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Mt Hutt

New Zealand Hopes For Early Opening

As skiing season almost everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere is already closed or near closing New Zealand is heading for the early opening. After more heavy snowfalls that followed those happened throughout the previous week Mt Hutt located in Canterbur
Mount Kosciuszko

Snow Down Under

Australian ski resorts are open some five weeks ahead of planned date this year due to heavy snowfalls. For instance, Mount Buller resort situated in province Victoria has recently received about 35cm of early snow powder.

World's Highest Ski Area Closed

According to Yale Environment 360 report the world’s highest ski area Chacaltaya (which means "cold road" in Aymara) situated in Bolivia has ceased to function due to global warming. The snowcap where the ski area lays has melted down and now the area is
St Anton

The White Thrill In St Anton

On April 25th, 2009 on the slopes of Austrian ski resort St Anton will take place one of the hugest ski events of the year - “Der Weiße Rausch - The White Thrill” ski race. This competition is annual and throughout the years it has become some kind of cul
Levi ski area

The Battery Freeskiing Festival At Levi

A big open air event - The Battery Freeskiing festival – will take place during Easter weekend at Levi, one of the most northerly located ski resorts, which is situated in Laplandia, Finland. The visitors will be able to see professional being launched ov

Fresh New Music Festival TignesFest in April

In between 16-19th of April, 2009 a Fresh New Music Festival TignesFest, a rather popular culture event, will held on one of the highest ski resorts Tignes, located in the French Alps. The festival will feature a wide range of musical talents varying from
Glencoe Valley

Glencoe’s For Sale

The oldest Scottish ski center Glencoe is currently in need of new developments in order to keep afloat in future and is searching for investors to finance them. It is expected that enhancements made to gondola and adding of mountain biking areas will hel
after snowfall

Heavy Snow All Over Europe

There have been heavy snowfalls all over three major European mountain chains during the past week. And in the Alps white powder keeps falling. According to reports, over than 100 snow alarms have been announced in Switzerland, Austria and Ger
Cauterets chairlift buried under snow

Snow All Over

This winter is rather favorable for winter sports. There’s plenty of snow covering slopes almost at any world’s ski resort. And it keeps snowing. Thus, after the snowstorm Austria benefits from some fresh 30-50 cm of snow covering slopes at Mayrhofen, Obe
avalanche beacon

New Avalanche Safety Law In Piemonte

Authorities of Piemonte Region, Northern Italy, just few days ago passed a law to make carrying make avalanche safety gear (avalanche beacon, shovel and probe) obligatory for all winter sports amateurs, including ski mountaineering – no matter wether they
Dy.N.A. Ski Mountaineering Boot

New Dy.N.A. Ski Mountaineering Boot By Dynafit

Dynafit’s new Dy.N.A boot, claimed to be “the lightest ski-mountaineering boot in the world” (its weight is 2lbs (920gr) for Mondo size 27.5 - Euro 42/43), recently won the long awaited ISPO Outdoor Award 2009 for the category “Footwear“. This boot is the
Matterhorn glacier Zermatt

Zermatt Opens Highest Accomodation In Europe

Famous Swiss ski resort Zermatt has launched recently the highest located hotel in the European continent built to the top environmental standards. The new hotel and restaurant are situated at the top of their Matterhorn Glacier paradise ski area at 3.883
Tour de Grand Veymont

Tour de Grand Veymont 2009

The Tour de Grand Veymont ski mountaineering competition, the first leg of the Grenoble Trois Massif competition (that represents the three mountain ranges surrounding Grenoble - The Vercors, Belledonne and Chartreuse), will take place on Sunday 1st Febru
Ice Magic Festival

Ice Magic Festival In Lake Louise

The 15th annual Ice Magic Carving Festival starts on January 23rd at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada. This 34-hour long event gathers teams of professional ice carvers to compete in making huge pieces of art from 300-pound ice blocks.
ski jumping tower

Nordic Ski World Championships in Liberec

The Nordic Ski World Championships will be taking place from the 18th February until the 1st March, 2009 in Liberec, the Czech Republic. It is held once in two years and will take place in the Czech Republic for the first time. World’s best and most exper
Jump and Freeze event

Jump and Freeze in Westendorf

Westendorf, one of the most popular Alpine ski resort situated in Austria, is getting ready for the next Jump and Freeze event which is held this year for the 13th time. For the years of its existence it evolved from small local contest into some kind of
avalanche in process

Whistler Enforces Prohibited Areas

Online edition of Toronto Star ( informed recently that Whistler Blackcomb ski resort management adopted a zero-tolerance policy for those skiers who dare to ski in no-man areas. This prohibition to enter such off-limit areas is caused by

Montgenevre Presents New Enhancements

Montgenevre, a well-known French ski resort located in the Cottian Alps near the border with Italy, has recently presented new ski lifts and runs, thus, improving drastically its infrastructure and becoming more guest-friendly in general. Construction of
Ski Park RuĹľomberok

Slovakia Joined The Euro Zone

On January 1st, 2009 Slovakia joined the union of 12 countries that consist the Euro zone. One of the biggest and most influential ski operators in the country - Klaster Liptov – declared that they have no intention to raise prices due to this fact. Accor
Jackson Hole’s old red tram

Jackson Hole’s New Cable Car Opened

Legendary red cable car also known as “the tram” for the long period of time was one of the main symbols of famous Jackson Hole ski resort located in Wyoming. It ensured the greatest lift-based vertical ascent among the all US ski areas. Two years ago “th
Vanoise Express gondola

Vanoise Express Reopened Today

The Vanoise Express cable car, the main transport highway at the Paradiski ski area, that includes three ski resorts – Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne, situated in Savoie, France, was reopened for the new season today at 9:00 am after long lasted
Glenshee in Scotland

Three Scottish Ski Areas Open

Three of five Scottish ski areas, those located on the Eastern part of the country, are open now. The snow layer on the majority of mountains is good for skiing and the weather forecast is rather promising. The other two ski areas, those located on the We
Stockhorn - Zermatt ski resort

Zermatt Expands Freeride Terrain

Famous Swiss ski resort Zermatt situated at the northern foot of the mount Matterhorn in the district of Visp, canton of Valais, has enlarged its freeride area located on the slopes of Stockhorn. Funs of freeride, a relatively new but very popular and rap
Whistler Blackcomb ski area

Whistler Opens New Gondola

Whistler Blackcomb ski area, situated in British Columbia, Canada, opens today a new PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola lift connecting its two mountains - Whistler and Blackcomb - at rather high altitude. The official opening is scheduled for 11 am.
Malpensa airport

Milan Airports Closed Due Snowfall

Heavy snowfalls that have been raging over Italian mountain areas for the previous ten days moved further into the country. During the past night Milan was covered with fresh snow which caused some troubles. Thus, Wednesday morning Linate airport (LIN) wa
Marmot Basin

More Terrain Opens At Marmot Basin

Eight more runs will be opened this weekend, on December 6, at Marmot Basin ski area situated near Jasper in the province of Alberta, Canada. The runs scheduled for opening – namely “Highway 16”, “Showoff”, “Milk Run”, “Elevator Chutes”, “Paradise”, “Punc
Alpe d’Huez

Great French Openings

This weekend opened the number of major ski regions in France. The club of already opened since recently Val Thorens and Tignes which started the season as early as September joined Chamonix, Les 2 Alpes and Alpe d’Huez.
Ski-Ride Guides

Ski-Ride Guides For Winter Sports Enthusiasts

Ski-Ride Productions offered winter sports amateurs a set of free downloadable guides on specific European ski resorts published in specially designed native data format providing the capability of using the guides on cell phones and other mobile devices
Val d'Isère

More Than 120.000 Applications For Val d'Isère World Championships

More than a month before we informed that Val d'Isère World Championships Organizing Committee started receiving invitation requests for visiting the events of the World Alpine Ski Championships races scheduled for February 2009.
Lake Louise  in Canada

More Snow For Banff

About half a meter of snow got Banff's three ski areas - Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise Ski Area and Sunshine Village – during the last six days (about a half of the total quantity fell in the last two days). Now the base level of white blanket is about 80 cm.
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Lifts in Courchevel will be adapted for the children
The famous ski resort of Courchevel in France has decided to care not only about the oligarchs, but also the younger generation. Before the winter 2012-2013 season administration of the resort decided to upgrade all 18 chairlifts lifts to make them more comfortable for the children.
Ski resorts in Austria will unite
Two ski resorts in Austria - Alpbach and Wildschönau - will be merged into a single ski area, which will be named Ski Jewel. The slopes of the two resorts will be united thanks to the new eight-place gondola, which is planned to be installed this summer.
Skiing in India: grass instead of snow
India is not among the top ski holiday destinations. Despite the proximity to the Himalayas, ski resorts in India are a rarity.