Category Archives: extreme

Winter Activities in the Alps: Add to Your Ski Holiday

Looking for a little adventure? Skiing is just the tip of the iceberg for winter fun in the Alps – it’s a giant snowy playground of adventures just waiting to be discovered! More and more resorts are offering an array of alternative activities for non-skiers as well as tempting powder addicts to taste new adventures for a bit of extra fun on holiday. As specialists in winter activity holidays, Undiscovered Mountains have shortlisted the best winter activities in the Alps to

The Alpine Skiing Bucket List

Extreme alpine skiing

Looking for your next challenge? From riding the highest zipline in the world and braving dizzying black runs, to tasting culinary curiosities in the finest restaurants, there’s a lot more to the Alps than meets the eye. The Alps are home to staggering peaks and world class ski areas, attracting skiers and snowboarders from across the globe. To fully make the most of this skier’s paradise, read on for our list of adrenaline packed, bucket-list worthy activities to complete. Without

Off-Piste Skiing: How to Know You’re Ready

A skier off piste skiing on the mountain

So, you’ve been on your fair share of ski trips and you’re feeling pretty confident out on the groomed slopes. But how do you know if you’re ready to go off-piste? Veteran off piste skiers love this type of skiing for the sense of adventure it brings and the feeling of being immersed in unspoilt nature. However, off piste skiing is not without its risks. To ski off piste safely, you need to be certain you’re ready. For intermediate skiers,

10 Mind-Blowing Skiing Videos

Get ready for some action! If you’re getting excited for your holiday, looking to pick up a few tips, or simply love winter sports- you’ll probably be addicted to YouTube ski videos right about now! But which are the best? We’ve put together a list of our favourite mind-blowing skiing videos out there. This is the closest you can get to the thrills of the slopes without actually being on them. It’s amazing what some people can achieve with a

Ski And Snowboarding Events To Have Fun In April 2015

Every skiing season our lives are taken over by various ski and snowboard events. Skiers at Alpine ski resorts are overwhelmed by the amount of entertaining activities offered during the ski season. Check out the list of 5 ski and snowboard events to join in April while enjoying your holidays at the popular Alpine resorts. Obergurgl, Austria If you are skiing in the Austrian Alps, you probably know that this is the true place to try a delicious Alpine cuisine

Best Inspiring Snowboard Films

If you are not getting to the slopes this season, or your skiing holidays have already passed but you want to keep the flame burning, take a look at our list of best inspiring snowboarding films. Black Winter. A very exciting and fascinating film about park snowboarding, featuring great snowboarders, such as Torstein Horgmo and Jason Dubois. Includes quite a lot of dangerous scenes, so if you are not a pro, don’t try them at home!  The Ultimate Ride: Shaun

Black Ski Runs – Extremals Are Welcome On Board

When you are coming to the Alps and finally hit the slopes, you may notice different grading of pistes – green, blue, red and black. Green color means that this is exactly the place you have to to ski, if you are new to the slopes. Blue colored pistes are for early intermediates, who are able to snowplough turn confidently. Red ones are for advanced intermediates able to link together short radius parallel turns. When you see the red mark

5 Good Reasons You Should Try Snowshoeing

Are you an avid skier or snowboarder? If you are then you probably know everything there is to know about your ski area, pistes and slopes, lifts and apres-ski to relax after a long day on the snow. And you have probably seen people wearing strange thingies on their feet looking a bit like skis. They are called snowshoers, representing a popular winter activity for recreation – snowshoeing.   Origin of Snowshoes Once the mode of snow travel used in

Extreme Snow Wallpapers For Your PC

If you are a winter sports fan, you probably love everything about snow – fun on and off the slopes, beautiful mountain landscapes, capturing stunning pictures of aerial manoeuvres performed in a halfpipe, or just skiing photos for your family archive. The last ones can be a sweet reminder of a time you spent on your skis or board. Or, if you are a beginner skier or snowboarder, you can get motivated by breathtaking extreme snow sports shots saved as