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FACTS SEASON START & END: Open early December to early/mid April SKI ALTITUDE: 1,066m-2,220mm / Vertical Drop- 1,154m PISTES: 17% Beginner / 67% Intermediate / 16% Expert LIFTS: 16 Lifts (Gondola-2 / Chair lift-6 / Drag lifts-8). SLOPES: 35 pistes in the area of Katschberg-Aineck totalling 70km of piste. CROSS-COUNTRY: 24km of cross-country ski trails.... Read more »

The Post Hotel

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My journey from Innsbruck to Lermoos took us over the stunning Fernpass, an old mountain pass that was first opened up because of the salt trade. With this trade came wealth and in 1560 the first stone of the “Alte Post"or post station was laid. Over the years the property changed hands and usage several... Read more »

Tivoli Lodge

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The Swiss have an expression for it: die Verschwiegenheit . . . secrecy, discretion, reticence, seclusion, and they value it in this part of the world - Davos Klosters. British Royals have relied on it for decades, as have POTUSs, PMs, CEOs, etc... you get the picture. The art of providing impeccable service when, where,... Read more »


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FACTS SEASON START & END: Opens early December to mid April SKI ALTITUDE: Grubigstein 1004-2160m / Vertical Drop- 1156m PISTES: 48% Beginner / 44% Intermediate / 8% Expert LIFTS: 9 (Gondola-3 / Chair lifts-4 / Drag lifts-1 / Carpet-1) Zugspitz Arena-58 SLOPES: 12 Pistes for a total of 25.5 Km (139 km over the Zugspitz... Read more »


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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 »

Hotel Pashmina

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The Hotel Pashmina is extremely well positioned in one of the highest ski resorts in Europe, Val Thorens. One makes one’s way through the town of Val Thorens and up the last small road to what has to be among the highest hotels in Europe, which of course makes for some of the most fantastic... Read more »

Salomon Goggles and Helmet

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The Winter season had finally started after what had felt like a long, long summer and it was time to look at some of my equipment! My parents originally strapped skis to my feet pretty much as soon as I could walk, and being the 70s helmets had not been invented yet, so everything I... Read more »

Val Thorens

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FACTS SEASON START & END: late November to early May SKI ALTITUDE: 2300-3200m / Vertical Drop- 900m in one resort PISTES: 20% Beginner / 50% Intermediate / 30% Expert LIFTS: 30 SLOPES: 82 pistes 150KM (600km with Les 3 Vallees) SNOW: 470 snow makers covering 85% of pistes LIFT TICKET 2017/18: Adult: 52.5€ Adult day... Read more »