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This project has been in discussion for many years and was finally approved recently. It will allow to connect Flaine ski resort in Haute Savoie, France with the Arve valley from 2019. The project called Funiflaine is now a regional integrated state plan which will cost 84M € and allow many skiers to leave their car in the valley, saving their time,…



The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships got underway yesterday in Vail-Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA with FIS President Gian Franco Kasper officially opening the event during an exciting and colorful opening ceremony including fireworks, light show, live music, special guest appearances such as Groovetrotters and Matisyahu.     It is the third time that the Vail Valley welcomes the FIS Alpine World…


The Alps are set for the best powder conditions of the season, especially in France, Switzerland and Austria, as heavy snowfall and low temperatures keep resort snow depths improving.   Below is a brief snow condition report from resorts from around the world:   France Heavy snowfall is now moving over the French Alps and conditions are the best they…



A simple, short and yet beautiful production by Sweetgrass co-founder Ben Sturgulewski filmed at the infamous Refugio Frey hut outside Bariloche, Argentina, with Chilean big-mountain skier Santiago Guzman. The pair came across a dog name Conga, who leads them into the hills and chases Santi down the area’s windswept aprons framed by the red granite of the Andes. A beautiful piece…


In less than two weeks, Val Thorens, Courchevel and Val d’Isère were supposed to host international events with the FIS Alpine and Ski Cross World Cup events. But now, the weather makes whims. With record high temperatures broken in November and no heavy snowfall announced … If everything is green, it’s the weather’s fault. If the cold is to make a…