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by Guest Author in Sports

Ice, Ice Baby!

Tirol is famous for skiing and cross-country skiing in winter. However, there are also other adventures for you to embark on in the snowy mountains: ice climbing for example. Today, our author will tell you more about his first ice climbing experience.

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by Klaus in People

Making Corduroy: The Ski Groomer on Harakiri Run

With a 78 percent grade, the thrilling double black Harakiri Trail rakes in hard-core honours for being Austria’s steepest downhill run. This sickeningly steep terrain requires a special winch cat to groom, which is driven by heavy machinery operator Christoph Egger.

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by Guest Author in Bits & Pieces

Which Ski is Right for Me?

These days you are likely to find more different types of skis on offer in your local sports shop than the toppings available at your favourite pizzeria. So when it comes to winter sports, like good pizza, is it all just a question of taste? Not quite. Only if you know what you want and…

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Specials

Selection of our most interesting stories about huts, traditional recipes and the people who make Tirol what it is.

by Guest Author in Bits & Pieces

DIY Hotel

Camp fire instead of hotel bar, board games instead of après-ski, home cooking instead of haute cuisine. Tirol’s many self-catering mountain huts are the ideal place to get back to basics and enjoy the simple life. Here are some top tips for stays at these DIY hotels in the Alps.

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by Klaus in Recommendations

Five Nordic Ski Races for Everyone

Each year, more and more people are discovering how much satisfaction can come from Nordic skiing. To find some of that satisfaction yourself, check out any one of the large-scale Nordic races happening across Tirol each winter—if you want to suit up and jump in, here are five of the coolest events.

3 min. Reading time
by Theresa in Recommendations

10 Places in Tirol you simply have to visit in 2020

A family weekend in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, a spa getaway in Kitzbühel and vegetarian cuisine in Stumm are just three of the things we think you should have on your Tirol bucket list for 2020. Our blog team has been hard at work putting together a list of places in Tirol you simply have to visit in…

10 min. Reading time
by Klaus in Food & Drink

Best Potato Recipes: Apple Potato Tart

Made with only local ingredients, this delicious tart takes advantage of all the seasonal goodies popping up at your local market during the colder season. Potatoes are a perfect winter comfort food – they can be stored all winter long and be prepared in many ways. Give this pastry a try and fall in love…

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by Klaus in Nature

Five Winter Walks with Warming Huts for Post-Trek Refreshments

Crisp and clear air, the snow is crushing beneath your feet and everything is blanketed in snow… Walking in the winter brings a sense of calmness that can only be replicated by such quiet brought on by solitude in the wilderness. And our warming huts give an open invitation to anyone who is looking to…

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by Klaus in Food & Drink

Best Potato Recipes: Purple Potato Towers with Carrot Chips

Made with only local ingredients, these mashed purple potato towers take advantage of all the seasonal goodies popping up at your local market during the colder season. Potatoes are a perfect winter comfort food – they can be stored all winter long and be prepared in many ways. Give this dish a try and fall…

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