Michael

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When he is not working, Michael Gams is out exploring this beautiful country, hiking, mountain biking, freeriding and ski touring to the most beautiful spots in Tirol.

A Day In The Snow: Skiing in Alpbach

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No one knows the iconic ski town of Alpbach better than the locals, so we asked Alpbach-native Christina to divulge a few secrets about her hometown and its “Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau” Ski Resort to share with you.
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A Day In The Snow: Snowboarding in Sölden

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On his snowboard, photographer and terrain park designer Rudi Wyhlidal shows us around the favourite spots of his adopted hometown Sölden. Here are his tips to give yourself that insider’s edge once you get here and start exploring this world famous destination for skiing.
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Why Biathlon is Worth a Shot: Biathlon Clinics for Beginners

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Fast-paced Nordic skiing and accurate target shooting. Struggling to control your breathing, as you shoot at sets of targets either standing or prone. Which you are supposed to hit. Ski fast, shoot straight. Skiing. Shooting. Got it. And that’s supposed to be fun? I gave it a try.
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How to Be a Better Skier: 9 Ways to Improve Your Skiing

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We spoke with experienced and knowledgeable ski instructor Nikolaus Niedermoser from Neustift Ski School in Stubaital Valley. This skiing tutorial sequence consists of 9 professional teaching videos that introduce the fundamental skiing techniques. Read on to get some tips on refining skiing skills by Nik in this blog post.
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Tiny Camera, Big Action! How to Make Your Own Epic Ski Movie.

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If simply watching online videos of adrenaline junkies in their various exploits inspires you to put on your filmmaker hat and make your own viral ski or snowboard video, then Christoph Zarfl is just the person to talk to. He shared his top tips for creating epic videos with us. Lights, camera, adventure, action!
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Tele-Ho: Learning To Free Your Heel

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Teleskiers, we have all seen them sashaying down the slopes. They look strangely athletic and relaxed at the same time. I met Marc Künkele, who caught the initial wave of the telemark revolution, to find out more about the fascinating free-heel technique.
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Bye Bye T-Bar, Hello Tri-Cable Gondola.

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The T-bar is an endangered species in Tirol. This winter, a new tri-cable gondola whisks skiers up to the top at Stubai Glacier Ski Resort, new border-erasing gondola lines create Austria’s largest ski resort in St. Anton and Giggijochbahn Gondola in Sölden boasts a wheelchair accessible loading area. Somewhat sad for lovers of yesteryear’s T-bars and rope tows, these improvements will...
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