Saas-Fee is offering for the second time the most affordable season ski pass at CHF233.

The picturesque car-free resort of Saas-Fee, is located at the end of the Saas Valley in the Valais Region of Switzerland. With 147km/91mi of prepared slopes, the ski area offers a winter playground for beginners and advanced skiers alike. The ski area’s altitude ranges from 1,800m/5,905ft to 3,500m/11,482ft and offers consistent snow levels that are the envy of other resorts. The Allalin mountain, at an altitude of 3,500m/11,482ft, is home to the highest revolving restaurant and underground cable-car in the world.

This is the second time that Saas-Fee is launching a promotional ski season pass, with a help of a crowfunding project. This year, the ski season pass, called WinterCARD is available for CHF233, giving its owner guaranteed and unlimited access to the slopes from November to April. This rate allows one to start skiing for free after the 3rd day!


For an extra CHF100 one can upgrade to the WinterCARD Gold, which includes savings to the individual needs and wishes of the customer. These passes are available until December 17th 2017, so if you are planning to ski there, do not fall asleep! You can get more information and purchase them at

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Madonna di Campiglio is opening early, on November 18th due to the recent snowfalls.

Madonna di Campiglio is looking to bring forward their opening of the ski season, thanks to their recent snowfalls.

The following lifts will be opening on the weekend of the 18th-19th November:  Grostè 1° and 2° part cableway, Grostè Express and Rododendro chairlift.

Lifts will open all day from 9 am  till 4 pm with lift pass rates as following: adult 30 €, junior 25, kids up to 8 years old not accompanied € 15.

The following weekend of November 25-26 the lifts and slopes will open too, and then the resort will be opened from December 2nd, 2017.

Madonna-Di-Campiglio-15Nov- Courtesy: Madonna di Campiglio

New this season will be the opening of the new Chalet Fiat mountain hut on Spinale mountain: modern, stylish, eco-friendly.

Madonna di Campiglio is located at 1,524 m.o.s.l and the top of the lifts are at 2,500 meters.

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Val di Fiemme is due to start its season on 25th November

Val di Fiemme is starting its season on 25th November, with a great snow base, as it has received 15 cm of new snow, totalling 48 cm in the mountains and 20 cm in the valley.

December is marked with its Christmas market – specially the one at Cavalese, ‘the Cavalese Magnifiscent Christmas Market’, located at the Palazzo dellla Magnifica Communità, offering wood, iron and ceramic crafts, local produced syrups, juices, dried fruit, creams and ointments, local speck and salami, local beer, sweets and chocolates and all traditional food and drink, from hot chocolate, to mulled wine, waffles to orzo soup. The market is opened all weekends from 19th December till 6th January.

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Austria Ski Resorts’ Openings

Photo: Austria National Tourist Office

The time of the year has come for many of the Austrian Ski Resorts to open – many have opened some time ago, thanks to their glaciers. Here is a list of when all resorts are opening, and those that are already opened.

Thermenland Styria, “Herzspur”-hiking trail, Bad Gleichenberg –
© Österreich Werbung, Photographer: Harald Eisenberger


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Tre Cime and Cortina D’Ampezzo will start their ski season early

Two of the resorts of Dolomiti Superski will start early this season due to great snowfalls. They are Cortina D’Ampezzo and Tre Cime (Three Peaks) – Both areas are part of the Dolomiti Superski lift ticket, that access over 1200 acres of terrain under one ticket.

The saunas and outdoor swimming pools at the spas of the exclusive hotels on the Seiser Alm mountain pasture are surrounded by unparalleled natural landscapes.


The mountain pastures of Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm offer excellent toboggan runs with spectacular views of the surrounding mountaintops Sassolungo/Langkofel and Sassopiatto/Plattkofel.

Val di Fiemme, Arabba, Civetta and Kronplatz are planning their opening for 25th November, followed by Obereggen on December 1st; Alta Badia, Carezza, Marmolada, San Martino di Castrozza/Passo Rolle, Alpe Lusia/San Pellegrino on December 2nd; Val Gardena, Alpe di Siusi, Val di Fassa on December 6th; and December 7th on Valle Isarco.

Dolomiti Superski has an excellent snow-making capacity, with more than 90% of the pistes covered, if nature is not generous, with artificial snow. This season seems that a great snowfall has fallen to help the start of the season, which is great news!

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You can check how other resorts that are part of the Dolomiti Superski pass are starting their season early – Val di Fassa and Val di Fiemme.

Other resorts of Trentino- but of Dolomiti Skirama also start early, such is the case of Madonna di Campiglio.

A great way how to see the Mont Blanc Massif

Check out the video I took this week flying on a helicopter of GMH Helicopters, thanks to Claudine David of Courmayeur – great adrenaline rush! I would suggest it to anyone!


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