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5 Jun 2018

Val d’Isère makes history with summer skiing

Val d’Isère makes history with summer skiing

The French ski resort of Val d’Isère made history last weekend, reopening its winter pistes on 3 June for the first time in history. While ski resort’s glaciers are normally open during the summer…

4 Jun 2018

UK operator adds small French ski resorts

UK operator adds small French ski resorts

The French Alps specialist Peak Retreats has become the first mainstream UK operator to add Arêches-Beaufort to its programme for next winter. This village, in the heart of the Savoie region of France,…

24 May 2018

A fine crop of resort news for 2019

A fine crop of resort news for 2019

Apart from this summer’s Big News – the expansion of the lift and piste network of La Rosière (France) on to a virgin mountainside, explained in this news item – there are lots of major developments…

18 May 2018

Reports wanted on France – but not only France

Reports wanted on France – but not only France

After a ski season focused on visits to French resorts, we’re now chained to our desks compiling Where to Ski in France for publication in September – following the successful publication of Where…

2 May 2018

Crystal launches Guide to the Mountain

Crystal launches Guide to the Mountain

No sooner is the 2017/18 ski season over than Crystal Ski Holidays has launched its Guide to the Mountain for winter 2018/19. Rather than the traditional tour operator brochure, the 60-page guide…

30 Apr 2018

Val d’Isère makes summer skiing history

Val d’Isère makes summer skiing history

The French ski resort of Val d’Isère closes its lifts tomorrow, Tuesday 1 May, but has announced it will reopen some of them in June for summer skiing for the first time in its history. Some nine…

9 Apr 2018

Ski for €1 in Les 2 Alpes this April

Ski for €1 in Les 2 Alpes this April

For the rest of this month, the French ski resort of Les 2 Alpes is offering ski passes for €1 when you stay in selected hotels in resort. Until 28 April (the offer began on Friday 6 April) if you stay…

5 Apr 2018

A whole new mountain to ski in La Rosière next season

A whole new mountain to ski in La Rosière next season

It’s very unusual these days for ski resorts to open up whole new mountainsides for skiing. Environmental objections usually win the day. But after years of negotiating and compromising on plans, the…

4 Apr 2018

Free skiing for school pupils

Free skiing for school pupils

Ski slopes across England and Wales are hoping to introduce a record number of young people to skiing and snowboarding at the end of this month, during the third annual National Schools Snowsport Week.…

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