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16 Dec 2005

Mix and Match at Verbier

With most Alpine resorts in full-swing for the 2005/06 winter season, Verbier in Switzerland has unveiled its latest attractions - a swanky new lift and mountain restaurant.The Chaux Express combimix…

15 Dec 2005

DIY skiers demand more

Online company,, is reporting a surge in winter demand for hire cars at airports including Geneva and Chambéry, as independent skiers take advantage of a boost in budget airline…

15 Dec 2005

Child’s play in Avoriaz

It’s all child’s play in Avoriaz this winter, as the French resort opens the first ecological winter forest park and a new slope for the youngsters in the family fun area. Avoriaz is continuing…

14 Dec 2005

American Express Report: That will do nicely!

According to a new report from American Express Foreign Exchange, it’s not only the snow that is falling fast in Europe: prices have tumbled too. Six out of ten top winter sports destinations, surveyed…

13 Dec 2005

Protests cause Olympic worry

Protests against the planned construction of a high-speed Alpine rail link through the mountains in the Susa valley, Italy are causing huge concern for Winter Olympic officials.Thousands have gathered…

12 Dec 2005

Bardonecchia bags new facilities in Olympic restoration project

Italy’s border town resort, Bardonecchia, is all set to welcome some of the Olympic competitors to its newly restored residential complex. Bardonecchia will host the Olympic snowboarding events at…

12 Dec 2005

Get high at Breckenridge

North America’s highest chairlift was unveiled in Breckenridge, Colorado last week.The new Imperial Express chairlift has opened almost a month earlier than planned, following exceptional early season…

9 Dec 2005

Easy Jet 4 Ski

A joint online venture between EasyJet and online ski retailer Igluski will allow skiers to package their own tailor-made trips through a new website. The new site,, offers access to…

8 Dec 2005

Alpe d’Huez celebrates the old and the new

Alpe d’Huez began its 2005/06 winter season last weekend, marking the seventieth anniversary year of the resort’s first lift with the opening of a new one.In 1936 Jean Pomagalski installed…

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