Browsing entries tagged with Snowboard

17 Jan 2022

Oxygène offers free ski lessons

Oxygène offers free ski lessons

The independent French ski and snowboard school Oxygène is offering free snowsports lessons across 14 different ski resorts this season, to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The free ski and snowboard sessions…

13 Jan 2022

Relief as France lifts UK travel ban

Relief as France lifts UK travel ban

Ski companies have spoken of their relief and delight that France has this morning confirmed it will lift restrictions tomorrow, in time for skiers to travel this weekend. In a televised announcement at…

12 Jan 2022

Skiers miss the mountain views, says S+R

Skiers miss the mountain views, says S+R

“The feeling of being alive” and stunning mountain views are two of the main things people have missed from their annual ski holiday, according to research by retailer Snow+Rock. Announcing the results…

16 Nov 2021

Ischgl bans boozing in the streets

Ischgl bans boozing in the streets

As Austria places two million unvaccinated people into lockdown, the Tyrolean ski resort of Ischgl has cancelled next week’s opening season concert and announces a ban on the consumption and sale of…

22 Oct 2021

Inghams launches Covid hub

Inghams launches Covid hub

Inghams is the latest ski operator to report extremely strong sales for winter 2021-22, as it launches a new Covid-19 online hub to help guests navigate myriad ever-changing covid rules before and during…

18 Oct 2021

Record-breaking ski season ahead says Club Med

Record-breaking ski season ahead says Club Med

This ski season is shaping up to be a record-breaker — with larger numbers of first-time skiers than ever before. So says holiday company Club Med, which today releases its ninth annual ski report. ‘The…

15 Oct 2021

Brush up on your avalanche skills this autumn

Brush up on your avalanche skills this autumn

If you think your off-piste skills are a little rusty after a winter without skiing, or you fancy going ski touring for the first time this season, Henry’s Avalanche Talk (HAT) is returning to the UK…

5 Oct 2021

Bolzano airport reopens to skiers

Bolzano airport reopens to skiers

A new flight has been launched from London Gatwick to Bolzano in Italy, offering easier access to the South Tyrol and its ski destinations in the Dolomites. Bolzano has been closed since 2016, and the…

1 Oct 2021

Mountain rescue carry RECCO detectors in Italy

Mountain rescue carry RECCO detectors in Italy

Search and rescue helicopters across Italy are now equipped with RECCO detectors, making the Alpine country the second in the world to be entirely covered by the technology. RECCO SAR Helicopter Detectors…

29 Sep 2021

Rent your ski kit this winter

Rent your ski kit this winter

Want some nice kit to ski in this winter but don’t want to buy? Well, the world’s largest rental service for ski kit has launched from sustainable skiwear retailer EcoSki. Working in collaboration…

23 Sep 2021

New link between Orelle and Val Thorens

New link between Orelle and Val Thorens

Two new high-speed gondolas will this winter link the ski resorts of Orelle and Val Thorens, providing a fast connection with the Maurienne Valley and the Tarentaise. Orelle has long been known as the…

15 Sep 2021

Squaw Valley renamed Palisades Tahoe

Squaw Valley renamed Palisades Tahoe

The Californian ski resort of Squaw Valley has been renamed Palisades Tahoe, after recognising the ‘derogatory and offensive’ nature of the term squaw. The new name also covers the ski area of Alpine…

9 Sep 2021

Ikon Pass expands into Europe

Ikon Pass expands into Europe

Ikon Pass — the mega ski pass that offers access to ski resorts across North America — has added the Dolomiti Superski in Italy and Kitzbühel, Austria to its list, now offering up to 21 days of skiing…

18 Aug 2021

Morzine-Avoriaz awarded sustainability label

Morzine-Avoriaz awarded sustainability label

Improving walking and cycling routes, reducing the amount of waste created and helping local businesses become greener are some of the moves that have helped the French ski resorts of Morzine and Avoriaz…

12 Aug 2021

Club Med opens first resort in Canada

Club Med opens first resort in Canada

Club Med will open its first resort in North America this December, the ski-in, ski-out four-trident Québec Charlevoix in Canada. The Massif de Charlevoix ski area in which the resort is situatied is…

10 Aug 2021

Patagonia calls for volunteers

Patagonia calls for volunteers

If yesterday’s climate change report from the IPCC has unnerved you, Patagonia is offering creative types the chance to help. This evening, at 1800 BST, the outdoor and ski brand Patagonia is hosting…

12 Jul 2021

Sign to save ski season work

Sign to save ski season work

A petition calling for Boris Johnson to secure seasonal work for young Brits across Europe needs more signatures. The organisation Seasonal Businesses in Travel (SBIT) is petitioning the government to…

1 Jun 2021

Chamonix confirms new Montenvers gondola

Chamonix confirms new Montenvers gondola

The French ski resorts of Chamonix has been forced to reconfigure its world-famous Montenvers-Mer de Glace site as a result of global warming and last week confirmed a huge spend to make skiing the Vallée…

21 May 2021

James Gambrill appointed Ski Club MD

James Gambrill appointed Ski Club MD

James Gambrill has taken over as general manager of the Ski Club of Great Britain, with the hope of rescuing it from its well-publicised troubles of the past decade. James is skilled in snowsports, marketing,…

11 May 2021

A-Basin offers ski-in, ski-out Covid jabs

A-Basin offers ski-in, ski-out Covid jabs

Getting your Covid vaccine will be a complete pleasure for some Colorado skiers next weekend, as Arapahoe Basin hosts a ski-in, ski-out Covid vaccine clinic. On Sunday 16 May, from noon until 4pm, Arapahoe…

6 Apr 2021

London Ski & Snowboard Festival is back with a bang

London Ski & Snowboard Festival is back with a bang

At last — some fantastic news for skiers and snowboarders… Covid permitting, the London Ski & Snowboard Festival is back this autumn, promising all the goodies we love at Battersea Park from 28-31…

17 Mar 2021

Skiers warned to book early for next winter

Skiers warned to book early for next winter

Skiers are being warned not to expect to find last-minute deals next season because demand for ski holidays next winter is currently so high. Across the board, companies and tour operators are reporting…

2 Mar 2021

Bookings strong for 2021-22 ski holidays

Bookings strong for 2021-22 ski holidays

Two ski chalet operators — Ski France and Ski Solutions — have launched a ‘contactless chalet’ service for next season, amid news that bookings for winter 2021/22 are very strong. Chalet companies…

24 Feb 2021

One-stop sustainable ski shop opens

One-stop sustainable ski shop opens

A website that promises to sell only sustainable ski and snowboard clothing and accessories has launched to offer environmentally-minded winter folk the chance to buy “kit with a conscience”. EcoSki.co.uk…

4 Jan 2021

Italy and Austria delay ski openings

Italy and Austria delay ski openings

Italy and Austria have delayed opening their ski resorts until 18 January, at the earliest. When resorts were closed in October in Italy, they were given a preliminary opening date of 7 January, in line…

14 Dec 2020

Ski resorts in Sweden now open

Ski resorts in Sweden now open

The Swedish ski resorts of Åre, Sälen and Vemdalen will be opening this week, joining Trysil and Hemsedal in Norway, which opened on 11 December. All resorts are owned by the company SkiStar, which says…

9 Dec 2020

Italian ski resorts remain closed

Italian ski resorts remain closed

Skiing remains off the cards in Italy to anyone except professional athletes, with new regulations introduced last week to prevent travel between different regions and communes to help reduce the spread…

24 Nov 2020

Skiers ‘cautiously optimistic’ about changes to quarantine rules

Skiers ‘cautiously optimistic’ about changes to quarantine rules

The news that the Government is reducing quarantine from 14 days to five on 15 December has been cautiously welcomed by a ski industry keen to take desperate UK skiers to the mountains this winter. Under…

29 Sep 2020

France and Austria release Covid ski measures

France and Austria release Covid ski measures

With fresh snowfall across the Alps last week thoughts are turning to skiing and guidance on keeping skiers safeguarded from Covid-19 have been released from the French and Austrian governments. This advice…

18 Sep 2020

Zermatt to open Switzerland’s first automated gondola

Zermatt to open Switzerland’s first automated gondola

As ski resorts around the world announce details of Covid-secure operations for this coming winter, Switzerland’s first fully automated gondola will open in Zermatt this December. Despite the difficult…

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…

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…

27 Aug 2020

Squaw Valley to change its name

Squaw Valley to change its name

The ski resort of Squaw Valley in California has announced it is to drop the “derogatory and offensive term ‘squaw’” from its name. Squaw Valley was named in 1949, but since that time changes have…

20 Aug 2020

Verbier unveils world’s highest zipline

Verbier unveils world’s highest zipline

Top Swiss ski resort Verbier has unveiled a new star attraction: the world’s highest zipline. The new Mount 4 Zipline starts at 3330m and flies for 1.4km over the Tortin glacier, descending 383 vertical…

10 Aug 2020

National Snow Show launched for 2021

National Snow Show launched for 2021

A new event for snowsport enthusiasts has been launched, to run over two days in October 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham. The National Snow Show will take place 23-24 October with more than 140 exhibitors,…

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,…

19 Jul 2020

Whistler removes Horstman T-Bar

Whistler removes Horstman T-Bar

The Horstman T-Bar lift in Whistler-Blackcomb was removed this week, because the glacier has receded so much the ski lift was no longer serviceable. The Horstman Glacier at the top of Whistler-Blackcomb…

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…

1 Jul 2020

New high-speed chair for Schladming

New high-speed chair for Schladming

Work has begun on the installation of a high-speed eight-seater chairlift in the centre of the Austrian ski resort of Schladming. The new chair will replace the 26-year-old four-seater Lärchkogelbahn…

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…

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…

20 Apr 2020

Work to start on gondola in Cortina

Work to start on gondola in Cortina

The Italian ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo will start work in June on a new gondola that will for the first time link the ski areas of Tofane and Cinque Torri. The journey has previously only been possible…

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…

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…

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…

20 Feb 2020

Flights go on sale to Scandinavian ski resorts

Flights go on sale to Scandinavian ski resorts

Tickets go on sale today (20 February) for winter 2020/21 Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) flights from London to Scandinavian Mountains Airport. The brand new, privately-owned airport offers speedy access…

15 Feb 2020

Patagonia’s Worn Wear Tour kicks off

Patagonia’s Worn Wear Tour kicks off

Patagonia’s famous “Worn Wear Tour” returns to the European slopes this winter, beginning in the French ski resort of La Clusaz this weekend. The clothing manufacturer is renowned for its environmental…

4 Feb 2020

Les Gets launches Lumina night walk

Les Gets launches Lumina night walk

The French ski resort of Les Gets is launching an illuminated, multi-media night walk this summer. The “Lumina night walk” is the first of its kind in a European ski resort and is expected to draw…

3 Feb 2020

Win a three-pack of FALKE ski socks worth £90

Win a three-pack of FALKE ski socks worth £90

Where to Ski & Snowboard has teamed up with our favourite sock manufacturer FALKE to offer one lucky reader a three-pack of SK4 ski socks worth £90. FALKE sells a range of ski and snowboard socks…

24 Jan 2020

Jet2.com launches East Midlands-Grenoble flight

Jet2.com launches East Midlands-Grenoble flight

From next month, Jet2.com will start operating flights from East Midlands to Grenoble Alpes Isère. The route is one of nine new regional flights launched for winter 2020 by Jet2.com in its biggest ever…

14 Jan 2020

SkiBro expands to 150 ski resorts

SkiBro expands to 150 ski resorts

The ski school booking platform SkiBro has expanded to include 150 different resorts for this winter, and has partnered with Where to Ski and Snowboard to offer up to €50 off bookings. SkiBro began operating…

9 Jan 2020

Win a pair of Messy Weekend ski goggles

Win a pair of Messy Weekend ski goggles

Where to Ski and Snowboard has teamed up with Danish ski and snowboard goggle manufacturer Messy Weekend to help your next ski trip go with a bang. The company’s latest goggle, the Float XE2, is made…

8 Jan 2020

Orelle offers free ski accommodation

Orelle offers free ski accommodation

The ski resort of Orelle in France is offering free accommodation to skiers who by a Three Valleys lift pass next week and at the end of March. The small farming village of Orelle is the mythical ‘fourth…

16 Dec 2019

Kids skiwear rental service launched in France

Kids skiwear rental service launched in France

A rental service for kids skiwear is entering its second winter in the French Alps. Les Petits Montagnards offers a wide choice of skiwear for children aged between one and 16 years for between €45 and…

3 Dec 2019

The Kooks to headline Rock the Pistes

The Kooks to headline Rock the Pistes

British band The Kooks have been announced as the headline act for the 10th edition of the Rock the Pistes Festival across the Portes du Soleil. Rock The Pistes, from 15-21 March 2020, features concerts…

22 Nov 2019

More snow due in the Alps this weekend

More snow due in the Alps this weekend

The French ski resort of Val Thorens will be opening this weekend, with fresh snow due across the Alps on Sunday. Verbier in Switzerland opened to fantastic conditions last weekend, and this morning Saas-Fee…

8 Oct 2019

Win tickets to this year’s Ski and Snowboard Festival

Win tickets to this year’s Ski and Snowboard Festival

UPDATE The winners of the three pairs of tickets have been drawn from the hat, and they are: Angus Frazer Debbie Morris Alun Perkins. Team GB skiers and snowboarders, along with the World’s Greatest…

2 Oct 2019

Kitzbühel to open on 19 October

Kitzbühel to open on 19 October

The iconic Tyrolean ski resort of Kitzbühel will be the first non-glacier ski area in the Alps to open for the 2019/20 season. On 19 and 20 October it will be opening pistes served by the Resterkogel…

30 Sep 2019

New chairlift and transfers for Megève

New chairlift and transfers for Megève

A new six-man chair lift will open up a previously little skied area of Megève, and an increased Alpybus service will make the French ski resort more accessible than ever before. The new chair lift will…

25 Sep 2019

Bourg-Les Arcs funicular gets facelift

Bourg-Les Arcs funicular gets facelift

Skiers who like to stay in Bourg Saint Maurice have a great new route directly into the Les Arcs ski area this winter. The funicular that has taken skiers and snowboarders directly into Arc 1600 from the…

4 Sep 2019

Copper Mountain unveils new lifts and lodge

Copper Mountain unveils new lifts and lodge

The ski resort of Copper Mountain in Colorado will this winter open a new lift to offer access to Tucker Mountain, previously only accessible by snowcat or by hiking. The three-person Three Bears chairlift,…

2 Sep 2019

Val Thorens to open an igloo village

Val Thorens to open an igloo village

Val Thorens in the Three Valleys, France, is to be the first ski resort in the world to introduce a four-wheel drive, self-driving electric shuttle bus. The driverless bus, which is manufactured by French…

30 Aug 2019

Ischgl installs two new high-speed chairlifts

Ischgl installs two new high-speed chairlifts

The Austrian ski resort of Ischgl is adding six-seater chairlift for the coming winter that will be the fast chairlift in the resort. The detachable six-seater Velilleck F1 will transport skiers up to…

28 Aug 2019

Zermatt joins the Ikon Pass

Zermatt joins the Ikon Pass

The ski resort of Zermatt in Switzerland has joined the Ikon Pass — a collection of iconic resorts around the world including Aspen, Revelstoke, Jackson Hole and Niseko available under one lift pass.…

21 Aug 2019

Crystal adds new SkiWelt resort

Crystal adds new SkiWelt resort

Crystal Ski Holidays have added another new resort to its programme for the coming winter — Hopfgarten in Austria. A traditional Austrian mountain village with old houses huddled around a twin-towered…

20 Aug 2019

Park City plans a fourth ski area

Park City plans a fourth ski area

Park City in Utah is planning a fourth ski area on 5,000 acres of private land next to Deer Valley that has reportedly been purchased for $1 billion. The new area, to be called the Mayflower Mountain Resort…

6 Aug 2019

Serre Chevalier adds two new ski lifts

Serre Chevalier adds two new ski lifts

The French ski areas of Serre Chevalier is upgrading two lifts for the coming season — at a cost of €8 million. The two new chairlifts — Eychauda and Cibouït — are going into the Monêtier area.…

10 Jul 2019

Three new lifts for Courchevel

Three new lifts for Courchevel

The French ski resort of Courchevel in the Three Valleys is installing three new lifts for the coming winter — and building a brand new modern lift building in Le Praz. In Courchevel Le Praz, a new 10-seater…

9 Jul 2019

Tickets on sale for Ski & Snowboard Festival

Tickets on sale for Ski & Snowboard Festival

It might be the height of summer, but early bird tickets have gone on sale for the 2019 Ski and Snowboard Festival in London’s Battersea Park. The event will run this year from 24 to 27 October, as a…

6 Jun 2019

Schools encouraged to get kids skiing

Schools encouraged to get kids skiing

Schools and ski slopes across England are gearing up for Snowsport England’s National Schools Snowsport Week at the end of June. A week-long promotion of skiing, snowboarding and snowsports will take…

4 Jun 2019

Crystal streamlines chalet service

Crystal streamlines chalet service

Crystal Ski Holidays has revamped its chalet operation for the winter of 2019-20, offering one level of service in response to customer feedback. Until now, Crystal has offered two levels of holiday —…

24 May 2019

Work starts on new Steamboat gondola

Work starts on new Steamboat gondola

Work is to begin soon on a new gondola for Steamboat in Colorado, a project that will cost $15 million. The Doppelmayr gondola will upgrade the existing gondola that runs from the ski resort’s base to…

15 Apr 2019

easyJet says winter 19/20 ski flights unaffected by Brexit

easyJet says winter 19/20 ski flights unaffected by Brexit

easyJet has assured skiers that whatever happens with Brexit, the airline will by flying as usual next winter as it puts its 2019/20 ski flights on sale. More than 19 million seats on more than 111,000…

27 Mar 2019

ABTA warns skiers to buy ski holiday packages

ABTA warns skiers to buy ski holiday packages

Skiers and snowboarders are being reminded of the importance of booking package holidays that are ATOL protected, to ensure they will have protection in the event of the collapse of any business. The warning…

21 Mar 2019

Work to start on Zermatt-Cervinia link

Work to start on Zermatt-Cervinia link

Work will begin this spring on a massive gondola that will straddle the Swiss-Italian peaks in Zermatt and Cervinia. The 3S lift between the Klein Matterhorn (3,821m) in Zermatt and the Testa Grigia (3,458m)…

19 Mar 2019

Magic Pass to include Saas-Fee

Magic Pass to include Saas-Fee

The Swiss ski resort of Saas-Fee is joining the Magic Pass for next season, which is this month on sale for just CHF399 (currently around £300), which represents tremendous value. The Magic Pass was launched…

5 Mar 2019

New ski safety app launched

New ski safety app launched

A new personal safety app has launched that says it will help skiers and snowboarders contact ski patrol and emergency responders immediately when they need help. SkiConnect, from In-telligent, says it…

26 Feb 2019

Lift boss warns climate change to bring avalanches

Lift boss warns climate change to bring avalanches

As the sunny weather continues, the president of the Valais Ski Lift Assocation in Switzerland has warned that climate change will increase the risk of avalanche in the future and force ski resorts to…

19 Feb 2019

A-Basin ends link with Vail Resorts

A-Basin ends link with Vail Resorts

The ski area Arapahoe Basin in Colorado has split from its partnership Vail Resorts, with immediate effect. Arapahoe, otherwise known locally as A-Basin or “The Legend”, made the announcement yesterday…

14 Feb 2019

Are you this obssesed by skiing?

Are you this obssesed by skiing?

Are you so obsessed by skiing that you sometimes feel a self-help group might assist? Perhaps you already have one — albeit the venue is your local pub where you wax lyrical about recent exploits and…

8 Feb 2019

Where in the world is the deepest snow?

Where in the world is the deepest snow?

Where is the snow lying deepest so far this winter? Snow-Forecast.com has compiled a handy list to tell us skiers and snowboarders where the biggest falls have been — but remember that deep snow doesn’t…

7 Feb 2019

James ‘Woodsy’ Woods crowned Big Air World Champion

James ‘Woodsy’ Woods crowned Big Air World Champion

Britain’s top skier James “Woodsy” Woods has won the Big Air World Championships in Park City, Utah. Woodsy took the ski slopestyle 10-man final on Wednesday after taking the lead in the second run…

6 Feb 2019

Win ski clothing with H. Holderness

Win ski clothing with H. Holderness

Where to Ski & Snowboard has teamed up with new clothing brand H. Holderness to give away a £75 voucher to spend towards any of the brand’s versatile kit. H. Holderness makes thermal base layers…

31 Jan 2019

Chill Factore teaches dog to snowboard

Chill Factore teaches dog to snowboard

The team at Manchester’s indoor ski slope Chill Factore has gone one step further in proving they can teach anyone to ski. Chill Factore is running what it calls the “Guaranteed to Ski” programme,…

24 Jan 2019

Chambery teams up with ski clothing hire business

Chambery teams up with ski clothing hire business

This winter, if you’re flying into Chambéry Savoie Mont Blanc airport and the worst happens, the airport will organise ski equipment to be delivered to your accommodation immediately. Chambéry Savoie…

16 Jan 2019

Book ski lessons easily with SkiBro

Book ski lessons easily with SkiBro

Online ski instructor booking platform SkiBro has announced it is working in four new resorts — La Rosière, Châtel, La Tania and Saint Martin de Belleville — and has announced plans to expand to…

15 Jan 2019

Aldi launches 2019 ski range

Aldi launches 2019 ski range

The supermarket chain Aldi has launched its 2019 skiwear range, which is available to pre-order now and will be in stores from Sunday, 20 January. Aldi’s new “Ski Pro” collection comprises three-in-one…

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