Sports-related tourism is now one of the fastest growing sectors of the travel industry. On average 12 million international trips are made annually for the purpose of watching or taking part in a sporting event.
Snow tubing, skiing, skating, snowboarding and around 150 cross-country trails, West Virginia offers an extended winter season for all skiers and winter enthusiasts with slope elevations reaching 5,000 feet and an abundance of natural and man-made snow.
Tour skating is a great way to spend sunny winter days outdoors. Finland’s Lakeland and the Baltic Sea around Aland are ideal for speeding through breath-taking national landscapes on a pair of skates.
With each winter, Japan becomes better known for its supreme snow conditions, which can last from November to as late as April across northern Honshu and Hokkaido.
Take a deep breath of fresh mountain air . . . and get ready for the holiday of a lifetime. From adrenaline-fuelled winter sports to nature walks and relaxing spas, culinary delights to the best après-piste entertainment, Verbier St-Bernard is waiting to stimulate all your senses.
As the golden hue of autumn drifts gently into winter whiteness in the mountains, ski and snowboard enthusiasts perk up at the prospect of attending one of the many snowboard and ski festivals that combine the exhilaration of the sport with some great entertainment.
Mount Norquay in Banff has opened due to early snow falls already in Banff and Lake Louise. Mt. Norquay will be the first ski resort to open in Canada this season with a combination of 30 cm of natural and manmade snow providing the best opening skiing conditions ever.
As part of the three valleys skiing area in the Savoie region of the Rhone Alps, Meribel is the postcard picture the area's alpine ski resorts and has the prestige to go along with it.
On August 12th 2012, the curtain will fall on the London Summer Olympics. Much has been said about the legacy of the games and how it could benefit the city and its population, but only time will tell if this can be achieved.
When the first British guests arrived to winter in St Moritz in the late 19th century, they looked for ways to amuse themselves until one bright spark came up with the idea of using the natural slope from St Moritz to the neighbouring hamlet of Celerina to create an icy shute, down which they could throw themselves attached to a tiny sled.
For a festive holiday that will take your breath away, a trip to the ‘Mountain Side of Maryland’ may be just the ticket. Rollercoaster through mountains, sledge with beautiful huskies, snowmobile across snow-capped terrain, or enjoy the stunning views from a private lakeside cabin there is something for everyone.
The spectacular Polar Peak Lift will add onto the already incredible vertical at Fernie Alpine Resort, British Columbia, now giving the ski resort a whopping 3,550 vertical feet when it opens this winter.
Both Christmas Day and New Year's Day fall on a Sunday this year, making it a bit more complicated for those who are tempted to get away to the Alps for their first ski break of the season.
Switzerland is known more for its yodelling and cheese fondues, but there is more than meets the eye to this picturesque alpine country.
Québec is an exhilarating place all year round, but particularly so during the winter. So if you are going on a snow inspired adventure holiday in Québec where should you be heading and what should you be doing? This video reveals all.
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