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A lasting legacy - Winter Olympic Games

A lasting legacy - Winter Olympic Games

Following the golden summer of 2012 there was as much emphasis on the legacy of London 2012 as on the Games themselves and it has become the buzzword of the decade so far.

Ice picks at the ready - Let's get climbing

Ice picks at the ready - Let's get climbing

If the closest your lips have been to ice is in a G&T, it's probably time you got off your bar stool... Ice climbing is fast growing in popularity - there's even an ice wall in London's Covent Garden! - and Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Pontresina is making it easy for you to get started by offering an ice-climbing package for beginners and families this winter.

Hold on for the ride - La Plagne gears up for Sochi

With La Plagne’s Olympic bobsleigh track and advisory ice-maintenance team going to Sochi, its Olympic freestyle event facilities insitu and eight Olympic hopefuls, inevitable excitement for the games in 2014 is mounting throughout La Plagne in the French Alps.

Snowbody can resist the lure of Arctic Alley

Snowbody can resist the lure of Arctic Alley

Take the plunge on the newest coolest most exciting ride this summer on the Snow Centre’s brand new Arctic Alley – real thrills on real snow.

Sport in The Great Lakes, USA

Sport in The Great Lakes, USA

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.

West Virginia's Appalachian Winter

West Virginia's Appalachian Winter

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.

Skate your way through Finland's lakes and seas

Skate your way through Finland's lakes and seas

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.

Winter fun in the Land of the Rising Sun

Winter fun in the Land of the Rising Sun

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.

Verbier St-Bernard: Nothing could be more natural

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.

The best ski and snowboard festivals for 2012-13

The best ski and snowboard festivals for 2012-13

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, Banff opens - The first resort in Canada this season

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.

Meribel: The exceptional and international ski resort in Savoie

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.

How to create an Olympic Legacy - Whistler, Canada

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.

Get ready for the ride of your life

Get ready for the ride of your life

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.

Winter adventures in Maryland's mountains

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.