Browsing entries tagged with Chamonix

10 Aug 2017

Chamonix to host music festival

Chamonix to host music festival

The ski resort of Chamonix will host a new music festival next spring which it hopes will become “the” closing party in the Alps. Musilac Mont-Blanc will be a winter version of the rock-pop Musilac…

31 Jan 2017

FWT cancelled in Chamonix

FWT cancelled in Chamonix

This week’s opening event of the Freeride World Tour in Chamonix has been cancelled due to unsafe conditions. The first event of the tour that pits the world’s best freeride skiers against each other…

14 Dec 2016

Peak Retreats joins forces with Club Med

Peak Retreats joins forces with Club Med

French Alps specialist Peak Retreats, best known for its wide selection of self-catering ski accommodation, has teamed up with Club Med to offer all-inclusive ski holidays. In response to what it says…

31 Oct 2016

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19 Oct 2016

New chairlifts in big French ski resorts

New chairlifts in big French ski resorts

We have already reported on the huge improvements in the major French ski resorts of Val d’Isère and Alpe d’Huez, as well as the new chairlift in La Plagne from Plagne Montalbert to Aime 2000 in the…

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…

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…

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…

4 May 2016

Summer in the Alps is booming

Summer in the Alps is booming

Summer in the French Alps is booming — with record numbers of visitors heading to the mountains during the warmer months. According to MGM French Properties, more than 12 million people visited the French…

31 Mar 2016

Website to match skiers and guides

Website to match skiers and guides

A new website has launched matching skiers of a similar ability to share the cost of a local instructor or mountain guide. The idea was spawned by powder junkie friends Archie Hardyment and Will Tyzack.…

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…

24 Nov 2015

Win Helly Hansen kit with Peak Retreats

Win Helly Hansen kit with Peak Retreats

Ski tour operator Peak Retreats has teamed up with Helly Hansen to offer skiers the chance to win a ski outfit for the coming season. Helly Hansen provides uniform for 40,000 ski and mountain workers in…

6 Nov 2015

Megève joins Mont Blanc ski pass

Megève joins Mont Blanc ski pass

The French ski resort of Megève will this year join the Mont Blanc Unlimited Ski Pass — giving skiers and snowboarders access to nearly 1,000km of skiing in three different countries. The Mont Blanc…

28 Jan 2015

Avalanche risk grows as snow storm arrives

Avalanche risk grows as snow storm arrives

Skiers and snowboarders in the Alps are being warned to take even more care over the next days as the forecast snow starts to fall. The anticipated “big storm” in the next few days comes on the back…

24 Oct 2014

Warren Miller ski film tickets on sale

Warren Miller ski film tickets on sale

We know the ski season is on its way — the latest Warren Miller film is about to be released. “No Turning Back”, Warren Miller’s 65th annual ski film, begins its UK tour in Reading on 10 November,…

26 Sep 2014

Win a pair of ski show tickets with WTSS

Win a pair of ski show tickets with WTSS

The ski shows in London and Manchester are only one month away — and we have four pairs of tickets to each event worth £24 and £20 respectively to give away. The shows kick of 24 October in Manchester,…

29 Jul 2014

New gondola to ease Chamonix bottleneck

New gondola to ease Chamonix bottleneck

The ski resort of Chamonix will be relieved of a significant lift queue this season — thanks to the replacement of the Plan Joran chair lift from Argentière to Les Grands Montet. The old four-man chair…

23 Jan 2014

Londoner finishes second on FWT

Londoner finishes second on FWT

A British snowboarder who works in central London during the week and commutes to the Alps at the weekend has come second in the first stage of the Swatch Freeride World Tour (FWT). Sascha Hamm, 37, is…

21 Jan 2014

Keep tabs on your child on the slopes

Keep tabs on your child on the slopes

A ski hire company is offering parents the ability to keep tabs on the whereabouts of their children on the slopes, with the addition of a child-friendly GPS and app. Skiset, which has hire shops all over…

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…

13 Nov 2013

Sign up for a Monster ski challenge

Sign up for a Monster ski challenge

Confident on a red run and fit enough to ski all day, every day in all conditions? Fancy skiing the vertical equivalent of Mount Everest three days in a row to raise money for charity? The Monster Ski…

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…

8 Oct 2013

Ski shows give away 20,000 lift passes

Ski shows give away 20,000 lift passes

The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Shows take place at the end of this month, with a massive 20,000 lift passes to give away. Some of the world’s best-known ski resorts, including Chamonix, Les 3 Vallées…

20 Sep 2013

Crystal Ski reinstates ski guiding in France

Crystal Ski reinstates ski guiding in France

Crystal Ski Holidays has teamed up with ski school Evolution 2 to offer social skiing for its customers in France. In February British tour operators withdrew ski hosting or guiding from their programmes…

20 May 2013

British snowboarder dies in Chamonix fall

British snowboarder dies in Chamonix fall

A British snowboarder has died after falling 1,000m down the north face of the Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix. It is understood he was trying to ski the Vallée Blanche with another man but had turned for…

15 Apr 2013

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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…

2 Feb 2013

Skiers warned of high avalanche risk

Skiers warned of high avalanche risk

Avalanche warnings are high across the Alps this morning following heavy snowfalls – with more expected in the next few days. Miserable, warm and rainy conditions gave way to heavy snow overnight, which…

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…

26 Sep 2012

Chamonix reeling after Nepal avalanche

Chamonix reeling after Nepal avalanche

Two Chamonix mountain guides caught in the avalanche in Nepal at the weekend are still missing. Rémy Lécluse (pictured) and Greg Costa, who were in their tents on Mount Manaslu with world-famous extreme…

23 Sep 2012

Pioneering freeskier Glen Plake alive after Himalayas avalanche

Pioneering freeskier Glen Plake alive after Himalayas avalanche

Legendary freeskier Glen Plake has been confirmed alive after being caught in an avalanche in the Himalayas this morning (Sunday). Glen, 48, was among the climbers, mountaineers and freeskiers caught in…

17 Sep 2012

Free lift tickets at the Ski and Snowboard Show

Free lift tickets at the Ski and Snowboard Show

Visitors to this year’s Ski and Snowboard Show in London can claim a free day’s lift pass at one of six top resorts. Verbier, Chamonix, Tremblant, Aosta Valley, Mount Washington and Norway are offering…

30 Mar 2012

Another death in the French Alps

Another death in the French Alps

A British ski tourer has died after a fall in Chamonix on Friday 30 March. The man, reported to be 56 years old and a resident of the resort, fell on ice and plunged 100ft to his death off the Crochues-Berard…

26 Mar 2012

Chamonix to open ‘Glaciorium’

Chamonix to open ‘Glaciorium’

There will soon be a new attraction for Chamonix, home to mountaineering, challenging skiing and big scenery. The ‘Glaciorium’ is due to open in May 2012. The Compagnie du Mont Blanc will soon…

3 Feb 2012

Chamonix ready for Kandahar

Chamonix ready for Kandahar

It’s race weekend in Chamonix-Les Houches, as the resorts welcome the world’s best men in Alpine downhill to the legendary Kandahar course. Up to 40,000 spectators are expected to arrive in…

15 Dec 2011

Scandinavia stop for Freeride World Tour

Scandinavia stop for Freeride World Tour

The Swatch Freeride World Tour is back for a fifth season and has announced its first Scandinavian stop. The series, which features extreme skiing and boarding by the world’s best mountain riders,…

12 Aug 2011

Chamonix ready for adventure film fest

Chamonix ready for adventure film fest

Chamonix’s Adventure Film Festival kicks off on 16 August, and will include the European premier of the film ‘Cold’ – following the first winter ascent of an 8000m peak. The festival…

21 Feb 2011

New bus from Chamonix to Verbier

New bus from Chamonix to Verbier

Why settle for one classic resort, when you can day trip out to another? Chamonix has introduced a new bus service to Verbier, as part of the Swiss resort’s recent inclusion on the Mont Blanc Unlimited…

17 Feb 2011

Michelin award for Chamonix restaurant

Michelin award for Chamonix restaurant

A restaurant opening in Chamonix last winter has just been awarded a ‘Bib Gourmand’ by Michelin for its innovative and good value meals. The Café de l’Arve opened in 2010, as part of…

30 Jan 2011

Crash test Chamonix

Crash test Chamonix

Is it Chamonix, or the firm piste conditions of recent weeks taking their toll? But the latest World Cup downhill racing seems to have been jinxed by a few crashes – the worst resulting in Canada’s…

28 Jan 2011

Catch the Kandahar in Les Houches

Catch the Kandahar in Les Houches

World Cup action is underway in Les Houches for this weekend’s Kandahar races. And spectators outside of the Chamonix valley can take advantage of special shuttles and trains for just one euro. While…

21 Jan 2011

Freeride World Tour moves to Courmayeur

Freeride World Tour moves to Courmayeur

Fans hoping to catch the Freeride World Tour in Chamonix will be disappointed – unless they head for the other side of Mont Blanc, to Courmayeur. The international freeride event was due to kick off…

22 Nov 2010

Brit school opens in Chamonix

Brit school opens in Chamonix

Chamonix has a new British-run ski school this winter, providing a choice of courses throughout the season. Gravity Ski School is founded by Chris Fecher – a long-term resident of the resort and the…

9 Nov 2010

Les Houches oldie becomes new eco hut

Les Houches oldie becomes new eco hut

The building dates back to the 19th century, but the complete renovation of a Les Houches-St Gervais mountain hotel has whisked it to eco-modern 21st century status. The Bellevue is new, rebuilt on the…

8 Apr 2010

Winter Sessions party to rock Chamonix

Winter Sessions party to rock Chamonix

The season is still in full swing in Chamonix, where the new Winter Sessions Weekender will keep the party spirit going between 16 and 18 April. The Winter Sessions Weekender is a newly launched three-day…

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