And in the Ski Amade, the 120km of slopes of three valleys – Wagrain, Flachau and Alpendorf – will now be linked through the very slinky new cable car G-link Wagrain, meaning skiers will no longer have to catch a ski bus to make the connection.
In Switzerland, a tasty 225km of slopes await in Arosa & Lenzerheide - forming what is now the largest linked area in Graubünden and one of the country’s top 10 biggest ski areas. The link opens on 14 December www.arosalenzerheide.ch
One shiny new cable car...and two Valais resorts, Grimentz and Zinal, become one from November. For stat fans, the two new gondolas carry 125 persons each, over a distance of 3,522m and can transport 825 persons per hour.
And they’ll be joined for the 2014-15 season by an expanded Andermatt ski area, following its new link-up with neighbouring Sedrun. Sedrun’s dowry is a modest 37km, but the new Andermatt-Sedrun area with have a total of 120km, making it the biggest terrain in central Switzerland. Andermatt is already known as one of Switzerland’s best freeriding destinations. This can only make it better.