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Tips to Avoid Skiing Accidents & Injuries

Thursday, April 5, 2012

As with all active sports, there is always a risk of injury while skiing. When approached correctly however, the risks can be minimal and infinitely superseded by the enjoyment you’ll experience. In order to avoid accidents on your skiing holiday, you must learn how to prepare for and conduct yourself on the slopes. Here’s a few tips that should help: Wear the Right Gear It’s important to start with the basics and wearing the right gear is as simple as it gets. Well-insulated and waterproof clothing Read more [...]

Snowball effect predicted for ‘Snowbombing’ festival 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Once again, ‘The Greatest Show on Snow’ will be back for its week-long whirlwind of winter sports, best bands, dynamic DJs and resident mischief makers. Thinking of a festival orientated ski holiday?  Hitting the spectacular slopes, mythical fairytale venues and traditional Austrian bars of Mayrhofen will be thousands of snowsport fanatics, many in fancy dress. Snowbombing is the ultimate snow festival to attend as a group skiing holiday for a group of friends looking to have fun, on and off Read more [...]

Hit the Slopes for Less

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Even if money might be a little tight, for the ski fans among us, a snowy break each winter is an absolute must-have. Here are our top tips for getting your winter fix without breaking the bank. According to recent research by Sainsbury’s Travel Money*, 73% of people taking skiing holidays this winter plan to try to reduce the cost of their holiday. So how do you get more skiing for less of your hard-earned cash? Avoid the Alps Major alpine resorts in places like Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland Read more [...]

Football at 3,250m

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Germany’s Hamburg football team chose a special pitch built 3,250m up on the side of a cliff by the Tux summer ski slopes in Austria’s Ziller Valley for a training session last week. The specially created football pitch is one of the highest in the world and gave the leading German club a unique training venue, with spectacular scenery all around. Trainer Michael Oenning and the players rated the training conditions as, “quite heavy going in this thin air.” Mladen Petric, Marcel Jansen, Read more [...]

$14.25 Million Vail Home To Be Auctioned To Highest Bidder

Friday, July 22, 2011

A premier Vail Valley mountain residence, originally listed for $14.25 million, will be sold at a live, luxury real estate auction on August 6th 2011. The property is selling Absolute, which means it will sell to the highest bidder no matter what the eventual price. Located on the most prestigious street behind the gates of the Arrowhead Resort, Cresta Road, the 13,700-square-foot estate comes with unparalleled ski-in/ski-out access to Arrowhead and Beaver Creek areas. The building also includes Read more [...]

Europe Overtakes North America With The Northern Hemisphere’s Most Expensive Lift Ticket

Monday, July 18, 2011

The most expensive six-day ski lift pass in Europe is now believed to also be the northern hemisphere’s most expensive ski lift ticket thanks to the strength of the Swiss Franc, say A 483 Swiss Franc six-day pass offered by the village of Täsch would currently cost around £364 / $580, whereas the most expensive lift ticket currently available in the US is sold for $561 would cost about £351. Täsch is a small village below Zermatt where many of the resort’s guests park Read more [...]

Bulgarian Government Will Legalise Illegal Ski Resort Construction

Friday, July 15, 2011

Bulgaria’s Minister of the Environment has said that she will legalise the expansion of Bansko ski resort on to national park land, rather than tell the resort to remove the illegal construction. Bansko has been one of the big success stories of European ski resort development in recent history. However, environmental campaigners have long sought to highlight the fact that part of the expansion has taken place on national park land, which should be protected from development by law. Various Read more [...]

Lift Ticket Changes at Chamonix

Monday, July 11, 2011

Chamonix has cut the three choices of lift ticket options they provide down to just two. Chamonix le Pass, the first of the options available covers all lifts in Chamonix up to 2800m (not les Houches) and costing 210 Euros for an adult ticket for most of the season. The second option is the Mont-Blanc Unlimited – covering all of Chamonix Valley and Courmayeur it Italy (as well as Verbier in Switzerland for 6 day passes and above). This will cost 255 Euros for most of the 2011-12 season. The Read more [...]

Breckenridge Plans For Peak 6 Take Step Forward

Friday, July 8, 2011

One of the most popular ski resorts in America, Breckenridge in Colorado, which is also the top destination for British skiers in the US, has been given the go-ahead by the US Forest Service, which controls the land, on their new expansion plans for new lifts and runs. Breckenridge aims to add 550 acres of terrain on Peak 6. The plans include a mix of groomed and ungroomed slopes, a mixture of intermediate and advanced level terrain and some terrain accessed by a new six-seater lift. However, some Read more [...]

May Skiathon On British Indoor Snow For Charity

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The third National Skiathon from Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK) will take place on Tuesday 17th May 2011.  Skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities are invited to take part alongside the British Disabled Ski team and some of Britain’s top freestylers and celebrities (soon to be announced). Teams of 6 are challenged to ski 666 runs in six hours at any one of the six UK indoor ski slopes. These include The Chill Factor in Manchester, Tamworth Snowdome in Staffordshire, The Snow Centre Read more [...]