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Jagdhausalmen Alpine Pastures, Defereggen, East Tirol, Austria, Europe

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.

Skigebiet Alpbach in Tirol
Updated on 13.12.2021 in Recommendations from Michael
10 min reading time
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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The notion of getting in shape for the ski season is hardly new. Physiotherapists Bettina Sandner and Florian Gastl, our contributing editors for this guest blog post, offer an innovative twist to a timeworn concept. These five exercises are a great way to get a ski-specific workout in your own home. It makes ski fitness so much fun; you’ll forget you’re working out! What’s more, they will take the guesswork out of your ski and snowboard conditioning program: Take a cue from the experts and learn all about super sets and injury prevention.
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Beckna Harakiri schmal
Updated on 01.09.2021 in Recommendations from Michael
8 min reading time
Thomas Eberharter aka "Beckna", a ‘godfather’ of snowboarding and Mayrhofen resident, shows us around his favourite hometown spots. He reveals the local history of snowboarding and explains why Mayrhofen is to snowboarders and freeskiers what Kitzbühel is to downhill skiers. Beyond the ski resort, Thomas has some fine dining and lodging suggestions to share.
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Ramolhaus hut.
Updated on 07.06.2021 in Architecture from Michael
4 min reading time
Many people imagine that a mountain hut consists of nothing more than a wooden shack with an outhouse. This preconceived notion is nonsense, of course, as these Alpine Association lodges well demonstrate. Some are so beautiful that they are listed as historical monuments; others inspire with their sustainable and modern construction: in other words, first class architecture.
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That’s oh so Sölden: The Gondola Terminals are architectural marvels, the perfect complement to the spectacular natural beauty of the surrounding Three-Thousanders.
Updated on 25.03.2021 in Recommendations from Michael
8 min reading time
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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Kufsteinerland, Erl, Hotel Blaue Quelle, Fisch
Updated on 17.03.2021 in Food & Drink from Michael
3 min reading time
Meadow lasagne instead of food from the microwave, chamois dumplings instead of fast food and wildflower soup instead of everyday mishmash. These taverns use products from their own gardens, fields and stables for cooking. Some of the innkeepers hunt their own game, while others fish trout to order from the waters behind their establishment.
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Updated on 16.03.2021 in Bits & Pieces from Michael
4 min reading time
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 completely transform the guest experience for the 2016-2017 winter season.
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St. Anton am Arlberg_Galzigbahn
Updated on 11.03.2021 in Recommendations from Michael
11 min reading time
Heavy snowfall, stoked freeskiers and a place that shaped the history of modern skiing: Known worldwide as the ‘Birthplace of Alpine Skiing’, St. Anton, our destination of the week, packs some serious ski heritage. Our expert guide of the ski resort is Rosanna, 29, who grew up in St. Anton and knows the resort peak to pub to pillow. On our way, we meet a ski guide and a women’s only freeskiing camp and explore the charming and vibrant village center of St. Anton am Arlberg.
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1_Skifahren in Ischgl_Pardatschgrat
Updated on 02.03.2021 in Recommendations from Michael
5 min reading time
Winter has arrived in Tirol and Ischgl Ski Resort has just opened for the new ski season. Last week snow fell on in Ischgl, dumping some 30 centimeters of new snow. We have been there for one day to find out what the ski resort has to offer.
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