This year, Cervinia in the Italian Alps is celebrating a historic event - the opening of the first Breuil-Plan Maison cable car 80 years ago.
The lift opened in 1936 - two years after the founding of Cervino - and it played an important role in helping the region becoming one of the most important ski resorts in Italy. Of course, these days, the location is much different than it was eight decades ago. It now boasts 24 lifts and connects with Zermatt across the Swiss border, resulting in an enormous international ski area. It even forms part of Europe's largest summer ski area, which offers 25km of ski runs.
Unwind at Courchevel's spas after a day on the slopes
After an invigorating day out on the snowy slopes, a nice hot bath and the chance to relax amid in some water that isn't frozen sounds like the perfect way to unwind. But in the French Alpine resort of Courchevel, tired skiers and snowboarders can relax and warm up in style thanks to some fantastic facilities.
Has a new film uncovered the true history of snowboarding?
Do you know how and where snowboarding was first invented? You'd imagine that it was the idea of people living in now-popular ski resorts who needed a safe way to get from A to B when the ground was particularly slippy, creating makeshift boards from whatever materials they had to hand.
Dine in style in Val Thorens, the home of snow bistronomy
Are you familiar with the concept of snow bistronomy? French ski resort Val Thorens is said to be the home of this style of dining, which is all about combining exquisite gastro food with a comforting environment - perfect after a tiring day out on the slopes.
Where's the most affordable skiing in Europe?
If you love heading off to the Alps for a few days of skiing or snowboarding, the trip doesn't have to be expensive. Shopping around for the cheapest ski rental can help you to save some money and it's also a good idea to try to find the best rates on accommodation and lift tickets - but where can you find low-cost ski resorts in Europe?
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