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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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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
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
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
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
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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Lindsey Vonn wins the Super G in Meribel
Lindsey Vonn wins the Super G in Meribel
23rd Mar 15
Well done Lindsey! Vonn has had to overcome two knee operations and has proved that she is still the Queen of the slopes.

Lindsey is the female skier that has the most number of wins u...
 
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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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Huge Boulder Blocks the Road to Val Thorens and Les Menuires
Huge Boulder Blocks the Road to Val Thorens and Les Menuires
2nd Mar 15
An unbelievably huge boulder of 50 tonnes fell onto the main road that leads up to Val Thorens and Les Menuires at the weekend.

The transfer buses were unable to take their guests up t...
 
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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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French Ski Resorts Unite Against the Terrorist Acts of Last Week
French Ski Resorts Unite Against the Terrorist Acts of Last Week
12th Jan 15
Many French resorts across the Alps showed a united stand against terrorism at the weekend.

Around 300 people took part in a silent march in Tignes yesterday. They spent 45 minutes wal...
 
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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!
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
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!
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!
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!!
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!
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!
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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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More Snow on the way for the Alps
More Snow on the way for the Alps
28th Dec 11
After a few blue sky days the snow is set to return at the weekend with another dump due in the Northern Alps.


 
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January Ski Sale - Save 25% - 50% Starts 2nd Jan
January Ski Sale - Save 25% - 50% Starts 2nd Jan
27th Dec 11
Superb discounts on catered chalet holidays for February and March dates.

Sale starts 2nd January.

Prices are from only £338 GBP per person (catered chalet in Les Arcs - ...
 
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Big Snowstorm hits the Alps
Big Snowstorm hits the Alps
16th Dec 11
A big storm has hit the North Western Alps, and up to a metre of snow is expected to fall in places today/tomorrow - and all this on top of the heavy snow that's fallen in the last couple of weeks or ...
 
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The skies have cleared after big dumps of snow!
The skies have cleared after big dumps of snow!
8th Dec 11
What a difference a few days make!

Big falls of snow in the Alps over the last few days have ensured a great start (if slightly delayed in a few resorts) to the ski season.

 
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Snow at last in the Alps!
Snow at last in the Alps!
6th Dec 11
Winter has at last come to the Alpine resorts with good snowfalls over the last few days and more forecast for the rest of this week!

This follows one of the warmest Novembers on record...
 
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Fire at Banana's Bar in Val d'Isere
Fire at Banana's Bar in Val d'Isere
28th Nov 11
Banana's Bar - one of Val d'Isère's most famous landmarks burned down on Sunday (the resort's opening weekend).

Bananas is a popular après-ski bar and restaurant. At the time of the f...
 
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Half Price holidays!!
Half Price holidays!!
24th Nov 11
Operators have slashed the price of some holidays with up to 50% off some dates such as 9th/10th December departures - prices to high altitude resorts like Tignes are from £265 GB Pounds per person (c...
 
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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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Eastern USA hit by snowstorm
Eastern USA hit by snowstorm
1st Nov 11
It's been snowing in New York and many of the ski resorts in Eastern USA. A number of resorts have opened early following good falls in Colorado and Utah.

Weather watchers say it is on...
 
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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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Club Med opens new resort in Valmorel
Club Med opens new resort in Valmorel
15th Oct 11
Club Med opens a new resort in the French resort of Valmorel this winter. It will offer three different kinds of accommodation - luxury chalet style apartments where groups can book on a sole use basi...
 
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Snow in the Alps
Snow in the Alps
9th Oct 11
Heavy snow has fallen in many parts of The Alps. For some ski resorts it is the first big dump of the coming season.

The three day storm began on Friday and in some resorts well over ha...
 
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New flights from Glasgow to Geneva
New flights from Glasgow to Geneva
2nd Oct 11
Scotland gets a new link with the Alps this winter when airline Jet2 launches flights from Glasgow to Geneva. Starting in December it will fly up to three round trips a week on the route, replacing th...
 
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New 5 star Apartment residence with Spa for Avoriaz
New 5 star Apartment residence with Spa for Avoriaz
22nd Sep 11
Avoriaz proudly presents the new Residence L’Amara due to open December 2011. The residence consisting of 100 apartments is located at the entrance of this ski in ski out resort perching at the top o...
 
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Three Valley news & developments for 2011/12
Three Valley news & developments for 2011/12
14th Sep 11
New Saulire Express Lift for Meribel:

Méribel's Saulire gondola is being replaced with a faster gondola lift, a process which will take until December 2012 to complete. The top section ...
 
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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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New UK website for French Ski School
New UK website for French Ski School
27th Aug 11
ESF, the largest ski school in France with instructors in over 250 resorts have launched a new UK website.

The site is full of information and explains the fundamentals of the ESF progr...
 
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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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New Flights from Scotland to the Alps
New Flights from Scotland to the Alps
2nd Aug 11
Jet2 will be launching new routes from Edinburgh and Glasgow this season to key Alpine airports Chambery, Geneva and Salzburg.

Flights from Glasgow to Geneva will run three times per we...
 
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New family friendly facilities for Meribel
New family friendly facilities for Meribel
23rd Jul 11
The 3 Valleys resort of Meribel has announced a number of new initiatives aimed at improving the holiday and ski experience for families.

The ‘Magnestick Bar’ system that improves lift ...
 
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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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New high speed chairlift in Les Arcs 1600
New high speed chairlift in Les Arcs 1600
30th Jun 11
The Mont Blanc chairlift in Arc 1600 will be replaced by a new bigger, faster chairlift which will provide direct access to the Les deux têtes area.

As a result the old Les 2 têtes and ...
 
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Choice of Christmas & New Year Dates
Choice of Christmas & New Year Dates
16th Jun 11
Due to the way Xmas and New Years day fall this year ski operators have altered their changeover days over this time which gives more choice.

Some holidays are running from the 23rd, ...
 
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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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Heavy snow in the Alps on the 1st June!!
Heavy snow in the Alps on the 1st June!!
2nd Jun 11
There were heavy falls of snow in the Alps causing widespread disruption in many areas.

A number of mountain passes had to be shut again after only just opening, the Col de l’Iseran is ...
 
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Jet2 flights to Winter destinations now on Sale
Jet2 flights to Winter destinations now on Sale
10th May 11
Jet2 flights are now available to book for Winter dates.

Routes include Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Edinburgh and Newcastle to Chambery - Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast...
 
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New flights from East Midlands to Chambery for Winter 2011/12
New flights from East Midlands to Chambery for Winter 2011/12
4th May 11
bmibaby is launching flights from East Midlands Airport to Chambery and Toulouse for the next Winter season. It will also start services between Belfast City Airport and Geneva.

The ai...
 
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Summer in the Alps
Summer in the Alps
24th Apr 11
Many of the Alpine resorts come alive during the Summer offering an extensive range of activities such as mountain biking, hiking/walking, rock climbing, golf, white water rafting and Summer skiing to...
 
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Fantastic Early booking Offers for 2011/12
Fantastic Early booking Offers for 2011/12
15th Apr 11
There are some superb early booking offers around for the 2011/12 Ski season including:

- Free Lift passes on the 10th and 17th December and 14th April - catered chalet and hotel packa...
 
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Great Skiing conditions in most resorts!
Great Skiing conditions in most resorts!
4th Mar 11
You will find some fantastic skiing and boarding conditions nearly everywhere at the moment.

Many resorts needed the snowfalls which have come over the last couple of weeks and others h...
 
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Fresh Snow - with more forecast
Fresh Snow - with more forecast
16th Feb 11
Snow has fallen over the last couple of days, particularly in the Southern Alps and in the Italian Dolomites.

The forecast for the Northern Alps is for snow on Sunday/Monday.
 
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Chalet Girl is being released in the UK on the 18th of Feburary
Chalet Girl is being released in the UK on the 18th of Feburary
2nd Feb 11
This February, strap on your board and take to the slopes with CHALET GIRL. An ice cool comedy filled with laughter, romance and kick-ass snowboarding!

Feisty 19 year old Kim Matthews (...
 
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Temperatures drop & snow falls in Austria & Switzerland
Temperatures drop & snow falls in Austria & Switzerland
21st Jan 11
There has been much welcomed fresh snow in parts of Austria and Switzerland recently and some snow falls are forecast for the Eastern Alps over the next few days.

A medium term forecast...
 
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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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Lots of fresh snow in the Alps just in time for Christmas!
Lots of fresh snow in the Alps just in time for Christmas!
24th Dec 10
It's been snowing heavily in the Alps today ensuring conditions are fantastic over Christmas!

The photo shows Meribel Village on the 24th December (at a height of approx 1400 metres).
 
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Snow Foreacast in the French Alps for the weekend
Snow Foreacast in the French Alps for the weekend
16th Dec 10
Cold weather has spread right across Europe with temperatures falling as low as -26C in places.

In Austria and Eastern Switzerland it snowed from last weekend for a few days.
 
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Fantastic Snowy early season conditions & Holiday bargains!
Fantastic Snowy early season conditions & Holiday bargains!
26th Nov 10
A number of Alpine resorts are opening this weekend and what a great start to the season it will be - with recent snowfalls building a good base - and more is forecast over the next week or so!
...
 
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More Snow in the Alps
More Snow in the Alps
17th Nov 10
A second dump of snow has fallern over parts of the Alps in the last couple of days turning green slopes white!

Areas benefiting from the snow include the Three Valleys, Espace Killy an...
 
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Fresh snow in many European resorts
Fresh snow in many European resorts
9th Nov 10
It's been a snowy week in many Alpine resorts with fresh snow falling on Monday and Tuesday.

The glaciel resorts reported the best snowfall and the forecast is for a bit more in the nea...
 
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Heavy snow in Alpine resorts
Heavy snow in Alpine resorts
25th Oct 10
There has been heavy falls of snow over the Alps in the last couple of days.

In the Italian Dolomites about 70 cm's of snow was reported.

Photo of Meribel (courtesy of me...
 
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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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La Tania celebrates it's 20th birthday
La Tania celebrates it's 20th birthday
10th Oct 10
The three valleys resort of La Tania is celebreating it's 20th birthday this Winter and is offering a day's free ski pass for those visitors who turn 20 during their stay in the resort.

...
 
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New Zealand extends ski season!
New Zealand extends ski season!
5th Oct 10
New Zealand's Mountt Ruapehu has extended their season on some of its runs until November 7th - the third season in a row that this has happened.

The North Island resort claims this wil...
 
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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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New Gondola lift for Tignes
New Gondola lift for Tignes
3rd Sep 10
Tignes is due to open a new gondola in time for this season. It will replace the 24-year-old two-seater access chair connecting Tignes Les Boisses with the rest of the lift network, shortening the rid...
 
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New flights from Newcastle & Edinburgh to Geneva
New flights from Newcastle & Edinburgh to Geneva
24th Aug 10
Jet2.com has launched new ski flights to Geneva from Newcastle and Edinburgh.

Newcastle flights will depart from December 26 to January 9 and then from February 20 to March 27. The new ...
 
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BA announce new route from London City to Chambery
BA announce new route from London City to Chambery
18th Aug 10
British Airways has announced a new route from London City to Chambery for this coming winter.

BA CityFlyer will operate the service, which will run four times a week, starting on the 1...
 
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Big White introducing rotating Slow Zones
Big White introducing rotating Slow Zones
11th Aug 10
The British Columbia resort of Big White will be launching a new initiative during the coming winter to help families, seniors and learner snowboarders get more from the area.

Each day ...
 
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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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Christmas and New Year holiday dates
Christmas and New Year holiday dates
19th Jul 10
As Christmas and New Years days fall on a Saturday this year many tour operators and accommodation providers have switched their usual Saturday changeover days.

Some operators are runni...
 
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Pay as you go Meribel lift pass
Pay as you go Meribel lift pass
14th Jul 10
Meribel is introducing a flexible pay as you go lift pas next season.

Instead of having to buy a full or half day pass, skiers can use a pre-loaded card to pay for their skiing. A depo...
 
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New ski flights from Bristol & Liverpool to Lyon & Edinburgh to Basle
New ski flights from Bristol & Liverpool to Lyon & Edinburgh to Basle
8th Jul 10
Easyjet have announced new Winter routes from Bristol and Liverpool to Lyon and from Edinburgh to Basle.
 
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New village under construction in Les Arcs
New village under construction in Les Arcs
6th Jul 10
Building has started on a new village above Les arc 1800 in the Le Chantel area.

The car free resort will be called Edenarc 1800, comprising of two apartment residences (1, 2, 3 and 4 b...
 
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Summer Snow in Tignes & Val d'Isere
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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Overnight Snowtrain not running again for season 10/11
Overnight Snowtrain not running again for season 10/11
14th May 10
The overnight snowtrain service will again not be running next Winter.

this is the service which offers the couchette sleepers and party carriage - Rail Europe who run the trains said t...
 
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Snowjet begins flights sales for 2010/11
Snowjet begins flights sales for 2010/11
10th May 10
Snowjet has released its timetaable for Winter 2010/11.

Routes include Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Stansted, Bristol to Chambery for the French Alps (which means shorter transfers ...
 
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UK Half Term 2011 clashing with other European school holidays!
UK Half Term 2011 clashing with other European school holidays!
17th Apr 10
Dont miss out on your half term holiday next year (19/02 - 26/02).

The UK school holidays coincide with many European school breaks such as France, Switzerland and Belgium.

 
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Fresh snowfalls for late season skiing
Fresh snowfalls for late season skiing
29th Mar 10
There was a dramatic change in the Alpine weather over the weekend with temperatures plummeting and a return to Winter.

Excellent news for late season skiing with some recorts receiving...
 
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Sunshine & cold temperatures
Sunshine & cold temperatures
9th Mar 10
Fresh snow fell in many European resorts over the weekend with some places in Austria receiving up to 30 cm's

It has been cold in the Alps recently (down to -20 in France) but it is due...
 
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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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Fresh snow and superb conditions in many resorts throughout the Alps
Fresh snow and superb conditions in many resorts throughout the Alps
9th Feb 10
Fresh snow has fallen in the past few days in many resorts providing fantastic conditions, giving half term skiers something to look forward to!!

Up to 30 cm's fell in some French resor...
 
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Snow Forecast 25th January
Snow Forecast 25th January
25th Jan 10
A blast of bitter Northerly winds is on it's way bringing significant snow to the Northern part of the Alps by the end of the week, along with windy conditions and very cold temperatures.
The S...
 
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SAVE money by booking a chalet package
SAVE money by booking a chalet package
8th Jan 10
Ski package holidays are proving to be very popular for 2009/10 due to their competitive pricing.

Take advantage of some superb late deals and great discounts from the catered chalet op...
 
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Fantastic January Holiday Sales - up to 50% OFF
Fantastic January Holiday Sales - up to 50% OFF
4th Jan 10
Thousands of ski holidays have been discounted for many dates throughout the season and prices are from only £349 per person for catered chalet packages including flights and transfers!

...
 
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Verbier Ride event 12th-13th December
10th Dec 09
The Verbier Ride is a European pro/am big air and rail jam event taking place on the 12th and 13th December.

The worlds top fresstyle skiers compete in two disciplines and it is a fanta...
 
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Heavy snow in the Alps
Heavy snow in the Alps
2nd Dec 09
The snow has been falling heavily throughout the Alps over the last few days which is superb news for the coming Winter. The snow is forecast to continue and resorts are opening - the ski season is w...
 
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New flights to Geneva and Sion
New flights to Geneva and Sion
26th Nov 09
Two airlines have announced new routes and flights to Geneva and Sion for this Winter.

Snowjet will be operating twice weekly return flights from London Stansted to Sion in Switzerland ...
 
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Fresh snow in Alpine resorts
Fresh snow in Alpine resorts
24th Nov 09
Fresh snow has fallen in a number of Alpine resorts such as Val d'Isere, Chamonix and Courchevel.

A bit more snow is forecast in a few days time with colder air on the way next week. 
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More early season snow in the Alps - Val Thorens opens early
More early season snow in the Alps - Val Thorens opens early
10th Nov 09
Great news as more snow falls in many Alpine resorts in the last week or so.

With about 55 cm of snow in the village and 85 cm at the top, Val Thorens is opening earlier than expected. ...
 
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New TV show filmed in Val d'Isere to start this weekend
New TV show filmed in Val d'Isere to start this weekend
29th Oct 09
As part of BBC 2s 'Switch' strand there is a brand new TV series being launched this weekend that was filmed in Val d'Isere.

The show, called 'The Season' has been described as a constr...
 
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Heavy Snow in Austria and Switzerland - with more on the way!
Heavy Snow in Austria and Switzerland - with more on the way!
16th Oct 09
Up to a metre of fresh snow has fallen on a number of Austrian glacier ski areas which are already open for winter 2009-10. The snow fell down to village level in many areas, with resorts like Obergu...
 
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Superb nostalgic ski resort posters - excellent xmas gift idea!
Superb nostalgic ski resort posters - excellent xmas gift idea!
11th Oct 09
A superb selection of nostalgic reproduction posters and prints with a skiing theme.

These are wonderful examples of poster art, which began around the 1850’s and quickly grew as a pop...
 
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Manchester to Geneva flights from Swiss for Winter 09/10
Manchester to Geneva flights from Swiss for Winter 09/10
25th Sep 09
After the success of the service last year, Swiss International Airlines has announced it will once again be running scheduled services from Manchester airport to Geneva for skiers in the north west t...
 
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Snow in the Alps
Snow in the Alps
20th Sep 09
Snow has fallen in various resorts in the Alps including Saas Fee in Switzerland and Kaprun, Hintertux and Mölltal in Austria.

In France, skiing is due to start in Les Deux Alpes betwe...
 
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bmibaby adds flights from East Midlands to Geneva
bmibaby adds flights from East Midlands to Geneva
15th Sep 09
Further to the report that easyJet is consolidating operations in the UK by pulling out entirely from East Midlands Airport and reducing flights at London Luton, there has been some good news for skie...
 
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Easyjet cuts flights from East Midlands and Luton
Easyjet cuts flights from East Midlands and Luton
4th Sep 09
Despite claiming their resilience in the face of the economic downturn, 'low cost' airline easyJet announced the closure of all operations at East Midlands Airport and a 20% reduction in flights from ...
 
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Luxury chalet operator goes into liquidation
Luxury chalet operator goes into liquidation
21st Aug 09
Leading luxury tour operator Descent International has gone into voluntary liquidation.

Descent has been providing top end chalet holidays in the French and Swiss Alps since 1997 and i...
 
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Free skiing for adult beginners
Free skiing for adult beginners
21st Jul 09
Beginners can learn for free in Méribel with Première Glisse (First Steps). 50% of adults who try skiing give up after one day. To help adult beginners get over this first hurdle, Méribel has introduc...
 
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Chalets

Reduction in number of holidays available for 2009/10
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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