Ski and outdoor journalist Mary Creighton swapped the flatlands of the UK for the mountains of Tirol and couldn’t be happier about it. You’ll most likely find her knee-deep in snow exploring a new ski resort or ducking into an Alm to taste the local cuisine.
Going skiing in Kühtai over the next few weeks? Don’t be shocked if you see a flurry of cameras, skiers launching themselves off 45m jumps and maybe even the odd familiar face. Yes, British reality TV show The Jump is back — and with it a flood of celebrities have arrived in the Austrian Tirol.
This season the Tirolean resort of Fieberbrunn linked with its neighbour in Salzburg, creating the biggest ski area in all of Austria. As a long-term Fieberbrunn fan, Mary Creighton couldn’t wait to explore the new terrain.
Make no mistake, the Tirol is home to some of the most legendary ski resorts in the world. From the medieval charm of Kitzbühel to the wild terrain of St Anton, these big resorts have a well-earned reputation and visiting them is often the highlight of my ski season. But since moving to the Tirol I’ve taken to trying out new places, small resorts that no one – well, hardly anyone –...