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21 Jan 2021

Kitzbühel’s Hahnenkamm Races held behind closed doors

Kitzbühel’s Hahnenkamm Races held behind closed doors

Last week’s famous Lauberhorn downhill race in Wengen, Switzerland, was cancelled because of a serious Covid-19 outbreak in the resort (thought to have been triggered by a Brit who was there over Christmas).…

21 Jan 2021

French ski lifts remain shut

French ski lifts remain shut

Ski lifts in France are to remain closed during February and possibly beyond, said government ministers yesterday. While French ski resorts were hoping they would get the go-ahead to open lifts from 1…

20 Jan 2021

Val Thorens make génépi hand sanitiser

Val Thorens make génépi hand sanitiser

As French ski resorts await news from the government on whether they can reopen their ski lifts in February (an announcement is due today, Wednesday 20 January), the team at Val Thorens tourist office…

14 Jan 2021

GHIC replaces EHIC for British skiers

GHIC replaces EHIC for British skiers

Travellers are being warned not to be conned into paying for the new Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) that has this year replaced the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), following Britain’s departure…

10 Jan 2021

French ski resorts remain closed

French ski resorts remain closed

While Italy and Austria have delayed the opening of their ski resorts to tourists until mid-January at the earliest, last week the French government said coronavirus infection rates in France remain too…

8 Jan 2021

Le Ski skips a season

Le Ski skips a season

Yesterday chalet operator Le Ski took the tough decision to cancel all holidays this season. Nick Morgan, the Managing Director and co-owner (with sister Liz) said: “We have taken the decision not to…

4 Jan 2021

Italy and Austria delay ski openings

Italy and Austria delay ski openings

Italy and Austria have delayed opening their ski resorts until 18 January, at the earliest. When resorts were closed in October in Italy, they were given a preliminary opening date of 7 January, in line…

23 Dec 2020

Jungfrau’s V-Cableway now in action

Jungfrau’s V-Cableway now in action

Looking forward, beyond the coronavirus pandemic, the Jungfrau region earlier this month opened the second part of its massive new V-Cableway – despite challenging times for construction. The new V-Cableway…

14 Dec 2020

Ski resorts in Sweden now open

Ski resorts in Sweden now open

The Swedish ski resorts of Åre, Sälen and Vemdalen will be opening this week, joining Trysil and Hemsedal in Norway, which opened on 11 December. All resorts are owned by the company SkiStar, which says…

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