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  • Women's alpine World Cup starts without favorite

    Olympic Alpine Skiing News
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:13 pm
    With four different winners over the past four years, the women's Alpine skiing World Cup lacks a clear favorite for the overall title just before the start of the new season. Lindsey Vonn and Maria Hoefl-Riesch used to be safe bets for the top two spots.
  • Preiswerte Pistenfreuden: Neun heiße Spartipps zum Einschwingen im Schnee

    Ski News | Alle Neuigkeiten für Skifahrer | Skiinfo
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    Günstige Pauschalen, satte Ermäßigungen und Gratis-Skipässe - in der Vorweihnachtszeit lässt sich so manches Schnäppchen im Schnee machen ...
  • The best places to ski on earth?

    Olympic Alpine Skiing News
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:41 am
    Former Olympic downhill champion Tommy Moe is based at in the Tordrillo Mountains in Alaska and acts as a guide to enthusiasts who want to tackle the challenging conditions with endless steep couloirs -- narrow gullies in steep mountainous terrain. It is ideal for heli-skiing and other off-piste activity.
  • Unicorn Picnic: Pretty Faces

    Ski & Skiing News - Daily Local Ski News
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Unicorn Picnic Productions, Pretty Faces, is a film celebrating women who thrive in the snow.
  • Sargent, Newell Climb to Top in Frozen Thunder Classic Sprint (with Photo Gallery)

    FasterSkier.com» Articles
    Alex Kochon
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    Andy Newell (r), of the U.S. Ski Team and Stratton Mountain School (SMS) T2 Team, racing to his second Frozen Thunder classic sprint victory in three years on Friday at the Canmore Nordic Centre in Canmore, Alberta. Runner-up Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess (in second) won last year. Matthias Inniger of Switzerland was third overall and Kris Freeman (Team Freebird) was fourth. (Photo: Pavlina Sudrich) There are a couple things one can count on at the Canmore Nordic Centre, including solid tracks and quality snow, even in October. At the first unofficial sprint of the North American season on…
 
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    Olympic Alpine Skiing News

  • The best places to ski on earth?

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:41 am
    Former Olympic downhill champion Tommy Moe is based at in the Tordrillo Mountains in Alaska and acts as a guide to enthusiasts who want to tackle the challenging conditions with endless steep couloirs -- narrow gullies in steep mountainous terrain. It is ideal for heli-skiing and other off-piste activity.
  • Women's alpine World Cup starts without favorite

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:13 pm
    With four different winners over the past four years, the women's Alpine skiing World Cup lacks a clear favorite for the overall title just before the start of the new season. Lindsey Vonn and Maria Hoefl-Riesch used to be safe bets for the top two spots.
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    23 Oct 2014 | 5:29 am
    British Eurosport and the Eurosport Player are the place to follow the entire 2014/15 season on snow and ice! For two winters, Marcel Hirscher has dominated the overall World Cup standings, and is favourite to land his third consecutive Crystal Globe. But this year the competition is determined to thwart the Austrian - the American daredevil Ted Ligety and French all-rounder Alexis Pinturault have Hirscher firmly in their sights.
  • Nike Unveils New Spring/Summer 2015 Women's Collections, Connects...

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Nike today unveiled its new Spring/Summer 2015 Women's collections in New York City with 27 of the world's top athletes, showcasing a breadth of performance and lifestyle products as well as digital services as the company continues to accelerate growth within its women's business. Nike unveiled its Spring/Summer 2015 Women's Collection in New York City today with 27 of the world's top athletes.
  • For Rio, Paralympian Alana Nichols focus on kayak

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:36 am
    Paralympian Alana Nichols calls them "pinch-me moments," when she can't quite believe she is actually in a particular situation. Like when she rolled down the red carpet at the ESPY Awards or rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
 
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    FasterSkier.com» Articles

  • Sargent, Newell Climb to Top in Frozen Thunder Classic Sprint (with Photo Gallery)

    Alex Kochon
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    Andy Newell (r), of the U.S. Ski Team and Stratton Mountain School (SMS) T2 Team, racing to his second Frozen Thunder classic sprint victory in three years on Friday at the Canmore Nordic Centre in Canmore, Alberta. Runner-up Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess (in second) won last year. Matthias Inniger of Switzerland was third overall and Kris Freeman (Team Freebird) was fourth. (Photo: Pavlina Sudrich) There are a couple things one can count on at the Canmore Nordic Centre, including solid tracks and quality snow, even in October. At the first unofficial sprint of the North American season on…
  • An In-Depth Look at the NNF and D25: What You Might Not Know and Didn’t Think to Ask

    Alex Kochon
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Members of the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Gold Team with coach Colin Rodgers in Europe last season. (Photo: NNF) Five years ago, David Knoop was a self-described master blaster looking for a cause, and the National Cross Country Ski Education Foundation (NCCSEF) was going to be it. His process of finding the NCCSEF didn’t happen overnight. In fact, the nonprofit had been more or less defunct since 2008, when founder Reid Lutter decided he was too busy to continue its mission of supporting junior development in U.S. nordic skiing. After starting the NCCSEF, formerly based in St.
  • After Turbulent Summer, BSF Rebounds with New Focus

    Lander Karath
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Members of the Bridger Ski Foundation elite and postgraduate perform trail maintenance at Bozeman’s Lindley Park in September. (Photo: Bridger Ski Foundation) The future of the Bridger Ski Foundation (BSF) elite and postgraduate team was a bit uncertain in July. Shortly after coming on as BSF’s new elite-and-postgrad coach in May, alumna and Bozeman, Mont., native Kristina Trygstad-Saari left her position to lead the Montana State University (MSU) nordic team. To make matters worse, soon-to-be BSF athletes Sam Tarling and Eric Wolcott decided to retire from skiing, leaving…
  • Biathlon Alberta Seeks Canmore-Based Events Coordinator

    FasterSkier
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    Biathlon Alberta – Events Coordinator Biathlon Alberta, the provincial governing body for the sport of biathlon, is hiring a Canmorebased Events Coordinator for the 2014‐15 season. This contract position will involve working approximately 40 days between November 24th and March 24th, assisting with the production of Biathlon Alberta events around Alberta. Duties of the position include: Set‐up online race registrations Prepare race files, biathlon race timing Equipment hauling Train and manage timing volunteers Tabulation of series points, shooting percentages, and other data Posting…
  • Gear West BrewSki Weekend Oct. 24-26

    Gear West
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Enjoy good brews, better company, and the best training with Matt Liebsch and Fischer. Birkie Trail, Seeley WI Join Matt Liebsch from October 24-26 for a weekend of relaxation and ski specific training in Seeley, WI, brought to you by Fischer and Gear West. Workouts will include individualized coaching and technique analysis, while beverages will be provided for “recovery” between sessions. It’s the perfect way to get fired up for the coming season! Register for the BrewSki weekend here Schedule Friday 10/24 5:00 – 6:00 pm: Optional Pole Hike/Trail Run – Mosquito…
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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

  • Slotterhouse AK – Photo Trip Report

    Andrew McLean
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Rarely, if ever, have I experienced a place that gets me more excited about ski mountaineering than the Slotterhouse in the Wrangell-St.Elias National Park & Preserve in southeast Alaska. As a disclaimer, I like exploring remote areas with plenty of options, not just a single huge peak or exclusively steep skiing terrain.  This preference evolved over a series of trips where we set out to ski one peak, or an area with nothing but steeps, only to get completely shut down by weather or bad snow stability.  Big peaks are fun, but they are a bit like placing all your eggs in one basket…
  • How to Build Wands

    Andrew McLean
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    I know – the moment you’ve all been waiting for.  Both of you. As detailed in my previous post, I’ve built a lot of bad mountaineering wands before arriving at this solution.  I like this design as they stay put in deep snow for weeks on end, withstand wind, are easy to place, easy to clean and generally work well.  I like the combination of both a small duct tape flag and a ribbon as if it is a total white-out, you can often still hear the ribbon flapping in the wind. 1. 48″ tomato stakes – 25 pack.  I like starting with long stakes (4′ versus…
  • Ski Mountaineering Wand Making – Greatest Fails

    Andrew McLean
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
    According to Malcom Gladwell’s theory that a person can only achieve true mastery of an activity by doing it for ten thousand hours, I’m almost a wand building prodigy. This is nothing to be proud of (except if you are my mom) and came about accidentally when I was building wands to mark ski mountaineering races, like the Wasatch PowderKeg.  According to International Ski Mountaineering Federation rules, courses are supposed to be marked every 10 meters, which on an 8 mile course like the Powder Keg is about 1,250 wands. Being a slacktart, I tried all sorts of time saving ideas…
  • 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…
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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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    Fresh Content

  • Used and Abused: Weekly Gear Reviews

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    We're constantly testing products to help you make the right buying decisions, and here is some of our honest feedback from the field.
  • How to Ski Snowbird

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:18 pm
    » Location: Snowbird, Utah » Vertical Feet: 3,240 » Acres: 1,100 Need to Know » Big storms typically mean highway closures and Interlodge until avalanche work can be conducted on the numerous slide paths of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Be geared up, either in the lodge or in the vehicle lineup at the bottom of Highway 210, to beat everyone to the freshies once things open up. The Terrain » Beneath Snowbird’s tram terminus on Hidden Peak and the towering American Fork Twin Peaks, Gad Valley offers it all—adventurous high-alpine bowls, piney glades, hidden chutes, and rolling groomers.
  • Resort Guide 2015: Best Off-Hill Activities

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Because on some days not everyone wants to ski.
  • Eastern Pow

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Top powder shots from the Right Coast.
  • Resort Guide 2015: Best Overall Satisfaction

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    When it comes to the best overall experience, these top ski resorts have it all.
 
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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

  • Two Unique Videos (One About Skiing) from TV Manufacturers

    Eric Hoffman
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    If you haven’t seen Sweetgrass Productions AFTERGLOW video, take a look now, and marvel at the effort that went into shooting this film: Then take a look at this video that Samsung sponsored about five years ago (excuses the low quality of the clip): Then take a step back, think about the videos that you’ve posted for your brand and step of the box like these two groups did. The results might just surprise you! Two Unique Videos (One About Skiing) from TV Manufacturers is a post from: The Resort Marketing written by Eric Hoffman.
  • 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…
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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

  • The Live Music Scene in Söll

    Sam
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    Kev, one of our Reservations Consultants, who has previously worked in the resort of Söll, explains why you should head to the resort to get your après fix this season! When people talk about the lively après resorts in Austria many automatically think of St Anton, Ischgl and Mayrhofen not everyone realises the diverse live music scene located in the heart of Austria’s largest inter-connected area known as the Ski Welt. The resort of Söll certainly provides that and then some.   Popular with British skiers and snowboarders since the 1980s (check out the youtube clip ‘On the…
  • FREE snowshoeing this winter in Lapland

    Sam
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Free snowshoeing you say?! Yes you heard us correctly! We have on offer the amazing snowshoeing excursion for a select number of our Lapland holidays departing 2015. Lisa, Inghams PR Manager, talks about her first experience snow shoeing: My heart sank when I saw that snowshoeing was one of the activities on my Lapland trip.  Compared with whizzing through trees on snowmobiles, clinging on for dear life as a pack of excited of huskies pulled me through the forest and the adrenalin rush of ice climbing, a gentle snowshoe seemed a bit… well.. dull. How wrong I was! Having never…
  • 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…
 
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    Ski Vacation Blog

  • Early-season snow storm shaping up to blanket many Western ski resorts

    Leah Fielding
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:29 pm
    The snow dances are paying off. A snow storm is moving across the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Northern California, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and parts of Colorado throughout the weekend. NOAA... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Ski resorts in the Alps receive first big snow

    Alex Boyd
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    You’ve probably been asking the same question that has been on our minds: is it snowing in the Alps? Yes! Ski resorts across the Alps received their first major snow storm of the season. Flakes... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • The most beautiful mountain lakes in ski country

    Leah Fielding
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:04 am
    Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada The breathtaking glacial Lake Louise shares its name with neighboring Lake Louise ski resort, which is famous for its incredible views and for annually hosting the World... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/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 by Sweetgrass Productions

    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.
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