Tag Archives: Mountains

Travel: “Courmayeur”, An Italian Ski Town That Foodies Love (WSJ)

From a Wall Street Journal online article:

Super G hotel, home to two restaurants overseen by Milan chef Andrea Berton. PHOTO FRANCESCO LASTRUCCI FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Super G hotel, home to two restaurants overseen by Milan chef Andrea Berton. PHOTO: FRANCESCO LASTRUCCI FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Courmayeur, both a town and a ski resort, boasts nearly as many ambitious, full-service restaurants as it does lifts on the slopes. Even on bright sunny days with powdery trails, the big question tends to be, “What’s for lunch?” The village, nestled in a snug valley on the south slope (the Italian side) of Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak, is a typically sleepy mountain town for much of the year with around 3,000 full-time residents. But when the ski season kicks into high gear, its restaurants, bars and cafes all come roaring to life. It’s a favorite winter escape for residents of Italy’s fashion capital, Milan, a straight two-hour shot up the highway. 

For the urbane crowds in from the city on winter weekends, Courmayeur is as much an epicurean as snow-sports destination, known for its mountain cheeses, wild game and cured meats, and for its increasingly serious restaurants. Top tables on and off the slopes can book up weeks in advance. The region’s minerally white and earthy red wines come from some of the highest altitude vineyards in Europe. The sparkling Cuvée des Guides is made 7,000 feet above sea level on the slopes of Mont Blanc, with a tasting room atop one of the state-of-the-art Skyway Monte Bianco cable car stations.

To read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/an-italian-ski-town-where-the-food-rivals-the-views-11574791692

Top New Travel Videos: “Urban Nature” In Alberta, Canada By Sebastian Linda

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Sebastian Linda

Co-Directed by: Steffen Krones
Sound Design: Bony Stoev
Music by: Sherryl Sewepagaham (“Children’s Blessing”)

Urban Nature Travel Short Film In Alberta Canada By Sebastian Linda 2019

Most of us are living urban lifes full of to-do lists and Deadlines. But when heading out into nature our perspective changes, giving back value to experience and creating awareness for our daily urban lifes.

This is what we experienced this year in Alberta, Canada.

Urban Nature Travel Short Film In Alberta Canada By Sebastian Linda 2019

In Cooperation with Travel Alberta
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New Travel Videos: “Never Stop Exploring” In Italy By Michael Cherkashin

“Never Stop Exploring” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Michael Cherkashin.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Michael Cherkashin

Never Stop Exploring Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Michael Cherkashin 2019

Narrated by: Hollye Sangster

A visual ode to curiosity, to explorers and to the magnificent beauty of our world. Location is the Dolomites, South Tyrol, Italy.

Never Stop Exploring Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Michael Cherkashin 2019

Website: https://inhalefilms.com/films.html

Adventure Films: “Lhotse”, First Ski Descent Of 4th Highest Mountain In The World (The North Face)

Directed by: Dutch Simpson
Director of Photography: Nick Kalisz

Lhotse The North Face Ski Descent Short Film Directed by Dutch Simpson 2019

Edited by: Pat Focke
Executive Producers: The North Face, Rob Wassmer and
Kaki Orr

Lhotse The North Face Ski Descent Short Film Directed by Dutch Simpson 2019

It’s not always what we achieve that defines us, rather it is why we achieve such things that creates clarity in our existence.

In 2018, Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison completed the first ski descent of the 27,940-foot Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain in the world. This is their story.

Lhotse The North Face Ski Descent Short Film Directed by Dutch Simpson 2019

Website: http://www.dutchsimpson.com/

Top New Travel Videos: “Higher Ground -Mont Blanc Massif” Directed By Florian Nick (2019)

Every year millions of people come to experience the majestic mountains around Chamonix in the French Alps. Whether theyʼre mountain climbers, backcountry skiers, hikers or tourists – they all embrace the Mont Blanc massif in their very own way. And so did I as a filmmaker and timelapse photographer when I created this timelapse film. It takes you to the higher grounds of the Mont Blanc massif – where nature is shaped by giant mountains and glaciers.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Florian Nick

Higher Ground -Mont Blanc Massif Directed By Florian Nick (2019)

Music by: Julian Lindenmann (“Higher Ground”)
Assistant Camera: Michael Binder

Higher Ground -Mont Blanc Massif Directed By Florian Nick (2019)

Website: https://flonick.com/