Browsing entries tagged with Snow

31 Jul 2017

New luxury hotel for Kitzbühel

New luxury hotel for Kitzbühel

The luxury hotel group Six Senses is to open a property in Kitzbühel, its first resort in the Austrian Alps.  The announcement comes hot on the heels of the news that Six Senses is to open a property…

27 Jul 2017

Mammoth ends record ski season

Mammoth ends record ski season

Mammoth Mountain in California is finally bringing to an end its record-breaking ski season, on Sunday 6 August, after 270 days of snow fun. Record-breaking snowfall across the US and California in particular…

27 Jun 2017

Win a pair of Dragon Alliance sunglasses

Win a pair of Dragon Alliance sunglasses

Time is running out for readers to enter our competition to win a pair of Dragon Alliance sunglasses. Where to Ski and Snowboard has teamed up with Dragon Alliance to offer readers the chance to win a…

6 Jun 2017

US ski industry vows ‘We are still in’

US ski industry vows ‘We are still in’

Members of the US ski and snowboard industry have joined forces with businesses, states, mayors and educators across America to declare their continued support of climate action to meet the Paris Agreement…

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…

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…

8 May 2017

London ski show tickets on sale

London ski show tickets on sale

Dates have been announced for this year’s Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show in London — with tickets on sale now. The show will run from 26 to 29 October in Battersea Park, London, and early bird…

21 Apr 2017

Saas-Fee sells season passes for CHF222

Saas-Fee sells season passes for CHF222

The Swiss ski resort of Saas-Fee has run yet another successful crowdfunding campaign for its season pass, selling more than the required 77,777 tickets. In March, Saas-Fee announced it was running the…

19 Apr 2017

Indoor snow centre for Middlesbrough

Indoor snow centre for Middlesbrough

Plans have been approved for a £30 million indoor snow and leisure centre in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire. Along with a 170m ski slope, the indoor complex will include a climbing area, indoor sky-diving…

4 Apr 2017

Val d’Isère unveils £170m redevelopment

Val d’Isère unveils £170m redevelopment

The French ski resort of Val d’Isère has today announced a massive development that will transform its centre. The five-year, €200million (£170m) redevelopment “Le Coin de Val” will add new hotels,…

3 Apr 2017

Powder day in parts of the Alps

Powder day in parts of the Alps

Skiers in some parts of the Alps are enjoying a powder day today after fresh snowfall over the weekend. Ski resorts close to the French / Italian border, including the Three Valleys, Val d’Isère/Tignes,…

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…

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…

1 Mar 2017

Squaw Valley extends ski season to July

Squaw Valley extends ski season to July

The US ski resort of Squaw Valley is the second in California to extend its season until 4 July, following record-breaking snow fall. More than 16 metres (53ft) of snow has fallen during powerful storm…

12 Feb 2017

Jackson Hole to reopen after storm

Jackson Hole to reopen after storm

A wind and snowstorm of epic proportions has caused havoc in the ski resort of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The ski area currently remains closed, and despite new snow falling by the minute, Jackson Hole is…

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…

3 Feb 2017

Race uphill on Kitzbühel’s Streif

Race uphill on Kitzbühel’s Streif

How do you fancy tackling Kitzbühel’s famous Streif run — on which the Hahnenkamm is held — on foot, uphill at night? On Saturday 25 February the Austrian ski resort will host the ““Vertical…

31 Jan 2017

FWT cancelled in Chamonix

FWT cancelled in Chamonix

This week’s opening event of the Freeride World Tour in Chamonix has been cancelled due to unsafe conditions. The first event of the tour that pits the world’s best freeride skiers against each other…

27 Jan 2017

Mammoth wins snowiest resort gong

Mammoth wins snowiest resort gong

It’s official – Mammoth has the most snow in North America. Mammoth Mountain has more snow than anywhere else in North America. So far this month, the Sierra Nevada resort has received a record-breaking…

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…

19 Jan 2017

Perfect snow for the Hahnenkamm

Perfect snow for the Hahnenkamm

Conditions are set to be perfect for this weekend’s Hahnenkamm in Kitzbühel — with two days of training runs on the Streif complete. Last weekend, world cup downhill racing had to be cancelled on…

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.…

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.…

3 Jan 2017

Find love and ski in Crans-Montana

Find love and ski in Crans-Montana

Single, want to go skiing and determined to find love this year? The Swiss ski resort of Crans-Montana is running its European singles week Snowgether later this month, with the hope of match-making winter…

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…

22 Dec 2016

Join the Warren Miller film tour crew

Join the Warren Miller film tour crew

The latest — and 67th — Warren Miller film will hit our cinema screens early next year with snowsports action from around the world. Some of the world’s top skiers and snowboarders including Ingrid…

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…

20 Dec 2016

Snow is falling in the Alps - but where?

Snow is falling in the Alps - but where?

Snow has been falling in the Alps — with a storm hitting very localised areas. According to our snow guru Fraser Wilkin of weathertoski.co.uk (who produces our weekly snow reports) the heaviest snow…

16 Dec 2016

BA starts Stansted to Chambéry ski flight

BA starts Stansted to Chambéry ski flight

British Airways is starting flights from Stansted to Chambéry Savoie Airport tomorrow, Saturday 17 December, offering skiers a new route to the Alps. Flights will leave Stansted at 7.20am returning at…

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…

14 Dec 2016

Peak Retreats joins forces with Club Med

Peak Retreats joins forces with Club Med

French Alps specialist Peak Retreats, best known for its wide selection of self-catering ski accommodation, has teamed up with Club Med to offer all-inclusive ski holidays. In response to what it says…

9 Dec 2016

Free lift passes if you’re 40 in Valmorel

Free lift passes if you’re 40 in Valmorel

The French ski resort of Valmorel is this season celebrating its 40th birthday — and offering free ski passes for anyone celebrating their 40th birthday, too. The Tarentaise resort opens on 17 December…

7 Dec 2016

Crystal explores odds of a white Christmas

Crystal explores odds of a white Christmas

Crystal Ski Holidays and the Met Office have teamed up to work out the likelihood of the UK receiving snow this Christmas. The ski tour operator has created a snow calculator called Remember That December?…

6 Dec 2016

Go skiing at sunrise in Trentino

Go skiing at sunrise in Trentino

Lots of ski resorts offer visitors the chance to enjoy first tracks on freshly groomed slopes, ahead of the official lift opening, but an Italian ski area is going one step further. Trentino has launched…

1 Dec 2016

Join a Swiss snowball fight in London

Join a Swiss snowball fight in London

Following on from Eddie The Eagle chairlift promotion in Waterloo station with Austrian tourist office, Londoners will be again treated to a bit of ski fun, this time from Swiss International Airlines.…

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…

24 Nov 2016

Saas-Fee bargain ski passes now valid

Saas-Fee bargain ski passes now valid

The Swiss ski resort of Saas-Fee has run the most successful crowdfunding project in Europe and has announced that its bargain season passes — which have been selling for CHF 222 (around £183) — are…

23 Nov 2016

Grab a White Week ski holiday bargain

Grab a White Week ski holiday bargain

It’s that time of year again — forget Black Friday, the idea has snowballed within the ski industry which is celebrating White Wednesday, White Friday and even White Week offers. Ski Famille is offering…

10 Nov 2016

Ski resorts open early as snow falls

Ski resorts open early as snow falls

A host of ski resorts are opening early this week thanks to bumper snow conditions for mid-November. Courchevel, Verbier, Val Thorens and Alpe d’Huez have all announced they will be cranking up their…

8 Nov 2016

Verbier offers free snow safety courses

Verbier offers free snow safety courses

The Swiss ski resort of Verbier is offering free mountain safety courses this winter in a bid to ensure skiers venturing off-piste know more about what they’re doing. Verbier is known for its incredible…

3 Nov 2016

Tour operator Ski 2 launches in Les Gets

Tour operator Ski 2 launches in Les Gets

Tour operator Ski 2, which specialises in the Italian resort of Champoluc, is branching out with a new operation in Les Gets, France this winter. Ski 2 has been operating in Champoluc for 18 years, but…

31 Oct 2016

Short skiing breaks

25 Oct 2016

Val Thorens to ease piste hotspots

Val Thorens to ease piste hotspots

The French ski resort of Val Thorens has developed a new system that will offer skiers real-time information about how busy its pistes are. The system, called “Ski Flux”, is part of the slope maintenance…

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…

12 Oct 2016

Ski rail price comparison opens

Ski rail price comparison opens

Skiers can now compare train prices at a glance with a new price-checker resource on rail-ski website Snowcarbon. The price-checking tool, which goes live tomorrow (Thursday 13 October), will allow skiers…

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…

3 Oct 2016

Become a ‘Director of Toughness’

Become a ‘Director of Toughness’

Are you looking for a new job with a bit of “oomph”? One that will test you to the extreme and lead you on crazy and exciting new adventures? How about applying for the position of “Director of Toughness”?…

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…

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…

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,…

1 Sep 2016

Ischgl opens wind-defying ski lift

Ischgl opens wind-defying ski lift

The Austrian ski resort of Ischgl will this winter open a new wind-defying eight-person chairlift this winter. The new €14m Flimjochbahn will be able to carry 3,200 skiers and boarders from the main…

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…

15 Aug 2016

Snowbombing to hit Sun Peaks

Snowbombing to hit Sun Peaks

The world’s first music festival on snow is branching out — to Sun Peaks in Canada in its North American debut next spring. Snowbombing, the festival that takes place in Mayrhofen, Austria, every year,…

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…

21 Jul 2016

Ski train tickets on sale now

Ski train tickets on sale now

Eurostar tickets to the French Alps have gone on sale for winter 2016/17. The high-speed passenger service linking the UK from London St Pancras and Ashford to Bourg St Maurice and Lyon will run weekly…

12 Jul 2016

Snow hits Jackson Hole in July

Snow hits Jackson Hole in July

It may be 11 July, but some ski resorts in North America were yesterday treated to dusting of the white stuff. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming woke up to a dusting of snow in the Tetons — and…

8 Jul 2016

Klosters installs laser-controlled chair

Klosters installs laser-controlled chair

A ground-breaking new laser-controlled chairlift is being built this summer on Madrisa in Klosters-Davos. The six-seater “Schaffürggli” chairlift is the first of its kind in Switzerland, featuring…

28 Jun 2016

Crystal Ski adds Hochsölden

Crystal Ski adds Hochsölden

Crystal Ski Holidays has added the resort of Hochsölden in the Austrian Tirol for the coming ski season. Hochsölden is a small satellite resort situated above Sölden, with which it shares a 145km ski…

22 Jun 2016

New sports complex planned for Crans

New sports complex planned for Crans

The Swiss ski resort of Crans-Montana has moved one step closer to building a massive indoor and outdoor action sports centre. Should it go ahead, the Alaïa Chalet will be the first centre of its kind…

16 Jun 2016

Book now for a fantastic ski deal

Book now for a fantastic ski deal

It might be nearly Summer Solstice but are you already starting to plan this season’s ski holiday? There’s no better time to book than right now with fantastic deals running for the next couple of…

9 Jun 2016

Le Ski teams with Flybe next season

Le Ski teams with Flybe next season

Le Ski has announced a new regional flight route for the coming winter. The ski tour operator that specialises in the premium French resorts of La Tania, Val d’Isère and Courchevel, will fly from Manchester…

7 Jun 2016

Try skeleton and bobsleigh in London

Try skeleton and bobsleigh in London

Ever wanted to try skeleton or bobsleigh — the Formula One of winter sports? Well this Friday, you can, when the world of Winter Olympic sport arrives in the heart of London. Held at the Honourable Artillery…

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…

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,…

25 May 2016

Chill Factore launches Snowboard Social

Chill Factore launches Snowboard Social

Snowboarders in the Manchester area can now get together once a week for a group social evening for informal tuition and networking. Chill Factore, at Trafford Quays Leisure Village just outside Manchester…

23 May 2016

Blizzards hit the Alps — in May!

Blizzards hit the Alps — in May!

Question: when was this photograph taken? Mid winter? A couple of months ago? Answer: This morning. The Chamonix-based ski manufacturer Zag posted it on Facebook with the caption “Who said winter was…

19 Apr 2016

FWT champion dies in avalanche

FWT champion dies in avalanche

The freeride community is in mourning following the news that Freeride World Tour champion snowboarder Estelle Balet has been killed in an avalanche. The 22-year-old two-time women’s champion was making…

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…

5 Apr 2016

Ride with Ed Leigh in Verbier

Ride with Ed Leigh in Verbier

Snow is forecast in the Alps this weekend — so now’s your chance to grab one last trip to the Big Hills. Inghams is offering a corker — a chance to go snowboarding with TV presenter Ed Leigh. Earlier…

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.…

23 Mar 2016

Atomic launches limited Eddie ski

Atomic launches limited Eddie ski

Atomic has released a limited edition ski to coincide with the release of the new film Eddie the Eagle. The ARC ski is based on Atomic’s Redster XTi – a mix of a slalom and GS ski, and signed by the…

22 Mar 2016

Blackcomb to stay open until 30 May

Blackcomb to stay open until 30 May

The Canadian ski resort of Blackcomb Mountain in British Columbia has had so much snow this season, it will remain open until 30 May. The announcement was made yesterday, after Whistler Blackcomb surpassed…

17 Mar 2016

Tibet plans world’s highest ski resort

Tibet plans world’s highest ski resort

China is set to build the world’s highest ski resort, near the capital city of Tibet, in the run-up to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. While exact details of the project are not yet known, the ski…

14 Mar 2016

Avalanche app launches in France

Avalanche app launches in France

A new, free ski app will give skiers and snowboarders information on avalanche risks, weather and snow quality across the French Alps and the Pyrenees in both France and Andorra. The app, called “Ski…

10 Mar 2016

Direct flight opens to Salt Lake City

Direct flight opens to Salt Lake City

British skiers will be able to fly direct to Salt Lake City next season, with a new route announced by Delta airlines for 2016/17. Skiers will be able to fly directly to Utah from London Heathrow for…

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