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.
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.
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.
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.
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The sun had been shining down on Swadlincote all day. The air was fresh and crisp and the sky was as blue as a blue bird day in the Alps.
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.
Protection from Ultraviolet rays on the mountains cannot be overstated – Bollé eyewear launches Alpine collection designed for use at high altitude.
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
Rudechalets are offering skiers the chance to give snowboarding a go for free.
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.
Big snowfalls on Sept 1 in the Alps
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
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.
The Ski Club of Great Britain is looking for volunteers to join the fifth annual Big Spring Clean on Saturday 16th June.
The Diavolezza cable car above St Moritz re-opened on 11 February, after an unusual closure during the first few months of the ski season.
Switzerland. Home to some of the most stunning mountains with enormous lift-served verticals, it boasts the world’s very first winter sports resort, St Moritz and a flawless transport system that is seamless from airport to resort.
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.
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.
Paradiski launches a free iPhone App
Your chance to win a week’s gourmet skiing or snowboarding holiday for two in Les 3 Vallées, France
Ski Verbier are 20, and celebrating by launching Ski Chamonix.
Independent ski operator, Ski World launch’s new website ahead of the new season.
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!
Our friends at Basecamp – Ski and Snowboard Courses, are offering free flights to anyone who joins their Instructor, Performance or All Mountain Course in Banff before the end of September 2011.
The collapse of Pinnacle Travel has left thousands of school children without their school ski trip.
What began in Tignes in 1982 with a handful of self-catering apartments is now a world class collection of chalets, hotels and apartments stretching from Aspen to the Alps.
Crans-Montana Tourism Authority appoints Insights Management Consultancy to represent Crans-Montana destination in the UK market.
Crystal Ski is launching its 2011/12 brochure today with winter sports holidays to three continents, 13 countries and 148 ski resorts.
Following the success of their stores in the Shepherds Bush development, Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports and The North Face are due to open in Europe’s biggest shopping centre
90% of avalanches that cause accidents are triggered by the victim. Henry’s Avalanche Talks show how to manage the risk yet still have fun.
ATOMIC and Daniel Albrecht go their separate ways after a long-term and successful partnership.
Atomic and Daniel part on best terms.
For once there is some good news for families who are restricted to booking their annual ski break during the February half term holiday.
Ben Clatworthy wins Sports Feature category at Youth Journalism International Excellence in Jounalism Awards.
SKI COLLECTION LAUNCHES SKI PROGRAMME AND PRICES FOR WINTER 2011/12 – BIGGER CHOICE OF 3 & 4 STAR SELF-CATERED ACCOMMODATION IN FRENCH RESORTS DESIGNED WITH SKIING IN MIND.
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.
The Crystal finest preview brochure for winter 2011/12, launched today, presents a collection of bespoke chalets and first class hotels in the world’s most sought after ski destinations in Europe, North America and Japan.
The extraordinary weather conditions in the United States, which have blanketed the whole of the country…
For an accommodation from the 16th to the 25th of April 2011…
The 8th edition of ‘La Gorzderette’, the truly iciest competition in the world, will be held in the valley of Champagny le Haut in the French ski resort of La Plagne.
Valmeinier: SPECIAL FAMILY PACK from the 18th of December 2010 to the 23th of April 2011.
Free skiing for children until 16 years old…
The entrance to a new indoor winter sports centre in Lithuania that will boast both outdoor ski runs and…
SFL KID’CONTEST from the 12th to the 18th of February 2011.
The BRITS Music and Winter Festival has launched its new website ahead of the imminent 2011 event in LAAX, Switzerland from the 20th – 27th March. www.the-brits.com.
Every four years, up to 2,000 snowsports instructors from up to 36 skiing nations around the globe get together to share practices and set instruction standards at the Interski (International Meeting of Snowsports Instructors) congress.
The Ski Club of Great Britain, the UK’s most established snowsports organisation, has re-launched its website.
The importance of cross country skiing to ski areas has been measured, in once case at least, by the Swiss University of St Gallen who studied the popularity of cross country skiing at Davos.
The BBC has reported that Ghana as “the Snow Leopard,” who represented Ghana as a ski racer at the Vancouver Olympics…
7th Short-film festival which will be judged by actors and actresses from cinema and television.
Special week for children: free events, animations, stories for children…
The world’s largest dogs race!
Degustation of local products on the slopes!
The Snowkite Masters spectacular comes to Serre Chevalier in France from January 8th to 16th.
Accomodation in full board, skipass, skiing material renting, animations, club for kids, skiing lessons in one package!
All in all Jackson Hole’s opening weekend was an epic.
Nevis Range near Fort William in Western Scotland has announced it will open next weekend on December 4th, two weeks before the end of a planned maintenance closure to the 18th.
A new four kilometre long rail tunnel to the central Swiss ski resort of Engelberg will open on December 12th.
All flights to Chambery reduced to just £49*
for departures 08 January to 30 January inclusive
As the majority of the world’s ski areas open over the next two weeks, the start of the 2010-11 winter season is still looking good with resorts in the Alps, Rockies, Pyrenees, Scandinavia and Scotland, among others, all reporting good to excellent early season conditions.
The BRITS Festival (www.the-brits.com ) is back in Laax, Switzerland from the 20th – 27th March 2011.
Visit Serre Chevalier Vallée, 8 – 16 January, and experience the awesome Snowkite Masters spectacular, the annual event for local and international Snowkiters, which is guaranteed to thrill the sox off you.
The Chef’s Cup has become an annual feature of the ski calendar at gourmet cuisine Mecca in the mountains, Alta Badia, with the breathtaking backdrop of the Dolomites, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Winter is here, well if we forget it’s autumn it is, there’s been more heavy snow across the Alps, North America, Scotland and Scandinavia – most places in fact…
Established in 2004, Snowboard Club UK (SCUK) is the country’s leading discount membership club and Europe’s most visited website for all things snowboard. It is run by snowboarders, each and every one, and has a vast network of partners, many of whom offer discounts to their members.
Winter is almost here, and finally the Alps and Scandinavia starts getting really cold temperatures and even some snow. Keen for some early season skiing? The offers are good, and the powder might be there in time.
Mt Ruapehu’s Turoa Ski Area in New Zealand’s North Island closed for the winter this Sunday November 7th bringing the Southern Hemisphere’s ski season to a close.
Europe’s leading ski and snowboard rental chain Skiset has unveiled the Skiset ski boot liner that it believes is set to revolutionise the world of ski boot rental.
The number of ski areas open in Scandinavia is in double figures.
Interski (www.interski.co.uk) the Aosta Valley specialist, is offering all clients booking a week’s bed and breakfast or self catering package a free lunch every day.
Val Gardena, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site as well as a spectacular ski valley at the heart of the Italian Dolomites, will see a new funicular railway open this winter when its season begins on December 4th.
Barèges – La Mongie , one of the largest ski areas in the French Pyrenees, will be installing a new quad chairlift this winter.
Visitors to Les Trois Vallées can dine in a different Michelin starred restaurant every day of the week during their ski holiday the area has more of these gourmet establishments than any other, including six two-starred restaurants and several with one star.
Les Arcs (www.lesarcs.com) is creating an exciting new toboggan run this winter. The 3km long course at Arc 200 will descend 400 vertical metres en route.
Val Gardena, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site as well as a spectacular ski valley at the heart of the Italian Dolomites, will see a new funicular railway open this winter when its season begins on December 4th.
Ski Dubai will celebrate its fifth anniversary in November and remains one of the world’s most iconic indoor snow centres.
The Skidome Rucphen in the Netherlands has switched to 100% green energy and is believed to be the first indoor snow centre in the world entirely powered by renewable energy.
Turkey is one of the ‘happening’ winter sports nations of the 21st century with the country’s government starting 2010 by announcing plans to open dozens of conventional ski areas in the East of the country.
AUSSOIS – LA NORMA – VALFREJUS – VAL CENIS VANOISE : new commun skipass ESKI-MO with 300 km of slopes !!
Price : 168 € per adult and 136 € per child (5-11 years old) for a 6 days skipass
More information on www.aussois.com, www.la-norma.com, www.valfrejus.com and www.valcenisvanoise.com.
VALLOIRE-VALMEINIER : « Forfait + » stay during the whole season starts at 148 € per person (7 days accommodation in apartment or hotel and 6 days Valloire/Valmeinier skipass – in option : skiing material rental, ski-lessons…).
More information on www.valloire.net
ORELLE (LES 3 VALLEES) :” speed dating” in gondola during Valentine’s day (the 14th of February 2011) !!
More information on www.orelle.net
LES SYBELLES : in January or March, buy your skipass, accommodation is free !!
(7 days accommodation and 6 days Sybelles skipass for 184 € per person).
More information on www.les-sybelles.com
The “SKI MAURIENNE SANS FRONTIERES” (skiing without borders) skipass allows you to have skiing during 5 days, consecutive or not, during french holidays or not, in 5 different resort during the whole season for 90 € !!
More information on www.maurienne-tourisme.com/index_uk.asp
A problem faced by all Scottish ski centres is that when the snow is abundant they’re swamped with customers, when it doesn’t arrive, they’re empty, making maintain staff levels something of an art form.
The British Snow Tour heads to Castleford SNO!zone over the weekend, Saturday 9th October for the final indoor event of the series – The Protest Slopestyle Championships and Slopestyle Jam. The Inspirational Schools Tour team will also continue their quest to get kids stoked on snowsports, when they drop in on two local secondary schools and welcome new recruits, snowboarder and MC – Sean Miller and freeskier – Charlie Richards to the team.
Calling all budding culinary artists! This could be your chance to impress top Michelin star chefs!
Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin (A Basin) is one of the world’s highest ski areas, commonly open from October to July.
During the summer, A-Basin Ski Area began construction on Black Mountain Express, a new detachable quad chairlift that is scheduled to be up and running for the 2010-11 ski season, which could start within the next month there.
French ski area Superbagnères, above Luchon, has announced it will install a new quad chairlift, the Arbesquens lift, this winter, increasing capacity ad uplift speed on the route.
Due to the increasing number of skiers travelling solo, Ski Club Freshtracks holidays (www.skiclubfreshtracks.co.uk / 0845 45 807 84) have responded to this by increasing the number of holidays where everyone who books gets their own room at no additional supplement by 40%.
Pra Loup, one of the most southerly French resorts, best reached from Nice airport, celebrates its 50th anniversary this winter.