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…

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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…

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Andermatt: skitour on skitour
Andermatt, as it turned out, is not only a mecca for freeriders, but also a popular place for skitour lovers. Looking at the zigzags and known origin beautiful lonely descent…

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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 Les Bains de Lavey, “connected” to the hottest springs in Switzerland, the temperature of which reaches 70C. Of course, it enters the local pools chilled to 34-36C, but these degrees are quite enough to instantly get drunk with pleasure. Continue reading

Igloo village in Les Arcs: some love cooler

At seven in the evening we had a rendezvous with Philip. Having dressed up in all the warmest and most voluminous, we stood under a starry sky, like three snowmen, and waited for him at the Cabriolet lift station in Arch 2000. A couple of Frenchmen in pretty light jackets settled next to us: they clearly came to admire the night view of the romantic glowing Arch 1950 to later go to the restaurant for dinner by candlelight. Continue reading

Kindergarten in the ski resort of La Plagne
In La Plagne, in addition to ski gardens, there are the usual - for non-rolling kids. There are only four such institutions in the high-mountain resorts (one in Plagne Aime,…

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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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Water treatments in Pre San Didier
In Leukerbad, we led an active sanatorium and resort lifestyle, regularly visiting the thermal springs there. After moving to Courmayeur, we decided here to continue in the same vein. I…

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Val di Fiemme - the world capital of winter sports
The Val Di Fiemme ski resort, located in the Italian region of Trentino, is well-known among athletes in various winter sports — professionals and amateurs, as well as their fans.…

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