Browsing entries tagged with Snow

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…

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…

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…

16 Aug 2018

Les Gets confirms new activities for winter 2018/19

Les Gets confirms new activities for winter 2018/19

Fat Biking Mountain biking on snow is the currently extremely popular in the Alps, since Fat Bikes were introduced, a Fat Bike is basically a normal mountain bike but with huge, fat tyres which respond…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

22 Jan 2018

Another storm batters the Alps

Another storm batters the Alps

The Alps are in the grip of another storm this morning, with avalanche warnings at their highest and many resorts again on lock down. With huge falls of fresh snow since Saturday night, strong winds and…

10 Jan 2018

Mountains reopen after snowfall

Mountains reopen after snowfall

Authorities across Europe are working hard to restore power and access to ski resorts following record amounts of snowfall. This image this morning from Duclos Alain Duclos at data-avalanche.org shows…

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…

2 Jan 2018

Family ski holidays cheaper in 2018

Family ski holidays cheaper in 2018

The price of a family ski holiday has dropped in two-thirds of European ski resorts — good news for families booking their February half-term ski holidays as the snow continues to fall. The good news…

29 Dec 2017

Grab a January ski holiday bargain

Grab a January ski holiday bargain

With our latest snow report from Weather To Ski showing no let-up in the amazing weather conditions, if you haven’t yet booked your ski holiday this season, now is the time to do so. Just some of the…

27 Dec 2017

New ski lifts for Whistler Blackcomb

New ski lifts for Whistler Blackcomb

A major investment into three new lifts at the ski resort of Whistler Blackcomb in Canada has been announced, something owners Vail Resorts hope will greatly ease access to the mountain. The three new…

19 Dec 2017

Aldi launches Pro Ski range

Aldi launches Pro Ski range

Supermarket chain Aldi is launching a second round of skiwear in January, with a Pro Ski range aimed at skiers who are looking for a more premium product. Aldi’s ski range was released in store on 26…

12 Dec 2017

Serre Chevalier opens this weekend

Serre Chevalier opens this weekend

Serre Chevalier Vallée, the largest stand-alone ski area in France, is opening for the season this weekend (16 December) with a good helping of snow thanks to the recent storm — and an unusual new sport…

6 Dec 2017

Snowmaking for Scottish ski resort

Snowmaking for Scottish ski resort

CairnGorm Mountain in Scotland will be using artificial snowmaking this winter — but snowmaking with a revolutionary difference, that can be used at almost any outdoor temperature. A temporary “Snowfactory”,…

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…

25 Nov 2017

Kitzbühel begins Christmas fun

Kitzbühel begins Christmas fun

Although it has a big, beautiful and varied ski area, the USP of Kitzbühel is its old town, with its car-free central streets lined by gabled and arcaded stone houses, some dating from the middle ages.…

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…

15 Nov 2017

Courchevel opens for skiing today

Courchevel opens for skiing today

Courchevel has opened three runs today following a bounty of early-season snow. The ski resort in France’s Three Valleys opened the Verdons, Biollay and Bellecote runs at 9am this morning, Wednesday…

8 Nov 2017

Ste-Foy to open new red ski run

Ste-Foy to open new red ski run

The French ski resort of Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise has announced it will open a 1,500m new red piste this season. The ski run will be called Camp Filluel, after a military barracks whose ruins can be spotted…

7 Nov 2017

Ski Amis launches Autumn sale

Ski Amis launches Autumn sale

Ski Amis have launched their Autumn sale with catered chalet prices now from only £299 per person. With only five weeks before the resorts open their doors and the Alps receiving a metre of snow over…

6 Nov 2017

Storm dumps snow in the Alps

Storm dumps snow in the Alps

A big storm has delivered a dump of snow across the Alps — with up to 100cm of new snow above 2,300m in some areas — and more snow is on the way. In the Austrian ski resort of Kitzbühel, where the…

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…

20 Oct 2017

Reima launches kids’ challenge

Reima launches kids’ challenge

A clothing brand from Finland has launched campaign to get children outdoors more — especially during the winter months — with the chance for one lucky family to enjoy a winter holiday in Lapland.…

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…

29 Sep 2017

Ski from Innsbruck with Crystal

Ski from Innsbruck with Crystal

Crystal Ski Holidays have launched a new ski and city break in Innsbruck for the winter ahead, allowing skiers to get a little more from their winter holiday. The Austrian city of Innsbruck has nine ski…

26 Sep 2017

Park City aims for Shot Ski record

Park City aims for Shot Ski record

A pub in Park City is aiming to break the world “Shot Ski” record next month, by enlisting the help of more than 1,250 willing beer drinkers. The ski resort of Park City is locked in a battle with…

21 Sep 2017

Ischgl upgrades Palinkopf ski lift

Ischgl upgrades Palinkopf ski lift

The Austrian ski resort of Ischgl is unveiling a luxurious new six-seater chairlift this season. The new high-speed Palinkopf chair, which replaces a 20-year-old four seater at a cost of €12million,…

20 Sep 2017

New overnight train service to Austria

New overnight train service to Austria

A new overnight route to ski resorts in the Austrian Tirol has opened up a new way of travelling to the Alps this winter. The route is not one of the most direct ways of getting to the Tirol, but it will…

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…

6 Sep 2017

Best snow in Perisher for years

Best snow in Perisher for years

The Australian ski resort of Perisher is continuing its bumper season with 1.2m of snow this week — the beginning of spring — following its announcement that the ski season is extended. Perisher, in…

5 Sep 2017

New-look Where to Ski out in October

New-look Where to Ski out in October

Where to Ski is back! Last night, Monday 4 September, Editor Gill and Editor Watts hosted our annual launch in London — unveiling the first of a number of new, smaller guides to individual countries.…

4 Sep 2017

Heavy snow over the Alps

Heavy snow over the Alps

Heavy snow has fallen in parts of the Alps over weekend — signalling the end of summer and the imminent return of the ski season. The snowline was as far down as 1600m in places, with ski resorts rejoicing…

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…

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…

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