Like many other ski resorts in North America, Angel Fire Resort has been working various upgrades and a sizable expansion for the upcoming 2011-12 winter sport season. The New Mexico resort stands with a summit elevation of 10,677 feet and vertical drop of 2,077 feet amidst the Rocky Mountains. Skiers and snowboarders heading to Angel Fire Resort for the new season can look forward to the fantastic addition of a Nordic Center, as well as improvements to the terrain parks.
The Nordic trails of Snow Park will be the venue for the Cross Country Sprint. A new course is being set out for the 2011 event, and spectators will be able to see the entire course from the Snow Farm base building. The race runs on individual time trials, with a 15-second interval start. The […]
The Vancouver Winter Olympic Games 2010 will be taking place from the 12th of February to the 28th of February 2010. This thrilling international event began in France in 1924, when the first Olympic Winter Games were held in Chamonix.
Taking place at Mount Washington Resort, the Geschmossel Classic Ski Race is a 15 km race along the Ammonoosuc trail network at Bretton Woods Nordic Center. Registration begins at 08h00, with a mass race start at 11h00, and the Awards Ceremony beginning at 13h00 Date: 18 January 2010 Venue: Bretton Woods Nordic Center at Mount […]
The 2009 Nordic World Ski Championships are currently underway in Liberec, Czech Republic. This grueling stage of ice and snow sees the best competitors from across the globe take part in some exhilarating skiing events as they battle it out for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championship title.
One of the most well-groomed and serviced four-season resorts on private land, Bolton Valley Resort has a lot to offer its visitors. To start with, the resort – the only one of its kind on private land in New England – is situated on 6000 acres of land. Only 165 acres are actually used for […]
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 […]
A vacation in Le Grand-Bornand is a journey back in time into seventeenth century France. This lovely little town is located in the heart of the Aravis Mountain range in the Haute Savoie. Surrounded by Mont Blanc, Lake Annecy and Switzerland, Le Grand-Bornand reminds you of a picturesque ski vacation picture postcard you would send […]
Skiing was not a vacation recreation but a means of transportation in winter in Northern Europe and Asia thousands of years ago. Early skis were made from the bones of large animals strapped to the toe of the boot with leather strips. In Scandinavia wooden skis were believed to be used even five thousand years […]
Oberstdorf, where the World Nordic Championships were held in 1987 and 2005, is the leading winter sports resort of the Allgäu Region of southern Germany. Popular with locals as a ski, spa and vacation resort, Oberstdorf’s proximity to Austria’s Kleinwalsertal area adds to the continental ambiance. They have a common cross-border area ski pass, giving […]