Having travelled through the alps, going from season to season, exploring the best of what the mountains have to offer, it's now time for Bethany Lloyd's newest adventure - Japan! She talks about her past adventures, next steps and everything you need to know if you're planning on doing a ski season this winter.
Beth heads back to the Dolomites during the summer to experience the spectacular mountain scenery and pay homage to the legendary Shane McConkey: The summer finds me once again in the mountains of Northern Italy. The South Tyrol is home to the Dolomites and is a melting pot of Austrian and Italian alpine life where traditional farming culture meets tourism […]
After exploring vertiginous Via Ferrata routes and taking in the fantastic backcountry that the Italian Dolomites have to offer, Beth Lloyd tried her hand at something completely different - Ice Climbing:
Our blogger in the Italian Dolomites, Beth Lloyd, tells us how she has picked up ski touring almost from scratch this season – with fantastic results.
FEW. It’s snowed!!! It was getting a little tense there, the green slopes were hard to ignore and as good as the skiing was, it just wasn’t looking like a winter ski resort here in Corvara (The Italian Dolomites). It was getting to the point that you hardly had time to introduce yourself at the airport before someone pinned you […]
Winter time again! Undoubtedly my favourite time of year and with two weeks under my skis already I am feeling ready to settle in for the season in Italy. Writing this I am on the train in a beautiful, snow covered valley, clunking down and away from Zermatt. I have mixed feelings on my departure. I’ve just spent two weeks […]
The Italian Dolomites, or the Dollies, as they’re affectionately known as, is a place that I hadn’t heard much about before stepping foot there. I did, however, know that they were in the north of Italy and I did know that they were an extension of the same line of rock that sculpted the Austrian, French and Swiss Alps which, […]
Ski+board Deputy Editor Rosie Barcroft was lucky enough to attend the UK premiere of ‘McConkey’ – a feature-length documentary about the incomparable Shane McConkey. You know a documentary’s good when you find yourself laughing, crying and cheering throughout. Well, I certainly did all of that during the film based on the life of freestyle skier Shane McConkey. Simply called McConkey, […]
I never thought I would be flying through powder on December 3. Officially opening this coming weekend, Alta Badia, (situated in the upper part of the Val Badia in South Tyrol) offers some incredible skiing with a beautiful backdrop. A new concept of Slope Food is also hitting the mountains this season. Skiers have the opportunity to taste the local cuisine created by different Michelin starred chefs, including John Burton-Race. Their dishes can be found at twelve locations scattered across the resort. And after sampling six of them, I can definitely recommend them all. Especially the ‘salad shaker’. You’ll have to eat it to believe it. For more information visit the Alta Badia Tourist Board; www.altabadia.org