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Europe Resorts

Is there snow in the Alps? 

Snow in the Alps

Rumors of scant snow in Europe have been circulating, and news headlines have only increased the hype. However, recent reports—including updates from our own man on the ground—have verified that skiing conditions in the Alps are good! “We’re in good shape,” reported John Frasca, VP of international sales at Ski.com, who just returned from the French Alps. Frasca skied […]

What’s new in ski country for the 2014/15 season? 

The new Punta Helbronner cable car station will be the highest structure on Mont Blanc when the project is completed in spring 2015.

We’ve compiled an alphabetical index of what’s new in ski country—worldwide—this coming season. Updates range from spankin’ new state-of-the art lifts and energy-efficient snowmaking equipment to high-alpine zip lines and scrumptious new restaurants. Scroll down to see if you’ll be experiencing some “newness” on your ski vacation this year. Aspen, Colorado This summer the contemporary […]

More Snow in Europe: up to 43 inches reported 

40 cms fell on Avoriaz during the night of Nov. 5 | Photo: Avoriaz Ski Resort

Another big storm is bearing down on ski resorts in the French, Swiss and Italian Alps, and we’re seeing some impressive photos of the resulting accumulations. The storm started on Tuesday and has already outperformed the original forecast. Read on to see which resorts received the biggest snow totals so far. Flakes flew in downtown Chamonix the […]

Update: where is it snowing? 

blackcomb snow

Last week was a big one for early-season snow! European ski resorts across the Alps received their first big snowfall, and North American ski resorts were prepping for big storms over the weekend. As we settle into Monday morning, here’s a recap of where the snow fell over the weekend and which ski resorts are […]

Ski resorts in the Alps receive first big snow 

St Anton, buried on Oct. 23

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 started to fall early Wednesday morning in the northeastern Alps, and the storm quickly tracked across Europe, passing through Switzerland and […]

The most beautiful mountain lakes in ski country 

There is no shortage of alpine lake views in the Mammoth Lakes area. Located in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, Garnet Lake is pictured here. pc: Marty B/Flickr

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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 Cup alpine races  in late November to early December. Spending time next to one of the world’s most beautiful mountain lakes is especially easy […]

Atop the Jungfraujoch: Snow, Chocolate and… Tennis? 

Chocolate Heaven Switzerland

What do US ski racer Lindsey Vonn, Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer and the Alps have in common? They were all part of a surreal scene set up by Swiss chocolate makers Lindt & Sprüngli as part of the opening of Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven, a chocolate shop at the top of Europe. According to a […]

5 Awesome Ski Resorts for Mountain Biking in Europe 

Passo di Gavia in Bormio, Italy. pc: will_cyclist/Flickr

If you’ve ever skied in the Alps, Dolomites or Pyrennes mountains of Europe, you’ve experienced some of the world’s most beautiful mountains. Europe’s s high-alpine, above treeline peaks and see-forever meadows are breathtaking in the winter months, but in the lush summertime these places are truly magical. The iconic peaks, like the Matterhorn, Eiger and […]

Top Vintage Ski Posters Every Skier Should Own 

vintage ski posters

It’s all about keeping yourself busy in the off season. Mountain biking and hiking are great summertime activities, but if you’re looking for a new hobby to keep you occupied consider starting a collection of vintage ski posters. These nostalgic gems once graced magazines as far back as the early 1920s; they’re classic insignia of […]

2013-2014 Ski Season Recap 

13-14 Ski Season Recap

It’s bittersweet to post this 2013-2014 ski season recap, but most of the northern hemisphere’s resorts have stopped turning their lifts and are preparing for summer adventures and festival season. There are a few places where you can still ski, like Snowbird (open until May 26), Mammoth (open until May 26), Banff and Lake Louise […]