Ski Resorts (29)
Cross Country Skiing - Just can’t get enough
When the Alpine ski resorts close their lifts the main option for skiers who still want their fix of spring snow is to climb on skins.
Alpe d'Huez - les Deux Alpes Cable Car project
The public consultation for the long trailed cable-way link from l'Alpe d'Huez to les Deux Alpes has finally started and will run through to May. Don't make any property investments just yet.
First turns Chamrousse
On Tuesday Guillaume Deschanel got some early turns in at Olympic Chamrousse in the French Alps near Grenoble. The conditions don't look too bad, for a 7th November.
Race to open resorts following record snowfall
A classic autumn Mediterranean low pressure system has brought up to a meter of snow in the Cuneo region of Italy yesterday. Half a meter on the French border areas in the Southern Alps.
Last man standing at la Grave
According to an article in today's Dauphine Libere newspaper the Compagnie des Alpes has thrown in the towel at la Grave due to the problems between Denis Creissels and the town hall.
Wag the dog
Organizing the kids over the French school holidays is a major preoccupation for parents and many have been left wondering why half term has started on a Thursday this year.
Ski resorts hit hard by lack of snow
Despite heavy snow and high avalanche risk at altitude many ski resorts are having trouble opening all their runs, or at all in the second week of January.
Winter 2016: The sum of all our fears
Every General knows that it is dangerous to fight a battle on more than one front but for the second winter running that is exactly what Swiss ski resorts are faced with.
Avoriaz hit by severe flooding
The heavy rain earlier in the week has left two ski lifts in Avoriaz under water. Fortunately the season is over for the Haut Savoyard ski area.
Asco, the comeback kid of Corsica
Once upon a time there was a ski resort in the middle of an island surrounded by an emerald sea. The resort was at the end of a valley surrounded by beautiful 2500 meter peaks.
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