THE PLUS SIDE:
To avoid busy slopes during the day, or end the day on a high with a bit of sport, look for resorts with after-dark action. Some resorts allow skiing up until 11pm at certain times of year. And what could be more romantic than a ride on a ski lift under a full moon?
Wrap up extra-warm; temperatures can plummet at night. Slopes also tend to be harder and icier once the sun has gone down.
WORTH A TRY:
In the USA there are over 200 ski resorts with night slopes; the Keystone Resort in Vail, Colorado has 15 illuminated slopes. In Europe, try Söll in Austria, Gstaad in Switzerland and Tignes in France.
A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR AFTERWARDS?
An exotic, fruity freshener free of alcohol.
Befitting its transport-invoking nomenclature, the Drive In was developed at an airport; at the Mayday Bar of Hangar-7 at Salzburg airport, to be precise.
The mixologists serve it regularly to the pilots and designated drivers who congregate there. It’s such an easy drink to make that we highly recommend it to all amateur barkeeps, too.
- 60ml orange juice
- 60ml pineapple juice
- 10ml lemon juice
- 10ml kiwi syrup
- 10ml Blue Curacao syrup (non-alcoholic)
- Red Bull
- Ice cubes
- Fruit skewer (eg kiwi, strawberry, blueberry)
TAKE THESE WORDS INTO THE NIGHT…