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2012-06-17 22:21:49

LONDON, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After record snowfall across much of Europe, the 2011/12 ski season has finally come to an end. Ski break [http://www.neilson.co.uk/ski ] specialist Neilson takes a look back at this year's best ski destinations. Tignes has to gain a mention as the year's most consistent resort. When the snow had all but melted away elsewhere, Tignes continued to provide plenty of snow sure skiing days. The heavy snowfall also meant that there was...

2009-09-26 06:25:00

On Saturday, Switzerland will inaugurate a new futuristic looking mountain refuge in the Alps. The new refuge is at 9,349 feet near Zermatt in the southwest part of the Alps.  It resembles a gigantic crystal with metallic-looking cladding on the exterior, and a wood interior, according to the Swiss Alpine Club. The shed can house up to 120 alpinists and is designed to obtain 90 percent of the power it needs from the sun.  The project was built with the help of the Swiss Federal...