From one skier to another

Where do Pro’s go #2, Alexander Vissing

In this series of articles, we give our users a bit of insights on where pro skiers prefer to go themselves. They all have extensive knowledge on the best destinations and know the little secrets about where you will find the best places. So read on – and follow in their footsteps to have great experiences and make sure your next trip will always be better than the previous one!

In this second article you will meet the Danish freeski expert, Alexander Vissing, who has found a little hidden gem in Austria.

Alexander Vissing, Danish freeski expert and blog author

One of the more remarkable freeskiers is Alexander Vissing, 25. During the last 5 years he has published more than 300 articles on the leading Danish site for freeski, Riders.dk. Alexander is always in search for resorts that stands out and creates their own unique profile. In addition, Alexander has headed several snow projects in Denmark and has been working as an expert commentator on Danish National television during the Winter Olympics.

Alexander has visited more than 40 destinations in 9 countries, so we asked him to pick his 3 favorite ones and put a few words on why they stand out – here is what he said:

Silvretta Montafon, Austria

Silvretta Montafon_AlexanderVissingDespite having spent most of my skiing days here, I never get tired of coming back to this pearl. It’s squeezed in on the border to Switzerland and offers some of the best freeride terrain in the Alps whether you like steep couloirs, open faces or pillows. Opposite many other great freeride resorts I find the terrain very playful, hence appealing more to the creative and fun side of skiing rather than just going fast down the slope. And it actually gets a lot of snow and probably has Austria’s best tree skiing! What’s not to like?

Serre Chevalier, France

SerreChevalier_AlexanderVissingLocated in the far south-western part of the Alps, you might mistake Serre Chevalier for being all about sun and Génépi. But don’t get it wrong. This terrain gives you all you need to become a better freeskier! Serre Chevalier offers both easy accessible tree runs direct from the lift, but has also plenty of opportunities for boot packing, resulting in technical and high altitude runs. And as a bonus, the legendary resort La Grave and Montgenèvre can be accessed by car in about half an hour!

LAAX, Switzerland

Laax_AlexanderVissing11Despite my body getting older and stiffer I still find great joy skiing park. And to do that, you probably won’t find a better place in Europe than LAAX. With 20 shapers employed, freestyle is getting top priority and you are always guarantied the best park no matter the snow conditions and weather. With four parks in total, a glacier park, 90 obstacles and a charming freestyle atmosphere, you won’t be bored for a day, a week or even a season!

Thanks to Alexander for sharing his favorites – we urge you to do the same. Just pick a country from the list at the top of the page, find your favorite destination, rate it with 1-6 stars and write a short review to let others know what you think of that particular place.

Read previous articles from the series “Where do Pro’s go”.

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4 Reviews »

  1. Is Switzerland as expensive as everyone says? LAAX sounds like a great place but if the cost is double what you find in other places…?

    thanks, Robin

    • Yes, food- and drinkwise, Switzerland has gotten pretty expensive. A skipass is the around the same as any other large European resort. Accommodation can actually be found at a decent price. I have lived at Riders Palace just 2 minutes from the cablecars. It is targeted towards freestylers, so it is very functional and has a great atmosphere! Check http://www.riderspalace.ch

  2. I like “despite my body getting older and stiffer” and he is 25 Years old… 🙂 I guess that means being 35, I should probably think of funparks as a closed chapter now 😉

    Anyway thanks for sharing – that Silvretta place sounds interesting!

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