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21 Oct 2016 - Jackson Hole mountain resort in the USA has already received 49 inches (122 cm) of snow so far this season making it the snowiest October in the last 16 winters! The resort is already looking like the middle of winter but is currently set to open on 24th November.Jackson Hole - 20/10/2016It's not just North America with a fantastic first s... Read More
Best start to the season in 16 years
15 Oct 2016 - Teton Gravity Research celebrates 21 years of ground breaking films with the most spectacular film to date, Tight Loose. Join in on the journey from India to Alaska discovering extraordinary destinations, unridden spine walls and full throttle riding in this season’s creation. Tight Loose is living to the fullest! In 21 years... Read More
Teton Gravity Research presents Tight Loose
12 Oct 2016 - It’s snowing in the Alps! Over 50cm of snow has fallen in the highest regions of the Alps since the weekend with even more on the way. Snow is falling down to resort level in some parts of the Alps as temperatures drop. We saw the first snowflakes of the season last month as high areas received a sprinkling of snowfal... Read More
Snow report | 12 Oct 2016
05 Oct 2016 - Avoriaz celebrates its 50th anniversary this season and is rejoicing through the entire season with a host of events and activities that the whole family will enjoy. View ski holidays in Avoriaz Avoriaz has one of the best snow records in the Alps, with an average of 8 metres of snow each... Read More
What’s new in Avoriaz for winter 2017
29 Sep 2016 - The Arlberg ski area is legendary. It is known as the Cradle of alpine skiing and attracts die-hard enthusiasts from around the world. St Anton is the biggest and best resort in the Arlberg ski area and is Iglu Ski's top selling Austrian resort. St Anton and the rest of the ski resorts in the Arlberg ski area have an exciting winter... Read More
What’s new in St Anton for winter 2017
26 Sep 2016 - Be one of the first to ski this winter as Val d’Isere fires up its ski lifts from Saturday 26th November 2016 – less than 2 months away! Due to its microclimate, high altitude and improved snow-making facilities, Val d’Isere is one of the most snow-sure resorts in the Alps making it the perfect choice for an early season s... Read More
Val d’Isere opens 26th November
15 Sep 2016 - With less than 3 months until ski season starts and the first skiers hit the slopes, the French Alps have had a surprise overnight and woken up to the first dusting of snow for the winter 2016/17 season. Have you booked your ski holiday yet? Call us on the number above to speak to one of our ski experts and we’ll help you fi... Read More
Snow report | 15 Sept 2016: First snow of the season
09 Sep 2016 - Winter 2017 is a milestone season for Les Arcs with lots of exciting news for the fast approaching season. Not only will the first 5 star hotel open there are new ski touring trails, the biggest igloo village and much more! Les Arcs will open for the ski season on 10th December with the Vanoise Express opening for access to the enti... Read More
What’s new in Les Arcs for winter 2017
08 Sep 2016 - Alpe d’Huez has invested 12 million Euros for winter 2017 to improve and enhance areas of the resort. The ‘Signal’ sector will see many improvements with major redevelopments over the summer for the start of the ski season. The ski area is scheduled to open from 3rd December 2016 through to 23rd April 2017... Read More
What’s new in Alpe d’Huez for winter 2017
06 Sep 2016 - La Plagne is the world’s most visited ski resort with over 2.5 million skiers and snowboarders visiting the resort over the past few seasons. 10 ski villages make up the huge La Plagne domain with 225km of pistes across the family friendly area. Th Vanoise Express link to Les Arcs snow-sports fans 425km of pistes in... Read More
What’s new in La Plagne for winter 2017
31 Aug 2016 - The snow-sure gem of the 3 Valleys ski area has lots of exciting new additions for winter 2017. Val Thorens boasts the longest ski season in Europe as it is consistently the first to open and last to close. On average, snow covers the mountains from late November until early May and for this season Val Thorens aims to open its slopes from t... Read More
What’s new in Val Thorens for winter 2017
24 Aug 2016 - For those who have only skied in Europe, a trip to North America will be an exciting surprise. Here at Iglu Ski, we are big fans of skiing and snowboarding in the USA and Canada and are here to help you make your North American dream a reality. Book a ski holiday to USA or Canada by August 31st for exceptional savings on North Amer... Read More
North America ski holiday sale
19 Aug 2016 - The first five star hotel in Les Arcs is opening in December 2016. The Taj I Mah, situated in the village of Les Arcs 2000, can be now booked for this coming season with Iglu Ski. Package holidays include half board hotel accommodation, flights and transfers. Short breaks are also available. The hotel has ski in – ski... Read More
Introducing Les Arcs’ first five star hotel
19 Aug 2016 - The all-inclusive specialists, Club Med, have announced their next European conquest… Club Med Samoëns will be the latest 4T all-inclusive resort, located in the fantastic Grand Massif ski area which has access to Flaine, Les Carroz, Morillon and Sixt. Club Med Samoëns will open next year i... Read More
Club Med Samoens is coming…
18 Aug 2016 - Worried about the exchange rates this winter? Save on your ski holiday this season by choosing an all-inclusive holiday and paying everything upfront and in £s. Club Med ski holidays include all-inclusive board plus lift pass and ski lessons so you don't need to pay for anything once in resort. There's no nee... Read More
Save this ski season by going all inclusive
18 Aug 2016 - Iglu Ski has been nominated as Specialist Travel Agency at the 2016 World Snow Awards! The World Snow Awards, presented by The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard was set up 5 years ago to honour the very best of UK skiing and snowboarding. These awards recognise an array of divisions across the snowsports industry including brands, retailers, r... Read More
Iglu Ski is nominated at the 2016 World Snow Awards
16 Aug 2016 - The Tirol region in Austria is home to many of our best-selling Austrian ski resorts and is very popular for British skiers and snowboarders. This stunning area is known as the Heart of the Alps and features world class skiing and some of the most picturesque ski destinations in Europe. Here’s what is... Read More
What’s new in Tirol for winter 2016/2017
08 Aug 2016 - The Colorado based mountain resort operator 'Vail Resorts' have announced today that they will be acquiring Whistler Blackcomb in Canada for approximately 1.1 billion US dollars / 1.4 billion Canadian dollars. Vail Resorts current portfolio of ski resorts in California and Colorado includes: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge... Read More
Vail Resorts buys Whistler for over $1 billion
02 Aug 2016 - You can now access 2750km of piste in Austria on one lift pass! The Kitzbuheler Alpen All Star Card has combined with the Salzburg Super Ski Card to offer a lift pass for an area larger than anywhere else in the world! The new pass will cover more than 2750 km of slopes and 900 ski lifts, including 3 of Au... Read More
Explore 2750km of piste with the new Kitzbüheler Alpen AllStarCard
14 Jul 2016 - If you are looking for a stress free route to the French Alps then look no further than the Eurostar. From 9am on Wednesday 20th July you can buy tickets for the high speed passenger rail service from London St Pancras and Ashford International to the heart of the French Alps. It is essential to book early for this as peak dates sell out qu... Read More
Eurostar tickets to the Alps go on sale on 20th July
13 Jul 2016 - It’s an exciting year for Val d’Isere as work completes on their 2 year redevelopment project on the Solaise Mountain. The € 16 million upgrades will benefit all types of skier and snowboarder, from the seasoned experts to the first timers. Val d’Isere has a picturesque alpine village and 300km of fi... Read More
What’s new in Val d’Isere for winter 2016/2017
30 Jun 2016 - New for 2016, the EIS HAUS Experience will be at the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show in October. EIS HAUS is the ultimate pop up ice lounge and REAL ice bar. Discover the coolest place to go in London before heading off to the slopes this winter! Located next to the Mount Battersea ski jump, you can enjoy the authentic alpine experience... Read More
New Ice Bar at the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show 2016
19 Jun 2016 - After years of speculation about when this project was going to take place, Alpe d’Huez has just announced it’s plans to invest 350 million euros upgrading the resort over the next 5 years. The flagship project will be to build a gondola link between Alpe d’Huez and Les 2 Alpes, creating one of the larges... Read More
Alpe d'Huez plans link to Les 2 Alpes by 2021
18 Jun 2016 - We’re not the only place to be experiencing a delayed summer. Ski resorts in France should be enjoying water sports on the lakes, mountain biking in the grassy hills and glorious sunshine, instead there has been unexpected snow this week which has allowed summer skiing to begin early! Summer snow showers in France thi... Read More
Snow Report | 18 Jun 2016: Summer snow
08 Jun 2016 - On Thursday 9th June, EasyJet flights between 5th February and 25th March 2017 will be available to buy. This will include the February half term dates so expect some fantastic prices for these peak dates if you book as soon as possible. Many of our chalet holidays are packaged together with chartered flights, where the Tour Operators will... Read More
More EasyJet winter 2017 flights on sale 9th June
07 Jun 2016 - The Epic Pass is the best value lift pass if you are considering a ski holiday in the USA. Even though the pass is for the whole winter 2016/17 season, when purchased in advance it pays for itself in just over 5 days. In simple, it’s cheaper to buy an Epic Pass than buying locally. You can only purchase an Epic Pass f... Read More
Ski as much as you want, whenever you want with the Epic Pass
03 Jun 2016 - Iglu Ski has been nominated as World’s Best Ski Travel Agent at the 2016 World Ski Awards! The World Ski Awards recognises and rewards the achievements of the best ski tourism brands across the globe. The 4th annual World Ski Awards gala ceremony will be held on November 16th in Kitzbuhel, Austria. There are 9 World categories to vo... Read More
Iglu Ski is nominated at the 2016 World Ski Awards
25 May 2016 - The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard show in London is back for its second winter at Battersea Park. For 2016 the immersive ski experience is held over half term from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th October and will be bigger and better than ever. Families will love the new reduced prices and cityworkers can benefit from the new... Read More
The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show 2016 returns to Battersea Park
20 May 2016 - For the first time ever, Iglu Ski can offer summer skiing holidays! There’s no need to wait for winter to get your ski fix.The Grand Motte glacier in Tignes offers 20 km of pistes and a snowpark over the summer months. The glacier is open from 7am to 1 pm daily allowing you to ski all morning and then spend the afternoon enjo... Read More
Ski in Tignes this summer
18 May 2016 - With an aim to redefine action and exploration during all four seasons at Whistler Blackcomb the new ‘Renaissance’ project is the most exciting development in the resort’s history. Renaissance will introduce new experiences and provide weather-independent activities throughout the year with a focus on Whis... Read More
Whistler Blackcomb announces $345 million transformation project ‘Renaissance’
11 May 2016 - We are delighted to announce that has been nominated for 4 categories at the Travel Weekly Agent Achievements Awards 2016! Iglu Ski, the UK's largest ski travel agency, together with our sister company Iglu Cruise, the UK's largest cruise travel agency, that make up have been shortlisted for: We won Best Online Agency at... Read More
Iglu Ski is nominated at the 2016 Agent Achievement Awards
28 Apr 2016 - For Christmas 2016 Club Med are introducing new festivities around this exciting time of year for skiers and snowboarders of all ages at their resorts. Treat the family to a once in a lifetime Christmas and let Club Med do all the hard work for you. Club Med holidays are all inclusive so you don’t have to worry about any food or drink... Read More
New Christmas festive fun with Club Med ski holidays
18 Apr 2016 - Move over spring, winter isn’t over yet! We’ve just returned from a glorious week in the Paradiski where we had a mix of sunshine, slush, fresh powder and some rain! The spring snow conditions were surprisingly great for this time of year in La Plagne and Les Arcs. Just when we thought the end... Read More
Snow Report | 18 Apr 2016
23 Mar 2016 - This April you can ride with ex-pro snowboarder and Ski Sunday presenter Ed Leigh with this new package ski holiday to Verbier in Switzerland! You will spent 4 nights staying at Chalet Hotel de Verbier with 2 half days riding with Ed Leigh, discovering the epic Verbier ski area. With excellent end of season snow conditions this is the perfe... Read More
 Explore Verbier with Ski Sunday presenter Ed Leigh
23 Mar 2016 - There are no signs of winter slowing down anytime soon with another 100cm of snow in the weather reports for next week. Slope conditions and snow bases are looking excellent for this time of year, with many upper slopes in France with well over 250 cm snow base, including 350cm in Flaine, 300cm in La Rosiere and 280cm in Va... Read More
Snow Report | 23 Mar 2016: Over 100cm of snow forecast!
22 Mar 2016 - Over the past 10 years Whistler has averaged 1163 cm of snow all each year. The 2015/16 snow levels have just surpassed the average and currently clocks in at an impressive 1177 cm. With a total snowfall so far this season of nearly 12 metres Whistler Blackcomb will be extending the ski season on Blackcomb Mountain until 30th May! This mean... Read More
Whistler Blackcomb extends its ski season until 30 May
17 Mar 2016 - As the European Premiere of Eddie the Eagle soars into London tonight, Iglu Ski were invited to a VIP ski industry screening at The Soho Hotel in London's West End the night before the big day. The film follows the childhood dreams of Micheal 'Eddie' Edwards and his determination to become Great Britain's first Olympic Ski... Read More
Eddie the Eagle in cinemas April 1st 2016
16 Mar 2016 - After an incredible start to March with over 100 cm of fresh snowfall in many resorts across the Alps, sunshine has won the battle against the snow and it’s been a glorious 7 days across many ski areas in Europe. Snow conditions have been superb for March with many resorts commenting that the 2nd week of March had the... Read More
Snow Report | 16 Mar 2016
04 Mar 2016 - What a week it's been in Europe! Resorts across the Alps have seen up to 100cm of snowfall in the past 7 days. Ski areas in the Pyrenees, Scandinavia, North America and even Scotland have seen decent snowfalls of up to 50 cm as well. It may be spring, but the winter season shows no signs of stopping yet. A further 50 cm is forecast over th... Read More
Snow Report | 04 Mar 2016
02 Mar 2016 - A brand new initiative from Snowsport England will run at 21 slopes across England in April with an aim to encourage more schools to introduce their pupils to snowsports. Backed by Olympians Aimee Fuller and Graham bell, National Schools Snowsport Week sponsored by Visit Andorra will run at various indoor snow domes and artificial slopes ac... Read More
National Schools Snowsport Week sponsored by Visit Andorra
29 Feb 2016 - An extra 50 cm of snow has fallen over the weekend in some of our leading ski resorts and lots more is forecast this week! As the freezing level is set to drop, snow could hit as low as 1000m in places with over 100cm of snow predicted. The heaviest snow falls have been in the southern ski areas, including the Dolomites, so... Read More
Snow Report | 29 Feb 2016: Over 100 cm forecast this week!
29 Feb 2016 - GB Park & Pipe’s wonder boy Billy Morgan conquered the X Games' 57m tall jump and claimed the bronze medal at this weekend’s Snowboard Big Air finals in Oslo, Norway. Billy stomped his backside 1440 triple cork to win 3rd place on one of the largest jumps ever built. He was the first snowboarder of the night to pull of the p... Read More
Billy Morgan wins Bronze at X Games
24 Feb 2016 - The snow gods have been celebrating generously this ski season at Jackson Hole as they near the 8 metre snowfall mark for the 50th anniversary year. As you can imagine, snow conditions are epic and the skiing and snowboarding this winter has been out of this world! Take a look at the stunning conditions in... Read More
8 metres of snow and 50th anniversary celebrations in Jackson Hole
23 Feb 2016 - Mille8 is a new leisure area in the heart of Les Arcs dedicated to winter sports and après ski activities. There will be a variety of activities that’ll be open from 9 am to 7:30 pm every day (plus various late night openings up until 11pm). The new area opened partly last year and has been completed this seaso... Read More
New £36m alpine playground, Mille 8, launched last week in Les Arcs
18 Feb 2016 - A new gondola link will be built between Zürs and Stuben to connect the Arlberg ski area for winter 2016/17 to create the largest contiguous skiing area in Austria, totalling 305 km of pistes and 87 ski lifts. There will be no need to take buses between the Arlberg resorts as you will now be able to ski between them!... Read More
New lifts will connect Arlberg region to create largest linked ski area in Austria
17 Feb 2016 - When Christmas Day and New Year’s Day falls at the weekend, ski holidays are sometimes juggled around so that holiday makers don’t have to travel on these special days. In 2016 Christmas day falls on a Sunday and New Year’s Eve is on a Saturday. To make travelling as easy as possible around these dates the... Read More
2016/2017 Festive departure dates for ski holidays
03 Feb 2016 - There’s been lots of fresh snow in the Alps in the past 7 days and even more is on the way. There has been some rainfall during the wild snow storms that has damaged some lower slopes but with lots more snow on the way, the slopes will be fresh again in no time! Snow has starting falling already which is set to continue through until... Read More
Snow Report | 03 Feb 2016
02 Feb 2016 - If you’re not off to the Alps this half term, the kids can still have fun on the slopes at The Snow Centre at Hemel Hempstead and Skiplex in Reading and Basingstoke. Don’t miss out on enjoying your favourite winter sport this half term and discover the range of half term activities at the indoor ski centres. 2 Day Holiday Cours... Read More
Ski fun at The Snow Centre and Skiplex this half term
28 Jan 2016 - Most ski resorts have warmed up this week producing beautiful blue bird days across the Alps. Despite the rising temperatures, January's mega snowfalls meant that excellent skiing and snowboarding conditions still dominate across ski areas. After a lack of fresh snow in the last fortnight, snow is predicted to return this... Read More
Snow Report | 28 Jan 2016
14 Jan 2016 - A week ahead of the famous Hahnenkamm ski race, Red Bull are in Kitzbuhel for some extreme pre-season testing today. Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen drove the Red Bull show car on a specially designed section of the legendary Streif piste. The RB7 car was flown onto the mountain by helicopter to the 1600... Read More
Toro Rosso F1 race car hits the slopes in Kitzbuhel
13 Jan 2016 - It’s been another fantastic week in the Alps with huge amounts of snow in France and Switzerland, including over 200cm in Chamonix in the past 7 days. Austria and Italy has also seen up to 60cm fall in parts. We couldn’t have asked for a better January so far and there are still plenty of last minute deals and... Read More
White Wednesday | 13 Jan 2016: Snow Report Special
07 Jan 2016 - Winter is well back on track. France has already seen over 100cm of snow in 2016 and there is still up to 300cm forecast over the next 9 days! With plenty of snow now in the Alps and plenty of last minute deals there’s no better time to book a last minute ski holiday. Ski resorts across the Alps have dramatically tran... Read More
Snow Report | 07 Jan 2016
05 Jan 2016 - Our favourite TV programme returns to BBC2 at 5pm on Sunday 10th January 2016. Graham Bell and Ed Leigh report from the Swiss resort of Abelboden for the World Cup action in Ski Sunday's first episode. Chemmy Alcott also makes an appearance to bring us all the action from the women’s downhill in St Anton and Tim Warwood reports from b... Read More
Ski Sunday is back this weekend
02 Jan 2016 - 2016 has delivered the goods and winter is back across the Alps and Pyrenees! On Friday night the snow started falling and many ski resorts woke up to a fresh white blanket of snow and continuing snowfall. After a bluebird day on Sunday, the snow started falling again in the evening and has continued on Monday. The best of... Read More
Snow Report | 02 Jan 2016: Winter is back on track!
01 Jan 2016 - The Jump is leaping back to our screens later this month for another series of snowsports action. In a new twist, all the celebrity contestants will be living together under the same roof for an added reality slant to the TV show. Davina McCall returns to present the Channel 4 programme for the 3rd season that will once aga... Read More
The Jump is back!
29 Dec 2015 - Snow is finally coming! The latest snow forecast suggests the weather in Europe will change in the New Year. Santa may not have delivered us snow for Christmas but 2016 is set to drop the goods so winter can get back on track again. We’ve been checking the snow reports daily and the coming snowfall h... Read More
Snow Report | 29 Dec 2015: Snow is coming!
23 Dec 2015 - Book your 2016/17 ski holiday early for the best group discounts and widest choice of deals with just a £150 deposit per person! If you are looking for the perfect chalet in 2017 or the best accommodation for you and your group of friends and family you may want to secure your holiday early to avoid disappointment. Peak dates and the... Read More
Next season now on sale
17 Dec 2015 - Ski areas in the Alps received up to 14cm of snow yesterday giving slopes a much needed top up of the white stuff. Since the huge dump of snow at the end of November the Alps have had a lack of fresh snow. Some ski resorts are struggling with snow coverage but higher ski areas in France, Austria and Switzerland have maintained a good snow b... Read More
Snow Report | 17 Dec 2015
08 Dec 2015 - Last week we launched the first of our new White Wednesday regular features with live news straight from the slopes of Val Thorens and a new set of top 100 ski deals. This week we have an exclusive offer that you can’t find anywhere else… For one day only you can receive FREE Ski & Boot Hire (worth £1... Read More
White Wednesday | 09 Dec 2015: Club Med Exclusive Offer
02 Dec 2015 - It's December! The month we have been waiting for, the start of the winter 2015/16 ski season. Unpack those sleeping ski boots and wax up those skis because the mountains are calling. To mark the occasion, we will be celebrating our favourite time of year every Wednesday this season, which will be ingeniously marked as 'White Wednesday'. Ea... Read More
Introducing...White Wednesday!
28 Nov 2015 - After last weekend’s first significant snow fall of the season, Les Arcs was turned back into a wintry landscape and is looking towards the resort’s opening and the start of ski season. Les Arcs is found in the Savoie area of the French Alps, this huge ski area made up of 200km of piste and consists of 4 village... Read More
Christmas in Arc 1950
28 Nov 2015 - After substantial snowfalls in the past week the linked ski area of Val d’Isère and neighbouring Tignes opens today. The Espace Killy ski area (Tignes & Val d’Isere) is one of the top ski regions in the world. It consists of 300km of pistes, 79 lifts, two glaciers, 1930m vertical drop, two snowparks,... Read More
Val d’Isere and Tignes open today!
24 Nov 2015 - Courchevel opens early! For one day only, Courchevel in France will open for FREE on Wednesday 25th November, before officially opening on 5th December. After nearly 100cm of snow fell in the resort over the weekend, Courchevel has decided to celebrate by opening 3 lifts and 3 slopes for some mid-week festive fun on the slopes. There will... Read More
Courchevel opens early for skiing
23 Nov 2015 - We were promised a huge dump of snow and we sure did get it! Over the weekend up to 1 metre of snow fell in ski resorts across the Alps, with some receiving their first taste of winter! Temperatures have dropped, and will be staying low with more snowfall expected by the end of the week. View photos from Friday night’... Read More
Snow Report | 23 Nov 2015
20 Nov 2015 - The eagerly anticipated first huge dump of snow is now here! Since lunchtime on Friday it has been snowing across the Alps and reports are saying there could be as much as 100cm of snowfall over the weekend. Friday was quite warm in the Alps so there was only rain at lower levels under 2000m, but since Saturday temperatures... Read More
Snow Report | 21 Nov 2015: Snow in the Alps
17 Nov 2015 - The Alps are all set to change this weekend. Winter will finally be here as over a metre of snowfall will arrive in some ski resorts in Europe. As freezing levels and temperatures start to drop, autumn will come to a halt and winter will finally step into play. The Alps have already had some snowfall this s... Read More
12 Nov 2015 - Got plans this weekend? Celebrate the start of ski season and enjoy FREE taster ski and snowboard sessions, plus meet Ski Sunday presenter Graham Bell and Olympian Charlotte Evans at the Skiplex open weekend in Reading. On the 14th & 15th November you can enjoy ski or snowboard taster sessions from 11am... Read More
11 Nov 2015 - With over 50cm of snowfall in the past few days in North America, ski resorts are bringing their opening days forward with ski season kicking off this weekend in some cases.Here's a round up of how ski resorts in USA and Canada are looking: Jackson Hole's 50th anniversary year is off to a flying start which huge snowfalls... Read More
02 Nov 2015 - Do you know anyone that wants get into skiing or snowboarding? Take a look at these Learn to Ski Weeks designed especially for people new to snowsports. These hassle free package holidays take all the worry out booking your first ski experience in the mountains. The catered chalet hotel includes flights, transfers, accommodation, breakfast,... Read More
Learn to ski or snowboard holidays
28 Oct 2015 - October is ending in style in the Alps with snowfall across many resorts in Europe. Up to 30cm of snow has fallen in the Alps over the past 24 hours and resorts in the USA and Canada have also gained some fresh snow. Tignes and Les Deux Alpes with the big hitters with 30 cm of snowfall, then Cervinia, Zermatt and Saas-Fee all have 20cm reco... Read More
Snow Report | 28 Oct 2015
14 Oct 2015 - As temperatures start to plummet in the UK and mornings start to get a little frostier, the snow is starting to regularly fall across the Alps. A proper wintry blast has set in with between 20-50 cm is snow is forecast this week across many ski areas. Some resorts have already received over 25cm so far! Further ski... Read More
Snow Report | 14 Oct 2015
09 Oct 2015 - It’s been a busy summer in the 3 Valleys with lots of upgrades and new features in many of the resorts across this mega ski area. Meribel and Val Thorens are putting in large investments to create more family friendly areas. Les 3 Vallées make up the largest ski area in the world with 600km of piste across the... Read More
New for Three Valleys in winter 2015/16
05 Oct 2015 - October is here, the glacier in Tignes opened this weekend and more snow has fallen across the Alps. What a great start to autumn! The biggest news in the ski world was the Grande Motte glacier in Tignes opening with fantastic conditions reported. Take a look below at a few photos from on the glacier. More... Read More
Snow Report | 05 Oct 2015
28 Sep 2015 - A new campaign has been launched by Snowsports Industries of Great Britain (SIGB) to encourage British skiers and snowboarders to purchase their winter equipment in the UK. Go UK, Buy UK is aimed at raising awareness of the many benefits of buying from a UK ski or snowboard retailer either in store or online. Price is normally a key factor... Read More
Go UK, Buy UK
23 Sep 2015 - Looks like the snow gods have answered our prayers as this morning many ski resorts in the Alps have woke up to a dusting of snow… and it’s only September! With the horrendous rain in the UK and the flusters of snow in the Alps we can officially say summer is over, which marks one of our favourite times of the... Read More
Snow Report | 23 Sep 2015: More September Snow
21 Sep 2015 - Winter is off to an early start in France! In just under 2 weeks Tignes will open the Grande Motte glacier for the season. Ski before anyone else from 3rd October and enjoy non-stop skiing until 8th May 2016. The rest of the Espace Killy ski area opens on the 28th November and you can buy package ski holidays to Tignes or... Read More
New for Tignes in winter 2015/16
15 Sep 2015 - We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for Specialist Travel Agent at the World Snow Awards which is presented by Telegraph Ski & Snowboard.These awards honour the very best of the skiing and snowboarding world, including the best brands, resorts, operators and personalities in the ski industry. There are 22 awards up... Read More
Iglu Ski is nominated for a World Snow Award 2015
14 Sep 2015 - The first sprinkling of snow has started to appear on the peaks of some of our favourite ski resorts’, reminding us that winter is just around the corner. Up to 20cm fell in the northern French Alps in the higher ski resorts. The best of the new snow was seen on the Grande Motte glacier in Tignes as the brown, dull l... Read More
Snow Report | 15 Sept: First snowfall in France
08 Sep 2015 - After last year’s mind blowing Hemel Run stunt at the Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead, GB Snowboarder Jamie Nicholas has done in again with the Hemel Run 2. Jamie describes the 2014 stunt as a career highlight, and it was a no brainer to do it again in 2015. He’s gone bigger and better than last year with... Read More
Jamie Nicholls does it again! #HemelRun2
04 Sep 2015 - As we begin our countdown to the ski season, the Austrian Tirol has announced lots of new improvements in many of their resorts. The Tirol region in Western Austria is made up of about 80 ski resorts, including some of our most popular ski holiday destinations. Tirol will take the spot light this autumn as Sölden featu... Read More
New for Austrian Tirol in winter 2015/16
03 Sep 2015 - Autumn is only just here and resorts in Canada have woken up to a beautiful sight of white mountains this morning. It’s only the second day in September and ski areas in the northern hemispere are already seeing the first snow of the season... and flurries of snow are forecast throughout the day! Winter still isn't ov... Read More
Snow Report | 03 Sep 2015: September Snow
26 Aug 2015 - New plans to invest another $110 million in resort improvements brings their five year resort investment total to more than $500 million. The main aim of the plan will be to link Park City and Canyons, transforming two resorts into one and creating the largest ski resort in the US with more than 7300 acres of skiable terrain.... Read More
Vail Resorts plans $110 million in resort improvements for winter 2015/16
20 Aug 2015 - Espace Killy, Paradiski and the 3 Valleys have joined forces to unveil a new superpass called Alpine Legends. This one lift pass will give you access to over 1300km of ski runs. This new pass will give you access to: - 300 km of piste in Espace Killy (Tignes and Val d’isere) - 425 km... Read More
Tarentaise ski resorts launch Alpine Legends Superpass
19 Aug 2015 - The team behind Europe’s largest snow festival announces a brand new sister festival Transition. Dizzee Rascal is already confirmed as headlining. The festival will take place between 13-19th December in France’s snowiest resort Avoriaz. Acts confirmed already are mercury award... Read More
Snowbombing launches a brand new festival in Avoriaz this December
19 Aug 2015 - Winter is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking ski! When people start talking about the ski show's, you know soon enough you will be back on the slopes. Last month we reported on the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show moving to Battersea Park, following its move on from Earls Court.... Read More
Early bird tickets on sale for Ski & Snowboard Show
17 Aug 2015 - It’s been snowing at France’s highest mountain pass near Val d’isere. The Col de l’Iseran at 2770m is only accessible in summer months, but soon enough it may be covered in snow! It’s time to start getting excited about the European winter #winteriscoming Photo: YSE Ski &ndas... Read More
Snow Report | 17 Aug 2015: Snowfall near Val d'Isere
12 Aug 2015 - And since 29/09/2015 The Mountain Collective has now partnered with Chamonix. The Mountain Collective is collaboration between some of the finest ski destinations in the world. Purchasing one of these passes gives you a lift ticket that includes 2 days skiing in all partner resorts and 50% off additional days at each resort.... Read More
Stowe and Taos join the Mountain Collective for winter 2015/16
10 Aug 2015 - Val d’Isere is consistently one of our top selling ski resorts. Guests to the ski area love the wide variety of perfect pistes, the stunning mountain scenery, the sumptuous Savoyard delicacies and wide choice of après and activities. Here’s what is new in resort this coming winter season...... Read More
New for Val d’Isere in winter 2015/16
05 Aug 2015 - Dubai has just announced another world record attempt for the books… it is building the world’s longest indoor ski slope – with a 1.2 km run! This will be twice as long as the current longest indoor slope in Germany. The ski centre will be part of the $6.8 billion Meyden One project that will also feature a hotel, a 4 km... Read More
The world’s longest indoor ski slope is coming to Dubai
04 Aug 2015 - Do you want to come and work for one of the leading ski travel agencies in the UK? We are recruiting new sales consultants for this winter ski season to join our large ski team. Iglu Ski is the UKs largest independent ski travel agency. We’ve been trading for over 15 years work with over 50 tour operators to offer ski... Read More
We're hiring ski sales consultants
27 Jul 2015 - We’ve heard rumours for a few months, but can now officially announce that Freeze is back and better than ever with an FIS Snowboard World Cup Big Air and International Ski Invitational on Saturday 14th November in London. Freeze Big Air 2015 will be Britain’s biggest-ever snow sports event and will be held at... Read More
London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to Host Snowboard World Cup Big Air in November
22 Jul 2015 - Brixten im Thale in the SkiWelt ski area in Austria is to build the new Jochbahn chairlift which will operate at a speed of 6 metres per second (previously 2.4). The new chairlift will cost around 12 million Euros and transport 3000 passengers per hour. As well as being upgraded, the chairlift route will also be extended to more than double... Read More
SkiWelt to construct fastest chairlift in the world for winter 2015/16
16 Jul 2015 - We are pleased to announce that we have 9 awesome new additions to our winter 2015/16 ski programme. These ski chalets are located in some of our top selling resorts including Alpe d’Huez, St Anton, Val Thorens and Les Arcs. All of the chalets are available on a catered basis which includes a hearty breakfast, aftern... Read More
New ski chalets for winter 2015/16
15 Jul 2015 - While summer has slowed down for the UK, winter in the southern hemisphere is kicking off. Ski resorts down under are celebrating up to 100cm of snowfall over the weekend making this a brilliant start to their winter. Summer skiing is in full swing in Europe with most of the large glacial areas open to skier and snowboarder. Here’s a... Read More
Snow Report | 15 Jul 2015
09 Jul 2015 - We are over the moon to win Best Online Agency at the prestigious Travel Weekly Agent Achievement Awards 2015. These awards are recognised as one of the leading awards for travel agents so we were delighted for this fantastic honour. had 5 nominations in total, Best Online Agency, Best Large Cruise Agency (for Iglu... Read More
Iglu wins Best Online Agency at the Agent Achievement Awards
06 Jul 2015 - Just when you thought they couldn't get any smaller... The GoPro HERO4 Session is 50% smaller and 40% lighter than any other HERO4 cameras. Made for versatility, this camera was created for the outdoors and is ideal for the snow.The last Go Pro cameras, the HERO4 Black and Silver, were released in October 2014. The new HERO... Read More
Introducing the newest, smallest and lightest GoPro
02 Jul 2015 - This season we are delighted to be able to offer the amazing Chalet Hotel Le Savoie in Val d’Isere, France. This premium property is ideally located in a fantastic central position that is just a short walk to the lifts. Skiers and snowboarders staying in this hotel will benefit from a range of enhanced dining, includ... Read More
New for winter 2015/16: Chalet Hotel Le Savoie
02 Jul 2015 - This year the Ski and Snowboard Show will move to its new home at Battersea Evolution, at Battersea Park. The event will be held from Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th November. As well as the brand new surroundings, The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show have teamed up with the Altitude Comedy Festival to bring a blend of snow... Read More
The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show moves to Battersea Park
29 Jun 2015 - Tignes opened its glacier at the weekend for skiing and snowboarding over the summer. From 27th June to 9th August, 20 km of piste on the glacier will be open to enjoy snow sports over the warmer months. Summer skiing in Tignes is popular for ski and snowboard courses and clubs, athletes head here... Read More
Tignes is open for summer skiing
24 Jun 2015 - Kick start summer in style and join The Snow Centre at their first outdoor, summer Pond Skimming competition on Saturday 4th July. You may have seen one a pond skimming event before at a snow festival or at the end of the season in some of the larger resorts. Now The Snow Centre is bringing this fun activity to the UK slope... Read More
Pond Skimming at The Snow Centre this Summer
23 Jun 2015 - The GB Park and Pipe team of British Ski and Snowboard have gained significant funding to build a new ‘reduced risk’ world-class training facility in the UK. Now they are looking for a location to host this training centre and are turning to the public for ideas. This facility would greatly boost the skiers and... Read More
GB Park and Pipe team in search for a site for a world-class training facility
17 Jun 2015 - As summer skiing opens in parts of the Alps, the snow information website aimed at skiers and snowboarders, Weather To Ski, has just published its report into what resorts received the most snow last season. It was a difficult season with higher than average temperatures and less than average snowfall. The start of the ski... Read More
Snowiest ski resort in France 2014/15
10 Jun 2015 - The Olympic committee announced this week that four new events will be added to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The four new events are: - Snowboarding big air - Curling mixed doubles - Mass start speed skating - Alpine skiing team events This b... Read More
Snowboarding Big Air Added to Winter Olympics 2018
19 May 2015 - Taste it for just £1 On Bank Holiday Monday between 2 pm – 5:30 pm adults and juniors can try skiing or snowboarding for just £1. Beginners can get their first taste of snowsports in a 15 minute ski or snowboard taster with The Snow Centre’s friendly instructors. All equipment is included.... Read More
Bank Holiday fun at the Snow Centre
15 May 2015 - Just as ski resorts were starting to enjoy the spring conditions, winter makes a sneaky return and it’s been dumping all day in lots of alpine areas across the Alps. Can you believe this is the middle of May? Some glacier resorts are still open for skiing, such as Hintertux, Stubai and Zermatt. While others are close... Read More
Snow Report | 15 May 2015: Snow is back in the Alps in May!
30 Apr 2015 - Disability Snowsports UK aims to raise £15,000 over the next 4 weeks to help run one of their specialised ski schools for a year. They have launched a Crowdfunder Campaign to help raise these vital funds to continue their dedication to provide people with disabilities the opportunity to take part in snowsports. DSUK a... Read More
Support Disability Snowsport UK's Crowdfunder Campaign
07 Apr 2015 - Winter came back with a vengeance again at the weekend with many resorts benefiting from a sprinkling of snow. Conditions across the Alps are great for this time of year following the snowfalls over the past couple of weeks. Not much snowfall is forecast over the coming week so there should be lots of sunshine to enjoy with the fresh powder... Read More
Snow Report | 07 Apr 2015
02 Apr 2015 - Who would have guessed that the Alps would have been blessed with over a metre of snow in the last week of March. Even Glencoe had 65cm of snowfall in the last 7 days! It’s been a brilliant week for snow, especially as we are coming to the end of the season. If you want to make the most of the fresh snow and thinking... Read More
Snow Report | 02 Apr 2015: Winter is Back
01 Apr 2015 - This May bank holiday you can join Team GB’s professional slopestyle snowboarder, Aimee Fuller at The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead. Snowsports England are supporting Sport England’s THIS GIRL CAN campaign which inspires women to wiggle, jiggle, move and prove that judgement is a barrier that can be over... Read More
Shred with Olympic Snowboarder Aimee Fuller at The Snow Centre
30 Mar 2015 - It’s been an incredible start to the Easter holidays in the Alps as up to 50 cm of fresh snow has fell overnight and during the day. French ski resorts have received the best of the new snow with most resorts reporting powder conditions. There has been a huge turn around in the past 7 days in the Alps. It’s been... Read More
Snow Report: 30 Mar 15 | 50 cm of Fresh Snow
29 Mar 2015 - The Freeride World Tour grand final took place yesterday in Verbier, Switzerland, on the famous Bed des Rosses (3222m). The ski and snowboard tour has consisted of five events in Europe and the USA, through the rounds riders have been narrowed down to the elite few that made it through to the spectacular finale in Verbier.... Read More
Freeride World Tour: Xtreme Verbier
27 Mar 2015 - There has been up to 50cm of new snow in the last 24hours in the Alps and a load of more snow on the way. If you thought the season was over, you thought wrong and if you’ve been waiting for a big snow forecast to book, then this is it! Switzerland saw the lion’s share of the new snow, with Zermatt and Saas Fee receiving over 40... Read More
Snow Report | 27 March 2015 *New Snow*
20 Mar 2015 - It has been a very sunny week in ski resorts in Europe with the majority of fresh snowfall in just Swiss and Italian ski resorts. Lower ski villages are transforming into spring but snow conditions on the mountains are still really good in many resorts across Europe. Over the weekend the clouds are forecast to move in and... Read More
Snow Report | 20 Mar 2015
16 Mar 2015 - Les 2 Alpes is the perfect ski destination for a late season holiday. With skiing up to 3600m, you are guaranteed snow plus there are plenty of activities through to the end of winter. Weekly Events Freeride Attitude – Every Tuesday This session offers free off piste safety information every Tuesday. You get the chance to test out ava... Read More
Spring activities in Les 2 Alpes
13 Mar 2015 - Switzerland and Italy may have missed out on the fresh snow during the last 7 days, but that’s all about to change. Over 2 metres of snow is forecast in Zermatt between Saturday and Tuesday! This is fantastic news if you are booked to go skiing over Easter as piste conditions are excellent at the moment. Avoriaz, Saas Fee, Zermatt, C... Read More
Snow Report | 13 Mar 2015
09 Mar 2015 - March skiing has kicked off in glorious style. It has been a great month for snowfall and conditions are still excellent in resorts across Europe. Spring skiing conditions are now here but more snowfall is on the way - which is good news for Easter approaching! Many of the Iglu team were in resorts across Austria, France a... Read More
Snow Report | 09 Mar 2015
28 Feb 2015 - Following even more heavy snowfall it been another incredible week in ski resorts in Europe. Conditions are excellent and the best we’ve seen this season so far. The clouds cleared mid week for skiers and snowboarders to make the most of the fresh snow with beautiful blue bird skies. But the clouds are drawing back in for even more sn... Read More
Snow Report | 28 Feb 2015
23 Feb 2015 - There has been some huge snowfall over the weekend in many ski resorts across Europe. Italy, Switzerland, Andorra and France have all received large amounts of fresh snow - including 70 cm in Cervinia! It may have been a slow start to the ski season but winter is in full swing with the consistent fantastic snowfalls over t... Read More
Snow report | 23 Feb 2015
20 Feb 2015 - Iglu’s very own Sales Director and resident snow guru, AJ, gives skiers and snowboards an update on current conditions in the Alps and reports on the large amount of snow coming to the Alps next week. Earlier in the week we reported on the long range 9 days snow forecast that predicts between 1 – 2 metres of snow to fall in ski... Read More
Snow Report | 20 Feb 2015: Mid Season Update
18 Feb 2015 - It’s been a steady couple weeks in the Alps with a mix of snow days and beautiful bluebird spring days. Conditions are great across Europe and it’s a perfect week for half term. The coming weeks promise to be the best of the season’, said our Sales Director, Adam Johnson. ‘The conditions are the be... Read More
Snow Report | 18 Feb 2015
12 Feb 2015 - The first footage of the filming of the latest James Bond film has just been released. Spectre will be the 24th James Bond film which will be hitting the big screen in November 2015. We have previously reported about how director, Sam Mendes, will be taking Bond back to the ski slopes and announced that they would be filming in Sölden,... Read More
First footage of new James Bond film shot in Austria
05 Feb 2015 - The Jump is back on our screens, showcasing stunning locations in the Austrian Tirol mountains. The group of celebrities embark a series of challenging winter sports in this famous spot in the European Alps. Contestants include: ex-England Rugby captain Mike Tindall, dancer Louie Spence, Gogglebox star Dom Parker, pop star Stacey Solomon, s... Read More
Have a go at the wintersports featured in Channel 4’s The Jump
03 Feb 2015 - Snow conditions are fantastic across the Alps at the moment, particularly in Austria where plenty of fresh snow fell over the weekend and even more in forecast this week. Base depths have dramatically improved and there was plenty of powder to be enjoyed off piste. Here are some snowy updates from the Tirol region of Austria.... Read More
Snow Report | 03 Feb 2015: Update from Austria
30 Jan 2015 - Get your snorkels out - the Alps is swimming in snow! (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = "//"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'))... Read More
Snow Report | 30 Jan 2015
27 Jan 2015 - British snowboarder Jamie Barrow conquered another world first – being towed on a snowboard by a commercial plane. The stunt took place at the Engadin Airport near St Moritz, Switzerland. Jamie is only 22 and was forced to quit the Team GB Snowboard Cross team due to a back injury. Since then he has... Read More
Another World First on a Snowboard
23 Jan 2015 - If you are off skiing or snowboarding this weekend or next, you are in for a treat! More snowfall is expected this weekend and long term snow forecasts are looking extremely heavy towards the end of next week. The snowfall last week has much improved conditions in the Alps and there was even some powder to be found earlier... Read More
Snow Report | 24 Jan 2015
22 Jan 2015 - The World’s most renowned ski race returns this weekend for its 75th anniversary in Kitzbühel, Austria. Known as one of the most challenging ski races in the world, the Hahnenkamm World Cup Race is one of the biggest dates in the ski events calendar. 2015 Program: Friday 23rd January 11:... Read More
Hahnenkamm 2015: 75th Anniversary
16 Jan 2015 - Update: 17 Jan - Winter is back! There's already been over 30cm of fresh snow in ski resorts in France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. Here's some of our favourite photos from Twitter this morning: Arrived in #morzine Its snowing. Fantastic! — Bray... Read More
Snow Report | 16 Jan 2015
13 Jan 2015 - After the early snow in October and November, it hasn’t been the best start to the ski season since resorts opened in December. The higher-than-normal temperatures have meant there has been more sun and rain recently than snow. But things are looking up! Over the weekend, skiers and snowboarders coming in to resort w... Read More
Snow Report | 13 Jan 2015
13 Jan 2015 - Huge line-up announced for the British Team at the Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships The ski and snowboard teams have been announced for the biggest freestyle event on this year’s calender. The FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships are taking place from 14th to 25th of January 2015 in Krei... Read More
Huge line-up announced for the British Team at the Freestyle World Championships
29 Dec 2014 - What a weekend for UK skiers and snowboarders, looks like there is such a thing as too much snow! Up to 60cm of snow fell across the Alps from Friday evening through to Sunday, this caused thousands of people to become stranded in France as roads to resorts closed due to the extreme weather conditions. Authorities had to se... Read More
Snow Report | 29 Dec 2014
24 Dec 2014 - It's the White Christmas we have all been dreaming of! With just one sleep until turkey, stuffing and crackers, those fortunate to be out in resort for the festive period can look forward to snow, snow and more snow. Delivering more than just the fat man in the suit, Christmas week is forecast to bring up to 50cm of fresh p... Read More
Snow Report | 24 Dec 2014 - White Christmas
21 Dec 2014 - It’s no secret that the Alps aren’t in the best state at the moment, but snow conditions are better than some of the press is reporting. It is still early season so are we panicking too early? Many resorts are open and there is great skiing to be had. Zermatt has been able to open 247km of pistes of the total 3... Read More
Snow Report | 21 Dec 2014: Top 5 Photos from this Week
11 Dec 2014 - The secret is out! James Bond Heads Back to the snow in the 007's highly anticipated forthcoming movie ‘Spectre’. Renowned for filming in the most spectacular locations across the world, Spectre director Sam Mendes was eager to announce that shooting will be taking place in Sölden, Obertilliach and Lake A... Read More
James Bond Comes to Sölden
07 Dec 2014 - As temperatures drop in the Alps, the snowline has fallen in many resorts. Over the weekend there were lots of photos on social media as resorts became snowier again. Temperatures have been higher than usual for this time of year, but it is still early in December, the snow will come. All the Alps needs is a good couple days of snow and the... Read More
Snow Report | 08 Dec 2014
23 Nov 2014 - What an amazing November for snowfall, and the majority of ski resorts still haven't opened yet! After the huge snowfall last weekend resorts have fully switched to winter mode and starting to look ski ready for when they start opening over the next few weeks. France has received a good amount of snow recently and it is alr... Read More
Snow Report | 23 Nov 2014
17 Nov 2014 - Update 19 Nov 2014: Iglu Ski live from Avoriaz: Look at all the snow after hiking up the Fornet Bowl at sunrise this morning. Excellent early season snow conditions in Avoriaz Snow News With lots more snow in Europe and the Canada, even more resorts are now opening.... Read More
Snow Report | 17 Nov 2014
09 Nov 2014 - The Alps was blessed again this week with the 2nd huge snowfall of the winter season. 2 weeks ago Austria received the better of the first dump of snow with up to 80cm of freshies, and once again the Austrian Alps was favoured by the snow gods with up to a metre of snow falling in some ski areas. Team GB were over in Austr... Read More
Snow Report | 09 Nov 2014: Top 5 Photos from this Week
07 Nov 2014 - Located in Austria’s scenic Arlberg region, this excellent resort boasts, 340km of pistes, 180km of off-piste itineraries and over 55km² of challenging off-piste terrain. Heralded as the birthplace of The Father of Modern Skiing and originator of the Downhill Arlberg technique, St Anton has gained popularity for its Adventurous... Read More
The lowdown to the main events in St Anton this winter 2014/15
04 Nov 2014 - We are very pleased to announce that we have won Best Ski Travel Agent at the awards for the 3rd consecutive year! The awards are unique as winners are nominated, short listed and then voted for solely by the public. Over our 15 years of operation we have made over 400, 000 skiers and snowboarders... Read More
Iglu Ski Wins Best Ski Travel Agent at the Awards
28 Oct 2014 - Kick off ski season in style at the 2014 Opening Party & London Premiere of Almost Ablaze. Get involved in London’s official opener to the ski season, with Teton Gravity Research’s award winning ski film Almost Ablaze plus after party with headliners Shy FX. Premiere Almost... Read More
2014 Ski Season Opening Party
24 Oct 2014 - Now is the time to get excited for winter! This week, resorts across the Alps have received their first huge snowfall of the season with reports of up to 80 cm. Some of the glacial resorts that are already open actually has to close on Thursday so the fresh snow could be tracked before reopening. Austria was treated to the... Read More
Snow Report | Top 5 photos from this week
23 Oct 2014 - Snowsport England have announced that Team GB snowboard superstar Jamie Nicholls will complete the big name line up of ambassadors for their national participation campaign, Go Ski Go Board. Snowsport England’s 30 Days of Snowsport has continued to attract big numbers across the country with many visitors trying skiing and sno... Read More
The Stars of Team GB Back Snowsport England’s Go Ski Go Board Campaign
22 Oct 2014 - The snow forecast was true! It has been snowing all across the Alps overnight, making this the first big dump of snow this season. Iglu HQ has been buzzing all morning at the sight of these snowy photos. Has it started snowing in your ski holiday destination yet? Take a look through our favourite photos and webcam shots so far today.... Read More
The First Big Snowfall of Winter 2014-15
21 Oct 2014 - In 2015, Zermatt, Switzerland, will be celebrating the Matterhorn, the mountain of mountains. Zermatt will mark the 150th anniversary of the first ascent by the Zermatt mountain guides; all year long, celebratory events will take place in Zermatt including an open-air theatre amongst other activities.The mountain’s historyOnce conside... Read More
150 year anniversary of the ascent of the Matterhorn
10 Oct 2014 - Summer is finally over which marks one of our favourite times of the year – the countdown to ski season. With the first signs of the autumn weather appearing people are turning their heads away from the rain and looking towards a snowy winter. Even more glaciers in Europe have opened since our last update, yet we are... Read More
Early Season Snow Report | 10 Oct 2014
10 Oct 2014 - Get the kids in the mood for winter with ski fun this half term. Whether they are learning to ski, wanting to improve their technique or just play in the snow, there are plenty of snowsport activities to keep them entertained for the week. Half Term Ski Camps at Skiplex Skiplex is a revolutionary revolving indoor sk... Read More
Keep your kids busy this half term with fun snowsport activities
07 Oct 2014 - We are giving 14 people the chance to try skiing at Reading Skiplex. Do you know anyone that has always wanted to give skiing a go but never had the opportunity? Here is their chance to catch the ski bug! In conjunction with Inghams we have 7 pairs of lessons to give away. Skiplex is a revolutionary revolving indoor ski slope. There are... Read More
Claim one of 7 pairs of free ski lessons at Reading Skiplex
06 Oct 2014 - 30 Days of Snowsport is Snowsport England’s latest campaign to raise national awareness about the opportunities available in skiing and snowboarding in the UK and to drive participation to local facilities and clubs, as well as getting people excited about the sports. Just a few weeks ago Snowsport England launched Go... Read More
Snowsport England’s '30 Days of Snowsport’ continues to attract big numbers across the country
02 Oct 2014 - It’s just a few weeks until the Telegraph ski and snowboard shows come to Manchester and London. With ski demos, apres bars and all the latest kit, there’s no better way to start your countdown to the ski season. With a range of new events, deals and competitions the 2014 Ski and Snowboard show is set to be bigger and better tha... Read More
Exciting new events at this year’s Ski and Snowboard Show
29 Sep 2014 - GoPro have announced today their most advanced cameras yet. Available October 5, you can snag your Hero4 in time for the upcoming winter season allowing you to capture your ski holiday beautifully. The HERO4 features ultra high resolution quality of 4K at 30 frames per second + high frames rates at 1080p1... Read More
GoPro releases Hero4 just in time for ski season
28 Sep 2014 - Summer may only just be ending, but there are already signs of the quickly approaching winter. Most ski resorts don’t open for another 2 months, yet areas across the northern hemisphere have already seen their first snow. The glacier resorts across Europe have kept a solid snow base over the summer; Saas Fee has 185... Read More
Early Season Snow Report | 28 Sep 2014
24 Sep 2014 - Valmorel Ski Resort Nestled in the heart of France’s picturesque Tarentaise mountain range rests Valmorel Ski Resort. This quaint French village is an excellent resort for first time skiers, families and mountain amateurs looking for a fun, friendly destination to ski and discover. Valmorel has gained... Read More
What's New for Valmorel & Events for 2014-15
15 Sep 2014 - The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead has some late summer sizzling deals, offering the chance to take to skis or a board from scratch or hone those slopeside skills and get fit for the winter season ahead. The Snow Centre is offering half price lessons for beginners until Monday 29th September. The cost of... Read More
September Fun at the Snow Centre – Deals, Demo Days and Talks
29 Aug 2014 - Team BSS slopestyle skier James 'Woodsy' Woods has taken the title of the NZ Freeski Open Champion after dominating the finals in Cardrona and taking the title ahead of Swiss skier Oysten Braten (2nd) and NZ athlete Jossi Wells (3rd). After taking the top qualifying spot yesterday, Woodsy dominated the finals with a first... Read More
Team GB’s Woodsy wins the NZ Freeski Open
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 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 holiday c... 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 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 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 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,, 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 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 - 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
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
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