A quick guide to the skiing in the Alps

Want to go on a snow trip with your friends or family, or just looking for a weekend destination but not sure where to go? Here are a few recommendations…

Top freeride locations:

       1. The Arlberg – Austria

The Arlberg, famous for it’s huge snowfalls and variation in terrain is one of the best spots in Europe. This is where you’ll find empty slopes and deep tree runs on a pow day.

       2. La Grave – France

The resort’s three lifts takes you up to an altitude of over 3000m into a paradise of untouched powder and glaciers. Even for highly experienced skiers and snowboarders, a guide is highly recommended.

 

Top snowparks:

       1. Laax – Switzerland

Laax is the one of the dream locations for most park rats. With 4 parks over a distance of 2.2km and an endless choice of features you’ll be sure to have a heck of a good time.

       2. Avoriaz – France

With the three snowpark’s La Chapelle, Arare, Burton Kids and the Stash which is a snowpark built with features made of natural elements in the forest, you’re guaranteed to have fun here!


By now, you might have a clearer idea of what you are looking for. But while you are on your trip, you will most likely to see or meet these types of people. Which one are you?

1. The first-day-injury guy who stays in for the rest of the trip.

2. The guy who loses one of his skis in powder and takes ages to find it

3. The people that don’t understand  that the end of a jump is not a resting area

Don’t risk a stupid injury both for you and the rider, don’t stand there!!

4. The guy that stays in the “après ski” all day

5. The guy who loses his gear half way down the slope

6. The guy who really, really struggles with lifts

Have fun wherever you’re going, and stay safe.