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18 Sep 2020

Zermatt to open Switzerland’s first automated gondola

Zermatt to open Switzerland’s first automated gondola

As ski resorts around the world announce details of Covid-secure operations for this coming winter, Switzerland’s first fully automated gondola will open in Zermatt this December. Despite the difficult…

27 Aug 2020

Squaw Valley to change its name

Squaw Valley to change its name

The ski resort of Squaw Valley in California has announced it is to drop the “derogatory and offensive term ‘squaw’” from its name. Squaw Valley was named in 1949, but since that time changes have…

20 Aug 2020

Verbier unveils world’s highest zipline

Verbier unveils world’s highest zipline

Top Swiss ski resort Verbier has unveiled a new star attraction: the world’s highest zipline. The new Mount 4 Zipline starts at 3330m and flies for 1.4km over the Tortin glacier, descending 383 vertical…

19 Jul 2020

Whistler removes Horstman T-Bar

Whistler removes Horstman T-Bar

The Horstman T-Bar lift in Whistler-Blackcomb was removed this week, because the glacier has receded so much the ski lift was no longer serviceable. The Horstman Glacier at the top of Whistler-Blackcomb…

1 Jul 2020

New high-speed chair for Schladming

New high-speed chair for Schladming

Work has begun on the installation of a high-speed eight-seater chairlift in the centre of the Austrian ski resort of Schladming. The new chair will replace the 26-year-old four-seater Lärchkogelbahn…

23 Jun 2020

New state-of-the-art gondola for Zermatt

New state-of-the-art gondola for Zermatt

Regular readers of Where to Ski and Snowboard will know that Zermatt in Switzerland is my favourite resort. One of my favourite runs in Zermatt has long been the one on skier’s right of the whole area…

5 Jun 2020

French ski resorts open tomorrow

French ski resorts open tomorrow

The French ski resorts of Les 2 Alpes and Val D’Isère will open tomorrow, 6 June, for the start of their summer skiing season. Les 2 Alpes opens for weekends only throughout June (6-7, 13-14, 20-21…

29 May 2020

Lifts to open and work continues in Zermatt

Lifts to open and work continues in Zermatt

The cable cars will start operating in the picturesque ski resort of Zermatt on 8 June as coronavirus restrictions continue to ease in Switzerland.  Hotels, accommodation, hiking trails, public transport…

21 May 2020

French ski resorts open post-Covid lockdown

French ski resorts open post-Covid lockdown

Mountain resorts in France are opening for summer skiing as coronavirus lockdown measure in the country are slowly lifted. Today, the Aiguille du Midi cable car in Chamonix opens for skiers for the second…

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