Have you skied from night ever? For lovers of this winter sport it is, without a doubt, a unique experience. Of course, it is important to be warm, since the temperatures drop considerably when the sun goes down.
Although it has been a few years since this form of skiing landed in Europe, its practice has been expanding little by little, especially during the last seasons. In Europe there are about 1,300 tracks illuminated artificially spread over a dozen countries. We will tell you about some of the best ones below. Can you come with us?
Masella, in Spain
The Masella station, in the Catalan Pyrenees, has premiered this season in night skiing, offering the largest skiable area at night in the Pyrenees: 10 kilometers, 104 lampposts, 204 lights, 12 slopes and a snowpark. Of course, the night offer is completed with gastronomy, music and cups.
Hafjell Alpine Centrem in Norway
In Norway and Finland, 100% of the resorts offer the possibility of skiing at night. One of the best is Hafhell, in Lilliehammer, which has 7 kilometers of illuminated tracks that make the delight of skiers.
Lenzerheide in Switzerland
Now we move to Switzerland to visit the Lenzerheide station, which also allows you to enjoy the snow when the sun goes down. It offers about 3.5 kilometers of illuminated slopes for skiing and snowboarding under the stars, and almost 4 more kilometers of descent, to have a great time on a sled. In addition, it offers excursions under the light of the full moon or exclusive dinners at almost 3,000 meters above sea level.
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental, in Austria
Finally, we are going to talk about the largest interconnected ski area in Austria. We refer to SkiWelt, which has almost 280 kilometers of slopes and 90 ski lifts. Those looking for the thrills of night skiing can enjoy a total of 13 kilometers of illuminated slopes here. Söll. In addition, they have 11 illuminated kilometers of toboggan runs.
Val Thorens 2018 & 2019 Guide 4k (June 2020)
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