Cat-Skiing in Niseko – a Ski Review

Cat-Skiing in Niseko – a Ski Review

The traditional concept of skiing as most people know is all about heading to the ski resort to board the chairlift or aerial gondola up to the slopes and riding down the piste. For the most recent trip to Niseko, my ski buddies had the great idea of going on a cat skiing tour. We [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]