Browsing entries tagged with Snowboarding

8 Mar 2018

Epic Pass adds Canada ski resorts

Epic Pass adds Canada ski resorts

As the new Ikon Pass goes on sale, offering skiers in North America access to 26 different resorts for just $899, Vail Resorts announces a host of resorts in the Canadian Rockies, Hakuba in Japan and Telluride…

25 Jan 2018

Team GB head to Winter Games

Team GB head to Winter Games

James Woods, Andrew Musgrave, Billy Morgan, Dave Ryding and Katie Summerhayes are among the biggest team of British winter athletes heading to the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea next month. A record…

4 Oct 2017

New hotels open in family ski resorts

New hotels open in family ski resorts

Some more new hotels are opening in the French Alps this winter, updating accommodation offerings in the family-friendly ski resorts of La Rosière’s and La Plagne. The Hyatt Centric La Rosière opens…

3 Oct 2017

Ski for free during October

Ski for free during October

For the next month, slopes across England are offering free and discounted skiing and snowboarding in the run up to the ski-season. The scheme called 30 Days of Snowsport is run by Snowsport England in…

10 Feb 2017

Ski for £1 in Schools Snowsport Week

Ski for £1 in Schools Snowsport Week

After the end of the Easter holidays, children and teenagers across England can go skiing and snowboarding from just £1. From 24-30 April, the second National Schools Snowsport Week takes place, during…

7 Feb 2017

£1m funding given to snowsports

£1m funding given to snowsports

Snowsport England has been given funding of more than £1 million to support up-and-coming athletes over the next four years.  The funding, from Sport England, will go into fostering current talented…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

19 Apr 2016

FWT champion dies in avalanche

FWT champion dies in avalanche

The freeride community is in mourning following the news that Freeride World Tour champion snowboarder Estelle Balet has been killed in an avalanche. The 22-year-old two-time women’s champion was making…

5 Apr 2016

Ride with Ed Leigh in Verbier

Ride with Ed Leigh in Verbier

Snow is forecast in the Alps this weekend — so now’s your chance to grab one last trip to the Big Hills. Inghams is offering a corker — a chance to go snowboarding with TV presenter Ed Leigh. Earlier…

17 Mar 2016

Tibet plans world’s highest ski resort

Tibet plans world’s highest ski resort

China is set to build the world’s highest ski resort, near the capital city of Tibet, in the run-up to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. While exact details of the project are not yet known, the ski…

29 Jan 2016

Snowboarders return envelope of cash

Snowboarders return envelope of cash

What would you do if you found an envelope stuffed with cash on a piste? Hopefully hand it in to police, which is what two Austrian men did when the found €16,000 (about £12,225) on a piste in Wagrain,…

28 Jan 2016

How big is a big French ski area?

How big is a big French ski area?

There’s been a lot of debate about the size of ski areas recently — but what does size actually mean? If you struggle to work out exactly how big 250km is (Serre Chevalier), 425km (Paradiski) or 600km…

17 Dec 2015

Skiing is big business in Colorado

Skiing is big business in Colorado

Skiing is big business in the States. A new study has shown that the ski industry in Colorado contributes $4.8 billion (£3.2 billion) to the state’s economy — and with some of the best conditions…

4 Dec 2015

Foreign Office warns skiers over insurance

Foreign Office warns skiers over insurance

One third of skiers and snowboarders fail to check whether they have appropriate travel insurance for their winter holidays, the Foreign Office has revealed this morning. New research from the Foreign…

13 Aug 2015

Red Bull launches snowboarding alarm

Red Bull launches snowboarding alarm

Wish you could wake up to snowboarding every morning? Well now you can, courtesy of Red Bull. Red Bull Media House has launched a sports-themed alarm clock app for Android and Android Wear aimed at stopping…

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 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…

30 Mar 2015

Fresh warnings as Brit killed in the Alps

Fresh warnings as Brit killed in the Alps

There are fresh warnings for skiers and snowboarders to take care in the mountains, following the death of a British snowboarder in an avalanche this weekend. Heavy snow is forecast this week with a number…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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,…

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…

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.…

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,…

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…

27 Feb 2014

Charity helps Scot become instructor

Charity helps Scot become instructor

A 19-year-old from South Lanarkshire has become the first young Scottish person to qualify as a ski instructor through the charity Snow-Camp Glasgow. Michael Conner from Blantyre says his life has “changed…

24 Feb 2014

Brits get ski and board fever

Brits get ski and board fever

Brits have gone ski and snowboard mad since the start of the Winter Olympics. Snow centres up and down the UK are reporting a massive spike in interest following snowboarder Jenny Jones’s bronze medal…

10 Feb 2014

Jenny Jones wins historic medal

Jenny Jones wins historic medal

The UK ski and snowboard industry is in full celebration mode following Jenny Jones’s historic medal in the Sochi Winter Olympics yesterday. Jenny took bronze in the Snowboard Slopestyle, Britain’s…

3 Jan 2014

US resorts offer discount ski lessons

US resorts offer discount ski lessons

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month takes place in the US this month, with ski resorts across 22 states in North America are offering special packages to beginners throughout January, to encourage more people…

3 Dec 2013

Skiing makes you happy, it’s official

Skiing makes you happy, it’s official

Skiing and snowboarding makes you happy and is good for you — it’s official. Taking time out on the snow boosts your wellbeing, say researchers at a university in Korea — with skiers getting more…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

9 Aug 2013

Snowboard event in Davos pulled for 2014

Snowboard event in Davos pulled for 2014

One of the biggest and most popular snowboarding events in Davos will not take place this season. The 6* TTR O’Neill Evolution, which since its 2006 launch kicked off the new competition year will…

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…

10 Jul 2013

Brit sets indoor snowboard record

Brit sets indoor snowboard record

British snowboarder Jamie Barrow has set the world’s first indoor snowboard speed record. Jamie reached a speed of 69.4kmph on the 520m indoor slopes at SnowWorld in Landgraaf, Holland, on Saturday,…

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…

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…

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…

29 Mar 2011

Bill Nighy - the shredder?

Bill Nighy - the shredder?

If you have seen Chalet Girl, the movie, you’ll appreciate this little number from Bill Nighy. If you haven’t, go see it. It’s predictable fun, but worth a viewing even if just to watch…

28 Jan 2011

Boarders get burned

Boarders get burned

Well, not snowboarders on fire as such – but a new boarding movie released by Burn and Action Horse, featuring a rider-led initiative called The Burns Unit. ‘Alive’ is filmed on location…

22 Nov 2010

Boarding film tells the Jones story

Boarding film tells the Jones story

One of Britain’s most successful snowboarders, Jenny Jones, is featured in a new short film by Relentless Energy. The movie, Permanent Vocation, is one of four short stories that form part of Relentless…

13 Sep 2010

World Snowboard Day announced

World Snowboard Day announced

Listen up shredders ... put 19 December in your diaries: it’s official World Snowboard Day. The idea is that various resorts around the Alps, and beyond, will arrange lots of free activities dedicated…

25 May 2010

Snowboarding World Champs announced

Snowboarding World Champs announced

TTR Pro Snowboarding has announced plans for a Snowboarding World Championships, to take place every four years. The new event will start from the 2011/12 winter season and will feature men and women’s…

12 Mar 2010

Jones takes X-Games gold

Jones takes X-Games gold

Britain’s Jenny Jones has won the Slopestyle event at the Winter X-Games in Tignes. Jones finished with a score of 92.33 in Friday’s final, having been a strong contender for the title right through…

27 Feb 2010

Lucky thirteen for Canada

Lucky thirteen for Canada

Canada has taken its 13th gold medal of the Vancouver Games, with a win in snowboarding giant slalom. While fog hampered efforts in the Whistler slalom, over on Cypress Mountain the rain was bucketing…

18 Feb 2010

White wraps up half-pipe

White wraps up half-pipe

Britain’s Ben Kilner gave an impressive performance in the half-pipe, putting him in the semi finals at Cypress Mountain. But he was no match for the unstoppable Shaun White – the US star rode to gold…

16 Feb 2010

Gillings targets Olympic medal

Gillings targets Olympic medal

After a thrilling showdown in the men’s snowboard cross final on Monday 15 February, the attention falls on the women’s event this evening (Tuesday 16 February) – with British hopes resting on 24-year-old…

4 Feb 2010

Brit boarder success in top events

Brit boarder success in top events

The best of British snowboarders have been outperforming their rivals in three different disciplines around the globe. Three of our leading snowboarders have won medals this week in freeriding, half-pipe…

12 Jan 2009

Party with the pros in Laax

Even if terrain parks and snowboarding aren’t your idea of fun on the slopes, the free acrobatics and party atmosphere on offer in Laax this week can’t fail to grab your attention if you’re…

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