Browsing entries tagged with Skiing

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…

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…

8 Mar 2018

Epic Pass adds Canada ski resorts

Epic Pass adds Canada ski resorts

As the new Ikon Pass goes on sale, offering skiers in North America access to 26 different resorts for just $899, Vail Resorts announces a host of resorts in the Canadian Rockies, Hakuba in Japan and Telluride…

5 Mar 2018

Andermatt-Sedrun ski link to open

Andermatt-Sedrun ski link to open

This coming weekend, the long-awaited continuous ski link between the Swiss ski resorts of

26 Feb 2018

Ikon Pass on sale 6 March

Ikon Pass on sale 6 March

The new Ikon Pass, offering access to some of North America’s most iconic ski resorts, will go on sale next week — with the addition of several new top-notch ski destinations. The Ikon Pass was announced…

13 Feb 2018

Verbier offers bargain ski mountaineering camps

Verbier offers bargain ski mountaineering camps

Verbier is running two excellent-value mountaineering ski camps in the run up to the Patrouilles des Glacier (PdG) race. The camps being run by Téléverbier and Les Guides de Verbier, with the first this…

12 Feb 2018

Kitzbühel offers spring discounts

Kitzbühel offers spring discounts

The traditional and historic Austrian ski resort of Kitzbühel will this year again be open for spring skiing until 1 May, thanks to a world class snowmaking system. The iconic resort enjoys one of the…

6 Feb 2018

Ikon Pass offers skiing across US

Ikon Pass offers skiing across US

Some of North America’s biggest ski resorts have joined forces to launch the Ikon Pass — a seasonal lift pass offering access to some top destinations. Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park and Copper…

4 Feb 2018

Win a BUFF® hat and neckwarmer

Win a BUFF® hat and neckwarmer

Where to Ski and Snowboard has teamed up with BUFF® to give away a hat and neckwarmer from its new Midweight Merino Wool range — worth a total of £53.50. The leading multifunctional head and neckwear…

30 Jan 2018

Banff Film Festival on the road

Banff Film Festival on the road

This year’s Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour has more shows in the UK and Ireland than ever before. The tour features two different collections of adventure films, all shot in some of the most…

30 Jan 2018

Choose your perfect ski holiday

Choose your perfect ski holiday

Crystal Ski Holidays has developed a brilliant new tool to help you find your perfect ski holiday destination by choosing criteria most important to them. The new interactive tool allows skiers to hone…

28 Jan 2018

New family fun for La Rosière

New family fun for La Rosière

The French ski resort of La Rosière has become even more family-friendly this season, with new developments including a 1km “Fun Cross track” and an extensive spa. Tour operator Peak Retreats specialises…

25 Jan 2018

Team GB head to Winter Games

Team GB head to Winter Games

James Woods, Andrew Musgrave, Billy Morgan, Dave Ryding and Katie Summerhayes are among the biggest team of British winter athletes heading to the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea next month. A record…

17 Jan 2018

Cowboys stampede in Steamboat

Cowboys stampede in Steamboat

With the Winter Olympics coming up, there’s one set of skiers and snowboarders who might not have qualified for their tickets to Pyeongchang — some cowboys from Colorado. Some 80 professional rodeo…

10 Jan 2018

Kitzbühel readies for Hahnenkamm

Kitzbühel readies for Hahnenkamm

The Austrian ski resort of Kitzbühel is counting down until the start of its famous Hahnenkamm downhill races — which start next week. This year will be the 78th time the Hahnenkamm — probably the…

8 Jan 2018

Ski train map of the Alps published

Ski train map of the Alps published

A new map of the Alps has been launched to help people plan their ski holiday by train. “The Alps — Skiing by Train” has been published by Alpine travel specialists 2theAlps, who last year produced…

30 Nov 2017

Best season start in three years

Best season start in three years

“Nothing can now change the fact that snow conditions in the Alps in early December will be vastly better than they have been for the last three seasons,” says our snow guru Fraser Wilkin, founder…

22 Nov 2017

Ski tour operators offer huge bargains

Ski tour operators offer huge bargains

With snow in the Alps, and more cold and snowy weather due to blow in over the coming weekend, now is a pretty good time to buy a ski holiday. Particularly this week, because tour operators and ski companies…

20 Nov 2017

New Solaise lift pass for €36

New Solaise lift pass for €36

Val d’Isère has launched a new lift pass allowing skiers access to Solaise for just €36 per day, around £32 using today’s exchange rate. For skiers who are interested in just having a quiet, leisurely…

22 Oct 2017

New two-centre ski holiday launched

New two-centre ski holiday launched

Tour operator Ski 2 has specialised in holidays to the small village of Champoluc in Italy’s Monterosa region since it started almost 20 years ago. Last year it branched out to offer ski holidays to…

12 Oct 2017

Kitzbühel opens this weekend

Kitzbühel opens this weekend

Two very different ski resorts are opening this weekend. In Austria, the world-famous resort of Kitzbühel will begin the winter season on Saturday, 14 October, one of the first non-glacier ski areas to…

4 Oct 2017

New hotels open in family ski resorts

New hotels open in family ski resorts

Some more new hotels are opening in the French Alps this winter, updating accommodation offerings in the family-friendly ski resorts of La Rosière’s and La Plagne. The Hyatt Centric La Rosière opens…

3 Oct 2017

Ski for free during October

Ski for free during October

For the next month, slopes across England are offering free and discounted skiing and snowboarding in the run up to the ski-season. The scheme called 30 Days of Snowsport is run by Snowsport England in…

25 Sep 2017

FWT adds Japan and Canada

FWT adds Japan and Canada

Stops in Japan and Canada have been added to the Freeride World Tour (FWT) in a completely revamped competition schedule for the coming winter. The tour begins in Hakuba, Japan (27-28 January), taking…

18 Sep 2017

More September snow for the Alps

More September snow for the Alps

It’s been snowing again in the Alps, which bodes well for anyone planning a spot of autumnal glacier skiing. For the third weekend in a row, snow has blanketed ski resorts across the Alps, delighting…

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,…

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