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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…

13 Aug 2018

Ski Resorts announce early Autumn 2018 season start dates

Ski Resorts announce early Autumn 2018 season start dates

A number of ski resorts have begun announcing their planned opening dates for the 2018-19 ski season, some as soon as this autumn. Ruka in Finland may be the first resort in the world without a year-round…

9 Aug 2018

Niseko United elevated to full partner of The Mountain Collective Pass for 2018/19 season

Niseko United elevated to full partner of The Mountain Collective Pass for 2018/19 season

The Japanese ski resort of Niseko United has recently become a full member report of the Mountain Collection pass for the 2018/19 season. Niseko United now joins this exclusive club, and stands alongside…

8 Aug 2018

Les 2 Alpes - A family friendly ski resort

Les 2 Alpes - A family friendly ski resort

Les 2 Alpes was awarded the national FAMILLE PLUS MONTAGNE label in 2009, and since then has continued to offer their visitors a dedicated and high quality level of service and activities for children…

7 Aug 2018

Le Massif to open in Courmayeur

Le Massif to open in Courmayeur

Five-Star Hotel Le Massif and slope side restaurant and club, La Loge du Massif due to open in December 2018 The Italian Hospitality Collection has confirmed that Le Massif and La Loge du Massif, will…

6 Aug 2018

Travel companies warn that European holiday prices are set up escalate as a result of Brexit

Travel companies warn that European holiday prices are set up escalate as a result of Brexit

Government plans for Brexit could see the price of European holidays rise by almost a third and put thousands of British jobs at risk by forcing British companies to pay into overseas state social insurance…

1 Aug 2018

Courchevel to host the Summer Ski Jumping World Cup

Courchevel to host the Summer Ski Jumping World Cup

Summer Ski Jumping World Cup to take place on the 10th and 11th of August The Summer Ski Jumping World Cup is set to visit Courchevel over the weekend of the 10th and 11th August. The women competitors…

1 Aug 2018

La Folie Douce Hotel to be opened in Chamonix

La Folie Douce Hotel to be opened in Chamonix

La Folie Douce, the world renowned après ski bar and restaurant chain has recently confirmed that they will open their first hotel in Chamonix. The Chamonix La Folie Douce Hotel is set to open in December…

30 Jul 2018

Crystal Ski Holidays welcomes Suomu for winter 2018/19

Crystal Ski Holidays welcomes Suomu for winter 2018/19

Located within the Arctic Circle, the Finnish resort of Suomu offers 13km of ski slopes including a selection of green, blue, red and black runs and a plethora of fun activities including snowmobile Northern…

27 Jul 2018

IOC confirms Ski Big Air for 2022 Olympic Programme

IOC confirms Ski Big Air for 2022 Olympic Programme

The International Olympic Committee recently confirmed that Ski Big Air will be included within the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games programme. British Ski & Snowboard welcomed the decision and Team…

25 Jul 2018

New ski clothing rental service by Oxygene

New ski clothing rental service by Oxygene

Oxygene has launched a new skiing and snowboarding clothing rental service for the winter 2018/18 season from the Oxygène ski school in Val Thorens. Oxyfit offers a wide selection of high-quality…

25 Jul 2018

Fly from Southampton Airport to the Alps this winter

Fly from Southampton Airport to the Alps this winter

Tickets are now available to fly direct to Geneva or Chambery directly from Southampton Airport for the forthcoming 2018/19 winter season. The easyJet route to Geneva will be back again for 2018/19.…

24 Jul 2018

Val d’Isere to open France’s highest hotel

Val d’Isere to open France’s highest hotel

The original upper station of the Solaise lift (France’s oldest cable car station) is currently being transformed into a 34-room hotel known as Le Refuge de Solaise. The hotel which will be at an altitude…

20 Jul 2018

Early bird holiday bargains

Early bird holiday bargains

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

18 Jul 2018

Eurostar tickets go on sale for 2018/19 winter season

Eurostar tickets go on sale for 2018/19 winter season

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

18 Jul 2018

First 5* hotel to open in Champoluc

First 5* hotel to open in Champoluc

The Italian resort of Champoluc will this season get its first 5* hotel, along with a new gondola and “Adventure Ski Course”. Camp Zero Hotel, which is located within a five-minute drive from…

11 Jul 2018

Crystal adds Garmisch-Partenkirchen for winter 2018/19

Crystal adds Garmisch-Partenkirchen for winter 2018/19

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

10 Jul 2018

First fully solar-powered ski area in Colorado

First fully solar-powered ski area in Colorado

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

7 Jul 2018

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

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

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

6 Jul 2018

Crystal changes family ski holidays format

Crystal changes family ski holidays format

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

3 Jul 2018

British ski and snowboard teams announce increased funding

British ski and snowboard teams announce increased funding

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

21 Jun 2018

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

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

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

18 Jun 2018

Snow storm hits Perisher ski resort

Snow storm hits Perisher ski resort

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

8 Jun 2018

Crystal offers Austrian ski resort Serfaus

Crystal offers Austrian ski resort Serfaus

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

5 Jun 2018

Val d’Isère makes history with summer skiing

Val d’Isère makes history with summer skiing

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

4 Jun 2018

UK operator adds small French ski resorts

UK operator adds small French ski resorts

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

2 May 2018

Crystal launches Guide to the Mountain

Crystal launches Guide to the Mountain

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

30 Apr 2018

Val d’Isère makes summer skiing history

Val d’Isère makes summer skiing history

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

9 Apr 2018

Ski for €1 in Les 2 Alpes this April

Ski for €1 in Les 2 Alpes this April

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

5 Apr 2018

A whole new mountain to ski in La Rosière next season

A whole new mountain to ski in La Rosière next season

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

4 Apr 2018

Free skiing for school pupils

Free skiing for school pupils

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

27 Mar 2018

Win a pair of 10 Peaks ski gloves

Win a pair of 10 Peaks ski gloves

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

21 Mar 2018

Laax pursues eco goals

Laax pursues eco goals

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

19 Mar 2018

Crystal adds flight to Finnish Lapland

Crystal adds flight to Finnish Lapland

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

14 Mar 2018

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

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

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

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