Viele Freunde des Wintersports entdecken in den letzten Jahren speziell die französischen Alpen für sich und sind begeistert von Schneesicherheit und der Pistenqualität. Im Gedächtnis der meisten Skifahrer bleibt aber dennoch die Erinnerung an die österreichischen Alpen noch unvergesslicher und speziell der Ort Obergurgl-Hochgurgl hat anscheinend einzigartige und fantastische Erinnerungen hinterlassen.
Wie beliebt aber ist diese Gegend von Österreich überhaupt? Die Antwort lautet natürlich wie vermutet, extrem beliebt, denn nicht umsonst trägt diese Skiregion auch den Beinamen „Diamant der Alpen“ und gehört zu den beeindruckendsten Orten, die man in Österreich besuchen kann. Beliebt bedeutet hier übrigens auch nicht überfüllt, sondern nur, dass die Leute hier die außergewöhnliche Ruhe zu schätzen wissen und gerne immer wieder hier her zurückkehren.
Many of the resorts in Europe, including those all around the Alps, have these early morning events, which most refer to as the first track. What's the appeal? Well, although it might not seem very relaxing having to get up early and trekking to the piste at 8 am, you'll be rewarded with the freshest powder you've ever seen. Often these first tracks will take you to parts of the resort that are off-piste, if you're so inclined to try some freeriding and more extreme winter sports. However, if that isn't for you, there's still plenty of opportunities to hit the standard slopes at the crack of dawn.
Perhaps one of the most diverse activities you can do in this snowy part of Italy is go ice climbing. Quite literally this involves climbing glaciers or, in the case of Cervinia, ice picking your way to the top of a frozen waterfall. Not only is this a fun activity and a great way to exercise, but the crystal wall is something of a spectacle, reflecting a myriad of colours. It's a thrilling experience that should appeal to people who prefer extreme sports and have a sense of adventure. Although it can be a dangerous activity if you're going it alone in a remote part of the world, in Cervinia you're going to be perfectly safe, as you'll be accompanied by the Cervino Guides.
This part of the French Alps is perhaps the most famous place in the world to go for a snowsports holiday and it's with good reason that people return to its pistes time and time again. Chamonix is basically the home of skiing and snowboarding events; during the winter season it's overrun with people who look to race against each other in one of its famed competitions. The sheer range of different events is a keen draw to those who love skiing and snowboarding, even families love coming here, as there are competitions in which children can compete, or team up with their parents. However, you don't have to feel like you're obligated to take part, as spectators are welcome to watch any of the sports events, due to the fact that they take place in outdoor spaces.
Naturally, it isn't all about extreme sports events that lovers of the X-games will flock to see, as the region is also famous for mountaineering. These events are a great way to improve your knowledge, or learn a new skill in a safe and technical environment. Each of these little expeditions is supervised by high mountain guides or FFCAM initiators, according to Chamonix.com.
This is basically a kilometre-long snow-covered run in the resort that sees you climbing to the top and flying back down again on an airboard. For those of you who don't know, an airboard is basically an inflatable bodyboard with two paddle-shaped handles at its top end for you to grasp on to. You better hold on tight, because you ride an airboard by lying on your stomach and vaulting yourself head-first down a snowy run. It's not going to be for everyone, but anyone who does try it, is going to be adventurous and filled with adrenalin! This might appeal to people who are keen on snowparks and looking to try something different from the usual freeriding snowboarding experiences at the resort.
Snow scooting is exactly how it sounds; it's a scooter without wheels and therefore perfect for skimming around on top of the snow.
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