Alpine Objectives blog

info, imagery & idiocy for the winter afflicted.


Trains Luzern-Lucerne to Engelberg

If you decide to stay in Luzern for your ski holiday in Central Switzerland, you`ll be able to get from Luzern to Engelberg long before the first cable car ascends toward Mount Titlis for fresh powder in the morning and have plenty of time to finish your aprés ski beers in the village before returning back to the city…

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Engelberg-Titlis Skiing & Snowboarding Review

You found our site, so that probably means you`re into alpinism, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, parasailing, hang-gliding or other outdoor endeavors you`d expect to find in a place like the Swiss Alps. Good. We like you and you`ll like Engelberg.

Lake Luzern-Central Swiss Alps Skiing & Snowboarding

Beautiful and full of charm, most of the skiing & snowboarding resorts in the Central Swiss Alps remain out of the spotlight compared to other high-profile snow destinations in Switzerland. But this diverse, easily accessible ski region offers tons of family-friendly fun and plenty of un-family-friendly riding attributes for serious snow-sliders. Central Swiss Ski Region Overview Ski…

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Klewenalp-Stockhuette Skiing & Snowboarding Review

Unlike the world-class terrain of near-by neighbor, Engelberg, this family-friendly Central Swiss ski area wins you over with charm, not championship downhills or death-defying off-piste descents.

Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850 Winter Tire Review

If you work (or play) in the snow as much as we do, having a serious winter tire rolling under the chassis of your vehicle isn`t a luxury, it`s a necessity. Even if you only plan to spend a short time on a ski holiday or live in a place with generally moderate winters, the…

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Nordkette, Innsbruck, Austria – Freestyle Skiing & Snowboarding – Nitro Skyline Park

Innsbruck, Austria is one of those places every snow junkie needs to visit. There`s so much charm amidst the medieval cobble-stoned old-town and so many world-class snowsports destinations within 1-hour that a single visit isn`t enough to even scratch the surface. The on-&-off slope appeal of this two-time winter Olympic host-city runs deep and so…

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Little Cottonwood Canyon, SLC, Utah, Flagstaff Gap Backcountry Mega-Booter

Salt Lake City locals, Eric Rich and Sam Smith, flew further in one afternoon off the massive Flagstaff Gap kicker than most skiers will in a lifetime of aerial maneuvers.  Here they are more than 50ft./18m up in the sky, flying across the 100+ ft./33+m natural gap, not far from downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Conditions were less than…

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10 Key points for riders when shooting skiing & snowboarding photos

Ski & snowboard action shots are some of the coolest, dream-inducing photos anywhere online or in-print. Speed, motion, exhilaration, contrasting colors, inspirational backdrops…the components add up to something difficult to match when it comes to emotive sports imagery. But putting all the pieces together requires precision from both photographer & rider. Counter-intuitive to the high-flying…

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Snowsports Photography Tips & Tech – Snowtog safety & danger avoidance on the hill

Shooting ski & snowboard photography is one of the best jobs on the planet, but job description awesomeness doesn`t mean it`s easy. Capturing high-adrenaline action on the mountain can be extremely demanding on your body and equipment, amounting to a hell of a lot more than just fun-n-games on the slopes. For all you aspiring snowtogs out…

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Vogel Ski Center, Bohinj, Slovenia, Skiing & Snowboarding Review

Above the tranquil turquoise ripples of Lake Bohinj in Slovenia`s Triglav National Forest, Vogel Ski Center offers something for winter visitors of all abilities and riding styles. Well-groomed cruiser pistes, easy access off-piste & backcountry hiking routes, small but well designed terrain park, great mountain restaurants and less crowds than in other high-profile spots of the…

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