by Klaus in Arts & Culture

Climb Every Mountain: Summit Crosses in Tirol

For locals and visitors alike, climbing a mountain in Tirol wouldn’t be complete without a grinning photo at the top next to a mighty crucifix. But why do almost all mountains in Tirol have a “summit cross” crowning their peak?

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by Rosanna in Arts & Culture

10 Surprising Facts About “Silent Night! Holy Night!”

On Christmas Eve 1818, a song was born that would wing its way into the hearts of people throughout the world. Now translated into hundreds of languages, “Silent Night! Holy Night!” is sung by untold millions every December – but how did this particular tune come to achieve such popularity? Here are ten surprising (and…

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by Klaus in Recommendations

eMTB Riding Tips & Techniques for Beginners

The new era of electric mountain bikes promises a wider world to ride and explore. With that extra electric boost, you will be able to realize adventures that previously seemed out of reach. But how do they ride? There are a few things to consider when setting out on an electric bike versus a regular,…

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by Eva in Bits & Pieces

Ed Sheeran’s Music Video for “Perfect” – Filmed in Tirol

The clip for British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran’s sugar-sweet love song “Perfect” was shot on location in Tirol’s Zillertal Valley in October. The video has everything you could want: snowy scenery, moments of friendship, and… an intriguing love story. And we have all the places where it was shot:

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by Michael in Sports

How to Be a Better Skier: 9 Ways to Improve Your Skiing

Nikolaus Niedermoser from Neustift Ski School in the Stubai Valley provides lots of handy tips on improving your skiing technique in his YouTube video series. This blog post sums up Nik’s most important pieces of advice. The fascinating thing about skiing for me is that I always learn something new every year. Short turns, carved…

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by Michael in Bits & Pieces

Tiny Camera, Big Action! How to Make Your Own Epic Ski Movie.

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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by Eva in Sports

Sledding & Tobogganing Safety Tips – Learn How to Steer and Brake

Sledding redefines what it means to have fun in the snow. Andreas, who has been operating Rauthhütte Hut and Sledding Run in Leutasch for decades, has shown Christine how to make this heart-pounding, high-speed fun safe and enjoyable. The quaint hut provides a warm welcome to sledders, winter walkers and ski touring enthusiasts in the…

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