Browsing entries tagged with Zermatt

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)…

13 Feb 2018

Verbier offers bargain ski mountaineering camps

Verbier offers bargain ski mountaineering camps

Verbier is running two excellent-value mountaineering ski camps in the run up to the Patrouilles des Glacier (PdG) race. The camps being run by Téléverbier and Les Guides de Verbier, with the first this…

10 Jan 2018

Mountains reopen after snowfall

Mountains reopen after snowfall

Authorities across Europe are working hard to restore power and access to ski resorts following record amounts of snowfall. This image this morning from Duclos Alain Duclos at data-avalanche.org shows…

17 Oct 2017

Morzine slashes skiing prices

Morzine slashes skiing prices

Prices in European ski resorts have plunged in the past year — with Morzine costing 13% less during the 2016/17 season than the winter before, according to a report by the Post Office. The report,…

18 Sep 2017

More September snow for the Alps

More September snow for the Alps

It’s been snowing again in the Alps, which bodes well for anyone planning a spot of autumnal glacier skiing. For the third weekend in a row, snow has blanketed ski resorts across the Alps, delighting…

31 Aug 2017

Powdair opens London City route

Powdair opens London City route

The new airline that is proposing to fly skiers from regional UK airports to Sion in the Valais region of Switzerland has announced two new year-round routes — for which tickets go on sale today (31…

26 Jun 2017

Powdair to Sion offers season pass

Powdair to Sion offers season pass

The new airline that will fly between regional UK airports and Sion in Valais, Switzerland, is offering season passes for frequent fliers. Powdair, which will take its first flight on 14 December 2017,…

25 May 2017

powdair tickets to Sion on sale 6 June

powdair tickets to Sion on sale 6 June

New skiers airline powdair will start selling tickets for next winter from 6 June and begin flying from regional airports to Sion in Switzerland on 14 December 2017. In February, Where to Ski and Snowboard…

5 May 2017

SWISS flights to Sion go on sale

SWISS flights to Sion go on sale

SWISS is offering flights from London to Sion again for part of the 2017/18 ski season. This February just gone, Swiss International Airlines operated a direct service during the February half term…

20 Feb 2017

PowdAir to fly from UK regions to Sion

PowdAir to fly from UK regions to Sion

A new airline specifically for skiers and snowboarders will begin flying to Sion Airport in Switzerland from regional airports in the UK later this year. PowdAir will fly five times a week to Sion from…

2 Nov 2016

Red Bull releases Air Zermatt series

Red Bull releases Air Zermatt series

A new docu-series by Red Bull has followed Air Zermatt, the best aerial search rescue team in the world, as they go about their work. Air Zermatt perform around 1700 missions each year to aid stranded…

17 Oct 2016

SWISS launches ski flight to Sion

SWISS launches ski flight to Sion

Swiss International Airlines will be operating three flights between London Heathrow and Sion Airport next February half term to alleviate some of the seasonal pressure that week. Sion Airport is a short…

12 Oct 2016

Ski rail price comparison opens

Ski rail price comparison opens

Skiers can now compare train prices at a glance with a new price-checker resource on rail-ski website Snowcarbon. The price-checking tool, which goes live tomorrow (Thursday 13 October), will allow skiers…

11 Oct 2016

Skiing starts in Kitzbühel next week

Skiing starts in Kitzbühel next week

The ski resort of Kitzbühel in Austria will next week become the first non-glacial ski resort to open its lifts for the winter season.  On Saturday 22 October, skiing will begin on Resterkogel and…

2 Oct 2016

Climate change hits Swiss ski resorts

Climate change hits Swiss ski resorts

Ski resorts in Switzerland are losing their snow according to a new study published last week. Even those ski resorts at high altitude such as Zermatt and Saas-Fee are experiencing nearly 40 fewer snow…

28 Sep 2016

Aussies enjoy luxury skiing in Europe

Aussies enjoy luxury skiing in Europe

Australians have overtaken Russians in the luxury chalet holiday market – having doubled from 5% over the 2014/15 season to 10% of the market last year, while Russian bookings dropped from 12% to…

20 Jul 2016

Swiss resorts replace ancient gondolas

Swiss resorts replace ancient gondolas

In the ski resort of Zermatt the old gondola from Gant (on the slopes in the valley between the Gornergrat and Rothorn sectors) to Blauherd below Rothorn is at last being replaced by a fast six-seat chairlift.…

23 May 2016

Blizzards hit the Alps — in May!

Blizzards hit the Alps — in May!

Question: when was this photograph taken? Mid winter? A couple of months ago? Answer: This morning. The Chamonix-based ski manufacturer Zag posted it on Facebook with the caption “Who said winter was…

1 Mar 2016

Big snowfalls across the southern Alps

Big snowfalls across the southern Alps

The predicted storm across the southern parts of the Alps has passed, leaving some parts of Northern Italy under an enormous white blanket. In last week’s snow report, our weather guru Fraser Wilkin…

10 Feb 2016

Skiing costs more as sterling falls

Skiing costs more as sterling falls

Bad news for skiing families this half term — the value of sterling has fallen by more than 10 per cent in the past two months. According to the Post Office Travel Money, although prices are still lower…

24 Dec 2015

Crystal launches celebrity skier quiz

Crystal launches celebrity skier quiz

Crystal Ski has launched a fun new online quiz “Which celebrity skier are you?” The news that Oprah Winfrey has just splashed out $14million on a new home in the Colorado ski resort of Telluride is…

5 Dec 2015

Big price drops in ski resorts this season

Big price drops in ski resorts this season

Prices are down in three-quarters of ski resorts this season, according to new research — with cheapest prices to be found in Bansko in Bulgaria. This year’s Ski Resort Report, released this morning…

19 Oct 2015

More glacier ski areas open in the Alps

More glacier ski areas open in the Alps

It has snowed again in the Alps, and more ski resorts are beginning to open! Skiers enjoyed fantastic conditions in Cervinia, Italy last weekend, with 120cm of snow on the 3,500m Plateau Rosà glacier…

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…

24 Sep 2015

Heavy snow falls across the Alps

Heavy snow falls across the Alps

The Stubai Glacier will open tomorrow, 25 September, thanks to fresh snow that has fallen across Europe. This picture was sent to us this morning by the tourist board in Tirol — it’s certainly got…

16 Jul 2015

Anniversary Swiss climb begins

Anniversary Swiss climb begins

An anniversary ascent of the 4,478m peak of the Matterhorn will take place tomorrow, with a team of climbers from Britain, France, Italy and Switzerland. The ascent is part of a week — and indeed year…

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…

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…

13 May 2015

Zermatt installs two new ski lifts

Zermatt installs two new ski lifts

The iconic Swiss ski resort of Zermatt is soon to start work on two new lifts. Over the next three years, Zermatt will work to install the world’s highest 3S Gondola which will provide skiers and walkers…

12 Jan 2015

Ski resorts cut prices for 2015

Ski resorts cut prices for 2015

Prices in ski resorts across Europe have plunged by up to 23 per cent, according to a survey by Post Office Travel Money. The survey, which was compiled using prices from 27 resorts in Europe and North…

30 Dec 2014

Grab a brilliant January ski deal

Grab a brilliant January ski deal

Well, it snowed! After a nail-biting run-up to Christmas, an epic storm last weekend, 15,000 people getting stranded in the French Alps and being forced to sleep in emergency accommodation, things have…

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…

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…

12 Nov 2014

Luxury ski bookings soar this year

Luxury ski bookings soar this year

There’s more encouraging news this week for the British ski industry — 72% of luxury tour operators say bookings are up on this time last year. And, perhaps surprisingly, Brits remain the top consumers…

6 Nov 2014

Snowstorm hits European ski resorts

Snowstorm hits European ski resorts

In case your social media feeds aren’t telling you, too, a big snowstorm has hit the Alps. The storm was forecast to blow in and hit the southern Alps, and yesterday it did — though it also dumped…

10 Oct 2014

Ski resorts start to crank in to life

Ski resorts start to crank in to life

Winter is most definitely coming. Ski resorts across Europe and North America have been inundating us with pictures of the first snowfalls and the news that their snow-making has cranked in to life. In…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

8 Jan 2014

Amazing ski holiday deals this week

Amazing ski holiday deals this week

If you want to grab a fantastic bargain, now is the time. The conditions are fantastic and there are ski deals everywhere — we’ve just added a load to our “bargains” section — but the offers…

9 Dec 2013

Head to Bansko for a bargain holiday

Head to Bansko for a bargain holiday

For the cheapest ski holiday this year you must head to Bansko according to The Post Office. A six-day ski pass with ski and boot hire for one person, a week of ski school and lunch on the slopes with…

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…

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…

17 Sep 2013

Chez Vrony creates SWISS in-flight meals

Chez Vrony creates SWISS in-flight meals

A mountain restaurant in Zermatt will be serving up in-flight meals on SWISS flights this winter. The family-run Chez Vrony is a long-standing favourite restaurant of both the editors and readers of Where…

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…

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…

19 May 2013

Snow still falling in the Alps

Snow still falling in the Alps

A handful of ski resorts in the Alps are still open this weekend, and Engelberg (pictured here on Tuesday), closes on 26 May. This weekend skiers have enjoyed an unexpected treat after 15cm of fresh snow…

11 Apr 2013

Last chance to go skiing this season

Last chance to go skiing this season

This weekend is nearly your last chance to go skiing or snowboarding this season — and enjoy snow cover that many in the Alps are saying has been the best in 40 or 50 years. Though conditions are now…

4 Apr 2013

Fab April snow: don’t stop skiing

Fab April snow: don’t stop skiing

The pistes are empty, the lift queues non-existent and resorts are planning their closing weekends…but the snow in most places is outstanding and the sun is out, so if you have a chance to get away…

10 Feb 2013

Piste maps added to Google Maps

Piste maps added to Google Maps

Piste maps from Aspen and Vail in Colorado, Sun Valley in Idaho, Squaw Valley and Mammoth Mountain in California and Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont are among some of the 38 US ski resorts added to Google…

10 Nov 2012

More ski resorts open thanks to early snow

More ski resorts open thanks to early snow

Snow has been falling this week and more is forecast across the Alps this weekend, with Obergurgl in Austria joining the ever-growing list of ski resorts opening early. Conditions are so good in Obergurgl…

6 Nov 2012

Swiss, Avoriaz and VIP SKI win awards

Swiss, Avoriaz and VIP SKI win awards

Völkl and Salomon skis, Avoriaz, Ellis Brigham, Swiss airlines and Geneva airport are among 28 winners of the inaugural World Snow Awards in London last week. While skiers and snowboarders across UK start…

28 Oct 2012

Snowfall allows ski resorts to open early

Snowfall allows ski resorts to open early

Winter has arrived in ski resorts across Europe and North America. While we were digging out our winter coats in the UK this weekend, snow started to fall across the Alps. It’s dumping in Verbier, Tignes,…

25 Oct 2012

Laax unveils Porsche-designed ski lift

Laax unveils Porsche-designed ski lift

Topping the list of swanky chair lifts for this season is the new Porsche-designed ski lift, which opens in the Swiss resort of Laax this December. The six-man Lavadinas-Fuorcla Sura chair boasts a top…

24 Oct 2012

Start your ski holiday with €150 bar credit

Start your ski holiday with €150 bar credit

We all know how expensive a ski or snowboard holiday can be; and drinks in resort can add untold extras on top of your bill. Where to Ski and Snowboard editors Dave Watts and Chris Gill introduced the…

15 Oct 2012

Autumn snowfalls hit the Alps

Autumn snowfalls hit the Alps

Monday morning has brought snow across France, Austria, Italy and Switzerland — with particularly heavy dumps on the

3 Oct 2012

A new black and a Sunnegga Express upgrade in Zermatt

A new black and a Sunnegga Express upgrade in Zermatt

Last weekend, Zermatt tourist board unveiled a host of changes for the coming two seasons, mindful of the need to keep attracting British skiers and snowboarders put off by that the ever-strong Swiss Franc.…

30 Sep 2012

New ski train to Switzerland

New ski train to Switzerland

A new Swiss Alps Ski Train is being officially launched later this week that will directly connect the UK with Switzerland ski resorts this winter. The train service will start at London St Pancras, with…

28 Sep 2012

Australia extends ski season

Australia extends ski season

As Tignes prepares to open to skiers this weekend, ski resorts in Australia have extended their season and are hailing it as one of the best ever. Thredbo and Perisher in New South Wales and Mt Buller…

20 Sep 2012

It’s snowing in the Alps

It’s snowing in the Alps

The Alps have been hit by more snow for the third week running — in time for more glaciers to open this weekend.  Austria and Switzerland both reported fresh snowfall last night, with temperatures…

9 Jan 2012

Curling comes to Zermatt

Curling comes to Zermatt

Zermatt, Switzerland, will be hoping the recent snow storms do not deter 70+ international teams on their way to the resort for a special event in its calendar: the Horu Trophy Curling Championships. The…

5 Jan 2012

Avalanche cuts off Zermatt

Avalanche cuts off Zermatt

An avalanche has blocked the railway into and out of Zermatt in Switzerland, cutting off the resort overnight. Heavy snowfall throughout the day on top of already deeply laden slopes is the most likely…

26 Feb 2011

Google goes virtual skiing

Google goes virtual skiing

Zermatt has been chosen as Google’s first European attempt to take its Street View success to the slopes. If you have used Google Street View, you’ll know that it’s a neat little mapping…

17 Jan 2011

Michelin star for Zermatt restaurant

Michelin star for Zermatt restaurant

The gourmet guide to culinary excellence, Michelin, has awarded one star to the Capri restaurant in Zermatt. The Capri is an Italian restaurant in the Petit Cervin hotel, and only open during the winter…

5 Oct 2010

Bite to eat, Zermatt style

Bite to eat, Zermatt style

Zermatt continues to develop its gastronomy attractions on-mountain, with the news that two of its huts in the Rothorn sector are getting a makeover for the coming season. Unlike the cute and characterful…

26 Aug 2010

Sion airport wins top safety status

Sion airport wins top safety status

Switzerland’s Sion airport has won a new safety certificate that gives it full international approval by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), which should help to promote and market…

24 Apr 2010

Records set in Swiss mountain race

Records set in Swiss mountain race

According to local reports: new records have been set in the Swiss ski mountaineering race, the Patrouille des Glaciers, which takes place on a high alpine route from Zermatt to Verbier – and includes…

19 Apr 2010

British ski tourer killed in Zermatt

British ski tourer killed in Zermatt

A British ski tourer has died in Zermatt, following an avalanche on Sunday 18 April. As reported in a Swiss news bulletin (24-Heures.ch) on Sunday 18 April, a guided party of ski tourers – including…

13 Apr 2010

Top ski events head for Verbier

Top ski events head for Verbier

Even this late in the season there are a couple of big snow events taking place in Verbier before the ski area closes, one for speed and the other a monumental test of endurance. They are not for the faint-hearted,…

28 Mar 2010

Stay in Zermatt’s eco-hut

Stay in Zermatt’s eco-hut

Zermatt’s newest mountaineering hut, the Monte Rosa, is now offering accommodation to visitors. The Swiss resort’s latest high-altitude development is an ultra-modern glass and wood hut, situated…

13 Nov 2009

Five new places to stay

Five new places to stay

Stylish and contemporary sums up many of this winter’s new hotel and chalet offerings – but there are traditional places too. So if you fancy something a bit different, why not check out these…

22 May 2009

Zermatt building another gondola

One of Switzerland’s most prestigious resorts will gain another new lift - a gondola is to be built at Schwarzsee for next season.An extension of the Matterhorn Express, an eight seat gondola, will…

30 Dec 2008

Zermatt offers more choice for beginners

Zermatt opened a new area for beginners and families in December - the Wolli Park.The dedicated learning zone is located at Leisse, just above Sunnegga in the Rothorn sector. It has a short connecting…

19 May 2008

Telegraph readers vote Zermatt best resort

Zermatt is the best ski resort in the world, according to Telegraph newspaper readers.The Ultratravel 100 readers’ poll covered everything from luxury travel to airlines and spas. Results have just…

17 Mar 2008

Zermatt’s new lifts and runs

Editor Dave Watts spent last week in Zermatt, arriving in resort just as web wizard Wendy King was leaving. Dave writes:While Wendy had lots of blue-sky days the week before, we got lots of cloud and wind…

13 Mar 2008

Helmet saves skier in piste fall

If this doesn’t make you consider wearing a helmet…what will?;A skier who fell while schussing along a piste in Zermatt last week, was saved from serious head injury by wearing a helmet.Mark…

11 Mar 2008

Zermatt: Classic week in a classic resort

Well, we certainly racked up the distance in Zermatt: the GPS recorded over 300km. Couple that with the huge vertical, big altitude, fine dining and a charming Alpine resort and it was a pretty good combination…

6 Mar 2008

Blue skies and serious temperatures in Zermatt

It is really cold out here at the moment, but stubbornly sunny (we want powder!); Tuesday’s promised snowfall was disappointingly meagre. After light flurries early on Wednesday, the skies cleared…

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