Tag: off-piste

  • Skiing in the Dolomites of Italy

    Located in north-eastern Italy, the Dolomites are a mountain range forming part of the spectacular Southern Limestone Alps, stretching from the Piave Valley in the east to the River Adige in the ...

  • Avalanche Awareness Lectures

    The Ski Club of Great Britain is collaborating with The North Face and Snow+Rock to present informative session essential...

  • Arlberg

    The Arlberg is perhaps the most outstanding skiing region of Austria. Unlike the United States, where a ski resort is a single base for a skiing area near it, Europe terms large areas with many towns and villages that offer skiing as a ski resort. The Arlberg is the name given to a group of […]

  • Chapa Verde

    Chapa Verde means ‘green grass’ in Spanish, not a particularly appropriate name for a winter playground! Chapa Verde is 78 kilometers south of Santiago in Codelco Chile Lands, el Teniente division. One can take a bus to the mountain from the nearest town of Rancagua. The area is renowned for its beautiful landscapes and the […]

  • Portillo

    Portillo ski resort in Chile has an ambiance not easily matched. Located northeast of Santiago, and set high up on a plateau in the Andes, it is one of South America’s oldest and finest vacation resorts. There is no town in Portillo and only one hotel, the Grand Hotel Portillo with 123 rooms. The other […]

  • Valle Navado

    Size does matter, particularly if you dream of off-piste skiing in the Andes. Built in 1988 at the foot of the imposing El Plomo Peak by a French company, Valle Nevado has a distinct French ambiance which sets it apart from other ski vacation resorts of Chile. Valle Nevado is extremely popular with snowboarders and […]

  • Argentiere

    Argentière is a picturesque ski resort nestled deep in the Chamonix Valley, loacted high in the Haute Savoie region of France, close to the borders of Switzerland and Italy. Surrounded by dramatically rugged and majestic peaks, including the spectacular Mont Blanc and the Chamonix Aiguilles, it is one of the most picturesque and exciting places […]

  • Serre Chevalier

    Serre Chevalier, located near the Italian border of France, is a ski vacation resort with a traditional, almost ‘Provencal’ charm. This excelent value ski resort has a distinctly unpretentious French ambiance, and the thirteen authentic villages that make up this ski resort, range from ultra-modern hamlets to old-style villages. Located in a big south-facing Guisane […]

  • Happo One

    Happo One ski resort is known as a place for serious skiers. Located in the northwest Nagano prefecture in the beautiful Hakuba Valley, it is not far northwest of Tokyo. This lovely ski resort in Japan was host to the 1988 Winter Olympics. Mostly suitable for skiers, there is not much here for snowboarders, and […]

  • Sierra Nevada

    Spain attracts visitors with its sunshine and beaches, but it also has some great skiing at Sierra Nevada in Europe’s southernmost mountain range. The ski resort is small in comparison to other European resorts, but has hosted the 1996 world ski championships. Sierra Nevada is the most southerly ski resort in Europe and has numerous […]

  • Davos

    Davos is a large town in the southeastern corner of Switzerland, two hours away from Zurich. It was one of the first skiing venues and health spas in the Alps, and even today it offers slopes on a scale that few resorts can better. This original mega resort comprises of two parts, Dorf and Platz […]

  • Extreme

    If you’re an adrenaline junkie looking for a new rush, extreme skiing might be just up your ally. The amazing speed combined with the rush of adrenaline keeps many great skiers coming back for more each winter. And of course there is the prestige that goes with being an extremist – not many people are […]