Igluski.com Latest Ski News List of ski news articles updates on La Plagne News thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.igluski.com 2014-10-24 La Plagne and Zermatt 'in top ten' European ski holidays for the 2007-2008 season may be interested in a list of top-ten ski resorts compiled by TripAdvisor.

Resorts in France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia and Sweden all feature in the top-ten list.

However those who have booked their ski holidays in La Plagne will be happy to know that the French resort was awarded the number one spot of the best European ski resorts.

Ski holidays in Les Deux Alpes also featured on the list in tenth place, while Zermatt ski holidays were placed at ninth.

Earlier this autumn, the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta) reported that 1.3 million Britons intend to go on a snow sports holiday this year.

"Snow is already falling across the Alps and North America, and so signs are positive for early on in the season. France again will be the number one destination, with Austria, Italy, Andorra and North America the next most popular destinations," commented Frances Tuke of Abta.

Other ski resorts which featured in the top-ten list included Obertauern and St Wolfgang in Austria, Kranjska Gora in Slovenia, Ortisei and Canazei in Italy, Kiruna in Sweden and Champery in Switzerland.
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La Plagne offers "some of the best skiing in the Alps" ski holidays in La Plagne, after it was reported that it is one of the top areas.

According to the Times, La Plagne has had "some of the best skiing in the Alps for many years".

Additionally, the publication notes that it boasts the "famous" Bellecote glacier for glacier skiing while La Plagne also has links to the nearby Les Arcs skiing and snowboarding region and also has a practically "unlimited" range of intermediate pistes.

Such pistes would be well suited no doubt to those on family ski holidays if members of the group have varying levels of experience.

Additionally, it was noted that architecture in the ski resort is also improving thanks to a collection of new ski-in, ski-out chalet apartments which have a "contemporary" look, are designed with families in mind and overlook the Grand Rochette and Front de Neige pistes.

La Plagne is one of the largest ski and snowboarding regions in Europe and is popular among those on family ski holidays.
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"Wintry conditions" reported in Austria
According to the Ski Club of Great Britain, those taking late season ski holidays in La Plagne could also be set to benefit after fresh snow fell at the resort earlier this week.

The Ski Club also reported that Switzerland has benefited from colder temperatures and fresh snow.

Across the Atlantic, the US and Canada are also enjoying a cold and wintry April, with Utah and Colorado remaining open for skiing.

In Canada, conditions for snowsports are reported to be "excellent" while snow continues to fall on many areas.

In Whistler, two centimetres of snow has fallen in the last 24 hours, giving the Blackcomb region a perceived snowbase of 265 centimetres.

Whistler is due to close on April 20th 2008 while Blackcomb is scheduled to remain open until June 8th 2008.
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http://www.igluski.com/news/wintry-conditions-reported-in-austria_a18545028 2008-04-09
Last call for ski holidays European ski holidays while the weather holds.

According to the Ski Club of Great Britain, excellent conditions can currently be found on ski holidays in Tignes, while those considering skiing in Les Arcs will also find great powder at this higher altitude resort.

The Ski Club representative in Val d'Isere meanwhile commended the off-piste powder and described the resort as having "excellent conditions for the time of year".

Ski holidays can also be enjoyed at bargain prices towards the end of the season, the Ski Club advised.

In other European ski holiday news, Alpe d'Huez is preparing to host the France Ski Cross Championship this weekend.

Taking place on April 11th and 12th 2008, the event has been rescheduled from having been previously arranged to be held in La Plagne.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/last-call-for-ski-holidays_a18547013 2008-04-10
Testing begins on new route between Les Arcs and La Plagne Les Arcs and La Plagne in the Paradiski area.

According to reports, earlier this month one cabin successfully completed the journey using new cables, with a second cabin expected to undergo testing later this month.

The final phase of testing will begin on September 30th, when each cable car will be filled with 16 tonnes of water, which is the approximate weight of 200 passengers.

Paradiski is set to reopen for the winter ski on December 2008.

One of the world's largest linked ski domains, Paradiski an ideal destination for winter sports enthusiasts and has something for everyone.

The area comprises three ski resorts, 425 kilometres of runs, a bobsleigh run, ice climbing area and speed skiing run, along with three summits above 3,000 metres.

Written by Fiona Mayers
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Paradiski unveils 'packed' calendar of events
The area, which comprises the resorts of Les Arcs, La Plagne and Peisey-Vallandry, is preparing to host a number of exciting events over the forthcoming season, with everything from snow rugby to dog sled races on offer.

Next month sees the Les Etoiles du Sport, which kicks off on December 13th and features a number of French sports stars battling it out on the slopes.

The annual La Gorzderette festival takes place on January 24th and 25th, featuring free skiing, ice climbing and cross country racing, while holidaymakers visiting the Paradiski area in February can see dog sled races and reconstruction trapper camps.

Visitors to the area can celebrate St Patrick's Day in style next March, with a week-long celebration taking place in the resort of Peisey-Vallandry.

In related news, a recent report commissioned by the Ski Club of Great Britain revealed that the number of Britons taking ski holidays has increased by three per cent in the last year.

Written by Fiona Mayers
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http://www.igluski.com/news/paradiski-unveils-packed-calendar-of-events_a18895449 2008-11-25
Paradiski Plagnes Big Upgrades This Summer 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 lift, to improve the uphill capacity and the speed at which you can get back up the mountain. La Plagne's lift company plan to replace Becion, the current four-man chairlift, with a new six-man chairlift. In order to fit in the new chairlift, the Biolley drag lift will have to be moved, though details are to be confirmed.

As part of work being done to the Mont Saint Sauveur piste two drag lifts, Cadri & Z, are to be removed. In order to compensate for this, the Colorado chairlift will be extended downhill to accommodation skiers heading down the piste. There is also work being done to improve the layout and size of some of the pistes. Work includes aforementioned Mont Saint Sauveur piste, which will be widened, hence the removal of the drag lifts, and a new beginners zone between the extended Colorado chairlift and the Funiplagne.

There will also be a remodelling of the Jean Luc Cretier stadium and the moving of the stadium building to the Verdons piste— adding an additional 30% of ski terrain to the area.

The Office du Tourisme in La Plagne said: "The object of these works is to completely reorganise the snow front in Plagne Centre to improve skier comfort in this sector."

Written by Stephen Adam
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