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Ten reasons to go snowboarding (or skiing) in Ylläs

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  Deep within the Arctic Circle in magical Finnish Lapland you'll find Ylläs, a winter wonderland that is home to the country's third largest National Park. As winter descends and daylight disappears, people flock to Ylläs from all over the world to see the Northern Lights, experience Lappish culture, go snowmobiling, cross-country skiing or snow-sho[...]

Ischgl, Tyrol - of stars and slopes

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When the offer rolled in whether I wanted to go on a trip to my home country of Austria, I was already dreaming of sunshine, snow and mountains. Living in Berlin is great but I do sometimes miss the mountains. I was very excited this was happening - soon enough I was on my way to reach the ultimate dream destination in the Alps: Ischgl, Tyrol. Ischgl is a p[...]

10 Reasons why Snowboarding in Laax rocks

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"I can see snooooow!!!" - Every year I am looking forward to this day. When suddenly huge snowy mountains appear in front of me. When the landscape slowly turns from looking grey and dusty into a white magic winter wonderland.  That's the time for the first shred, the first ride down a snowy piste and that first true winter feeling. Arrival in Laax, [...]

Winter Holidays in Anzère, Switzerland

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While wrapping myself in a thick blanket with a hot water bottle and drinking tea my mind always drifts away to the snow and I can literally see myself shredding down some wicked slopes in the sunshine and finally make use of this icy weather. Oh yes, I am counting the days until I'll be back on my snowboard enjoying the calm of the mountains while racing do[...]

5 reasons to go to Hemsedal, Norway

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When picking the right place to spend a ski holiday we are faced with a ton of options. It's a bit like picking a place with a nice beach - just sun and the ocean is not enough, we also want a great hotel, vibrant nightlife and ideally a couple of cultural options. With the ski holiday that is not much different. Finding snow and ski pistes is not the diffic[...]

Dutch to build fake mountain for winter sports

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I don't know if you've ever been to the Netherlands but if you have you might have noticed its pretty flat; in fact I'd go as far to say that it's probably the flattest country on earth. This is no way a disadvantage if you enjoy a leisurely cycle in the countryside or a steady walk as you never get out of breath however it's a bit sucky if you're fond of mo[...]

Upcoming Snowboard Festivals in Europe

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It is getting colder and colder and thoughts are drifting away from warm summer days to freezing snow days. You're stuck between sommer and winter fun times and all you can see is rain, rain and more rain. Snowboard season may not have started yet- but why not get into the vibes for it already by visiting some of the upcoming snowboard festivals, which will [...]

My powder snow paradise

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Dear travelettes, Ever since I moved from Norway to Berlin, I've found the winter a little bit more boring and a little harder to deal with, mainly due to the lack of mountains. When the leaves start falling off the trees is when I start daydreaming about snowboarding and cross-country skiing in my native winter wonderland. Ever since I was a little girl,[...]

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