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Pitztal Glacier: High Altitude Baking

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Is it true that weather and altitude have an impact on baking? And how many pieces of cake are enjoyed a day at Austria’s highest lying coffee bar and pastry shop? Norbert Santeler, Pastry Chef at the Pitztal Glacier Ski Resort, knows all the answers.
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Air + Style: The Yin and Yang of Snowboarding

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Innsbruck, the location of the very first Air + Style back in 1994, will be the epicenter of snowboarding again on February 3 and 4, 2017. The inaugural affair went down on the grounds of the Bergisel Stadium, but for the 2017 edition, the ramp and stages are moved to the heart of the town—to the Olympia World. Witness big air and big music headliners during this legendary two-day snowboarding...
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Tiny Camera, Big Action! How to Make Your Own Epic Ski Movie.

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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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Giggijochbahn Gondola in Sölden. The Latest of Ski Resort Innovation.

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Tirol’s Ötztal Valley is home to a ski resort innovation that is future-proofing the snow-sports industry: The new state-of-the-art Giggijochbahn Gondola in Sölden. Architect Johann Obermoser regards the building of gondolas as a link between the built and natural environment. Making the Alpine setting, with its beauty and built-in drama, accessible for people. Mission accomplished.
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A Tirol Christmas Tree for the Pope

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Did you know that the first foreign Christmas tree set up in St. Peter’s Square in 1983 was a gift from Tirol? And that the base of the Vatican Christmas Tree was made in Tirol as well?
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Christmas in Tirol

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Each of us has a handful of great Christmas memories as a child: the sparkling star on top of the Christmas tree; the fun afternoons we spent out with our fathers, as the Christkind had to put up the tree at home; the favourite Christmas carol; the air effervescent with scents of the season …
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Where Getting Away From It All Comes Naturally: Snowshoeing in Tannheimer Tal Valley

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Scenic Tannheimer Tal Valley is a spectacular outdoor playground, well known for Alpine skiing. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the activities on offer here—strapping on a pair of snowshoes, for example, is more than just taking a refreshing plunge in some snow! I have taken an exhilarating snowshoe hike in the company of local mountain and ski guide Leo Ammann.
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“Everything should come together in one moment like this ’Gesamtkunstwerk’”

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Dutch Tord Boontje is one of Europe’s most celebrated industrial designers. In collaboration with British fashion designer legend Alexander McQueen he created one of his first projects for Swarovski in 2003, the spectacularly sparkling crystal tree “Silent Light”. Now he’s back in Wattens with the installation “Winter Wonderland”, a luminous fairytale landscape with sparkling...
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Tele-Ho: Learning To Free Your Heel

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Teleskiers, we have all seen them sashaying down the slopes. They look strangely athletic and relaxed at the same time. I met Marc Künkele, who caught the initial wave of the telemark revolution, to find out more about the fascinating free-heel technique.
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15 Must Use Hashtags for Your Winter in Tirol

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Many of us in Tirol consider winter our most privileged season. You want to share your adventures and good times while playing in Tirol? Use the appropriate hashtag to go along with each of your photos ;-)!
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