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68 travel features tagged “Snow & Skiing”

Skiing and the helmet dilemma

Wearing a helmet could reduce the chance of head injury by 35%, but for some skiers and snowboarders, the safety gear actually makes the sport more dangerous.
Read more… 19 March 2013


Worldwide Weird

Two castles, built icicle by icicle

The Mall of America in Minnesota and the Steamboat Springs ski resort in Colorado are home to massive forts made with millions of gallons of water.
Read more… 27 February 2013


Mini Guide

Mini guide to winter activities in Valais

The mighty Matterhorn put this corner of southern Switzerland on the map, but now it is home to ski and snowboard enthusiasts, plus more leisurely pursuits.
Read more… 25 February 2013


Europe’s trendiest mountain resorts

As mod style goes mile-high, there has never been a better time to change altitudes with a stay at one of the newest chic winter retreats, from the Swiss valleys to the French Alps.
15 February 2013


Voices

Voices of Vail, Colorado

With prime ski peaks, an easy-to-access location right off Interstate 70 and a Bavarian-style walkable village, Vail attracts many visitors who end up making the town their home.
05 February 2013


Back-country skiing in Canada’s Jasper National Park

Canada’s sixth oldest national park has a different flavour during winter, when rugged terrain and frigid weather conspire to make it the domain of a few in-the-know skiers.
Read more… 21 January 2013


Beyond the Headlines

The origins of ice sculpting

The practice of transforming ice into something beautiful has been around for thousands of years, and wows travellers today with impressive sculpting competitions around the world.
Read more… 17 January 2013


Skiing near Vancouver’s city limits

Savvy Vancouverites choose from a trio of high-quality ski areas that shimmer ethereally just outside the city’s northern suburbs.
Read more… 11 January 2013


Haute cuisine hits North American slopes

Following a boost in local farming and foraging, chefs are crafting menus of regionally inspired meals that are just as popular in the ski season as they are in the summer.
Read more… 10 January 2013


Five European winter boltholes

Settle in front of the fire, pull the blanket right up to your chin and sit back with a hot toddy – these five spots are some of the continent’s cosiest places to enjoy the cold.
Read more… 09 January 2013


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