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Resort Profile: Champery

By adamrowden, Wed 12th Dec, 2012 at 14:14
One of the oldest and today still one of the prettiest tourist resorts in Switzerland, Champery celebrates 150 years of tourism in 2007. Fortunately for its current guests, the resort has not expanded into a large town of high priced hotels and thousands of tourists, but instead has managed to retain its charm and character, making a stay here a pleasure in itself, even before you think about skiing.
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Resort Profile: Val Gardena

By adamrowden, Wed 12th Dec, 2012 at 12:55
In skiing terms Selva Gardena is the best known of the three villages in the Gardena Valley which now market themselves together as Val Gardena. Indeed Selva's official title is currently 'Selva Gardena' although in common with most villages in the formerly Austrian and strongly Germanic South Tyrol area of northern Italy, it also has a German name 'Wolkenstein', although this is rarely used (except in marketing to Germanic nations).
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Resort Profile: Sestriere

By adamrowden, Wed 12th Dec, 2012 at 12:11
One of the world's pioneering ski areas, and certainly Italy's, Sestriere was built by the Fiat car company in 1934. The mountain-top Possetto hotel first opened through the winter a decade earlier and more lifts and hotels opened before 1934. It was one of the earliest and still one of the highest purpose- built ski stations and was established in Valsusa, an area on the French border where downhill skiing was first taught in Italy by a Swiss engineer, Alfredo Kind.
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Resort Profile: Sauze d'Oulx

By adamrowden, Wed 12th Dec, 2012 at 11:16
Sauze d'Oulx, pronounced Sow-zee-doo was one of the most successful Italian ski resorts in the 1970s and '80s, expanding rapidly. Located on a high sunny 'balcony' in the Susa Valley, the resort is surrounded by larch forest above.
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Resort Profile: Mt Hutt

By adamrowden, Wed 12th Dec, 2012 at 10:27
Canterbury is where the mountains meet the sea. It's one of the few places in the world where you can be on the piste and at the beach in the same day - and to prove the point there's actually a pro comp that combines border cross and surfing.
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Resort Profile: Wanaka

By adamrowden, Wed 12th Dec, 2012 at 10:01
Wanaka is almost unfeasibly scenic. It is one of New Zealand's most desirable places to live and with its tranquil lake, majestic mountains and pleasant climate its easy to see why.
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Resort Profile: Queenstown

By adamrowden, Wed 12th Dec, 2012 at 09:05
There are places all over the world where there is no better way to experience it than by rocking up with your belongings on tow, a smile on your face and a little dollar in your pocket, falling merrily on your feet. Queenstown is not one of these places. If you are thinking of heading to Queenstown for a ski season, a lot of money and a good deal of dismay will be saved by planning quite some way ahead.
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Resort Profile: Whistler Blackcomb

By adamrowden, Thu 6th Dec, 2012 at 12:11
Whistler is North America’s largest ski area and it is bloody huge. It is over twice the size of the second largest resort and it has plenty to offer. In fact, hundreds of pro winter athletes have honed their skills in this, quite possibly the world’s best, resort.
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Resort Profile: Bankso

By adamrowden, Thu 6th Dec, 2012 at 11:11
Bansko enjoys the best snow record in Bulgaria, and is often regarded as the nation’s best. It is an old town that has relatively recently been turned into a cracking ski resort, with modern lifts and well groomed (by Bulgarian standards) pistes.
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Resort Profile: St Johann in Tirol

By adamrowden, Thu 6th Dec, 2012 at 09:00
Popular and picturesque resort and bustling market town with lots to do for non-skiers and skiers alike. Located between the Kitzbüheler Horn and the Wilder Kaiser Mountains with a web of well prepared trails separated by acres of powder snow.
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