30 Dec '14, 11pm

Secret escapes – 3 ‘off-the-map’ Alpine ski resorts

Secret escapes – 3 ‘off-the-map’ Alpine ski resorts

Secret escapes – 3 ‘off-the-map’ Alpine ski resorts‏‏ By Paul Caddy on Dec 30, 2014 in Accommodation , Europe , France , Hotels , Leisure Travel , Regions , Resorts , Spas & Pampering , Speciality Travel , Switzerland , Vacation Rentals , Western Europe - Read 628 times Tweet During the Cold War, there used to be a smattering of towns in the USSR that were ‘off the map’. Officially they didn’t exist. Soviet mapmakers hid them in their atlases with the clever use of whatever they had to hand at the time (presumably well-placed blobs of gravy from a hearty lunchtime goulash?). Fast-forward a quarter of a century and the Soviets, together with their games of municipal hide-and-seek, are long gone. Yet many towns and villages—wherever they may be in the world—still struggle to grab the attention of cartographers or winter tourists, including many smaller ski resorts. The world...

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