Summer is over and it’s time to ski! Even if you have been skiing all your life, this month’s ski theme will bring back memories of some of the greatest skiing moments of your life.
While the weather may be unbearably hot in some parts of the world, ski fans can rejoice as the season is upon us. Gone are the days of snow-less months and endless summer months!
Now is the time to dust off those ski boots and hit the slopes. Thankfully, the internet makes it easier for everyone to locate the closest ski resorts and determine what equipment and ski pass they need. With this information, even beginners can hit the slopes and have fun. Unfortunately, this also means that some of the closest, most popular resorts may be completely booked for the season. If you want to avoid disappointment, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Booking well in advance is crucial.
Skiing is a magnificent sport that anyone can enjoy, no matter their ability level. It doesn’t have to be exclusive to enthusiasts either. Kids these days may grow up playing video games and watching movies, but they may also grow up wanting to live their life on a mountain. Once their passions are aroused, parents may discover that some expensive toys from their childhood collection are perfectly suited for this purpose. With this in mind, it’s better to indulge their fantasies now rather than later.
Which Resorts Are Open?
With so much confusion as to which resorts are open and for how long, it’s best to consult a reliable source. The best way to determine which resorts are open and which ones are not is to check the status of each resort on the internet. One of the most reliable websites for checking the status of ski resorts is wikipedia.org. This site not only provides comprehensive information about every ski resort, but it is also constantly updated with current information.
From humble beginnings as a small hill in the Swiss Alps back in the 1800s, the Alps have grown to become one of the most famous mountain ranges in the world. Even today, as travel restrictions prevent even more people from visiting the stunning peaks, the Alps continue to captivate visitors from around the world. Thanks to some of the world’s best high-speed rail connections, day-trippers have made the journey from Barcelona to Geneva easily and cheaply. The opening of the ski resorts on Mount Blanc in 1900 was marked by President Millard Fillmore, who skied down the mountain. The United States and Canada hold the record for the most American Express cardholders visiting a ski resort, with credit cards being a widely accepted method of payment in the winter.
Key Facts About Mount Blanc
If you’re unfamiliar, Mount Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps, reaching 1410 meters above sea level. It is located in the French Alps and is the highest peak in Europe. The closest town to Mount Blanc is Saas Fee, which is only a few hours away by train. If you’re looking for a quick visit, you can catch a lift at the base station and arrive at the top in less than 10 minutes. There are also plans to build a gondola from the top of Mount Blanc to the summit.
One of the reasons why Mount Blanc is so famous is because it is the highest mountain in Europe. It is also one of the most famous winter sports destinations. Each year, thousands of people descend on Mount Blanc, which is quite the experience. Because the weather is unpredictable and sometimes harsh, the last thing you want to do is to be caught without a glove. It gets pretty cold up there, especially at night. Fortunately, the temperatures rarely go below freezing, so you’ll be able to enjoy some genuine winter sports without too much discomfort. If you visit between October and April, you can enjoy sunshine and warm temperatures that make hiking and exploring the mountain easier. If you want to summit the mountain, the best season to do it is between June and October.
Chile: Backcountry Heaven
One of the greatest things about Chile is that it is a bit of a melting pot of cultures, with its very own twist on traditions. If you visit the country and want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world, Chile is the place to be. For centuries, the mysterious Inca civilization rose up the Andes and dominated the region, leaving behind magnificent temples, terraces, and enormous statues that are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Today, with its miles of pristine beaches, lakes, and volcanoes, Chile is considered one of the greatest travel destinations in the world. There are of course, a whole host of tourist attractions, including the iconic Christo sculpture and the many museums that trace the country’s history. For those who want to get away from it all, Chile may just be the answer. It’s also home to some of the most popular trekking trails in the world, including the legendary Inca Trail and the Hernando de Acuña Trail. These trails follow the footsteps of the ancient Inca and lead to some of the most stunning views of Lake Titicaca. If you don’t want to miss out on all this heritage, it is recommended that you visit Chile between August and October. This is when most of the attractions are at their best, offering one of the greatest Autumn/Winter vacations imaginable.
Chile’s incredible geography makes it a paradise for hikers, mountain bikers, and skiers. There are over 400 kilometers of marked trails, including the famous Inca Trail, which snakes its way around the majestic Andes. For beginners, this trail can be a bit challenging and takes at least a week to complete. However, the amazing views and the adventure are more than worth it. If you want to extend your trip, you can take the train from Santiago to La Higuera and hike the beautiful El Torito trail, which is a 12-kilometer path along Lake Coihue. On the eastern side of the Andes, you can visit Lake District and hike the Lakes Patagonia and Hielo. If you are an avid hiker, there are numerous other marked trails that you can explore in the region. You should put Chile on your bucket list of places to visit and explore. One of the best things about Chile is that there is so much more beyond its borders. Traveling to other regions of the country is quite easy, as most locals are extremely friendly and welcoming. With its relaxed lifestyle and stunning beauty, Chile is worth a visit or two by anyone anywhere in the world. If you are thinking of visiting or moving to Chile, you should read our Chile guide, which will help you understand the country and what life is like here today. This article will only tell you about what the country has to offer from a skiing perspective. You can also read our guide for expats, which will give you an idea of what life is like living in Chile and how to integrate into Chilean society. In 2019, Chile is preparing for its bicentennial celebration, which will see a whole host of tourist attractions and festivals put on display all across the country. We can’t wait to go back and share with our readers all the wonderful things that Chile has to offer.
Argentina: The Mecca Of Skiers
Located in the southern part of South America, Argentina is home to some of the most magnificent glaciers, lakes, and mountains in the world. For years, Argentina was considered the land of the gauchos (Argentine cowboys), which translates to the country being the ‘Land of the Skier’. As it is the case for many places in this list, Argentina is best explored by skiing. Fortunately, the country is located next to the magnificent Lake District, whose ski-in/ski-out accommodations make it easy for tourists to get in touch with winter sports. This lake district alone is enough reason to visit this magnificent country, but the sheer abundance of fresh powder that falls from the Andes as well as the hospitable locals will make you want to stay for a while.