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Northstar

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Northstar

One of the finest year-round mountain resort destinations in North America, Northstar Resort is host to a new base area village featuring a variety of dining and shopping options that exude mountain charm.

From stylish boutiques, galleries and specialty retailers, to a collection of cafes and restaurants all centered around a year-round skating rink, Northstar Resort offers a welcoming place for family and friends to relax and reconnect.

A winter sport enthusiast’s paradise, Northstar Resort offers 92 ski trails spread across 3,000 acres, award-winning terrain parks and snow sports including alpine and telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Northstar Resort also features a variety of on-mountain dining facilities, an award-winning Ski & Snowboard School for adults and children, a new Cross-Country Ski, Telemark and Snowshoe Center, two rental shops, two demo centers, state licensed child care, lift accessed tubing hill, complimentary overnight equipment storage and more.

And, with the largest snowmaking system on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Northstar Resort is able to open more terrain earlier, covering 50 percent of its ski trails, and grooming more than 70 percent of the mountain each night.

Located just 38 miles from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, six miles from historic downtown Truckee and six miles from the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Northstar Resort’s 230 lodging units are available year-round and are situated at the base of the ski area, adjacent to the Village at Northstar.

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Mountain Stats

    • Skiable Acres: 3,170
    • Vertical Drop: 2,280 ft (695 m)
    • Elevation (Summit): 8,610 ft (2,624 m)
    • Elevation (Village): 6,330 ft (1,929 m)
    • Trails: 100
      -Beginner: 13%
      -Intermediate: 60%
      -Advanced: 27%
    • Longest Run: 1.4 miles, Logger's Loop
    • Gladed Tree Skiing: 7 trails, 600+ acres
    • Lifts: 20
      -Gondolas: 2 (1 express, 1 pulse)
      -Six-Pack Express: 1 (chondola)
      -Quad Express Chairs: 7
      -Quad Fixed-Grip Chairs: 1
      -Triple Chairs: 2
      -Tow/Surface Lifts: 2
      -Magic Carpets: 5

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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.

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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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San Martin de los Andes-Cerro Chapelco

22 pistes of varying difficulty, with the stunning backdrop of the Lanín Volcano on the horizon

San Martín de los Andes in Argentina is a popular Patagonian mountain town with about 30,000 inhabitants. Being “of the Andes”, the town sits between high peaks of the Andes.

The primary trade of San Martin de los Andes is tourism. San Martín de los Andes forms a gateway to the Lanin National Park and the lake corridor, and during winter, skiing and snowboarding becomes the main focus of activities at Chapelco ski resort.

Like the nearby towns of Bariloche and Villa la Angostura, San Martin features Swiss wooden architecture and lots of Swiss boutique chocolate shops. The town has grown somewhat in recent years, as have the prices, yet San Martin has managed to retain its alpine charm and it’s a much more tranquil and upscale version of Bariloche.

San Martin de los Andes was also put on the map by “The Motorcycle Diaries” book and movie where Che Guevara and his mate visited the sleepy town and crossed the Andes on their motorcycle.

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Villa la Angostura-Cerro Bayo

Cerro Bayo ski resort only 15 minutes from Villa la Angostura

Villa la Angostura (or La Angostura for short) is an upmarket resort town in the Neuquén Province of Patagonia, Argentina. Even though it’s called a “village”, it has a population of approximately 11,000 inhabitants and is more aptly described as a town, although in comparison to Bariloche, Angostura definitely feels village-like.

In a similar vein to Bariloche and other Patagonia towns, Villa la Angostura has beautiful alpine wooden buildings and the requisite chocolate shops. The major difference is that Villa la Angostura is much smaller and quieter than “Braziloche”, and has a more laidback approach. The surrounding landscape compliments the quiet harmonious nature of Villa la Angostura.

“Angostura” in Spanish means “narrowness” which refers to the width of the Quetrihué Peninsula where the town is nestled.

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Ushuaia-Cerro Castor

Cerro Castor is up there as one of the most modern well established Argentine ski resorts

Otherwise known as “Fin Del Mundo” (the end of the world), Ushuaia in Argentina is the southern most city in the world. Ushuaia has a population of about 60,000 people and it surges with tourists. In winter, the Ushuaia skiing at the nearby Cerro Castor attracts many porteños, whilst in summer Ushuaia is a very trendy tourist port at which many cruise ships stop.

Located on the Beagle Channel that separates the tail ends of Argentina and Chile, the views from Ushuaia overlooking the water are rather special, which are complemented by the often snowcapped mountains behind the town. Some of the beautiful colourful historic buildings are mixed in with modern structures, along with several eyesores.

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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Lake Annecy Ski Resorts

If there were a prize for convenient access then the rebranded Lake Annecy Ski Resorts would already be in the envelope ready to be read out.

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Lake Annecy Ski Resorts is perfect for families and beginners, while La Clusaz itself offers more for intermediates and advanced skiers.

The four resorts are perfect for beginner skiers, with a particular accent on Le Grand Bornand, and the area as a whole is an ideal location to learn to ski or snowboard for a weekend on the cheap before you fully commit to a week’s ski holiday, which can be pricey. As far as nightlife is concerned, La Clusaz is the main attraction, while Le Grand Bornand, Manigod and St Jean de Sixt cater mostly for families and those who want a quiet dinner before bedtime.

Mountain Stats

    • Summit: 2.600m
    • Base: 1.100
    • Drag Lifts: 27
    • Chairlifts: 14
    • Cable Car: 4
    • Aerial tramway: 1
    • Easy pistes: 31
    • Medium difficulty: 29
    • Difficult: 7
    • Freeride/Routes: 23
    • Total: 114km

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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

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Seefeld

A timeless classic in the heart of the Tyrolean Alps – that is the Olympiaregion Seefeld holiday paradise.

A ski holiday in Tyrol, Seefeld, Leutasch, Mösern guarantees sun-blessed, immaculately groomed pistes complete with a stunning mountain panorama. The Olympiaregion Seefeld boasts a spacious ski arena covering a total area of over 600,000 square metres equipped with state-of-the-art lift facilities for beginners, experienced skiers and those returning to the sport of skiing after a break.

Thirty-seven kilometres of slopes and no fewer than 34 cable-cars, chairlifts and tows ensure non-stop skiing fun for sports fans and sun worshippers. Owing to the region’s optimum snow and piste conditions, top ski stars, including Lindsay Vonn and Maria Riesch, have trained here. The vast winter sport arena comprises several ski areas and boasts numerous cosy mountain huts and restaurants. A particularly popular highlight is offered by night-time skiing on floodlit slopes under starry winter skies.

Mountain Stats

    • Summit: 6772ft
    • Base: 4035ft
    • Vertical Drop: 2736ft
    • Gondolas: 3
    • High Speed Sixes: 4
    • Surface Lifts: 8
    • Runs: 14
      • Intermediate Runs: 51%
      • Advanced Runs: 39%
      • Expert Runs: 9%
    • Terrain Parks: 1
    • MI Pistes: 12.7 mi
    • MI Night Skiing: 1.4 mi

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Schladming

Schladming is a small former mining town in the northwest of the Austrian state of Styria that is now a popular tourist destination.

Between the magnificent southern walls of the Dachstein and the Schladminger Tauern, you will discover all of the highlights an Alpine winter has to offer.

The 7 winter sport centres of the Schladming-Dachstein region captivate with their wealth of options, Styrian hospitality and a charisma all their own.

Cut fresh tracks through the snow across 230 kilometers of perfectly groomed slopes. From easy family hills to challenging black-rated runs for experts – you are bound to find a piste destined to become your own personal favorite.

From one mountain to the next, the “Schladming 4-Mountain Ski Area” in Ski amadé – including the Hauser Kaibling, Planai, Hochwurzen and Reiteralm – makes it possible without any interruptions.

For a special atmosphere all their own, there’s nothing like our family ski mountains including Ski Fageralm, Skiregion Ramsau, Stoderzinken, Ski Galsterberg and Schneebärenregion, home to the Riesneralm und Planneralm. Unique experiences, as well as fantastic alpine and cross-country skiing enjoyment at 2700 meters above sea level, are guaranteed by the Dachstein Glacier.

Mountain Stats

    • Summit: 6253ft
    • Base: 2444ft
    • Vertical Drop: 3809ft
    • Gondolas: 5
    • Eight Person Lifts: 3
    • High Speed Sixes: 2
    • High Speed Quads: 0
    • Quad Chairs: 4
    • Triple Chairs: 1
    • Double Chairs: 0
    • Surface Lifts: 5
    • Total Number Of Lifts: 20
    • Intermediate Runs: 26%
    • Advanced Runs: 65%
    • Expert Runs: 9%
    • Runs: 34
    • Terrain Parks: 1
    • MI Pistes: 38.3 mi
    • MI Night Skiing: 1.2 mi

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Zell am See

Real skiing pleasure and top slopes in the Zell am See-Kaprun region.

Skiing in Zell am See-Kaprun means cosy hotels, perfectly groomed ski pistes, freeride routes, fun slopes for everyone and stunning parks and pipes. Enjoy some après ski time in the evening before you get ready for great culinary delights in our restaurants and inns.

There is a special atmosphere in the ski resorts. Sun, snow and legendary ski sport will dominate here. You still enjoy breakfast at the hotel, but you can feel the excitement already, you are restless and can’t wait any longer. This is understandable because an unforgettable day of skiing on the mountains around Zell am See is waiting and you will be part of it.

Mountain Stats

    • Summit: 9938ft
    • Base: 2461ft
    • Vertical Drop: 7477ft
    • Total Number Of Lifts: 46
      • Gondolas: 15
      • Eight Person Lifts: 2
      • High Speed Sixes: 6
      • Quad Chairs: 5
      • Triple Chairs: 1
      • Double Chairs: 2
      • Surface Lifts: 15
    • Runs: 66
      • Intermediate Runs: 41%
      • Advanced Runs: 42%
      • Expert Runs:17%
    • Terrain Parks: 5

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Saalbach Hinterglemm

The Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm is the largest interconnected ski area in Austria, with an unbeatable range of winter sports on 270 km of pistes and 70 lifts.

The ski area Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang offers nearly endless slopes for all levels of difficulty. The ski area does also posses modern lifts and skyrides and almost all of the pistes can be prepared with snow-making equipment.

If you prefer snowboarding you can exercise in one of the very well equipped and groomed fun parks. There are also carving areas and mogul slopes. Away from the pistes, you can choose between a huge variety of indoor activities and of course the ski area is famous for it’s après-ski and numerous events that take place throughout the season.

Mountain Stats

    • Summit: 2096m
    • Base: 840m
    • Vertical Drop: 1256m
    • Total Number Of Lifts: 70
      • Gondolas: 28
      • Eight Person Lifts: 3
      • High Speed Sixes: 13
      • High Speed Quads: 2
      • Quad Chairs: 3
      • Triple Chairs: 1
      • Double Chairs: 0
      • Surface Lifts: 20
    • Runs: 105
      • Intermediate Runs: 53%
      • Advanced Runs: 40%
      • Expert Runs: 7%
    • Terrain Parks: 5
    • KM Pistes: 270 km
    • KM Night Skiing: 2 km

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Mayrhofen

A holiday in Mayrhofen in the Tyrolean Zillertal becomes a perfect experience – equally rich in contrast and emotional.

Famous for its insanely steep Harakiri piste and loved for its large snowpark, Mayrhofen is one of the top wintersports destinations in Tirol for intermediate and expert skiers, yet also offers plenty of gentle runs for beginners and families.

 The gradient of 78% tells you everything you need to know about the infamous Harakiri piste in Mayrhofen. Indeed, standing at the top, the run seems even more intimidating than numbers could ever suggest. It is quite simply the steepest ski run in Austria – and the biggest attraction in Mayrhofen. However, this popular resort at the end of the Zillertal Valley has much more to offer than just adrenaline-pumping action. Its large network of pistes caters for all abilities and ambitions, including families, beginners and cruisers, and extends all the way up to 2,500m.

Mountain Stats

    • Summit: 8202ft
    • Base: 2067ft
    • Vertical Drop: 6135ft
    • Gondolas: 9
    • Eight Person Lifts: 3
    • High Speed Sixes: 11
    • High Speed Quads: 3
    • Quad Chairs: 0
    • Triple Chairs: 0
    • Double Chairs: 0
    • Surface Lifts: 31
    • Total Number Of Lifts: 57
    • Intermediate Runs: 36%
    • Advanced Runs: 51%
    • Expert Runs: 13%
    • Runs: 54
    • Terrain Parks: 1
    • Skiable Terrain: 365 ac

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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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Laax

Laax in Graubünden is a modern, dynamic and family-friendly ski resort for your winter holiday in Switzerland.

Mountain Stats

    • Summit: 9902ft
    • Base: 3609ft
    • Vertical Drop: 6293ft
    • Total Number Of Lifts: 28
      • Gondolas: 10
      • Eight Person Lifts: 0
      • High Speed Sixes: 6
      • High Speed Quads: 3
      • Quad Chairs: 0
      • Triple Chairs: 1
      • Double Chairs: 0
      • Surface Lifts: 8
    • Runs: 64
      • Intermediate Runs: 36%
      • Advanced Runs: 39%
      • Expert Runs: 26%
    • Terrain Parks: 4
    • MI Pistes: 146 mi

With 235 kilometres of pistes stretching across 100+ square kilometres of snow-assured slopes around the ‘Crap Sogn Gion’, the ski region of the Flims, Laax and Falera resorts constitutes one of Switzerland’s very large, connected winter sports regions. In summer, Flims Laax Falera becomes one enormous outdoor ‘playground’ for active guests.

Flims Laax Falera containing the resorts of Flims, Laax und Falera in the Rhaeto-Romanic linguistic and cultural region of the Surselva (anterior Rhine valley) in the canton of Graubünden is situated on a sunny plateau, high above the Rhine gorge. Each of the three villages has specialised in a particular guest group.

Flims offers a large network of hiking and cross-country skiing trails for walkers, winter hikers and cross-country skiers, as well as numerous wellness hotels. With its many patrician houses, Falera has preserved the charm of a Graubünden mountain village. This, and the quiet, sunny location serve to make it a village for relaxing family holidays. Laax in particular attracts snowboarders from throughout the world to its surrounding pistes.

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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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Bormio

Who discovers Bormio never forgets the charm that emanates.

Skiing in Bormio is a unique experience, an incredible ski run from 3,012 to 1,225 meters. Bormio is with no doubt a mountain for all those who love skiing.

Thermal water and the ski slopes of all degrees of difficulty make it known throughout the world.
The rich history that belongs to this beautiful land, much sought after because important commercial center, was flown by the locals in a “strong” impressive.

The oldest coat of arms of the County of Bormio you can still see the square in Good Counsel on the House Giacomelli-Compagnoni.
Lovers of relaxation can find what they want to Bagni Nuovi, while children can enjoy themselves at the Baths of Bormio.
And after a full day, nothing better than a typical dinner and entertainment is provided by clubs.
Bormio is nestled in the Stelvio National Park, where even in summer capture fascinating excursions or sports.

Mountain Stats

    • Summit: 9882ft
    • Base: 4019ft
    • Vertical Drop: 5863ft
    • Gondolas: 0
    • Eight Person Lifts: 1
    • High Speed Sixes: 0
    • High Speed Quads: 4
    • Quad Chairs: 0
    • Triple Chairs: 1
    • Double Chairs: 0
    • Surface Lifts: 9
    • Total Number Of Lifts: 15
    • Intermediate Runs: 28%
    • Advanced Runs: 68%
    • Expert Runs: 4%
    • Runs: 18
    • Terrain Parks: 1
    • MI Pistes: 31.1 mi
    • MI Night Skiing: 5 m

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Sestriere

Sestriere in Italy is the highest-altitude ski resort in the extensive Via Lattea (Milky Way) linked ski area, and boasts an impressive pedigree in Alpine winter-sports history as one of the world’s first purpose-built ski resorts.

Founded in the 1930s, Sestriere was one of the world’s very first purpose-designed ski resorts, created and largely financed under the original direction of Giovanni Agnelli, founder of the Fiat industrial empire, whose vision was to build a world-class ski resort within easy reach of his home city of Turin.

Nowadays a principal station of the huge Via Lattea (Milky Way) ski domain which straddles the Italian-French border and stretches across 400km of lift-linked pistes, Sestriere is still arguably this region’s most upmarket resort; it is also the most reliably snow-sure of all the resorts in the Milky Way, and it presents the strongest all-round resort choice for beginners and keen intermediates planning to visit this easily accessible and interesting corner of Italy.

Mountain Stats

    • Summit: 2840m
    • Base: 1357m
    • Vertical Drop: 1483m
    • Gondolas: 6
    • Eight Person Lifts: 0
    • High Speed Sixes: 0
    • High Speed Quads: 14
    • Quad Chairs: 16
    • Triple Chairs: 1
    • Double Chairs: 4
    • Surface Lifts: 29
    • Total Number Of Lifts: 70
    • Intermediate Runs: 37%
    • Advanced Runs: 47%
    • Expert Runs: 16%
    • Runs: 240
    • Terrain Parks: 3
    • KM Pistes: 320 km
    • KM Night Skiing: 2 km

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Livigno

The natural beauty of the valley and huge number of activities to try during the winter holidays in Livigno will most certainly surprise you.

Livigno is one of the most important and well-equipped ski resorts in the Alps. Located between Stelvio National Park and the Swiss National Park, it’s very accessible from northern Europe. Over the years Livigno has gained the nickname Little Tibet thanks to it’s peaceful mountain location tucked between the Bernina Mountain Range to the south and the Ortles – Cevedale Mountain Range to the east.

Families and beginners can enjoy gentle slopes and fun areas suited for learning basic techiques and for learning by playing. Livigno has a lot to offer for non-skiers as well. There’s bobsledding, tubing, snowshoeing and nordic walking. Adventurous types can even go ice climbing. Plus there’s ice skating, snowmobiling, go-kart and car driving on the ice, snow biking and horseback riding in the snow.

Mountain Stats

    • Summit: 9514ft
    • Base: 5958ft
    • Vertical Drop: 3556ft
    • Gondolas: 6
    • Eight Person Lifts: 3
    • High Speed Sixes: 0
    • High Speed Quads: 0
    • Quad Chairs: 6
    • Triple Chairs: 2
    • Double Chairs: 2
    • Surface Lifts: 12
    • Total Number Of Lifts: 31
    • Intermediate Runs: 35%
    • Advanced Runs: 48%
    • Expert Runs: 17%
    • Runs: 78
    • Terrain Parks: 2
    • Skiable Terrain: 115 ac
    • Night Skiing: 10 ac

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Isola 2000

With less than 600 year round residents, the resort of Isola 2000 is nestled at the gateway to the Mercantour National Park.

The resort benefits from great weather and on a good day you can even see the sea! In terms of accommodation, the resort of Isola 2000 is made up of a wide choice of companies or individuals offering every type of accommodation. There is choice between hotels, club apartments or friendly mountain style ski chalets. Given the layout of the resort, much of the accommodation on offer has breath-taking views over the mountains, the panoramas are simply amazing.

On arrival in Isola 2000 it is likely that you’ll be happily surprised more than once. The local ‘Isoliens’ are well known throughout the Alps for their wonderful accent and their on-going desire to accommodate visitors as best as possible.
The skiing at Isola 2000 is divided between two valleys. The Lombarde side is south facing and enjoys sunshine throughout the day, while the Méné side is shaded for a period of the afternoon.

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Mountain Stats

    • Base: 2000m
    • Summit: 2610m
    • Vertical Drop: 800m
      • Total Lifts: 19
      • Gondolas: 2
      • High Speed Sixes: 3
      • High Speed Quads: 0
      • Quad Chairs: 2
      • Double Chairs: 3
      • Surface Lifts: 10
    • Runs: 43
      • Beginner runs: 16%
      • Intermediate runs: 49%
      • Advanced runs: 28%
      • Expert runs: 7%
    • KM pistes: 120 km
    • Terrain parks: 1
    • Skiable terrain: 2000 ha
    • Snow making: 276 ha
    • Skiable terrain: 1747 ac
    • KM Snow making: 90 km

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Les Gets

Mountain Stats

    • Base: 3845 ft
    • Summit: 6568 ft
    • Vertical Drop: 2723 ft
    • Length of slopes: 73 miles
    • Total lifts: 47
    • Skiable Terrain: 840 ac
    • Snowmaking: 311 ac
    • Terrain Parks: 1
    • Beginner: 4%
    • Intermediate: 41%
    • Advanced: 42%
    • Expert: 13%

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Les Portes du Soleil

Pretty, charming and unspoiled, the old farming village Les Gets has something special to offer every visitor, with a variety of skiing to suit all levels, but where this magical resort truly excels is in the service that it provides to families.

Les Gets is an attractive, sunny village of traditional chalet-style buildings, on the low pass leading to Morzine with a very french feel to it, partly because of appetizing food and wine shops lining the main street. Alongside this charm, it also affords access to the huge Portes du Soleil ski area. The resort has a great selection of non-skiing activities to keep kids and families occupied, including nursery and kindergarten options.

Pretty, charming and unspoilt, Les Gets has something special to offer every visitor, with a variety of skiing to suit all levels, but where this magical resort truly excels is in the service that it provides to families. The resort is a proud owner of the ‘Famille Plus Montagne’ label, which means that the needs of younger guests have been carefully considered. Facilities include a medical service for minor injuries, and events, such as carpentry workshops where children are taught to make wooden models, are geared towards providing them with a safe and exciting stay.

The area of slopes it shares with Morzine is the most extensive local network in the region, and in some respects Les Gets is the better base for that shared area. If you have a car, you can quite easily access the main Portes du Soleil circuit by driving to the gondola at Ardent. If you don’t, the circuit is much more easily accessed from Morzine, with its quicker access to Avoriaz. The local pass saves a fair bit on a Portes du Soleil pass, and makes a lot of sense for many visitors. One factor to bear in mind when planning trips is that, alongside Morzine, Les Gets sits at a lower altitude than many resorts and as such suffers from a shorter season and deteriorating snow as spring arrives.

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Les Deux Alpes

Mountain Stats

    • Base: 4,429 ft
    • Summit: 11,811 ft
    • Vertical Drop: 6,398 ft
    • Length of slopes: 125 miles
    • Total lifts: 47
    • Skiable Terrain: 1,025 ac
    • Terrain Parks: 1
    • Beginner: 18%
    • Intermediate: 47%
    • Advanced: 23%
    • Expert: 13%

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Les Deux Alpes, France

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Les Deux Alpes is home to the largest skiable glacier in Europe and is France’s second oldest resort (behind Chamonix).

Les Deux Alpes is a high-altitude resort in France that lays claim to a number of records, including the largest skiable glacier in Europe, as well as the longest, normally open full on-piste vertical available in the world.

Beyond these achievements, it’s snowsure reputation and impressive off piste terrain make it a firm favorite for many expert skiers. The resort boasts 136 miles of on piste terrain, including a top skiable elevation of 11,811ft and a vertical drop of 7,545ft. The resort is often said to be upside down – the beginner friendly pistes sit high up on the glacier, while the more advanced runs return to resort.

Beyond on piste terrain, the resort offers almost as much off piste as groomed snow, including a link to the famous experts resort of La Grave. Energetic skiers and boarders will also take advantage of one of the most extensive and respected parks in Europe, sitting high on the glacier.

Off slope activities are just as lively, with a well deserved reputation as having some of the best après options in France, with bars, clubs and restaurants stretched out over the 1.5 miles stretch of town.

The six-day pass gives two days in Alpe-d’Huez, one day in Serre-Chevalier (an hour away) and other resorts and a reduced rate for La Grave. A car would be handy to make the most of these options.

After years of speculation, plans for a cable car to Alpe d’Huez have been approved, with a forecast completion date of 2021. When completed, Deux Alpes will join the upper tier of world class ski areas, boasting what is likely to be the second largest interconnected ski area in the world.

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Alpe D’Huez

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.

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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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Vallnord

Vallnord is made up of three former smaller areas: Pal, Arinsal (connected by a gondola) and Ordino-Arcalis which remains a separate centre.

Vallnord offers a smaller ski area to Grandvalira, but its total ski area of 90km is nothing to sniff at and with it comes a host of high-speed detachable four- and six-seater chairs and the best snowfall record in the principality.

The Pal-Arinsal sector is the ideal resort for family skiing with pretty, treelined slopes and ski school geared to British needs.

Ordino-Arcalis Sector is the most Alpine resort in the Pyrenees. Its orientation, on the north/north-west slopes of the mountain, where the snow is very generous, makes this skiable area outstanding for the excellent quality of its snow.

Many other activities can be enjoyed at Pal-Arinsal Mountain Park as well as skiing and snowboarding. Skibíking, snowbiking, orienteering, snowshoeing and helicopter flights are just some of these. There are also many activities intended for children, such as children’s snow bikes and jumps. And last but not least, the themed mountain restaurants should not be missed.

Mountain Stats

    • Base: 5085ft
    • Summit: 8399ft
    • Vertical Drop: 3314ft
    • Total Lifts: 30
    • Gondolas: 3
    • High Speed Sixes: 3
    • High Speed Quads: 2
    • Quad Chairs: 5
    • Double Chairs: 2
    • Surface Lifts:15
    • Runs: 42
      • Beginner runs: 17%
      • Intermediate runs: 36%
      • Advanced runs: 37%
      • Expert runs: 10%
    • MI pistes: 39.1 mi
    • Terrain parks: 1
    • Skiable terrain: 1926 ha
    • Snow making: 276 ha
    • Skiable terrain: 1747 ac
    • Snow making: 300 ac
    • MI Snow making: 15.5 mi

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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

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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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Shiga Kogen

Shiga Kogen is situated in the heart of the Johshinetsu Kogen National Park.

Shiga Kogen is by far the largest ski resort in Japan, with 21 interlinked resorts all on one lift ticket! Shiga covers a huge area and offers a great diversity of natural terrain.

Shiga Kogen hosted a variety of events in the 1998 Winter Olympics including the women’s downhill, slalom, the super Giant slalom and both snowboarding events. Snow conditions and quality are superb and Shiga has one of the longest seasons in Japan. The extensive lift network enable skiers and snowboarders to easily move around from one resort to the next. A shuttle bus system running non-stop between resorts can also be used for getting between resorts. To actually ski all the runs it would take you days. Yakebitai Yama is the most modern of all the resorts at Shiga and offers customers, fantastic facilities, fast lifts and a great variety of terrain. Yakebitai and the adjoining resort Okushiga are a pleasure to ski, with many wide long runs as well as some great tree skiing.

Adjoining Yakibtaiyama is Ichinose resort and village, which is the best and most central location in Shiga Kogen to be based. Within Ichinose Village a good variety of accomodation is available.

Mountain Stats

    • Elevation: 2,307m
    • Average Snow: 11m
    • Lifts: 50+ Lifts | 5 Gondolas
    • Terrain:
      45% Beginner
      40% Intermediate
      15% Expert
    • Park: Available
    • Tree riding: Yes
    • Off-Piste: Some
    • Average annual snowfall: 8 metres

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Nozawa Onsen

Nestled in an idyllic landscape, surrounded by imposing mountain ranges lies the classic resort of Nozawa Onsen.

Well known as one of Japan’s premier classic resort destinations, this impressive area has cultivated its warm après-ski charm throughout its long history of winter sports. Even though Nozawa offers some of the best skiing in Japan and a host of other alpine adventures, this often takes a back seat to the magical feeling of the village when it is blanketed in the copious amounts of snow it receives every winter. The fairy tale-like enchantment of this winter wonderland has long captivated the Japanese as they relax in the abundant natural hot springs that are seemingly around every turn.

Nozawa offers travelers and alpine winter sports enthusiasts fantastic skiing & boarding opportunities. This combined with warm traditional experiences staying at authentic Japanese ryokan inns and wandering through red, lantern lit cobble stone roads and walkways is the perfect way to spend a winter vacation. Stroll the streets and feel the romantic charm, which exudes from the lodges and shops. Pamper yourself in any of the 30 hot springs or rummage through one enticing rustic little shop to the next. Nozawa is all this and more. Why not step off the beaten path and immerse yourself in this picturesque and truly Japanese ski resort!

Nozawa Onsen is the classic Japanese ski village with historic traditional inns and lodges lying at the foot of a pristine mountain resort. This is a special resort, as along with great skiing, with everything from gentle beginner slopes, to steep and deep, pristine powder runs; Nozawa has retained much of its history and traditional Japanese heritage. With a vertical of 3550 ft, this resort ranks among Japan’s best. Catch either one of the scenic gondolas and its just minutes to the top of the mountain and over 30 miles of trails; the choices are endless. Families and beginners are well looked after with wide-open, gentle slopes throughout the resort. Just like St. Anton its sister resort in Austria, Nozawa also has its own unique mountain culture where tradition and history play a big part in your vacation. Nozawa stages countless cultural and sporting events with the high point being the extraordinary Dosojin Fire Festival, held on January the 15th each year.

Nozawa is a special place. Great skiing, history, charm, tradition, and hospitality are all blended together in one wonderful location.

Mountain Stats

    • Vertical: 565 – 1,650 metres (1,085 metres of mountain!)
    • Average annual snow fall: 12 metres
    • Average base (peak season) 350cm +
    • Average tempature: varies, but the top of the mountain is around 0° or below
    • Lifts: 21, including 2 gondolas and 5 quad lifts
    • Ski hours: 8.30am – 4.30pm from Late Nov to Early May, snow permitting
    • Advanced (30%)
    • Intermediate (30%)
    • Beginner (40%)

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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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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

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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.

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

Ski map

Hiking map

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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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Engelberg

Engelberg is one of the top powder & freeride destinations in the world.

In the shadows of Titlis, Engelberg ski resort is renowned for huge storms puking heaps of fresh snow, gnarly descents of up to 6,500 ft vertical & easy accessibility from Zurich (and other major cities like Lucerne) by train. Engelberg Titlis is ‘world class big mountain skiing’ in the truest sense of the words. The off-piste freeride terrain can be super intimidating to the uninitiated. Even on the more popular routes (i.e. Laub), avalanche danger & crevasses on the glaciers are ever present. If intending to tackle the ‘Big 5’, Engelberg is best sampled (at first anyway) with a guide – funnily enough, the guides may not refer to these signature freeride routes in those terms, and seems to have been coined by visitors not locals!

For a Swiss ski resort, Engelberg is better than most when it comes to après ski. The Iglu bar up on the mountain near Trübsee is sensational, the Chalet at the gondola lift base a local standard and the Core Irish bar in the town centre is excellent. All three can be combined in one afternoon.

Mountain Stats

    • Base: 1,050 metres
    • Summit: 3,020 metres
    • Vertical: 1,970 metres
    • Ski area extent: 82 km
    • Longest run: 12 km
      - Beginner: 25 km
      - Intermediate: 53 km
      - Advanced: 4 km
    • Number of ski lifts: 24
      - Cable cars: 5
      - Funiculars: 2
      - Gondolas: 2
      - Chairlifts: 7
      - Surface lifts: 8

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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Wengen

Wengen, 2 centuries of tradition and breathtaking views.

Swiss-Logo-120A very picturesque resort which has welcomed skiers since the 19th century, Wengen has probably the most spectacular scenery of any mountain resort in the world. Serious competitors are its neighbors in the Jungfrau region, Grindelwald and Murren.

Car-free, with life centered on the railway (which ultimately reaches Europe’s highest rail station) Wengen has the spectacular backdrop of the Eiger as well as the Monch and Jungfrau. It is one of the ‘original’ downhill skiing destinations pioneered by British tourists, and was the first resort in the world to offer uphill transportation (the railway to Kleine Scheidegg, completed in 1911).

The resort is the base of the famous Downhill Only Club (DHO), established in 1924 when the English visitors first persuaded the locals to keep the railway running in the winter to get a lift up the mountains, then jump out and ski ‘downhill only’.

Wengen is also home to the legendary and spectacular annual Lauberhorn World Cup downhill course, the longest and many believe the greatest there is.

Wengen’s presence in the lists of ‘most favorite resorts’ for those who have visited it is an unusual one. Most other entrants will be there because of their fantastic skiing.Wengen will be there because of how you feel just being there, even before you put your skis on.

The awe inspiring mountainscape above and below borders on a spiritual experience for many, which makes even the most bland skiing experience seem transcendental.

Mountain Stats

    • Top lift: 2971m
    • Vertical drop: 1697m
    • Bottom lift: 1274m
    • Ride Area: 213km
    • Longest Piste: 7km
    • Total Pistes: 53
      • Easy: 28%
      • Intermediate: 57%
      • Advanced: 15%
    • Total lifts: 45
      • Cable cars: 1
      • Gondolas:11
      • Chair Lifts: 14
      • Drag-lifts: 14

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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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Morzine

A large, lively, year-round resort with its own attractive slopes and linked by lift to the main Portes du Soleil circuit

Since its first ski lift opened in 1934, Morzine has retained its original Haute-Savoie character, giving the town an authentic historical feel with all the convenience of a modern-day resort with cool bars, trendy shops and fabulous restaurants.

Morzine is located in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps and the nearest airport is Geneva, less than a 90-minute transfer away. It’s the ideal destination for people who want to spend more time on the mountain and less time travelling

Morzine-Avoriaz is in the heart of the Portes Du Soleil, acclaimed to be the largest linked ski area in the world with over 404 miles of pistes. Morzine is the perfect central location to the Portes Du Soleil providing a brilliant cross section of ski terrain, great for beginners but also challenging for intermediates and experts.

Morzine often gets better snow than other higher French resorts due to its close proximity to Mont Blanc and northern location in the Alps. The slopes tend to keep their snow well as many are north facing and therefore retain a great base layer all season. The pistes are rigorously maintained with use of approximately 520 snowmaking cannons to supplement natural snow.

Traditional après-ski is centered around a cluster of bars, boasting the infamously strong Mutzig Old Lager! In the evening the pace of life increases with a wide variety of bars and pubs staying open until the early hours in the morning.

If you fancy taking time away from the slopes there are plenty of other activities in and around the town to keep you entertained – Snowshoeing, Ice Skating & Swimming at the local sports center, hiking, shopping, visiting the numerous spas, and much more.

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Mountain Stats

    • Base: 3.281 ft
    • Summit: 8,091 ft
    • Vertical Drop: 4.810 ft
    • Length of slopes: 67 miles
    • Total lifts: 46
    • Skiable Terrain: 840 ac
    • Snowmaking: 242 ac
    • Terrain Parks: 6
    • Beginner: 10%
    • Intermediate: 36%
    • Advanced: 42%
    • Expert: 12%

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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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TRAIL MAP

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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Mont Tremblant

Mont Tremblant, Canada: Experience Eastern Canada’s “Joie de Vivre”

Featuring a dazzling array of lakes and trails, gourmet restaurants, charming bistros, exclusive boutiques, nightclubs and the Casino de Mont Tremblant, Fairmont Tremblant is an unforgettable retreat in the heart of Quebec.

Mont Tremblant’s attractive, brightly colored buildings, built in traditional ski village style, welcome vacationers to one of Eastern Canada’s most popular resorts. This cozy, purpose-built town offers plenty of recreation for skiers and non-skiers alike. Skiing, snowboarding, and a variety of other winter activities fill the days and nights at the resort.

Mont Tremblant provides over 610 skiable acres and a vertical drop of 649 meters (2,131 feet). Beginners enjoy 16% of the resort’s slopes as well as the coaching of bilingual instructors (Lessons are available for every level). Thirty-two percent of the slopes please intermediates, 41% challenge advanced skiers and 11% are designated for true experts.

Ninety-two trails wind down the mountains in three separate ski areas. The Versant Sud (Southern Slope) is the largest and most popular. The slopes receive an average of 150” of snow annually and the resort’s longest trail runs six kilometers (3.75 miles). All 92 trails are open to snowboarders, as well as two snowparks. The X-Zone Adventure Park is popular among boarders and includes a 17-foot tall Super Pipe.

There are many exciting winter activities on the list of things to do in Mont Tremblant. Cross-country skiers wind through a network of 100 kilometers (63 miles) of mechanically groomed trails, 25 kilometers (16 miles) of which are good for skating style. Off the slope activities include ice climbing, plane tours, snowshoeing (great for families and wildlife enthusiasts), sleigh riding, tobogganing, tubing, snowmobiling, dog sledding through a forest, and horseback riding through fresh powder.

Aprés-ski activities are plentiful in this lively village. More than 45 shops draw visitors to the pedestrian village to buy just about anything from perfume and clothing to books and art. Restaurant menus in the area include French, Italian, Savoyard, Japanese, and Mexican cuisine, as well as great steaks and pastries.

Spending a week in Mont Tremblant makes it easy to see why the resort has been voted the number one Eastern North American resort by several major ski magazines.

Mountain Stats

    • Skiing area:
      - Skiable terrain: 269 hectares (665 acres)
      - Glades: 36.8 hectares (91 acres)
      - Total length of trails: 78.9 km (49 miles)
      - Longest trail: Nansen, 6 km (3.7 miles)
      - South Side vertical drop: 645 meters (2116 feet)
      - Maximum slope degree: 42°
      - Snowparks: 3
    • Lifts:
      - Lift capacity: 27,230 skiers / hour
      - Gondolas: 2
      - High-speed 4-passenger chairlifts: 5
      - 4-passenger chairlifts: 1
      - 3-passenger chairlifts: 2
      - Magic carpets: 3
      - Cabriolet: 1
    • Snow:
      - Number of snowguns: 1,164
      - Artificial snow coverage: 188 hectares (465 acres)

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Lake Louise

Lake Louise, Canada: Experience the alpine wonders and dramatic history

Scenic Lake Louise is situated in Canada’s Banff National Park, the backdrop for some of the most spectacular winter sports in North America. In the heart of the Canadian Rockies, the ski area lies across the valley from the village of Lake Louise.

The ski area of Lake Louise provides over 11 square miles of skiable terrain with a fairly even distribution of slopes between beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The Lake Louise area has excellent expert runs and is also popular with freeriders and snowboarders because of its steep terrain and large bowls. The ski season in Lake Louise runs from November to mid-May with reliable natural snow and snowmaking machines.

The Lake Louise ski area was rated the most scenic resort in North America in the 2003 reader resort survey in SKI Magazine, as well as second for value.

Lake Louise’s magnificent scenery draws many visitors who enjoy winter activities other than downhill skiing. The area offers fantastic ice hiking, ice skating, snowshoeing, snow hiking, heli-skiing, and cross-country skiing. For those who would rather rely on someone else’s legs, sleigh riding and dog sledding are available at Chateau Lake Louise. Banff National Park is a heaven for photographers and offers scenic drives that provide endless subjects to be captured on film.

Not only is the scenery in Lake Louise some of the most stunning in the world, but the accommodations are also some of the finest to be found. The region is home to the showcase Chateaux Lake Louise, located directly on the lake. Just down the road is the Post Hotel. One of the most luxurious hotels in the world, the Post has an award-winning wine list second to none in the country. A bit further is the remote Emerald Lodge, where guests stay in cabins beside this private glacial lake.

The resort also offers excellent dining opportunities. At the train station, where the movie Dr.Zivago was filmed, you can dine in the original dining car of a bygone era. If you are more adventurous a torch-lit dinner at the top of the ski hill is not to be missed.

Family-friendly Lake Louise offers ski lessons and daycare for children (from 18 days old) and provides lodging that is convenient for families traveling together. Adults can take lessons individually or as a group, as well. Romantic couples enjoy the quiet remoteness of the area.

Mountain Stats

    • Vertical Rise: 991 metres (3250 feet)
    • Top elevation: 2637 metres (8650 feet)
    • Skiable area: 1700 hectares (4200 acres)
    • Terrain:
      - 25% beginner
      - 45% intermediate
      - 30% advanced
    • Longest run: 8 kilometres (5 miles)
    • Number of Lifts: 10
      - 1 Gondola
      - 5 Chairs
      - 1 Platter
      - 3 Carpets

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Banff

Banff, Canada: home to three of the world’s finest ski resorts; Mt. Norquay, The Lake Louise Ski Area and Sunshine Village

Mountain Stats

    • Vertical: 991 metres (3250 feet)
    • Top elevation: 2637 metres (8650 feet)
    • Skiable area: 1700 hectares (4200 acres)
    • marked + back bowls
      - Lake Louise - 145 runs: 20% beginner; 45% intermediate; 19% advanced; 11% expert
      - Mt. Norquay - 60 runs: 20% beginner; 36% intermediate; 28% advanced; 16% expert
      - Sunshine Village - 137 runs: 20% beginner; 55% intermediate; 20% advanced; 5% expert
    • Longest run: 8 kilometres (5 miles)
    • Number of Lifts: 10
      - 1 Gondola
      - 5 Chairs
      - 1 Platter
      - 3 Carpets

The three resorts offer almost 8,000 acres of skiable terrain on one convenient, tri-area lift ticket. There’s terrain to suit every level and desire, from gentle groomed runs to some of the world’s most extreme in-bounds challenges.

Our unique inland location guarantees the dry, light snow that we’re famous for – and plenty of it.

Free transportation between Banff-Lake Louise and the resorts, with a tri-area lift ticket, means that when you’re here, the choice of mountains is yours.

Stunning mountain backdrops, lack of lift lines and friendly local hospitality are just some of the bonuses that make a vacation here unforgettable.Family-friendly Mt. Norquay offers outstanding conditions for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and riders.

Since its opening in 1926, Mt. Norquay continues to be the locals’ gem. Famous for being the training ground of Olympic and World Cup athletes, and with excellent beginner terrain, everyone will love this small, family-friendly resort.

Just minutes from the Town of Banff, Mt. Norquay offers the only night skiing in Banff-Lake Louise, including a fully lit terrain park, and expert snowmaking on 85% of the terrain.

This is the best-kept secret in the Canadian Rockies!

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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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Brides Les Bains

Brides-les-Bains, top resort for affordable skiing, means good deals and high quality accommodation!

Brides-Les-Bains is a quaint spa town dating back to the 19th century and is included in the Three Valleys ski pass.
Located at the base of the area, easily access the skiing by taking a 25-minute gondola ride to Meribel.

A 20-minute gondola ride will take you from Brides Les Bains to the heart of Meribel, the center of the largest ski area in the world. The variety of runs on offer ensure superb skiing for all levels. Boarders are catered for with a board park that has several jumps and a table top, and a half pipe.

Apres ski in Brides Les Bains can be found at 10 bars, 2 discos, a casino, and thermal spring bath. Accommodations at affordable prices and a wide range of alternative winter sports, including snowshoeing, ski hiking and bobsleighing, make Brides Les Bains an attractive destination for skiers looking for value.

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Mountain Stats

    • Acres of ski: 1270
    • Pistes: 77
    • Snowmaking: 20%
    • Terrain Parks: 2
    • X-Country: 20.5mi
    • Top Lifts: 9678ft
    • Vertical Drop: 7710ft
    • Bottom Lift: 1968ft
    • Slope Difficulty:
      -Beginner: 30%
      -Intermediate: 60%
      -Advanced: 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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Whistler

Two majestic mountains with a vibrant base Village, epic skiing and snowboarding, four championship golf courses, unbeatable shopping, restaurants and bars, accommodation to suit every budget, hiking trails, spas and arguably the best mountain bike park in the world. Dive in and discover Whistler for yourself!

Located in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia, just two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler is Canada’s favourite year-round destination. There’s two majestic mountains with a vibrant base Village, epic skiing and snowboarding, four championship golf courses, unbeatable shopping, restaurants and bars, accommodation to suit every budget, hiking trails, spas and arguably the best mountain bike park in the world.

Home to the Offical Alpine SKiing venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Whistler is a friendly ski town located in British Columbia, Canada and is home to almost 10,000 residents.

Some of the many things that make Whistler so special are two unbelievable mountains – Whistler and Blackcomb.

Side by side, they represent over 8000 acres of skiable terrain, rising a mile above the valley of Whistler.

Après spots in Whistler are unique. Whether it’s location, music, food, or atmosphere that’s important, there’s an après spot in Whistler to fit any skier or snowboarder’s fancy.

Mountain Stats

    • Vertical: 5,020 ft
    • Top Elevation: 7,160 ft
    • Skiable Terrain: 4,757 acres
    • Beginer: 20%
    • Inermediate: 55%
    • Advanced: 25%
    • Longest Run: 7 miles
    • Total number of lifts: 19
    • Whistler Village Elevation: 2,140 ft

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Kids Trail Map

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Sun Valley

We’re not saying Sun Valley has special powers, but a lot of magical things do happen here.

The slopes on Bald and Dollar mountains enjoy a nearly lift line–free existence all winter long, not to mention a nearly cloud-free one. Plus there’s a 26,000-square-foot family center with everything from lessons to rentals to lockers. Our restaurants have menus loaded with fresh gourmet options from inexpensive to luxury. In summer you can hike, bike, fly-fish or golf in the morning, bowl a few frames in the afternoon, and still catch the sunset from 8,000 feet at the Roundhouse before catching a jazz show. We don’t like to brag, but we do think there’s something out of the ordinary going on in these hills.

Around here, if the sun is out, there’s something you really need to be doing. And the sun is almost always out. So first things first: the mountains.

Baldy is our big-time mountain. Boasting perfect-pitch vertical from peak to base, Bald Mountain has no flats, no plateaus and nothing but downhill. And with the barely-there lift lines, there’s plenty of time to make as many turns as your legs will allow, usually under a sun that shines for 80 percent of the year. With runs ranging from expert to beginner, groomers to slalom challenges, Baldy is a mountain for people who like to go down, no matter how fast or what they strap to their feet.

Dollar Mountain is where skiing learned to ski. The home of the world’s very first chairlift, it now has 76 rails, along with beginner-friendly slopes, five lifts and 628 feet of vertical on a treeless, sun-kissed face. Every snow lover, no matter their skill level, will find something on this mountain that will put a grin on their face and some fresh tracks behind them in the snow.

Mountain Stats

    • Vertical: 3400 ft - (1036 m)
    • Top elevation: 9150 ft - (2789 m)
    • Base elevation: 5750 ft - (1753 m)
    • Skiable area: 2054 acres - (8.3 km²)
    • Runs: 75
    • 36% easiest
    • 42% more difficult
    • 22% most difficult
    • Lift system: 14
    • Snowfall: 220 in. - (560 cm)
    • Snowmaking: 645 acres - (2.6 km²)

Whitefish

They don’t call it Big Mountain for nothing, you know.

Whitefish has over 3,000 acres of terrain, and most of it is accessible with a single 7-1/2 minute lift ride. Lift lines? What are those? Snow ghosts? Yep… They got’um. Friendliest people on the planet? Quite possibly!

Mother Nature’s special Whitefish recipe for consistent snow conditions:

  • Mix Pacific air flow with cold Canadian and continental air flow (read: lighter, drier snow than Pacific Northwest) to produce 300 inches of snow annually.
  • Sprinkle cloud cover throughout the season to preserve snow (sun=melt) and keep surface temps more stable minimizing the ice/thaw effect (this yields an average end-of-season Summit base depth over 100 inches).
  • Spread snow across 3,000 acres of terrain on every aspect (some aspects will keep snow longer than others).
  • Add skiers sparingly: Last year’s average skiers per day was 2,692 that’s more than an acre per person, on the busiest day, each acre was shared by two people.

Whitefish Mountain Resort is located in the Rocky Mountains of northwest Montana, 35 miles west of Glacier National Park, 7 miles north of Whitefish, and 18 miles north of Glacier International Airport in Kalispell. With over 3,000 skiable acres, Whitefish Mountain Resort is one of the largest ski resorts in the US and Canada, priced at a significant value to destination and local skiers alike. They offer state-of-the-art grooming, snowmaking, and lifts as well as some of the friendliest staff you will ever meet. We are proud of the positive impact we have on the surrounding community.

Whitefish Mountain Resort Village is a full service alpine village. Winter activities include but are not limited to skiing and snowboarding and guided snowmobile rentals. Night skiing is available on Friday and Saturday evenings 4 to 8:30PM when conditions allow.

Mountain Stats

    • Summit elevation 6817ft/2078 meters
    • Base elevation 4464ft/1361 meters
    • Vertical drop 2353ft/717 meters
    • 300 inch average seasonal snowfall (10yr average)
    • 5 terrain parks and a skier/boarder cross course
    • Longest Run: 3.3 miles (Hellfire)
    • Vast amounts of bowl and tree skiing
    • Terrain: 3000 acres
    • Difficulty:
      12% Easier
      40% More Difficult
      42% Most Difficult
      6% Most Difficult, use extra caution

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Big Sky

Perpetual blue skies. Millions of snowflakes fluttering to the beat of your heart.

It’s the details that move the mind and stir the soul. Details like 400 inches of annual snowfall or 3 mountains with lots of elbow room. Lift lines are basically non-existent here. The skiing and riding is the ultimate experience.

Big Sky Resort is so much more than just 4,350 vertical feet and 3,812 acres of skiable terrain. This place is an outdoor enthusiasts dreamland. Enjoy a snowshoe tour with our snowsports school, snowmobile or snowcoach tour of Yellowstone National Park, fly-fishing any of the nearby blue ribbon trout streams, Nordic skiing on over 85km of groomed trails, dog- sledding or in the Gallatin National Forest trail-heads, horseback riding. So now you know, when you come to Big Sky you choose your own adventure.

Whether you’re a snow seeker, a snowmobiler, or a day spa enthusiast, a winter day in Big Sky always involves breathtaking scenery and a casual, relaxed lifestyle that comes with alpine living.

The Biggest Skiing in America means one lift ticket gives you access to the most skiable terrain in the U.S., spanning two world-class ski resorts, Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin. Along with that is Lone Mountain Ranch, voted the #1 Nordic Ski Resort in North America by Cross Country Skier magazine, and you have yourself a skiing Mecca, with all of the benefits of a lively ski town without those pesky lift lines.

Mountain Stats

    • Base Elevation: 6,800ft (2,073m)
    • Lone Mountain Summit Elevation: 11,166ft (3,403m)
    • Vertical Drop: 4,3560ft (1,326m)
    • Skiable Area at Big Sky: 3,812 acres (1,543 hectares)
    • Number of Lifts: 21 ski lifts
    • Ski Area Uphill Lift Capacity: 25,000 per hour
    • Number of Ski Trails: 150 ski trails
    • Longest Run at Big Sky: 31,680ft (9,656m)

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Jackson Hole

The majestic Tetons of northwest Wyoming provide a spectacular backdrop for your Jackson Hole ski vacation.

Far from the crowds and close to nature with terrain so vast it appears uncharted, Jackson Hole is indeed a rare breed. With 2,500 acres of legendary inbounds terrain, a 4,139′ vertical rise, 459″ of average snowfall each winter, and unparalleled backcountry access, Jackson Hole offers a truly unique winter experience. Two distinct mountains in the heart of the Tetons – Rendezvous and Apres Vous – make up Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and have been home to incredible skiing and snowboarding for the past 40 years.

Whether you want to experience “The Big One’s” wild, untamed terrain, rolling, wide-open groomers, or you’re just getting out on the snow for the first time, it’s bound to be an experience you’ll never forget.

Mountain Stats

    • Terrain: 2 mountains, Apres Vous and Rendezvous
    • 2,500 acres of in-bounds terrain
    • Vertical drop of 4,139 feet
    • Base elevation: 6,311 feet/1924 meters
    • Summit elevation: 10,450 feet/3185 meters
    • Uphill capacity: 17,833 skiers per hour
    • Open backcountry gate system accesses over 3000+ acres
    • 133 Trails
    • 50% expert
    • 40% intermediate
    • 10% beginner

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Teton Village Base Area

Teton Village Free Shuttle

Teton Village

The Aspens & Teton Pines

Granite Ridge

Moose Creek

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Heavenly

Overlooking the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly ski resort is one of the most unique snow sports destinations on the planet.

Mountain Stats

    • Base Elevation: 6,540 feet
    • Summit Elevation: 10,067 feet
    • Vertical Rise: 3,500 feet
    • Snowmaking: 73% of mountain trails
    • Average Annual Snowfall: 360 inches
    • Total Acreage: 4,800 acres (California's largest resort)
    • Trails: 97+
    • Expert/Advanced 35%
    • Intermediate 45%
    • Beginner 20%
    • Lifts: 29

High above the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly is one of the most unique snowsports resorts on the planet. The choices are endless. Do you ski California or Nevada? Will it be 34 miles of wide-open, groomed cruisers, 1,600 foot plunges in the double-black diamond canyons or the most outrageous tree skiing in North America? Or do you save your energy for our electric après ski scene, local brewpubs, diverse dining, and Vegas-style nightlife?

When you come home to Heavenly, you better plan to go “all-in”… because with as much to do off the mountain as there is on the mountain, you play hard and sleep when you get home.

The perfect place to combine active days in the outdoor beauty of South Lake Tahoe with fine dining, shopping, nightclubs and Nevada casino entertainment.

With an average of 360 inches of snowfall per year, Heavenly gets some of the best snow around.

Snowmaking is able to cover 73% of Heavenly’s terrain, making it the West Coast’s largest and most powerful snowmaking system.

Bluebird days are enjoyed 300 days a year on average. Go ahead, soak in that California sun.

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Palisades Tahoe

Palisades Tahoe is an internationally renowned ski resort in North Lake Tahoe that spans over 6,000 skiable acres.

Mountain Stats

    • Base Elevation: 6,200’
    • Peak Elevation: 9,050’
    • Vertical rise: 2,850’ / 869 m
    • Average Annual Snowfall: 450 inches
    • Skiable Acres: 3,600
    • Trails: 170+
    • 25% Beginner
    • 45% Intermediate
    • 30% Advanced
    • Bowls: 16
    • Longest Run: Mountain Run, 3.2 miles or 5.15km
    • Total Number of Lifts: 29

Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for the third year in a row by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice, Palisades Tahoe is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe, California. Spanning over 6,000 skiable acres across two mountains, skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, legendary steeps, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. The resort features slopeside lodging at Palisades Tahoe, which bustles year-round with nonstop events and over 50 bars, restaurants, and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny California days, Palisades Tahoe is known as the Spring Skiing Capital™ as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe.

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Palisades Tahoe

ALPINE MEADOWS

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Northstar

One of the finest year-round mountain resort destinations in North America, Northstar Resort is host to a new base area village featuring a variety of dining and shopping options that exude mountain charm.

Mountain Stats

    • Skiable Acres: 3,170
    • Vertical Drop: 2,280 ft (695 m)
    • Elevation (Summit): 8,610 ft (2,624 m)
    • Elevation (Village): 6,330 ft (1,929 m)
    • Trails: 100
    • Longest Run: 1.4 miles, Logger's Loop
    • Beginner: 13%
    • Intermediate: 60%
    • Advanced: 27%
    • Gladed Tree Skiing: 7 trails, 600+ acres
    • Lifts: 20

From stylish boutiques, galleries and specialty retailers, to a collection of cafes and restaurants all centered around a year-round skating rink, Northstar Resort offers a welcoming place for family and friends to relax and reconnect.

A winter sport enthusiast’s paradise, Northstar Resort offers 92 ski trails spread across 3,000 acres, award-winning terrain parks and snow sports including alpine and telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Northstar Resort also features a variety of on-mountain dining facilities, an award-winning Ski & Snowboard School for adults and children, a new Cross-Country Ski, Telemark and Snowshoe Center, two rental shops, two demo centers, state licensed child care, lift accessed tubing hill, complimentary overnight equipment storage and more.

And, with the largest snowmaking system on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Northstar Resort is able to open more terrain earlier, covering 50 percent of its ski trails, and grooming more than 70 percent of the mountain each night.

Located just 38 miles from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, six miles from historic downtown Truckee and six miles from the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Northstar Resort’s 230 lodging units are available year-round and are situated at the base of the ski area, adjacent to the Village at Northstar.

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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.

Winter Trail Map

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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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Park City

The thrills are everywhere at Park City. Skiing, snowboarding, tubing, sledding, laughing, screaming.

Park City Mountain Village

Nestled at 6,900 feet above sea level, the Park City mountain village was developed when the first ski lift was constructed over 50 years ago in 1963.

Since then, many changes and events have taken place to re-write Park City’s future as a top-ten ski destination—including hosting the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and more recently, the creation of the largest ski resort in the United States.

For quick access to our fantastic learning terrain, or to lay first tracks in the deep powder of Jupiter and McConkey’s bowls, you’ll want to book your lodging near the Park City mountain village.

Park City Town

Main Street provides an array of nightlife, restaurants, and lodging options. Park City Mountain Central Reservations is your one-stop-shop for booking your vacation.

Park City is the only resort with lift access directly to the town’s historic Main Street. You can ski or ride down Quit’N Time or Creole runs to the multitude of shops, restaurants, bars, and galleries that give Park City its authentic mining town look and feel. And with ski-in/ski-out access to the resort, you can access the largest ski resort in North America directly from Main Street.

Trail map

Mountain Stats

    • Elevation: Base – 6,800 feet, Summit – 10,000 feet
    • Vertical Rise: 3,200 ft/ 975 m
    • Trails: 300+
    • Terrain: 12% Beginner; 47% Intermediate; 41% Expert
    • Total Skiable Acres: 7,300+ acres/ ~3000 hectares
    • Mountain Peaks: 17
    • Bowls: 14
    • HalfPipes: 8 including 1 super pipe and 6 natural
    • Terrain Parks: 7
    • Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Night Ski: 4:00 pm – 8:00pm
    • Half Day: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
    • Average Snowfall: 355″/ 902cm

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Winter Park

Winter Park Resort is Colorado’s longest continually operated ski resort featuring over 3000 acres of award-winning terrain.

Highlighting the Seven Great Territories That Encompass Colorado’s Favorite® Resort

A mountain of many adventures, Winter Park is full of vast and varied terrain with seven distinct ski and ride experiences. That means everyone can find and fulfill the winter adventure they’ve always imagined. From the endless groomers of Winter Park to the challenging trees and bumps that blanket Mary Jane, that’s just two of the seven territories!

The territories are comprised of: Winter Park, Mary Jane, Vasquez Ridge, Parsenn Bowl, Terrain Park, Eagle Wind, and The Cirque; each individually significant, but all integral in building Winter Park Resort into more than you imagine.

It’s all here for the mountain-minded adventurer who wants to find excitement for the whole family in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. We invite you to explore the 2013/14 Season of the Seven Territories at Winter Park.

The locals know to follow the snow! Perhaps that’s why “Colorado’s Favorite Resort” also boasts the highest annual snowfall of major Colorado ski areas with an abundant 369 inches each year. With slope-side lodging and fun night time activities near by, you’ll quickly see why the locals call this their favorite.

Mountain Stats

    • VERTICAL-DROP FEET/METERS: 2,220/667
    • MAXIMUM RUN LENGTH: 2miles
    • ELEVATION-TOP FEET/METERS: 11,220/3,420
    • ELEVATION-BASE FEET/METERS: 9,000/2,743
    • Vertical rise: 3,060 ft
    • Trails: 3,081 total skiable acreage (1,246 hectares)
    • Trail Difficulty: 8% Beginner, 18% Intermediate, 19% Advanced, 52% Most-Difficult
    • Lifts:
      -25 lifts including The Village Cabriolet,
      -two high-speed six-pack lifts,
      -seven high-speed express quads,
      -four triplets,
      -six double chairlifts,
      -three surface lifts,
      -one platter and one rope tow.

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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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Telluride

The breathtaking views are just a part of what makes Telluride stand out among mountain destinations.

Stashed among the highest concentration of 14,000 foot peaks in North America, Telluride’s spectacular scenery is undeniably some of the most beautiful in the Rockies.

Historic buildings, quaint bakeries and local watering holes blend with luxury hotels, five-star restaurants, sophisticated shops and some of the finest spas in the world. There’s no traffic or long lines for shuttle buses, and in most cases no driving after you’ve arrived, as Telluride’s free gondola is the main source of transportation.

Linking the historic Town of Telluride and the modern Mountain Village, the gondola is the only transportation system of its kind in North America. Running daily from 7 am to midnight, the 13-minute gondola ride eliminates the 20-minute, 8-mile drive between both towns

A spirit of adventurous individualism permeates the town and defines the region. The friendly, open-hearted residents and genuine community spirit of Telluride shape a sense of inclusiveness and belonging that everyone can experience and enjoy.

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Mountain Stats

    • Base Elevation: 8,725 feet (2,659 m)
    • Lift-Served: 12,570 (3,831 m)
    • Maximum: 13,150 feet (4,008 m)
    • Lift-Served Vertical Drop: 3,845 feet (1,172 m)
    • Lift Capacity: 22,386+ skiers per hour
    • Average Annual Snowfall: 309 inches (789 cm)
    • Vertical Drop: 4,425 feet (1,349 m)
    • Trail Difficulty: 23% Beginner, 36% Intermediate, 41% Advanced / Expert
    • Total Trails: 127
    • Longest Run: 4.6 miles (7.4 km), "Galloping Goose"
    • Total Lifts:
      -18 Total:
      2 high-speed gondolas,
      7 high-speed quads, 1 fixed quad, 2 triples,
      2 doubles, 2 surface lifts and 2 magic carpets

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Steamboat

Steamboat – A Colorado Ski Resort for Families.

Here on one of North America’s biggest ski mountains, you can ski every type of terrain imaginable from wide open cruisers to bump runs to Steamboat’s legendary tree skiing.

The combination of low humidity, high altitude, and Rocky Mountain sunshine creates that special snow known to all who have skied it as “champagne power”.

Seven thousand feet up in the Colorado Rockies, nestled quietly below one of the largest ski mountains in North America, sits a small ranching community that serves as a constant reminder that the Old West is alive and well.

Never far from its ranching roots, Steamboat remains firmly linked to a Western tradition that sets it apart from every other ski resort in the world.

Come see for yourself why Steamboat continues to hold a special place in the hearts of so many people.

Mountain Stats

    • Base Elevation: 6,900 feet/2103 metersm
    • Christie Peak Elevation: 8,020 feet/2444 meters
    • Mid-Mountain Elevation: 9,080 feet/2768 meters
    • Summit/Mt. Werner Elevation: 10,568 feet/3224 meters
    • Vertical Rise: 3,668 feet/1118 meters
    • Permitted Acres: 2,965 acres/1,200 hectares
    • Trails: 165 named trails
    • Trail Classification: 14% Beginner 42% Intermediate 44% Advanced
    • Longest Run: over 3 miles/4.8km
    • LIFT SYSTEM:
      -Gondola (8-passenger): 1
      -High-Speed Six: 1
      -High-Speed Quads: 6
      -Triple Chairlift: 6
      -Double Chairlift: 2
      -Total Lifts: 16
      -Surface Lifts for Snow School: 5
      -Uphill Capacity: 41,026 per hour

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Snowmass

Aspen Snowmass, anywhere else this would be four separate vacations. It’s not just one mountain.

It’s Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk. Decide which mountain fits your passion. Four choices and nearly 5,000 acres.

Snowmass, so many runs, so much variety – cruisers, steeps, glades, off-piste,terrain parks, super-pipe and the longest lift-served vertical rise in the United States.

Rising out of the heart of downtown Aspen and famous for it’s steeps, bump and incredible views, Aspen Mountain and its double-black and tree runs are fun for skiers and snowboarders alike.

Known as the locals’ favorite mountain, Aspen Highlands features extreme terrain, groomed cruisers and breathtaking views of the Maroon Bells. For the ultimate ski/snowboarding experience, hike up and drop into Highland Bowl.

While experts frolic in the X Superpipe and terrain park, the rest of the family can cruise on the wide, rolling trails. Buttermilk is a premier mountain for beginners.

Aspen Snowmass. Experience the Power of Four.

Mountain Stats

    • Vertical Rise: 4,406 ft.
    • Base Elevation: 8,104 ft. / 2,473 m
    • Summit Elevation:12,510 ft. / 3,813 m
    • Skiable Terrain: 3,339 acres
    • Longest Run: 5.3 miles
    • Number of Trails: 94
    • Trails: 150 miles
    • Easiest: 5%
    • More difficult: 48%
    • Most difficult: 17%
    • Expert: 30%
    • Lifts total: 21

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Keystone

At Keystone, the art of being actively together comes easy.

With one of Colorado’s longest ski days you can make the most of your time with family and friends on the mountain. Improve your skills at the Keystone Ski and Ride School, where you can take a daily lesson, get private instruction for yourself, the kids or a group, or lose yourself in our 3148 acres of groomers, glades and bowls spanning 3 mountains.

Everyone can enjoy one of America’s best terrain park’s – A51, which has a variety of features to fit any level. Giggle your way down the tubing hill at Adventure Point or explore the Snow Fort located on top of Dercum Mountain. It’s all the fun your family can handle and it’s all in one place.

When you’re not on the mountain you can go snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, ice skating or relax at the world class Keystone spa. Take advantage of the many free and discounted activities for all ages.

Receive one FREE night skiing on day of arrival when you book with Alpine Adventures. All of this awaits you just 90 minutes away from Denver International Airport.

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Mountain Stats

    • Vertical: 3,128 ft
    • Base elevation: 9,280 ft
    • Summit elevation: 12,408 ft
    • Number of Lifts: 20
    • Number of Trails: 128
    • Longest Run: 3.5 Miles
    • Skiable Area: 3,148 acres
    • Lift-Serviced Terrain Degree of Difficulty:
      - Easiest: 12%
      - More Difficult: 39%
      - Most Difficult: 49%

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Crested Butte

There are few places remaining that can be called a true Colorado ski town.

Crested Butte is considered a holdout, retaining its small town charm and the adventurous soul that it has always had. Whether you are visiting for the first time or returning, you immediately feel a difference that sets Crested Butte apart from other mountain locations. Anytime of the year, there are a plethora of Crested Butte activities to find yourself enjoying. This region of Colorado is a recreational mecca, known for its skiing and snow sports in the winter and mountain biking in the summer. Don’t fret if those activities aren’t your thing. There’s much more fun to be had for every level of fitness.

With no traffic lights or chain stores and people who openly celebrate life every day, the genuine nature of the community and the pristine surroundings immediately capture you. Here, your time isn’t just about a visit to ski an incredible mountain. It’s about being away from your other world, finding adventure in an unspoiled setting surrounded by majestic peaks, wide valleys, and being connected to the culture and lifestyle that is Crested Butte.

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Mountain Stats

    • Top elevation: 12,170 feet
    • Base area: 9,375 feet
    • Skiable area: 1,547 acres
    • Runs: 121
    • 26% beginner
    • 57% intermediate
    • 14% advanced
    • 3% expert
    • Longest run: 2.6 miles (4.2 km); Peak to Treasury
    • Lift system: 15
    • Terrain parks: 2

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Breckenridge

Breckenridge is world-renown ski and snowboard resort!

With four huge peaks, 2,358 acres, five terrain parks, two half pipes, eight bowls, the highest chairlift in North America, and an authentic, hip mountain town with awe-inspiring views, Breckenridge definitely stands out from the rest.

Breckenridge is also home to a variety of exciting events, including the nationally televised Winter Dew Tour in December and the annual Spring Massive Festival in April. So come to Breckenridge and see why it is consistently recognized as not only one of the most popular ski resorts in the country but a perennial worldwide favorite. Breckenridge is debuting a few key developments within the Peak 8 base area.

The completion of One Ski Hill Place, a RockResort, brings a new level of a high-end real estate and lodging to Breckenridge. This luxurious ski-in/ski-out resort provides access to four chairlifts during the winter, hiking, biking, and the Peak 8 Fun Park during the summer, plus access to town via the BreckConnect Gondola. Amenities include an aquatics center, bowling alley, game room, and movie lounge. Also debuting at the Peak 8 base area will be the new Alpine Coaster, which is an exciting addition to the Breckenridge family-friendly atmosphere.

Mountain Stats

    • Vertical: 3,398 feet
    • Top elevation: 12,998 feet
    • Base elevation: 9,600 feet
    • Skiable area: 2,908 acres
    • Runs: 155 total
      - 14% beginner
      - 31% intermediate
      - 19% advanced
      - 36% expert
    • Longest run: Four O'Clock - 3.5 miles
    • Lift system: 32 total
    • Terrain parks: 25 acres

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Aspen

Aspen Snowmass: so many runs, so much variety, anywhere else this would be four separate vacations!

It’s not just one mountain. It’s Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk. Decide which mountain fits your passion. Four choices and nearly 5,000 acres.

Snowmass, so many runs, so much variety – cruisers, steeps, glades, off-piste, terrain parks, superpipe and the longest lift-served vertical rise in the United States.Rising out of the heart of downtown Aspen and famous for its steeps, bump and incredible views, Aspen Mountain and its double-black and tree runs are fun for skiers and snowboarders alike.Known as the locals’ favorite mountain, Aspen Highlands features extreme terrain, groomed cruisers and breathtaking views of the Maroon Bells. For the ultimate ski/snowboarding experience, hike up and drop into Highland Bowl.

Home of the ESPN Winter X Games through 2014, Buttermilk is also a premier mountain for beginners. While experts frolic in the X Superpipe and terrain park, the rest of the family can cruise on the wide, rolling trails.

Aspen Snowmass. Experience the Power of Four.

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Mountain Stats

    • Vertical: 3,340 ft (1,020 m)
    • Top elevation:11,440 ft (3,490 m)
    • Base elevation: 8,100 ft (2,500 m)
    • Skiable area: 1,815 acres (7.35 km2)
    • Runs: 149
      - 19% easiest
      - 43% more difficult
      - 38% most difficult
    • Longest run: Centennial - 2.75 mi (4.4 km)
    • Lift system: 17 total
      - 2 gondolas
      - 1 Chondola
      - 10 high-speed quad chairs
      - 1 triple chair
      - 3 double chairs
    • Terrain parks: 4

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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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