Browsing entries tagged with Ski

29 Nov 2016

New ski coaching zone for Verbier

New ski coaching zone for Verbier

Fancy some tips with an instructor but don’t want to sign up for ski school or go to the expense of a private lesson? Another new initiative this season in Verbier will allow skiers to pick up tips and…

24 Nov 2016

Saas-Fee bargain ski passes now valid

Saas-Fee bargain ski passes now valid

The Swiss ski resort of Saas-Fee has run the most successful crowdfunding project in Europe and has announced that its bargain season passes — which have been selling for CHF 222 (around £183) — are…

23 Nov 2016

Grab a White Week ski holiday bargain

Grab a White Week ski holiday bargain

It’s that time of year again — forget Black Friday, the idea has snowballed within the ski industry which is celebrating White Wednesday, White Friday and even White Week offers. Ski Famille is offering…

21 Nov 2016

Win a £100 gift card from Ellis Brigham

Win a £100 gift card from Ellis Brigham

What ski or snowboard kit would you buy with a £100 in Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports? A Christmas present for yourself or for a loved one? It’s time to stop thinking and start entering — our latest…

17 Nov 2016

Win a ski trip and donate to Pudsey

Win a ski trip and donate to Pudsey

Fancy winning a long weekend skiing in the French Alps for you and eight friends and helping raise money Children In Need at the same time? Ski Weekends has teamed up with Children In Need to offer a four-night…

16 Nov 2016

Aldi launches Specialbuys ski range

Aldi launches Specialbuys ski range

Aldi’s top-value Specialbuys ski range hits shops at the end of the month, and for the first time this year it is available to pre-order, too. Base and mid layers along with jackets, pants, winter boots,…

14 Nov 2016

New ski shuttle to Serre Chevalier

New ski shuttle to Serre Chevalier

A new shuttle connecting Turin Airport to Serre Chevalier Briançon, via Cesana, Claviere, and Montgenèvre, will make access to the towns and resorts of Briançonnais even easier this season. The Resalp…

13 Nov 2016

Major investment for Ski Amis this winter

Major investment for Ski Amis this winter

Catered chalet company Ski Amis has made a massive investment into the coming season, giving its chalets a facelift with new beds, bedding, soft furnishings, furniture, towels and bathrobes. The Kent-based…

10 Nov 2016

Ski resorts open early as snow falls

Ski resorts open early as snow falls

A host of ski resorts are opening early this week thanks to bumper snow conditions for mid-November. Courchevel, Verbier, Val Thorens and Alpe d’Huez have all announced they will be cranking up their…

9 Nov 2016

Save on ski kit by buying in Britain

Save on ski kit by buying in Britain

Buying your ski and snowboard gear in the UK this winter will be up to 25 per cent cheaper than buying in Europe says the Snowsport Industries of Great Britain (SIGB), which has compared prices at home…

8 Nov 2016

Verbier offers free snow safety courses

Verbier offers free snow safety courses

The Swiss ski resort of Verbier is offering free mountain safety courses this winter in a bid to ensure skiers venturing off-piste know more about what they’re doing. Verbier is known for its incredible…

7 Nov 2016

Win a £95 ski bag from Ellis Brigham

Win a £95 ski bag from Ellis Brigham

We’ve teamed up with Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports to give away this EB Team Edition 195cm Double Wheelie Ski Bag worth £95 to one lucky reader. The ski bag is part of Ellis Brigham’s extensive ski…

7 Nov 2016

Crystal donates £68k to disabled skiers

Crystal donates £68k to disabled skiers

Crystal Ski Holidays has over the past year raised £68,000 for Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK), the charity that provides access to adaptive skiing and snowboarding for people with disabilities. A money,…

3 Nov 2016

Tour operator Ski 2 launches in Les Gets

Tour operator Ski 2 launches in Les Gets

Tour operator Ski 2, which specialises in the Italian resort of Champoluc, is branching out with a new operation in Les Gets, France this winter. Ski 2 has been operating in Champoluc for 18 years, but…

2 Nov 2016

Red Bull releases Air Zermatt series

Red Bull releases Air Zermatt series

A new docu-series by Red Bull has followed Air Zermatt, the best aerial search rescue team in the world, as they go about their work. Air Zermatt perform around 1700 missions each year to aid stranded…

31 Oct 2016

Short skiing breaks

25 Oct 2016

Val Thorens to ease piste hotspots

Val Thorens to ease piste hotspots

The French ski resort of Val Thorens has developed a new system that will offer skiers real-time information about how busy its pistes are. The system, called “Ski Flux”, is part of the slope maintenance…

24 Oct 2016

Saas-Fee crowdfunds ski passes

Saas-Fee crowdfunds ski passes

The ski resort of Saas-fee in Switzerland is selling season passes for CHF 222 (around £183) — CHF32 cheaper than a four-day pass — but it will only be available at that price if 99,999 people buy…

22 Oct 2016

A-Basin opens for 70th ski season

A-Basin opens for 70th ski season

Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin Ski Area opened for the winter season on Friday after what a spokesman for the area called “optimal conditions” for the snowmaking team. Arapahoe Basin — or A-Basin as…

21 Oct 2016

Whistler added to the Epic Pass

Whistler added to the Epic Pass

Whistler Blackcomb has been added to the Epic Pass for the coming ski season, following the final closure on its acquisition by Vail Resorts. This means that all 2016-1t Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass holders…

19 Oct 2016

New chairlifts in big French ski resorts

New chairlifts in big French ski resorts

We have already reported on the huge improvements in the major French ski resorts of Val d’Isère and Alpe d’Huez, as well as the new chairlift in La Plagne from Plagne Montalbert to Aime 2000 in the…

17 Oct 2016

SWISS launches ski flight to Sion

SWISS launches ski flight to Sion

Swiss International Airlines will be operating three flights between London Heathrow and Sion Airport next February half term to alleviate some of the seasonal pressure that week. Sion Airport is a short…

13 Oct 2016

Win Telegraph Ski Show tickets

Win Telegraph Ski Show tickets

The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show runs from 27-30 October in London and we have a pair of tickets worth £40 to give away. For the second year running, the show takes place in Battersea Park with…

12 Oct 2016

Ski rail price comparison opens

Ski rail price comparison opens

Skiers can now compare train prices at a glance with a new price-checker resource on rail-ski website Snowcarbon. The price-checking tool, which goes live tomorrow (Thursday 13 October), will allow skiers…

11 Oct 2016

Skiing starts in Kitzbühel next week

Skiing starts in Kitzbühel next week

The ski resort of Kitzbühel in Austria will next week become the first non-glacial ski resort to open its lifts for the winter season.  On Saturday 22 October, skiing will begin on Resterkogel and…

6 Oct 2016

Flash sale on Crystal Ski holidays

Flash sale on Crystal Ski holidays

Have you booked your ski holiday yet? For the next five days, Crystal Ski Holidays is running a flash sale, offering an extra £100 off per person on 100 different hotels, apartments and chalets across…

5 Oct 2016

Arlberg is Austria’s largest ski area

Arlberg is Austria’s largest ski area

A huge investment of over €45 million on four new 10-person gondolas means that the Arlberg, covering the resorts of St Anton, Stuben, Zürs, Lech, Warth and Schröcken, will be the largest lift-linked…

4 Oct 2016

Freeride World Tour heads to Japan

Freeride World Tour heads to Japan

Japan is to host the first ever international freeride competition next January. The Freeride World Tour (FWT) this week announced a qualifier for the tour will take place in Hakuba, high in the so-called…

3 Oct 2016

Become a ‘Director of Toughness’

Become a ‘Director of Toughness’

Are you looking for a new job with a bit of “oomph”? One that will test you to the extreme and lead you on crazy and exciting new adventures? How about applying for the position of “Director of Toughness”?…

2 Oct 2016

Climate change hits Swiss ski resorts

Climate change hits Swiss ski resorts

Ski resorts in Switzerland are losing their snow according to a new study published last week. Even those ski resorts at high altitude such as Zermatt and Saas-Fee are experiencing nearly 40 fewer snow…

28 Sep 2016

Aussies enjoy luxury skiing in Europe

Aussies enjoy luxury skiing in Europe

Australians have overtaken Russians in the luxury chalet holiday market – having doubled from 5% over the 2014/15 season to 10% of the market last year, while Russian bookings dropped from 12% to…

27 Sep 2016

Brexit no barrier for keen skiers

Brexit no barrier for keen skiers

Sales of ski holidays are still buoyant as we head into October, despite uncertainty caused by Brexit and wobbly exchange rates. Yesterday, managing director of Le Ski, Nick Morgan, told us that year on…

23 Sep 2016

Skiers asked to support Olympic stars

Skiers asked to support Olympic stars

The UK snowsports industry has come together to support the future of skiing and snowboarding in Great Britain. Every skier who books a holiday with a number of tour operators including Crystal, Inghams…

22 Sep 2016

Italy installs first heated chairlift

Italy installs first heated chairlift

Heated chairlifts are now commonplace in Austrian ski resorts – Kitzbühel has 10 of them. Now Italy is having its first installed, a high-speed eight-seater near the ski resort of Selva in Val Gardena.…

19 Sep 2016

Snowsports fiesta starts on Saturday

Snowsports fiesta starts on Saturday

This Saturday ski slopes across England will offer free or discounted ski and snowboard sessions as part of a ‘30 Days of Snowsport’ initiative aimed at getting more people on into winter sports. At…

15 Sep 2016

Ski technique tour launched

Ski technique tour launched

Ellis Brigham and leading ski coach Warren Smith will be hosting a series of ski technique courses around the UK this autumn. Warren and his Academy team will be explaining how the “3 Way Lineage”…

13 Sep 2016

Chambéry steps up for more flights

Chambéry steps up for more flights

One of the most convenient airports in France for skiers flocking to the Alps has undergone a major renovation to improve services this winter. Chambéry Savoie airport, which is within an hour and a half’s…

10 Sep 2016

New fast lifts for top Swiss resorts

New fast lifts for top Swiss resorts

We’ve already reported on ancient gondolas being replaced in the Swiss ski resorts of Zermatt and Saas Fee and a hi-tech new chairlift in Klosters. Here is news of three more much-needed new chairlifts…

8 Sep 2016

New ski resort offered to British market

New ski resort offered to British market

Specialist French Alps ski tour operator Peak Retreats has become the first to offer Praz de Lys to the British market. Just 40 minutes from Geneva Airport, sitting at 1500m in the Giffre Valley, Praz…

5 Sep 2016

Crystal offers free beginner skiing

Crystal offers free beginner skiing

If you book a beginner ski holiday this winter with Crystal Ski, you can start practicing for free before your trip — at Chill Factore in Manchester. The new “Ski for Free” initiative offers up to…

4 Sep 2016

Epic Pass adds 13 Euro ski resorts

Epic Pass adds 13 Euro ski resorts

Some of Europe’s top ski areas have been added to the Epic Pass for this coming season. The multi-resort pass from Vail Resorts has added Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val d’Isère in France,…

1 Sep 2016

Ischgl opens wind-defying ski lift

Ischgl opens wind-defying ski lift

The Austrian ski resort of Ischgl will this winter open a new wind-defying eight-person chairlift this winter. The new €14m Flimjochbahn will be able to carry 3,200 skiers and boarders from the main…

30 Aug 2016

Inghams ski adds Montgenèvre

Inghams ski adds Montgenèvre

Ski tour operator Inghams has added the resort of Montgenèvre in France to its programme for the forthcoming season. Inghams will offer two chalets in Montgenèvre, the3.5 diamond Chalet Rocher de L’Aigle…

29 Aug 2016

New lifts for Colorado ski resorts

New lifts for Colorado ski resorts

Two new lifts are being installed in Colorado ski resorts that offer welcome news for the coming season. Fans of Vail’s back bowls will enjoy faster access to their favourite powder stash with the replacement…

25 Aug 2016

New ski resort to open in Canada

New ski resort to open in Canada

A new ski resort is to be created in Canada which aims to offer the biggest lift-served vertical in North America. Valemount Glacier has just been given the go-ahead by authorities in British Columbia…

24 Aug 2016

Skiers offered a share in Red Mountain

Skiers offered a share in Red Mountain

The cult ski resort of Red Mountain in Canada is trying a new strategy to raise money for its next expansion — crowdfunding. The British Columbia resort is offering skiers the chance to own a piece of…

22 Aug 2016

A change of direction for WTSS

A change of direction for WTSS

Normally, by this time of year we would have invited readers on our mailing list to consider buying the latest annual edition, to be published in early September. This year is different. After 21 years…

21 Aug 2016

easyJet launches first ski flight to Sweden

easyJet launches first ski flight to Sweden

The popular airline easyJet has added a new flight to Sweden for this winter, expected to be popular with skiers and snowboarders. The new route from London Gatwick to Åre Östersund Airport is easyJet’s…

17 Aug 2016

Iconic ski resorts join Mountain Collective

Iconic ski resorts join Mountain Collective

Two big-name, iconic North American ski resorts have been added to the Mountain Collective pass, beefing up its already impressive list. Revelstoke in British Columbia and Telluride in Colorado are the…

15 Aug 2016

Snowbombing to hit Sun Peaks

Snowbombing to hit Sun Peaks

The world’s first music festival on snow is branching out — to Sun Peaks in Canada in its North American debut next spring. Snowbombing, the festival that takes place in Mayrhofen, Austria, every year,…

11 Aug 2016

The Snow Centre gets a Swiss flavour

The Snow Centre gets a Swiss flavour

The Snow Centre has teamed up with Switzerland Tourism and the Valais to give UK skiers an even more authentic experience while practicing their skills on the closest real snow slope to London. The walls…

9 Aug 2016

New UK flights to Jackson Hole

New UK flights to Jackson Hole

The iconic ski resort of Jackson Hole in Wyoming is becoming even easier for UK skiers to visit this winter, with the addition of four new flights from London Heathrow each week. The new route, which connects…

8 Aug 2016

Vail Resorts to buy Whistler Blackcomb

Vail Resorts to buy Whistler Blackcomb

Vail Resorts is to buy Whistler Blackcomb in Canada, in a deal valued at just over US$1billion (CAN$1.4b) that is expected to close before the start of the season. The shock announcement, made today, comes…

4 Aug 2016

Two new chairlifts for Andermatt

Two new chairlifts for Andermatt

The ski resort of Andermatt prepares for its expansion this year, with the replacement of two old lifts. The sleepy old ski resort in Switzerland is in the midst of a huge transformation that includes…

3 Aug 2016

Crystal adds Trysil for this ski season

Crystal adds Trysil for this ski season

Ski tour operator Crystal has added the family-friendly resort of Trysil in Norway to its programme for the coming ski season.  Trysil is Norway’s largest alpine resort, with 71km of pistes over…

1 Aug 2016

Le Ski releases Yorkshire Day video

Le Ski releases Yorkshire Day video

Chalet company Le Ski has released a short video in celebration of Yorkshire Day, showcasing how it has taken its Yorkshire values the French Alps. The idea of Yorkshire Day came about during a meeting…

28 Jul 2016

Last chance to grab early booking offers

Last chance to grab early booking offers

Early booking offers on ski holidays across Europe and North America are running out soon. While skiers are worrying about the cost of Brexit, tour operators are offering a mass of incentives to ensure…

27 Jul 2016

New gondolas galore in Austria

New gondolas galore in Austria

We have already reported on the huge development involving four 10-person gondolas that will make the Arlberg the biggest ski area in Austria. Zell am See will have a new 10-person ‘zellamseeXpress’…

26 Jul 2016

Crystal takes skiers in Switzerland by train

Crystal takes skiers in Switzerland by train

Crystal Ski Holidays is going green — with all resort transfers within Switzerland this season by train rather than coach. Transfers times will be shorter, and Crystal says the change is due to the:…

21 Jul 2016

Ski train tickets on sale now

Ski train tickets on sale now

Eurostar tickets to the French Alps have gone on sale for winter 2016/17. The high-speed passenger service linking the UK from London St Pancras and Ashford to Bourg St Maurice and Lyon will run weekly…

20 Jul 2016

Swiss resorts replace ancient gondolas

Swiss resorts replace ancient gondolas

In the ski resort of Zermatt the old gondola from Gant (on the slopes in the valley between the Gornergrat and Rothorn sectors) to Blauherd below Rothorn is at last being replaced by a fast six-seat chairlift.…

19 Jul 2016

Erna Low features in Pokémon GO

Erna Low features in Pokémon GO

The world has gone Pokémon GO crazy — or so it seems — and of course skiing has crept into the picture, too. The office of ski tour operator Erna Low has been included in the game as a PokéStop.…

15 Jul 2016

Controversy over Cairngorm ski lift

Controversy over Cairngorm ski lift

The company that owns Cairngorm ski resort in Scotland has been reprimanded for doing work to improve facilities for skiers without planning consent. Natural Retreats, which operates Cairngorm ski resort…

14 Jul 2016

Alpe d’Huez updates Signal slopes

Alpe d’Huez updates Signal slopes

The Signal sector in the ski resort of Alpe d’Huez is to be updated this summer. The Signal sector links to the village of Villard-Reculas on the back, and until now has been reached by draglifts or…

12 Jul 2016

Snow hits Jackson Hole in July

Snow hits Jackson Hole in July

It may be 11 July, but some ski resorts in North America were yesterday treated to dusting of the white stuff. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming woke up to a dusting of snow in the Tetons — and…

8 Jul 2016

Klosters installs laser-controlled chair

Klosters installs laser-controlled chair

A ground-breaking new laser-controlled chairlift is being built this summer on Madrisa in Klosters-Davos. The six-seater “Schaffürggli” chairlift is the first of its kind in Switzerland, featuring…

5 Jul 2016

Val d’Isère launches new beginner tickets

Val d’Isère launches new beginner tickets

The French ski resort of Val d’Isère has announced a new set of ski passes to accompany the construction of its new beginner area on Solaise. The resort will offer one-day “I just want to try and…

29 Jun 2016

Tour ops freeze ski prices post-Brexit

Tour ops freeze ski prices post-Brexit

Ski tour operators are speaking out to reassure customers that their prices will remain unchanged despite the recent economic and political volatility caused by the Brexit vote. Mountain Heaven provides…

28 Jun 2016

Crystal Ski adds Hochsölden

Crystal Ski adds Hochsölden

Crystal Ski Holidays has added the resort of Hochsölden in the Austrian Tirol for the coming ski season. Hochsölden is a small satellite resort situated above Sölden, with which it shares a 145km ski…

27 Jun 2016

BA launches LHR to Innsbruck flights

BA launches LHR to Innsbruck flights

Skiers will have a new flight option to the Austrian Tyrol this winter, when British Airways starts a service from London Heathrow to Innsbruck. The new route starts on 4 December and will run four times…

22 Jun 2016

New sports complex planned for Crans

New sports complex planned for Crans

The Swiss ski resort of Crans-Montana has moved one step closer to building a massive indoor and outdoor action sports centre. Should it go ahead, the Alaïa Chalet will be the first centre of its kind…

21 Jun 2016

St Johann joins SkiStar season pass

St Johann joins SkiStar season pass

The Austrian ski resort of St Johann has been added to the Scandinavian season pass, MySkiStar All. In May, Scandinavian ski resort operator SkiStar became a majority owner of the Austrian resort St Johann,…

18 Jun 2016

Property sales boom in the Alps

Property sales boom in the Alps

According to leading alpine property experts sales have been booming despite the uncertainty caused by a potential Brexit. Erna Low Property published its ‘French Alps Property Report’ earlier this…

16 Jun 2016

Book now for a fantastic ski deal

Book now for a fantastic ski deal

It might be nearly Summer Solstice but are you already starting to plan this season’s ski holiday? There’s no better time to book than right now with fantastic deals running for the next couple of…

14 Jun 2016

Monarch adds seats and new ski routes

Monarch adds seats and new ski routes

More good flight news for skiers — Monarch has added an extra 338,000 seats to its winter programme for the 2016/17 ski season, including three new routes. The independent airline has added new…

9 Jun 2016

Le Ski teams with Flybe next season

Le Ski teams with Flybe next season

Le Ski has announced a new regional flight route for the coming winter. The ski tour operator that specialises in the premium French resorts of La Tania, Val d’Isère and Courchevel, will fly from Manchester…

7 Jun 2016

Try skeleton and bobsleigh in London

Try skeleton and bobsleigh in London

Ever wanted to try skeleton or bobsleigh — the Formula One of winter sports? Well this Friday, you can, when the world of Winter Olympic sport arrives in the heart of London. Held at the Honourable Artillery…

6 Jun 2016

Ski with a friend at The Snow Centre

Ski with a friend at The Snow Centre

Get some practice time in on Britain’s largest indoor real ski lesson slope in the UK and introduce a friend to snowsports this month, with The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead. During the month of June,…

3 Jun 2016

UK-made bamboo ski hits freeride market

UK-made bamboo ski hits freeride market

A new British company is producing a bespoke ski made with ethically sourced bamboo for the freeride market. Three models of the new ski will be hand-made in Britain to bespoke specifications by Pure Freeride…

2 Jun 2016

Avalanches “inherent danger of skiing”

Avalanches “inherent danger of skiing”

Ski resorts in Colorado will from this week not be held liable for skiers killed by avalanches while within a resort’s boundary. On Tuesday, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that avalanches are among…

31 May 2016

Esprit Ski teams up with Chel-Ski

Esprit Ski teams up with Chel-Ski

Looking for something to do with the children over half term and during the summer holidays? Family ski specialist Esprit Ski has teamed up with London’s newest indoor ski centre – Chel-Ski, to offer…

27 May 2016

Aspen reopens for late May skiing

Aspen reopens for late May skiing

It’s not just the Alps having extra snow — Aspen in Colorado has announced this week that it will be open for skiing on Memorial Day, Monday 30 May. Around 120 acres of skiing at the top of Aspen Mountain,…

25 May 2016

Chill Factore launches Snowboard Social

Chill Factore launches Snowboard Social

Snowboarders in the Manchester area can now get together once a week for a group social evening for informal tuition and networking. Chill Factore, at Trafford Quays Leisure Village just outside Manchester…

23 May 2016

Blizzards hit the Alps — in May!

Blizzards hit the Alps — in May!

Question: when was this photograph taken? Mid winter? A couple of months ago? Answer: This morning. The Chamonix-based ski manufacturer Zag posted it on Facebook with the caption “Who said winter was…

19 May 2016

Have you joined the Jerry brigade?

Have you joined the Jerry brigade?

Are you missing the ski slopes? We’ve found a way of keep you firmly tuned to the snow every day — while offering a laugh at the same time. Ok, so we haven’t just found it, but we do think it’s…

16 May 2016

Ski company launches trips to Iran

Ski company launches trips to Iran

An innovative British ski tour operator has launched escorted ski trips to Iran for next season. Mountain Heaven will run two eight-day tours on 24 February and 5 March. Each tour will be led by managing…

11 May 2016

Indoor ski centre planned for Bristol

Indoor ski centre planned for Bristol

A new indoor ski centre could be built in Bristol as early as next summer if South Gloucestershire Council approve plans. Developers Baylis Estates plans to build a ski centre, ice rink, sports store,…

9 May 2016

Japan to allow foreign ski instructors

Japan to allow foreign ski instructors

Ski instructors from all over the world may soon be allowed to teach in Japan, following the announcement of plans to ease visa requirements for foreign instructors to help attract more skiers to the country.…

5 May 2016

Ski Club Leader court appeal fails

Ski Club Leader court appeal fails

The Ski Club of Great Britain has branded legal action against one of its leaders as “misguided and inappropriate” following the failure of an initial appeal hearing. In April 2014, Ski Club leader…

4 May 2016

Summer in the Alps is booming

Summer in the Alps is booming

Summer in the French Alps is booming — with record numbers of visitors heading to the mountains during the warmer months. According to MGM French Properties, more than 12 million people visited the French…

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