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28 Oct 2019

Ancient Chamonix cable car being replaced at last

Ancient Chamonix cable car being replaced at last

The ancient 60-person cable car (originally built in 1956) from Les Praz in the valley to the Flégère ski area is being replaced for the 2019/20 season by a new 10-seater gondola. This much-needed…

17 Oct 2019

New gondola at Zell am See accesses over 400km of pistes

New gondola at Zell am See accesses over 400km of pistes

The Austrian resort of Zell am See’s local Schmittenhöhe ski area is small (77km of pistes) but has something to interest all standards from beginner to expert. It has long marketed itself jointly with…

11 Oct 2019

Grindelwald-Männlichen gondola replacement opens mid-December

Grindelwald-Männlichen gondola replacement opens mid-December

The interminable gondola ride from Grindelwald to Männlichen, the low peak shared with Wengen, is no more. The 50-year-old, 4-seat, two-stage lift is at last being replaced by a state-of-the-art gondola…

10 Oct 2019

Where to Ski in Italy and other Italian news

Where to Ski in Italy and other Italian news

After the usual gestation period of nine months, our new guidebook Where to Ski in Italy is now being printed. All being well you will be able to order it from about 17 October, and copies will start going…

8 Oct 2019

Win tickets to this year’s Ski and Snowboard Festival

Win tickets to this year’s Ski and Snowboard Festival

UPDATE The winners of the three pairs of tickets have been drawn from the hat, and they are: Angus Frazer Debbie Morris Alun Perkins. Team GB skiers and snowboarders, along with the World’s Greatest…

4 Oct 2019

Ski Weekend starts the season with its annual warm-up

Ski Weekend starts the season with its annual warm-up

Ski Weekend is running its traditional ‘warm-up weekend’ in Val d’Isère from Friday 29 November to Tuesday 3 December. It’s the 20th edition of this popular event, led by Ski Weekend founder Gavin…

2 Oct 2019

Kitzbühel to open on 19 October

Kitzbühel to open on 19 October

The iconic Tyrolean ski resort of Kitzbühel will be the first non-glacier ski area in the Alps to open for the 2019/20 season. On 19 and 20 October it will be opening pistes served by the Resterkogel…

30 Sep 2019

New chairlift and transfers for Megève

New chairlift and transfers for Megève

A new six-man chair lift will open up a previously little skied area of Megève, and an increased Alpybus service will make the French ski resort more accessible than ever before. The new chair lift will…

25 Sep 2019

Bourg-Les Arcs funicular gets facelift

Bourg-Les Arcs funicular gets facelift

Skiers who like to stay in Bourg Saint Maurice have a great new route directly into the Les Arcs ski area this winter. The funicular that has taken skiers and snowboarders directly into Arc 1600 from the…

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