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Ski Poles Market – Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017-2029)

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• Cross-country skiing
• Nordic Ski

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• Recreation
• Competition

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UNITY Value (million USD/billion)
SECTORS COVERED Types, applications, end users, and more.
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➛ North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
➛ Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Russia and Italy)
➛ Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia)
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People can tell how classy you are based on the state you live in Mon, 23 May 2022 13:36:30 +0000

If you live in California, chances are you have expensive tastes. More than people who live in any other part of the country. New research reveals states with the most expensive tastes, and Californians top the list for those seeking the most luxurious lifestyle in the United States

But you might be surprised to learn which other states are on the list.

Luxury lifestyle experts analyzed Google Trends data for luxury searches. The study included searches for high-end cars, designer fashion brands, luxury watch brands and lavish lifestyle experiences such as spa days to determine which states have the most expensive taste. .

Californians top the list for most expensive taste

California leads the states with the most searches for luxury car brand Porsche and French designer Chanel. These specific searches allow the state to have some of the highest overall search levels in the country for designer clothing. They have the second highest search volume for luxury cars.

California is also home to several major cities, such as Los Angeles and San Francisco, known around the world for their glamour, wealth, and luxury. These cities could influence the rest of the state to follow a lavish lifestyle, which may explain why Californians have such rich taste.

Pennsylvanians seek luxury experiences

Surprisingly, Pennsylvania tops for having the most expensive taste in luxury lifestyles. To clarify, the residents there place a higher value on experiences than on material objects. Very expensive experiences. Therefore, they are the ones who most seek out outings such as luxury spas, ski resorts and vineyards.

Floridians love their fancy cars

Florida comes second on the list, having the most expensive taste in cars. They have the highest research levels in the country for Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Rolls Royces. Floridians also love their luxury watches. The Sunshine State searches for Rolex more than any other state, resulting in the highest average searches for luxury watch brands.

New York designer brands

New York ranks third on the list of states seeking the most luxurious lifestyle. The Empire State has the highest rate of searches for not-so-imperial designer brands like Gucci, Balenciaga, and Dior, as well as a strong desire for Chanel.

Additionally, the study found that New Yorkers show an intense need for a relaxing vacation. They have the highest search levels for “Spa” of any state in the country.

New Jersey tops searches for designer clothes

Garden State New Jersey appears fourth on the list and, like neighbor New York, is also looking for a relaxing getaway. They have the second highest number of searches for “Spa” in the United States

The state also has an expensive taste in clothing, with high searches for Chanel, Gucci and Dior. This led to New Jersey having the third most expensive taste in designer brands in the country.

Nevada ranks number one for designer watches

In fifth place for expensive tastes, Nevada residents’ searches for designer brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Gucci rank Nevada as the fourth most fashion-obsessed location in the United States.

The state also searches the Omega watch brand on Google more than any other state in the country.

South Dakota has the cheapest taste

At the other end of the scale, South Dakota has the cheapest taste in the United States. The state has low search counts for all four categories, including the lowest designer brands. In three of the four categories, it ranks in the bottom two for Google searches.

According to Forbes, residents of South Dakota also have some of the highest credit scores in the country.

North Dakota has the lowest desire for luxury cars

North Dakota comes in as the state with the second-cheapest taste, with the lowest desire for a luxury car brand in the US, alongside the second-lowest demand for a luxury vacation .

Iowans cares the least about designer watches

Iowa represents the Midwest, appearing in the bottom three overall. They have the lowest demand for expensive watch brands across the country. They also have a low desire to own a luxury car, with the fourth lowest searches in the United States.

Maine residents show little interest in luxury styles

The state with the fourth cheapest taste is Maine. This is mainly due to the low search volume of its residents for luxury car brands. They are the third lowest in the United States for this category.

Maine generally has low demand for the other three categories, appearing in the bottom ten for designer clothing and watch brands.

West Virginia completes bottom ten

West Virginia is fifth on the list of states with the least expensive taste, with the fifth lowest demand for luxury watches. The state is also in the bottom ten for searches for luxury cars and designer brands.

Montana, Kentucky, Nebraska, Alaska, and Arkansas are also on the list of states that embrace frugal living and have the least expensive tastes.

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Best senior travel discounts in 2022 Sun, 22 May 2022 12:10:27 +0000 What are the best travel discounts available for seniors? My husband and are about to retire and want to travel more, but live on a tight budget.

Thrifty travelers

Dear Frugal,

There are literally hundreds of different travel-related discounts available for older travelers that can add up to save you hundreds of dollars on your next trip. To qualify, you will need to meet the age requirement, which varies by company. Some discounts may be available when you turn 50, but most don’t come into effect until you turn 55, 60, 62 or 65. Here’s an overview of the top travel discounts, plus some additional tips to help you save.

Ways to save

The first thing to know is that most companies don’t advertise it, but many offer senior discounts just for asking, so don’t be shy.

You should also be aware that when it comes to travel deals for seniors, the “senior discount,” if available, may not always be the best deal. Hotels, resorts, airlines and cruise lines, for example, offer advance reservations as well as special offers and promotions from time to time that may be less than the senior discount. Before booking, always ask about the lowest possible rate and the best deal available.

Another way to save is to be flexible when traveling. Last-minute travel deals can offer huge savings, as can traveling off-season or off-peak, and avoiding vacations.

Club memberships can also net you a wide variety of great travel deals. AARP, for example, offers dozens of travel discounts on hotels, rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and more – see The American Automobile Association ( is another membership club that offers great travel discounts to members of all ages.

Types of discounts

Here are some of the best senior travel discounts available in 2022.

Airline: British Airways is offering AARP members $65 off economy class travel and $200 off business club travel. American, Delta and United also offer senior fares for passengers 65 and over in some markets, but are extremely limited. And JetBlue offers 5% discounts for retired military and veterans enrolled in Veterans Advantage.

Rail: Amtrak offers a 10% discount to travelers 65 and over and a 10% discount to passengers over 60 on transborder services operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada.

Rental Car: Avis and Budget are offering AARP members up to 30% off at participating locations. Hertz is offering up to 20 discounts to travelers over 50. And Thrifty and Sixt offer 5% off to 50+.

Hotels: Some hotel chains offer discounted rates for seniors, usually between 10-15%, but may vary by location. Some popular hotels that offer these discounts include Best Western, Choice Hotels, Hyatt, IHG Hotels, Marriott, Omni Hotels & Resorts, Red Roof, and Wyndham Hotels.

Restaurants: Many restaurant chains offer senior discounts ranging from free drinks to senior menus to discounts on your total order, but these may only be available on certain days of the week or at certain locations . Some popular options include Applebee’s, Denny’s, IHOP, Chili’s, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, and McDonalds.

Cruises: Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Lines offer discounted fares to cruise passengers 55 and older on select cruises. And Grand European Travel is offering AARP members up to $100 in savings per person on river cruises. Call before booking to inquire.

Entertainment and Attractions: Most museums, zoos, aquariums, movie theaters, public golf courses, and even ski slopes offer a discounted rate to seniors over 60 or 65. And for people aged 62 or over, one of the best deals available is America the Beautiful Senior. Pass ($20 for an annual seniors pass or $80 for a lifetime pass) that provides access to over 2,000 national parks and recreation sites.

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Rotary Club of Lynnwood awards $55,000 in student scholarships Fri, 20 May 2022 11:30:00 +0000

LYNNWOOD, Wash., May 20, 2022 – The Rotary Club of Lynnwood presented $55,000 in scholarships to students on Thursday, May 19 at the Lynnwood Convention Center, for their outstanding academic achievements and commitment to community service.

“We are very proud of these children. We are so grateful to have so many active members of the community who are able to provide these opportunities and proud of the school district for producing these students,” said Debra Kilgore, Vice Chair of the District Board of Trustees. Edmonds School, to the Lynnwood Times. .

$5,000 University Scholarship Recipients for Four-Year Colleges

Alejandra Engel of Meadowdale High School who has served as a teaching assistant in her school’s library and a member of the automotive technician program, varsity track team, hurdles team, concert team, cheering band and jazz band. She also received the Best Exhibitor Award for Creative Writing from the Evergreen State Fair.

Alejandra Engel of Meadowdale High School with Sue Venable, Scholarship President, Lynnwood Rotary Club, and Jeff Patterson, Campaigns Director for Compass Health. Photo credit: Kienan Briscoe.

Engel has completed 274 hours of service through Edmonds Rotary on service projects and has served as vice president of the Snohomish County 4H Club, camp counselor and volunteer at several organizations. Engels wants to get involved in the medical field or welding after attending his dream school at St. Martin’s University in Lake Stevens.

“I’m really excited to hear about the caliber of students in the area and the limited number of opportunities, it’s really cool to have selected Alejandra,” Steve Engel, Alejandra’s father, told the Lynnwood Times.

“I feel really, really grateful and lucky,” said Alejandra Engel. “Hard work pays off.”

Saul Gonzales of Meadowdale High School has been involved with his school orchestra, the Black Student Union, the Ski Club, the Link Crew and others. He was Link Leader of the Month and a recipient of the Youth Merit Award at the Edmonds Rotary Club. He wants to become a teacher or youth counselor and achieve an equitable school system with plans to attend Edmonds College before Washington University.

Rotary Lynnwood Scholarships
Saul Gonzales of Meadowdale High School with Sue Venable, Scholarship President, Lynnwood Rotary Club, and Jeff Patterson, Campaigns Director for Compass Health. Photo credit: Kienan Briscoe.

Madeleine Karnikis of Meadowdale High School is captain of the high school swim team, a member of Young Life since sixth grade, a certified lifeguard at sixteen, and has worked at various parks and recreation programs throughout the area. She was a member of the honor society in the junior and senior years and set a swim team record in 2019. She volunteered in the Dominican Republic building bathrooms and cleaning up the water in the country. She has also volunteered with Special Olympics. Karnikis hopes to graduate in biology and pursue studies in medicine, through the lens of public health.

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Madeleine Karnikis of Meadowdale High School with Sue Venable, Scholarship President, Lynnwood Rotary Club, and Jeff Patterson, Campaigns Director for Compass Health. Photo credit: Kienan Briscoe.

Meadowdale High School’s Aurysia Ko was on the executive team for the Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, National Honor Society, YEOC (Young Executives of Color), and Link Crew. She was Meadowdale High School’s Neighborhood Student in Physical Science, Meadowdale Arts Music Booster Organization Student of the Month twice, Link Leader for two years, and alto saxophone competition finalist. She participates in local clothing drives through Goodwill and wants to help college kids learn the alto saxophone. Ko hopes to pursue a Bachelor of Commerce with a minor and music and help local businesses. Ko’s family is building a restaurant and Ko will help set it up and keep it running while he attends the University of Washington.

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Aurysia Ko of Meadowdale High School with Sue Venable, Scholarship President, Lynnwood Rotary Club, and Jeff Patterson, Campaigns Director for Compass Health. Photo credit: Kienan Briscoe.

Imogen French of Lynnwood High School was on the varsity tennis team for three years, served as class council and class principal two years in a row, and directed and planned her school’s talent show. His awards include honor roll for four years, homecoming, and volunteering at Edmonds School District Nourishing Network, Lynnwood Food Bank, and wishes to major in environmental science and minor in teaching at Oregon State. University.

“I am very proud. Imogen worked very hard throughout high school and dedicated a lot of time and effort to outside activities and projects. This award is incredible and she deserves everything she has,” Kevin French, Imogen’s father, told the Lynnwood Times.

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Imogen French of Lynnwood High School with Sue Venable, Scholarship President, Lynnwood Rotary Club, and Jeff Patterson, Campaigns Director for Compass Health. Photo credit: Kienan Briscoe.

Faith Murray of Lynnwood High School is an ACL leader and captain of her high school’s swim team where she served four varsity years and one varsity year on the track team. She was an honor roll student for two years, five quarters on the Dean’s Honor Roll at Edmonds College, received a Legacy Award on the Lynnwood swim team, and graduated high school with a associate degree from Edmonds College. She founded and organized Hope Group, volunteered at the Lynnwood Food Bank, and wants to focus on environmental studies.

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Faith Murray of Lynnwood High School with Sue Venable, Scholarship President, Lynnwood Rotary Club, and Jeff Patterson, Campaigns Director for Compass Health. Photo credit: Kienan Briscoe.

Damarius Ibrahim of Mountlake Terrace High School was in track and cross country, jazz band and eco club. She won a Washington Journalism Education Association award in a feature film cancellation contest, received two Outstanding Musician awards at the University of Oregon Jazz Festival, and received University Letters. in cross-country and track. She has volunteered with Root of our Youth Coalition and aspires to pursue her passion for music and athletics and study environmental studies in college.

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Damarius Ibrahim of Mountlake Terrace High School with Sue Venable, Scholarship President, Lynnwood Rotary Club, and Jeff Patterson, Campaigns Director for Compass Health. Photo credit: Kienan Briscoe.

Ritika Khanal of Mountlake Terrace Secondary School is the editor of the school newspaper, the Hawkeye, and is a student councilor with the Edmonds School District School Board and a member of the Ecology Club. She served as a delegate from Washington to the Al Newport Journalism Conference and was Student of the Month in 2021 and 2022. She has volunteered with the Math Textbook Adoption Committee, volunteered with the Nepal Seattle Society, and is a member of the National Honor Society. Khanal wants to pursue a law degree and will attend Harvard University later this year.

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Ritika Khanal of Mountlake Terrace High School with Sue Venable, Scholarship President, Lynnwood Rotary Club, and Jeff Patterson, Campaigns Director for Compass Health. Photo credit: Kienan Briscoe.

Brooke Rinehimer of Mountlake Terrace High School was captain of the robotics program, a varsity golf player for four years, and a National Merit Scholar finalist, Advanced Placement with Distinction Award winner, National Honor Society, and Mountlake Terrace Athlete of the Month . She served on the Edmonds Town Youth Commission and volunteered at the Edmonds Food Bank. She wants to pursue a career in research after attending the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Brooke Rinehimer of Mountlake Terrace High School with Sue Venable, Scholarship President, Lynnwood Rotary Club, and Jeff Patterson, Campaigns Director for Compass Health. Photo credit: Kienan Briscoe.

Minh Vu of Mountlake Terrace High School was in the National Honor Society, Connect Crew, Key Club, Vice President of the Asian Student Union, Class of 2022 ASB, and a Western Aerospace Scholar. He was an AP honors scholar and volunteered with his high school’s PTSA goodwill campaign, was a math tutor, and was a member of the soccer club. He will attend the University of Washington later this year.

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Minh Vu of Mountlake Terrace High School with Sue Venable, Scholarship President, Lynnwood Rotary Club, and Jeff Patterson, Campaigns Director for Compass Health. Photo credit: Kienan Briscoe.

$2500 Community College Scholarship Grant Recipients

Banelli Rios Santana of Scriber Lake High School wants to focus her future on helping the homeless. She has volunteered at Housing Hope and through her church on numerous community projects. She hopes to use the funds to receive an AA degree from Everett Community College and eventually secure a career in healthcare.

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Banelli Rios Santana of Scriber Lake High School with Sue Venable, Scholarship President, Lynnwood Rotary Club, and Jeff Patterson, Campaigns Director for Compass Health. Photo credit: Kienan Briscoe.

Meredith Camacho of Lynnwood High School participated in the robot program at school and helps run Lynnwood High School’s flower shop. She is an honor roll student and has participated in food drives during the holiday season. She hopes to one day run her own business and non-profit organization. She will attend Shoreline Community College and transfer to a four-year college after earning her associate degree.

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Meredith Camacho of Lynnwood High School with Sue Venable, Scholarship President, Lynnwood Rotary Club, and Jeff Patterson, Campaigns Director for Compass Health. Photo credit: Kienan Briscoe.

About the Rotary Club of Lynnwood

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The couple make holidays accessible to everyone Fri, 20 May 2022 09:08:55 +0000

Adrian and Hannah Stone in front of the Las Piedras Hotel. / J. RHODES

Hannah and Adrian Stone have run Las Piedras in the Axarquía for 20 years, having worked in the care and travel industries

Hannah and Adrian Stone have been running Hotel Las Piedras in Alcaucín, Axarquía, for 20 years. The couple, from South Wales, came up with the idea of ​​running a hotel for wheelchair users and people with intellectual disabilities, after working in the care sector and having experience of taking people with reduced mobility on vacation.

They identified a gap in the holiday market and saw firsthand the lack of easily accessible accommodation and tourist attractions.

The couple recently worked with the team who organized a bus from Nerja to bring back a group of Ukrainian refugees, hosting them for a weekend upon arrival and before they move on to longer-term accommodation.

The couple had also lived abroad – in fact, they met when they were both working at a ski resort in France – so the idea of ​​starting their new business in a foreign country was not a barrier. Even so, although they were “rather nomadic”, as they describe themselves, they did not know the south of Spain at the time.

Hannah’s parents were renting a house in Torrox Pueblo and the couple moved there. It was while they were there that they started looking for possible properties. One day, returning from a ski trip in the Sierra Nevada, they passed an old building on the road to Zafarraya, just outside the village of Alcaucín. The property in question had been Hotel Montecarlo and later Bar Camara but had been abandoned for 15 years.

“Older locals have told us that they remember coming here to dance. We think it was a very common place for neighbors in this area because it’s outside the village,” Hannah explains, 46 years old, and Adrian, 52 years old.

It took the couple a year, along with a host of volunteers, to prepare the place for their first guests. They had their first bookings at Christmas 2003. “We learned to build that year. People were staying in tents and drinking a lot of beer,” the couple said to each other, laughing and marveling at what they managed to achieve. accomplish. “I was so worried I couldn’t sleep,” Adrian says, revealing that this first group was actually the people he had previously worked for in the UK and kept in touch with.

To add to the pressure, they discovered at the same time that Hannah was pregnant with their first child. “We’ve always faced a certain level of challenge,” Hannah says, laughing at the situation. The couple now have two teenage children.

Since then the hotel has gone from strength to strength and the company has been able to offer full package holidays including fully adapted vehicles to pick up guests from the airport and arrange trips to all the tourist attractions in the area, from the Alhambra, to city tours and local beaches. “If there’s an Easter festival or processions, we’ll take people to see them,” says Adrian, adding that accessibility has improved a lot in Spain, as it has in the UK and other parts of the country. world over the years. “The accessible beach of Torre del Mar is fantastic now,” he comments.


Like the rest of the hospitality industry, Covid-19 has hit Las Piedras hard. They went from expecting a good 2020 with lots of bookings to none, overnight. “We had just done a lot of renovations to the place, confident that 2020 was shaping up to be good,” the couple shared. They even had guests staying when Spain went into lockdown and had to help get back to the UK when their flights were canceled and no one knew what was going on.

However, accustomed to the “trials and tribulations” of the industry, the couple quickly adapted to the new situation. Along with another member of staff, Hannah started a catering business, bringing home-cooked meals to people in surrounding villages.

When things started to open up again, they started offering lunch and afternoon tea at the hotel and continued with catering. They have also opened the hotel to the mainstream Spanish market

The couple say they are starting to see bookings increase from their original clientele and hope things will start to get back to normal now that restrictions have been lifted in Spain and the UK.

Australia Holidays: Why a ski trip to Thredbo, NSW should be on your bucket list this winter Thu, 19 May 2022 22:00:00 +0000 Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains of NSW. Photo / Destination New South Wales

A little piece of Europe across the divide, Thredbo is the perfect location for your next ski holiday.

Installing a new mountain gondola would be difficult at the best of times, let alone while bushfires raged nearby and a deadly global pandemic took hold. Incredibly, these factors only delayed the opening of Australia’s first alpine gondola by two weeks.

On June 20, 2020, the ski resort of Thredbo in the Australian Alps unveiled the 1.3km long Merritts Gondola. The $15 million system was a game-changer, dramatically increasing throughput, cutting download times to six minutes, and giving non-skiers access to on-mountain restaurants.

Thredbo has been named Australia’s best ski resort five years in a row, made even more attractive with upgraded facilities and a host of new experiences. Thinking of taking a winter break across the divide this year? Here’s what you need to know.

Thredbo Village, Thredbo.  Photo / Destination New South Wales
Thredbo Village, Thredbo. Photo / Destination New South Wales

The mountain
Located in Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Thredbo has almost double the vertical drop of any other Australian resort (672m). It also boasts Australia’s longest downhill ski run (the thigh-testing 3.7km Supertrail), Australia’s highest point (2037m at the top of Karels T-bar) and the restaurant the tallest in Australia (the 1930m high Eagles Nest).

There’s an impressive variety of terrain, from Friday Flats, a well-equipped beginner’s area with gentle slopes and easy lifts, to black runs and off-piste bowls for advanced snowboarders and skiers. Intermediates are especially catered for with plenty of long, tree-lined cruisers descending the mountain.

Aerial junkies can get their fix at the resort’s two terrain parks while the more intrepid can sign up for a backcountry excursion to hunt hidden bowls and secret mountain hideouts.

There are quirky features too, like the Thredbo Community Bell atop the Karels T-Bar (ringing it is a rite of passage for beginners), plus the novelty of skiing through native Australian gum trees.

Australia's highest point, Thredbo.  Photo / Destination New South Wales
Australia’s highest point, Thredbo. Photo / Destination New South Wales

On average, the resort receives almost two meters of snow a year, but there are extensive snowmaking facilities for those times when nature does not cooperate.

In 2021, Thredbo became the first Australian ski resort to achieve EarthCheck Gold certification for its environmental initiatives, which include energy conservation, emission reduction and waste management. It was also the first Australian ski resort to power all of its main operations with 100% renewable and clean energy; In addition, it is well on its way to eliminating all single-use plastics in front of the house.

Snow blankets the landscape at Thredbo, Snowy Mountains.  Photo / Destination New South Wales
Snow blankets the landscape at Thredbo, Snowy Mountains. Photo / Destination New South Wales

The village

If there’s one thing that sets Thredbo apart from other winter playgrounds in Australia, it’s the resort’s quaint European-style village. Conveniently located at the foot of the mountain, it’s a small group of cozy lodges, restaurants and bars, many of which were built by Czech immigrants in the mid-1950s (visit the Thredbo Alpine Museum to learn more about the station’s fascinating history).

You’ll find an impressive array of restaurants ranging from casual, family-friendly affairs such as the T-Bar Restaurant to intimate venues such as the Candlelight Lodge, where you can sample Alpine specialties such as cheese fondue and spatzles washed down with a beat chest. schnapps (or three).

Candlelight Lodge, Photo/Brett Hemmings, Destination NSW
Candlelight Lodge, Photo/Brett Hemmings, Destination NSW

There is a wide range of accommodation, including chalets, boutique lodges and self-catering apartments, but the most convenient option is easily the Thredbo Alpine Hotel, which is a short walk from the base and has a cozy fireside lounge serving a medium espresso martini. .

Non-skiers are also well catered for with plenty of cozy cafes, a well-equipped leisure center and self-guided art and eco walks.

The scene

The station’s founders decided to create a mini-St. Anton and Thredbo are certainly the most European Australian ski resorts. This is partly due to the village’s intimate atmosphere and ubiquitous alpine architecture, but it’s also thanks to the resort’s legendary events and afternoon scene.

If you’re lucky enough to score a lunch reservation at Kareela Hutte, a cozy, ski-in ski-out mountain restaurant, get ready for an indulgent feast of schnitzel, pork knuckle and goulash.

As the schnapps and champagne flow and the music rises, things can get quite lively (singing and dancing are not uncommon), which can make for an interesting downhill ski run. Merritts Mountain House is another popular afternoon spot, with the added bonus that it can be reached by non-skiers via the Merritts Gondola.

Once back at base, you’re just a mitt’s throw away from the Alpine Bar, where skiers and snowboarders congregate around firepits to swap stories of the day. Expect even more exuberance on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights with a stellar après-ski lineup, if years are any indication.

Saturday evenings are also traditionally the time to see the resort’s famous Flare Run, a 30-year-old institution where a group of expert skiers and snowboarders race down the Supertrail with flares before the sky is lit up with a spectacular fireworks. A kid-friendly version sees little ones ride the sweet Easy Does It run while holding flashing LED lights.

Saturday night tradition at Thredbo.  Photo / Destination New South Wales
Saturday night tradition at Thredbo. Photo / Destination New South Wales

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Thredbo is about a six hour drive from Sydney and Melbourne and a 2.5 hour drive from Canberra.

Qantas offers flights from Sydney and Brisbane to Snowy Mountains Airport in Cooma, which is an hour’s drive from the resort.

Conditions permitting, the station will begin winter operations on June 11 and will remain open until October 3. For season prices and more information on this year’s events,

Please check the latest border restrictions in each state and territory before travelling. For more information, visit

Sports News Roundup: No replacement for Russian GP, ​​F1 season now has 22 races; Alpine skiing-Shiffrin will ‘absolutely’ break World Cup record, says Vonn and more Wed, 18 May 2022 16:56:55 +0000

Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Cricket-Lord’s will turn red, white and blue for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Lord’s will be a sea of ​​red, white and blue in England’s first Test against New Zealand next month as Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) join UK celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth’s seven decades on the throne. Britain’s oldest monarch, 96, marked seven decades as queen in February, and four days of “Platinum Jubilee” events to recognize the landmark are taking place in early June.

Cycling-Dainese takes first Giro stage win as Lopez retains lead

Alberto Dainese became the first Italian winner of this year’s Giro d’Italia on Wednesday when he claimed victory with a perfectly timed sprint in Stage 11, a 203-kilometre (126.14-mile) race from Santarcangelo di Romagna in Reggio Emilia. The 24-year-old passed the favored trio of French sprint leader Arnaud Demare, Briton Mark Cavendish and Australian Caleb Ewan, before sprinting past compatriot Simone Consonni to secure his maiden stage victory.

Men’s and women’s American football teams reach equal pay deal with governing body

Players of the United States men’s and women’s national soccer team will receive equal pay and prize money, including at World Cups, after meeting to agree historic collective agreements with the Federation on Wednesday American football. For official competitions, including the World Cup, players from the women’s (USWNT) and men’s (USMNT) national teams will earn identical appearance rights.

Cycling-Girmay leaves Giro with eye injury suffered during stage 10 victory celebration

Biniam Girmay’s Giro d’Italia has been cut short after an eye injury sustained during stage victory celebrations forced the Eritrean rider to withdraw from competition, his Intermarche team announced on Wednesday. Wanty-Gobert. The 22-year-old became the first black African rider to win a Grand Tour stage on Tuesday, beating Mathieu van der Poel with an impressive sprint to win stage 10.

Swimming-Australian pop singer Simpson qualifies for Commonwealth Games

Australian pop singer-turned-swimmer Cody Simpson qualified for this year’s Commonwealth Games after finishing third in the 100m butterfly final at national trials in Adelaide on Wednesday. Simpson, 25, turned heads earlier on Wednesday when he edged out Olympic freestyle gold medalist Kyle Chalmers and won his heat in a personal best 51.79 seconds behind defending champion Matt Temple (51.64).

Cycling – I want to be the best ever, says Olympic BMX champion Shriever

British Olympic BMX champion Beth Shriever says her aim is to become the greatest female athlete in her sport as she plans to defend her world title in July. The 22-year-old won Britain’s first BMX gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics last year and followed that up with first place at the World Championship in the Netherlands.

Hurricanes D Jaccob Slavin leads Lady Byng finalists

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin is aiming to become the first recipient of the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in more than a decade. Slavin, Winnipeg Jets forward Kyle Connor and Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon were named the three finalists for the 2021-22 award on Wednesday.

Motor racing – No replacement for Russian GP, ​​F1 season now has 22 races

The 2022 Formula 1 season will be reduced to 22 races after the sport announced on Wednesday that it would not replace the canceled Russian Grand Prix on September 25 despite interest from other countries. Formula 1 had planned a record 23 rounds this year, but the Sochi race was canceled in February and the contract ended in early March after the country invaded Ukraine.

Basketball-FIBA bans Russia and Belarus from international competitions

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) on Wednesday banned Russia and Belarus from participating and hosting international tournaments until further notice following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The men’s teams of Russia and Belarus have been dropped from next year’s European World Cup qualifiers and are not replaced.

Alpine skiing-Shiffrin will ‘absolutely’ break World Cup record, says Vonn

Former Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn says fellow American Mikaela Shiffrin will easily surpass her as the most decorated woman in the Alpine Skiing World Cup. Shiffrin claimed his 74th World Cup victory in March in Courchevel, France, closing in on Vonn’s record of 82 titles at just 27 years old, before claiming his fourth World Cup crown.

(With agency contributions.)

The ultimate (post-Brexit) guide to traveling with your dog Tue, 17 May 2022 08:43:00 +0000

“If you are lucky enough to own a dog, you will probably agree that they are an integral part of the family and bring great joy to leisure time. Otherwise, why would we choose to share our homes with them? shouldn’t have to abandon our dogs when we go on vacation, a moment to bask in the company of our loved ones. Last summer, for this very reason, I avoided flights to distant lands in favor of a walk slow and quiet through Europe with my German Shepherd, Bear. It was inconvenient in so many ways – putting him in my little Fiat 500 with all our luggage, finding pet-friendly accommodation along the way, not to mention the food that didn’t upset his stomach – but we raged through the Swiss mountains, explored the German spa town of Baden Baden and frolicked in the ocean at Antibes. end to Chris stopher Hotel in Windsor, the most charming Fido-friendly boutique we have ever stayed in. Trust the Brits to do their best when it comes to our canine companions.”

For dog-friendly beaches and restaurants in Gijón, Spain

Located on the north coast just two hours from the Santander ferry port, Gijón is a dog-crazed city with over 20,000 dog-owning families. It’s the perfect place to bring the pooch if you’re looking for sun, sea and a siesta, with dog-friendly stretches of sand around El Rinconcín Park and the town’s main beach, San Lorenzo. Outdoor terraces abound for a dog-friendly meal on the region’s traditional fabada (stew), and there are more than 40 green parks where the dog can run off-leash. Book at NH Gijon for great sea views, and look for signs in shop and restaurant windows saying your dog is welcome inside.

NH Gijon ( offers double rooms from £90 per night B&B; £20 per dog per night.

For wine tasting and vineyards in the Douro Valley, Portugal

It’s a six-hour drive from the ferry port of Santander in Spain to Portugal’s bucolic Douro Valley, but it’s well worth the effort. This wine region is best known for its fortified wines – think Port from Taylor and Cockburn – but there’s plenty more to taste, with powerful reds and crisp fruity whites found on tables overlooking vine-covered hills of the valley.

You can ski in June at Mammoth Mountain – NBC Los Angeles Tue, 17 May 2022 06:18:08 +0000

WINTER INTO SUMMER? It sounds like the title of a dramatic and slightly surreal novel, the kind of story that can swirl a reader through various places, spaces and times of the year, with a very high adventure as an enchanting end result. But sometimes a really big adventure, involving an unlikely winter-summer mix, can happen in the real world. And that’s exactly what could happen in the weeks to come as mammoth mountain pushes back its potential closing date from 2022 to June. The ski resort had previously announced it would be skipping Memorial Day weekend, but wintry word came on May 16 that Mammoth intends to extend the season again, keeping the fun of regrouping until late spring and maybe even summer.

“PERHAPS”… is the central word in this sentence, as no official closing date has yet been given. That means Mammoth could close on June 3 or 30, depending on conditions, so watching the destination’s social pages for announcements is ice cream, we mean. nice, idea. Total snowfall this season is 260″ and the summit currently has a base of 42″. Mammoth Mountain has stayed open in early August a few times, one of the only North American ski resorts to do so, so the final 2022 date remains a bit of a delightful mystery.

WHAT IS NOT A MYSTERY? That the Ski, bike and golf all in one day package, a Memorial Day weekend tradition, is back. Details on the “Sierra Triathlon”, which costs $149, can be found on the Mammoth Mountain website, along with resort details. summer savings (you will need to book before May 24), the Mammoth Yacht Club celebration and IKON 22/23 passes, which offer a few different options, depending on how often you intend to ski. But the question remains: will you be skiing in the summer this year? If the resort goes all the way through June and into June 21, a whimsical winter-summer mix could most certainly take place.

Top 10 small towns in France for memorable summer vacations Mon, 16 May 2022 10:07:24 +0000

The most visited country in the world, France is an undisputed jewel of Europe, home to centuries of history, culture, fine cuisine, music, fashion and unforgettable natural wonders. While its capital Paris is renowned the world over, the small towns of France have their own beauty and charm that will surely satisfy any visitor. From stunning hillside views, majestic examples of human architecture and an abundance of the best of local French cuisine, France’s small towns offer everyone a unique and beautiful experience of France. This article takes a look at the ten small towns in France to visit for a memorable summer vacation.


Cathedral of Our Lady of Bayeux in the Calvados department of Normandy, Bayeux, France. Editorial credit: Roman Babakin /

Well known for the Bayeux Tapestry, an embroidered medieval cloth from 1066, Bayeux is a beautiful town in the famous Normandy region. Due to its geographical location, during the Second World War, it was among the first French cities liberated by the Allied forces in 1944, and today offers its inhabitants and visitors a mixture of ancient and modern history. Tourists will marvel at Bayeux Cathedral (consecrated in 1077), which dominates the local skyline while a visit to the Jardin Botanique de Bayeux (a 3-hectare botanical space) created in the 1860s gives any passer-by an atmospheric serene. On the way there, a stop at the military cemetery in Bayeux will provide a moving experience for everyone, with nearly 5,000 burials. The cemetery poignantly honors the memory of all those who lost the cruelty of war.


Alsatian traditional white half-timbered houses in the village of Hunspach, Alsace, France
Alsatian traditional white half-timbered houses in the village of Hunspach, Alsace, France. Editorial credit: S. Moebs /

Elected like France “favorite village” in the television program Favorite village of the French, Hunspach is a pretty little town in the Alsace region, near the country’s border with Germany. Famous for its wooden houses lined with flower boxes, this village may have a population of just 632 but is filled with picturesque postcard images. Mix leisurely strolls through its main streets, friendly locals and an excellent selection of tavernas and restaurants, and any stay in Hunspach is sure to be the highlight of a road trip through France.


Sunset time in the port of Cassis, France
Sunset time in the port of Cassis, France.

Just a 30 minute drive from France’s second largest city, Marseille, Cassis is a small coastal town on the famous French Riviera. Although often overlooked by other similar destinations like Saint-Tropez and Nice, Cassis offers the same beauty with a noticeably quieter atmosphere. A beautiful fishing port surrounded by pebble beaches and steep limestone cliffs, the views in Cassis are second to none. Add to that beautifully colored buildings, a great selection of restaurants and cafes and, of course, the warm Mediterranean sunshine, Cassis is the perfect place to enjoy the South of France in a less crowded centre. And of course, no visitor will want to miss a glass of the famous Cassis wine!


Square with colorful traditional French houses and fountain with statue of Pope Leo IX in Eguisheim, France
Square with colorful traditional French houses and a fountain with a statue of Pope Leo IX in Eguisheim, France. Editorial credit: Olgysha /

Another small village near the German border, when visiting Eguisheim tourists will experience a vivid taste of medieval history. Filled with narrow cobbled streets, wooden houses and stone buildings, all with roots in the Middle Ages, Eguisheim is a most fascinating pit stop for those in the Grand Est region. The town is also famous for being a stage on the famous Alsace Wine Route, a long road of about 170 kilometers which crosses the main wine vineyards of the region. But when they’re not marveling at medieval history or savoring premium wine, visitors can also take advantage of an assortment of hiking and biking trails around the town, which include sights such as Château Hagueneck and Pflixbourg.

The Baux de Provence

Village of Les Baux-de-Provence, France
Village of Les Baux de Provence, France.

Located in the Alpilles of southern France, Les Baux-de-Provence has often been called one of the most beautiful villages in the country. It sees more than a million visitors go through it each year, even if the permanent population is just under 400 inhabitants! But it’s not hard to see why so many flock to this common; Stunning fields filled with lavender are a staple of the summer months, while several vineyards and olive oil producers call the town home. Les Baux-de-Provence is definitely the place to be for some of the best local French cuisine delights. Meanwhile, art lovers will surely enjoy the Carrières de Lumières, a former quarry that now houses a variety of works of art projected onto the walls of underground caves! Add some beautiful French music in the background and it’s a truly fantastic experience.


Street view of Chamonix town in French Alps, France
Street view of Chamonix town in the French Alps, France. Editorial credit: Nataliya Nazarova /

The site of the first Winter Olympics, Chamonix (or Chamonix Mont Blanc), is famous for having one of the best ski areas in Europe. Located immediately north of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps, the town of Chamonix is ​​also a stone’s throw from the Italian and Swiss borders, making day trips to these countries one of the most popular excursions. Non-skiing visitors, however, will be able to take in all the alpine beauty of the area, especially with a cable car ride. Take a ride to the top of the Aiguille du Midi at nearly 4,000 meters above sea level for views of the mountains and valleys that will create incredible memories and photos!


Vogue, France
The historic town of Vogue, dramatically located in a gorge of the Ardèche River, is one of the most beautiful villages in France and a popular travel destination in the Ardèche region.

Located on the banks of the Ardèche, Vogue has barely 1,100 inhabitants, but its small size is deceptive. A quaint village that features a medieval castle, wooden buildings, cobbled streets and, of course, charming little cafes and bars, Vogue lives up to its fashionable name! Surrounded by exquisite limestone cliffs that seem to rise out of the water, the town is also next to the Parque Natural Regional de Los Montes de Ardeche. A beautiful nature reserve with hiking trails, rolling pastures and on-site accommodation, a stay in this small French village will not disappoint.

Island of Porquerolles

View of the marina of the island of Porquerolles from Fort Sainte Agathe in France
View of the marina of Porquerolles island from Fort Sainte Agathe in France.

The largest of the four Hyères islands off the coast of southern France, the island of Porquerolles, is a short ferry ride from the city of Toulon. Stunning views, clear waters, sandy beaches and warm sunshine make it a very popular destination for visitors to the French Riviera. Host to an annual summer jazz festival, much of the island is part of Port-Cros National Park, which provides protection for the French state from overdevelopment. Some 500 acres of vineyards exist on the island, which was first planted in 1912, allowing visitors to once again taste the famous southern French wine in a beautiful setting.


Aerial view of the Arcachon seaside.
Aerial view of the Arcachon seaside.

An hour’s drive from the city of Bordeaux, Arcachon is located inside the basin of the same name on the Atlantic Ocean. Its mild climate has long been sought after by people with lung ailments, and the sandy beaches and ocean breezes make it a most enjoyable excursion. Arcachon is also known for its local oysters, which make for great seafood in the town’s main square. While enjoying this excellent cuisine, any tourist can also relax and admire the view of attractive 19th century buildings and villas, a seaside promenade and an assortment of local artists and artisans. A glass of Bordeaux wine is sure to top off any visit to this charming coastal town.


Sunset view of the marina of Biarritz, France
Sunset view over the marina of Biarritz, France.

One of France’s most popular seaside resorts, Biarritz, is centered on the Bay of Biscay, just 35km from the Spanish border. Once a small fishing port, Biarritz became a popular summer retreat after Emperor Napoleon III built a lavish villa (Hotel du Palais) there in the 1850s. Biarritz was a hotspot for European royalty throughout throughout the 19th and 20th centuries and up to the present day, while gradually becoming a place of exciting nightlife, cuisine and art. Casinos, world-class surfing beaches and an array of museums celebrating local history, Biarritz is a true vacation wonder. Warm sunshine, breathtaking ocean views and a sea of ​​culture will surround any visitor who comes to the shores of Biarritz, no matter how long they stay.

France is one of the most culturally rich nations in Europe, matched only by geographic vastness and natural wonders. Although its main cities continue to attract the majority of visitors, a trip through the country’s smaller towns reveals a charming side to French society and history that can be easily overlooked in large urban centers.