Browsing entries tagged with Italy

18 Jul 2018

First 5* hotel to open in Champoluc

First 5* hotel to open in Champoluc

The Italian resort of Champoluc will this season get its first 5* hotel, along with a new gondola and “Adventure Ski Course”. Camp Zero Hotel, which is located within a five-minute drive from…

22 Oct 2017

New two-centre ski holiday launched

New two-centre ski holiday launched

Tour operator Ski 2 has specialised in holidays to the small village of Champoluc in Italy’s Monterosa region since it started almost 20 years ago. Last year it branched out to offer ski holidays to…

17 Oct 2017

Morzine slashes skiing prices

Morzine slashes skiing prices

Prices in European ski resorts have plunged in the past year — with Morzine costing 13% less during the 2016/17 season than the winter before, according to a report by the Post Office. The report,…

5 Sep 2017

New-look Where to Ski out in October

New-look Where to Ski out in October

Where to Ski is back! Last night, Monday 4 September, Editor Gill and Editor Watts hosted our annual launch in London — unveiling the first of a number of new, smaller guides to individual countries.…

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…

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…

9 Mar 2017

Ski for free in the Aosta Valley

Ski for free in the Aosta Valley

The Aosta Valley in Italy is offering free lift passes for skiers booking accommodation through its ski resorts’ tourist offices. Over selected dates between now and the end of the season, Breuil Cervinia,…

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…

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…

6 Dec 2016

Go skiing at sunrise in Trentino

Go skiing at sunrise in Trentino

Lots of ski resorts offer visitors the chance to enjoy first tracks on freshly groomed slopes, ahead of the official lift opening, but an Italian ski area is going one step further. Trentino has launched…

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…

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…

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…

22 Sep 2016

Italy installs first heated chairlift

Italy installs first heated chairlift

Heated chairlifts are now commonplace in Austrian ski resorts – Kitzbühel has 10 of them. Now Italy is having its first installed, a high-speed eight-seater near the ski resort of Selva in Val Gardena.…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

1 Mar 2016

Big snowfalls across the southern Alps

Big snowfalls across the southern Alps

The predicted storm across the southern parts of the Alps has passed, leaving some parts of Northern Italy under an enormous white blanket. In last week’s snow report, our weather guru Fraser Wilkin…

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.…

1 Jan 2016

Virtual piste maps launched for Aosta

Virtual piste maps launched for Aosta

Skiers can now ‘try before they buy’ a holiday in Italy’s Aosta Valley, with the launch of virtual piste maps by tour operator Interski. You can take a virtual ski down the blue, red and black pistes…

11 Dec 2015

Sella Ronda opens this weekend

Sella Ronda opens this weekend

The Sella Ronda in the Italian Dolomites opens both ways this Sunday, 13 December. “At the moment, the temperatures are low and the snow-making systems are producing snow,” said a statement from Dolomiti…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

16 Jul 2015

Anniversary Swiss climb begins

Anniversary Swiss climb begins

An anniversary ascent of the 4,478m peak of the Matterhorn will take place tomorrow, with a team of climbers from Britain, France, Italy and Switzerland. The ascent is part of a week — and indeed year…

28 Jun 2015

Courmayeur opens new cable car

Courmayeur opens new cable car

A new cable car has opened in Courmayeur, offering serious off-piste skiing opportunities including access to the world-famous Vallée Blanche. The SkyWay Monte Bianco has taken four years to build, at…

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…

28 May 2015

Inghams opens Chalet Hotel in Champoluc

Inghams opens Chalet Hotel in Champoluc

Inghams is to open a Chalet Hotel in Italian ski resort of Champoluc this winter. The four-diamond Chalet Hotel Champoluc is set at the skiers’ end of the village centre, in a virtually ski-in/ski-out…

22 May 2015

Neilson launches free ski coaching

Neilson launches free ski coaching

Neilson has become the latest ski tour operator to employ qualified instructors to guide its guests around resorts. The instructors will also offer free coaching in the half-day sessions, which are guaranteed…

7 Mar 2015

Helicopter rescues skiers from Italian lift

Helicopter rescues skiers from Italian lift

Nearly 200 skiers were successfully rescued when high winds struck a gondola in Val Gardena, Italy on Thursday afternoon. Winds of up to 70mph blew a tree onto the cable of the Ciampinoi gondola in the…

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…

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…

22 Dec 2014

Serious snow likely for the weekend

Serious snow likely for the weekend

With Christmas week upon us, the good news is that Santa might well bring us some snow. While there are great conditions in Scandinavia — heavy snow forced the closure of Fagernes airport in Norway last…

17 Dec 2014

Ski Club defends leader in France

Ski Club defends leader in France

Ski hosting was under the spotlight again last week when The Ski Club of Great Britain appeared in court in France. In April of this year, Ski Club leader Ken Piddlesden was stopped by gendarmerie on the…

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:…

11 Nov 2014

Vanessa Mae banned from skiing

Vanessa Mae banned from skiing

Violinist Vanessa Mae and has been banned from competitive skiing for four years, along with five officials from Slovenia and Italy, in a race-fixing scandal that is making headlines around the world.…

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…

30 Sep 2014

Zermatt, Cervinia and Monterosa Ski to link

Zermatt, Cervinia and Monterosa Ski to link

Zermatt, Cervinia and Monterosa Ski (encompassing Champoluc, Gressoney and Alagna) are planning to link up and create one of the largest ski areas in the world. A lift link has long been discussed between…

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…

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…

28 Mar 2014

Brit breaks World Ski Record

Brit breaks World Ski Record

A skier from Edinburgh has broken the Guinness World Ski Record for skiing the most number of countries in one month. Jamie Stevenson, who works for Ski Independence, raised more than £3,000 for Disability…

26 Mar 2014

Fresh snow sparks surge in ski bookings

Fresh snow sparks surge in ski bookings

Tour operators are reporting a sudden rise in the number of people booking a last-minute ski or snowboard holiday — and offering fantastic deals for those looking for a snowy escape. Fresh snow has covered…

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,…

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,…

16 Jan 2014

Livigno launches family-tempting offers

Livigno launches family-tempting offers

The family-friendly ski resort of Livigno, located in Lombardy between Switzerland and Italy, is offering some superb deals this season to draw skiers to its sunny slopes. Known locally as “The Little…

23 Dec 2013

Skiline launches Christmas challenge

Skiline launches Christmas challenge

Skiing tomorrow? Then enter the vertical metre hunt! Skiline, the company that allows you, with the entry of your ski pass, to show your travelled vertical meters during your ski day and also to show the…

23 Dec 2013

Courmayeur to host Gourmet Ski week

Courmayeur to host Gourmet Ski week

The Italian ski resort of Courmayeur is already known for its amazing mountain restaurants and dining experiences, but in February this moves up a notch with the first Mountain Gourmet Ski Experience.…

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…

29 Nov 2013

Ski resorts open with fab snow

Ski resorts open with fab snow

More ski resorts across Europe and the US are opening this weekend — and not before time. This week’s snow report details “excellent” snow conditions across the Alps Yesterday, the Austrian party…

10 Sep 2013

WTSS 2014 lifts lid on piste exaggeration

WTSS 2014 lifts lid on piste exaggeration

Where to Ski and Snowboard 2014 has lifted the lid on a big ski resort secret: the gross exaggeration of piste lengths. In the new edition of Where to Ski and Snowboard, released last Monday, editors Chris…

18 Jul 2013

Cosmos launches new ski programme

Cosmos launches new ski programme

Cosmos Holidays has launched a ski and snowboard programme for the first time ever this week, as news of a revival of fortunes in the British ski industry was revealed. Over the coming winter season, Cosmos…

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…

14 Jul 2013

British skiers want ski hosting

British skiers want ski hosting

Switzerland, Austria and Italy are set for brisk business over the 2013/14 ski season, thanks to the current ban on ski hosting in France. So said Andy Perrin, head of Inghams and sister operators…

1 Jul 2013

Rare summer skiing in Cortina

Rare summer skiing in Cortina

Cortina d’Amprezzo in the Italian Dolomites opened some of its ski slopes last weekend for the first time in 12 years. Fresh snow led to the re-opening of the Freccia Nel Cielo cable car in Cortina from…

26 May 2013

Winter continues in the Alps

Winter continues in the Alps

Heavy snow is wreaking havoc in the Alps, where winter refuses to give up its grip and unusually cold conditions continue to prevail. This photo of the Col du Petit Saint Bernard, the route between Italy…

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…

11 Apr 2013

Last chance to go skiing this season

Last chance to go skiing this season

This weekend is nearly your last chance to go skiing or snowboarding this season — and enjoy snow cover that many in the Alps are saying has been the best in 40 or 50 years. Though conditions are now…

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…

23 Feb 2013

Teenage girl dies on school ski trip

Teenage girl dies on school ski trip

A British schoolgirl has died after falling from a chairlift in Claviere, Italy yesterday (Friday) morning. An investigation is underway after Poonam Bhattal, 13, fell 20ft from the Col Beouf chairlift,…

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…

8 Jan 2013

Two skiers die in Italian avalanche

Two skiers die in Italian avalanche

Two men died in an avalanche while skiing in the Fiemme valley (Val di Fiemme) in the South Tyrol area in Italy on Saturday. The skiers, both locals, were wearing avalanche transceivers and were expert…

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…

15 Oct 2012

Autumn snowfalls hit the Alps

Autumn snowfalls hit the Alps

Monday morning has brought snow across France, Austria, Italy and Switzerland — with particularly heavy dumps on the

28 Sep 2012

Australia extends ski season

Australia extends ski season

As Tignes prepares to open to skiers this weekend, ski resorts in Australia have extended their season and are hailing it as one of the best ever. Thredbo and Perisher in New South Wales and Mt Buller…

20 Sep 2012

It’s snowing in the Alps

It’s snowing in the Alps

The Alps have been hit by more snow for the third week running — in time for more glaciers to open this weekend.  Austria and Switzerland both reported fresh snowfall last night, with temperatures…

14 Sep 2012

Courmayeur comes clean on piste length

The Italian resort of Courmayeur has caved in to pressure and admitted to having less than a third of the amount of piste skiing it previously claimed to have. As the latest edition of Where to Ski and…

15 Nov 2011

Try a little Dolce Vita

Try a little Dolce Vita

Cortina d’Ampezzo will designate an area for relaxed, chilled-out skiing this winter, and offer a suggested tour around the slopes that incorporates what the Italian culture does best: food. The long…

22 Jun 2011

Bell’s mid-summer ski

Bell’s mid-summer ski

What do you do to celebrate the longest day? Graham Bell, five-time Olympian and Ski Sunday presenter, has spent his summer solstice by skiing Italy’s second highest mountain. Bell was in the Aosta…

10 Feb 2010

Italy tightens the reins

Italy tightens the reins

It is widely expected that Italy will impose even tougher fines on off-piste skiing and riding shortly, following recent avalanche deaths and their determination to clamp down on ‘reckless’ behaviour…

29 Dec 2009

Slovenian wins in Bormio

Slovenian wins in Bormio

Slovenian Andrej Jerman has won the men’s downhill in Bormio, claiming his first World Cup victory for three years. Jerman raced into first position in 2 minutes, 0.32 seconds – 0.44 seconds ahead…

29 Oct 2009

Slovenia and Italy united

Slovenia and Italy united

Eastern Europe is about to meet the west, with the opening of a cable car and piste to link Bovec in Slovenia and Sella Nevea in Italy – two small ski areas in the Julian Alps. The modern cable car will…

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