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11 Jan 2013

Temperatures and snow fall in the Alps

Temperatures and snow fall in the Alps

Temperatures are dropping and it’s snowing again in the Alps. Just when everyone is heading back to work after the New Year break, the snow is coming — and it’s much needed after this week’s warm…

8 Jan 2010

Blogs are here!

Blogs are here!

Just wanted to draw your attention to our new Blog section on the site … We have been keen to get this section up and running for the new season, so that your editors’ adventures are not ‘lost’…

15 Dec 2009

Editor Watts finds powder

Editor Watts finds powder

Editor Dave Watts is on his way back from Colorado and reports on his last couple of days: Light snow fell for most of Sunday and Monday enabling Vail to open more terrain. Virtually the whole width of…

14 Dec 2009

Good tidings from Colorado

Good tidings from Colorado

Editor Dave Watts arrived in Colorado on Tuesday and has had some great and some not-so-great skiing since. He reports: Colorado has had a slow start to the season, with no significant snowfalls before…

11 Dec 2009

Festive cheer in Engelberg

Festive cheer in Engelberg

Assistant editor Wendy King pops into Engelberg for her first tracks of the season, neatly timed with the arrival of fresh snow: It was rather wet and cloudy in Engelberg when we arrived for the day on…

9 Apr 2009

Spring in the Oetztal (but winter high-up)

Anyone heading off to Obergurgl or Sölden this Easter weekend should have a great time. Spring conditions rule; and both these resorts have ideal terrain for hot sunny days and cold clear nights,…

29 Mar 2009

Powder aplenty in the Portes du Soleil

There is just no end to this phenomenal winter in the Alps. A quick editorial trip to the Portes du Soleil last week coincided with yet another substantial snowfall.We were staying in Avoriaz 1800, which…

2 Feb 2009

Good snow in Switzerland

Editor Dave Watts flies home on Monday after a 5-night stay in two low Swiss resorts. Here’s his report.Last time I was in Villars many of the pistes were sheet ice. This time they were packed powder,…

30 Jan 2009

Top-to-bottom skiing in Crans-Montana

Assistant editor Wendy hits the sunny side of the Rhone valley - in Crans-Montana…It’s known as the sun-soaked resort, but I was delighted to enjoy top-to-bottom cruising on Crans-Montana’s…

29 Jan 2009

Choices, choices: Val d’Anniviers has four

Assistant editor, Wendy King, is spending a few days catching up with resorts near Sion in the Swiss Valais region. She reports:We spent Wednesday on the slopes of Zinal and Grimentz in the Val d’Anniviers.…

9 Jan 2009

Sun, sun, sun in Austria

Editors Watts and Gill have just embarked on a tour of mainly small resorts in western Austria, starting with the Bregenzerwald area in the extreme north-west corner of Vorarlberg. Here’s what Chris…

7 Jan 2009

Cutting-edge designer hotel opens. In where?

Austria is the home of the neat-but-plain guest-house, with traditional decor that’s all too often a bit drab. But at the same time it is up with the leaders in opening razor-sharp designer restaurants,…

17 Mar 2008

Zermatt’s new lifts and runs

Editor Dave Watts spent last week in Zermatt, arriving in resort just as web wizard Wendy King was leaving. Dave writes:While Wendy had lots of blue-sky days the week before, we got lots of cloud and wind…

11 Mar 2008

Zermatt: Classic week in a classic resort

Well, we certainly racked up the distance in Zermatt: the GPS recorded over 300km. Couple that with the huge vertical, big altitude, fine dining and a charming Alpine resort and it was a pretty good combination…

6 Mar 2008

Blue skies and serious temperatures in Zermatt

It is really cold out here at the moment, but stubbornly sunny (we want powder!); Tuesday’s promised snowfall was disappointingly meagre. After light flurries early on Wednesday, the skies cleared…

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