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16 Nov 2005

Border crossing expands Andorra’s Grandvalira

Andorra’s Grandvalira ski arena will cross the border this season when a new lift and runs open in French territory from Pas de la Casa.When the Andorran resorts of Pas de la Casa and Soldeu agreed…

14 Nov 2005

Mapping the mountain in 3D.

Mapping the mountain and its runs in any large ski area is a difficult task, but a new creation is about to hit the slopes: the 3D piste map.Several resorts are promoting a new style piste map this winter,…

14 Nov 2005

Glacier resorts’ great start

Glacier resorts across Europe are leading the way into winter with good snow conditions and snow forecast this week.Recent snowfalls and impressive summer ski conditions have ensured several resorts in…

11 Nov 2005

Westendorf and Kirchberg / Kitzbuhel go large

Austria’s SkiWelt area is set to grow this season when a new gondola opens to link Westendorf with the neighbouring resorts of Kirchberg and Kitzbühel.The new eight-seat gondola, ‘Ki West’,…

10 Nov 2005

Canadian resorts open to awesome conditions

Lake Louise and Sunshine Mountain resorts will open this week to some of the best early season snowfall for many years.Following Whistler Blackcomb’s ‘epic’ opening on 5 November, three…

10 Nov 2005

Mammoth deal clinches biggest ever resort sale

Mammoth Mountain in California has been sold in what is believed to be the largest ever deal of its kind for a ski resort.Starwood Capital, a property investment group, has acquired a majority share in…

9 Nov 2005

Hollywood star backs Californian ski campaign.

State Governor and Hollywood hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has teamed up with the California Travel and Tourism Commission and California’s ski areas to launch the California Snow Campaign, aimed…

7 Nov 2005

La Plagne: Bellecote Cable Car to be Rebuilt

Following a fire in August, rebuilding of the Bellecote lift station in La Plagne is well under way.The station, at an altitude of 3050 metres, was completely destroyed, but the authorities hope to have…

2 Nov 2005

Jungfrau resorts get closer to the UK

New flights this season - plus direct public coach transfers - will simplify travel to the traditional British favourites of Grindelwald, Wengen and Murren.Darwin Airline is now operating two flights from…

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