With the 2014 Winter Olympics well underway, the excitement and competitive levels are running high as countries start to count their medals. Officially known as the XXII Olympic Winter Games, and most often referred to as Sochi 2014, the games feature a total of 98 events in 15 winter sport disciplines. Sochi 2014 is the debut…
Many Alpine skiers are faced with the painful reality of knee injuries at one time or another, and some may even find themselves considering giving up the sport they so enjoy…
The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season kicked off in Austria’s Soelden on the weekend, with Americans Ted Ligety and Lindsey Vonn of the US Ski Team claiming the top spots in the World Cup standing for men and women. For Ligety, this was his ninth World Cup win, and as defending champion, the weekend’s success was a good start to the season. Alexis Pinturault of France took second place, with Philipp Schoerghofer of Austria in third place.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will be presenting the 2011 Paralympic Sport Awards in the course of the IPC General Assembly to be held in Beijing, China, in December this year. These awards are conferred on top Paralympic athletes and officials who have contributed to the last Paralympic Games, in this case to the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games.
Lech and Zurs are a part of the Arlberg but a world apart in many ways. Stunningly beautiful, with classic chalets and five-star hotels, Zurs is on the Flexen-Pass and Lech in a valley just a couple of miles away. These stylish Austrian Alpine resorts nestle near the slopes of the Madloch, Trittkopf, and Kriegerhorn […]
St Anton in Austria is the favorite vacation choice of the experienced skier. Situated at the base of the road up to the Arlberg pass, St Anton is the birthplace of alpine skiing. Take a vacation at what is widely regarded as the best ski area in Austria and you will be charmed not only […]
Enjoy the Alps on your next holiday by visiting Germany. Not often thought of as a skiing destination, German ski resorts actually have a lot to offer tourists. The resorts are easily accessible with Germany’s position in the middle of Europe. Enjoy the southern German culture and the friendly environment. The resorts are set in […]
Norefjell ski resort is the highest peak in an area with hilly terrain. Just an hour and twenty minutes from Oslo, the capital of Norway, Norefjell is surrounded by majestic mountain peaks and boasts panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. It is just fifteen minutes away from the scenic Lake Kroderen. Norefjell was the venue […]
Nozawa Onsen is located at the foot of Kenashi-yama (literally Mt No-hair) in the scenic northern part of Nagano Prefecture. It has the most snowfall in the region and is famous as a hot springs and ski resort. Even though it is a Mecca for keen skiers, it has retained its traditional Japanese charm. Onsen […]
Alpine skiing is a winter sport activity that basically includes any discipline which involves the speedy descent of a hillside – snow isn’t even required for the sport to be considered an Alpine sport. Most people use it synonymously to refer to downhill skiing, but the term is much broader than that and can also […]