Climate concerns put Austria glacier project on thin ice

World / Science & Health Dec 12, 2019

Climate concerns put Austria glacier project on thin ice

In his office nestled in Austria's snow-capped Pitztal valley, Eberhard Schultes is among those pushing to expand the region's skiing sector — but environmentalists alarmed about the region's vanishing glaciers are pushing back. Schultes is the managing director of the Pitztaler Gletscherbahnen mountain lift company, ...

Dressen makes return in style

More Sports / Winter Sports Dec 1, 2019

Dressen makes return in style

In a stunning return from serious injury, Thomas Dressen won a World Cup downhill in his comeback race on Saturday. Dressen returned to action, wearing bib No. 13, exactly one year to the day after he blew out his right knee and dislocated a shoulder ...

National Feb 18, 2019

Skiers rescued by helicopter in Niigata

Two men were rescued by helicopter Monday after going missing while backcountry skiing over the weekend in a popular ski resort town in Niigata Prefecture. Takao Okawa, 59, of Kanagawa Prefecture, and Yasuhiro Kato, 38, of Tokyo, were found uninjured. They had been unaccounted for ...

Madarao: The tree skiing capital of Japan?

Travel Jan 18, 2019

Madarao: The tree skiing capital of Japan?

by Oscar Boyd

The Madarao Kogen ski resort prides itself on two things: its powder snow ("Madapow!") — enjoying over 10 meters of fresh snow annually — and its tree skiing. It is less well-known than some of its rivals within the prefecture, but that just ...