Family Skiing (1)
A little over 400 miles northwest of Stockholm, Are is the premier winter getaway in northern Europe. Expect to find Fins, Norwegians, Latvians, and a whole lot of blonde Swedes dressed in their finest warm-winter garb sliding down the peak as they do their best Ingemar Stenmark impersonation. ...
Ischgl, renowned for its consistently high-quality snow conditions, offers all the ski opportunities of a larger resort with all the rustic charm of a Tirolean village. With nearly all the runs above 6,000 feet, the nearby ski area of Silvretta offers the most reliable snow in the Tirol. ...
With a name that rings with macabre pathos, La Grave is another French piste-noir. Set on a steep hillside facing the glacier-encrusted slopes of La Meije, the old village serves as a mountaineering center and base camp for expert skiers. Non-advanced skiers who find themselves in La Grave ...
"Above all, do not fall. If you fall, you will die." With that bit of confidence-building advice, Jean-Marc Crampe, a ponytailed ski guide, leaped off a cornice and into a 60-degree couloir. The night before, in the hotel bar, after one too many rounds of grappa, I had persuaded him that I was ...
"That's right, baby! You know what I like! Kill me now!" the lead singer of Riksgransen Hotel's employee band screams into the mike. A sweaty knot of drunken snowboarders slam-dance at his feet, tackling one another to the beer-soaked floor. Everyone is fired up from competing in today's ...