Last 5 articles by Danielle

13 February from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

It's a plane! It’s a train! It’s… an elephant! It might not be the cute, cuddly sculpture you were seeking for Valentine’s Day. But this giant white behemoth happily watches over bemused skiers and snowboarders at the popular Sölden ski resort in Austria, providing plenty of opportunities for photo ops and a few laughs. What exactly is the point of having a massive snow elephant dominating the slopes of Sölden? Read on to discover all about the upcoming performance of "Hannibal" that will keep you on the edge of your seat! And to see more cute elephant pictures... Read more ›

12 February from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

With Valentine’s day right around the corner, I’m sure we’re all eagerly awaiting the romantic weekend that our better half will have orchestrated for us. If you’re that other half, however, you’re most surely in the throes of panic, wondering what you can possibly do to meet the expectations of your needy significant other. Why not consider a weekend of skiing for two in the Alps? You can’t possibly go wrong with mountain views, steamy jacuzzis and a delicious, aphrodisiac cheese fondue. Without further ado, here are six hotels to get you daydreaming. Read more ›

9 February from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

This weekend marks the finale of the annual Art on Ice show, which played at Zurich and Lausanne earlier this week and is staging two more performances at Davos on February 10 and 11. The “most successful ice skating gala in the world,” Art on Ice attracts 80 000 spectators every year who gather from far and wide to watch an amazing show of musicians, figure skaters and more. From the beloved singer-songwriter James Morrison to Sarah Meier, 2011 European Ice-Skating Champion, this year’s lineup boasts an incredible array of the world’s most talented artists. Read more ›

6 February from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

As January draws to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on the past month and assess how you’ve been doing on your New Year’s Resolutions. Ok, so maybe cutting down on alcohol and calories and upping the exercise isn’t going so well. But don’t panic, because there is good news! The new year coincides nicely with the heart of the ski season, and there are plenty of ways you can incorporate a ski holiday into the quest for the newer, better you. Read on to discover how skiing can help quell your insecurities and prepare you for a brighter 2017. Read more ›

1 February from Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Nestled in the Zillertal valley of the Austrian Alps, Mayrhofen encompasses several ski resorts plus the Hintertux Glacier and offers skiing as far as the eye can see. An authentic, traditional vibe and delicious Tyrolean cuisine round off any family holiday, while more diehard skiers and snowboarders can try their luck on the infamous Harakiri piste. Not for nothing is Mayrhofen famous for its après-ski scene - after a day on the slopes, rest your weary limbs over a pint or two at one of the many bars and nightclubs on the mountain or in the town. Read more ›

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