Browsing entries tagged with Coronavirus

10 Sep 2020

Ski operators remain positive for the season ahead

Ski operators remain positive for the season ahead

Small, independent ski companies are remaining positive about the winter season ahead, which starts in just over two months from now. Since Crystal Ski Holidays dropped the bombshell on Tuesday that it…

8 Sep 2020

Crystal cancels catered chalet ski holidays

Crystal cancels catered chalet ski holidays

Crystal Ski Holidays has taken the decision to cancel all catered chalet holidays for the 2020/21 ski season due to Covid 19. The decision comes as the coronavirus infection rate rises in the UK and…

1 Sep 2020

Vail Resorts outlines Covid ski plans

Vail Resorts outlines Covid ski plans

Vail Resorts has unveiled its plan for operating its 34 ski resorts across North America this coming winter. The 2020-21 winter ski season begins for Vail Resorts on 6 November at Keystone, and last week…

5 Aug 2020

Indoor ski centres open this weekend

Indoor ski centres open this weekend

Indoor ski centres across the UK are preparing to open their doors following months of closure due to Covid-19. Ski centres, along with other indoor leisure facilities including ice rinks, bowling alleys,…

22 Jul 2020

Ski piste named after Novak Djokovic

Ski piste named after Novak Djokovic

A piste in the ski resort of Jahorina in Bosnia and Herzegovina has been named after tennis player Novak Djokovic, who seems to have recovered well following his brush with Covid-19. The inauguration took…

15 Jul 2020

Ski titles hit by coronavirus

Ski titles hit by coronavirus

Two more ski publications have become coronavirus casualties, as websites OnTheSnow and Skiinfo close for good. Their Colorado-based owner, Mountain New Corporation, closed both sites on 13 July citing…

9 Jul 2020

Campaign launched to save the ski train

Campaign launched to save the ski train

A petition has been launched in the wake of news yesterday that Eurostar will not run its direct Ski Train service for the 2020/21 ski season, due to Covid-19. For decades, the Ski Train has run two…

12 Jun 2020

World’s largest ski show set for October

World’s largest ski show set for October

A virtual event, touting itself as “the World’s Largest Ski Show” will take place from the French ski area Portes du Soleil this coming October. The World’s Largest Ski Show (#WLSS) will run gfrom…

3 Jun 2020

Skiers plan to hit pistes next winter

Skiers plan to hit pistes next winter

Ski tour operators are reporting that skiers are feeling positive about the 2020/21 winter season and planning to take ski holidays. A customer survey by French specialist Peak Retreats reports that…

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…

5 May 2020

Norway glacier opens to 14.9m of snow

Norway glacier opens to 14.9m of snow

The Fonna Glacier in Norway has opened for the summer season with social distancing measure in place — tremendous amounts of snow. The glacier opened on 1 May with an incredible 14.9m of snowfall. The…

24 Apr 2020

Ischgl plans more quality après-ski

Ischgl plans more quality après-ski

The Austrian ski resort of Ischgl is planning to move its après-ski scene more upmarket, as Austria starts to ease its lockdown. Mayor of the Tyrolean ski town has said he will work with local business…

18 Apr 2020

Levi stockpiles snow for next ski season

Levi stockpiles snow for next ski season

A ski resort in Finland is preserving snow for the 2020-21 winter season after being forced to close early due to the coronavirus outbreak. Staff at Levi, a ski resort in Finnish Lapland north of the Arctic…

16 Apr 2020

Donate ski goggles to the NHS

Donate ski goggles to the NHS

An organisation set up to gather ski goggles for NHS staff in the UK is appealing for skiers and snowboarders to donate used or new eyewear. The initiative, GogglesforDocsUK, is collecting used or new…

14 Apr 2020

Ötztal valley helps skiers remain upbeat

Ötztal valley helps skiers remain upbeat

While travel as we know it is not currently possible, “armchair travelling” is the new buzzword, and helping to keep horizons intact for those with wandering feet. While some companies are offering…

11 Apr 2020

Zermatt displays Union jack on Matterhorn

Zermatt displays Union jack on Matterhorn

As the coronavirus death toll hit 980 in the UK last night, the Swiss ski resort of Zermatt sent a sign of solidarity. Since 25 March, the famous Matterhorn mountain which straddles the ski resorts of…

7 Apr 2020

Michelin-starred chefs cook for hospital staff in French Alps

Michelin-starred chefs cook for hospital staff in French Alps

Michelin-starred chefs in the French Alps are feed staff caring for coronavirus patients in local hospitals. Some 20 Michelin-starred chefs from the Savoie Mont Blanc have joined the initiative that started…

25 Mar 2020

Matterhorn lit as a sign of hope

Matterhorn lit as a sign of hope

The iconic Matterhorn in Zermatt will be lit every evening with a symbol of hope to help society stand together during the coronavirus crisis. Every evening from sunset to 2300, starting last night (Tuesday…

24 Mar 2020

Verbier locals make hospital gowns for Swiss medics

Verbier locals make hospital gowns for Swiss medics

Residents in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier are turning bedsheets into hospital gowns and masks to help in the fight against Covid-19. The move comes as doctors in Verbier request that the ski resort…

18 Mar 2020

easyJet winter 2020/21 flights on sale for under £30

easyJet winter 2020/21 flights on sale for under £30

The airline easyJet is launching its winter schedule early to allow skiers and snowboarders to change existing bookings that have been affected by the coronavirus. Until 24 March, fares for next winter…

17 Mar 2020

Ski tourers asked to stay out of the mountains

Ski tourers asked to stay out of the mountains

While more ski resorts across North America shut their lifts, European mountain areas are appealing for skiers and snowboarders who have taken to ski touring and split boarders to exercise caution —…

15 Mar 2020

Skiing in France and the US now ends

Skiing in France and the US now ends

France and the US have now followed Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Norway and Andorra in closing their ski lifts for the remainder of the season due to the COVID-19 threat. Skiers due to travel…

13 Mar 2020

Now Switzerland closes its resorts too

Now Switzerland closes its resorts too

Switzerland is following Austria, Germany, Norway and Italy with the closure of its ski resorts in the battle to contain Covid-19.  This afternoon, Televerbier announced: “Due to the COVID-19…

13 Mar 2020

Ski resorts in Austria, Germany and Norway close for the season

Ski resorts in Austria, Germany and Norway close for the season

Most ski resorts across the Austria are closing this weekend, along with Norway and Germany, too. Hundreds of ski resorts across Austria — from Lech to Saalbach-Hinterglem — as well as Germany and…

10 Mar 2020

Coronavirus forces closure of all ski resorts across Italy

Coronavirus forces closure of all ski resorts across Italy

Ski resorts across the whole of Italy have now been closed, following the country-wide lockdown in Italy to prevent further spread of coronavirus. Following our news story yesterday, the ski resorts that…

9 Mar 2020

Ski lifts close in northern Italy

Ski lifts close in northern Italy

Ski lifts in the Aosta valley and other northern regions of Italy have been closed until further notice, as part of the government’s lockdown in an attempt to contain the coronavirus outbreak. The means…

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