Travel: Austria invites skiers to have a go

Trentino
Trentino

Do you feel a bit nostalgic when friends share stories of their amazing skiing holidays? Are you keen to recapture the fun that you once had on the slopes or perhaps see whether you’re able to ‘give it a go’ once again?

A new ‘Ski Again’ programme invites all would-be-again skiers to return to the mountains and recapture their enjoyment and mastery of this popular winter recreation.

Skiing

Skiing

Eschewing the excuses of age, ability or economy, this initiative of the Austrian National Tourist Office and its partnering UK tour operators Inghams and Ski Solutions promises to reinstall ski confidence through superb value for money package offers that won’t break the bank.

Suitable for anyone who hasn’t skied for five years or more, several of Austria’s top resorts are offering Ski Again packages which include flights, transfers, seven-night accommodation, six-day lift pass, six-day ski hire and up to 12 hours of small group refresher SkiWorkShops with a local instructor.

Find further information at www.austria.info/skiagain

Meanwhile it’s bitter cold high up in the Italian mountains, while the dedicated staff on the Trentino slopes have been busy expanding the number of tracks available for the 2016 skiing season.

The new cable car ‘Funifor Doleda’ from Alba to Col dei Rossi inaugurated in mid-December gives Trentino a new access door to the world famous ski tour Sellaronda.

Sunny days and sufficiently low temperatures in Trentino are the ideal conditions to blast snow on the slopes and prepare additional kilometers of tracks in the main ski areas.

An effort that has produced excellent quality snow already appreciated by thousands of skiers who flocked to the stations in the first weekends of the season. Waiting for natural snow to fall from the sky, the situation on the slopes is constantly changing.

There are 10 open tracks and 11 ski lifts in Passo Tonale and on the highest wall of the Presena glacier. There are also about 10 accessible tracks in the ski area of Folgarida-Marilleva, where staff are hard at work to make the new tracks and the ski connection with Madonna di Campiglio accessible to skiers.

Meanwhile, the first ski lifts have opened in Peio, while in Madonna di Campiglio there are 35 km of tracks available to skiers, with the four poles of the ski area, Grostè, Spinale, Pradalago and 5 Laghi, all connected and offering great skiing all the way to town.

Here too, the snow guns are working around the clock with the goal of making other tracks accessible. Professional slalom skiers from Italy, France and Norway are training hard for the upcoming 3Tre race on Canalone Miramonti.

Ski lifts have also opened in Pinzolo, where skiers ski on the top of Dos Sabiòn. In Paganella, there are 11 accessible tracks and 6 ski resorts open to skiers on the slopes of Andalo and Santel-Fai della Paganella, with others scheduled to open this upcoming weekend.

There are 10 open tracks and 11 ski lifts in Passo Tonale and on the highest wall of the Presena glacier. There are also about 10 accessible tracks in the ski area of Folgarida-Marilleva, where staff is hard at work to make the new tracks and the ski connection with Madonna di Campiglio accessible to skiers.

The first ski lifts have opened in Peio, while in Madonna di Campiglio there are 35 km of tracks available to skiers, with the four poles of the ski area, Grostè, Spinale, Pradalago and 5 Laghi, all connected and offering great skiing all the way to town.

Here too, the snow guns are working around the clock with the goal of making other tracks accessible. Professional slalom skiers from Italy, France and Norway are training hard for the upcoming 3Tre race on Canalone Miramonti.Ski lifts have also opened in Pinzolo, where skiers ski on the top of Dos Sabiòn. I

In Paganella, there are 11 accessible tracks and 6 ski resorts open to skiers on the slopes of Andalo and Santel-Fai della Paganella, with others scheduled to open this upcoming weekend.

Happy skiing!