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by Klaus in Bits & Pieces

Five Winter Fun Activities for Kids

Wintertime in Tirol is not only synonymous with downhill skiing. Its snow-capped peaks, powder-filled valleys and sun-soaked skies make Tirol a winter wonderland filled with fun things to fill a winter’s day. Here are five winter fun activities that are sure to please every member of your family.

3 min. Reading time
TEXT Günter Kast | PHOTOS Robert Fischer
by Guest Author in Bits & Pieces

I paint over problem areas

Everyone knows them: the panoramic maps on giant display boards in the ski region, or in folded information leaflets from the tourist information offices. What most people do not know: these maps are drawn by hand. Only a few experts worldwide have mastered the techniques required to do this. One of them is Heinz Vielkind.…

6 min. Reading time
by Benjamin in Bits & Pieces

What kind of skier are you?

The ski lifts and cable cars are back in motion transporting wintersports enthusiasts high up into the mountains. Huddled together inside them are different types of skiers you are sure to find wherever you carve your turns. Here is our quick guide to the classic categories of people out on the slopes.

5 min. Reading time
by Eva in Bits & Pieces

10 Reasons Why We Love Winter in Tirol

Winter is my favorite season. I’m admitting it proudly, publicly, and with very clear intention—although there is something irresistible about this country in all four seasons. I have always been a winter girl and I start counting down the days until the temperatures drop and the first snow falls each year in August. For all…

2 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Bits & Pieces

Nights on the Mountain

The stars twinkle in the sky. The moon’s reflection shimmers in the snow. A few lights are flashing down in the valley. And a heavenly kind of peace prevails over the peaks. You can discover the mountains anew in the early or late evening hours. Allow us to introduce you to the most beautiful places…

4 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Bits & Pieces


“You get nice round knees from eating soup,” is the somewhat peculiar Tirolean saying. It probably refers to the fact that soup was a staple food product until only a few decades ago. Not a starter like today, but a main course. One that was frequently eaten early in the morning. And again in the…

3 min. Reading time
TEXT Gero Günther | PHOTOS Roderick Aichinger
by Guest Author in Bits & Pieces

Snow Kings (and Queens)

People have developed a love-hate relationship with “shovelling snow”, as the Tiroleans refer to snow clearing. It is exhausting, on the one hand. On the other, there is almost no other job where you can see the results of your efforts so quickly – especially when the snow piles up as high as it did…

5 min. Reading time
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