It started in a vast meadow of the Colorado backcountry, mid-summer. In the distance, I saw what looked like a bear, but then realized the large, dark form was accompanied by a human. “It’s just a dog,” I said to myself, relieved. I gripped the leash of my small pup and called out: “Is your dog friendly?” Seconds later the animal — all 120 pounds...

Pink clouds like candyfloss float above as we bump along in our snowmobile past quaint wooden chalets with smoke billowing from their chimneys. It’s that bewitching time of day in the Dolomites. They call it enrosadira (or alpenglow) and it’s when the mountains glow pinky red. Geologists believe the explanation lies in the unusual composition of ca...

Each mountain in the Dolomites is like a piece of art,” said  legendary mountaineer Reinhold Messner, who was born and trained in these mountains in northern Italy, before going on to become the first man to climb all fourteen peaks over 8,000 meters, including the first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen.  Extending from the River Adige...

Cortina d'Ampezzo, one of the most popular mountain resorts of the Dolomites, is already preparing to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. Which means that ski aficionados will be able to enjoy newly opened slopes and lifts, to be later used by competing athletes. Cortina offers more than 140 km of pistes, with legendary ski areas such as Cristallo,...

Every year, people from all over Europe and and North America travel to Northern Italy to enjoy its amazing mountains: the Alps. The Alps are home to some of the best ski resorts and most picturesque towns in the world. There are plenty of winter sports to practice and you can choose from a number of locations to enjoy skiing activities. If you wou...

Thursday November 7, 7:00 pm. Westchester Italian Cultural Institute, One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY. Admission: Members $20; Non-Members $25. Contact: 914-771-8700 http://www.wiccny.org Come discover the Alpine paradise of northeast Italy, a land kissed by the southern Mediterranean sun and embraced by the breathtaking Dolomite Mountains. I...