Browsing entries tagged with Skiing

21 Aug 2017

Niseko joins The Mountain Collective

Niseko joins The Mountain Collective

Some of Japan’s top ski resorts have joined The Mountain Collective ski pass. Grand Hirafu, Hanazono, Niseko Village and An’nupuri — which together make up Niseko United — have been added to the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

21 Jan 2017

Motorbike races up Hahnenkamm

Motorbike races up Hahnenkamm

Last year, Max Verstappen drove a Formula 1 car on a ski slope in Kitzbühel to celebrate the start of the Hahnenkamm ski race — and this year it was the turn of Spanish Grand Pris motorcycle rider Marc…

12 Jan 2017

Ski Amis launches Learn to Ski Week

Ski Amis launches Learn to Ski Week

Ski chalet company Ski Amis has launched a learn-to-ski week in La Tania this March, in response to customer demand. Spring is a perfect time to learn to ski — days are long, there’s plenty of sunshine…

11 Jan 2017

Free powder day pancakes in Aspen

Free powder day pancakes in Aspen

While a row is breaking out over whether skiing has or hasn’t been good in the Alps in recent weeks over the pond, a storm of historical proportions has been pounding ski resorts across North America.…

10 Jan 2017

Ski Train links Denver to Winter Park

Ski Train links Denver to Winter Park

A new seasonal train service running from Denver to the ski resort of Winter Park in Colorado started up last Saturday (7 January) and will run until late March. The Winter Park Express – dubbed “The…

6 Jan 2017

More heavy snow on the way to the Alps

More heavy snow on the way to the Alps

Heavy snow has “transformed” the landscape in Austria this week, with up to 80cm falling in parts. It’s welcome news for ski resorts who have been desperate to keep skiers and snowboarders happy…

4 Jan 2017

Celebrities arrive in Austria for The Jump

Celebrities arrive in Austria for The Jump

A range of celebrities and sporting figures have arrived in Austria to start training for Channel 4’s winter sports show The Jump, including five-time Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins.…

1 Jan 2017

Ski Club buys Mountain Tracks

Ski Club buys Mountain Tracks

The Ski Club of Great Britain has bought Mountain Tracks, a respected mountain adventure company that offers off-piste skiing holidays, hut-to-hut ski tours and mountain and avalanche awareness training…

21 Dec 2016

Tignes plans snow dome for 365 skiing

Tignes plans snow dome for 365 skiing

The French ski resort of Tignes has had plans approved for a snow dome that will offer year-round skiing.  The plans have been made to mitigate losses from the Grande Motte glacier — which has apparently…

15 Dec 2016

Ski holiday deals from £240pp on offer

Ski holiday deals from £240pp on offer

If you haven’t yet booked your ski holiday, now’s the time to make the most of some fantastic offers around. Yes there isn’t masses of snow in the Alps right now, but the situation is a lot better…

29 Nov 2016

New ski coaching zone for Verbier

New ski coaching zone for Verbier

Fancy some tips with an instructor but don’t want to sign up for ski school or go to the expense of a private lesson? Another new initiative this season in Verbier will allow skiers to pick up tips and…

17 Nov 2016

Win a ski trip and donate to Pudsey

Win a ski trip and donate to Pudsey

Fancy winning a long weekend skiing in the French Alps for you and eight friends and helping raise money Children In Need at the same time? Ski Weekends has teamed up with Children In Need to offer a four-night…

16 Nov 2016

Aldi launches Specialbuys ski range

Aldi launches Specialbuys ski range

Aldi’s top-value Specialbuys ski range hits shops at the end of the month, and for the first time this year it is available to pre-order, too. Base and mid layers along with jackets, pants, winter boots,…

7 Nov 2016

Crystal donates £68k to disabled skiers

Crystal donates £68k to disabled skiers

Crystal Ski Holidays has over the past year raised £68,000 for Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK), the charity that provides access to adaptive skiing and snowboarding for people with disabilities. A money,…

31 Oct 2016

Short skiing breaks

22 Oct 2016

A-Basin opens for 70th ski season

A-Basin opens for 70th ski season

Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin Ski Area opened for the winter season on Friday after what a spokesman for the area called “optimal conditions” for the snowmaking team. Arapahoe Basin — or A-Basin as…

21 Oct 2016

Whistler added to the Epic Pass

Whistler added to the Epic Pass

Whistler Blackcomb has been added to the Epic Pass for the coming ski season, following the final closure on its acquisition by Vail Resorts. This means that all 2016-1t Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass holders…

19 Oct 2016

New chairlifts in big French ski resorts

New chairlifts in big French ski resorts

We have already reported on the huge improvements in the major French ski resorts of Val d’Isère and Alpe d’Huez, as well as the new chairlift in La Plagne from Plagne Montalbert to Aime 2000 in the…

11 Oct 2016

Skiing starts in Kitzbühel next week

Skiing starts in Kitzbühel next week

The ski resort of Kitzbühel in Austria will next week become the first non-glacial ski resort to open its lifts for the winter season.  On Saturday 22 October, skiing will begin on Resterkogel and…

4 Oct 2016

Freeride World Tour heads to Japan

Freeride World Tour heads to Japan

Japan is to host the first ever international freeride competition next January. The Freeride World Tour (FWT) this week announced a qualifier for the tour will take place in Hakuba, high in the so-called…

2 Oct 2016

Climate change hits Swiss ski resorts

Climate change hits Swiss ski resorts

Ski resorts in Switzerland are losing their snow according to a new study published last week. Even those ski resorts at high altitude such as Zermatt and Saas-Fee are experiencing nearly 40 fewer snow…

27 Sep 2016

Brexit no barrier for keen skiers

Brexit no barrier for keen skiers

Sales of ski holidays are still buoyant as we head into October, despite uncertainty caused by Brexit and wobbly exchange rates. Yesterday, managing director of Le Ski, Nick Morgan, told us that year on…

23 Sep 2016

Skiers asked to support Olympic stars

Skiers asked to support Olympic stars

The UK snowsports industry has come together to support the future of skiing and snowboarding in Great Britain. Every skier who books a holiday with a number of tour operators including Crystal, Inghams…

22 Sep 2016

Italy installs first heated chairlift

Italy installs first heated chairlift

Heated chairlifts are now commonplace in Austrian ski resorts – Kitzbühel has 10 of them. Now Italy is having its first installed, a high-speed eight-seater near the ski resort of Selva in Val Gardena.…

19 Sep 2016

Snowsports fiesta starts on Saturday

Snowsports fiesta starts on Saturday

This Saturday ski slopes across England will offer free or discounted ski and snowboard sessions as part of a ‘30 Days of Snowsport’ initiative aimed at getting more people on into winter sports. At…

15 Sep 2016

Ski technique tour launched

Ski technique tour launched

Ellis Brigham and leading ski coach Warren Smith will be hosting a series of ski technique courses around the UK this autumn. Warren and his Academy team will be explaining how the “3 Way Lineage”…

4 Sep 2016

Epic Pass adds 13 Euro ski resorts

Epic Pass adds 13 Euro ski resorts

Some of Europe’s top ski areas have been added to the Epic Pass for this coming season. The multi-resort pass from Vail Resorts has added Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val d’Isère in France,…

29 Aug 2016

New lifts for Colorado ski resorts

New lifts for Colorado ski resorts

Two new lifts are being installed in Colorado ski resorts that offer welcome news for the coming season. Fans of Vail’s back bowls will enjoy faster access to their favourite powder stash with the replacement…

25 Aug 2016

New ski resort to open in Canada

New ski resort to open in Canada

A new ski resort is to be created in Canada which aims to offer the biggest lift-served vertical in North America. “Valemount Glaciers” has just been given the go-ahead by authorities in British Columbia…

24 Aug 2016

Skiers offered a share in Red Mountain

Skiers offered a share in Red Mountain

The cult ski resort of Red Mountain in Canada is trying a new strategy to raise money for its next expansion — crowdfunding. The British Columbia resort is offering skiers the chance to own a piece of…

21 Aug 2016

easyJet launches first ski flight to Sweden

easyJet launches first ski flight to Sweden

The popular airline easyJet has added a new flight to Sweden for this winter, expected to be popular with skiers and snowboarders. The new route from London Gatwick to Åre Östersund Airport is easyJet’s…

17 Aug 2016

Iconic ski resorts join Mountain Collective

Iconic ski resorts join Mountain Collective

Two big-name, iconic North American ski resorts have been added to the Mountain Collective pass, beefing up its already impressive list. Revelstoke in British Columbia and Telluride in Colorado are the…

9 Aug 2016

New UK flights to Jackson Hole

New UK flights to Jackson Hole

The iconic ski resort of Jackson Hole in Wyoming is becoming even easier for UK skiers to visit this winter, with the addition of four new flights from London Heathrow each week. The new route, which connects…

28 Jul 2016

Last chance to grab early booking offers

Last chance to grab early booking offers

Early booking offers on ski holidays across Europe and North America are running out soon. While skiers are worrying about the cost of Brexit, tour operators are offering a mass of incentives to ensure…

19 Jul 2016

Erna Low features in Pokémon GO

Erna Low features in Pokémon GO

The world has gone Pokémon GO crazy — or so it seems — and of course skiing has crept into the picture, too. The office of ski tour operator Erna Low has been included in the game as a PokéStop.…

15 Jul 2016

Controversy over Cairngorm ski lift

Controversy over Cairngorm ski lift

The company that owns Cairngorm ski resort in Scotland has been reprimanded for doing work to improve facilities for skiers without planning consent. Natural Retreats, which operates Cairngorm ski resort…

5 Jul 2016

Val d’Isère launches new beginner tickets

Val d’Isère launches new beginner tickets

The French ski resort of Val d’Isère has announced a new set of ski passes to accompany the construction of its new beginner area on Solaise. The resort will offer one-day “I just want to try and…

21 Jun 2016

St Johann joins SkiStar season pass

St Johann joins SkiStar season pass

The Austrian ski resort of St Johann has been added to the Scandinavian season pass, MySkiStar All. In May, Scandinavian ski resort operator SkiStar became a majority owner of the Austrian resort St Johann,…

2 Jun 2016

Avalanches “inherent danger of skiing”

Avalanches “inherent danger of skiing”

Ski resorts in Colorado will from this week not be held liable for skiers killed by avalanches while within a resort’s boundary. On Tuesday, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that avalanches are among…

31 May 2016

Esprit Ski teams up with Chel-Ski

Esprit Ski teams up with Chel-Ski

Looking for something to do with the children over half term and during the summer holidays? Family ski specialist Esprit Ski has teamed up with London’s newest indoor ski centre – Chel-Ski, to offer…

27 May 2016

Aspen reopens for late May skiing

Aspen reopens for late May skiing

It’s not just the Alps having extra snow — Aspen in Colorado has announced this week that it will be open for skiing on Memorial Day, Monday 30 May. Around 120 acres of skiing at the top of Aspen Mountain,…

9 May 2016

Japan to allow foreign ski instructors

Japan to allow foreign ski instructors

Ski instructors from all over the world may soon be allowed to teach in Japan, following the announcement of plans to ease visa requirements for foreign instructors to help attract more skiers to the country.…

3 May 2016

Readers take winning trip to La Plagne

Readers take winning trip to La Plagne

Where to Ski and Snowboard reader Keith Wild and his wife Alison have returned from a trip to La Plagne that they won for submitting a resort report for this year’s book. Mr Wild said despite having…

13 Apr 2016

Schools urged to get pupils skiing

Schools urged to get pupils skiing

Schools are being urged to sign up to the first ever running of the National Schools Snowsport Week, which runs 22-29 April on artificial slopes across England. The new initiative from Snowsport England…

7 Apr 2016

Whistler announces massive investment

Whistler announces massive investment

Hot on the heels of plans to improve its beginner skiing experience, Whistler Blackcomb has announced an enormous $345million three-phase plan to make the Canadian resort “weather independent” during…

31 Mar 2016

Website to match skiers and guides

Website to match skiers and guides

A new website has launched matching skiers of a similar ability to share the cost of a local instructor or mountain guide. The idea was spawned by powder junkie friends Archie Hardyment and Will Tyzack.…

30 Mar 2016

Italian skier breaks downhill speed record

Italian skier breaks downhill speed record

An Italian speed skier has broken the record for the fastest man on snow — hitting 254.9kph (158mph) at the weekend. Ivan Origone broke the world record on a specially groomed piste in the French ski…

9 Mar 2016

Bell launches World Record ski attempt

Bell launches World Record ski attempt

Ski Sunday presenter and British Olympian Graham Bell is developing jet-powered skis with car-maker Jaguar, in an attempt to become the fastest man on skis. The World Record attempt, which will take place…

8 Mar 2016

Fireman lands dream ski job in Alaska

Fireman lands dream ski job in Alaska

Pro skier Matilda Rapaport and clothing brand Peak Performance have filled the “radical job” post they advertised in January. Clothing brand and sponsors of the World Freeride Tour, Peak Performance,…

16 Feb 2016

Borovets crowned “ultimate” for après

Borovets crowned “ultimate” for après

The ski resort of Borovets in Bulgaria has won the title of “Ultimate Après-Ski Resort” with the most bars per square kilometre, following extensive research by Crystal Ski Holidays. According to…

12 Feb 2016

Skier fined for speeding in Verbier

Skier fined for speeding in Verbier

A skier has been fined and found guilty of causing “simple bodily injury” for skiing too fast and hitting another skier in Verbier in 2014. The skier — who has not been named — was fined CHF1350…

10 Feb 2016

Skiing costs more as sterling falls

Skiing costs more as sterling falls

Bad news for skiing families this half term — the value of sterling has fallen by more than 10 per cent in the past two months. According to the Post Office Travel Money, although prices are still lower…

3 Feb 2016

First Olympic test events in South Korea

First Olympic test events in South Korea

The first Winter Olympic test events will be held this week in South Korea, two years ahead of PyeongChang 2018. The men’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup events will take place in Jeongseon over the weekend,…

13 Jan 2016

Schoolchildren hit by avalanche

Schoolchildren hit by avalanche

An investigation is underway tonight following an avalanche in Les Deux-Alpes that has killed a Ukrainian skier and two schoolchildren. We understand that the schoolchildren had been skiing in a closed…

11 Jan 2016

Want to win a dream ski job in Alaska?

Want to win a dream ski job in Alaska?

Got the January blues and thinking of applying for a new job? Why not go for one carrying the skis of professional freeskier Matilda Rapaport on her Alaskan leg of the Freeride World Tour? You might think…

7 Jan 2016

Grab a bargain ski trip and enjoy the snow

Grab a bargain ski trip and enjoy the snow

With up to a metre of snow across the Alps in the past few days, and heavy snow continuing to fall for the foreseeable future, now is the time to book up your ski holiday. If you can snatch a last-minute…

6 Jan 2016

Heavy snow brings avalanche fatalities

Heavy snow brings avalanche fatalities

The snow has continued to fall this week, with many resorts already claiming a metre of the white stuff, with much more to come. The heaviest falls have been mainly in the northern French, and northern…

29 Dec 2015

Snow on its way for the Alps

Snow on its way for the Alps

The snow drought that has been plaguing the Alps might be coming to an end. Forecasts show a cold front approaching that will bring to an end the mild weather responsible for green slopes and closed pistes.…

24 Dec 2015

Crystal launches celebrity skier quiz

Crystal launches celebrity skier quiz

Crystal Ski has launched a fun new online quiz “Which celebrity skier are you?” The news that Oprah Winfrey has just splashed out $14million on a new home in the Colorado ski resort of Telluride is…

23 Dec 2015

Rent your own ski piste at night

Rent your own ski piste at night

Fancy having a piste all to yourself? Some French resorts in the Lake Annecy ski area are this season offering private skiing at night. The area of Manigod Labellemontagne, which includes La Clusaz and…

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