Val Thorens, France: the pinnacle of Alpine ski resorts, sitting at a healthy 2300m as the highest in Europe. VT is part of the Les Trois Vallées and as le plus grande domain skiable du monde (the largest linked ski area in the world), the resort accompanies Courcheval and Meribel as one of the mighty titans of Europe.
Choosing camping and trekking gear often prompts the most heated debates between bulk and comfort. The ProLite sleeping mattress from Therm-a-Rest seems to straddle the divide well, mediated by a … Read more
Being based in Vancouver for the season has forced me to spend copious days on the mountain, usually up at Whistler which serves as the local playground for this adventure … Read more
Having spent a considerable number of seasons off-piste and in the park whilst wearing racing boots, my shins were slowly being shot to pieces. Tired of post-ski hobbling, I vowed … Read more