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There is nothing quite like a personal recommendation when it come to equipment, and there is nothing like a recommendation from a mountain guide when it comes to mountain equipment! On this occasion I was in Lech in Austria during the summer where I met the mountain guide Bjoern Proel who was wearing a mighty... Read more »

Sorel Winter Footwear

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The Winter season was about to begin and we faced that age old 1st world problem of too much winter equipment and gear, and what seems to be shrinking airline luggage limits, which usually results in any type of outdoor boots other than ski or snowboard boots being left at home Sadly. However this season... Read more »

Nira Alpina

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A modern building perfectly placed for ‘Ski in, Ski out’ with its direct access to the slopes and a private tunnel leading directly to the Surlej-Corvatsch cable car; one could not find a better placed hotel. The Nira Alpina does not follow the typical style of many of the palace hotels of St.Moritz, it has... Read more »

The Alpina Gstaad

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We just skirted the centre of town and made the small climb up towards our destination, once we turned off the main road the excitement began. We entered a tunnel like no other which might have been some kind of dimensional portal because we seemed to enter the lair of the type that most Bond... Read more »

Das Central Solden

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The direct flights to Innsbruck from London were not running yet, but as eager as we were we opted for a flight to Munich to hire a car to venture off into the mountains. We made it up to Solden in one piece and located Das Central just off the main drag through the centre... Read more »

St. Moritz

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THE FACTS SEASON START & END: Late November to early May SKI ALTITUDE: 1716-3303m / Vertical Drop- 1587m in one resort PISTES: 20% Beginner / 70% Intermediate / 10% Expert LIFTS: 56 (Cable-7 / Gondola-1 / Funicular-3 / Chair lifts-21 / Drag lifts-24) SLOPES: 88 Pistes for a total of 350 KM CROSS-COUNTRY: 220 KM... Read more »

St. Hubertus Resort

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The road from down in the Saint-Vincent down in the valley at 575 metres all the way up to the alpine town of Cervinia at 2006 metres was quite a spectacular accent which took us about 40 minutes to drive. The climb was a feast for the eyes, however poor Cheeky did have to keep... Read more »