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24 Nov 2016

Saas-Fee bargain ski passes now valid

Saas-Fee bargain ski passes now valid

The Swiss ski resort of Saas-Fee has run the most successful crowdfunding project in Europe and has announced that its bargain season passes — which have been selling for CHF 222 (around £183) — are…

24 Oct 2016

Saas-Fee crowdfunds ski passes

Saas-Fee crowdfunds ski passes

The ski resort of Saas-fee in Switzerland is selling season passes for CHF 222 (around £183) — CHF32 cheaper than a four-day pass — but it will only be available at that price if 99,999 people buy…

20 Jul 2016

Swiss resorts replace ancient gondolas

Swiss resorts replace ancient gondolas

In the ski resort of Zermatt the old gondola from Gant (on the slopes in the valley between the Gornergrat and Rothorn sectors) to Blauherd below Rothorn is at last being replaced by a fast six-seat chairlift.…

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…

24 Nov 2014

Value ski lodgings open in Switzerland

Value ski lodgings open in Switzerland

Two of Switzerland’s most popular resorts are set to become more affordable this winter, with the opening of new accommodation. In the glacial resort Saas-Fee, the world’s first youth hostel to have…

30 Jul 2014

Eurostar ski train ticket sales open

Eurostar ski train ticket sales open

Get ready to book your Eurostar tickets to the French Alps — sales for the ski train open tomorrow (31 July). The train runs directly from London St Pancras to the French Alps, offering easy access to…

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…

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 Aug 2013

Skier Chemmy Alcott breaks leg

Skier Chemmy Alcott breaks leg

Skier Chemmy Alcott has broken her leg training. It is yet another setback for the 31-year-old whose career has been dogged by injury — but she maintains she will still race in the 2014 Sochi Winter…

5 Aug 2013

Ski train tickets on sale tomorrow

Ski train tickets on sale tomorrow

Going skiing on the Eurostar this winter? Well get ready to book — tickets will go on sale at 6.30am tomorrow morning, Tuesday 6 August. For the second year running, Eurostar will run a Swiss ski train…

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…

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,…

24 Oct 2012

Start your ski holiday with €150 bar credit

Start your ski holiday with €150 bar credit

We all know how expensive a ski or snowboard holiday can be; and drinks in resort can add untold extras on top of your bill. Where to Ski and Snowboard editors Dave Watts and Chris Gill introduced the…

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

30 Sep 2012

New ski train to Switzerland

New ski train to Switzerland

A new Swiss Alps Ski Train is being officially launched later this week that will directly connect the UK with Switzerland ski resorts this winter. The train service will start at London St Pancras, with…

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…

29 Jun 2011

Saas Fee prepares to ride

Saas Fee prepares to ride

Freestyle fans will be keeping their fingers crossed that this year’s Saas Fee Ride will go ahead as planned on 23 July. Saas Fee’s biggest summer snow festival marks the start of the glacier…

31 May 2011

Mogul slope for glacier skiing

Mogul slope for glacier skiing

Summer skiing is to get a challenge boost with news that Saas Fee is to introduce a mogul area to its slopes. New for this summer will be four different mogul lanes, set up for all abilities on the Allalin…

18 May 2011

Saas Fee restaurants scoop awards

Saas Fee restaurants scoop awards

Two Saas Fee restaurants have been voted top-notch in the country’s Best of Swiss Gastro Awards 2010/11. The restaurant in the Panorama Hotel Alphubel and the Berghaus Vernissage Plattjen won…

17 Nov 2010

Wow - look at Saas Fee

Wow - look at Saas Fee

Saas Fee is a picture postcard example of the recent Alpine snowfall this week, in particular Swiss Alpine snowfall. Doesn’t it look stunning? Those mouthwateringly tempting mountains are only open…

28 Oct 2010

Saas lifts open longer

Saas lifts open longer

You can start the season in Saas Fee a little earlier this year, with two non-glacier lifts opening a forthnight early. The Swiss resort has announced plans to open the Spielboden and Längfluh gondola…

26 Aug 2010

Sion airport wins top safety status

Sion airport wins top safety status

Switzerland’s Sion airport has won a new safety certificate that gives it full international approval by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), which should help to promote and market…

18 Jul 2010

Ride event cancelled - again

Ride event cancelled - again

The Saas-Fee summer freestyle event, the Ride, has been cancelled for a second year running. The event was due to take place in the Swiss resort this weekend (17/18 July), but hot weather in the Alps…

29 Jun 2010

Ready to Ride?

Ready to Ride?

Saas Fee will resume snow sports on 3 July, when the glacier slopes are due to reopen. And first up for summer fun will be the annual Ride event. The 8th Saas Fee Ride is planned for 17 July, when the…

12 Apr 2010

Open downhill race set for Saas

Open downhill race set for Saas

Saas Fee is preparing to stage the 28th Allalin open downhill races between 16 and 18 April, the world’s highest glacier racing. The Allalin races are open to all and a popular end-of-winter-season attraction…

22 Dec 2009

Saas Fee preps for ice champs

Saas Fee preps for ice champs

If you’re in Saas Fee in January, the Ice Climbing World Championships is a thrilling diversion off the slopes. And there is much more besides … The Ice Climbing World Championships attracts some of…

5 Nov 2009

Best boarders hit Saas Fee

Best boarders hit Saas Fee

The world’s leading snowboarders are in action in Saas Fee this week for the LG Snowboard FIS World Cup – at least they are trying to be in between the recent snowfall. The main events started Thursday…

17 Jul 2009

Saas Fee Ride event called-off

Saas Fee Ride event called-off

Sad news for fans of Saas Fee’s big summer freestyle event: the 10th annual Ride competition has been cancelled due to poor weather conditions.The freestyle event was due to take place on the Allalin…

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