Below is the copy from a feature I wrote about skiing in Lake Tahoe in 2011: Nick Spearing visits the beautiful resorts surrounding the picturesque Lake Tahoe. From the quaint Californian villages of Northstar and Kirkwood, to the casinos that line the Nevadan border at the foothills of Heavenly. Any number of adjectives could be … More Lake Tahoe: A Heavenly place to be
Sadly, I am now back in England. Rather than sitting in a cafe starring out at the beautiful mountains writing, I’m looking out the window at the April rain. How depressing. Now all I can do is look back through some of the amazing photographs I have taken and dream about living in the Alps … More Perfect season ender
The season has absolutely flown by! It seems like just a week ago we were wrapping up in 14 layers (that may be a bit of an exaggeration) and battling bracing winds on freezing cold days. Here we are, in late March, with the season wrapping up and the valley becoming more and more green … More Spring skiing
Beginning in 1924, the Parsenn Derby is one of the oldest ski races to grace the Swiss Alps, originating 10 years before a lift was even built in the Davos-Klosters area. Beginning as a downhill race from Parsennfurka to Küblis, the event attracted the top downhill skiers in the world. That was a world before the … More The 2015 Parsenn Derby
February half term is always a popular time for the Brits to descend on the Alps. The kids are off school and the snow conditions are at their finest. What’s not to love? To answer my own rhetorical question: The weather. The snow conditions are usually great in half term, but that normally means that … More February half term- Forecast
The sleepy town of Klosters has been taken over. The hotels are no longer packed with the skiers looking to hit the slopes and make the most of the powder, but with some of the world’s most important people, as the WEF (World Economic Forum) has taken over neighbouring Davos. Other than an incredible military … More Making the most of the WEF
A short drive down into the valley and a steep ascent up the other side lead me to the world renowned ski resort Flims/Laax. A day of horrible weather and crowded pistes left the skiing with a lot to be desired, but the drive was more than worth it for one place.. La Vacca. The … More Restaurant review: La Vacca- Flims/Laax
Is there anything better than celebrating Christmas in the mountains? If there is, I can’t think of it. All we are missing, other than a traditional English roast turkey, is that big dump of snow. With a bit of luck (and a fair wind, of course) it is coming… Saturday 27th December is of course … More Merry Christmas, one and all!
Unless you have had the experience to do a season or got yourself a bargain trip, it’s unlikely that you’ve had the opportunity to experience early December snow conditions. All that’s been reported all autumn is the “historically bad” snowfall that the Alps has experienced. Needless to say, nobody has had high expectations for early … More Early season snow
Here we go. I’m on the eve of starting a new adventure. As of tomorrow morning I start my new job with PT Ski, where I will be living in the world famous Swiss ski resort, Klosters for the next four and a half months! So I took this as my opportunity to relaunch my … More The skiing starts here!