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News, views, interesting stories and gossip from all over the Alps and from around the ski world!

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The snow is coming!
26th Oct 18
As temperatures drop across the UK today they are also dropping across the Alps. The Autumn air is turning frosty and snow is forecast which is great news.

As the temperatures drop thi...
 
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End of Season
18th Apr 18
Well the end of the ski season is finally upon us. Many resorts close up this weekend with the rest following over the next week or so.

Fear not though as the glaciers will be open for...
 
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Fabulous Conditions for End of Season Skiing
20th Mar 18
The huge amount of snow that fell over the season this year and lowered temperatures this week will ensure that the skiing is fab right the way through to the season's end.

If you didn...
 
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2018/2019 Ski Holidays Now On Sale
7th Feb 18
If you have already booked or been skiing this year and are thinking about your next ski holiday then now is the time to book!

When you book early you get the pick of the accommodation ...
 
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Storms across the Alps
5th Jan 18
There have been hurricane force winds across the Alps this week forcing many of the ski resorts to close their lifts. However, the good news is that they are all starting to open up again and there is...
 
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Merry Christmas from us all at Independent Ski Links
21st Dec 17
we wish you a happy and snowy Christmas. The conditions are wonderful out in the Alps just now so it is a fabulous start to the ski season.

We wish you all a very very Christmas and al...
 
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So much snow across the Alps
13th Dec 17
There is buckets of snow across the Alps offering fantastic skiing and boarding across the ski resorts. After the snow storm the sun came out and offered a blue sky day yesterday with powder for all. ...
 
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Best Start to the Season in Years
5th Dec 17
It really will be the best start to the season in years as there has been so much snow!

La Tania - 89cm on the upper slopes
Meribel - 89cm on the upper slopes
Val D'Isere ...
 
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Fabulous Fresh Snow
28th Nov 17
The Alps are looking lovely this week as there has been plenty of fresh snow which is great news for the start of the season.

Obergurgl has 181cm
St Anton has 120cm
Lech ...
 
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Snow is falling!
7th Nov 17
It has been snowing down to 1000 metres in the Alps. The best snow has been in the Italian Dolomites in the likes of Living. The Austrian resorts south of Innsbruck have snow in places such as Hintert...
 
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Luxury Ski Holiday Anyone?
31st Oct 17
Do you fancy a treat this year? Why not book yourself onto a luxury ski holiday through Independent Ski Links. As we are independent we have access to all of the very best luxury hotels and chalets th...
 
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Half Price Christmas Chalets
25th Oct 17
Do not miss out on the half price Christmas catered chalet sale! This is a fabulous opportunity to grab yourself a ski deal. Imagine not having to tackle the turkey this year or the opportunity to mis...
 
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Short Breaks News
11th Oct 17
We are able to offer short breaks to catered chalets in Meribel and Alpe D'Huez from just £229. These prices include flights, transfers and chalet board.

If you fancy a short break to ...
 
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Resort of the week is Val Thorens
3rd Oct 17
We love Val Thorens!

There is always skiing available due to the high altitude. The selection of properties available is huge as there is something for all budgets from self catered st...
 
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Winter is on the way
1st Sep 17
It is snowing up high in the Alps today proving that Winter is on the way. As we ease ourselves into September we can start to look forward to cold crisp nights and fresh snow in the Alps.
 
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Ski Colorado
12th Jun 17
Come and ski Colorado and not only ski some of the best mountains in the world but take advantage of some of the best ski deals.

Save up to 60% on the price of accommodation in Vail. G...
 
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Where to ski pre Christmas?
29th May 17
If you are desperate to get back skiing as soon as you can then we can help. Head to one of the guaranteed early skiing resorts and you will be skiing at the end of November/early December.
 
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Are you booking a group ski holiday?
17th May 17
If you are thinking of booking a group ski holiday for next season then we can help. Just find out the group requirements such as number in your group, preferred resorts, dates and departure airport. ...
 
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Summer Holidays
8th May 17
That is the ski season over for another year. What a season it was. The snow came late and then when it came we had a fabulous season right through to the bitter end! There was a good fall of snow ove...
 
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It aint over yet
25th Apr 17
I watched the cars drive down the A9 with snow on the roofs this morning and can see on the webcams that it has been snowing in the 3 valleys. It aint over yet. There is still some skiing to be had ou...
 
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End of Season Parties
29th Mar 17
At the end of the season everyone loves to party. The apres ski begins early on the sunny decks with great music and shots galore in most of the ski resorts.

The big parties to look ou...
 
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Incredible Amounts of Fresh Snow
10th Mar 17
There has been a huge amount of fresh snow falling across the Alps this past week. To give you an idea of conditions here are some snow depths:

Chamonix - upper slopes 300cm, lower slop...
 
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It is March!
1st Mar 17
It is the 1st March and Spring is in the air. The sun is shining, there is snow on the hills and the daffodils are starting to appear.

March and April are a fabulous time of year to sk...
 
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Amazing Skiing in North America!
24th Feb 17
There has been huge amounts of snow over the likes of Mammoth and Jackson Hole. It really has been the place to be this season. The Alps in Europe are still offering good skiing and boarding on the pi...
 
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Amazing Conditions
13th Feb 17
The heavy snow of last week is now fading to light snow showers. The sunshine is due to come out mid week providing amazing ski conditions for skiers and boarders across the Alps.

It r...
 
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Huge Snow Storm
13th Jan 17
There has been a huge snow storm across the Alps and more snow is forecast tomorrow. 35cm of fresh snow was reported in Val Thorens this morning. 35cm to 70cm of fresh snow is due to have fallen by to...
 
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New Year New You
4th Jan 17
Did you make a New Year's resolution with a dram at the bells on hogmanay? How about get fit for skiing or book the ski trip of a lifetime?

If you are thinking of getting away from Euro...
 
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Fresh Snow!
21st Dec 16
There has been some fresh snow across the Alps which is more than welcome. This has freshened up the pistes for the guests arriving for their Christmas holidays.

Please be aware though...
 
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Ski Jackson Hole
13th Dec 16
Conditions are looking amazing in Jackson Hole. This is the time to ski a real cowboy resort with huge amounts powder on and off piste.

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Fabulous Early Conditions
5th Dec 16
Reports from the likes of Tignes and Val D'Isere are that the conditions are fabulous just now. There is plenty of early skiing and boarding available on fantastic well groomed slopes. Off piste is a ...
 
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Early Opening
11th Nov 16
The snow is so good that some of the resorts such as Courchevel and Alpe D'Huez are going to open early!

It really is looking fantastic out there with a really good amount of snow that...
 
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It is snowing!
8th Nov 16
The first big snowfalls are falling across the Alps. It is looking fantastic out in Europe with plenty of snow falling to give a good base to the start of the season.

Over in North Ame...
 
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Save money in resort
11th Oct 16
The best way to save money when in resort is by booking an all inclusive ski holiday. When you book all inclusive your flights, transfers, chal...
 
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Tignes is open for skiing
3rd Oct 16
The resort of Tignes opened it's doors to skiers and boarders for the 2016/2017 at the weekend!

The first of the European resorts to get going and it is looking good.

L...
 
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EPIC Lift Pass
2nd Sep 16
If you are planning a ski holiday across in Colorado and perhaps an early and end of season break in the Alps then the EPIC lift pass is what you need.

Vail Resorts has added to their E...
 
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Free lift passes with Christmas ski holidays
2nd Aug 16
If you are thinking of getting away this Christmas then now is the time to book. There are free lift passes with selected chalets throughout France and Austria when booking Christmas week the 21st Dec...
 
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July News
1st Jul 16
What a week it has been with the Brexit and politicians falling by the wayside all over the place including the PM resigning!

What we do know is that some of the major operators are fre...
 
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Fabulous End of Season Skiing Available
29th Mar 16
There has been more fresh snow across the Alps this week topping up what are already fantastic pistes.

If you fancy getting out for some end of season skiing then now is the time to ge...
 
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The snow is back
3rd Feb 16
The forecast is for heavy snow across the Alps today with more over the weekend which will be a welcome boost after the rain earlier on in the week.

Temperatures will be cold today and...
 
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Powder days are here again
8th Jan 16
After a pretty poor start to the ski season the snow has been dumping down and there is plenty of the white fluffy stuff for everyone!

There are odd levels of snow on the hills right do...
 
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The Season is Here
11th Dec 15
At last the season is here. After the countdown through the Summer months the snow has finally come and the lifts are up and running.

Reports from out in the Alps are that the snow can...
 
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First World Cup Race of the Season
26th Oct 15
The first world cup race of the season ran at the weekend in Solden. The course was rutted and icy but the racers gave it their all. Ted Ligety from the USA won the mens race and Frederica Brignone to...
 
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Les Deux Alpes Easy Way Home
5th Oct 15
Gone are the days where skiers and boarders had the choice of a black run or a busy and sometimes icy green run back down to the resort. Les Deux Alpes have now created a blue run that gives a lovely ...
 
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All Inclusive Ski Deals
1st Sep 15
The all inclusive ski deals are back!

Book an all inclusive ski deal and save up to £200 per person. Prices are from £653 and include Gatwick flights, transfers, chalet board accommoda...
 
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News from Val D'Isere
28th Aug 15
This is the breaking news from Val D'Isere...

It’s been talked about for years, but work finally got underway this summer on...
 
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The World's Best Arrive in London this November
18th Aug 15
Head along to the Olympic Park in London this November to Freeze Big Air 2015. You will see the world's best skiers and snowboarders competing in the FIS big air World Cup.

There will ...
 
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New Eurostar Routes
17th Jul 15
The Eurostar seats are now for sale so you can book your seats for your next ski holiday.

There are also two new routes which opens up more of the Alps that you can explore this year b...
 
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Brand New Website Dedicated to Meribel
23rd Jun 15
We have launched a brand new spanking website that is dedicated to Meribel and all things Meribel.

The very best ski deals and ski holidays will be featured along with the likes of web...
 
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The end is nigh
24th Apr 15
The major resorts are closing their doors this week as the season draws to a close.

A few of the resorts that have glaciers will stay open into May but for the majority the end of the ...
 
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April Fools from the Word of Ski
1st Apr 15
This image came from Cairngorm in Scotland - there has been plenty of snow and conditions are looking good but...
 
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Even more snow in the Alps!
30th Mar 15
Can you believe it? There has been even more snow at high altitude across the Alps. Even though the resorts themselves may be green and looking Springlike the slopes up high are getting fresh snow whi...
 
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Plane Lands Under Chairlift in Avoriaz
16th Mar 15
A plane that was trying to take off from the airport in Avoriaz came into difficulties and had to land on the piste.

The plane came under a chairlift and onto the piste causing harm to...
 
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More snow falling across the Northern Alps
25th Feb 15
There has been plenty of fresh snow falling across the Alps over the past couple of days. The Portes du Soleil had 20cm and Chamonix saw 30cm and there is more still to come!

The Pyrene...
 
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The Best Ski Resorts for Valentines Weekend
10th Feb 15
St Moritz is of course well known for being the playground of the rich and famous. There is no better resort for a weekend of pure indulgence surrounded by spectacular views, designer shops and amazin...
 
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World Title for British Skier
6th Feb 15
Millie Knight who is a 16 year old disabled skier has won the World Cup GS title for 2015.

Millie has won every race that she has entered this season with her sighted guide Jennifer Ke...
 
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Winter is Back!
2nd Feb 15
Winter is back with a vengeance in the Alps which is great news as we head into February.

Over a metre of snow has fallen over resorts such as La Plagne, Les Arcs, the Three Valleys an...
 
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Enjoy the Amazing Exchange Rates
26th Jan 15
Sterling has hit a seven year high against the Euro. £1 will get you 1.33 Euros this morning which is fantastic compared to the exchange rates of recent years.

Last week the European C...
 
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Powder Snow in the Alps
23rd Jan 15
The fresh snow that has been falling over the last few days has given some wonderful powder conditions.

We have just returned from Morzine where the recent snow has really given more of...
 
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Fresh snow across the Alps and more on the way
15th Jan 15
Finally we have had a decent fall of snow across the Alps! The freezing level is due to drop and more snow is forecast into the weekend which is fantastic news.

It is certainly a huge ...
 
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British Skiers on the Podium
6th Jan 15
Dave Ryding claimed 2nd and 4th places in the Europa Cup Slalom races in Chamonix which is fantastic!

His next race will be later on this week in the World Cup Slalom in Zagreb - Croati...
 
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Les Deux Alpes and Alpe D'Huez to possibly link up
29th Dec 14
A proposal has been put forward to link up the resorts of Alpe D'Huez and Les Deux Alpes. There has been chat of this over the past few years but it is finally looking as though a company will be crea...
 
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Bond is back on skis in the new movie!
16th Dec 14
It's official that James Bond will be back on skis again in the new Bond movie Spectre.

The production team have been sighted in Solden scooping out the best locations and camera angle...
 
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One of the best starts to the season in years
1st Dec 14
North America is experiencing one of the best starts to the ski season in years. Reports of 30cm's of snow falling each night for the past few days is giving a fabulous start to the season. Thanksgivi...
 
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Oslo drops out of the biddingfor the 2022 Winter Olympics
2nd Oct 14
The Norwegian City of Oslo has announced its withdrawl from the bidding process for the 2022 Winter Olympics after dwindling public support.

The opinion polls had shown large-scale oppo...
 
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New Altiport Chairlift in Meribel
18th Sep 14
The old very slow Altiport chair lift to Courchevel is finally being replaced by a new fast one for this coming season. It will take 7 Minutes to get to the top!
 
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Verbier ski area sticks together!
10th Sep 14
Verbier and the other resorts of the largest ski area in Switzerland have reached an 11th hour agreement to stay together for next winter.

The area was about to be split down the middle...
 
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Talks in Verbier to Save the 4 Vallees ski pass area
18th Aug 14
The largest ski area in Switzerland has split down the middle after the various lift companies fight over revenue share.

The future of the 4 Vallees will be decided in the next few week...
 
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Eurostar tickets to the Alps now on Sale
1st Aug 14
Tickets for the service to France have gone on sale. It travels direct to the heart of the French Alps giving access to many of the major resorts.

The 2014/2015 seasonal ski services r...
 
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Free lift pass Offers ending soon!
25th Jul 14
Some of the holiday operators are giving away free lift passes on selected dates in many areas such as the Three Valleys and the Espace Killy - this offer ends on the 31st July!

This co...
 
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Peak dates selling fast
8th Jul 14
Many dates are selling out fast and we don't want you to miss out on your ideal holiday or accommodation.

We have been busy searching out the best new accommodation to offer you in lots...
 
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Verbier ski area breaks up!
30th Jun 14
Verbier has announced the 4 Vallees ski area is breaking up after the various lift companies could not reach agreement.

The 4 Vallees was the largest ski area in Switzerland and it boas...
 
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Fewer catered chalets in Switzerland
8th May 14
There will be fewer catered chalets available in the Swiss resorts next year such as Verbier and Zermatt as operators are having to conform to Swiss employment and wage laws.

Many opera...
 
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UK & European Half Terms clash
5th Apr 14
Once again most of the UK schools will have the same February half term (14th Feb) as well as clashing with the Paris holidays, which means this date is filling up much quicker than normal – we have a...
 
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Ski Hosting in France
28th Mar 14
The big ski hosting situation in France rumbles on with the latest appeal by the UK operators being adjourned until later in the Summer. Hopefully a resolution can be found and hosting returns as we ...
 
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Winter Olympics boost to Holiday bookings
4th Mar 14
This years Winter Olympics in Sochi has sparked a marked interest in holiday bookings for next season.
 
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Snow Report 17th Feb
17th Feb 14
Snow Report 17th February

There has been more fresh snow in Europe and heavy snow in parts of North America.

It has finally stopped snowing in Italy and it is snowing he...
 
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Winter Olympics begin
8th Feb 14
The Sochi Olympics are underway following the Opening Ceremony which was watched by 40,000 people in the stadium and millions on the TV.

Saturday morning saw the men's slopestyle final....
 
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Heavy December Snow falls!
29th Dec 13
There has been some big snowfalls over the last few days in many parts of the Alps.

In the Southern Alps there has been over 1 metre in some places and Italy is probably in the best sha...
 
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Heavy snow in parts of the Alps
14th Oct 13
Up to 70 cm's of snow has fallen over many parts of the Alps over the weekend resulting in skiers and boarders enjoying some great Autumn conditions.

There was a big avalanche in Tignes...
 
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France the most popular ski destination in the world!
13th Oct 13
France is the most popular with 57.9 million skier visits, with the USA second (56.9 million visits) and Austria third (54.2 million visits).

33% of the UK market visit France making it...
 
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ESF in the UK to talk to Tour Operators
8th Oct 13
The French Ski school has been in the UK to try and improve their relations with the UK tour operators following the court case in France which resulting in ski hosting being banned/suspended.
 
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UK tour operator offers alternative ski school in France
22nd Sep 13
The UK's largest ski tour operator has moved some of it's ski school business to alternative company following the court case earlier in the year regarding ski hosting.

Crystal Holidays...
 
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Birmingham ski show cancelled
21st Aug 13
The Birmingham Ski & Snowboard Show, that was to have taken place at the National Exhibition Centre has been cancelled.

InTheSnowLive was to have taken placed in the last week of Octobe...
 
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Paraglider Caught on Brevent Cable
19th Aug 13
A tandem paraglider managed to get caught on the main cable for the Brevent telepherique lift in Chamonix on Sunday, fortunately neither the pilot or passenger were hurt in the incident.

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Homemade Label Required for French Restaurants
17th Aug 13
A new law in France requires restaurants to specify on the menu what is 'homemade', when the dish is produced from raw ingredients on site.

The law is aimed to help consumers distinguis...
 
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Eurostar rail tickets go on sale
6th Aug 13
Rail fares to the French and Swiss Alps go are now on sale.

Return prices are from £179 per person.
 
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Skiing continues after fresh snowfalls!
30th Apr 13
Up to 1 metre of snow fell last weekend extending the season in some resorts which are still open.

Conditions are spring like but the fantastic season goes on and on!


 
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Fantastic late season snow conditions!
8th Apr 13
The snow keeps falling across the Alps, particularly in the higher resorts topping off a great season - and there is still time to head out for a last minute trip to enjoy the best conditions for deca...
 
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Snow fall in North America, sunshine in Europe!
8th Mar 13
After a bit of a disappointing season so far there has been some good snowfall in North America.

Around half metre has fallen in some resorts - and Whistler has had up to 1 metre.
...
 
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French compulsory breathalyser law shelved
5th Mar 13
The law which was supposed to be introduced this month in France which would have meant having to carry a breathalyser kit in your car has now been scrapped.
 
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UK tour operators meet to discuss ski hosting
28th Feb 13
A number of major ski companies met to discuss the way forward after a French court ruled ski hosting was illegal.

An appeal by Le Ski has been lodged.

The court in Alber...
 
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Half Term Bargains
10th Feb 13
It is not too late to get away for the February half term and there are some great last minute offers and bargains available.

There are catered chalet holidays available from the 16th/1...
 
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Deep Purple to play at Ischgl's Top of the Mountain concert
30th Jan 13
The popular British rock band Deep Purple will play out Ischgl's ski season at the annual Top of the Mountain closing concert, this year on Tuesday, April 30.
 
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French breathalyser law comes into force
25th Jan 13
A French law requiring all drivers to carry a breathalyser kit in their car comes in to force in March.
 
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French Breathalyser law coming into force
21st Jan 13
A French law that requires all drivers to carry a breathalyser kit in their car will finally come in to force this March. If you are driving through France for at Easter you will need one of the kits....
 
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Ski show dates for Manchester and Birmingham
19th Jan 13
The organisers of the London Ski Show are also putting on a show in Manchester this year. It will be on the same dates as a new show in Birmingham that has already announced.

The Ski an...
 
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Return of Winter in the Alps
13th Jan 13
In France about 40 cm's of snow has fallen with another big storm hitting the Alps - and there is fresh snow in Switzerland, Italy and Asutria.

 
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Snow, Snow & more Snow!!
10th Dec 12
The snow just keeps on falling - after massive dumps in the Northern Alps it is now the turn of Austria and the eastern Alps.

Meteo France estimates 150-180 cm's of new snow fell last w...
 
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Snow arrives in the Alps!
29th Nov 12
Snow falling in the Alps!

There have been good snowfalls in some parts of the Alps - up to half a metre in certain resorts - and the forecast also looks promising over the next few days...
 
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More resorts open & Snow on the way!
25th Nov 12
After the snow earlier in the month the temperatures have been quite mild over the last week but the weather is forecast to change with good snowfalls expected from Tuesday.

In the past...
 
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ESF attempting to ban UK ski hosts
16th Nov 12
The French national ski school (ESF) is trying to stop British tour operators from offering a ski guiding service for their clients. One tour operator faces a court case and this week meetings have be...
 
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More Snow and more resorts opening!
6th Nov 12
Over 80 resorts across the Alps and North America are now open for skiing and boarding following big snowfalls and cold temperatures at the beginning of November, which has continued over the last few...
 
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Insurance company insists on wearing of helmets
4th Nov 12
An insurance company - Essential Travel - has made the wearing of helmets on the ski slopes a requirement within the terms of its winter sports Insurance policy.

Research by the insura...
 
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Snow across the Alps!
29th Oct 12
There’s been over half a metre of fresh snow in parts of the Alps this weekend – and there’s more to come

On Friday it started off as heavy rain with snow falling only at altitude, it t...
 
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More Alpine resorts open
21st Oct 12
A fewl of glacier ski areas open this weekend with more to follow soon. The heavy snow from earlier in the week has helped though temperatures have increased and much has melted.

This w...
 
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French ski legend dies
19th Oct 12
Émile Allais who set up Ecole de Ski Francais has died aged 100. He helped create modern ski resorts and is considered the first great French ski racer dominating the sport in the 1930s.

 
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New Rules for Piste Bashers
7th Oct 12
Rules and regulations are being tightened for piste bashers after 3 people were killed in Austria last year and 2 people badly injured after accidents involving piste grooming machines.

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Norwegian snow stored from last Winter!
2nd Oct 12
The Norwegian resort of Trysil has stored snow under wood chips over the summer months and has just brought it out so people could go skiing.

The resort opened last weekend using the sn...
 
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Ski & Board Shows in London, Glasgow & Birmingham
21st Sep 12
October is the month of the UK Ski & Board shows:

Scotland's Ski and Snowboard show and the Scottish Outdoors Show
Location: SECC in Glasgow
Dates: 20th-21st October 2012<...
 
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Big September Snowfalls in Europe
11th Sep 12
There has been some fresh snow in a number of Alpine resorts such as Saas Fee which reported 45 cm's of the white stuff and Zermatt were also reporting new snowfall.

Saas Fee runs a 10 ...
 
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Lift & Piste improvements in French resorts
7th Sep 12
Val Thorens has spent another €4.3m on the Péclet Funitel, installing new automatic functions in the Funitel stations, as well as new and more spacious cabins.

The artificial snow cover...
 
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Snowfall for European glaciers
4th Sep 12
Europe's summer ski areas have had a wintry flavour the last few days. Snow below 2000m in many mountain ranges has put an end to a rather prolonged warm, dry spell.

Hintertux, in the h...
 
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New Chairlift to Replace les Menuires Bucket Lift
1st Sep 12
A comfortable new six-seater chairlift at Les Menuires will replace the old Reberty bucket lift this winter.

The new easy-access Reberty chairlift can carry between 1800 and 2600 people...
 
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Breckenridge to expand skiable terrain
24th Aug 12
Vail Resorts, Inc. announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Forest Service for a 543-acre (220 ha) terrain expansion in the Peak 6 area of Breckenridge Ski Resort. Peak 6 will include 40...
 
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5 star hotel opens in Val Thorens
15th Aug 12
Hotel Altapura has been graded the first five-star hotel in Val Thorens

The official grading follows a host of accolades over the past few months which include a listing as one of "The ...
 
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New ski flights for next season
9th Aug 12
Monarch will be flying from Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds/Bradford to Grenoble in France, Friedrichshafen in Germany, Innsbruck in Austria and Munich in Germany (near central and eastern ...
 
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Fantastic holiday offers to Worldwide destinations
5th Jul 12
Fantastic holiday offers to Worldwide destinations
 
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Forest fires threaten US ski resorts
2nd Jul 12
Precautions are being taken by ski resorts in California, Colorado, Utah and many other states as the most severe fires in a decade sweep across several mountain regions.

Smoking and al...
 
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French resorts begin opening for Summer skiing
18th Jun 12
French resorts are gearing up for Summer skiing.

Summer glacier skiing started last weekend in Les Deux Alpes and Tignes open next Saturday and conditions are looking great with a good ...
 
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New lift to link Avoriaz & Morzine
14th Jun 12
The new lift will replace a lift that was installed over 50 years ago and will double the number of people that can be taken per hour.

The Prodains téléphérique that links Morzine in th...
 
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Dump of snow in New Zealand
9th Jun 12
Up to a metre of snow has fallen and resorts are opening early in New Zealand and resorts in Australia are opening as well.
 
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St Anton restrains apres ski!
1st Jun 12
The Austrian of St Anton which has a reputation for lively après ski is attempting to stop people drinking in their ski gear after 8 pm in the evenings.

The measure was introduced last...
 
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New 10 seater gondola for Meribel
23rd May 12
A new 10 seater gondola lift will open in Meribel in December.

The new lift will replace the first two stages of the Plattières gondola and will more than halve the previous 22 minute j...
 
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New Jet2 flights to Grenoble
6th May 12
Jet2.com has announced the launch of a brand new route from Manchester to the French city of Grenoble.

Flights to Grenoble are twice weekly starting on the 16th December 2012 and run un...
 
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Powder in Scotland!!
2nd May 12
Scotland has been experiencing some of the best conditions of the Winter over the last few days.

Resorts re-opened and many people pulled out their skis for one last blast of the year!<...
 
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Alpine season ends with a bang as more snow falls!
25th Apr 12
It has continued to dump it down with snow over the last few days in many Alpine resorts giving excellent end of season conditions for the lucky few in resorts still open such as Verbier, Val d'Isere,...
 
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Heavy snow in the Alps!
11th Apr 12
It's been snowing again in many Alpine resorts giving fantastic late season conditions for April skiers!

Up to 30 cm's has fallen over the last 24 hours in resorts like Tignes, Val d'Is...
 
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Scotland re-opens for skiing!
3rd Apr 12
A week ago at The Lecht it was +23 C but now some lifts are running after closing for the season. Cairngorm also has a small amount of skiing available after the fresh snow.

It hasn't b...
 
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Fresh snow in the Alps & N.America
19th Mar 12
Winter has returned to the Alps and slopes are being refreshed with between 10-30 cm's of new snow.

After a long spell of warm weather this a welcome top-up to the pistes.

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Whistler reports 170 cm's of snow in the last week!
16th Mar 12
The Canadian resort of Whistler has reported 170 cm's of snow over the last week with 30 cm's falling in the last day - and another 30 cm's forecast in the next day or so!


 
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X Games starts in Tignes
15th Mar 12
The best riders in the world are in Tignes this week for the 3rd Winter X Games. Kelly Clarke has won the women superpipe and Shaun White appears for the first time.
 
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Mariah Carey performing in Ischgl
12th Mar 12
Mariah Carey will be closing the Ischgl concert at the end of April.

She will be the headline act at The Top of the Mountain concert at Idalp and will perform on an open air stage at a ...
 
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Fresh snow in N. America, warmer in the Alps
24th Feb 12
After weeks of freezing temperatures in the Alps it has warmed up recently.

There has been fresh snow in North America with almost a metre of snow falling in Steamboat!
 
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Dutch prince buried in avalanche in Lech
17th Feb 12
Dutch prince Johan Friso is in a stable but critical condition in hospital after being buried for 15 minutes in an avalanche today.
 
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Wrap up warm in the Alps!!
4th Feb 12
It has been bitterly cold in the Alps over recent days with freezing temperatures set to continue for some time.

It has been around -20 C in many resorts in Europe.

Take ...
 
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More Snow on the way!
20th Jan 12
After massive snowfalls in December and January it has been calmer in the Alps recently but this is due to change as big falls are forecast over the weekend.

The USA has seen the first ...
 
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A foot of snow in Colorado
14th Jan 12
Vail and Beaver Creek have received about 40 cm's of fresh snow and Breckenridge about 30 cm's and Keystone about 15 cm's.
 
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Storms ease
9th Jan 12
It was one of the biggest storms in recent years with ski areas shut and resorts cut off. Winds were reported to have gusted up to 200 km's per hour and more than a metre of snow has fallen in many ar...
 
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Zermatt cut off
5th Jan 12
Zermatt was cut off from the yesterday as the avalanche danger closed the rail and road links to the resort and heavy snow prevented helicopter flights.

Hundreds of holidaymakers were t...
 
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New Bristol to Zurich flights for the Winter
18th Nov 11
Helvetic airways is running a service from Bristol to Zurich this winter. The service starts at the beginning of December and all skis and snowboards go free!

The flights will be on Mon...
 
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Whistler to open early
12th Nov 11
Whistler, British Columbia has brought forward it's opening date from the 24th November to the 18th as there has been a few snowfalls already in the Autumn and also temperatures have been consistently...
 
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Snow in Italy and France
25th Oct 11
It's been snowing in some parts of the Alps.

A weather front has moved up from the Mediterranean, and it's the South-Western part of the region that's seeing most snow - in areas like t...
 
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British Snow Tour unveil 'The Rebellion'
7th Sep 11

British Snow Tour organisers have revealed a new era of Indoor Championships – The Rebellion.

A competition course that boasts two distinct lines of rails and boxes running simu...
 
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Heavy snow in New Zealand
20th Aug 11
New Zealand is seeing one of it's most severe storms for about 50 years - great for skiers but maybe not for the locals.

High winds and very low temperatures have hit parts of the count...
 
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PyeongChang wins 2018 Winter Olympics
6th Jul 11
It came as no surprise that South Korea won as it was always the favourite against Annecy in France and the German City of Munich.

The announcement was made in Durban.

O...
 
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French Glacier resorts opening for Summer skiing
9th Jun 11
Glacier ski resorts of Val d'Isere, Tignes and Les Deux Alpes will begin to open for Summer skiing this weekend (11th June).

The Grande Motte glacier in Tignes offers skiing between 3,0...
 
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The Killers to play in Ischgl
19th Jan 11
The Killers are to join many other acts at the Ischgl season closing party on the 30th April.
 
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Dusting of snow in Colorado and Canada
11th Oct 10
Fresh snow fell recently in Colorado, in Loveland and Arapahoe Basin - the two ski areas currently racing to be the first without glaciers to open for the 2010/11 season.

And in western...
 
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Snow falls in Canada and the Alps
26th Sep 10
There has been some decent Autumn snowfalls in Western Canada and also across the central and Eastern Alps - as well as in Sweden.

The French resort of Tignes opened its Autumn glacier ...
 
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Heavy snow in Australian resorts
2nd Aug 10
Resorts in New South Wales have reported around 65 cm's of fresh snow in the last few days.

Thredbo received about 70 cm's with nearby Perisher doing nearly as well.

It h...
 
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Scottish Dry ski slope vandalised
24th Jul 10
Firpark Ski Centre in Tillicoultry, Scotland was attacked by vandals recently.

The fence and padded mats at the 120 metre dry slope in Clackmannanshire were vandalised between Tuesday e...
 
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Summer Snow in Tignes & Val d'Isere
18th Jun 10
Tignes and Val d'Isere in the Espace Killy have received fresh snowfalls just before the resorts open for their Summer skiing season.

About 10 cm's fell on Thursday 17th June and both r...
 
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Amy Williams wins Gold for Britain
21st Feb 10
Amy Williams won gold in the Vancouver Winter olympics - the first individual medal for a British competitor for 30 years.

 
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Chalets

Reduction in number of holidays available for 2009/10
30th Jun 09
The winter season of 2008/09 will go down as a classic - in terms of the fantastic snow conditions and also the sometimes unbelievable late deals on offer by the chalet and holiday operators. There we...
 
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