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By on November 9, 2010

Editorial: A European Sno-fari

We’ve all thought about it before. That big trip of a lifetme. Steep runs, deep pow, all topped off with some great parks and nightlife (or Apres Ski as they call it up north). The only problem? Europe can be a little tricky to negotiate with the language barriers and the like. Plus with soooo many good resorts to go to – where do you choose? And where?

The best time of the year in the Northern hemisphere is generally Jan-Feb, so an ideal trip would be somewhere in that window. I always like to book out two weeks towards the end of January to make sure the snow has built up (so even if we dont get freshies (you know that happens!) at least you have a solid base to play with.

As for where – there are so many resorts around the Austrian/Swiss Alps you just cant go wrong around there. Snowboard the Matterhorn in Switzerland, party like a rockstar in St Anton, then visit the picturesque beauty of Zurs/Lech. All these resorts are easily accessible and relatively close together – in fact most of them have a connecting train (and lift ticket!).

And the best part? The steeps are Epic, the terrain practically endless and the pow deep. Nothing beats that feeling of waking up in the morning in a picturesque european town, seeing those snow covered peaks and getting out amongst all the deep powder.I remember one day I fell over and was so deep my friends couldn’t see where i fell. Awesome!

If you want more info, check out the following resort pages:

- Lech

- Zurs

- St Anton

- Matterhorn

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