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Top Five Ski Runs in Les Trois Vallees

Three Valleys - France

 

What makes the Three Valleys ski area in France stand out? Is it the 335 varied ski runs on offer throughout the area? Or is it the fact that it’s the largest linked ski area in the world?

We think it’s a combination of stunning alpine views, thrilling on and off-piste runs for all abilities and the proximity to the luxurious ski resorts of Courchevel and Meribel.

With so many runs to choose from, it’s hard narrowing it down to the top few. However, we’ve done our best to make a list of the top five ski runs in the three valleys so you can make the most of the mountain.

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Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding in Hokkaido

 

Japan is famous for a lot of things. It is a haven for tourists because there are plenty of sights to see and explore, whether man-made or natural. Hokkaido is the northernmost island in Japan that is known for its hot springs, volcanoes, and ski areas. So, if you are looking for adventure on your winter visit, you can explore backcountry skiing and snowboarding.

 

Winter in Hokkaido

 

Hokkaido snowboarding - Pexels

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6 Habits for a Healthy Snow Season

 

Contribution from freelance writer Jennifer Dawson

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a 70% chance of an El Niño pattern winter for the Northern Hemisphere, which could mean a snow season with warmer weather and less power days than we’d like.

When you work hard and play hard, and count on the winter for the lion’s share of your annual income, you can’t afford to have a sick day in the midst of a limited snow season. Especially if you’ve planned ahead for this epic work/holiday! Staying fit and healthy so you can make the most of the season means adopting healthful routines to treat your body right. From diet tips to preventive health measures, here’s 6 ways to ensure you can thrive throughout a season on the slopes.

 

Blueberry smoothie

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5 Things You Need To Know Before Planning Your Next Skiing Holiday

 

Guest post by Uni Baggage

When it comes to planning a skiing holiday, there is a great deal to consider, from getting the right clothing and ski kit, to transporting it all to your destination, and perhaps most importantly, choosing the perfect resort to suit your trip. For a first timer, it’s easy for the planning process to quickly become overwhelming, understandably so. Knowing where to start can be a head scratch. So, whether you’re yet to embark on your first skiing holiday or whether you’re eager to plan your next trip, these pointers should help you with the process.

 

Ski Trip

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Staying Hydrated When Snowboarding or Skiing

 

Contribution from freelance writer Jennifer Dawson

Water Bottle

 

Did you know you lose twice as much water when at higher altitudes compared to sea level? It is therefore twice as important to stay hydrated when doing winter sports. When it comes to things to consider when going for a ski or snowboarding trip, most people overlook preparing their bodies yet go great lengths to prepare for the adventure in terms of attire and gear.

It may seem counterintuitive, staying hydrated during winter. The cold temperatures may inhibit any desires to drink up. Maybe you are just trying to minimize the number of bathroom breaks so you can make the best out of your time on the slopes. However, staying hydrated is of utmost importance for your health, performance, and safety.

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Best Slopes in Japan

 

Mt Fuji in Japan covered in snow

 

Guest post by Trekbible

Japan boasts some of the most spectacular powder in the world, making it an exceptional snowboarding destination. With hundreds of slopes from an abundance of resorts and backcountry to choose from, it can be hard figuring out which ones to make mandatory on a trip out east. So, we’ve narrowed down the myriad of monstrous slopes to our favorite, and what we think is the best snowboarding slopes in Japan.

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