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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…

2 Nov 2005

North American resorts gear up for opening

Veterans’ Day on Friday 11 November is the day many major American resorts are aiming to open this year. But they are not the first.Breckenridge, Keystone and Mammoth are among the American resorts…

2 Nov 2005

Owner of Atomic gets its hands on Salomon

With potential objections from the European Commission out of the way, the acquisition of ski and boot maker Salomon by Finnish group Amer - owner of the Atomic ski brand - has been completed. Salomon…

19 Sep 2005

Canadian Developments

Two of the big developments in Canada at present are a new ice hotel and a major expansion of Kicking Horse.The Ice Hotel, opens in December 2005 at the Sun Peaks Resort. Constructed entirely of ice and…

19 Sep 2005

Andorra Expands Facilities

Andorra has announced the results of a €21 million investment programme:Grandvalira has a new detachable six-man chair lift in the Pas de la Casa sector, plus a new fixed four-man chairlift in the…

19 Sep 2005

BA Adds More Winter Sports Flights

BA has announced a new winter service from Gatwick to Grenoble starting on December 10, 2005.It will operate every day of the week except Tuesday and Wednesday and will cost from £79 return. The…

15 Jul 2005

Eurostar Adds More Half-Term Trains

Eurostar has announced that it will add six more trains for the February 2006 half-term rush.The new trains will provide an extra 4,500 seats, concentrated at the start and end of the week. The Friday…

27 Jun 2005

Norway Prepares For Summer Skiing

Norway is promoting itself as a destination for the growing summer ski market.The Folgefonna ski resort is boasting that it has the best spring snow for over 10 years which, it is hoped, will set up the…

27 Jun 2005

Rossignol Sold to Quiksilver

Rossignol, the loss-making French ski manufacturer has been bought by Quiksilver for €240 million.The idea, according to the chairman of Quiksilver is, “To represent in outdoor (gear) what Nike…

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