More than 27% of Arkhyz ATRC visitors called the high quality of the resorts ski slopes as the main reason to choose the holiday destination; tourists are attracted by the proximity of the resort to their place of residence and the optimal value for money of the services, 19% and 17% of ATRC visitors said.
In pre-season ski news, OJSC “Northern Caucasus Resorts has begun construction of the highest aerial lift in Europe at Mount Elbrus.
According to a recent report via Otdyh.Na Kubani.ru, the first skiing village of a larger complex of resorts will come to the Lago-Naki area of the Azish in Russia’s Krasnodar Krai region. The ski area, capable of entertaining 5,000 enthusiasts, will eventually offer more than 35 ski tracks and black tracks for downhill experts.
Just last week, Google added yet another new upgrade to its mapping platform, announcing that the app now carries data for 38 of the most popular ski resorts across Canada and the United States.
Given the rather depressing economic realities that many in Europe are forced to live with at present, they could be forgiven for thinking the luxury of skiing holiday is out of their reach. But a little look beyond the Alpine pistes, towards Eastern Europe, shows us that a skiing holiday doesn’t have to break the bank.
Last week, Andermatt-Sedrun Sport AG (ASS) announced having been given the green light by environmental associations for development of new ski areas and services in the Swiss Alps. The new ski arena, Andermatt-Sedrun now offers reliable snow along with bright sunshine.
A guide to Romania’s best skiing destinations from the trendy resorts of Prahova Valley to Bucovina and Maramures’ picturesque alpine villages.
Searching exclusive destinations for an end of Summer rush we ran across Andermatt Swiss Alps, situated in a village so often associated with skiing and alpine Winter sports. This legendary destination at the foot of the Gotthard Massif in Switzerland, will soon welcome a year round holiday, property, and sports Mecca of both proportion and uniqueness, we thought you would like to discover.
UNESCO are threatening to take action in Bulgaria over controversial plans to expand the Bansko Ski Zone, site of last month’s Audi FiS Alpine World Cup, into protected lands.
The Balkans may have been deluged by one of the most extreme cold snaps in living memory this winter, but that hasn’t done anything to harm local tourism industries across the region, least of all in Macedonia
Skiiers and snowboarders are sure to be interested in this little-known ski resort recently named “2011-2012’s Best-Kept Secret” by Ski Magazine.
For a ski holiday in a faraway land, consider Bosnia-Herzegovina. The beautiful capital city is Sarajevo, which played host to the Winter Olympics in 1984. For superb skiing vacations, or just camping out next to the campfire at one of Europe’s most famous Winter destinations, Bosnia-Herzegovina presents a unique travel value.
The 2010 Post Office Family Ski Report shows prices for ski vacations around the globe much higher in many instances. But for the savvy ski enthusiast Eastern Europe now represents and even more attractive value for family Winter fun. The Bulgarian and Slovenian ski resorts offer 5 star accommodations at half the price.