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Skiers prepare for their run at Pitztal glacier, Austria.
Gulf Today Report
Although the Alps have been the best destination for skiing, the industry is seeing a slope down due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic.
The increasing issues due to climate change is also an important factor.
The ski industry in Europe makes almost half the world’s total money.
Empty patio of a apes ski bar is seen at Pitztal glacier, Austria.
The soaring mountain range which stretches from France, along Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria and into Slovenia helps make Europe the leader in the ski industry.
Skiing is the most popular recreation in Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Austria, where more than 30 percent of the population strap on skis. But by absolute numbers, it is the Germans.
Skiing is a seasonal sport as few areas are high enough to boast summer snow, and few resorts have found the holy grail of year-round activities.
Ski lifts make their way at Pitztal glacier, Austria.
The skiing industry is heavily dependent on seasonal labout.
Vanat estimates that lockdowns that shut nearly all ski stations in mid-March resulted a drop of about 20 percent in terms of visitors on average.
The Domaines Skiables de France announced last month the objective for its ski areas to become carbon neutral by 2037.
Just two roofs poke through the vast expanse of an artificial lake that has swallowed a Turkish town whose caves and pre-Ottoman ruins once drew in global tourists.
A dragon encircles a tower, wretched souls face torture, superheroes scale a mosaic wall -- these may seem like scenes from a half-remembered dream, but are in fact famed Thai temples.
Against the vivid backdrop of a giant aquarium filled with sharks, manta rays and other aquatic life, a Yoga group on Thursday performed side planks, chair poses and lunges, their arms outstretched to the ceiling.
Hundreds of miles from the nearest shore, ribbon-like fronds flutter in the ocean currents sweeping across an underwater mountain plateau the size of Switzerland.
Movie theaters in india’s entertainment capital Mumbai reopened on Friday after more than 18 months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, the last of the many virus restrictions to go amid a decline in infections.
The London Eye has a height of 135 metres, while Ain Dubai is 250 metres.
Sheikh Hamdan was reportedly enjoying the spectacular view 250m over Dubai.
October 20 is World Osteoporosis Day, and there’s no better time to think about your bone health – and how a few lifestyle tweaks could help you avoid the condition.