Tag Archives: Zermatt

Gunstock, NH Ski Area, In Terms Of Trails, Compared And Contrasted, To Cervino, Italy.

Dec2013x125

..
.
by
Anura Guruge


Two related posts:
1. Aerial Panorama Of A True Alpine Ski Resort … — Jan. 11, 2013.
2. FREE Ski & Snowboarding Lessons in NH … — Jan. 4, 2013.


In the January 11 post I talked about ‘Cervino’ ski resort in Italy, on the side of Mount Matterhorn and the 16 mile ski trail that they used to have. Deanna took Devanee for her free ski boarding lesson at Gunstock on Tuesday and came home with a nice picture of the Gunstock ski trails. Now I know it is NOT a fair comparison, very much chalk to cheese. But, this might explain why it took me quite a few years to get used to NH ski resorts and during that time I would ONLY ski Loon, Waterville Valley or Bretton Woods; Loon my favorite.

So here is Gunstock (which I have now come to like quite a bit, my legs not up to 7 hours of vigorous skiing a day).

Ski trail map Gunstock, NH

Click to ENLARGE. Trail map of Gunstock 2013 — taken by Deanna this week.


So now to Cervino. I found this online. Not sure how good it is. The 16 mile trail that I used to do, every morning during the week I would go there for, is on the right, at the top … looping down, all the way to the village. Now that I see it on the map, I remember ‘Plateau Rosa‘. Notice, that they don’t make much snow in Cervino.

Trail map Cervino, Italy.

Cervino, Italy.

Stunning Aerial Panorama Of A True Alpine Ski Resort — Other Amazing Vistas Too.

Dec2013x125

..
.
by
Anura Guruge


Last two related posts:
1. Zorbing … We Need This In NH … — Jan. 11, 2013.
2. FREE Ski & Snowboarding Lessons in NH … — Jan. 4, 2013.


Click to access the breathtaking 'airpano.com' Website.

Click to access the breathtaking ‘airpano.com’ Website.


Maybe I have seen this before, but I found this today, promoting views of New York City, when I visited the U.K. Daily Mail, my favorite newspaper of all time, looking for the latest information (replete with pictures we never get to see in the US) of the LA school shooting. Yes, they had pictures and names — and this was at 7pm Eastern on Thursday.

Cervino‘, a name mentioned in the title of the panorama, is my all time favorite ski resort — by far. I skied it, for a week each, two years running before I came to the U.S. in 1985.

Having learned to ski and having done all my European skiing in the Alps, I had the hardest time getting used to the NH ski resorts. These images might help you understand. Zermatt is the sister resort on the other side of the Mattherhorn — and across the border, in Switzerland. You can ski from one resort to the other, with a passport — though I never did that.

They used to have one ski run, across three glaciers that was 16 miles long. One trail, 16 miles. Two cafes on the way. Most days that would be how I started the morning. The 16 mile trail, stopping for coffee and cakes.

I looked at the Vatican pictures too. Very good. Amazing.

Enjoy.