If you’re a skier or a snowboarder, a complete snow park novice or trick happy at freestyle, you won’t want to miss this weekend’s All Day Freestyle event at The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead this coming Saturday.
Arguably the most famous rock in New Zealand – Rocky the rock that tore into a Christchurch home during the February 2011 earthquake – is heading ‘home’ to Mt Hutt ski area.
North Korea is working on a major ski area with 110km of piste for all abilities, according to a report from the country’s news agency in capital Pyongyang.
There has been heavy snow in the Alps and Dolomites in the past few 24 hours but not many ski areas are open and few are publishing snowfall statistics until next season.
To celebrate their 4th Birthday, The Snow Centre (www.thesnowcentre.com), the UK’s newest indoor snowsports destination took the snow party outside.
If you swap your ski boots for football boots this autumn you could win a ski holiday for your whole team!
Whacky charity fund raiser the Snow Camp Rally is back in 2013 with teams racing between the five indoor snow centres in England to raise money for charity Snow Camp.
In a twist on the usual start/ends of season “book your hotel and get a free lift pass” offers, Tignes is offering the chance to get a free studio apartment to stay in when four people each buy a lift pass during the final week of the 12-13 season there from May 4th to 12th.
In what is being reported in UK news media as an escalation of the campaign by the French authorities against British people working in French ski resorts, a British ski instructor working in the resort of Megeve was arrested and held in local police cells overnight while teaching on the slopes.
OK, it is still a month until Deep Purple close Ischgl’s 2012-13 ski season, but the Austrian Tirolean resort that has built a reputation for having top global superstars perform at the start and end of its season has already announced that rock band Nickelback, who boast five Grammy nominations and over 50 million album sales, will be opening the resort’s next ski season on 30 November 2013.
Big Snowfalls Return to The Alps – resorts in Austria, Italy and France post up to 80cm in 24hrs.
Two French airports under a single operating company have clocked up their 1 millionth customer flying in with the UK’s biggest winter sports tour operator, Crystal Ski.
Twenty six years since ‘Chernobyl’, scene of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, sixteen school-children from the town of Korosten in Ukraine have enjoyed a four-week respite holiday to Scotland including a visit to Snow Factor (snowfactor.com) in Xscape Braehead to the west of Glasgow.
Vail Resorts have announced details of their 2013-2014 Epic Pass (www.epicpass.com) – a single ticket that provides access to all of the company’s resorts in California, Colorado and even gives five days skiing in Verbier, Switzerland (up from three days this season).
The Mountain Collective lift pass, which offers two days each at a selection of major North American ski areas will include Mammoth Mountain, Snowbird and Whistler Blackcomb next season, joining Alta, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows.
Spring is nearly here so it should be no surprise to see the legendary Yodel Sepp and Bigfoot-Rudy on the slopes of Austria’s Dachstein West ski region (www.dachstein.at).
BASI (the British Association of Snowsport Instructors) has teamed up with youth charity Snow-Camp and the Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead (thesnowcentre.com) to develop the skills of two young aspiring instructors, providing each with a sponsored Alpine Level 1 course as a part of the Snow-Camp Youth Programme (snow-camp.org.uk).
Sölden is offering everyone the chance to ski with racing legend Bode Miller in April.
A service which collects your skis and if you like, other luggage too, and delivers it to your accommodation in the French Alps ahead of your arrival has extended its pick-up coverage to anywhere in mainland UK.
For the first time local racers have won easily in the now annual Afghan Ski Challenge which returned for its third staging last weekend.
The Altitude Festival in Mayrhofen has announced Eddie Izzard will be a headline act at the 2013 festival from 18-23 March, this month.
The ASD Fairplay association is organising two days on the snow dedicated to skiers with disabilities this month . The organisation will offers specialist instructors free of charge at the Italian resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo to allow people with disabilities to experience the thrill of skiing.
Ski-Scotland, the partnership which promotes snowsports in Scotland, reports that this winter is shaping up to be one of the best in recent years.
Eurostar is launching a Ski Sale on Tuesday (26 February), with thousands of fares available at £119 (usually at least £189) return in standard class or £219 in Standard Premier, for travel from London to the Swiss Alps.
SWISS airlines are working with Made in Chelsea’s Binky to help promote the airline’s services to the Alps. There are up to 35 daily frequent SWISS flights from London City, Manchester and Birmingham to Zurich, Geneva and Basel – and they make it easier than ever to get away by carrying your ski equipment free of charge in addition to your standard free baggage allowance.
The Snow Centre (thesnowcentre.co.uk) at Hemel Hempstead, North London, the closest real snow to the capital, has just announced their Easter programme for 2013 which could be an answer if you want to enjoy some snowtime but aren’t heading to the mountains.
A French court has banned ‘ski hosts’ employed by tour operators from showing new guests around French ski slopes when they arrive in resort.
Livigno, the duty-free, high-altitude Italian resort is offering comparatively low-cost heliskiing for a limited period.
US ski racer Ted Ligety has become the first man in nearly 50 years to win three golds at the Alpine Skiing World Championships.
Scotland’s ski areas are in their best shape so far this season ahead of the bust half term weeks in English and Scottish schools over the next few weeks. All five ski centres have full or nearly full snow cover on all runs.
Seven skiers from across Great Britain who were chosen to represent their country at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea which took place in PyeongChang, South Korea from 26th January – 6th February 2013 have just returned home with a remarkable 13 medals between them – which includes six Gold, four Silver and three Bronze, a record haul for the GB team.
After more than 25cm of snow fell in the last 24 hours of January Breckenridge has opened North America’s highest lift for the first time this season, the Imperial Express SuperChair, which is also the world’s highest chairlift, this weekend.
Cortina d’Ampezzo in northern Italy is celebrating a Week of Love in the magnificent Dolomite mountains from 11-17 February.
On average the top 20 resorts by Facebook popularity added 11,806 fans each – more than 5000 per month, since the end of November.
The Altitude Comedy Festival (altitudefestival.com) returns to Mayrhofen in March for its sixth outing.
James ‘Woodsy’ Woods won his second Gold of the season last weekend in the US Freeskiing Grand Prix in Copper Mountain on Saturday 12 January.
Brits went all out to carve themselves a place on the ski slopes of Ischgl (www.ischgl.com), not exactly for posterity but at least for a few weeks – by taking part in the annual Shapes In White snow sculpture contest in the Tirolean resort.
Tour operator Supertravel Ski (www.supertravel.co.uk/ski) is offering its guests the chance to enjoy the untouched snow between Trockener Steg and Furi in Zermatt, Switzerland, on Thursday mornings for the next few months.
Anyone planning to drive to the ski slopes this season is being advised to ensure they are up to date on the legal requirements for winter driving in all the countries they’re driving through.
The list of après activities for The Brits 2013 festival (the-brits.com) in Tignes has been announced. It’s the 24th staging of the festival, its first in France for nine years and runs from 23-30 March with packages from £279.
The team behind the UK’s biggest ski magazine is delighted to announce
the arrival of InTheSnow Live, www.inthesnowlive.com,
coming to the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham from 25-27 October 2013.
It’s still early days for winter 2012-13 but travel agents and tour operators are reporting a promising start to the season with good early season sales, driven in part by the healthy autumn snowfalls.
This week’s world snow news report reveals that some French and Swiss ski resorts have passed the 3m (10 feet) snow depth mark.
“We’ll turn that climate-apocalypse frown upside down!” with free skiing at the end of the world.
This Week’s World Snow Headlines.
Actor Bruce Willis has decided to give away the ski resort he owns, Soldier Mountain in Idaho.
Chemmy Alcott is once again displaying her incredible character by choosing Lake Louise, the site of her 2010 career-threatening accident, as the moment to make her return to World Cup ski racing.
Over the last seven days, Whistler Blackcomb has received 120cm of snow. Meanwhile Lake Louise in Alberta has become probably the world’s first major resort to open all of its terrain.
The ski season kicks off in Cortina d’Ampezzo in Italy on Thursday 22 November.
Heavy snow in western USA leads to early openings. Little new snow this week but more snow expected in the Alps, particularly at higher altitudes.
Ben Clatworthy highlights five reasons to visit Valloire, the best-known resort of the Maurienne Valley
The re-launched ski brand Killly have created a £1000 ski jacket for men at the top end of their range.
Snowcarbon.co.uk launches new journey planner aimed at helping travellers get their snow-fix on the train
Scottish singer Amy Macdonald takes to the Top Of The Mountain stage in Ischgl on Saturday 24 November, the day after the ski lifts and slopes open for the new 2012-13 season.
Another 30cm of snow, on average, in parts of the Alps over the past 72 hours.
More Than 80 Ski Areas are now open thanks to snowfall in Scandinavia and North America.
To celebrate its fifth anniversary week from 5th – 9th of November, Chill Factore will be offering all snow activities to new guests for just a fiver.
An English-owned and run ski lodge in the village of Avajan in the heart of the French Pyrenees, has launched off-peak long-ski weekends there.
Visitors to the ski and board show being staged at the NEC in Birmingham this weekend from 26-28 October can claim some special discounts from Serre Chevalier Vallée in the French Hautes-Alpes.
Californian ski areas open early after heavy snow this week.
Skis and snowboards can be carried free of charge on Monarch Airlines’ new routes to key ski regions for Winter 2012/13, for passengers booking before 31 December.
Merinannies who have been providing professional childcare at ski resorts in the French, Swiss and Austrian Alps for the last ten years are expanding their service this winter to cover Morillon in the French Grand Massif ski region and Ischgl in Austria, as well as launching a new website.
Vonn has written to the FIS (International Ski Federation) asking if she can race in the Men’s Downhill World Cup opener
Fresh snow in the Alps – 10cm reported in past 48 hours on glaciers – Tignes has opened for the 2012-13 ski season.
Ben Clatworthy offers his top five reasons to head to ski town USA.
The Big Snow Festival which had been due to run in Sauze d’Oulx Italy next March has been cancelled.
Norwegian resort Trysil has opened today (September 29th) with snow stored through the summer!
September snow report – glacier ski areas are opening across Europe and there’s still good snow in the southern hemisphere…
Two new runs have been created ready for the coming winter at Cervinia in Italy’s Aosta Valley.
It’s the 50th birthday ski season for one of the world’s best known resorts, Steamboat in Colorado.
Five times gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave will be joining Britain’s greatest slalom skier, and our only downhill skiing Olympic medal winner Alain Baxter, at this season’s Crystal Ski Fest 2013
Last summer Team Evolution Alpine Racing athletes were invited to use the wind tunnel alongside members of the British Speed Ski Team at Cambridge University, where research was conducted into drag created by different aerodynamic positions (www.teamevolution.eu). Team Evolution Junior Team athletes Max Baggio, Max Moss and Darcie Mead, along with British Senior Team [...]
Rudechalets are offering skiers the chance to give snowboarding a go for free.
Youth Charity Snow-Camp are looking for 25 teams of snowsports enthusiasts to enter their Snow-Camp Rally 2012
Book you lift ticket mow and save 10% on Portes du Soleil lift pass
James “Woodsy” Woods has taken gold at the first FIS World Cup Slopestyle event of the season in Ushuaia, Argentina
The Big Snow Festival moving to Sauze D’Oulx for 2013
Fanatical Inverness skier Helen Rennie has broken a record by clocking up 35 consecutive months of skiing in Scotland.
John Nike Leisuresport Ltd proudly host the first ever Perma-Snow Series.
Big snowfalls on Sept 1 in the Alps
A special in-flight edition of the UK’s most read ski & snowboard mag for Monarch Airlines
A new Swiss cable car has no roof.
Whistler creating wonder routes to help guests find best.
Snowbombing previews 2013 with Amsterdam October event.
Vail offers race Vonn option to guests
Olympics inspire a generation but is their funding for sport for them?
International Academy offers top end snowsport instructor programs
Lake Louise adds new beginner area, tubing, big air bag.
Paradiski has invested in green power for all its lifts and other power needs from now on.
Powder White Potentially – find love on the slopes.
St Anton kills time in the off season by trying line dancing world record
Ride the London gondola to receive a discount on the indoor slopes of north London!
All Courchevel’s chairlifts have child safety devices next winter.
New ski route and freeride info base for Gastein.
A new ice bar is open in New Zealand.
Staff from Ski Solutions donned skiwear in July to ride the new London gondola.
Children aged under 16 will be entitled to ski free of charge in low season at the SkiWelt.
New pass covers the ski lifts and runs of Villars, Gryon and Les Diablerets with those of the ski areas around Gstaad.
The ski lifts will be running again tomorrow for summer skiing 2012 at Cervinia.
Take a ski course in Tignes long before most resorts open for the season!
An Olympic journey from Innsbruck 2012 to London 2012 by bike, raising money for Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK).
A new ski region to open in the Austrian Tirol.
2 hours indoor skiing for a family of up to six people for £69 this summer.
La Plagne’s first luxury chalet due to open.
French ski resorts are re-opening for summer skiing.
VIP SKI to open first St Anton hotel.
The southern hemisphere 2012 season is underway
St Moritz has been announced the successful bidder of the three European resorts competing to host the 2017 Alpine World Ski Championships.
As the UK sizzles, former Miss Scotland Lois Weatherup decided to cool down inside Snow Factor, Braehead – an indoor snow centre near Glasgow.
For over 20 years, La Clusaz has been celebrating the end of the season with a two day festival, the ‘Defi Foly’.
Isn’t it time you discovered the heart of the Alps?
Fancy cycling with an Olympian in the year of the London Olympics?
As part of an international celebration of snow, CairnGorm Mountain (www.cairngormmountain.org) celebrated World Snow Day at the end of last month.
Plas y Brenin has teamed up with Scott Sports and Altitude Adventure to bring you the best possible introduction to Ski Touring.
A plan to link the Czech Republic by a new funicular railway to the Austrian ski area of Hochficht has angered environmental groups.
A special offer for families with pre-school children in Val d’Isere is on offer this season from Ski Scott Dunn.
Europe’s highest, and one of its youngest resorts, Val Thorens, turns 40 this winter.
Mammoth resort spends $20m on investments for the 2011/12 ski season both on the mountain and in the village.
Polar explorer and adventurer Mark Wood attempts to become the first person in history to solo ski both poles.
The famous La Niña returns to the US for another season, bringing with it record early season snow.
The newest store opens in Croydon today, with all three Snow+Rock brands under one roof; Snow+Rock, CycleSurgery and Runners Need.
Not many skiers would associate biscuits with Après Ski, but these tasty treats will wet your appetite.
Patrick Thorne reports on the measures being taken to keep skiing affordable this season.
The Kandahar Ski Team have announced they will stage a new FIS race this season in Meribel
With the nights drawing, it’s time to turn your thoughts to skiing. Here are some great deals from leading UK tour operator Inghams.
Luxury Bed and Breakfast targets short break skiers looking for a fast getaway to the snow.
It’s November and the Northern Hemisphere is gearing up for the ski season. The US now has nine resorts open, equalling Austria, with more expected to open this weekend.
Holiday company boss completes ‘Azores and Back’ sailing race and raises £4,000 for charity.
The globe’s latest new fitness regime, is taking to the piste… Zumba in Manchester!
Smugglers Notch in Vermont continues to be one of the world’s best ski holiday destinations for families with children.
Doppelmayr are working on their biggest order to date, a €105m new lift.
Win Chalet Girl on DVD and Blu-Ray with InTheSnow Magazine, the UK’s most read free ski magazine.
The Total Heliski returns for a second year and you’ll be craving powder by the end of the night.
50 years ago the Burfield chairlift first began turning at the Tod Mountain Ski Area, this year the resort celebrates.
Chez Serre Chevalier, run by a British couple opens for business in the French Alps.
The Daily Telegraph British Ski and Board Show returns to Birmingham’s NEC from 28–30 October.
Buy your skipass and they throw in the accommodation for free.
Win a 6-day 3 Vallees ski pass, Deezer 3 Months Premium+ Subscription and a ticket to the 3 Vallées VIP Party on Wednesday the 19th of October
ActivityBreaks.com highlights three off the beaten track resorts in Austria.
Your chance to win a week’s gourmet skiing or snowboarding holiday for two in Les 3 Vallées, France
Ben Clatworthy talks to Edith Rozsa, ex-Canadian National Alpine and Ski Cross Team member, who is now a company director and skis with clients at Snow Rehab. Edith is a self-confessed snow addict.
Ski Verbier are 20, and celebrating by launching Ski Chamonix.
Independent ski operator, Ski World launch’s new website ahead of the new season.
Chamexpress offer passengers discounts depending on how many people follow them.
Autumn is here, the leaves are falling, the first glacier ski resorts in the Alps are opening and Britain’s ski show season is upon us once more!
The countdown to the season starts here, and to celebrate we’re showcasing a selection the best ski deals on the market.
The collapse of Pinnacle Travel has left thousands of school children without their school ski trip.
Leading French Independent Hotelier Celebrates 20 Years in Business
Technical clothing brand, Helly Hansen, has announced that it will exclusively feature PrimaLoft Insulation Technology.
The British Snow Tour is back for its tenth year with a new format that will consolidate this seasons action into a three event tour, kicking off with the British Indoor Championships at SNO!zone Castleford in September.
Polartec, the leading manufacturer of performance fabrics, has partnered with The North Face®, the world’s premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, to launch the The North Face® Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc® Giveaway
InTheSnow Magazine are very pleased to announce their exclusive deal with SnowJet to be their in-flight Magazine publisher of choice.
Ben Clatworthy wins Sports Feature category at Youth Journalism International Excellence in Jounalism Awards.
A team of staff from Ski Independence embarked on a Tri Peak Challenge over the bank holiday weekend, raising over £20,000 for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, which will assist the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh to buy a CUSA machine for the treatment of tumours.
Ski & snowboard training provider, SnowSkool, is expanding its international portfolio of resorts and offering a new programme of ski & snowboard instructor training in the USA at Big Sky in Montana.
Youth charity Snow-Camp has just returned from their latest adventure in the French Alps, but this time with 20 young people having been recognised as trained ski instructors.
Legs of Steel, consists top european Freeskiers Benedikt Mayr, Paddy Graham, Thomas Hlawitschka and Tobi Reindl announce their new Project for 2011.
The SportAccord Convention in London last week offered one of the last chances for the three bidding cities for the 2018 Olympic Games Munich, Annecy and PyeongChang to present to the international sporting community.
A new eco-friendly portable ashtray has been launched by the Ski Club of Great Britain as part of their Respect the Mountain campaign as Ben Clatworthy reports.
For a chance to win your own Portaski, check out the competition page
Anticipated within the skiing world, and soon to make a big impact on the UK film scene it’s Chalet Girl, the story of a teenager strapped for cash looking to earn a few quid as a chalet maid, but a season in St Anton leaves her a snowboarding sensation and deeply besotted. InTheSnow’s Ben Clatworthy was at the premiere.
Dider Cuche, Didier Défago, Luc Alphand and Chemmy Alcott will all be in Verbier on 2nd April along with more of the best skiers of the pro-circuit for the 12th Verbier High Five By Carlsberg.
Skier and Boarder Cross – the most exciting events of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics is back in Scotland for 2011! Having hit Cairngorm Mountain last season this action packed, exciting event heads to Glenshee on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March 2011 with the Saab Challenge, Scottish Snowcross Championships.
Been a snowy week on both sides of the Atlantic – the Alps have had the snow they’ve been waiting for and there’s been snow for the Dolomites and Pyrenees too, while Western North American resorts have seen huge snowfalls.
New for this season, the Ski Club of Great Britain have teamed up with Scott Skis to run two days of Ski Club Leading and ski testing at Glenshee and Cairngorm Mountain in Scotland this month.
With only a few weeks to go before the Brits Music & Snow Festival (www.the-brits.com) hits Laax, Switzerland, the organisers say they are excited to announce the return of key events including chance to put the pedal to the metal during the Garmin Downhill Challenge.
There have been more huge snowfalls in Western North America. In Western Canada Whistler, Blackcomb has received more than 1.4m (almost five feet) of snow in the past week, but the largest falls in the region have surpassed even that with up to 1.6m (5.3 feet) around Lake Tahoe in California, USA.
The Norwegian coastal ski resort of Voss has seen some of the best snowfall in Europe this winter and this month the town stages its fifth Extreme Sports Week which will make the most of all that snow.
Nevis Range held its first peak-to-base race for the first time in four years last weekend. The race sees skiers and boarders set off from the top of the ski area then switch to running shoes if they wish, or continue in ski boots at the snowline. They then continue, running, to a finish line which is only disclosed on the afternoon of the race.
At long last there has been snow in the Western Alps over the past 48 hours. Although so far only parts of Western Italy and southern France have seen significant falls of up to 30cm, most other areas are beginning to see at least a few centimetres of snow after many weeks with little or no new accumulations.
Two paramedics, Jim Weavill and Cat McCullagh from Winslow, Bucks, decided to get engaged during a ski holiday in Formigal.
The North Face sponsored a Big Air Contest at a purpose-built snow-park at the foot of the magnificent Tatra Mountains in Poland.
The spectacular five star Carlton Hotel in St Moritz (www.carlton-stmoritz.ch) have just unveiled their very own Bobsleigh for use on the resort’s 1722m long bobsleigh run, the world’s oldest and the only one still hand made from natural ice each winter and officially therefore the world’s largest ice sculpture.
Scotland’s mountain ski areas are on track for another good snowsports season, with latest figures showing a 3% increase on last year, which itself was an outstanding season.
It’s almost déjà-vu with a similar snow report to a week ago…
The all-suites Carlton Hotel St.Moritz (www.carlton-stmoritz.ch; +41 (0)81 836 7000) is one of the most fabulous hotels in the Alps — with two restaurants, a four-storey spa and the resort’s only indoor-outdoor pool overlooking the Alps.
The scale of development ahead of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, is becoming increasingly apparent with the world’s leading lift manufacturer, Doppelmayr (www.doppelmayr.com) revealing that they are in the process of completing 20 new lifts connected with the Games in time for 2014.
It’s East Coast North America particularly New Hampshire that’s seem the most snowfall of the past week, with Jiminy Peak topping the table with 1.65m (5.5 feet).
With the demise of publically funded British Ski Racing bodies new organisations are being established by individuals dedicated to keeping the British ski racing scene alive at an elite level.
The Killers, the American band that first made their name in the UK, will be the stars of the season-closing Top of the Mountain concert in the Austrian resort of Ischgl on Saturday 30 April.
After a quiet start to 2011, the past 72 hours has seen significant snowfall in the Western Alps, Pyrenees and on both sides of North America, freshening up cover on slopes around the world.
Conditions at all five Scottish ski areas remain good to very good raising early hopes that 2010-11 could end up as big a success as 2009-10.
The storm that blew into much of Alberta over the past few days delivered a late Christmas present to skiers and snowboarders by depositing almost 40 cm of fresh snow…
A Verbier ski school that specialises in teaching British holidaymakers with British instructors is being harassed by local rivals…
David and Victoria Beckham who have become regular figures on the slopes of Courchevel and Verbier were spotted on a pre-Christmas indoor ski trip with their sons to the Snow Centre at Hemel Hempstead to the north of London.
Belgium’s ski areas (yes, like England, there are some), are reporting great conditions after heavy snowfall.
With four of Scotland’s ski areas already open with a deep base, some fresh snow and more snow forecast, and the fifth due to open tomorrow, Thursday 23 December, there is certainly a white treat – and some great sliding – in store for skiers and snowboarders over the festive period.
A new chalet in Alpe d’Huez has an unusual (for France) Scandinavian theme running through it, although the stonework is Italian…
Ellis Brigham is offering a limited edition Norrona one piece ski suit worth £800 for auction with the proceeds going to Snowsports Disability UK
The recent snow has led to great conditions on England’s ski slopes!
800 visitors took to the slopes on sledges, skis and snowboards when Nevis Range opened for snowsports a fortnight earlier than planned on 4-5 December 2010.
Britain’s Number 1 skier, Chemmy Alcott is recovering from surgery after breaking her leg in a high speed crash during downhill practice at the Lake Louise World Cup course in Canada.
Following persistent early snowfall skiers and snowboarders will be able to take to the slopes of Nevis Range, Fort William, in the Outdoor Capital of the UK, this weekend (4-5 December), two weeks earlier than scheduled and the earliest season opening for thirteen years.
Two new cabins have arrived in Val Thorens to replace the old cabins of the Cime Caron cable car.
Val Gardena (www.valgardena.it) is made up of three charming Alpine villages – Ortisei at 1236m, Santa Cristina at 1428m, and Selva at 1563m – and a handful of pretty hamlets including Bulla, San Giacomo and Roncadizza. The ski area has 83 lifts and 175km pistes locally, 95% of which benefit from snowmaking facilities, and 115km of cross-country skiing. The local downhill slopes connect to the Sella Ronda, giving 500km of lift-linked slopes, all included in the Dolomiti Superski pass, which in total covers 1200km of pistes.
In winter, the world-class skiing and snowboarding is the main draw. Every type of skier is catered for here, from beginners looking to take their first turns…
Three of Scotland’s five ski areas were open this weekend thanks in part to the low temperatures and the fresh snow that has fallen over the past few days.
A snow storm a week before Lake Tahoe in California’s Alpine Meadows ski resort opens for the season tomorrow has left 8.5 feet (2.5m) of new snow…
Following the successful safety awareness initiative to tackle alcohol misuse…
Many ski areas around the world are reporting great early season conditions with more big name resorts opened or opening in the next few days.