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Snow report: Big storms in Europe, Loveland kicks off season

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Tignes kicked off the ski season this past week

Big snowfalls in Europe this past week cleared the way for many resorts to kickstart their seasons. The good news is that more is on the way this weekend.  Continue reading ‘Snow report: Big storms in Europe, Loveland kicks off season’

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New ‘Gigante’ cable car for Courmayeur

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Courmayeur has a new Gigante cable car this year and connecting trails

Those vacationing in Courmayeur this winter have noticed that the main cable car have undergone a retrofit.

The original cabins installed 34 years ago were repurposed in the snow park rather than scrapped. In addition, the Val Veny and Chrecrouit Pass is now linked through two new connecting trails.

A brand new snow park with Europe’s biggest airbag is also being built at 2,000 metres in the heart of the resort and free WIFI is now available at all meeting points.

 

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Allergy ‘free’ hotel opens in south Tyrol

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The new hotel Tirler Alm at Val Gardena caters to the allergic sensitive skiers.

A new hotel that has been designed and built for people affected by allergies has opened in the south Tyrol area near Val Gardena. Continue reading ‘Allergy ‘free’ hotel opens in south Tyrol’

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Cervinia: The affordable side of the Matterhorn

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Cervinia is a more affordable ski option than Zermatt over pricing and hotel room availability.

Wondering which side of the Matterhorn offers the best value? A recent price check on the winter pricing of the 2011-12 season has determined that the Italian resort of Cervinia in the Aosta Valley (www.aosta-valley.co.uk) charged less for the cost of lift passes, ski and snowboard rental, ski school and mountain food and drinks. Continue reading ‘Cervinia: The affordable side of the Matterhorn’

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Goergl tops second training run in Cortina, Vonn third

Elisabeth GoerglJust a week after earning her first career World Cup downhill win, Austrian Elizabeth Goergl kept her momentum up today (Jan. 13) as the leader of the second and final training run ahead of tomorrow’s race in Cortina d Ampezzo, Italy.  Continue reading 'Goergl tops second training run in Cortina, Vonn third' Print This Post Print This Post

Alta Badia: Where skiing and culinary meet for annual festival

Norbert Niederkofler, creator of the Chef’s Cup in the Italian Dolomites is again leading the annual festival from January 22nd to the 28th in Alta Badia. Continue reading ‘Alta Badia: Where skiing and culinary meet for annual festival’

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This and That: Snow briefs from around the world!

Madonna Di Campiglio and Pinzolo officially ‘connected’

A new lift joins Madonna di Campiglio and Pinzolo bringing 150 kilometres of new ski terrain.

The long awaited lift connection that officially links Italy’s Madonna di Campiglio and Pinzolo is finally ready to be opened bringing along with it a new 150 kilometre ski area.
The project which began two years ago will officially open in December bringing a new Tulot gondola lift in Pinzolo and two extra new runs.

 

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