Ski resorts start to crank in to life

10th October 2014, by Abi Butcher

Aspen in Colorado has received its first major snow of the autumn

Aspen in Colorado has received its first major snow of the autumn

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 Austria, the Stubai and Hinterux Glaciers are open for business, as are Saas-Fee and the Theodul Glacier in Zermatt/Cervinia.

Last weekend, Tignes in France opened the Grand Motte glacier for skiing and in two weeks, Les 2 Alpes will open its glacier at 3,600m from 25 October to 2 November with a special “Enjoy the Glacier” event offering ski and snowboard testing, live bands and films.

Back in the UK, Snowsport England is running a month-long event called 30 days of Snowsport to encourage newcomers to snowsports with events at indoor slopes and dry slopes up and down the country. Check the website for more details on when and how to take part — as well as special offers on skiing and boarding. What better way to tune up for the season?

Finally, the Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Shows start later this month – with the Manchester show from 24-26 October and the London show from 30 October to 2 November.  Don’t forget we’re giving away four pairs of tickets to each event worth £20 each. Just tweet to us and say why you should win. We’ll be pulling names out of the hat on 19 October. (If you’re not on twitter, send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

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