Igluski.com Latest Ski News List of ski news articles updates on Latest Ski News thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.igluski.com 2014-10-02 GoPro releases Hero4 just in time for ski season


The HERO4 features ultra high resolution quality of 4K at 30 frames per second + high frames rates at 1080p120. Incredible low light capabilities, including our new nightlapse setting. 2X the high fidelity sound. Faster processing. Protune settings that unlock manual control of many of your GoPro’s features, and so much more

Hero4 Black – 479.99 Euros
  • Professional video up to 4K30
  • 2x the performance – 2x more powerful processor. 2 x faster video frame rates
  • Fast, powerful photo capture – high quality 12MP photos
  • Built in wi-fi & Bluetooth

Hero4 Silver – 379.99 Euros
  • Built in touch display – play back videos & photos
  • Professional video quality – stunning 1080p video
  • Fast, powerful photo capture - high quality 12MP photos
  • Built in wi-fi & Bluetooth


By Krystelle  
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Early Season Snow Report | 28 Sep 2014
The glacier resorts across Europe have kept a solid snow base over the summer; Saas Fee has 185cm and Hintertux 130cm, whilst lower ski areas have had a sprinkling of September snowfall. The most snow has been seen across the pond in the USA ski resorts. A few inches have fallen in the Californian resorts, with even more predicted over the next few days.

Here's our round up of the best early snow:

Austria


Stubai Glacier



Hintertux



Switzerland


Saas Fee



Zermatt


France


Tignes



Val d'Isere


USA


North Star



Mammouth



By Krystelle

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What's New for Valmorel & Events for 2014-15 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 the proud reputation for being a fantastic family resort, awarded with France’s prestigious Famille Plus Label. With its car-free village access, family entertainment, childcare services, off your door skiing and mountain pistes that cater for beginners and intermediate skiers, Valmorel is a superb family skiing environment.

Winter Events 2014/15

Christmas Magic
20th- 27th December 2014: Valmorel comes alive with Christmas fever, with a week full of celebrations and festivities. The Christmas spirit illuminates the village with 1000 lights to capture the Christmas magic. 
Programme: Christmas stories, fireworks, torch-lit winter walks, laterns in the windows and more.

New Year’s Eve Night Fever
29th – 31st December 2014: Get your New Year’s Eve celebrations underway with a 3-day long festival of celebrations in Valmorel, the ideal way to party into 2015!
Programme: Professional DJ, dancing, firework display and highly anticipated countdown.



Paragliding
If you want to discover the magic of flight and soar with the eagles, don’t hesitate, Valmorel offers you the adrenaline fuelled experience of Tandem Paragliding over the Valmorel valleys with a team of qualified professionals.
Programme: 50 €; Adults; From 21st of December 2014 - Sunday 19 of April 2015.

Half Term Rugby
19th February 2015: The hard-hitting 6 Resorts Snow-Rugby Tournament is returning for its third year at Valmorel. This extreme event features competing teams of 7 (local, sportsmen, former ski champions and former rugby players), a slalom race and other fun events for all spectators to participate in.

Activities 2014/15

Apres-Ski Mountain biking
With the onset of snow, mountain biking is a new and fantastic way to explore and discover some truly amazing environments on two-wheels.
Programme: Price 30€; 13 years old +

Multi-Sledge
Enjoy the great outdoors in style with Multi-sledging; learn how to manoeuvre a variety of sledging devices, ending your expedition with a phenomenal descent from the top of Pierrafort chairlift, to the bottom on a fun, family friendly snake-gliss.
Programme: Price 25€; From 3.30pm -5pm available every day; Duration 1hr30mins; Snake-gliss, airboard, snow-kart.

Dog Sledding
Valmorel is proud to offer you an exciting adventure. You will learn how to run the sledge with 3 or 4 dogs and also experience 50 minutes of real driving time operating the sledge.
Programme: Price 80€; Duration 1hr30mins; 14 years old+

Snow buggies
Rev things up on snow buggies! This activity is perfect for thrill seekers who want to push their adrenaline to the limit and test their driving skills navigating through the challenging snowy off-piste terrain.
Programme: Price 85€; Duration 1hr15mins; Driver needs to be 18 with a full driving licence and passengers 6 years +.

With easy access to the slopes, lots of snow, in a friendly village atmosphere with harmonious surroundings, Valmorel is the perfect ski resort for you.

By Myles  
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September Fun at the Snow Centre - Deals, Demo Days and Talks

Half Price Beginner Lessons


The Snow Centre is offering half price lessons for beginners until Monday 29th September. The cost of 1.5-hour adult group lessons has been halved from £49 to £24.50pp at weekends and £45 to £22.50pp midweek.

Opening hours will also be extended for the winter season from September 29th and you can still make the most of 10% OFF adult and Junior Group Lessons, 6 Pack Lessons and Lift passes up until Sunday 30th November.

Ski & Snowboard Demo Day – Sat 20th September


The Snow Centre will play host to a Big Demo Day on Saturday 20th September to test next year's snow sports kit. This provides the perfect opportunity to exclusively test out skis & snowboards, which are not yet available to buy on the high street.

Headlining brands include: Salomon, Raven, Pathron, DOUK Snowboards, Smokin, Dupraz, Stepchild, Ride, Volkl, Endeavour, APO, Nordica, Blizzard, Atomic, Faction & Armada. The Big Demo Day will begin at 10am, rounding off at 6pm and there is no additional cost for testing equipment; it is all included within the cost of a Lift Pass, from just £20.80 if pre-booked online.

Free Snow Talks


First Aid Basics - Saturday 27th September
Alex Leaf, BASI TRAINER and ski teacher has been involved within the snowsports industry for the past 35 years. Teaching, Coaching and Training with World Class Skiing. The Safety Snow Talk take place on Saturday 27th September from 11.15am – 1.30pm and will include areas of: Basic CPR, Primary & Secondary Assessment, Recovery Position and more.]]>
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Team GB's Woodsy wins the NZ Freeski Open
After taking the top qualifying spot yesterday, Woodsy dominated the finals with a first run score of 93.3 and stayed on top for the remainder of the three runs, cementing the win with a huge score of 96.7 on his second run.

The North Face Freeski Open in New Zealand kicked off on Thursday 28th August with the Slopestyle competitions and will be followed by the Halfpipe events on Saturday 30th August. The park and pipe events have been held at Cardrona Alpine Resort, the official resort partner of the NZ Park & Pipe Team.

Woodsy said of the win: "My first run was good, but I knew I had more to give. When the level of competition is so high you can't play around. My goal is always to ski the best I can so I wanted to improve. I'm really proud of the rail section and the kickers were smooth. I went big and that felt good."

Here is what happened in the qualifiers - check out Woodsy's epic run at 1:20!



Team GB Update: What have the athletes been up to over the summer

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