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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…

13 Jun 2017

Pod hotel to open in central Whistler

Pod hotel to open in central Whistler

A new pod hotel will open in the Canadian ski resort of Whistler this winter, offering skiers and snowboarders a revolutionary type of accommodation. The Pangea Pod Hotel will open for the winter season…

9 Jun 2017

Crystal launches Doncaster flight

Crystal launches Doncaster flight

Crystal Ski Holidays has launched a new flight from Yorkshire to the French Alps. The flight from Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) to Chambéry Savoie Mont Blanc Airport for this winter coincides with…

6 Jun 2017

US ski industry vows ‘We are still in’

US ski industry vows ‘We are still in’

Members of the US ski and snowboard industry have joined forces with businesses, states, mayors and educators across America to declare their continued support of climate action to meet the Paris Agreement…

2 Jun 2017

FIS may drop super combined skiing

FIS may drop super combined skiing

The International Ski Federation (FIS) is considering dropping the super combined from the World Cup Alpine skiing schedule. Following its spring meeting in Portoroz Slovenia during the last week of May,…

1 Jun 2017

Perisher opens ski season early

Perisher opens ski season early

Perisher ski resort in Australia is opening this weekend, a week earlier than traditionally scheduled thanks to fabulous early conditions. While North America is still skiing away, the southern hemisphere…

30 May 2017

Mammoth to stay open into August

Mammoth to stay open into August

The ski resort of Mammoth Mountain in California has announced it will stay open for skiing and snowboarding until August. After what has been a record-breaking winter of snowfall, Mammoth will be able…

25 May 2017

powdair tickets to Sion on sale 6 June

powdair tickets to Sion on sale 6 June

New skiers airline powdair will start selling tickets for next winter from 6 June and begin flying from regional airports to Sion in Switzerland on 14 December 2017. In February, Where to Ski and Snowboard…

23 May 2017

Aspen reopens for skiing this weekend

Aspen reopens for skiing this weekend

Aspen in Colorado will reopen this weekend thanks to a storm that brought 18 inches of new snow to the mountain last weekend. Skiers and snowboarders all over Colorado were celebrating the dump that brought…

22 May 2017

Alpe d’Huez takes over La Grave lease

Alpe d’Huez takes over La Grave lease

The future of French ski resort La Grave, legendary among experts for its steep and wild terrain, looks more secure following an agreement with nearby Alpe d’Huez. On 11 May, the Société d’Aménagement…

19 May 2017

Colorado snow seals bumper season

Colorado snow seals bumper season

Ski resorts in Colorado are celebrating a sudden dump of snow that is bringing glorious spring conditions to the slopes. The conditions are so good some resorts are considering re-opening the lifts. “We…

12 May 2017

Les 2 Alpes launches Outdoor Festival

Les 2 Alpes launches Outdoor Festival

The world’s best slackliners will converge on the French ski resort of Les 2 Alpes next month, in an attempt to break the slacklining world record during the resort’s brand new, high-octane Outdoor…

10 May 2017

Eurostar ponders Sunday Ski Train

Eurostar ponders Sunday Ski Train

Eurostar says it will look at demand for a Sunday Ski Train following the launch of a petition to encourage the rail provider to run a non-stop service on Sundays through the winter. Eurostar currently…

9 May 2017

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 one lucky reader a pair of brand spanking new high-performance ski or snowboard gloves worth £105 for…

8 May 2017

London ski show tickets on sale

London ski show tickets on sale

Dates have been announced for this year’s Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show in London — with tickets on sale now. The show will run from 26 to 29 October in Battersea Park, London, and early bird…

5 May 2017

SWISS flights to Sion go on sale

SWISS flights to Sion go on sale

SWISS is offering flights from London to Sion again for part of the 2017/18 ski season. This February just gone, Swiss International Airlines operated a direct service during the February half term…

4 May 2017

New team of fridge kids for Dubai

New team of fridge kids for Dubai

Dubai has its first ever snowsports team of skiers and snowboarders who will be coached by British skiers and compete internationally. The team is being sponsored by Ski Dubai, the country’s enormous…

2 May 2017

Revelstoke increases lift capacity

Revelstoke increases lift capacity

Revelstoke Mountain Resort is upgrading its lifts for next season, to coincide with its 10th anniversary. The Canadian ski resort, which has the biggest vertical in North America, is increasing lift capacity…

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…

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