Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sledging in La Plagne … in 1969!

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We all love sledging and toboganning when we’re in the Alps, but back in the Sixties, sledging in La Plagne was slightly different! Check out this action from the 2nd ‘World Snow Kart Championship’, held in La Plagne in 1969: …

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Unusual Mountaineer spotted in Chamonix

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We know Chamonix is the centre of hair-raising alpine pursuits in summer, as well as in winter, but we don’t think we’ve ever seen a climber or mountaineer as sure-footed as this one…

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Quiz: How well do you know your ski resorts?

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Do you know your ski resorts? Now’s the time to prove it.┬áTake our quiz and prove you know your Alpbach from your Alpe d’Huez.

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Yes, you can ski in South Africa…!

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Most people tend to think of Africa as a continent of deserts, but you can ski in several places in the continent. The Atlas Mountains in Morocco are a possibility, but Tiffindell, on Ben McDhui in South Africa is the …

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$85million of new investment by Vail Resorts for winter 2014/2015

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Never one to sit on their laurels, Vail Resorts have announced plans to invest close to $100 million in new lifts for their portfolio of resorts. The ski giant owns a large number of North American ski resorts, including Vail, …

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