The Alps

Skiing at Alpe d'Huez, France

Stuart Forster | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

I tend to listen to advice offered by friends. That said, I'm glad I ignored a well-meaning mate who told me early April was far too late in the season to go skiing in the French resort of Alpe d'Huez.

Exploring the Alps from Villars, Switzerland

Stuart Forster | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

The first snows of winter are yet to fall here in the Alpine resort of Villars in Switzerland. Yet locals tell me that the white layers I can see on the jagged peaks of the Dents du Midi, across the other side of the valley, fell a couple of days ago.

The Untold Tale of The Saanerslochgrat Expedition

David J Constable | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David J Constable

In the vastness of Bernese Oberland, a great white-out falls. I push forward, over a high mound through knee-deep snow towards my ice cube for the eve...

I Cycle-Climbed the Alps and Found it Easy-Peasy(ish)

David J Constable | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
David J Constable

Plenty of people ski The Alps. Some, with more grit, hike the rocky terrane. I've done both, across Austria, Switzerland, France and Italy, but not Slovenia, Liechtenstein or Germany, where the ranges stretch across Upper Bavaria and the Allgäu.