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24 Feb 2021

One-stop sustainable ski shop opens

One-stop sustainable ski shop opens

A website that promises to sell only sustainable ski and snowboard clothing and accessories has launched to offer environmentally-minded winter folk the chance to buy “kit with a conscience”. EcoSki.co.uk…

10 Feb 2021

Gondolas hold less risk of Covid than small offices

Gondolas hold less risk of Covid than small offices

A study recently conducted on lifts in the Swiss ski resort of Engelberg has found that skiers are 100 times less likely to catch Covid-19 on a 12-minute ride on a well-ventilated gondola than they are…

8 Feb 2021

Italian ski resorts may re-open 15 Feb

Italian ski resorts may re-open 15 Feb

Ski resorts in some areas of Italy are likely to open from next Monday, 15 February. Although the Italian government has not yet formally announced the re-opening, the country’s media is reporting that…

1 Feb 2021

Elan launches folding ski

Elan launches folding ski

Slovenian ski manufacturer Elan has today launched the world’s first high-performance folding ski, making travel more convenient and cheaper thanks to the fact they will pack down to around 90cm in length.…

27 Jan 2021

Recreate après-ski with new Piste Off toffee vodka

Recreate après-ski with new Piste Off toffee vodka

As we near the end of “Dry January”, no closer to being able to go on a skiing holiday, there’s some good news. A new drink has been launched that will help avid skiers and snowboarders to enjoy…

21 Jan 2021

Kitzbühel’s Hahnenkamm Races held behind closed doors

Kitzbühel’s Hahnenkamm Races held behind closed doors

Last week’s famous Lauberhorn downhill race in Wengen, Switzerland, was cancelled because of a serious Covid-19 outbreak in the resort (thought to have been triggered by a Brit who was there over Christmas).…

21 Jan 2021

French ski lifts remain shut

French ski lifts remain shut

Ski lifts in France are to remain closed during February and possibly beyond, said government ministers yesterday. While French ski resorts were hoping they would get the go-ahead to open lifts from 1…

20 Jan 2021

Val Thorens make génépi hand sanitiser

Val Thorens make génépi hand sanitiser

As French ski resorts await news from the government on whether they can reopen their ski lifts in February (an announcement is due today, Wednesday 20 January), the team at Val Thorens tourist office…

14 Jan 2021

GHIC replaces EHIC for British skiers

GHIC replaces EHIC for British skiers

Travellers are being warned not to be conned into paying for the new Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) that has this year replaced the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), following Britain’s departure…

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