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14 Dec 2017

Avalanche awareness days launched for teenagers

Avalanche awareness days launched for teenagers

Grimentz-Zinal Backcountry Adventures (GZBA) will be running a several avalanche awareness days for teenagers during the Christmas holidays. The off-piste days on 28 December and 2 January, and revolve…

12 Dec 2017

Serre Chevalier opens this weekend

Serre Chevalier opens this weekend

Serre Chevalier Vallée, the largest stand-alone ski area in France, is opening for the season this weekend (16 December) with a good helping of snow thanks to the recent storm — and an unusual new sport…

6 Dec 2017

Snowmaking for Scottish ski resort

Snowmaking for Scottish ski resort

CairnGorm Mountain in Scotland will be using artificial snowmaking this winter — but snowmaking with a revolutionary difference, that can be used at almost any outdoor temperature. A temporary “Snowfactory”,…

4 Dec 2017

powdair pulls plug on 2017 flights

powdair pulls plug on 2017 flights

Start-up airline powdair has formally announced it will not be taking off this season. The airline had been due to start flying from UK regional airports to Sion in Valais on 11 December, and has held…

30 Nov 2017

Best season start in three years

Best season start in three years

“Nothing can now change the fact that snow conditions in the Alps in early December will be vastly better than they have been for the last three seasons,” says our snow guru Fraser Wilkin, founder…

29 Nov 2017

Aldi ski wear on sale now

Aldi ski wear on sale now

Supermarket chain Aldi is selling its ski range this week, promising to kit adults out for less than £60 and children for under £50. The range — which looks bigger and better than ever before — hit…

27 Nov 2017

Pippa launches UK ski challenge

Pippa launches UK ski challenge

Pippa Middleton has today launched a ski challenge to raise money for Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK), encouraging skiers to clock up a combined total of 5,560 miles over the coming ski season. The #Ski2Paralympics…

25 Nov 2017

Kitzbühel begins Christmas fun

Kitzbühel begins Christmas fun

Although it has a big, beautiful and varied ski area, the USP of Kitzbühel is its old town, with its car-free central streets lined by gabled and arcaded stone houses, some dating from the middle ages.…

24 Nov 2017

New Ski Explorer App released

New Ski Explorer App released

Crystal Ski Holidays will next week release an updated and improved version of its popular Ski Explorer App which will allow skiers to plan their days on the mountain before they step foot outside their…

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