Browsing entries tagged with Canada

26 Oct 2018

Take a virtual-reality heli-ski ride with the Ikon Pass

Take a virtual-reality heli-ski ride with the Ikon Pass

If you haven’t every been heli-skiing, now’s your chance to experience it first-hand — well, the virtual reality version, anyway. On Monday 12 November, CHM Heli-Skiing will debut is virtual reality…

18 Sep 2018

Get paid to ski the world

Get paid to ski the world

Fancy skiing resorts in seven countries across three different continents this winter? Well, if you prove to be the ideal candidate for a new job up for grabs, you could do just that. Epic Pass, in partnership…

8 Mar 2018

Epic Pass adds Canada ski resorts

Epic Pass adds Canada ski resorts

As the new Ikon Pass goes on sale, offering skiers in North America access to 26 different resorts for just $899, Vail Resorts announces a host of resorts in the Canadian Rockies, Hakuba in Japan and Telluride…

27 Dec 2017

New ski lifts for Whistler Blackcomb

New ski lifts for Whistler Blackcomb

A major investment into three new lifts at the ski resort of Whistler Blackcomb in Canada has been announced, something owners Vail Resorts hope will greatly ease access to the mountain. The three new…

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…

15 Nov 2017

Courchevel opens for skiing today

Courchevel opens for skiing today

Courchevel has opened three runs today following a bounty of early-season snow. The ski resort in France’s Three Valleys opened the Verdons, Biollay and Bellecote runs at 9am this morning, Wednesday…

14 Nov 2017

Marmot to open expert ski terrain

Marmot to open expert ski terrain

The Canadian ski area of Marmot Basin will open a new area with advanced terrain this winter — with one run offering Marmot’s longest uninterrupted fall line. The large, north-facing area known as…

6 Nov 2017

Storm dumps snow in the Alps

Storm dumps snow in the Alps

A big storm has delivered a dump of snow across the Alps — with up to 100cm of new snow above 2,300m in some areas — and more snow is on the way. In the Austrian ski resort of Kitzbühel, where the…

13 Jun 2017

Pod hotel to open in central Whistler

Pod hotel to open in central Whistler

A new pod hotel will open in the Canadian ski resort of Whistler this winter, offering skiers and snowboarders a revolutionary type of accommodation. The Pangea Pod Hotel will open for the winter season…

2 May 2017

Revelstoke increases lift capacity

Revelstoke increases lift capacity

Revelstoke Mountain Resort is upgrading its lifts for next season, to coincide with its 10th anniversary. The Canadian ski resort, which has the biggest vertical in North America, is increasing lift capacity…

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…

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,…

3 Oct 2016

Become a ‘Director of Toughness’

Become a ‘Director of Toughness’

Are you looking for a new job with a bit of “oomph”? One that will test you to the extreme and lead you on crazy and exciting new adventures? How about applying for the position of “Director of Toughness”?…

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,…

25 Aug 2016

New ski resort to open in Canada

New ski resort to open in Canada

A new ski resort is to be created in Canada which aims to offer the biggest lift-served vertical in North America. Valemount Glacier has just been given the go-ahead by authorities in British Columbia…

17 Aug 2016

Iconic ski resorts join Mountain Collective

Iconic ski resorts join Mountain Collective

Two big-name, iconic North American ski resorts have been added to the Mountain Collective pass, beefing up its already impressive list. Revelstoke in British Columbia and Telluride in Colorado are the…

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,…

8 Aug 2016

Vail Resorts to buy Whistler Blackcomb

Vail Resorts to buy Whistler Blackcomb

Vail Resorts is to buy Whistler Blackcomb in Canada, in a deal valued at just over US$1billion (CAN$1.4b) that is expected to close before the start of the season. The shock announcement, made today, comes…

28 Jul 2016

Last chance to grab early booking offers

Last chance to grab early booking offers

Early booking offers on ski holidays across Europe and North America are running out soon. While skiers are worrying about the cost of Brexit, tour operators are offering a mass of incentives to ensure…

16 Jun 2016

Book now for a fantastic ski deal

Book now for a fantastic ski deal

It might be nearly Summer Solstice but are you already starting to plan this season’s ski holiday? There’s no better time to book than right now with fantastic deals running for the next couple of…

24 Mar 2016

Crystal Ski adds Sun Peaks for 2016/17

Crystal Ski adds Sun Peaks for 2016/17

Crystal Ski Holidays has added Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia, Canada, to its programme for next season — which is on sale now. Now offering the second-biggest ski area in Canada (next to Whistler),…

8 Mar 2016

Fireman lands dream ski job in Alaska

Fireman lands dream ski job in Alaska

Pro skier Matilda Rapaport and clothing brand Peak Performance have filled the “radical job” post they advertised in January. Clothing brand and sponsors of the World Freeride Tour, Peak Performance,…

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…

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…

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.…

4 Jun 2015

New terrain planned for Lake Louise

New terrain planned for Lake Louise

Skiers are being asked to help shape the future of Lake Louise, Canada by commenting on the government’s development plans for the ski area. These plans include the addition of new terrain for all…

17 Mar 2015

Avoriaz hosts first snowball fight

Avoriaz hosts first snowball fight

Europe’s first snowball fight competition took place in the French ski resort of Avoriaz last week. Two teams of seven players lined up for the battle — looking remarkably like American footballers…

24 Feb 2015

Whistler gondola breaks world record

Whistler gondola breaks world record

A ski lift in the Canadian resort of Whistler has entered the record books. The PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, which links Whistler Mountain’s Roundhouse Lodge with Blackcomb Mountain’s Rendezvous Restaurant…

12 Feb 2015

Sun Peak extends its ski season

Sun Peak extends its ski season

The ski resort of Sun Peaks in Canada has announced an extension its winter season. The British Columbia resort has extended the season by a week from 6 to 12 April — to ensure locals will be able to…

11 Feb 2015

Find romance on the ski slopes

Find romance on the ski slopes

In case it had escaped your notice, Saturday is Valentine’s Day, and ski resorts around the world are running special events from chairlift speed dating to private gondola rides and even mass weddings.…

10 Feb 2015

Drought forces US ski resorts to close

Drought forces US ski resorts to close

Lack of snow is not just affecting skiing in Europe — the west coast of North America is experiencing the worst drought in years. This week ski resorts across California and even on in Alaska have closed…

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…

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…

19 Nov 2014

Ski resorts open to fantastic powder

Ski resorts open to fantastic powder

The snow continues to fall around Europe and North America, clogging up the roads and our social media feeds (anyone else’s twitter and facebook feeds going mad?). After a delayed start in Colorado,…

30 Oct 2014

Skiers showcase light spectactular

Skiers showcase light spectactular

A new ski movie, filmed at night in Ultra HD in the powder fields of British Columbia, Canada and Alaska has taken our breath away. The mesmerising AFTERGLOW has been shot by Sweetgrass Productions for…

15 Oct 2014

Sun Peaks in Canada expands ski terrain

Sun Peaks in Canada expands ski terrain

Sun Peaks ski resort in British Columbia is adding more terrain this season, bringing the skiable acres up to 4,270 and making it the second-largest area in Canada. The new terrain is in the resort’s…

18 Jul 2014

Skiing for the price of a beer

Skiing for the price of a beer

Canada’s cult resort Red Mountain is adding another 200 acres of in-bound skiing for the 2014-15 season. Three new runs have been cut into the trees on the south side of Mt Kirkup and accessed by snowcat.…

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…

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…

22 Apr 2014

Hemsedal extends its ski season

Hemsedal extends its ski season

It’s been snowing again over the weekend, with resorts in the Alps receiving a good dusting of snow — which is continuing today in the higher resorts where the likes of Obergurgl, Val Thorens and Les…

7 Apr 2014

Lake Louise adds a week to ski season

Lake Louise adds a week to ski season

The Canadian ski resort of Lake Louise in Banff is the latest to extend its ski season after a record snowfall in March. The total snowfall last month was 204.8cm, and only last week at the beginning of…

30 Mar 2014

Sun Peaks increases ski terrain

Sun Peaks increases ski terrain

Sun Peaks in British Columbia will add an extra 522 acres of new terrain for next season, making it the second-largest ski area in the Canada after Whistler. Sun Peaks, which is already a popular choice…

12 Feb 2014

Celebrate Valentine’s Day on skis

Celebrate Valentine’s Day on skis

Are you going to be skiing on Friday? In case it hadn’t escaped your notice, Friday is Valentine’s Day and ski resorts around the globe are getting into the romantic spirit — starting with Courmayeur,…

6 Feb 2014

Save on ski hire with Skiset and WTSS

Save on ski hire with Skiset and WTSS

Skiset leads the field in offering serious discounts on ski and boot hire when pre-booked online, and now Where to Ski and Snowboard has teamed up with Skiset to offer readers further savings. In total,…

29 Jan 2014

Skiers heading back to US and Canada

Skiers heading back to US and Canada

Skiing in North America has suffered some terrible fortune in recent years, but this season looks to be a record-breaker. Last year, 11% more skiers and snowboarders visited US ski areas than in 2011/2012,…

9 Dec 2013

Head to Bansko for a bargain holiday

Head to Bansko for a bargain holiday

For the cheapest ski holiday this year you must head to Bansko according to The Post Office. A six-day ski pass with ski and boot hire for one person, a week of ski school and lunch on the slopes with…

1 Dec 2013

Free ski passes with Helly Hansen kit

Free ski passes with Helly Hansen kit

Splash out on some new ski kit and it could come with a one-day or two-for-one lift pass. Outdoor clothing specialist Helly Hansen has teamed up with 20 resorts to offer ski passes to skiers and snowboarders…

15 Nov 2013

More ski resorts open lifts early

More ski resorts open lifts early

This week’s snow report reveals a promising start to the season and there is more snow forecast this weekend — great news for those of us itching to get on the slopes. Whether you are in Europe or…

28 Oct 2013

Snow storms help ski resorts open early

Snow storms help ski resorts open early

It’s not just the UK that has been in the grip of a storm — in the past 24 hours there has been heavy snowfall in Canada’s Banff-Lake Louise-Sushine Village. The tourist office has issued a statement…

11 Oct 2013

Storm brings snow to the Alps

Storm brings snow to the Alps

Temperatures have dipped in the UK this week, and they have also dipped in the Alps. A storm has passed through last night, continuing into this morning, bringing snow to eastern areas — up to 70cm in…

24 Sep 2013

Reader sets record with 1995 booking

Reader sets record with 1995 booking

Readers of Where to Ski and Snowboard are very loyal, and many have followed the book since we first started to publish it in 1994 — but recently we came across something of a record. Specialist Canadian…

22 Jul 2013

Frontier relaunches as luxury provider

Frontier relaunches as luxury provider

Specialist North America ski tour operator Frontier Ski has relaunched itself for the luxury market, with an expanded heliskiing section and new resorts in Canada and the USA. Jackson Hole is one of the…

16 Jul 2013

British ski industry starts to bounce back

British ski industry starts to bounce back

The number of UK skiers taking a ski holiday grew over the 2012/2013 season, for the first time in four years. Some 5,000 more skiers and snowboarders took a winter sports holiday last year, an increase…

24 May 2013

Free skiing in Killington

Free skiing in Killington

Last night, Killington in Vermont decided to wrap up its ski season this weekend, by offering free skiing and snowboarding. The resort had been aiming to keep going into June, but after pouring rain on…

3 May 2013

Banff voted top ski resort by Crystal

Banff voted top ski resort by Crystal

BANFF in Canada has been voted best overall ski resort by Crystal Ski customers. The resort topped the poll for its convenience, “jaw-dropping” views, unlimited skiing for any ability and “incredible…

26 Apr 2013

Freestylers try for record backflip

Freestylers try for record backflip

Thirty freestyle skiers in Canada have tried to set a world record for performing a simultaneous backflip. The skiers got together last weekend at Mont Saint-Sauveur in Quebec, organised by freestyle skiing…

4 Apr 2013

Fab April snow: don’t stop skiing

Fab April snow: don’t stop skiing

The pistes are empty, the lift queues non-existent and resorts are planning their closing weekends…but the snow in most places is outstanding and the sun is out, so if you have a chance to get away…

6 Mar 2013

Special deals for women skiers

Special deals for women skiers

If you’re a mum or even just female free and cut-price ski passes are coming your way this week. To celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday (8 March), the Swiss ski resort of Verbier is offering…

10 Feb 2013

Piste maps added to Google Maps

Piste maps added to Google Maps

Piste maps from Aspen and Vail in Colorado, Sun Valley in Idaho, Squaw Valley and Mammoth Mountain in California and Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont are among some of the 38 US ski resorts added to Google…

11 Jan 2013

Temperatures and snow fall in the Alps

Temperatures and snow fall in the Alps

Temperatures are dropping and it’s snowing again in the Alps. Just when everyone is heading back to work after the New Year break, the snow is coming — and it’s much needed after this week’s warm…

15 Nov 2012

Win a chance to ski Canada east to west

Win a chance to ski Canada east to west

Do you want to win a two-week, all-inclusive holiday to Canada? Ski Solutions have launched a completion to win the holiday of a lifetime. Skiers will have the chance to ski from east coast to west, trying…

10 Nov 2012

More ski resorts open thanks to early snow

More ski resorts open thanks to early snow

Snow has been falling this week and more is forecast across the Alps this weekend, with Obergurgl in Austria joining the ever-growing list of ski resorts opening early. Conditions are so good in Obergurgl…

9 Nov 2012

Cult ski area Red opens new mountain

Cult ski area Red opens new mountain

The cult area of Red Mountain in British Columbia, Canada, is adding nearly 1,000 acres of new terrain. Red, which sits on a par with Fernie for expert skiers in search of steep terrain and powder-filled…

7 Nov 2012

FIS rules Vonn can’t ski against men

FIS rules Vonn can’t ski against men

World number one women’s ski racer Lindsey Vonn has been denied the chance to race against men in Canada later this month. In early October, Lindsey put forward a request to the International Ski Federation…

28 Oct 2012

Snowfall allows ski resorts to open early

Snowfall allows ski resorts to open early

Winter has arrived in ski resorts across Europe and North America. While we were digging out our winter coats in the UK this weekend, snow started to fall across the Alps. It’s dumping in Verbier, Tignes,…

26 Oct 2012

Canadian man dies in early avalanche

Canadian man dies in early avalanche

Canadian authorities are reminding all off-piste skiers to brush up on their avalanche skills this season, following the death of a mountain worker in British Columbia. Pat Lawrence Desmarais, a 50-year-old…

10 Oct 2012

Champion Lindsey Vonn wants to race the men

Olympic ski racer Lindsey Vonn wants to becomethe first woman to race against men in a World Cup downhill, next month in Canada. “I’d like to have one chance in my life to race against them,” said…

2 Jan 2012

Kicking Horse has a new owner

Kicking Horse has a new owner

Canada’s Kicking Horse Mountain Resort has been bought by the country’s largest private ski resort operator, Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Group. Resort officials announced the completion…

19 Sep 2011

Revelstoke looks after beginners

Revelstoke looks after beginners

Revelstoke, the resort with North America’s biggest vertical and renowned for its powder snow, will open a new beginner area this winter. The Turtle Creek beginner and tubing area is a first for…

31 Aug 2011

New lift and runs for Fernie’s 50th

New lift and runs for Fernie’s 50th

Fernie in Canada is planning to open a new lift and slopes this winter, to celebrate its 50th anniversary as a ski resort. They’ve kept it quiet until now … but there have been rumours all…

19 May 2011

Inghams ditches Calgary charters

Inghams ditches Calgary charters

Tour operator Inghams will not be offering charter flights into Calgary for skiers headed to Banff and Lake Louise for the 2011/2012 season. Instead the company will switch to scheduled airlines for…

21 Sep 2010

First snows: Canada

First snows: Canada

Feast your eyes on this tantalising taste of winter … scenes from Canada’s Banff and Jasper resorts, as they enjoy a first blast of autumn snowfall. Over 20cm of snowfall blanketed Banff-Lake…

23 Aug 2010

Canadian Affair offers more choice

Canadian Affair offers more choice

Skiers and boarders looking to visit Canada this winter may be interested in a few novelties from tour operator Canadian Affair. The company has recently released its new 2010/11 winter brochure, including…

4 Jan 2010

Revelstoke launches new heli-drops

Revelstoke launches new heli-drops

Canada’s powder paradise and fledging resort Revelstoke officially launched its new door-to-door heli-ski programme on Boxing Day. In partnership with long-established Selkirk Tangiers, Revelstoke Mountain…

28 Aug 2009

August snow for Banff

It might still be August, but tell that to the weather gods who delivered snowfall to Canada’s three Banff resorts a few days ago. Banff National Park has enjoyed its first glimpse of winter, with…

19 Dec 2008

Ice to blame for gondola accident

A gondola accident at Whistler this week has been blamed on a rare build up of ice in the tower.In a press release issued by the resort, officials at Whistler Blackcomb have said ice and water damage most…

19 Sep 2005

Canadian Developments

Two of the big developments in Canada at present are a new ice hotel and a major expansion of Kicking Horse.The Ice Hotel, opens in December 2005 at the Sun Peaks Resort. Constructed entirely of ice and…

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