Last 5 articles by Danielle

7 November from Danielle in 'Destinations''

Gurgl is known for its excellent snow quality and guaranteed snow cover. The slopes lie between 1800 and 3080m above sea level and the ski area boasts modern lift infrastructure. First time in Gurgl and wondering which pistes to try first, or which restaurants serve the best Austrian dishes? We'll tell you everything you need to know to enjoy your first ski holidays in Gurgl, formerly known as Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. Read more ›

6 November from Danielle in 'Tips''

Skiing off-piste and exploring the backcountry are enticing options for advanced skiers. Virgin powder, beautiful scenery and the chance to be in nature without the crowds seems to draw more and more freeriders every year. But off-piste skiing comes with its own set of risks, and it's important to be equipped with the skills and tools to stay safe in the backcountry. While avalanches can happen to even the most experienced skiers and boarders, you can increase your chances of survival by properly preparing yourself. This article is meant as a taster of how to stay safe in avalanche country and is not meant as a comprehensive guide. Before you go off-piste, register for a formal avalanche training course, equip yourself with avalanche safety equipment and know how to use it. Read more ›

4 November from Danielle in 'Mountain weather''

What a weekend! The western and southern Alps received a dump of snow yesterday, with France and Italy receiving their own, slightly lesser snowfall. More snow is on the way tomorrow! Read more ›

1 November from Danielle in 'Destinations''

Snow cover is one of the most important aspects of a ski holiday. There's nothing worse than arriving at your skiing destination after a long summer and finding the hills still green and covered in flowers! It's a little hard to ski without snow, and since we've all experienced this horrorshow at least once in our lives, we've learned to scope out ski resorts with guaranteed snow at the moment of booking our holidays. If you're planning on going skiing in Austria this year, here are 10 Austrian ski resorts with guaranteed snow. Read more ›

30 October from Danielle in 'Mountain weather''

What a lovely morning it's been in the Alps! Last night the snow began to fall in earnest and this morning ski resorts woke up to a blanket of white. We've got some drool-worthy webcam pictures to share with you - come check it out! Read more ›

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