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10 Jul 2017

4 Valleés launch mega-deal for U25s

4 Valleés launch mega-deal for U25s

Another season ski pass deal has been announced in Switzerland — offering young skiers incredible value in the 4 Vallées if they buy it this autumn. The Mont4Card covers skiing in Nendaz, Verbier,…

9 Jun 2017

Crystal launches Doncaster flight

Crystal launches Doncaster flight

Crystal Ski Holidays has launched a new flight from Yorkshire to the French Alps. The flight from Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) to Chambéry Savoie Mont Blanc Airport for this winter coincides with…

27 Mar 2017

Kitzbühel to stay open until 1 May

Kitzbühel to stay open until 1 May

The ski resort of Kitzbühel in the Austrian Tyrol will stay open until 1 May. Kitzbühel traditionally has one of the longest seasons in Europe and will yet again be one of the first non-glacial resort…

13 Mar 2017

A truly Epic Pass goes on sale

A truly Epic Pass goes on sale

Next season’s Epic Pass has gone on sale, offering unlimited, unrestricted access to an incredible 45 top ski resorts around the world. The 2017-18 Epic Pass, issued by Vail Resorts, is currently available…

6 Mar 2017

Snowy March ahead in the Alps

Snowy March ahead in the Alps

It’s currently snowing in the Alps, and if weather forecasts can be relied upon, this month is going to be a goodie for snowfall which bodes well for Easter and late-season skiing. Fraser Wilkin of Weather…

22 Feb 2017

Kitzbühel celebrates 007 in style

Kitzbühel celebrates 007 in style

The ski resort of Kitzbühel will go James Bond crazy over the second weekend in March, with an entire programme of events dedicated to 007. It would seem fitting that the Austrian ski resort that boasts…

3 Feb 2017

Race uphill on Kitzbühel’s Streif

Race uphill on Kitzbühel’s Streif

How do you fancy tackling Kitzbühel’s famous Streif run — on which the Hahnenkamm is held — on foot, uphill at night? On Saturday 25 February the Austrian ski resort will host the ““Vertical…

22 Jan 2017

Ryding finishes second in Kitzbühel

Ryding finishes second in Kitzbühel

Britain’s Dave Ryding has taken second place in the Kitzbühel Slalom World Cup. He lead the standings after the first round but was eventually pipped to the post by Marcel Hirscher of Austria. Dave…

21 Jan 2017

Motorbike races up Hahnenkamm

Motorbike races up Hahnenkamm

Last year, Max Verstappen drove a Formula 1 car on a ski slope in Kitzbühel to celebrate the start of the Hahnenkamm ski race — and this year it was the turn of Spanish Grand Pris motorcycle rider Marc…

19 Jan 2017

Perfect snow for the Hahnenkamm

Perfect snow for the Hahnenkamm

Conditions are set to be perfect for this weekend’s Hahnenkamm in Kitzbühel — with two days of training runs on the Streif complete. Last weekend, world cup downhill racing had to be cancelled on…

6 Jan 2017

More heavy snow on the way to the Alps

More heavy snow on the way to the Alps

Heavy snow has “transformed” the landscape in Austria this week, with up to 80cm falling in parts. It’s welcome news for ski resorts who have been desperate to keep skiers and snowboarders happy…

4 Jan 2017

Celebrities arrive in Austria for The Jump

Celebrities arrive in Austria for The Jump

A range of celebrities and sporting figures have arrived in Austria to start training for Channel 4’s winter sports show The Jump, including five-time Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins.…

20 Dec 2016

Snow is falling in the Alps - but where?

Snow is falling in the Alps - but where?

Snow has been falling in the Alps — with a storm hitting very localised areas. According to our snow guru Fraser Wilkin of weathertoski.co.uk (who produces our weekly snow reports) the heaviest snow…

7 Nov 2016

Crystal donates £68k to disabled skiers

Crystal donates £68k to disabled skiers

Crystal Ski Holidays has over the past year raised £68,000 for Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK), the charity that provides access to adaptive skiing and snowboarding for people with disabilities. A money,…

31 Oct 2016

Short skiing breaks

21 Oct 2016

Whistler added to the Epic Pass

Whistler added to the Epic Pass

Whistler Blackcomb has been added to the Epic Pass for the coming ski season, following the final closure on its acquisition by Vail Resorts. This means that all 2016-1t Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass holders…

12 Oct 2016

Ski rail price comparison opens

Ski rail price comparison opens

Skiers can now compare train prices at a glance with a new price-checker resource on rail-ski website Snowcarbon. The price-checking tool, which goes live tomorrow (Thursday 13 October), will allow skiers…

11 Oct 2016

Skiing starts in Kitzbühel next week

Skiing starts in Kitzbühel next week

The ski resort of Kitzbühel in Austria will next week become the first non-glacial ski resort to open its lifts for the winter season.  On Saturday 22 October, skiing will begin on Resterkogel and…

6 Oct 2016

Flash sale on Crystal Ski holidays

Flash sale on Crystal Ski holidays

Have you booked your ski holiday yet? For the next five days, Crystal Ski Holidays is running a flash sale, offering an extra £100 off per person on 100 different hotels, apartments and chalets across…

5 Oct 2016

Arlberg is Austria’s largest ski area

Arlberg is Austria’s largest ski area

A huge investment of over €45 million on four new 10-person gondolas means that the Arlberg, covering the resorts of St Anton, Stuben, Zürs, Lech, Warth and Schröcken, will be the largest lift-linked…

4 Sep 2016

Epic Pass adds 13 Euro ski resorts

Epic Pass adds 13 Euro ski resorts

Some of Europe’s top ski areas have been added to the Epic Pass for this coming season. The multi-resort pass from Vail Resorts has added Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val d’Isère in France,…

1 Sep 2016

Ischgl opens wind-defying ski lift

Ischgl opens wind-defying ski lift

The Austrian ski resort of Ischgl will this winter open a new wind-defying eight-person chairlift this winter. The new €14m Flimjochbahn will be able to carry 3,200 skiers and boarders from the main…

30 Aug 2016

Inghams ski adds Montgenèvre

Inghams ski adds Montgenèvre

Ski tour operator Inghams has added the resort of Montgenèvre in France to its programme for the forthcoming season. Inghams will offer two chalets in Montgenèvre, the3.5 diamond Chalet Rocher de L’Aigle…

15 Aug 2016

Snowbombing to hit Sun Peaks

Snowbombing to hit Sun Peaks

The world’s first music festival on snow is branching out — to Sun Peaks in Canada in its North American debut next spring. Snowbombing, the festival that takes place in Mayrhofen, Austria, every year,…

27 Jul 2016

New gondolas galore in Austria

New gondolas galore in Austria

We have already reported on the huge development involving four 10-person gondolas that will make the Arlberg the biggest ski area in Austria. Zell am See will have a new 10-person ‘zellamseeXpress’…

8 Jul 2016

Klosters installs laser-controlled chair

Klosters installs laser-controlled chair

A ground-breaking new laser-controlled chairlift is being built this summer on Madrisa in Klosters-Davos. The six-seater “Schaffürggli” chairlift is the first of its kind in Switzerland, featuring…

28 Jun 2016

Crystal Ski adds Hochsölden

Crystal Ski adds Hochsölden

Crystal Ski Holidays has added the resort of Hochsölden in the Austrian Tirol for the coming ski season. Hochsölden is a small satellite resort situated above Sölden, with which it shares a 145km ski…

27 Jun 2016

BA launches LHR to Innsbruck flights

BA launches LHR to Innsbruck flights

Skiers will have a new flight option to the Austrian Tyrol this winter, when British Airways starts a service from London Heathrow to Innsbruck. The new route starts on 4 December and will run four times…

21 Jun 2016

St Johann joins SkiStar season pass

St Johann joins SkiStar season pass

The Austrian ski resort of St Johann has been added to the Scandinavian season pass, MySkiStar All. In May, Scandinavian ski resort operator SkiStar became a majority owner of the Austrian resort St Johann,…

23 May 2016

Blizzards hit the Alps — in May!

Blizzards hit the Alps — in May!

Question: when was this photograph taken? Mid winter? A couple of months ago? Answer: This morning. The Chamonix-based ski manufacturer Zag posted it on Facebook with the caption “Who said winter was…

2 Mar 2016

Muse to close Ischgl ski season

Muse to close Ischgl ski season

Ischgl continues to pull in the big names for its Top of the Mountain concerts — with rock band Muse now booked to close the 2015-16 ski season. The Austrian party resort is famous for its big-name concerts…

20 Feb 2016

Ski Arlberg to create biggest Austria area

Ski Arlberg to create biggest Austria area

Ski Arlberg in Austria has announced the opening of a new lift that will link Zürs and Stuben and create the largest ski area in Austria. The Flexenbahn gondola is effectively a replacement bus service…

16 Feb 2016

Borovets crowned “ultimate” for après

Borovets crowned “ultimate” for après

The ski resort of Borovets in Bulgaria has won the title of “Ultimate Après-Ski Resort” with the most bars per square kilometre, following extensive research by Crystal Ski Holidays. According to…

11 Feb 2016

Time to send your ski resort reports

Time to send your ski resort reports

With great snow conditions currently on offer in the Alps and US in time for half-term (read today’s snow report here), our thoughts start to turn to Where to Ski and Snowboard 2017 (yes, scary). Editor…

10 Feb 2016

Skiing costs more as sterling falls

Skiing costs more as sterling falls

Bad news for skiing families this half term — the value of sterling has fallen by more than 10 per cent in the past two months. According to the Post Office Travel Money, although prices are still lower…

29 Jan 2016

Snowboarders return envelope of cash

Snowboarders return envelope of cash

What would you do if you found an envelope stuffed with cash on a piste? Hopefully hand it in to police, which is what two Austrian men did when the found €16,000 (about £12,225) on a piste in Wagrain,…

21 Jan 2016

Red Bull may pay for F1 ski stunt

Red Bull may pay for F1 ski stunt

Authorities in Austria may fine Red Bull for their stunt last week using a Formula 1 car in Kitzbühel. F1’s youngest-ever driver Max Verstappen tackled the Streif course in the Austrian ski resort,…

19 Jan 2016

Last chance to win ski flights with Monarch

Last chance to win ski flights with Monarch

With December’s snow drought firmly behind us in the Alps (with snow forecast all week and next weekend), we’ve teamed up with Monarch, one of the UK’s leading independent airline groups, to offer…

6 Jan 2016

Heavy snow brings avalanche fatalities

Heavy snow brings avalanche fatalities

The snow has continued to fall this week, with many resorts already claiming a metre of the white stuff, with much more to come. The heaviest falls have been mainly in the northern French, and northern…

4 Jan 2016

Second snow storm hits the Alps

Second snow storm hits the Alps

Last night, a second wave of snow hit the Alps, with some resorts receiving up to half a metre of snow overnight. “It’s good to have the snow back!” said Avoriaz tourist office on its facebook page.…

5 Dec 2015

Big price drops in ski resorts this season

Big price drops in ski resorts this season

Prices are down in three-quarters of ski resorts this season, according to new research — with cheapest prices to be found in Bansko in Bulgaria. This year’s Ski Resort Report, released this morning…

27 Nov 2015

Black Friday hits the ski slopes

Black Friday hits the ski slopes

Like it or not, Britain is currently in the grip of Black Friday, which also means money off ski holidays this year. Alpine Weekends is offering Where to Ski and Snowboard readers an extra £50 off its…

25 Nov 2015

Second snow storm arrives in the Alps

Second snow storm arrives in the Alps

In case it has escaped your notice, winter has arrived in the Alps. After weeks of warm, sunny weather, the forecast storms blew in over the weekend dumping up to 120cm of snow in places and delivering…

10 Nov 2015

Skiers photobomb Obergurgl webcams

Skiers photobomb Obergurgl webcams

The Austrian ski resorts of Obergurgl and Hochgurgl open their lifts in two days, on Thursday 12 November. As a warm-up for the season, they’ve just released this footage of skiers “photobombing”…

19 Oct 2015

More glacier ski areas open in the Alps

More glacier ski areas open in the Alps

It has snowed again in the Alps, and more ski resorts are beginning to open! Skiers enjoyed fantastic conditions in Cervinia, Italy last weekend, with 120cm of snow on the 3,500m Plateau Rosà glacier…

13 Oct 2015

More snow falling in the Alps

More snow falling in the Alps

Social media has had another blast of snow pictures and videos as the weather has closed in across the Alps. Tignes has announced 80cm of snow since 25 September — 10cm of which fell last night — and…

12 Oct 2015

Obertilliach to hit the world stage

Obertilliach to hit the world stage

Images of Daniel Craig on the Obertilliach set of the new James Bond film, Spectre, have been released in the run-up to the film’s release later this month. Excitement is building in the media for…

2 Oct 2015

Win ski kit from Peak Performance

Win ski kit from Peak Performance

Exclusive skiwear brand Peak Performance is re-launching in the UK this winter, and to celebrate it is running a pre-season warm-up competition. After a couple of years’ absence from the UK market, the…

23 Sep 2015

Ski Total launches Pilates weeks in Lech

Ski Total launches Pilates weeks in Lech

Love Pilates and love skiing? Ski Total has launched two dedicated Pilates weeks in the Austrian resort of Lech next February and March, offering guests free classes each day. Pilates is a system of exercises…

9 Sep 2015

Crystal reports growth in skiing

Crystal reports growth in skiing

Despite a hit-and-miss season, with below average snowfall, major transfer day issues in France and strange, changeable snow conditions, Crystal Ski Holidays has reported strong growth in its ski market.…

30 Aug 2015

Child sued for skiing accident in Austria

Child sued for skiing accident in Austria

A court in Austria will consider whether child skiing on a school trip is responsible for causing an accident that has left an adult woman “seriously injured”. A six-year-old child is being sued for…

13 Jul 2015

easyJet to fly to Friedrichshafen

easyJet to fly to Friedrichshafen

The low-cost airline easyJet will fly to Friedrichshafen in Germany from December, offering a new option for skiers heading to Austrian and German resorts. Friedrichshafen offers 1.5-hour transfer times…

17 Jun 2015

Summer skiing begins in Les 2 Alpes

Summer skiing begins in Les 2 Alpes

Summer skiing will get underway in France this weekend, when the largest skiable glacier in Europe opens its lifts. With 111 hectares of slopes on its glacier at 3,200m, Les Deux-Alpes leads the charge…

11 Jun 2015

St Anton ski shops guilty of price fixing

St Anton ski shops guilty of price fixing

Four ski shops in the Austrian resort of St Anton have been fined €419,200 (nearly £305,000) between them after being found guilty of fixing prices for the past 12 years. On 28 April, the Cartel Court…

10 Apr 2015

Austrian ski racer explodes in colour

Austrian ski racer explodes in colour

Four-time World Champion skier Marcel Hirscher took part in an extraordinary stunt for Red Bull last week — painting the slopes of his local resort technicolour. The Austrian champion skied down a specially…

9 Apr 2015

Fieberbrunn to link with Saalbach

Fieberbrunn to link with Saalbach

The Fieberbrunn ski area in Austria will be linked for next season with Saalbach Hinterglemm and Leogang, bringing the Ski Circus area up to 240km and linking the Tyrol and Salzburg areas. A 10-seater…

7 Apr 2015

Another top act to close Ischgl

Another top act to close Ischgl

It might be April, but the snow hasn’t stopped, and the Austrian resort of Ischgl is already gearing up to its season finale “Top of the Mountain” concert. The record-breaking US band Thirty Seconds…

9 Feb 2015

Excellent skiing ahead for half term

Excellent skiing ahead for half term

Snow is still falling today in the north-eastern Alps, but elsewhere the sun is shining after a week of massive snowfalls. Andermatt and Engelberg in Switzerland each report upper depths of 380cm this…

30 Jan 2015

Snow causes fatalities and closures

Snow causes fatalities and closures

Resorts in the Alps are closed today due to colossal amounts of snow falling — and there is more to come. Many that are open have raised the avalanche danger level from three to four (high). In the past…

29 Jan 2015

Simon Cowell heads to Ischgl

Simon Cowell heads to Ischgl

Simon Cowell — that man we all love to hate — has taken to the slopes of Ischgl in Austria. Well, sort of. A 4m snow sculpture of The X Factor judge has been carved on the ski slopes of the Tirolean…

13 Jan 2015

Ski Club leader fined €10k for guiding

Ski Club leader fined €10k for guiding

The Ski Club of Great Britain is to lodge an immediate appeal against a court ruling made in France against one of its leaders last Thursday. Ski Club leader Ken Piddlesden appeared in court in Albertville…

12 Jan 2015

Ski resorts cut prices for 2015

Ski resorts cut prices for 2015

Prices in ski resorts across Europe have plunged by up to 23 per cent, according to a survey by Post Office Travel Money. The survey, which was compiled using prices from 27 resorts in Europe and North…

9 Jan 2015

James Bond spied in Sölden

James Bond spied in Sölden

It’s been a tumultuous week for the ski resort of Sölden in Austria, but on Wednesday, filming began on the new James Bond film, Spectre. Daniel Craig (James Bond), Léa Seydoux (Madeleine Swann)…

6 Jan 2015

Avalanche situation in Tirol “treacherous”

Avalanche situation in Tirol “treacherous”

Authorities in Austria are “urgently advising” skiers that the avalanche situation in Tirol remains treacherous, following the death of two US Olympic hopefuls in Sölden yesterday. Ronnie Berlack,…

4 Jan 2015

Avalanche warnings high in wet snow

Avalanche warnings high in wet snow

As wet snow falls in many Alpine areas, the Swiss Avalanche Institute has issued a warning of considerable danger of dry and wet avalanches over a wide area. “As a result of mild temperatures together…

30 Dec 2014

Grab a brilliant January ski deal

Grab a brilliant January ski deal

Well, it snowed! After a nail-biting run-up to Christmas, an epic storm last weekend, 15,000 people getting stranded in the French Alps and being forced to sleep in emergency accommodation, things have…

23 Dec 2014

James Bond heads to the Austrian Alps

James Bond heads to the Austrian Alps

A small Austrian ski resort little known to the British market will splash its way onto the big screen next autumn, in the new James Bond film Spectre. Daniel Craig aka 007 will embark on his Alpine adventures…

12 Dec 2014

Skiers keep calm as snow improves

Skiers keep calm as snow improves

British skiers are keeping calm and carrying on, despite a lack of snow in resorts for the time of year.  Where to Ski and Snowboard has this morning talked to a variety of tour operators from Inghams…

4 Dec 2014

Snow is coming to the Alps next week

Snow is coming to the Alps next week

Some some significant snow is in the offing over the next week or so in the Alps, says WTSS weather expert Fraser Wilkin, founder of Weather to Ski, so try not to panic about the snow conditions. Images…

25 Nov 2014

Get a #skimakeover with Crystal

Get a #skimakeover with Crystal

Fancy a new outfit this season? One that no one else has? Crystal Ski holidays has teamed up with Avalanche to give three lucky skiers and snowboarders the chance to win a bespoke jacket for themselves…

13 Nov 2014

Crystal stops ski hosting in Italy

Crystal stops ski hosting in Italy

Crystal has today announced that ski hosting will be suspended in Italy this winter due to “local legal restrictions” similar to those in France. A spokesman for Crystal told Where to Ski and Snowboard:…

6 Nov 2014

Snowstorm hits European ski resorts

Snowstorm hits European ski resorts

In case your social media feeds aren’t telling you, too, a big snowstorm has hit the Alps. The storm was forecast to blow in and hit the southern Alps, and yesterday it did — though it also dumped…

28 Oct 2014

La Folie Douce to party in London

La Folie Douce to party in London

Destination of more après-ski parties than we can fathom, the team behind La Folie Douce is travelling to the UK next month to bring a bit of its unique magic to Bodos Schloss in Kensington. On Thursday…

21 Oct 2014

Heavy snow forecast in the Alps

Heavy snow forecast in the Alps

Winter is due to arrive in the Alps from tomorrow — with a drop in temperature and heavy snow expected across parts of Switzerland and Austria. The news bodes well for those of us hoping to get a pre-season…

10 Oct 2014

Ski resorts start to crank in to life

Ski resorts start to crank in to life

Winter is most definitely coming. Ski resorts across Europe and North America have been inundating us with pictures of the first snowfalls and the news that their snow-making has cranked in to life. In…

6 Oct 2014

New flight routes for the ski season

New flight routes for the ski season

A host of new flight routes will be operating from all over the UK to the Alps, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia this winter. British Airways will fly twice a week from Gatwick to Friedrichshafen in Germany…

21 Sep 2014

Skiers are returning to Andorra

Skiers are returning to Andorra

Switzerland and Andorra are slowly but surely growing in popularity again, according to recent ski industry reports. In its 2014 consumer research, the Ski Club of Great Britain reported that customers…

9 Sep 2014

20th anniversary edition launched

20th anniversary edition launched

Where to Ski and Snowboard was officially launched last night — 20 years since the first edition was published. Tour operators, ski journalists, long-standing readers and contributors, advertisers and…

4 Aug 2014

Inghams offers 10 new ski resorts

Inghams offers 10 new ski resorts

Inghams has added 10 new ski resorts to its offering this winter — including one in Austria that is dedicated to people learning to ski and snowboard. Oberperfuss, just above Innsbruck in Austria, is…

30 May 2014

Buy a ski resort in Austria for just €1

Buy a ski resort in Austria for just €1

Fancy buying your very own ski resort? Well if you have €1 (about 81p) you can do just that. The Petzenbahnen ski resort in the Austrian region of Carinthia went on sale at the beginning of this month…

23 May 2014

Ski instructor course guarantees work

Ski instructor course guarantees work

A UK company has launched a brand new ski instructor course in Austria this summer, with a guaranteed job in St Anton for the winter season. The three-week course with Snoworks on the Hintertux Glacier…

12 May 2014

Record-breaking snow for Lake Louise

Record-breaking snow for Lake Louise

Canadian ski resort Lake Louise has just closed for the season — a week later than originally planned — while celebrating an all-time snow record. March, April and May have brought more snow than ever…

3 May 2014

Robbie Williams closes Ischgl season

Robbie Williams closes Ischgl season

Robbie Williams today pulled 25,000 people to the Austrian ski resort of Ischgl for its closing season concert. Opening the show with his classic Let Me Entertain You, Robbie had the packed audience on…

28 Apr 2014

Don’t stop skiing, it’s still snowing!

Don’t stop skiing, it’s still snowing!

It might be nearly May, but winter has returned to the Alps and some ski resorts in North America, bringing with it piles of fresh snow. In Europe, the northern French Alps and parts of Italy and much…

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