Michael

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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.

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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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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Bye Bye T-Bar, Hello Tri-Cable Gondola.

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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...
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Top Ten Places for a White Christmas in Tirol

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Can you believe it’s only two months until Christmas? So, it is time to start thinking about your holidays. What do you need for a perfect Christmas? Most people associate the holidays with family time. And, of course, with the fun you can have with the fluffy white substance named snow, from building a snowman to making snow angels to having snowball fights… While many people are likely...
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One Out of 739 Thousand: How Sara came to Tirol from Sweden

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All she wanted to do, actually, was to leave her homeland Sweden for a short time. To travel to Hawaii first, and then to the mountains. In fact, sports-loving Sara from Sweden has been living in Tirol for the last nine years, at Lake Achensee Region. Happily. Above all because she likes the Tirolean way of living, which is quite different to the Swedish lifestyle. Here’s a glimpse of what it...
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The Best Fall Hikes in Tirol

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Heavenly hiking temperatures, rarely exceeding 25 degrees Celsius, predictable weather with almost no thunderstorms and mountainous landscapes saturated with fiery reds, oranges, yellows and golds are just some of the benefits from hitting the hiking trails in autumn. I have put together a list of perfect fall hikes with a little help from my friends and colleagues:
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“I can’t go any further!” How to Persuade Kids to Enjoy Hiking

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Love hiking? Got kids? So what could be better than a morning spent trucking down the trails? Not much…until the whining starts: “I can’t go any further!” “My feet are hurting!” Little legs tire, tummies rumble, kids start to grumble. When they reach that point in a hike where one of them starts to whine …

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