S for Spitzenklasse – Skiing at Stoos, Schwyz

S for Spitzenklasse – Skiing at Stoos, Schwyz

For the second ski resort I visited while staying at Lucerne, I decided to try out skiing at Stoos. Not many people would know of this ski area because its size would mean that it escapes the radar of most skiers. Stoos itself is the name of the car-free village that forms the base of [...]

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Skiing the Scandinavian Alps in Åre

Skiing the Scandinavian Alps in Åre

Åre is one of the largest and considered one of the best places to ski in Sweden. With that in mind, this was one of the places I considered to go skiing in the winter after good memories of skiing in Trysil. Coincidentally, Åre ski area is operated by Skistar, the same company that manages [...]

A Skihotel where one could Ski on the Hotel Rooftop

A Skihotel where one could Ski on the Hotel Rooftop

There are ski-in/ski-out hotels where the ski slopes are just outside the hotel providing the ultimate in convenience for skiers. An Architectural Digest article recently pointed out one skihotel where one could actually ski on the hotel itself to head to the slopes. Apparently, acclaimed Danish architect Bjarke Ingels was commissioned for the project to [...]

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 [...]