If you have a satellite receiver you may be able to get a few foreign stations. With a steerable satellite dish there are a large number of Free to Air (FTA) radio and television stations available.
Click here for details of how to install your own satellite receiver and steerable dish.
Larger newsagents sell foreign newspapers and others will order them for you.
There are also lots of guide and travel books with information about walking and hiking in the Alps.
Buy before you travel so you plan what to do and see. See Books and Maps.
Before you travel make sure you have the necessary holiday paperwork.
Paperwork - Passport, Health Advice and Insurance, Foreign Currency
To get the most from you visit you also need to have some idea of the country and resort.
Make sure you have everything you need to take with you or where you can buy / hire it at your destination.
You can do some research before you travel:
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