Cold Season

Table of contents

  1. Kitzbuhel
  2. Chamonix
  3. Cervinia / Zermatt
March 2013


Kitzbühel is one of Europe’s best-known winter sports resorts, situated between the mountains Hahnenkamm (elev. 1,712 m (5,617 ft)) adjacent to the southwest and Kitzbühler Horn (1,996 m (6,549 ft)) to the northeast. The Hahnenkamm hosts the annual World Cup ski races, including the circuit’s most notable event, the Hahnenkamm Races on the notable Streif slope. Introduced 86 years ago in 1937, the northeast-facing Streif is among the world’s toughest downhill courses, if not the most, and is infamous for an abundance of spectacular crashes.

February 2015


Chamonix is a resort area near the junction of France, Switzerland and Italy. At the base of Mont Blanc, the highest summit in the Alps, it’s renowned for its skiing. Year-round, cable cars take visitors up to several nearby peaks with panoramic views, including Aiguille du Midi above town, and Pointe Helbronner, across vast glacier fields on the Italian border. 

February 2023

Cervinia / Zermatt

Breuil-Cervinia lies at 2,050 m (6,730 ft) above sea level, at the foot of the Matterhorn, in the Valtournenche valley and surrounded by the Jumeaux, the Château des Dames, the Furggen and the Grandes Murailles summits. It shares a ski area with Zermatt through the Plateau Rosa glacier (3,500 m [11,500 ft]). Since 2018 is possible to ski from Cervinia(Italy) to Zermatt(Switzerland) and back using the cable car to Klein Matterhorn(3883m).