A Skihotel where one could Ski on the Hotel Rooftop

A Skihotel where one could Ski on the Hotel Rooftop

There are ski-in/ski-out hotels where the ski slopes are just outside the hotel providing the ultimate in convenience for skiers. An Architectural Digest article recently pointed out one skihotel where one could actually ski on the hotel itself to head to the slopes. Apparently, acclaimed Danish architect Bjarke Ingels was commissioned for the project to [...]

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Winter Wonderland Fun at Trysil, Norway

Winter Wonderland Fun at Trysil, Norway

Norway is a country that is well know for its high level of social equality and famous for its landscapes. In recent years, it has been known to attract tourists seeking to get a glimpse of the aurora borealis. And as a country recognized for its Winter Olympians as well, I was keen to experience [...]

Glacier skiing on a high at Sölden, Austria

Glacier skiing on a high at Sölden, Austria

Similar to Hochgurgl, Sölden is located within the Ötztal valley not far from Innsbruck. The resort has certainly become famous as it was the shooting location for recent James Bond movie 'Spectre', with the resort due to open a cinematic installation celebrating the movie franchise at the top of one of its gondola station. While [...]

Skiing on Heaven at the top of Hochgurgl in Austria

Skiing on Heaven at the top of Hochgurgl in Austria

Located deeper in the Ötztal valley past Sölden, Hochgurgl and neighbouring Obergurgl forms the second ski resort that is covered by the same ski pass when purchasing for 3 days or more. While Obergurgl is located in the valley base, the village of Hochgurgl is located up on the mountain side at an altitude of [...]

Val Thorens adds an ‘Escape Room’ game as an Aprés-ski activity

Val Thorens adds an ‘Escape Room’ game as an Aprés-ski activity

One of France's largest ski areas, Val Thorens has just launched probably the highest altitude 'escape room' activity, as reported by Canadian news website CTV. Escape room games are fun activities for groups where they are supposed to find clues in a closed chamber and successfully 'escape' within a fixed duration. What makes this 'escape [...]

Winter in Val Gardena, where the View makes up for the Skiing in the Dolomites

Winter in Val Gardena, where the View makes up for the Skiing in the Dolomites

The Dolomites has always been interesting for their limestone peaks that are distinctive and creates a unique terrain in the northeast of Italy near the border between Italy and Austria. With its natural scenery, the venue is great for skiing in the winter with numerous ski areas around the Sella Ronda, considered one of the [...]