Women’s championship tennis in the form of the Samsung Open is underway in Lugano, and the tournament has already had its share of shocks, including top-seeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland losing in the first round. But despite being early in the season, this clay-court tournament attracts a strong international field that has its eye on the French Open.


Corvatsch looks to host 2025 Freestyle World Championships
Perfect conditions welcomed riders for the 7th Corvatsch Freestyle World Cup, and now organizers are pushing to host the 2025 Freestyle World Championships. Matt Leighton lays out the next steps.

The sky’s the limit with new game-changing landing bags
Freestyle skiers and boarders are pushing the limits, bringing new levels of complexity to their tricks. With safety air-landing bags now fitted to the slopes, practice has taken on a new dimension.

Is ski cross creating a new market for mountain resorts?
Schilthorn is hosting the Audi Ski Cross Tour for the first time. Matt Leighton breaks down what it takes to stage a top-level event.

Racing for pride at the Swiss Cross-Country Ski Championship
After a full season of competing on the international stage, elite Swiss cross-country athletes battle it out to be named champion for 2019.

The Freeride World Tour goes from strength to strength
Verbier hosted the final stop of the 2019 Freeride World Tour last weekend. Though the infamous Bec de Rosses has its risks, conditions were surprisingly favorable for this year’s riders.

No skis are too old in the traditional Kandahar ski race
Back in 1893, a pair of Swiss-made skis cost a mere 20 Swiss francs, the equivalent of a few nights in a fine hotel at the time. Find out how the passionate members of the Kandahar-Club Hirsegg are keeping old traditions alive.

Running up the Lauberhorn for fun
They’re starting at the finish line and finishing at the starting line. Athletes are racing up—that’s right, up!—the legendary Lauberhorn ski run for fun, and for the chance to win 1,000 Swiss francs.