Sunday, March 11, 2012

Swiss Alps Ski Resorts

The country of Switzerland is blessed with beautiful mountain scenery thanks to the Swiss Alps. The Swiss Alps provide top quality snow-covered slopes good for snowboarding the whole year round and breathtakingly awesome scenery worthy of a postcard. You will not be disappointed taking your vacation to the Alps Mountains Region particularly the Swiss Alps for within its ski resort villages are hidden gems waiting to be discovered by visitors like you.

And the great thing is that most Swiss Alps resorts can be accessed by train or bus from Zurich and other major cities in Switzerland and other neighboring countries such as Italy and Germany. For tourist who aims to explore and enjoy the Alps Mountains, then a train ride via the popular Glacier Express is among the many wonderful things to start off your Swiss Alps vacation.

Choosing among the world-class Swiss Ski Resorts is also exciting in itself as each Swiss Alps hotels and resorts offers different amenities and total experience for the guests. Some Swiss Ski Resorts are very modern, with all the new age amenities that you can think off, while some still retains its old ways and traditions. But when it comes to service all these Swiss Ski Resorts and Alps Hotels offers top-notch and excellent service that the Swiss are known for.

Experience real pampering from the staff of Swiss Ski Resorts, you can also avail any of the numerous tour packages to explore the Alps Mountains that are being offered by most resorts.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Argentina Holidays: Top Ski Resorts

Summer in the Northern Hemisphere does not mean the end of the ski season. The peaks of the Argentine Andes offer excellent skiing opportunities from July to October. First-class ski resorts include Cerro Catedral, Cerro Chapelco, and Las Leñas.

Cerro Catedral is 12 miles (19 kilometers) from the center of San Carlos de Bariloche and within the boundaries of Nahuel Huapí National Park in Patagonia. The ski center here, known as Antonio Lynch, is one of the largest in South America, with a ski-able area of 600 acres; it has over 75 miles (120 kilometers) of ski runs spread over 50 tracks and a lift capacity of 22,000 skiers per hour. Cerro Catedral also has a Terrain Park with jumps, rails, boxes, barrels, and stairways. The slopes of Cerro Catedral were initially covered with forest, and were cleared with assistance from the national army. The first ski lift was installed in 1965. The highest track is at 2100 meters above sea level, and descends 1070 meters. The town of Bariloche has a complete infrastructure that offers first-class accommodations and dining.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Are Colorado Ski Resorts Overrated?

Let me start by saying that this is not an article about whether or not there are quality ski resorts in Colorado. Because there certainly are some very good ski resorts in Colorado. The question I am examining is whether Colorado ski resorts get more press or hype than they deserve. I will also be looking at this question based on what these resorts offer skiing wise as opposed to how nice the hotels and restaurants are.

Colorado gets more skier days than any other state in the nation. Why is it that Colorado gets so many skiers? Let's look at some factors.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Perfect Innsbruck Ski Resorts for Beginners

Innsbruck is arguably one of the most famous cities in Austria - certainly in the Tyrol region. It was the setting for the Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976 and provides an ideal destination for those who want to try skiing for the first time. There are many resorts in and around the city that are perfect for the novice skier, and the region also offers more demanding runs for those who have learned the basics.

The city benefits from being close to Kranebitten Airport, which is situated out to the west. Ten minutes or so is all it takes to get one of the Innsbruck airport transfers to your accommodation in the centre of the city. Then you can look forward to hitting the slopes for the first time. Many of the ski resorts are further out from the city itself, but you can still access them within an hour or two, depending on which one you head for.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Top Ski Resorts in Virginia

Ski resorts in Virginia don't normally jump into your mind when first considering a family ski vacation. Normally, one might think of the towering peaks found in Colorado, Utah, or New Mexico and begin to set their sights on some of the popular ski resorts found there. However, for families on the East Coast or Eastern area of the Country, the time and price involved to go to those places might be a bit too much, particularly if you allow a little more time for you to acclimate yourself to the higher elevation.

Although the mountains are not quite as tall, the good news is that you have many fine ski resorts within the Eastern United States, offering fun for your family, and Virginia has a lot of them. The reality is, the Mid-Atlantic area has plenty of ski resorts, many of which are four season resorts that include fun activities all year-long. To better acquaint you as to what all is available, here is some information on a few of the top ski resorts located in Virginia.