Skiing on perfect snow, an afternoon on the sun terrace, a relaxed shopping tour and the kids are taken care of – SnowTrex presents ski areas which cater specially to women’s needs.
Spring sun belongs to spring skiing as much as snow belongs on the mountains. Especially in March and April it is a great pleasure to be warmed and tanned by the sun whilst skiing in still good snow.
- In the ski resort Orcières Merlette you can enjoy sunshine for up to eight hours per day. This makes the resort in the national park Écrins one of the sunniest in France.
- In northern Italy the spring sun is best enjoyed in Carezza. The ski area at the rose garden in the Dolomites, provides approx. eight hours of sunshine per day and therefore is sunniest in Southern Tyrol. Enough snow is guaranteed due to the altitude location between 1,600 and 2,200 metres.
- Further sunny ski regions can be found on the southern side of the Alps, for instance in the Carinthian “Nockberge” around Bad Kleinkirchheim or at the Katschberg.
For shopping queens
Whilst on holiday you are often more willing to spend money, and great bargain offers can lead to some great shopping opportunities, especially when there is still enough time to shop and stroll after the lifts have closed for the afternoon.
- Great shopping facilities can be found in Schaldming am Dachstein (AT). The pedestrian zone offers countless shops with great deals on fashion and sportswear. From “Blue Tomatoe” to fashion boutique – the selection is huge.
- In the French resort Les 2 Alpes you will find shops of popular sports brands, such as Billabong, Volcom, DC, Quicksilver or Roxy.
- Livigno is known to be a real shopping paradise. This Italian ski centre is a toll-free area, making shopping especially worthwhile. A vast number of boutiques, sports shops and outlets await the customers here. The centre is also car-free, making the shopping trip all the more enjoyable.
For family managers
When taking along children on holiday, good pre-planning is the best thing to do. Mothers may lay emphasis on good care facilities in resort, as to also have the chance to get a bit of skiing done, or just spend some time on relaxation.
- Val Cenis in the Savoyard Alps is a paradise for parents on holiday with their kids, but wanting to spend some time alone. The ski area in French Maurienne Valley has a range of facilities, from-half-day to full-day care, for children from 3 months to 6 years, optionally with lunch, outdoor activities and of course ski school included.
- In the largest inter-connected ski area in Austria, the Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental, the little ones will be fussed over both in the valley and on the mountains. In close proximity to the Hartkaiser lift in Ellmau, parents can take their children, aged 4 years or older, to guest day-care. Directly in the ski area, at the mountain station of the Brandstadl lift at 1,650 m altitude, lies the “Schneepiraten Kids Club” (snow pirates). Parents can pop by any time whilst skiing to check on their children.
- A real secret recommendation is Obsteig (AT) on the sunny plateau of Mieminger in Tyrol. The small ski area has completely dedicated itself to family holidays. The kid’s land at Grünberg offers tranquillity, lots of space and great practise areas with play meadow, magic carpets and children’s pistes.
For culinary experts
Many women pay special attention to good nutrition and also want to eat healthily and substantially during their ski holidays. That’s not a problem at all, since many ski regions are also known for their good food. Guests can look forward to all kinds of culinary treats in the ski areas.
- Right between Carinthia and Styria in the Gurktal Alps, an on-piste butler goes through the ski area of the Turracher Höhe with his butler-mobile, serving guests a glass of champagne or sweets. In springtime, children are offered ice-cream from the mountain farm. If requested the butler can also guide you on a gourmet-safari through the ski area’s quaint mountain huts.
- The largest ski area in Vorarlberg, the Silvretta Montafon, now offers an extra service for vegans and vegetarians. Several mountain huts provide a “Green Corner”, serving a selection of healthy and meatless, specially created for skiers.
- In Salzburg’s highest located restaurant at 3,029 m, renowned chefs prepare their culinary delicacies twice a year during the “Hochgenuss” series of events at the Kitzsteinhorn.
- Very exquisite culinary delights are offered in the noble “Kristallhütte”, where 5-course gourmet menus are served in a choicely ambience on the top of the mountain.
- The Alpine-Adriatic cuisine, typically found in the sunny Southern Alps, comprises the best of three countries’ specialities: it combines culinary influences from Austria, Italy and Slovenia to a mixture of regional and seasonal dishes that are both hearty but easy to digest.
For power ladies
Many women will not only want to enjoy a sunny snooze on a mountain hut terrace, or some leisurely paces in the hotel’s outdoor pool, they also want to enjoy the exciting sporty side of the holiday. And they can do so in some challenging terrain, where not only the men can burn off steam.
- The new black piste “Black Mamba” at the Kitzsteinhorn in the Kitzbühel Alps for example, is a perfect area to let loose. It starts at an altitude of 2,265 m and slopes down at nearly 63% decline.
- An especially demanding run awaits you above Nendaz, at the highest point of the Quatré Vallées ski area, the feared Mont Fort. From the mountain peak at an altitude of 3,330 m, a steep mogul piste with a length of 6 km leads over the Col Gentianes to Tortin station, passing an altitude difference of 1,300 m.
- Those who want to aim high shouldn’t miss out on the highest mountain station in Europe. It is located in the Swiss ski area Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, and a tow lift takes you to the highest point at an altitude of 3,899 m at Klein Matterhorn. The view of the most distinctive peak in Switzerland is a true highlight for every mountaineer, as well as the over 25 km long slope down to Breuil-Cervinia.
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