12th December 2018 Snow Report.
We went to check out the snow conditions in the beautiful ski resort of Courchevel in the French Alps.
The snow coverage is very good on the slopes, freshly groomed runs and cold temperatures. In the lower part of the resort, snow making is on, so it’s going to be soon well covered with snow all the way down to 1300mt. which is the village of Le Praz.
With it’s 4478 metres of height, the Matterhorn is the most famous mountain in Europe. The Matterhorn so called from the Swiss side, is called Cervino over the Italian side. Straddling the main watershed and border between Switzerland and Italy, it is a large, near-symmetrical pyramidal peak in the extended Monte Rosa area of the Pennine Alps, and is one of the highest summits in the Alps and Europe. The four steep faces, rising above the surrounding glaciers, face the four compass points and are split by the Hörnli, Furggen, Leone, and Zmutt ridges. The mountain overlooks the Swiss town of Zermatt, in the canton of Valais, to the north-east and the Italian town of Breuil-Cervinia in the Aosta Valley to the south. Just east of the Matterhorn is Theodul Pass, the main passage between the two valleys on its north and south sides, and a trade route since the Roman Era. Although it’s been a very warm summer, the glacier is holding pretty well considering, here below is our video showing the ski and snow conditions in mid-November 2017.
The skiing on the glacier is quite vaste and extensive, with good conditions all the way down to the Furgg cablecar.
Whether you are a skier, snowboarder, mountain hiker, or a landscape lover, it’s definitely worth a visit! You can get all the way up to the top of the lifts, at 3883 meters above sea level, to enjoy the breathtaking views over the whole surrounding alps.
Val Senales, also called Schnalstal, is a side valley of the Vinschgau in the autonomous province of South Tyrol, Italy. The valley belongs almost in its entirety to the municipality of Schnals, while small parts in the entrance area lie in Naturns und Kastelbell-Tschars.
The Vernagt-Stausee reservoir is located in the valley. Braunes Bergschaf, a rare breed of domesticated sheep, is raised there.
In 1991, Ötzi, a well-preserved natural mummy from about 3300 BC, was found in the nearby Schnalstal glacier.
Skiing at the Val Senales Glacier is equally suitable for children and families as well as professionals.
For decades, the Hochjochferner glacier has been a training center for world-class athletes in both Alpine and cross-country skiing. Enthusiasts of ski touring will find ideal snow conditions, and cross-country skiers will be drawn to panoramic high altitude trails. Food lovers have a choice of five different mountain restaurants offering delicious traditional mountain dishes on sunny terraces.
The ski area offers a complete range of services, including a ski depot, ski rental, skiing lessons, hotels, and camping sites right next to the slopes. Thanks to the varied ticket options available at the Val Senales Glacier in South Tyrol, every visitor will find an offer to suit their budget and needs.
If you require any more information about it, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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eGlove Heli-ski Touchscreen Ski Gloves Test – Tested & Recommended by Fabulous Ski
With the modern touchscreen technology, most people have phones, smartphones & tablets which require the touch of the screen to operate the control keys. When you go skiing, you are wearing ski gloves which makes the touchscreen operation impossible, and it is very frustrating having to take your gloves off, or if you drop a ski glove from a chairlift whilst trying to send a text message, respond to a phone call, etc.
These eGlove ski gloves are the perfect solution to that problem as they enable you to keep the gloves on while still being able to use your touchscreen smartphone.
We have tested here the Heli-Ski Pro eGlove which is a very good glove made with high grade goats leather, which brings the ultimate soft feel and warmth and with the latest in glove technology built to use your touchscreen .They are also very robust being reinforced with PU where the Ski edges would normally cause damage, good choice for ski season long, wear and tear. They also provide fast and easy exit for your thumb and forefingers to quickly undo zips and accurately use your touchscreen phone using conductive finger tips. With a leash and draw string to ensure you are set for all elements in the mountains. These are the best Ski Mitts you will ever own. Don’t compromise on your kit and feel the benefit.
• High grade goats leather
• Waterproof, windproof inner and out glove fabric
• Touchscreen conductive pads for use with all touchscreen phones and other devices
• Oversized self seal ports
• Robust PU palms
• Oversized cuffs
• Wrist leash
iPhone 3 4 4s 5 Leash Test Review by Fabulous Ski
How not to drop your phone from the charlift while on your ski trip holiday – So many phones and particularly iPhone are found every day in the snow just below a chairlift – It’s very easy to drop it, while you receive a phone call, you send a text message or you take a picture
There are different products on the market to enable you to attach your phone to your ski jacket pocket, we’ve found and tested this Wantalis Leash for iPhone that has proved to be fantastic as it fit and clips into the power plug quite solidely.
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(by the way didn’t drop the phone in the end, only joking 🙂