Zigzagging our way up in our four-by-four safari vehicle, on the twisty road and through tiny communities, there are some incredible vistas being revealed as we prepare to begin our latest skiing adventure in Oukaïmeden. Continue reading ‘Beyond the glitter and pizzazz: Skiing in Morocco is as vintage as it gets’Print This Post
Heavy snowfalls of the last seven days have eased off in most areas, although the podium medals are awarded to Jackson Hole, Whistler and Courchevel this week for recording the largest amount of fresh new snow this past week. Elsewhere, there has been more fresh snow, just not the huge volumes of previous weeks. Continue reading ‘Snowfall eases a little around the globe but hits Jackson Hole, Whistler and Courchevel’Print This Post
It’s been yet another snowy week in most of Europe and large swathes of North America. French ski areas seem to have performed the best for fresh snow in the last week with some reporting as much as three feet/90cm of new snow in the last seven days and more areas now reporting 3m+ (10+ ft) bases, although this has been accompanied by stormy weather at times.
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Everest is by far the highest mountain in the world. The Earth Goddess of all mountains. The inspiration for all those who have stood on her summit. In our freerider soul it is the supreme descent, the ultimate ride.
In 2000, Everest skiiing Davo Karnicar, a Slovenian, became at the age of 38, the first person to carry out the complete ski descent of Everest. Continue reading ‘Infographic of the week: Descending Everest by skis’
It’s not exactly what one would expect from one of the remaining hardline communist countries in the world, but nonetheless North Korea has managed to open the world’s latest luxury ski resort. Now it’s time for you to buy the T-shirt and bring your story of Masik Pass Continue reading ‘World’s newest ski resort opens in North Korea’Print This Post
One must love when tourism-marketing organizations pull together to bring great deals for their potential clientele. The Eastern Townships ski resort of Bromont, located about an-hour east of Montreal is going after out-of-province skiers with an attractive offer this season. The Bromont SweetPass is designed to take advantage Continue reading ‘Bromont ski promotion is one of the best deals around’Print This Post
The man, a known paragliding instructor, was skiing with four other people, was pronounced dead at the scene of the avalanche.
Speed riding involves skiing down a slope with a canopy and mix skiing with flying.
Recent snowfalls across Europe have made the snowpack unstable and operators are asking skiers to ski within the boundaries of ski resorts. This is the first death reported in France. Last week a 16-year old British skier died at the Austrian resort of Lech.
In Canada a snowboarder lost his life at the BC Resort of Kicking Horse.
While there are a number of snow storms forecast in North America and Europe over the Christmas holidays, officials are warning that there could elevated dangers in the backcountry by those skiers tempted to seek untapped powder.
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