26 February 2015

Our Hidden Gems – Maria Alm

Maria Alm in Austria’s Hochkoenig ski area is often referred to as a “hidden gem” – but what does that phrase actually mean? I was chatting to my mate Marcus last year about lesser known ski resorts – and he reckoned they were a waste of time. If people don’t really know about them then […]

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19 February 2015

Our Hidden Gems – Bled & Bohinj, Slovenia

One of our favourite things about skiing holidays is finding that “hidden gem”. The run that’s perfect after a fresh dump of snow, the restaurant that serves the Strudel with the vanilla cream, or that après bar that shoots Jäger from the ceiling. And so on. In a new series, we’ve decided to talk about […]

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16 February 2015

Our Hidden Gems – Kronplatz, Italy

With 1,200km of piste, the Dolomites is the largest ski area in Europe. In the heart of the ski area is the Sella Ronda, the Dolomites’ ski circuit that loops around the Sella Massif Mountain that can be skied clockwise or anti-clockwise. Kronplatz sits just north east of the Sella Ronda, and as well as […]

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16 February 2015

Our Hidden Gems – Park City, USA

Utah claims to have “the greatest snow on earth” – a pretty tall order considering some of its North American neighbours. But the state’s poster boy resort of Park City lives up to the hype, with enough monster dumps of whisper-light powder to make it onto the bucket list of any respectable powder hound. Just […]

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16 February 2015

Our Hidden Gems – Samoëns, France

Sitting pretty up in the Savoy region in the midst of a glacial valley is a ski area that by the end of this blog you will be dying to try. I’m talking about the village of Samoëns. In comparison to its more notable Grand Massif neighbour, Flaine, Samoëns is an attractive, more traditional Alpine […]

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