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26 Apr 2017

Crystal adds Swedish ski resorts

Crystal adds Swedish ski resorts

Crystal Ski Holidays has added the resorts of Åre and Vemdalen in Sweden to its 2017/18 programme, further cementing their popularity with UK skiers. Earlier this month SkiStar, the company that operates…

24 Apr 2017

Magic pass offers Swiss skiing value

Magic pass offers Swiss skiing value

A new season ticket for Swiss ski resorts over the 2017/18 is on sale offering incredible value to skiers and snowboarders — but you need to buy it quick. The “Magic Pass” was launched on 11…

21 Apr 2017

Saas-Fee sells season passes for CHF222

Saas-Fee sells season passes for CHF222

The Swiss ski resort of Saas-Fee has run yet another successful crowdfunding campaign for its season pass, selling more than the required 77,777 tickets. In March, Saas-Fee announced it was running the…

19 Apr 2017

Indoor snow centre for Middlesbrough

Indoor snow centre for Middlesbrough

Plans have been approved for a £30 million indoor snow and leisure centre in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire. Along with a 170m ski slope, the indoor complex will include a climbing area, indoor sky-diving…

18 Apr 2017

More US ski resorts join forces

More US ski resorts join forces

The dominance of Vail Resorts is being challenged in the US by the amalgamation last week of some of North America’s biggest ski resorts. Early last week a deal was announced between the company that…

13 Apr 2017

Win a pair of PANDA ski goggles

Win a pair of PANDA ski goggles

Time is running out to enter our competition to win a pair of polarised ski goggles from PANDA Optics. Where to Ski and Snowboard has teamed up with PANDA Optics to offer one lucky reader the chance to…

7 Apr 2017

Le Ski blames Brexit for end of ski hosting

Le Ski blames Brexit for end of ski hosting

Ski hosting — or guiding — by British tour operators will not resume in France, following a ruling by the Supreme Court in Paris this week. Le Ski has said today it is “extremely disappointed”…

6 Apr 2017

Norwegian to fly skiers to Denver

Norwegian to fly skiers to Denver

Skiers headed to Colorado and other ski resorts in North America have a fantastic new flight route from September, thanks to low-cost airline Norwegian. From 16 September, Norwegian will begin flying three…

4 Apr 2017

Val d’Isère unveils £170m redevelopment

Val d’Isère unveils £170m redevelopment

The French ski resort of Val d’Isère has today announced a massive development that will transform its centre. The five-year, €200million (£170m) redevelopment “Le Coin de Val” will add new hotels,…

3 Apr 2017

Powder day in parts of the Alps

Powder day in parts of the Alps

Skiers in some parts of the Alps are enjoying a powder day today after fresh snowfall over the weekend. Ski resorts close to the French / Italian border, including the Three Valleys, Val d’Isère/Tignes,…

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…

30 Mar 2017

Saas-Fee crowdfunds ski passes again

Saas-Fee crowdfunds ski passes again

Following on from its record-breaking crowdfunding campaign last year, Saas-Fee is repeating its sale of season ski passes for CHF222 — though this year Saas-Grund is included, too. Last October, Saas-Fee…

29 Mar 2017

Amer Sports buys Armada Skis

Amer Sports buys Armada Skis

Armada Skis, one of skiing’s first athlete-owned independent brands, has been bought out by Amer Sports Corporation — the Finland-based company that owns winter brands including Arc’teryx, Salomon…

27 Mar 2017

Kitzbühel to stay open until 1 May

Kitzbühel to stay open until 1 May

The ski resort of Kitzbühel in the Austrian Tyrol will stay open until 1 May. Kitzbühel traditionally has one of the longest seasons in Europe and will yet again be one of the first non-glacial resort…

24 Mar 2017

easyJet 2017/18 ski flights go on sale

easyJet 2017/18 ski flights go on sale

Flights for the 2017-18 ski season are now on sale with easyJet. More than 18.8 million seats went on sale yesterday, 23 March, with prices starting at £24.49. Flights across Europe from 29 October 2017…

21 Mar 2017

British skiers finish season strongly

British skiers finish season strongly

Slalom skier Dave Ryding has finished the season ranked eighth in the world after a successful last race in Aspen, Colorado and has said he is “very confident” of the future of the British team. The…

20 Mar 2017

Ski resort map of the Alps launched

Ski resort map of the Alps launched

A new map of the Alps has been launched offering help for skiers and snowboarders planning their own independent adventures. The new Ski Resort Map of the Alps is a traditional, fold-out paper map on a…

15 Mar 2017

Last chance to win with Burnt Custard

Last chance to win with Burnt Custard

It’s your last chance to win our fabulous competition with young British company Burnt Custard with whom we’ve teamed up to give away two sets of their funky customised base layers worth £134.98…

14 Mar 2017

Moose on the loose in Breckenridge

Moose on the loose in Breckenridge

Skiers and snowboarders in Breckenridge, Colorado, had a big surprise last Friday — the sight of a moose hurtling down the piste. The moose was spotted — and videod — by snowboarder Cheri Luther,…

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 Mar 2017

Snowy March ahead in the Alps

Snowy March ahead in the Alps

It’s currently snowing in the Alps, and if weather forecasts can be relied upon, this month is going to be a goodie for snowfall which bodes well for Easter and late-season skiing. Fraser Wilkin of Weather…

3 Mar 2017

Atkin wins Ski Slopestyle World Cup

Atkin wins Ski Slopestyle World Cup

Skier Isabel Atkin has this afternoon become the first British woman to win a Ski Slopestyle World Cup — at the Swiss ski resort of Corvatsch. GB Park and Pipe skier Izzy Atkin, 18, put on an unbeatable…

2 Mar 2017

Morzine celebrates women’s week

Morzine celebrates women’s week

Next week the ski resort of Morzine in France is running “Morzine loves Women” week to coincide with International Women’s Day next Wednesday, 8 March. Each day of the “Morzine loves Women” week…

1 Mar 2017

Squaw Valley extends ski season to July

Squaw Valley extends ski season to July

The US ski resort of Squaw Valley is the second in California to extend its season until 4 July, following record-breaking snow fall. More than 16 metres (53ft) of snow has fallen during powerful storm…

22 Feb 2017

Kitzbühel celebrates 007 in style

Kitzbühel celebrates 007 in style

The ski resort of Kitzbühel will go James Bond crazy over the second weekend in March, with an entire programme of events dedicated to 007. It would seem fitting that the Austrian ski resort that boasts…

20 Feb 2017

PowdAir to fly from UK regions to Sion

PowdAir to fly from UK regions to Sion

A new airline specifically for skiers and snowboarders will begin flying to Sion Airport in Switzerland from regional airports in the UK later this year. PowdAir will fly five times a week to Sion from…

17 Feb 2017

A-Basin to add “extreme” terrain

A-Basin to add “extreme” terrain

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area in Colorado has announced plans to expand for next season — increasing its skiable terrain by nearly one third adding some “extreme” skiing. Following a comprehensive…

16 Feb 2017

Eat a cheese fondue in the sky

Eat a cheese fondue in the sky

On the last Saturday of February, the Swiss ski resort of Villars will offer guests the chance to eat a fondue in one of its gondolas. The “Fondue in the Sky” event, on Saturday 25 February, will take…

14 Feb 2017

Tignes in mourning after avalanche

Tignes in mourning after avalanche

The ski resort of Tignes is in mourning today after four skiers died yesterday in a massive avalanche. At 10:30am yesterday morning, a 400m wide avalanche was triggered on the Lavachet wall in the Toviere…

10 Feb 2017

Ski for £1 in Schools Snowsport Week

Ski for £1 in Schools Snowsport Week

After the end of the Easter holidays, children and teenagers across England can go skiing and snowboarding from just £1. From 24-30 April, the second National Schools Snowsport Week takes place, during…

9 Feb 2017

Rossignol makes world’s first smart ski

Rossignol makes world’s first smart ski

Forget mobile apps and all-singing, all-dancing goggles, Rossignol has teamed up with innovative French company PIQ to make the world’s first smart skis. The ski manufacturer and PIQ Sport Intelligence,…

7 Feb 2017

£1m funding given to snowsports

£1m funding given to snowsports

Snowsport England has been given funding of more than £1 million to support up-and-coming athletes over the next four years.  The funding, from Sport England, will go into fostering current talented…

3 Feb 2017

Race uphill on Kitzbühel’s Streif

Race uphill on Kitzbühel’s Streif

How do you fancy tackling Kitzbühel’s famous Streif run — on which the Hahnenkamm is held — on foot, uphill at night? On Saturday 25 February the Austrian ski resort will host the ““Vertical…

1 Feb 2017

Les Arcs to celebrate British skiers

Les Arcs to celebrate British skiers

The French ski resort of Les Arcs is hosting a week-long celebration of all things British at the end of March. With some 45 per cent of the resort’s visitors coming from the UK, Les Arcs has decided…

31 Jan 2017

FWT cancelled in Chamonix

FWT cancelled in Chamonix

This week’s opening event of the Freeride World Tour in Chamonix has been cancelled due to unsafe conditions. The first event of the tour that pits the world’s best freeride skiers against each other…

26 Jan 2017

Join the world’s longest lift queue

Join the world’s longest lift queue

Not on the slopes this weekend but want to pretend you’re in the mountains? How about taking part in a record attempt at creating the world’s longest ski lift queue? If you live in London, or happen…

25 Jan 2017

Save 10% in Megève with Stanford Skiing

Save 10% in Megève with Stanford Skiing

Readers of Where to Ski and Snowboard can save up to 10 per cent on week-long skiing holidays and short breaks in the French resort of Megève this March — with prices starting at just £295 per person…

24 Jan 2017

Win a pair of ski flights with Monarch

Win a pair of ski flights with Monarch

Now that the snow is starting to fall, and more is forecast, we’ve teamed up with Monarch Airlines to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of flights to the slopes this season. Start the New…

22 Jan 2017

Ryding finishes second in Kitzbühel

Ryding finishes second in Kitzbühel

Britain’s Dave Ryding has taken second place in the Kitzbühel Slalom World Cup. He lead the standings after the first round but was eventually pipped to the post by Marcel Hirscher of Austria. Dave…

20 Jan 2017

Take to the ski slopes to lose weight

Take to the ski slopes to lose weight

British skiers could burn 9,743,040,000 calories on the slopes this winter, according to recent research by Chill Factore. The UK’s longest indoor real snow slope is encouraging people to hit the ski…

19 Jan 2017

Perfect snow for the Hahnenkamm

Perfect snow for the Hahnenkamm

Conditions are set to be perfect for this weekend’s Hahnenkamm in Kitzbühel — with two days of training runs on the Streif complete. Last weekend, world cup downhill racing had to be cancelled on…

17 Jan 2017

Become a Sherpa brand ambassador

Become a Sherpa brand ambassador

Could you handle being a brand ambassador for Sherpa Adventure Gear, testing their kit to the limits on your own adventures? The clothing company Sherpa Adventure Gear is looking for brand ambassadors…

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…

12 Jan 2017

Ski Amis launches Learn to Ski Week

Ski Amis launches Learn to Ski Week

Ski chalet company Ski Amis has launched a learn-to-ski week in La Tania this March, in response to customer demand. Spring is a perfect time to learn to ski — days are long, there’s plenty of sunshine…

11 Jan 2017

Free powder day pancakes in Aspen

Free powder day pancakes in Aspen

While a row is breaking out over whether skiing has or hasn’t been good in the Alps in recent weeks over the pond, a storm of historical proportions has been pounding ski resorts across North America.…

10 Jan 2017

Ski Train links Denver to Winter Park

Ski Train links Denver to Winter Park

A new seasonal train service running from Denver to the ski resort of Winter Park in Colorado started up last Saturday (7 January) and will run until late March. The Winter Park Express – dubbed “The…

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…

4 Jan 2017

Celebrities arrive in Austria for The Jump

Celebrities arrive in Austria for The Jump

A range of celebrities and sporting figures have arrived in Austria to start training for Channel 4’s winter sports show The Jump, including five-time Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins.…

3 Jan 2017

Find love and ski in Crans-Montana

Find love and ski in Crans-Montana

Single, want to go skiing and determined to find love this year? The Swiss ski resort of Crans-Montana is running its European singles week Snowgether later this month, with the hope of match-making winter…

1 Jan 2017

Ski Club buys Mountain Tracks

Ski Club buys Mountain Tracks

The Ski Club of Great Britain has bought Mountain Tracks, a respected mountain adventure company that offers off-piste skiing holidays, hut-to-hut ski tours and mountain and avalanche awareness training…

27 Dec 2016

TomTom launches GPS adventure watch

TomTom launches GPS adventure watch

Global navigation and mapping experts TomTom have launched a new outdoors GPS watch specifically designed for the mountain. The TomTom Adventurer GPS Outdoor Watch just does about everything you could…

23 Dec 2016

easyJet knocks 20% off Geneva flights

easyJet knocks 20% off Geneva flights

Budget airline easyJet has launched its December/January sale with up to 20% off 400,000 seats to and from the UK, including ski destination Geneva. Discounts are available on flight bookings made…

22 Dec 2016

Join the Warren Miller film tour crew

Join the Warren Miller film tour crew

The latest — and 67th — Warren Miller film will hit our cinema screens early next year with snowsports action from around the world. Some of the world’s top skiers and snowboarders including Ingrid…

21 Dec 2016

Tignes plans snow dome for 365 skiing

Tignes plans snow dome for 365 skiing

The French ski resort of Tignes has had plans approved for a snow dome that will offer year-round skiing.  The plans have been made to mitigate losses from the Grande Motte glacier — which has apparently…

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…

16 Dec 2016

BA starts Stansted to Chambéry ski flight

BA starts Stansted to Chambéry ski flight

British Airways is starting flights from Stansted to Chambéry Savoie Airport tomorrow, Saturday 17 December, offering skiers a new route to the Alps. Flights will leave Stansted at 7.20am returning at…

15 Dec 2016

Ski holiday deals from £240pp on offer

Ski holiday deals from £240pp on offer

If you haven’t yet booked your ski holiday, now’s the time to make the most of some fantastic offers around. Yes there isn’t masses of snow in the Alps right now, but the situation is a lot better…

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…

9 Dec 2016

Free lift passes if you’re 40 in Valmorel

Free lift passes if you’re 40 in Valmorel

The French ski resort of Valmorel is this season celebrating its 40th birthday — and offering free ski passes for anyone celebrating their 40th birthday, too. The Tarentaise resort opens on 17 December…

8 Dec 2016

New luggage service for ski season

New luggage service for ski season

A service offering door-to-door transport of skis, snowboard and luggage has launched for skiers and snowboarders this winter season. bagSOLO will transport sports equipment and luggage to ski resorts…

7 Dec 2016

Crystal explores odds of a white Christmas

Crystal explores odds of a white Christmas

Crystal Ski Holidays and the Met Office have teamed up to work out the likelihood of the UK receiving snow this Christmas. The ski tour operator has created a snow calculator called Remember That December?…

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…

1 Dec 2016

Join a Swiss snowball fight in London

Join a Swiss snowball fight in London

Following on from Eddie The Eagle chairlift promotion in Waterloo station with Austrian tourist office, Londoners will be again treated to a bit of ski fun, this time from Swiss International Airlines.…

30 Nov 2016

Carbon-neutral ski transfers launched

Carbon-neutral ski transfers launched

A ski transfer business has launched a carbon neutral transfer service in the Alps for skiers concerned about the environmental impact of their travel. Ski-Lifts, which was last week named World’s Best…

29 Nov 2016

New ski coaching zone for Verbier

New ski coaching zone for Verbier

Fancy some tips with an instructor but don’t want to sign up for ski school or go to the expense of a private lesson? Another new initiative this season in Verbier will allow skiers to pick up tips and…

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…

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…

21 Nov 2016

Win a £100 gift card from Ellis Brigham

Win a £100 gift card from Ellis Brigham

What ski or snowboard kit would you buy with a £100 in Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports? A Christmas present for yourself or for a loved one? It’s time to stop thinking and start entering — our latest…

17 Nov 2016

Win a ski trip and donate to Pudsey

Win a ski trip and donate to Pudsey

Fancy winning a long weekend skiing in the French Alps for you and eight friends and helping raise money Children In Need at the same time? Ski Weekends has teamed up with Children In Need to offer a four-night…

16 Nov 2016

Aldi launches Specialbuys ski range

Aldi launches Specialbuys ski range

Aldi’s top-value Specialbuys ski range hits shops at the end of the month, and for the first time this year it is available to pre-order, too. Base and mid layers along with jackets, pants, winter boots,…

14 Nov 2016

New ski shuttle to Serre Chevalier

New ski shuttle to Serre Chevalier

A new shuttle connecting Turin Airport to Serre Chevalier Briançon, via Cesana, Claviere, and Montgenèvre, will make access to the towns and resorts of Briançonnais even easier this season. The Resalp…

13 Nov 2016

Major investment for Ski Amis this winter

Major investment for Ski Amis this winter

Catered chalet company Ski Amis has made a massive investment into the coming season, giving its chalets a facelift with new beds, bedding, soft furnishings, furniture, towels and bathrobes. The Kent-based…

10 Nov 2016

Ski resorts open early as snow falls

Ski resorts open early as snow falls

A host of ski resorts are opening early this week thanks to bumper snow conditions for mid-November. Courchevel, Verbier, Val Thorens and Alpe d’Huez have all announced they will be cranking up their…

9 Nov 2016

Save on ski kit by buying in Britain

Save on ski kit by buying in Britain

Buying your ski and snowboard gear in the UK this winter will be up to 25 per cent cheaper than buying in Europe says the Snowsport Industries of Great Britain (SIGB), which has compared prices at home…

8 Nov 2016

Verbier offers free snow safety courses

Verbier offers free snow safety courses

The Swiss ski resort of Verbier is offering free mountain safety courses this winter in a bid to ensure skiers venturing off-piste know more about what they’re doing. Verbier is known for its incredible…

7 Nov 2016

Win a £95 ski bag from Ellis Brigham

Win a £95 ski bag from Ellis Brigham

We’ve teamed up with Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports to give away this EB Team Edition 195cm Double Wheelie Ski Bag worth £95 to one lucky reader. The ski bag is part of Ellis Brigham’s extensive ski…

7 Nov 2016

Crystal donates £68k to disabled skiers

Crystal donates £68k to disabled skiers

Crystal Ski Holidays has over the past year raised £68,000 for Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK), the charity that provides access to adaptive skiing and snowboarding for people with disabilities. A money,…

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…

2 Nov 2016

Red Bull releases Air Zermatt series

Red Bull releases Air Zermatt series

A new docu-series by Red Bull has followed Air Zermatt, the best aerial search rescue team in the world, as they go about their work. Air Zermatt perform around 1700 missions each year to aid stranded…

31 Oct 2016

Short skiing breaks

25 Oct 2016

Val Thorens to ease piste hotspots

Val Thorens to ease piste hotspots

The French ski resort of Val Thorens has developed a new system that will offer skiers real-time information about how busy its pistes are. The system, called “Ski Flux”, is part of the slope maintenance…

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…

22 Oct 2016

A-Basin opens for 70th ski season

A-Basin opens for 70th ski season

Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin Ski Area opened for the winter season on Friday after what a spokesman for the area called “optimal conditions” for the snowmaking team. Arapahoe Basin — or A-Basin as…

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…

19 Oct 2016

New chairlifts in big French ski resorts

New chairlifts in big French ski resorts

We have already reported on the huge improvements in the major French ski resorts of Val d’Isère and Alpe d’Huez, as well as the new chairlift in La Plagne from Plagne Montalbert to Aime 2000 in the…

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