Browsing entries tagged with Snowboard

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…

9 Nov 2016

Save on ski kit by buying in Britain

Save on ski kit by buying in Britain

Buying your ski and snowboard gear in the UK this winter will be up to 25 per cent cheaper than buying in Europe says the Snowsport Industries of Great Britain (SIGB), which has compared prices at home…

7 Nov 2016

Win a £95 ski bag from Ellis Brigham

Win a £95 ski bag from Ellis Brigham

We’ve teamed up with Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports to give away this EB Team Edition 195cm Double Wheelie Ski Bag worth £95 to one lucky reader. The ski bag is part of Ellis Brigham’s extensive ski…

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,…

2 Nov 2016

Red Bull releases Air Zermatt series

Red Bull releases Air Zermatt series

A new docu-series by Red Bull has followed Air Zermatt, the best aerial search rescue team in the world, as they go about their work. Air Zermatt perform around 1700 missions each year to aid stranded…

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…

24 Oct 2016

Saas-Fee crowdfunds ski passes

Saas-Fee crowdfunds ski passes

The ski resort of Saas-fee in Switzerland is selling season passes for CHF 222 (around £183) — CHF32 cheaper than a four-day pass — but it will only be available at that price if 99,999 people buy…

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…

17 Oct 2016

SWISS launches ski flight to Sion

SWISS launches ski flight to Sion

Swiss International Airlines will be operating three flights between London Heathrow and Sion Airport next February half term to alleviate some of the seasonal pressure that week. Sion Airport is a short…

13 Oct 2016

Win Telegraph Ski Show tickets

Win Telegraph Ski Show tickets

The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show runs from 27-30 October in London and we have a pair of tickets worth £40 to give away. For the second year running, the show takes place in Battersea Park with…

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…

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…

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”…

10 Sep 2016

New fast lifts for top Swiss resorts

New fast lifts for top Swiss resorts

We’ve already reported on ancient gondolas being replaced in the Swiss ski resorts of Zermatt and Saas Fee and a hi-tech new chairlift in Klosters. Here is news of three more much-needed new chairlifts…

8 Sep 2016

New ski resort offered to British market

New ski resort offered to British market

Specialist French Alps ski tour operator Peak Retreats has become the first to offer Praz de Lys to the British market. Just 40 minutes from Geneva Airport, sitting at 1500m in the Giffre Valley, Praz…

5 Sep 2016

Crystal offers free beginner skiing

Crystal offers free beginner skiing

If you book a beginner ski holiday this winter with Crystal Ski, you can start practicing for free before your trip — at Chill Factore in Manchester. The new “Ski for Free” initiative offers up to…

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…

22 Aug 2016

A change of direction for WTSS

A change of direction for WTSS

Normally, by this time of year we would have invited readers on our mailing list to consider buying the latest annual edition, to be published in early September. This year is different. After 21 years…

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…

17 Aug 2016

Iconic ski resorts join Mountain Collective

Iconic ski resorts join Mountain Collective

Two big-name, iconic North American ski resorts have been added to the Mountain Collective pass, beefing up its already impressive list. Revelstoke in British Columbia and Telluride in Colorado are the…

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,…

11 Aug 2016

The Snow Centre gets a Swiss flavour

The Snow Centre gets a Swiss flavour

The Snow Centre has teamed up with Switzerland Tourism and the Valais to give UK skiers an even more authentic experience while practicing their skills on the closest real snow slope to London. The walls…

3 Aug 2016

Crystal adds Trysil for this ski season

Crystal adds Trysil for this ski season

Ski tour operator Crystal has added the family-friendly resort of Trysil in Norway to its programme for the coming ski season.  Trysil is Norway’s largest alpine resort, with 71km of pistes over…

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…

15 Jul 2016

Controversy over Cairngorm ski lift

Controversy over Cairngorm ski lift

The company that owns Cairngorm ski resort in Scotland has been reprimanded for doing work to improve facilities for skiers without planning consent. Natural Retreats, which operates Cairngorm ski resort…

14 Jul 2016

Alpe d’Huez updates Signal slopes

Alpe d’Huez updates Signal slopes

The Signal sector in the ski resort of Alpe d’Huez is to be updated this summer. The Signal sector links to the village of Villard-Reculas on the back, and until now has been reached by draglifts or…

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…

5 Jul 2016

Val d’Isère launches new beginner tickets

Val d’Isère launches new beginner tickets

The French ski resort of Val d’Isère has announced a new set of ski passes to accompany the construction of its new beginner area on Solaise. The resort will offer one-day “I just want to try and…

29 Jun 2016

Tour ops freeze ski prices post-Brexit

Tour ops freeze ski prices post-Brexit

Ski tour operators are speaking out to reassure customers that their prices will remain unchanged despite the recent economic and political volatility caused by the Brexit vote. Mountain Heaven provides…

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…

6 Jun 2016

Ski with a friend at The Snow Centre

Ski with a friend at The Snow Centre

Get some practice time in on Britain’s largest indoor real ski lesson slope in the UK and introduce a friend to snowsports this month, with The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead. During the month of June,…

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…

19 May 2016

Have you joined the Jerry brigade?

Have you joined the Jerry brigade?

Are you missing the ski slopes? We’ve found a way of keep you firmly tuned to the snow every day — while offering a laugh at the same time. Ok, so we haven’t just found it, but we do think it’s…

3 May 2016

Readers take winning trip to La Plagne

Readers take winning trip to La Plagne

Where to Ski and Snowboard reader Keith Wild and his wife Alison have returned from a trip to La Plagne that they won for submitting a resort report for this year’s book. Mr Wild said despite having…

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.…

24 Mar 2016

Crystal Ski adds Sun Peaks for 2016/17

Crystal Ski adds Sun Peaks for 2016/17

Crystal Ski Holidays has added Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia, Canada, to its programme for next season — which is on sale now. Now offering the second-biggest ski area in Canada (next to Whistler),…

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…

2 Mar 2016

Muse to close Ischgl ski season

Muse to close Ischgl ski season

Ischgl continues to pull in the big names for its Top of the Mountain concerts — with rock band Muse now booked to close the 2015-16 ski season. The Austrian party resort is famous for its big-name concerts…

29 Feb 2016

More skiing for beginners in Whistler

More skiing for beginners in Whistler

The Canadian ski resort of Whistler Blackcomb, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary, has announced plans to expand its beginner areas as part of an $8million investment to improve its winter…

23 Feb 2016

Verbier offers self-tracking drones

Verbier offers self-tracking drones

Fancy filming your skiing exploits with a self-tracking drone? While the use of drones is banned in some US ski resorts, Verbier is embracing the technology by offering Europe’s first self-tracking drones.…

18 Feb 2016

Ski Total launches Easter revise weeks

Ski Total launches Easter revise weeks

Ski Total has launched an innovative “revise and ski” trip for families over Easter, offering revision sessions for children and teenagers in its chalets in Val d’Isère. The revision sessions are…

12 Feb 2016

Skier fined for speeding in Verbier

Skier fined for speeding in Verbier

A skier has been fined and found guilty of causing “simple bodily injury” for skiing too fast and hitting another skier in Verbier in 2014. The skier — who has not been named — was fined CHF1350…

11 Feb 2016

Time to send your ski resort reports

Time to send your ski resort reports

With great snow conditions currently on offer in the Alps and US in time for half-term (read today’s snow report here), our thoughts start to turn to Where to Ski and Snowboard 2017 (yes, scary). Editor…

9 Feb 2016

Buy a uniquely designed ski helmet

Buy a uniquely designed ski helmet

Art-loving skiers can bid for a piece of history this week — a one-off ski helmet painted by one of 15 different artists. The helmets, commissioned by clothing brand Trespass, feature everything from…

5 Feb 2016

Verbier hosts new music and ski festival

Verbier hosts new music and ski festival

The Swiss resort of Verbier has announced a brand new ski and music festival to celebrate the end of the season. “Verbier Impulse” will run over two weekends — 8-10 April then 15-17 April with ski…

3 Feb 2016

First Olympic test events in South Korea

First Olympic test events in South Korea

The first Winter Olympic test events will be held this week in South Korea, two years ahead of PyeongChang 2018. The men’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup events will take place in Jeongseon over the weekend,…

2 Feb 2016

Ski resorts stop selling water bottles

Ski resorts stop selling water bottles

Two ski resorts in California have stopped selling bottled water. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have launched an initiative called Drink Mountain Tap, which aims to reduce the number of single-use water…

1 Feb 2016

Shaun White buys a stake in Mammoth

Shaun White buys a stake in Mammoth

Olympic snowboarder Shaun White has bought a stake in Mammoth Resorts, which owns a clutch of ski areas in California. The 29-year-old San Diego snowboarder won Gold at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics…

29 Jan 2016

Snowboarders return envelope of cash

Snowboarders return envelope of cash

What would you do if you found an envelope stuffed with cash on a piste? Hopefully hand it in to police, which is what two Austrian men did when the found €16,000 (about £12,225) on a piste in Wagrain,…

28 Jan 2016

How big is a big French ski area?

How big is a big French ski area?

There’s been a lot of debate about the size of ski areas recently — but what does size actually mean? If you struggle to work out exactly how big 250km is (Serre Chevalier), 425km (Paradiski) or 600km…

20 Jan 2016

Vail Resorts buys another ski area

Vail Resorts buys another ski area

Vail Resorts is marching on — with the purchase of yet another ski area in the US. Today the company that already owns ski areas across the US and in Australia announced it had bought Wilmot Mountain…

13 Jan 2016

Schoolchildren hit by avalanche

Schoolchildren hit by avalanche

An investigation is underway tonight following an avalanche in Les Deux-Alpes that has killed a Ukrainian skier and two schoolchildren. We understand that the schoolchildren had been skiing in a closed…

1 Jan 2016

Colorado launches ski Safety Month

Colorado launches ski Safety Month

Ski resorts across Colorado are to host a month-long series of programmes and activities to encourage skiers and snowboarders to keep safe on the slopes. National Safety Month takes place throughout January…

29 Dec 2015

Snow on its way for the Alps

Snow on its way for the Alps

The snow drought that has been plaguing the Alps might be coming to an end. Forecasts show a cold front approaching that will bring to an end the mild weather responsible for green slopes and closed pistes.…

22 Dec 2015

Ski a world record torchlit descent

Ski a world record torchlit descent

Les Deux-Alpes is planning a world record torchlit descent early next year to celebrate the completion of a new blue piste that will revolutionise the ski home for intermediates. On Wednesday, 13 January,…

17 Dec 2015

Skiing is big business in Colorado

Skiing is big business in Colorado

Skiing is big business in the States. A new study has shown that the ski industry in Colorado contributes $4.8 billion (£3.2 billion) to the state’s economy — and with some of the best conditions…

10 Dec 2015

Uber launches for skiers in Utah

Uber launches for skiers in Utah

Uber, the app that connects passengers directly with drivers, has launched its first ski resort service in the US. uberSKI launched in Salt Lake City in Utah last weekend and offers a cost-effective way…

8 Dec 2015

Fancy a Courchevel beer?

Fancy a Courchevel beer?

A new, limited edition beer has been launched in the French ski resort of Courchevel. “Mademoiselle Courchevel” has been made using in Tarantaise by the Alpine do Moutiers Brewery using water from…

4 Dec 2015

Foreign Office warns skiers over insurance

Foreign Office warns skiers over insurance

One third of skiers and snowboarders fail to check whether they have appropriate travel insurance for their winter holidays, the Foreign Office has revealed this morning. New research from the Foreign…

3 Dec 2015

Ski the light fantastic in Åre

Ski the light fantastic in Åre

The ski resort of Åre in Sweden opens for the season tomorrow — with a rather exciting new feature. A snowpark lit by LED lamps in changing colours will mimic the film Afterglow that wowed us all this…

27 Nov 2015

Black Friday hits the ski slopes

Black Friday hits the ski slopes

Like it or not, Britain is currently in the grip of Black Friday, which also means money off ski holidays this year. Alpine Weekends is offering Where to Ski and Snowboard readers an extra £50 off its…

20 Nov 2015

Aldi launches 2015 skiwear range

Aldi launches 2015 skiwear range

Get ready for the annual dash for ski kit at budget supermarket Aldi, which this year says it can completely kit out an adult skier for just £59.94. Every year, Aldi includes ski wear in its regular “specialbuys”…

9 Nov 2015

UK ski sales dip to all-time low

UK ski sales dip to all-time low

The high cost of carrying skis on planes is being cited as a major cause in the fall of ski sales in the UK over the past year. Figures released earlier this month by the Snowsport Industries of Great…

6 Nov 2015

Megève joins Mont Blanc ski pass

Megève joins Mont Blanc ski pass

The French ski resort of Megève will this year join the Mont Blanc Unlimited Ski Pass — giving skiers and snowboarders access to nearly 1,000km of skiing in three different countries. The Mont Blanc…

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