Skiing in the Alps with a possibility of GoPro HD French Alps Ski Movie
The Alps is the most famous mountain range in Europe, stretching from France in the west to Slovenia in the east. The Alps is also home to the tallest mountain in Europe, Mount Blanc, which lies on the French-Italian Boarder.
The mountain range has long been popular with tourists with hundreds of thousands of people flocking to the region every winter to ski in some of the finest resorts anywhere in the world. The variety of slopes on offer allow people of all experience levels the opportunity to enjoy top class skiing. If you are a novice they fear not because the Alps is home to some of the very best Ski instructors in the world, and with almost every one of the many ski resorts offering a ski school you will soon be hitting the slopes. Of course skiing is not just about skiing down the side of a mountain, cross country skiing is extremely popular. The Alps offer some of the most picturesque cross country skiing tracks in the world and will often lead you to some hidden beauty spots that most people will never get to see.
Austria is well known for its ski schools and having pioneered many of today’s skiing techniques Austrians are rightly proud of the schools with state of the art instruction. Austria skiing resorts aren’t all bout teaching though, many have fantastic sun terraces which are great for having a break with a nice cup of hot Chocolate, while top restaurants provide a great reward for a long day on the slopes.
The French Alps allow you to ski down the largest Ski Mountain in the world. With numerous great slopes and some pretty trails ski enthusiasts will never be disappointed with the skiing on offer here. The slopes and ski resorts on offer are suitable for all levels of experience are a re ideal for families, couples or groups.
German ski resorts play host to world class competitions including the World Cup and ski jumping tournaments, while international ski and snowboarding centers are found not far from the beautiful Lake Constance. The high altitude and clear air really make you feel alive while the great Black Forest below is a sight to be hold.
Italian Alps play host to some of the most glamorous resorts around including the ultra chic Cortina d’Ampezzo. Perhaps the jewel in the crown of the Italian skiing is the Dolomitit Superski Region. Regarded as the largest interconnected ski region in the world, with and incredible 460 lifts, it is said that “there are so many pistes you could ski for weeks without coming down the same one twice…”
Switzerland offers you a winter wonderland with its snow capped wooden chalets and steaming mugs of hot chocolate. There are also plenty world class skiing with fantastic downhill slopes to try for the experienced skier and many gentle slopes for the beginner.
Small ski movie shredding some powder from this years 2011/2012 Flaine season opening, using mostly a GoPro HD Hero. Watch in HD if you can! Check out my channel for lots of new and improved skiing/mountain videos!
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An afternoon at Flégère
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On one of the inversion days I looked across the valley and saw that most of Flégère was out of the muck. I headed down the valley and tried it out. Would not want to ski there the day after a warm sunny day, but since it had been cold, the snow was still pretty fresh and soft, if tracked out. Fun place, with lots of little chutes and knolls.
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