Browsing entries tagged with Austria

11 Jan 2013

Temperatures and snow fall in the Alps

Temperatures and snow fall in the Alps

Temperatures are dropping and it’s snowing again in the Alps. Just when everyone is heading back to work after the New Year break, the snow is coming — and it’s much needed after this week’s warm…

20 Dec 2012

Police urge caution after avalanche

Police urge caution after avalanche

Skiers and snowboarders in are being warned to take extra care after a 23-year-old Swedish woman died yesterday in an avalanche in Nendaz, Switzerland. The woman, who has not yet been named, was skiing…

10 Nov 2012

More ski resorts open thanks to early snow

More ski resorts open thanks to early snow

Snow has been falling this week and more is forecast across the Alps this weekend, with Obergurgl in Austria joining the ever-growing list of ski resorts opening early. Conditions are so good in Obergurgl…

28 Oct 2012

Snowfall allows ski resorts to open early

Snowfall allows ski resorts to open early

Winter has arrived in ski resorts across Europe and North America. While we were digging out our winter coats in the UK this weekend, snow started to fall across the Alps. It’s dumping in Verbier, Tignes,…

26 Oct 2012

Canadian man dies in early avalanche

Canadian man dies in early avalanche

Canadian authorities are reminding all off-piste skiers to brush up on their avalanche skills this season, following the death of a mountain worker in British Columbia. Pat Lawrence Desmarais, a 50-year-old…

15 Oct 2012

Autumn snowfalls hit the Alps

Autumn snowfalls hit the Alps

Monday morning has brought snow across France, Austria, Italy and Switzerland — with particularly heavy dumps on the

28 Sep 2012

Australia extends ski season

Australia extends ski season

As Tignes prepares to open to skiers this weekend, ski resorts in Australia have extended their season and are hailing it as one of the best ever. Thredbo and Perisher in New South Wales and Mt Buller…

20 Sep 2012

It’s snowing in the Alps

It’s snowing in the Alps

The Alps have been hit by more snow for the third week running — in time for more glaciers to open this weekend.  Austria and Switzerland both reported fresh snowfall last night, with temperatures…

17 Oct 2011

Hintertux welcomes US 9/11 hero

Hintertux welcomes US 9/11 hero

Austria’s Hintertux glacier has welcomed a special visitor to its autumn snow: an American hero from the 9/11 US bombing tragedy. Keen skier Richard Picciotto is the highest-ranking survivor…

14 Sep 2011

New lift for Kitzbühel

New lift for Kitzbühel

The Kitzbühel ski area is to have a new six-pack for the start of this winter. Actually, the swanky new lift, with heated seats and covers is being constructed at the far end of the region –  in…

19 Apr 2011

Austria’s big ski treasure hunt begins

Austria’s big ski treasure hunt begins

Obertauern in Austria is gearing up for another round of the Gamsleiten Criterion from 21-25 April, when visitors can be seen digging all over the snow rather than skiing it. Hundreds of keen Easter visitors…

6 Apr 2011

Top-up snow for Austria

Top-up snow for Austria

While much talk is about winter slipping away and rapidly deteriorating pistes (which, yes, is evident in the recent ‘heatwave’), there has been new snow in Austria this week – which,…

21 Sep 2010

Beer price hike for Austria

Beer price hike for Austria

Beers in Austria may not be quite the bargain next season that we’re used to. Brewers and the Austrian foodstuffs agency have announced prices are set to rise, following increased energy, labour…

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