Chamonix is situated in the northwest section of the Alps. Its proximity to the French, Swiss and Italian borders makes it a fascinating ski and cultural experience. In fact, you can ski the Vallée Blanche from the Mont Blanc area of Chamonix into Courmeyer, Italy. Since both countries are part of the European Union, no passport is needed. However, this is advanced skiing. Hiring a guide is recommended.
85, place du Triangle de l'Amitié
F-74400 Chamonix Mont-Blanc
+33 450 53 00 24
Snowkiting in Norway
Snowkiting is a sport that combines the thrills and skiing and snowboarding with the excitement of flying a kite. Since it does not involve the use of a chairlift, it is considered and eco-friendly sport. The kite is attached to the skier or rider via a harness. Wind power is used for locomotion. While there are many snowkiting destinations in the United States, if you've always been fascinated by Norway, the Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau is one of the top snowkiting destinations in the world. Fluid Feeling is a United Kingdom company, that offers all-inclusive snowkiting vacations. Lessons, lodging and equipment rentals are included in the packages. While you are in Norway, the town of Telemark is a few hours from Hardangervidda. Since telemark is known as the birthplace of recreational skiing, it might be worth a visit.
+44 (0) 207 193 4258
Spanish and Skiing in Spain
Apple Languages offers a unique program in Grenada, Spain. The two-week programs combines Spanish with skiing. You'll take an intensive Spanish language course during the first week. then, in week two, you'll head to the slopes of the Sierra Nevada with a Spanish ski instructor. In 2009. prices for the course and accommodations ranged between 1,091 and 1,530 euros, depending on when you go and the type of accommodations.
67-71 Ashby Road
+011 44 1509 211612
Article Written By Lisa Mercer
In 1999, Lisa Mercer’s fitness, travel and skiing expertise inspired a writing career. Her books include "Open Your Heart with Winter Fitness" and "101 Women's Fitness Tips." Her articles have appeared in "Aspen Magazine," "HerSports," "32 Degrees," "Pregnancy Magazine" and "Wired." Mercer has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the City College of New York.