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St Johann Ski Resort – Day 7

Today we skied at a small resort that is real close to our hotel.  The resort is called St Johann ski resort and we grabbed our skis and walked across the parking let and jumped on the gondola.  Sweet, let me tell you. We headed to the top and took in some outstanding views of […]

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Kitzbuhler Alpen Arrival

Today we left Corvara and drove to the Kitzbuhler Alpen, which is our hotel in Oberndorf Austria.  This will be our take off point for the resorts that we are going to be skiing in Austria.  I will be reporting on our trips that we take in this area over the next 6 days – […]

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Colfosco Ski Resort – Day 6

Today was our last day skiing Italy, so we took an easy day and skied the Colfosco Ski Resort. It is a small resort whose runs were all in the sunshine – so we cruised the slopes and enjoyed the sun.  We stopped at a hutte at the top of one of the runs, had […]

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James Bond Ski Run – Day 5

Today we headed over to do a run known as the James Bond ski run.  Bond skied it in the movie “Live and Let Die” and it was filmed above the town of Ortisi.  The run, named Secada, is off the backside and it is over 7 miles long from top to bottom.  We left […]

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Marmolada Adventure- Day 4

Today we did a trip to the Marmolada, which is the highest peak in the Dolomites. On our way there we took a side trip to go to a place known as the Boe’. Once up there, you are really surrounded by rocks at the top and it’s really cool. We had to see it, […]

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Sella Ronda Orange Route – Day 3

We did the Sella Ronda Orange route today, which is going around the Sella massif in the clockwise direction. This direction is longer and more challenging then the Green route. The views are different as well, and there are some spectacular ones for sure. We took it easy and enjoyed the views and the runs, […]

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Pralongia Ski Area – Day 2

We skied in the Pralongia Ski area above Corvara today for our second day in Europe.  It was clear and sunny, but again very cold.  The area we skied in was in the sun all day and it brought the “fair weather pilgrims” out in volume.  This lead to several incidents where Steve Kinney and […]

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Corvara Ice Station Zebra

We skied our first day in Europe today and had a great time. We skied around the Sella Ronda, doing the green route, which is the counter-clockwise direction.  You had to stay on piste, as there is not enough snow to go anywhere else. The snow was hard but they’ve made snow regularly, so it […]

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Lost Trail Powder Mountain is a hidden gem.

  We skied Lost Trail Powder Mountain yesterday, and it was a really great place. We probably had the best snow of the whole trip at this resort.  We skied 4  to 6 inches of fresh powder all day long, once we were shown the secrets of the resort by Ginny and some other local people. (We first met Ginny […]

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Discovery Ski Area is a blast.

We skied Discovery Ski Area yesterday and it was really a lot of fun.  This place is a small ski resort but it has some great runs, plenty of steep and even 2 bowls of double black diamond runs with their own lift.  It is a real family style resort and all the people there are […]

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