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28 Aug 2014 - Winter is getting closer and it’s only 99 days until some of our first customers depart on their mountain adventures. Here’s a quick summary of some of the first resorts to open this winter. Val Thorens, France First departure: 6th December 2014 • Val Thorens is a glacier resort located at... Read More
99 Days till Ski Season 2014/15
21 Aug 2014 - Manchester’s indoor snow dome, Chill Factore, is set to play host to a FIS European Indoor Moguls Championships on 13 and 14 September 2014. The competition will feature top British and International moguls skiers and will consist of four competitions featuring single and dual moguls using the Olympic format.... Read More
Chill Factore to host Worlds first FIS European Indoor Moguls Championships
18 Aug 2014 - Looking to try out skiing or snowboarding before your first winter ski trip? Or just looking for some great family fun this bank holiday? The Snow Centre at Hemel Hempstead will be holding an open day on August Bank Holiday following the hugely successful event it held in May to coincide with its 5th Birthday. Lift passes o... Read More
Ski, Board & Snow Fun FREE at The Snow Centre on August Bank Holiday Monday
13 Aug 2014 - Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine joins some of North America's greatest ski resorts, AltaSnowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Mountain, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows and Whistler Blackcomb in The Mountain Collective Pass from winter 2015-15. Located in Canada’s Banff National Park; the Lake Louise Ski Resort, S... Read More
Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine joins the Mountain Collective
05 Aug 2014 - If you have never visited the ski show before – get it in your diary! It is the best way to find everything you need for the season ahead and definitely the coolest day out in the city. There are live freestyle demonstrations, ski and snowboard lessons for all abilities, après bars, live music, the best ski retail and... Read More
The Ski & Snowboard Show Returns to London & the North in 2014
02 Jul 2014 - We’ve teamed up with the Telegraph Ski and Snowboard and action sports distributor, Madison, to give our lucky followers the chance to win the latest in adventure sports technology - a GoPro HERO 3+ Black Edition (RRP £360). GoPro have fast become the most popular camera when it comes to capturing sports in action, parti... Read More
Win a GoPro HERO 3+ Black Edition
26 Jun 2014 - British Ski and Snowboard has been awarded £4.89 million by UK Sport over the next 4 years following the success of Team GB at Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. This is fantastic news for the British Ski Industry and Team GB athletes, and will create many possibilities and opportunities during the run up to the next winter Olympics in... Read More
British Ski and Snowboard Awarded £4.89 million by UK Sport
23 May 2014 - Further congratulations are in order for Jenny Jones, who has been awarded the Ski Club of Great Britain's Pery Medal. This highly regarded prize honours Jones for her services to the snowsports industry, as well as for the fantastic performances which won her three X-Games gold medals and of course, a bronze medal at the Winter Olympics.... Read More
Jenny Jones receives prestigious snowsports prize
21 May 2014 - Congratulations to Team GB snowboarder, Ben Kilner, who won the Oakley King of Greens golf tournament yesterday. The tournament is an international golf competition for action sports athletes from around the globe. This year snowboarders, skiers, surfers, skaters, base jumpers and BMX riders headed to Wentworth, UK to compete alongside gol... Read More
A new career in golf for Team GB snowboarder Ben Kilner?
08 May 2014 - With a huge 73 cm in the last five days alone, Banff – Lake Louise has smashed their seasonal snowfall record. The previous record was in winter 2011/12 with 755cm, and this was passed on 6th May with a total of 760cm. Winter isn’t over just yet – the snow keeps coming! Another 5 cm is forecast over the weekend at Lake Lou... Read More
Lake Louise breaks season snowfall record
29 Apr 2014 - *Update* It’s just been confirmed that Bronze Medalist Jenny Jones will be at The Snow Centre at Hemel Hempstead on Monday 5th, as well as fellow Olympians Aimee Fuller and Jamie Nicholls! _ _ _ This May The Snow Centre at Hemel Hempstead will be 5 years old and are celebrating throughout the bank ho... Read More
Head to the slopes for free as The Snow Centre turns 5
22 Apr 2014 - The season is slowly drawing to a close, but the snow just keeps on coming! There have been excellent conditions throughout Europe over the past week and there’s further good news – it looks set to continue for a little while longer. Great conditions are forecast across Austria over the next 9 days, with Ischgl expecting to... Read More
Snow Report | 22 Apr 2014
15 Apr 2014 - For those of you heading out to the mountains for Easter ski trips, most European resorts are forecast new snow over the next 9 days, setting them in great stead to end the 2013/14 season with a bang. It seems there could be plenty of powder days and bluebird conditions – perfect for those of you wanting to get their last ski fix be... Read More
Snow Report | 15 Apr 2014
08 Apr 2014 - With good snowfall over the past couple of weeks, European resorts are stood in good stead to offer some excellent Spring skiing, with bursts of sunshine and plenty of stunning bluebird days on offer. France are expecting some sprinklings of snow over the coming week with Chamonix, Les Arcs, Val Thorens and Flaine expectin... Read More
Snow Report | 08 Apr 2014
01 Apr 2014 - After last week’s snow fall, most European resorts are still experiencing great snow conditions. With plenty of bluebird days and more sprinklings of snow forecast in some resorts, now’s a great time to hit up the mountains for a spot of last minute Spring skiing. Switzerland still have great skiing on offer, with piste qualit... Read More
Snow Report | 01 Apr 2014
25 Mar 2014 - The Winter-like conditions returned to Europe this weekend, with big snowfall across most resorts. Conditions are perfect for those who want to grab a last minute ski holiday. Flaine saw 80cm of snowfall this weekend, with 40cm of it falling on Monday alone. 50cm of fresh snow fell in Avoriaz, 50cm in Chamonix, 65cm in... Read More
Snow Report | 25 Mar 2014
17 Mar 2014 - We’re posting to tell you the news you’ve all been waiting to hear – there’s more snow forecast across the Alps this weekend! Over the next 9 days, France is set to see some fantastic snowfall with Val d’Isere forecast 74cm, Tignes 70cm, Alpe d’Huez 43cm and Val Thorens 51cm. All other French sk... Read More
Snow Report | 17 Mar 2014
11 Mar 2014 - Strap on those boards, click on those skis and head out to the mountains for some stunning springtime skiing. This past week has seen beautiful bluebird conditions across most European resorts, with excellent visibility and lots of sunshine (ideal for perfecting that goggle tan!). Austria still has some excellent snow conditions, particul... Read More
Snow Report | 11 Mar 2014
04 Mar 2014 - The past week has seen some excellent snowfall at all major European resorts – if there was ever a more perfect time to grab your ski gear and head to the mountains, then it’s now! Italy are still experiencing some excellent conditions, with plenty of heavy snowfall. Madonna di Campiglio saw a hug... Read More
Snow Report | 04 Mar 2014
17 Feb 2014 - It has been another week of huge snowfall across the Alps providing exceptional conditions for the all-important half term week. As one of the busiest weeks of the year, hundreds of British families are waking up to powdery pistes with new snow recorded in France, Austria, Italy and Switzerland yesterday, continuing today. Our agents in Mo... Read More
Half Term Snow Report | 17 Feb 2014
10 Feb 2014 - If all the skiing and snowboarding action from Sochi has you inspired to hit the slopes, there has never been a better time to get out to the Alps with consistent snowfall over the weekend making for ideal, powdery conditions. Our Men in the Mountains report from a snowy chairlift in Morzine. With Read More
Snow Report | 10 Feb 2014
04 Feb 2014 - If 173cm of fresh powder isn’t enough to have you scrabbling for your skis and jumping on the next flight to the Alps then nothing will. Whilst they may have come up short in the rugby, Italy were the winners in the Alps with over 1m of snow arriving in Selva (105cm) and Arabba (173cm) on Sunday. Other resorts such as Cortina... Read More
Snow Report | 04 Feb 2014
29 Jan 2014 - With temperatures dropping across the Alps this week, resorts have held onto the consistent snowfall received across the weekend and into the start of this week. The biggest snowfall was recorded in Monday night with 20-30cm falling in Chamonix, Val d’sere, Tignes and across the 3 Valleys. With more snow falling overnight there is healthy... Read More
Snow Report | 29 Jan 2014
25 Jan 2014 - Ideal conditions are reported for the rest of January with consistent snowfall over the next week. Sales Consultant James Pickford reports from the beautiful slopes of Morzine.  Read More
Snow Report 24 Jan 2014
24 Jan 2014 - It's official - there will be 19 skiers and snowboarders heading to Sochi 2014! Congratulations to Chemmy Alcott & Dave Ryding (Alpine Skiing), Andrew Musgrave, Andrew Young, Callum Smith & Rosamund (Posy) Musgrave (Cross Country), James 'Woodsy' Woods & Katie Summerhayes (Ski Slopestyle), Murray Buchan, James Machon, Rowan Ches... Read More
British Ski & Snowboard Athletes Announced for Sochi 2014
15 Jan 2014 - As predicted the skies have opened and delivered a blanket of snow over the last two days. Our sales consultants in resort are enjoying perfect conditions and are looking forward to more snow due on Thursday. Big winners over the last 2 days : France All other French resorts recei... Read More
Snow Report | 15 Jan 2014 Powder, Powder Everywhere
13 Jan 2014 - After skiers enjoyed a week of blue skies, conditions are set to close in tonight with a huge snow front moving across the Alps. Guests in France can expect to wake to up to at least 25cm of fresh powder tomorrow, which will continue to fall through much of Tuesday before moving east across Switzerland and into the Austrian and Italian Alp... Read More
Snow Forecast | Huge snowfall due this week
08 Jan 2014 - Whilst our friends across the pond were hit with fierce snowfall this week, Europe also saw heavy snowfall across much of France and Italy with 60cm recorded in the Portes du Soleil, 30cm in Les Deux Alpes and 20cm in Les Gets. Hear the latest live report from our sales agents on the peaks of Morzine. Swi... Read More
Snow Report | 08 Jan 2014 from Portes du Soleil
02 Jan 2014 - It's been a beautiful start to the year for France with consistent snowfall seen across several resorts. Over 10 cm of new powder has falling already with more up to 30 cm predicted over the coming days. Our junior Igluski representatives are lucky enough to be enjoying the fresh powder in Sainte Foy, and sent us this report today. Read More
Snow Report | 02 Jan 2014 from Sainte Foy
30 Dec 2013 - This weekend saw some great new snowfall throughout Europe, making for fantastic boarding and skiing conditions. Most resorts experienced initial heavy snowfalls, followed by light to moderate top ups throughout the following days. In Austria, Mayrhofen saw a wonderful 15cm of fresh snow, St Anton reported a base of 80cm and Lech, a base... Read More
Snow Report | 29-Dec-13 New Year Conditions
24 Dec 2013 - Latest snow news and season greetings from our Sales Director, Adam Johnson in Megéve. Good news for skiers and boarders heading out over the festive period.  Read More
Snow Report & Season Greetings from the Alps
20 Dec 2013 - The latest snow report live from our staff in resort. Christian Boyd reports from Morzine, France with some great news for Christmas Skiers.  Read More
Snow Report | 20 December 2013
06 Dec 2013 - Many more resorts in France are due to open this weekend after a great snow fall at the start of the season. Alpe d’Huez, Meribel, Courchevel, Les Orres and Chamonix are just a few of the resorts set to open their doors. Tignes has an excellent base of 170cms, setting the resort in good stead to welcome Ibiza Rocks the Snow on the 2... Read More
Snow update: Early Signs of a Great Season
29 Nov 2013 - France has had a dry week for snow, but conditions are still great in many resorts. Val d’Isere, La Clusaz, Alpe d’Huez and Les 2 Alpes are opening this weekend. Les 2 Alpes is also opening its new snowpark ‘Freestyle Land’ with redesigned spaces, themed areas and different ability sections. The best opening day cond... Read More
Snow update: 1 Week To Go!
25 Nov 2013 - Warren of Warren Smith Ski Academy is to head the team of coaches to train a group of celebrities to compete in Skier Cross, Slalom and Grand Slam. To celebrate the Sochi 2014 Winter Games Channel 4 are launching a brand new live prime time show The Alpine Games. Over 10 nights in early 2014 we will see 12 celebrities get to grips with lear... Read More
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me On the Piste!
22 Nov 2013 - Early season conditions are just getting better and better. There’s been ‘heaps’ more great news this week with more snowfall in resorts all over the world with more resorts opening early. Huge storms have hit Switzerland and France this week making an impressive start to the 2013/14 ski season. Keen skiers and snowboarder... Read More
Snow Update: Best Start to the Ski Season Ever?
15 Nov 2013 - It’s been an amazing week for snowfall and it’s about to get even better! With an impressive base of snow already produced in some resorts, ski areas in Europe have already decided to open – up to 3 weeks early! After a further 6cm of snow last weekend Alpe d’Huez is to open its glacier for skiing an... Read More
Snow Update: Resorts are Opening Early!
15 Nov 2013 - GB Alpine Skiers Dave Ryding and Alex Tilley compete in the Slalom World Cup taking place this weekend in Levi, Finland. Ryding will be skiing in the competition on Sunday 17th November as reigning Europa Cup Slalom Champion. This is the first race of the season for the 26 year who has already met the Olympic Qualifying Sta... Read More
GB Alpine Skiers in World Cup Action this Weekend
14 Nov 2013 - Due to the fantastic early snowfall across The Alps there is enough snow in Alpe d’Huez to open 5 pistes early (Cristallière, Herpie, Hermine, Crystal, and Glacier) that can be accessed by the Grandes Rousses DMC 1 and 2 lifts, the Pic Blanc cable car, and the Glacier and Herpie chairlifts. From this Saturday,... Read More
Alpe d’Huez to Open This Weekend – 3 Weeks Early!
11 Nov 2013 - Whilst European resorts eagerly await their December openings following huge snowfalls over the weekend, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area celebrated 60 years at their 2013/2014 season opening. Skiers and snowboarders took to the hill on Thursday as Mammoth Mountain Ski Area opened for winter 2013/14. The first chair broke through... Read More
Mammoth Mountain is Open for Winter
08 Nov 2013 - November is shaping up to be exactly what snow hungry skiers and snowboards have been dreaming of all year with more snow falling this week. Adding to the significant base established from early October flurries, November is set to challenge last year’s impressive start to what was another record breaking season. After missing... Read More
Snow Update: Big snowfall due this weekend
04 Nov 2013 - The snow returned to the Alps this weekend after sunny spells made for bluebird glacier skiing across several resorts in Europe last week. Austria boasted the lion’s share of the powder last night with most resorts recording new snowfall. Kaprun received an impressive 30cm of powder topping up the 85cm base already established... Read More
First New Snowfall for November
24 Oct 2013 - Freeze in Association with Metro returns in 2013 to a brand new home and a fresh new look! The UK’s biggest winter sports festival returns for its sixth year, bringing après to over 30,000 people in the heart of London between 27th November and 1st December. During the week visitors will enjoy a trip to the mou... Read More
Freeze Festival 2013
21 Oct 2013 - Winter truly kicks off in London this week. As excitement builds for the ski season and next year’s winter Olympics in Sochi, Covent Garden will be transformed into a winter wonderland! The first ‘London Snow’ event and Slide2Sochi Roadshow will bring 10 tonnes of snow into the capital with a 5m x 10m real... Read More
Skiing, Snowboarding and a Real Snow Slope Come to London this Week
16 Oct 2013 - O’Neill launches a mission to help the world #RIDEMORE. Kicking off with the release of O’Neill’s latest film set in Montreal featuring team riders Seb Toots, David Wise, Max Parrott, Frederik Evensen, Erica Langman and Veronique Picard. Watch as they turn the Canadian city into a freestyle playground – jibbing every... Read More
Where Will The Ride Take You This Winter?
10 Oct 2013 - As the sun sets on another winter for our southern hemisphere friends, it is the dawning of bright and white new season in Europe with some fresh snowfall already recorded across the alps and heavy snow expected before the weekend. Switzerland was the hot topic this weekend as Swiss glaciers in Saas Fee and Zermatt both had... Read More
First Day Of Winter Has Arrived In Europe
08 Oct 2013 - Summer may be finally over but winter is nearly here! If you’ve been dreaming about all those misty 720s and double backflips you’ll be throwing down this season, yet the thought of snow still feels so far away…how can you pass the time? We’ve got an idea… London Freeski Film Festival is BACK... Read More
London Freeski Film Festival
26 Sep 2013 - It’s that time of year already! Even though ski season is still weeks away, winter has made its first appearance in California. Both Mammoth Lakes and Lake Tahoe received their first dustings of the season over the weekend; Squaw Valley in North Lake Tahoe received 3-4” on the upper mountain, whilst between 4 and 6&rdquo... Read More
First Snowfall in California!
24 Sep 2013 - O’Neil kicks off winter in the east end this November by hosting an exclusive snow event filled with Urban Jibbing from the UKs top Skiers and Snowboarders. 50 tonnes of snow will be dumped in a secret location in the capitals coolest area for the O’Neil Shoreditch Showdown that will put UK Street Riding well an... Read More
O’Neill Shoreditch Showdown
06 Sep 2013 - Go Ski Go Board is a new programme aimed to get more people into skiing and snowboarding and it has been officially launched just five months ahead of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The National Governing Body Snowsport England has partnered with Tirol Tourist Board to put together this fantastic programme at a range of indoor a... Read More
Largest Snowsports Campaign Launches In UK
16 Aug 2013 - When it was announced that InTheSnow Live and VOS Media’s Ski and Snowboard Show North were scheduled on the same day, there was speculation as to how it would work. We can now reveal a resolution has been made. InTheSnow Live replaces a show that has taken place at the NEC for the last 19 years. VOS Media’s Ski and Sno... Read More
Two Ski Shows Now Combine As One
07 Aug 2013 - The famous Ibiza Rocks will be hitting the ski scene this winter, offering a new and exciting experience to one of the most popular ski resorts, Meribel. Ibiza Rocks is one of the UK’s fastest growing and most popular lifestyle brands for young adults. The brand now boasts the world’s best music events, a travel company,... Read More
Ibiza Rocks Is Bringing The Heat To Meribel
06 Aug 2013 - The popular ski resort of Alpe d’Huez has revealed the construction of a new Folie Douce village for the winter 2013-14 season.The traditional French ski resort of Alpe d’Huez has continued to be a popular choice for skiers and is set to become even more desirable with the addition of this new attraction. Being built 2,300m up t... Read More
New Folie Douce Village To Open At Alpe d'Huez
02 Aug 2013 - Richard Downs, the Chief Executive of Iglu.com has joined the ABTA board.ABTA is the UK’s leading travel association that helps members grow their business, as well as ensuring the general public can book their travel with confidence. It is an extremely well-regarded association within the travel industry and trusted by millions of tr... Read More
Chief Executive Of Iglu.com Joins ABTA
29 Jul 2013 - British Ski and Snowboard (the UK's National Governing Body for Skiing and Snowboarding) have revealed that they have selected John Noonan to lead the strength and conditioning support for the British Snowboard and Alpine Skiing Squad. John Noonan has been extremely successful during his career and managed various programmes to sports team... Read More
Sochi 2014 British Ski & Snowboard Team Appoint New Coach
25 Jul 2013 - Set to be one of the largest indoor ski resorts in the world — London’s Stratford-based Olympic Park will house a brand new giant snow dome, costing up to £200m. The project, believed to be funded by Westfield shopping centre developers, is expected to open in 2015 and will boast a ski run reaching 300m in length,... Read More
Boris Johnson Announces New £200m Snow Dome at London’s Olympic Park
25 Jun 2013 - Hundreds of popular French ski resorts, including La Plagne and Les Arcs, will benefit from a €72 million upgrade over the next five years. Like all holiday resorts, ski accommodation needs to be kept up to date and on par with demand. Many of the French ski resorts that were built decades ago no longer cater for the... Read More
Popular French Resorts Get Ready For €72 million Makeover
07 Jun 2013 - Cambridge Airport is set in one of the UK’s fastest growing economic cities and it has now been announced that from September it will operate new European routes, including Geneva. Situated just minutes from Cambridge City Centre, close to Newmarket and a short drive from London, it is the perfect location for a holiday depar... Read More
Cambridge Airport Announce New Geneva Routes In Time for The 2013/2014 Ski Season
08 May 2013 - Without natural snow and high altitude locations in the UK, it makes it difficult for Team GB to get in practice for the upcoming Winter Olympics… until now! A giant airbag that was manufactured by the Canadian company Katal, was made to simulate a real jump and provide a shaped landing surface. Making its debut in UK it will be bas... Read More
Team GB Welcome New Airbag To UK
26 Apr 2013 - Skiing heroes of World War Two were honoured in London yesterday. Joachim Ronneberg, the last surviving member of an operation to sabotage Nazi heavy water production in 1943, attended the remembrance ceremony at the SOE memorial on Embankment. The success of the raid made it impossible for the Nazis to build an atomic bomb,... Read More
Skiing War Heroes Honoured
23 Apr 2013 - Morzine has opened a new lift, vastly increasing capacity on the crucial Prodains Express that links Morzine with Avoriaz. The old Prodains Express chairlift is fifty years old, a relic of a more rarefied era. The new lift will whisk skiers, hikers and mountain bikers up to Avoriaz from the Morzine valley in a speedy four minutes. T... Read More
Morzine and Avoriaz Link Improved with Super-Fast Lift
15 Apr 2013 - The snowman is back from carving up the Spring snow in the Trois Vallees and is happy to report excellent snow conditions for the final weeks of the season. Switzerland has an incredible amount of powder due for late April, with Andermatt and Zermatt forecast astonishingly high snow levels, while the snow magnet that is Saas Fee is... Read More
More Spring Snow
12 Apr 2013 - This week has seen some amazing powder days on the slopes with even some veterans here in the office going as far to say that it's the best spring snow they can recall. These pics from our pals at YSE in Val d'Isere spell it out nice and clear. Stop reading this for a second and just — look — at — them. Sensational conditi... Read More
It's Still Snowing And Isn't Stopping
08 Apr 2013 - If you're thinking about a last minute ski trip this season, this week’s forecast will surely tip the balance in your favour. This week (and no doubt the week after) will have the best end of season conditions we can recall for many, many seasons. It may be officially spring but winter has refused to release its grip... Read More
Winter Sticks Around For Another Month
05 Apr 2013 - As the Snowman is getting his skis ready for a trip to the Trois Vallées tomorrow, reports from the front indicate a renewed snow bombardment has commenced. Resorts in Austria and Switzerland being particularly hard hit include Solden, with 30cm coming in the next five days, St Moritz and Zermatt. The snowiest place in Europe next we... Read More
April Snow Showers Start a Powder Filled Week
02 Apr 2013 - The Spring snowman reports that the Espace Killy in France is the place to be, with over 20cm of heavy snowfall due in the next five days. But the king of ski resorts, Zermatt, is forecast the highest snowfall Europe next week with an astonishing 29cm on the way. Overall in Switzerland and Austria, the outlook is varied, with high... Read More
Freezing Easter Creates Dream Ski Conditions
28 Mar 2013 - Great news for Scottish skiers. Thanks to a new partnership between one of our top suppliers and Flybe, as of December 2014, Igluski will be offering flights from Inverness to Geneva, opening up a great choice of French and Swiss resorts. These flights will access the French resorts of Avoriaz, Chamonix, Courchevel, Flaine, La Pla... Read More
Igluski To Offer Flights From Inverness In 2013/14
28 Mar 2013 - This weekend is going to be one of the snowiest of the season, just in time for the final holiday season — the Easter holidays. The Easter Bunny appears to have picked up some rather large deposits of snow instead of chocolate eggs, which means powder galore over the next three days. The five day forecast is showing up to half a metr... Read More
Easter Bunny To Deliver Snow
25 Mar 2013 - As Easter weekend approaches the epic conditions across the Alps continue to improve. It's the last week in March and the already amazing snow is getting better — yes better! I may be the snowman, but even I can't remember a winter where the slopes were in such great shape for an entire season and where epic conditions only seem to g... Read More
Epic Easter On The Cards
22 Mar 2013 - We're approaching the end of March and we are now officially into spring, but there are no snow problems in the Alps right now. Well, unless you think receiving nearly a metre and a half over the past week or so is a problem — but we know a few skiers who would disagree! There is a good amount of snow falling over the weekend and ear... Read More
Lots Of Powder
18 Mar 2013 - Spring officially arrives in the middle of this week and though people often confuse spring snow with the end of April slush, it's anything but. This weekend saw around half a metre of fresh snow hitting the Alps, with France and Italy making the most of the dump, and the next couple of days see another 20cm or so of snow. France has been... Read More
Snow Springs On To The Menu
15 Mar 2013 - The Snowman reports that Les Deux Alpes is the place to be this week, with the French resort forecast an astonishing 81cm of the powdery white stuff before Wednesday. Meanwhile in the Italian Dolomites, the flash resort of Cortina is getting a smashing 80cm in the coming days. France is, for want of a better word, blanc. V... Read More
Chucking It Down Like There's Snow Tomorrow
11 Mar 2013 - As blustering snow hits the UK, a full-on snow storm is set to batter the Alps with the finest March powder. Austria, Switzerland and Italy are all boasting forecasts of around half a metre in some of their top resorts, while France should see a good 20cm of snowfall by Friday. Austria is set for the best of the powder this week, with four... Read More
Time For Another Snow Storm
08 Mar 2013 - Snow, snow, snow and then some more snow! The snowman reports that Livigno is the place to be this week, with the high Italian resort forecast an awesome 50cm of the powdery white stuff before Wednesday. Great news too for Andorra, which is forecast a snowy week. Pas de la Casa in Andorra and Passo Tonale in Italy take joint 2nd place in t... Read More
No Business Like Snow Business
05 Mar 2013 - There's so much snow arriving this week, the powder hounds will be lapping it up for days. With the immense base, the consistently cold temperatures and the regular snowfall, there are hidden pockets of powder to be found for days after the last snow fall. This week sees up to half a metre of fresh powder coming, with France and Italy boas... Read More
So March Snow
01 Mar 2013 - This season the snow has just kept on giving, almost every week it has snowed — sometimes it has dumped, other times it has topped the mountain up accompanied by some sunshine — and March looks to continue the trend. This weekend sees a mixture of snow and sunshine as we enter March and spring approaches. The forecast in France... Read More
Snow Marches Into Spring
25 Feb 2013 - With half term now over, we are into the second half of the season where some of the best skiing is to be had. Longer days, more sunshine and warmer weather approach in March and April, but so do the spring snow showers. The last week of February sees some good snow arriving in the Alps, with plenty of resorts forecast double figures, thou... Read More
More Snow To Kick-off Second Half Of The Season
22 Feb 2013 - After a welcome week of sunshine in the Alps the snow is set to return over the weekend, and in good form too. This season is proving to be one of the best on record and if you've yet to hit the slopes, you'd be mad not to! France is set for some good snow over the next week, especially in the Tarentaise Valley. La Rosiere is set for a cra... Read More
Ready, Steady, Snow!
19 Feb 2013 - Yesterday a French court ruled that British tour operators are not allowed to offer ski hosting to show customers around the local slopes, the Albertville court ruled that skier safety is compromised. British Tour Operator, Le Ski, were taken to court as a test case and the ruling means that no British companies can now offer the service.... Read More
French Court Bans Ski Hosting From British Tour Operators
15 Feb 2013 - Over the past few weeks we have seen some serious snow arriving throughout the Alps. Though there have been sunny days, there has been more snow than anything else, with many of our favourite resorts boasting well over 3m of snow for the season and some even over 4m. This week the sun returns, and fingers crosses, it's back for the whole we... Read More
Perfect Bluebird Half Term Snow Forecast
08 Feb 2013 - Is the half term going to be the best, snowiest conditions we have seen in the Alps during the popular school holiday? It's certainly looking that way as snow just keeps on falling and in droves never seen before by many of our faithful followers. @igluski Just had 2 wks in Megeve Best conds for 9 years I've skiied there twitter.com/RSLASS... Read More
More Pre-Half Term Snow Is Falling
04 Feb 2013 - It's nearly half term, with some schools breaking up this weekend and many, many more the week after. So you'll be glad to hear there is bucket loads of snow. But, where is getting the best snow you ask? In the Six Nations, Italy may have beaten France, but the French are ruling the snow stakes right now, with the non-rugby playing Austria... Read More
Nearly Half Term Snow Forecast
01 Feb 2013 - Wow! There's so much snow falling this week it's untrue. This weekend there is pretty much half a metre of snow falling, yes half a metre of snow. That's enough to close London for a week, to bury a banzai plant or to make some serious grown ups whoop and scream their way down the mountain like a bunch of kids getting a snow day of... Read More
Ka-Pow It's Dumping Again
29 Jan 2013 - It may feel a little premature to get excited, but there is 30cm forecast to fall in one day this week! The next three days will see a sprinkling of snow before a huge dump on Friday that will be followed by heavy snowfall on Saturday. Basically, pack your transceiver, rucksack, probe and shovel, book a guide or off piste lesson and hire t... Read More
It's Going To Dump Snow This Week
25 Jan 2013 - This weekend sees some great snow across the Alps. The long term forecast shows another dump of snow on its way later in the week with up to 25cm forecast over the next two days! Alpe d'Huez and Les Deux Alpes are benefiting from the most snowfall, but more of France, Switzerland and Italy are expecting over 15cm with Austria set for upwar... Read More
Another Thick Dusting Of Snow
23 Jan 2013 - Today Christie's, a London auction house, will be holding its 15th annual ski sale, with vintage ski posters and classic luggage items up for sale. The Ski Sale, Travel In Style, boasts around 160 vintage and artistic posters offering nostalgic images of classic resorts such as Davos, St. Moritz, Chamonix, Zermatt and Cortina. Though moder... Read More
Annual Ski Auction To Take Place At Christie's
18 Jan 2013 - This weekend sees more snow arriving in the Alps. Yawn, I've heard it all before I hear you say. Well, that's the wrong attitude. Yes, once again it's snowing over the weekend, once again Europe is getting the best snow and once again Ski Sunday returns with a legendary race — Wengen. But this is all good news! Alpe d'Huez continues... Read More
Half A Metre of Snowfall Expected This Weekend
11 Jan 2013 - Over the next eight days there is an epic amount of snow forecast to arrive. Our current five day snow forecast shows some pretty impressive snow, especially with Formigal expecting 72cm, but the nine day forecast shows us a nice, big weather pattern filled with white stuff arriving. The snow over the weekend looks good, but next we... Read More
Epic Snow To Hit Europe
10 Jan 2013 - Two of Austria's ski areas, once bitter rivals, have teamed up to create the Ski Jewel — the seventh largest ski area in the Tyrol. Alpbach and Wildschonau — which consists of four villages, Niederau, Oberau, Thierbach and Auffach — have ended local rivalries and formed the 145km Ski Jewel ski area. The newly linked ski a... Read More
Austria's Jewel In Her Skiing Crown
04 Jan 2013 - 2013 has arrived and the mountains are covered in a thick blanket of snow. There may not be huge amounts forecast for this weekend, though Austria and parts of North America are expecting around 15cm, so here's a run down of what great shape the mountains are in. December bought us some serious snowfall, some cold temperatures and not too... Read More
Happy Snow Year: 2013's First Snow Roundup
31 Dec 2012 - After a snowy Christmas, with most resorts receiving a big bag of snow from the man in red, we have some new snow arriving in time for the New Year. After three weeks of pretty heavy snowfall you'll be glad to hear there is more sun than snow this week, but there is also a good smattering of snow to keep the slopes topped up. France, for o... Read More
New Year, New Snow
24 Dec 2012 - Christmas really has come early in the Alps. We've had two weeks of pretty solid snowfall and though the sun has come out today, it's going to be a White Christmas tomorrow with most resorts in the Alps expecting up to 15cm of snow! Only Alaska is set for more snow then the French Alps over the next five days, and with a mixture of snowfal... Read More
Snow, Snow, Snow... Merry Christmas
21 Dec 2012 - The good news is it's still snowing, the better news is there are a few days of blue skies and sunshine on their way, so you can make the most of the amazing pistes and powder on offer across the Alps. North America is very much playing catch-up with the Alps right now. Though they started the season well, France and Switzerland have had a... Read More
Dreaming Of A White Christmas
14 Dec 2012 - Last night was officially the busiest night of the year for Christmas parties and this weekend is one of the snowiest pre-Christmas weekend's we've ever seen. It's pretty much snowed for two weeks now — with a couple of bluebird days for the early skiers to enjoy — and the snow doesn't appear to be letting up anytime soon. Seve... Read More
Christmas Party Snowfall
07 Dec 2012 - The ski season will be in full swing this weekend with most major and high altitude resorts already open or opening their lifts over the weekend. After a week of heavy snowfall leaving the Alps under a blanket of white stuff the Val d'Isere leg of the World Cup is in doubt, there's too much snow according to the course organisers — r... Read More
The Opening Weekend's Snow Report
30 Nov 2012 - The past two or three days have seen a great amount of snow falling across the Alps and North America, leaving many resorts developing that winter wonderland feeling — snow topped roofs, glistening white trees and Christmas decorations galore. Over the weekend we are expecting a light dusting across the Alps with temperatures... Read More
Snow Arriving In Time For Resort Openings
23 Nov 2012 - With the season getting closer by the day it's great news that next week will see a substantial weather front coming in loaded with snow. There are several resorts expecting upwards of half a metre of snow over the next week and many could boast a metre of snow in resort by the beginning of December! France will be crazy snowy next week. T... Read More
Snow, Snow And More Snow
16 Nov 2012 - I love this time of year, the Freeze Festival has been and gone, the Warren Miller tour is in full swing and the Alps are slowly becoming covered in an ever thicker and longer coat of snow. As the winter approaches the snow level visibly creeps down the valley, turning white peaks into fully fledged snow covered mountains. Resorts are open... Read More
It's Snowing!
08 Nov 2012 - With the snow arriving in full force and several glaciers already opening their slopes for some early season skiing, most major resorts have finally announced their opening dates for the season. Starting with France, as that's where most of us plucky Brits go skiing, and Tignes is already open — with the Grand Motte boasting great sn... Read More
Resort Openings For 2012/13
05 Nov 2012 - Essential Travel have announced that it is compulsory to wear a helmet while skiing or snowboarding in order to be covered by their travel insurance policy. The company claims to be the first to adopt such a firm policy. Stuart Bensusan, of Essential Travel, said: "Whilst it is true that a helmet does not reduce all sports injury [sic... Read More
Insurance Company Makes Wearing A Helmet On The Slopes Compulsory
31 Oct 2012 - Today marks the beginning of the ski season — the ski show has started, The Ski Trip Facebook App has launched and it's snowing in the Alps. Instead of boring you with facts and figures — because, well, they are boring — here are a selection snow-filled pictures, taken from live webcams in the Alps, this morning. I... Read More
It's Snowing In The Alps
01 Oct 2012 - As you may have seen in the news over the weekend, as of today all customers booking a holiday that his financially protected through the ATOL scheme will receive a certificate outlining what protection is in place should their Tour Operator fail. Whilst the level of protection for customers booking a flight inclusive package has no... Read More
We Are Ready For ATOL's Changes, Are You?
14 Sep 2012 - The Relentless Freeze Festival may not be running as part of the F.I.S. World Cup for 2012, due to cost cutting from the ski federation, so they have decided to make the competition invitational and are hoping to boast a world class line-up. The benefits of having a World Cup event meant the Freeze Festival was able to gain great PR and at... Read More
Freeze Festival Drops F.I.S. For An Invitational Event In 2012
20 Aug 2012 - The winter may be four months away, but the snow is already beginning to make an appearance in the Alps, with between 10cm and 20cm forecast in several of the higher resorts over the weekend. Okay, so any snow that falls between now and the end of October, unless it falls onto a glacier, probably won't be around for long, but summers that... Read More
And The Snow Is Back
13 Jun 2012 - Chemmy Alcott, Britain's best known skier since Graham Bell, is finally back on the slopes having trained in Kaprun over the last week. This is the first time Alcott has stepped into skis since breaking her leg in a crash during pre-season training nearly two years ago. Having taken to Kaprun's slopes to begin her training for the u... Read More
Chemmy Back On Skis At Last
31 May 2012 - Gcp Backs Uk’s Leading Ski And Cruise Agent With £19 Million. The UK’s leading online ski and cruise agent, Iglu.com, is planning to expand into Europe following the announcement today of a £19 million investment by the private equity house, GCP. GCP has acquired a significant minority stake in Iglu.com after buyin... Read More
18 May 2012 - The Three Valleys lift company, and its corresponding resorts, has announced plans to offer a discounted rate on lift passes to groups of three or more skiers/snowboarders travelling together. The world's largest ski area announced that they will be increasing their lift passes from €244 to €260 for next season, representing a 6%... Read More
Three Valleys To Offer Group Discount Lift Passes
08 May 2012 - Two Paralympic snowboard events have been announced as part of the schedule for the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. The specifics of the events have yet to be disclosed, but adding snowboarding to the bill is already building up some positive support and is bound to increase interest in the 2014 games. World Snowboard Federation... Read More
Paralympic Snowboarding Set For 2014
03 May 2012 - The organisers of the Relentless Freeze Festival, which takes place at London's Battersea Power Station, have announced the dates for next season's festival — 26th & 27th October 2012 — and are already building up the hype, by releasing the first wave of tickets this coming Tuesday (8th May). Each year the Freeze Festival h... Read More
Freeze Festival 2012 Dates Announced
03 May 2012 - Following on from last week's news about the new lifts and resort upgrades in the Three Valleys resort of Meribel, La Plagne — part of the nearby Paradiski ski area — is also set for a couple of upgrades to their lifts this summer. Plagne Centre, the resort's main hub, will benefit from one new lift and an extension to another... Read More
Paradiski Plagnes Big Upgrades This Summer
26 Apr 2012 - Meribel and Meribel Mottaret are both set for lift upgrades this summer, following last summer's first stage improvements of the Saulire gondola. With Meribel only rivalled by Val d'Isere for the number of Brits in resort each winter, new, faster lifts are always good news. Work started on the Saulire gondola last summer, with the first st... Read More
Some Uplifting Changes In Meribel For 2012/3
17 Apr 2012 - The world renowned resort of Val Thorens, in France's Three Valleys ski area, has announced plans to introduce free Wi-Fi connectivity to the slopes. The resort has decided to deploy free Wi-Fi internet access at a variety of lift stations. SETAM, The resort's lift company, added Wi-Fi to the Péclet Funitel, the Cairn & C... Read More
Val Thorens' Slopeside Wi-Fi
30 Mar 2012 - Following another sunny spell in the Alps, the snow is set to return at the beginning of next week, just in time for Easter. Thanks to record-breaking snow in the first half of the season and regular snowfall since, the slopes are in fantastic shape for the time of year, but some late season snow is always welcome. The biggest dumps... Read More
Snow Arrives In Time For Easter
23 Mar 2012 - Most people love spring snow, it's hard, fat corduroy first thing in the morning and soft, forgiving snow in the afternoons, with the occasional bit of slush as the season's end approaches. France is set for a typical end of March week filled with sunshine, but with the recent snowfall the slopes are anything but typical for this time of s... Read More
Spring In The Snow
22 Mar 2012 - Vail resorts have announced that their season pass, the Epic pass, which covers all of their resorts is on sale for next season. You may think it's odd that we're talking about a full season pass, but if you are planning to ski in Colorado or California next winter, then this could be the lift pass for you. The resorts covered by the Epic... Read More
Epic Lift Pass For 2012/13 Now On Sale
19 Mar 2012 - Monday morning and it's back to the ritual that is usually exclusive to January — writing about a weekend of snow — with more on the way. Okay, so the snow may not be falling in the epic proportions that it did earlier in the season, but it is definitely snowing enough to keep us smiling for a few more weeks. Whistler is benefi... Read More
Snow Forecast: The Winter That Just Keeps Giving
16 Mar 2012 - March skiing is all about snowy nights and sunny days, and next week has a bit of both, with the occasional snowy afternoon thrown in for good measure. The main snowfall is happening between Saturday night and Tuesday night, with the weather brightening up toward the following weekend, before it snows again. It may be a record breaking sea... Read More
Mid-March — Snowy Nights and Sunny Days
12 Mar 2012 - This week sees stunning sunshine hitting the slopes all day throughout the week with freezing temperatures overnight, making for a perfect week of March skiing. Following a week of gorgeous weather the snow is set to return next Monday. France, British skiers favourite destination, is in for a glorious week — just look at the picture... Read More
Snow News Until Next Monday
06 Mar 2012 - UK Sport have announced the introduction of up to £348,450 of funding for British skiing and snowboarding in the run up to Sochi 2014. With the collapse of Snowsports GB in the build up to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, British skiers and snowboarders have had to self fund their attempts to qualify for the 2014 Winter Olympics.... Read More
UK Sports Announcing Funding For British Ski and Snowboarding
05 Mar 2012 - The snow has returned to the Alps over the weekend and with up to 30cm forecast for this week, we are looking at some great early March conditions. Austria is benefitting from the biggest snowfall this week, and with resorts such as St. Anton boasting 4m of snow on the slopes, the skiing is phenomenal. The next five days should see... Read More
More Snow
02 Mar 2012 - After record snowfall through the winter, with perfect sunshine and blue skies for the last week or so, what can we expect through the second half of the season? Well, more snow, of course. This weekend and early next week, we're going to see some more fantastic snow across the Alps. Austrian resorts will start seeing early dusting... Read More
Snow Update — More on the Way
27 Feb 2012 - Over the past couple of weeks there has been some respite from what, at times, has felt like non-stop snow this season. That has meant blue skies, perfect pistes conditions and a little bit of backcountry to enjoy. With a very different season to last year taking place and with resorts pumping out snow from their snow making facilit... Read More
Snow Keeps Marching On
20 Feb 2012 - Ten people remain in hospital and one man has died after a tragic crash involving a coach carrying a school party returning for a skiing holiday in the Italian Alps. The incident is reported to have taken place in the early hours of Sunday morning near to Chalons-en-Champagne in France. School teacher Peter Rippington, 59, lost his life in... Read More
20 Feb 2012 - Following the fatal coach crash in northern France this morning, Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt said that "we will continue to assist both those who were on the coach and their families and friends at this difficult time." "Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with everyone involved in or affected by the tr... Read More
17 Feb 2012 - After one of the snowiest ever starts to the season and during a winter that has offered the best conditions since the ‘60s, the last few weeks have seen some respite from the white stuff, with a smattering of sunshine across the Alps. Even with the sunshine, mother nature has still managed to keep the slopes pristine with a few cent... Read More
Is Knee Deep Pow Arriving Again?
14 Feb 2012 - Red Bull have announced another hairbrained, adrenaline-fuelled and no doubt successful idea, the Red Bull 50/50 which will take place in the peaceful Cairngorms. The ultimate mountain biathlon challenges skiers, snowboarders and mountain bikers to their limits. The race consists of groups of ten skiers or snowboarders going hell for leath... Read More
Red Bull's 50/50 Hits The Cairngorms
13 Feb 2012 - As half term arrives, so does one of the busiest periods of the season. The slopes are a little more hectic, ski schools are booked up and you need to book your favourite resort restaurants as soon as you arrive in resort. If you are skiing with the crowds, you can at least rest assured the mountains are in great shape and more snow is on i... Read More
Half Term Snowfall
10 Feb 2012 - Following a week of Siberian levels of cold, gorgeous sunshine and essentially, perfect skiing conditions— as long as you've remembered your thermals — we are looking at another weekend of snow. Having seen a light dusting across Wimbledon overnight, the snow is making its way back toward the Alps for the weekend, with more sno... Read More
Snow, Skiing and Siberian Thermals
03 Feb 2012 - After record amounts of snow, super cold temperatures — as low as -20° in some resorts — and perfectly maintained mountains, the sun has finally come out to play. The way the snow has fallen so far this season, we'll be skiing in May, so a sunny weekend on the slopes is more than good news to anyone heading to the mountains... Read More
Skiing On Sunshine
30 Jan 2012 - After another weekend of snow, the Alps are set for a week of light snow and sunshine, while Canada should see a good covering of snow. With snow depths at incredible levels, regular snowfall and sunshine on cold days, it's never been a better time to hit the slopes. The biggest dumps of snow are in Canada this week. Whistler continues its... Read More
A Quiet Week Of Snow
27 Jan 2012 - This winter is surely going to go down as a record breaker, if not one of the greatest of all time, at the very least the greatest so far this century. It's Friday, which means time to write my weekend snow forecast, and once again there's snow everywhere. This weekend isn't as epic as recent weeks as there will only be up to half a... Read More
It's Friday, Therefore It Must Be Snowing
23 Jan 2012 - Anyone Bored Of The Snow Yet? Didn't think you would be, so it may cause the occasional inconvenience such as a longer transfer, delayed flight or reduced lift service for a day here or there, but all this constant snow means the Alps are filled with powder, the pistes are pristine and the snowparks have landings made of snow as opposed to... Read More
Anyone Bored Of The Snow Yet? Thought Not
20 Jan 2012 - As the title may suggest, it is snowing again this weekend. After last year's sparse snow, the snow gods have returned to full effect this winter. This weekend will see another big bump, with many European resorts receiving around 50cm of snow by Monday, most of which appears to be falling today and tomorrow. The biggest overall sno... Read More
The Snow Just Keeps On Giving
16 Jan 2012 - Our in resort-reporter, Stuart the Silver haired legend [apparently] from Masterclass Ski, has sent us an update of what's going on in Alpe d'Huez at the moment. The boys at Masterclass have over the last week skied Les Deux Alpes and Serre Chevalier, as well as their home resort. It doesn't matter where you go, the skiing o... Read More
Alpe d'Huez Update — Great Snow & Perfect Pistes
16 Jan 2012 - This week will see both blue skies and bright sunshine, followed by white skies and heavy snowfall — which is essentially a perfect week in the mountains. The snow is making its way back to the Alps after a couple weeks of sunshine, with a reasonable amount of snow forecast to begin on Thursday, following a few more days of su... Read More
Sunshine And A Snowy Day
13 Jan 2012 - After the recent heavy snowfall and a few days of sunshine, this week will see more of the same across the Alps. But sunshine is not a bad thing. Snow depths are the deepest for this time of season in quite some time, with St. Anton boasting over 5m at the top of the Galzig. Another week of sunshine means a week of bluebird days, cr... Read More
There's Snow News But Sunshine This Week
11 Jan 2012 - This weekend the first ever Star Wars themed snowpark opened in Sierra-at-Tahoe in California, as the resort launched their new collaboration with Burton Snowboards and Lucasfilm. The park, built by Burton Snowboards, ties in with this winters range of kids Star Wars snowboard-themed kit, featuring everything from snowboards with ch... Read More
May The Force Board With You
11 Jan 2012 - As you may have seen in The Times and the Daily Mail last night this morning, due to the large amount of snow, guests staying in the luxury resort of Ischgl were forced to stay in the resort overnight. Due to the large amounts of snow and concerns of an unstable snowpack near to the roads, Police closed the access into the resort overnight... Read More
Follow The Snow Covered Roads
09 Jan 2012 - After a week of non-stop snow across the Alps, the occasional bit of inconvenience and a high avalanche alert, the snow is slowing down across the Alps and sunshine is forecast, making for a week of bluebird days, incredible snow conditions and, once the mountains have settled, some fabulous off-piste opportunities. The weekend saw... Read More
Bluebird Days Galore
06 Jan 2012 - After an epic Christmas and New Year in terms of snow, Mother Nature, and Andrea, her snow-filled storm, are showing no signs of letting up. So much snow has fallen this week that Meribel didn't open above 2000m today, the top of the Marmottes lift in Alpe d'Huez was pretty much buried, the road to Val d'Isere was closed overnight, as was t... Read More
Snow Worries This January
04 Jan 2012 - Chemmy Alcott, Britain's skiing sensation has announced that she will appear on this year's series of Dancing on Ice as she works toward getting back on the slopes after a horrible accident in December 2010. The skier will participate in the programme, due to begin on Sunday 8th January, alongside the likes of Chesney Hawkes, Jennifer Ellis... Read More
Chemmy & Chesney Dancing on Ice
03 Jan 2012 - The New Year has arrived and with it the first snow news of 2012, and unlike the economy, the grey weather and home and the cost of train tickets, the news is good... very good. The next five days will see around 40cm of snow hitting many parts of Austria, Switzerland and France. Whistler, is once again, taking the plaudits with a w... Read More
New Year... New Snow
30 Dec 2011 - After an amazing past few weeks of snowfall, the good news is that there seems to be no sign of the powder gods letting up! Val D'isere & Tignes are due 18cm of snow today, with 35cm forecast for the next 5 days. This is in addition to a base depth which is already at the 2 metre mark on the upper slopes. Neighbouring resorts in the... Read More
Epic skiing in Europe — Snow, snow, and even more snow!
22 Dec 2011 - Sleigh bells ringing, are you listening, In the lane, snow is glistening, A beautiful sight, We're happy tonight, Walking In A Winter Wonderland. Christmas is around the corner, and the snow is still falling from Alpe d'Huez to Zermatt. The Alps are set for a sunny day, filled with blues skies and... Read More
Walking In A Winter Wonderland
19 Dec 2011 - It's Christmas week, the heavens are filling resorts with snow and the mountains are truly back to their stunning, snow-filled best. If two weeks of pretty much non-stop snow, with more arriving in the next three days isn't good enough news, then the sunshine forecast for Christmas day surely is. The biggest snowfall this week will be in... Read More
I'm Skiing Of A White Christmas
16 Dec 2011 - Christmas is approaching and the snow is falling, so much so that Tignes had to close the road into resort, from the damn until 2pm today for safety reasons, while they cleared the snow! Following a week that has seen around a metre of snowfall falling from the Three Valleys, to the Portes du Soleil and back down to Alpe d'Huez, the snow s... Read More
North America Called... They Want Their Snow Back
16 Dec 2011 - Courchevel, France's number one resort, is changing its name. For the past 54 years the resorts, bar Le Praz and La Tania, that make up the Courchevel valley have been known by their altitude, but not for long. The decision to re-brand the four resorts was taken in order to move away from the altitude stigma attached to the resorts,... Read More
Courchevel Changes Its Name To... Courchevel
09 Dec 2011 - With fantastic conditions reported Europe is at last looking like a winter wonderland. France has has a superb week on the snow front, so we will concentrate on the larger ski areas. In The Three Valleys, Val Thorens has a metre base at the bottom, in Espace Killy, Val d'Isere is not far behind. Whilst, in the Paradiski area, La Pla... Read More
Europe's Winter Wonderland
05 Dec 2011 - Contrary to this morning's headline news in the Metro, there was some great snow over the weekend, with the Alps returning to their beautiful, snow-covered selves. With more snowfall forecast in the next few days and with webcams telling a different, but more realistic story, we replied to the Metro and the BBC news via our Twitter account,... Read More
Snow Arrives With More Style Than The Metro
01 Dec 2011 - December 1st, time to open your advent calendar, break out of the pre-Christmas diet and have your first mince pie of the year. It's also time to look forward to some skiing, as the snow is returning to Europe just in time for the festive season. Val d'Isere may have lost the Criterium, the start of season leg of the FIS World Cup, but it'... Read More
Snow Returns In Time For Christmas
25 Nov 2011 - There are only 30 days until Christmas and we'll all be asking Santa to deliver perfect snow on our yearly migration to the mountains this year. After a bumper start to the month, followed by some ridiculously large dumps in Canada, the snow is coming back to the Alps next week. Though the snow gods seem to be spending the weekend in Whist... Read More
Glad Bindings
21 Nov 2011 - This weekend sees the start of the season with Val Thorens, the Espace Killy and Ischgl set to open their slopes on Friday. The snow seems to be hitting the Northern European resorts the most this weekend with Norway's Voss set for a fantastic 37cm and Sweden's Åre boasting a decent 19cm of snow. Finland is also due a light dusting w... Read More
First Week Of The Season
18 Nov 2011 - It's only five weeks until Christmas and the weather is finally changing into winter mode. Temperatures are dropping, Whistler is swimming in snow and Europe is again kicking into gear. After a promising start to the winter, the snow has eased off in Europe over the past couple of weeks, but it appears to be returning. Though the sn... Read More
Winter Wonderland Approaches
14 Nov 2011 - Thanks to the current La Niña developing in the Pacific the snow conditions in North America are looking likely to continue to improve over the coming week. Canada is once again making the most of the early season snow, Whistler is set for 36cm of fresh stuff, with Kicking Horse expecting 23cm. Silver Star, Big White, Panoram... Read More
La Niña Keeps The Snow Coming
11 Nov 2011 - This weekend the snow gods have returned once again to North America, with some serious early season snow, while Europe continues to build on the recent heavy snowfall, with a light dusting to top-up the slopes. Canada is leading the way this weekend with some fantastic conditions as the resorts gear up for their grand openings. Whistler,... Read More
Another Snowy Weekend
07 Nov 2011 - After a weekend of heavy snowfall across the Alps it looks like another week of snow is upon us, with some resorts receiving as much as 19cm today alone! Between now and the weekend Italy is leading the way in terms of European snowfall with Gressoney boasting 21cm, Cervinia 18cm and Champoluc 17cm. The Milky Way resorts of Claviere, Sestr... Read More
Snow, Snow And More Snow
04 Nov 2011 - It may be bonfire night tomorrow, but the in the Alps locals will be celebrating the huge dump of snow, as opposed to celebrating a failed attempt at blowing up our government. Switzerland has been benefitting from decent snowfall over the past couple of weeks, but this weekend sees the start of some heavy snowfall with Saas Fee ex... Read More
Weekend Snow Forecast
31 Oct 2011 - As November approaches so does more snow, which can only be good news with resorts opening in less than three weeks! France is having another good start to the month, with 23cm forecast in Val d'Isere and 19cm expected in Les Deux Alpes and Tignes. Alpe d'Huez is boasting a forecast of nearly 30cm by the end of the week and the Thre... Read More
The Cold November Snow
28 Oct 2011 - For snowsports enthusiasts in the UK, the winter season got underway with the ski show last weekend and the UK's most prestigious competition gets underway with the Freeze Festival today. First up is the Battle of Britain, where you expect the likes of Billy Morgan to be throwing down double back-flips and for Jamie Nicholls to get... Read More
The Snow Is Falling As The Freeze Begins
24 Oct 2011 - As reported last week, it looks like we are going to benefit from a very snowy start to the winter. Over the weekend there was 40cm of snowfall in Whistler, with many Austrian resorts, including Kaprun and Hintertux, boasting a comfortable 25cm of snowfall. Not to be left out, there was also snowfall in the Three Valleys, Tignes and Les De... Read More
Snowy Start To The Winter
17 Oct 2011 - As the winter approaches, and rumours of another La Niña on North America's West Coast, the snow continues to fall in Europe. It may be early days, but a steady sprinkling is rarely bad news and will help the glaciers get ready for their early openings. The snowfall is into double figures again this week. Les Deux Alpes in France bo... Read More
More October Snow
17 Oct 2011 - Northstar-at-Tahoe has announced plans to expand its boundaries and increase its ski domain by offering cat-skiing and guided sidecountry tours to advanced skiers and snowboarders. Northstar have expanded to areas of the mountain, adding 170 acres of sidecountry skiing, along with the additions of cat-skiing and additional guided skiing. F... Read More
Northstar Expands Its Waistline In Time For Christmas
10 Oct 2011 - There are less than six weeks to go until Europe's big resorts begin to open and less than ten weeks until the first Christmas ski holidays depart and it is already snowing in the Alps. October usually sees the first dusting of the winter, giving the glaciers a shiny new coat and getting us in the mood for winter, but this weekend s... Read More
Snow Round-Up
03 Oct 2011 - After a massive 18 metres of snow last season, the resorts of Lake Tahoe are embarking on multi-million dollar upgrade in time for what we are all hoping will be another epic season. Possibly renowned as Lake Tahoe's most freestyle-friendly resort, thanks to local rider Shaun White and the Burton Stash terrain park, Northstar will be inves... Read More
Ski Lake Tahoe Resorts Update
03 Oct 2011 - The Californian resorts of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have announced that they will be joining forces in time for the 2011/12 winter season. The two Lake Tahoe resorts will effectively merge their holding companies and offer twin resort lift passes as of this winter. With two of Ski Lake Tahoe's resorts combing forces it's great news... Read More
Big News For Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows
27 Sep 2011 - In preparation for next season the Swiss resort of Zermatt have sent through their pre-season resort update and there's plenty to look forward too. This year there is open access to one of the resort's spas and more options to enjoy a mountainside fondue— an integral part of a Swiss skiing holiday. The first piece of exciting news is... Read More
Zermatt Update
23 Sep 2011 - Long-range weather forecasters are expecting an early winter in 2011 with snow already forecast in October for the UK. Temperatures are expected to plummet over the next three months, and though this may seem like bad news to readers of the Daily Mail, this is great news for British skiers and snowboarders. We could be sledging dow... Read More
An Autumn Wonderland In October
14 Sep 2011 - Davos Klosters, the Swiss resort renowned for hosting the Royal Family ski trips along with the rich and the famous, has announced a couple of new additions to the resort. The first of these, the opening of the Saas bypass, isn't technically in Davos or Klosters, but will benefit the resort substantially. The 3.7km bypass will open on the... Read More
Davos Klosters Resort News — From Wonderful To Weird
13 Sep 2011 - Ischgl are known for starting the season with a bang and this year will be no different as they have announced that Roxette will be headlining their start of season party on 26th November 2011. The season's opening party takes place at the bottom of the slopes and is free for anyone with a season or multi-day (such as weekend) lift pass, w... Read More
Ischgl To Open With Roxette
31 Aug 2011 - A resort in the US has announced plans to become the world's first resort us 100% waste water in their snowmaking. Arizona Snowbowl in the San Francisco Peaks is planning to use 180 million gallons of recycled and treated waste water according to reports. The resort plans to use the waste water, collected from treated sewage, in an attempt... Read More
Waste Not, Want Not, When It Comes To Snow
30 Aug 2011 - Thanks to our new in-resort reporter, Masterclass ski school's Stuart, here is the low-down on the current work taking place in Les Deux Alpes and Alpe d'Huez. With the intention of replacing the old bubble lift that runs from Huez to Alpe d'Huez in the near future, the TO Huez piste is being regraded and new snow cannons are being inst... Read More
Alpe d'Huez & Les Deux Alpes Resort Update
25 Aug 2011 - This autumn the Ski Club of Great Britain have teamed up with Henry's Avalanche Talk, Ellis Brigham, Arc'teryx and North Face to offer a series of avalanche awareness courses. Henry's Avalanche Talk, or HAT, are well known and respected following 20 years of helping off-piste skiers and snowboarders make the most of the mounta... Read More
Ski Club Gear Up For Their Avalanche Awareness Courses
11 Aug 2011 - Just in time for the winter 2011/12 season, Igluski can now offer holidays to the soon-to-be Olympic ski area of Sochi (pronounced so-chee), Russia, thanks to Crystal Ski, one of our popular suppliers. The village of Sochi, by the Black Sea, is currently undergoing one of the largest building programmes in the world, with $15 billion curre... Read More
From Russia On Skis
28 Jul 2011 - The FIS, the world governing body for ski racing, has come under fire after ordering ski racers to use longer skis with a longer radius. The Ski Racing Supplier Association has accused the FIS of rushing through changes, with incomplete testing. The decision was made to lengthen skis and increase their radius due to the large number of acc... Read More
Criticism Grows On FIS Changes To Race Skis
25 Jul 2011 - Tickets for Eurostar's ski train have gone on sale today. The train to the Alps from London St. Pancras to the heart of the Tarantaise Valley is one of the more relaxing ways you can begin your skiing holiday. Picking up the train from St. Pancras, you can be in Moutiers in eight hours, with only a 30 minutes check-in time and a half hour... Read More
Ski Train Goes On Sale Today
22 Jul 2011 - Most of us don't think about skiing when we think about Las Vegas, it's usually the glamour, bright lights and gambling that take our attention, but the local's resort near Mount Charleston is hoping to change that. The Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort, which currently covers around 70 acres of skiing and employs around 200 locals, has a... Read More
Skiing Vegas-style
22 Jul 2011 - Park City will be undergoing $7 million of upgrades this summer that range from new beginner facilities and chairlifts to four new piste bashers and improvements to the snowmaking facilities. "We remain devoted to creating a premier on-mountain experience for all of our guests," said Jenni Smith, President and General Manager of... Read More
Park City Working On $7 Million Upgrades
06 Jul 2011 - The South Korean county of Pyeongchang has been chosen to host the 2018 Winter Olympics by the International Olympic Committee today. South Korea was selected ahead of two European candidates, having lost out at the final hurdle for both the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics. The IOC reached a unanimous decision in the first round of voting at... Read More
Pyeongchang To Host 2018 Winter Olympics
05 Jul 2011 - Last night the International Olympic Committee announced that the slopestyle discipline for both ski and snowboard would be added to the program of events for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The decision was reached last night by the IOC's Executive Board before the 123rd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa after first being tou... Read More
Slopestyle Makes It Into Sochi 2014 Games
25 May 2011 - With the winter season well and truly over and summer fast approaching the Three Valleys are taking on their latest improvements at full speed. Back in March we covered the new Funitel lift, Nordic-styled hotel and luxury apartments in Val Thorens. Courchevel and Meribel have now also got in on the act announcing their own resort upgrade... Read More
Three Valleys Step It Up Again
13 May 2011 - Plans have been unveiled for the UK's largest indoor ski slope to be built in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare. The plans, puts together by LeisureDome, would see a £50 million development that would host a 210m indoor slope, 40m longer than the one in Milton Keynes, and an indoor surf centre. If that's not enough action for you... Read More
Weston-Super-Dome
11 Apr 2011 - Snow is set to return to the Alps this week to offer an end of season flourish and a much needed top-up over the Easter Holiday season. Conditions are due to improve slowly with 1cm falling tomorrow, but up to 25cm by Friday. France is where a large amount of Brits will be skiing this week and things are looking on the up for some E... Read More
End Of Season Snow Alert!
07 Apr 2011 - The International Olympic Committee has approved the addition of five new events at a two day meeting in London this week. Women's ski jumping has been given the go ahead along with ski half-pipe, biathlon mixed relay and team events in luge and figure skating. "The inclusion of these events on the Olympic Winter Games programm... Read More
New Events Given The Go Ahead For Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
28 Mar 2011 - Usually at this time of season the slopes are thinning out and people are heading as high as possible, making for busy glaciers. This spring is looking to be a lot more fun then usual, though soft afternoon snow is still a likelihood. Over the next five days up to half a metre is expected in some European resorts, with a decent amount of... Read More
Spring Snow Arrives in Style
25 Mar 2011 - Spring is into full flow now, Formula 1 is back on the telly and the first month of bank holiday weekends approaches. Out in the mountains, the famous March combination of great snow and sunny afternoons is back.Switzerland is having a blinding end to the month with over half a metre of pow falling in Saas Fee and Zermatt. Verbier, Mür... Read More
Some Spring To The Snow
21 Mar 2011 - It may be the first day of spring but we're not into the slushy realms of spring snow yet. Throughout March resorts in the Alps, Dolomites and North America have enjoyed consistent snowfall, with this week following suit. America is boasting the best conditions this week, especially in California's Lake Tahoe resorts. Squaw... Read More
Spring Snow
14 Mar 2011 - It's mid-march and it's our favourite time of season here at Iglu — there's great snowfall, plenty of sunshine and we're finally let out of the office to get out first snow fix since December. To keep us all happy Mother Nature has obliged with another week of decent snowfall throughout Europe and North America. Italy is having anoth... Read More
Snow Keeps Marching On
11 Mar 2011 - This weekend is once again looking pretty good for skiing, from the dusting across the Alps to the near 2m of snowfall expected in Whistle,r the mid March slopes should be in great condition. Italy and Spain are enjoying some great snowfall this weekend, and the extra half hour on the coach will be worth it. Gressoney is boasting 27... Read More
A Weekend Of Snow
10 Mar 2011 - The season is still in full flow and Val Thorens are already announcing plans for next winter. The resort will boast a Funitel gondola, its first 5* apartments and a new concept hotel. The new Funitel will take skiers from 2780m up to 3000m in approximately 2 minutes and will offer two new, high altitude pistes, les Asters a new red... Read More
Val Thorens Upgrading For 2012
07 Mar 2011 - Having endured one of the quieter Februarys for snowfall in recent years (think winter season 2005/6), March is slowly making a snowy recovery. Feb did see snow return to the Alps, though March will be hoping for one its legendary spring dumps over the coming weeks. France is looking in good condition, the slopes enjoyed a top up la... Read More
March's Snow Relief
25 Feb 2011 - The second half of February has seen the snow make a welcome return to Europe and has seen North America continue to receive record amounts of the white stuff. With the improved conditions and with a good amount of snow falling in all the top resorts over the weekend, the early March slopes are looking pretty good. Europe is expecti... Read More
Fab Feb Snow
24 Feb 2011 - After a week or so of snow combined with the great deals on offer at the moment, the late availability holidays are flying off the shelf. As the snow held off for a few weeks, so did the late bookers, but now it has returned to deals are selling like hot cakes, so if you are thinking of a last minute ski holiday you need to get in quick or... Read More
Great Snow and Ski Deals
21 Feb 2011 - America's First Lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters are reportedly skiing in the resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek, though President Obama has avoided the chilly reception. There has been some harsh criticism in the US, due to the economic situation, though it is believed the Obama's are fronting the bills themselves, apart from the us... Read More
Obama Girls Go Skiing
21 Feb 2011 - Half Term has started and we must be in Mother Nature's good books as it has either snowed or is snowing throughout the Alps and North America. Over the weekend the resorts of Val d'Isere, Meribel and Les Arcs all enjoyed fresh snow and there is more to come. Austria is boasting great snow this week, with most resorts expecting over... Read More
Snow Filled Fun For Half Term
18 Feb 2011 - Half Term is here, so families, teachers and kids will be heading out to resort this weekend for their yearly snow-fix and with the snow falling across the Europe and North America, mixed in with a bit of sunshine, cold temperatures and fantastically well maintained mountains it is looking like a great week ahead of us. France is the numbe... Read More
Half Term Snow Heaven
15 Feb 2011 - The Olympic Media Centre could become Britain's next and largest indoor ski centre. Acer Snowmec, the company behind the world's largest snowdome in Dubai, has placed a bid to take over the huge complex. The current media centre will house 20,000 print and broadcast journalist during the Olympics and was intended to become a high-tech cent... Read More
From Olympic Media Centre To Indoor Ski Resort
14 Feb 2011 - This week the snow is making a real comeback in Europe. After a light dusting over the last week or so some serious powder is making its way across the Alps. Italy is boating nearly half a metre and France is looking forward to an appreciated 20cm plus. The Dolomites is the place to be this week, Arabba is boasting 41cm of fresh sno... Read More
Full On February Snowfall in Europe
11 Feb 2011 - After a few weeks with less snow then we'd like in Europe, Mother Nature has decided that snow topped resorts are much more romantic on Valentine's day, with snow throughout the French Alps forecast for Monday. I must admit I am bored of this, though maybe through jealousy, as Whistler is again getting bucket loads of snow, we're ta... Read More
A Snowy Valentine's Gift
07 Feb 2011 - The Billabong Air & Style was in Innsbruck, the spiritual home of the tour, over the weekend. The competition took place in the Bergisel Stadium in front of 11,000 fans and is based on a knock-out system with riders competing in a one-on-one format with the biggest, cleanest trick winning. The competition has three main stages, last mo... Read More
Innsbruck Air & Style
07 Feb 2011 - Thanks to a combination of Mother Nature and our favourite ski resorts' determination to keep the slopes snowy, February is looking on the up for snow. Canada and the U.S. are forecast another week of powder and much of the French, Swiss and Austrian Alps will be enjoying up to double figure snowfall to keep the piste pristine. Throw in som... Read More
Snow Filled Feb On The Cards
31 Jan 2011 - February marks the start of the busiest two months in the Alps. Thanks to half-term and a history of good snow, pleasant sunshine and perfect pistes, February and March are as popular as New Year in the Alps. And after a mixed month of snow in January it looks like the chalet host snow dances are going to pay off. Over the weekend c... Read More
Fantastic Feb After 40cm Falls in Europe
28 Jan 2011 - After a great start to the month January draws to an end this weekend and is boasting a snow-filled crescendo. Andorra and Spain are in for a bumper weekend as are Colorado and Lake Tahoe. Aspen is enjoying a prominent position with the snow gods this weekend combining 20cm of snowfall with bluebird days on the mountain. Crested But... Read More
Snowy End To January
27 Jan 2011 - Iglu.com's CEO, Richard Downs, spoke to Planet Ski's James Cove earlier this week. The two discussed snow in both the Alps and the UK, the growing interest in skiing in Austria and the advantages of booking package ski holidays. The interview was a great opportunity for Richard to talk about the success Igluski.com have enjoyed in a difficu... Read More
Iglu CEO Talks To Planet Ski
27 Jan 2011 - Over the last week or so, snowfall has slowed down across the Alps, but with a drop in temperatures this week there's been snow need to worry. Yesterday Austria boasted between 10cm and 30cm throughout the major resorts with Switzerland also getting a top up. The Tirol's most famous resort for British holiday makers and Austria's mo... Read More
Snow Worries As St. Anton Gets 30cm
26 Jan 2011 - This weekend the World Economic Forum will be meeting in Davos Switzerland, and yes that is the ski resort of Davos. Are the world's business leaders in town to discuss important issues, or are they on a high profile jolly to one of Europe's top, exclusive resorts? Our very own lovable rogue and Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will... Read More
Boris Jolly in Davos
25 Jan 2011 - This weekend the Freeride World Tour stopped off at the world renowned town of Chamonix, ready for another weekend of huge cliff drops and death defying skiing. Due to the conditions the event organiser had to take a trip though the Mt. Blanc tunnel over to the Italian side of the mountain in Courmayeur, though this didn't stop the Chamonix... Read More
French Dominate Chamonix's Italian Freeride Competition
24 Jan 2011 - Over the last week or so a few holidays makers, seasonaires and resort locals were beginning to question whether the season could live up to its early winter expectations following a warmer sunnier few days in the Alps. From October until mid-Jan the snow had fallen gradually and regularly and as always a week without our favourite white st... Read More
Europe's Snow Of Relief
24 Jan 2011 - Swiss skier Didier Cuche took revenge for Kroell's win on Swiss snow by taking the win on Kitzbuhel's world famous Hahnenkamm this weekend. Kitzbuhel is seen by many ski racers as the epitome of the race season. A tough course that includes steeps, jumps, bumps and difficult bends is one of the biggest races of the year and to some... Read More
Swiss Revenge At Kitzbuhel
21 Jan 2011 - This weekend Colorado takes a clean sweep for the best snow forecast. Over the next few days Steamboat, Aspen, Beaver Creek, Vail and Crested Butte can all expect a reasonable 20cm of fresh powder. Kicking Horse, Silver Star and Whistler are leading the way in Canada with a 10cm dusting to keep the pistes perfect. Europe is current... Read More
Clean Sweep in Colorado
20 Jan 2011 - Ever fancied skiing in Italy but always found the transfers are a little too long or the flights aren't flexible enough? Well the Italian city of Aosta, sat in the famous Aosta Valley, has just finished redeveloping its runway to take 116 seater planes. The historic city is 10 minutes from Pila, under an hour from Courmayeur and Cer... Read More
Aosta Air
19 Jan 2011 - The Burton European is one of the highlights of the European season and is generally seen as the TTR's premier competition outside of North America. The only event which gains more hype and media coverage in the European Winter X-Games, due to take place in March. So with this in mind the top riders were all in attendance, with the men's an... Read More
Brits Improve At The Burton European Open
18 Jan 2011 - Wengen plays home to the Lauberhorn, one of the infamous downhill races of the season that includes a 40ft jump and has seen previous winner Bode Miller so exhausted by the end of the course he collapsed over the line into first place. The high speed course is the longest of the competition, one of the most exciting to watch and leg burning... Read More
Swiss Almost Dominate the Lauberhorn
17 Jan 2011 - It's the middle of the Jan and apparently the most depressing day of the year. Well to cheer you up I bring news of yet again more snow in the Alps. Whether you are skiing next week, next month or toward the end of the season the fairly constant snow that has come down this winter bodes well for all of us. The United States biggest skiing... Read More
A Snowy Mid-Jan
14 Jan 2011 - If you're heading on your skiing holiday this weekend you are in for some fantastic conditions wherever you go. North America is boasting plenty of fresh snow and Europe is benefitting from sunshine and perfect slopes after an incredible past few weeks of snow. Canada is boasting another week of perfect powder, so if you're heading... Read More
Weekend Snow
12 Jan 2011 - Ferrari are in Madonna di Campiglio this week for the team's yearly media gathering. Alonso and Massa were both in attendance at the Vroom's media event opening ceremony at Canale Miramonti. Massa was out enjoying the skiing with team-mates Giancarlo Fisichella, Jules Bianchi and Marc Gen and Moto GP racers Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden... Read More
Ferrari's Skiing Formula
11 Jan 2011 - This past weekend the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour was in Davos, Switzerland, for the first European 6* event of the season. The weekend offered up a combination of nailed on podiums and surprise medallists and is a great preview to next weeks Burton European Open, the most prestigious snowboard event in the European calendar. The weeke... Read More
O'Neill Evolution
10 Jan 2011 - Monday morning can only mean two things, where is the snow this week and how long until I get to spend a week enjoying powder, chalet wine and good old après ski? This week Canada is calling out to anyone who has yet to book their ski holiday, with another storming week of snow and sunshine, those lucky enough to be crossing the Atla... Read More
Canada's Calling
10 Jan 2011 - This weekend was another busy one in the FIS World Cup calendar with the women racing in Alternmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria, and the men racing in Adelboden, Switzerland. The weekend started off as expected with Lindsey Vonn taking the Saturday's downhill and last week's men's winner Ivica Kostlelic following up with success in Sunday's slalom... Read More
Another World Cup Weekend
07 Jan 2011 - Going away this weekend or planning a last minute January ski trip? Well if so it's looking pretty good wherever you fancy skiing. The last few weeks have seen metres and metres of snow from Whistler and Colorado, to Europe's Alpine resorts and Spain's Formigal. This weekend Switzerland is boasting the best fresh snow to go with the... Read More
Weekend Snowfall
04 Jan 2011 - It's January, everyone's back at work and it's dark outside. Some say January is the most depressing month of the year but to skiers and snowboarders this is where the fun really begins. The resorts are fully up and running, the busy holiday weeks are over, until mid-Feb anyway, and once again it is snowing pretty much everywhere. T... Read More
Happy Snow Year
30 Dec 2010 - The last World Cup event of the 2010 took place earlier this week with Michael Walchhofer becoming the first skier of the season to win three downhill races. Bormio's Stelvio piste made for an exciting race with the top three separated by less than half a second. Austrian Walchhofer took the win by 0.08 seconds from second placed Sw... Read More
It Was All Downhill At Bormio
29 Dec 2010 - The Beckhams were last week spotted heading out for a pre-Christmas day out skiing and not in their usual haunts of Courchevel or Verbier. The Beckhams took a trip to the Snow Centre at Hemel Hempstead where of two the boys took to the slopes with one in a lesson and the other free skiing under the watchful eye of Victoria - from the warmth... Read More
The Beckhams' Pre-Ski Day Out
29 Dec 2010 - Over Christmas we have had a bumper week of snow with Whistler receiving 2m of powder and plenty more around the 1m mark. To follow on from this bumper week it looks like those on New Year ski holidays will be benefitting from the massive recent snowfall and another top-up this week. Alaska's snow sure resort of Alyeska is boating the larg... Read More
What A Winter
22 Dec 2010 - Courchevel hosted their first World Cup event in 31 years and there was plenty of drama to mark the occasion. Championship leaders Lindsey Vonn and Maria Riesch both failed to finish the course that had been bemoaned for it's difficulty.There had been complaints that the gates were too tight for the gradient of Courchevel 1850's Stade piste... Read More
Courchevel Crashes
20 Dec 2010 - Christmas week is finally here and whether you made it to the Alps over the weekend or are heading out over the coming days you are in for some superb festive skiing. There is yet again a massive amount of snow forecast over the next six days making for a more than likely white Christmas in the mountains. If chocolate box charm and... Read More
White Christmas
17 Dec 2010 - Over the latter part of 2010 the Ski Club of Great Britain has undertaken a re-branding, during the autumn they unveiled their new logo and ski guide jackets and this week they have launched their new website. The new website will continue to offer the same news, resorts guides and snow reports that Ski Club members have become accustomed... Read More
Ski Club Launch New Website
14 Dec 2010 - This weekend Val d'Isere hosted the newly named 'British Criterium' World Cup event. Taking place on the famous Le Face piste in the Bellevarde area of Val d'Isere. The race weekend, though not the first, marks the start of the winter season for many skiers, whether racers of holiday makers, and is one of the biggest December events. Satur... Read More
British Criterium
13 Dec 2010 - There is only a week to go until those who are lucky enough to be skiing this Christmas will be departing for the mountains. With news of more snow on its way the early winter weather has been incredible, Les Arc is already boasting a 2m base, so it really is looking like it will be a white Christmas. Again Whistler is running away with th... Read More
Snow Direction
06 Dec 2010 - There has definitely been a running theme over the past six Mondays and I'm pleased to continue it. Once again we are expecting in excess of 50cm of snow in a vast array of resorts, with Austria this week taking the plaudits and Whistler is sticking up two fingers at last winter with a mammoth 122cm after a bumper November. With the season... Read More
Snow News is Good News
03 Dec 2010 - British downhill skier Chemmy Alcott is recovering from surgery on a broken leg she suffered after a high speed crash during downhill practice in Lake Louise, Canada. Alcott landed badly after after the first jump near the Coaches Corner section of the downhill course. According to race director John Cassel "It was brutal and the impa... Read More
British Skier Chemmy Alcott Breaks Leg
02 Dec 2010 - Loyalty was rewarded in the shape of magnums of champagne for three long-serving employees of the award-winning online travel company, Iglu.com. 'I suspect they will prove rather more useful than a inscribed plaque or carriage clock', said Wimbledon MP Mr Stephen Hammond, when he made the presentations during a visit this week (Nov 30) to... Read More
Champagne Celebration
02 Dec 2010 - Anxious not to lose out on a ski holiday bargain? Now iPhone users can check out the latest deals while they're out and about. The UK's leading ski holiday agent, Igluski.com, this week launched the industry's first Ski Deals Iphone app. The App lists Iglu's Top 10 deals, which are handpicked and currently include a Christmas Chale... Read More
IgluSki Launch iPhone App
30 Nov 2010 - Yesterday shareholders for both British Airways and Iberia voted for the proposed merger between the airlines to go ahead. The new holding company, International Airlines Group (IAG), is due to begin operations on the 21st Jan 2011 International Airlines Group will retain the two individual brands, which will continue to operate as normal... Read More
BA & Iberia Merger On
29 Nov 2010 - Another week passes by and we are finally entering December, the month where the ski season officially begins. October and November offered a pretty good pre-season with many resorts regularly receiving good snow and December looks to be getting even better. Over the next week resorts from Spain's Formigal and the French resort of Alpe d'H... Read More
And Yet Again It's Snowing...
26 Nov 2010 - Last year the Foreign & Commonwealth Office bought together a campaign with UK tour operators to tackle the misuse of alcohol in ski resorts. The campaign helped ensure there were no serious incidents last season for British tourists and on the back of that success the FCO have announced they will continuing with the awareness initiativ... Read More
UK Tour Operators Support FCO Campaign
22 Nov 2010 - As we draw another week closer to Christmas the snow is still falling throughout the top resorts. Whistler is definitely looking like a great location for a white Christmas after a storming month for snow that sees the resort get another 60cm this coming week. France again is boasting a nice pre-season dusting with 25cm expected in... Read More
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
15 Nov 2010 - With four weeks to go until all the major resorts are fully up to speed we are already looking at a potentially epic season. There is 30cm+ of snow falling from Tignes to Zermatt this morning with some resorts expecting another 70cm over the rest of the week. It's only mid-November and it's the second week this month that some resorts will... Read More
Snow's A Falling
08 Nov 2010 - This week's snow report is carrying on from the trend of previous weeks with a fantastic amount of snow falling once again. This time around France and Switzerland are the main beneficiaries with up to 75cm of fresh powder falling. France again is benefitting from a huge snowstorm with the Haute Savoie resorts (Chamonix, Megeve) gaining th... Read More
Snow Flash
03 Nov 2010 - This weekend London hosted the UK's largest winter sports and music festival, which in turned played host to the first FIS Big Air competition of the season, at the Relentless Freeze Festival. The weekend had kicked off to a great start with the Battle of Britain competition on the Friday and the premier of Deeper in the evening. Sa... Read More
The Freezing Air
01 Nov 2010 - October ended up being a bumper month for early season snow. In years gone by Mother Nature's early season good work has been undone by a spot of Autumn rain, but the signs for this November are more white stuff. Continuing on from last month's theme, Whistler looks to be hogging this week's powder with another 34cm expected during the nex... Read More
The Cold November Snow
28 Oct 2010 - The FIS World Cup Ski season got underway over the weekend in Solden to a mixed start. The women's races included British skier Chemmy Alcott's first finish of the season, yet the men's race was cancelled due to bad weather. The Rettenbach glacier is the traditional host for the first race of the season and with good early sno... Read More
A Fizzy Start to the Season
26 Oct 2010 - Vail Resorts has announced the acquisition of Northstar-at-Tahoe in California, adding to their already impressive line-up of resorts. The resort was previously owned by former Liverpool Football Cub co-owner George Gillet, though his company Booth Creek Ski Holdings Inc. Vail Resorts are know for their strong presence in Colorado,... Read More
Vail's Star Buy
25 Oct 2010 - With the Ski Show over, the Relentless Freeze Festival this coming weekend and the clocks about to go back, the winter season is approaching fast. The good news is it's snowing throughout the Alps and North America. European resorts such as the Three Valleys and Espace Killy have enjoyed a fresh sprinkling of snow with Meribel, La Tania an... Read More
Snow Snow Snow
19 Oct 2010 - The Altitude Festival, which has become a popular event in Meribel over the past few seasons, is moving to Mayrhofen after losing support from the resort's tourist office. The organisers of the festival are disappointed as the event, which started three years ago, had grown from a small scale comedy week to hosting the likes of Al M... Read More
Meribel Loses it's Sense of Humour
15 Oct 2010 - The Year of Quality Overall, the market is slower than last year but quality is selling well. There is strong demand for the top-of-the-range chalets in the leading resorts. Quality 4* and 5* hotels are also much sought after, particularly for Christmas and the New Year. Group bookings are at a record level which reflects the attrac... Read More
Trends For The Coming Season
14 Oct 2010 - Michelin star chefs Heston Blumenthal & Mickael Weiss will be at the Three Valley Cook Off at this years Metro Ski Show. Celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal, will be judging the competition at 4pm on Friday 22nd October, with the winners in with a chance to win a holiday to the Three Valleys. The competition involves sending in recipes f... Read More
Cooking Up A Storm At The Ski Show
07 Oct 2010 - Georges Salomon, the founder of ski equipment company Salomon and inventor of the release bindings, died earlier this week. Tributes have been paid to him throughout the ski world as he started one the major brands in the sports and invented what turned out to be the standard for modern bindings. Georges Salomon was the son... Read More
A Sad Day For Salomon
07 Oct 2010 - Eurostar have today announced plans for a £700 million capital investment. The networks investment will include a complete overhaul of all existing trains as well as purchasing 10 new high-speed trains. The ten new trains will all be able to operate on the European high speed rail network providing direct sevice between london and a... Read More
Eurostar Facelift
05 Oct 2010 - The Three Valleys resort of La Tania will be celebrating its 20th birthday on the 22nd December this year. In celebration of leaving its teenage years, the lift pass office will be offering a free day pass to anyone turning 20 during their stay in resort. La Tania is one of the youngest resorts in the Three Valleys with the original... Read More
20 Years of La La La Tania
22 Sep 2010 - Breckenridge, one of the USA's top freestyle resorts, has announced plans to add a 7m (22ft) superpipe to the Freeway Terrain Park on Peak 8. The new pipe will be the first major addition to the resort's main terrain park since its inception back in 1999. The resort has a long history with both snowboarding and freestyle skiing and hosted... Read More
Breck's Super Pipe
14 Sep 2010 - With nine weeks until the first resorts open and 12 weeks until the season proper begins the resort opening parties are top of the pops right now. The biggest early season party is the Ischgl opening party who have announced The Gossip are their headlining act, following in the footsteps of Katy Perry from last year. The first festival of... Read More
Pop-up Opening Parties
14 Sep 2010 - Courchevel has announced that the Women's Alpine Skiing World Cup will be taking place on the 21st December 2010, 31 years since the resort last hosted the men's giant slalom. During the last competition Swedish skier Ingemar Stenmar won once of his 86 World Cup victories with a resounding victory and the resort hope that this years event... Read More
Courchevel's World Cup Revival
10 Sep 2010 - The Portes du Soleil's favourite family resort, Les Gets, has announced a €4.5 million investment for the Chavannes gondola along with a new six-man chairlift in the Chamossiere ski area. The Chavannes gondola is being upgraded from four to six-man bubbles and will retain its historic red paint. The increased capacity, from 900 to 160... Read More
Les Gets a Lift Upgrade
26 Aug 2010 - The lake was discovered earlier this summer whilst routine checks were being made on the Tete-Rousse glacier. The lake, trapped below the glacier holds 65,000 cubic metres water, enough to form a torrent with mud, rocks and trees that would flood the St Gervais valley in 15 minutes. Engineers yesterday began work to drain the lake, whi... Read More
Mont Blanc's Hidden Lake to be Drained
17 Aug 2010 - British Airways have announced a new addition to there winter flight program with a route operating between London City and Chambery. The new route offers the opportunity to fly from the London Docklands out to resorts such as Meribel and Courchevel quicker than ever. Operating out of London City on Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and... Read More
BA Announce New Winter Season London City Flight
11 Aug 2010 - US authorities will be introducing a $14 fee for British tourists visiting the country though their ESTA visa scheme. The visa waiver scheme allows nationals from a selection of countries, including Britain, to enter the US without a visa. The ESTA has been mandatory for visa waiver travellerssince January 2009, and has been a free servi... Read More
US ESTA Scheme to Charge $14
22 Jul 2010 - The International Olympic Committee is considering the addition of two new events at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The FIS have consulted the IOC and recommended the inclusion of the snowboard slopestyle discipline in 2014. The federation commented that the slopestyle format is "very youth-driven and and will appeal to fu... Read More
Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics To Unveil Two New Events
16 Jul 2010 - The British Snow Tour has announced the dates for this season with 14 prestigious British Championship events. The tour kicks off in September at the Norfolk Snowsports Centre with the series climax, The Brits, taking place in the Swiss resort of Laax in the end of March. The British Snow Tour will be taking in many of the UK's sno... Read More
British Snow Tour Dates Announced
16 Jul 2010 - BA are to launch an iPhone app which will allow passengers to both check-in and use their phone as their boarding pass. The new app will use a barcode on the users' phone, which is scanned at the gates in the same way as paper tickets, in the same way as similar systems used by Swiss and Air France. BA have announced the app will be furthe... Read More
BA to Launch iPhone Check-In
13 Jul 2010 - Eurostar's direct service ski train goes on sale today. The service running from London St. Pancras and Ashford in the UK to Moutiers and Bourg St. Maurice in France's Tarantaise valley will go on sale tomorrow with the over-night trains to follow shortly. The popular service takes around 7 hrs 20 minutes and is a great alternative... Read More
Eurostar Ski Train Goes On Sale Today
13 Jul 2010 - Les Arcs, part of the Paradiski ski domain in France, is set to benefit from a new ski-in out development after the success of Arc 1950. The new village will be built above Arc 1800 at Le Chantel and will be named Edenarc 1800. The plans are ambitious, and similar to those at Les Arcs current newest village at Arc 1950, and include a 4* h... Read More
Les Arcs to Build a New Village
30 Jun 2010 - From November 2010, Ryanair will be cutting their winter flight program by at least 16%, including the loss of two Stansted flights and approximately 2 million passengers. The main cutbacks are the two Stansted flights, reducing Ryaniars presence at the airport to 22 aircraft, and a loss of around 1.5 million passengers between Nove... Read More
Ryanair To Reduce UK Winter Flights
29 Jun 2010 - Eurostar's ski-train tickets are due to go on sale on July 13th at 9am. The direct Eurostar service runs from London's St. Pancras International to Moutiers, Aime-la-Plagne and Bourg St. Maurice in France. The popular over-night snow-train via Paris will again not be running this winter though the direct Eurostar is expected to begin servi... Read More
Eurostar 2012 Ski-Train
24 Jun 2010 - Heather Mills, ex-wife of Beatles star Sir Paul McCartney, has announced plans to qualify for the British Paralympic Ski Team. Mills previously showed her athleticism while taking part in the TV show Dancing on Ice and is now training to enter the 2014 Paralympic Games in Russia. "I've been skiing for many years and I'm much be... Read More
Heather Mills Aiming For 2014 Paralympic Gold
24 Jun 2010 - The 2011 European Winter X-Games dates have been announced as the 16th - 18th March 2011. After last years successful debut the French resort of Tignes will again play host to what is becoming one of Europe's premier freestyle events. Last year's European X-Games was the first time a competitive Winter X-Games event had taken part outsid... Read More
European Winter X-Games 2011 Dates Announced
10 Jun 2010 - Britain's number one female skier Chemmy Alcott has signed for Atomic skis. The three time Olympian will join fellow Brits Ed Drake and TJ Baldwin. Jason Summerfield, the UK Manager, commented "Chemmy is a great ambassador for our brand moving forwards. She has achieved some great results in her career to date, and we look forward to... Read More
Atomic Sign New Kitten
04 Jun 2010 - This week is the start of the Southern Hemisphere ski season. The Resort of El Colardo, part of Chile's Three Valleys, was the first to open on Thursday, with the linked resorts of La Parva and Valle Nevado expected to follow shortly. In the last seven days the resort has received 54cm of snow and is expect mostly dry conditions for the op... Read More
Southern Hemisphere Ski Season Opens
03 Jun 2010 - One of the UK's best winter sports shows the British Ski & Board Show has announced it will be returning to the Birmingham NEC on the 29th -31st October 2010. With a Big Air demo, interactive skills slope and many one off deals to be had, the show is a great way to kick off your winter. This years show, looks to be another hit... Read More
British Ski & Board Show 2010
25 May 2010 - The Ticket To Ride (TTR), in association with the World Snowboard Federation (WSF,) has announced the creation of the World Snowboard Championships. The new world class event will be run every four years with the first event expected during the 2011/12 winter season. The event will focus on the main competition disciplines of half pipe and... Read More
2012 TTR World Snowboarding Championships
24 May 2010 - With skiing become ever more popular in Russia the government have announced a £10 billion project to build five new resorts by 2020. The funding, twice that ear-marked for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, is aimed at bringing mass tourism to the Northern Causasus mountains. Currently around 4,000 tourists visit the region's resorts,... Read More
New Russian Resorts to take on the Alps
19 May 2010 - The resort of Tenna in Switzerland has become only the second resort in the world to offer a solar powered lift. Westendorf in Austria was the first with a solar powered rope tow and Tenna has trumped them with the first chair lift. The photovoltaic panels have a capacity of 90,000 kWh and with the chairlift using 22,000 kWh they wi... Read More
Swiss Solar Powered skiing
19 May 2010 - After months of uncertainty British Ski and Snowboard have secured funding for the next two years thanks to a new sponsorship deal. Prior to the 2010 Winter Olympics SportsportsGB went into administration with debts of £300,000 leaving the future of British winter sports in a cloud of uncertainty. Now the newly formed British Ski and... Read More
British Ski & Snowboard team secure funding
11 May 2010 - Sunderland Council has announced plans for the first indoor slope in the North East. The plan is to build an indoor real snow slope, ice-rink, sports shops, bar and restaurants next to the city's football ground the Stadium of Light.The plans to bring real snow to the North-East are a real boost for budding skiers and snowboarders in the ar... Read More
10 May 2010 - With one of the biggest tournaments in world sport a month away and the national leagues drawing to an end, the 2010 World Cup is in most people's minds. Over the next week, we will find out the initial 30 man squads for our teams and if the likes of Jamie Carragher and Fabio Cannavaro will make it to South Africa. With many of the matches... Read More
07 May 2010 - Next winter will see the Easter holidays much later than previous years. At the moment, the main weeks of the Easter holidays are going to be the the weeks of the 11th and 18th of April. Many people will look at those dates and decide that Easter is surely too late to go skiing. Fear not, as they could be mistaken. It's currently May and... Read More
07 May 2010 - With the ski season now drawn to its conclusion the major resorts are beginning work on their summer developments. Avoriaz, part of the Portes du Soleil on the French-Swiss border, has started work on plans to build 575 new apartments and a replacement cable car between Morzine and Avoriaz. The apartments... Read More
01 Apr 2010 - Skiing conditions in North America are so good at the moment that some of the country's biggest resorts are to extent their seasons. Spelling good news for winter sports enthusiasts keen to book a last-minute ski break, it has now been confirmed that the lifts up Aspen Mountain will be running until April 25th, two weeks beyond the initial... Read More
Aspen ski resorts to extent seasons after heavy snowfall
19 Mar 2010 - Skiing is very much alive in the Canadian ski resort of Whistler, which is hosting international athletes taking part in the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games.Host nation Canada continues to pick up awards after winning a record amount of medals during the main Winter Olympics, with the latest coming courtesy of Paralympic sit-skier Colette B... Read More
Canadian sit-skier wins medal for Canada at Whistler
11 Mar 2010 - Bode Miller has decided to miss the World Cup finale in Germany and take the remainder of the season off to recuperate from an ankle injury sustained prior to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.The unpredictable American picked up three medals on the slopes at Whistler, including a gold in the super-combined, despite still being troubled by a... Read More
Miller to relax for rest of ski season
11 Mar 2010 - Erik Guay's late season burst of form has seen him claim overall World Cup victory in the super G event.The Canadian followed up on victory at the penultimate event in Kvitfjell with another error-free run in challenging conditions at Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany.Guay posted a winning time of 1:26.36 minutes and this took him to 331 po... Read More
Guay claims World Cup super G title
10 Mar 2010 - Tignes is currently completing its last-minute developments before becoming the first European destination to host the Winter X Games.For three days from March 10th, the French resort will be displaying the men's and women's ski and snowboard Slopestyle and SuperPipe competitions, alongside holding Snowmobile demos.Among the transformations... Read More
British star Jones confident as Winter X Games arrives in Tignes
26 Feb 2010 - Heading into the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, many Canadians would have probably been satisfied to be celebrating one home gold medallist by the time the closing ceremony came around.However, with numerous events still to be completed ahead of the final day of competition on February 28th, Canada has already enjoyed seven golds to go... Read More
Canada exceeding expectations at 2010 Winter Olympics
25 Feb 2010 - Holidaymakers planning to visit the French Alps in the coming weeks may want to take part in an event that offers a unique way to explore the region while raising money for charity.A four day supported trip, the Alps to Ardeche cycle ride has been organised in aid of the Make-a-Wish Foundation and will kick off from the ski resort of Courch... Read More
Tour the French Alps in style for charity
19 Feb 2010 - Maria Riesch was the chief beneficiary of a Lindsey Vonn mistake as the German took gold in the women's super-combined at the 2010 Winter Olympics.High on confidence after topping the podium in the downhill, American Vonn looked on course to for a second victory out of a possible five in Vancouver.She topped the timesheets after the downhil... Read More
Riesch wins Whistler gold after Vonn crashes out
18 Feb 2010 - Lindsey Vonn got off to a dominant start in her quest to win five gold medals at the 2010 Winter Olympics by blitzing the opposition to triumph in the women's downhill.Vonn became the first female US skier to take gold in the event and held a victory margin of 0.56 seconds over compatriot Julia Mancuso in second.Austria's Elisabeth Goergl t... Read More
Vonn dominates to land downhill gold at Whistler
17 Feb 2010 - Maelle Ricker picked up Canada's second gold medal of a profitable home Winter Olympics to date as she stormed to victory in the snowboard cross.The Vancouver resident arrived at Cypress Mountain as the World Cup leader and continued her dominance in the four-female final.A blistering start put Ricker in the box seat straight from the gate,... Read More
Ricker gives Canada second gold in Vancouver
16 Feb 2010 - Didier Defago upstaged Swiss team-mates Didier Cuche and Carlo Janka to take the gold in the men's downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics.The 32-year-old came out on top at Whistler in one of the tightest podium finishes in Olympic history by pipping Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal to the gold by 0.09 seconds through his time of 1:54.51 seconds.D... Read More
Defago causes upset to win men's downhill at Whistler
16 Feb 2010 - Team GB's trio of teenage cross-country skiers brought a new spirit to the Vancouver Winter Olympics after making their Games debuts with impressive performances in the men's 15km cross-country freestyle.Andrew Musgrave, a 19-year-old skier from Aberdeenshire, posted a strong performance after crossing the line in 55th place with a time of... Read More
Team GB cross country skiers post strong performance
16 Feb 2010 - A husband and wife team of winter Olympians have taken the term marital bliss to the next level after scooping a gold medal in pairs figure skating at the ongoing Games in Vancouver.Winter sports fans taking holidays in Canada were treated to a masterful dance performance from Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo of China, whose routine had a final sco... Read More
Chinese figure skating pair wins gold after two-year retirement
15 Feb 2010 - Canada's home Winter Olympics in Vancouver got off to an inspired start as Alexandre Bilodeau raced to victory in the men's moguls event.The 22-year-old secured Canada's first Olympic gold medal on home soil after disappointments in Montreal in 1976 and then again in 1988 in Calgary.Bilodeau qualified with the second best time and then prod... Read More
Bilodeau ends Canadian wait for home Olympic gold
12 Feb 2010 - Over 1,000 volunteers have already put their names forward to help ensure that the Whistler course is in optimum condition for the skiing events making up the 2010 Winter Olympics, morethanthegames reports.Further snow is expected in Vancouver ahead of the men's downhill taking place on February 13th, which may lead to inconsistent patches... Read More
Volunteers ready to ensure perfect piste at Whistler
12 Feb 2010 - Lindsey Vonn is in danger of missing out on an expected two gold medals at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver after picking up a shin injury in training.The American has been in devastating form in the downhill and super G events during the current World Cup season, winning eight out of 11 races.But her chances of continuing this dominan... Read More
Medal-favourite Vonn going to race through shin injury pain
12 Feb 2010 - British bobsleigh duo Nicola Minichiello and Gillian Cooke believe they can claim a gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics despite having had less practice on the track than some of their chief rivals.The duo arrive at Whistler as the reigning world champions, but have suffered an interrupted preparation as Minichiello only recently had las... Read More
British bobsleigh pair hoping of gold despite lack of Whistler practice
12 Feb 2010 - Carlo Janka believes that his more experienced countryman Didier Cuche is the man they all have to beat in the men's downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics.Janka is seen as one of the chief young talents of Swiss skiing and backed up his potential by winning two medals at the World Championships in Val D'Isere last year, including gold in the... Read More
Janka tips team-mate Cuche as Whistler downhill favourite
12 Feb 2010 - Bode Miller seems to have his head in the right place going into the 2010 Winter Olympics as he aims to pick up medals in all five disciplines on the pistes of Whistler.The 32-year-old was heavily fancied to medal four years ago in Turin, but left empty handed after a string of disappointing performances, including twice failing to finish a... Read More
Miller aiming for five medals at Whistler
12 Feb 2010 - Shelley Rudman insists that it is a "huge honour" to be chosen to carry the British flag for the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics.The 28-year-old was Britain's only medallist in Turin four years ago when she claimed silver in the skeleton and she is a strong contender to be on the podium again in Vancouver.Meanwhile, R... Read More
Rudman to fly British flag in Winter Olympics opening ceremony
12 Feb 2010 - Record speeds could be reached during the men's luge at the 2010 Winter Olympics after Austria's Manuel Pfister set a new milestone during training for the event.The 21-year-old was clocked at speeds of 154 kilometres per hour shooting down the Whistler Sliding Centre course, which exceeds that registered at the same track by German world c... Read More
Record speeds predicted for men's luge at Whistler
12 Feb 2010 - Manuel Osborne-Paradis has revealed that although the weight of Canada may be currently resting on his shoulders, the pressure he places on himself is far greater, the Independent reports.The 26-year-old is one of Canada's chief contenders for a gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics with the country never able to celebrate an event victor... Read More
Osborne-Paradis handling the pressure ahead of Whistler test
12 Feb 2010 - Mellisa Hollingsworth is hoping that she will be at the peak of her powers to claim a gold medal in the women's skeleton event at the 2010 Winter Olympics.The 29-year-old Canadian claimed the bronze model in the discipline four years ago in Turin and also has a World Championship silver medal to her name from 2000.However, she heads to Vanc... Read More
Hollingsworth hoping to hit her peak at Whistler
12 Feb 2010 - Zina Kocher is hoping to defy the odds and provide Canada with an unexpected biathlon medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Montreal Gazette reports.Kocher is competing in the women's 7.5-kilometre sprint at the Whistler Olympic Park, but the fact that she is only ranked 22nd by the International Biathlon Union has led to little expectatio... Read More
Kocher hoping to stay calm in biathlon medal quest
10 Feb 2010 - Britain's Chemmy Alcott is not without a chance of gaining a medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, according to Alain Baxter.The three-time Olympian has offered some insight on the BBC website, stating who he believes stand the best chance of taking the medals in Canada.He admits that US star Lindsey Vonn and Germany's Maria Riesc... Read More
Baxter gives Alcott medal chance at 2010 Winter Olympics
09 Feb 2010 - Lord Sebastian Coe is set to join California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in taking part in the final leg of the torch relay to mark the beginning of the 2010 Winter Olympics.The chairman of the London 2012 organising committee will be among the final people to hold the torch as it completes a journey that will have lasted for 106 days an... Read More
Lord Coe to join Winter Olympic torch relay
05 Feb 2010 - Holidaymakers can now access snow reports on popular European ski resorts such as Chamonix using their mobile phones thanks to the launch of a new iPhone application (app).British carmaker Land Rover and the Ski Club of Great Britain have unveiled the app, which features live snow report data from 250 resorts, and can be downloaded free of... Read More
New iPhone app to give snow reports on Chamonix and other resorts
01 Feb 2010 - Ski lovers and winter sports enthusiasts may want to check out Christie's annual Ski Sale, which offers a great opportunity for them to get their hands on rare vintage ski advertisement posters dating from the 1920s and 1930s.Designed to encourage people across the world to take up winter sports, the posters include work from fine designers... Read More
Ski posters offer glimpse into 1920s marketing
29 Jan 2010 - Although many people see him as 2010's answer to Eddie the Eagle, Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong insists he is not going to the Winter Olympics to become a gimmick.The 35-year-old has become the first skier from Ghana to qualify for the Winter Olympics and is looking forward to showing his skills on the Whistler course in Vancouver.Nkrumah-Acheam... Read More
Nkrumah-Acheampong will be no gimmick at Winter Olympics
27 Jan 2010 - Female bobsleigh world champions Nicola Minichiello and Gillian Cooke are among the 43 British athletes selected to head to Vancouver to take part in the 2010 Winter Olympics.The British Olympic Association has just named another 13 stars, taking the total number to 43 across ten disciplines, with the men's bobsleigh and skeleton athletes t... Read More
Team GB squad announced for 2010 Winter Olympics
20 Jan 2010 - Chemmy Alcott has taken a positive out of the recent icy weather that has gripped the UK as it may have spiced up people's interest in the 2010 Winter Olympics, which begin next month in Vancouver.Britain's top female skier has been busy in her preparations for the event in Canada having competed in locations including Val D'Isere and Are d... Read More
Alcott hoping for more Olympic support after recent UK snow
05 Jan 2010 - A mistake by Lindsey Vonn in last weekend's World Cup slalom in Zagreb has cost her the overall lead of the World Cup standings.Hampered by injuries to her hand and arm, the American missed the 15th gate on her second run and as a result failed to finish the race.This paved the way for Sandrine Aubert of France to win, and also led to Maria... Read More
Zagreb mistake costs Vonn World Cup lead
23 Dec 2009 - Ski fans considering a break to Chamonix have been told that both lifts and pistes are open in all areas of the valley.Writing for Chamonet.com, Caroline Face states that the slopes can now be enjoyed in locations including Brevent, Balme and Les Houches, while Flegere and Grands Montets have also opened.However, guests are encouraged to wr... Read More
Pistes and lifts open at Chamonix
23 Dec 2009 - Chemmy Alcott was satisfied with her display in the super G at Val D'Isere but knows that there is still plenty of room for improvement.Britain's number one female skier began her World Cup schedule in France with a superb ninth-place finish in the super combined event.However, she failed to maintain this level of performance in the super G... Read More
Alcott happy with Val D'Isere super G display
21 Dec 2009 - Manuel Osborne-Paradis upset a field including Bode Miller, Didier Cuche and Aksel Lund Svindal to claim a third career World Cup win in the downhill event at Val Gardena. The 25-year-old Vancouver skier helped bring some joy to an injury-depleted Canadian team when adding to a recent super G victory in Lake Louise by triumphing again in It... Read More
Osborne-Paradis claims shock downhill victory
18 Dec 2009 - People planning to go for ski holidays in Canada or across European destinations are being encouraged to read the small print of travel insurance before purchasing cover. A recent survey from Age Concern showed that three in four British holidaymakers do not check the terms and conditions when obtaining travel insurance and more than half (... Read More
Ski lovers urged to check small print on travel cover
17 Dec 2009 - The popular French ski resort of Meribel is to play host to some of the biggest names in pop music next March.Having honed their skills as a band playing to chalet guests in the French Alps, The Feeling have announced the launch of their very own music festival.The Little World Festival will see the likes of Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Ed Harcourt... Read More
The Feeling set to host Meribel ski and music festival
17 Dec 2009 - Advanced and intermediate skiers may be the most likely to appreciate a trip to St Anton due to the location's varied terrain, it has been suggested.The Daily Telegraph highlights that a number of free ski buses run from the Austrian destination, allowing ski fans to hit the slopes in nearby Stuben, Zurs and Lech.Meanwhile, St Anton benefit... Read More
St Anton gives skiers the opportunity to enjoy a varied terrain
17 Dec 2009 - Fans looking to cut costs and head on a cheaper skiing holiday away from the bigger, potentially busier locations have been told that Tignes could prove a suitable destination.The French commune in the Rhone-Alpes region is a sister resort to the larger Val D'Isere, but according to OnTheSnow.com is a much cheaper alternative.Meanwhile, the... Read More
Tignes a worthy cheap skiing alternative
17 Dec 2009 - Lindsey Vonn was quick to praise the conditions in Val D'Isere after registering the quickest time during training for the World Cup downhill event.The 25-year-old American arrived in France after a disappointing performance in the previous World Cup stop in Sweden, where she struggled in the slalom and giant slalom technical events.However... Read More
Vonn tops downhill practice as she goes for clean sweep
17 Dec 2009 - Despite Bode Miller taking part in the practice run for the World Cup downhill race in Val Gardena, it remains a mystery whether he will emerge at the start gate when it matters.The American recently injured his ankle in a game of volleyball and the swelling that followed has left him in some pain and struggling to put his right ski boot on... Read More
Miller only 20th in downhill practice
16 Dec 2009 - Canadian skier Jean-Phillipe Roy has been ruled out of the upcoming Winter Olympics after severely injuring his right knee during a recent World Cup event in Val D'Isere.The 30-year-old crashed out during his first run when competing in the giant slalom and the diagnosis has suggested that he may have torn his anterior cruciate ligament.Roy... Read More
Knee injury puts Roy out of Winter Olympics
16 Dec 2009 - Snow fans looking for some variation from their ski holiday have been pointed in the direction of Cervinia, which offers a choice between different locations.Writing for the Independent, James Hanning highlights that visitors get "two countries for the price of one" as only a couple of ski lifts separate Italy and Switzerland.&quo... Read More
Versatility offered by ski trip to Cervinia
15 Dec 2009 - Cold weather over the weekend resulted in more snow fall across a variety of ski resorts in the French Alps, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, new reports state. Those planning to take ski holidays in popular ski resorts in France, such as Tignes and Val d'Isere will be glad to hear that they are now enjoying "good" snow cover, acco... Read More
Val d'Isere pistes covered in snow
15 Dec 2009 - Question marks still exist over whether Bode Miller will be fit enough to take part in the downhill at Val Gardena on December 19th.The dual Olympic silver medallist was sidelined for the recent World Cup giant slalom event in Val D'Isere after a swollen ankle prevented him from getting one of his boots on.Miller picked up the injury when l... Read More
Miller still unsure over downhill appearance at Val D'Isere
15 Dec 2009 - Marcel Hirscher made the most of a blistering start to triumph in his first ever World Cup event by landing the giant slalom in Val D'Isere on December 13th.The 20-year-old Austrian was in command from the first run and then pulled further away from the field, which included experienced team-mate Benjamin Raich.Massimiliano Blardone finishe... Read More
Hirscher claims maiden World Cup victory in giant slalom at Val D'Isere
15 Dec 2009 - Chemmy Alcott produced a gutsy display as she battled through a stomach bug to claim a promising 11th place finish in the World Cup giant slalom in Sweden.The 27-year-old British number one built on her season's best finish of 15th, at Lake Louise in the super G, by closing in on the top ten at Are on December 12th.She finished two seconds... Read More
Ill Alcott produces season-best finish in Are
15 Dec 2009 - Inexperienced skiers looking for a destination to enhance their confidence and skills may want to head to Obergurgl in Austria, it has been suggested.According to the Daily Telegraph, the destination is usually covered in snow for half of the year between November and May and is often on the quieter side.This allows for more practice, less... Read More
Obergurgl an ideal family skiing destination
15 Dec 2009 - Sandrine Aubert produced a scintillating second run to snatch a third World Cup slalom title in Are on December 13th.Following on from Tessa Worley's win the giant slalom, Aubert ensured that the Swedish stop on the World Cup calendar was a strong one for the French by finishing ahead of German sisters Maria and Susanne Riesch.The 27-year-o... Read More
Aubert stars in the fog in Swedish slalom
15 Dec 2009 - Her own safety was the top concern of Lindsey Vonn as she settled for an eighth-place finish in the World Cup slalom event at Are in Sweden on Saturday (December 13th).Vonn had already made a mistake when failing to finish in the giant slalom and was just intent on salvaging some points from the trip in the second, more technical event.She... Read More
Vonn plays it safe in Are slalom
14 Dec 2009 - People taking holidays in French ski resorts such as Alpe d'Huez or Chamonix are to be encouraged in a new campaign to avoid taking to the slopes after consuming alcohol. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's don't-drink-and-ski initiative has been welcomed by travel insurance provider InsureandGo, which said it is vital to counter the risk... Read More
New campaign discourages drinking and skiing
08 Dec 2009 - An increasing number of resorts in North America and Europe are opening as the ski season gets underway, underpinned by favourable weather conditions. The Ski Club of Great Britain reports that five to ten centimetres of snowfall ensured the French ski resorts of Courchevel and Meribel had a particularly good start to the snow sports season... Read More
Ski resorts open as snowfall continues
07 Dec 2009 - A week of festivities has been organised at the French ski resort of Chamonix to celebrate the start of the 2009-10 season.From December 4th to December 8th, a number of events are to be held to commemorate the partial opening of Les Grands Montets ski area.These include the official switching-on of the town of Chamonix's illuminations, as... Read More
Events planned to mark opening of Les Grands Montets
01 Dec 2009 - The French Alps look set to be more popular than ever next year as winter sports enthusiasts escape the crowds of Canada to enjoy some of the world's finest slopes.With Vancouver set to host the 2010 Winter Olympics in just a couple of months, many Canadians are already looking to get away for a few weeks, with a significant number likely t... Read More
Rhone-Alps 'the jewel in the crown of France's ski regions'
30 Nov 2009 - It is perhaps the most famous ski resort in the world, but there is more to Val d'Isere than meets the eye.This is because, during the run-up to Christmas, the Alpine resort is aiming to show off its versatility, which could mean that the ski boots are left behind for the day.Holidaymakers will be able to learn how to bake the perfect crois... Read More
Festive goings-on in Val d'Isere
30 Apr 2009 - UK speed skier Marc Poncin has missed out on clinching his second world title by a narrow margin.The 42-year-old, who was crowned champion in 2008 and races in the production category, came second to Austrian Austria's Gunter Foidl, reports BBC Sport.By finishing as the runner-up in the World Cup standings, Poncin becomes the first competit... Read More
Poncin misses out on second title
29 Apr 2009 - The end of the season at the ski resort of Val Thorens will be celebrated with the traditional Freeride Day party.In addition to a Russian band and a fance dress competition, visitors will be able to enjoy a water slide, whereby participants will be invited to take to the skis or snowboards and ride down the slopes onto the snow, reports Ch... Read More
Celebrate the season's end in Chamonix
16 Apr 2009 - A young, up-and-coming freeskier from the resort of Breckenridge has been honoured by his admirers.Duncan Adams, 16, was named the Ball Park Alpha Dawg champion after taking part in the debut Winter Dew Tour, reports the Summit Daily.The competition consists of a three-stop, multi-sport event and has featured on a number of TV stations, inc... Read More
Young freeskier named Alpha Dawg by fans
15 Apr 2009 - The ski resort of Les Deux Alpes is to boost its green credentials by running trials of an electric bus service.Les Deux Alpes has been working in association with electricity provider EDF to look into the viability of the carbon neutral vehicles to transport skiers and tourists around the area, reports 2alpesnet.com.During the Easter holid... Read More
Les Deux Alpes to begin electric bus service
15 Apr 2009 - The recent Three Valleys X-Wing Rally that took place in Val Thorens has been described as a success.Writing for Valthonet.com, local reporter Debbie Priestley said a host of skiers and snowboarders took part in the competition, which included a variety of events such as freeriding, a parallel slalom and a Big Air bag.Contestants were able... Read More
Three Valleys X-Wing Rally 'a success'
08 Apr 2009 - A ceremony to honour last year's inductees into the US National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame has been held in Utah, news which may interest those intending to book North America Ski holidays.Among those recognised at the event were Cary Adgate, who won the US Junior National Championship at the age of 17, became Ski Racing's Master Racer... Read More
US skiing heroes honoured
07 Apr 2009 - The finals of the Cham Helly Hansen Winter Ride take place at the ski resort of Chamonix on April 19th, it has been announced.Organised by Evolution 2 and Helly Hansen, the event features an off-piste freeriding competition that promises plenty of snowboarding action, reports Chamonix.net.Those intending to participate in the event should m... Read More
The Cham Helly Hansen Winter Ride in Chamonix
02 Apr 2009 - British skiers Chemmy Alcott and Finlay Mickel have clinched the women's and men's downhill champions titles on the slopes of Meribel.The pair were competing in the British Land Ski Championship and claimed victory aided by improved conditions following light problems early on, reports the Daily Telegraph."I had a really good run today... Read More
Brits take titles at Land Ski Championship in Meribel
02 Apr 2009 - The 64th Austrian Open comes to the ski resort of Kitzbuhel between May 16th and 23rd.Usually, the major sporting event - often seen as the precursor to the French Open in Paris - takes place in July.Among the big tennis stars expected at the tournament is the Russian player Nikolai Davydenko, who has so far clinched victory in 13 ATP compe... Read More
Enjoy the Austrian Open in Kitzbuhel
27 Mar 2009 - Four British skiers competing at this year's FIS Snowboard World Cup Finals have finished in the top 20 of the competition.The highest finisher was Scotland's Ben Kilner who came in ninth in the men's halfpipe, his highest-ever World Cup finish.Meanwhile, Dom Harrington, 24, finished 20th in the event.Kate Foster, 23, came 15th in the women... Read More
Brits finish in top 20 at Snowboard World Cup
25 Mar 2009 - Prince William does not seem too concerned about the recession as he recently booked a Swiss ski holiday for himself and his girlfriend, Kate Middleton.The 26-year-old shunned the five-star hotel he normally stays at with his father and brother in favour of a luxury villa, complete with spa baths and trained chefs, reports the Daily Mail.A... Read More
Prince William books Swiss ski holiday
25 Mar 2009 - The picturesque French city of Annecy has been selected as the country's candidate for the Winter Olympics in 2018, it has been announced.According to the Associated Press, Annecy came top in a vote by members of France's Olympic committee with 23 votes, followed by Nice with ten, Grenobles with nine and Pelvoux, which received no votes.Nic... Read More
Annecy selected as France's candidate to host 2018 Winter Olympics
20 Mar 2009 - Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway has clinched the overall World Cup title for the second time in his career.He won the prize by two points after his last remaining rival, Austrian Benjamin Raich, crashed out of the competition on the first leg of the final run.Svindal said he was not entirely happy about winning the World Cup by just a couple o... Read More
Svindal wins World Cup title by two points
18 Mar 2009 - The interestingly named Festi'Val Tho kicks off in the popular ski holiday destination of Val Thorens on March 25th.Billed as a celebration of snow and the onset of spring, the music event begins with a live performance by Probleme Child, followed by a DJ set complete with competitions and a dance show.Later in the evening, there will be a... Read More
The Festi'Val Tho in Val Thorens
13 Mar 2009 - Joe Sumner - the son of rock legend Sting - and his band Fiction Plane are to play at this year's Musique en Stock festival in Cluses, it has been announced.Fiction Plane recorded their first demo, Swings and Roundabouts, in 2001 under the name Santa's Boyfriend and have supported Sting and The Police on various tours.Currently, the band is... Read More
Sting's son to play at Musique en Stock festival
12 Mar 2009 - Women going on a ski holiday in Meribel later this month may be able to hone their skiing skills at a special event at the resort.Hosted by the She-Unit, the She Styles Spring Ride takes place at Meribel's Moonpark on March 18th and is strictly a women-only affair.Skiers attending the event will be able to pick up some useful tips for when... Read More
Pick up some freestyle tips at a girls-only event in Meribel
06 Mar 2009 - People preparing for a ski holiday in Meribel later this month may want to schedule a visit to this year's Altitude Festival which takes place from March 28th to April 3rd.The itinerary for this year's event includes a host of comedic talent, as well music performers and world-class DJs.Altitude is also the only bilingual event in Europe. L... Read More
Altitude Festival in Meribel
06 Mar 2009 - Traditional Carnival celebrations took place in Catnon Valais, Verbier, recently.Now in its 23rd year, the event culminates in a Mardi Gras which attracts locals and tourists alike.At this year's event, Chenegouga, the Bagnes-based guggenmusik ensemble offered a programme of festivities based around the them of the Far West.Although visitor... Read More
Carnival comes to Verbier
03 Mar 2009 - A new four-star hotel has opened its doors in Tignes, news which may be of interest to those thinking about booking a ski holiday in the area.Opened by MGM, Les Suites du Nevada comprises 24 luxury bedrooms constructed from local stone, wood and river-bed slate.Each suite also comes with a range of hi-tech features flat-screen LCD TVs, whir... Read More
New four-star hotel opens in Tignes
27 Feb 2009 - More than 100 powder alarms have been issued in Austria in recent days following heavy snowfall.On Tuesday (February 24th), over 60 such alarms were issued as many of the country's ski resorts received more than 50 centimetres of snow in the space of just 24 hours.In six villages, hundreds of fire brigade volunteers have been busy shovellin... Read More
Heavy snow hits Austria
26 Feb 2009 - Those thinking about ski holidays in Ischgl may be interest to learn that pop princess Kylie Minogue will be performing at the ski resort's annual concert in May.Around 20,000 music fans are expected to turn up for the performance which will be held in a natural bowl near the main Silverettabahn gondola.Kylie will bring the season to a clos... Read More
Kylie to perform at Ischgl in May
26 Feb 2009 - Norwegian skier Ole Einar Bjorndalen claimed victory in the men's individual biathlon race in South Korea recently, becoming a triple biathlon world champion in the process.Despite missing a total of three targets in the vital shooting sessions, he skied fastest, finishing the 20-kilometre race in 52 minutes and 28 seconds.Christoph Stephan... Read More
Bjorndalen claims third gold
24 Feb 2009 - Ski holidays in Whistler offer a range of exciting outdoor activities such as mountain biking, golfing, canoeing and hiking, it has been claimed.Writing in the Daily Mail, travel writer Carly Wilkie Steven recommends a 25-minute gondola ride up Whistler Mountain, named after a TV drama from the 1970s, as a good way to absorb the picturesque... Read More
'Exciting outdoor pursuits' in Whistler
24 Feb 2009 - A £250,000 marketing campaign aimed at encouraging more people to book Breckenridge ski holidays has been successful, it has been claimed.It had been feared that visitor numbers would fall, particularly in December 2008 and January 2009, as a result of belt-tightening among holidaymakers during the credit crunch.John McMahon, executive... Read More
Marketing campaign boosts skier numbers in Breckenridge
19 Feb 2009 - Europe's highest ski resort, Val Thorens, is home to an excellent range of terrain and the ski possibilities are endless, it has been claimed.Writing in the Telegraph, Matt Bar said that holidaymakers would be "hard-pushed" to run out of options on the slopes.February is said to be the best time to visit the resort and visitors wi... Read More
The possibilities are 'endless' in Val Thorens
13 Feb 2009 - Those taking a ski holiday over half-term will be pleased to learn that forecasters are predicting heavy snowfall for the rest of the month.According to the Telegraph, up to half a metre of snow is set to fall across resorts in France, Austria and Switzerland.France's Three Valleys are set to receive 23 centimetres of snowfall, while Switze... Read More
Forecasters predict 'heavy snow' for half-term
12 Feb 2009 - Those taking ski holidays in Val d'Isere may this week have witnessed American Downhill specialist Lindsey Vonn collect her second gold medal of the World Ski Championships.Vonn added to her success in the Super G to claim gold in what was a closely fought Downhill race.She fought off an impressive second-placed Lara Gut and Italy's Nadia F... Read More
Vonn scoops 2nd gold at Val d'Isere World Ski Championships
05 Feb 2009 - The 2009 Ski World Championships have been launched during a glittering ceremony in Val d'Isere.Thousands of people descended on the resort for the event, which featured entertainment from dance troupe Transe Express, according to valdinet.com."The French racers are relishing the challenge, as skiers such as Marie Marchand-Arvier from... Read More
World Championships open in Val d'Isere
05 Feb 2009 - Parents looking to occupy their teenage children over half-term may wish to consider a ski holiday in Val Thorens.The popular French resort is set to host a week of teen events from February 14th to 20th, merinet.com reports.Several events have been scheduled to take place, with everything from art workshops to snowboarding activities on of... Read More
Teen week in Val Thorens
05 Feb 2009 - Holland America Line has announced plans to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Alaska's statehood.The cruise line will discount a number of its CruiseTour itineraries and cut the cost of stateroom upgrades.A number of culinary events are also in the pipeline, with special menus and dining features planned.Richard D Meadows, the cruise line's... Read More
HAL celebrates Alaska anniversary
21 Jan 2009 - Europe's ski resorts are set to get a heavy dusting of snow this week, with holidaymakers anticipating improved conditions on the slopes.Popular resorts including Alpe d'Huez, La Plagne, Les Arcs and Meribel are preparing for half a metre of snowfall, the Telegraph reports.Many other European resorts are also expecting snowfall of between 2... Read More
Heavy snow forecast for European resorts
12 Jan 2009 - Ski enthusiasts from around the globe are set to descend on Aspen later this month for the annual Winter X Games 13, which kick off on January 22nd.The three-day event will see some of the world's best winter sports athletes battle it our against each other to win a number of medals and prizes.Taking place on the resort's Buttermilk Mountai... Read More
Skiers flock to Aspen for Winter X Games 13
07 Jan 2009 - Children on holiday in the Spanish ski resort of Formingal received a royal visit yesterday, when the Three Kings arrived bearing gifts.Since the slopes of Formigal are not suitable for camels, the visitors made their entrance on skis, with presents for those who had behaved and lumps of coal for the naughty ones.According to reports, the k... Read More
Three Kings come to Formigal
02 Jan 2009 - Preparations are underway in Switzerland ahead of the 20th annual BRITS snowsports festival, which takes place in March.Described by its organisers as an "unmissable winter week", BRITS 2009 will be held in the resort of Laax and will see some of the world's best snowboarders and skiers battle it out for a British title, gold meda... Read More
BRITS snowsports festival celebrates 20th birthday
18 Dec 2008 - The Vanoise Express cable car between Les Arcsand La Plagneis set to open on Saturday (December 20th).Skiers will be able to cross the valley in just four minutes and it is estimated that over 400,000 people will use the cable car system over the coming season.The Vanoise Express features two double-decker gondolas, each capable of transpor... Read More
Vanoise Express to open on Saturday
12 Dec 2008 - Whistler's hotly anticipated Peak 2 Peak gondola is set to launch tomorrow (December 12th).Final preparations are currently being made and the launch will be captured in a live webcast.The opening ceremony will commence at 10:30am, with a number of officials giving speeches on both mountains.At 11am the first lift will carry a number of auc... Read More
Peak 2 Peak gondola prepares to launch
05 Dec 2008 - European ski resorts have experienced their biggest November snowfall in over a decade.Resorts in France and Switzerland are enjoying exceptional conditions for this time of year, with up to 60 centimetres of snow falling in some areas, the Times reports.The excellent conditions are expected to boost the number of people hitting the slopes... Read More
Record snowfall in Europe
02 Dec 2008 - One of the world's top ski resorts, Whistler Mountain, has opened early this year, officials have announced.The early opening on Wednesday meant anyone taking a Thanksgiving trip could hit the slopes to work off their turkey, with neighbouring Blackcomb Mountain also opening its slopes early on November 27th, travmedia.com reports.Stuart Re... Read More
Whistler to open early
25 Nov 2008 - Anyone travelling to the Paradiski area of France this winter will plenty to keep themselves occupied.The area, which comprises the resorts of Les Arcs, La Plagne and Peisey-Vallandry, is preparing to host a number of exciting events over the forthcoming season, with everything from snow rugby to dog sled races on offer.Next month sees the... Read More
Paradiski unveils 'packed' calendar of events
18 Nov 2008 - Ski enthusiasts in the UK may be interested to hear that several winter sports resorts across Europe and the rest of the world have opened early following heavy snowfall.Austria, France and Switzerland have all reported deep blankets of snow and many resorts are opening early to take advantage of the conditions, which are unusual for the ti... Read More
Ski resorts see heavy snowfall
12 Nov 2008 - Two of Vail Resorts' key skiing destinations in Colorado, Breckenridge and Keystone, have opened for the season. The resorts have been enjoying a good deal of snowfall ahead of the official openings, which took place last week. At Breckenridge, the opening was particularly historic, held at Peak 8 for the first time in almost 30 years. The... Read More
Breckenridge and Keystone resorts welcome skiers
28 Oct 2008 - Lake Tahoe's ski resorts have begun preparing for the forthcoming ski season, as temperatures in the area start to decline.It was reported yesterday (October 23rd) that 13 centimetres of snow had fallen in Breckenridge and Vail, with a dusting of snow around the areas of Bever creek and Keystone.Snowfall has also been reported in Heavenly,... Read More
Lake Tahoe prepares for busy ski season
08 Oct 2008 - Ski holidays in Courchevel, France have been tipped as a great place to enjoy some spa treatment.The Givenchy spa at the Hotel Cheval Blanc in Courchevel was named as one of the five best ski spa resorts in article by the Times this week.Ski spas offer luxurious pampering services which tempt tourists away from the aches and bruises endured... Read More
Courchevel named as one of the top skiing spa resorts
25 Sep 2008 - Canada's Whistler Blackcomb ski resort will soon be powered by renewable energy.Work has already started on the green energy system, which is capable of powering all of the resort's lifts, restaurants and snowguns, the Ski Club of Great Britain reports.Arthur DeJong, Whistler Blackcomb's mountain planning and environmental resource manager,... Read More
Whistler goes 'green'
19 Sep 2008 - Swedish extreme skier Fredrik Ericsson is attempting to tackle the world's three highest mountains.Over the next three years he will attempt to ski Mount Everest, K2 and Kangchenjunga, in the hope of becoming the first person ever to do so.The first part of Fredrik's challenge starts this week when he travels to the Himalayas to begin his a... Read More
Swedish skier tackles 'world's highest slopes'
17 Sep 2008 - Testing has begun on a new cable line between the French peaks of Les Arcs and La Plagne in the Paradiski area.According to reports, earlier this month one cabin successfully completed the journey using new cables, with a second cabin expected to undergo testing later this month.The final phase of testing will begin on September 30th, when... Read More
Testing begins on new route between Les Arcs and La Plagne
02 Sep 2008 - The winter holiday season is already starting to descend on Canada as resorts begin preparations for the key holiday months. Britons hoping to enjoy family ski holidays will be pleased to learn that a number of new plans and initiatives for the 2008/2009 skiing season have been outlined by the Canadian Tourism Commission, including increase... Read More
Canada prepares for ski season
02 Sep 2008 - New Zealand has pipped numerous other countries to the post by landing one of the most prestigious stages of the LG FIS Snowboard World Cup.The country will be opening the prestigious tour between September 6th and 7th, before the competitors head off to the next destination on the 15-nation tour.Cardrona will be the setting for the half pi... Read More
New Zealand to stage FIS World Cup
29 Aug 2008 - Children under the age of 14 will now be offered free ski passes when travelling to Andorra.According to the Ski Club of Great Britain, families booking family ski holidays through certain British and Irish tour operators will be eligible to avail of this great deal.Ordinarily, a five-day pass can cost as much as 175 euros and those booking... Read More
Andorra offer free ski passes to children
15 Jul 2008 - Britons not content with taking group ski holidays could consider honing their skills and training to be a ski instructor.The Ski Club of Great Britain notes that the demand for ski instructors grows with the increasing number of holidaymakers flocking to the slopes annually.However, it also notes that it is no longer permissible to simply... Read More
How to be a ski instructor
09 Jul 2008 - Thanks to the celebrity endorsement of such royals as Princess Eugenie and Prince William and Kate Middleton, skiing has never been more fashionable. And for those who are new to the winter sport, there are numerous ski resorts suitable for beginners situated across Europe. In France, why not opt for ski holidays in Les Arcs, which the Ski... Read More
Les Arcs for beginner ski holidays
20 Jun 2008 - If you keep pushing thoughts of booking a ski holiday to the back of your head because it seems far too early, think again, one commentator has declared.According to the Ski Club of Great Britain, holiday bargains are "to be had", and those who get booking now can beat the crowds to the best holidays.Meanwhile, for those who canno... Read More
Ski Club says: Plan ski holidays now
19 Jun 2008 - Britons who are planning to drive abroad on hire a car on their family ski holidays this winter have been urged to give their attention to new road rules in France that come into force next month.Tignes Ski News reports that from July 1st 2008, French law states that all motorised vehicles must carry warning triangles and high-visibility se... Read More
Skiers advised of new driving rules
18 Jun 2008 - Britons already thinking ahead to the next ski season in Europe have been urged to give some thought to ski holidays in Val Thorens, if it is guaranteed snow they are after.The ski resort is now guaranteeing powder from December until May as it claims it is "confident in the quality" of its snow cover.Those familiar with ski holid... Read More
Val Thorens guarantees snow
12 Jun 2008 - Following an impressive season of snowfall in Aspen this winter, the mountain is being reopened this weekend to allow skiers and boarders another chance to take to the slopes between June 13th and 15th 2008.Although it is the beginning of the season for what is the traditional summer operating season, there is still an average depth of abov... Read More
Skiing comes once more to Aspen
10 Apr 2008 - Britons looking to get a last slice of the skiing action before the 2007/08 ski season ends may want to head out for last minute European ski holidays while the weather holds.According to the Ski Club of Great Britain, excellent conditions can currently be found on ski holidays in Tignes, while those considering skiing in Les Arcs will also... Read More
Last call for ski holidays
09 Apr 2008 - An exciting food and culture festival is set to take place in France this weekend, which could be of interest to those taking ski holidays in Chamonix.From Friday April 11th until Sunday April 13th 2008, Corsican Festival will take place in the popular ski resort of Chamonix.On the Friday, Corsica, a film realised by the Corsica tourist age... Read More
Corsican Festival in Chamonix
09 Apr 2008 - "Wintry conditions" have been reported in the Austrian region, with fresh snow reported to have fallen on the Hintertux. According to the Ski Club of Great Britain, those taking late season ski holidays in La Plagne could also be set to benefit after fresh snow fell at the resort earlier this week.The Ski Club also reported that S... Read More
"Wintry conditions" reported in Austria
04 Apr 2008 - The Association of British Travel Agents recently reported that this year, the Easter break is split over three weeks.As such, the final shift of the British Easter holidays begins on Monday (April 7th 2008), and families gifted with this late term break may wish to consider taking a late season European ski holiday.For plenty of fun, ski h... Read More
Toboggan fun at Val Thorens
02 Apr 2008 - Britons enjoying European ski holidays this month have been issued with advice on drinking alcohol while on the slopes.According to the BBC, while apres- ski is an integral part of a ski holiday for many, there are concerns that drinking too much on the slopes could compromise a skier's safety and the safety of those around them.And those o... Read More
Skiers advised 'be sensible with the apres ski'
01 Apr 2008 - Wearing a ski helmet can make family ski holidays safer, it has been reported.According to the Ski Club of Great Britain, research carried out by scholars at the University of Washington in Seattle shows that wearing head protection such as a helmet can reduce injury on the slopes by 15 per cent.The study compared people injured in three sk... Read More
Helmets 'make ski holidays safer'
01 Apr 2008 - As the close of ski season fast approaches, many Britons may be considering last minute European ski holidays this April.For those who plan to head overseas for some late season skiing this week, conditions are mixed in Europe, with the best skiing reportedly to be had on the colder upper slopes of many ski resorts, according to the Ski Clu... Read More
Where to ski in April
31 Mar 2008 - Britons taking ski holidays in Breckenridge this spring can look forward to a mammoth festival.Taking place from April 1st until April 20th is Spring Massive 2008, an end of the season extravaganza combining skiing in Breckenridge with food events, shows and concerts.The 2008 line-up includes Robert Randolph, Grace Potter , Tony Furtado, T... Read More
Snow festival in Colorado
28 Mar 2008 - Ski holidays in Breckenridge and other US resorts are becoming increasingly favoured by Brits and other European snow sports fans, it has been reported.According to the Ski Club of Great Britain, major ski resorts along the east coast of the United States are reporting improved business from over the pond holidaymakers and also Canadians, t... Read More
Brits opt for ski holidays in the US
27 Mar 2008 - Recently members of the British royal family were spotted skiing in Verbier and now it has been revealed that the ski resort was also the location for a star-studded charity ball.While Princess Eugenie was enjoying a family ski holiday at the Swiss resort, Australian singer and former Neighbours actress Natalie Imbruglia hosted a Venetian-t... Read More
Charity ball in Verbier
26 Mar 2008 - After abstaining from his usual European ski holiday last year in a bid to cut down his carbon footprint, the heir to the throne of England is back on the slopes, it has been revealed.Prince Charles has been spotted enjoying a family ski holiday in Klosters with son Prince William, who is second in line to the throne.Also enjoying skiing in... Read More
Princes takes European ski holiday
25 Mar 2008 - Britons enjoying family ski holidays in Europe this Easter will no doubt be thrilled with the way the weather has turned out for them.The Ski Club of Great Britain reports that snow has been falling all across the Alps, benefiting those skiing in Alpe D'Huez and those enjoying ski breaks in Les Deux Alpes.Other resorts to have benefited fro... Read More
'Best snow of the season' falls in Alps
25 Mar 2008 - The UK's royalty was out in style this Easter bank holiday weekend, celebrating the birthday of one of the younger members of the party with a ski holiday in Verbier.Princess Eugenie was accompanied by her mother Sarah Ferguson the Duchess of York and royal sister Princess Beatrice, as the group made the most of the great powder, skiing in... Read More
Ski holiday in Verbier for birthday princess
20 Mar 2008 - The Bloody Beetroots, along with a number of other hip bands and artists have been confirmed to appear at mountainside extravaganza TignesFest next month.Those skiing in Tignes between April 17th and April 20th 2008 can anticipate seeing The Bloody Beetroots perform alongside Chris Lung, David E Sugar, Dark Jedis, Naomi Roper, James Yuill,... Read More
TignesFest to feature The Bloody Beetroots
18 Mar 2008 - This year's European ski holiday season may well continue on past Easter, the normal cut-off point, it has been suggested.According to the Ski Club of Great Britain, Easter is falling "about as early as it gets" and fresh snow is continuing to fall across the Alps, meaning that more skiing could be had for a longer period in this... Read More
Ski season 'may extend beyond Easter'
17 Mar 2008 - American skier Bode Miller has won the overall title in the skiing World Cup at the weekend.Miller was awarded the crystal globe title in an awards ceremony that took place in Bormio, Italy this Sunday (March 16th 2008) much to the delight of those enjoying European ski holidays in the vicinity.Famed for his somewhat unorthodox skiing style... Read More
Bode Miller achieves World Cup goal
13 Mar 2008 - US skier Lindsey Vonn has clinched the FIS World Cup downhill title following the finals in Bormio, Italy, this Wednesday March 12th.Now the second woman to be awarded the title, Vonn collected her crystal globe following the cancellation of the downhill event.While those on European ski holidays enjoyed improved snow conditions this week,... Read More
Lindsey Vonn clinches title
13 Mar 2008 - Over the past week, those on European ski holidays will have benefited from increased snowfall.According to Ski Club of Great Britain, resorts in France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy have been among those to receive ample snow fall.A "fair share" of new snow fell on resorts in France such as Alpe d'Huez and Flaine, with flurries... Read More
Europe sees great snowfall
12 Mar 2008 - Spotted enjoying a regal family ski holiday recently was the young Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway.In attendance at the World Cup Ski Jumping competitions held in Holmenkollen were also Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway and Crown Prince Haakon, the four-year old's parents, as well as grandmother Queen Sonja of Norway, Hello magazine... Read More
Royal attendance for World Cup Ski Jumping
11 Mar 2008 - Heavenly ski resort in Lake Tahoe has been named among the top ten most romantic ski resorts by Hitched magazine.According to the publication, the ski resort on the California/Nevada border is perfect for couples looking for a touch of romance.Apart from skiing in "California's largest winter playground", taking a ski holiday in H... Read More
Heavenly tops romantic ski holidays