Browsing entries tagged with Ski

22 Jul 2019

Skiing boosts physical and mental health

Skiing boosts physical and mental health

Skiing brings massive gains to physical and mental health say experts in a new guide produced by ski agents Ski Line. The guide, The Health Benefits of Skiing, reports that skiing can help deal with depression,…

16 Jul 2019

Eurostar ski train on sale tomorrow

Eurostar ski train on sale tomorrow

If you’re planning to travel by train to ski in the French Alps this coming winter, get ready to buy your tickets tomorrow morning, when the direct Eurostar Ski Train goes on sale. The tickets for both…

12 Jul 2019

Candide Thovex skis Surf Snowdonia

Candide Thovex skis Surf Snowdonia

Legendary freeride skier Candide Thovex has been skiing in Wales – would you believe – riding the waves at Surf Snowdonia. Using a customised pair of Faction skis and full skiing kit rather than a…

10 Jul 2019

Two new lifts for Courchevel

Two new lifts for Courchevel

The French ski resort of Courchevel in the Three Valleys is installing two new lifts for the coming winter — and building a brand new modern lift building in Le Praz. In Courchevel Le Praz, a new 10-seater…

9 Jul 2019

Tickets on sale for Ski & Snowboard Festival

Tickets on sale for Ski & Snowboard Festival

It might be the height of summer, but early bird tickets have gone on sale for the 2019 Ski and Snowboard Festival in London’s Battersea Park. The event will run this year from 24 to 27 October, as a…

5 Jul 2019

Work to start on Ischgl spa

Work to start on Ischgl spa

Work will begin later this summer on a €60million wellness complex in the Austrian ski resort of Ischgl. When finished, the Silvretta Therme will have a gigantic pool with separate swimming areas across…

4 Jul 2019

Ski Club launches resort rep service

Ski Club launches resort rep service

The Ski Club of Great Britain (SCGB) is replacing its leading service with resort reps, who it says will continue to focus on social skiing. The leading service was called in to question in 2014, when…

27 Jun 2019

Powder snow identified from space

Powder snow identified from space

The European Space Agency (ESA) has worked out a new way of remotely determining where the freshest powder snow is lying. Ice and snow show different degrees of reflection depending on their age and microscopic…

26 Jun 2019

Erna Low sold to student ski specialist

Erna Low sold to student ski specialist

Ski tour operator Erna Low has been sold — to NUCO Travel, a Cheshire-based company specialising in university and student holidays. It’s a move that has raised eyebrows among the ski industry, but…

24 Jun 2019

Les Arcs celebrates 50-year anniversary

Les Arcs celebrates 50-year anniversary

This year, the French ski resort of Les Arcs celebrates its 50th anniversary, and to kick off the fun it has a summer of activities planned to keep all outdoor fanatics, as well as families and children,…

20 Jun 2019

Innsbruck launches ski and city pass

Innsbruck launches ski and city pass

The Austrian city of Innsbruck has launched a new lift pass that allows skiers to access 13 ski areas as well as to enjoy the sights around the historic city. The SKI plus CITY Pass offers access to 308km…

19 Jun 2019

RED mountain expands terrain

RED mountain expands terrain

The cult resort of RED Mountain in Canada is to expand its terrain even further this winter, making it one of the top ten largest ski resorts in North America. Six years ago, RED added nearby Grey Mountain…

17 Jun 2019

Summer skiing kicks off in the Alps

Summer skiing kicks off in the Alps

British summer has barely started — with snow still falling in some parts of the Alps — and summer skiing is beginning. In Tignes, the Grande Motte glacier will open from Saturday (22 June) until 4…

13 Jun 2019

Freeskier tests waste plant ski slope

Freeskier tests waste plant ski slope

With plastic and waste in the news this week, Denmark has come up with an innovative second use for a waste incineration plant in Copenhagen: build a ski slope on it. CopenHill is a waste incineration…

12 Jun 2019

Le Ski upgrades and adds new chalets

Le Ski upgrades and adds new chalets

Le Ski is adding two new chalets to its programme in Courchevel and revamping two of its Val d’Isère chalets to provide even more comfort for skiers next winter. The chalet operator has just announced…

11 Jun 2019

Portes du Soleil builds new lift link

Portes du Soleil builds new lift link

Work has begun on two new lifts in the Portes du Soleil connecting the French resort of Avoriaz with the Swiss resort of Champéry - Les Crosets. The faster and more efficient connection will be welcomed…

7 Jun 2019

Festivals galore in Kitzbühel this summer

Festivals galore in Kitzbühel this summer

The iconic Austrian ski resort of Kitzbühel is teaming with events this summer to appeal to holidaymakers keen to explore the mountains in the sunshine. Festivities kick off at the end of this month with…

6 Jun 2019

Schools encouraged to get kids skiing

Schools encouraged to get kids skiing

Schools and ski slopes across England are gearing up for Snowsport England’s National Schools Snowsport Week at the end of June. A week-long promotion of skiing, snowboarding and snowsports will take…

4 Jun 2019

Crystal streamlines chalet service

Crystal streamlines chalet service

Crystal Ski Holidays has revamped its chalet operation for the winter of 2019-20, offering one level of service in response to customer feedback. Until now, Crystal has offered two levels of holiday —…

29 May 2019

Flexiski bought by Hotelplan

Flexiski bought by Hotelplan

Ski tour operator Flexiski has been bought by Hotelplan UK, the company that owns Inghams, Esprit Holidyas and Ski Total. Flexiski specialises in tailor-made, short-stay ski holidays and was set up in…

24 May 2019

Work starts on new Steamboat gondola

Work starts on new Steamboat gondola

Work is to begin soon on a new gondola for Steamboat in Colorado, a project that will cost $15 million. The Doppelmayr gondola will upgrade the existing gondola that runs from the ski resort’s base to…

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

US 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. The…

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…

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