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26 Jan 2022

Verbier working to reduce avalanche fatalities

Verbier working to reduce avalanche fatalities

The Swiss ski resort of Verbier, known for its challenging off-piste, is taking part in a pilot scheme that is hoped will strengthen avalanche prevention. The scheme, for which Verbier is acting as a test…

21 Jan 2022

Switzerland drops pre-travel testing

Switzerland drops pre-travel testing

Travel some alpine countries is set to become far easier in the coming weeks, with Austria and Switzerland relaxing test requirements for visiting Brits this weekend. From tomorrow, Saturday 22, January,…

20 Jan 2022

Ellis Brigham launches Scottish ski shuttle

Ellis Brigham launches Scottish ski shuttle

With demand rising for adventures in home-grown mountains, outdoor retailer Ellis Brigham has come up with a brilliant way of helping skiers and snowboarders in Scotland reach local slopes. The new Ellis…

19 Jan 2022

Les Arcs welcomes back British skiers

Les Arcs welcomes back British skiers

We’ve been inundated with emails from French ski resorts welcoming British skiers back after restrictions were finally lifted last week, but none has been quite as eye-catching as this one from Les Arcs…

17 Jan 2022

Oxygène offers free ski lessons

Oxygène offers free ski lessons

The independent French ski and snowboard school Oxygène is offering free snowsports lessons across 14 different ski resorts this season, to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The free ski and snowboard sessions…

13 Jan 2022

Relief as France lifts UK travel ban

Relief as France lifts UK travel ban

Ski companies have spoken of their relief and delight that France has this morning confirmed it will lift restrictions tomorrow, in time for skiers to travel this weekend. In a televised announcement at…

12 Jan 2022

Skiers miss the mountain views, says S+R

Skiers miss the mountain views, says S+R

“The feeling of being alive” and stunning mountain views are two of the main things people have missed from their annual ski holiday, according to research by retailer Snow+Rock. Announcing the results…

8 Jan 2022

Will French drop British travel ban next week?

Will French drop British travel ban next week?

As rumours abound that restrictions in France on British travellers entering the country for leisure will be lifted at the end of next week, one company has estimated that ski resorts in the country have…

4 Jan 2022

Ski helmets for U18s and no ski-boozing in Italy

Ski helmets for U18s and no ski-boozing in Italy

Ski helmets have become mandatory for all skiers and snowboarders under the age of 18 in Italy and boozing on the slopes outlawed following the introduction of new Slope Safety rules on 1 January 2022.…

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