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.
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 […]
If you’re looking for a small-town atmosphere, great ski resort facilities and a friendly, family-orientated atmosphere, look no further than Hemlock Valley Ski Resort. This great little resort overlooks Harrison Lake and enjoys a sort of alpine community made up of town houses, condominiums and log cabins centered on a day lodge. Hemlock has a […]
Come to Whitewater Ski Resort and experience the magic of Ymir Mountain. Whitewater has a reputation for powder and though the resort has a great old-time feel, it is this natural delight which draws hundreds if not thousands of visitors to this small part of Canada each year in search of one of the ultimate […]
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 […]