On the mountain

Val Thorens opens 12km ahead of official season start. Photo taken Nov. 22, 2012 - ©Val Thorens

Val Thorens opens 12km ahead of official season start. Photo taken Nov. 22, 2012
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Val Thorens opens 12km ahead of official season start. Photo taken Nov. 22, 2012 - ©Val Thorens
Lunch on the mountain in Brevent, Chamonix - ©Chamonix Tourism

Lunch on the mountain in Brevent, Chamonix
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Lunch on the mountain in Brevent, Chamonix - ©Chamonix Tourism
Children's ski lesson in Avoriaz, France - ©Avoriaz

Children's ski lesson in Avoriaz, France
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Children's ski lesson in Avoriaz, France - ©Avoriaz
Gstaad igloo at night.

Gstaad igloo at night.

Gstaad igloo at night.
Ski instructor teaching a group the all-important

Ski instructor teaching a group the all-important "bend your knees" on the mountain.
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Ski instructor teaching a group the all-important
Zermatt cable car on the Matterhorn - ©Matterhorn Paradise

Zermatt cable car on the Matterhorn
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Zermatt cable car on the Matterhorn - ©Matterhorn Paradise
Rider on airboard at La Plagne, France.

Rider on airboard at La Plagne, France.

Rider on airboard at La Plagne, France.
Ski instructor demonstrating turns in Claviere, Italy - ©James Young

Ski instructor demonstrating turns in Claviere, Italy
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Ski instructor demonstrating turns in Claviere, Italy - ©James Young
Courtesy of Méribel (Fabien Lamborot) - ©Fabien Lamborot

Courtesy of Méribel (Fabien Lamborot)
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Courtesy of Méribel (Fabien Lamborot) - ©Fabien Lamborot
High-altitude skiing in Val Thorens, France - ©Val Tho Tourism

High-altitude skiing in Val Thorens, France
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High-altitude skiing in Val Thorens, France - ©Val Tho Tourism
Mountain restaurant on Stubai Glacier

Mountain restaurant on Stubai Glacier

Mountain restaurant on Stubai Glacier
Val Thorens Toboggan RUN

 B.Longo OT Val Thorens 9

Val Thorens Toboggan RUN B.Longo OT Val Thorens 9

Val Thorens Toboggan RUN

 B.Longo OT Val Thorens 9
Hot-air balloons above Zell am See-Kaprun

Hot-air balloons above Zell am See-Kaprun

Hot-air balloons above Zell am See-Kaprun
Snowshoeing Verbier - ©Verbier

Snowshoeing Verbier
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Snowshoeing Verbier - ©Verbier
Summer ski resort: Strip down and hit the Grand Motte Glacier, Tignes. - ©Tignes

Summer ski resort: Strip down and hit the Grand Motte Glacier, Tignes.
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Summer ski resort: Strip down and hit the Grand Motte Glacier, Tignes. - ©Tignes
Scenic shot of Méribel Mottaret, France

Scenic shot of Méribel Mottaret, France

Scenic shot of Méribel Mottaret, France
Solar restaurant on the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise (2883m)

Solar restaurant on the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise (2883m)

Solar restaurant on the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise (2883m)
Courtesy of James Preston, via Flickr

Courtesy of James Preston, via Flickr

Courtesy of James Preston, via Flickr
Ski hut in Cervinia, Italy - ©Cervinia Tourism

Ski hut in Cervinia, Italy
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Ski hut in Cervinia, Italy - ©Cervinia Tourism
Bump Bash freestyle competition in Zermatt

Bump Bash freestyle competition in Zermatt

Bump Bash freestyle competition in Zermatt
Skiers on gently sloping wide piste

Skiers on gently sloping wide piste

Skiers on gently sloping wide piste
An expert carver in Kaernten/Carinthia, AUT.

Brunso/Exp-Carve-2

An expert carver in Kaernten/Carinthia, AUT. Brunso/Exp-Carve-2

An expert carver in Kaernten/Carinthia, AUT.

Brunso/Exp-Carve-2
flachau.jpg: Familienskigebiet Flachau, © Tourismusverband Flachau

flachau.jpg: Familienskigebiet Flachau, © Tourismusverband Flachau

flachau.jpg: Familienskigebiet Flachau, © Tourismusverband Flachau
Snowboarders on wide piste at Lake Louise, Banff

Snowboarders on wide piste at Lake Louise, Banff

Snowboarders on wide piste at Lake Louise, Banff
Rock The Pistes. Crédit Portes du Soleil - ©Portes du Soleil

Rock The Pistes. Crédit Portes du Soleil
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Rock The Pistes. Crédit Portes du Soleil - ©Portes du Soleil
A gondola in Flattach Mölltaler, AUT

A gondola in Flattach Mölltaler, AUT

A gondola in Flattach Mölltaler, AUT
Gondolas of the Alpin Express gliding over Saas Fee.

Gondolas of the Alpin Express gliding over Saas Fee.

Gondolas of the Alpin Express gliding over Saas Fee.
A gondola filled with passengers heads the mountain in Breckenridge, Colorado

A gondola filled with passengers heads the mountain in Breckenridge, Colorado

A gondola filled with passengers heads the mountain in Breckenridge, Colorado
The gondola tram of Champery, Switzerland - ©Champery

The gondola tram of Champery, Switzerland
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The gondola tram of Champery, Switzerland - ©Champery
Skiers at Grindelwald, Switzerland

Skiers at Grindelwald, Switzerland

Skiers at Grindelwald, Switzerland
Skiers on the slopes of Selva Val Gardena

Skiers on the slopes of Selva Val Gardena

Skiers on the slopes of Selva Val Gardena
A skier descending a slope.

A skier descending a slope.

A skier descending a slope.
Skiers on the piste with cable cars overhead in Alagna

Skiers on the piste with cable cars overhead in Alagna

Skiers on the piste with cable cars overhead in Alagna
Chairlifts crossing above slopes and skiers in Andalo

Chairlifts crossing above slopes and skiers in Andalo

Chairlifts crossing above slopes and skiers in Andalo
Village and bottom slopes of S. Anton

Village and bottom slopes of S. Anton

Village and bottom slopes of S. Anton
This skier finds a freshly groomed run to go down at Alpine Meadows, California

This skier finds a freshly groomed run to go down at Alpine Meadows, California

This skier finds a freshly groomed run to go down at Alpine Meadows, California
Two skiers find groomed snow on a run in Mammoth Mountain, California

Two skiers find groomed snow on a run in Mammoth Mountain, California

Two skiers find groomed snow on a run in Mammoth Mountain, California

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