Igluski.com Latest Ski News List of ski news articles updates on Latest Ski News thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.igluski.com 2015-07-05 New for winter 2015/16: Chalet Hotel Le Savoie Chalet Hotel Le Savoie in Val d’Isere, France. This premium property is ideally located in a fantastic central position that is just a short walk to the lifts.

Skiers and snowboarders staying in this hotel will benefit from a range of enhanced dining, including: extended breakfast time of 7:30 – 10 am; afternoon tea will be available 7 days a week; the evening meal will consist of 5 courses and plus superior wines.

The luxurious spa area includes an indoor pool, 2 whirlpools, 2 saunas and a steam room. The chalet hotel also boasts an in-house ski hire shop exclusive to the property.

If you love getting out for first lifts and want a chalet close to the lifts, Le Savoie will tick all your boxes! The hotel is just a stone’s throw away from the Solaise Express lift to access the Solaise/Le Fornet side of Val d’Isere, and the Olympique gondola to ski over towards Tignes.

Take a sneak peak of Le Savoie here:



Our Head of Ski Product, James Box, visited Chalet Hotel Le Savoie last at the end of last ski season, here’s what he has to say about the new property:

"I went to visit Le Savoie in April and it’s absolutely stunning. Previously run as a 5* independent Hotel it has all the superb facilities that you expect of one. It has stylish décor throughout, the bedrooms are generous with huge bathrooms & offer great flexibility; with suites and duplex bedrooms available which are absolutely perfect for families. It’s in a perfect location, positioned right on the main street at the first roundabout in town with amazing views from the terrace overlooking La Face, and just a couple of minutes’ walk to the lifts. This really is a unique property and I expect it to be hugely popular."

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Ski holidays at Le Savoie during winter 2015/16 run from Sunday 13th December 2015 to Sunday 24th April 2016

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http://www.igluski.com/news/new-for-winter-2015-16-chalet-hotel-le-savoie_a19736212 2015-07-02
The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show moves to Battersea Park
As well as the brand new surroundings, The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show have teamed up with the Altitude Comedy Festival to bring a blend of snow, laughs and stand up to the event. Acts confirmed so far include:

Marcus Brigstocke
Andrew Maxwell
Wayne Deakin
Jamali Maddix
Sofie Hagen
Damian Clark
Matt Reed
Miss Behave's Gameshow

Once again visitors will be transported to an alpine wonderland where they can get explore new ski resorts, check out the latest winter gear, sample our favourite ski foods and après like we’re back in the mountains already!

Following many years at Earls Court, the organisers are hoping the move to Battersea will enhance the experience. The 2015 show will see over 200 top snow brands and destination exhibit at the event, plus music and the return of an international pro competition, The London Ride, presented by British Freeski Camps.

The London Ride will feature a 50ft real snow kicker that pro skiers and snowboaders will showcase their skills on – will this be enough for the first quad-cork in the capital?

In addition, Warren Smith Ski Academy will return to share their knowledge with live demos in the Mountain Talks Theatre and 1-to-1 coaching.

Where: Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park
When: Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th November
How: Tickets go on sale on Friday 7th August
Here's a taster of what the event should look like:

The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show North

The Northern show will return to Manchester’s EventCity for a 3rd year from Friday 30th October to Sunday 1st November. Visitors will be able to browse over 100 top snow brands, ski holiday companies and enjoy a selection of après bars and food stalls.

Where: EventCity, Mancheter
When: Friday 30th October to Sunday 1st November
How: Tickets go on sale on Friday 7th August

Photos from last years London show:

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Tignes is open for summer skiing Tignes opened its glacier at the weekend for skiing and snowboarding over the summer.

From 27th June to 9th August, 20 km of piste on the glacier will be open to enjoy snow sports over the warmer months.

Summer skiing in Tignes is popular for ski and snowboard courses and clubs, athletes head here for training at the snow park and adventure enthusiasts that want to enjoy skiing in the morning then one of the other many action sports in the afternoon.

Via the Perce-Neige funicular, it takes just 7 minutes to get up to the glacier in Tignes. The ski area is open from 7:15 am to 1pm (last lift down at 1:30pm).

Between 27th June – 3rd July, 4 ski lifts are planned to be open: Funicular + Cable car + Vanoise & Rosolin chairlifts.

From 4th July – 9th August, all glacier lifts should open (depending on snow conditions).

Other activities to do in Tignes over the summer include: Mountain Biking, hiking, water sports on the lake, tennis, squash, zorbing, trampolining, mini golf, archery, canoeing and flyboarding.

Tignes summer skiing piste map:


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Unfortunately we don’t sell summer ski holidays. Other resorts that are open over the summer are Les 2 Alpes, Hintertux, Zermatt, Saas Fee, Kaprun, Dachstein, and Stubai

View the best of our ski deals for winter 2015/16

By Krystelle

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http://www.igluski.com/news/tignes-is-open-for-summer-skiing_a19736208 2015-06-29
Pond Skimming at The Snow Centre this Summer Saturday 4th July.

You may have seen one a pond skimming event before at a snow festival or at the end of the season in some of the larger resorts. Now The Snow Centre is bringing this fun activity to the UK slopes.

Action from Telluride end of season pond skim party:



Whether you ski or snowboard, you drop in from the top of a snowy slope to skim across the top of a pool of water. It’s all for fun, so all abilities are welcome to join.

There are a bundle of goodies to win, with a top prize of a ski holiday to Telluride* for who skims the furthest across. There are also plenty of smaller prizes up for grabs including t-shirts, hats and posters. Fancy dress is encouraged!

This will be set up outside and there will be a outdoor snow bar and food stall to keep non-skimmers entertained.

Where: The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead

When: Saturday 4th July

How: Places must be booked in advance (ages 14+ only) Please call 0844 770 7227
£5 a session at either 1pm – 2.30pm or 3pm – 4.30pm

Ski and snowboard equipment will be available to hire for no charge. Helmets are compulsory. Best to bring a towel and some spare clothes. * Visit The Snow Centre website for full T&Cs.

 
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http://www.igluski.com/news/pond-skimming-at-the-snow-centre-this-summer_a19736207 2015-06-24
GB Park and Pipe team in search for a site for a world-class training facility
Now they are looking for a location to host this training centre and are turning to the public for ideas. This facility would greatly boost the skiers and snowboarders of the GB Park and Pipe team and help train more world-class GB athletes.

With snowboarding big air just added to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, this could significantly help the team training leading up to the Winter Games

The plans are for a permanent centre complete with a large outdoor jump with an inflatable landing with the option of additional indoor freestyle training area.

Interested parties please contact Paddy Mortimer, BSS Performance Director. All UK location will be considered. Paddy.Mortimer@TeamBSS.org.uk

This hub would be similar to Chiba Kings airbag site in Japan




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By Krystelle
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