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But it was worth it for that one afternoon on the most peaceful of pistes surrounded by frozen waterfalls and a bright blue sky.
Visit a French resort late season and you'll likely find worn and rock-strewn pistes to catch out the unwary and rip the bottom out of your skis -- not so in Zermatt, where the efficient grooming meant the pistes were in superb condition, even later in the afternoon when the spring sun had done its work of softening up the snow.
Mark Warner, which runs Chalet Hotel L'Ecrin, our base for the week, provides a winter sports expert to direct you to the best pistes for your abilities.
Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Tyrol Nowhere else are there more piste attractions for kids and commodities for parents.
The vast majority of the pistes are connected by lifts with just a few of the more far-off towns only accessible by the free bus service that runs throughout the area.
Now, off-piste means unmarked, unpatrolled areas that are easily accessible from the pistes and lifts, but which can be extremely treacherous and remote and often pose serious avalanche danger.
We easily cruised blue–black intermediate runs and rode more stylishly on tough black pistes.
With its 8 km worth of pistes and a snow depth of 50 cm to 250 cm, there is the usual array of skiing-related activities with the surrounding hotels having Olympic-sized swimming pools, fitness centres and many other facilities.
Pistes Sun Valley II (Hermes) and North Face I (Dias) remain closed.
SKI resorts like to flag up the number of kilometres covered by their pistes.
Notre avis : Une recrue qui tranche avec les pistes recemment evoquees (Rooney, Higuain.
Not everyone has cottoned on to Bulgaria ski holidays yet, which means intrepid travellers can reap the benefits of queueless lifts and a healthy mixture of gentle, snaking runs and more challenging pistes in deep powder.