Igluski.com Latest Ski News List of ski news articles updates on Latest Ski News thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.igluski.com 2015-09-05 New for Austrian Tirol in winter 2015/16
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 features in the new James Bond film SPECTRE.

Last season UK arrivals increased by 3.7% to the region, with the largest increases in Ötztal, Ischgl, Stubai and Alpbach. St Anton is still the most popular resort, and our top selling Austrian resort.

New ski lifts & pistes


New Tirol S Gondola

A new 10 seater, high speed gondola will connect Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang in Salzburgerland with Fieberbrunn in Tirol from December 2015. The new connection will increase the ski area to a total of 270km of piste which will be one of the largest ski areas in Austria.

New tirol s gondola

New Hartkaiserbahn cable car in Ellmau

The iconic Hartkaiser funicular railway in Ellmau retired at the end of last season. The replacement will be a brand new 10 seater cable car which will double capacity and carry up to 3200 people an hour. The cabins will include wi-fi, heated seats and a longer platform for easier boarding.

Mayrhofen’s new 3S Penkenbahn

Mayrhofen is one of our most popular Austrian ski resorts, and this season a new and improved Penkenbahn is launched. The stat of the art 3S gondola will have 24 seats per carriage and will take just 8.2 mins to the top.

3S penkenbahn

New developments in Kirchberg-Kitzbühel

A new 8 seater chairlift will be coming to the in the Hahnenkamm-Pengelstein area in Kitzbuhel. The ‘Brunn’ chairlift features leather chairs, heated seats and pull down hoods.

SkiWelt to construct fastest chairlift in the Word

Brixten im Thale in the SkiWelt ski area in Austria is to replace the 20 year old Jochbahn with a modern 8 seater chairlift. Read more about the upgrade in our news article.

SkiWelt new chairlift

New black piste down to Zell am Ziller

Thanks to a new 2.2km black piste from the middle station at the Wiesenalm in the Zell-Gerlos ski area, skiers and snowboarders can enjoy a full 8.4km valley descent from Übergangsjoch at 2,500m all the way down to Zell am Ziller.

The Zell am Zillar ski area can be accessed on a ski holiday in Mayrhofen.

New ski chalets and hotels


Hotel Ferienhof in Mayrhofen
Chalet Angela in Obergurgl
Chalet Belle in St Anton
Chalet Hattie in St Anton

Chalet Angela, Obergurgl

Other resort news


Safe freeriding in Hochfügen

Hochfügen in the Zillertal has joined together with the ski company Dynastar to offer a new initiative to help anyone interested in freeriding to do it safely. From January trained ski guide from the Skiscule will head out 2 times every Saturday for a 2 ½ hour tour providing safty tips and techniques. Participation is free but registration is necessary.

Snowfarming in Seefeld

Seefeld will implement ‘snowfarming’ for the first time, which will enable the cross country season to start in November 2015. A new 2 ½ km trail wil open for amatuers and athletes to train.


By Krystelle 




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Snow Report | 03 Sep 2015: September Snow
Winter still isn't over yet in ski resorts in the south. Australia and New Zealand are still recieving regulary fresh snow.

Here are some beautiful snowy photos we've woken up to this morning:

Canada



Kicking Horse Ski Resort

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kicking horse

kicking horse

kicking horse
Photos courtesy of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Facebook Page


Whistler

Freezing levels are currently at 1900m but expected to drop to 1600m

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Whistler

Whistler
Photos courtesy of Whistler Blackcomb Twitter Page

Whistler
Photo: New Guy Photography

Austria


Summer is over on the Hintertux glacier near Mayrhofen, Austria, they’ve had 5cm of snow overnight.

Hintertux snow

Hintertux Snow

Hintertux Snow
Photos courtesy of Hintertuxer Gletscher

Australia


With a few more cm's of fresh snow at Perisher ski resort, winter isn't over down under yet! Up to 20cm of snow is predicted across Australian ski areas over the next 9 days.

Perisher - Fresh Snow at Perisher

When there's fresh snow, enjoy great skiing + riding amongst the gumtrees! #perisher

Posted by Perisher on Wednesday, 2 September 2015


Has the fresh snow got you excited for ski season? Take a look at our new ski deals

By Krystelle


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Vail Resorts plans $110 million in resort improvements for winter 2015/16
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.

Vail Resorts include Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada;

"Each year, Vail Resorts is the industry leader in capital improvements to ensure an unparalleled guest experience at each of our resorts,” said Rob Katz, chief executive officer of Vail Resorts. “The overall capital plan reflects our goal to target high return investments which support a premium experience and our improvement plan in Utah will be one of the most transformative ever undertaken in the ski industry.”


Skiing in Vail Resorts

Projects planned at Vail Resorts include:


Combining Park City & Canyons into the largest resort in the US
This will include a new eight-passenger, high-speed, two-way Quicksilver gondola from the base of the existing Silverlode Lift at Park City to the Flatiron Lift at Canyons. The plan will also complete a number of infrastructure upgrades to both resorts, including upgrading the King Con and Motherlode Lifts, creating new and widening existing trails, and additional snowmaking.

Six-Passenger Avanti Express Lift (#2) at Vail
The existing Avanti Express Lift will be replaced with a six-passenger lift which will reduce wait times and improve reliability.

Expanding Beaver Creek snowmaking
An additional 23 fully automated guns with be placed on the two most popular intermediate runs on the mountain, Red Tail and Centennial.

Snowmaking on Peak 6 at Breckenridge
A mile of new snowmaking pipes will be added on Lost Horizon an Bartoon Breezeway on Peak 6.

Ski app to provide life line wait times
EpicMix™ Time will allow guests at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone to access real-time lift line wait times. Using new technology, EpicMix Time will calculate up to the minute chairlift and gondola wait times on 55 lifts.

EpicMix Time ski app

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Vail Resorts plans $110 million in resort improvements for winter 2015/16
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.

Vail Resorts include Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada;

"Each year, Vail Resorts is the industry leader in capital improvements to ensure an unparalleled guest experience at each of our resorts,” said Rob Katz, chief executive officer of Vail Resorts. “The overall capital plan reflects our goal to target high return investments which support a premium experience and our improvement plan in Utah will be one of the most transformative ever undertaken in the ski industry.”


Skiing in Vail Resorts

Projects planned at Vail Resorts include:


Combining Park City & Canyons into the largest resort in the US
This will include a new eight-passenger, high-speed, two-way Quicksilver gondola from the base of the existing Silverlode Lift at Park City to the Flatiron Lift at Canyons. The plan will also complete a number of infrastructure upgrades to both resorts, including upgrading the King Con and Motherlode Lifts, creating new and widening existing trails, and additional snowmaking.

Six-Passenger Avanti Express Lift (#2) at Vail
The existing Avanti Express Lift will be replaced with a six-passenger lift which will reduce wait times and improve reliability.

Expanding Beaver Creek snowmaking
An additional 23 fully automated guns with be placed on the two most popular intermediate runs on the mountain, Red Tail and Centennial.

Snowmaking on Peak 6 at Breckenridge
A mile of new snowmaking pipes will be added on Lost Horizon an Bartoon Breezeway on Peak 6.

Ski app to provide life line wait times
EpicMix™ Time will allow guests at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone to access real-time lift line wait times. Using new technology, EpicMix Time will calculate up to the minute chairlift and gondola wait times on 55 lifts.

EpicMix Time ski app

View Ski Holidays in USA

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http://www.igluski.com/news/vail-resorts-plans-110-million-in-resort-improvements-for-winter-2015-16_a19736250 2015-08-26
Tarentaise ski resorts launch Alpine Legends Superpass
This new pass will give you access to:

- 300 km of piste in Espace Killy (Tignes and Val d’isere)

- 425 km of piste in Paradiski (La Plagne and Les Arcs)

- 600km of piste in the 3 Valleys (Meribel, Courchevel and Val Thorens)

= 1325 km of piste! Including 5 glaciers and 391 ski lifts.

How Much?

6 days costs 340 Euros
7 days cost 390 Euros
8 days costs 440 Euros

Where?

The Superpass will be available from the ski lift companies in Les 3 Valleys, Paradiski & Espace Killy.

For more information view the Alpine Legends website.

Ski Holidays in Tignes
Tignes, Espace Killy

Recently we reported on the latest American resorts to join the extensive Mountain Collection Superpass. These multi-resort lift passes are growing in popularity as skiers and snowboarder become more adventurous with their holidays.

Are you starting to think about next seasons ski holiday? Take a look out our best ski deals


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