Browsing entries tagged with Ski

17 Sep 2019

Warren Smith announces ski technique tour

Warren Smith announces ski technique tour

Ski coach and academy owner Warren Smith has announced dates of his Ski Technique Lab Tour, beginning on 3 October in Aberdeen. This is the fourth year Warren Smith has run his workshops across the UK.…

16 Sep 2019

Crystal launches short-break ski trips

Crystal launches short-break ski trips

Crystal Ski Holidays has launched short-break ski holidays to Austria and France this coming winter. The tour operator will be offering weekend trips and mid-week short breaks to ski resorts all within…

11 Sep 2019

Les 2 Alpes to install four new ski lifts

Les 2 Alpes to install four new ski lifts

Les 2 Alpes in France is installing four new ski lifts and reconfiguring several ski runs for the coming winter. The ski resort — which estimates it has 10,000 visitors each day — says the reconfiguration…

9 Sep 2019

Les Arcs restructures ski pass system

Les Arcs restructures ski pass system

The French ski resort of Les Arcs has introduced several new types of ski pass for the coming winter. In doing so, they join a growing number of resorts and ski areas offering more dynamic pricing as people’s…

4 Sep 2019

Copper Mountain unveils new lifts and lodge

Copper Mountain unveils new lifts and lodge

The ski resort of Copper Mountain in Colorado will this winter open a new lift to offer access to Tucker Mountain, previously only accessible by snowcat or by hiking. The three-person Three Bears chairlift,…

2 Sep 2019

Val Thorens to open an igloo village

Val Thorens to open an igloo village

Val Thorens in the Three Valleys, France, is to be the first ski resort in the world to introduce a four-wheel drive, self-driving electric shuttle bus. The driverless bus, which is manufactured by French…

30 Aug 2019

Ischgl installs two new high-speed chairlifts

Ischgl installs two new high-speed chairlifts

The Austrian ski resort of Ischgl is adding six-seater chairlift for the coming winter that will be the fast chairlift in the resort. The detachable six-seater Velilleck F1 will transport skiers up to…

28 Aug 2019

Zermatt joins the Ikon Pass

Zermatt joins the Ikon Pass

The ski resort of Zermatt in Switzerland has joined the Ikon Pass — a collection of iconic resorts around the world including Aspen, Revelstoke, Jackson Hole and Niseko available under one lift pass.…

21 Aug 2019

Crystal adds new SkiWelt resort

Crystal adds new SkiWelt resort

Crystal Ski Holidays have added another new resort to its programme for the coming winter — Hopfgarten in Austria. A traditional Austrian mountain village with old houses huddled around a twin-towered…

20 Aug 2019

Park City plans a fourth ski area

Park City plans a fourth ski area

Park City in Utah is planning a fourth ski area on 5,000 acres of private land next to Deer Valley that has reportedly been purchased for $1 billion. The new area, to be called the Mayflower Mountain Resort…

16 Aug 2019

Les Gets boosts snowmaking to 50% of ski area

Les Gets boosts snowmaking to 50% of ski area

The French ski resort of Les Gets has massively increased its snow-making facilities for this coming winter, as well as creating a new blue run, a new ski touring piste and building a brand new spa in…

15 Aug 2019

A-Basin joins Mountain Collective to ‘keep control’

A-Basin joins Mountain Collective to ‘keep control’

After abruptly eschewing its connection with Vail Resorts in February, the ski resort of Arapahoe Basin in Colorado has joined the Mountain Collective. A-Basin COO Alan Henceroth said in a statement that…

8 Aug 2019

Crystal offers new ski flights to Memmingen

Crystal offers new ski flights to Memmingen

Crystal Ski Holidays has added a new flight route to Memmingen Airport in Germany for this winter, in response to a growing number of skiers wanting to head to nearby Austria for their holiday. Flights…

6 Aug 2019

Fire destroys buildings in the centre of Morzine

Fire destroys buildings in the centre of Morzine

An investigation is underway to find out how a blaze started last night in the ski resort of Morzine, France. The fire has destroyed three buildings including two restaurants and the chalets and apartments…

6 Aug 2019

Serre Chevalier adds two new ski lifts

Serre Chevalier adds two new ski lifts

The French ski areas of Serre Chevalier is upgrading two lifts for the coming season — at a cost of €8 million. The two new chairlifts — Eychauda and Cibouït — are going into the Monêtier area.…

1 Aug 2019

Lego to launch ski resort set

Lego to launch ski resort set

Just in time to go on everyone’s Christmas lists, Lego is launching what is believed to be its first full ski resort this September. The Lego City play set Ski Resort, aimed at children aged six and…

30 Jul 2019

Grande Motte closes to summer skiers

Grande Motte closes to summer skiers

The Grande Motte glacier in Tignes was closed to skiers last Thursday, more than two weeks before summer skiing was due to finish, thanks to the heatwave that has engulfed Europe over the past few weeks.…

29 Jul 2019

Ski Collection launches premium collection

Ski Collection launches premium collection

French Alps specialist Ski Collection has launched a premium range of properties for the 2019/20 ski season. The hand-picked range of ski chalets, apartments and hotels — some of which are brand…

25 Jul 2019

Vail Resorts to buy another 17 ski areas

Vail Resorts to buy another 17 ski areas

Vail Resorts has agreed to buy another 17 US ski areas, by purchasing their owner Peak Resorts. The deal is subject to regulatory review and approval of Peak Resorts’ shareholders, but once sealed means…

24 Jul 2019

Crystal adds new Italian ski resort for 2019/20

Crystal adds new Italian ski resort for 2019/20

Crystal Ski Holidays is adding a new ski resort in the Italian Dolomites to its programme for next winter. Drei Zinnen — which means ‘Three Peaks’ in German is in the east of South Tyrol, on the…

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…

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