Browsing entries tagged with Ski

21 May 2019

Aspen to open for skiing this weekend

Aspen to open for skiing this weekend

Last weekend it was Austria, now Aspen Mountain in Colorado has announced it will open for the coming weekend, following more snowfall in recent days. Colorado recorded massive snowfalls over the past…

13 May 2019

Pan-European ski pass on sale for €395

Pan-European ski pass on sale for €395

A ski pass offering skiers and snowboarders access to more than 100 ski resorts across eight European countries has gone on sale at a launch price of €395. The Snowpass Card is a European multi-resort…

10 May 2019

Spyder launches freeski collection

Spyder launches freeski collection

Austrian skiwear clothing brand Spyder is launching a freeski range for the first time this winter. It not only looks amazing, but it’s already winning awards at prestigious trade events across Europe.…

7 May 2019

Tignes opens panoramic deck on Grande Motte cable car

Tignes opens panoramic deck on Grande Motte cable car

The ski resort of Tignes is offer visitors a brand new way to see the Vanoise National Park and travel up to the Grande Motte Glacier this summer — from the roof of the Grande Motte cable car. It’s…

15 Apr 2019

easyJet says winter 19/20 ski flights unaffected by Brexit

easyJet says winter 19/20 ski flights unaffected by Brexit

easyJet has assured skiers that whatever happens with Brexit, the airline will by flying as usual next winter as it puts its 2019/20 ski flights on sale. More than 19 million seats on more than 111,000…

9 Apr 2019

FATMAP teams up with Mountain Tracks to route plan ski adventures

FATMAP teams up with Mountain Tracks to route plan ski adventures

Tour operator Mountain Tracks has teamed up with 3D adventure mapping platform FATMAP to track and plan adventure routes. FATMAP offer 3D mapping technology for skiers, hikers and mountain bikers across…

26 Mar 2019

UK snow challenges launch for the summer

UK snow challenges launch for the summer

The snowy equivalent of Tough Mudder will take place in snow domes across the UK this year. “SnowStormer” bills itself as the UK’s first ever “snow-based obstacle run” and will kick off in July…

25 Mar 2019

Morzine offers half-price season passes

Morzine offers half-price season passes

The French ski resort of Morzine is getting in on the early-bird 2020-21 season pass act and offering 5,000 season ski passes for Les Portes du Soleil for just €499 (currently around £435 and half the…

21 Mar 2019

Work to start on Zermatt-Cervinia link

Work to start on Zermatt-Cervinia link

Work will begin this spring on a massive gondola that will straddle the Swiss-Italian peaks in Zermatt and Cervinia. The 3S lift between the Klein Matterhorn (3,821m) in Zermatt and the Testa Grigia (3,458m)…

19 Mar 2019

Magic Pass to include Saas-Fee

Magic Pass to include Saas-Fee

The Swiss ski resort of Saas-Fee is joining the Magic Pass for next season, which is this month on sale for just CHF399 (currently around £300), which represents tremendous value. The Magic Pass was launched…

5 Mar 2019

New ski safety app launched

New ski safety app launched

A new personal safety app has launched that says it will help skiers and snowboarders contact ski patrol and emergency responders immediately when they need help. SkiConnect, from In-telligent, says it…

26 Feb 2019

Lift boss warns climate change to bring avalanches

Lift boss warns climate change to bring avalanches

As the sunny weather continues, the president of the Valais Ski Lift Assocation in Switzerland has warned that climate change will increase the risk of avalanche in the future and force ski resorts to…

21 Feb 2019

Win a set of FALKE ski socks

Win a set of FALKE ski socks

Where to Ski & Snowboard has teamed up with the brilliant sock manufacturer FALKE to offer one lucky reader a three-pack of ski or snowboard socks worth £84. FALKE sells a range of ski and snowboard…

19 Feb 2019

A-Basin ends link with Vail Resorts

A-Basin ends link with Vail Resorts

The ski area Arapahoe Basin in Colorado has split from its partnership Vail Resorts, with immediate effect. Arapahoe, otherwise known locally as A-Basin or “The Legend”, made the announcement yesterday…

14 Feb 2019

Are you this obssesed by skiing?

Are you this obssesed by skiing?

Are you so obsessed by skiing that you sometimes feel a self-help group might assist? Perhaps you already have one — albeit the venue is your local pub where you wax lyrical about recent exploits and…

8 Feb 2019

Where in the world is the deepest snow?

Where in the world is the deepest snow?

Where is the snow lying deepest so far this winter? Snow-Forecast.com has compiled a handy list to tell us skiers and snowboarders where the biggest falls have been — but remember that deep snow doesn’t…

7 Feb 2019

James ‘Woodsy’ Woods crowned Big Air World Champion

James ‘Woodsy’ Woods crowned Big Air World Champion

Britain’s top skier James “Woodsy” Woods has won the Big Air World Championships in Park City, Utah. Woodsy took the ski slopestyle 10-man final on Wednesday after taking the lead in the second run…

6 Feb 2019

Win ski clothing with H. Holderness

Win ski clothing with H. Holderness

Where to Ski & Snowboard has teamed up with new clothing brand H. Holderness to give away a £75 voucher to spend towards any of the brand’s versatile kit. H. Holderness makes thermal base layers…

24 Jan 2019

Chambery teams up with ski clothing hire business

Chambery teams up with ski clothing hire business

This winter, if you’re flying into Chambéry Savoie Mont Blanc airport and the worst happens, the airport will organise ski equipment to be delivered to your accommodation immediately. Chambéry Savoie…

16 Jan 2019

Book ski lessons easily with SkiBro

Book ski lessons easily with SkiBro

Online ski instructor booking platform SkiBro has announced it is working in four new resorts — La Rosière, Châtel, La Tania and Saint Martin de Belleville — and has announced plans to expand to…

15 Jan 2019

Aldi launches 2019 ski range

Aldi launches 2019 ski range

The supermarket chain Aldi has launched its 2019 skiwear range, which is available to pre-order now and will be in stores from Sunday, 20 January. Aldi’s new “Ski Pro” collection comprises three-in-one…

9 Jan 2019

Snowfalls continue in Austrian resorts

Snowfalls continue in Austrian resorts

Another cold front has hit Austria — with even more due at the weekend, resulting in villages and ski resorts over the Austrian and Bavarian Alps being cut off amid near historic levels of snow. Avalanche…

7 Jan 2019

New flight launched for Baqueria Beret

New flight launched for Baqueria Beret

Jet2 has started a new flight from London Stansted to Lleida airport in Catalonia, offering a faster route in to the Lleida Pyrenees and in particular the Spanish ski resort of Baqueria Beret. The flight…

3 Jan 2019

Win a pair of SunGod ski goggles

Win a pair of SunGod ski goggles

British eyewear brand SunGod has launched a new goggle for the coming winter, the ‘Vanguards™’ offering uninterrupted, near-180-degree field of view. SunGod Vanguards™ feature a new over-sized…

24 Dec 2018

Bardonnechia offers cheapest family skiing

Bardonnechia offers cheapest family skiing

The cost of taking your family skiing has risen in many resorts for the coming season, but pick carefully and you can still get value for money, says Andrew Brown of Post Office Travel Money, which last…

19 Dec 2018

Ski at Christmas from just £249pp

Ski at Christmas from just £249pp

If you’re wondering what to do at Christmas and a last-minute ski trip is in the back of your mind, there are some fabulous ski deals to be snapped up — and conditions are currently excellent for this…

4 Dec 2018

Aldi skiing specialbuys on sale now

Aldi skiing specialbuys on sale now

The supermarket Aldi is currently running its “skiing specialbuys” collection — offering the biggest selection yet at rock-bottom prices. The ski specialbuys went on sale last week both online and…

3 Dec 2018

Ski Amis wins prestigious British Travel Award

Ski Amis wins prestigious British Travel Award

Ski chalet operator Ski Amis has won Best Chalet/Winter Sports Accommodation (Medium) in the 2018 British Travel Awards.  Ski Amis offers a catered chalet service in some of the top resorts of…

28 Nov 2018

Count the ski calories with Crystal

Count the ski calories with Crystal

Have you got any idea how many calories you burn up daily on a snowsports holiday in the mountains? If, like most of us, you’ve no idea how many calories different winter sports burn up, Crystal Ski…

27 Nov 2018

Where to Ski in France is available to buy now!

Where to Ski in France is available to buy now!

The wait is over — Where to Ski in France is here! After toiling away for months at his desk while the UK basked in sunshine, Editor Gill finally put the finishing touches to the second book in the Where…

23 Nov 2018

Win ski luggage worth £150 from SnoKart

Win ski luggage worth £150 from SnoKart

Ski and snowboard luggage brand Snokart has this year overhauled for the first time since it was developed in 2008 by founder Christian Williams. The brand, sold in independent shops and online, includes…

20 Nov 2018

Book your ski holiday on Black Friday

Book your ski holiday on Black Friday

Ski tour operators are running a host of promotions for this week’s Black Friday event — aptly, in some cases, named White Wednesday. If you were thinking of booking your ski holiday, this week is…

19 Nov 2018

Aspen opens early and Snowmass base expands

Aspen opens early and Snowmass base expands

The prestigious US ski resort of Aspen in Colorado started its season on Saturday (17 November) a week ahead of schedule. Aspen Mountain received more than 20 inches of snow during recent storm cycles…

16 Nov 2018

Decathlon launches eco-friendly skiwear

Decathlon launches eco-friendly skiwear

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15 Nov 2018

More skiers choosing Airbnb and self-catering

More skiers choosing Airbnb and self-catering

Increasing numbers of UK skiers are opting for Airbnb and self-catering accommodation — and booking online — according to research just published by LISTEX, the London International Snowsports Trade…

13 Nov 2018

CairnGorm Mountain faces serious challenges

CairnGorm Mountain faces serious challenges

If £27million was spent on Cairngorm Mountain, the second largest ski resort in Scotland would be “transformed” according to a study by its owner, HIE (Highlands and Islands Enterprise). The…

7 Nov 2018

Upgrades galore in Paradiski and Three Valleys

Upgrades galore in Paradiski and Three Valleys

Two of the biggest ski areas in France are boasting some significant updates to infrastructure this season, offering skiers and snowboarders even more convenience and fun. Chalet specialist Ski Amis is…

2 Nov 2018

Lots of improvements in Champoluc

Lots of improvements in Champoluc

Champoluc in Italy’s Monterosa ski area has been put on the UK skiers’ map by small tour operator Ski 2 which pioneered holidays here 20 years ago. Ski 2 now takes around 2,500 guests a year to this…

1 Nov 2018

Verbier’s ski area opens tomorrow

Verbier’s ski area opens tomorrow

The Swiss ski resort of Verbier will open tomorrow, Friday 2 November. Last weekend the Alps was subjected to a weekend of wild, wintry weather and it snowed hard in many areas — including over some…

30 Oct 2018

The North Face launches renewed line

The North Face launches renewed line

Outdoor clothing brand The North Face has joined rival Patagonia in selling refurbished clothing. The North Face Renewed is a new branch of the business aiming to recycle used and sometimes defective items…

29 Oct 2018

Alpine-themed venues open in the UK

Alpine-themed venues open in the UK

A number of ski-themed bars are opening in the UK this autumn, getting skiers and snowboarders ready for their Alpine fix. On Friday 9 November, a new pub called The White Haus in Farringdon will open…

26 Oct 2018

Take a virtual-reality heli-ski ride with the Ikon Pass

Take a virtual-reality heli-ski ride with the Ikon Pass

If you haven’t every been heli-skiing, now’s your chance to experience it first-hand — well, the virtual reality version, anyway. On Monday 12 November, CHM Heli-Skiing will debut is virtual reality…

25 Oct 2018

Skiset introduces 3D ski boot fitting

Skiset introduces 3D ski boot fitting

Ski rental business Skiset is this winter introducing 3D foot scanning to offer its customers the best possible fit in ski boots. After a year spent developing the technology, Skiset is launching “ScanFeet”,…

23 Oct 2018

Free Fast Track EMS personal training with Ski 2

Free Fast Track EMS personal training with Ski 2

Champoluc specialist Ski 2 has teamed up with Hampshire-based Fast Track EMS Personal Training to help clients get fit for their ski holiday. Fast Track EMS is the latest in fitness technology;  offering…

18 Oct 2018

Lenny Kravitz to close Ischgl ski season next April

Lenny Kravitz to close Ischgl ski season next April

Rock legend Lenny Kravitz is to join the long list of great acts to close the season at the Austrian ski resort of Ischgl next April. Ischgl’s Top of the Mountain concerts are legendary in the ski world;…

17 Oct 2018

New pistes and hotel open in Courmayeur

New pistes and hotel open in Courmayeur

A new five-star hotel and two new pistes will open this winter in the popular Italian ski resort of Courmayeur. The two new pistes will run down the Arp ridge, overlooking the southern side of Mont Blanc.…

15 Oct 2018

Bardonecchia and Bansko offer best-value skiing

Bardonecchia and Bansko offer best-value skiing

Bardonecchia and Bansko have come out on top as the cheapest ski resorts in this year’s Ski Resort Report from Post Office Travel Money and Crystal Ski Holidays. The 12th annual Ski Resort Report, published…

10 Oct 2018

New ski flights to Grenoble Airport

New ski flights to Grenoble Airport

New flights have been announced to Grenoble Alpes Isère airport, gateway to some of the most popular French ski resorts among British skiers. Grenoble airport offers quick and easy access to Alpe d’Huez,…

9 Oct 2018

Discover the backcountry with Ellis Brigham

Discover the backcountry with Ellis Brigham

Ellis Brigham is helping skiers put the focus on backcountry this season, with a special talk at its flagship London store later this month followed by a very affordable skills weekend in Scotland next…

8 Oct 2018

Ski round the clock at Les Menuires

Ski round the clock at Les Menuires

The French ski resort of Les Menuires is celebrating the launch of winter season with two 12-hour days of skiing, called “Right round the Clock: the Les Menuires 24 Hours”. The event will run over…

6 Oct 2018

Discounted Swiss ski passes are back

Discounted Swiss ski passes are back

Discounted ski passes are back in Switzerland, across resorts including Saas-Fee, Crans Montana and Grimentz-Zinal — and if you buy this weekend you are guaranteed a bargain. The Magic Pass is back this…

4 Oct 2018

Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Festival kicks off soon

Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Festival kicks off soon

Three weeks today, the Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Festival will be kicking off in Battersea Park — and celebrating its 45th anniversary. The festival runs from 25 to 28 October this year and promises,…

2 Oct 2018

Jet2.com launches new ski flights

Jet2.com launches new ski flights

Three new regional ski flights will be operated by Jet2.com this winter. The airline is operating new routes to Turin from London Stansted and Leeds Bradford, as well as to Lleida (Andorra) from London…

1 Oct 2018

New lift and ski passes in the Haute Maurienne Vanoise

New lift and ski passes in the Haute Maurienne Vanoise

The Haute Maurienne Vanoise has changed its ski passes for this winter, re-naming its Eski-Mo Ski Pass and adding a new one, both offering access to the valley’s fabulous family-friendly ski resorts…

28 Sep 2018

Join the October UK ski fest

Join the October UK ski fest

Start your winter off next month with discounted ski and snowboard sessions thanks to Snowsport England’s “30 Days of Snowsport” initiative this October. 30 Days of Snowsport (30daysofsnowsport.org.uk)…

27 Sep 2018

Dolomiti Superski invests €90million

Dolomiti Superski invests €90million

The Dolomiti Superski, a ski pass network in Northern Italy that includes 1200km of pistes and 12 ski resorts over its total area has invested €90million for the coming winter in celebration of its 45th…

25 Sep 2018

Peak Retreats wins The Times Travel Editor’s Award

Peak Retreats wins The Times Travel Editor’s Award

Peak Retreats has won The Times Travel Editor’s Award 2018 for offering skiers a ‘slice of rural France’ and helping to make their ski trips unforgettable. The company offers a range of luxury self-catered…

24 Sep 2018

HAT avalanche training tour announced

HAT avalanche training tour announced

Henry’s Avalanche Talk has released the dates for this winter’s ORTOVOX Off-Piste Awareness Tour offering talks in cities across the UK as well as outdoor avalanche transceiver training — with tickets starting…

19 Sep 2018

Sleep in a piste basher in La Plagne

Sleep in a piste basher in La Plagne

The ski resort of La Plagne in France is offering a world first this winter: the chance to stay in piste groomer high up in the mountains. The “Over the Moon” snow groomer experience offers guests…

18 Sep 2018

Get paid to ski the world

Get paid to ski the world

Fancy skiing resorts in seven countries across three different continents this winter? Well, if you prove to be the ideal candidate for a new job up for grabs, you could do just that. Epic Pass, in partnership…

13 Sep 2018

Devastating fire destroys Chamonix cable car station

Devastating fire destroys Chamonix cable car station

The Lognan mid-station of the Grands Montets cable car in Chamonix, France caught fire at 1.40pm on Tuesday 11th September, suffering damage that may not be fixed in time for the ski season. While no one…

13 Sep 2018

Second consecutive weekend of summer snowfall in the Alps

Second consecutive weekend of summer snowfall in the Alps

For the second consecutive weekend in the row, there has been snow falling on the higher slopes in the Alps, the particular the Stubai glacier in Austria which reported 20cm of snow, whilst the Hintertux…

12 Sep 2018

Rent an Entire Ski Mountain for the Day

Rent an Entire Ski Mountain for the Day

Since 2013, Plattekill Mountain which is located in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York, has been offering private mountain rentals. The idea originated, one weekday when a group of skiers arrived…

11 Sep 2018

La Rosière announces exciting plans for the new winter season

La Rosière announces exciting plans for the new winter season

Located at 1,850m within the Tarentaise Valley, in the French Alps, La Rosière is a charming ski resort which has the additional benefit of links to La Thuile in Italy. La Rosière benefits from favourable…

6 Sep 2018

Fly to Innsbruck with British Airways, easyJet and Laudamotion

Fly to Innsbruck with British Airways, easyJet and Laudamotion

The Austrian Tirol is now much more accessible, due to British Airways, easyJet and Laudamotion increasing the number of flights to Innsbruck from the 9th December 2018. British Airways will run flights…

5 Sep 2018

Kitzbühel launches two new lifts and expands their snow-making facilities

Kitzbühel launches two new lifts and expands their snow-making facilities

The Austrian ski resort of Kitzbühel have built two new lifts for the 2018/19 winter season, which will allow skiers to travel quicker up the mountain. The design of their 6SB Brunelle chairlift offers…

4 Sep 2018

Les Deux-Alpes to open an “ultra-modern” hostel

Les Deux-Alpes to open an “ultra-modern” hostel

The People Hostel which is due to open on the 15th December in Les Deux-Alpes is a new approach to ski resort accommodation and is firmly aimed at the budget-conscious skier and snowboarder. The hostel…

3 Sep 2018

Oman’s new indoor snow centre to open in 2019

Oman’s new indoor snow centre to open in 2019

Oman’s first indoor snow centre which will be located within the Mall of Muscat, began construction in 2015 and is due to open early next year. The 5,600 square metre centre will feature a dry ski slope…

31 Aug 2018

Courchevel 2018/19 winter calendar

Courchevel 2018/19 winter calendar

The French ski resort of Courchevel have confirmed their winter calendar for the forthcoming 2018/19 season. There are a plethora of events occurring, including the Women’s Skiing World Cup, a tattoo…

30 Aug 2018

Summer snow in the Alps

Summer snow in the Alps

A cold front which is currently moving central Europe resulted in snowfall in the Alps last weekend. The Austrian glaciers saw the largest fall, which localised over 1500 metres, including the resort of…

28 Aug 2018

Serre-Chevalier announce new Folie Douce Hotel complex to be opened for 2020

Serre-Chevalier announce new Folie Douce Hotel complex to be opened for 2020

The highly regarded Alpine Folie Douce Hotel group will be extended into the resort of Serre-Chevalier for 2020. The new Folie Douce Hotel sees the creation of 1500 beds for Serre-Chevalier, the complex…

27 Aug 2018

Ski Collection adds new hotels and self-catering apartments to their portfolio

Ski Collection adds new hotels and self-catering apartments to their portfolio

High altitude French Alps holiday specialist Ski Collection has added a collection of new properties to their French Alps compilation for the 2018/19 winter season. Ski Collection has increased their…

24 Aug 2018

Arctic heliskiing in Greenland

Arctic heliskiing in Greenland

James Orr Heliski has a reputation for arranging bespoke adventure trips all over the world and has recently launched the ultimate helisking trip to Greenland. What makes this experience truly unique is…

20 Aug 2018

Vail Resorts to acquire four mountain resorts

Vail Resorts to acquire four mountain resorts

Vail Resorts has entered into an agreement to purchase Triple Peaks, LLC, the parent company of Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont, Mount Sunapee Resort in New Hampshire, and Crested Butte Mountain Resort…

20 Aug 2018

Tschuggen Grand Hotel’s smart new ski lift

Tschuggen Grand Hotel’s smart new ski lift

The Tschuggen Express lift is a small funicular railway with two 6-seater cabins that has been offering a private way up the mountain in Arosa, Switzerland, for guests of the 5-star Tschuggen Grand Hotel…

15 Aug 2018

Brentwood Ski Slope to stay open

Brentwood Ski Slope to stay open

Originally established in 1974, the ski area is one of the closest to central London and for more than four decades has been teaching skiing to children and adults alike as well as providing recreational…

13 Aug 2018

easyjet announce new ski route to Åre Östersund, Sweden from Bristol

easyjet announce new ski route to Åre Östersund, Sweden from Bristol

Bristol’s skiing and snowboarding passengers can now enjoy Swedish snow, due to a new weekly route starting to Åre Östersund which is due to commence on the 9th December. This new route will be easyJet’s…

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