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There's Snow Limit

There's Snow Limit A comprehensive look at the top skiing destinations and ski lifts with safety tips and useful info for winter sports enthusiasts. We take look at the top ski resorts for Winter 2012/13, the 5 best ski lifts in the world and examine how you can stay safe and make sure you are covered for your winter sports fun. NO VÅLLEY TOO DEEP World's Best Resorts Easy Intermediate Difficult ZERMATT Altitude 7 STOWE 1524 m - 3899 m (Difference 2375 m) MONT TREMBLANT Altitude Altitude 390 m - 1109 m (Difference 719 m) Kitzbuhel, Austria 230 m - 875 m (Difference 645 m) A Runs/ski slopes Total: 350km Altitude 800 m - 2000m 20 km 74 km Runs/ski slopes Total: 68km (Difference 1200 m) A Runs/ski slopes Total: 94 km (6 %) (21 %) 42 km 6 km 256 km Runs/ski slopes Total: 170 km 35 km (62%) (9%) (73 %) (37 %) 39 km 20 km (29 %) 20 km (42 %) Ski lifts Total: 59 54 km 49 km (21 %) 23 18 13 (52 %) (48 %) Ski lifts Total: 12 Ski lifts Total: 12 ]3 3 3 Ski lifts Total: 52 27 ]10 15 Whistler Blackcomb Altitude 652 m - 2284 m (Difference 1632 m) Runs/ski slopes Total: 200 km 50 km (25 %) 40km (20 %) 110 km (55 %) Ski lifts Total: 35 18 7 10 CHAMONIX Altitude BANFF, LAKE LOUISE 10 1035 m - 3275 m CORTINA (Difference 2240 m) M Altitude 1630 m - 2133 m Altitude 1224 m - 2950 m (Difference 1726 m) (Difference 503 m) Runs/ski slopes Total: 182 km ASPEN Runs/ski slopes Total: 20km Altitude 100 km 60 km Runs/ski slopes Total: 140 km VAIL, COLORADO 2422 m - 3418 m (55 %) (33 %) (Difference 996 m) 8 km 4 km 22 km Altitude 2476 m - 3527 m (Difference 1051 m) (40 %) (20 %) (12 %) 46 km 69 km (33%) 8 km (49 %) Runs/ski slopes Total: 103 km Ski lifts Total: 88 (40 %) 25 km K 31 15 42 (18 %) Runs/ski slopes Total: 193 km 54 km 49 km Ski lifts Total: 5 Ski lifts Total: 35 (52 %) (48 %) 26 103 km 35 km (54 %) (18 %) 55 km (28 %) Ski lifts Total: 8 Ski lifts Total: 25 4 29 2 3 Top 5 Ski-lifts AIGUILLE DU MIDI Chamonix, France I Built in 1955, held title as highest cable car on Earth for 20 years I Carries 65 passengers I Highest vertical ascent JACKSON HOLE TRAM cable car in the world MONT FORT TRAM 3 Jackson Hole, Wyoming traveling from 1,035 m to 3,842 m (3,396 ft to 12,605 ft) Verbier, Switzerland I Travels from 1,923 m to 3,185 m (6,311 to 10,450 ft) I Altitude gain of over 2,800 m (9,186 ft) in 20 minutes I Top station at 3,308 m (10,853 ft) I Provides longest continuous skiable vertical drop in USA at 1,261 m I 2,511 m (8,239 ft) run from Top of Mont Fort Tram I 100 passenger capacity 2 TS MARTE LA GRAVE Las Leñas, Argentina La Grave, France I Access to 43,243 acres of terrain, nope that's not a typo I Rises from 1,450 m to 3,200 m (4,757 ft to 10,500 ft) I 1,199 m (3,936 ft) runs from top of chair I Access to a run of 2,300 vertical meters (7,546 vertical feet) from the top of this pulse gondola I Top elevation of 3,430 m (11,250 ft) I No ski patrol, no avy control, no grooming..this is as raw and French as it gets Safety tips Pack sunblock and a good pair Follow piste etiquette, pay attention to the right of way and give way to those in front and below you, whilst always remembering to check behind you as you set off. of goggles that fit well to protect you from the stronger rays of the sun at high altitude. WARNING AVALANCHE Dress in layers that are breathable to trap in the heat and to take into account the conditions on the day Some stats Know your limits and stick to beginners slopes if you don't feel ready to tackle harder pistes yet. On winter sports holidays 80% 16% 3% 1% Ski Snowboard Non-ski Other Wear an approved helmet if snowboarding, Always carry a snack and a source of hydration and ensure your mobile is fully charged, along with carrying a piste map. 58% of those Always take to the slope with a friend (especially if venturing off-piste) or let others in your party know your planned route for the day and always scout your route first. hitting the slopes are make sure it fits well and keep the chin strap tightened. male vs. 42% of females Insurance info Did you know... France is the most Standard travel insurance Ski insurance may also pay out in the event of a piste closure due to adverse weather conditions or an popular destination for winter sports policies may not cover winter sports but it can usually be added as a bolt on or chosen as a standalone fans with 38% of avalanche. people hitting its slopes in winter Winter sports insurance usually covers your ski or snowboarding equipment in the event that it is damaged or sto cover rental gear. policy. 2010/2011 (Austria 2nd with 23%, Italy 3rd with 14%) Common exclusions: being under the influence of and may also alcohol, off-piste skiing without an instructor, pre-existing medical conditions, freestyle skiing or snowboarding, heli-skiing and only a limited number of days may be covered. In the event of an accident you may be able to recoup the cost of any further ski school fees, equipment hire or lift passes for the remainder of your holiday. 26% 26% of holidays 15% are now booked online vs. 15% in 2003 * Cover features vary between insurer so be sure to check the small print. Sources: NO MOUNTAIN TOO HIGH ITAMT_MA

There's Snow Limit

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A comprehensive look at the worlds top ski destinations, top five ski lifts and plenty of safety tips.


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