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Traversing snow or dry slopes with feet attached to long narrow material designed for sliding. For water skiing see tag [water-sports].

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Night skiing in Switzerland

I'm looking for any ski resort (anywhere in Switzerland) with night(after 6pm) skiing on Sundays. If anybody aware of any such a resorts, please share a link. Thanks in advance!
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Cross country skiing around Sjusjoen in mid-late April - possible?

Wanting to go hut-to-hut in Norway - I'm thinking around Sjusjoen probably best for my first time, ideally just after the half term in April, so about 12-19th. But I read officially the skiing there ...
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How long is the "Grande guerra"/"First World War" ski tour when start and end point is Canazei?

The "Grande guerra"/"First World War" ski tour is an 80km long ski tour passing places like Civetta, Cortina (Lagazuoi, 5 Torri, Giau Pass), Alta Badia and Arabba. This site ...
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Is there a website that can tell me which resorts have fresh snow and below freezing weather?

Optimal ski days occur when: There's a non-trivial amount of fresh snow/"pow" in the past 24 hours The temperature doesn't increase past the melting point, as otherwise you get icy skiing ...
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snow at Zakopane in April?

We are thinking of going skiing in the Tatra mountains in Poland (on the Slovakian border), staying in Zakopane. Is there likely to still be snow in the first week of April?
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Ski holidays in France - January 2021 and Covid pandemic

Year ago I booked a ski trip to Les Menuires, from january 8th to 17th 2021. It has been cancelled due to pandemic, but since the lockdown in France has ended I hope to go there - on my own. What I'm ...
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Springtime Ski Resorts near NYC

I am looking to plan two weekends near NYC with visiting ski resorts over the next few weeks. There is very little information I have found on spring skiing in NY, except that generally Hunter Mt ...
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What are the differences between Fterolaka and Kelara locations of the Parnassos Ski Center?

The Parnassos Ski Center seems to have more than one locations for skiing. In particular it seems to have at least two separate locations, Fterolaka and Kelaria. Are they indeed separate locations? ...
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Ski areas rules-of-thumb south, north, east, west slope?

Are there any rules of thumb when choosing a skiing area? I'm looking at google maps and browsing ratings, but are there any rules of thumb such as 'avoid north-oriented slopes' or something? Height, ...
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Are there area-wide ski passes in southern Poland?

I may have the opportunity to visit the Polish mountains next February but when glancing through offers it looks like ski slopes are "disconnected" - each of them is one single entity. I am used the ...
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Where is a celebration-free, little-to-no Christmas skiing destination during the holiday season? [closed]

I'm trying to plan a skiing trip for Christmas holidays which is when I can use my work holidays, however I do not celebrate Christmas and I do not enjoy the whole consumerist/festive/you-name-it ...
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Can you go skiing on a trip to Warsaw in late December?

I am going to be in Warsaw during the last week of December with two kids (8, 12). Is it possible to go skiing that time of year in Warsaw region? (both natural and man made snow are fine) Is there ...
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Transfer from Geneva Airport to La Thuile

I am trying to book a last minute ski trip for the Easter weekend. I am about to purchase my flight tickets, but I'm unable to do so, because I am not sure how I can get myself from Geneva Airport to ...
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Are there ski/snowboard storage facilities in Whistler?

I'm planning to travel to Whistler and I'd rather leave my skis there for a few days. Is there a place where I can store them for a fee?
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Why does Epic pass gives me access to only two chairs with footrests at Tahoe? [closed]

When snowboarding in various countries in Europe, I've encountered many different types of chair lifts. Some would have wind screens that can pull up/down, some heated seats, but at a minimum they all ...
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Zermatt to Breuil-Cervinia by short path

I'm looking at a road map how to get from Zermatt to Breuil-Cervinia. I wonder if it is possible to get there by short path? Please note I will travel with luggage and ski equipment. Is it possible to ...
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Skiing near Frankfurt 18-23 February

I will be in Frankfurt on business in February. What are the nearest ski resorts that cater for beginners and kids? Is there snow at that time of year?
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Salt Lake City driving in winter

I plan to visit Salt Lake City this winter for a few weeks starting at Christmas. I'm renting a car and I was wondering if I should be aware of any specific regulations and issues while driving in ...
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How to pack, check, and generally take a flight with downhill skis?

I will be taking my first downhill ski trip soon, and am planning to bring my own skis. What are the tricks involved in doing this? I will be staying in the USA, and might fly with Spirit Airlines ...
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How does KLM calculate the baggage fees when flying on a multi-airline ticket?

I bought round-trip tickets for winter holidays to Sofia, Bulgaria from Moscow, Russia with a 14-hour connection in Amsterdam, Netherlands. I want to buy an extra piece of luggage in order to take my ...
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How can I find out about jobs at ski resorts in Europe? [closed]

What is the best place/method to look for jobs in a ski resorts in Europe?
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Getting around the Wengen/Grindelwald/Jungfrau region

We are spending a couple of days in Wengen and trying to get a grip on the trains here. We bought single tickets from Zurich airport which may have been a mistake given the Swiss Rail Pass. But it ...
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Is the late bus service from Val-d'Isère to Tignes running?

Piste maps for Tignes and Val-d'Isère included a timetable of buses from Val-d'Isère to Tignes for skiers who have missed the last ski lift back between the resorts: If you succeed in missing the last ...
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Ski touring in Iceland

We (group of 4) are from Switzerland and want to go to Iceland the first two weeks of April 2017. Our primary goal is to go backcountry skiing (walk up with skins on the skis, then ski down). We're ...
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Is it possible to attempt to summit Mont Blanc in at the end of April / start of May?

I'm currently planning to work a Ski season from December 2016 / April 2017 in France an hour away from Chamonix. At the end of the ski season I'd like to do something memorable to end my time working ...
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Is it possible to get from a major airport to Morzine in the ski season using public transport?

We're planning a ski trip to morzine in the new year but I'd prefer not to rent a car. I could get a transfer but I'm hoping public transport will be more cost effective. So how is the easiest/...
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Getting around Les Arcs when the lifts are closed

I plan on staying at les arcs, arc 2000 this winter. In the resort's site it seems the lifts close at around 17:00. Is there a way to get back to my hotel after the lifts close? For example, ...
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Is it easy to get snowboard/ski hire in Borovets without prior booking?

We're off to Borovets skiing in a month or so. We want to book ski/snowboard hire, passes, etc but finding the websites difficult to navigate. Does anyone have experience of getting ski hire on ...
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Is it comfortable to get from Barcelona to Pyrenees (La Molina) for one day skiing trip in January

Is it comfortable to get from Barcelona to Pyrenees (La Molina) for one day skiing trip in January? By train / bus / car / blablacar? I mean train would be probably the best but is there any? In ...
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What is the easiest and cheapest way to transport skis and skiing equipment (helmet, glasses, winter jacket) from Slovakia to Turin, Italy?

I have heard that there is some bus company that provides luggage transfers from one country to another, is there? Or I was thinking about others, like post service or delivery companies. I am ...
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Where can I find a ski touring guide book for the Patagonia region?

Does anybody know of a guide book for ski touring in Patagonia? Covering the areas of Bariloche, El Calafate and Ushuaia. Preferably in English, but Spanish would do too.
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Checking ski equipment on plane

I'm taking my skis with me on a plane for the first time, and so I'm a little unsure of the best practices to make sure everything arrives safely. Equipment: How can I make sure my skis arrive in two ...
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Is a male guardian required for women skiing in Iran?

NY Mag's article Vogue Left Out a Few Things About Skiing in Iran claims that women need a male guardian to go skiing, citing a 2011 Washington Post article. (The Islamic term for this is mahram.) ...
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Skiing near Katmandu, Nepal

I will be travelling to Kathmandu (and onwards to Pokhara). Is there some place where we can go for skiing which is drivable distance from these cities?
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Cheap/free ski passes for children

Skiing tends to be fairly expensive sport, especially when you have a family. What is the easiest way to find out what are the ski pass prices in different resorts, and in particular which resorts ...
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Places to ski in Ireland (or UK)

During the last years I learnt to ski and I find it very entertaining. Now there is the possibility for me to move to Ireland and I was wondering if there exist some places where you can ski in the ...
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Uncrowded budget ski resort in the Alps with children which is also good to spend time for non-skiers

We are looking for a skiing resort in Alps to visit in first half of March 2014. Which of them is at the same time uncrowded for mid- and advanced-level skiers, while has enough facilities for non-...
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What are logistics like for a solo skier visiting Salt Lake City/Park City? [closed]

I've decided I'd like to go to Utah this year to do some skiing and hopefully score some good powder days. I will be traveling by myself. My primary interest is to ski Alta, but were the logistics to ...
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Skiing in the French Alps - by Van

My brother has a Ford Transit which is spacious and comfortable. Our plan is to drive from London to an as yet undetermined ski resort in the French Alps. We plan to pay for parking in one of the ...
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Can tourists go skiing in Yemen?

Is it possible for tourists to go skiing in Yemen? An article talking about the skiing scene in Saudi Arabia mentions: Saudi entrepreneurs have seen the demand for snow sports facilities in the ...
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Skiing in Morzine

I have been to Morzine (Avoriaz) twice during the summer but I am wondering is it possible to ski there in March/April? Morzine is in the East of France near Geneva (Switzerland) in the Alps.
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Closest skiing to Indochina

From a developed, connected part of SEA - oh, let's say, Thailand - where is the nearest skiing? Mostly thinking of shortest travel time (eg, to go for a long weekend), but would also be interested ...
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Summer skiing in Europe [duplicate]

I want to learn skiing and wanted to go this summer while I am in Europe. I have searched a few places like this but could not find a definitive answer. I would like to go in month of July (around the ...
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Summer skiing in Norway [duplicate]

I've heard it's possible to go summer skiing in Norway. Is this correct and where should I go if I want to visit these attractions?
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Do any of the ski resorts near Zurich offer late season (May) skiing?

While none of the hills in and around Zurich offer skiing (though they do make for nice walks in the snow), I'm told that there are several good ski resorts within 2 hours by train / train+bus of the ...
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Ski rental for Mount Gassan

I'm visiting Japan in late May, early June, and I hope to go skiing. Mount Gassan (月山, literally "moon mountain") in Yamagata prefecture seems to be my best bet - it has a ski season of April to July, ...
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Are there Onsen towns with both skiing and geisha?

Last year, I found out that some onsen towns had geisha (and still do!), and that other onsen towns have ski resorts (for example, Zao Onsen), and I wondered if any towns had both. As well as enjoying ...
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Photo ski-passes in Arabba Italy

Are ski-passes in Arabba issued for a particular person (i.e. do they have a photo associated with them)? Does it apply to all durations? Also are there any free lifts near the town (to teach the ...
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Skiing near Bangalore?

I know that most of the skiing in India is up in the Himalayas, but given that Bangalore is quite high to start with (~900m), and there are higher hill stations nearby... Is there anywhere near to ...
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Ski Resorts during the Northern Hemisphere's Summer

I am wondering what Ski Resorts are available (open) for skiing during the Northern Hemisphere's summer? Level of comfort and amenities don't really make a difference for the purposes of this ...
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