When the tops begin to dye white and cold is evident through the cold smoke that is generated with breathing, is a sign that it was time to practice just classic winter sports: time to dust off skis, snow clothes and snowboards. Moreover, the choice of this type of physical activity may be a good opportunity to see new places and destinations with the charm of winter.
Traditionally in the month of December each year are released multiple seasons resorts distributed by the European summits, and thousands of people expect these days in order to enjoy the snow and delightful scenery.
Ski in the Pyrenees:
The old continent is prepared for this purpose and offers a wide variety of choices for those tourists who enjoy skiing. The very geography of the countries that make up Europe provides a soil rich in possibilities: the Spanish and the French Pyrenees, Sierra Nevada, the French Alps and Swiss, Italians and the Dolomites, are some of the most recommended.
And thanks to its tradition in this type of tourism, European countries have winter sports seasons very well mounted, and an important hotel infrastructure with high quality all around, ski schools, and some extra luxuries like spas varied and entertainment centers.
Only in Spain can find over 30 resorts that meet all these characteristics in their facilities, which also are supplemented with multiple offers and a wide variety of prices, so that addicts can not have any snow excuse for missing. In deciding, the area of the Pyrenees is a favorite because it has more tracks than other areas. Added to this is that the Pyrenees are divided into different sectors: the Aragonese Pyrenees, the Navarrese, Catalan Pyrenees and Andorra. The most popular items are those of the Andorran Pyrenees and Catalan, as a matter not only of quantity, but are characterized by a higher quality.
Andorra is a destination that brings the visitor to a large number of options. This is a small paradise bordering Spain and France, implying that both languages are spoken interchangeably, although its official language is Catalan. For those travelers who just want to accompany the athletes Andorra has an exquisite beauty in its landscapes, and adds another important advantage when accounts ls: thanks to a tax haven also gives access to certain luxury goods without the cost involving taxes.
Returning to Spain, the ski resort of Sierra Nevada, which lies further south, is visited by being the one with the highest elevation in the country. It has 86 slopes and 23 lifts, including gondolas, ski lifts and telecillas.
As for France, choose the country who have 2 main points in the practice of winter sports, depending on the cardinal points. To the south are the aforementioned Pyrenees, which are imposed as a border with Spain where they are located at the ski resorts such as Ski La Mongie, Cauteret Ski, Skiing Saint Lary, Louchon, Font Romeu, Les Angles Ski, Gourette and Superbagneres Skiing.
For those who complement the practice of skiing with the best option snowboard the Alps, one of the most popular mountain ranges and major Central European, whose highest peak, Le Mont Blanc is 4810 meters above sea level. The Alps situated north to south, separating France from Switzerland, Germany and Italy.
But the jet-set favorite station which French is located in the Savoie region, two hours from Lyon by motorway. This is Courchevel, which today is synonymous with elegance and prestige in the world of snow. It forms part, together with Mirebel, Val Thorens and Les Menuiers of Les Trios Vallées region, a giant white sports nation with 600 km of marked pistes.
Finally, Italy is one of the destinations with multiple offers to athletes. The best clues may be found in the north, especially in Turin, which also has the advantage of having an international airport where you can get coming from Spain. Once there you can access the stations with ease, by bus or renting a car.
Then the Susa Valley is the place to get the best reviews and ratings on its ski resorts among which stand out Sauze d’Oulx, Bardonecchia and Sestriere. Another important location is the Aosta Valley where are the highest mountains and some very good stations. The Courmayeur, at the foot of Mont Blanc 4810 meters of altitude and Breuil-Cervinia in this area take the top spots.
Turning to the northeast, the Dolomites are more stations as Costina d’Ampezzo and Madonna di Campiglio resort. The largest ski resort in the place is the Gran Sasso, there in the Campo Felice Resort, there are 16 ski schools.
But not only sports worth it when you travel to the mountain. The current tourist knows how to make your trip and in that sense it is best to combine skiing with visits to know the people of the area, its culture, not lost from the food options and combine all with outdoor activities.
There are many options to enjoy a few days in the snow, and not everything has to revolve around skiing. Besides all these stations are also given the opportunity to practice sports of mountain climbing, rock climbing and mountaineering, as active forms of assimilating the awesome scenery.