European resorts

Big snow storms hit Europe and British Columbia 

A refuge at Monterosa Ski in Italy's Aosta valley yesterday.

Europe and Canada are getting hammered with snow right now! Read on to learn more about where it’s snowing and see photos and videos of your favorite ski resorts getting ready for winter. France/Italy receive 16+ inches of new snow; Switzerland is next In Europe, a large system has been moving across the Alps this week, […]

2015-16: A ski season in photos 


As green grass and flowers continue to poke through the melting snow snow in Ski Country, we can no longer pretend that spring isn’t here. We’ve been through the all the stages of denial (anger, bargaining and depression) and now that we’ve made it to acceptance, it’s time to reminisce about the all the joy […]

Big snowstorms finally hit Alps to kick off winter 


Europe has not had the same stellar start to winter that the Western U.S. and British Columbia have enjoyed, but there are still plenty of winter days ahead. Accuweather’s long-range forecast for winter 2015-16 in the Alps noted that milder temperatures will prevail earlier in the season, but the second half of winter will be […]

Top Christmas markets near ski resorts in the Alps 

Kitzbuehel Christmas Market

Just like skiing, many Christmas past-times, including decorated fir trees and gingerbread houses, have historic roots in the Alps. Many of these traditions can be traced back to Christmas Markets, four-week Advent celebrations in the Alps, specifically in Austria and Germany. Some of these markets date back as far as the 13th Century. Today, you […]

New James Bond 007 Spectre movie filmed in Soelden, Austria 

Spectre filmed in Soelden

Many movie-going skiers and snowboarders have been delighted to learn that many scenes from the 24th James Bond 007 film, Spectre, were shot in Soelden, Austria, a top ski resort in the Tyrol region. In fact, the resort’s ultra-modern Ice Q restaurant, located high on Gaislachkogl peak, was heavily featured in the film. Several other […]

Alps forecasted to have a snowy 2015-16 ski season 

Last week, AccuWeather released their winter forecast for Europe, and it’s looking like it could be a great season to make a trip over the pond and ski the Alps. Plus, U.S. travelers can take advantage of favorable exchange rates. Meteorologists have picked up a large mass of cold air building over Scandinavia, which will […]

October snow in Europe 

Zermatt october snow

Europe ski resorts have seen smatterings of snowfall this fall, but this week, ski resorts across the Alps were hit with a large storm that dropped solid snowfall. Social media was abuzz with stunning photos of snowy scenes in historic villages and atop iconic, Alpine peaks. We’ve collected some photos our best-selling resorts like Zermatt, Chamonix, St. […]

5 considerations for your perfect Europe ski trip 

At the foot of the iconic Matterhorn is the Swiss storied ski town of Zermatt. | Photo: Zermatt Tourism

Embarking on a Europe ski vacation is as much about immersing yourself in culture, heritage and breathtaking scenery as it is about skiing. After all, only in Europe can you soak in century-old thermal baths, ski to Italy from Switzerland for a cappuccino or share a pot of fondue while sipping French wine. Whether you […]

The best hikes for jaw-dropping views of the Matterhorn 

Riffelsee Lake Matterhorn, Matterhorn Zermatt, hiking in Zermatt, hiking the Matterhorn

Today, 150 years ago, the British climber Edward Whymper and his rope team reached the 14,692-foot (4478-meter) summit of the Matterhorn. These days, climbing the Matterhorn is much easier than it was in 1865 thanks to lighter, more advanced equipment, but it’s still no simple task. Commemorate this incredible human feat by experiencing the stunning […]

Video: Skiing in color with overall World Cup champ Marcel Hirscher 

Four-peat overall World Cup alpine champ, Marcel Hirscher, of Austria, took a day off recently and had some fun with his slalom race skis and a spectrum of colors. The combination is mesmerizing; as Hirscher hits the slalom gates bright colors explode—contrasting beautifully with the white snow! Watch the video below to see Hirscher’s uniquely […]

Where’s the best snow? Chase the storms to these ski resorts 

Skier Jeff Annetts on The Crags at Jackson Hole, Feb. 5 | Photo: Chris Figenshaw, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

What’s your motivation to book a ski vacation? For some clients, their impetus is a big storm. Now that we’re just past the halfway point for this ski season, here’s your guide to the ski resorts with the best snow right now: Chase the snow to Canada Canada is good bet for scoring great snow conditions […]

The measure of a great ski video? 5.7 million views in 4 days 

Great ski video candide thovex

The ski industry is full of creative minds that churn out inspiring photos and videos daily, and with so much visual stimulus available to us normal skiers and snowboarders, sometimes it can all blend together. Then comes along a ski video that’s just plain mind-blowing. Whether it’s a groundbreaking cinematic technique like Sweetgrass Productions’ Afterglow segment or an inspirational […]