Blame it on the global financial crisis, or global warming: buyer interest has cooled for snow-capped alpine property. According to data from Knight Frank, prime property prices in key ski resorts worldwide have fallen 9.1 per cent since their peak in the third quarter of 2008, and only six of the 17 ski resorts monitored recorded price growth in the financial year ending in June last year.Wednesday, 15 May, 2013, 3:06am
One thing is for sure about a yooner - it's way faster than public transport. But before I explain further, perhaps I should first enlighten you as to what a yooner actually is. If you grew up in a cold climate, the chances are you had a sledge or toboggan as a kid. Well, a yooner is simply a hi-tech French version of the same.22 Feb 2013 - 3:04pm
The Beijing Institute of Technology has received 1.2 billion yuan (HK$1.48 billion) to build a large centre for the research and development of defence technologies, and construction began on Monday, the Beijing Evening News reports.29 Nov 2012 - 4:41am
What the ski slopes around Beijing lack in quality, they more than make up for in convenience, with up to 10 resorts located close to the capital city, most a mere hour's drive from downtown.13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Heading to a ski resort in summer sounds like booking a beach holiday in the middle of winter. Summer is when Switzerland's alpine resorts come into their own. The chilly temperatures, the clatter of skis and sticks in the chair lift queues, and the riotous scenes that go with apr?s ski partying are all absent, and visitors are left to revel in the natural beauty of the mountain scenery.26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Club Mediterranee, more often known as Club Med, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, having grown from a tented camp in the Balearics to more than 80 villages on five continents.
The company's success over the decades comes down to its pioneering spirit, according to Henri Giscard d'Estaing, chairman and chief executive.23 Apr 2010 - 12:00am
Club Med offers guests 'interior' luxury - the rare commodities of time and space and the opportunity to reconnect with their inner selves30 Jun 2008 - 12:00am
Where is it? Lake Tahoe, in the US state of California. Blessed with views of the Sierra Nevada peaks, the ski resort is surrounded by 80 hectares of forested hillsides and rests at the base of Squaw Valley, the mountain resort town that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics.30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
A two-hour trip from Beijing, Nanshan is one of the most popular ski areas in China, and a classic example of how the sport is catching on against steep odds.28 Feb 2005 - 12:00am
ZIP UP TO THE 42nd floor of an office block in Admiralty any Wednesday evening and you'll find the corridor is filled with skiing enthusiasts.
The only snow in the Lippo Centre is on the promotion posters of the Korea National Tourism Organisation (KNTO), but that doesn't deter the visitors.12 Dec 2000 - 12:00am
Skiing has become Korea's biggest winter craze. New resorts are opening every year, apres ski attractions are improving all the time and artificial snow technology ensures that conditions are always perfect at most resorts whether it has been snowing or not.3 Oct 1997 - 12:00am
LEARN to ski in Hong Kong - even if there is no snow. The Korea National Tourism Corporation (KNTC) is providing free ski classes at its office during this and next month.14 Nov 1995 - 12:00am
PEOPLE who yearn for the snow should head for Korea - the closest ski destination to Hong Kong and by far the cheapest.
Seven world-class ski resorts are now open and package ski tours start for as little as $4,000.
Prices have not yet been fixed for the coming season, which runs from December to March.3 Oct 1994 - 12:00am
WHEN Dragon Valley was built in 1975 it was denounced as a white elephant. But when the ski boom took off in Korea in the mid-1980s, it became a favoured location for wealthy skiing enthusiasts.28 Feb 1993 - 12:00am