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舊 2013-09-09, 09:47   #1
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Best ski resort for early season skiing

Just read an article by Sean Newsom on the best early season ski resorts,

For November skiing, they are:
Lake Louise: - Winter starts early in Banff National Park. Last year, it got going in spectacular fashion – with a string of snowstorms that left the rest of the skiing world sick with envy. But even when Mother Nature doesn’t deliver much in the way of natural snow, it’s cold enough for the resort to work its snow cannons hard and lay a solid base down on the pistes. Best for: intermediate skiers who don’t want to spend the whole time in ski school.

Hintertux: - Best for: big, bold freestyle tricks and high-speed race-training. There’s room for ordinary piste-skiing here, but as with most glaciers you’ll be bored of it after a couple of days if you don’t sign up for tuition and work on your technique.

Tignes : - Those who want to sharpen up their technique as winter approaches should target Tignes. Its has gentler slopes than you’ll find on the Hintertux, and it’s well-served by English-speaking ski camps in November. Best for: intermediates as well as more advanced skiers.

Obergurgl: - The linked villages of Obergurgl and Hochgurgl are set at the end of long, high valley, deep in Alps, close to the Austro-Italian border. They’re cold and remote, and if Italy is getting all the snow, rather than the northern Alps, theirs is one of the few ski areas in western Austria to benefit. As a result, they’re always amongst the first non-glacier resorts in the Alps to open. Best for: intermediates, who want a proper ski holiday at the start of winter – rather than a training camp. Bear in mind that you can also ski the glaciers at Solden, which is a short shuttle bus/car journey along the Oetztal.

Ischgl: - Ischgl doesn’t open until the end of November: this year, for example, the lifts won’t be spinning until November 28. But party animals need to take note all the same. If you want a firecracker start to the season, this is the place. Best for: intermediate-level skiers, and expert-level party-goers.

For early December skiing:
Val Thorens: - Val Thorens is the highest ski town in the Alps. But what really matters is not the elevation of the buildings: it’s the fact that 99% of its ski area is set above 2000m, and that at three separate points the lift system rises to 3000m or higher. The whole place is high-altitude: so even if there’s not much early-season snowfall, the snow cannons will have plenty of cold nights in which to lay down their cover on the pistes. Best for: intermediates, night-owls and (if there are a couple of decent dumps in early December) off-pisters, too.

Whistler: - Whistler’s early-season snowfall stats are impressive. In November 2011, the top half of the mountain was walloped by 312cm of the white stuff in a single month. In 2006, the November total was 416cm, and in 2009 it was a mind-boggling 560cm. That’s more than most Alpine resorts get in an entire season. Often the storms last for several days – which means lengthy periods skiing the trees rather than the high, “Alpine” areas: but all the same, it’s not hard to see why it’s on most the hit-list of every serious off-pister. Having said that, the maritime climate doesn’t always deliver, and the temperature can yo-yo about a bit too. Quite often in Whistler in early December when a mild spell has suddenly turned frigid, without any accompanying snowfall, and virtually the whole mountain turned into an ice rink.

Val d'Isere: - Val gets its weather from more than one direction. Storms from the Atlantic are its most frequent providers of the white stuff: but when low pressure systems muscle into northern Italy from the Gulf of Genoa, Val gets snow too – which often misses resorts further west, such as Les Arcs and La Plagne. In other words, Val has – by Alpine standards – a reliable climate. Its high and remote setting, deep in the mountains, helps to keep it cold, too. But having said that, in recent years, winter has only got going in early December. Best for: all kinds of skiers, except the wobblier kind of intermediate. If there’s no powder, then the experts can amuse themselves playing people-slalom on famous runs like the Face. Thanks to the large numbers of British ski instructors based in Val d’Isere, this is also a great resort in which to get early-season tuition.

Breckenridge: - Last couple of seasons, mother Nature has been unusually tight with its early season snow in Breckenridge. But the high-altitude Colorado ski town is always one of the first big resorts to open (first day this year is November 8), and often offers memorable skiing before Christmas. Mid-December is going to be a great time to visit, hopefully, there will have been a couple of decent dumps to set up the slopes.
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