Tags archives: snowboarding

Of cheese, snow and a mountain - A weekend in Zermatt

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Some people just like it hot, and I am definitely one of them. Anything below 30 degrees is not hot for me and put me somewhere below 25 degrees and I will most likely put on a jersey. I think the thing I complain most about is being cold. So it came to my own surprise that after four months in Southeast Asia I found myself back home in Germany in November [...]

My Dream Alpine Retreat: Family Hotel Löwe in Serfaus, Austria

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In the two years since my little girl was born, I've travelled many times; but thinking about it nearly all of them had been to visit family or friends, or to go to events like weddings, and I was ready for a real family holiday, just the three of us. I have always loved the Tirolean Alps, and I have an enduring fascination with mountains, snow and crisp col[...]

Travelettes Guide to Snowboarding in Hafjell, Norway

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Snowboarding in Norway is good. No, really it is. I never thought I'd type that sentence after ten years snowboarding in the Alps and only in the Alps, but yes, snowboarding in Norway is good. Now I know what you're thinking, you don't believe me, so allow me to answer some of your questions. Where did you go? We spent five days in Haf[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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,[...]