Glacier skiing in June at Kitzsteinhorn, Austria

Glacier skiing in June at Kitzsteinhorn, Austria

What is notable about Kitzsteinhorn is that this ski resort closes fairly late to the season and reopens during the summer for glacier skiing, before re-opening again in late August. Since not all the piste and cable cars are open during glacier skiing, this will be a more concise skiing review specifically for the summer [...]

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Cat-Skiing in Niseko – a Ski Review

Cat-Skiing in Niseko – a Ski Review

The traditional concept of skiing as most people know is all about heading to the ski resort to board the chairlift or aerial gondola up to the slopes and riding down the piste. For the most recent trip to Niseko, my ski buddies had the great idea of going on a cat skiing tour. We [...]

Glacier skiing on a high at Sölden, Austria

Glacier skiing on a high at Sölden, Austria

Similar to Hochgurgl, Sölden is located within the Ötztal valley not far from Innsbruck. The resort has certainly become famous as it was the shooting location for recent James Bond movie 'Spectre', with the resort due to open a cinematic installation celebrating the movie franchise at the top of one of its gondola station. While [...]

Skiing on Heaven at the top of Hochgurgl in Austria

Skiing on Heaven at the top of Hochgurgl in Austria

Located deeper in the Ötztal valley past Sölden, Hochgurgl and neighbouring Obergurgl forms the second ski resort that is covered by the same ski pass when purchasing for 3 days or more. While Obergurgl is located in the valley base, the village of Hochgurgl is located up on the mountain side at an altitude of [...]

Winter in Val Gardena, where the View makes up for the Skiing in the Dolomites

Winter in Val Gardena, where the View makes up for the Skiing in the Dolomites

The Dolomites has always been interesting for their limestone peaks that are distinctive and creates a unique terrain in the northeast of Italy near the border between Italy and Austria. With its natural scenery, the venue is great for skiing in the winter with numerous ski areas around the Sella Ronda, considered one of the [...]