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ski europe A POWDER HOUND’S INTRODUCTION TO SKIING EUROPE

Above: Go on, dive in. Nothing is sweeter after a day on the runs than a mug of steaming hot chocolate. Right: Breathtaking view of the Alps from the starting point of the Vallée Blanche, one of the longest ski slopes in Europe.

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kiing in Europe simply smacks of classic, continental elegance: clear, crisp runs, cosy olde-worlde villages, chocolat chaud by a chalet fireside, Bond-esque beauties speeding down the slopes, and the most stylish après options that you can shake a ski pole at. There’s no denying it; skiing in Europe is unapologetically glamorous. But be warned, it’s not all about the designer snowboard socks or the trendiest toques. On a skiing vacation in Europe, one thing – and one thing only – reigns supreme: Food. Cuisine is so high on the European powder hound’s list of priorities, that it’s as important as the powder itself. And


One of the world’s first purposebuilt ski resorts, Sestriere, boasts 2,035 metres of elevation.

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who can blame them? In Europe, the food is delicious. Europe allows Canada’s skiers to blend some excellent snow time with some exquisite epicurean adventures – and then it spices it with some European culture for good measure. Add to that the fact that the ability to ski from village to village is common in Europe, et voilà: you’re in ski heaven!

of stunning slopes and cosmopolitan cuisine. Verbier boasts off-piste skiing; glamorous St. Moritz caters to intermediate skiers; Klosters provides a more sophisticated option and often attracts Britain’s Prince Charles; and the quaint town of Zermatt, which lies beneath the mighty Matterhorn, is perfect for families. Sampling the fondue is a must.

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Austria is practically covered by the Alps, so the opportunities are endless. This is where alpine skiing was born, so the vibe in the Austrian ski resorts is all about tradition and authenticity – something that the country’s neighbours try their very best to emulate. The resorts of Lech and Zurs are fit for royalty; St Anton is a great for advanced skiers; Kitzbuhel oozes medieval charm and Innsbruck offers some 500 kilometres of trails.

Known for its dramatic scenery and wide, clear runs, France is a ski classic. Gourmet dining abounds and the cuisine is simply to die for. A magnet for hard core skiers, extreme terrain can be found in Chamonix, which boasts Europe’s mightiest peak, Mont Blanc. Alternately, the stylish set flock to Val d’Isere, which has an abundance of wide runs for beginners and intermediates.

SKI SWITZERLAND

SKI ITALY

Fondue-lovers prepare yourselves... Switzerland is overflowing with promises

In super-relaxed Italy, long luscious lunches are as important as exploring

the slopes. This is classically dramatic country: the Matterhorn sits on the SwissItalian border and Mont Blanc straddles the French-Italian border. One of the world’s first purpose-built ski resorts, Sestriere, boasts 2,035 metres of elevation, while ‘Queen of the Dolomites’, Cortina, attracts the stylish ski set. It’s also where much of 1963 film, The Pink Panther, was filmed, as well as some of the stunt sequences from 1981’s For Your Eyes Only.

HEAVENLY HIGHLIGHT While skiing in Europe’s more traditional resorts can be tough on the bank balance, eastern Europe’s ski resorts are fast becoming popular cheaper alternatives. Poland offers some great value-formoney options, such as Zakopane; Slovakia boasts varied terrain in Jasná, Donovaly, Vratna and Drienica; the Romanian resorts include Poiana Brasov and Sinaia; and in Bulgaria, Borovets, Pamporovo and Bansko are well worth checking out.

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1. Friendly atmosphere: a true taste of the Italian Dolce Vita. 2. Kids Club: something for everyone in your family. 3. Gourmet dining: throughout the day and full open bar. 4. Chamonix Mont-Blanc: a stylish hotel and stellar views of Mont Blanc. 5. The Spa: Club Med has partnered with major spa brands.


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ith more than 20 resorts in the Alps, scattered among France, Switzerland and Italy, Club Med has a unique mountain offering that is sure to please any skier. No matter what experience you are looking for from the foot of the slopes to the summit of the mountains, the skiing is spectacular and off piste, Club Med’s all-inclusive approach combined with Europe’s most prestigious ski resorts makes a memorable winter vacations.

PREMIUM ALL-INCLUSIVE MOUNTAIN PACKAGE Club Med’s premium all-inclusive package is a strong added value and that takes on its full meaning on the mountain, where it allows guests to choose and enjoy their stay in peace and freedom – in a luxury environment. Whether it’s ski passes purchased ahead, ski or snowboard lessons booked directly in the resort, equipment rental or maintenance and adjustments on site, Club Med does everything possible to make sure skiers enjoy their stay to the full. You can expect top-quality equipment and ski lessons in small groups. Everything is designed to let you enjoy the ski area in the best possible conditions, in partnership with the best ski schools, who share the same hospitality values and Club Med spirit.

A WIDE RANGE OF OTHER ACTIVITIES Apres ski, soothe those aching muscles with a relaxing massage. Club Med has partnered with major spa brands such as Carita, Cinq Mondes, Nuxe and Payot and has a wellness offer* that puts pampering within easy reach. After such

SNOW LOVERS LOVE CLUB MED a delightful experience, you will be ready to hit the slopes again. You don’t have to ski all the time. Take advantage of the majestic surroundings with Club Med’s wide range of alternate activities, such as the “Discovering the mountain environment”* hikes that explore the stunning landscapes with a guide, snowmobile outings or bob-rafting for a thrilling run. You will be astonished by the wide range of things you can do there. As for the table, at Club Med Resorts you can enjoy gourmet meals throughout the day and full open bar with premium beverages.

You’ll be amazed by the grandeur that Paradiski and Killy Space has to offer with its 425 kilometres and 300 kilometres of trails, respectively. Everyday you can hit new slopes and discover new horizons.

A WARM & FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE

At Club Med Resorts, everything is thought out for everyone in your family. That’s why the mountain resorts provide – whatever the age of your children – the appropriate Kids Club. From ski initiation to nature and mountain pleasures, your children will have as much fun as you! Not to mention, kids under 4 years old stay for free.

In Pragelato Vialattea, Italy, host of the Torino Winter Olympic Games, you and your family can enjoy an unspoiled natural site and staying in authentic hamlets of Alpine chalets, at the foot of Europe’s second largest ski area. Sample a true taste of the Italian Dolce Vita. In Valmorel, France, enjoy the luxury accommodation of the resort’s 5 Tridents as well as exclusive service (continental room service, dedicated ski room for your convenience, concierge service) and unlimited access to all 4-Trident resort activities. Also, the prestigious Chalets by Club Med will charm the whole family, with exclusive services: a dedicated butler, an at-home chef*, and the possibility of having private lessons from a ski instructor from the Ecole de Ski Française. In Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France, enjoy a charming ski resort with all the comforts of a stylish hotel and stellar views of Mont Blanc.

FOR A FULL WEEK AS WELL AS SHORT STAYS Because the mountains can also be enjoyed during the weekend, Club Med also offer short stays. The tailored activity program enables you to adapt your stay to your desires with, for example, two days of skiing and one day of snowshoeing.

HAPPY FAMILIES

A SKIER’S PARADISE It’s no wonder that the Alps are one of the most popular ski destinations in the world. They stretch approximately 1,200 kilometres across eight countries and its highest peak, Mont Blanc in France, reaches an astonishing 4,810 metres and is often referred to as a skier’s paradise. At Club Med, you can enjoy the wonderful combination of this massive ski area and the authentic mountain charm of each of the villages. For more information or to book, please contact your travel professional, call 1-800-CLUBMED or visit www.clubmed.ca.

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SKI BC It’s impossible to talk skiing in Canada without talking about the mother of all Canadian ski resorts, Whistler Blackcomb. Located just a couple of hours north of Vancouver, this gorgeous little village has been a big hit with skiers since the 60s. The terrain ranges from mild to wild, there’s an abundance of accommodation options for all budgets and the après ski is not to be missed. A little further inland, Sun Peaks, Silver Star and Big White are perfect for family-friendly ski trips. Whereas they boast decent-sized terrain that will keep beginners, intermediates and advanced 6

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BC reigns supreme as one of the world’s foremost heli-skiing destinations.

riders happy, there is less on offer for those in search of super steep, white knuckle terrain.

SKI ALBERTA In the neighbouring province of Alberta, powder hounds can find the coolest resort not far from the gorgeous town of Banff. Sunshine Village, which sits partially within BC, is a large resort that’s big with powder skiers, while Lake Louise has some huge terrain and boasts some incredible views.

SKI ONTARIO Just two hours north of Toronto, Blue Mountain is Ontario’s largest mountain resort. Skiers adore its 219-metre vertical and 36 trails and three freestyle zones. Alternately, check out Horseshoe Resort, which is a favourite with Toronto’s skiers, as it’s located just one hour north of the big smoke. There skiers find a strong arsenal of activities and adventures to expose them to the beauty of the great outdoors during all

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seasons. The resort itself features newly renovated accommodation, indoor and seasonal pools, a hot tub, sauna and wading pool, two championship golf courses and a full service spa.

SKI QUEBEC Located in the Laurentian Mountains, Mount Tremblant is a world-class, four-season destination that boasts some 252 hectares of skiable terrain. Some of the best powder in eastern Canada can be found at Mont Sainte-Anne. The mountain has a summit elevation of 800 metres and some spectacular views of the St Lawrence River.

HEAVENLY HIGHLIGHT BC is the home of heli-skiing and the capital of cat-skiing. Cat-skiing and heli-skiing are heaven for powder hounds and a highlight of any ski holiday in Canada. Operators are dotted throughout the province.

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anadian powder hounds need to ask themselves one important question: why do you think skiers from across the globe are lining up to check out the slopes in Whistler and Banff, Mount Tremblant and Calabogie Peaks? The answer is simple: it’s because when it comes to hitting the slopes, the powder in our very own backyard is hard to beat. Western Canada is awash with ski resorts that have a more than legendary reputation with skiers from around the world, so when it comes to sniffing out the best powder stashes and thigh-burning runs, there really is no need to look any further than the heavenly slopes at home. Why? There’s no shortage of snow, the infrastructure is impressive and the laidback vibe trumps the more expensive, highbrow resorts in Europe or the U.S. every time. Add to that the fact that there’s no need for a long, boring flight, and you’ll see that there really is something in chasing down some homegrown runs. After all, all of those French and German tourists can’t be wrong, eh?


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New Rooms: Deluxe room with sunken sitting area.

the Valley Golf Course and boast a sunken sitting area with fireplace and bathroom on the main floor and bedroom and bathroom with an oversize whirlpool tub upstairs. Horseshoe Resort offers several packages with lessons, rentals, and lift pass options to suit. Discover ski and snowboard lessons include a beginner lift ticket, equipment rental and a 90-minute lesson. There are also weekend programs, evening programs

and holiday programs available. The Resort’s Kids Korral program offers a “Ponies” program for kids 3 and 4 years old and half- and full-day ski or boarding programs for kids 6 and up. Access for snowmobiles and snowmobile rentals are available from the Resort. For more information, visit www.horseshoeresort.com

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SPECTACULAR SNOW, OUTSTANDING RESORTS, UNBEATABLE HOSPITALITY

SKI COLORADO The greatest thing about Breckenridge – apart from its 954 hectares of terrain for all ability levels – is that it was founded by gold miners back in the 1850s, so it’s the real deal when it comes to old Wild

West towns. Aspen is famous for blackdiamond terrain and incredible après ski scene, and Telluride – the town where Butch Cassidy robbed his very first bank – a free gondola connects this charming town with the European-style luxury of the Mountain Village.

SKI UTAH Known for some of the best powder in the world, skiing Utah is an absolute no-brainer, because the close proximity of the resorts provides a great excuse for powder hounds to sample multiple ski areas during one vacation. Canyons Resort is one of the largest resorts in North America, and Park City Mountain Resort is consistently ranked in the top five best ski resorts in the United States.

SKI CALIFORNIA California’s ski resorts, especially those around Lake Tahoe, experience some of

Utah is particularly well-suited for family trips. The majority of its resorts are less than an hour from Salt Lake City International Airport, which means that you’ll spend less time in the car with the kids and more time enjoying the powder.

the biggest snowfalls in the world. With almost 2,000 hectares of terrain to explore, Heavenly offers glorious tree-skiing. A Mecca for extreme skiers, Squaw Valley’s terrain is spread over six impressive peaks, and living up to its name, Mammoth Mountain is simply huge, providing some 1,416 hectares of terrain.

SKI NEW YORK Tucked away in the hills of Ellicottville, power hounds will be happy to discover Holiday Valley Resort, with its 58 slopes spread over four mountain faces. This friendly resort is known for its 10

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orget what they tell you in the old Beach Boys’ song…in the USA it’s not all about surfing; it’s about racing up the mountain to spend your day in an altogether cooler way. The infrastructure is unquestionable. The lift systems are outstanding, accommodation is abundant and the high levels of hospitality on offer are unbeatable. Oh, and did we mention the snow? When it comes to average annual snowfall, some 12 US ski resorts sit in the top 20 in the world. So no, not everybody’s gone surfin’ in the USA. You’ll find plenty of cool cats on the slopes.


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great selection of terrain, its lake-effect snowstorms and the fabulous après on offer in the fun little Village of Ellicottville. It boasts five terrain parks, several glades, a wonderful children’s program, a mountain coaster and a tubing park.

SKI PENNSYLVANIA Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains are a great option for families in search of deep snow, short lines, fast lifts and impeccably groomed trails. The mountains are home to 146 slopes and trails for all abilities. Woodloch Resort, which is nestled in the mountains, is a great choice for families,

outstanding, accommodation is abundant and the high levels of hospitality on offer are unbeatable. ” as it has been owned and operated by the Kiesendahl family since 1958. This four-season resort has a host of activities on offer to entertain kids from the age of 2 to 92, from snow-tubing to snowmobiling.

HEAVENLY HIGHLIGHT Credit cards at the ready…US ski resorts are pretty unbeatable when it comes to

some serious retail therapy. Shopping options in Aspen go way beyond those for designer-loving divas. Prada? Yes, of course. Consignment stores? Absolutely! Alternately, check out Park City’s historic Main Street, which is lined with quaint shops and gorgeous galleries, or go bargain-hunting in the city’s Tanger factory outlet centre.

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Holiday Valley THE PERFECT FAMILY GETAWAY

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nuggled in the Allegany Mountains, just an hour south of the Peace Bridge and Buffalo, NY is the family-friendly resort of Holiday Valley in the cozy village of Ellicottville. The resort’s 58 slopes and 13 lifts are spread over four different mountain faces with pockets of interesting terrain hidden throughout. Happy Glade, one of four glades at Holiday Valley, is a kids’ delight with a gentle pitch and tightly packed evergreens that leads to a secret fort in the woods. Kid-size moguls, just perfect for learning to ski bumps, can be found on the moderately pitched Morning Star Slope. The Terrain Garden and Burton Riglet Park is a down-sized rail and snow park that gives kids (and parents) a place to learn how to ride and slide on non-intimidating terrain and features that are shorter and low

to the ground. Holiday Valley’s efficient lift system includes 11 family-friendly quad chairs (three of which are high speed), a handle tow and a magic carpet. Holiday Valley’s Mountain Adventures Children’s Snowsports School is the perfect place for kids as young as three to learn or improve skiing or snowboarding skills. Day Care, which can be combined with lessons, operates daily. The Tamarack Club and the Inn at Holiday Valley both offer ski-in, ski-out access, indoor/outdoor heated pools, hot tubs and saunas. Slope-side condominiums from Holiday Valley Property Management are a great choice for families who want extra living space and the convenience of a kitchen. Weekday lift and lodging packages include free lift tickets for up to two children, ages 17 and under.

Holiday Valley’s 58 slopes are spread over four different mountain faces.

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A Family Vacation, Close to Home The years of loose teeth and catching snowflakes on your tongue with your children will pass so quickly. Get away & get together at Holiday Valley, just one hour south of the Peace Bridge in fun loving Ellicottville, New York. Play on 58 slopes, chock-full of delights like Happy Glades, kid-friendly moguls, a secret fort in the woods and pint sized terrain parks, plus night skiing, tubing and a mountain coaster ride through the woods. Mountain Adventures lessons and on-site day care makes it easy for Mom and Dad too … not to mention the full service spa and John Harvard’s Brew House with local beers on tap. Lodging at the Tamarack Club offers slopeside convenience, a restaurant with room service and a heated indoor-outdoor pool and hot tubs. Sweeter yet, with a Tamarack January midweek package up to 2 kids ski and stay free! Packages start as low as $308 (usd) for a family of 4.

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hough the scenery is lush and green and the waters of Lake Teedyuskung are warm, make no mistake about it: in time, all 54.5 hectares of Woodloch Pines will transform from a picturesque summertime playground to a pearly white winter wonderland. Nestled in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains and conveniently located off Interstate 84, Woodloch Pines Resort in Hawley, PA, has offered a four-season escape for families since 1958. In addition to delicious meals, spacious accommodations and world-class entertainment, Woodloch is a renowned winter playground where memories that last a lifetime are carefully constructed. “Give me snow, gravity, and some sort of sliding vessel, and I promise hours of fun,” says Joey Ranner, director of activities. “Sometimes we just need to start with the most basic principles of fun and build from there.” And boy, how Woodloch has built! So much, in fact, that they were recently named a “Top 10 Snow Resort” by Parents Magazine. A visit to the Pines during the winter months includes two man-made snow tube runs, which double as stages for this

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all-inclusive resort’s “famous” Family Winter Olympics. Teams compete against each other in six frosty relay-style events in hopes of earning coveted gold medals. Ignite rivalries as you challenge family and friends to plummeting races down our inclines, then journey out to the centre of our private lake for some good old fashioned pick-up shinny! For those guests who prefer to stay toasty, Woodloch offers organized children’s games, arts and crafts, bumper cars, indoor playgrounds and kiddie pools to keep children busy from dawn to dusk. Guests can learn the secrets of Woodloch’s famous cuisine during midweek cooking classes, and get their creative juices flowing in the popular head-to-head “Take the Cake” competition. Catch one of their unique trivia games, star on one of their “game shows,” or simply curl up alongside the fireplace with a favourite novel. No matter your tastes or inclinations, Woodloch has something to please all palates. Even more fun awaits in the Pocono Mountains with free midweek skiing at the nearby Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain. Traverse 18 freshly powdered trails for

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all skill levels, then test yourself with their terrain park with jumps, rails, and more – just a short 10-minute drive from Woodloch’s property. Take advantage of a “Ski & Stay” vacation package this winter with rates starting at just US $155 per adult, per night, that includes two daily meals, nightly entertainment and all of the frolicking in the snow that you can handle! Get back to basics, head out into the elements and spend some time having fun with people you love most. There’s no “warmer” feeling in the world! Creating a magical experience for families, Woodloch Pines Resort’s signature warm hospitality keeps guests returning year after year and offers a truly unique all-inclusive family vacation experience fitting for everyone’s taste. An award-winning family resort, championship golf course and sister property featuring a luxury destination spa are just 152 scenic and convenient kilometres from New York City nestled in the Pocono Mountains Lake Region. Call (800) WOODLOCH (966-3562) for details.


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