DPS ‘Phantom’

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Things are coming to a close for the ski season of 2017-18 in the northern hemisphere, with only a hand full of ski resorts still open and ski touring taking place here and there across the mountains. For many owners of skis, snowboards and rental shops it is time to coat the bases of the... Read more »

Arc’teryx

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I must admit, my knowledge of Arc’teryx was very thin; I recognised the logo but did not know how to pronounce the name properly . . . oh how much of a fool do I feel now! But my problem had been remedied, for this winter I was lucky enough to be properly introduced to... Read more »

Lake Louise

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FACTS SEASON START & END: Early November to early May (depending on snow) SKI ALTITUDE: 1,646m - 2,637m / Vertical Drop- 991m PISTES: 25% Beginner / 45% Intermediate / 30% Expert LIFTS: 10 (Gondola-1 / Chairs-5 / Button-1 / Carpets-3) SLOPES: 4,200 acres / 145 named pistes SNOW: 680 acres of snowmaking capabilities LIFT TICKET:... Read more »

Dragon

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Dragon . . . I had been aware of the brand for a long time, I am not sure when I first noticed it, but it feels like that iconic dragon logo had been around the mountains for some time; in fact since 1993 to be precise, originated by Will Howard of California. Of course,... Read more »

Katschberg

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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 »

Lermoos

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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 »