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Fatmap, The 3D Ski Mapping App

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Fatmap, The 3D Ski Mapping App Posted byMountainHeaven
You may have seen our last ski app review on PowderQuest, now it’s time to introduce another useful and quite intelligent ski app, called Fatmap – the app that helps you kickstart your adventures and acts as a guide on your journeys.
What is Fatmap?Fatmap is a 3D ski mapping app, providing you with high resolution satellite imagery and the ability to plan your routes smarter, safer and with confidence. With technology constantly developing for the better, this app reinvents the way ski enthusiasts interact and explore the slopes and it’s pretty awesome. It provides you with information that you would normally miss or would not expect when you’re out on runs, so you can discover new attractions and cool things around pistes on the go. Want to plan a route that tests your ski or snowboard skills? Or have you ever thought about stopping at a restaurant you want to visit in the Meribel or Courchevel? T…

Morzine Avoriaz 2020 Developments

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Morzine Avoriaz 2020 Developments Posted MountainHeaven
New lifts and piste developments will grace Morzine over the next 20 years. The traditional market town is part of the Portes du Soleil ski area and a speedy lift, known as the Express Morzine Avoriaz will whisk skiers from the centre of Morzine to the Prodains gondola lift in less than 20 minutes, making the resorts easily accessible for skiers and snowboarders wishing to explore more slopes.
Morzine is a resort located in the heart of one of the most extensive ski regions in the Alps – Portes du Soleil. It’s one of the closest major French resorts to Geneva airport and boasts over 650km of marked ski runs which makes it great from beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders. The town itself is a traditional market town that continues to outdo itself each year and we can see why. If you’re considering Morzine for your next ski trip, first of all – great choice and second, make sure to read All …

Managing snow

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Managing snow Posted  byMountainHeaven

How do ski resorts ensure the pistes are in the best possible condition through a season? Ensuring holiday makers can enjoy the snow is vital to a healthy ski industry but of course the weather may have other plans. Ski resorts are employing an increasingly diverse toolkit of snow management techniques to bring order to the chaos. The long term snow forecast is uncertain, climate change is clearly having an effect on the Alps but it’s hard to know what that will mean for skiers. A study by the Swiss environmental office predicted that all European small and medium sized glaciers will have melted entirely by 2050 and glacial resorts seem to agree. Tignes, a high altitude resort with 9 months of skiing a year thanks to its glacier is planning to build an indoor snow centre at 2000m which could indicate they feel their glacier’s days may be numbered. So we thought we’d take a look at the how snow management works tod…

16 Embarrassing Skiing Faux Pas

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Linda Marsh is involved in the day-to-day running of Cophall Parking, one of Gatwick’s oldest off-airport parking and valet services. The 24-hour business that started with just a couple of family members and a single minibus now has 50 staff and a fleet of vehicles.

“In the winter, many of our customers are skiers and boarders, and we love hearing stories from the slopes on their return,” she says. “Although quite a few of them involve the embarrassing behavior of their fellow skiers.” READ ON