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  • Float Over the Powder at Fiss (150 Feet Over)

    Most people head to Fiss in the Tyrol to ski, but if you fancy trying something unique, you can float even higher above the powder by taking a ride on the resort's remarkable "Flieger." Full Article

    12th February 2007

  • Austrian Snowfall Takes Tux Past Six Feet

    Many Austrian ski areas have been benefitting from daily falls of six inches or more over recent days. The Tux glacier, one of the few remaining year round ski areas in Europe, has passed the six foot mark for snow depth on upper slopes, currently reporting six feet, six inches of snow. Full Article

    7th February 2007

  • Austria Snowed Under, Five Feet at Solden

    Alas it has come too late for the famous Hahnenkamm downhill race cancelled at Kitzbuhel that should have been run last weekend, but Austria's 600 or so ski areas have seen, typically, a foot of snow falling over a 48 hour period last week. The new snow has bolstered meagre coverings on higher slopes and made skiing back to resort realistic for the first time in many cases. Full Article

    31st January 2007

  • Serfaus Puts Its Lifts Under Cover

    A trend in the Alps in recent years has been to put magic carpet conveyor lifts under long clear fabric tents to protect users from the elements when making the ascent in windy and snowy conditions - the surface lift equivalent of the pull down hood on a chairlift. Full Article

    23rd January 2007

  • Snow in Austria Helps Kitzbühel

    Light to moderate snow is falling across Germany, Austria and elsewhere in the Alps this week, bringing a much needed boost to slopes maintained from a healthy snowfall three weeks ago and since topped up by machine made snow. Full Article

    2nd January 2007

  • Austria's Slopes Open

    Austria is arguably having the toughest time of Europe's major ski nations to keep snow on the slopes. Several of the country's leading resorts postponed opening until the pre-Christmas weekend and in some cases only have a few centimetre (an inch or two) of machine made snow on the lower slopes. Full Article

    27th December 2006

  • Late Snow, Not Great Snow, in the Alps

    Travel writer Claire Walter just returned from a tour of the Alps and some of the biggest names in skiing. Her report: It's a good thing that Europeans don't have a late-November holiday to kick off the ski season. There has been no virtually no snow in the Alps. Above-freezing temperatures curtailed snowmaking efforts. And did I mention the rain? Full Article

    11th December 2006

  • Magic Moments for Kids in Kappl

    Young visitors to the lovely, but internationally little known Austrian resort of Kappl, get an especially warm welcome. Selected hotels and gasthauses in the village have joined up with Flaxi the mountain sprite to give under 12s a special greeting with a party bag when they and their family check in. Full Article

    31st October 2006

  • Kitzbühel's Winterstart

    Kitzbuhel's Winterstart festival will run from 8th to 10th December and include open-air concerts, après-ski parties, ski tests, free ski classes, the Hahnenkamm Sprint Cup, night skiing and more. Full Article

    31st October 2006

  • World's Highest Gourmet Restaurant at St Anton

    Why not follow in the ski tracks of Russian President and keen skier Vladmir Putin and Princess Caroline of Monaco (they probably weren't together) and visit the world's highest gourmet restaurant, above St Anton. Full Article

    31st October 2006

  • Igls Ready for 2006/07

    There's a new quad chairlift this winter at Igls, one of nine ski areas around Innsbruck, the Tyrolean capital in Austria. Full Article

    21st September 2006

  • Kitzbuhel's Nod To 1947

    Clearly panicking at the increasing average age of skiers, resorts around the world are gradually either raising the age bar for when seniors qualify for discounted passes. Full Article

    21st September 2006

  • All Together Now In the Ziller

    Another group of ski resorts have decided they no longer exist as separate places and are now all one. This time it's about ten villages in Austria's Ziller Valley, most famous of which is the Tux glacier ski area and Mayrhofen's neighbour Finkenberg. Full Article

    1st September 2006

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