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piste

1. a trail, slope, or course for skiing
2. a rectangular area for fencing bouts
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None of Grandvalira's blues or reds are that taxing although a couple of windy ridges and access pistes are slightly darker than you would like - and I had one contentious signposting issue which pointed me to that single black I really had no need for on this occasion.
But it was worth it for that one afternoon on the most peaceful of pistes surrounded by frozen waterfalls and a bright blue sky.
Based on the cost of a six-day lift pass in 1,942 resorts across 54 countries, the research ranks resorts by the cost per kilometre of the avaialble pistes, with results ranging from GBP0.31 per kilometre to over GBP30 per kilometre.
Visit a French resort late season and you'll likely find worn and rock-strewn pistes to catch out the unwary and rip the bottom out of your skis -- not so in Zermatt, where the efficient grooming meant the pistes were in superb condition, even later in the afternoon when the spring sun had done its work of softening up the snow.
The vast majority of the pistes are connected by lifts with just a few of the more far-off towns only accessible by the free bus service that runs throughout the area.
Pistes are groomed, safe trails demarcated by signposts and arrows.
Using Google Earth, he measured the pistes in over 50 of the world's biggest ski areas and found that lengths were exaggerated by anything from 7% to 150%.
Notre avis : Une recrue qui tranche avec les pistes recemment evoquees (Rooney, Higuain...).
Ski in early January and the pistes are much quieter than later in the season, meaning no long lift queues.
TBut whatever your persuasion, there's an ample choice of pistes to suit both at the beautiful ski resort of Soldeu in Andorra.
Offering 30km of pistes served by a total of 12 lifts, there are 22 di erent runs for everyone from beginners to experts, including Scotland's longest pisted run, as well as off-piste skiing.
In a no-show snow week that results in hard, icy pistes and rock-hard, nobbly off-piste just uncomfortable and frustrating on a snowboard.