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Travel Notes: General: Alpine Skiing

Skiing on a Budget:
How to afford a skiing holiday without breaking the bank.

Top Alpine Skiing at Europe's Best Ski Resorts:
For the best ski holiday in Austria, France, Italy or Switzerland, read the TravelNotes guide to Skiing in the Alps; complete with snow reports and webcams.

Alpine Canada:
For attitude at altitude check into Alpine Canada.

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Ski Holidays in Canada:
Book skiing holidays to Canada online with Inghams. Luxury ski breaks and many other destinations also available.

Summer Skiing:
For real skiing during the European and American summers, think Argentina.

Ski Areas in Europe

Ski Europe:
Where to go when it starts to snow.


Achensee, Alpbachtal and Tiroler Seenland, Arlberg, Bad Kleinkirchheim, Bregenzerwald, Brixental, Dachstein, Defereggental, Fiss - Serfaus - Kaunertal, Gasteinertal and M�lltal, Hermagor, Hochmontafon, Innsbruck, Seefeld and Leutasch, Kaprun - Zell am See, Kitzb�hel Alps, Klagenfurt, Kleinwalsertal, Obertauern, �tztal, Pitztal, Stubai Valley, Tyrol, Villach Ski Mountains, Zillertal.

Hotel Gartnerkofel - 4 star hotel in Nassfeld-Hermagor Ski Area

Hotel Gartnerkofel:
Four-star hotel situated by the ski slopes of the Nassfeld-Hermagor ski region, in Carinthia. The ski school and ski rental are conveniently located right next to the hotel. Also ideal for hiking holidays in summer.


Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Is�re, Le Grand Massif, Les Arcs and La Plagne, Les Portes du Soleil, Les Trois Vall�es, Meg�ve, Savoie, Serre Chevalier, Ubaye Valley, Val d'Is�re.


Garmisch Partenkirchen.


Alta Val, Altopiano, Bolzano, Breuil-Cervinia, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Courmayeur, Dolomites, Marmolada - Arabba, Sella Ronda, Val Gardena.


Kranjska Gora.


Adelboden, Aletsch, Andermatt, Arosa, Crans-Montana, Davos - Klosters, Engelberg, Gstaad and Ch�teau-d'Oex, Jungfrau, Les Quatre Vall�es, Saas Fee, St. Moritz, Verbier, Zermatt.

Skiing in Andorra

Skiing in Andorra:
The Principality of Andorra has the largest skiable area in the Pyrenees, with five Alpine ski resorts and one Nordic ski resort.

Skiing in Austria

Less than 90 minutes by car from Munich - and about 70 minutes from Salzburg, Kirchberg is a beautiful part of the Tyrol; in the heart of the Kitzb�hel Alps.

The famous ski resort that hosts the mighty Hahnenkamm downhill race.

Lech am Arlberg:
Lech with Oberlech, Stubenbach, Zug and Z�rs create a single large ski region with 84 cable cars and lifts, 260 km of well-tended pistes and 180 km of open slopes -- plenty of variety for every skier.

Obergurgl offers magnificent ski runs and uphill facilities and almost perfect snow conditions from mid-November through early May. The resort has 23 lifts, 110 km of well-groomed slopes and 9 km of cross-country skiing tracks.

The Saalbach Hinterglemm Ski Circus contains 200 km of prepared slopes, 52 lifts, 10 km of cross-country skiing track, special snowboard pistes, Fun Park and half-pipe. (Webcam)

Ski Austria:
Steve Rout's analysis of Austria's top ski resorts, with descriptions of the villages, ski areas, local accommodation and the best way of getting to the resorts.

Ski Gastein:
The Salzburg ski resorts of Bad Hofgastein and Bad Gastein offer more than 200km of prepared runs in four ski areas. Modern lift facilities take skiers up to an altitude of 2700 meters.

From the gentle beginners slopes on the Giggijoch, to the host of red pistes, the tasking black pistes, and the off-piste routes on the Gaislachkogel, S�lden offers over 140km of ski runs from 3250m down to 1377m.

Only a few kilometres from the Kufstein and Kiefersfelden border, S�ll is located in a sunny and sheltered valley between the Wild Emperor and Hohe Salve mountains.

St Anton:
The Arlberg skiing region includes more than 80 cablecars and ski lifts, 260 km (160 miles) of groomed pistes and 185 km (114 miles) of deep-snow runs. And the apres-ski is legendary.

Schladming's four-mountain ski area
Piste Map of the Schladming ski area

Hauser Kaibling:
Demanding skiers will enjoy the great variety of mogul and deep-powder runs at the Hauser Kaibling. And the ski route at Hauser Kaibling's East Slope is simply spectacular. Not to mention the run from the Kaiblingalm mountain pasture area to Schladming's Planai, which is not called "the most beautiful" for nothing.

Both Planai and Hochwurzen are central gateways for the 4-mountain-ski connection; featuring 115 km of ski slopes and 52 lift facilities.

Ski Amade:
The 5 most attractive skiing resorts of Salzburg and Styria have impressive dimensions and offer 860 kms of perfectly prepared pistes as well as some 270 lifts to get skiers back up the mountain.

Skiing in France

See Ski Europe Article.

Skiing in Germany

Germany's highest ski area (Zugspitz) is located on a glacier at an altitude of 2,000 - 2,830m. The 'Classic Garmisch Partenkirchen' ski pass is valid for all 25 ski transportation facilities of the Kreuzeck and Alpspitz mountains -- 37km of ski terrain.

Skiing in Italy

The Dolomites:
Embrace the most spectacular mountains in the world. The Dolomiti ski area includes Cortina d'Ampezzo, San Vito, Borca & Vodo di Cadore and Alta Badia.

Dolomiti Superski:
One skipass covers 12 regions and 1,220kms of slopes.

Val Gardena:
Selva Val Gardena is a good base to ski the Sella Ronda. Another interesting route is the Gherd�ina Skiring. Although not as famous, it's just as beautiful and varied, offering visits to Alpe Seceda, Cuca Saddle, Furnes, Col Raiser, the Saslonch trail, Piz Sella and Danterc�pies.

Vialetta Ski Region:
The Vialattea is an international skiing area consisting of 5 Piedmontese resorts: Sestriere, Sauze d'Oulx, Sansicario, Cesana and Claviere (connecting with Montgenevre in France).

Skiing in Spain

Sierra Nevada:
Sierra Nevada Ski Resort, situated in the municipal area of Monachil, is just 25 minutes from Granada.

Skiing in Sweden

�re Ski Area:
The leading Nordic centre for alpine skiing with a rich variety for all ages.There's a large selection of easy or very easy pistes for novices while the experienced skiers can indulge in many challenging slopes.

The unique mountain scenery gives Hemsedala decidedly 'Alpine' feel. It has the highest alpine point in all of Scandinavia, 1500 metres above sea level, and a vertical drop of 810 metres.

The four resorts of Lindvallen, H�gfj�llet, Tand�dalen and Hundfj�llet make sure that even if you're skiing for the very first time, you'll enjoy it just a much as someone who lives for the steep black slopes.

The feeling of homeliness, hospitality and the personal treatment is Vemdalen's special marks. Here you find three skiareas, Bj�rnrike, Vemdalsskalet and Kl�vsj�/Storhogna with a total of 53 pistes and decents of up to 415 metres.

Skiing in Switzerland

See Ski Europe Article.

FIS World Cup Circuit

Follow the major Alpine Skiing competitions on the FIS World Cup circuit.

Snow Forecasts:
World maps showing the latest accumulated snowfalls. Rain is shown in blue contours and snowfall as colour contours.

Alpine Skiing With The Men and Women World Cup Racers

Adelboden World Cup Skiing: (Switzerland)

Alta Badia World Cup Skiing: (Italy)

Are World Cup Skiing: (Sweden)

Aspen World Cup Skiing: (Colorado)

Beaver Creek World Cup Skiing: (Colorado)

Berchtesgaden World Cup Skiing: (Germany)

Bormio World Cup Skiing: (Italy)

Chamonix World Cup Skiing: (France)

Cortina d'Ampezzo World Cup Skiing: (Italy)

Garmisch Partenkirchen World Cup Skiing: (Germany)

Hinterstoder World Cup Skiing: (Austria)

Innsbruck-Patscherkofel World Cup Skiing: (Austria)

Kitzb�hel World Cup Skiing: (Austria)

Kranjska Gora World Cup Skiing: (Slovenia)

Lake Louise World Cup Skiing: (Canada)

Lenzerheide World Cup Skiing: (Switzerland)

Lienz/Hochstein World Cup Skiing: (Austria)

Lillehammer World Cup Sking: (Norway)

Maribor World Cup Skiing: (Slovenia)

Meg�ve World Cup Skiing: (France)

Park City World Cup Skiing: (Utah)

Schladming World Cup Skiing: (Austria)

Semmering World Cup Skiing: (Austria)

Sestrieres World Cup Skiing: (Italy)

Sierra Nevada World Cup Skiing: (Spain)

Soelden World Cup Skiing: (Austria)

St Moritz World Championships: (Switzerland)

Vail Valley Foundation: (Colorado)

Val d'Is�re World Cup Skiing: (France)

Val Gardena World Cup Skiing: (Italy)

Wengen World Cup Skiing: (Switzerland)

Yongpyong World Cup Skiing: (South Korea)

Olympic Skiing

The International Ski Federation.

Skiing in The Winter Olympics:
Alpine Skiing is the highlight of the Winter Olympics for many.

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