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A DOZEN Ski Areas In The Alps Already Open After Sensational September Snow

A DOZEN Ski Areas In The Alps Already Open After Sensational September Snow

by Patrick Thorne

The snowy September has continued in Europe’s high Alps with three big snowfalls this month. 10 ski areas have already opened for the 2017-18 ski season and two more (Tignes in France and the Kitzsteinhorn glacier in Austria) will open… Read More →

6 Reasons To Ski Stunning Switzerland

6 Reasons To Ski Stunning Switzerland

by Patrick Thorne

1. Scenery Where is the most stunning scenery from the slopes? Opinion is, of course, divided. For one thing, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and, for another, it’s hard to make generalizations. But, for well-travelled skiers, a… Read More →

6 Glaciers For Summer Skiing

6 Glaciers For Summer Skiing

by Patrick Thorne

Just because it’s summer, that doesn’t mean you have to completely give up your love of skiing or snowboarding. One option is to head to the southern hemisphere. Another option is to ski the glaciers. There are several ski resorts… Read More →

Ski Europe: How To Plan Your First Trip & What To Expect

Ski Europe: How To Plan Your First Trip & What To Expect

by Patrick Thorne

There are many things in North America that are bigger, and in some ways better, than in Europe.  And while the debate can continue eternally over which continent offers a better skiing experience, some facts are indisputable: There are bigger… Read More →

Ski Resort Projects in the Alps: What’s New for 2013-2014

Ski Resort Projects in the Alps: What’s New for 2013-2014

by Patrick Thorne

North America is about two and a half times the size of Europe, and yet Europe has about four times as many ski areas as North America. So it should be no surprise that many of Europe’s ski areas sit… Read More →

Snow in the Alps Already Looking Good

Snow in the Alps Already Looking Good

by Patrick Thorne

I’ve been watching ski resorts opening around the world every Winter, professionally, for the past 30 years. For the past decade I’ve been lucky enough to hold various jobs where I’ve actually been called upon to report each week (and… Read More →

Ski Mountaineering: An Introduction

Ski Mountaineering: An Introduction

by Annie Agle

Two months ago, I awoke to a perfect morning in the Swiss Alps. My partners and I jumped up like kids on Christmas morning, housed the minimal breakfast and were in our skis by 4:30. It was a balmy -6… Read More →

Skiing in Switzerland, Part 2: Saas Fee and Zermatt

Skiing in Switzerland, Part 2: Saas Fee and Zermatt

by Heather Burke

Editor’s Note: This is the second post in a two-part series about Heather’s trip to Switzerland.  Read up on the first leg of her trip to Aletsch Arena and Verbier here! Saas Fee – Head spinning skiing above 11,000′ I felt… Read More →

Skiing in Switzerland, Part 1: Aletsch Arena and Verbier

by Heather Burke

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part post about Heather’s trip to four Swiss ski areas.  You can also read about her time at Saas Fee and Zermatt! On a Swiss Roll – Ski, Snowmobile & Drink in The… Read More →