Janet at the top of a black ski run in Alpbach

The reason why Black Friday is black is not universally agreed, but if, like me, you hate shopping at the best of times, the fourth Friday in November is definitely one to avoid. Instead, turn your attention to the coming ski season and consider the black runs you might do on the last day of your holiday, normally a Friday!

Snowflakes landing to become a Powder Playground

Kenneth G. Libbrecht is a professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology and has a number of books on his specialist subject; snow crystals, that would make perfect Christmas gifts for any snow lover.
He takes photos of snowflakes in their natural habitat, he grows amazing snowflakes in his lab and he knows everything there is to know about the science that turns water into our playground; powder snow!

GORE-TEX® Experience Tour to Lofoten

This GORE-TEX® Experience Tour will gather a selected group of outdoor enthusiasts from all over Europe. The goal is to spend a few perfect days in an outstanding landscape: The Norwegian Lofoten. It’s a rare opportunity to be able to both freeride and surf all in one day. PLEASE VOTE FOR ME.

Take your fork when looking for veggie food in the mountains

Many moons ago, when the world, and ‘we’, was young we skied in India. I hesitate to call it such, but the ‘ski resort’ we stayed in was very, very remote and seemed to have just two fresh ingredients in its kitchen – potatoes and cauliflower. So whether it was breakfast, dinner or tea there was just one thing on the menu… Aloo Gobi!