Escape from Alcatraz – with nothing but a wetsuit

Only one prisoner was known to have survived a swim from Alcatraz Island to the mainland: he was found the morning after, washed up to shore and hypothermic, then shipped immediately back to “the rock”. Three others – made famous by Clint Eastwood in Escape from Alcatraz – escaped on

Summer Fun at Utah Ski Resorts

The lifts have almost stopped spinning (Snowbird still rocking until Memorial Day) and the season’s melting snow is filling countless small streams. Soon, Utah’s mountainous ski resorts will pop with wildflowers, offering a scenic escape from the heat in the valleys. Ski-town locals know resorts are a great place in

Luxembourg boasts cleanest swimming spots in Europe

Landlocked Luxembourg has among the cleanest swimming spots in Europe, an EU-wide water quality auditi has found. Luxembourg topped the ranking in the report released on Wednesday, recording “good” or “excellent” water quality in all 11 of its outdoor wild swimming holes. The tests concerned bathing water at the Remerschen swimming lake

Clash of the Titans: Norway vs. Finland

We recently compared France and Austria, arguably Europe’s most formidable snowsport forces, in an attempt to establish where Europe’s best skiing is to be had. But in truth the question goes beyond those two nations – veritable paragons

Alan Schoenberger: The most important ski person you might not know

Alan is a flash point of creativity and skill: Choreographer,  Cinematographer, Theatrical Comedian, Alf Engen Protégé, World Freestyle Ballet and Hot Dog Medalist, Intermountain Hall of Famer, Technical Ski Technique Author, Ski Simulator Inventor and Master Alpine Race Coach. So why don't you know of him? His low key profile surges to effervescence when he performs