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24 May 2021

Summer skiing starts across Europe

Summer skiing starts across Europe

Ski areas in Italy and France are opening for the summer skiing season, for many the first time their lifts have turned in 2021. On Monday 17 May, Italy’s Council of Ministers cleared ski lifts to begin…

4 May 2021

Verbier upgrades Médran gondola

Verbier upgrades Médran gondola

Having successfully completed a winter operating under the cloak of coronavirus, Verbier is forging ahead with improvement projects over the summer, pressing ahead with new lift plans and infrastructure…

19 Apr 2021

Work starts to link Squaw and Alpine Meadows

Work starts to link Squaw and Alpine Meadows

Work will start this summer on a gondola link between the bases of the Californian ski areas of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, eliminating the need to drive between the two. Between them, Squaw and Alpine…

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…

24 Nov 2020

Slow progress on Chamonix’s Grands Montets

Slow progress on Chamonix’s Grands Montets

It’s over two years since the cable car to the top of Chamonix’s iconic, glacial Grands Montets ski area was destroyed by fire. We now hear that the lift company ‘hopes’ to have…

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…

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