Skiing is a pastime enjoyed by millions in all different forms. The general concept is to attach long runners or skis to boots or shoes on the feet and uses them to travel on top of snow. Skiing is a past time as well as a competitive sport, it is also used as a form of fitness and has been used in the military. Many types of competitive skiing events are recognized by the International Olympic Committee, and the International Ski Federation. Skiing can be dated back to be before 5000 B.C where drawings depict a skier with one pole, located in Rødøy in the Nordland region of Norway. The word “ski” itself is one of a handful of words Norway has exported to the international community. It comes from the Old Norse word “skíð” which means split piece of wood or firewood.
A winter holiday in Alta Badia, in the heart of the Dolomites – UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site – and the centre of the Dolomiti Superski area, a ski circuit in the Italian Alps which is unrivalled internationally, means of course ski, snowboard and cross-country skiing…….
Bormio, the Alpine town in Lombardy Italy, sits at the top of the Valtellina Valey. It links to other valleys via four Famous passes, The Stelvio Pass to the South Tyrol. The Umbrail Pass to the Val Müstair, the Foscagno Pass to Livigno and the Gavia Pass to Ponte di Legno. The Town is not only famous for its winter sports but also for its several hot springs
Cortina d’Ampezzo is a town and commune in the southern (Dolomitic) Alps located in Veneto, a region in Northern Italy. Located in the heart of the Dolomites in an alpine valley, it is a popular winter sport resort known for its ski-ranges, scenery, accommodations, shops and après-ski scene
With over 100 km of slopes and modern lifts, Kronplatz (2275 m) is the mountain for sophisticated skiing and snowboarding. Its ample and sunny plateau and long ski runs all the way down to the valley in three cardinal directions are a real treat for sun lovers….
Winter holidays on the Plose in Southtyrol are something very special. Skiing, tobogganing or just hiking, sunbathing on one of the sun terraces and enjoying a great dish, feeling oneself part of a great nature because the majestic Dolomites are so impressive and feeling at home in one of our nice hotels or farm houses
San Candido is the main place of the homonymous municipality and has been mentioned for the first time in 769. The village is located at 1,175 m asl and has got about 2,000 inhabitants. No matter if you seek culture, nature, adventure or relaxation, the village at the foot of the Monte Baranci mountain range is worth a visit the whole year round……
Not only its endless vistas and breathtaking scenery, its sunny and sheltered slopes make the Alpe di Siusi a holiday spot par excellence for winter sport enthusiasts of every age and kind. It is a paragon of gentle tourism, and is the preferred venue of active vacationers in search of a cozy atmosphere, scenic beauty, and authentic surroundings…….
At the end of a unique high valley on 1900 m Sulden is wrapped just 6 months in the year in snow and it is indeed an area where snow is assured. Beside the unique mountain scenery of Ortler (3905 m), Königspitze and Cevedale, Sulden offers a lot of opportunities to sportsmen. 40 km of well preserved ski runs extend to a height of 3250 m and open infinite possibilities for skiers in every degree of difficulty……
Val Gardena has not only written history thanks to its winter sport champions as today it is still the annual meeting point of the world’s elite. With it’s connection to Dolomiti Superski, the world’s largest ski carousel and the nearby Alpe di Siusi, it is the eldorado for all winter sport lovers
A small, all-year skiing area with snow guaranteed in the heart of the South Tyrolean Alps a stone’s throw away from Meran. Special features include the peaceful location far from the mass ski resorts of the Dolomites and the area’s openness. The large-cabin gondolas of the cable railway can take up to 80 people up to the Hochjochferner in 6 minutes from where an 8-km long downhill run awaits the many winter fans…….
Après-ski comes from the French for “After Skiing” but is now used universally and refers to the socializing that is popular after a days skiing ends. When the sun goes down is when the ski resorts come alive and enjoying a steaming mug of hot Chocolate laced with rum or a glass of hot Gluhwein whilst watching the sunset over the snow covered mountain peaks is a memory which will last a life-time.
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