Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face 2013-14

Copyright: FWT

Copyright: FWT

The 2013-14 edition of Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face will have just the same steps as last year.

Championship calendar:

1. Swatch Freeride World Tour Revelstoke by The North Face®
Revelstoke, CANADA
18 de Diciembre de 2013

2. Swatch Freeride World Tour Courmayeur by The North Face®
Courmayeur, ITALIA
18 de Enero de 2014

3. Swatch Freeride World Tour Chamonix-Mont-Blanc by The North Face®
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, FRANCIA
25 de Enero de 2014

4. Swatch Freeride World Tour Fieberbrunn PillerseeTal by The North Face®
Fieberbrunn PillerseeTal, AUSTRIA
1 de Febrero de 2014

5. Swatch Freeride World Tour Kirkwood by The North Face®
Kirkwood, USA
1 de Marzo de 2014

6. Swatch Xtreme Verbier by The North Face®
Verbier, SUIZA
22 de Marzo de 2014

Crystal Mountain is open just for one day

Crystal Mountain is open just for one day, Just the member of the station could ski for 4 hours

How much would you pay for skiing and when we left the summer only, and surrounded by only a handful of skiers? Well, Crystal Mountain, Washington, has put a price … only $ 15! And it has been that the snow that has fallen these last hours, we have decided that, why not open ground Tuesday limited to a small number of skiers.

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In total there will be only 75 fans who can take the monkey this Thursday, and bragging that his return may have been the first in North America to rise to skiing accessed by lifts. However, the tracks are not footprints, and access to an area, you must make up.

According to officials of the station, there are over half a meter in some dimensions, and something could not be left to waste just like that. Gondola opens access to 10 am, and will close at noon 13h. The initial intention was to sell 51 passes, since this is the 51st season of the station, but to the interest of the fans, decided to draw 24 more through your Facebook profile.

This will be the earliest opening in its history. Previously managed to open for the November 1 in the 70, and November 4 in 2005.

Meanwhile Loveland Ski Area, Arapahoe Basin and Boreal Ski, snow still made in hopes to open in mid-October, this time, uninterrupted until end of season, with a gradual opening as you go through the weeks.

Andorra will host several Women’s World Cup Trials in 2016

world-cup-women-skiThe International Ski Federation, ISF, has chosen Andorra as the venue for the women’s super combined and super giant World Cup 2016 trials. On 27 and 28 February 2016, the Tarter Àliga track will host these trials, only four years after the Principality hosted another World Cup since the 2012 trials were conducted in Soldeu giant.

The Principality is once more as the scene of the most important trials of the ski season as well, next year, the country will host the finals of the European Cup in March 2013, in Grandvalira, and the snowboard World Cup in Vallnord, which dates are not known yet.

Back from Croatia, where it has chosen to Andorra as a venue for the World Cup, the director of the Andorran Ski Federation, Carles Visa, expressed his joy at the decision of the ISF for having Andorra as an option for holding international events.

On sale tickets for Sochi 2014

If you plan to attend the Olympic Games next February organized in Sochi (Russia), and you have enough money to spend from 4,000 euros cheaper packages, to 20,000 that can cost the most expensive ones, you already can buy the tickets through cosport.com.

However, you can find some discount packages in this ticketing portal, like for example: to spend two nights in a three star hotel with breakfast included with tickets to the Super combined and Ladies female Ludge test, costs about 2,243 euros, and the price does not include transportation from the hotel to the race area. If you want to add the opening ceremony, the price shoots up to 6,000 euros quickly. And you have to think first you have to go, so we must add airline tickets round trip.sochi-2014

Nevertheless, there won’t be enough accommodation . So many tour operators have hired up to 7 cruise ships dock in the port of Sochi, so as to be able to sell 5,000 extra rooms. It’s a formula that was launched last Games Vancouver to Whistler-Blackcomb 2010, and apparently was quite successful.

Once past the Games to be seen whether all these investments have been successful in attracting international skiers. The aim of Sochi 2014 is to present to the world a set of high quality stations, to be able to ski, an economic engine of this region of the Caucasus. According to reports from Crystal Ski, the largest tour operator in the UK, has hardly led to 10 skiers last season. It is clear that there were just skiing facilities, nor had given to the world as you do now with the Olympics that are expected to be seen by tens of millions of people.

Val Thorens has the tallest hotel in Europe

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This next December, Val Thorens, the station of the French Alps will have the hotel establishment located highest altitudes in Europe. Specifically is at 2,300 meters above sea level, and is a 5 stars.
Koh-I Nor is the name of this hotel from December 5 of this 2013, will be the tallest hotel in Europe, because of the 2,300 meters high where it’s located. It will also be a 5 star, so Val Thorens have 3 stores like this, the Koh-I added to the North, the Fitz Roy and Altapura, open since 2011.

The new hotel, with 63 rooms and suites has been decorated by the interior architecture studio, Cabinet Patriarche, features 2 luxury restaurants specialize in local cuisine. In front of the kitchen is the chef Yoann Conte. Nor Koh-I will also open a brasserie gorumet, and a panoramic terrace with views towards the town with 60 seats.

Another outstanding sections of this hotel is its spa 800m2. There, we’ll find two swimming pools, gym, sauna, solarium, steam room and Jacuzzi.