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Summer Skiing and Where to Go

Summer Skiing and Where to Go

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So one of the things that irritates us the most about sports news and tabloids with sport sections, is the fact that they mainly focuses on Football and more traditional sports. And while we do love our football, we enjoy skiing just as much.

And you might think that skiing is pretty dead during summer, but it’s not. Not at all. There’s plenty of places to go skiing, even in the summer, so please take a look below at some of our personal favorites;

 

Canada – Whistler Blackcomb

Canada is known for being great at skiing, and have one of the most famous ski resorts in the world. Whistler Blackcomb is a major resort located 121 km north of Vancouver, in British Columbia, Canada. By many measures it is the largest ski resort in North America; it is 50% larger than its nearest competitor in terms of size, has the greatest uphill lift capacity, and until 2009, had the highest vertical skiable distance by a wide margin. They are open all year long, and even have 10 lifts going during the summer. This includes two Gondolas, six high speed quads and two T-bar lifts.

 

France, Austria, Italy and Switzerland – The Alps

The Alps are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe, stretching approximately 1,200 kilometres (750 mi) across eight Alpine countries: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Slovenia, and Switzerland

Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and is known as the “gateway to the European Cascades.” The Hintertux Glacier in Austria is one of Europe’s most famous ones, especially in the extreme sport world, seeing as pro athletes tend to flock there, both for vacation and for work.  Then you have Zermatt in Switzerland is one of the few other resorts in the world that are open all year around, offer an “absolute snow guarantee.” Not bad. Other resorts and glaciers in the Alps that are worth a mention (and a trip over there) is; Les Deux Alpes, Tignes, Stubai Glacier and Saas Fee.

 

Norway – Stryn, Folgefonna and Juvass

So seeing how Norway always seems to bring home medals in every X games, and holds the record of most medal won in the Winter Olympic, you might think that Norwegians were born with skis on their feet. Which is a common joke among the modern Vikings.

But they are certainly not. They have tons and tons of snow to practice on, and even glaciers to build ski lifts and slopes on. These lifts however, isn’t even visible in the winter, seeing how there’s just too much snow. During summer the snow melts a little, so that the lifts are again usable, that is when they have managed to clear the road up to the slopes (which can be quite the challenge to be honest).

Stryn and Folgefonna is well known for their relaxed and amazing camp atmosphere and great environment for ski and snowboard bums, while Juvass is located on the highest mountain in all of Norway. And seeing how Norway is known for their high and unlivable mountains, that’s saying something (the bus trip up there is an experience of its own).

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