Browsing entries tagged with Skiing

28 Nov 2013

New Channel 4 celebrity ski show

New Channel 4 celebrity ski show

Skiing is coming to our TV screens in a new guise, The Alpine Games. In the run-up to the Sochi Winter Olympics next year, Channel 4 will be screening a live prime-time show where 12 celebrities get to…

20 Nov 2013

ESF to offer tours of La Rosière

ESF to offer tours of La Rosière

A ski resort in France is introducing guided resort tours for the first time this winter. Every Sunday, instructors from the Ecole du Ski Français (ESF) in La Rosière will guide first-timers around the…

18 Nov 2013

Off-piste ski guide to Scotland published

Off-piste ski guide to Scotland published

The first guide to off-piste skiing in Scotland has been published by local ski guide Kenny Biggin. “Scottish Offpiste Skiing and Snowboarding: Nevis Range and Ben Nevis” was launched on Friday, 15…

15 Nov 2013

More ski resorts open lifts early

More ski resorts open lifts early

This week’s snow report reveals a promising start to the season and there is more snow forecast this weekend — great news for those of us itching to get on the slopes. Whether you are in Europe or…

13 Nov 2013

Sign up for a Monster ski challenge

Sign up for a Monster ski challenge

Confident on a red run and fit enough to ski all day, every day in all conditions? Fancy skiing the vertical equivalent of Mount Everest three days in a row to raise money for charity? The Monster Ski…

11 Nov 2013

Avalanche transceiver app warning

Avalanche transceiver app warning

The Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) in Revelstoke, British Columbia has warned skiers and boarders against relying on apps that turn smartphones into avalanche transceivers. The CAC said it has found “a…

5 Nov 2013

Crystal founder buys Ski Famille

Crystal founder buys Ski Famille

Ski Famille has been bought by Peter Dyer, the founder of Crystal and former owner of Esprit and Total Ski. Mr Dyer’s new company Vertigo Holidays acquired the family ski specialist last week, and plans…

4 Nov 2013

New craze for fake panda eyes

New craze for fake panda eyes

How to get an instant ski-holiday hit without the investment? Go into a spray tan booth with your ski goggles on, apparently. The ski goggle tan is this season’s latest fashion accessory — or at least…

31 Oct 2013

Tickets left for Avalanche Tour

Tickets left for Avalanche Tour

Ski show season is upon us, with Manchester last weekend and London opening yesterday. You’ve got your kit sorted, how about some pre-season avalanche awareness training? Henry’s Avalanche Talk UK…

22 Oct 2013

Sochi snow comes to London

Sochi snow comes to London

Despite the unseasonal temperatures, winter is coming to London this week — with 10 tonnes of real snow being dumped in Covent Garden to give budding skiers and snowboarders a chance to learn some new…

14 Oct 2013

Skiers queue for first lift at A-Basin

Skiers queue for first lift at A-Basin

Arapahoe Basin has again been the first ski resort to open in Colorado. A-Basin opened one the Black Mountain Express lift at 08:30 yesterday morning, opening up one intermediate run — the High Noon…

8 Oct 2013

Ski shows give away 20,000 lift passes

Ski shows give away 20,000 lift passes

The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Shows take place at the end of this month, with a massive 20,000 lift passes to give away. Some of the world’s best-known ski resorts, including Chamonix, Les 3 Vallées…

4 Oct 2013

Ski for free with Sir Steve Redgrave

Ski for free with Sir Steve Redgrave

A host of Sochi-themed events take place this weekend at Milton Keynes and Reading, with free lessons on offer from Sir Steve Redgrave, Graham Bell and Chemmy Alcott. Five-times Olympian and BASI qualified…

3 Oct 2013

WTSS to host live Twitter Q&A session

WTSS to host live Twitter Q&A session

Are you going round in circles trying to decide where to go on your ski holiday? Have you got any questions on a ski resort that you’ve been looking at but can’t quite decide on? Well, Where to Ski…

26 Sep 2013

Austria issues piste guidelines

Austria issues piste guidelines

The Austrian national lift company association has issued guidelines on how pistes should be measured. Earlier this month, Where to Ski and Snowboard 2014 was published with a new chapter “Piste extent…

24 Sep 2013

Reader sets record with 1995 booking

Reader sets record with 1995 booking

Readers of Where to Ski and Snowboard are very loyal, and many have followed the book since we first started to publish it in 1994 — but recently we came across something of a record. Specialist Canadian…

23 Sep 2013

Glaciers open for skiing in the Tirol

Glaciers open for skiing in the Tirol

Over the past two weeks we’ve had reports of snow falling in the Alps — and last weekend the Stubai Glacier and Rettenbach Glacier (Sölden) opened in the Tirol, Austria, meaning that all five of…

20 Sep 2013

Crystal Ski reinstates ski guiding in France

Crystal Ski reinstates ski guiding in France

Crystal Ski Holidays has teamed up with ski school Evolution 2 to offer social skiing for its customers in France. In February British tour operators withdrew ski hosting or guiding from their programmes…

16 Sep 2013

Kitesurfers raise £60K for Snow-Camp

Kitesurfers raise £60K for Snow-Camp

More than 300 kitesurfers set a world record yesterday, and raised £60,000 in the process for UK snowsports charity Snow-Camp, the RNLI and Virgin Unite. The Virgin Kitesurfing Armada, of 318 kitesurfers…

6 Sep 2013

Ski holiday bookings up 15% on last year

Ski holiday bookings up 15% on last year

Ski and snowboard holiday bookings are up 10 per cent on last year, according to some of the UK’s major winter tour operators. Crystal, Thomson, Esprit Ski, Ski Total, Peak Retreats and Ski Collection…

1 Sep 2013

Snowboarding soars for over-50s

Snowboarding soars for over-50s

An indoor ski slope in Manchester is reporting a huge rise in the number of older people taking up snowboarding. Chill Factore in Manchester reports a 350 per cent rise in people over the age of 50 trying…

30 Aug 2013

Ski the 3 Vallées on Vail’s Epic Pass

Ski the 3 Vallées on Vail’s Epic Pass

The Three Valleys in France is the latest ski area to join Vail Resort’s Epic Pass, which already includes ski days Verbier and the Arlberg as well as the entire season in ten USA ski resorts. The Three…

26 Aug 2013

Swiss block North Korea ski lift deal

Swiss block North Korea ski lift deal

Switzerland is blocking North Korea’s plans to build a “world-class” ski resort. The ski lift company Bartholet Maschinenbau (BMF) had agreed to supply chairlifts and cable cars to Pyongyang, in…

22 Aug 2013

Olympic slopestyle course revealed

Olympic slopestyle course revealed

Details of the first ever Olympic slopestyle course have been released by the International Ski Federation (FIS). The course, for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games (7-23 February 2014), will be 635m…

16 Aug 2013

UK encourages new skiers and boarders

UK encourages new skiers and boarders

A new scheme to encourage more Brits to try skiing and snowboarding is to launch next month. Go Ski Go Board is run by Snowsport England in conjunction with the Tirol Tourist Board. It brings together…

5 Aug 2013

Ski train tickets on sale tomorrow

Ski train tickets on sale tomorrow

Going skiing on the Eurostar this winter? Well get ready to book — tickets will go on sale at 6.30am tomorrow morning, Tuesday 6 August. For the second year running, Eurostar will run a Swiss ski train…

31 Jul 2013

Steamboat plans night skiing

Steamboat plans night skiing

Steamboat Springs is planning to introduce floodlights on five ski runs for this coming season. The plan would light up around 1,000 vertical feet on Sitz, See Me, See Ya, Vogue and Stampede as well as…

22 Jul 2013

Frontier relaunches as luxury provider

Frontier relaunches as luxury provider

Specialist North America ski tour operator Frontier Ski has relaunched itself for the luxury market, with an expanded heliskiing section and new resorts in Canada and the USA. Jackson Hole is one of the…

14 Jul 2013

British skiers want ski hosting

British skiers want ski hosting

Switzerland, Austria and Italy are set for brisk business over the 2013/14 ski season, thanks to the current ban on ski hosting in France. So said Andy Perrin, head of Inghams and sister operators…

12 Jul 2013

Verbier opens for skiing this weekend

Verbier opens for skiing this weekend

Verbier is opening to skiers and snowboarders this weekend as a one-off thanks to the good layer of snow at the top of Mont Fort. The cold, prolonged spring and excellent snow conditions means there is…

8 Jul 2013

Scotland reports bumper ski season

Scotland reports bumper ski season

Nearly 300,000 “skier days” were had in Scotland’s ski resorts last season, giving the country one of its best winter seasons on record. Between them, revenue from the five ski centres injected about…

5 Jul 2013

Swiss opens Gatwick to Geneva route

Swiss opens Gatwick to Geneva route

SWISS will be flying from London Gatwick to Geneva three times a week from 14 December. The airline is also introducing new fares, offering one-way trips from London to Geneva for as little as €39 (£33.60…

3 Jul 2013

Andermatt plans on hold again

Andermatt plans on hold again

Work to expand the Swiss ski resort of Andermatt has been put on hold again, following delays in government approval of the project to expand its ski area and link with nearby Sedrun. This summer, Andermatt…

28 Jun 2013

Spag bol for €5? Yes please!

Spag bol for €5? Yes please!

There’s nothing like stopping for a lovely plate of spaghetti bolognaise in the middle of the skiing day. Hot, satisfying and packed with carbs (and parmesan), it’s our favourite (well, Web Editor…

26 Jun 2013

Mt Hutt reopens after 20-year storm

Mt Hutt reopens after 20-year storm

Mount Hutt in New Zealand opened again yesterday after a record-breaking storm dumped three metres of snow on the ski area late last week and over the weekend. Conditions were “as good as it gets”…

25 Jun 2013

Skiers flock to summer glacier

Skiers flock to summer glacier

The summer season has begun in Les Deux Alpes, France, where the glacier opened last Saturday, 22 June. More than 3,000 skiers and snowboarders headed to the French ski resort to enjoy “excellent”…

20 Jun 2013

Breckenridge opens new ski area

Breckenridge opens new ski area

Breckenridge is adding more than 540 acres to its ski area during next season — boosting the resort’s skiable terrain by 23 per cent. The resort in Colorado, which currently has 2,358 acres at 2,925m,…

18 Jun 2013

Bumper ski season for US resorts

Bumper ski season for US resorts

America is reporting a bumper ski season, thanks to great snow conditions over the 2012/2013. Eleven per cent more skiers and snowboarders visited US ski areas last season than during the 2011/12…

16 Jun 2013

Snowboarders build their own slope

Snowboarders build their own slope

A snowboarder from Aviemore last week built his own slope and snowboard ramp to celebrate his birthday. Mike Jachacy, a 31-year-old snowboard coach, enlisted the help of nine friends and a 4x4, van and…

14 Jun 2013

More flights for New Zealand ski season

More flights for New Zealand ski season

To cope with a busy ski season in the southern hemisphere, more flights have been laid on between Wellington and Queenstown in New Zealand. The ski season opened in Coronet Peak near Queenstown last weekend…

11 Jun 2013

Swap your snowboard for a kitesurf

Swap your snowboard for a kitesurf

Missing your snowboard? Why not have a go at kitesurfing? Snow-Camp, the charity that uses skiing, snowboarding and life skills programmes to support inner-city young people, is putting together a record-breaking…

7 Jun 2013

Excellent summer skiing in Europe

Excellent summer skiing in Europe

What a weird summer we are having. The flooding of last weekend in Austria, Germany and Switzerland has calmed, but the snow on the mountains across Europe has stayed and resorts are gearing up for their…

6 Jun 2013

North Korea builds ‘world class’ resort

North Korea builds ‘world class’ resort

A new “world class” ski resort is being built in North Korea ready for next winter. The country’s supreme leader, Kim Jong-un has ordered his military to build a resort on the site of the Masik Pass…

4 Jun 2013

Vail Resorts takes over Canyons

Vail Resorts takes over Canyons

Vail resorts, the company that owns ski resorts across the US, will be running Canyons in Park City, Utah from next season. The deal will cost upwards of $25million a year. Canyons has 4,000 skiable acres…

26 May 2013

Winter continues in the Alps

Winter continues in the Alps

Heavy snow is wreaking havoc in the Alps, where winter refuses to give up its grip and unusually cold conditions continue to prevail. This photo of the Col du Petit Saint Bernard, the route between Italy…

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