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What is Ski Mountaineering? Best Mountains in the Alps

What is Ski Mountaineering? Best Mountains in the Alps

Combining the best of off-piste skiing, climbing and hiking, ski mountaineering is perfectly suited to nature lovers who aren’t afraid of an adrenaline rush. Sounds like fun? We explain what ski mountaineering is and explore the best ski mountaineering destinations to visit across the Alps. If you want to venture through remote mountain ranges, enjoy unspoilt nature from above the trees and challenge yourself to climb steep summits, this sport could be for you…   What is Ski Mountaineering? Put…

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The Alps2Alps Ski Awards 2019: Best Ski Resorts in the Alps

The Alps2Alps Ski Awards 2019: Best Ski Resorts in the Alps

With 2019 almost at its end, it can only mean one thing….. The Alps2Alps Ski Awards 2019 are here! This time round, we decided to put the power into your hands, as we asked our lovely Twitter followers for their opinion on the best ski resorts from around the Alps. Afterall, it’s dedicated skiers that have the insider knowledge on where to go! We’ve kept the usual categories like prettiest ski resort and best ski school and added some new…

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Christmas Events for Kids in the Alps: Family-Friendly Fun

Christmas Events for Kids in the Alps: Family-Friendly Fun

Taking your family on a magical Christmas holiday to the Alps? Experiencing Christmas through the eyes of a child is a fantastic way to get into the festive spirit..and an alpine winter wonderland is bound to impress! Blankets of snow, horse drawn carriages and winter markets make the Alps the perfect setting for a white Christmas. To make this festive season one to remember, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best Christmas events for kids taking place across…

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Top 5 Spooky Stories from the Alps

Top 5 Spooky Stories from the Alps

The Alps aren’t just a place to go skiing. Imbued with magic and mystery, the Alps are home to stories of ghosts, ghouls and hideous creatures that lurk in the shadows and valleys. Almost every mountain town has their own story to tell, be it of witches, spirits or monsters. This Halloween, we’re taking a look at the top 5 spooky stories from the Alps. Urban legends or true stories? You decide. The White Lady Have you heard the tragic…

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REVEALED: The Best Restaurants in the Alps

REVEALED: The Best Restaurants in the Alps

Ski holidays are for fun on the slopes, reconnecting with friends and family, and indulging in some of the best cuisine the Alps has to offer. We all need to eat, especially when we’ve been calorie shredding on the slopes. So, why not make each meal a real experience? To help you avoid the tourist traps and disappointing dishes, we’ve put together a list of the best places to eat in the Alps. From Michelin starred restaurants to the best…

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Christmas Holidays in the Alps: Discover the Magic

Christmas Holidays in the Alps: Discover the Magic

There’s a certain magic in the air at Christmas. And there’s no place where this is more evident than at a festive alpine ski resort. Think velvety white snow, festive markets and warming hot chocolates in front of the fire at the end of a day on the slopes. Intrigued about what a Christmas holiday in the Alps entails? We explore what makes skiing at Christmas so special to get you excited about the upcoming season.   Why Ski At…

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Best Ski Resorts For Christmas: Your Festive Guide To The Alps

Best Ski Resorts For Christmas: Your Festive Guide To The Alps

The end of summer may be a disappointment for some. But not for those of us who are mad on skiing. For us, the end of summer simply means we’re one step closer to the next ski season! It’s never too early to start planning your next big skiing holiday, and what better time than Christmas to experience the magic of the Alps? To find that picture-perfect Christmas ski resort, we’ve put together a guide on the best ski resorts…

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Ski Resorts Close to Geneva Airport: The Quickest, Easiest Routes

Ski Resorts Close to Geneva Airport: The Quickest, Easiest Routes

Geneva airport is a thriving hub for skiers looking for an unforgettable skiing holiday in the Alps. With easy access to so many world-class ski resorts, it’s no surprise that Geneva International Airport is a popular leaping off point for many an Alpine adventure. Want to maximise slope-time? The key is to choose a ski resort with a short transfer time from the airport. A close by resort means less time spent in a car, and more time spent on…

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The Gran Paradiso Climb: Hiking in the Italian Alps

The Gran Paradiso Climb: Hiking in the Italian Alps

Fancy taking on the highest mountain in the Italian Alps? The summit of Gran Paradiso reaches 4061 metres up into the alpine mountains, and is set within the glorious Paradiso national park. Reaching the summit takes dedication, a sturdy pair of mountain boots and a taste for adventure. Read on to find out how to tackle the Gran Paradiso climb and spend this summer on top of the world. Gran Paradiso Hiking Highlights The Gran Paradiso hiking route is a…

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Summer Activities in the Alps: Events and Festivals

Summer Activities in the Alps: Events and Festivals

During the summer months, the Alps come alive with events and festivities to suit all ages and interests. While the region is most famous for its world-class skiing, the summer brings thrilling adventure activities such as water sports, white water rafting and rock climbing. There are also a whole host of unmissable happenings taking place across the Alps this summer. From high-octane sporting events to music festivals, a summer holiday in the Alps is guaranteed to be packed full of…

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