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

Six Top Ski Resorts for Families in Tirol

Six top ski resorts for families in Tirol Comprising approximately 80 ski resorts and 3,000 kilometres of pistes showcasing modern lifts, the Austrian Tirol is the ideal region for a ski holiday, especially for families. Family ski holidays need a lot of organisation: from ski in, ski out accommodation and large, easy-to-reach beginner areas, to flexible rental arrangements, excellent child-care facilities and a wide range of restaurants catering for multiple

Evening view of Everest from Kala Patthar - trek to Everest base camp - Nepal

Become a World Record holder alongside Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards in March 2017 by taking part in Ski 4 Cancer’s Everest Challenge. The Challenge will take place on the slopes of Austria’s premier ski area (Saalbach) on Thursday 9 March. UK ski charity Ski 4 Cancer is calling for skiers from across Europe in an attempt to set a new World Record on Thursday the 9th of March 2017 alongside

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Action Outdoors has launched a new destination for the February half term week holidays in 2017 as well as offering an existing favourite over the Easter break for an all-inclusive price of £523. The new resort is Les Deux Alpes – a high altitude ski resort in the French Alps that offers skiing and snowboarding for all ability levels, making it an ideal location for a family ski holiday. During

A skier fitted with ski mojo

Meriski, the Meribel chalet specialists, will be offering skiers the chance to try ski~mojo this winter through their equipment partner Meribel Ski Service. Anyone who books a Meriski holiday and would like to try the ski~mojo, a revolutionary product that off-loads around a third of the load from the legs and knees alleviating most of the pain that many skiers feel, will be introduced personally to Meribel Ski Service where

A ski chalet

NetChalets is a brand new service that aims to link holiday makers with independent chalet and apartment owners in ski resorts across the world. It’s launching for the 2016-17 winter ski season and is now taking bookings from prospective skiers and snowboarders looking to build their own chalet experience. Chalets or apartments can be searched for under specific criteria or prospective customers can post requests that are then sent to

Courcheval's Keystone Lodge Development Open Ahead of 2017 Season

Buyers of the 12 luxury apartments within Keystone Lodge have begun to take ownership of their properties as the first snowfall arrives in the Alps, four weeks ahead of the official ski season opening. Located at the centre of Courchevel Moriond (1650), Keystone Lodge is a brand new residence and the latest in a series of completions for high-end property developer Alpine Lodges. Ranging in size from two bed apartments