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18Aug/140

Unlimited Adventure – Amazing Travel tour in India

What things make you to travel in anywhere in the world? Do you want to see snow covered mountains or beautiful glaciers, roaring rivers, tumbling waterfalls and also want to do some adventures activities along with your tour? India with its magnificent beauty and charm of a paradise is the right place to have adventures travel in the world.
 
India’s large snow crowned mountains, beautiful lakes and rivers, magnetic beaches, wildlife national parks and mysterious forests provides the scope of each type of adventurous activities which are desirable by any adventure lover tourist. In India’s Adventure tour, you can enjoy mountaineering, trekking, rock climbing, river rafting and other endless adventures activities. Trekking and camping is done in India at a worldwide level. Himalayanis world popular for trekking, hiking and campingfor a trekking tour. Every year many tourists come to India for trekking in Sikkim, Darjeeling, Garhwal, Kumaon, Ladakh., Chamba, and Zanskar.
 
By visiting famous wildlife national parks in India, you can add more adventure in your journey. Some amazing national parks which have various animals and rare species of wildlife include Corbett National Park, Great Himalayan National Park, Dachigam National Park. Enjoy adventures and enthralling wildlife safaris experience in many national parks of India. Wildlife safaris include Tiger and Elephant Safari in Jim Corbett National Park, Tiger Safari in Ranthambhore Park, Jeep safari, camel safari etc. Keoladeo Ghana National Park is world-known bird sanctuary includes more than 300 species of worlds. You can enjoy interesting Rickshaw Safari and boating Keoladeo Park.
 
India Adventure Tour offers world’s popular adventures sports like Scuba diving, snorkeling on the virgin islands of Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar, mountain biking, mountain rally etc. Skiing is now becoming very popular among youth all over the world.  Young people like scuba diving, skiing and mountain biking more as adventures sports. Some other sports in Adventure tour are parasailing, beach trekking over the rough cliff, paragliding and helicopter rides. Large number of thrilling activities is done in Himanchal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Leh-Laddakh and Darjeeling of India. Goa is popular for its beautiful beaches.
 
BookTourAndTravel.com provides you all details about your Adventure Tour in India like information about your travel destination, travel packages, bus or flight tickets, car hiring, hotel booking and any other extra facility you want in your tour, would be included.
 
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18Dec/130

Best spots for skiing and snowboarding around the world

When it comes to vacation time some like it hot and some like it cold, and when it comes to skiing and snowboarding around the world it’s the cold places that are required. Dramatic snowy peaks gild mountain slopes that are perfectly primed for some winter sports action and the choice today spans numerous resorts around the world. So where to get some of the best action? Here’s a guide to the best five resorts.

Gstaad

Midway between Montreux and Interlaken, this Swiss ski resort is a magnet for skiers and snowboarders and it’s also a popular destination for international celebrities. Its 220km of pistes reach heights of up to 3000 meters above sea level, and with several snow parks and a number of toboggan runs, not to mention over 150 kilometers of cross-country skiing trails, the resort offers everything the winter sports enthusiast could ask for. Gourmet restaurants, world-class shopping and luxury hotels await for après-ski relaxation.

Whistler

The majestic Rocky Mountains form the backdrop to this Canadian resort in British Columbia. Considered by many experts to be the best skiing in North America, huge vertical drops make skiing and boarding here an experience to remember. The Whistler Blackcomb resort sprawls over 8,100 acres, and if skiing and boarding need to take a back seat there are plenty of other activities such as zip lining and snowshoeing to take part in. An outstanding mix of cuisines is available in the restaurants and there is plenty of shopping in international stores.

Vail

Colorado’s premier resort is the United States’ largest single ski area with around 5,300 acres of terrain that is skiable. Offering pistes for the beginner to the highly experienced, ski lessons and equipment hire, this is a great resort for all levels of skill and experience. Vail also has more to offer its visitors: High-speed detachable quads are not for the fainthearted but are an exhilarating way to come down the mountain, and other activities include snowmobiling and ice skating. For the artistic at heart there are museums and art galleries to provide a break from the pistes.

Kitzbuhel

In the heart of the Austrian Tyrol, Kitzbuhel is considered to be the “Pearl of the Alps”. The village itself is 700 years old and leisure skiing started there in 1892. With some 170 kilometers of slopes reached by a fleet of modern gondolas and lifts, the resort offers snowboarding fun parks and cross country ski trails to add to the off piste excitement.

Zermatt

Beneath the towering, iconic Matterhorn, this Swiss resort gets huge snowfalls making it an immensely popular destination. Completely car-free it has the world’s second biggest vertical drop served by lift - a challenge for any skier.

Safety tips

Good quality equipment and clothing are an essential part of any skier or boarder’s enjoyment of a winter sports vacation. Boots should fit well and ski suits should keep the cold out but allow perspiration to escape. Ski helmets are also a sensible purchase; safety first but it’s not the only reason to wear one – it also keeps the head nice and warm.

9Aug/130

Video: High Cascade Snowboard Camp Session 5

All summer long, High Cascade snowboard camp has been going off. Each session has brought out some really impressive snowboarding, and the session five video continues the trend. With the summer quickly winding down on the glacier the riding is showing now sings of slowing down, as this is possibly the best edit of the summer.

Riding from Jaeger Bailey, Mike Ravelson, Bode Merrill, Deadlung, Scott Stevens, Spencer Schubert, Justin Bennee, Bode Merrill, Randy Vannurden, Sage Kotsenburg, Vinny, Pat Bridges, Richie Conklin, Marie Hucal, Max Warbington, Garrett Warnick, Andrew Aldridge, Brandon Reis, Red Gerard, Zack Normandin, Brandon Sakiewics and Jayell White.

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7Aug/130

High Cascade Snowboard Camp Session Five Recap

High Cascade Snowboard Camp Session Five Recap

Just becasue it’s August doesn’t mean that High Cascade Snowboard Camp is slowing down at all. In fact, it’s still going full throttle. This Session five recap is no joke. It features riding from all your summer time favorites such as Jaeger Bailey, Mike Ravelson, Bode Merrill, Deadlung, Scott Stevens, Spencer Schubert, Justin Bennee, Bode Merrill, Randy Vannurden, Sage Kotsenburg, Vinny, Pat Bridges, Richie Conklin, Marie Hucal, Max Warbington, Garrett Warnick, Andrew Aldridge, Brandon Reis, Red Gerard, Zack Normandin, Brandon Sakiewics, and Jayell White. Watch it, or miss out.

Brandon Reis and Jaeger Bailey. PHOTO: Greg Furey

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5Aug/130

Colorado father feared son would die in snowboard accident

John Backowski said he feared for his son's life when the young man went snowboarding, cringing every time he heard about an avalanche.

Backowski said he would talk with his son after every report of a snow slide to make sure 25-year-old Collin Backowski of Pine Junction was safe.

"He would say, 'I'm OK, Dad. It wasn't me,'" John Backowski said. "I think he quit telling me, 'Don't worry about me.' He knew his mother and I were never going to stop worrying."

Collin Backowski and five of his companions were traveling on Mount Hood in Oregon when an ice tunnel collapsed Saturday, killing the young man. The friends were not hurt and tried to dig out the expert snowboarder, but the ice and snow were too thick.

Hood River Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Tiffany Peterson told The Associated Press that after removing tons of debris by hand, searchers found the body of Collin Backowski, who had been buried by 8 to 10 feet of snow and ice.

The ice tunnel was on the White River Glacier, which begins about 6,000 feet up the south side of the mountain.

"The area they were going into, it's extreme, extreme terrain," John Backowski of Denver told The Denver Post on Sunday.

John Backowski said authorities told him his son headed into the area to shoot photographs. Companions took photos of the area just before the collapse, giving searchers a better idea of where to look. Warm temperatures made snow on the mountain slushier and more easily sloughed off the surface, adding to the challenge of finding him.

Collin Backowski was working this summer as a coach at High Cascade, a youth snowboarding camp on Mount Hood. He last spoke to his father earlier Saturday. He didn't mention the trek.

"He knew better than to tell me he was going to do something that extreme," John Backowski said. "He was fine. He was enjoying himself. He was loving his summer job out there and looking forward to where it led."

High Cascade wrote on its Facebook page that the collapse happened at a location that is out-of-bounds and off-limits for campers. The camp said it is "deeply saddened by this loss" and will provide crisis counseling for staff and campers.

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