peaks reaching up to 4000m. It is most famous for its numerous lakes and ski centres which make Switzerland a Mecca for all winter sports lovers. Besides the most notable ski resorts (Sant Moritz, Crans Montana, Zerrmatt), there is also Grindelwald, one of Europe’s oldest majestic mountain resorts embedded among three spectacular mountains Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau. Extensive ski pistes, a lovely railroad with old (now electrified) trains and wooden seats, and the rustic ambience of the village are only a few features of this breathtaking northern Alpine village. Fresh air, blue skies, snow and sunshine are combined into a most powerful mixture that convinced us to spend our vacation here, where the snow comes all the way up to your waist.
Destination: Grindelwald, Switzerland
Time of travel: winter
Travel days: 12 days
Age of child: 2.5 years
Heaven for: Winter – all winter sports enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies (skiing, mountain climbing, parapenting, snow trekking, snowshoeing (walking over snow in special footwear similar to wider skis that attach to your shoes).
Appropriate for kids: of all ages, but mostly kids who already know how to walk around in a thick, ski jumpsuit and enjoy out on the snow
Getting there: We took a train from The Hague (The Nederlands, our current home); the drive lasted 13 hours, stops included (switching trains). We decided for the train because we usually travel by plane or car, but mostly because this was the most comfortable…
Ski jumping is one of the competitive sports with the Olympian ideal of going faster, jumping further and leaping higher than the opposition (Muller 269). However, sometimes accidents happen. For example, Thomas Morgenstern crashed during a trial round for the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Bad Mitterndorf. Later, he was hospitalized with skull injuries and a bruised lung (The Associated Press). Then, why did this accident happen? What influenced the performance of Morgenstern and…
What is driving cross country? Is it fun? How do I do it? To basically answer all these questions, cross country driving is when you and preferably someone else goes from one destination to another in a car. But the trip there is the memorable part of the experience. In this paper I will be talking about cross country driving and giving you tips on how to do it, how to have a good time, and how to make it memorable. When driving cross country it is all about the experiences you have during the…
One of Austria's hidden skiing gems Serfaus is set on a sunny plateau above the Tyrolean Inn Valley along with two sister villages: Fiss and Ladis. With the smell of dung, a pretty church, and wooden chalets the village is typically Tyrolean. Serfaus holds the distinction of being the only resort in Europe with an underground railway – a two-carriage train with four stops meant to reduce traffic and transport tired youngsters with several skis and poles. Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is one of the top ski…
parents would not buy him a board). But Burton was really serious about skiing. After breaking his collarbone in a car accident, he was not able to take part in skiing competitions anymore.
The two initiatives, The British Snowsports Fund and The British Ski and Snowboard National Foundation, aim to bring in additional funding to grassroots projects, to the rising stars of skiing and snowboarding and to elite British athletes, which alongside current funding will help spearhead the medal…
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It’s difficult to recall when skiing didn’t hold a significance part of winter outdoor experience, both for kids and adults. It all begins with the physical fumbles, awkward fraternity, and uncertain amusement for many kids. Eventually it becomes a frequent habit that it becomes an uphill task getting them off the slopes. But, skiing can’t be fun without appropriate kids’ skis that match their height, weight, and ability. We have…
new efficient snow making equipment with less loss and energy use, and enhancement of some hiking trails (Henderson, 2016). In this sense, Skinner, coming back to the neighbors with revisions and attempting to meet their concerns is a way of him trying to create community; trying to build the bridges that exist between the two lines. He is using social cohesion which is “critical for societies to prosper economically and for development to be sustainable” (Estates, n.d.).
Is it possible for…
My best friend and biggest fan.
Traveling through the mountains
that are pregnant with a winter breeze,
a light grey haze slowly forces itself
into my line of sight.
As we travel at this remarkable speed,
the haze becomes brighter and brighter,
slowly engulfing more and more
of my surroundings.
With each passing second,
everything that I see forms one image.
They become the spectacle that is my future.
I’m still young and have no way
to interpret what I have seen.…
No Barriers Reflection
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A Snowboarders nightmare
I was a kid about ten black hair and was so cool...ish. I was heading to a mountain a big white snowy mountain full of nerds. Just kidding there were cool. The First time I ever snowboarded I got lost. About two years ago was packing my bags in my room getting ready for my first snowboarding trip. I was double checking everything in my bag to make sure i had everything I needed, Gloves, hand warmer, goggles, helmet, and so on. Then it was time to leave. I was sitting in…