365 SKIING IN HINTERTUX AT THE PENZION CHRISTINA
A friendly hotel and great destination for summer or winter skiing
The Hintertux Glacier is Austria’s only ski resort with groomed pistes open 365 days of the year. That means it’s a popular training ground for professional skiers and national ski teams. But it’s also a good destination for anyone wanting to get in a little out- of-season practise. And in the winter, the glacier merges with the mountains of Zillertal to offer 199km of pistes accessible with one ski pass. Nestled in the valley below is the village of Hintertux and the Penzion Christina. This cosy hotel offers spectacular views of the mountains as well as a warm welcome, a comfy bed and the perfect pre-ski breakfast. christina- hintertux. at
I WAS MAKING PROGRESS. BY THE BOTTOM OF THE RUN, I’D MADE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL, AND MY SPIRITS RAISED
making progress. By the bottom of the run, I’d made it to the next level.
My spirits raised, I headed back to the top of the same slope and gave it another go. In fact, I gave it another few goes, because each time I managed to progress to the next level until I was at 14. It was time to switch back to Free Session mode and see how my skiing had improved. My score was up to 111 – now we’re talking.
I found using Carv pretty addictive, but there were times when I wanted it to give me more information. Instead of being told to keep my feet a hip’s width apart, for instance, I wanted to know if Carv thought my feet were too close or too far apart, and when I hit a lump of crud and nearly face-planted but recovered, I was waiting for some praise. I mentioned this to Jamie, and he got pretty excited because he’s planning on increasing the level of communication in the future.
One of the great things about Carv is that it’s fed by machine learning. Every turn that’s made with a Carv unit creates more data that’s gathered and used to make improvements. It’s already an excellent device, but I’m pretty excited about what it could become over the coming season.
With the Carv insole fitted, you can slot the pack with the transmitter and batteries to the outside of your boot, where you can’t feel it at all
BELOWYou can review useful metrics on your phone between runs
BOTTOMIt is, admittedly, helpful to have an assistant for all your boot-fitting tech needs