Vallnord in the Northern Valley of the Principality of Andorra encompasses two ski areas under one lift ticket with 93 km of slopes and a vast back country area for amazing freeride skiing. Pal Arinsal and Ordino Arcalis together offer combined 74 ski runs, connected by 45 ski lifts.
La Rosière is a great resort that holds the key to a French-Italian ski area with 160km of pistes, boasting long and gentle, sunny slopes on the French side and more challenging skiing on the north face of the mountain in the Aosta Valley. La Rosière is perfect for all types of skier: families and beginners can meander around the sunny southern side of the mountain while pleasure-seekers set off on a quest to sample some Italian delicacies across the border. Perched on a mountain balcony overlooking the Tarentaise Valley, La Rosière offers wraparound views and glorious sunshine from dawn to dusk!
Géraldine Fasnacht has embarked on an exceptional night flight over the Grand Combin in Valais (Switzerland), with only the first light of day, at high altitude, 1500m above 4000m peaks. With her suit Wingsuit, fully illuminated, Geraldine crisscrossed the sky like a shooting star in the night.
Sierra Nevada in Andalucia, Spain, has invested 1.4 millions Euros for the 2017-18 ski-season. They invested in snowcats, new snowmobiles, more snow cannons, a restaurant in Montebajo and developing more activites for non-skiers.
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I had the chance to visit Andorra and Grandvalira recently and I was very surprised with what I’ve found. The Pyrenées are not as big and mighty as the cousins the Alps, but they do have an appeal that grows in you! I have no idea what to expect. I’ve always heard that Andorra is a cheap place to go skiing, as mostly all is duty free. Also, it is a popular spot for those ski instructors doing double seasons from South America.
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Crans Luxury Lodges is a group of 5 deluxe chalets perched in a sunny plateau overlooking the valley of Crans Montana. They are built on land that has belonged to the same family for over 400 years. The properties are totally Ski –in/Ski- out.
These are seriously grand chalets, with all the details thought for those smart guests that choose to stay here. Each chalet has its own style. Tailor-made decoration and design was used using the Swiss tradition with a touch of modernity.