Browsing entries tagged with Snowboard

20 Sep 2017

New overnight train to Austria

New overnight train 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…

12 Sep 2017

Win a pair of SMITH I/OX goggles

Win a pair of SMITH I/OX goggles

It’s competition time again and we have a pair of top-of-the-range SMITH I/OX goggles to give away — worth £220. Thanks to their extra-large spherical lens, SMITH’s I/OX goggles offer unparalleled…

11 Sep 2017

Wales plans huge snowsports centre

Wales plans huge snowsports centre

South Wales could be home to one of Europe’s longest indoor ski slopes if a plan to redevelop a former coalmining site in Merthyr go ahead. Plans have been unveiled for a 500m-long ski slope as part…

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…

24 Aug 2017

New cable car for Mont-Gelé

New cable car for Mont-Gelé

Work is continuing apace this summer in Verbier on the replacement cable car for Mont-Gelé, which has whisked freeriders up to the 3,023m summit from Attelas since 1959. The Mont-Gelé cable car was first…

22 Aug 2017

Deer Valley resort changes hands

Deer Valley resort changes hands

Deer Valley Resort in Utah has been bought by the same company that now owns Mammoth and Squaw Valley in California and Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado. The deal between Deer Valley and KSL Capital…

18 Aug 2017

easyJet to fly to Carinthia

easyJet to fly to Carinthia

The airline easyJet has launched a new route to southern Austria that will be benefit skiers this winter. The flight from London Gatwick to Klagenfurt in Carinthia, will open up access to around 40 different…

14 Aug 2017

VIP adds regional flights

VIP adds regional flights

VIP SKI is adding a host of regional flights to its 2017/18 winter programme, to increase convenience for its guests. The chalet company will continue to fly from London Gatwick to the Alps with British…

9 Aug 2017

Chill Factore slashes ski prices

Chill Factore slashes ski prices

Since the great British summer is turning out to be a bit of a damp squib, why not go skiing? Chill Factor in Manchester, Britain’s longest indoor ski slope (at 180m) is slashing the prices of its lift…

8 Aug 2017

Inghams adds four ski resorts

Inghams adds four ski resorts

Inghams has added four new resorts to its programme for the ski season of 2017/18. Three of those resorts are in Italy — Claviere (Milky Way), Livigno and Pila — plus Les Menuires in the Three…

6 Aug 2017

New lifts and piste regrade in Méribel

New lifts and piste regrade in Méribel

The ski resort of Méribel in France’s Three Valleys is installing a new lift above the satellite village of Mottaret that will whisk skiers to the summer in a fraction of the previous times. The…

4 Aug 2017

Low-cost US flights slash skiing prices

Low-cost US flights slash skiing prices

Norwegian has added two new low-cost flights to the US, which will further help reduce the cost of ski trips to North America this coming ski season. Norwegian will be flying into Chicago and Austin, Texas,…

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…

25 Jul 2017

New lift and piste in Val Thorens

New lift and piste in Val Thorens

The French ski resort of Val Thorens is replacing its Moraine chair with a 10-seater gondola to significantly improve the comfort of skiers. The new €14million lift — which will be open in time for…

21 Jul 2017

Two new major ski hotels for the Alps

Two new major ski hotels for the Alps

Two hotels from leading luxury operators will be opening in the Swiss and French Alps in the next couple of years. The first hotel to open will be a Four Seasons, currently being finished in the French…

13 Jul 2017

BA launch new Manchester ski flights

BA launch new Manchester ski flights

British Airways will begin flying from Manchester to Salzburg and Chambery this winter, gateways to some of Europe’s top ski resorts. The new flights are directed at skiers and snowboarders and will…

11 Jul 2017

easyJet launches Southampton-Geneva ski flight

easyJet launches Southampton-Geneva ski flight

Low-cost airline EasyJet is launching a route from Southampton to Geneva this winter, the first time the airline has ever operated from the Hampshire airport. The new service will operate three times a…

7 Jul 2017

Club Med to open in Samoëns this winter

Club Med to open in Samoëns this winter

Club Med is opening a new flagship family resort in Samoëns this coming winter. The 420-room ski-in, ski-out Grand Massif Samoëns will offer something hugely different to the small French ski resort…

2 Jul 2017

Extra funding given to British Olympic hopes

Extra funding given to British Olympic hopes

Winter snowsports athletes heading to next year’s Winter Olympic and Paralympics have received a huge boost with extra funding from UK Sport. Alpine skier Dave Ryding, who last year finished second at…

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…

22 Jun 2017

Skiers petition to save Brentwood Ski Centre

Skiers petition to save Brentwood Ski Centre

An online petition is gaining support to stop the demolition of Brentwood Park Ski and Snowboard Centre in Essex. Set in 52 acres of woodland, Brentwood has four dry slopes — a 200m main slope, a wide…

20 Jun 2017

No avalanche fatality for Utah season

No avalanche fatality for Utah season

Improved avalanche information and awareness are being credited for Utah’s first avalanche fatality-free season in 26 years. For the first time since 1991, the US state has recorded its first ski season…

15 Jun 2017

FWT launched for under-14s

FWT launched for under-14s

The Freeride World Tour has introduced an under-14 age category for young skiers and snowboarders who have been keen to compete on the world circuit from a young age. The new age group for junior skiers…

13 Jun 2017

Pod hotel to open in central Whistler

Pod hotel to open in central Whistler

A new pod hotel will open in the Canadian ski resort of Whistler this winter, offering skiers and snowboarders a revolutionary type of accommodation. The Pangea Pod Hotel will open for the winter season…

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…

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…

30 May 2017

Mammoth to stay open into August

Mammoth to stay open into August

The ski resort of Mammoth Mountain in California has announced it will stay open for skiing and snowboarding until August. After what has been a record-breaking winter of snowfall, Mammoth will be able…

25 May 2017

powdair tickets to Sion on sale 6 June

powdair tickets to Sion on sale 6 June

New skiers airline powdair will start selling tickets for next winter from 6 June and begin flying from regional airports to Sion in Switzerland on 14 December 2017. In February, Where to Ski and Snowboard…

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…

15 May 2017

Charity ride to be held for Nelson Pratt

Charity ride to be held for Nelson Pratt

Entries have opened for a cycle event in Hampshire held in memory of Nelson Pratt, a pro snowboarder and keen cyclist who died in 2012. Nelson’s Tour de Test Valley is a charity cycling sportive…

12 May 2017

Les 2 Alpes launches Outdoor Festival

Les 2 Alpes launches Outdoor Festival

The world’s best slackliners will converge on the French ski resort of Les 2 Alpes next month, in an attempt to break the slacklining world record during the resort’s brand new, high-octane Outdoor…

10 May 2017

Eurostar ponders Sunday Ski Train

Eurostar ponders Sunday Ski Train

Eurostar says it will look at demand for a Sunday Ski Train following the launch of a petition to encourage the rail provider to run a non-stop service on Sundays through the winter. Eurostar currently…

9 May 2017

Win a pair of 10 Peaks ski gloves

Win a pair of 10 Peaks ski gloves

Where to Ski and Snowboard has teamed up with glove manufacturer 10 Peaks on a competition to offer one lucky reader a pair of brand spanking new high-performance ski or snowboard gloves worth £105 for…

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…

4 May 2017

New team of fridge kids for Dubai

New team of fridge kids for Dubai

Dubai has its first ever snowsports team of skiers and snowboarders who will be coached by British skiers and compete internationally. The team is being sponsored by Ski Dubai, the country’s enormous…

2 May 2017

Revelstoke increases lift capacity

Revelstoke increases lift capacity

Revelstoke Mountain Resort is upgrading its lifts for next season, to coincide with its 10th anniversary. The Canadian ski resort, which has the biggest vertical in North America, is increasing lift capacity…

26 Apr 2017

Crystal adds Swedish ski resorts

Crystal adds Swedish ski resorts

Crystal Ski Holidays has added the resorts of Åre and Vemdalen in Sweden to its 2017/18 programme, further cementing their popularity with UK skiers. Earlier this month SkiStar, the company that operates…

24 Apr 2017

Magic pass offers Swiss skiing value

Magic pass offers Swiss skiing value

A new season ticket for Swiss ski resorts over the 2017/18 is on sale offering incredible value to skiers and snowboarders — but you need to buy it quick. The “Magic Pass” was launched on 11…

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…

13 Apr 2017

Win a pair of PANDA ski goggles

Win a pair of PANDA ski goggles

Time is running out to enter our competition to win a pair of polarised ski goggles from PANDA Optics. Where to Ski and Snowboard has teamed up with PANDA Optics to offer one lucky reader the chance to…

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…

27 Mar 2017

Kitzbühel to stay open until 1 May

Kitzbühel to stay open until 1 May

The ski resort of Kitzbühel in the Austrian Tyrol will stay open until 1 May. Kitzbühel traditionally has one of the longest seasons in Europe and will yet again be one of the first non-glacial resort…

24 Mar 2017

easyJet 2017/18 ski flights go on sale

easyJet 2017/18 ski flights go on sale

Flights for the 2017-18 ski season are now on sale with easyJet. More than 18.8 million seats went on sale yesterday, 23 March, with prices starting at £24.49. Flights across Europe from 29 October 2017…

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…

15 Mar 2017

Last chance to win with Burnt Custard

Last chance to win with Burnt Custard

It’s your last chance to win our fabulous competition with young British company Burnt Custard with whom we’ve teamed up to give away two sets of their funky customised base layers worth £134.98…

14 Mar 2017

Moose on the loose in Breckenridge

Moose on the loose in Breckenridge

Skiers and snowboarders in Breckenridge, Colorado, had a big surprise last Friday — the sight of a moose hurtling down the piste. The moose was spotted — and videod — by snowboarder Cheri Luther,…

20 Feb 2017

PowdAir to fly from UK regions to Sion

PowdAir to fly from UK regions to Sion

A new airline specifically for skiers and snowboarders will begin flying to Sion Airport in Switzerland from regional airports in the UK later this year. PowdAir will fly five times a week to Sion from…

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…

14 Feb 2017

Tignes in mourning after avalanche

Tignes in mourning after avalanche

The ski resort of Tignes is in mourning today after four skiers died yesterday in a massive avalanche. At 10:30am yesterday morning, a 400m wide avalanche was triggered on the Lavachet wall in the Toviere…

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…

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…

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…

24 Jan 2017

Win a pair of ski flights with Monarch

Win a pair of ski flights with Monarch

Now that the snow is starting to fall, and more is forecast, we’ve teamed up with Monarch Airlines to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of flights to the slopes this season. Start the New…

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…

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…

27 Dec 2016

TomTom launches GPS adventure watch

TomTom launches GPS adventure watch

Global navigation and mapping experts TomTom have launched a new outdoors GPS watch specifically designed for the mountain. The TomTom Adventurer GPS Outdoor Watch just does about everything you could…

23 Dec 2016

easyJet knocks 20% off Geneva flights

easyJet knocks 20% off Geneva flights

Budget airline easyJet has launched its December/January sale with up to 20% off 400,000 seats to and from the UK, including ski destination Geneva. Discounts are available on flight bookings made…

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…

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…

8 Dec 2016

New luggage service for ski season

New luggage service for ski season

A service offering door-to-door transport of skis, snowboard and luggage has launched for skiers and snowboarders this winter season. bagSOLO will transport sports equipment and luggage to ski resorts…

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.…

21 Nov 2016

Win a £100 gift card from Ellis Brigham

Win a £100 gift card from Ellis Brigham

What ski or snowboard kit would you buy with a £100 in Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports? A Christmas present for yourself or for a loved one? It’s time to stop thinking and start entering — our latest…

14 Nov 2016

New ski shuttle to Serre Chevalier

New ski shuttle to Serre Chevalier

A new shuttle connecting Turin Airport to Serre Chevalier Briançon, via Cesana, Claviere, and Montgenèvre, will make access to the towns and resorts of Briançonnais even easier this season. The Resalp…

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…

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