Browsing entries tagged with Snowboard

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…

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…

8 Jan 2018

Win a pair of Arctic Apres Muck Boots

Win a pair of Arctic Apres Muck Boots

Time is running out to enter our competition to win a fantastic pair of waterproof Muck Boots perfect for the current snowy ski season — and winter at home in the UK. We are giving away either a pair…

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…

26 Dec 2017

Skiers rescued from broken lift in Chamrousse

Skiers rescued from broken lift in Chamrousse

Around 150 skiers and snowboarders were trapped in a lift in the French Alps on Christmas Eve, prompting a huge rescue operation. A gondola in the French ski resort of Chamrousse broke down at around 3pm…

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…

14 Dec 2017

Avalanche awareness days launched for teenagers

Avalanche awareness days launched for teenagers

Grimentz-Zinal Backcountry Adventures (GZBA) will be running a several avalanche awareness days for teenagers during the Christmas holidays. The off-piste days on 28 December and 2 January, and revolve…

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…

4 Dec 2017

powdair pulls plug on 2017 flights

powdair pulls plug on 2017 flights

Start-up airline powdair has formally announced it will not be taking off this season. The airline had been due to start flying from UK regional airports to Sion in Valais on 11 December, and has held…

29 Nov 2017

Aldi ski wear on sale now

Aldi ski wear on sale now

Supermarket chain Aldi is selling its ski range this week, promising to kit adults out for less than £60 and children for under £50. The range — which looks bigger and better than ever before — hit…

27 Nov 2017

Pippa launches UK ski challenge

Pippa launches UK ski challenge

Pippa Middleton has today launched a ski challenge to raise money for Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK), encouraging skiers to clock up a combined total of 5,560 miles over the coming ski season. The #Ski2Paralympics…

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.…

24 Nov 2017

New Ski Explorer App released

New Ski Explorer App released

Crystal Ski Holidays will next week release an updated and improved version of its popular Ski Explorer App which will allow skiers to plan their days on the mountain before they step foot outside their…

23 Nov 2017

New gondola for Courchevel Moriond

New gondola for Courchevel Moriond

The French ski resort of Courchevel has a new lift for the coming season, a replacement gondola for the old Courchevel Moriond Ariondaz bubble lift — at a cost of €22million. The replacement gondola…

16 Nov 2017

Have you bought Where to Ski Austria?

Have you bought Where to Ski Austria?

Have you got your copy of Where to Ski in Austria yet? The brand new book went on sale last month, and you can order it through the website for just £7.50 plus P&P, though it’s available through…

14 Nov 2017

Marmot to open expert ski terrain

Marmot to open expert ski terrain

The Canadian ski area of Marmot Basin will open a new area with advanced terrain this winter — with one run offering Marmot’s longest uninterrupted fall line. The large, north-facing area known as…

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…

1 Nov 2017

Skiers warned to apply sunscreen

Skiers warned to apply sunscreen

Scientists are warning skiers and snowboarders that it is crucial to make sure you apply sunscreen, and apply it properly, while on the slopes. A report released yesterday by the University of Liverpool…

31 Oct 2017

Norwegian launches flash sale

Norwegian launches flash sale

Norwegian Airlines is running a flash sale with ski flights to the US and Europe massively reduced for three days only. The Halloween 2017 sale runs from today, 31 October, to Thursday 2 November, covering…

26 Oct 2017

Win a copy of Where to Ski

Win a copy of Where to Ski

Where to Ski Austria is here, it’s real, and Editor Gill is at the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard show today (Friday, 27 October) selling and signing copies on the Inghams stand. If you can’t make it…

13 Oct 2017

More UK flights to Grenoble

More UK flights to Grenoble

More flights are being launched to the Alps this winter, from London and Birmingham to Grenoble Alpes Isère airport. British Airways and Jet2 will fly once a week from London Heathrow and London Stansted…

9 Oct 2017

Win a pair of ski show tickets

Win a pair of ski show tickets

Big Air competitions, expert talks, Olympic ski and snowboarding stars and the latest cutting-edge gadgets and kit are just some of the reasons to head to London later this month for the Telegraph Ski…

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…

2 Oct 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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