Browsing entries tagged with Ski

30 Sep 2014

Zermatt, Cervinia and Monterosa Ski to link

Zermatt, Cervinia and Monterosa Ski to link

Zermatt, Cervinia and Monterosa Ski (encompassing Champoluc, Gressoney and Alagna) are planning to link up and create one of the largest ski areas in the world. A lift link has long been discussed between…

28 Sep 2014

New flights to Jackson & Mammoth

New flights to Jackson & Mammoth

Two ski resorts in the US have new direct routes from major hubs used by Brits during the ski season. Jackson Hole in Wyoming has a new route from Chicago and Mammoth Mountain in California has a direct…

26 Sep 2014

Win a pair of ski show tickets with WTSS

Win a pair of ski show tickets with WTSS

The ski shows in London and Manchester are only one month away — and we have four pairs of tickets to each event worth £24 and £20 respectively to give away. The shows kick of 24 October in Manchester,…

24 Sep 2014

WTSS reader books his winning trip

WTSS reader books his winning trip

The winner of this year’s WTSS competition to win a free week in a Lagrange apartment has just booked his trip to La Toussiere, France. Jim Reed, 66, won a week’s stay in a Lagrange prestige apartment…

21 Sep 2014

Skiers are returning to Andorra

Skiers are returning to Andorra

Switzerland and Andorra are slowly but surely growing in popularity again, according to recent ski industry reports. In its 2014 consumer research, the Ski Club of Great Britain reported that customers…

19 Sep 2014

Ski holidays bookings busy for September

Ski holidays bookings busy for September

Tour operators say skiers and snowboarders are well into booking their holidays for this winter season. “We’ve been hugely busy in May, June and July,” said Nick Morgan of Le Ski, which offers catered…

17 Sep 2014

Verbier opens 3* hotel as chalets close

Verbier opens 3* hotel as chalets close

A newly refurbished three-star hotel is opening this season in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier, in its move to offer more affordable lodging. The Montpelier Hotel, a former Inghams property near the sports…

16 Sep 2014

Crystal app to guide skiers round resort

Crystal app to guide skiers round resort

Crystal has developed an app that to guide clients around the mountain in place of ski hosts. The Crystal Ski Explorer App 2.0, available for Android and iPhone, allows users to track their routes, find…

12 Sep 2014

Park City will be biggest US ski resort

Park City will be biggest US ski resort

Vail Resorts have bought the Utah ski resort of Park City for a cool $182.5million (£112million), further strengthening the company’s grip on the US ski industry. Vail Resorts already owns the lease…

10 Sep 2014

Verbier reunites with 4 Vallées ski area

Verbier reunites with 4 Vallées ski area

Regular skiers of Verbier are breathing a sigh of relief that the Swiss resort has reunited with Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon to form the 4 Vallées ski area once again, in an agreement that will last 18…

9 Sep 2014

20th anniversary edition launched

20th anniversary edition launched

Where to Ski and Snowboard was officially launched last night — 20 years since the first edition was published. Tour operators, ski journalists, long-standing readers and contributors, advertisers and…

6 Sep 2014

Ski hosting appeal goes to Paris

Ski hosting appeal goes to Paris

Le Ski has announced it will submit an appeal to France’s Supreme Court in Paris, to fight a ban on British tour operators guiding their clients around French ski resorts. The appeal court in Chambery…

4 Sep 2014

France keeps ski hosting ban

France keeps ski hosting ban

The future of ski hosting in France continues to be in doubt tonight, with the news that Le Ski’s appeal against a ban has been rejected. Tour operator Le Ski today had its appeal against a ban on ski…

2 Sep 2014

Ski slope planned for southern Scotland

Ski slope planned for southern Scotland

A ski club in Scotland is appealing for help moving its ski tow this weekend to a permanent home on Lowther Hill near Leadhills in Dumfries and Galloway. The Lowther Hills Ski Club is building a clubhouse,…

1 Sep 2014

Ski season at Park City in doubt

Ski season at Park City in doubt

A dispute over the lease of ski terrain at Park City is threatening potential disaster for the Utah ski resort and nearby Deer Valley and Canyons this coming winter season. The top of the mountain and…

27 Aug 2014

Buy our birthday edition at 1994 price

Buy our birthday edition at 1994 price

It’s that time of year again — winter is coming and so is the new edition of Where to Ski and Snowboard. Now is your chance to order a copy for the 1994 price of £14.99 and free postage within the…

9 Aug 2014

Skier takes to the waves in Hawaii

Skier takes to the waves in Hawaii

It’s that time of year when we’re enjoying the summer, but also looking forward to the winter — and professional freeskier Chuck Patterson might have the right idea. The “professional waterman”…

6 Aug 2014

Fitness tests for Aspen ski staff

Fitness tests for Aspen ski staff

If you’re heading to Aspen to ski this winter, you can rest assured the lift operators, ski patrollers and ski instructors will be fitter than fiddles. The Aspen Skiing Co has introduced a fitness test…

4 Aug 2014

Inghams offers 10 new ski resorts

Inghams offers 10 new ski resorts

Inghams has added 10 new ski resorts to its offering this winter — including one in Austria that is dedicated to people learning to ski and snowboard. Oberperfuss, just above Innsbruck in Austria, is…

1 Aug 2014

Ski centre plans £500k expansion

Ski centre plans £500k expansion

One of the biggest ski centres in the north west of England has applied for a grant of £500,000 to become a “winter sports centre of excellence”. Ski Rossendale in Rawtenstall, in Lancashire’s…

30 Jul 2014

Eurostar ski train ticket sales open

Eurostar ski train ticket sales open

Get ready to book your Eurostar tickets to the French Alps — sales for the ski train open tomorrow (31 July). The train runs directly from London St Pancras to the French Alps, offering easy access to…

29 Jul 2014

New gondola to ease Chamonix bottleneck

New gondola to ease Chamonix bottleneck

The ski resort of Chamonix will be relieved of a significant lift queue this season — thanks to the replacement of the Plan Joran chair lift from Argentière to Les Grands Montet. The old four-man chair…

22 Jul 2014

Snowsports on the up in England

Snowsports on the up in England

Skiing and snowboarding is growing in popularity in England, according to the latest research. A report by Snowsport England, released at the end of June, shows that the number of people using artificial…

18 Jul 2014

Skiing for the price of a beer

Skiing for the price of a beer

Canada’s cult resort Red Mountain is adding another 200 acres of in-bound skiing for the 2014-15 season. Three new runs have been cut into the trees on the south side of Mt Kirkup and accessed by snowcat.…

16 Jul 2014

Roger Federer plays Lindsey Vonn

Roger Federer plays Lindsey Vonn

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has challenged US skier Lindsey Vonn to a mystery competition involving a mountain. The pair are apparently genuine friends, regularly attending each other’s competitions…

14 Jul 2014

Vanessa Mae ski results may be rigged

Vanessa Mae ski results may be rigged

Four Slovenian ski federation officials have been suspended for allegedly rigging the points given to violinist Vanessa Mae to allow her to compete in the Winter Olympics. Vanessa competed for Thailand…

11 Jul 2014

Ski race camp launched for kids

Ski race camp launched for kids

Children aged between six and 10 years old are being offered an introduction to ski racing at Skiplex later this summer. The new ski race camp, set up by Skiplex in association with the British Alpine…

9 Jul 2014

Record year for Colorado ski resorts

Record year for Colorado ski resorts

Record snow conditions in the Rockies resulted in a similar record ski season in Colorado — with the state’s 25 ski areas logging 12.6 million visits over the 2013/14 season, a 10 per cent jump…

7 Jul 2014

Vail Resorts ploughs £50m into ski areas

Vail Resorts ploughs £50m into ski areas

Vail, Beaver Creek, Canyons and Breckenridge ski resorts are to undergo some major refurbishments this summer. Vail Resorts, which owns the four North American ski areas, is ploughing $85 million (nearly…

3 Jul 2014

Ski hosting verdict due 4 September

Ski hosting verdict due 4 September

A decision on whether British tour operators will be allowed to continue ski hosting in France will be given on 4 September. Yesterday (3 July), French chalet specialists Le Ski were present at a two-hour…

2 Jul 2014

Ski hosting drama continues

Ski hosting drama continues

Le Ski is back in court today, appealing against a ban on ski hosting imposed in February 2013. The court case comes as the Ski Club of Great Britain suspends its Leader service in France for next season.…

30 Jun 2014

Treasures uncovered at Breckenridge

Treasures uncovered at Breckenridge

Volunteers helping on a mountain clear-up in Breckenridge ski resort last week found an eclectic assortment of lost property. A rusty saw, a bra, several phones and iPods, golf balls, skis, snowboards,…

26 Jun 2014

UK Sport funds British team

UK Sport funds British team

Snowsports in Britain have received a huge boost with an award of £7.6 million to develop Olympic skiing and snowboarding over the next four years. After a record-breaking Winter Olympics in Sochi, where…

25 Jun 2014

More bad news for 4 Vallées skiers

More bad news for 4 Vallées skiers

Verbier has confirmed that a chairlift key to the enjoyment of one of its most favoured off-piste routes will not be included in the new ski pass. On Monday, Verbier’s lift company, Téléverbier, announced…

24 Jun 2014

Skiers dismayed at Verbier break-away

Skiers dismayed at Verbier break-away

The announcement that Verbier has broken away from the 4 Vallées ski area — which includes Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon — has been greeted with dismay. Where to Ski and Snowboard co-editor Dave Watts…

23 Jun 2014

Dispute breaks up 4 Vallées ski area

Dispute breaks up 4 Vallées ski area

The 4 Vallées ski area in Switzerland — Verbier, Nendaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon — will cease to exist from next week.  Téléverbier, the lift company that covers the Verbier area, has today announced…

23 Jun 2014

Entries open for World Snow Awards

Entries open for World Snow Awards

Get voting for your favourite ski resort, ski manufacturer, travel agent or chalet company — nominations are now open for the World Snow Awards. The awards are now in their third year, organised by the…

18 Jun 2014

Ski instructor to fight French ruling

Ski instructor to fight French ruling

A British ski instructor says he will “fight to the bitter end” a court ruling that he has been teaching illegally in France. Simon Butler, 51, was on Monday ordered to serve 200 days in jail in France…

17 Jun 2014

Schumacher injuries are rare says expert

Schumacher injuries are rare says expert

A leading ski injury doctor is reminding skiers that the accident suffered by Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher is rare. Yesterday (Monday 16 June) Schumacher’s agent Sabine Kehm released a statement…

16 Jun 2014

Chilean ski resort opens early

Chilean ski resort opens early

Skiers and snowboarders in Chile had a nice surprise on Friday, when the resort of Valle Nevado opened two weeks early thanks to heavy early snowfall. Thanks to El Niño weather patterns, the Chilean Andes…

13 Jun 2014

Les 2 Alpes glacier opens next week

Les 2 Alpes glacier opens next week

The glacier at Les Deux-Alpes will open for skiing and snowboarding on Saturday 21 June. The French resort has the largest skiable glacier in Europe, situated at 3600m. After good snowfalls this spring,…

11 Jun 2014

Andermatt finally gets ski area permit

Andermatt finally gets ski area permit

The ski resort of Andermatt in Switzerland has finally received permission to extend its ski area and link with nearby Sedrun — but can’t yet start work. Markus Berger, communications director…

9 Jun 2014

Skiing declined in Scotland last season

Skiing declined in Scotland last season

Skiing and snowboarding has declined in Scotland over the 2013/14 season, despite phenomenal snowfalls. The record levels of snow led to fewer days in Scotland’s five ski areas as staff struggled…

6 Jun 2014

New route to Finland from Crystal

New route to Finland from Crystal

Skiing in Finland is set to become more accessible next winter, with new direct flights available from Manchester. The weekly flights, from Crystal Ski Holidays, will depart every Sunday from Manchester…

4 Jun 2014

Coronet Peak opens for skiing on Saturday

Coronet Peak opens for skiing on Saturday

Coronet Peak, near Queenstown in New Zealand, will fire up its lifts on Saturday (7 June) and become the first ski area to open in Australasia this season. A combination of natural snowfalls in May, cold…

3 Jun 2014

Skiing continues at Arapahoe Basin

Skiing continues at Arapahoe Basin

It might be June, but the 2013/14 ski season is still going strong in one Colorado resort. Originally due to close on 1 June, the snow is so good at Arapahoe Basin that it will re-open over the next…

30 May 2014

Buy a ski resort in Austria for just €1

Buy a ski resort in Austria for just €1

Fancy buying your very own ski resort? Well if you have €1 (about 81p) you can do just that. The Petzenbahnen ski resort in the Austrian region of Carinthia went on sale at the beginning of this month…

28 May 2014

Highland cows go skiing in Scotland

Highland cows go skiing in Scotland

You might well expect to ski Highland cows in Scotland, but not crossing the piste. But that’s exactly what happened last weekend at Midlothian Snowsports Centre in Hillend, near Edinburgh. A couple…

26 May 2014

Snow starts to fall in New Zealand

Snow starts to fall in New Zealand

The ski season will soon be underway in New Zealand —  and a storm last night brought fresh snow to the area. Residents of Queenstown and Wanaka awoke this morning (26 May) to find to snow ankle…

23 May 2014

Ski instructor course guarantees work

Ski instructor course guarantees work

A UK company has launched a brand new ski instructor course in Austria this summer, with a guaranteed job in St Anton for the winter season. The three-week course with Snoworks on the Hintertux Glacier…

21 May 2014

Ski Club Leader questioned on slopes

Ski Club Leader questioned on slopes

A Ski Club Leader is due to appear in a French court this September under the same legislation that affects UK tour operators’ ski hosting service in France. Ski Club chief executive Frank McCusker confirmed…

20 May 2014

Surge in demand for next ski season

Surge in demand for next ski season

The ski season might have only just finished, but skiers and snowboarders are already booking up for next year — with leading tour operators offering competitive early booking deals. French Alps specialist…

16 May 2014

Chedi increases visitors to Andermatt

Chedi increases visitors to Andermatt

The new development in the ski resort of Andermatt, in the Swiss Alps, has been responsible for a 20 per cent increase in visitor numbers to the region over the past year. The Chedi Andermatt opened in…

14 May 2014

Ski hosting court case postponed again

Ski hosting court case postponed again

The court case against Le Ski for illegal ski hosting was postponed again at a court hearing in Chambéry today (Wednesday). In February last year Nick Morgan, co-founder of the tour operator Le Ski was…

12 May 2014

Record-breaking snow for Lake Louise

Record-breaking snow for Lake Louise

Canadian ski resort Lake Louise has just closed for the season — a week later than originally planned — while celebrating an all-time snow record. March, April and May have brought more snow than ever…

9 May 2014

Aspen closes with four parties

Aspen closes with four parties

Not content with one season party, Aspen/Snowmass in Colorado celebrated the closure of its 165-day season with four different parties. Aspen started its season early, and finished late, so on Sunday,…

6 May 2014

Snow falls early in Perisher and Thredbo

Snow falls early in Perisher and Thredbo

As the ski season draws to a close in the Northern Hemisphere, resorts in Australia are reporting the first snowfalls of the year. Although the start of the ski season in Perisher and Thredbo is still…

3 May 2014

Robbie Williams closes Ischgl season

Robbie Williams closes Ischgl season

Robbie Williams today pulled 25,000 people to the Austrian ski resort of Ischgl for its closing season concert. Opening the show with his classic Let Me Entertain You, Robbie had the packed audience on…

30 Apr 2014

Crested Butte joins Rocky Mountain pass

Crested Butte joins Rocky Mountain pass

Another ski pass partnership in the US is gathering momentum. Crested Butte and Eldora Mountain in Colorado have been added to the Rocky Mountain Super Pass for next season. For the 2014/15 ski season,…

28 Apr 2014

Don’t stop skiing, it’s still snowing!

Don’t stop skiing, it’s still snowing!

It might be nearly May, but winter has returned to the Alps and some ski resorts in North America, bringing with it piles of fresh snow. In Europe, the northern French Alps and parts of Italy and much…

24 Apr 2014

Water-ski to the end in La Clusaz

Water-ski to the end in La Clusaz

Ski resorts have all sorts of whacky ways to end their season — but none more so than the party taking place in La Clusaz this weekend. “Defy Foly”, the end of season party for Lake Annecy Ski Resorts…

22 Apr 2014

Hemsedal extends its ski season

Hemsedal extends its ski season

It’s been snowing again over the weekend, with resorts in the Alps receiving a good dusting of snow — which is continuing today in the higher resorts where the likes of Obergurgl, Val Thorens and Les…

19 Apr 2014

CairnGorm cuts UK’s first real half-pipe

CairnGorm cuts UK’s first real half-pipe

The UK’s first ever real half-pipe competition is being held at CairnGorm Mountain today. Skiers and snowboarders are competing side by side in “Bag the Pipe” on the 18ft half-pipe above the Ptarmigan…

18 Apr 2014

Future of Olympic slopestyle uncertain

Future of Olympic slopestyle uncertain

The future of slopestyle in the Winter Olympics is in doubt, after the discipline produced an “unacceptably high” number of injuries in Sochi according to an official at the International Olympic Committee…

16 Apr 2014

Last call for your ski resort reports!

Last call for your ski resort reports!

We need your ski resort reports! We’re about to start updating Where to Ski and Snowboard for the next season, using information we have gathered, that sent to us by the tourist boards and tour operators…

14 Apr 2014

Free skiing at The Snow Centre

Free skiing at The Snow Centre

We’re dangerously close to the end of the ski season — but that’s no reason so stop enjoying snowsports. Or so says The Snow Centre at Hemel Hempstead, which next month celebrates its fifth birthday.…

9 Apr 2014

New airport for top Nordic ski resorts

New airport for top Nordic ski resorts

Tour operators are welcoming the news that a new airport is to be built in Sweden, close to the ski resorts of Sälen in Sweden and Trysil, Norway. There have been rumours of an airport in Sälen for years.…

7 Apr 2014

Lake Louise adds a week to ski season

Lake Louise adds a week to ski season

The Canadian ski resort of Lake Louise in Banff is the latest to extend its ski season after a record snowfall in March. The total snowfall last month was 204.8cm, and only last week at the beginning of…

5 Apr 2014

Chemmy skis out in style

Chemmy skis out in style

Four-time Olympian Chemmy Alcott skied her last ever competitive race this week in Méribel — wearing traditional Austrian dress. Alcott was racing at Delancey British National Alpine Championships where,…

2 Apr 2014

Brits leave £31.5m behind on ski trips

Brits leave £31.5m behind on ski trips

Have you come home from a ski holiday missing something? Well you’re not alone, according to a survey from the Post Office Travel Insurance, which reveals that British skiers lose around £219 worth…

30 Mar 2014

Sun Peaks increases ski terrain

Sun Peaks increases ski terrain

Sun Peaks in British Columbia will add an extra 522 acres of new terrain for next season, making it the second-largest ski area in the Canada after Whistler. Sun Peaks, which is already a popular choice…

28 Mar 2014

Brit breaks World Ski Record

Brit breaks World Ski Record

A skier from Edinburgh has broken the Guinness World Ski Record for skiing the most number of countries in one month. Jamie Stevenson, who works for Ski Independence, raised more than £3,000 for Disability…

26 Mar 2014

Fresh snow sparks surge in ski bookings

Fresh snow sparks surge in ski bookings

Tour operators are reporting a sudden rise in the number of people booking a last-minute ski or snowboard holiday — and offering fantastic deals for those looking for a snowy escape. Fresh snow has covered…

25 Mar 2014

Chemmy Alcott announces retirement

Chemmy Alcott announces retirement

Chemmy Alcott has announced her retirement from competitive skiing.  Alcott, 31, is Britain’s most successful alpine skier, despite battling serious injury in the latter stages of her career. This…

22 Mar 2014

Party season kicks off in the Alps

Party season kicks off in the Alps

Party season has kicked off in the Alps. From today (22 March) to 12 April, local DJs will be playing on the terraces of Verbier’s mountain restaurants, and the resort is offering 4 for 3: four nights…

20 Mar 2014

Ski 4 Cancer in 3V next week

Ski 4 Cancer in 3V next week

With “no make-up selfies” for Cancer Research taking social media by storm in the UK, next week a skiing challenge takes place in La Tania for the charity Ski 4 Cancer. Run for the first time in 2013,…

18 Mar 2014

Aspen hosts first ever double pipe event

Aspen hosts first ever double pipe event

The Colorado ski resort of Aspen will tomorrow play host to a snowboard competition never seen before. From 19 to 23 March, the first ever double halfpipe competition will be held at the base of Buttermilk…

16 Mar 2014

Tour op urges parents to law-break

Tour op urges parents to law-break

A ski tour operator is being lambasted for offering to pay the fine imposed on parents for taking their children on a ski holiday during time term. MountainBase, a tour operator based in Bedfordshire that…

13 Mar 2014

Three extra skiing weeks in Cortina

Three extra skiing weeks in Cortina

Cortina d’Ampezzo, in the Italian Dolomites, is the first European ski resort to announce it is extending its season. Excellent snow conditions on the slopes, which range from 1,225m to 2,930m, means…

11 Mar 2014

Breckenridge extends ski season

Breckenridge extends ski season

The ski season in Breckenridge will be extended by an extra week, thanks to superb conditions going into the spring. Breckenridge resort officials have announced that the ski season will be finish on Sunday,…

10 Mar 2014

Skier Kelly Gallagher wins Sochi gold

Skier Kelly Gallagher wins Sochi gold

Skier Kelly Gallagher has entered the history books in Sochi this morning by winning Britain’s first ever Winter Paralympic gold medal. Gallagher, 28, won the visually impaired super-G on the Rosa Khutor…

6 Mar 2014

Japan joins the Epic Pass

Japan joins the Epic Pass

Niseko in Japan has joined the Three Valleys in France, Verbier in Switzerland and 10 USA ski resorts in the Epic Pass. For the 2014/15 season, Epic Pass holders will receive five free days skiing…

4 Mar 2014

New ski helmets hit the market

New ski helmets hit the market

In a ski season that has resulted in the soaring sales of ski helmets, two manufacturers have brought out revolutionary new models. Carrera has introduced the world’s first foldable ski helmet. The “Snow…

3 Mar 2014

London ski show down to four days

London ski show down to four days

Dates have been set for the Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show London — which will this year run for only four days from 30 October to 2 November at Earls Court 2. Organisers say the decision to reduce…

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