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70 travel features tagged “Snow & Skiing”

Skiing peaks with a papal blessing

Despite being a prime Polish winter sports location with a rich Highlander culture, the low-key town of Zakopane remains gloriously off most international skiers' radars.
Read more… 02 July 2014


Fictional Footsteps

In Alpine villages, Hobbits lurk

With jagged peaks, glacial grottoes and fertile dells of wildflowers, it was Switzerland’s epic landscape – not New Zealand – that inspired JRR Tolkien.
Read more… 29 May 2014


Downhill skiing – without snow?

Warmer weather in Washington turns the North Cascade mountain range into a lush ski playground.
Read more… 16 April 2014


The ski gear that could save lives

As prime avalanche season approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, experts are pointing to the benefits of avalanche airbag systems – but the FAA prohibits them.
Read more… 07 March 2014


Worldwide Weird

Japan’s epic snowball fighting championship

Held at the bottom of a volcano, this annual tournament features more than 100 teams competing in a game that’s described as a cross between capture the flag and dodgeball.
Read more… 03 February 2014


Reader Q&A

Reader Q&A: Skiing on a student budget near Vienna

BBC Travel reader Carrie Miller is studying in Austria next year and wants to know about affordable ski weekend possibilities. Our Facebook followers provided suggestions.
Read more… 02 December 2013


Europe's hottest place to freeze

Embrace Finland’s cool climate with its signature pastimes of ice hockey and skiing, or escape the cold in one of the nation’s ubiquitous saunas.
30 October 2013


Travel Luxe

Camp with penguins in Antarctica

A few hundred travellers each year can experience the inner part of the icy continent with (almost) all the comforts of home.
Read more… 24 September 2013


Travel Luxe

Heli-ski Kyrgyzstan's most remote regions

A few daring adventurers each year get to ski the backcountry slopes of the untamed, snowcapped, 4,500m-high Terskey Ala-Too range.
Read more… 17 September 2013


Living In

Living in... great cities for outdoor adventures

Adrenaline seekers and nature lovers alike will find something to love in these five cities, all of which are located in or near some of the planet’s finest wildernesses.
Read more… 24 July 2013


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