At this moment Austria is still my number one winter sports destination, but I must say South Tyrol is a serious runner up. Why? Have a look at my selection of ‘Happiness Creators’. These beauties are here to guarantee a wonderful winter time in the South Tyrol mountains.
Are you already set to hit the slopes in style this season? If not, my selection may be of help. I’ve collected these stunning brands and must-have items, that caught my eye instantly. Cool stuff to shine, once surrounded by snow, mountains and slopes. Check out my selection. I am happy to share it with you!
This summer VALAVIER Aktivresort in Brand, was one of our temporary homes abroad. Staying at the Valavier surprised us in many ways, but there are 3 specific things about this lovely place I like to share. Of course, the rooms are fully equipped and the Wellness & Spa facilities are well taken care of, but that’s what you may expect from a hotel like this. It’s the feeling you get when you stay here, that’s what actually makes the difference.
Once a year the entire ski world goes to the picturesque and upscale ski resort Kitzbühel in Tyrol. For one week this charming village is packed with visitors from all over the world. Press, top notch ski athletes and many, many celebrities; Everyone is into the ‘Hahnenkamm Fever’. The best ski athletes in the world gather in Kitzbühel to celebrate the highlight of the World Cup calendar. The ‘Streif’ is regarded THE BOMB. The most legendary and spectacular ski slope in the world and asks the utmost of the skiers.
Kühtai is the highest skivillage in Austria ( 2.020m ) and therefore very snow-sure. For us choosing this village in December turned out to be a very good move. The predictions for most of the ski resorts around Christmas promised a green week, but Kühtai was fully covered in white.
You can’t do one without the other, at least that’s what I think. I can’t imagine going back to the hotel for a relaxing evening, after a day on the slopes: No! For me a perfect day in the snow definitely has to end with ‘Fliegender Hirsch’, a fine glass of Grüner Veltliner and singing & dancing to the tunes of the (Schlager) music. I’ve surrounded myself with great people over the years, who enjoy this as much as I do. Lucky me!
I don’t know about you guys, but around this time of year – with the holiday’s coming up – I always have to think about the classic video by Wham! from 1984. Writing this blogpost, I realized that it’s been 30 years!! since I sat down for the TV mesmerizing, when the iconic ‘Last Christmas’ video aired for the first time. What a romantic and cosy setting to celebrate Christmas with friends in a chalet in the snow. It was definitely something I wanted to experience once in my life.
Obertauern is one of the hotspots among the major ski resorts in the Alps. It’s known for snow from November to early May, for après-ski and great events. But also for 100 kilometers of slopes and 26 ski lifts. The Ski-Round Super Seven carries skiers to the 7 highest peaks of Obertauern. Knowing this, I wanted to see and experience it myself. You guys know that I am a huge fan of the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis area, but hey…I am always in for something new! So, last January we went to Obertauern. I was very excited. Would it really be such a hotspot? In terms of ski experience, snow conditions, good cuisine, excellent service and fun in apresski? Expectations were high!
Snow is falling in Austria and the slopes are already covered with a nice layer of snow. The perfect moment to start looking for a new ski outfit. Each year, I stop by at SportNStyles in Haarlem ( The Netherlands ) to get an extensive update on this seasons’ Ski Fashion Trends. Below you find the 5 Musthaves to hit the slopes in style this season. It’s all about tight skipants, bright colors, down jackets, functional wear, pom-pom beanies, leather gloves and the perfect cream for a shiny blush on your cheekbones.
Yess! The first snow has fallen in Austria and that always makes me very happy but also a bit nervous. Which hotel are we going to book this year for our ski trip with the kids? If you guys know that feeling and could use some help to choose the one that will make your stay an unforgettable one, I’ve have handpicked some very fine hotels for you.