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17 Oct 2017

Morzine slashes skiing prices

Morzine slashes skiing prices

Prices in European ski resorts have plunged in the past year — with Morzine costing 13% less during the 2016/17 season than the winter before, according to a report by the Post Office. The report,…

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…

31 Oct 2016

Short skiing breaks

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…

5 Oct 2016

Arlberg is Austria’s largest ski area

Arlberg is Austria’s largest ski area

A huge investment of over €45 million on four new 10-person gondolas means that the Arlberg, covering the resorts of St Anton, Stuben, Zürs, Lech, Warth and Schröcken, will be the largest lift-linked…

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,…

30 Aug 2016

Inghams ski adds Montgenèvre

Inghams ski adds Montgenèvre

Ski tour operator Inghams has added the resort of Montgenèvre in France to its programme for the forthcoming season. Inghams will offer two chalets in Montgenèvre, the3.5 diamond Chalet Rocher de L’Aigle…

20 Feb 2016

Ski Arlberg to create biggest Austria area

Ski Arlberg to create biggest Austria area

Ski Arlberg in Austria has announced the opening of a new lift that will link Zürs and Stuben and create the largest ski area in Austria. The Flexenbahn gondola is effectively a replacement bus service…

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…

11 Jun 2015

St Anton ski shops guilty of price fixing

St Anton ski shops guilty of price fixing

Four ski shops in the Austrian resort of St Anton have been fined €419,200 (nearly £305,000) between them after being found guilty of fixing prices for the past 12 years. On 28 April, the Cartel Court…

28 Jan 2015

Avalanche risk grows as snow storm arrives

Avalanche risk grows as snow storm arrives

Skiers and snowboarders in the Alps are being warned to take even more care over the next days as the forecast snow starts to fall. The anticipated “big storm” in the next few days comes on the back…

30 Dec 2014

Grab a brilliant January ski deal

Grab a brilliant January ski deal

Well, it snowed! After a nail-biting run-up to Christmas, an epic storm last weekend, 15,000 people getting stranded in the French Alps and being forced to sleep in emergency accommodation, things have…

20 Nov 2014

Ski holiday bargains from £249pp all in

Ski holiday bargains from £249pp all in

If all this snow falling in the Alps is making your mouth water, and you have a few days of holiday not yet taken this year, then your luck is in. Ski tour operators are currently offering some massive…

6 Oct 2014

New flight routes for the ski season

New flight routes for the ski season

A host of new flight routes will be operating from all over the UK to the Alps, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia this winter. British Airways will fly twice a week from Gatwick to Friedrichshafen in Germany…

23 May 2014

Ski instructor course guarantees work

Ski instructor course guarantees work

A UK company has launched a brand new ski instructor course in Austria this summer, with a guaranteed job in St Anton for the winter season. The three-week course with Snoworks on the Hintertux Glacier…

26 Mar 2014

Fresh snow sparks surge in ski bookings

Fresh snow sparks surge in ski bookings

Tour operators are reporting a sudden rise in the number of people booking a last-minute ski or snowboard holiday — and offering fantastic deals for those looking for a snowy escape. Fresh snow has covered…

27 Jan 2014

More fabulous February ski deals

More fabulous February ski deals

Last month we saw some recession-busting bargain ski holidays, but the deals keep on flooding in. So much so that, as the snow finally starts to fall in earnest, we thought we’d flag up a few more for…

8 Jan 2014

Amazing ski holiday deals this week

Amazing ski holiday deals this week

If you want to grab a fantastic bargain, now is the time. The conditions are fantastic and there are ski deals everywhere — we’ve just added a load to our “bargains” section — but the offers…

15 Nov 2013

More ski resorts open lifts early

More ski resorts open lifts early

This week’s snow report reveals a promising start to the season and there is more snow forecast this weekend — great news for those of us itching to get on the slopes. Whether you are in Europe or…

10 Sep 2013

WTSS 2014 lifts lid on piste exaggeration

WTSS 2014 lifts lid on piste exaggeration

Where to Ski and Snowboard 2014 has lifted the lid on a big ski resort secret: the gross exaggeration of piste lengths. In the new edition of Where to Ski and Snowboard, released last Monday, editors Chris…

7 May 2013

One pass for Verbier, Arlberg and Vail

One pass for Verbier, Arlberg and Vail

Five days skiing in the Arlberg, Austria, Verbier in Switzerland and a season pass in top US resorts for just US$689 (£445)? Amazing value if you ask us. The Epic Pass, relaunched by Vail Resorts in 2011,…

19 Feb 2013

New lift links Lech and Warth-Schröcken

New lift links Lech and Warth-Schröcken

A new 2km long gondola will link two of the snowiest ski resorts in Alps next season, Lech-Zürs and Warth-Schröcken in Austria. The Arlberg ski area, which takes in the resorts of Lech, St Anton, St…

6 Nov 2012

Swiss, Avoriaz and VIP SKI win awards

Swiss, Avoriaz and VIP SKI win awards

Völkl and Salomon skis, Avoriaz, Ellis Brigham, Swiss airlines and Geneva airport are among 28 winners of the inaugural World Snow Awards in London last week. While skiers and snowboarders across UK start…

4 Nov 2012

More airlines to carry skis free

More airlines to carry skis free

Swiss has long been distinguished from rival airlines flying to the Alps by its free ski carriage policy, but now others are competing. Monarch airlines is offering free ski carriage on new routes introduced…

28 Jan 2012

Rally time in St Anton

Rally time in St Anton

St Anton’s Red Bull Hut Rally, which sees amateurs take on the professionals at the Freeski 6 Cross Race, has been taking place this weekend. The ‘hüttenrallye’, which is a bit of a…

1 Aug 2011

New family chalet hotel in St Anton

New family chalet hotel in St Anton

Tour operator Esprit has a cool picking for adventurous families to St Anton next winter: a chalet hotel right beside the slopes. The family specialist is offering Chalet Pepi Gabl as one of its eight…

20 Jul 2011

Inghams trebles chalet range

Inghams trebles chalet range

Inghams has announced 42 new chalets and chalet hotels as part of their winter 2011/12 programme. The new winter brochure was launched earlier this month and, as well as a big bundle of early booking…

24 Jun 2011

Living next door to the Moose

Living next door to the Moose

Now how close do you want to stay to St Anton’s après-ski? Will next door to the legendary Mooserwirt do? Or maybe that’s just too close to the action for some. Well, next season you’ll…

14 Apr 2011

Snow falls for Austria and Switzerland

Snow falls for Austria and Switzerland

Somewhat of a transformation for a good few resorts on Wednesday 13 April, with a sudden switch from high temperatures and sunny skies to much cooler conditions and showers – first as rain, then turning…

6 Apr 2011

Top-up snow for Austria

Top-up snow for Austria

While much talk is about winter slipping away and rapidly deteriorating pistes (which, yes, is evident in the recent ‘heatwave’), there has been new snow in Austria this week – which,…

29 Mar 2011

Bill Nighy - the shredder?

Bill Nighy - the shredder?

If you have seen Chalet Girl, the movie, you’ll appreciate this little number from Bill Nighy. If you haven’t, go see it. It’s predictable fun, but worth a viewing even if just to watch…

13 Jan 2011

Retail therapy, girls!

Retail therapy, girls!

It’s not just for the girls, but Snow + Rock are holding three special shopping nights to promote the new chick-flick movie, Chalet Girl. Get along to the Kensington, Hemel Hempstead or Manchester stores…

6 Dec 2010

St Anton setting for chalet girl film

St Anton setting for chalet girl film

‘Chalet Girl’ the movie went on premier this week, the new romantic comedy set in the mountains and soon to be on our cinema screens. Macho St Anton seems an unusual choice of resort for a…

25 Nov 2010

St Anton gets festive

St Anton gets festive

It’s the opening weekend in the Arlberg from tomorrow, Friday 26 November, and St Anton is ready to party. But how about a short December break with Flexiski? While the first weekend is full of fun…

23 Nov 2009

Concerns as resorts delay opening

Concerns as resorts delay opening

Two ski areas in the Alps have today (Monday 23 November) announced delays to their new winter season, following insufficient snowfall and mild weather. Italy’s Monterosa and Austria’s Arlberg…

30 Oct 2009

What’s up at the Moose?

What’s up at the Moose?

St Anton’s legendary après-ski bar, the Mooserwirt, looks a bit of a bombsite at the moment. It seems that the diggers have been out in force there all summer. So what are they up to? The Mooserwirt…

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