Category Archives: Europe & Mediterranean

How to Plan a Heli-ski Trip

Salt Lake City, UT – Heli-skiing is the ultimate dream for any powder-focused skier or snowboarder, but when you look at the costs, it often becomes apparent why the “once in a lifetime” tag is so appropriate. In this article we’ll guide you through how to choose and plan the perfect heli-ski trip for the best return for your investment. … Continue reading How to Plan a Heli-ski Trip

Ski and Snowboard Baggage Fees on Airlines Worldwide

Salt Lake City, UT – Face it: as if airline travel these days isn’t enough of a hassle, traveling with skis or a snowboard has become an absolute pain. As a result, many travelers who used to bring their own gear now rent when they arrive at their destination. That, however, can be costly, and the … Continue reading Ski and Snowboard Baggage Fees on Airlines Worldwide

Europe’s 51 Best Ski Resorts

Europe – From the epic majesty of St. Anton to the intimate slopes of Les Houches and the Chamonix Valley, Europe boasts many of the world’s finest alpine resorts. The Swiss Alps are home to some of the most breathtaking ski slopes in the world, while France offers hidden gems for experienced enthusiasts and beginners alike. … Continue reading Europe’s 51 Best Ski Resorts

Zermatt, Switzerland: A Ski Resort Guide

Zermatt, Switzerland – With a decent base of snow, we booked a trip to the charming Swiss ski resort of Zermatt for February 2014 with only three weeks’ notice through the Diamond Dogs ski club of New York City. With new snow immediately prior to arrival, and two storms while there, we experienced the best snow conditions that … Continue reading Zermatt, Switzerland: A Ski Resort Guide

A Resort Guide to the Arlberg

Lech-Zürs, Austria – After bad weather delayed our airport transfer in London, my friend Richard and I didn’t arrive at the Hotel Sandhof in Lech until 11 p.m. local time. Knowing that we would miss dinner,  the hotel’s staff thoughtfully laid out a spread of cold cuts, cheese and bread for us to help sate our appetite 12 … Continue reading A Resort Guide to the Arlberg

Meribel: The Heart of the Three Valleys

Meribel, France – Deep in the Haute-Savoie lies the bucolic Tarentaise Valley, one of France’s most stunning national parks and, for snow lovers, something akin to Mecca. Home to the legendary resorts of La Plagne, Les Arcs, Tignes and Val d’Isère, it also contains Les Trois Vallées, the largest ski area in the world, with … Continue reading Meribel: The Heart of the Three Valleys