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My first time skiing!

POLAND | Mon, 10 Apr 2017 | By swathi | Views [962] | Comments [2]

Zakopane (18th -19th March 2017) Day 1   This entire trip pushed me to the extreme and just writing about it gives me a headache. But, I write this for your enjoyment! Saturday night at 2 am was the start of the weekend ... Read more >

Tags: mountains, skiing, tatra, winter sports

Buy Trip Insurance -- Just in Case

FRANCE | Sun, 8 Mar 2015 | By babsliness | Views [577] | Comments [1]

“Just in Case”  (Val d'Isere, France -- February, 2004) By Barbara Bellinger I writhed on the cold, brittle snow with my right knee pointed in an impossible direction. The bitter tang of shock coated the back of my throat. “... Read more >

Tags: broken leg, france, skiing, travel insurance, val disere

How the chaos began (Kitchen version)

SWITZERLAND | Mon, 12 May 2014 | By cathrynsc | Views [383]

I got home, sat on my bed and no more than a minute later found myself uttering the words 'I’m bored'. You would think that after a 12 hour taxi/train/plain/car journey, more than a little hung-over, my bed (that hadn't seen sleep in 5 months) ... Read more >

Tags: chalet host, chaos, cooking, food, skiing, travel, travel.

3 Valleys in the French Alps

FRANCE | Tue, 28 Jan 2014 | By frenchi | Views [1981] | Video

I f I had a boon to travel back in time, I would just love to relive my awesome winter holidays in the Three Valleys, nestled in the French Alps. Ranked among the world's elite skiing destinations, this enormous French ski area is home to the fabulous ... Read more >

Tags: alps, france, skiing

Ski Safety Tips - A reminder

ITALY | Mon, 22 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [2011]

    With the excitement of a full season of skiing and boarding ahead it's easy to become complacent about staying safe on the mountain. Californian James Drummond is lucky to be alive after becoming trapped, upside down, in a tree ... Read more >

Tags: ski safety, skiing, travel-safety, worldwide

Whakapapa : Whakayeah.

NEW ZEALAND | Sat, 30 Jun 2012 | By josh_shona | Views [867]

The following story has been the result of too much happening too quickly to justify using just a lame status update. Instead, I've really got to explain all of what happened on the 30th June 2012 with a touch of detail. As most are aware, I love ... Read more >

Tags: ruapehu, skiing

French Alps, February 2012

FRANCE | Tue, 6 Mar 2012 | By brettcooke | Views [783] | Video

Just another month of rubber gloves, skid marks and pubic hair that is the reality of my working life here in the French Alps (Gross I know!). But I have to earn my turns on the mountain I guess. It was a month of a Chalet that was jammed with ... Read more >

Tags: 3 valleys, chalet., skiing, snowboarding

Amazing Nomads - Magic Bastos

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 13 Feb 2012 | By amazingnomads | Views [1148] | Comments [1]

Tell us about yourself, and your project. Hi, I'm Bastien Perret, my nickname is Bastos. I'm French. I became paraplegic after a Kite Surfing accident on the 6th may 2005. I suffered spinal injuries and, as a result, lost use of both of my ... Read more >

Tags: amazing nomads, couhsurfing, disabilities, extreme sports, kite surfing, magic bastos, off the beaten path, skiing, sky diving, travel

2011 World Nomads / National Geographic Documentary Scholarship WINNER

INDIA | Thu, 1 Sep 2011 | By cassiedecolling | Views [3628] | Video

My WINNING entry for the World Nomads / National Geographic documentary competition!

Tags: gulmarg, kashmir, skiing, snowboarding

Documentary Scholarship 2011 entry

INDIA | Thu, 1 Sep 2011 | By kashmir | Views [641] | Video

In February 2011 I set out to Kashmir to film my first documentary. I had written a script and knew exactly what I wanted to achieve. I when I arrived my original storyline turned upside down and I was quickly had to make a new plan. Benazir crashed ... Read more >

Tags: gulmarg, kashmir, skiing, snowboarding

Skiing Again!

USA | Mon, 29 Aug 2011 | By mdcamps | Views [324]

We put in a huge effort to ski again and it was well worth it. After hiking up to Crow Pass with our overnight gear, we realized there were ski-able slopes up there. So we camped for the night and set the alarm for early in the morning.  In the morning, ... Read more >

Tags: alaska, glaciers, skiing

Getting Ready to Go

INDONESIA | Wed, 6 Jul 2011 | By angelah | Views [463]

In five days I'll be embarking on my lovely, long summer vacation before beginning  a new life back home in Australia. First destination: Queenstown, New Zealand. 11 days of snow (Oh, how I hope there's snow; the current reports are simply dire!), ... Read more >

Tags: auckland, fiji, indonesia, melbourne, new zealand, queenstown, skiing

Snowboarding in North Nevada

USA | Mon, 9 May 2011 | By 2ptravels | Views [370]

Being from Britain and growing up in Stoke, I did'nt really have many options for skiing on real snow. However, the local constabulary operating a "keep the local kids out of trouble by doing stuff with them" scheme called S.P.A.C.E. I can't ... Read more >

Tags: nevada, skiing

Bastos Magic - Rendez-vous with the man who drove his world around

AUSTRALIA | Fri, 25 Feb 2011 | By darwinsdream | Views [749]

4pm… At a street corner, at the end of the world, minutes from the beach He finally knocks the door of the happy house. It’s about the couch! He is like me. I am like him. We're couchsurfers. I kiss ... Read more >

Tags: australia, disabilities, extreme sports, friends, kitesurfing, magic bastos, skiing, sydney, travel, wake boarding

Ski Safety - Staying Safe on the Snow

WORLDWIDE | Tue, 1 Jun 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [1858]

Ski season in the southern hemisphere, and you can choose to go ‘down under’ in Australia or New Zealand, or take your snow with a Latin American flavour at Portillo in Chile (only an hour from Santiago) and Bariloche in Argentina. Wherever you ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, bariloche, new zealand, non-destination, perisher, portillo, ski, skiing, snow, travel-safety

Florence and the Swiss Alps!

SWITZERLAND | Fri, 9 Apr 2010 | By neil_loewen | Views [1914] | Comments [3]

We had now arrived at Ancona, Italy, and had to catch a train to Florence. We walked off the ferry and onto the vast expanse of concrete that was the port. We did our best to dodge the semi's that were barreling out of the port, and managed to survive ... Read more >

Tags: florence, geneva, interlaken, italy, lucerne, neil loewen, skiing, sledding, switzerland, zurich

Monday November 9, 2009

CHINA | Mon, 9 Nov 2009 | By avoidthenastyones | Views [593] | Comments [1]

so today is monday. you know what i say about mondays, right?! the fabulous start to a tremendous week!!!! (ok, so anybody who knows me should know i don't say that. just sayin) but yeah, lately it has not been toooo boring here, and by not toooo boring ... Read more >

Tags: dedication to the art, purple fingers, skiing

Lebanon - the road less travelled Part 1

LEBANON | Wed, 30 Sep 2009 | By teirah | Views [577]

Not the kind of place most westerners with no connection to the country would choose as a holiday spot, I know, but Lebanon has a strong appeal to me. There are three good reasons, history, people and terrain. Those are the good bits, and the not so ... Read more >

Tags: beirut, faraya, mountains, museum, skiing

Staying Wanaka, Skiing Treble Cone

NEW ZEALAND | Thu, 20 Aug 2009 | By skitobe | Views [1157]

Every time I go to Wanaka in New Zealand's South Island, I am awe struck by the view. I can watch the snow-capped mountains spilling into the lake for hours and wont get bored.  I prefer Wanaka over Queenstown - it's quieter, smaller, the scenery ... Read more >

Tags: new zealand, skiing, treble cone, wanaka, yes tours.

Look both ways, and down...

CANADA | Mon, 6 Jul 2009 | By true-claims-stories | Views [1250]

I was on the first day of my ski vacation, walking out to the shuttle that takes you to the mountain.   The driveway was snow-covered and icy, so it wasn’t surprising that I fell and twisted my left ankle and couldn’t ski the whole weekend. ... Read more >

Tags: ankle injuries, insurance claim, ski vacation, skiing, travel insurance, true claim stories, world nomads

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