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  • Bis zu zwölf Prozent teurer: Skipasspreise 2014/2015 erneut auf Gipfelniveau

    Ski News | Alle Neuigkeiten für Skifahrer | Skiinfo
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:01 am
    Versinkt der kommende Winter endlich wieder mal im Schnee oder bleiben viele Pisten grün? Wir wissen es auch nicht. Was aber sicher ist: Die Skipasspreise steigen vielerorts. Wo es wie teuer ist und in welchen Ländern stärker erhöht wird als in anderen, das lest ihr hier ...
  • Ski champ Svindal tears Achilles playing soccer

    Olympic Alpine Skiing News
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    Downhill world champion Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway will likely miss the entire ski season after tearing his Achilles tendon while playing soccer. The Norwegian ski federation said that Svindal sustained the injury in Austria on Saturday -- eight days before the men's World Cup season starts with a giant slalom on the Rettenbach glacier in Soelden, Austria.
  • Win a 50 years skipass !

    Ski & Skiing News - Daily Local Ski News
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    For its 50th birthday, Les Menuires launches a competition to win a ski pass valid for 50 years !
  • Fischer Fit Event on Sunday, Oct. 19

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    Fischer
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
  • Upslope Snow in the Northeast Builds Winter Stoke (Gallery)

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    AlpineZone News
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:50 pm
    A little sprinkling of snow across the Northeast this weekend built a lot of stoke about the upcoming ski season. Check out these pictures from webcams and social media streams! Related posts: Sugarloaf and Sunday River Begin Blowing Snow in Maine (Gallery) Images: First Snowfall in the Northeast for the 2012 / 13 Season Sugarbush Resort opens on schedule for the 2012/2013 Winter Season
 
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    Olympic Alpine Skiing News

  • Ski champ Svindal tears Achilles playing soccer

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    Downhill world champion Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway will likely miss the entire ski season after tearing his Achilles tendon while playing soccer. The Norwegian ski federation said that Svindal sustained the injury in Austria on Saturday -- eight days before the men's World Cup season starts with a giant slalom on the Rettenbach glacier in Soelden, Austria.
  • Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    Those born on this day are under the sign of Libra. They include toy company founder Frederick August Otto Schwarz in 1836; French philosopher Henri Bergson in 1859; novelist Fannie Hurst in 1889; singer/actor Lotte Lenya in 1898; former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and singer Anita O'Day, both in 1919; former Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., in 1921; Greek actor Melina Mercouri in 1920; rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry in 1926 ; sports broadcaster Keith Jackson in 1928 ; actors Klais Kinski in 1926, George C. Scott in 1927, Inger Stevens in 1934, Peter Boyle in 1935 and Dawn Wells in 1938…
  • Audi renews partnership with Winter Games NZ

    16 Oct 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Jasmin Bambur of the USA competes in the Mens Slalom Sitting LW11 race during the IPC Alpine Adaptive Slalom World Cup on day eight of the Winter Games NZ. Photo / Supplied Audi New Zealand is pleased to announce the continuation of its naming rights sponsorship of the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ for 2015 and 2017.
  • State's newest cross-country area set to open at Ski Hearth Farm

    13 Oct 2014 | 10:14 pm
    New Hampshire will host America's newest cross-country ski area this winter when Ski Hearth Farm opens for its first season. The 640-acre farm, long owned by ski pioneer Sel Hannah and then Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller, could have close to 30 km of Nordic terrain.
  • Cane a life changer for legally blind alpine skier

    13 Oct 2014 | 7:14 am
    Legally blind alpine skier Melissa Perrine always shied away from using a white cane, but learning to use one last year has changed her life. Australian Paralympic skier Melissa Perrine with her dogs, Suri and Sky.
 
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    FasterSkier.com» Articles

  • Fischer Fit Event on Sunday, Oct. 19

    Fischer
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
  • FS is Hiring!

    FasterSkier
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Always wanted to be a part of FS? Now’s the time! FasterSkier.com is looking to fill a variety of positions – part time and on an as-needed basis – as soon as possible, and definitely before the snow flies! This is a great opportunity for aspiring journalists and those passionate about cross-country skiing to dive right into covering all aspects of the sport. Positions range from part-time weekend reporters, responsible for international and domestic race coverage throughout the winter, to interns and contributors with computer skills and a flair for nordic. You don’t have to be…
  • This Month in Journals: With 2015 WADA Code on Horizon, Compliance with 2009 Code Remains Uneven

    Chelsea Little
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) put their revised Code (which you can read here) into place in 2009, and most of the federations in the world – both national and international – agreed to it. But then what happened? That’s the question asked in a new paper in the academic journal Sport Management Review. Barrie Houlihan of the Loughborough University in the United Kingdom and the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in Oslo concludes that adherence and enforcement of the code has been far from perfect worldwide. “The major problem facing WADA is that implementation is not compliance…
  • BeFAST Sportgear Announces Introduction of Online “Team Stores”

    BeFAST
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Plymouth, MN -BeFAST Sportgear, the maker of high performance sport apparel, is proud to announce the introduction of new online team stores. Through the BeFAST website, teams or clubs can be set up with their own secure link that allows individual team members to order and pay for their own items. BeFAST has always been able to give teams or clubs their own unique look with customized products, but now the process of ordering and paying for product has been streamlined, reducing the team’s stress of counting orders and collecting money. Each team order must consist of a minimum of seven of…
  • BeFAST Sportgear Announces Availability of Elite Line

    BeFAST
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Plymouth, MN -BeFAST Sportgear, the maker of high performance sport apparel, is proud to announce the creation of a new line for the upcoming 2014-15 season: the “Elite Headband and Hats”. This line was designed to be geared toward elite athletes, and is made from a brushed Italian-made technical sport fabric, which wicks moisture and prevents bacterial growth. The Elite Headband’s single-layer style keeps the fabric light and allows breathing. The Elite Beanie hat fits closer to the head and provides warmth around the ears while keeping the athlete dry. Both products can easily be…
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  • Upslope Snow in the Northeast Builds Winter Stoke (Gallery)

    AlpineZone News
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:50 pm
    A little sprinkling of snow across the Northeast this weekend built a lot of stoke about the upcoming ski season. Check out these pictures from webcams and social media streams! Related posts: Sugarloaf and Sunday River Begin Blowing Snow in Maine (Gallery) Images: First Snowfall in the Northeast for the 2012 / 13 Season Sugarbush Resort opens on schedule for the 2012/2013 Winter Season
  • Berkshire East Opens Nearly 4000′ Long Mountain Coaster (Video)

    AlpineZone News
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:02 pm
    CHARLEMONT, Mass., — Ride the Thunderbolt! North America’s longest and most exciting Mountain Coaster is now open. Encompassing 5,450′ of mountain terrain, riders rush near exposed rocks and cliffs, dive through a diverse mountain forest and descend into Southern New England’s most exciting mountain resort. Guests riding the Thunderbolt will begin their experience by ascending 1580′ of uphill track. Once there, they will begin a 3850′ downhill descent in their own personal carts. As riders roll down the rails guests control their speed via handbrake.
  • Sugarloaf Gets First Snow of 2014/15

    AlpineZone News
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (October 10, 2014) – With bright leaves still covering most trees, Sugarloaf received its first snowfall of the 2014/15 season last night, dusting the summit of the mountain. Temperatures dropped into the mid to upper twenties overnight, allowing the snow to fall at higher elevations. “In this business, there is nothing more exciting than the first snow of the year,” said Jamie Walter, Sugarloaf’s Snow Reporter. “We typically get one or two small storms in October, and the excitement level is always through the roof.” A photo of the new snow posted on…
  • Gadd Brook, A New Lincoln Peak Development, Announced by Sugarbush

    AlpineZone News
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Warren, VT  – Sugarbush Resort announces the development of Gadd Brook Residences–new private, slopeside homes in Lincoln Peak Village. The construction of Gadd Brook is the next phase of construction in the resort’s Lincoln Peak Village master plan, concept approval of which was received in the summer of 2012. Situated between historic Sugarbush Village and Lincoln Peak base area, the Lincoln Peak Village master plan envisions a 93-unit multi-phase residential development that provides a mixture of ownership opportunities. Rice Brook Residences–the first phase of the…
  • Jay Peak Offers Free Season Pass to Active Duty Vermont Residents

    AlpineZone News
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:41 pm
    October 7, 2014 (Jay, VT)- Jay Peak is expanding its military free skiing offerings. The resort started the free pass policy for military in 2007 with other resorts throughout New England following suit in the intervening years. The original program provided free season passes to all immediate family members of Vermonters currently serving in, or about to deploy to, Afghanistan or Iraq. This winter any Vermont resident with a current and valid military ID, along with their immediate family members, will be eligible to receive a free season pass. The offer extends across all service branches:…
 
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    StraightChuter.com

  • Wands for Ski Mountaineering – Part One

    Andrew McLean
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Wands are an obscure and trivial part of ski mountaineering, which makes them a perfect topic for straightchuter.com.  I’ve carried thousands of wands, placed hundreds and actually used them for emergency navigation about five times, which made it all worthwhile.  It’s hard to describe how calming and reassuring finding a wand can be when you are stumbling around on a crevasse filled glacier in a total white out or during a storm with night time approaching.  At the very least, finding a wand means you aren’t totally lost, and there may be a chance to hopefully find your…
  • Antarctica 2014 – The Time is Now

    Andrew McLean
    10 Jun 2014 | 12:16 pm
    I know… it just seems like the snow has just melted and now next season is already sneaking up. Or in the case of Antarctica, the 2014 ski season is finally catching up to the northern hemisphere. November in Antarctica is like April in Utah – the days are getting longer, the temperatures are warming up,  the snowpack is full, generally stable and very skiable. But no matter how long you wait in the Wasatch, it’s going to be a long time before you’re sharing trailheads with Orca, penguins, Leopard Seals. skus and albatross. KimChi Havell unravels some Antarctic…
  • Wilderness Ski Week Recap

    Andrew McLean
    28 Apr 2014 | 4:40 pm
    I’ve started to lose track of how many times I’ve been up to the Ultima Thule Lodge in the Wrangell-St.Elias National Park & Preserve (WSENPP), which is a good thing as even too many trips will never be enough. It’s the Holy Grail of ski mountaineering and one of the many things I like about touring up there is that it is inconceivable to ever do more than just scratch the surface of the skiing potential. For reference, the WSENPP is over 230 times the size of the Central Wasatch and almost all of it is skiable and roadless wilderness.  It pushes the idea of Big…
  • Headiing to the Slotterhouse

    Andrew McLean
    5 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    After two years of dreaming about this area and then another six or so months of putting the actual trip together, we are finally heading out to one of the most beautiful ski venues in the world today. Excitement is very high! Code named “The Slotterhouse” due to the endless number of perfect slot-like couloirs, this area is augured deep into the Wrangell-St.Elias National Park & Preserve in SE Alaska. We will be there for two weeks and have an obscene amount of food, fuel and camping comforts. This should be fun..!
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Fighting in the Wasatch

    Andrew McLean
    21 Mar 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Welcome to the Wasatch.  Now pick a side – pave it or preserve it. There’s a lot to be said for the Wasatch Mountains, especially from a skiing/boarding standpoint.  They are very riding friendly, have easy access, are close to a major metropolitan city, close to an airport, have seven major ski resorts and also have an abundance of light, deep snow. Technically, the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest entails 2.48 million acres of land, but much of that is lower elevation, brushy or lacks winter road access, which makes it undesirable for skiing.  Conversely, upper elevation…
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    Colorado Snow

  • Wearable ski tech: 3 things to bring

    Devin Reams
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    With smartphones all over the mountain, here are three things you should bring to help make your day on the mountain a bit better. Touchscreen gloves, a waterproof case, and a battery pack are must-haves. As technology gets smaller and lighter, look to smartphone-enabled goggles, video cameras and more. Learn more about my recommendations at the Breckenridge Blog. This article is published at Colorado Snow (cosnow.com). All rights reserved. Republication, in part or entirety is welcome with attribution.
  • The names of Breck’s Peak 6 runs

    Devin Reams
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    Peak 6 at Breckenridge introduced nearly 550 acres and over three dozen new trails during the 2013-2014 season. Over 1,800 guests submitted trail names that “Awaken Their Sixth Sense” in a contest and 25 were chosen. What are the meanings behind some of these names? Beauty was a common theme but some names suggested spirituality, a state of mind, and of course, sensory experiences… learn more about the names at the Breckenridge Blog. This article is published at Colorado Snow (cosnow.com). All rights reserved. Republication, in part or entirety is welcome with attribution.
  • Beaver Creek (2014-03-08)

    Devin Reams
    9 Mar 2014 | 7:42 am
    We did a quick afternoon at Beaver Creek. We knew it was going to be a busy day when we saw the cars start parking on a Highway 6. After a nice lunch from Larkburger and a Wit from Crazy Mountain we headed up. By the afternoon the snow was already a bit slushy. Temperatures were in the 30s so it was great weather for humans (but not for snow). After some tree runs, which still had powder, at Bachelor Gulch we ended the day on the sunny patio at Mami’s Cabin. The umbrella bar is one of my favorite places to be and on a warm day the picnic tables were welcoming. This post is part of the…
  • How to save money during spring break in Breck

    Devin Reams
    6 Mar 2014 | 8:56 am
    One of the best parties to celebrate spring break is a few weeks away: Breck Spring Fever 2014 kicks off on March 22. I put together a few ideas on how you can save some money during spring break in Breck: buy lift tickets in advance online, purchase ski and snowboard rentals online, travel by shuttle and bus and carpool, and embrace happy hour. This article is published at Colorado Snow (cosnow.com). All rights reserved. Republication, in part or entirety is welcome with attribution.
  • Keystone (2014-03-01)

    Devin Reams
    2 Mar 2014 | 7:53 am
    We left Denver at 6:15 in the morning and this was our worst drive in recent memory. The snow was falling and it had snowed a lot overnight in the mountains. It was also warm enough to be very wet and slick. We avoided the many accidents coming down from the tunnel but saw dozens in Silverthorne. We arrived around 10 AM and it was still snowing big wet flakes. We aimed for the Wayback and set off. The Windows were fluffy and fun to ski through. The Outback runs had many inches of fresh powder. The Wayback had tons of powder in the trees. I found plenty of long untouched lines even after 11…
 
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    Snow.Guide

  • Design the snowboard graphics for a pro!

    Mark Barber
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:49 am
    This is a fantastic opportunity for any budding snowboard design artists out there – come up with a graphic design for a bespoke snowboard that Jamie Barrow (GB’s fastest snowboarder) will ride. Jamie needs no introduction as he is the dude that sped across a frozen lake on a snowboard with a jet powered back pack! In association with DOUK snowboards, Jamie needs a sick design for a bespoke snowboard that he will ride this winter. All designs are welcome and a snowboard template can be provided – just message us back via the contact page and leave your email address so we…
  • Mr. Plant – Film Review 2014

    Mark Barber
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Mr. Plant is the latest and much anticipated Volcom offering starring Pat Moore. When the world tour bandwagon reached London, I got the chance to go to the premiere at the Red Bull studios to watch the film and have a chat with Pat. If you are into super slow motion arty scenes and a commentary about self-discovery, then this is not for you.  The film is about the pure love of snowboarding in its rawest form and Pat sums it up perfectly by saying the message is simply ‘this is what we do, go grab a snowboard and give it a go!’ . Volcom photo gallery of the making of Mr. Plant at Red…
  • Best Places For Parking at UK Airports For Your Ski Holiday

    Robert Stewart
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    Probably not the most exotic ski based article I’ve ever written but then again, it’s probably pretty unique. The UK is blessed with such a wide selection of regional airports that most of us are within an hour’s drive of one that has flights to the Alps in winter. Most ski flights are early morning affairs and those dark mornings don’t make things any easier. Here’s some information on the car parking facilities I used last winter when flying out of the UK – if you’ve got any good recommendations then feel free to contact us with your tips as I only flew out of three airports…
  • Competition time – WIN a brand new pair of Salomon Q105 skis

    Robert Stewart
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
      Win a brand new pair of Salomon Q105 skis courtsey of Snoworks GAP. All you have to do is head over to this Snoworks GAP page: http://www.snoworksgap.co.uk/blog/win-salomon-q105-skis and decide how you want to enter (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram). Competition closes on Monday 1 September 2014.   Watch this review, of the skis, from Fall Line Skiing Magazine:  
  • Five Ski Resorts in Europe That Offer Great Summer Activities

    Robert Stewart
    27 Jun 2014 | 1:49 am
    I recently attended the 8th Mountainlikers Congress in Andorra organised by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). The two day event with twenty two speakers from all sections of the snow sports industry, focused on opportunities in summer tourism in the mountains. Ski resorts must diversify to survive and offer an all year experience that competes with the beach. Here’s five ski resorts that already have lots to offer once the snow has melted: Tignes, France The Olympic village of Tignes opened a brand new sports complex in 2013 and offers a huge selection of activities…
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    The Mountain Mover

  • Ski-in/Ski-out Luxury at Edgemont Steamboat

    Ashley
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Snowline Ridge at Edgemont The luxury residences at Edgemont Steamboat offer unrivaled access to the slopes and feature well-appointed, luxuriously finished accommodations. From small to large groups, there is a residence at Edgemont for everyone. Skyfall Ridge Residence 2 bedrooms/2 baths/Sleeps 5/1448 sq. feet This stylishly appointed two bedroom residence at Edgemont offers convenient ski-in/ski-out access and great views of the ski mountain and the pristine Yampa Valley. Mountain living is at its best relaxing before a fireplace after a day of adventure on skis.…
 
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    Resort Marketing

  • Change and Evolve

    Eric Hoffman
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    It’s been an interesting few weeks in our quiet little mountain town of Park City and I have no doubts that things will continue to be “interesting” in the coming months and years. I am not going to detail these events as they’ve been plastered up and down the walls of the internet, however, I think that this time of change is a great example for looking at ourselves and how we fall into routines and habits which sometimes get shaken up to help us to continue to evolve and improve in our jobs. Digital marketing is a space that is in continual evolution and…
  • More Hyperlapse

    Eric Hoffman
    6 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    Several weeks ago I wrote a post about the benefits of Hyperlapse video processing technology and two weeks later, Instagram posted an app that they call Hyperlapse which made this technology available to the masses – although it doesn’t use anything but the video that you capture on your iPhone. This is great stuff, but I love this application of hyperlapse which hacks Google Street View imagery to create easy hyperlapse videos that pull from the huge inventory of images that Google has captured, and is capturing: I created a quick test of a Street View snowmobile track at…
  • Moving or Duplicating a WordPress Blog

    Eric Hoffman
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    I’ve been using Wordpress on various projects over the years and one of the things that has always been a bit disappointing to me is the difficulty of moving a blog, from a development site to production or from one host to another. It’s easy enough to use the export content function, but in configuring and building a good-looking and working blog, there are so many configurations, widgets, menus and more that are setup and need to be setup again that I always spend way more time than it seems necessary going through all the entire CMS to make sure I’ve made all…
  • Travel Search Data

    Eric Hoffman
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:11 am
    I’ve beaten the Google drum quite a bit, but Google is by no means the end all be all of search. There are plenty of searches happening on other search engines (did you know the current number 2 is YouTube – owned by Google of course), searches via other mediums like driving directions, search done in-app on mobile devices and searches done for things other than web pages. Travel search is an area that Google has entered for things such as flight and hotel search, but there are several sites that are providing some very interesting variations travel search results page. I…
  • Don’t be Afraid to Fail

    Eric Hoffman
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    “Don’t be afraid to fail” is a common refrain in business. It’s one which is easier to say than to do. This is why it’s so interesting to see how one of the most powerful companies in the world, Google, really does act out this mantra. As a recent example, here’s a recent Google+ post in which it was announced that Google search results will no longer display authorship results: Google has used authorship as a ranking factor in their search results dating back to about 2011, but they have been phasing it out over the past year or so. There’s a…
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    Tokyo Snow Club News

  • Mt Fuji First Snowfall

    admin
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:18 pm
    The mighty Mt Fuji gets its white snowcap back after the first snowfall of the season. Here is a collection of pics taken from various live cams this morning:
  • Mt Mitake Hike Report

    admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:48 pm
    TRIP DATE: Mon Oct 13th A misty walk though a quiet rock garden and mountain village. I rate this a 2 out of 5 on the difficulty scale. Hiking Distance Approx 7.0 km. Time : 4.0 hours with lunch. Thank you to all the hikers who came braved the weather and came out. It was [...]
  • Mountain Biking in Okutama Report

    admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:45 pm
    TRIP DATE: Oct 12th A picturesque ride on the “old road” of Okutama. I rate this a 3 out of 5 on the difficulty scale. Cycling/Hiking Distance Approx 22.0 km. Time : 5.5 hours with lunch. Thank you to all the cyclist who came out. It was the first time this year to offer a [...]
  • Takamizu Three Peaks Hike Report

    admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:28 pm
    A beautiful Autumn day trek over three peaks. I rate this a 3 out of 5 on the difficulty scale. Hiking Distance Approx 8.0 km. Time : 5.5 hours with lunch. Thank you to all the hikers who came out. There were a few slips and some adult language but this group was tough and [...]
  • October 4th Katsunuma Wine Festival

    admin
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    Wine, BBQ, Fire, and children marching bands… yep you guessed it! The annual Katsunuma Wine Festival has come and gone once again and it did not disappoint. With our merry band of wine0philes we descended from the big city for the day of drinking, eating and enjoying the atmosphere. All in all a great day [...]
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    Inghams Blog

  • Alpine Wildife – Chamonix’s top 5 inhabitants!

    Sam
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:39 am
    Ruth and Jerome in Chamonix have been on the look out for some of the local wildlife. Here are some of the animals you can expect to see in the Alps:    Chamois: The chamois is a large sized mountain goat, native to the European mountains. It spends its time grazing on the alpine meadows and munching leaves and grass. It is one of only a few hoofed animal species who will actually try to kill one another during rutting and will aim for vulnerable parts of its opponent’s body. Despite not being endangered in any way, European law prohibits the hunting of the chamois as they want to…
  • Yodeling in the Alps? Don’t Knock It.

    Sam
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    Lydia Crisostomo, Inghams PR Executive hosted a group press trip to Mayrhofen, Austria earlier this year to experience the World’s first Yodel Hiking Trail. Freelance travel writer, Amy Laughinghouse ( The Press and Journal, The Scotsman, Travel Magazine ) has given us her thoughts on the fine art of Yodelling:   Knock knock. Who’s there? Little old lady. Little old lady who? Hey! I didn’t know you could yodel!   Okay, so learning to yodel isn’t quite as simple as that tired old joke suggests, but it can be a right laugh, as I discover on the Knigsleiten Jodelwanderweg.  …
  • Top Tipples to Ease the Freeze

    Sam
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Vin Chaud/Glühwein Many of you will know this type of beverage as mulled wine.  In the Alps there are lots variations of this drink, all based around hot wine.  Usually red wine is flavoured with spices such as cloves and cinnamon, sweetened with sugar and given a zesty kick with oranges.  In France this is normally referred to as Vin Chaud and in Austria/Germany the traditional term is Glühwein. Whatever you like to call it, all you need to know is that it tastes pretty good after a hard days skiingSanté! Warning: Mid-morning Glühweins albeit socially acceptable on the slopes, are…
  • The Cortina Comeback

    Sam
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:57 am
    With the excitement from Sochi 2014 slowly dying down we took a look back at some of the best Winter games. We’re taking a step back in time to look at the Cortina games in 1956 and how the event propelled this idyllic, fashionable town onto the mass market. The Cortina Winter games of ’56 were the first to be televised internationally so this drew immediate attention to the resort and was the best publicity Cortina had ever had.  It was also the first time most events were within walking distance thereby keeping the cultural town at the forefront of the media exposure. The Chalet Hotel…
  • Our top tips: Life in Levi

    Sam
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    The resort of Levi in Lapland also has a lot to offer besides Santa, including some mesmerising Northern Lights (fingers crossed) this winter and some sensational skiing – for those of you who may never have skied before and want to, give it a go whilst you are there. The resort has 47 slopes, snow-sure pistes and even a snow park for the more daring. It also has some fantastic après ski on offer as it is the most popular ski destination in Finland- especially if you are a fan of karaoke, you will find that the Finns love it! You will find many shops, bars and restaurants. There is one…
 
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    Ski Vacation Blog

  • Interview: The Wise Man, Sculpted in Time

    Alex Boyd
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Each week in October, Sherpas Cinema and Banff Lake Louise Tourism have been posting a new episode of Sculpted in Time. They started off with a soulful profile of 88-year-old Edward Hunter who skis... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • VIDEO: Afterglow, Lightsuit Segment

    Alex Boyd
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    If you’ve been sitting at a computer today, you’ve undoubtedly already seen this cinematic masterpiece. If you haven’t, we’re thrilled to share this preview of Afterglow, a... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Interview: The Artist, Sculpted in Time

    Alex Boyd
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:16 pm
    There’s a lot of video inspiration during this time of year, and some of the best stuff is coming out of Banff and Lake Louise and the dramatic video series, Sculpted in Time. The ski areas and... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • 7 tips for an affordable ski vacation

    Leah Fielding
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s probable that nobody has ever said a ski vacation is inexpensive. However, we all know that, for skiers and riders, going on an affordable ski vacation is about much more than just taking a... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • The Crown Jewels of the Canadian Rockies

    Alex Boyd
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    Yes, the skiing is always important on a ski trip, but as a travel company, we know that where you stay can take a ski vacation from good to great. With our portfolio of 4,000+ lodging properties at... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
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