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It's now a reasonable time to get more than a little excited about the coming winter. So here are four little bits to get you thinking.

Mountain Tracks has released four trips for this season that are very tempting indeed.

It's about that time when we should look to booking our ski trips.

Check these out:


24th - 28th January 2019

This Swiss resort has seriously good skiing - the perfect option for a quick trip over on a long weekend.

You'll have 4 full days of skiing Friday to Monday inclusive, off-piste with a guide.

The principal aims of this weekend are:
  • To provide first class guiding from professional, friendly Mountain Guides to improve off piste skiing technique
  • To give practical mountain awareness training on the hazards and risks associated with skiing off-piste particularly for avalanches
  • To provide the opportunity to ski the best off piste in the Engelberg ski region
The weekend is intended to be fun, with lots of thrilling skiing but always directed with maximum attention to your safety and the safety of others.



26th - 28th December

A short jam-packed three-day course in this world class resort.

Really make the most out of your weekend with three full days on the mountain with a guide leading a range of skill sessions.

Skills that'll be covered include:
  • Route planning and navigation
  • Skinning skills
  • Kick turns
  • Glacier travel
  • Crevasse rescue
  • Transceiver training
  • Recognising avalanche terrain and avoiding avalanches
  • Emergency procedures
  • Using crampons and ice-axe
Touring in ChamonixTouring in Chamonix


2nd - 9th March, 2019

Ski touring in these mountains is perfect for the intermediate tourer.

The Silvretta Alps consist of seventy 3,000-metre peaks along the Austrian-Swiss border, including the highest 3,312m Piz Buin.

On this ski tour you can bag a number of impressive 3,000m peaks.

It's a hut-to-hut tour that starts and finishes in Landeck, the main town at the head of the Paznaun valley.

The huts open in mid-February, so ideal for early season ski touring.

Tour routes and the itinerary depends on the weather and snow conditions, and on your level.

Silvretta AlpsSilvretta Alps


19th - 27th January

Niseko has become one of the biggest names in the ski world recently.

And for, guess what...


A typical winter in the in south western Hokkaido region can average 15m of snow.

The resort has a good mix of lift accessed piste, off-piste and day tours, as well as exceptional tree skiing.

Asahidake is a small ski area in Central Hokkaido and home to the island's most spectacular volcanoes.

Ski here for incredible surroundings and once more, top notch tree skiing.

"Hokkaido is fed by low pressure systems originating in Siberia that pick up moisture over the Sea of Japan which create almost perpetual snowfall between January and March" the experts at Mountain Tracks tell us.

It's time to get your piece of the exceptional dry powder and cold temps.

Tree skiing in JapanTree skiing in Japan

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