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Skiing in Africa? Tourists hit snow-covered Lesotho slopes despite Covid-19 woes(Reuters)

Skiing in Africa? Tourists hit snow-covered Lesotho slopes despite Covid-19 woes

Reuters | , Lesotho
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2021 07:29 AM IST
  • Tucked in South Africa's stunning Drakensburg range, the mountain kingdom of Lesotho attracts tourists seeking a more adventurous skiing destination - despite visitor numbers being drastically slashed by Covid-19.
The resort has opened the piste for the February school holidays when the French traditionally decamp to the mountains. Even though lifts aren't operating, the resort is 40% full this week, according to the tourism office.(Pixabay)
The resort has opened the piste for the February school holidays when the French traditionally decamp to the mountains. Even though lifts aren't operating, the resort is 40% full this week, according to the tourism office.(Pixabay)

French resort opens single ski run, but you'll need a car to reach the top

Reuters | , Courchevel, France
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 01:41 PM IST
France's ski resorts cannot operate their lifts under the country's tight Covid-19 restrictions. But Courchevel, a favourite in normal years with Britons and Russians, has opened a single run that can be reached by car.
Snow-capped hills, adventure sports attract tourists to Himachal's Kufri(ANI)
Snow-capped hills, adventure sports attract tourists to Himachal's Kufri(ANI)

Tourists enjoy adventure sports on snow-capped hills in Kufri

ANI | , Shimla
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 10:38 AM IST
Skiing and snow parks in Kufri have become major tourist attractions after it received fresh snowfall recently. People from all around the country are visiting to have a gala time and enjoy in the snow.
Austrian Finance Minister Gernot Bluemel said that the EU should cover the losses for forcing skiing areas to close.(AFP)
Austrian Finance Minister Gernot Bluemel said that the EU should cover the losses for forcing skiing areas to close.(AFP)

Germany wants ski resorts closed but hard to get deal with neighbour Austria

Berlin | By Reuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2020 04:55 PM IST
In the first wave of the coronavirus at the start of the year, many Germans were infected at the Austrian ski resort of Ischgl. Germany last month issued travel warnings for popular ski regions in Austria, Italy and Switzerland.
Middle school, high school and those older were more likely to experience an intra-abdominal injury.(Unsplash)
Middle school, high school and those older were more likely to experience an intra-abdominal injury.(Unsplash)

Skiing, snowboarding injuries can cause serious fractures in younger children

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 05:48 PM IST
Skiing can cause injuries in younger children, which are more likely to involve fractures to the head or face, according to new research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2019 National Conference and Exhibition.
Famous for its bhujiyas and namkeens, Bikaner also offers adventurous desert safari experiences that will give you just the right kick. (Unsplash)
Famous for its bhujiyas and namkeens, Bikaner also offers adventurous desert safari experiences that will give you just the right kick. (Unsplash)

Best adventure vacation spots in India for skiing, river rafting, trekking

Hindustan Times | By Sanchita Kalra
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 04:05 PM IST
When adventure calls, won’t you answer? From snow and water to desert and the sky, this winter, get out and feel the adrenaline rush.
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