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Lifestyle

Switzerland

In Switzerland there are more than 70 peaks higher than 4000 meters above sea level, 55 of which are fully in Swiss territory and 19 on the border with Italy.

The highest peak of Switzerland Dufour, de 4634 meters, in the Monte Rosa massif, on the border with Italy.

The highest mountain entirely on Swiss territory is the Dom of 4545 meters, between Zermatt and Saas Fee.

The best known is probably the top Swiss Matterhorn (Cervino, 4,478 meters), south of Zermatt.

The group consists of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in the Bernese Alps is considered one of the most fascinating mountain areas of Europe.

 

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St Moritz

March 4 – DINNER + NIGHT + BUS PASS FROM LOMBARDY ST.MORITZ FOR ONLY 49 EURO

4 March – Dinner + Night + bus pass from Lombardy to St. Moritz for only 49 €
ST. MORITZ. Who said that the location most IN Switzerland is also the most expensive? Saturday, March 4 Dovesciare takes you to ski in St. Moritz Corvatsch, the longest floodlit piste in Switzerland, to a quite exceptional price. With only 49 euro you can have dinner at altitude, night ski pass, insurance and round-trip bus from the main cities of Lombardy. Tourist coaches will offer you a round trip during which you can easily chat while on the return trip will be possible to rest after skiing. For those who can not renounce to their car the price will be even lower, EUR 35 for dinner + ski pass. Given the success that the initiative is having, it has just added the option of booting from Brescia with a small surcharge of 3 €

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Megève

Really For Those Who Enjoy The Finer Things In Life.

France, Megeve

Chalet, 7 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, 16 persons, Pool, Spa, Gym, Garden, WiFi

The spacious and extremely luxurious Chalet in Megève features everything you could possibly wish for from a world class chalet. Your stay is guaranteed to be super relaxing, suitably indulging and surrounded by incredibly lavish surroundings.

The Chalet sleeps 12 adults and 4 children in 7 en-suite bedrooms. There are four double suites in the master chalet and two double bedrooms in the guest chalet, alongside the specially designed children’s bedroom which sleeps four little ones. Each bedroom is beautifully designed and each comes with plasma TV, a mini-bar and safe.

This outstanding chalet complex includes a large outdoor heated infinity pool overlooking the resort. The calming spa area includes an indoor pool with jet streams, a sauna and hammam. Why not make use of the tranquil massage room or have your hair styled and if you have any left over energy then you could even have a work out in the gym.

The wine cellar completes this sumptuous chalet set up enabling indulgent evenings with the chalet a la carte wine list. After you have enjoyed the dinner created by your private chef, you could spend the evening relaxing watching a film in the home cinema or chill out with a cocktail in the heated outdoor lounge looking out over the resort.

The chalet benefits from its’ own helipad, which makes arriving from Geneva quick and simple. Should you choose to arrive by car, the chalet has a garage so large, it can accommodate twelve cars and even has a professional washing area.

FACILITIES

7 en-suite bedrooms for 12 adults & 4 children
Outdoor heated swimming pool
Indoor heated swimming pool
Sauna
Hammam
Massage / treatment room
Gym – fully equipped
Home Cinema
Ski in/Ski out
Lift – disabled access
Wine cellar
Helipad
Garage for 12 cars plus a wash area
Heated outdoor lounge
Plasma TV with Blue Ray in English, Russian and Arabic
B&O entertainment system with docking stations throughout chalet
Wireless Internet
Open fire

LOCATION

Situated on the Jaillet piste just above the Jaillet lift for easy ski in ski out access, and only a two minute drive from the resort of Megève via the heated driveway, the chalet is the perfect place to unwind for an unsurpassed ski holiday.

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Lifestyle

If it’s bad, it costs less to ski

The classic day ticket for the ski resorts is going out of fashion and the stations are experimenting with new sales strategies

Simply, the classic day pass for the ski resorts stewed and is going out of fashion. The winter resorts are in fact developing new possibilities of ticket sales.

The first step in this direction was made by the stations of Pizol Bad Ragaz (SG) and Belalp (VS), which offer varying prices depending on the weather. In case of bad weather conditions, the ski-pass costs reduced by up to 50% of the original price.

A second alternative is being considered for next winter from Lenzerheide (GR): “Pay-per-use”, the skiers have the opportunity to pay only the systems they use and the price is calculated for each ski. Two new deals possible even in Laax (GR): one is the VIP-Ticket “Blueline” which allows those who are willing to pay more to jump the queue passing directly by a special fast track, the other is the new proposal for young people who are dedicated to Freestyle; The new “Ski-Ticket light” is in fact designed for individuals who only attend the Snow Park area.

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Trentino

Dawn on the ski slopes: a good opportunity for early risers on holiday in Trentino

 
See the sunrise, enjoy the trails still intact and maybe get a good breakfast at altitude: these are some of the advantages of early risers and is in Trentino. It starts the period (from January until early April) during which you can ski at dawn, a spell that has been repeated for some years.

The initiative is called Trentino Ski Sunrise and is a nice opportunity to get a descent or hike along with ski instructors, mountain guides or companions of the territory.

It begins with a hearty breakfast in the hut, made from local products: milk, cheese, meats, eggs, pastries. Then hurl themselves on the track, on the virgin snow to leave the wake of the first day. Those who have snowshoes can start a walk through the snow and not yet beaten. Appointments are many, not only on weekends, but also during the week this winter.

Inaugurating the dance was on January 6th San Martino di Castrozza, which tracks more Alpe Tognola next January 27 and February 11, he wakes at dawn in the district of Passo Rolle, with stunning views of the Cimon de la Pala. In January (Saturday 28) also skiing at dawn in Skiarea-Lagorai Passo Brocon in Valsugana.

The Val di Fiemme proposes four dates: Thursday, February 2 at Passo Feudo, 23 February meeting Alpe Lusia and March 16 sunrise to Rifugio Monte Agnello di Pampeago, in the heart of the Ski Center Latemar, and then make the first descent of the day Lamb down the runway surrounded by works of art of RespirArt Park.

You can ski at the rising of the sun even to Monte Bondone, just above Trento and easy to reach: by appointment at the Refuge In The Sun Saturday, February 4th.
Close the calendar April 7 the ski area of ​​Ponte di Legno-Tonale with the Presena Hut meeting, on the glacier. But it is not the only event in the region: in Val di Sole are where people meet to admire the well Friday, February 10 dawn (Skiarea Folgarida Marilleva) and a month later, March 10 (Skiarea Peio 3000).

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Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt is a beautiful Swiss village on Mount Rosa, at the foot of the Matterhorn . And ‘it is lying in the bottom of the Mattertal Valley and you arrive only by train; in village works only electric vehicles. And ‘one of the few ski resorts without a car.

Attention to the environment that is also seen in the approach unusual for lifts (ISO 14001) and energy in self-sufficiency of the top restaurants, given by photovoltaic and solar panel systems.

Zermatt is one with Italian Valtournenche and Breuil Cervinia in the district Matterhorn Ski Paradise, with 350 km of slopes. Very spectacular and the descent from the Klein Matterhorn extremely long (almost 3900 m) to the country through the glacier of Plateau Rosa.

The facilities are very modern, but there are still signs of the tradition like the little train from the village of Zermatt reaches 3200 meters Gornergrad between incomparable scenery, tracks, tunnels and walls of snow.

Another example of modernity is the underground funicular to the ski area Sonnegga. Upon arrival of the Klein Matterhorn cable car you can visit the Ice Palace, a series of caves dug at 15 m depth in the glacier.

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Ski

Switzerland
Among the main ski resorts of Switzerland there are Verbier, Zermatt, Saas Fee, Gstaad, St. Moritz and Davos. Here’s a quick overview of all the ski resorts of Switzerland, one of the most popular winter havens in the world.

In the canton of Grisons are 13 ski areas. Arosa is situated at the end of the Schanfigg Valley. The trails wind through the 1800s and the 2653metri altitude, and the natural snow is guaranteed. The Engadin and its “capital” of St. Moritz have an average of 322 days of sunshine a year. Here skiers of all levels are tracks suitable for them. The wind that blows constantly on Lake Silvaplana has made possible the birth of the discipline of snowkiting here so skiers and snowboarders, attached to kites, dart on the frozen surface of the lake. For beginners who want to try their hand in the enterprise, there is a school.

The ski region of Flims Laax Falera offers 220 kilometers of perfectly groomed slopes. Laax is a young and trendy country, especially popular with snowboarders; Flims is a paradise for cross-country skiers; Falera is popular with families. Klosters, near Davos, has retained its traditional charm and is the active vacationer destination for all ages (as well as members of the British Royal Family). Its ski area ranges from 1194 to 2844 meters above sea level. Other winter activities in the area there are snowshoeing, the carriage rides, the rides on dog sleds. Davos is a city with an international theme. Its ski area is vast and varied, as well as the offer of activities for non-skiers. Among the other centers of the canton of Grisons Splügen point out, Lenzerheide, Savognin, Disentis and Sedrun.

Château-d’Oex and Rougemont are located in France and belongs to the Pays-d’Enhaut Switzerland, the tourist region of the Canton of Vaud (Lake Geneva Region). Thanks to the convenient rail connections, the towns have joined the ski resort of Gstaad (Bernese Oberland), and their totals 250 kilometers of slopes. For the cross-country you will be going in La Lecherette, where there are 42 km of tracks. Château-d’Oex is also known as the world capital of the hot air balloons every year in late January held an international festival of hot air balloons. Among the other ski resorts in the Lake Geneva Region there are Les Diablerets, Leysin / Les Mosses, St-Cergue and Villars-Gryon.
In Valais there are 14 ski centers. The Aletsch area is considered “for local connoisseurs” in the sense that it remains largely unknown to foreigners. And yes that is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2001! In any case, do not form queues at the lifts, there is room for everyone on the slopes and the prices are affordable for families. The slopes, with the possibility of artificial snow, stretch for 99 km. Aletsch glacier, along more than 23 kilometers, is the longest glacier in the Alps.

In the localities that form the area Rund um Visp (Bürchen / Törbel, Unterbäch, Eischoll, Visperterminen and Gspon) exudes a pleasant atmosphere of a modern mixed tradition. Winter activities include skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and sledding. Children under nine years are the lifts.

Not far above Visp and Brig, the small towns of Blatten / Belalp, Rosswald and Rothwald offer traditional wooden chalets, a six-seater chairlift (the longest of Switzerland), a good artificial snow and sunny terraces with stunning mountain views Valais.

Also Sierre and Val d’Anniviers are particularly sunny. Surrounded by four peaks over 4000 meters, the ski area offers 220 kilometers of ski runs, but also snowpark, sledge and the donuts (snowtube), tracks for cross-country and cross-ice skating.

In the Valais are also two “sanctuaries” of skiing, Verbier and Zermatt. Verbier offers 410 kilometers of piste up to an altitude of 3330 meters and has a very lively nightlife. The charming traditional village of Zermatt has instead 313 km of slopes between 1620 and the 3883 meters, connected by 65 lifts (trains, cable cars, ski lifts). Children are welcome and will find many ski schools and entertainment activities.

Other ski centers in the Valais Crans-Montana, with luxury shops for après ski, Goms, Grachen, Leukerbad, Lötschental, Nendaz, Portes du Soleil – Chablais and Saastal.

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Lifestyle

The ski slopes of the world’s most extravagant skiing: where to find them

 

For all those who just can not help but live with your skis here is where to find the most special tracks

ski slopes, ice, snow, fun. The height of the winter season the call for all fans is strong. And in many yearn for the ski holidays. Or holidays which allow to be able to still ski. Many know the places canons elected skiing kingdom. That you go by the High Italy to the Swiss Alps via France. But few know that soon it will be also possible to ski on a power station in Copenhagen.
Sicily: the lava of Etna
Ski on an active volcano in the winter is nothing short of daring. But tackling the slopes of Mount Etna in summer means giving a new meaning to the term “black run.” As there is in fact the snow in warm weather, stainless skiing can descend on the solidified lava.
Traditionally known for its beautiful beaches and surfing, the Hawaiian Islands get one of the highest scores to be the most unlikely place to grab a pair of skis. But between January and February, the Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano of 4205 meters high, it becomes an amazing location if there are snowfalls that ensure fantastic descents. There are ski lifts, of course, so you go in 4 × 4.
Well you .. You can also ski in sub-Saharan Africa. In a land-locked country, surrounded by South Africa being one of its enclave, Lesotho is perfect for skiing. The altitude of this mountain kingdom always lies above 1000 meters. From June to August the spectacular Maluti mountains offer the best of the snow-covered landscapes. There are not many places in the world that allow you to be able to do the safari with your skis on.

Ski Dubai is the home of the skis of the Emirates. Satisfied both novice skiers and experts. It has 22,500 square meters of artificial slopes where the temperature is always maintained below 4 degrees, creating the ideal environment for a colony of king penguins. And when everything is over you you can again dip in the 40 degrees outside. The Sky Dome is located inside the Mall of the Emirates, one of the largest in the world. It consists of 5 different runs the longest of which reaches 400 meters. They are capped with special snowplough and have different slopes and difficulties.

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Wengen

Skiing, Wengen downhill at risk for bad weather: can move to Sunday

On the Lauberhorn are ongoing trials, but the bad weather looming and could force organizers to alter the competition schedule

Wengen, January 11, 2017 – And ‘the weekend of the legendary downhill on the Lauberhorn in Wengen, but the bad weather threatens to foreclose fans a great show. In the last two days we have been the evidence, unfortunately played on small paths. That today, faster Mayer with Fill sixth and twentieth Paris, was held on a track maimed due to fog at the top

Blame the bad weather that gives no respite to Switzerland, so that the organizers are even think of moving the race on Sunday, ahead of the slalom on Saturday. The decision is expected tomorrow since Saturday, according to forecasts, it will be the worst day for the time. Not only that, the organizers have also decided to set a leap in the fastest point of the track for safety reasons in order to slow the skiers. At that point you can also reach 160 Km / H.

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Skiing in Abruzzo (ITALY)

ROCCARASO. Abruzzo white – that of winter tourism, the crowds of skiers who flock to the slopes – found spirit and optimism thanks to the snowfalls of the last hours and especially in anticipation of the upcoming precipitation of the weekend.
ROCCARASO. The snow for now has only reported the appearance of the landscape characteristics of January he wants the mountains of the skiing more greande South snowcapped center. “A good sign,” are quick to point out that operators of ski lifts which in recent days have worked hard to ensure good snow cover on most of the Aremogna slopes Pizzalto and Pratello. The links between the three areas are perfectly accessible as well as the most popular tracks by snow lovers. So much so that from tomorrow is expected the first race of the season which will track youth groups who will battle on the left abacuses Aremogna. “The hope is that the snowfall would open the doors of a season we all expect full of satisfaction for all economic operators who are linked to the economy developed by the snow,” says the Mayor of Roccaraso, Francesco Di Donato, “until today it was possible to accommodate the many fans arrived in Roccaraso and Rivisondoli for the holiday season, thanks to the great work done by operators, which had a snow even in extreme conditions, guaranteeing perfect slopes in spite of the high temperatures made record in ‘ last ten days of December. ” These open slopes. Basin of Mount Pratello: track Fontanile, Red, Crete Rosse, Pista del Bosco, Kinderheim and liaison with Aremogna. Basin Piazzalto Paradiso, Kangaroo and Field School. Basin Aremogna: abacuses right and left, Macchione, Red, Gravare, gondola and New Field School.
Campo Imperatore. Copious snowfall, yesterday morning, the Gran Sasso. If the rainfall will continue with this intensity even in the next few hours, especially without the storm arrives, finally be able to start up even the ski resort of Campo Imperatore, the highest peak of, but also the only one serving the area of ​​L’Aquila lack of facilities for artificial snow. The hope of the operators is that the winter season can be partially recovered and prolonged, as happened in the past, until the month of April. Depending on the cable car of Fonte Cerreto, opened the historic hotel Campo Imperatore.
CAMPO FELICE. strong snow even in Happy Camp. The station is already open for several days, with six plants. The running tracks: Scorpio, Taurus, Virgo, 3 school runs, low Volpe, director of the Virgin tract track.
OVINDOLI. On the slopes of Monte Magnola were open seven plants. With the snowfall, yesterday, he skied out of ten kilometers of runs, but within two or three days is expected, after the drop in temperatures on the day of the Epiphany, also a fresh snowfall. Some speak of arctic cold, those abrupt drop in temperatures. What is certain is that there will come a lowering of the mercury. The minimum peak of the thermometer will register in the Epiphany night, waiting for the big rain of the weekend.
PRETORO. Plants almost all open to Maielletta from 8.30 to 16.30, the level of snow cover varies from 20 to 30 cm with compact snow and predictions that give more snowfall. Open systems are: Blue Star 3, Majelletta Carpet, Stella Blu 6. Closed instead Stella Blue 4 and Lodge. Open slopes, yesterday, instead they are: Baby, Blue 3, Sun; those closed: Wekids (field school-playground), Mini Park, Track races, Panoramic, Spring, the shelter, We jump (snow park), Direttissima and Block House. We also closed the fun path to Nordic winter snowshoeing, mountaineering. Tomorrow and the day after are expected heavy snowfall while in the following days the weather should turn to a nice weekend Epiphany ideal for open systems and optimal conditions to put on his skis.