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Not sure what to pack for your winter holiday?

So often people believe that they need to wear 15 layers to keep warm in the snow and during skiing – how wrong this is.

Yes the winter is cold but consider the following:

  • Inside areas are strongly heated in winter, up to about 28 degrees in certain places, and also skiing is a strenuous exercise. So always dress in layers, which are easy to put on and take off and make sure you have a T shirt underneath.
  • You will need proper ski clothing to protect yourself, either an one piece suit or dungarees and a long high collar jacket out of warm and weather proof material. You can purchase your ski outfit at various local stores, like Cape Union Mart (country wide), Rapid Sports (in Cape Town) and GoneSkiing, an one stop Ski & Snowboard Shop on William Nicol Drive in Johannesburg.
  • Moon boots are another important item, but good waterproof cats or takkies will do the trick if necessary. Alternatively get yourself a pair of moonboots while you are there. They are not expensive and perfect for tobogganing and walking and having fun in the snow!
  • Accessories like proper ski gloves, thick socks, headband and a good pair of sun glasses are a must. If you find the prices too high here, be assured that you will find many great bargains at fantastic quality on location.
  • Do not ski without glasses! The glare of the snow, especially higher up and even more so when the sun shines will make you “snow blind” and that’s not fun!
  • Wear a strong sun screen, even for those who frequent the beaches and think they are ‘sun proof’. The glare and intensity of the sun is different and you will burn! Also you need protection against the wind and cold. So use creams that help you to do that – that also counts for the guys.
  • And last but not least… Don’t forget your swimsuits – there are indoor pools in almost every village.

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Black Mamba

Back again: BLACK MAMBA – the 63%-steep piste on Kitzsteinhorn! The piste is 1.000 metres long, covers 290 metres in altitude and is venomous like a mamba – perfect for all experts who love it steep. The run starts at the valley station of Kristallbahn at 2.265 metres and ends at Langwiedboden. Definitely nothing for the faint-hearted. Adrenalin kicks and a unique feeling of freedom are guaranteed.

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Kaiser Weeks – SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser

January is the best time at the slopes of the Wilder Kaiser in Tyrol. Come and enjoy!
Here is plenty of space, lots of entertainment and the best snow in the largest skiing area of Austria with 280 kilometres of slopes.

With your Wilder Kaiser Guest Card you enjoy lots of acitvities for free:

– curling at the Naschberghof
– Ellmauer toboggan fun with mulled wine station at the Astbergbahn
– Guided snow cat tour with test sitting at the Brandstadl
and lots more.

During the Kaiser weeks from 06 to 27 January 2018, you can get the Kaiser Weeks bonus pass free of charge in the local information office.

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Kitzbühel Ski Area ready for the Winter Season 2017/18

The snow secure Kitzbühel ski area is undoubtedly one of the most popular ski resorts in the world. Shooting TVB Kitzbühel - Skiing HahnenkammKitzbühel is the first non-glacier resort to start the winter skiing season in Austria!

In the next weeks they are going to open more slopes of the ski resort. (21st October opening of the slope “Resterkogel” // 26th October opening of the slope “Waldelift” near the famous Hahnenkamm…)

Best Ski Resort in the World
179 km of perfectly groomed slopes with varying degrees of difficulty, 36 km of ski trails, plus 56 romantic ski huts and lodges: this is the Kitzbühel ski area. There are 54 cable cars and ski lifts, operated by the Kitzbühel Lift Company, the Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel, which is the largest cable car company in Austria. For 5 years in a row Kitzbühel was voted “best ski resort in the world”, by, the world’s largest test portal for ski resorts. The ski area has been extensively tested across 18 categories.

Especially Family-FriendlySkiing Bärenland Jochberg
There are also plenty of highlights for the little ski stars. Discover the newly built Bärenland in Jochberg or take the Familienstreif family run down into the valley.

Almost 200 Days Snow Safety
In Kitzbühel an average of 200 days of skiing is possible each season. The Gamsstadt underlines its reputation as a snow secure winter fortress. The innovative idea for snow depots ensures Kitzbühel an early season start.

Fascinating Kitzbühel Ski HistorySkiaustria Tours toni-sailer
No other ski resort in the Alps can boast such a long and successful skiing tradition. Ski pioneer Franz Reisch, Ski superstar Toni Sailer and the legendary Karl Koller have shaped the development of skiing in Kitzbühel since 1892.

Free Practice Lifts in the Valley
Did you know that in Kitzbühel the use of all the practice lifts in the valley is free? This is a wonderful opportunity for families, beginners and those who have not skied for a while.

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Images © Michael Werlberger