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Dazzling white snow, bright sun and wide flat descent - what can be more attractive for fans of skiing? Only sharp stones sticking out from under the snow, wide cracks and high springboards, and a probability of avalanches, adding adrenaline. If newcomers to skiing enjoy gliding through spacious gentle slopes, then professionals choose the most exciting and dangerous routes for recreation. Athletes are not afraid of the possibility of serious injuries and the opportunity to forever say goodbye to their favourite hobby. For many of them, passing of the most difficult routes is a matter of honour. Many 'black' tracks are used during training by professional athletes, and some routes have been the venue for important competitions for many years. It is about such routes that will be discussed in this review.

L'Alpe d'Huez, France

L'Alpe d'Huez is one of the most popular ski resorts in France. On its territory are the legendary ski slope Sarenne and several other breathtaking slopes for the most experienced skiers. The Sarenne ski slope starts at the summit of the glacier of the same name. Its length is 16 km. The most courageous athletes strive to ski in the moonlight on the slopes at night. However, this romantic conversation can be life-threatening without the accompaniment of the experienced trainer.

L'Alpe d'Huez, France It must be noted that Sarenne is not only one of the most dangerous, but also the longest ski slope in Europe. Part of the descent extends through the tunnel. The ski slope is available three times a week for the followers of the night kite. At dusk the beautiful lighting is switched on. For the most experienced sportsmen, L'Alpe d'Huez offers 16 'black' ski slopes. Two of them are certified by the International Ski Federation and regularly used for international competitions.

Although the health resort is incredibly required by the professional athletes, it also suits the beginners. In addition, the health resort has the excellent conditions and for the disabled skiers. In the health resort there are 85 ski lifts, two beautiful snow parks and a lot of entertainment facilities, so you can organize an exciting holiday to any taste. You can also visit the spa in summer. At this time of year, he attracts many cyclists. Next - Wengen Resort

Wengen Resort, Switzerland

Wengen Resort, Switzerland The fans of ski sports probably know the famous Swiss spa town of Wengen, which is situated on the territory of the region of the Jungfrau region. This is where Lauberhorn races take place. The competition has been named as a 'black' ski slope of the same name, one of the most dangerous and longest in the world. The extent of Lauberhorn races is 4 455 meters, and the difference in altitude is more than 1 000 meters. Complete article

Sankt Anton Resort, Austria

Sankt Anton Resort, Austria In Austria, there is also a ski resort, which can be recommended to the fans of the extreme sports. It is St. Anton. The skiers, who prefer the risky adventures, have a choice of two 'black ski slopes' - Kandahar-Kapall and Kandahar-Galzig. Since 1928, these ski slopes have served as a place for the ski races FIS. This is where the best athletes in the world compete. The ski slopes, which are steep on steep slopes and steep curves, are among the most complicated in the world. And that's the reason. For many unprepared athletes the descent ends with the fatal outcome. Complete article

Face Ski Slope, France

Face Ski Slope, France In the popular health resort Val d'Isere in France is the famous ski slope 'Face', which has been used for many years by experienced athletes from all over the world. The ski slope is 3000 meters, and the height difference between the start and end point is 972 meters. 'The black' slope is quite steep, its maximum slope reaches 63 degrees. Complete article

Harakiri Ski Slope, Austria

Harakiri Ski Slope, Austria The name of 'Harakiri' ski slope, located on the territory of the Austrian health resort Mayrhoven, speaks for itself and completely reflects the level of its complexity. 'Harakiri' is considered to be the steepest ski slope in Austria. On some of their routes the inclination forms 78 degrees. Not even all professional athletes manage to overcome such a difficult run, not to mention self-assured amateur athletes. Complete article

Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy

Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy In Italy it is possible to recommend to the followers of the extreme skiers the picturesque short Santa Caterina Valfurva, which is located on the crest of Cresta Sobretta. Most of the pistes, which are at the disposal of the skiers at this resort, are 'red'. Neither are the supporters of the nerve kitzel also bored. The experienced athletes arrive at the health resort mainly because of the slopes of Cevedale, which is a crossroads of one of the World Cup Stacks. Complete article

Kvitfjell Resort, Norway

Kvitfjell Resort, Norway Norway is mainly known for the quiet family resorts, most of which do not even have the 'red' ski slopes. The exception is the spa town of Kvitfjell, on whose territory the most difficult 'black' course of Norway is situated. The main difficulty for the athletes is the great inclination. On some routes, the slope is almost vertical. Every year a stage of the downhill world cup takes place on the most difficult track in Norway. And if there are no competitions in Kvitfjell, the slopes are also accessible to amateur athletes. However, it is not recommended to ski on this slope without long preparation. Complete article

Eiger Run Ski Slope, Switzerland

Eiger Run Ski Slope, Switzerland Eiger Run, located on the territory of the health resort Grindelwald in Switzerland, has been recognized as one of the most dangerous ski slopes. There is almost no signposting on the slopes, which are steep on the sharp curves and descents. It is also crossed by railroad tracks in some places. According to the official data, there were no lethal accidents on the ski slope up to the present time. The unofficial data, however, speak for the contrary. Complete article

Corbet Couloir Ski Slope, United States

Corbet Couloir Ski Slope, United States In the USA there is also a ski slope, which is recommended for the fans of the extreme sports. This ski run is called Corbet's Couloir and is located in Jackson Hole. Corbet's Couloir begins on the summit of Mount Rendezvous. Although the average slope of the slope is only about 40 degrees, it is considered one of the most dangerous in the world. The reason for this is the extremely difficult initial set-up of this runway. To begin moving, the athletes have to jump off the rock with the height of 4 meters and land successfully in the gap between two rock walls. Complete article

Delirium Dive Ski Slope, Canada

Delirium Dive Ski Slope, Canada On the territory of Banff National Park, Canada, there is the small ski resort 'Sunshine Village', where you can find one of the most dangerous ski slopes in the country. Delirium Dive stretches through the incredibly beautiful and at the same time very dangerous mountainous area. Not all skiers can assess the complexity and the risk of the runway at first glance. Complete article

La Grave Resort, France

La Grave Resort, France The spa town of La Grave is one of the most beautiful and quiet spa resorts in France, where you can ski on your own. For many years it has been the attraction center of the numerous extreme sports fans. The health resort offers a wide selection of ski slopes, which have no mark at all. Officially, the risk of avalanches in the health resort is not controlled, although the probability of avalanches in winter is always very high. Complete article

Tortin Ski Slope, Switzerland

Tortin Ski Slope, Switzerland 'Torin' is one of the most dangerous and treacherous ski runs in the world. It is located on the territory of the Swiss spa town of Verbier. The skiers who ski on this run in Hochwinter can not understand why Torin is considered a difficult and dangerous runway. If the ski slope is well protected, it seems to be quite comfortable. As soon as the snow melts a little, all the dangerous peculiarities become visible. Complete article
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