I love travelling. I love to ski too. So perhaps it’s no wonder I collect foreign words for snow. Gatsch is a good one. It’s the Austrian word for wet, sludgy mud, but it’s used for slush as well, and it sounds exactly like the hiss of exasperation that catches in your throat when you try to ski it. Even better is snosmocka. That’s how the Swedes d...

The Italians have given us skiers and snowboarders a lot to be grateful for. There are so many reasons to travel to Italy for your snowsports fix. - Fabulous scenery- Short lift queues- Cheaper than the other major alpine nations- Amazing food and drinkAnd right now, with many of the lower altitude resorts in the northern Alps struggling with lack...

Among the countless attractions that Italy offers to its visitors, mountain places undoubtedly play a very important role. In the winter season, ski resorts throughout the country are filled with enthusiasts who can't wait to put on a pair of skis and have hours of fun on the slopes, spending unforgettable days dedicated to sport and being together...

Italy’s Sofia Goggia earned an extraordinary 20th career World Cup win in St Moritz, taking gold just 24 hours after breaking her hand so badly that she required emergency surgery. Goggia finished second in Switzerland on Friday despite hitting a gate so hard she fractured her hand in two places and travelled by helicopter to Milan to go under the...

More and more, it is sports that have Italy being talked about around the world as a winning nation. If 2021 was the magic year ever, with Italian athletes winning in every sports competition in which they participated, 2022 closes with just as many successes in dozens of international events. The first victories in chronological order came earlier...

Ever since she conquered her second Olympic medal in Beijing in 2022. #onlythebrave is Sofia Goggia’s favorite hashtag. The Italian star pushes boundaries and challenges established rules. After crashing hard last January and recovering from her injuries in record time, she keeps showing that no matter what happens to her, she is part of an elite g...

With its breathtaking scenery and picture-perfect resorts, skiing in the Dolomites can feel like an out of this world experience. The distinctive peaks of Italy’s northeastern corner may not be the Alps’ tallest, but they have a uniquely high-rise effect, shooting from valley to summit in a sheer curtain of rock, strikingly beautiful when dusted in...

Right in the heart of the Italian Alps, as the first snow starts falling after an unusually warm autumn, Trentino turns into a perfect winter wonderland. Surrounded by majestic Alpine peaks, kilometres of lush forest (over 30 per cent of the northern Italian region is covered in trees) and 297 lakes, Trentino looks like a scene from a Christmas car...

Set in the jagged Dolomites of Northern Italy, just two hours from Venice airport, Cortina offers low-key glamour, stunning scenery and a taste of la dolce vita. What was once an icy battleground during the First World War is now the resort of choice for well-heeled skiers, as well as a few A-listers. Also known as ‘queen of the Dolomites’, the are...

Fairy-tale landscapes dominated by the silent whiteness of nature certainly need no introduction. The finest Hollywood movies have accustomed us to the glamour of the ski week on our snowy peaks.  If you don't ski, however, what to do in the mountains during winter? In this article, we take you through the most beautiful activities and sports that...