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Cold storm to bring burst of snow to central Europe around midweek

Portions of Germany and the Alps will face bouts of snowfall and slippery travel beginning Tuesday night and lasting through the middle of the week.A cold front will sweep through central Europe during this time frame, bringing falling temperatures and a return of wintry precipitation to the region.While precipitation will begin in the form of rain for places like Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Munich, Germany, as well as Zurich, Switzerland, a transition to snow is expected from Tuesday night into We...
Tags: Europe, Science, Germany, Poland, Alps, Accuweather, Zurich Switzerland, Munich Germany, Roys, DirecTV Frontier, Nuremberg Stuttgart, Alps Roads

Why Georgia is one of the world's most underrated skiing destinations

For bargain lift tickets, pristine powder, and miles of unbridled mountain wilderness, skip the Alps and make a run for the Caucasus.
Tags: Georgia, Cnn, Alps

Huge tunnel network creates new railway link through the Alps

Thousands of feet under the Swiss Alps, a new high-speed, high-capacity railway is close to completion. The Ceneri Base Tunnel and the Gotthard Base Tunnel -- the world's longest railway tunnel -- will shave hours off the time it take trains to cross the mountains of Europe.
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What's A 'Super-Spreading Event'? And Has It Happened With COVID-19?

At least 11 cases of the viral disease are linked to a British man's ski trip to the Alps after attending a conference in Singapore. (Image credit: K.Y. Cheng/South China Morning Post via Getty Images)
Tags: News, Singapore, Alps, Cheng South China Morning Post

Crans Montana Preview

Ladies Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup moves to Crans Montana for the World Cup Downhills (one replacing Rosa Khutor/RUS) and the Alpine Combined Events. Located on a sunny plateau at 1,500 m above the Rhone Valley, Crans Montana offers visitors an outstanding Alpine panorama over the most beautiful peaks in the Alps, such as the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. The ski domain of Crans Montana (1500-3000) allows skiers and snowboarders to enjoy snow thanks to 30 lifts and 140 km of pistes (53.2 blue, 70...
Tags: Montana, Sport, Skiing, Alps, Fis, Downhill, Crans Montana, Valais, Ski Switzerland, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise, Alpine Skiing, Alpine Combined, Arnold Lunn, Rhone Valley Crans Montana, Piste Nationale

Lack Of Snow In French Alps Is Affecting Lower Altitude Ski Resorts

A lack of snow in the Alps is causing headaches for French ski resorts. Some lower altitude resorts have shut runs or even closed permanently. Others are resorting to unusual methods to bring in snow.
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Col de la Forclaz de Montmin (and above)

My first ride since early August that didn’t start/end from home. I thought I’d choose a familiar old friend. This is a great loop of Lake Annecy via the bike path on the west side of the lake and via Col de la Forclaz de Montmin on the east. This is the climb where I first saw a Tour de France mountain stage …… back in 2004. 2004 Tour de France: Virenque, Moreau, and Simoni I started on the north edge of the lake near Annecy. The key to the route is to immediately get onto the ...
Tags: France, Sport, Cycling, Italy, Alps, North, French Alps, Albertville, Simoni, Lake Annecy, Annecy, Forclaz, Col de la Forclaz, Virenque Moreau, Montmin, Bikemap

Due to Climate Change, Even Norwegians Are Skiing Indoors This Winter

(Bloomberg) — On a Monday morning in February skiers glided down the run, while snowboarders nearby practiced jumps on the ramps and tired visitors rested on red picnic chairs and munched snacks as they recovered. The scene could be that of any winter morning on any ski resort in Norway — the cradle of modern skiing — except that snow hadn’t fallen from the sky, and the view of a powder-coated Scandinavian forest was printed on a giant panel built on the side of the slope. Norway’s Sno re...
Tags: Europe, Weather, News, Climate Change, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, Austria, Denmark, Alps, Norway, Oslo, Trysil, Sno, France Switzerland, Onetime, Copernicus Climate Change Service

Best local ski resorts near Zurich

Zurich, the financial capital of Switzerland, is home to world-class universities, multinational companies, and hip neighborhoods. The city has a lot going on, but during winter weekends, many Zurich residents leave town to hit the slopes. The Swiss Alps are home to many resorts, both big and not so big. Some you may have heard of — and many probably not. From this picturesque little city, it’s crazy easy to explore a huge variety of places loved by both locals and international visitors. We...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, California, Singapore, Davos, Skiing, Switzerland, Alps, North America, Ski Resorts, Zurich, Arosa, Andermatt, All, Klosters

France to limit access to Mont Blanc to protect biodiversity

Macron says protecting environment is ‘battle of the century’ on visit to ChamonixFrance is to restrict access to Mont Blanc in the Alps in an effort to halt reckless summit attempts and protect the biodiversity of the mountain and its surroundings.Emmanuel Macron announced the new rules during a visit to Chamonix on Thursday when he visited the famous Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice) glacier, which has shrunk dramatically over the last 20 years. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Mountains, Climate Change, France, Environment, World news, Alps, Glaciers, Mont Blanc, Chamonix, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Mer de Glace Sea

CS Video: Will Ferrell, Julia Louis Dreyfus & Downhill Cast Talk Comedy-Drama Film

CS Video: Will Ferrell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Downhill cast talk comedy-drama film had the opportunity to sit down with the cast and filmmakers of Downhill, including Will Ferrell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Zach Woods, Zoe Chao, and writers and directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, to chat about the comedy-drama film which opens in theaters this Friday. You can check out the interviews now in the player below! RELATED: The French Dispatch Poster Debuts Ahead of Tomorrow’s Trailer Based ...
Tags: Video, Movies, Alps, George Clooney, Cannes, Toro, The Square, Ruben Ostlund, Jim Rash, Julia Louis Dreyfus Veep, Erik Hemmendorff, Movie News, Anthony Bregman, Jesse Armstrong, Kristofer Hivju, Stefanie Azpiazu

A British Business Traveler May Have Transmitted Coronavirus Across Multiple Countries

(LONDON) — A middle-aged businessman from England who vacationed in the Alps has illustrated how the ease of international travel is complicating global efforts to track and contain the new coronavirus that emerged in China. Steve Walsh issued a statement Tuesday after becoming the focus of intense media coverage once it became apparent that he may have unwittingly helped to spread the new coronavirus to Europe. Walsh had come into contact with the virus after a business trip to Singapore i...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, England, London, News, China, Germany, Singapore, Uncategorized, Britain, Malaysia, Paris, National Health Service, Alps, Geneva, Associated Press

‘Resistance’ Trailer: Jesse Eisenberg is a Mime During Wartime

Marcel Marceau was a legendary mime, and according to a new film, he also had a hand in the resistance during World War II. In Resistance, Jesse Eisenberg plays Marcel, an aspiring actor who ends up using his talents to go up against the Nazis. It almost sounds too strange to be true, but it did happen – and now it’s the subject of this upcoming film from writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz. Check out the trailer below Resistance Trailer  I was vaguely aware of Marcel Marceau, and when ...
Tags: Movies, France, Nazis, Switzerland, Alps, Movie Trailers, Resistance, True Story, Jesse-Eisenberg, Marcel, Marcel Marceau, Snopes, Matthias Schweighofer, Jonathan Jakubowicz, Marceau, Georges Loinger

Coronavirus deaths overtake Sars as global toll rises to at least 800

Alps resort emerges as centre of cluster of new British casesThe death toll from the coronavirus has surpassed that of the Sars epidemic, with at least 800 people killed, as an Alps resort emerged as the centre of a cluster of new British cases.With 89 more deaths in China on Saturday, the toll is now higher than the 774 killed worldwide by severe acute respiratory syndrome. The majority of people who have been killed, 780, are from Hubei province. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, China, Spain, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Alps, Hubei, Coronavirus outbreak

Hunt for coronavirus victims as trail leads from Singapore to UK and France

Infected Briton flew from conference in Asia to Alps and then returned to UKAn international manhunt is under way to trace more than 100 people who were at a business conference in Singapore where the British national who infected five others at a French ski resort is believed to have contracted the coronavirus.French officials said the British national – reported to be a middle-aged man from Brighton – arrived in the resort of Contamines-Montjoie, near Mont Blanc, on 24 January and returned to ...
Tags: Asia, UK, England, France, Singapore, UK News, World news, Brighton, Alps, Mont Blanc, Coronavirus outbreak, Contamines Montjoie

CORRECTED-WRAPUP 8-American dies of coronavirus in China; five Britons infected in French Alps

A 60-year-old American has died of the new coronavirus, the first confirmed non-Chinese death of the illness, U.S. officials said, as millions of Chinese began returning home after a Lunar New Year break that was extended to try to contain the outbreak. While the vast majority of cases have been in China, the virus has spread to some two dozen countries abroad, including five British nationals infected in a French mountain resort. The American man died on Thursday in Wuhan, epicentre of the vi...
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Alps, Wuhan, Hubei

Preparing yourself for the slopes with Helly Hansen

February tends to be a very popular time for family ski holidays in the UK, with the half-term holidays usually falling around the middle to end of the month. It’s a time when families who love the outdoors head to the Alps with snow on most slopes pretty much guaranteed. As regular readers will know, […] The post Preparing yourself for the slopes with Helly Hansen appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Featured, Clothing, Switzerland, Alps, Regions, Western Europe, Travel Equipment, Helly Hansen

The shocking, forgotten history of cretinism

Until about a century ago, 'cretinism' was endemic throughout large parts of the Alps.Sufferers often had a visibly enlarged thyroid gland, and in the worst cases were severely retarded.Although 'goiter belts' in North America and Europe have been eradicated, the disease remains common throughout the world. Age-old blight How do you make Captain Haddock swear like the drunken sailor he is, without R-rating the comic that stars his much milder-mannered friend Tintin?Eventually Hergé, Tintin's sp...
Tags: Europe, Tibet, Environment, History, Innovation, Switzerland, Disease, Alps, Illness, Map, North America, Balkans, French Alps, Valais, Haddock, Provençal

January Photos

I think people read this blog mainly for ride ideas. But hopefully for the photos too. January was a fairly successful month of riding as my health continues to improve. Lots of local rides from home. A few favourite photos. Mont Blanc viewed from the top of my local mountain, Mont Salève Lake Annecy roughly 20 kilometres away Alps to the left (Le Semnoz). Juras to the right (Grand Colombier) 7 Celsius above the clouds, -1 Celsius below the clouds Mont Sion peeking above ...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, 2020, Alps, Mont Blanc, Saleve, Mont Salève Lake Annecy, Le Semnoz Juras

Another Funny UK Trailer for Ski Vacation Comedy Remake 'Downhill'

"Pete ran! Pete left us…" Searchlight Pictures has debuted a new official UK trailer for the film Downhill, an English-language remake of the beloved dark comedy Force Majeure made by Ruben Östlund. This just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and it's actually a worthwhile remake. Don't write it off. Set at a ski resort in the Alps (filmed in Austria), the movie is about a family that narrowly escapes an avalanche. Everything is then thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluat...
Tags: UK, Movies, Trailer, Austria, Alps, Don, Pete, Indies, Ruben Ostlund, To Watch, Kristofer Hivju, Will Ferrell Julia Louis Dreyfus, Nat Faxon Jim Rash, Zach Woods Zoë Chao Miranda Otto, Searchlight Pictures

All-inclusive ski trips in the Alps

Maybe this year is finally the year you decide to organize a ski trip to the Alps. As appealing as the idea is, it can also be daunting. Not only do you have to decide on a ski area, but you also need to book flights and reserve lodging. Add in meals and, if you’re traveling as a family, ski lessons or babysitting — and the logistical and financial implications of a family Alps adventure start to sink in. To borrow a page from the beach vacation, an all-inclusive may be the easiest way to go....
Tags: Travel, Japan, Colorado, France, China, US, San Francisco, Italy, Alps, North America, Vail, Club Med, Zermatt, Aspen, All Inclusive, Chamonix

Wolfy High in the Alps

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The secrets behind Club Med skiing success

In the past 10 years, one holiday brand has been investing in skiing and broadening its appeal beyond its traditional French client base. The secret to Club Med’s growth in popularity, especially with British skiers, is simple – huge investments in new luxury hotels across the Alps, and constantly delivering value for money. Since this […] The post The secrets behind Club Med skiing success appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Hotels, Accommodation, Canada, Food And Drink, Alps, Resorts, North America, Regions, Western Europe, Travel Miscellany

Davos Has a Credibility Problem

But will yet another cozy gathering in the Alps fix it?
Tags: News, Corporate Social Responsibility, Global Warming, Income Inequality, Alps, Edelman, Trump, World Economic Forum, Greta, Donald J, Davos (Switzerland, Thunberg, Richard Winston

It took 50,000 photos and 3,100 miles to take this incredible timelapse of the European Alps

Germany-based landscape photographer Christian Möhrle has created some stunning timelapse videos and photography and DIY tutorials. This time, the journey took him across several European countries where he shot images for his latest timelapse Exploring the Alps. It took 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles) of the journey, 50,000 photos, and a bunch of adventures, challenges and […] The post It took 50,000 photos and 3,100 miles to take this incredible timelapse of the European Alps appeared first on ...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Germany, Inspiration, Timelapse, Alps, Timelapse Video, European Alps, Christian Möhrle

At Davos, Trump Boasts U.S. Economy ‘Nothing Short of Spectacular’ as Senate Trial Resumes

(DAVOS, Switzerland) — President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to sell the United States to the global business community, telling an economic conference in the Swiss Alps that America’s economic turnaround has been “nothing short of spectacular.” Trump addressed the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, hours before his historic impeachment trial was to reconvene in the U.S. Senate in Washington. Trump reminded the audience that when he spoke here two years ago, early in his pre...
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Trump at Davos Boasts U.S. Economy ‘Nothing Short of Spectacular’ as Senate Trial Resumes

(DAVOS, Switzerland) — President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to sell the United States to the global business community, telling an economic conference in the Swiss Alps that America’s economic turnaround has been “nothing short of spectacular.” Trump addressed the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, hours before his historic impeachment trial was to reconvene in the U.S. Senate in Washington. Trump reminded the audience that when he spoke here two years ago, early in his pre...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, France, Senate, White House, China, Iraq, India, Uncategorized, America, Eu

2020 Laveno The competition has been included in the FAI calendar 2020 and is organized by Aero Club Lega Piloti in cooperation with Delta Club Laveno.The flight area is in the Pre-Alps, on Lake Maggiore, in the North West of Italy, not far from Switzerland. The location is defined, also by the most experienced pilots, a real "FLIGHT GYM" for its several and peculiar characteristics. ​ The TAKE-OFFS, thanks to the influence of Lak...
Tags: West, Italy, Switzerland, Alps, North West, FAI, Lecco, Lake Maggiore, NOVARA, Delta Club, Monte Rosa, Aero Club Lega Piloti, Pre Alps, Monte Sasso del Ferro The Sasso del Ferro, Laveno, Monte Nudo

7 Popular Mountain Destinations That Are Being Destroyed By Climate Change

We all know human-induced climate change is happening.   But when most of us think of climate change, we envisage the melting ice caps in the Arctic and Antarctica, or the disappearing Maldives. Unfortunately, our fragile mountain environments are also rapidly being transformed by climate change. Major glacier changes are leading to scarce water resources, significant wildlife impacts, drought, and forest fires. Here are just a few mountain destinations that are being affected by climate change ...
Tags: Travel, Mountains, Featured, Africa, Atlas, Canada, Everest, Morocco, Agriculture, Arctic, Antarctica, South America, Alps, Himalayas, Tanzania, Kilimanjaro

No need to fly: three European trips easier by train

Corners of Europe far from any airport have been forgotten by modern travellers … but they make perfect short break destinations by train. We pick three in Burgundy, the Austrian Alps and the Dutch coastWith each passing year, the opening of new air routes reshapes our mental map of Europe. Once-favoured way stations on rail and ferry itineraries from England to the Alps have slipped from visibility. Areas on the near continent previously feted by English artists and writers are now bypassed. Wh...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, Jura, Rail Travel, Alps, Ferry Travel, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Netherlands Holidays, Austria Holidays, Moselle, Vosges