Villars for those who like it hot
It must be admitted that during our stay in the snowy Villars we were constantly warmed by the idea that just 18 km from the resort is the thermal complex…

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Baikal. Winter drive
In winter, Baikal is unique and fabulous. Its snow-capped peaks, transparent and sparkling ice in the sun, fluffy spruces, crisp snow and endless white expanses - this is what it…

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Peyzansky spirit: between La Plana and Les Arches
The third whale, on which the Paradiski zone stands, is the resort of Peisey Vallandry, located between La Plana and Les Arcs. When the legendary Vanoise Express ski lift was…

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mere mortals

Andermatt: Steep Mountain Gemstock

The second day it seems to me that we are alone on this mountain. Occasionally there are soldiers in groups of 7-8 people, who are specially brought to Andermatt and are taught to handle skis in deep snow and in zero visibility conditions on Gemsstock. A huge ski area, immense and steep mountainous! In the validity of the last statement, they were convinced by their own strength, having fundamentally lost them after the first day. Continue reading

Not whining, so skating: children’s ski schools La Plagi

Not so long ago, a sociological survey was conducted in France, which showed that the overwhelming majority of the French took their first steps on skis in the resort of La Plagne. In this extremely spacious ski area, there are indeed many gentle wide slopes, perfectly suitable for training, so it is not surprising that as many as six ski schools have settled here. Continue reading

Breakaway Point, or the Great Races at La Plagne

One of the main attractions of La Plani is the Olympic bobsled track, built before the Olympics in Albertville in 1992. The only one in France, this route is considered one of the most technically challenging in the world – there are nineteen turns per one and a half kilometer. Here still pass the World Cup stages and train the Olympic teams of Austria, Canada, Monaco, Germany and France. Continue reading

Radstadt: bath day
Despite the fact that we had only three days allotted to Radstadt, we managed not only to plunge into the history of the city, but also into the warm pools…

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Andermatt: from the discoverers of Goethe and Schiller to the modern freeriders
What do we know about Swiss Andermatt from open sources? 300 years ago, here, in granite rocks, the first tunnel was cut through - a dark hole in the mountain,…

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Unleash the Mist, or Aquamistics in Leukerbad
We have already written many times about the Leukerbad Therme complex (formerly Burgerbad), the largest thermal complex in Leukerbad, but as it turned out, even after three years of regular…

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How to visit a dozen alpine peaks in one day. Chamonix ski lifts
Someone, hanging around with carbines, alpenstocks and ropes, specially goes the most difficult route along the steep walls, someone armed with trekking poles rises by hiking paths, someone enjoys mountain…

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