The spa offers spectacular views onto the piste
especially from the outdoor hot tub.
While the main ski area below has more than 200km of piste
, this plateau is relatively tiny at 7sq km.
The Zermatt lift pass is one of the most expensive in the Alps, and a chic, sophisticated ski resort in Switzerland is never going to be a cheap option -- but the resort stresses that its pricy lift pass (adult six-days BD146 for the Zermatt area, BD166 for the full area including Cervinia) are actually good value for money as they have more, and swifter, lifts and trains to whisk you up the mountain and their 360km of piste
are better maintained.
Rock the Pistes
is great fun and a brilliant way of adding extra spice to your skiing trip.
At the Hotel Madeline, staff laid out my skis at the edge of the slope each morning ready for me to step into my bindings and slide down the nearest piste
Guidelines on how to measure pistes
have now been issued to lift companies in Austria and a standard approach is also under consideration in France.
Skiers and boarders are spoilt for choice with 110 pistes
- of which 18 are green, 38 blue, 32 red and 22 black - and we discovered some lovely long blues and reds at El Tartar snowpark.
Scotland's newest ski area is Nevis Range, with a gondola serving 20km of pistes
on Aonach Mor, close to Ben Nevis.
For those who like to stay firmly on the piste
, there are plenty of options here too and of course a beginner's area if you're just starting to learn or want to leave your kids to do so while you enjoy the higher slopes.
According to Valais police reports, six people have been referred to the cantonal prosecutor after allegedly setting off avalanches that swept onto official pistes
in Anzere and Zermatt, risking the lives of people skiing there.
It is unclear whether he had been skiing off-piste
or between the pistes
at the time.
A "ski from the door" pedestrian resort (car parking obligatory), means reaching the pistes
France Most resorts now have at least some pistes
open, although a lack of snow on lower slopes mean it is not possible to ski all the way down to some resorts.
42% du reseau de pistes
rurales qui comporte 50 mille kilometres, n'est pas amenage selon les normes, alors que 58% de ces pistes
ne sont pas bitumees.
En poste depuis trois ans en Algerie, ou il a notamment coache l'ES Setif et l'USM Alger, Velud dispose de plusieurs pistes
entre autres le MAS Fes (Maroc), et Al Hilal d'Omdurman (Soudan).