Naturally, go dressed for winter. However, Alpine winters are generally mild, with daytime temperatures in the lower 20s.

Alpine snow is slightly heavier than the snow at the resorts in the higher elevations of the Rockies, but drier than that in the low altitudes of New England.

Only a couple resorts in all Europe are actually above the 7,000-foot level. What this means to the average skier flying in from a low elevation is that the unspoken problem of altitude sickness remains unspoken, because it’s virtually nonexistent.

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