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Resort Profile: Grandvalira

By adamrowden, Tue 4th Dec, 2012 at 11:33
Typically lively, high value, friendly Andorran resort with a larger than average ski area. The biggest investor in skiing in the Pyrenees during the 1990s, the resort added a new 8 seater gondola for the 1996/97 season and new hotels. A skiing link with Pas de la Casa and Grau Roig was completed in 1997/98 and has been subsequently improved.
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Resort Profile: Hintertux

By adamrowden, Fri 20th Jul, 2012 at 09:28
The Hintertux Glacier is one of Europe’s largest all-year-round skiing locations and is the only one in Austria. The glacier offers you skiing and snowboarding at over 3000m and is located at the end of the Ziller Valley. Even though the glacier offers you skiing all year round, it is not uncommon for the lower half of the mountain to be snow free when the rest of Austria has plenty.
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Resort Profile: Ischgl

By adamrowden, Wed 5th Dec, 2012 at 14:22
Ischgl is a large but traditional Tyrolean village below one of Austria's greatest and highest ski areas, crossing the border to be linked with Samnaun since 1978, making a unique Austro-Swiss ski area. Considering its status today as one of the best and largest ski areas in the Tyrol, Ischgl has been something of a late developer.
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Resort Profile: Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

By adamrowden, Fri 20th Jul, 2012 at 09:28
Kicking Horse is a ski resort that is two and a half hours west of Calgary in Canada and it offers you a vast amount of skiable terrain.
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Resort Profile: La Plagne

By adamrowden, Tue 27th Nov, 2012 at 13:49
La Plagne is a ski resort that is in the heart of the Paradiski region and is linked, via La Vanoise Express (a double decker cable car) to the Les Arcs ski area. La Plagne actually consists of 10 villages which are all linked by roads, pistes and lifts and they are all at varying altitudes.
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Resort Profile: La Tania

By adamrowden, Tue 27th Nov, 2012 at 16:48
Situated between its bigger neighbours of Meribel and Courchevel, La Tania shares the huge ski area of the Three Valleys. It is often called a "small family resort" but don't let that put you off - La Tania knows how to party.
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Resort Profile: Las Leñas

By adamrowden, Tue 4th Dec, 2012 at 12:15
For many years, a dream crossed the valley: the possibility of creating a ski center. Before the construction of the complex, experts worldwide conducted studies, made calculations and designed projects. All of them reached the same conclusion: this was an excellent area to practice winter sports while its special micro climate, free of rain, was the ideal to enjoy outdoor activities during the summer and rest of the year.
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Resort Profile: Le Corbier

By adamrowden, Thu 29th Nov, 2012 at 15:14
Le Corbier, in the Maurienne Valley, is a Savoyard ski resort that was initially developed as a ‘third generation’ resort that was designed to be child friendly as well as safe for pedestrians and skiers.
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Resort Profile: Les Arcs

By adamrowden, Thu 29th Nov, 2012 at 16:27
Though the architecture of Les Arcs has much to be desired, with its giant ocean liner sized apartment blocks and it has become known as a family orientated resort, you should never rule it out as somewhere to go and do a season. It has some stunning off piste, and thanks to its link with La Plagne, you will have access to one of Europe’s largest ski areas.
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Resort Profile: Les Deux Alpes

By adamrowden, Fri 30th Nov, 2012 at 08:27
Now officially known as 'Les 2 Alpes', the resort formerly spelt 'Les Deux Alpes' began life shortly after World War 2, when in 1946 the local ski school was formed and three ski instructors employed, with an impressive 45 pupils on the first day. It was in fact based on the old French ski area of La Berarde which sprang up in 1925 after the first road to the area was completed. That was France's second ski area after Chamonix so its had plenty of time to establish its excellent snowfall and sunshine records.
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