Browsing entries tagged with Ski

20 Jul 2018

Early bird holiday bargains

Early bird holiday bargains

There are currently some great deals to snap up, so if you are thinking about booking for the winter 2018/19 season, have a look at the bargains section of our website. Stanford Skiing are currently…

18 Jul 2018

Eurostar tickets go on sale for 2018/19 winter season

Eurostar tickets go on sale for 2018/19 winter season

This morning (Wednesday 18th July) Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe is opening sales for tickets to the French Alps for the forthcoming winter season.…

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…

11 Jul 2018

Crystal adds Garmisch-Partenkirchen for winter 2018/19

Crystal adds Garmisch-Partenkirchen for winter 2018/19

The German town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen has been recently added to the Crystal portfolio for the 2018/19 season. Once two separate towns, Garmisch and Parkenkirchen joined forces to host the 1936…

10 Jul 2018

First fully solar-powered ski area in Colorado

First fully solar-powered ski area in Colorado

Wolf Creek ski area in Colorado is making strides towards being the first ski area in the USA to be 100% solar energy powered. The ski area currently receives all of its power from the state’s Penitente…

7 Jul 2018

Val d’Isere boosts sustainable tourism and confirms new kids play area

Val d’Isere boosts sustainable tourism and confirms new kids play area

Val d’Isère is the largest ski area in the world to be certified by the Green Globe International Standard for Sustainable Tourism and inline with their environmental commitments, Val d’Isère’s…

6 Jul 2018

Crystal changes family ski holidays format

Crystal changes family ski holidays format

Crystal Ski Holidays confirms some new changes to their Whizz Kids Club including its new name: Beanie Bear Club. This new childcare provision will be focused on 3-8 year olds (previously 3-11 year olds)…

3 Jul 2018

British ski and snowboard teams announce increased funding

British ski and snowboard teams announce increased funding

The British ski and snowboard teams will receive an increase in their funding following their successful Winter Olympics. The World Class Programme has received increased funding of around £24 million…

21 Jun 2018

Val d’Isère installs cutting-edge ski lift at La Daille

Val d’Isère installs cutting-edge ski lift at La Daille

Val d’Isère has invested €10million on replacing the gondola at La Daille with a 10-seater lift created by the designer of Ferrari and Maserati. Construction on the “Symphony 10” is underway at…

18 Jun 2018

Snow storm hits Perisher ski resort

Snow storm hits Perisher ski resort

The ski resort of Perisher in New South Wales, Australia, will open this coming week while enjoying the same cold and wintery conditions that besieged the Alps last season. Perisher has received more than…

8 Jun 2018

Crystal offers Austrian ski resort Serfaus

Crystal offers Austrian ski resort Serfaus

Crystal Ski Holidays has added the Austrian resort of Serfaus to its 2018-19 winter programme, much to the delight of Where to Ski and Snowboard editors Chris Gill and Dave Watts. Serfaus, on the Austrian…

5 Jun 2018

Val d’Isère makes history with summer skiing

Val d’Isère makes history with summer skiing

The French ski resort of Val d’Isère made history last weekend, reopening its winter pistes on 3 June for the first time in history. While ski resort’s glaciers are normally open during the summer…

4 Jun 2018

UK operator adds small French ski resorts

UK operator adds small French ski resorts

The French Alps specialist Peak Retreats has become the first mainstream UK operator to add Arêches-Beaufort to its programme for next winter. This village, in the heart of the Savoie region of France,…

2 May 2018

Crystal launches Guide to the Mountain

Crystal launches Guide to the Mountain

No sooner is the 2017/18 ski season over than Crystal Ski Holidays has launched its Guide to the Mountain for winter 2018/19. Rather than the traditional tour operator brochure, the 60-page guide…

30 Apr 2018

Val d’Isère makes summer skiing history

Val d’Isère makes summer skiing history

The French ski resort of Val d’Isère closes its lifts tomorrow, Tuesday 1 May, but has announced it will reopen some of them in June for summer skiing for the first time in its history. Some nine…

9 Apr 2018

Ski for €1 in Les 2 Alpes this April

Ski for €1 in Les 2 Alpes this April

For the rest of this month, the French ski resort of Les 2 Alpes is offering ski passes for €1 when you stay in selected hotels in resort. Until 28 April (the offer began on Friday 6 April) if you stay…

5 Apr 2018

A whole new mountain to ski in La Rosière next season

A whole new mountain to ski in La Rosière next season

It’s very unusual these days for ski resorts to open up whole new mountainsides for skiing. Environmental objections usually win the day. But after years of negotiating and compromising on plans, the…

4 Apr 2018

Free skiing for school pupils

Free skiing for school pupils

Ski slopes across England and Wales are hoping to introduce a record number of young people to skiing and snowboarding at the end of this month, during the third annual National Schools Snowsport Week.…

27 Mar 2018

Win a pair of 10 Peaks ski gloves

Win a pair of 10 Peaks ski gloves

Where to Ski and Snowboard has teamed up with glove manufacturer 10 Peaks on a competition to offer five lucky readers a pair of brand spanking new high-performance ski or snowboard gloves. Although now…

21 Mar 2018

Laax pursues eco goals

Laax pursues eco goals

The Swiss ski resort of Laax has announced today that it has reduced its energy consumption by 15 per cent, and is working hard to fulfill its pledge to become the world’s first self-sufficient ski resort.…

19 Mar 2018

Crystal adds flight to Finnish Lapland

Crystal adds flight to Finnish Lapland

Following an increase of UK holidaymakers to Finnish Lapland over this season, Crystal Ski Holidays have added a new flight from Birmingham to Finland for two months of next winter. The flight will offer…

14 Mar 2018

Ski in La Tania this spring with Ski Amis for just £349pp

Ski in La Tania this spring with Ski Amis for just £349pp

WHERE TO SKI AND SNOWBOARD PROMOTION The French ski resort of La Tania in the Three Valleys has been something of a sensation this winter for family ski chalet company Ski Amis — with entire weeks selling…

8 Mar 2018

Epic Pass adds Canada ski resorts

Epic Pass adds Canada ski resorts

As the new Ikon Pass goes on sale, offering skiers in North America access to 26 different resorts for just $899, Vail Resorts announces a host of resorts in the Canadian Rockies, Hakuba in Japan and Telluride…

6 Mar 2018

Study reveals best time to book flights

Study reveals best time to book flights

Thinking about a ski trip to the US or Canada before the end of the season? New research has shown that long-haul flights are cheaper if booked on a Tuesday and that short-haul flights are best booked…

5 Mar 2018

Andermatt-Sedrun ski link to open

Andermatt-Sedrun ski link to open

This coming weekend, the long-awaited continuous ski link between the Swiss ski resorts of

28 Feb 2018

Norwegian resort makes ski helmets compulsory

Norwegian resort makes ski helmets compulsory

The Norwegian ski resorts’ trade association, Alpinanleggenes Landsforeningen, has said it is skeptical of one ski resort’s plans to make ski helmets compulsory. The ski resort of Hovden Alpinsenter,…

26 Feb 2018

Ikon Pass on sale 6 March

Ikon Pass on sale 6 March

The new Ikon Pass, offering access to some of North America’s most iconic ski resorts, will go on sale next week — with the addition of several new top-notch ski destinations. The Ikon Pass was announced…

13 Feb 2018

Verbier offers bargain ski mountaineering camps

Verbier offers bargain ski mountaineering camps

Verbier is running two excellent-value mountaineering ski camps in the run up to the Patrouilles des Glacier (PdG) race. The camps being run by Téléverbier and Les Guides de Verbier, with the first this…

12 Feb 2018

Kitzbühel offers spring discounts

Kitzbühel offers spring discounts

The traditional and historic Austrian ski resort of Kitzbühel will this year again be open for spring skiing until 1 May, thanks to a world class snowmaking system. The iconic resort enjoys one of the…

12 Feb 2018

Phil Spencer takes on Everest Challenge

Phil Spencer takes on Everest Challenge

TV presenter Phil Spencer will later this month ski-tour the height of Everest up mountains around Verbier. The four-day challenge will help to raise funds for The Everest Centre, which leads research…

6 Feb 2018

Ikon Pass offers skiing across US

Ikon Pass offers skiing across US

Some of North America’s biggest ski resorts have joined forces to launch the Ikon Pass — a seasonal lift pass offering access to some top destinations. Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park and Copper…

4 Feb 2018

Win a BUFF® hat and neckwarmer

Win a BUFF® hat and neckwarmer

Where to Ski and Snowboard has teamed up with BUFF® to give away a hat and neckwarmer from its new Midweight Merino Wool range — worth a total of £53.50. The leading multifunctional head and neckwear…

1 Feb 2018

Squaw to go 100% renewable

Squaw to go 100% renewable

The Tahoe ski resort of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows in California have vowed to use 100 per cent renewable energy before the end of this year, the first major US ski resort to do so. Yesterday, Squaw Valley…

30 Jan 2018

Banff Film Festival on the road

Banff Film Festival on the road

This year’s Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour has more shows in the UK and Ireland than ever before. The tour features two different collections of adventure films, all shot in some of the most…

30 Jan 2018

Choose your perfect ski holiday

Choose your perfect ski holiday

Crystal Ski Holidays has developed a brilliant new tool to help you find your perfect ski holiday destination by choosing criteria most important to them. The new interactive tool allows skiers to hone…

28 Jan 2018

New family fun for La Rosière

New family fun for La Rosière

The French ski resort of La Rosière has become even more family-friendly this season, with new developments including a 1km “Fun Cross track” and an extensive spa. Tour operator Peak Retreats specialises…

25 Jan 2018

Team GB head to Winter Games

Team GB head to Winter Games

James Woods, Andrew Musgrave, Billy Morgan, Dave Ryding and Katie Summerhayes are among the biggest team of British winter athletes heading to the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea next month. A record…

22 Jan 2018

Another storm batters the Alps

Another storm batters the Alps

The Alps are in the grip of another storm this morning, with avalanche warnings at their highest and many resorts again on lock down. With huge falls of fresh snow since Saturday night, strong winds and…

17 Jan 2018

Cowboys stampede in Steamboat

Cowboys stampede in Steamboat

With the Winter Olympics coming up, there’s one set of skiers and snowboarders who might not have qualified for their tickets to Pyeongchang — some cowboys from Colorado. Some 80 professional rodeo…

10 Jan 2018

Mountains reopen after snowfall

Mountains reopen after snowfall

Authorities across Europe are working hard to restore power and access to ski resorts following record amounts of snowfall. This image this morning from Duclos Alain Duclos at data-avalanche.org shows…

10 Jan 2018

Kitzbühel readies for Hahnenkamm

Kitzbühel readies for Hahnenkamm

The Austrian ski resort of Kitzbühel is counting down until the start of its famous Hahnenkamm downhill races — which start next week. This year will be the 78th time the Hahnenkamm — probably the…

8 Jan 2018

Ski train map of the Alps published

Ski train map of the Alps published

A new map of the Alps has been launched to help people plan their ski holiday by train. “The Alps — Skiing by Train” has been published by Alpine travel specialists 2theAlps, who last year produced…

8 Jan 2018

Win a pair of Arctic Apres Muck Boots

Win a pair of Arctic Apres Muck Boots

Time is running out to enter our competition to win a fantastic pair of waterproof Muck Boots perfect for the current snowy ski season — and winter at home in the UK. We are giving away either a pair…

2 Jan 2018

Family ski holidays cheaper in 2018

Family ski holidays cheaper in 2018

The price of a family ski holiday has dropped in two-thirds of European ski resorts — good news for families booking their February half-term ski holidays as the snow continues to fall. The good news…

29 Dec 2017

Grab a January ski holiday bargain

Grab a January ski holiday bargain

With our latest snow report from Weather To Ski showing no let-up in the amazing weather conditions, if you haven’t yet booked your ski holiday this season, now is the time to do so. Just some of the…

27 Dec 2017

New ski lifts for Whistler Blackcomb

New ski lifts for Whistler Blackcomb

A major investment into three new lifts at the ski resort of Whistler Blackcomb in Canada has been announced, something owners Vail Resorts hope will greatly ease access to the mountain. The three new…

26 Dec 2017

Skiers rescued from broken lift in Chamrousse

Skiers rescued from broken lift in Chamrousse

Around 150 skiers and snowboarders were trapped in a lift in the French Alps on Christmas Eve, prompting a huge rescue operation. A gondola in the French ski resort of Chamrousse broke down at around 3pm…

19 Dec 2017

Aldi launches Pro Ski range

Aldi launches Pro Ski range

Supermarket chain Aldi is launching a second round of skiwear in January, with a Pro Ski range aimed at skiers who are looking for a more premium product. Aldi’s ski range was released in store on 26…

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…

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