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23 Dec 2008

Alpe-d’Huez introduces free lifts and new runs

Alpe-d’Huez has always been a good resort for beginners and novice skiers, but now it’s even better: four lifts will be free to use from this winter. Novices will also have the option of a…

23 Dec 2008

Editor Dave tries Revelstoke

Until last season Revelstoke was a small locals’ hill served by just one short lift, and with cat and heli-skiing available. But for 2007/08 a new day lodge, 8-seater gondola, fast quad chair…

19 Dec 2008

Ice to blame for gondola accident

A gondola accident at Whistler this week has been blamed on a rare build up of ice in the tower.In a press release issued by the resort, officials at Whistler Blackcomb have said ice and water damage most…

17 Dec 2008

Whistler gondola tower collapses

A tower on a Whistler gondola partially collapsed on Tuesday 16 December, leaving more than a dozen skiers stranded.The accident happened at about 2.30pm local time on the Excalibur gondola, which serves…

13 Oct 2008

Vertical challenges in Zermatt

Zermatt’s high glacier slopes are the happening place for some early season fun. And work on a new development to transform the top station is progressing nicely.The resort is preparing for the winter…

7 Oct 2008

New mountain restaurant and piste in Verbier

New mountain restaurant and piste in Verbier

Switzerland’s smart set and we ordinary ski mortals will have a few new drinking and dining options in Verbier this season…plus a new piste to slide down to reach them.On the mountainVerbier’s…

27 Aug 2008

Solden announces new lift, improved restaurant

Solden in Austria will have a new fast chair and mountain restaurant next season.The resort has announced that a swanky new eight-seat chairlift with covers is replacing the old triple chair above Giggijoch.…

19 May 2008

French gondolas get new safety stickers

French gondola cabins are receiving new safety stickers, clearly indicating how to behave when riding the lifts.The government initiative follows a man’s death in Chamonix this season, when he fell…

4 Apr 2008

New ski properties available in Vars

A new development being built in the French Southern Alps is set to increase the appeal of an often-neglected ski resort: VarsWhether you are looking to buy a dream base in the mountains, or wanting to…

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