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  • Warren Miller Gewinnspiel: Wir verlosen 20 DVDs und 10x2 Tickets!

    Ski News | Alle Neuigkeiten für Skifahrer | Skiinfo
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Ab Anfang November tourt Warren Miller mit seinem neuesten Streifen "No Turning Back" durch Deutschland. Bei uns habt ihr die Chance, 10x2 Eintrittskarten sowie insgesamt 20 DVDs vom letztjährigen Warren Miller Film "Ticket to ride" ...
  • Blancpain Endurance Series Season Finale Full Of Highlights For Audi Sport Race

    Olympic Alpine Skiing News
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    In GT racing, Audi will be celebrating the finale of the Blancpain Endurance Series on September 21 with several attractions. The 1,000-kilometer race on the NA1 4rburgring will not only be about the decision between the four Audi drivers at the top of the standings and their immediate rivals.
  • Bryntesson’s Söckertoppen Camp Takes ‘Best from the Athletic World and Puts That in the Diabetic World’

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    Chelsea Little
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    Robin Bryntesson (front) running with Swedish kids at his camp for diabetic children. Photo: Team Robin. When he was a kid, Robin Bryntesson skied a lot. That’s not unusual for a Swede. But then he got some news that definitely set him apart from his many teammates: he had diabetes. “My doctor told me that my skiing career was over,” he explained in an e-mail. Like any fiercely competitive athlete, Bryntesson didn’t take the news lying down. He kept skiing and went on to win a World Junior Championship, then a World Cup team sprint with Emil Jonsson. “Then I call my doctor and say…
  • Sugarbush Health and Racquet Club to ost Rally for the Cure Event

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    19 Sep 2014 | 11:56 am
    Warren, VT (September 19, 2014) – The Sugarbush Health and Racquet Club (SHaRC is hosting a Rally for the Cure Tennis event on Saturday, October 4th. Rally for the Cure is a grass roots program that works through volunteer organized golf, tennis and social events to educate women about breast cancer and remind them to get their annual screening. The SHaRC invites the public to take part. The day’s activities will include the following: 9:00 AM: Registration & Vendor Fair 10:00 AM: Round Robin 12:40-1:45 PM: Lunch 2:00-5:00 PM: Open Court Time Prizes will be awarded to the winner of…
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    7 Sep 2014 | 6:44 am
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  • Warren Miller Gewinnspiel: Wir verlosen 20 DVDs und 10x2 Tickets!

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Ab Anfang November tourt Warren Miller mit seinem neuesten Streifen "No Turning Back" durch Deutschland. Bei uns habt ihr die Chance, 10x2 Eintrittskarten sowie insgesamt 20 DVDs vom letztjährigen Warren Miller Film "Ticket to ride" ...
  • Schneebericht: Weitere Gletscher in Österreich öffnen, Endspurt auf der Südhalbkugel

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Während aktuell in Mitteleuropa der Sommer noch einmal mit hohen Temperaturen und Sonnenschein zurückgekommen ist, denkt man mancherorts schon wieder an den Winter. In diesen Tagen stehen die Gletscherskigebiete in den Alpen im Mittelpunkt und sind schon voll auf Winter eingestellt. So starteten Sölden und der Stubaier Gletscher schon den Skibetrieb. Mehr Infos dazu in unserem aktuellen Schneebericht ...
  • 50 Jahre Skifilme von Bogner: So hat sich der Skifilm von damals zu heute verändert

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:53 am
    Willi Bogner ist im deutschsprachigen Alpenraum fast jedem ein Begriff. Nicht nur als Ausrüster des Deutschen Skiverbands und Luxus-Skiwear-Hersteller, sondern auch als Skifilmproduzent der alten Schule. Fast 50 Jahre ist es mittlerweile her, da brachte Willi Bogner junior, heute 72 Jahre alt, mit Skifascination (Ski-Faszination) seinen ersten Skifilm in die Kinos. Wir zeigen Ausschnitte aus den großen Filme der Ära Bogner ...
  • Gletscher-Openings 2014: Pulver und Party im Oktober und November

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:42 am
    Weiße Wiesn, Glacier Love und Powder Open - ab Oktober feiern die österreichischen Gletscherskigebiete den Start in die Wintersaison ...
  • Freeride Ski Test 2015: 17 Skier für den tiefen Powder

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    Ihr steht auf den tiefen Powder? Abseits der Pisten fühlt ihr euch wohl und braucht für die Saison 2014/2015 noch einen neuen Ski für eure Abenteuer? Dann klickt euch rein, denn wir haben zusammen mit unseren amerikanischen Kollegen von OnTheSnow.com 17 Bretter zum Freeriden getestet ...
 
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  • Bryntesson’s Söckertoppen Camp Takes ‘Best from the Athletic World and Puts That in the Diabetic World’

    Chelsea Little
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    Robin Bryntesson (front) running with Swedish kids at his camp for diabetic children. Photo: Team Robin. When he was a kid, Robin Bryntesson skied a lot. That’s not unusual for a Swede. But then he got some news that definitely set him apart from his many teammates: he had diabetes. “My doctor told me that my skiing career was over,” he explained in an e-mail. Like any fiercely competitive athlete, Bryntesson didn’t take the news lying down. He kept skiing and went on to win a World Junior Championship, then a World Cup team sprint with Emil Jonsson. “Then I call my doctor and say…
  • GRP Finds Stellar Conditions at On-Snow Camp in Austria

    Lander Karath
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    Craftsbury Green Racing Project skiers traverse the Dachstien Glacier in Rasmau, Austria as part of the teams on-snow camp in September 2014. Anne Kyllönen is an exemplary skier. The Finnish athlete’s technique – both flawless and efficient – has served as an example for the USST and other American club teams over the 2014 summer to help visualize improvements. But why watch a video when the real thing can be right in front of you? Such was the case for Ida Sargent, who had the opportunity to mimic the 2014 Olympic medalist’s technique in-person during the Craftsbury Green…
  • With Tour Win Under Belt, Hamilton Looks to Improve in 2015

    Lander Karath
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:26 am
    Simi Hamilton celebrates his first victory and podium in the third stage of the Tour de Ski on Dec. 31 in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. In the 1.5 k freestyle sprint final, Hamilton edged Canada’s Alex Harvey and Norway’s Martin Johnsrud Sundby, who placed second and third, respectively. (Photo: Fischer/Nordic Focus) Simi Hamilton had never made a World Cup final, let alone won a stage World Cup. That all changed Dec. 31, 2013 with his momentous victory in the third stage of the 2014 Tour de Ski. Hailed around the U.S. as part of a major shift towards improved American results, his…
  • Burke, Dunklee Edge Teammates in Whiteface Footrace (with Photo Gallery)

    Alex Kochon
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    Tim Burke nears the finish of Tuesday’s Tim Burke Uphill Run Test at Whiteface in Wilmington, N.Y. He set a new course record in 13:21. WILMINGTON, N.Y. — “You know we do other workouts,” Tim Burke says with a laugh more than halfway up the 4,867-foot Whiteface Mountain. Minutes before, the 32-year-old U.S. biathlete completed his big effort of the day in 13 minutes, 21 seconds, finishing about 1,300 feet higher than he started on Tuesday. In doing so, Burke set a new time to beat in the third edition of the Tim Burke Uphill Run Test (TBURT), named after him because he mapped the…
  • Swix Uses Exhaustive Testing to Develop New Wax Line for 2014 – 2015 Season

    Swix
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    HAVERHILL, MA — Swix Sport announced today the US launch of Cera NovaX, a comprehensive update to the world’s best-selling wax system, the Swix Cera Nova line. The redesigned system is the culmination of three years of careful testing from a 20-person Swix product development team, including World Cup technicians, wax chemists and racing experts. “We challenged all waxes in the system and put them to the test,” explained Lars Karlof, R&D manager for Swix Sport in Lillihammer, “The result is that we manage to improve the performance in nearly 60 % of the products which is…
 
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  • Sugarbush Health and Racquet Club to ost Rally for the Cure Event

    AlpineZone News
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:56 am
    Warren, VT (September 19, 2014) – The Sugarbush Health and Racquet Club (SHaRC is hosting a Rally for the Cure Tennis event on Saturday, October 4th. Rally for the Cure is a grass roots program that works through volunteer organized golf, tennis and social events to educate women about breast cancer and remind them to get their annual screening. The SHaRC invites the public to take part. The day’s activities will include the following: 9:00 AM: Registration & Vendor Fair 10:00 AM: Round Robin 12:40-1:45 PM: Lunch 2:00-5:00 PM: Open Court Time Prizes will be awarded to the winner of…
  • Sugarloaf and Sunday River Begin Blowing Snow in Maine (Gallery)

    AlpineZone News
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    Sugarloaf and Sunday River both lay claim to earliest to blow snow in the Northeast, lighting up snowguns on Tote Road at Sugarloaf and the T2 Trail at Sunday River. This was possible because of temps dropping into the high teens overnight. While this isn’t yet the start of building a base for the winter, this very early test sure begins the winter stoke buildup. Sugarloaf’s snow surfaces director Dan Barker said: “Is there a benefit to running our system in mid-September? Maybe a little. But we hate the heat and we’re sick of summer. If it’s cold, we want to be making…
  • Killington Adds $2M In Low Energy Snow Guns

    AlpineZone News
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    Killington Resort improves fleet, sustainability through Efficiency Vermont’s Great Snow Gun Roundup KILLINGTON, Vt. (August 20, 2014) – Ahead of the Winter 2014-15 season, Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America, is investing in nearly 400 new energy-efficient snow guns as a part of Efficiency Vermont’s Great Snow Gun Roundup. Home to the longest season in the East which often spans from October to May, Killington Resort relies on snowmaking to provide a consistently reliable snow surface. This latest investment of snow guns is valued at…
  • Sugarbush Pumps $4.5M Into Snowmaking and Lift Upgrades

    AlpineZone News
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:31 am
    Warren, VT (August 20, 2014) – Sugarbush Resort has invested over $4.5 million on improvements this summer in preparation for the upcoming winter. The resort has invested $1.8 million in snowmaking equipment, completing a five-year, $5 million capital project that delivered upgrades in snowmaking at both Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen including the purchase of over 500 low-energy snowguns. This latest investment includes the purchase and installation of 351 new Snow Logic, HKD, and Ratnik snowguns, as well as significant improvements to infrastructure, with the replacement of a variety of…
  • Loon Mountain Announces New Snowmaking, Website

    AlpineZone News
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    Lincoln, N.H. (August 19, 2014) – When Loon Mountain Resort opens for the 2014-15 winter season, skiers and riders will discover exciting improvements, including key snowmaking upgrades, expanded terrain park offerings for kids, and a responsive new website. Snowmaking This winter, early-season snowmaking will get another significant boost thanks to 50 new HKD KLIK semi-automated snowmaking hydrants on Upper Picked Rock and Lower Bear Claw, two key early-season snowmaking trails. By increasing the efficiency of the snowmaking process, these semi-automated hydrants will allow Loon’s…
 
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  • Tip Sheet: Big Couloir

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:10 am
    » Location: Big Sky, Mont. » Need to Know: Sign out at the patrol shack at the top of the tram. Bring avy gear. Know how to use it. » Vertical Feet: 1,400 » Scare Factor: A sustained pitch
of 50 degrees plus
a hairball entrance make it one of North America’s toughest inbounds runs.Get After It » The entrance is corniced, rocky, and exposed. Don’t fall. Ski one at a time. Jump- turn down to the dogleg, then duck into the safe zone to wait for your partner. The pitch remains consistent but the chute widens, so even if your thighs are on fire, your brain can relax. After the apron,…
  • 2015's Top-Ranked Western Ski Resorts

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    See the top 30 ski resorts in the west, as ranked by 12,000 readers in our annual Resort Survey.
  • 2015's Top-Ranked Eastern Ski Resorts

    15 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    Results from the Resort Survey are in. See the top 20 ski resorts in the east.
  • Resort Guide 2014-15

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    Top 30 Ski Resorts in the West Top 20 Ski Resorts in the East
  • Vail Resorts Buys PCMR, Plans Canyons Connection

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    Perhaps the biggest question facing the U.S. ski industry this year just got answered: Vail Resorts purchased Park City Mountain Resort Thursday for $182.5 million, ending a protracted legal battle that went white hot at the end of the 2011 season.This finally settles an uncertain future for PCMR, which will open as scheduled for the upcoming season and be included on the Epic Pass, which is the resort's first public integration into the Vail galaxy. Now the focus swings to what Vail Resorts has planned for Utah’s busiest resort, which unquestionably involves the adjacent Canyons. Vail took…
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    The Skiing Department Blog

  • 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:   Related posts: How to put on your skis The Best All-Mountain Skis of 2012-13 What To Expect On Your First Ski Lesson Session 1. (Cont)
  • 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…
  • Mount Temple: Long Cuff Ski Gloves Review

    Robert Stewart
    6 Jun 2014 | 1:03 pm
    10 Peaks make high quality, sturdy and tough gloves that look good and have a unique design addition – they open up in the middle with a zipper that allows your hands to be free and open. This function means you can use your hands normally without taking the gloves off, allowing a variety of tasks to be performed such as using a phone, putting on skins when touring, taking photographs, removing items from pockets – you get the idea. Apart from the additional functionality, it was important for me when testing to ensure the glove itself stands up to the usual quality standards. Is it warm?
  • Go Big In Japan

    Robert Stewart
    24 May 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Having heard tantalising tales for many years about the legendary powder in Japan, a large group of us finally decided to take the plunge and go and see for ourselves what all the fuss was about. With just over 2 weeks at our disposal our aim was to cram in as much as possible and we certainly ended up with a trip of contrasts, but Japan did not disappoint. We probably only dipped our toes into all Japan has to offer, but it was certainly enough for us to be very keen to return. Tokyo in the snow We experienced the wonderful craziness of Tokyo, some of which had to be seen to be believed –…
 
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    The Mountain Mover

  • Steamboat Dining: In with the new…and the old.

    Ashley
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    There are perks to living in a world class ski town, and the dining is definitely one of them.  Nearly any cuisine - done well - you can find in Steamboat Springs, and many of Steamboat’s finer establishments have been here for decades. But we’ve had a few new editions that are worth a mention, too. Read below for our top three “oldies” and top three “newbies” to the Steamboat dining scene. Oldies Café Diva Led  by Chef Kate Van Rensselaer Rench, Café…
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    Resort Marketing

  • 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…
  • Dare to be Different

    Eric Hoffman
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    This is something that always gets me in ski resort marketing. The powder shot The happy family The carved turn on a groom groomer The rail slide The big hit in the park The refreshing aprés ski beverage Do all the ads you see for resorts feature the same looking people doing these things? I thought so. Seth Godin recently wrote a post on this topic about the ads he saw in an issue of Vanity Fair in which out of 108 ads, 84 featured models were all Skinny, Sad and Pale. Sound similar? What to do? Find a new way to market based upon analytics that move the business forward. Each resort…
  • Passwords, yeah, passwords.

    Eric Hoffman
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    Passwords are the necessary pain in the backside that we know are very important, but that also cause us all to waste a lot of time trying to remember our passwords, and trying to make sure we change them when prompted, yet keep from wasting large chunks of time when we have to “recover” a password that we forgot. And yes, when passwords are used by someone who shouldn’t have them, it can certain wreck a lot of havoc – yikes! As someone who is online nearly constantly during my work day, and quite a bit outside the office as well, I have to admit that my personal…
  • Drones and Ski Resorts

    Eric Hoffman
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    Drones, particularly those that can film video or still photos, present a huge opportunity for ski resorts. With that opportunity come many challenges as well. It wasn’t many years ago that the only way to get quality aerial images and video was to head up in a plane (tough to get video and not easy for photos either) or a helicopter (better for photos, but need a special mount to get usable video). We even tried a small tethered blimp which could lift a decent digital camera, but it didn’t work out for usable images. Fast forward a few years and technology has advanced…
  • A Solution to Impossible to Watch POV Video?

    Eric Hoffman
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:28 pm
    I’m not a big fan of point of view (POV) video, as I find almost all POV videos next to impossible to watch more than a few seconds. POV videos have a lot of sudden pans and tilts and are often very bumpy as they follow the head movements of the shooter, or the handlebar or pole that the cam is mounted on and no matter how smooth a shooter tries to be, things inevitably get bumpy. There’s a new algorithm being worked on that should help solve these issues. Check out First-Person Hyperlapse and let me know if that doesn’t look like a very elegant solution to the problem I…
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    Middle Aged Ski Bum®

  • Great Reno Balloon Race 2014

    Kim Hull
    6 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    Great Reno Balloon Race 2014 Photo: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media The most common word overheard at the Great Reno Balloon Race? “Awesome!” Great Reno Balloon Race 2014 Photo: Greg K Hull © Chasing Light Media And, awesome it is. The world’s largest free hot-air ballooning event, the Great Reno Ballon Race has been held each November since 1982. With more than 100 balloons, the event draws more than 100,000 attendees each year. Great Reno Balloon Race 2014Photo: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media Over the event’s three days, attendees gather before dawn north of downtown…
  • Opedix® Knee-Tec™ Tights

    Kim Hull
    7 Feb 2014 | 2:48 pm
    I have bad knees. Not sure why – it can’t be the years of skiing, cycling, hiking and climbing mountains.  And, I’m sure it’s not being, ahem…middle aged. So, when I heard about Opedix Knee-Tec tights - tights that have been designed to reduce knee pain during action sports – whoa, that sounded like something I needed to try. Opedix Knee-Tec Tights in the gym I got my pair of Opedix tights in November and started wearing them to the gym for pre-season ski conditioning. We went to the gym about every other day in November and December and I wore them…
  • Mendocino County and the Redwoods

    Kim Hull
    15 Nov 2013 | 1:00 pm
    Mendocino County is one of the most beautiful areas of Northern California. Located about 3 hours north of San Francisco, Mendocino County is filled with wineries, quaint inns, the seaside village of Mendocino, and of course, the amazing redwoods. Getting there Head north up the 101 toward Santa Rose and Sonoma. At Cloverdale, take 128 west toward the coast. Highway 128 is a winding road that runs through Mendocino County’s wine regions, which produce some excellent wines. Yorkville Cellars is about 17 miles west of Cloverdale and further into the Anderson Valley region are numerous…
  • Kenwood Vineyard

    Kim Hull
    3 Nov 2013 | 6:56 pm
    9592 Sonoma Highway More Sonoma & Sonoma wineries » Kenwood, CA 95452 707 833 5891 Kenwood Winery website Click image to launch viewer
  • Matanzas Creek Winery

    Kim Hull
    3 Nov 2013 | 6:44 pm
    6097 Bennett Valley Road More Sonoma & Sonoma wineries » Santa Rosa, CA 95404 707 528 6464 Matanzas Creek Winery website Click image to launch viewer
 
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    Tokyo Snow Club News

  • Monster Mash Up Halloween Fiesta Party!

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:46 am
    Hello one and all, get ready for a truly awesome Halloween party: MONSTER MASH UP – Halloween Fiesta Party! Brought to you by JAPONICUS and Tokyo Snow Club this promises to be a night to remember. We have plenty of bands and DJ’s to keep you dancing until the early morning! The music will transcend time and space covering [...]
  • September Shikenijima Trip!

    admin
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Hey there everyone! We are just back from an epic weekend on Shikenijima (An island out past Izu). We were lucky enough to get fantastic weather all day on Saturday and the day was spent lounging on the beach, snorkelling, cliff jumping, day drinking, and much much more. Cheers to everyone that came and be [...]
  • August 30th Mt Fuji Hike

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:36 am
    Hey Team, Chalk up another successful Fuji climb! Last weekend we set off to climb the mighty mountain. The weather was pleasant and the our lucky tour participants were treated to a breath taking sun rise. Check out a few photos from the trip: Cheers!    
  • August 23rd Mt Fuji Hiking trip

    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:28 am
    Hey Team! Last weekend we headed up to Mt Fuji to embark on an overnight trek to the summit. As per usual the group moral started high as excitement ran rife. With smiles and happy faces  we set off on our trek. We made great progress as people were literally bounding up to the sixth [...]
  • Last Saturday’s kayaking pics up

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:55 pm
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    Inghams Blog

  • Exploring the markets of Montreux

    Sam
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:07 am
    Our Christmas Markets product manager, Kat headed to the beautiful markets in Montreux last December and she would definitely recommend a visit…. The first time I visited Montreux was at the beginning of December. I was travelling as part of a “fam trip”, the main point of which was to be in the region to mark the season opening of a nearby ski resort.  But we had two nights in Montreux beforehand to experience its Christmas Market, dubbed “the biggest and the best” in Switzerland.  Personally, I love the run-up to and preparation for Christmas  – the jovial atmosphere,…
  • Why visit the Vienna Christmas Markets?

    Sam
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:23 am
    Hugh Walton, Inghams Executive Director, travelled to Vienna last year and managed to squeeze in some time to sample the delights of the Christmas Markets… My friends all think that being in the travel business is one long round of free travel and hospitality. They don’t believe that most of my trips involve a 4am start and a midnight return. However, last November I had the chance to extend a Friday visit to Vienna over the weekend. I hadn’t actually realised that it was the weekend when the Christmas Markets started and it was my first experience  of them. I can now see why they…
  • The memorable markets of Munich!

    Sam
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:02 am
    Two Decembers ago, Adam, a member of our Marketing Team, ventured to the beautiful Bavarian capital, Munich in order to sample some of their famous Christmas Markets. Here’s what he had to say about them! I flew into Munich Airport, which was a civilised 45-minute train journey from the city’s main train station; Munich Hauptbahnhof. From there on I caught the U-Bahn (Munich’s far more reliable version of our Tube) to Theresienwiese which is where the world famous Oktoberfest is hosted. One of Munich’s great selling points is its size – the centre of Munich can be largely…
  • Bardolino Wine Festival

    Sam
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:23 am
    85th Festa dell’ Uva e Vino – Bardolino Wine Festival 2014 – 2nd – 6th October October 2014 sees the 85th Bardolino Wine Festival take place on Lake Garda, along the lake front promenade of Bardolino.   The festival celebrates the new harvest of the grapes that contribute to the delicious Bardolino wines, which can be drunk alongside the famous food stalls showcasing typical cuisine of the region, such as Risotto, various pasta and sauces, grilled meats and vegetables, along with various antipasti from local farms and vineyards. Our in resort team can’t wait to welcome…
  • Sunshine in Salo

    Sam
    13 Sep 2014 | 1:35 am
    John, Resort Representative in Salo, is reporting on the latest conditions in resort and what you can do in the surrounding area to enjoy yourself.   So the forecasters’ say bad weather here in the Riviera but they clearly aren’t talking about the same Riviera that we are! The weather has been amazing with the rain in the late evening taking away the humid air and creating beautiful sunrises and spectacular views in the morning. The Lake is calm and all the ferries are running to take you to incredible places that are a must see. Take the time to visit Mussolini’s headquarters…
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    Ski Vacation Blog

  • Videos: Ski Season Preview

    Alex Boyd
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    Who knows what the 2014-2015 ski season will hold, but if you’re like us, you’re wishing for consistent storms, cold temperatures and powder days aplenty.  Right now, as autumn strips the... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • 7 things we love about the Okanagan ski region (and you will, too)

    Leah Fielding
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    The Okanagan ski resorts, which consist of Big White, Silver Star and Sun Peaks, may not have the same renown as other British Columbia ski resorts, but in fact pack a serious punch for the ski... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • 5 Reasons to Book Your Ski Vacation Now

    Leah Fielding
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    Whether you’ve got snow on the brain or not, it’s time to kick-start yourself into ski vacation planning gear, especially if you’re looking to save money on your next ski trip.... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Photos: New Snow at Ski Resorts

    Alex Boyd
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    It’s a funny thing to be a skier or snowboarder. Our happiness is dependent one big factor that’s out of our control: weather.  Some might say that this reliance on unpredictable snow... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • See the #BCDreamcatcher Submissions

    Alex Boyd
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    In September, we’re asking people to cast their ski-trip dreams into our #BCDreamcatcher sweepstakes for a chance to win one of three British Columbia ski vacations. We’ve received... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
 
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