Stowe Mountain Resort: An Internationally Acclaimed Four-Season Resort

Stowe Mountain Resort

Stowe Mountain Resort, a northeastern U.S. resort, is located in Stowe’s nearby town in northern Vermont. It comprises two separate mountains: Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak. Due to it being located on the eastern shoulder of the tallest mountain in Vermont, it has been known as a leading ski destination in New England. … Read more

Bamiyan Afghanistan: Your Extraordinary Ski Destination

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Bamiyan (also spelled Bamyan or Bamian) is the capital city of Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan. It isn’t your usual ski tourist destination and is one of the world’s most remote ski resorts. Bamyan is a small town without any gas, water supplies, or electrical infrastructure, with its center being a bazaar. Bamiyan was said … Read more

Sölden, Austria

Aerial view of Sölden, Austria

Sölden is the largest municipality in Austria with a total surface area of a little more than 466 square kilometers and is one of Europe’s top ski destinations. It lies at the end of the Ötztal Valley with access to two glacier ski mountains and one of Austria’s best snow conditions. Sölden, Austria, … Read more

Mount Rainier Expedition

Northeastern face of Mount Rainier

Location: west-central Washington state Elevation: 4, 393 meters If one wishes to climb a mountain that hits the records, Mount Rainier is the summit to beat! Other than its distinct geologic and astounding glacial features, it is the highest volcanic peak of the contiguous United States. At 14,410 feet, it is known … Read more

Mt. Whitney

East Face of Mount Whitney

Location: East-Central California, United States of America Elevation: 4,421 meters. As the tallest peak in the Sierra Nevada and contiguous United States, Mount Whitney is California’s highest major peak and the country’s second-highest point, just after Denali in Alaska. Mount Whitney is located in East-Central California, United States of America, just around … Read more

The History of Winter Olympics

The History of Winter Olympics

After the 22nd Winter Olympic Games held last 2014 in Sochi, Russia, the next Winter Olympics scheduled in 2018 will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The administration of South Korea offered North Korea to co-host the games as an effort to build bridges between the two long-standing enemies. South Korea wanted … Read more

The History of Snowboarding

The History of Snowboarding

Snowboarding is a snow activity which was invented not as a form of travel but just for fun. Besides skiing and sledding, snowboarding is a common thing to do during winter and has been part of Winter Olympics and Paralympics since 1998 and 2014, respectively. While this sport became popular in the … Read more

Interesting Facts about Snow

Interesting Facts about Snow

Whether they love it or hate it, snow will be a big part for a lot of people. Here are some interesting and intriguing facts about snow that you probably didn’t know! Snowflakes can be Identical The common notion that no two snowflakes are the same was finally disproved in 1998, when … Read more

Unusual Winter Sports

Unusual Winter Sports

Here are some of the uncommon sports in the winter or in the snowy areas that you may be unfamiliar with (but might want to try): Curling Curling is an unusual sport which originated in the Old World. This sport, which consists of sweeping stones to reach the “eye” (target) of the … Read more