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14 Dec 2017

Avalanche awareness days launched for teenagers

Avalanche awareness days launched for teenagers

Grimentz-Zinal Backcountry Adventures (GZBA) will be running a several avalanche awareness days for teenagers during the Christmas holidays. The off-piste days on 28 December and 2 January, and revolve…

12 Dec 2017

Serre Chevalier opens this weekend

Serre Chevalier opens this weekend

Serre Chevalier Vallée, the largest stand-alone ski area in France, is opening for the season this weekend (16 December) with a good helping of snow thanks to the recent storm — and an unusual new sport…

6 Dec 2017

Snowmaking for Scottish ski resort

Snowmaking for Scottish ski resort

CairnGorm Mountain in Scotland will be using artificial snowmaking this winter — but snowmaking with a revolutionary difference, that can be used at almost any outdoor temperature. A temporary “Snowfactory”,…

4 Dec 2017

powdair pulls plug on 2017 flights

powdair pulls plug on 2017 flights

Start-up airline powdair has formally announced it will not be taking off this season. The airline had been due to start flying from UK regional airports to Sion in Valais on 11 December, and has held…

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…

29 Nov 2017

Aldi ski wear on sale now

Aldi ski wear on sale now

Supermarket chain Aldi is selling its ski range this week, promising to kit adults out for less than £60 and children for under £50. The range — which looks bigger and better than ever before — hit…

27 Nov 2017

Pippa launches UK ski challenge

Pippa launches UK ski challenge

Pippa Middleton has today launched a ski challenge to raise money for Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK), encouraging skiers to clock up a combined total of 5,560 miles over the coming ski season. The #Ski2Paralympics…

25 Nov 2017

Kitzbühel begins Christmas fun

Kitzbühel begins Christmas fun

Although it has a big, beautiful and varied ski area, the USP of Kitzbühel is its old town, with its car-free central streets lined by gabled and arcaded stone houses, some dating from the middle ages.…

24 Nov 2017

New Ski Explorer App released

New Ski Explorer App released

Crystal Ski Holidays will next week release an updated and improved version of its popular Ski Explorer App which will allow skiers to plan their days on the mountain before they step foot outside their…

23 Nov 2017

New gondola for Courchevel Moriond

New gondola for Courchevel Moriond

The French ski resort of Courchevel has a new lift for the coming season, a replacement gondola for the old Courchevel Moriond Ariondaz bubble lift — at a cost of €22million. The replacement gondola…

22 Nov 2017

Ski tour operators offer huge bargains

Ski tour operators offer huge bargains

With snow in the Alps, and more cold and snowy weather due to blow in over the coming weekend, now is a pretty good time to buy a ski holiday. Particularly this week, because tour operators and ski companies…

20 Nov 2017

New Solaise lift pass for €36

New Solaise lift pass for €36

Val d’Isère has launched a new lift pass allowing skiers access to Solaise for just €36 per day, around £32 using today’s exchange rate. For skiers who are interested in just having a quiet, leisurely…

16 Nov 2017

Have you bought Where to Ski Austria?

Have you bought Where to Ski Austria?

Have you got your copy of Where to Ski in Austria yet? The brand new book went on sale last month, and you can order it through the website for just £7.50 plus P&P, though it’s available through…

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…

8 Nov 2017

Ste-Foy to open new red ski run

Ste-Foy to open new red ski run

The French ski resort of Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise has announced it will open a 1,500m new red piste this season. The ski run will be called Camp Filluel, after a military barracks whose ruins can be spotted…

7 Nov 2017

Ski Amis launches Autumn sale

Ski Amis launches Autumn sale

Ski Amis have launched their Autumn sale with catered chalet prices now from only £299 per person. With only five weeks before the resorts open their doors and the Alps receiving a metre of snow over…

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…

1 Nov 2017

Skiers warned to apply sunscreen

Skiers warned to apply sunscreen

Scientists are warning skiers and snowboarders that it is crucial to make sure you apply sunscreen, and apply it properly, while on the slopes. A report released yesterday by the University of Liverpool…

31 Oct 2017

Norwegian launches flash sale

Norwegian launches flash sale

Norwegian Airlines is running a flash sale with ski flights to the US and Europe massively reduced for three days only. The Halloween 2017 sale runs from today, 31 October, to Thursday 2 November, covering…

26 Oct 2017

Win a copy of Where to Ski

Win a copy of Where to Ski

Where to Ski Austria is here, it’s real, and Editor Gill is at the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard show today (Friday, 27 October) selling and signing copies on the Inghams stand. If you can’t make it…

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…

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.…

19 Oct 2017

Andermatt offers flexible pass prices

Andermatt offers flexible pass prices

The newly-linked Swiss ski resorts of Andermatt and Sedrun and introducing a new flexible pricing structure to their ski passes for the coming season, allowing skiers access to the resorts’ slopes for…

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,…

13 Oct 2017

More UK flights to Grenoble

More UK flights to Grenoble

More flights are being launched to the Alps this winter, from London and Birmingham to Grenoble Alpes Isère airport. British Airways and Jet2 will fly once a week from London Heathrow and London Stansted…

12 Oct 2017

Kitzbühel opens this weekend

Kitzbühel opens this weekend

Two very different ski resorts are opening this weekend. In Austria, the world-famous resort of Kitzbühel will begin the winter season on Saturday, 14 October, one of the first non-glacier ski areas to…

9 Oct 2017

Win a pair of ski show tickets

Win a pair of ski show tickets

Big Air competitions, expert talks, Olympic ski and snowboarding stars and the latest cutting-edge gadgets and kit are just some of the reasons to head to London later this month for the Telegraph Ski…

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…

3 Oct 2017

Ski for free during October

Ski for free during October

For the next month, slopes across England are offering free and discounted skiing and snowboarding in the run up to the ski-season. The scheme called 30 Days of Snowsport is run by Snowsport England in…

2 Oct 2017

Win a pair of SMITH I/OX goggles

Win a pair of SMITH I/OX goggles

It’s competition time again and we have a pair of top-of-the-range SMITH I/OX goggles to give away — worth £220. Thanks to their extra-large spherical lens, SMITH’s I/OX goggles offer unparalleled…

29 Sep 2017

Ski from Innsbruck with Crystal

Ski from Innsbruck with Crystal

Crystal Ski Holidays have launched a new ski and city break in Innsbruck for the winter ahead, allowing skiers to get a little more from their winter holiday. The Austrian city of Innsbruck has nine ski…

26 Sep 2017

Park City aims for Shot Ski record

Park City aims for Shot Ski record

A pub in Park City is aiming to break the world “Shot Ski” record next month, by enlisting the help of more than 1,250 willing beer drinkers. The ski resort of Park City is locked in a battle with…

21 Sep 2017

Ischgl upgrades Palinkopf ski lift

Ischgl upgrades Palinkopf ski lift

The Austrian ski resort of Ischgl is unveiling a luxurious new six-seater chairlift this season. The new high-speed Palinkopf chair, which replaces a 20-year-old four seater at a cost of €12million,…

20 Sep 2017

New overnight train service to Austria

New overnight train service to Austria

A new overnight route to ski resorts in the Austrian Tirol has opened up a new way of travelling to the Alps this winter. The route is not one of the most direct ways of getting to the Tirol, but it will…

18 Sep 2017

More September snow for the Alps

More September snow for the Alps

It’s been snowing again in the Alps, which bodes well for anyone planning a spot of autumnal glacier skiing. For the third weekend in a row, snow has blanketed ski resorts across the Alps, delighting…

11 Sep 2017

Wales plans huge snowsports centre

Wales plans huge snowsports centre

South Wales could be home to one of Europe’s longest indoor ski slopes if a plan to redevelop a former coalmining site in Merthyr go ahead. Plans have been unveiled for a 500m-long ski slope as part…

6 Sep 2017

Best snow in Perisher for years

Best snow in Perisher for years

The Australian ski resort of Perisher is continuing its bumper season with 1.2m of snow this week — the beginning of spring — following its announcement that the ski season is extended. Perisher, in…

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.…

4 Sep 2017

Heavy snow over the Alps

Heavy snow over the Alps

Heavy snow has fallen in parts of the Alps over weekend — signalling the end of summer and the imminent return of the ski season. The snowline was as far down as 1600m in places, with ski resorts rejoicing…

31 Aug 2017

Powdair opens London City route

Powdair opens London City route

The new airline that is proposing to fly skiers from regional UK airports to Sion in the Valais region of Switzerland has announced two new year-round routes — for which tickets go on sale today (31…

30 Aug 2017

Arc’teryx recalls Procline ski boot

Arc’teryx recalls Procline ski boot

Skiers who own a pair of Arc’teryx Procline boots are being asked to return them to the manufacturer following a voluntary product recall. Arc’teryx launched the Procline, a super-lightweight mountaineering…

29 Aug 2017

Woodsy buzzing after World Cup win

Woodsy buzzing after World Cup win

British slopestyle skier James “Woodsy” Woods has said he is “buzzing” after his first win of the season. On Sunday, around six months before the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics, James Woods…

24 Aug 2017

New cable car for Mont-Gelé

New cable car for Mont-Gelé

Work is continuing apace this summer in Verbier on the replacement cable car for Mont-Gelé, which has whisked freeriders up to the 3,023m summit from Attelas since 1959. The Mont-Gelé cable car was first…

22 Aug 2017

Deer Valley resort changes hands

Deer Valley resort changes hands

Deer Valley Resort in Utah has been bought by the same company that now owns Mammoth and Squaw Valley in California and Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado. The deal between Deer Valley and KSL Capital…

21 Aug 2017

Niseko joins The Mountain Collective

Niseko joins The Mountain Collective

Some of Japan’s top ski resorts have joined The Mountain Collective ski pass. Grand Hirafu, Hanazono, Niseko Village and An’nupuri — which together make up Niseko United — have been added to the…

18 Aug 2017

easyJet to fly to Carinthia

easyJet to fly to Carinthia

The airline easyJet has launched a new route to southern Austria that will be benefit skiers this winter. The flight from London Gatwick to Klagenfurt in Carinthia, will open up access to around 40 different…

14 Aug 2017

VIP adds regional flights

VIP adds regional flights

VIP SKI is adding a host of regional flights to its 2017/18 winter programme, to increase convenience for its guests. The chalet company will continue to fly from London Gatwick to the Alps with British…

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…

6 Aug 2017

New lifts and piste regrade in Méribel

New lifts and piste regrade in Méribel

The ski resort of Méribel in France’s Three Valleys is installing a new lift above the satellite village of Mottaret that will whisk skiers to the summer in a fraction of the previous times. The…

4 Aug 2017

Low-cost US flights slash skiing prices

Low-cost US flights slash skiing prices

Norwegian has added two new low-cost flights to the US, which will further help reduce the cost of ski trips to North America this coming ski season. Norwegian will be flying into Chicago and Austin, Texas,…

3 Aug 2017

Crystal Ski adds Austria’s Nassfeld

Crystal Ski adds Austria’s Nassfeld

Following the news that it is placing Heavenly and Swedish ski resorts on the menuCrystal Ski Holidays has added Nassfeld in Austria to its winter programme for 2017/18. Nassfeld is the largest ski…

31 Jul 2017

New luxury hotel for Kitzbühel

New luxury hotel for Kitzbühel

The luxury hotel group Six Senses is to open a property in Kitzbühel, its first resort in the Austrian Alps.  The announcement comes hot on the heels of the news that Six Senses is to open a property…

25 Jul 2017

New lift and piste in Val Thorens

New lift and piste in Val Thorens

The French ski resort of Val Thorens is replacing its Moraine chair with a 10-seater gondola to significantly improve the comfort of skiers. The new €14million lift — which will be open in time for…

21 Jul 2017

Two new major ski hotels for the Alps

Two new major ski hotels for the Alps

Two hotels from leading luxury operators will be opening in the Swiss and French Alps in the next couple of years. The first hotel to open will be a Four Seasons, currently being finished in the French…

13 Jul 2017

BA launch new Manchester ski flights

BA launch new Manchester ski flights

British Airways will begin flying from Manchester to Salzburg and Chambery this winter, gateways to some of Europe’s top ski resorts. The new flights are directed at skiers and snowboarders and will…

11 Jul 2017

easyJet launches Southampton-Geneva ski flight

easyJet launches Southampton-Geneva ski flight

Low-cost airline EasyJet is launching a route from Southampton to Geneva this winter, the first time the airline has ever operated from the Hampshire airport. The new service will operate three times a…

10 Jul 2017

4 Vallées launch mega deal for U25s

4 Vallées launch mega deal for U25s

Another season ski pass deal has been announced in Switzerland — offering young skiers incredible value in the 4 Vallées if they buy it this autumn. The Mont4Card is aimed at skiers aged 25 and under,…

7 Jul 2017

Club Med to open in Samoëns this winter

Club Med to open in Samoëns this winter

Club Med is opening a new flagship family resort in Samoëns this coming winter. The 420-room ski-in, ski-out Grand Massif Samoëns will offer something hugely different to the small French ski resort…

2 Jul 2017

Extra funding given to British Olympic hopes

Extra funding given to British Olympic hopes

Winter snowsports athletes heading to next year’s Winter Olympic and Paralympics have received a huge boost with extra funding from UK Sport. Alpine skier Dave Ryding, who last year finished second at…

27 Jun 2017

Win a pair of Dragon Alliance sunglasses

Win a pair of Dragon Alliance sunglasses

Time is running out for readers to enter our competition to win a pair of Dragon Alliance sunglasses. Where to Ski and Snowboard has teamed up with Dragon Alliance to offer readers the chance to win a…

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,…

22 Jun 2017

Skiers petition to save Brentwood Ski Centre

Skiers petition to save Brentwood Ski Centre

An online petition is gaining support to stop the demolition of Brentwood Park Ski and Snowboard Centre in Essex. Set in 52 acres of woodland, Brentwood has four dry slopes — a 200m main slope, a wide…

20 Jun 2017

No avalanche fatality for Utah season

No avalanche fatality for Utah season

Improved avalanche information and awareness are being credited for Utah’s first avalanche fatality-free season in 26 years. For the first time since 1991, the US state has recorded its first ski season…

16 Jun 2017

Snoworks offers free race training in Tignes

Snoworks offers free race training in Tignes

Ski instructors can take advantage of free race training in Tignes at the end of the month, thanks to Snoworks. Snoworks is offering free giant slalom (GS) and slalom coaching during the week beginning…

15 Jun 2017

FWT launched for under-14s

FWT launched for under-14s

The Freeride World Tour has introduced an under-14 age category for young skiers and snowboarders who have been keen to compete on the world circuit from a young age. The new age group for junior skiers…

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