Olang - wintry idyll at Plan de Corones
Olang is situated at 1,053 m in the heart of Val Pusteria and is composed of the Oberolang, Mitterolang, Niederolang and Geiselsberg districts. The picturesque village at the foot of Plan de Corones is nestled between Alps and Dolomites: surrounded by the impressive Prags Dolomites to the south and the Riesenferner Massif in the north, a fascinating panorama awaits. From Geiselsberg you have direct access to the ski area. A free ski bus runs every 20 minutes from all districts to the valley station Gassl at Geiselsberg in winter. Modern lift systems, short waiting times, very well prepared pistes and gorgeous views make this ski area one of the loveliest in the Dolomites. Tobogganing fans will also know the name, as the tobogganing world championships were held here for the second time in 2000! Moreover, numerous leisure activities are available, the different restaurants and lodges invite you in for refreshment and you will certainly find just the right souvenir in the shops.
Lifts in Courchevel will be adapted for the children
The famous ski resort of Courchevel in France has decided to care not only about the oligarchs, but also the younger generation. Before the winter 2012-2013 season administration of the resort decided to upgrade all 18 chairlifts lifts to make them more comfortable for the children.
Ski resorts in Austria will unite
Two ski resorts in Austria - Alpbach and Wildschönau - will be merged into a single ski area, which will be named Ski Jewel. The slopes of the two resorts will be united thanks to the new eight-place gondola, which is planned to be installed this summer.
Skiing in India: grass instead of snow
India is not among the top ski holiday destinations. Despite the proximity to the Himalayas, ski resorts in India are a rarity.