A great pair of skis makes all the difference on the slopes. So for those who can afford it, the Swiss company Birdos, located in Andermatt, specializes in making freeride skis that are made to measure.
Two skiers have become the latest victims of the extreme weather hitting the Alps. The amount of snow falling has broken records in several ski resorts.
Davos bills itself as a "cross-country-skiing paradise" – due to the fact that getting enough snow in the winter has always been as good as guaranteed. But now climate change is starting to have an impact.
Severe snowfalls in Austria and France have claimed five lives after the Alps region experienced multiple avalanches. Snow has cut off one German border town, while rail services in Bavaria and Switzerland have been hit.
Formula One icon Michael Schumacher celebrates his 50th birthday on Thursday. While a skiing accident five years ago has seen Schumacher retreat from the public eye, his impressive career is fondly remembered.
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