Browsing entries tagged with Skiing

6 Nov 2015

Megève joins Mont Blanc ski pass

Megève joins Mont Blanc ski pass

The French ski resort of Megève will this year join the Mont Blanc Unlimited Ski Pass — giving skiers and snowboarders access to nearly 1,000km of skiing in three different countries. The Mont Blanc…

4 Nov 2015

Big Ski Test to tour the UK

Big Ski Test to tour the UK

Fancy tuning up your skills and trying out this season’s new skis? Over two weekends in the middle of November, Ellis Brigham is running its “Big Ski Test” event at ski slopes up and down the UK…

2 Nov 2015

Davos opens earlier than ever before

Davos opens earlier than ever before

The ski resort of Davos became the first non-glacier resort in Switzerland to open some skiing this weekend, taking advantage of the early snowfall. The resort opened Totalp, or piste number 15, on Saturday…

1 Nov 2015

Colorado ski areas open for the season

Colorado ski areas open for the season

Two ski areas in Colorado have opened for business. Loveland and Arapahoe Basin, two resorts that pride themselves on long seasons, opened last Thursday. Thanks to more than a foot of natural snowfall…

15 Oct 2015

Fantastic Christmas skiing on offer

Fantastic Christmas skiing on offer

Nothing planned for Christmas yet? What about a ski trip. We’ve just updated our

14 Oct 2015

New lifts and pistes in Three Valleys

New lifts and pistes in Three Valleys

It’s all change in the Three Valleys this winter, with new pistes, lifts and hotels in almost all of the resorts. In Val Thorens, a new red piste called Chasse, in the Plein Sud sector, continuing the…

12 Oct 2015

Obertilliach to hit the world stage

Obertilliach to hit the world stage

Images of Daniel Craig on the Obertilliach set of the new James Bond film, Spectre, have been released in the run-up to the film’s release later this month. Excitement is building in the media for…

8 Oct 2015

Tour op allows dogs on ski holidays

Tour op allows dogs on ski holidays

A tour operator has introduced a new service allowing skiers to take their dogs on holiday. VIP SKI has launched a “dogsalong” service in a handful of their chalets in Alpe d’Huez and Morzine in…

2 Oct 2015

Win ski kit from Peak Performance

Win ski kit from Peak Performance

Exclusive skiwear brand Peak Performance is re-launching in the UK this winter, and to celebrate it is running a pre-season warm-up competition. After a couple of years’ absence from the UK market, the…

16 Sep 2015

School rules impacts family skiing

School rules impacts family skiing

School holiday restrictions have had an impact on family skiing, according to new consumer research by the Ski Club of Great Britain. The research, released this week, is based on responses from 15,000…

7 Sep 2015

Skiing 20% cheaper than two years ago

Skiing 20% cheaper than two years ago

Skiing holidays are 20 per cent cheaper today than they were two years ago, according to Where to Ski and Snowboard 2016, which is launched today. A vital part of the “skiers bible” is its annually…

30 Aug 2015

Child sued for skiing accident in Austria

Child sued for skiing accident in Austria

A court in Austria will consider whether child skiing on a school trip is responsible for causing an accident that has left an adult woman “seriously injured”. A six-year-old child is being sued for…

21 Aug 2015

Early offer on Vail’s Epic Pass

Early offer on Vail’s Epic Pass

If you’re planning to ski in the states this winter at any of the Vail Resorts-owned ski areas, it might pay to buy your ski pass now. Until Monday, 7 September Vail Resorts is selling its Epic Pass…

31 Jul 2015

China is ‘skiing mad’ says Warren Smith

China is ‘skiing mad’ says Warren Smith

China will be an enthusiastic host of the 2022 Winter Olympics, says ski instructor Warren Smith, following the news that Beijing will host the Games, despite concerns about a lack of natural snow. China…

23 Jul 2015

Cut-price instructor guiding with Ski Club

Cut-price instructor guiding with Ski Club

The Ski Club of Great Britain will offer cut-price instructor-lead on and off-piste ski guiding in France this winter. The Ski Club was last winter forced to withdraw its popular Leading service following…

21 Jul 2015

Eurostar launches Lyon ski service

Eurostar launches Lyon ski service

Eurostar has opened booking for its ski train service for the coming season, and added a direct service to Lyon offering new rail access to a host of French ski resorts including Les Deux Alpes and Alpe…

6 Jul 2015

Ski officials ‘smitten’ by Vanessa Mae

Ski officials ‘smitten’ by Vanessa Mae

Ski officials in Slovenia may have been “smitten” by the celebrity status of violinist Vanessa Mae, leading them to succumb to peer pressure and subsequent irregularities in her qualification for the…

18 Jun 2015

Crystal offers family ski advice

Crystal offers family ski advice

Crystal Ski Holidays has launched a digital Family Guide to the Mountain, giving parents all the information they need to choose the right ski holiday. The guide offers family-specific information covering…

18 Jun 2015

Go midsummer skiing in Glencoe

Go midsummer skiing in Glencoe

Glencoe ski area in Scotland is planning a Midsummers Day ski this Sunday, 21 June in celebration of the Summer Solstice. There’s still plenty of spring skiing to be had in the Lochaber area of the Scottish…

17 Jun 2015

Summer skiing begins in Les 2 Alpes

Summer skiing begins in Les 2 Alpes

Summer skiing will get underway in France this weekend, when the largest skiable glacier in Europe opens its lifts. With 111 hectares of slopes on its glacier at 3,200m, Les Deux-Alpes leads the charge…

15 Jun 2015

Ski season switches hemispheres

Ski season switches hemispheres

One ski season ended this weekend, and another began — on the other side of the world.  After a massive eight-month season, Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, USA, closed its lifts yesterday, Sunday 14…

8 Jun 2015

New blue to change skiing in Les Deux-Alpes

New blue to change skiing in Les Deux-Alpes

A new blue piste opening this winter will revolutionise skiing in Les Deux-Alpes.  The French ski resort has this morning announced that work has started on a new blue run called Jandri 1, which will…

4 Jun 2015

New terrain planned for Lake Louise

New terrain planned for Lake Louise

Skiers are being asked to help shape the future of Lake Louise, Canada by commenting on the government’s development plans for the ski area. These plans include the addition of new terrain for all…

2 Jun 2015

Skiers complete Colorado epic

Skiers complete Colorado epic

Three skiers have secured their place in history by climbing and skiing Colorado’s 100 highest peaks, a project that has taken five years. Pro skier Chris Davenport together with husband-and-wife team…

28 May 2015

Inghams opens Chalet Hotel in Champoluc

Inghams opens Chalet Hotel in Champoluc

Inghams is to open a Chalet Hotel in Italian ski resort of Champoluc this winter. The four-diamond Chalet Hotel Champoluc is set at the skiers’ end of the village centre, in a virtually ski-in/ski-out…

21 May 2015

Skiers hit the powder in Araphoe Basin

Skiers hit the powder in Araphoe Basin

While UK skiers are wondering whether the weather will warm up sufficiently to get out the BBQ this weekend, it’s a different story for skiers in Colorado. Weeks after most ski resorts closed their lifts…

18 May 2015

New lift for iconic Jackson Hole

New lift for iconic Jackson Hole

A new lift will open in the iconic ski resort of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, giving skiers access to an area previously accessible only by hiking. The completion of the new high-speed quad Teton Lift, after…

14 May 2015

Ski Club Leaders move to Zermatt

Ski Club Leaders move to Zermatt

The Ski Club of Great Britain has moved its Leader course from Tignes to Zermatt, following a court decision that rendered its Leading services illegal in France. Ski Club Leaders are trained at the beginning…

11 May 2015

Ask Esprit your family skiing questions

Ask Esprit your family skiing questions

Family ski experts Esprit are hosting a series of live Q&A sessions with key members of its team for parents interested in taking their families skiing. The weekly Facebook sessions, which start tomorrow,…

1 May 2015

Skiing continues in Val Thorens

Skiing continues in Val Thorens

The ski resort of Val Thorens in the Three Valleys, France has posted a nice advert for its current ski conditions – with more snow forecast over the weekend. The video snow report was posted onto YouTube…

24 Apr 2015

US resorts to tighten liability waivers

US resorts to tighten liability waivers

Ski resorts in Oregan, USA are considering asking skiers and snowboarders to sign tight liability waivers to protect themselves against lawsuits over injuries and deaths on the slopes. There are 10 ski…

23 Apr 2015

Pug snowboards in California

Pug snowboards in California

April has always been silly season in the mountains — earlier this week it was skiing in bikinis, now it’s a snowboarding pug. A video of Brandy the pug snowboarding in southern California has gone…

21 Apr 2015

Siberian skiers break bikini record

Siberian skiers break bikini record

The weather might be unseasonably warm at the moment, but more than 1,800 skiers and snowboarders in Siberia took “stripping off” a little further this week to set a new world record for the most people…

14 Apr 2015

Lake Tahoe ski resorts to link

Lake Tahoe ski resorts to link

A long-discussed lift link between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows in Tahoe, California, will finally go ahead if plans are approved. An agreement was reached this week on the build of a link that would…

10 Apr 2015

Austrian ski racer explodes in colour

Austrian ski racer explodes in colour

Four-time World Champion skier Marcel Hirscher took part in an extraordinary stunt for Red Bull last week — painting the slopes of his local resort technicolour. The Austrian champion skied down a specially…

3 Apr 2015

‘No snow’ insurance claims soar

‘No snow’ insurance claims soar

A massive number of “no snow” claims have been made by skiers so far this season, following a winter of very average snow conditions. Almost half (44%) of winter sports claims have been made for no…

24 Mar 2015

Grab an end-of-season bargain

Grab an end-of-season bargain

After weeks of spring sunshine, winter has returned to the Alps — heralding another fine end to the ski season. If you’ve not been out yet, or craving a second ski trip, now’s the time to grab a…

12 Mar 2015

More US resorts join up ski passes

More US resorts join up ski passes

More ski resorts in North America have teamed up on collaborative season ski passes for next winter. Sun Valley in Idaho has joined the Mountain Collective and the Tahoe Local Pass will include skiing…

11 Mar 2015

Snowboarding on the wane says study

Snowboarding on the wane says study

Snowboarding is on the decline, according to a new survey from the US — but Burton is not deterred. Aging athletes, new skis and a lack of snow are all being blamed for a drop of 28 per cent drop in…

4 Mar 2015

Win a night at Norway’s ski jump

Win a night at Norway’s ski jump

Fancy sleeping at the top of a ski jump? Yes, you read that correctly. Following on from its stunt with the Saulire cable car in Courchevel, Airbnb is offering a night at the Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo…

26 Feb 2015

Skiing too fast blamed for injuries

Skiing too fast blamed for injuries

New research has shown that one in seven people who goes on a ski holiday comes back with an injury — with a quarter of people injured on the slopes admitting it was because they had been skiing too…

25 Feb 2015

New ski school starts in Reading

New ski school starts in Reading

Did your kids really enjoy their half term skiing holiday? They can carry on learning new ski skills in the UK this weekend with a new ski school specifically for children starting in Reading. From 1 March,…

17 Feb 2015

Fat skis are hurting our knees

Fat skis are hurting our knees

Researchers in America are warning that fat skis could be damaging our knees. Originally designed to float in deep powder and for off-piste skiing on lesser gradient slopes, fat skis are now being used…

12 Feb 2015

Sun Peak extends its ski season

Sun Peak extends its ski season

The ski resort of Sun Peaks in Canada has announced an extension its winter season. The British Columbia resort has extended the season by a week from 6 to 12 April — to ensure locals will be able to…

11 Feb 2015

Find romance on the ski slopes

Find romance on the ski slopes

In case it had escaped your notice, Saturday is Valentine’s Day, and ski resorts around the world are running special events from chairlift speed dating to private gondola rides and even mass weddings.…

10 Feb 2015

Drought forces US ski resorts to close

Drought forces US ski resorts to close

Lack of snow is not just affecting skiing in Europe — the west coast of North America is experiencing the worst drought in years. This week ski resorts across California and even on in Alaska have closed…

9 Feb 2015

Excellent skiing ahead for half term

Excellent skiing ahead for half term

Snow is still falling today in the north-eastern Alps, but elsewhere the sun is shining after a week of massive snowfalls. Andermatt and Engelberg in Switzerland each report upper depths of 380cm this…

5 Feb 2015

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3 Feb 2015

Skiing memorabilia up for auction

Skiing memorabilia up for auction

Some unique, limited edition skiing prints and memorabilia from top skiers around the world will be auctioned over the next few weeks, to benefit the family of JP Auclair, who died in an avalanche last…

26 Jan 2015

Crystal helps skiers count calories

Crystal helps skiers count calories

Love the cheese, meat, vin chaud and beers on a ski holiday but don’t want to go up too many notches on the belt? Crystal Ski has come up with a nifty solution. The world’s largest tour operator has…

21 Jan 2015

Whistler opens kids-only snowpark

Whistler opens kids-only snowpark

The Canadian ski resort of Whistler Blackcomb has opened a snowpark specifically for children. The resort has teamed up with Burton Snowboards on the kids-only Burton Riglet Park — basically a snowboarding…

19 Jan 2015

Skiers don’t take proper insurance

Skiers don’t take proper insurance

A third of skiers won’t be adequately insured this winter, according to new research A third of people planning to go skiing or snowboarding this season will not take out winter sports insurance. The…

16 Jan 2015

Ski to the moon for charity

Ski to the moon for charity

A challenge to rack up a collective 238,855 miles on skis — the distance from the earth to the moon — has been launched by youth charity Snow-Camp. A special app, developed by the makers of Ski Tracks,…

14 Jan 2015

Ski in Scotland on World Snow Day

Ski in Scotland on World Snow Day

It’s snowing in Scotland, just in time for World Snow Day this weekend, and a host of offers to get families skiing and snowboarding. On Sunday (18 January), Glencoe, Glenshee and Nevis Range as well…

13 Jan 2015

Ski Club leader fined €10k for guiding

Ski Club leader fined €10k for guiding

The Ski Club of Great Britain is to lodge an immediate appeal against a court ruling made in France against one of its leaders last Thursday. Ski Club leader Ken Piddlesden appeared in court in Albertville…

6 Jan 2015

Avalanche situation in Tirol “treacherous”

Avalanche situation in Tirol “treacherous”

Authorities in Austria are “urgently advising” skiers that the avalanche situation in Tirol remains treacherous, following the death of two US Olympic hopefuls in Sölden yesterday. Ronnie Berlack,…

6 Jan 2015

US resorts host Learn to Ski month

US resorts host Learn to Ski month

Ski resorts across the US are this month running special offers designed to encourage newcomers to the mountains. The annual Learn to Ski and Snowboard month runs across the States throughout January.…

2 Jan 2015

Schumacher showing signs of recovery

Schumacher showing signs of recovery

A year after his devastating accident, Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is starting to recognise his family and one day hopes to walk with crutches. Another former F1 driver Philippe Streiff told…

31 Dec 2014

New service helps skiers to unite

New service helps skiers to unite

A new website has been set up unite keen skiers looking to share a chalet with like-minded groups. The site, chalet-share.co.uk, offers to put individuals, small groups and families together with like-minded…

23 Dec 2014

James Bond heads to the Austrian Alps

James Bond heads to the Austrian Alps

A small Austrian ski resort little known to the British market will splash its way onto the big screen next autumn, in the new James Bond film Spectre. Daniel Craig aka 007 will embark on his Alpine adventures…

22 Dec 2014

Serious snow likely for the weekend

Serious snow likely for the weekend

With Christmas week upon us, the good news is that Santa might well bring us some snow. While there are great conditions in Scandinavia — heavy snow forced the closure of Fagernes airport in Norway last…

19 Dec 2014

Ski holidays less pricey than sun

Ski holidays less pricey than sun

Ski holidays cost less than sun holidays this year, according to a report released last week by Club Med. The findings were somewhat of a surprise since skiing is often considered to be a more expensive…

16 Dec 2014

Morzine lodge offers £28-a-night stays

Morzine lodge offers £28-a-night stays

Another “poshtel” has opened in the Alps offering yet more affordable accommodation for this winter. Rude Lodge in Morzine opened last Friday, 12 December, following a £1.2million overhaul of Le Laury’s…

12 Dec 2014

Skiers keep calm as snow improves

Skiers keep calm as snow improves

British skiers are keeping calm and carrying on, despite a lack of snow in resorts for the time of year.  Where to Ski and Snowboard has this morning talked to a variety of tour operators from Inghams…

5 Dec 2014

Free skiing for Santas in Verbier

Free skiing for Santas in Verbier

Among all the doom and gloom about bare patches in the Alps — Ski Welt in Austria becoming the latest to delay its opening date — one ski resort is remaining upbeat. Verbier is offering free lift…

4 Dec 2014

Snow is coming to the Alps next week

Snow is coming to the Alps next week

Some some significant snow is in the offing over the next week or so in the Alps, says WTSS weather expert Fraser Wilkin, founder of Weather to Ski, so try not to panic about the snow conditions. Images…

2 Dec 2014

UK flights access Slovakia skiing

UK flights access Slovakia skiing

A new direct flight between the UK and Slovakia this winter will open up more value skiing in Eastern Europe. Wizz Air is flying four times a week from London Luton to Poprad-Tatry airport in Slovakia,…

23 Nov 2014

Skiers vote Val Thorens the best

Skiers vote Val Thorens the best

The French ski resort of Val Thorens was celebrating last night — after being named “world’s best ski resort” for the second year running. Last year the resort in the Three Valleys…

17 Nov 2014

Take your first ski tour in Val Thorens

Take your first ski tour in Val Thorens

Ski schools in the French resort of Val Thorens are offering a host of new and good-value learning experiences on the mountain for both experienced and beginners alike. A new ski school in the resort this…

13 Nov 2014

Crystal stops ski hosting in Italy

Crystal stops ski hosting in Italy

Crystal has today announced that ski hosting will be suspended in Italy this winter due to “local legal restrictions” similar to those in France. A spokesman for Crystal told Where to Ski and Snowboard:…

11 Nov 2014

Vanessa Mae banned from skiing

Vanessa Mae banned from skiing

Violinist Vanessa Mae and has been banned from competitive skiing for four years, along with five officials from Slovenia and Italy, in a race-fixing scandal that is making headlines around the world.…

7 Nov 2014

Swiss ski resorts open early

Swiss ski resorts open early

The storm that blew in across Europe this week has meant that non-glacial ski resorts across the Alps and Pyrenees are getting ready to open early — with Andermatt and Verbier opening this weekend. Andermatt…

4 Nov 2014

Direct UK flights to Lake Tahoe next year

Direct UK flights to Lake Tahoe next year

Skiing in Lake Tahoe resorts on the California/Nevada border will be much more accessible to British skiers from December 2015 following the launch of direct flights to nearby Reno. Thomas Cook and…

2 Nov 2014

Chat skiing with Editor Gill

Chat skiing with Editor Gill

It’s been dumping in the Rockies and rumour has it that another two metres of snow is forecast this week for the Alps — but have you decided where to go yet this winter? We hope you’ve been…

31 Oct 2014

Hire a Twizy in Serre Chevalier Vallée

Hire a Twizy in Serre Chevalier Vallée

The electric car revolution is filtering down to the Alps this winter, with Renault Twizys set to become the latest way to find your way around a ski resort. Serre Chevalier Vallée is one of the resorts…

30 Oct 2014

Skiers showcase light spectactular

Skiers showcase light spectactular

A new ski movie, filmed at night in Ultra HD in the powder fields of British Columbia, Canada and Alaska has taken our breath away. The mesmerising AFTERGLOW has been shot by Sweetgrass Productions for…

29 Oct 2014

More options for skiers in Andorra

More options for skiers in Andorra

The launch of two new properties in Andorra this season further cements the country’s position as a ski destination. Pierre & Vacances are opening self-catering residences in El Tarter and Ransol,…

24 Oct 2014

Warren Miller ski film tickets on sale

Warren Miller ski film tickets on sale

We know the ski season is on its way — the latest Warren Miller film is about to be released. “No Turning Back”, Warren Miller’s 65th annual ski film, begins its UK tour in Reading on 10 November,…

21 Oct 2014

Heavy snow forecast in the Alps

Heavy snow forecast in the Alps

Winter is due to arrive in the Alps from tomorrow — with a drop in temperature and heavy snow expected across parts of Switzerland and Austria. The news bodes well for those of us hoping to get a pre-season…

15 Oct 2014

Sun Peaks in Canada expands ski terrain

Sun Peaks in Canada expands ski terrain

Sun Peaks ski resort in British Columbia is adding more terrain this season, bringing the skiable acres up to 4,270 and making it the second-largest area in Canada. The new terrain is in the resort’s…

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