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Bigger Is Better: Europe’s Ultimate Ski Area

When it comes to the mountains, there is no point looking any further than the Portes Du Soleil. Whether you’re a snowboarder, skier, langlaufer, …

Mont Blanc | mountain, Europe

<b>Alternative Title:</b> Monte Bianco<p><b>Mont Blanc</b>, Italian <b>Monte Bianco</b>, mountain massif and highest peak (15,771 feet [4,807 metres]) in Europe. Located in …

Don't Miss These Incredible Ski Vacations In Europe - AssistAnt Travel

The Most Luxurious Locations For Your Next Ski Vacations In Europe<p>Are you tired of the same old winter vacations you take every year?<p>Not to worry, …

Skiing

10 Best Ski Resorts in Italy

They do things differently in Italy – and that goes for its ski resorts too. Forget that urge to be the first on the lift. Instead, make a lunch …

Skiing

Does size matter? Measuring up Austria’s biggest ski area

When the sparklingly new Flexenbahn cableway first whirled out across the white, pillow-soft snows of the Klostertal valley, the Arlberg region became the largest connecting ski area in Austria. But with 305km of thigh-aching splendour, where should you start?<p>Squeezed out towards the far west of …

Exploring La Plagne’s off-piste treasures

Every time I come to La Plagne my enthusiasm reaches overexcited 11-year-old levels. The first time, there was a good reason for that – I was 11 and overexcited to be trying skiing for the first time. Then I was 12 and raring to go again. And then, a 15-year gap. But on every subsequent visit, …

Old World Charm: 20 Austrian Hotels and Spas to Swoon Over

Austria is not a country that really ‘shouts out’ to travelers on the European tourist map. Most of us tend to think about destinations like France …

European Travel

Affordable Family Skiing in Switzerland

When I told my husband I’m going to write a post about affordable skiing in Switzerland, he laughed and said that it’s going to be the shortest blog …

Skiing

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

Satellite ski resorts – how to get Verbier snow for half the dough

Switzerland’s ritzy ski resorts are becoming ever more exclusive, but nearby satellite villages offer a more traditional, affordable après-ski, and access to the same slopes<p>In the tail of the afternoon, when the ice takes on a lilac tinge and thoughts turn to fireside beers, I’m riding a final line …

Ski La Grave: resort guide

La Grave enjoys cult status among experts. It has around 500 visitor beds and just one serious lift serving a high, wild and almost entirely off-piste mountainside. The result: an exciting, usually crowd-free area. Strictly, you ought to have a guide, but in good weather many people go it alone.<p>La …

What's new for skiing in Europe?

Ski resort news<p>Saalbach-Hinterglemm becomes Austria’s largest ski area<p>The big news is that Saalbach-Hinterglemm is now Austria’s largest lift-linked ski area. A new piste down to and new gondola back from the formerly separate neighbouring resort of Fieberbrunn has added 70km of runs, which brings …

How Can I Ski Europe for Cheap?

<i>A:</i><p>One of the big misconceptions about skiing Europe is that it’s outrageously expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a breakdown of all the ways you can save while shredding in the Alps this winter.<p>Go Now<p>Because the exchange rates are in your favor: The dollar hasn’t been this strong against …

Skiing

72 Hours in St. Anton, Austria

In 1890, six years after the first mountain lifts opened in St. Anton, Austria, a man named Hannes Schneider was born 10 miles west in the village of …

The ultimate guide to visiting Amsterdam

The capital of the Netherlands and one of the main culture hubs in Europe is also one of the most popular and visited cities on the old continent, attracting over 4.5 million international visitors annually.<p>Heritage, art, architecture, stunning canals, over 140 festivals and events, a center of …

X BANK at W amsterdam: the new epicenter of dutch design

<b>connected to the W amsterdam hotel designed by baranowitz kronenberg is X BANK — the epicenter of creativity in the netherlands.</b> situated within …

Design

Amsterdam Retail Therapy

Love love love.<p>Split Box shelving by Peter Marigold at the Frozen Fountain.<p>An interior tableau in the Frozen Fountain, with a vibrant green backdrop.<p>Absolutely beautiful pillows and blankets from local design team Scholten & Baijings at the Frozen Fountain.<p>A selection of stools at the Frozen …

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Top 10: the best budget hotels in Amsterdam

An insider's guide to the best cheap hotels in Amsterdam, including the top affordable places to stay for canal views, stylish design, fun bars and interesting architecture, in locations including the canal ring, Jordaan, De Pijp and Rembrandtplein.<p>Volkshotel<p>Southeast of the historic canal area, …

The 10 best ski resorts for a Christmas holiday

Where better to spend Christmas than a ski resort? Snowflakes falling, picturesque chalets with snow-covered roofs, lavishly decorated streets, sleigh bells ringing...<p>Whether you’re looking for wild parties, sophisticated glamour or lashings of festive fun for the kids, these destinations offer …

Skiing

The Coziest European Ski Towns You’ve Never Heard Of

America has plenty of great mountain towns, but there’s something extra alluring about the alpine villages of Europe. Steeped in history, these tiny towns still maintain an Old World charm and a certain fairy-tale feel, with their wood-shingled chalets, car-free streets, and names worthy of an …

10 Stylish Online Home Stores to Help Kick Your Ikea Habit

With the New Year upon us—and with any luck, some holiday cash in your pocket—it's a good time to update your home with something other than an Ikea shelving system (although, if you need one of those, so be it). The trick to having a stylish, thoughtfully appointment pad is to know where to shop …

Why Val d'Isère is our favourite ski resort

How do we love Val d’Isère? Let us count the ways. Firstly, it has staying power. This morning the resort will open for business for the 2016-17 season and the lifts won’t shut again until May 1 2017, 156 days later. From the first Alpine dusting to the last squelch of spring snow, that is a heck …

Skiing

Sleeper train services from Paris threatened with closure

The Orient Express it might not be, but well loved and very useful it is. The sleeper train from Paris carries skiers and snowboarders overnight to a variety of great ski resorts. And the big advantage of travelling this way is that you get two extra days on the slopes – one at the beginning and …

Explore Biggest Fun Filled Activities in Amsterdam

In order to make your Amsterdam visit the most memorable in your life, you should want to depend upon reliable information. You might be in…

Amsterdam

Is this the end of cult off-piste skiing destination La Grave?

La Grave sounds like a place to be taken seriously, and it is. After breakfast, instead of patting our pockets for lip salve and lunch money, we prepare for the day by stepping into a safety harness and checking the transceiver’s battery life. Buckle up tight – that belt is not a macho fashion …

Skiing

Hilarious "McMansion Hell" Website Tears the Architectural Style Apart With Callouts & Pictures

...while explaining design in layman's terms<p>On one end of the architectural spectrum, you've got the self-important avant garde starchitects who …

10 Reading Nooks Perfect For Curling Up In

Reading nooks are the absolute most ideal place to curl up with your favorite book. You’re not lying down in bed so you’re less likely to fall asleep …