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Welcome to SKI TV® Europe! This channel gives you all the information about European ski resorts. Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (or Chamonix), a resort area near the junction of France, Switzerland and Italy, is renowned for its alpine skiing. It’s at the base of Mont Blanc, the highest summit in the Alps. Year-round, cable cars take visitors up to several nearby peaks with panoramic views, including Aiguille du Midi, Pointe Helbronner on the Italian border and Le Brévent. Area: 245.5 km² Zermatt, in southern Switzerland’s Valais canton, is a mountain resort renowned for skiing, climbing and Alpine recreation. The town of Zermatt (elevation: 1,620m) is set below the iconic, snowcapped Matterhorn peak. Its main street, Bahnhofstrasse, has upscale boutiques, lodging from luxurious hotels to modest chalets, and a lively apres-ski scene. There are public outdoor rinks for ice-skating and curling. Elevation: 1,608 m Area: 242.7 km² Population: 5,775 (Dec 31, 2008) Postal code: 3920 Sfos number: 6300 Canton: Canton of Valais Bansko is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, located at the foot of the Pirin Mountains at an elevation of 927 m above sea level. It is a popular ski resort. Elevation: 925 m Tignes is a commune in the Tarentaise Valley, Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It is located in the Savoie region with good transport links in and out of Lyon, Geneva and Chambery. Area: 81.63 km² Verbier is a village located in south-western Switzerland in the canton of Valais. It is a holiday resort and ski area in the Swiss Alps and is recognized as one of the premiere "off-piste" resorts in the world. Morzine is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France with panoramic mountain views, modern ski facilities and hotels and restaurants. The ski resort of Avoriaz is located on the territory of the commune. Area: 44.1 km² Sankt Anton am Arlberg, commonly referred to as St. Anton, is a village and ski resort in the Austrian state of Tyrol. It lies in the Tyrolean Alps, with aerial tramways and chairlifts up to 2,811 m, yielding a vertical drop of 1,507 m. Elevation: 1,304 m Area: 165.8 km² Sölden is a municipality in the Ötztal valley of Tyrol, Austria. Area: 466.9 km² The Sierra Nevada Ski Station is a ski resort in the Sierra Nevada in the province of Granada in southeastern Spain. Val d'Isère is a commune of the Tarentaise Valley, in the Savoie department in southeastern France. It lies 5 km from the border with Italy. It is on the border of the Vanoise National Park created in 1963. Area: 94.39 km² Ischgl is a town in the Paznaun Valley in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Its ski resort Silvretta Arena Ischgl-Samnaun is connected with the ski resort of Samnaun across the border in Switzerland. Area: 103.3 km² Kitzbühel is a small medieval town situated along the river Kitzbuhler Ache in Tyrol, Austria and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. It has a population of 8,134. Area: 58.02 km² Kaprun is a municipality in the Zell am See District in the state of Salzburg, Austria. The town is an important tourist destination known as "Zell am See-Kaprun" with the neighbouring Zell am See and well known for the glacier Kitzsteinhorn. Area: 100.4 km² Cortina d'Ampezzo, commonly referred to as Cortina, is a town and comune in the heart of the southern Alps in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Area: 254.5 km² Megève is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France with a population of over 4,000 residents. The town is well-known due its popularity as a ski resort near the Mont-Blanc in the French Alps. Area: 44.11 km² Saalbach-Hinterglemm is a municipality in the district of Zell am See, in the Austrian state of Salzburg. It is well known for its skiing and other winter sports. Elevation: 1,003 m Area: 125.5 km² Innsbruck, capital of Austria’s western state of Tyrol, is a city in the Alps that's long been a destination for winter sports. Innsbruck is also known for its Imperial and modern architecture. The futuristic, Zaha Hadid-designed Hungerburgbahn funicular climbs 2,256m from the city center up to the Nordpark resort for skiing in winter and hiking or mountaineering in warmer months. Elevation: 574 m St. Moritz is an alpine resort town in the Engadin, a valley in Switzerland. Twice a host of the Winter Olympics, St. Moritz has a world-championship bobsled run made of natural ice and an outdoor Olympic ice rink. Local ski and snowboard complexes such as Corviglia, Corvatsch and Diavolezza encompass a variety of downhill runs suitable for skiers from intermediate to expert. Elevation: 1,822 m Area: 28.69 km² Lech am Arlberg is a mountain village and an exclusive ski resort in the Bludenz district in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg on the banks of the river Lech. In terms of both geography and history, Lech belongs to the Tannberg district. Area: 90 km² Borovets, known as Chamkoria until the middle of the 20th century, is a popular Bulgarian mountain resort situated in Sofia Province, on the northern slopes of Rila, at an altitude of 1350 m. Davos is a town in the Swiss Alps, within the canton of Graubünden. It’s a popular winter sports resort with a conference center that hosts the annual World Economic Forum. Several ski areas, including Jakobshorn, Pischa, Rinerhorn and Parsenn, have downhill slopes and cross-country pistes. It’s also home to a large natural ice rink and the Vaillant Arena ice-hockey stadium. Elevation: 1,560 m Area: 284 km² Mayrhofen is a town in the Zillertal in the Austrian state of Tyrol. It is located approximately an hour from the Tyrolean capital city of Innsbruck. Area: 178.8 km² Zell am See is the administrative capital of the Zell am See District in the Austrian state of Salzburg. The town is an important tourist destination known as Zell am See-Kaprun and is a transportation hub for the region. Area: 55.17 km² Founded: 750 AD Bad Gastein is a spa town in the district of St. Johann im Pongau, in the Austrian state of Salzburg. Area: 170.6 km² Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a mountain resort town in Bavaria, southern Germany. It is the administrative centre of the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in the Oberbayern region, and the district is on the border with Austria. Area: 205.7 km² Obertauern is a tourist destination which is located in the Radstädter Tauern in the Salzburger Land of Austria. The winter sports resort is separated in two communities: Tweng and Untertauern. Schladming is a small - former - mining town in the southeast of Austrian state of Styria, that is now very popular with tourists. Area: 10.3 km² Courmayeur is a town and comune in northern Italy, in the autonomous region of Aosta Valley. At an elevation of 1,224 m above sea level, it is located at the foot of Mont Blanc, at 4,810 m the highest Area: 210 km² Engelberg is a resort town and municipality in the canton of Obwalden in Switzerland. Besides the town of Engelberg, the municipality also includes the settlements of Grafenort, Obermatt and Schwand. Area: 40.75 km² Les Gets is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. The village's first single-person chair lift was opened in 1938 with the first chair lift on Mont Chéry in 1954. Area: 29.98 km² Wengen is a village in the Bernese Oberland in the canton of Bern, located in central Switzerland at an elevation of 1,274 m above sea level. Area: 36.4 km Flachau is a village in the district of St. Johann im Pongau in the Salzburg state, Austria, with a population of 2,639. Its numerous skiing facilities are part of the Ski Amadé network of ski areas, one of the largest in Europe. Area: 117.2 km² Châtel is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It is situated in the northern French Alps on the French/Swiss border and is a popular ski resort. Area: 32.19 km² La Bresse is a commune in the Vosges department in Lorraine in northeastern France. Area: 57.94 km² Sestriere is an alpine village in Italy, a comune of the Province of Turin. It is situated in Val Susa, 17 km from the French border. Its name derives from Latin: ad petram sistrariam, that is at sixty Roman miles from Turin. Area: 25 km² Winterberg is a town in the Hochsauerland district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and a major winter sport resort of the Wintersport Arena Sauerland. Area: 147.9 km² Winterberg is a town in the Hochsauerland district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and a major winter sport resort of the Wintersport Arena Sauerland. Area: 147.9 km² Jasná, Slovakia Slovakia’s largest ski area is a good place to learn, with low prices, and gentle slopes by the hotels. The mountains, despite being called the Low Tatras, rise to over 2,000 metres and have a decent snow record. Pistes 45.7km Lifts 26 Passo Tonale, Italy Passo Tonale, Italy As well being one of Italy’s most snowsure resorts, with summer skiing on the glacier, this is also a family-friendly place offering excellent value. Pistes 100km Lifts 28 Bansko Bulgaria - The skiing is surprisingly good, with sheltered lower runs among trees. The ski school is well-respected and the resort has Bulgaria’s best snow record. Pistes 75km Lifts 14 Avoriaz is the highest, most snowsure resort in the giant Portes du Soleil area. The village is car-free and there’s a good choice of ski schools. Pistes 372km Lifts 192. Linked with Portes du Soleil area - Myrkdalen, Norway About 30km from better-known Voss, this small resort has snow-sure skiing on confidence-boosting terrain. Pistes 28km Lifts 8 - La Rosière’s pleasant pistes make it an excellent choice for beginners. The resort is made up of two centres, theoriginal La Rosière is linked to newer centre Les Eucherts by a path through the trees. Pistes 160km Lifts 39 lifts. Linked with La Thuile in Italy - Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria - It’s a great place for people who want to learn by day and party at night, with a young and lively atmosphere. Of the two villages, Hinterglemm has the bigger learning area. Pistes 200km Lifts 70 - Les Deux Alpes, France - Beginners learn at the top of the mountain and, until recently, there used to be no easy way back down to the resort. However, But a new blue piste now descends from the Crêtes ridge now provides a pleasant home run. Pistes 223km Lifts 49 - Pralognan-la-Vanoise, France - This traditional Alpine village has a relaxed atmosphere and its small network of slopes offers a gentle introduction to skiing. Pistes 32km Lifts 18 - Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Just a few miles from the Italian and Austrian borders, this village looks a bit like a small Tirolean resort. Pistes 30km Lifts 21 - Saint-Lary, France Saint Lary. Big ski area, small prices. This unspoilt Pyrenean village has stone-built houses and small country inns rather than concrete apartment blocks. It’s a four-minute walk to the cable-car. Pistes 100km Lifts 35 - Alpbach, Austria This pretty village in Tirol is an unthreatening place to start to ski or snowboard. Pistes 145km Lifts 47. Linked Ski Juwel area.     Sölden ski resort - Alpine Ski World Cup venue and one of Europe's most renowned Ski & Snowboard Resorts. The infinite number of slopes and ski trails for all levels and abilities coupled with the perfect grooming of not less than 145 km of slopes make Sölden a truly unique winter sports center. 33 state-of-the-art ski lifts and gondolas with a total capacity of 68,000 persons/hour guarantee ultimate skiing fun without queuing. Sölden stands for the full force of winter!Sölden's great winter ski area is directly connected to the glacier slopes by a number of ski lifts and gondolas called Golden Gate to the Glacier. Skiing enthusiasts can ski uninterrupetedly from the village of Sölden up to the glaciers at the elevation of 3,250 m - With a total length of 15.0 km the ski route from Schwarze Schneide at Rettenbach Glacier is the region's longest ski trail featuring nearly 2,000 m elevation change. 144 KM OF SLOPES - perfekte Piste A varied choice of ski slopes on 432 ha for all preferences: 69,5 km blue ski trails (easy) 44,9 km red ski trails (intermediate)29,2 km black ski trails difficult)1,9 km ski routes 145,5 km in total* Easy beginners' slopes in Innerwald and at Giggijoch, varied blue and red ski pistes spread all over the ski area, truly challenging ski routes at the Gaislachkogl ski mountain. Sölden is also famous for its wide open and perfectly groomed ski runs where 25 snow-grooming machines are in operation every day. Free riders get together on Gaislachkogl peak (3058m) where they find superb powder slopes off the beaten tracks. SNOW IS GUARANTEED Pistengerätfrom October through May thanks to the High Alpine location of the slopes (1,350 - 3,340 m) 2 glacier ski areas at Rettenbach & Tiefenbach Artificial snow-making systems covering more than 67 % of the slopes BIG3 - BIG3 RALLY BIG3 Tiefenbach FelstegSölden has the marvelous BIG 3 vantage points - Therefore it is Austria's only ski area with 3 mountains higher than 3,000 meters which are accessible by top modern lifts. The BIG 3 are: Gaislachkogl (3,058 m)Tiefenbachkogl (3,250 m) Schwarze Schneide (3,340 m)And the BIG 3 Rally ranks among the most beautiful ski trails across the entire ski region, also comprising a visit to all BIG 3 platforms. SKI HUTS essen im skigebiet More than 30 huts and mountain restaurants within the ski area are warmly welcoming you! Rustic mountain huts, umbrella bars, spacious free-flow restaurants cater to suit all tastes. Great après-ski ambience is guaranteed as well. SKI RESORT FACTS 5sterne Ski area between 1,350 - 3,340 m 33 state-of-the-art mountain railways featuring a total capacity of 68,000 persons per hour, guarantee ultimate skiing fun without queuing. 145 km of slopes, including 69,5 km of blue ski runs, 44,9 km of red trails, 29,2 km of black pistes and 1,9 km of skiroutes are available. Snow is absolutely guaranteed from October trough May: • the ski area's high-Alpine location (1,350 - 3,250 m)• 2 glacier ski areas at Rettenbach & Tiefenbach • snow making systems covering appr. 67% of all slopes More than 30 huts and mountain restaurants within the ski area Connection between the ski area and the glacier slopes by gondola: "Golden Gate to the Glacier" Longest ski trail (15 km) featuring 1,880 m elevation change THE LONGEST SKI TRAILS: Downhill ski trail from the BIG3 viewing platform at Schwarze Schneide (3,340 m) to Gaislachkogl base terminal (1,370 m) Difference in altitude: 1,970 m | Length: approx. 15 km Downhill ski route from the BIG3 panoramic platform at Gaislachkogl (3,048 m) to Gaislachkogl base terminal (1,370 m) Difference in altitude: 1,678 m | Length: approx. 10 km Downhill ski slope from Rosskirpl chair lift top station (2,744 m) to Giggijoch base terminal (1,353 m) Difference in altitude: 1,391 m | Length: approx. 9 km Downhill ski run from the Rotkoglhütte mountain inn (2,660 m) to Gaislachkogl base terminal (1,370 m)Difference in altitude: 1,290 m | Length: approx. 8 km THE STEEPEST SKI SLOPES: Former night skiing slope, show area: Piste no. 3 Silver trail: downhill run no. 7 from Stabele chair lift to Innerwald ski area Piste no. 14: upper part of the slope at Roßkirpl chair lift Piste no. 25: next to Schwarzkogl chair lift Rettenbach glacier, World Cup slope: Piste no. 31 THE MOST BREATHTAKING VIEWS: BIG3 Schwarze Schneide (3,340 m): At 15 walking minutes (strenuous climb!) from the top station of Schwarze Schneide mountain gondola (vertical ascent: 90 m) - A natural viewing platform offering great vistas up to 100 km (Dolomites, Marmolada, Ortler, Zugspitze) BIG3 Tiefenbachkogl (3,250 m): Panoramic footbridge located at the top station of Tiefenbach mountain gondola - a 20 m-long catwalk with Tirol's highest mountain, the majestic Wildspitze peak (3,776 m), as lovely backdrop BIG3 Gaislachkogl (3,048 m): The viewing platform at the top station of Gaislachkogl mountain gondola - located directly at the new restaurant's roof - easily accessible also for non-skiers Rotkogelhütte mountain inn (2,660 m): Quaint mountain hut in a truly outstanding location between the Giggijoch ski area and the glacier ski lifts - stunning vistas of Rettenbach Glacier and the northern ridge of Gaislachkogl peak with its countless ski routes for experts * Slope kilometers: Slope surface / 30 m average width of slopes = Length of slopes/slope kilometers - more info at http://www.soelden.com