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Austria, best skiing destination whole year

Austria, best skiing destination whole year

Austria, best skiing destination whole year

Located in the Alps, the highest mountain area in Europe, Austria is appreciated mostly for the skiing resorts that can be found all over the country.

The largest mountains in Austria are GrossglocknerĀ  with 3,797 m, from the Hohe Tauern range, Wildspitze with 3,768m and Weisskugel with 3,739m, both from the Oetztal Alps range. Soelden, Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Ischgl, Sankt Anton am Arlberg, and Obertauern are the most important wintersports resorts in the Austrian Alps. (more…)

Aspen, the most famous ski destination

Aspen, the most famous ski destination

Aspen, the most famous ski destination

We all know about celebrities that go to Aspen for ski or just to spend their vacation. In fact Aspen is so famous due to the famous people that came here for winter sports. Eventually lots of them ended up like part time residents in Aspen.

The city was born in 1879 when a small community of miners established there. At first it was named Ute City, but one year later was renamed Aspen because of the aspen trees that cover the mountains. Back in 1881 and 1882, Aspen was the most productive silver-mining district in United States. The mining activity declined and by 1930 in Aspen remained only 750 residences. (more…)