Igluski.com Latest Ski News List of ski news articles updates on Latest Ski News thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.igluski.com 2016-09-30 What's new in St Anton for winter 2017 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 coming up as a new cableway is being built linking Stuben, St Christoph and St Anton to Lech and Zurs, to create the largest linked ski area in Austria. Read more about the latest additions in St Anton…

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New in St Anton

New ski lifts to create largest ski area in Austria


The biggest news for winter 2017 is that a new cable car system will link all ski resorts in the Arlberg creating Austria’s largest interconnected ski area.

3 new cable cars will connect Zurs to Stuben making travel between both sides of the Arlberg faster and easier. The ski area will include a total of 305 km of pistes and 87 lifts, as well as an extra 200 km of backcountry terrain.

From St Anton, skiers and snowboarders will be able to access St Christoph, Stuben, Zurs, Lech, Schrocken and Warth. The lift will open from December 2016.

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New ski lifts in St Anton

Run of Fame


As the new cable cars allow fluid transportation between the ski resorts, a new route named the ‘Run of Fame’ has been created to test even the most proficient skiers. Visitors can attempt to ski the 65 km route in one day. Access to the circuit is possible and different sections and there will be special signage to point skiers and snowboarders in the correct direction.

New chalets

We are delighted to have 7 new properties in St Anton for our winter 2016/17 programme. The Amelia chalets are located within the same complex so are perfect for larger groups that can be spread across the 3 chalets.

Chalet Stratus
Chalet Cirrus
Chalet Nimbus
Chalet Amelia 4
Chalet Amelia 6
Chalet Amelia 12
Hotel Pfeffermuehle


New chalet in St Anton

New kids lift pass


Children born from 2009 only pay 10 Euros for the ‘Snowman Card’ season lift pass which gives them access to all the slopes in St Anton, all season.

Events


Festive fun
The festivities begin in St Anton 4 weekends before Christmas Eve. There will be a varity of advent themed areas and events throughout December including a Christmas Adventure Trail, Christmas card workshop, Advent Magic at the Museum, a Christmas market and more!

Test the latest skis at opening weekend

Visitors in St Anton on 2nd – 4th December can try out the latest ski models from a range of manufactures free of charge. There will also be a special music event on the Saturday night to celebrate opening weekend.

Krampus
Witness the Austrian tradition of Krampus on 5th December.

Ski show and fireworks every Wednesday
Every Wednesday evening throughout the season (from January 4th onwards) visitors in St Anton can watch a spectacular show of projected imagery, fireworks and skiing. Admission is free and takes place on the slope in front of the Karl Schranz Stadium. The show is hosted by the St Anton tourist board.

New Orleans meets snow festival
From 7th – 9th April there will be live concerts in the village and the slopes celebrating soul, blues, fun and jazz music. This will be the 4th year that the ‘New Orleans meets Snow’ festival has taken place in St Anton. Highlights of this year’s line-up include Blues Night on the Saturday with the Markus Linder Blues Band.

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Val d'Isere opens 26th November
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 ski holiday.

After recent improvements to the ski area, Val d’Isere now boasts the largest snowmaking facility in Europe which will keep even the driest of winters at world-class standards. The operations will be able to cover the area the size of Wembley Stadium to a depth of half a metre in just 60 minutes.

Val d'isere opening weekend 2016


The snow-sure resort plans to keep the slopes open until 1st May 2017.

For anyone thinking of hitting up Val d’Isere for opening weekend, the Ski Force Winter Tour will be in resort for ski testing. The new season’s ski and snowboards from leading manufactures will be available to test on the Front de Neige free of charge. Instructors will also be on hand to show you around the Espace Killy ski area. This will only be available on opening day.

Start the season in Val d’Isere with these great ski deals:

1st December – 4 nights at Hotel La Toviere from £580 pp
9th December – 7 nights at Chalet Hotel Champs Avalins from £454 pp
9th December – 7 nights at Chalet Hotel du Monet from £499 pp
9th December – 7 nights at 5* Chalet Hotel Le Savoie from £949 pp
16th December – 7 nights at Chalet Hotel Le Val d’Isere from £849 pp


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Snow report | 15 Sept 2016: First snow of the 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 find the perfect ski holiday this season, or search through our winter 2017 ski holidays and best ski deals.

Here's how some of the top ski resorts in France are looking like this morning:

Tignes

September snow in Tignes

September snow in Tignes 

Val Thorens

September snow in Val Thorens

Alpe d'Huez

September snow in Alpe d'Huez

Val d'Isere

September snow in Val d'Isere

Vars

September snow in Vars

La Plagne

September snow in La Plagne


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Snow report | 15 Sept 2016: First snow of the 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 find the perfect ski holiday this season, or search through our winter 2017 ski holidays and best ski deals.

Here's how some of the top ski resorts in France are looking like this morning:

Tignes

September snow in Tignes

September snow in Tignes 

Val Thorens

September snow in Val Thorens

Alpe d'Huez

September snow in Alpe d'Huez

Val d'Isere

September snow in Val d'Isere

Vars

September snow in Vars

La Plagne

September snow in La Plagne


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What's new in Les Arcs for winter 2017 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 entire Paradiski area on 17th December.

There’s never been a better time to visit Les Arcs and the Paradiski area! Check out all the new features for this ski season:

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New hotel


Hotel Taj-I Mah is the first 5 star hotel in Les Arcs located at the top of Arc 2000 at Le Cabriolet gondola. The hotel boasts a ski in –ski out location, 2 spectacular restaurants ran by Michelin chefs, a large wellness area and big south facing terrace. The hotel opens from 16th December.

Find out more about the new hotel here.

Hotel Taj-i Mah in Les Arcs
 

New Igloo Village


The largest igloo village in France is being created this winter in Les Arcs! The 400m2 space offers ice caves, an igloo bar, overnight stays in Igloos, a restaurant area and a dance floor!

Igloo Village in Les Arcs
 

New chalets in Arc 1950


Chalet Merle and Chalet Chouette are similar spacious chalets located in the picturesque village of Arc 1950. If you are looking for a touch of luxury this ski season then look no further! These gorgeous chalets are located in the 5 star Sources de Marie residences in the heart of Arcs 1950, where you are just a few minutes from over 40 shops, bars and restaurants.

The chalets boast door step skiing, a sauna, swimming pool and Wi-Fi access. Call one of our ski experts on the phone number above for more information on these properties.

Chalet Merle
 

New ski touring trails


As ski touring becomes increasingly popular, several new trails are being created to cater for enthusiasts of the sport visiting Les Arcs.

  • 2 new trails have been created adding to the already-existing La Trace route in Arc 1600.
  • A new 440m vertical ascent will be in Arc 1800 from the top of the Villards telecabine.
  • A new 650m vertical ascent in Peisey Vallandry from the Parchet chairlift.

New ice rink


A new ice rink will be located in Les Arcs 2000 for all guests in Les Arcs to enjoy.

Mille 8 Alpine Playground

Launched at the end of winter 2016, the Mille 8 leisure centre is a large, family friendly area filled with fun activities, ski areas and an aquatic centre. Skiers and snowboarders of all ages can enjoy the freestyle and boardercross run, the toboggan track, walking trails and more.



Winter 2017 events


Les Arcs European Film Festival
10-17th December 2016

Big Up & Down ski touring event
27-29th January 2017

French Freeride World Qualifier
28th January – 5th February 2017

Les Arcs Safety Day
8th February 2017

Skiing into Spring
2-17th April 2017
 

New app features


The Paradiski YUGE app already offers a huge amount of information available at your fingertips. For winter 2016/17 the app will feature:

  • Ski pass recharging
  • Interactive resort and shuttle maps
  • 60 wifi hot spots in resort

Future plans for Les Arcs


For winter 2017/18

  • Replacement and extention of the Pre-St Espirit chairlift
  • Expansion of the snow cannon network in the lower part of the Arc 2000 ski area


For winter 2018/09

  • Replacement of the Comborciere chairlift linking Arc 2000 to Arc 1600
  • New Club Med Les Arc 1750


Club Med Les Arcs 1750
How the Club Med Les Arcs 1750 will look


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