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27 Mar 2009

Freeski legend Shane McConkey dies

Shane McConkey, renowned freeskier and pioneer of ski BASE-jumping has been killed in an accident in Italy. McConkey, 39, was ski base-jumping in the Italian Dolomites when the accident happened. Details…

26 Mar 2009

Snowbombing starts Sunday in Mayrhofen

Love it or hate it; Europe’s lively spring festival, Snowbombing, is back in Mayrhofen next week. One of Europe’s biggest snow and music events returns to the Austrian town for another session…

18 Mar 2009

New Zealand cheaper to ski says report

Taking a skiing holiday to the southern hemisphere is likely to be more attractive for European and North American travellers this summer, according to the latest World Ski Lift Ticket Price Report 2009.The…

18 Mar 2009

British actress dies from ski injury

British actress, Natasha Richardson, has died from a head injury resulting from a skiing accident.The 45-year old daughter of Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave hit her head in a fall on a beginner…

16 Mar 2009

Alaskan resort bans skier after rescue

A teenage skier has been banned from Alyeska ski resort for a year, following an out-of-bounds accident there recently.The 19 year old, Matt Davis has been banned and ordered to pay $845 as a result of…

16 Mar 2009

Police officer killed in French Alps fall

A police officer was killed in Alpe-d’ Huez at the weekend, following a fall while skiing on piste.Michael Probert, a Metropolitan police officer from St Albans, was on holiday at the southern French…

6 Mar 2009

Skiers rescued from Snowbird chairlift

Up to ninety skiers were stranded on a Utah chairlift on Wednesday morning when high winds caused a partial dislodge on one of its chairs, forcing its closure.The Peruvian Express quad at Snowbird ski…

31 Dec 2008

Pre-book your pass for better deal

With the pound sliding drastically against the euro, tour operators are highlighting savings on pre-booked lift passes. According to Crystal and Thomson, skiers can save as much as 10% on the cost of a…

30 Dec 2008

Second avalanche at Jackson Hole hits restaurant

Just two days after a fatal avalanche at Jackson Hole, a second slide has struck the ski area - this time spilling through a mountain restaurant.According to the Associated Press, the small avalanche happened…

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