January 2017

Slide Actionsport Tradeshow Strengthens

Slide Award winners announced for 2017 including Burnt Custard. Actionsport trade show Slide, which is organised by the Snowsport Industries of Great Britain (SIGB), has reported a rise in visitor figures after a number of years of diminishing numbers. The trade show, which plays an important role in the UK snowsport industry, and specifically for snowsport and actionsport retailers, welcomed brands and manufacturers to the International Centre in Telford from

Alpe d’Huez, voted Best Ski Resort in Europe!

  A fabulous award for the resort as it celebrates its 80th birthday! Alpe d’Huez  blows out its 80 candles this winter and can really celebrate as it has just won the very coveted title of Best Ski Resort in Europe 2017 at the ‘European Best Destinations’ ceremony which was held in Brussels on the 17th December. “Tourism is similar to team sports, winning comes only with a joint effort!

Snow Snow Snow..... It's The Snowresort Snowreport

Some much welcomed snow greeted many European resorts this last weekend as well as heavy dumps across the US so lets take a look at the weeks forecast from Wednesday 11th. So before we get to the snow report in Europe, we need to take a look at the crazy conditions across many resorts further afield. USA Mammoth Mountain had to briefly closed Sierra side whilst they deal with the

Best Alpine Delicacies

Nothing makes your ski adventure more memorable than sampling the finest dishes the mountains have to offer! Here are my favourite from my travels around the globe.   Raclette A swiss cheese worshipping dish, the raclette cheese itself is a large half semi-soft wheel that is melted by heating the cut side with flame or heat lamp. You then scrape the cheese onto the plate as it melts, smothering boiled

Snow Express – New Half Term Service Launches To The French Alps This Winter

Snow Express, the UK to French Alps direct bus service, has launched a brand new half term route to Les Deux Alpes for the February half term week, helping families to reduce the cost of their ski holiday. Departing London on Friday February 10th, 2017 (17.30hrs) and leaving the resort on Saturday February 18th, 2017 (18.15), the return trip costs £229 per person. For arrival and departure on the same

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup 50th Anniversary

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, first won in 1967 by one Jean Claude Killy of France and Nancy Green of Canada.   Since those early days an illustrious group of skiers have joined those two greats as Overall World Cup Champions, the likes of Lyndsey Vonn, Hermann Maier, Janica Kostelic providing this generation with many breathtaking moments.   To celebrate such a monumentous occasion

Skier Jean Vuarnet, who struck gold with tuck position, dies

PARIS (AP) – Olympic skiing champion Jean Vuarnet, who helped pioneer the aerodynamic tuck position for downhill racers but suffered tragedy with the deaths of his wife and son in a doomsday cult murder-suicide, has died, the French Olympic Committee announced Monday. He was 83. Vuarnet died of a stroke, a statement by the committee said. The Frenchman won Olympic gold in the downhill at the 1960 winter games in

New ‘Snow and Fitness’ Week With ZEST. Launches This winter in Morzine, France

R&S Chalet Collection is hosting a new ‘Snow and Fitness’ week in association with ZEST. Fitness Holidays and Personal Training, in the resort of Morzine, during March 2017. The week is designed to combine days on the mountain with early morning runs and workouts and then evening yoga sessions and mobility work.For skiers and snowboarders who want to continue their healthy and active routine whilst on holiday, it’s the ideal

Mobile Angels Unveils New App For Skiers And Snowboarders Named SKADI

Mobile Angels, an innovative software development company, based in Vilnius, Lithuania, has launched SKADI – a highly advanced downloadable app that creates a personalised itinerary of a ski resort. It is aimed at skiers and snowboarders looking to make the most of the mountain with their own personal guide. A brand new app called SKADI has been launched that creates a personalised itinerary of a ski resort that’s tailored to