While artificial ski slopes are not likely to replace the real thing, they can come in very handy for skiing enthusiasts to brush up on their skills out of season, and provide and exciting pastime in areas that don’t traditionally get real snowfall or conditions cold enough to maintain artificially generated snow…
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…
With her closest rival – Tina Maze of Slovenia – almost 600 points behind her, Lindsey Vonn has claimed the prestigious World Cup overall title, proving that she has the determination, skill and endurance that set champions apart from the crowd.
The satisfaction of winning the Super G event this week has been unimaginable after a long journey for Elisabeth Goergl of Austria. Winning her first gold medal was an extremely proud moment for the accomplished alpine skier, who also enjoys downhill disciplines as well as giant slalom. Born on 20 February 1981, Goergl will most definitely have something to celebrate along with her birthday as the enormity of her victory begins to sink in. Even though she was up against world class competition, the Austrian skier did not allow pressure to deter her from delivering one of her best performances.
Twenty-four-year-old American Lindsey Vonn already has a track list that outshines even most of the best skiers in the world. Her latest victories at the World Championships in Val dâ€™Isere in France on Sunday seem to be just another feather in her cap as she continues with her highly successful skiing career.
Manning Park Ski Resort is magnificently situated in the Cascade mountains of British Columbia. Renowned for its spectacular down hill runs and well-known as a top destination for cross-country skiing and snowshoe adventures, Manning Park Resort has been the snow sportsman/woman’s vacation spot of choice since the early 1950s. Exquisite snowy slopes are not all […]
The Olympic Winter Games in 1994 put the Lillehammer region on the international tourist map, although in fact, Lillehammer is the oldest winter sports destination in Norway. Located at the northern end of Norway’s largest lake, Lake Mjosa, Lillehammer is a happy blend of venerable traditions and modern-day attractions. Museums, galleries, Olympic facilities, unique restaurants […]
The term ‘Nordic Skiing’ can refer to cross country skiing, ski jumping or a combination of the two. Most commonly it is used to refer to cross country skiing which is a very popular sport and is even classified as an winter Olympic sport. Each year the Nordic skiing World Championships is the event that […]
Ski Amade in Austria is probably the biggest conglomeration of ski resorts you could find anywhere. It comprises not only five skiing regions but also five independent vacation regions with twenty-eight resorts. A new Ski Alliance Amade lift ticket covers the wide range of nearby resorts which gives a skier a fantastic range of choices. […]
Bridger Bowl Ski Area beside Bozeman in Montana was opened to the public in 1955 and remains a popular non-profit ski area. Although it may not have the glitz of other ski resorts, Bridger Bowl offers an amazing ski and ride experience, without the hefty prices. Well-known for its ‘cold smoke’ snow, Bridger is ideal […]