaking: 697 ac
    • Terrain Parks: 1
    • Beginner: 23%
    • Intermediate: 35%
    • Advanced: 32%
    • Expert: 10%

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Bariloche-Cerro Catedral

Bariloche is a magnet for ski and snowboard fiends.

San Carlos de Bariloche, or Bariloche for short, is a major tourism town. The population of Bariloche Argentina is about 110,000 yet the town is usually inhabited by many more people when you include the tourists that flock there to go skiing or trekking. So Bariloche is really more like a city than a town.

Bariloche sits on the shores of the pristine Lake Nahuel Huapi in the foothills of the Andes, so it’s surrounded by mountains as well as forests. The setting is absolutely gorgeous and the views are really stunning.

The town itself is also somewhat attractive. Bariloche has a major Swiss influence which is reflected in the alpine architecture, with many buildings featuring stone and wood. The “Little Switzerland” extends to an abundance of chocolate shops, and there are often several St Bernard dogs hanging around just for good measure.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen

A mere 60 miles south of Munich lies the winter wonderland of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

This 1936 Winter Olympics host resort is situated around Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze. This iconic mountain is abutted by the joined villages of Garmisch and Partenkirchen. Garmisch Partenkirchen has been noted for an almost perfect winter climate: not too cold, plenty of sunshine and considerable snowfall. This sprawling resort is spread over numerous ski areas, some of which straddle the Austrian border.

Garmisch is touted as one of Germany’s best ski resorts, and for those who have skied in the Western U.S., it’s certainly comparable. It offers skiers and snowboarders a little bit of everything, however the on-piste areas are best reserved for intermediates. Experts on the hunt for a unique adventure will find more challenging terrain on the Zugspitze’s glacier, which is accessed via the cogwheel train. Even freestylers will be pleased with Garmisch’s terrain park offering. Renowned as having Germany’s first superpipe, Garmisch has a history of being friendly towards skiers and boarders with a penchant for getting creative in the air.

Mountain Stats

    • Summit: 6726ft
    • Base: 2362ft
    • Vertical Drop: 4364ft
    • Total Number Of Lifts: 17
      • Gondolas: 4
      • Eight Person Lifts: 0
      • High Speed Sixes: 1
      • High Speed Quads: 0
      • Quad Chairs: 1
      • Double Chairs: 2
      • Surface Lifts: 9
    • Runs: 17
      • Intermediate Runs: 18%
      • Advanced Runs: 59%
      • Expert Runs: 23%
    • Terrain Parks: 1

Resorts In Germany

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Arosa Lenzerheide

At the very heart of Graubünden, Arosa sits at the end of the Schanfigg Valley some 1800 m above sea level.

Mountain Stats

    • Summit: 9400ft
    • Base: 4068ft
    • Vertical Drop: 5331ft
    • Total Number Of Lifts: 43
      • Gondolas: 11
      • Eight Person Lifts: 0
      • High Speed Sixes: 5
      • High Speed Quads: 0
      • Quad Chairs: 9
      • Triple Chairs: 1
      • Double Chairs: 0
      • Surface Lifts: 14
    • Runs: 117
      • Intermediate Runs: 60%
      • Advanced Runs: 27%
      • Expert Runs: 9%
    • Terrain Parks: 2
    • MI Pistes: 139.8 mi

Arosa occupies a sun-washed site with reliable snow cover and no transit traffic whatsoever. The resort is conveniently compact, has a relaxed atmosphere and welcomes its guests with pristine hospitality. The slopes in the ski area are suitable for all levels of difficulty and are well-groomed.

Freeriders can expect to find fantastic deep snow areas around the Weißhorn. The view from the Weißhorn’s summit is spectacular and the panorama beautiful.

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Val Gardena

“Winter sports” means many things to many people. One thing is for sure – you will not be disappointed if you choose Val Gardena for your next holiday.

This is a ski resort at the real top level where the amazing landscape and technical functionality come together to offer a holiday in a million. Resist if you can for the slopes on offer are truly superb – areas where you need to master World Cup runs and others ideal for family holidays with the kids sure to take a liking to their new-found sport.

From December to April each year, this marvellous region invites all winter sports enthusiasts to explore its innumerable pistes and descents. Efficient modern lift systems ensure a comfortable ski holiday in Val Gardena, world-renowned for its champions

Mountain Stats

    • Summit: 8202ft
    • Base: 4055ft
    • Vertical Drop: 4147ft
    • Gondolas: 12
    • Eight Person Lifts: 1
    • High Speed Sixes: 0
    • High Speed Quads: 0
    • Quad Chairs: 24
    • Triple Chairs: 3
    • Double Chairs: 15
    • Surface Lifts: 24
    • Total Number Of Lifts: 79
    • Intermediate Runs: 25%
    • Advanced Runs: 65%
    • Expert Runs: 10%
    • Runs: 168
    • Terrain Parks: 1
    • MI Pistes: 108.7 mi
    • MI Night Skiing: 0.6 mi

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Les Arcs

Mountain Stats

    • Base: 3,937 ft
    • Summit: 10,584 ft
    • Vertical Drop: 6,647 ft
    • Length of slopes: 125 miles
    • Total lifts: 52
    • Skiable Terrain: 1280 ac
    • Terrain Parks: 1
    • Beginner: 2%
    • Intermediate: 46%
    • Advanced: 37%
    • Expert: 15%

Paradiski-Trail Map

Renowned for everything from wooded beginner runs to high-altitude skiing, variety is behind the enduring popularity of Les Arcs. Linked with La Plagne to create the Paradiski area, its varied villages offer access to 265 miles of piste for all abilities.

Les Arcs is a purpose-built ski resort, made up of a number of different villages, each at slightly different altitudes and each with their own character and ambience. It’s renowned as a family friendly resort, with a good selection of beginner and intermediate pistes, however, there is genuinely something for everyone. There are hundreds of miles of pistes, high-altitude beginner’s areas, huge swathes of off-piste, an internationally-renowned freestyle park and one of the longest continuous runs in Europe (the Aiguille Rouge being 5 miles long with 1.5 miles of descent). Since 2003, Les Arcs has been connected to La Plagne by the valley-spanning double-decker Vanoise Express gondola, creating the Paradiski ski domain, and providing adventurous skiers with access to 265 miles of pistes.

Situated in the heart of a 300-year-old Swiss stone pine forest, Les Arcs was the first resort of its kind in Europe. Arcs 1600 was the original village which opened up as a ski resort in 1968. The concept was very innovative at the time – accommodation built specifically for convenient skiing and doorstep access to the slopes, but it’s a concept that has since been replicated many times over, across the Alps and beyond. Today, Les Arcs is made up of four modern, purpose-built resorts: Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950 and Arc 2000, each offering direct access to the slopes. Each resort is largely pedestrianised and self-contained, and have their own bars, restaurants, supermarkets and a range of activities. You can take a shuttle bus (free with your lift pass, running every 20 minutes) between villages so you can easily enjoy the entertainments in each resort. There are also three outlying villages within the ski area – Plan Peisey, Vallandry and Peisey Nancroix. A big draw for families is the new entertainment complex Mille8 in Arcs 1800. It includes fun ski areas for all ages, dedicated snow play areas for small children and a swimming pool complex.

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Alpe D’Huez

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Unique in the world, Alpe d’Huez offers the opportunity to ski on four mythical descents of more than 6,560 ft in one run without taking a lift. It’s also one of the sunniest resorts in the Alps with over 300 bluebird days a year.

The main town of Alpe d’Huez sits at 6,132 ft above sea level at the centre of the Oisans region in the French Alps. It is the main resort in the Grandes Rousses Massif and is around two hours 30 minutes drive from Geneva airport. At its highest point, the resort reaches up to 10,827 ft on the Pic Blanc glacier. Its reputation for having the most days of sunshine on the ski slopes in a year has given rise to its nickname “l’Isle du Soleil”, the Island of the Sun.

The ski area here has something for every level and ability of skier or snowboarder, including great snowparks. The resort has been awarded the ‘Famille Plus’ label by the French Tourism organisation as being particularly suitable for family holidays. In the summer months, the resort transforms into a haven for cyclists (it features as a regular stage on the Tour de France), hikers and mountain bikers.

The gentle slopes on the outskirts of the resort provide the perfect terrain for beginners to build their confidence on, and intermediate skiers will find plenty to entertain themselves with on the network of blues and reds. Alpe d’Huez forms part of the fabulous ‘Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski Area’ combining the resorts of Alpe d’Huez, Auris-en-Oisans, Huez-en-Oisans, Oz-en-Oisans, Vaujany and Villard Reculas into one giant, heavenly playground. The weekly lift pass also includes two days in Les 2 Alpes and a day in each of the Grande Galaxie resorts of Serre Chevalier, Puy Saint Vincent, Montgenevre, the Italian Milky Way and 25% reduction on a lift pass at La Grave.

The Sarennes ski run (labelled black mainly due to the length rather than difficulty) is the longest in Europe at 10 miles, joining the Pic Blanc to the Sarenne Gorge. As well as being the starting point for many off-piste itineraries, it can also be skied by moonlight as part of a monthly organized excursion. The Pic Blanc is the highest point of the ski area and offers breathtaking views of the Alps including Mont Blanc, Mont Cervin and the Meije. On a clear day, it is said that a fifth of France can be seen from this point.

Life away from the slopes is pretty exciting too, with just as much variety in terms of nightlife. If you’re up for some more relaxing activities you can take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, or take a turn around the resort’s ice skating rink. Once the sun goes down, head out to the bars and restaurants, where you’ll find a great variety of venues to suit you and your mood.

Trail Map & Village Map

Mountain Stats

    • Base: 6,102 ft
    • Summit: 10,827 ft
    • Vertical Drop: 4,724 ft
    • Length of slopes: 156 miles
    • Total lifts: 70
    • Skiable Terrain: 2,020 ac
    • Snowmaking: 680 ac
    • Terrain Parks: 2
    • Beginner: 31%
    • Intermediate: 28%
    • Advanced: 25%
    • Expert: 16%

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Grandvalira

The resorts of Soldeu, El Tarter and Pas de la Casa have merged to create the largest ski area in the country: Grandvalira.

There is an emphasis on the whole holiday experience, offering seven schools catering for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, along with numerous activities on and off the mountain so that you can enjoy your mountain holiday even if you’re not a skier.
Grandvalira is now one of the world’s 30 biggest ski resorts with more than 200km of piste and the first resort outside the Alps to officially offer more than 200km of ski runs, moving it into the global big league. Its 66 lifts, which include 20 high-speed detachable quad and six-seater chairlifts, along with three gondolas, give a combined uplift of more than 100,000 skiers per hour – a combination of speed and capacity matched by less than a dozen resorts worldwide. It is also now one of the planet’s biggest and most modern snow-makers with more than half of its terrain covered by 1,000 snow cannons.

Mountain Stats

    • Base: 1,710 metres
    • Summit: 2,282 metres
    • Vertical Drop: 930 metres
    • Total Lifts: 62
    • Gondolas: 5
    • High Speed Sixes: 10
    • High Speed Quads: 8
    • Quad Chairs: 10
    • Double Chairs: 2
    • Surface Lifts: 27
    • Beginner runs: 16%
    • Intermediate runs: 38%
    • Advanced runs: 30%
    • Expert runs: 17%
    • Runs: 128
    • KM pistes: 210 km
    • Terrain parks: 3
    • Skiable terrain: 1926 ha
    • Snow making: 276 ha
    • KM Snow making: 126 km

Resorts In Andorra

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Niseko

Niseko – best powder conditions to be found anywhere! Spectacular skiing and snowboarding opportunities to the novice, intermediate or expert

Niseko, located on the western coast of the island of Hokkaido, is widely known as having one of the most consistent and biggest snowfalls in Japan and boasts some of the best powder conditions to be found anywhere. Niseko is the largest of Hokkaido ski areas with 4 interlinked first-class resorts, Annupuri, Hirafu,Higashiyama and Hanazono. These 4 adjoining resorts make up Niseko and offer spectacular skiing and snowboarding opportunities to the novice, intermediate or expert and offer the powder hound unparalleled, pristine powder experiences 7 days a week. . Niseko has one of the largest night skiing areas around with the lifts open daily from 8.30am to 9.00pm.

Plenty of alpine alternatives are here to be enjoyed cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snow rafting, ice climbing, snowshoeing and relaxing in the natural hot springs.

Niseko offers some great ski-in ski-out accommodation with a variety of western hotels and pensions catering to all budgets.

Mountain Stats

    • Elevation Top: 1309m
    • Elevation Bottom: 300m
    • Vertical Drop: 1,009 metres
    • Skiable Terrain: 887ha
    • Longest Run: 5.6km (3.5 miles)
    • Beginner: 30% | Intermediate: 40% | Advanced: 30%
    • Total Number of Trails: 61
    • Total lifts: 38
    • Highest Lifted Point: 1,200 metres ( 3,937 feet)
    • Gondolas & Trams: 3
    • High Speed Quads: 7
    • Triple Chairs: 1
    • Double Chairs: 15
    • Surface Lifts: 12

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Hakuba

Welcome to the Hakuba Valley! Japanese Skiing at its best!

…the transition from a small farming village to a world-class ski resort was almost inevitable. From the first official gathering of skiers who formed the Hosono ski club in 1928, Hakuba was immediately admired by the greatest skiers and alpinists, thus giving birth to the centerpiece of the Hakuba Valley, Happo-One Ski Resort. More than 85 years have passed and visitors continue to flock to the area to experience the high alpine skiing, soothing après-ski hot springs, great food, fascinating culture, and the unforgettable friendly smiles that have made the Hakuba Valley Japan’s premier winter getaway.

As Japan’s premier ski region, the Hakuba Valley offers more terrain, vertical rise and advanced ski slopes than anywhere in Japan. Having hosted the 1998 Winter Olympic Games and numerous FIS World Cup events, the Hakuba Valley has a well-established international reputation as a world-class ski destination. From one end of the valley to the other and with 10 resorts accessing over 130 resort runs as well as providing access to incredible off-piste terrain of the Japan Alps, Hakuba’s reputation as a serious skiers and snowboarders’ destination is well balanced across all levels. This combination of world-class skiing, abundant snowfalls, sunny skies and over ten ski resorts truly makes Hakuba Valley a precious gem among the rugged Japan Alps.

Happo-one is Hakuba’s most internationally recognized resort, famous for hosting the Downhill and GS events at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games. Set high amongst the spectacular Northern Japan Alps, Happo-one spreads out along the ridge leading down from Mt. Karamatsu. With over 3,300 vertical feet and a total of 31 lifts, Happo-one is the flagship and biggest single resort in Hakuba Valley. Happo has it all – immaculate groomed and natural trail runs, moguls, free-riding bowls, powder zones all with captivating views of the Northern Alps. With four main base lifts to access both mid and upper mountain, Nakiyama, Gondola, Kokusai, and Sakka provide the perfect access to pristine snow conditions with an unbelievable variety of terrain.

Hakuba offers an extensive range of lodgings from budget pensions, cabins, lodges, through to luxury 5 star hotels, apartments, private chalets and houses.

Mountain Stats

    • Elevation Top: 1820m
    • Elevation Bottom: 750m
    • Vertical Drop: 1,070 metres
    • Skiable Terrain: 1052ha
    • Longest Run: 8km (5 miles)
    • Beginner: 20% | Intermediate: 40% | Advanced: 40%
    • Total Number of Trails: 200+
    • Total lifts: 133
    • Highest Lifted Point: 1,820 metres (5,971 feet)
    • Gondolas & Trams: 5
    • High Speed Quads: 26+
    • Triple Chairs: 8+
    • Double Chairs: 83+
    • Surface Lifts: 8+

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Solden

Sölden stands for the full force of winter!

Sölden’s great winter ski area is directly connected to the glacier slopes by a number of ski lifts and gondolas called Golden Gate to the Glacier.

Alpine Ski World Cup venue and one of Europe’s most renowned Ski & Snowboard Resorts. The infinite number of slopes and ski trails for all levels and abilities coupled with the perfect grooming of not less than 144 km of slopes make Sölden a truly unique winter sports center. 33 state-of-the-art ski lifts and gondolas with a total capacity of 68,000 persons/hour guarantee ultimate skiing fun without queuing.

Sölden’s great winter ski area is directly connected to the glacier slopes by a number of ski lifts and gondolas called Golden Gate to the Glacier. Skiing enthusiasts can ski uninterrupetedly from the village of Sölden up to the glaciers at the elevation of 3,250 m – With a total length of 15.0 km the ski route from Schwarze Schneide at Rettenbach Glacier is the region’s longest ski trail featuring nearly 2,000 m elevation change.

Snow is absolutely guaranteed from October trough May:
• the ski area’s high-Alpine location (1,350 – 3,250 m)
• 2 glacier ski areas at Rettenbach & Tiefenbach
• snow making systems covering appr. 67% of all slopes
More than 30 huts and mountain restaurants within the ski area
Connection between the ski area and the glacier slopes by gondola: “Golden Gate to the Glacier”

Mountain Stats

    • TOP LIFT: 3250m
    • VERTICAL DROP: 1900m
    • BOTTOM LIFT: 1350m
    • RIDE AREA: 147km
    • LONGEST PISTE: 12.8km
    • EASY (GREEN/BLUE): 52%
    • INTERMEDIATE (RED): 32%
    • ADVANCED (BLACK): 16%
    • TOTAL LIFTS: 34
      CABLE CARS: 7
      CHAIR LIFTS: 19
      DRAG-LIFTS: 8

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Kitzbühel

Lying 800 meters above sea-level, it has surrounding scenery that is breathtaking and the town of Kitzbühel itself, which is some 700 years old, is full of charm.

Gateway: Munich

Visitors of Kitzbuehel are offered the opportunity to practice all kinds of sports and hobbies and enjoy traditional entertainment. All this has made Kitzbuehel famous worldwide.

Over a century ago, in the winter of 1892, skiing began in Kitzbuehel. The most famous skier of all time, Toni Sailer is now the director of the “Red Devils” ski school, one of six ski schools and lives in “Kitz”.

Each year the spectacular “Hahnenkamm Downhill” is staged and thousands of excited spectators crowd the “Streif” to cheer on the fearless downhill skiers. The new snow making facilities on the Streif, guarantee excellent snow conditions.

56 lifts run in and around the town joining the various peaks but for the ever-increasing number of non-skiers who holiday in Kitzbuehel, a never-ending amount of activities are offered including miles of pathways through the surrounding countryside for walkers; a skating rink, curling alleys, the “Aquarena” which houses two excellent swimming pools, a sauna, a solarium, as well as a massage center, a casino and indoor tennis courts.

The following scheduled excursions are available locally: Salzburg, Innsbruck, Munich, Venice, and Rattenberg. For those who have come to enjoy the “apres-ski” and evening entertainment, Kitzbuehel is the place. Come experience genuine Tyrolean “Gemutlichkeit” in Kitzbuehel.

Mountain Stats

    • Base: 800 m
    • Peak: 2,004 m
    • Vertical: 1,176 m
    • Ski Area: 170 km
    • Beginner: 40 %
    • Intermediate: 46 %
    • Advanced: 14 %
    • Longest Run: 8 km
    • Ski Lifts: 54
      • Cable Cars: 2
      • Gondolas: 9
      • Chair Lifts: 28
      • Surface Lifts: 14

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Zürs

Zürs am Arlberg is part of the Arlberg area of five ski resorts.

The Arlberg is considered to be a legend. Why? The answers lie in the history of this extensive ski region.

It is full of historical milestones and outstanding personalities. 190 miles of ski runs, Austria’s largest interlinked ski area, fifth in the global rankings. Combined with almost 125 miles of backcountry terrain. A formidable choice for skiers, and one that has acquired a worldwide following over the decades. Especially in avant-garde ski circles, the Arlberg is considered to be a “once in a lifetime destination”.
The five classic destinations of Zurs, Lech, St. Anton, St. Christoph and Stuben have written yet another chapter in ski history. Thanks to four new lift systems opening in December 2016, they now form Austria’s largest interlinked ski area.

The rise to being Austria’s No. 1 ski resort and No. 5 worldwide is the logical consequence of a collective desire for the Arlberg region. The respective characters of Lech, Zürs, Stuben, St. Christoph and St. Anton am Arlberg may be different, but their enthusiasm for skiing and uncompromising commitment to quality have united the five villages since the beginning of the 20th Century. The ski culture has been ever-present for almost 100 years. The region owes its status as “Birthplace of Alpine Skiing” to a long and rich tradition. A common dream was shared by the people on the east and the west of Arlberg; one of closing the “missing ski connection links” between all five classic Arlberg villages. With the construction of the new Flexenbahn lift between Zürs and Stuben/Alpe Rauz, the Trittkopfbahn I and II, as well as the Albonabahn II, this vision recently turned into reality.

The entire area is considered to be one of the most snow-sure locations in the Alps and the ski season is accordingly long. Thanks to favorable altitudes of between 4,200 ft and 9,200 ft above sea level, the mountains here are dominated by winter conditions from November to May. Pleasure skiers savor the “firn” and powder snow slopes on both sides of the pass until late spring. The abundance of snow is fortuitous. Its quality is also a deciding factor in Arlberg’s global reputation.

Small, exclusive Zürs is tucked away behind the Flexen-Pass, flanked by snow-white mountain slopes. It is considered to be a meeting place for the international jet set, who have appreciated the ski resort for decades as a discrete winter domicile. Thanks to its wide, treeless, deep snow slopes, it is a prime destination for traditional off-piste skiing. The village of only 150 inhabitants is also home to the hangar for adventurous heli-skiing tours – unique in Austria. Accompanied by an expert guide, experienced winter sports enthusiasts can take part in these extraordinary tours, after which they will have the most incredible tales to tell about the stylish bars and trendy clubs, for example, where the pulsating nightlife is truly worthy of its name.

Mountain Stats

    • Snowfall Average: 3m
    • Summit Elevation: 2,444m
    • Base Elevation: 1,450m
    • Vertical Altitude: 944m
    • Terrain: 230ha
    • Longest Run: 5km
    • Beginner: 41%
    • Intermediate: 43%
    • Advanced: 16%
    • Bars and Resturants: 64

Please click on the image to download Lech/Zürs trail map.

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Lech

Lech and its higher neighbor Zürs are the most glamorous resorts in Austria.

Lech is part of the Arlberg area of five ski resorts.

The Arlberg is considered to be a legend. Why? The answers lie in the history of this extensive ski region. It is full of historical milestones and outstanding personalities. 190 miles of ski runs, Austria’s largest interlinked ski area, fifth in the global rankings. Combined with almost 125 miles of backcountry terrain. A formidable choice for skiers, and one that has acquired a worldwide following over the decades. Especially in avant-garde ski circles, the Arlberg is considered to be a “once in a lifetime destination”.

The five classic destinations of Lech, St. Anton, St. Christoph, Stuben, and have written yet another chapter in ski history. Thanks to four new lift systems opening in December 2016, they now form Austria’s largest interlinked ski area.

The rise to being Austria’s No. 1 ski resort and No. 5 worldwide is the logical consequence of a collective desire for the Arlberg region. The respective characters of Lech, Zürs, Stuben, St. Christoph and St. Anton am Arlberg may be different, but their enthusiasm for skiing and uncompromising commitment to quality have united the five villages since the beginning of the 20th Century. The ski culture has been ever-present for almost 100 years. The region owes its status as “Birthplace of Alpine Skiing” to a long and rich tradition. A common dream was shared by the people on the east and the west of Arlberg; one of closing the “missing ski connection links” between all five classic Arlberg villages. With the construction of the new Flexenbahn lift between Zürs and Stuben/Alpe Rauz, the Trittkopfbahn I and II, as well as the Albonabahn II, this vision recently turned into reality.

The entire area is considered to be one of the most snow-sure locations in the Alps and the ski season is accordingly long. Thanks to favorable altitudes of between 4,200 ft and 9,200 ft above sea level, the mountains here are dominated by winter conditions from November to May. Pleasure skiers savor the “firn” and powder snow slopes on both sides of the pass until late spring. The abundance of snow is fortuitous. Its quality is also a deciding factor in Arlberg’s global reputation.

Lech was recognized as being Europe’s most beautiful village by “Entente Florale“ in 2004. This accolade is mainly due to its residents’ careful handling of the local image and its resources. The church is still the tallest building in the village and, despite all Lech’s cosmopolitan flair, the focus has always been on quality, not quantity. As in the case of Oberlech, the village’s sunny “terrace”. This sub-district of Lech is completely car-free in winter. Deliveries and connections to the village take place underground via tunnels. European aristocracy and international stars appreciate the strikingly elegant, mountain village character just as much as being able to choose from the highest density of award-winning restaurants in Austria in this “World Gourmet Village”. The hotels – half of which are in the 4 and 5 star category – and restaurants excel with glowing reviews, both in the village as well as on the slopes. The White Ring – The Race, is an annual highlight which attracts over 1,000 participants to its eponymous ski route.

Mountain Stats

    • TOP LIFT: 2444m
    • VERTICAL DROP: 994m
    • BOTTOM LIFT: 1450m
    • RIDE AREA: 110km
    • LONGEST PISTE: 3miles (5km)
    • EASY (GREEN/BLUE): 40%
    • INTERMEDIATE (RED): 40%
    • ADVANCED (BLACK): 20%
    • TOTAL LIFTS: 32
      CABLE CARS: 4
      CHAIR LIFTS: 18
      DRAG-LIFTS: 10

Please click on the image to download Lech/Zürs trail map.

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St. Anton

Unlimited possibilities in fresh winter air of St. Anton am Arlberg

St. Anton is part of the Arlberg area of five ski resorts. The Arlberg is considered to be a legend. Why? The answers lie in the history of this extensive ski region. It is full of historical milestones and outstanding personalities. 190 miles of ski runs, Austria’s largest interlinked ski area, fifth in the global rankings. Combined with almost 125 miles of backcountry terrain. A formidable choice for skiers, and one that has acquired a worldwide following over the decades. Especially in avant-garde ski circles, the Arlberg is considered to be a “once in a lifetime destination”.

The five classic destinations of St. Anton, St. Christoph, Stuben, Zürs and Lech have written yet another chapter in ski history. Thanks to four new lift systems opening in December 2016, they now form Austria’s largest interlinked ski area. The rise to being Austria’s No. 1 ski resort and No. 5 worldwide is the logical consequence of a collective desire for the Arlberg region. The respective characters of Lech, Zürs, Stuben, St. Christoph and St. Anton am Arlberg may be different, but their enthusiasm for skiing and uncompromising commitment to quality have united the five villages since the beginning of the 20th Century. The ski culture has been ever-present for almost 100 years. The region owes its status as “Birthplace of Alpine Skiing” to a long and rich tradition.

The Run of Fame – It offers a particularly impressive means to sample the resort’s new dimensions. The spectacular ski circuit leads from Rendl in St. Anton am Arlberg, via Zürs and Lech to Schröcken and Warth. 52 miles of ski runs over a challenging 60,000 ft in altitude difference form the cornerstone of this challenge. Those that rise to it will experience the “Best of the Pistes” at Arlberg. To complete the ambitious program in one day is one possibility. The other is to take more time and relish the scenic charms this route has to offer. The „Hall of Fame“ is also celebrated in collective fashion at the top cable car station of the Flexenbahn and middle station of the Trittkopfbahn.

Mountain Stats

    • 1510m Max Vertical
    • 2810m Highest Lift
    • 1300m Lowest Piste
    • 1300m Resort Altitude (St. Anton am Arlberg)
    • 134 Pistes
      • Black Pistes (31km)
      • Red Pistes (140km)
      • Blue Pistes (109km)
    • Arlberg Ski Area:
      248 Pistes
      340km Downhill Pistes
      97 Ski Lifts

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Innsbruck

Chosen as the site of the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympic Games, Innsbruck considers skiing part of its city’s life. Innsbruck is one of the few resorts in Europe with a snow guarantee.

Free buses shuttle you from downtown to nearby ski areas. Among them Igls and Mutters will appeal to the novice and intermediate skiers with long, wide-open trails; Patscherkofel at 7,490 feet and Hafelekar, which is reached by a series of lifts at the edge of town, offers steep, challenging runs for the more advanced skiers; Axamer Lizum, expanded for the 1976 Olympics, has a wide variety of trails for everyone, especially the Women’s Downhill Course which is a favorite of intermediate skiers; Stubai Glacier, with 18 lifts, 35 miles of well groomed and marked runs and a vertical drop of 4,790 feet guarantees great skiing year round.

The famous cross-country ski area Seefeld is within easy reach. Other close by activities include sleigh rides and tobogganing or an exciting ride on the Olympic Bobsled run.

Innsbruck’s night-life, shopping, museums and more will keep you busy after skiing. You may also enjoy some of the daily excursions to Vienna, Venice, Salzburg, the Bavarian Castles, Kitzbuehel and St. Anton.

Situated on a plateau overlooking the Inn Valley and the Olympic town of Innsbruck, Igls offers the refined atmosphere, the alpine hospitality and modern comfort the connoisseur is looking for. Located at the foot of the Patscherkofel, Igls offers proximity for alpine and cross country skiing. Nearby Innsbruck (3 miles) offers all the shopping and entertainment of a lively city.

Mountain Stats

    • TOP LIFT: 3200m
    • VERTICAL DROP: 1460m
    • BOTTOM LIFT: 850m
    • RIDE AREA: 323miles
    • LONGEST PISTE: 6miles (9.6km
    • EASY (GREEN/BLUE): 54%
    • INTERMEDIATE (RED): 40%
    • ADVANCED (BLACK): 6%
    • TOTAL LIFTS: 62
      CABLE CARS: 12
      CHAIR LIFTS: 16
      DRAG-LIFTS: 34

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Andermatt

Tucked in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Andermatt has turned into the world class ski destination

Located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Andermatt-Sedrun ski destination is becoming one of central Switzerland’s leading ski resorts. The exceptional climate and the altitude provide optimal snow conditions for skiers and snowboarders all winter season long. Andermatt-Sedrun ski destination is being expanded into central Switzerland’s largest ski area, with state-of-the art facilities, more than 75 miles of slopes, 85 runs and 25 lifts. The first phase of the expansion project was delivered in the winter season 2014/15.
There are two mountain areas: Gemsstock and Nätschen-Oberalp-Sedrun. Direct access to both ski areas from the village of Andermatt. The average snow depth between December and April is 4.5 ft at the base and nearly 10 ft at the top of the Gemsstock.
The Gemsstock mountain is an internationally renowned off-piste destination. Gemsstock at nearly 9,842 ft. is one of Switzerland’s best freeriding destinations, thanks to its wide open expanses, challenging descents and untouched deep snow slopes. The glacier run is one of the best in all the Alps, while the panoramic view from the summit takes in over 600 mountains. Gemsstock is served year-round by a gondola. Facilities: Rental and demo shops offering top-brand equipment – Repair shops with overnight service – Complimentary shuttle bus runs throughout the town of Andermatt during the winter season – Slope-side hotels and apartment accommodation – Currently 9 restaurants and 6 ski bars – Childcare (children’s ski school) Ski and Snowboard School – Swiss Ski Association certified ski and snowboard school – Classes available in skiing, snowboarding and telemark skiing, provided in English, German, French and Italian – Private and group lessons available for all skill levels – Kids programme: instruction and childcare Other Winter Sporting Activities and Facilities – Cross-country ski centre – Ice skating rink – Snowshoeing – Winter hiking – Tobogganing.

Ski map

Hiking map

Bike map

The Nätschen is the sunniest area in the ski region and its slopes are ideal for families, with runs for all abilities served by chair lifts and gondolas. The Matterhorn Gotthard Railway also serves the terminal level for easy access from Andermatt. The Oberalp Pass road is used by skiers and snowboarders, winter hikers, snowshoers and sledgers alike. Between Sedrun and the Oberalp Pass everyone can enjoy wide and moderately challenging slopes. Sedrun also offers a snow park for freestylers, which will take you to new heights. If you are about to learn skiing, the practice hill Valtgeva in the centre of Sedrun is the right choice.

Andermatt is a picturesque village, 1.5 hours from Zurich International Airport, 1 hour from Lucerne, 2 hours from Milan and 4.5 hours from Munich. It is served by the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway, with connections via the Glacier Express to Zermatt, St. Moritz and Davos. Lively après-ski scene.
Snow Ski Ambassador Bernhard Russi Bernhard Russi – Olympic gold medalist, World Champion and Swiss ski legend – is a native of Andermatt. As the resort’s ski consultant, Russi’s expertise and profound knowledge of the area informs the new development at every level.

Up until now, Andermatt has been less known as a ski destination and better remembered for a James Bond car chase where Sean Connery zips along the nearby Fruka Pass in an Aston Martin DB5 during Goldfinger. But thanks to the opening of The Chedi Andermatt in 2014-15 season, the modest ski resort has been placed on the ski resort’s map. Tucked in the heart of the Swiss Alps, the hotel is a Goliath of a building, and the first five-star hotel to come to the sleepy area. It’s just a trigger to turn this place into the world class ski destination.

Mountain Stats

    • TOP LIFT: 2963m
    • VERTICAL DROP: 1527m
    • BOTTOM LIFT: 1436m
    • RIDE AREA: 35miles (56km)
    • TOTAL PISTES: 24
    • LONGEST PISTE: 3miles (5km)
    • EASY (GREEN/BLUE): 30%
    • INTERMEDIATE (RED): 42%
    • ADVANCED (BLACK): 26%
    • TOTAL LIFTS: 12
      CABLE CARS: 2
      CHAIR LIFTS: 4
      DRAG-LIFTS: 6

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Saas Fee

Saas Fee: true Swiss character.

The winter sun casts its spell over the glaciers of Saas Fee and then it simply becomes a dream world of distinctive beauty.

Adventures happen every day and every day is an adventure. The world’s highest underground funicular railway opened here in 1984.

The metro brings you to an 11,483-foot altitude for a most scenic descent around the magnificent glaciers. Saas Fee’s downhill trails are superbly divided among beginner, intermediate and expert levels.

The village of Saas Fee is also at the peak when it comes to culinary art. From a lighthearted get-together to the lively discos, Saas Fee will not disappoint you with after skiing excitement. A snow park, especially for snowboarders was built in 1996.

Treat yourself to a lunch in the world’s highest revolving restaurant and admire an outstanding panorama of Europe’s highest mountain peaks unfolding in front of you. Just a few steps from the restaurant visit the ice pavilion see the glacier from the inside with natural crevasses amidst changing colors of the ice formation.

5 Star Chalets in Saas Fee

Mountain Stats

    • Base: 1,483 metres
    • Summit: 3,600 metres
    • Vertical: 2,117 metres
    • Ski area extent: 145 km
    • Longest run: 15 km
      • Beginner: 39 km
      • Intermediate: 75 km
      • Advanced: 39 km
    • Number of ski lifts: 38
      • Cable cars: 4
      • Funiculars: 1
      • Gondolas: 6
      • Chairlifts: 4

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Crans Montana

The ski slopes stretch from the high plateau up to the Plaine Morte Glacier at 3000 m.

Although everyone knows the name Crans Montana, the area is actually made up of three communes – Crans, Montana and Aminona. Crans Montana is a town in Canton Valais, Switzerland. The British introduced skiing to the area and it is now famous for its winter sports, but Crans Montana is also a great place in summer, situated as it is on a sunny south-facing plateau.

These twin towns have much to offer, including an impressive view of the chain of mountain peaks from the Matterhorn to Mont Blanc and a particularly wide program of activities all year round.

These twin towns have much to offer, including an impressive view of the chain of mountain peaks from the Matterhorn to Mont Blanc and a particularly wide program of activities all year round.

Idyllic mountain village or alpine town? Crans-Montana embodies both.

Crans-Montana combines all the comforts of a modern holiday resort with an expansive natural landscape and panoramic views of the Valais Alps. In September the resort is host to the European golf championships, with courses designed by Severiano Ballesteros and Jack Nicklaus.

The ski slopes stretch from the high plateau up to the Plaine Morte Glacier at 3000 m. Directly beyond the edge of the forest the pistes are broad and open, ideal for beginners and deep-snow skiers. Advanced skiers will take the chairlift to La Toula to find a really challenging descent. Particularly popular are the broad carving pistes and the valley descent down the Piste Nationale which, at 12 km, is the longest in the region.

In Winter the golf courses become a paradise for cross-country skiers and hikers. In addition to classic cross-country ski trails, there is also an extra piste especially for skaters.

Mountain Stats

    • TOP LIFT: 3000m
    • VERTICAL DROP: 1500m
    • BOTTOM LIFT: 1484m
    • RIDE AREA:100miles (160km)
    • TOTAL PISTES: 49
      • EASY (GREEN/BLUE): 22%
      • INTERMEDIATE (RED): 70%
      • ADVANCED (BLACK): 8%
    • LONGEST PISTE:7.5miles (12km)
    • TOTAL LIFTS: 33
      • CABLE CARS: 2
      • GONDOLAS: 7
      • CHAIR LIFTS: 10
      • DRAG-LIFTS: 13

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Gstaad

The holiday region of Gstaad stands for enjoyment in many different ways.

Swiss-Logo-120The slogan `come up, slow down’ sets new standards. Gstaad uses it to emphasise its wide range of offers, which can be consumed in peace and quiet. In doing so, Gstaad is providing a very deliberate counterpoint to the general societal trend of ‘achieving more in less time’.

Despite a history of tourism dating back more than 100 years in the region, a genuine Alpine lifestyle still prevails in the destination of Gstaad. For instance, it is home to approx. 150 agricultural businesses, 80 alps still in operation and about 7,000 cows. Local products, such as cheese and meat as well as craft traditions, are very popular. Houses with a chalet architectural style dominate the villages in the region, of which Gstaad represents the tourist centre. Some of the cosy buildings date from the 15th century.

The holiday region of Gstaad stands for enjoyment in many different ways. There are 53 cableways and 140 miles of ski slopes available at an altitude ranging from 3,280 to 9,842 feet above sea level for the pursuit of outdoor leisure activities. Everyone who is looking for fun winter activities off the ski slopes will find a wide range on offer. Freeriders consider the holiday region an insider tip.

Gstaad also offers visitors 84 miles of traditional and skating tracks in five sub-areas – some of which are in the glacier area – and is therefore considered one of the three best crosscountry skiing destinations in Switzerland. Whether on a conventional wooden sled or a snow cart – the destination also enjoys an excellent reputation as a tobogganist’s paradise. The mountain lifts spare tobogganists the difficult ascent. In winter, 99 miles of walking tracks stretching across mountains and valleys are perfectly prepared.

No other holiday region spoils its guests’ palates like Gstaad does. More than 100 restaurants ranging from a cosy raclette restaurant to a gourmet restaurant are available to choose from. The renowned Gault Millau restaurant guide recently awarded 15 chefs from the region a total of 220 points. The Alpine businesses also offer various accommodation options.

Mountain Stats

    • ELEVATION: 3444ft - 9842ft
    • Runs:
      • Beginner: 60%
      • Intermediate: 28%
      • Advanced: 12%
    • LIFTS: 47
    • Number of piste kilometres: 220 km
    • Number of hiking route kilometres: 300 km
    • Number of moutain biking kilometres: 280 km
    • Lowest point in the region: Zweisimmen 945 m.a.s.l.
    • Highest point in the region: Wildhorn 3247 m.a.s.l.

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Verbier

Verbier ski resort is a very fun, very stunning, and very large skiing area in the Swiss Alps.

Forming the western sector of the massive 4 Vallees (the largest ski area entirely in Switzerland), Verbier has almost limitless premier on and off-piste opportunities, rightly ranking it amongst Europe’s best & most famous ski resorts. Unlike some of Europe’s mega sized ski resorts, Verbier is also an attractive, vibrant village with low rise buildings built along traditional lines.

The highlights of skiing Verbier are the freeride routes off Mont Gele & Mont Fort, which at elevations of up to 10,800 ft provide superb ski experiences and glorious views of iconic alpine peaks such as the Grand Combin, Matterhorn & Mont Blanc.

Verbier ski resort is part of the 4 Vallees ski domain and ranges from 2,690ft altitude at Le Chable, up to 10,800 ft on the summit of Mont Fort. The ski resort has seamless connections with the 4 Vallees ski area providing a massive total combined 255 miles of marked runs. The expansive off-piste terrain only adds to the size and adventure of Verbier.

Verbier’s huge range of bars, restaurants and clubs do après incredibly well, so it is well suited to seasoned party-hard animals. Many clubs only come alive after 11pm so be prepared to miss first lifts. Après-ski and nightlife options are almost as infinite as the skiing choice but some of the best are right in the centre of town. Try the highly rated Le Farinet for combined après, bands (every night of the season) and nightclub til 4am. Alternatively the L’Etoile which opens at a more than reasonable 11.59pm each night (earlier on weekends) is just opposite. Those who are not drinking & dancing fit need not apply! Similarly, those on a budget, look elsewhere.

Mountain Stats

    • Base: 1,103 metres
    • Summit: 3,023 metres
    • Vertical: 1,920 metres
    • Ski area extent: 412 km
      • Beginner: 135 km
      • Intermediate: 170 km
      • Advanced: 26 km
    • Longest run: 15 km
    • Number of ski lifts88
      • Cable cars: 5
      • Gondolas: 10
      • Chairlifts: 27
      • Surface lifts: 46

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Davos Klosters

Davos Klosters offers the ideal environment for an active holiday in a glorious mountain setting.

There are over 185 miles of slopes across 6 different ski areas, as well as 68 miles of cross-country trails.

The diversity of pistes across the different areas caters for all levels, from the easy slopes for beginners, through to demanding ones for the experts.

The slopes are freshly prepared every night so that you can encounter excellent conditions every time.

Eight toboggan runs, artificial skating rinks and the largest natural ice rink in the Alps, paragliding and more add to the wealth of activities in the fresh mountain air. In the same vein, 97 miles of way-marked winter trails invite you to discover the landscape.

Experience the enchantment of the side valleys of Sertig, Dischma or Monbiel and Schlappin, and enjoy the natural world far from all the hustle and bustle.

And of course, in both Davos and Klosters, you will find shops, cinemas, bars, and night clubs and much more, all guaranteeing you an unforgettable stay.

Trail Maps

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Mountain Stats

    • Base: 810 metres
    • Summit: 2,844 metres
    • Vertical: 2,034 meters
    • Ski area extent: 260 km
      • Beginner: 62 km
      • Intermediate: 134 km
      • Advanced: 64 km
    • Longest trail: 12 km
    • Number of ski lifts: 50
      • Cable cars: 8
      • Funicular: 2
      • Gondolas: 4
      • Chairs: 10
      • Surface lifts: 26

Interlaken

Interlaken’s, the tradition-rich resort conveniently located in the heart of an amazing Alpine world.

Swiss-Logo-120Interlaken’s unique position between Lakes Thun and Brienz is just one of the town’s many assets. The tradition-rich resort is conveniently located in the middle of the Bernese Oberland holiday region, in the heart of an amazing Alpine world with magnificent views of the Eiger, Monch & Jungfrau.

Thanks to the new Mystery Park, a stay in Interlaken is now even more rewarding than ever. Guests can combine a fantastic journey to the great mysteries of our world with exhilarating excursions in the Jungfrau Region. So close….

The Interlaken holiday region and its neighbouring chalet villages of Beatenberg, Bonigen, Habkern, Iseltwald, Ringgenberg-Goldswil and Wilderswil are perfect for a relaxing yet active vacation. Sailing, surfing, swimming, diving – Lakes Thun and Brienz offer them all! And for vacation visitors who prefer to take life a little easier, various vessels – including two lovingly restored lake steamers – offer a choice of captivating cruises.

Interlaken also offers a magnificent mountain world. The Eiger, Monch & Jungfrau seem almost close enough to touch. The Schilthorn with its imposing 360 panorama and many other summits offer a host of wonderful hikes. The glorious glacier village of Grindelwald – an ideal departure point for trips to the world-famous Jungfraujoch – is a mere 20 kilometres away.

Mountain Stats

    • Elevation of the ski resort: 1100 m - 2000 m
    • Elevation difference: max. 830 m in one ski resort
    • Slopes: 33 km (max. 15 km in one ski resort)
    • Ski lifts: 13 (max. 4 in one ski resort)
    • 17km Cross Country Pistes
    • 2404m Max Vertical
    • 2971m Highest Lift
    • 567m Lowest Piste
    • 567m Resort Altitude (Interlaken)

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Grindelwald

The hospitable mountain village of Grindelwald (1034 m) lies in the Berner Oberland – and acts as the stage for a wonderful drama.

The set is composed of the ice capped peaks of the Wetterhorn, Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, with visitors and tourists as the leading actors… What’s more, there are endless pistes and runs for skiers, snowboarders and sledgers in winter, a giant network of hiking trails in summer, and an almost infinite variety of leisure activities.

There are countless ways to explore this fascinating mountain world, through sports and activities or by adopting a gentler, more relaxing approach.

You can engage in extreme mountaineering, or simply enjoy the view… A particularly amazing experience is the trip to the Jungfraujoch, the `Top of Europe’, at 3,454 m Europe’s highest railway station right in the heart of the UNESCO world natural heritage site.

Covering an area of 824 square kilometers, the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site contains nearly all of the Bernese High Alps, with their monumental rock massifs, in the Cantons of Berne and Valais. Around 90 percent of this area is covered with rocks and ice. The Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch World Heritage Site stands for the splendid natural beauty of the Alps. At its heart lies the impressive Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau rock massif and the glacial landscape surrounding the Great Aletsch Glacier.

Mountain Stats

    • Top lift: 2971m
    • Vertical drop: 2028m
    • Bottom lift: 943m
    • Ride Area: 213km
    • Total Pistes: 35
    • Longest Piste: 15km
      • Easy: 28%
      • Intermediate: 57%
      • Advanced: 15%
    • On mountain restaurants: 11
    • Total lifts: 42
      • Cable cars: 6
      • Gondolas: 7
      • Chair Lifts: 16
      • Drag-lifts: 13

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St. Moritz

St. Moritz, the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism.

Mountain Stats

    • Top lift: 3303m
    • Vertical drop: 1503m
    • Bottom lift: 1750m
    • Ride Area: 350km
    • Total Pistes: 88
    • Longest Piste: 8km
      • Easy: 20%
      • Intermediate: 70%
      • Advanced: 10%
    • On mountain restaurants: 38
    • Total lifts: 56
      • Cable cars: 3
      • Gondolas: 1
      • Chair Lifts: 18
      • Drag-lifts: 2

St. Moritz is all about `chic’, elegance and exclusiveness, the place where you can literally feel the `dry, bubbly Champagne climate’ on your skin. St. Moritz is a guarantee for outstanding leisure and sports events, cultural highlights and a wide variety of shopping facilities.

Three different cultural regions converge in St. Moritz thanks to the Romansch language, the proximity to Italy and the fact that the majority of the local population are German speaking. The resort owes its original fame to its therapeutic springs, which have been known for over 3,000 years.

As well as its superb location above and on the lake shore, St. Moritz offers an attractive mixture of nature, cuture, sport, activity and tranquility.

International guests are attracted to the resort’s modern alpine lifestyle, which it owes, among other things, to its highly renowned first-class hotels and some of the best restaurants in Switzerland. It is one the best-known and most tradition-steeped holiday resorts in the world that arouses equal passion in summer and in winter.

The World Championships in Alpine skiing were held there for an amazing fourth time in 2003! Incidentally, St. Moritz (1,856 m) lies in the heart of the upper Engadin’s lake district, where the sun shines for 322 days a year on average. Which of course adds to the truly spectacular experience of taking a train ride on the Glacier or Bernina Expresses

The St. Moritz sun shines more intensely, the “champagne climate” is dryer and snow is more certain than anywhere else. These elements, combined with the Upper Engadin lake landscape and valley culture create an array of attractions that is unique in terms of quality and diversity. In winter; downhill and Nordic skiing, Cresta Run, bob run, horse racing on the frozen lake, polo, cricket, golf and curling tournaments, Olympic ski jump ramp, gourmet and music festivals. In summer; mountain biking, inline skating, hiking, windsurfing, ice skating, golf, tennis, sailing, opera, art and culture and the Swiss National Park – all within a radius of a few minutes.

The name “St. Moritz” is now so much in demand that it has been registered as an internationally protected trademark. As an international symbol of quality, the name “St. Moritz” epitomizes style, elegance and class.

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Zermatt

Mile-high Zermatt, an idyllic mountain village at the foot of the Matterhorn.

Zermatt has developed into one of the world’s most famous ski resorts. Favored by its southern exposure, sheltered by the wind and generously endowed with snow, Zermatt enjoys some of the most spectacular skiing in the Alps.

The scope and variety of skiing are tremendous with a network of lifts serving trails that rise over 12,000 feet.

Three main ski areas offer wide open slopes for beginners while the more advanced skiers enjoy the challenge of theinternationally known Tiefbach, Aeroleid or Momatt. You can ski over the Theodulpass to Cervinia, Italy for lunch.

The new Matterhorn glacier paradise lift, ascending to 12,533 feet, the highest aerial cable car in theAlps has opened up new glacier ski runs which give Zermatt one of the longest ski seasons in Europe. Numerous sun-decked restaurants dot the mountainside and provide lunch as well as a rendez-vous for skiers from around the world. For cross-country and touring skiers, a variety of courses are also available.

On the Italian border of the canton of Valais in the west of Switzerland, at the end of the 30 km-long Nikolaital, lies Zermatt, the village at the foot of the Matterhorn, the most photographed mountain in the world.

The hotels and restaurants are world-class, and the ski area is not only the highest in the Alps – it is also one of the best developed and most convenient in the world.

With 300 sunny days a year, there is less rainfall than anywhere else in Switzerland. The air in Zermatt is clear, dry and clean, because, since 1947, only electric cars without a combustion engine are allowed to operate in the village.

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Mountain Stats

    • Top lift: 3899m
    • Vertical drop: 2279m
    • Bottom lift: 1620m
    • Ride Area: 183km
    • Total Pistes: 73
    • Longest Piste: 13km
    • Easy: 20%
    • Intermediate: 75%
    • Advanced: 5%
    • On mountain restaurants: 38
    • Total lifts: 33
      -Cable cars: 9
      -Gondolas: 5
      -Chair Lifts: 8
      -Drag-lifts: 9

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Cervinia

Cervinia, Italy: a world-famous winter resort that rivals any other in the Alps

The Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche Zermatt area is one of the largest in the Alps, with a varied “domain skiable” beyond compare, which stretches through three valleys in two countries, Italy and Switzerland, from the 3,883 m of the Piccolo Cervino descending to the 1,524 m of Valtournenche. Ski runs offering the chance to ski all day without ever repeating the same run twice, alternating easier runs with those of increasing difficulty.

The origins of Breuil-Cervinia date back more than two hundred years ago, when uncontaminated nature dominated the area at the foot of the Cervino, and the Breuil basin was an immense Alpine pasture which could only be reached after walking for hours. “Breuil” in patois means “land of much water”, indicating the numerous lakes and rivers that characterized this area. The majestic beauty of the mountain and the landscape has encouraged mountaineers and intellectuals over the years to tackle the paths that led to Breuil.

Mountain Stats

    • Altitude of Breuil-Cervinia: 2,050 m.
    • Altitude of Valtournenche: 1,524 m.
    • Lift systems: 19 in Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche + 34 in Zermatt.
    • Hourly capacity of lifts: 37,579 in Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche, 91,109 with Zermatt.
    • Maximum altitude reached by the lifts: 3,883 m Piccolo Cervino.
    • Ski runs: 70 in Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche + 78 in Zermatt.
    • Ski runs with scheduled snow coverage: 200 km.
    • Ski runs open for summer skiing 26.5 km: 5.5 km in Breuil-Cervinia, 21 km in Zermatt.
    • Cross country ski runs: 3 km in Breuil-Cervinia +10 km in Valtournenche.
    • Three snowparks: two in Cervinia at 2,050 m and at 2,800 m, the highest snowpark in Europe, one in Valtournenche at 2,300 m.
    • Three children’s ski areas.

Hotel Hermitage Spa & Beauty

Italy’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel

This charming Relais & Chateaux hotel is a true cocoon hotel with a friendly atmosphere, excellent service and a well-deserved reputation for its comfort which gained its 5th star in 2010. Run by the Neyroz family since 1975, their son Corrado is now in charge and has, since 1996, instigated a renovation program throughout the hotel. The relaxed atmosphere that they have created is very special and it really is a place to unwind. The dinner menu in the attractive restaurant offers a vast range of dishes – a formula often lacking in other hotels. There is a beauty center offering a host of treatments for those that want pampering at the end of the day.

Situated about 300 meters from the cable car in its own grounds, the hotel offers a frequent shuttle-bus service to and from the lifts. In the evenings, it is a stroll into town of about 10 minutes.

The rooms are stylish and range from simple doubles to superb suites with fireplaces as well as the Grand Suite Edward Whymper or Guido Rey suite… Some of the simple doubles, known as Classic rooms. just have shower/wc. The fabrics and decor used in all rooms are very tasteful and much thought has gone into creating the style and feel of the whole hotel.

Excelsior-Planet

Hotel Excelsior Planet

From the romantic couple looking for elegance, comfort, and peace, to the family that needs bigger rooms like our J.suites and suites.

If opening the windows of your room you are in front of the noblest mountain in Europe, you are not dreaming: you are pleasant guests of the Zanetti family at the Hotel Excelsior-Planet. Entirely renovated, few steps from the pedestrian road and from the ski slopes, a mountain atmosphere for a first class welcome.

Let you capture by the romantic warmth of the fireside crackling tasting the cocktails of our Barman and discover the button-hole of the Excelsior-Planet Hotel: the dainty cooking refined directly by the owners and wisely managed by the Chef Fabrizio Reffo.

You will be able to taste our dishes with an excellent wine list (more than 350 qualities). For the most glutton it will be not easy to resist the desserts buffet prepared with masterly skill by our pastry-cook Elvis. The comfort is guaranteed by 46 rooms (1 big Suite, 9 suites, 25 junior suites) 18 with Teuco whirlpool, all with balcony and most of them with view on the noblest mountain of Europe, the Cervino. To complete your relax the small swimming-pool with whirlpool, sauna, hammam, emotional shower, sport and relaxing massages of our masseuse Silvia.

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Courmayeur

The “dolce vita” in Courmayeur, a holiday in perfect Italian style

Courmayeur is the quintessential Italian holiday: sport, fun, shopping, good food and excellent wine on the most beautiful side of Mont Blanc

Top-quality, style, and character: your Italian dream holiday in Courmayeur Mont Blanc

A mix of tradition and lifestyle makes this resort utterly unique. A dream holiday of perfect bliss – pinch yourself! you’re on the highest and most beautiful mountain in Europe.
Stay in a small boutique hotel, delight the palate with the typical local cuisine or go shopping in the center of Courmayeur with its boutiques and exclusive brand names where you’ll find the best in fashion, hand-crafted products, and Italian food and wine.

Innumerable pistes mark the Courmayeur mountains, the capital of freeriding.

If you are constantly looking for powder and adrenaline come to Courmayeur Mont Blanc, the Italian side of Mont Blanc: countless descents in fresh snow thanks to the numerous and impressive deep of the Vallée Blanche, more or less difficult.

Incredible lifts, heliskiing, freeride hire and test center with the newest materials, alpine guides, instructors of freeride will teach you or simply drive down freeride and freestyle fantastic lines.

Courmayeur, a fascinating town at the foot of Mont Blanc!

Courmayeur, mountain town and chic resort. Hiking boots and 5-inch heels. Rock & ice and warm spa waters. Simple mountain food and refined gourmet cuisine.

Its geographical location at the meeting point of Italy, France, and Switzerland makes it a perfect synthesis of different cultures yet it remains a quintessentially Italian Alpine town.

“Lifestyle resort”, a concept that captures perfectly the elegance of Courmayeur

A place that retains its traditions, that knows the value of professional service combined with sincerity and warmth, a place that knows how to welcome visitors with an elegance and style that is 100% Italian.

By night, too, Courmayeur Mont Blanc is unique!

Think nights in Courmayeur Mont Blanc and think young, music and fun.

At the end of the day, after so much energy has been spent on the ski slopes in winter or in outdoor activities in summer, Courmayeur’s nightlife gets underway with a vast choice of chic discos, lounge bars, famous cocktail bars plus special events and themed evenings. And if you want to have fun in the open air – even in winter – make sure you note the dates when the bars and clubs in the center hold one of their Street Parties, when Via Roma as if by magic turns into an open-air disco. Courmayeur Mont Blanc’s nightlife never ends. Be there!

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Mountain Stats

    • ELEVATION
      - Top Lifts 8,609ft
      - Vertical Drop 4,600fr
      - Bottom Lift 4,010ft
    • LIFTS
      4 Aerial tramway/reversible ropeways
      2 Circulating ropeway/gondola lifts
      8 Chairlifts
      3 T-bar lift/platter/button lifts
    • RUNS
      • Beginner: 20%
      • Intermediate: 45%
      • Advanced: 35%

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Madonna Di Campiglio

Pedestrian friendly village with excellent access to multiple lifts. Madonna has very good piste trails for all abilities on varied terrain aspects with beautiful views over the Brenta Dolomites.

Set in the rock steeples of the Brenta Dolomites – unique tops of such a rare beauty to be declared a Unesco world heritage – and the ice stretches of the Adamello-Presanella range, Madonna di Campiglio is the most beautiful and precious pearl among the ski resorts in the Italian Alps.

Madonna has a magical feel to it – like something out of a snowglobe. The town itself is built in traditional Italian style, with plenty of lively bars, delicious local restaurants and stylish designer shops around the car-free Piazza Righi. The resort spreads for around 2 miles down the wooded valley, with a bus service connecting accommodation further away from the center.

The slopes are varied and extensive with long, confidence-building blue runs, as well as low gradient reds which are great for timid intermediates. The area lift pass includes Folgarida, Marilleva, and Pinzolo, giving more than enough piste to keep most skiers happy for a week. The resort claims 93 miles of runs which is probably big enough for a week for most of the skiers who come here, who also want to spend time, eating, drinking, sunbathing and promenading around. A relentless piste basher might get through it within four or five days, but other resorts like Passo Tonale, are covered by the Skirama lift pass and just about reachable by public transport.

Tree-lined runs lower down extend up to a variety of higher peaks, many with impressive views of the iconic Brenta Dolomites – especially up towards Spinale and Groste.

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VILLAGE MAP
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Mountain Stats

    • Base: 5,085 ft
    • Summit: 8,465 ft
    • Vertical Drop: 3,379 ft
    • Length of slopes: 93 miles
    • Total lifts: 60
    • Snowmaking: 95%
    • Terrain Parks: 4
    • Intermediate: 33%
    • Advanced: 45%
    • Expert: 22%

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Cortina d’Ampezzo

Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy: Simply the world’s most beautiful winter playground in the Alps

Nowhere is more picturesque than chic Cortina, the most up market of Italian resorts. Dramatic pink-tinged peaks rise sheerly from the top of the slopes, giving picture-postcard views from wherever you are.

Magnificently situated in a sunny amphitheater, it is ringed by spectacular peaks which rise nearly 3000 meters above the village.

Cortina’s slopes are fine for its regular upmarket visitors from Rome and Milan, many of whom have second homes here and enjoy the strolling, shopping, people-watching and lunching as much as the odd leisurely excursion on to the slopes. For beginners and leisurely intermediates, the splendid beginner slopes and long, easy, well-groomed runs are ideal. For keen slope-bashers, Cortina’s fragmented areas can be frustrating, especially if snow is scarce and the area is fragmented even more; but the access to the Sella Ronda and other Dolomiti Super-ski resorts, though time-consuming, is some compensation – having a car is best for exploring. For experts, there are few tough runs, and the best of those are liable to poor snow conditions and closure because they face south.

Cortina has offered a complete range of winter sports facilities since hosting the Olympic Games in 1956.In Cortina, life centers around the Corso, a traffic-less, shop-lined street where the late afternoon passeggiata proceeds without fail.

You can browse and see the latest winter fashion, as well as purchase a gift from one of the many antique and craft shops.At the heart of the Corso is a central piazza, a church with towering campanile, and the interesting Regole Museum.

Excursions to Venice, Plan de Coranes/Brunico and Pieve di Cadare are available locally. Cortina also hosts World Cup events in mid-January, bobsled races and a horse show on snow. At night, enjoy one of Cortina’s exclusive nightclubs and discos.

Mountain Stats

    • ELEVATION
      - SUMMIT: 9809ft
      - VERTICAL DROP: 5793ft
      - BASE: 4015ft
    • TERRAIN
      - PISTES: 75 mi
      - SKIABLE TERRAIN: 105 acres
      - LONGEST RUN: 75 mi
    • RUNS: 74
      - LONGEST RUN: 4 mi

      • INTERMEDIATE RUNS: 38%
      • ADVANCED RUNS: 46%
      • EXPERT RUNS: 17%
    • SNOW MAKING: 80 ac
    • LYFT SYSTEM: 39 total
      • 5 gondolas
      • 1 high-speed six
      • 10 quad chairs
      • 5 triple chairs
      • 12 double chairs
      • 6 surface lifts

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Megève

Megève, well-known to the world’s elite, has maintained its country Haute Savoie character despite the modernization of its surrounding areas.

Megève, nestled opposite Mont-Blanc, is a delight for fans of wide open spaces, looking for some escapism. In winter, when the snow begins to fall, the countryside becomes silent. During this time, the village gets ready to celebrate this most magical time of year while skiing enthusiasts prepare to explore the mountain peaks. Megève is at the heart of the Evasion Mont Blanc ski area which has 249 miles of ski runs. A huge, wide open area with its amphitheatre shape, offering a unique view of the Mont Blanc mountain range from each summit. The combination of pastures, pine forests and wide open spaces make for authentic skiing in an exceptional environment.

People skied here long before the ski lifts were built using local farmers’ horses. Megève has a reputation among ski resorts for its avant-gardism, opening the first skier cable car in France in 1933. Megève’s champions of the past, Emile Allais and Adrien Duvillard, have marked the history of French skiing; the young members of Team Megève continue to promote the village’s sporting talents.

Over the centuries, human activity has changed, as has Megève. But the village has kept its soul, its history and its authentic feel. Its unspoilt mountain architecture, its narrow streets, its many gourmet restaurants and elegant boutiques make it a unique destination with its own special story.

It is largely thanks to its history and agricultural past that Megève is currently one of the most tempting destinations for mountain gastronomy. Local producers set the tone for a village that has always sought excellence in its produce and has been attracting talented young chefs with a flair for innovation for over a hundred years. Ambassadors of gastronomy with a special talent for innovating with local produce, the village’s 85 restaurants offer an abundance of choice, from the Alps’ first 3-star restaurant to the most modest of guest house tables.

Megève has a comprehensive range of accommodation styles and categories, from simple guest houses to 5-star hotels.

Excellence is a constant here and Megève proposes a wide range of activities and events that make the village one of a kind in the French Alps!

Mountain Stats

    • Base: 3.345 ft
    • Summit: 7.710 ft
    • Vertical Drop: 4.265 ft
    • Length of slopes: 249 miles
    • Total lifts: 86
    • Skiable Terrain: 800 ac
    • Snowmaking: 425 ac
    • Terrain Parks: 1
    • Beginner: 20%
    • Intermediate: 29%
    • Advanced: 38%
    • Expert: 13%

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Chamonix

Welcome to the roof of Europe! Skiing beyond the frontiers!

Chamonix Mont Blanc has been at the sharp end of Alpine adventure since 1760, when a Genevois scientist offered a prize for the first ascent of the highest Alp. It had its first growth spurt in the Victorian era, hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and has re-emerged on the freeride wave as the capital of all-mountain skiing.

Ski instructors and mountain guides come here to qualify, and every dedicated skier and snowboarder puts it on the bucket list to see how they’ll measure up to the challenge of what Chamonix calls simply “le grand ski”. Of course, there are nursery slopes and blissful fast-cruising pistes as well as all the rough stuff. You don’t need to be an expert to enjoy the famous 13 miles Vallée Blanche glacier run. But this resort town, with its ski areas spread out along the valley, is never going to deliver an effortless holiday. Queues and bus rides are part of the package and call for patience plus planning. The reward, when you emerge from the lift, is an empty mountain and a long descent that may leave you grateful for the chance to recover in a queue. The numbers give a clue as to Chamonix’s stellar pedigree.

This is a landscape built on a heroic scale that makes other resorts seem tame by comparison. No two days are the same in this hugely varied ski area. Chamonix’s smaller neighbors offer the same top-quality slopes but a quieter holiday. Les Houches, Argentière and half a dozen smaller resorts all count as Chamonix, for lift pass purposes, if not after dark. Close to the Swiss border in a no-mans-land between road passes, Vallorcine is a more remote satellite.

Chamonix resort itself is a busy town of 10,000 permanent residents at the foot of Mont Blanc, just below the French entrance to the Mont Blanc road tunnel, a major transalpine freight route. A tranquil Alpine retreat it may not be, but Chamonix’s setting beneath the cliffs and tumbling glaciers of the Mont Blanc massif is tremendous, and the bustling town doesn’t lack charm. Its old buildings have kept their sedate Victorian and more fanciful Belle Epoque look and, now that the center is traffic-free, it offers pleasant strolling, with cafés overhanging the river Arve’s torrent and a wealth of interesting shops – galleries, bookshops, and specialty food, as well as souvenirs and the latest technical snow-sports clothing and hardware.

At the center of it all stands the statue of the young hunter and collector of crystals Jacques Balmat showing de Saussure the way up Mont Blanc. Proximity to Geneva and its all-around, year-round active lifestyle appeal has made Chamonix a popular place to settle and set up shop, creating a uniquely cosmopolitan, colorful and dynamic entrepreneurial scene.

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Mountain Stats

    • Base: 3.419 ft
    • Summit: 10.745 ft
    • Vertical Drop: 7,326 ft
    • Lenght of slopes: 87 miles
    • Total lifts: 47
    • Skiable Terrain: 761 ac
    • Snowmaking: 304 ac
    • Terrain Parks: 1
    • Beginner: 4%
    • Intermediate: 28%
    • Advanced: 39%
    • Expert: 29%

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Val d’Isere

A world-renowned ski resort that has retained the heart and soul of the small mountain village it once was…

In the center of the Savoie region in South-Eastern France, Val d’Isere is the gateway to the Val d’Isere – Tignes area. Val d’Isere is an internationally renowned destination that has retained its charm and authenticity: situated at an altitude of 6,070 ft, Val d’Isere is a genuine winter wonderland from the end of November to the beginning of May each year.

Val d’Isere is an authentic Alpine village with the facilities and comfort of a large resort. Its baroque church, traditional houses, the surrounding mountains and the Isere river flowing through its center have long been the inspiration for local architects. The village today is made up of an elegant mixture of luxury hotels, holiday residences, traditional alpine chalets built from stone and wood, and some altogether more contemporary structures.

With two-thirds of its ski area situated inside the heart of the Vanoise National Park, Val d’Isere is governed by nature and the rhythm of the seasons. The resort is committed to preserving the biodiversity of the planet by being socially responsible and respectful of the environment.

The Val d’Isere – Tignes ski area is not only legendary because of its exceptional setting but also because it is a place where ski legends are made. At the Winter Olympics in 1968, the resort watched the first stars who had grown up on its pistes, the Goitschel sisters and Jean-Claude Killy, emerge as champions.

187 miles of pistes, 6.332 ft of vertical drop – one could claim ‘that says it all’ but the Val d’Isere – Tignes ski area is much more than the sum of its parts…. On more than 152 pistes and endless off-piste runs, two glaciers, two snowparks, in a ski area that hosted the Olympic Games and the World Championships, you are skiing on ‘legendary’ snow.

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Mountain Stats

    • Base: 6.070 ft
    • Summit: 11.339 ft
    • Vertical Drop: 5,269 ft
    • Length of slopes: 91 miles
    • Total lifts: 42
    • Skiable Terrain: 2471 ac
    • Terrain Parks: 1
    • Beginner: 21%
    • Intermediate: 38%
    • Advanced: 30%
    • Expert: 11%

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Tignes

Excellent snow all season long, due to its high-altitude slopes on the La Grande Motte Glacier. Access to the wide range of skiing in the Espace Killy, without the premium prices of Val d’Isère.

Tignes is a world-class resort made up of five small villages. Set high in the magnificent Savoie Alps, it’s got guaranteed snow, a lively après scene and some of Europe’s best slopes. It’s a purpose-built resort, so it lacks some of the old-world charm enjoyed by its neighbours, but the variety of chalets, hotels and apartments to suit all budgets more than makes up for that. Best of all, Tignes is part of the Espace Killy ski area, so you get to enjoy glaciers and great views, without the Val d’Isère price tag.

Tignes is an ideal resort for groups as there’s a busy après scene with many bars and restaurants to choose from. Families love Tignes as it provides child-friendly entertainment, such as swimming pools and ice skating rinks. There are plenty of family-focused hotels and good quality ski schools to help the kids master the basics.

Mountain Stats

    • Base: 5,105 ft
    • Summit: 11,339 ft
    • Vertical Drop: 6,234 ft
    • Length of slopes: 186 miles
    • Total lifts: 78
    • Skiable Terrain: 24,710 ac
    • Terrain Parks: 2
    • Beginner: 15%
    • Intermediate: 44%
    • Advanced: 26%
    • Expert: 15%

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Val Thorens

Val Thorens United, “Multi-coloured snow”. The resort that combines the best of skiing with the best of atmospheres.

Val Thorens is the highest resort in Europe (7,564 ft). At the top of the 3 Vallées, it opens out onto the largest ski area in the world, with 373 miles of equipped slopes, 320 signposted runs, and some 174 ski lifts.

There are clear benefits to being at such a high altitude: Val Thorens is quite rightly renowned for the incomparable quality of its snow, which is guaranteed between November and May. Its site, boasting remarkable sunshine and snow cover, is surrounded by 6 glaciers and 6 equipped mountain peaks at altitudes of more than 9,843 ft. Enjoy unique panoramic views over more than 1,000 peaks in the French, Swiss and Italian Alps from La Cime Caron (3,200 metres); a vast, diverse, naturally international vision. Between powder snow fields and perfectly groomed slopes, the huge Val Thorens ski area offers every kind of snowsports to every kind of person, with something for every taste, ability level and even mood (relaxed, sporty, musical, festive…): Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, telemark skiing, snowshoeing and best of all, the longest toboggan run in France: 4 miles for 45 minutes of pure descent!

Val Thorens promises ease for fans of “mind-blowing skiing”, a laid-back approach for beginners, and enjoyment for everyone, whatever your skiing ability level. Easy access to the slopes from hotels and residences makes Val Thorens more qualified for the “doorstep skiing” label than anywhere else. Val Thoren’s pioneer spirit is evidenced by its ski lifts, which, like the resort, are at the peak of innovation. Comfortable, modern equipment guarantees fast, completely safe journeys. Waiting time is kept to a minimum, even at peak times and during difficult weather conditions. Safety and speed make all the difference for ski lovers. A diverse range of lifestyles, accommodation and leisure activities complements the wide choice of skiing.

Val Thorens offers a wide range of accommodation: ranging from 5 star hotels to charming 2 star hotels, from the most affordable, to top of the range, luxury apartments in 5 star residences. For over a decade, the resort has developed a wealth of chalets and residences offering the latest equipment in terms of comfort, as well as hotel services, ideal for families, couples, or groups of friends.

Val Thorens is home to another vast area, that of its entertainment and leisure activities. The best and most varied cosmopolitan, multicultural, and welcoming atmospheres are provided by experts in extending guests a warm welcome. Laid-back, lively, and vibrant, discover everything you’d expect from a town with all the atmosphere of a village: sports centre, shopping, 40 bars and 60 restaurants, the largest nightclub in the Alps, as well as live concerts every week. Ice-driving, tobogganing and snow mountain biking complete this melting pot of activities for visitors from all over the world.

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Mountain Stats

    • Base: 7.546 ft
    • Summit: 10.597 ft
    • Vertical Drop: 3,051 ft
    • Length of slopes: 93 miles
    • Total lifts: 33
    • Skiable Terrain: 151 ac
    • Snowmaking: 119 ac
    • Terrain Parks: 1
    • Beginner: 12%
    • Intermediate: 43%
    • Advanced: 35%
    • Expert: 10%

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Meribel

An authentic alpine village located in the heart of the largest ski area in the world

Located in an idyllic natural setting, Méribel embodies the charm of a mountain village, with its traditional chalets of wood and stones. Originally designed by ski lovers, its architects and its inhabitants have created an exceptional resort with slopeside accommodation. Meribel benefits from its privileged location, in the heart of the largest ski area in the world – the 3 Valleys, providing access to all types of winter sports over its 373 miles of slopes that are served by more than 100 ski lifts. Known for its variety of slopes, the resort allows skiers of all levels to enjoy exceptional skiing through the pine forests on freshly groomed slopes, with snow guaranteed throughout the winter season.

Meribel is the truly kid-friendly ski resort. Indeed Meribel has developed for this season sledging and skiing by night and new freely accessible zones, dedicated to sledging and to beginners or very young skiers. These areas are designed for fun, populated with imaginary characters and mountain spirits and featuring adventure trails and obstacle course.

A pedestrian lift pass gives an access to most of gondola lifts and cable cars to discover unique high mountain panoramas on the peaks of Tougnète, the Saulire or the Mont Vallon each offering a breathtaking 360 ° view of the Alps, from the Mont Blanc to the Ecrins mountain range.

Thanks to its discreet luxury and its emphasis on serenity and comfort, Meribel is known as the resort where one can relax in one of our many prestigious establishments, each bestowed with cozy spas carrying the best high range products. Thanks to its many top level restaurants, Méribel offers an exceptional gourmet experience, with French gastronomic meals or traditional local food.

Very accessible, the resort is located only 15 minutes from the TGV and Eurostar station, and two hours from Lyon and Geneva International airports.

Mountain Stats

    • Base: 3,609 ft
    • Summit: 9,685 ft
    • Vertical Drop: 6,076 ft
    • Length of slopes: 94 miles
    • Total lifts: 45
    • Skiable Terrain: 1,043 ac
    • Snowmaking: 536 ac
    • Terrain Parks: 2
    • Beginner: 9%
    • Intermediate: 40%
    • Advanced: 37%
    • Expert: 15%

Méribel Resort Map

3 Valleys Trail Map

Méribel Valley

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Phillipsburg – The Ranch at Rock Creek

The Ranch at Rock Creek
The World’s Only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Guest Ranch

Escape to The Ranch at Rock Creek for an unparalleled winter experience. Ideal for couples, families and adventure seekers who desire stress-free, all-inclusive luxury tailored to their comforts and interests, The Ranch at Rock Creek offers over 20 wintertime activities, along with fireside relaxation, gourmet meals, and The Granite Spa. Best of all, leave your bulky gear at home. Our all-inclusive rates include equipment, gear, and guides, as well as Ranch cuisine, premium wine, beer and spirits, and daily children’s activities among other amenities.

ranch-rock-creek As the United States’ only National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World, our Montana winter vacation resort rivals the chalets of Lausanne, Chamonix, and Turin as a winter getaway. Stay in the cozy Granite Lodge or make one of our Luxury Homes or Cabins your private ski chalet. Delight in Chef Drage’s dining experiences, like tasting menus, Dutch oven dinners, and other hearty, healthy fare. Enjoy bonfire happy hours with mulled wine and hot cocoa.

Only 35 minutes from The Ranch, Discovery Ski Area boasts the shortest lift lines in Montana. The mountain has three faces and 67 trails, including bunny hills, moguls, groomed trails and double-black diamond runs. Recently, Warren Miller filmed part of his 2014 film, No Turning Back, at Discovery Ski Area on these expert runs.

Mountain Stats

    • Total Patrolled Area: 2,200 acres
    • Vertical Drop: 2,388 feet
    • Longest Run: 1.5 miles (Winning Ridge)
    • Snowmaking: 4 Runs
    • Annual Snowfall: 215 inches
    • Number of Trails: 67
    • Beginner: 20%
    • Intermediate: 25%
    • Advanced: 25%
    • Expert: 30%
    • Lifts: 5 triples, 2 doubles, 1 Surface
    • Terrain Park: 2.5 Acres with rails, boxes and jumps (open Friday-Sunday)
    • Cross Country: 5km

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Deer Valley Resort

Tucked away in a picturesque valley, Deer Valley Resort is the premier ski destination in the United States.

Built on an unparalleled commitment to excellence, Deer Valley revolutionized the ski industry by providing the services one would expect of a first-class hotel.

2018 – 2019 Ski Season: December 8, 2018 – April 7, 2019

Deer Valley Resort is nestled in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, just 36 miles east of Salt Lake City, in the historic mining town of Park City. Deer Valley is consistently ranked #1 in guest service among ski resorts in North America, as rated by the readers of SKI Magazine, and delivers an unmatched experience for your winter vacation. We understand that the finer details make a big difference, which is why Deer Valley offers first-class amenities such as uniformed ski valets, groomed-to-perfection slopes, award-winning cuisine, on-site child care and convenient lift, lodging and rental packages.

We invite you to enjoy The Greatest Snow On Earth® with an annual average of 300 inches blanketing Deer Valley’s six mountains – Little Baldy Peak, Bald Eagle, Bald, Flagstaff, Empire and Lady Morgan – offering a thrilling day for skiers of all abilities.

Challenge yourself on the very runs skied by Olympians during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games; take a ski lesson and learn the basic fundamentals of an exciting, new sport; or treat yourself to Deer Valley’s award-winning cuisine. We are excited to show you just how wonderful a Deer Valley Resort vacation can be and to share the “Deer Valley Difference” with you.

Planning a summer trip to Deer Valley? Be sure to call us and ask about summer activities. You’ll discover why so many locals say they came to Deer Valley for the winter, but they stayed for the summer.

At Deer Valley, the culinary scene is a direct reflection of how much they value their guests. After all, a good meal brings people together, and at Deer Valley, they know how
important that connection is during your vacation. Sit, relax, and enjoy.

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Mountain Stats

    • Vertical 3,000 ft
    • Top elevation 9,570 ft
    • Base elevation 6,570 ft
    • Skiable area 2,026 acres
    • Runs 103
    • 27% easiest
    • 41% more difficult
    • 32% most difficult
    • Longest run 2.8 mi
    • Chair lifts: 21
    • Conveyor lifts 4

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Vail

North America’s top ski resort- Vail, an extraordinary winter vacation destination.

If you’ve ever seen a picture of Vail, you’ve likely caught a glimpse of the iconic pedestrian village. Many of its buildings were originally built by Vail’s founders in the early 60s with a nod to classic European alpine architecture.

Vail Village retains a peaceful, small-town ambiance even with its world-class restaurants, shopping, cafes, and late night hot spots. The heated streets make for an easy walk up Bridge Street to Gondola One.

The dining scene is amazingly diverse and one of Vail’s main attractions, with Restaurant Kelly Liken, Matsuhisa Vail, Elway’s, Larkspur, Sweet Basil and many more.

Vail Village is also home to some of the most famous boutique and luxury hotels. While the hotels here are close to lifts, many offer ski valet and shuttles to make your journey to the slopes that much easier.

There’s no better way to unwind after a full day on the slopes or shopping on our cobblestone streets than with an après aperitif in hand. When the sun sets on the slopes, that’s when the real fun begins.

Relax by the fire and sip on your favorite beverage at one of our world-class après spots. With so many bars, dancing, and live-music options, you won’t be hard-pressed to find something fun and exciting while in Vail.

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Mountain Stats

    • Summit: 11570 feet
    • Base: 8120 feet
    • Vertical Drop: 3450 feet
    • Total Skiable Average: 5289 ac
    • Number of Trails: 195
    • Longest Run: 4 miles
    • 19% Beginner
    • 29% Intermediate
    • 48% Advanced
    • 4% Expert
    • Average Annual Snowfall: 350
    • Total Lifts: 31

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Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek: enter the gates of this ski wonderlnd and leave everyday life behind

People come from all over the world for that feeling, and many make it a tradition. The ski terrain is legendary and spectacularly varied. This is the only mountain in North America to regularly host the Men’s World Cup ski races on the Birds of Prey downhill race course.

Hone your skills at the Ivy League of ski schools and rise to the top of your class. At the end of the ski day, reward yourself with a fresh chocolate chip cookie served daily by Cookie Time chefs, and tell your friends about your amazing day on the slopes. Beaver Creek will even mail a collector postcard anywhere in the world, free of charge.

It’s no wonder Beaver Creek has won the Best Overall Customer Service Award from the National Ski Association five years in a row.

Awaken slopeside, amid a warm, intimate village that combines the polish and refinement of a five-star resort with a relaxed, family atmosphere. Enjoy world-class cuisine, blissful spas and captivating performing arts. After the lifts close, take the kids for a sleigh-ride dinner to Beano’s Cabin or SaddleRidge, a living western museum. Check out complimentary family programs offered each night of the week. Beaver Creek is always new, always perfect, always more than you expected.

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Mountain Stats

    • Base Elevation: 8,100 ft.
    • Summit Elevation: 11,440 ft.
    • Vertical Rise: (3,340ft)
    • Number of Trails: 150
    • Number of Lifts: 24
    • Skiable Acreage: 1,832 acres
    • Longest Run: Centennial at 2.75 miles

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