This year winter came extremely late to the ski areas in the Bavarian Alps despite the snow cannons.
With winters getting ever shorter due to climate change, investment in snowmaking technology is making less and less sense.
As a result of extremely warm temperatures in Italy's mountainous regions, authorities have cancelled summer skiing in the resort of Stelvio Pass, near the Swiss border. The glacier where the sport normally takes place is fast disappearing.
Whether kitesurfing over Lake Silvaplana or mountain biking through the Alps, the famous upscale ski resort St Moritz offers a fairy-tale backdrop in summer, too. Switzerland hardly gets more beautiful than this.
Some people are skeptical that human activity is driving global warming. We take a look at the most common arguments used by climate deniers, and set the record straight.
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