Igluski.com Latest Ski News List of ski news articles updates on European Events thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.igluski.com 2016-10-27 Val Thorens to host Boarderweek 06
Ski holidays in Val Thorens will no doubt be extremely popular around the time of the event, as thousands of skiers and snowboarders come together for the tenth instalment of the festival.

This year's event will run from December 16th to the 23rd, meaning there is a whole week of pre-Christmas action to check out and get involved with.

It really is a great way to add an incredible experience to a ski holiday in Val Thorens, with pro-am ski and snowboard competitions hitting the slopes. There will be Indy Grabs and Backside 180s a-plenty as amateurs test themselves against the pros at this brilliant event.

Anyone enjoying skiing holidays in Val Thorens during the week can get themselves involved, with an Easy Fun Park catering for the outright beginner.

Lessons are provided by a top name, teaching amateurs how to start in the world of freestyle.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/val-thorens-to-host-boarderweek-06_a17732452 2006-10-03
St Anton hosts Radio 7 Snow Cup ski holiday in St Anton this ski season, then the first week of December could well be the time of year for you.

That is because from December 1st to December 3rd 2006, the Austrian ski resort of St Anton plays host to the Radio 7 Snow Cup, an exciting event that is sure to dazzle spectators with the sheer quality of the competition.

Before the racing starts, the drama and tension builds as the skiers predict what time they will finish the course in.

The racers then attempt to finish as close to the time as possible, which all makes for some very competitive and thrilling action, a highlight of any ski holiday in St Anton.

However, the Radio 7 Snow Cup is not just about the races themselves, as music and parties being a true winter sports festival feel to the event.

It's another great reason to choose ski holidays in St Anton for your time on the slopes this ski season.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/st-anton-hosts-radio-7-snow-cup_a17738442 2006-10-04
US ski team has fresh talent for Tignes event
On December 14th, the World Cup moguls will begin with an event at the French Alps resort, so if you're lucky enough to be enjoying a ski holidays in Tignes at the time, you should definitely check out the action.

The US ski team is confident that despite a number of retirements following the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, a "big cluster of talent" is ready to light up the slopes when the competition begins.

"We have some serious talent among the moguls skiers and we're moving in the right direction as we rebuild aerials," said US Head Coach Jeff Wintersteen.

The event is sure to encourage more of you to check out skiing holidays in Tignes, knowing some of the world's best have tested themselves on the slopes of the resort.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/us-ski-team-has-fresh-talent-for-tignes-event_a17850312 2006-10-25
Mountain Awareness DVD aiming to educate
Mountain Awareness (http://www.mountainawareness.com/) aims to make safety information related to skiing and snowboarding accessible, ultimately improving risk assessment and leading to you making safer decisions.

The group has produced a DVD, which aims to highlight the different dangers and safety issues you should keep at the forefront of your mind if you venture off piste this winter.

Split into two sections, the DVD addresses snow and avalanche awareness as well as search and rescue, detailing issues such as why, when and where avalanches take place and how to use search and rescue equipment, among others.

Mountain Awareness also hosts a number of courses for skiers and boarders aimed at all levels of experience and abilities.

Level one of the course is entitled Venturing Off Piste and is an introductory or refresher course that covers the basics, including transceiver use. Level two, A Safer Way to Freeride covers issues such as slope identification, snow assessment, multiple burial search and rescue, while level three, Mountain Safety, covers more in-depth areas for the big mountain freerider.

With half of all completely buried avalanche victims dying within the first 25 minutes of being buried and 95 per cent dying within the first two hours, mountain and off-piste safety is off utmost importance.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/mountain-awareness-dvd-aiming-to-educate_a17873900 2006-10-30
Tignes Airwaves to thrill skiers skiing holidays in Tignes are always packed with thrills, spills and plenty of on-piste action. However, if you happen to be heading for the resort in January, you could be wowed by a higher level of snowboarding skill.

The Tignes Airwaves event takes place at the resort from January 8th to the 12th, offering at least 150 invited snowboarders to the slopes for some thrilling action.

If you're enjoying a ski holidays in Tignes at the time you will see competitors from across the world competing across six disciplines ? slope style, halfpipe, ski supercross, MTB fourcross, motocross freestyle and freeride.

Prize money for the event is pretty awesome and if you're on a skiing holiday in Tignes at the time of Tignes Airwaves, you are sure to see snowboarding superstars doing all they can for the prize pot.

For each discipline, the prize will be the same, with ?10,000 (?6,700) for first place, ?7,000 (?4,700) for second and ?5,000 (?3,350) for third place, meaning a total prize pot of a juicy ?105,000 (?70,400), the biggest in Tignes Airwaves history.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/tignes-airwaves-to-thrill-skiers_a17923261 2006-11-08
Saas-Fee hosts Snowboard World Cup start ski holiday in Kitzbuhel will be delighted to hear that there is now another reason to visit the Austrian resort.

A hotel made entirely of ice has been built at the resort, with an igloo lounge, a church and a children's fun park all thrown in as well.

The hotel can sleep up to 24 people and comes complete with an ice restaurant and plenty of ice sculptures, making ski holidays in Kitzbuhel an even more magical experience than previously.

Ice sculptors have been working overtime to get the hotel looking the part, with furniture meticulously carved and each room coming complete with its own works of art.

The lounge has been fitted with a special lighting system that creates a wonderful mood for people who want to relax while enjoying a ski holiday in Kitzbuhel.

The ice hotel is due to open in December 2006 and does not plan to close its doors again until the end of March 2007.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/saas-fee-hosts-snowboard-world-cup-start_a17973628 2006-11-20
Grindelwald great for families Ski holidays in Grindelwald could be a great choice for families looking to hit the slopes this ski season following the introduction of speed restrictions on one of its runs.

The new initiative, launched at the Swiss resort last season, means there is a safer, gentler area for your younger children to begin life on the slopes, safe in the knowledge that a top speed of 30kmh must be observed.

This slow speed zone idea could be the perfect way to introduce beginners during a family ski holiday in Grindelwald, where if you're new to the slopes you can take advantage of the blue piste at Oberjoch.

Talking about the speed restrictions, a father-of-three told the BBC what he thought of the idea.

"It's particularly good if you have young children and want them to be able to ski without being hit by out of control skiers going too fast," skier Richard Slater said.

However, Grindelwald is not just about rookies, offering the more advanced skier plenty of reason to choose ski holidays in Grindelwald for a ski season break.

The Lauberhorn World Cup downhill piste is sure to test you, while the near-vertical black 'Kanonenrohr' in Murren is for the real experts out there.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/grindelwald-great-for-families_a17988097 2006-11-21
Grindelwald's winter ski holiday in Grindelwald this winter will have plenty to look forward to as the Swiss resort has an action-packed season lined up.

One of the highlights will be the famous World Snow Festival, taking place from January 15th to 20th, during which teams attempt to build amazing snow sculptures.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, those on a Grindelwald ski holiday should be treated to one of the biggest and best festivals yet, with a 'Highs and Lows' theme decided for this year.

On March 10th, there is the famous King of the First Hill race for those looking for an adrenaline rush, while apres-ski fans looking for a rocking end to their ski holiday in Grindelwald will want to check out the SnOwpenAir concert.

The brilliantly named event will see the legendary Canadian star Bryan Adams take to the stage on March 31st and end the ski season in style.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/grindelwald-s-winter_a18004867 2006-12-08
Big Day Out at Val d'Isere
The Big Day Out boasts a great line-up of some of the world's best snowboard and ski freestylers, having dazzled spectators for a decade now.

The tricks and stunts take place over several days, with training in the morning and heats in the afternoon.

Anyone on their ski holiday in Val d'Isere would be mad to miss out on the action at the foot of Bellevarde, where competitors will show off their skills during the Hand Rail and Big Air sessions.

In fact, some 10,000 people enjoying a Val d'Isere ski holiday witnessed the finals last year, taking place under spectacular floodlights to make the experience all the more impressive.

Some of England's top DJs will also be on hand to host the event and make it a night to remember.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/big-day-out-at-val-d-isere_a18011227 2006-12-15
Walchhofer wins by closest possible margin
The downhill champion of the past two seasons could not have provided a more thrilling finale as he won by just one-hundredth of a second.

Walchhofer's time of one minute 51.90 seconds edged Switzerland's Didier Cuche into second place, with another Austrian, Mario Scheiber, taking up the final podium position.

The win for Walchhofer lifted him into third place in the men's World Cup downhill standings, behind first-placed Cuche and Marco Buechel of Liechtenstein.

Cuche's second place finish helped him into second place in the World Cup overall standings, tied with American Bode Miller, still some way behind Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal who finished 14th in Bormio.

Meanwhile, British skier Finlay Mickel could only manage a time of one minute 55.56 seconds, which saw him finish in 46th place.

Spectators enjoying their ski holiday in Bormio were fortunate to experience the incredible downhill drama as the race had originally been scheduled to take place in Val d'Isere.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/walchhofer-wins-by-closest-possible-margin_a18019568 2006-12-28