I arrived in Whitehorse wearing only the clothes I was wearing, a state of affairs brought about by the airline’s inability to synchronise passenger and his luggage. This would normally have necessitated buying only underwear and a toothbrush, but this was the Yukon. In winter. Which meant temperatures as lowContinue Reading

Arc’teryx was already one of my favourite brands; in a world full of brand names whose heritage has been thrown away in the pursuit of a fast buck – yes Burberry, I’m looking at you – the Canadian firm refuses to compromise on the quality and design of its products.Continue Reading

The Swiss ski resort of Laax offers quiet pistes, impressive freestyle opportunities, chic architecture and a hipster vibe. Rosie Fuller investigates. “Of course older people can freestyle,” says ski instructor Basil Weber. “You just need the motivation… and to not be afraid.” The ski resort of Laax, just a coupleContinue Reading

Obertauern promises the most reliable snow anywhere in the Alps, says Kika Sroker-Miller. Famous for its starring role in the Beatles film Help and acknowledged as one of Austria’s finest ski resorts for beginners and intermediates, Obertauern is the highest ski resort in the SalzburgerLand region of Austria, its elevation andContinue Reading