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When the Sahara comes to the mountains...

When the Sahara comes to the mountains…

This week the Alps, Pyrénées and Sierra Nevada have had the unusual experience of seeing their snow turn red. The occasional warm wind that blows from the other side of the Mediterrean has this week brought with it a layer of Saharan sand. The results have been confusing, shocking and occasionally beautiful: In the Sierra...
Les 2 Alpes Give Twins Born on 22/2/22…22 Years of Free Skiing

Les 2 Alpes Give Twins Born on 22/2/22…22 Years of Free Skiing

You have to give it to Les 2 Alpes, this is genius promotion. 2 is the magic number One week before the auspicious date of 22/2/22, the French resort of Les 2 Alpes confirmed their love of the number ‘2’ in this Facebook post…and launched a unique competition. You probably don’t need to speak French...
Saulire Cable Car in Courchevel will not re-open until summer 2023

Saulire Cable Car in Courchevel will not re-open until summer 2023

According to the latest edition of Montagne Leaders magazine, the Saulire cable car will not open again until summer 2023. Damaged in pre-season testing Readers may be aware that during a standard pre-season check on the 120-capacity cable car in September 2021, both cabins were damaged as they crashed into the lift stations. The lift...
Ski Touring in Les Menuires article on InTheSnow Magazine

Ski Touring in Les Menuires article on InTheSnow Magazine

Iain’s article about ski touring at night in Les Menuires has been published at InTheSnow Magazine. He was guided by Clement Dalmais from the local ESF on the climb to the Refuge Lac de Lou. He stayed overnight in the refuge and then ski toured from there to Point de la Masse the following morning....
6 Takeaways from We Like Travel’s Annual ‘Mountains Resort Social Media’ Report

6 Takeaways from We Like Travel’s Annual ‘Mountains Resort Social Media’ Report

Every autumn, French digital marketing agency We Like Travel publishes the results of their annual social media survey of French mountain resorts and regions. The 2021 survey looked at responses from 233 destinations, including 181 ski resorts, 19 ski areas and 33 regions. Here are six of the key points we took from this year’s...
Climate Change article in The Telegraph

Climate Change article in The Telegraph

Iain had planned to write an article about summer skiing in Zermatt for The Telegraph, but presented with highly unusual conditions for July, it became a comment piece about climate change instead: The article is behind the Telegraph firewall (subscription only), but you can read it below: You can see what it was like in...