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Sarenne Snow Bike is 10 years old this year!

Alpe d’Huez 10th April 2018 – The Megavalanche is a mythical mountain biking race organized every summer at Alpe d’Huez, the Sarenne Snow Bike is its un-timed winter version … Sarenne Snow Bike / Sunday, April 15, 2018   Each year, the resort of Alpe d’Huez organizes a mid-April crazy descent … down the legendary black track of Sarenne by bike on a beautiful carpet of freshly groomed snow … connoisseurs will

Students Brawl With German's On Austrian Ski Lift

Thursday morning in the ski resort of Obertauren, Austria a wild brawl broke out between British Sixth Form students and a German father and son. The fights broke out after a verbal exchange quickly escalated to a physical dispute believed to consist of seven British students (15-16) and two Germans, a father (51) and son (16). Local police reported a wild scramble using fists and ski poles erupted in the lift

Tragedy Strikes As British Snowboarder Suffocates In Snow After Falling Head First

Whilst off-piste in Meribel a British snowboarder is thought to have suffocated to death after a fall head first into the fresh snow.  French Authorities have said the 25 year old, a seasonnaire in the French resort of Meribel, could have been buried upside down for 30 minutes before being discovered. Attempts to resuscitate by rescuers from neighbouring Courchevel were unfortunately not succesful, with the man pronounced dead at the

VAIL RESORTS INTRODUCES EMMA, YOUR EPIC MOUNTAIN ASSISTANT

VAIL RESORTS INTRODUCES EMMA, YOUR EPIC MOUNTAIN ASSISTANT, THE WORLD’S FIRST DIGITAL MOUNTAIN ASSISTANT TO PROVIDE REAL-TIME INFORMATION TO SKIERS AND SNOWBOARDERS Emma, Your Epic Mountain Assistant, is the world’s first digital mountain assistant to offer information on everything from grooming, lift line wait times and parking to recommendations on rentals, lessons and dining options.  Guests will instantly receive expert, local information tailored to each resort and to their needs.

STAR TRAIL 16 MARCH 2018

Today, March 16th marks the 3rd annual running of Les Arcs’ white trail race: The Star Trail! The race consists of a running race on a groomed piste of about 11 km, between Arc 1800 and Arc 1950 The Village, incorporating 710m of positive height difference. Fresh snow, nocturnal challenge, prize giving and a buffet all herald a convivial time outdoors. To add that exclusive touch to this “made-in-Les-Arcs” race,

Jan Farrell Has First Podium Place In World Cup Speed Skiing Event In Sun Peaks

British team speed skier, Jan Farrell has had his first ever podium place at the World Cup event in Sun Peaks, Canada. It’s the first British podium in a World Cup Speed 1 event (the highest level of Speed Skiing competition) since 2004. Farrell reached a speed of 167.45 KPH on March 6, 2018 that gave him third place with Italian Simone Origone taking top spot. Farrell said: This first

1200 Quarantined at Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

Nine hundred military personnel have been drafted to cover the 1200 security staff quarantined after a suspected norovirus outbreak at the Winter Olympics. The POCOG, the local organising committee for the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, confirmed on Tuesday that 41 private security staff were admitted to hospital with headaches, stomach pain and diarrhoea. As a precaution the 1200 staff staying in the same area have been quarantined until

Severe Weather Warnings And Slope Closures Sweep The Alps

(image courtesy of Les Arcs FB) Strong winds and heavy snowfall from storm #Eleanor has caused many resorts across the Alps to close this morning, conditions are not expected to improve for the next few days. We will keep you updated as much as we can on resort & road closures/conditions! Les Arcs Most of resort closed for safety. Roads being cleared around the clock. Follow Les Arcs’ Facebook for

Russia Banned From Winter Olympics By IOC

BREAKING NEWS: The IOC have announced the Russian team are banned from the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang this coming February! This ban comes after the lengthy investigation into suspected state wide doping around the 2014 Sochi Games. “This was an unprecedented attack on the integrity of the Olympic Games and sport. The IOC EB (executive board), after following due process, has issued proportional sanctions for this systemic manipulation

Exciting New Mountain Property Agency Launches This Winter

Alpine Property Search, a new agency specialising in the sale of mountain properties in Switzerland, France and Japan, has launched this winter. The agency, headed up by former investment banker David Bhagat, promises a personal service and attention to detail that will set it apart from competitors. David and the team are passionate winter sports enthusiasts and have intimate knowledge of the resorts where they have properties listed for sale.