Whats New in Resorts

At the Chamois d'Or, the first 5-star hotel in Alpe d'Huez and Isère!

A 5-star hotel dedicated to families and children, in a family atmosphere ! It’s a well-deserved reward that has just been awarded the Golden Chamois. With a 5th star, and becoming the first hotel of this category in Isère, the Chamois d’Or officializes the incessant work carried out for several years by Thibaut and Didier Lassarat and their team. “A big chalet with a family atmosphere” At the Chamois d’Or, the atmosphere

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

Les Arcs - KEY WINTER EVENTS 2017/2018

Winter Film Festival – 10-12 November 2017  The Coeur d’Or Cinema, Bourg Saint Maurice Programme of snow riding sport films and pre-premiers featuring: skiing, snowboarding, telemark, freeride, adventure, freestyle SKI’N’FONDUE 15-17 December 2017 The season gets off to a flying start with some great short stay offers and fondue, THE mountain speciality, to tempt you at every corner! The Les Arcs European Film Festival – 16-23 december 2017 The Les Arcs Film Festival is taking

Perisher Ski Resort Investing $4.2 Million In New Chairlift And Snowmaking

The new quad chairlift will increase lift capacity by 75% in one of Perisher’s most popular areas, for the 2019 season. Additional snow-making brings investment to over $25 million in recent years and bolsters already preeminent early season experience. Vail Resorts is also investing $66 million(CAD) at Whistler Blackcomb for new lift infrastructure and on the heels of $50 million(US) in improvements in 2015, Park City Mountain will also see

Alpe D’huez Opens  Saturday 2nd December

Alpe d’Huez opens its slopes on Saturday 2nd December for 141 days of not stop ski until the 21st of April 2018 . The excitement is rising within the resort which is getting ready to welcome our local fans who are prepared to make a long journey to take part in the opening of the season. An unmissable event, festive and friendly both on the slopes and in the resort

Snow Express to  Serre Chevalier

There are many ways to get to Serre Chevalier for your ski holiday, including with tour operators or independently using flight and transfer, but few automatically consider the bus option.  If you are an independent skier or snowboarder, then this year you should consider the inexpensive alternative. Snow Express This year the new “Snow Express” service will allow you to connect between Paris and Serre Chevalier/ Briançon and you can

Ed Sheeran video shoot at Hintertux

Recently Ed Sheeran chose to visit the Hintertux Glacier in the Austrian Tirol to shoot the video for his latest song Perfect. He spent three days shooting the video, which was by all accounts a tight schedule. Apart the chair  lift and ski slopes the production company used various locations around the resort to produce this fantastic film to accompany his track. They used a the Panorama Bar at Tuxer

Bardonecchia's New Lift for 2017/18

For the 2017/18 season, Bardonecchia has developed a new range of winter activities for visitors.   A significiant investments has been made to develop a new lift and slope facilities for children, New Jafferau 6 Gigante   They have built a new 6-seater automatic chairlift replacing the old “Giant” chairlift with extension line  up to 2,363 meters, in a wonderful panoramic spot and improves the Jafferau area.  The  technologically advanced lift

Swiss Ski Resorts Open

As the ski season in most of Europe gets underway early, albeit a little slowly in Switzerland, we thought it was time to start updating which resorts are open. So far even before December arrives there are 5 Swiss resorts open. Laax in Graubunden, opened on 3 November and currently has between 5 cm on the lower slopes to 110 cm on the upper ones. Other resorts already open are:

Avoriaz To Open 2 Weeks Early!!!

  NEWSFLASH: AVORIAZ IS OPENING this weekend, 2nd December!!!! That is a full 2 weeks early! Heavy snowfall across the Alps has meant many resorts have kicked of their winter season earlier than expected. Mint Snowboarding broke the news on their Facebook:  There is so much snow in the Portes du Soleil that Serma have announced that the Arare and Fornet sectors in Avoriaz will be opening this weekend, 2nd