Browsing entries tagged with Family

20 Oct 2017

Reima launches kids’ challenge

Reima launches kids’ challenge

A clothing brand from Finland has launched campaign to get children outdoors more — especially during the winter months — with the chance for one lucky family to enjoy a winter holiday in Lapland.…

4 Oct 2017

New hotels open in family ski resorts

New hotels open in family ski resorts

Some more new hotels are opening in the French Alps this winter, updating accommodation offerings in the family-friendly ski resorts of La Rosière’s and La Plagne. The Hyatt Centric La Rosière opens…

9 Aug 2017

Chill Factore slashes ski prices

Chill Factore slashes ski prices

Since the great British summer is turning out to be a bit of a damp squib, why not go skiing? Chill Factor in Manchester, Britain’s longest indoor ski slope (at 180m) is slashing the prices of its lift…

8 Aug 2017

Inghams adds four ski resorts

Inghams adds four ski resorts

Inghams has added four new resorts to its programme for the ski season of 2017/18. Three of those resorts are in Italy — Claviere (Milky Way), Livigno and Pila — plus Les Menuires in the Three…

26 Jun 2017

Powdair to Sion offers season pass

Powdair to Sion offers season pass

The new airline that will fly between regional UK airports and Sion in Valais, Switzerland, is offering season passes for frequent fliers. Powdair, which will take its first flight on 14 December 2017,…

8 May 2017

London ski show tickets on sale

London ski show tickets on sale

Dates have been announced for this year’s Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show in London — with tickets on sale now. The show will run from 26 to 29 October in Battersea Park, London, and early bird…

31 Mar 2017

Val Cenis celebrates 50-year anniversary

Val Cenis celebrates 50-year anniversary

The ski domain of Val Cenis is half a century old in April, and from 1-8 April has a week of events planned in celebration. Val Cenis Vanoise is the ski area shared by three quiet, traditional villages…

16 Jan 2017

New teen ski race clinic for Val d’Isère

New teen ski race clinic for Val d’Isère

A new ski racing clinic specifically designed for teenagers has been launched by Le Chardon in the French resort of Val d’Isère. Luxury ski chalet collection Le Chardon is hosting the five-day clinic…

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…

23 Nov 2016

Grab a White Week ski holiday bargain

Grab a White Week ski holiday bargain

It’s that time of year again — forget Black Friday, the idea has snowballed within the ski industry which is celebrating White Wednesday, White Friday and even White Week offers. Ski Famille is offering…

3 Nov 2016

Tour operator Ski 2 launches in Les Gets

Tour operator Ski 2 launches in Les Gets

Tour operator Ski 2, which specialises in the Italian resort of Champoluc, is branching out with a new operation in Les Gets, France this winter. Ski 2 has been operating in Champoluc for 18 years, but…

17 Oct 2016

SWISS launches ski flight to Sion

SWISS launches ski flight to Sion

Swiss International Airlines will be operating three flights between London Heathrow and Sion Airport next February half term to alleviate some of the seasonal pressure that week. Sion Airport is a short…

13 Oct 2016

Win Telegraph Ski Show tickets

Win Telegraph Ski Show tickets

The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show runs from 27-30 October in London and we have a pair of tickets worth £40 to give away. For the second year running, the show takes place in Battersea Park with…

19 Sep 2016

Snowsports fiesta starts on Saturday

Snowsports fiesta starts on Saturday

This Saturday ski slopes across England will offer free or discounted ski and snowboard sessions as part of a ‘30 Days of Snowsport’ initiative aimed at getting more people on into winter sports. At…

8 Sep 2016

New ski resort offered to British market

New ski resort offered to British market

Specialist French Alps ski tour operator Peak Retreats has become the first to offer Praz de Lys to the British market. Just 40 minutes from Geneva Airport, sitting at 1500m in the Giffre Valley, Praz…

21 Aug 2016

easyJet launches first ski flight to Sweden

easyJet launches first ski flight to Sweden

The popular airline easyJet has added a new flight to Sweden for this winter, expected to be popular with skiers and snowboarders. The new route from London Gatwick to Åre Östersund Airport is easyJet’s…

11 Aug 2016

The Snow Centre gets a Swiss flavour

The Snow Centre gets a Swiss flavour

The Snow Centre has teamed up with Switzerland Tourism and the Valais to give UK skiers an even more authentic experience while practicing their skills on the closest real snow slope to London. The walls…

31 May 2016

Esprit Ski teams up with Chel-Ski

Esprit Ski teams up with Chel-Ski

Looking for something to do with the children over half term and during the summer holidays? Family ski specialist Esprit Ski has teamed up with London’s newest indoor ski centre – Chel-Ski, to offer…

13 Apr 2016

Schools urged to get pupils skiing

Schools urged to get pupils skiing

Schools are being urged to sign up to the first ever running of the National Schools Snowsport Week, which runs 22-29 April on artificial slopes across England. The new initiative from Snowsport England…

18 Feb 2016

Ski Total launches Easter revise weeks

Ski Total launches Easter revise weeks

Ski Total has launched an innovative “revise and ski” trip for families over Easter, offering revision sessions for children and teenagers in its chalets in Val d’Isère. The revision sessions are…

27 Jan 2016

Half term ski holiday offers released

Half term ski holiday offers released

With just two weeks before the start of half term, and spring-like conditions in the Alps with sunshine and fabulous snow on piste, tour operators are releasing fantastic offers to entice families to the…

18 Jan 2016

Esprit Ski offers free parking at Heathrow

Esprit Ski offers free parking at Heathrow

Family ski specialists Esprit Ski are offering free parking at Heathrow Airport for the remainder of the season. Esprit Ski have had a long-standing relationship with APH — Airport Parking & Hotels…

7 Jan 2016

Grab a bargain ski trip and enjoy the snow

Grab a bargain ski trip and enjoy the snow

With up to a metre of snow across the Alps in the past few days, and heavy snow continuing to fall for the foreseeable future, now is the time to book up your ski holiday. If you can snatch a last-minute…

20 Oct 2015

Esprit holds crèche at Family Travel Show

Esprit holds crèche at Family Travel Show

If you’re heading to the Family Travel Show in London next week, Esprit Ski will be running a crèche to give your children a taste of what’s offered in the Alps. Esprit Ski offers catered chalets…

7 Oct 2015

Peak Retreats named top for families

Peak Retreats named top for families

Specialist French Alps ski tour operator Peak Retreats has been crowned “Best Family Ski Operator” in the inaugural Family Traveller Awards. The company was picked from a stellar short list of other…

16 Sep 2015

School rules impacts family skiing

School rules impacts family skiing

School holiday restrictions have had an impact on family skiing, according to new consumer research by the Ski Club of Great Britain. The research, released this week, is based on responses from 15,000…

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.…

8 Jul 2015

Vote in the British Travel Awards

Vote in the British Travel Awards

Do you want to reward the tour operator you used last year for your ski holiday? Now’s your chance, with Ski Amis, Crystal Ski, Esprit Ski, Inghams and Ski Olympic among those companies nominated by…

18 Jun 2015

Crystal offers family ski advice

Crystal offers family ski advice

Crystal Ski Holidays has launched a digital Family Guide to the Mountain, giving parents all the information they need to choose the right ski holiday. The guide offers family-specific information covering…

11 May 2015

Ask Esprit your family skiing questions

Ask Esprit your family skiing questions

Family ski experts Esprit are hosting a series of live Q&A sessions with key members of its team for parents interested in taking their families skiing. The weekly Facebook sessions, which start tomorrow,…

3 Feb 2015

Skiing memorabilia up for auction

Skiing memorabilia up for auction

Some unique, limited edition skiing prints and memorabilia from top skiers around the world will be auctioned over the next few weeks, to benefit the family of JP Auclair, who died in an avalanche last…

21 Jan 2015

Whistler opens kids-only snowpark

Whistler opens kids-only snowpark

The Canadian ski resort of Whistler Blackcomb has opened a snowpark specifically for children. The resort has teamed up with Burton Snowboards on the kids-only Burton Riglet Park — basically a snowboarding…

19 Dec 2014

Ski holidays less pricey than sun

Ski holidays less pricey than sun

Ski holidays cost less than sun holidays this year, according to a report released last week by Club Med. The findings were somewhat of a surprise since skiing is often considered to be a more expensive…

31 Oct 2014

Hire a Twizy in Serre Chevalier Vallée

Hire a Twizy in Serre Chevalier Vallée

The electric car revolution is filtering down to the Alps this winter, with Renault Twizys set to become the latest way to find your way around a ski resort. Serre Chevalier Vallée is one of the resorts…

29 Oct 2014

More options for skiers in Andorra

More options for skiers in Andorra

The launch of two new properties in Andorra this season further cements the country’s position as a ski destination. Pierre & Vacances are opening self-catering residences in El Tarter and Ransol,…

17 Oct 2014

Ski Amis celebrates 25 years

Ski Amis celebrates 25 years

French ski holiday operator Ski Amis is offering 25 per cent discounts on selected weeks and chalets over the season to celebrate 25 years in business. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to celebrate…

8 Oct 2014

Iconic ski hotel seeks a ‘Junior GM’

Iconic ski hotel seeks a ‘Junior GM’

Does your child have what it takes to run a hotel? Badrutt’s Palace in St Moritz, one of the most famous hotels in Switzerland, wants to find a Junior General Manager to help upgrade its appeal to families.…

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,…

12 Sep 2014

Park City will be biggest US ski resort

Park City will be biggest US ski resort

Vail Resorts have bought the Utah ski resort of Park City for a cool $182.5million (£112million), further strengthening the company’s grip on the US ski industry. Vail Resorts already owns the lease…

2 Sep 2014

Ski slope planned for southern Scotland

Ski slope planned for southern Scotland

A ski club in Scotland is appealing for help moving its ski tow this weekend to a permanent home on Lowther Hill near Leadhills in Dumfries and Galloway. The Lowther Hills Ski Club is building a clubhouse,…

6 Jun 2014

New route to Finland from Crystal

New route to Finland from Crystal

Skiing in Finland is set to become more accessible next winter, with new direct flights available from Manchester. The weekly flights, from Crystal Ski Holidays, will depart every Sunday from Manchester…

20 Mar 2014

Ski 4 Cancer in 3V next week

Ski 4 Cancer in 3V next week

With “no make-up selfies” for Cancer Research taking social media by storm in the UK, next week a skiing challenge takes place in La Tania for the charity Ski 4 Cancer. Run for the first time in 2013,…

16 Mar 2014

Tour op urges parents to law-break

Tour op urges parents to law-break

A ski tour operator is being lambasted for offering to pay the fine imposed on parents for taking their children on a ski holiday during time term. MountainBase, a tour operator based in Bedfordshire that…

18 Feb 2014

Family ski trips on the rise says Club Med

Family ski trips on the rise says Club Med

Half of parents are willing to take their children out of school for a skiing holiday according to a new report by Club Med — which also says family ski holidays are on the rise. Released last Friday,…

5 Nov 2013

Crystal founder buys Ski Famille

Crystal founder buys Ski Famille

Ski Famille has been bought by Peter Dyer, the founder of Crystal and former owner of Esprit and Total Ski. Mr Dyer’s new company Vertigo Holidays acquired the family ski specialist last week, and plans…

29 Nov 2011

Swiss resorts fight the franc

Swiss resorts fight the franc

With Switzerland ranked the most expensive place to ski in the Alps this winter, and the exchange rates poor recently, the resorts are finding ways to ease the holiday cost and keep the Brits coming to…

23 Aug 2011

Lift pass offers from Les Gets

Lift pass offers from Les Gets

Les Gets and Morzine are introducing some money-saving offers on local area lift passes as part of their new incentives for the coming season. And there is a new range of accommodation to sample too. First…

3 Nov 2009

Family special near Geneva

Family special near Geneva

Looking for an early family ski outing, that won’t cost a fortune? We reported in September that Villars in Switzerland is to start the new winter season with a special family weekend, including free…

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