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There has been so much snow this season, why would you expect it to stop?!? Yesterday many resorts in the Alps woke up to up to 30cm of fresh snow. These were the scenes in some of our favourite resorts …

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Despite an incredible winter season with the best snowfall for many years, Courchevel is already thinking ahead to ensure that next season starts with snow on the pistes. With global warming increasingly an issue and after a very warm summer …

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If this story had been published on the first day of this month, we might have thought it was an April Fool. In fact, so convincing was Les Arcs’ press release that they would be opening for summer, that some …

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You’re more likely to notice the lift operators or even the snow groomer drivers in a ski resort than a pisteur, yet their role is the most important of all. Probably you’ve most likely to see them in the worst …

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What’s New in Alpe d’Huez… (Spring 2018)

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The season may be coming to an end, but Alpe d’Huez still remains very busy. ‘Challenge des Moniteurs’ This week, the resort hosts the 68th ‘Challenge des Moniteurs’ from Monday 16 to Saturday 21 April. For the whole week, the …

 

Jenny Jones to Attend British Celebration Week in Les Arcs

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Jenny Jones, Britain’s most successful snowboarder, will be in the high altitude, panoramic ski resort of Les Arcs, in the Paradiski ski region of France for British Celebration Week. Les Arcs welcomes 110,000 visitors each winter, of which 45% are British, hence …

 

15 Surprising Facts about Curling

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Did you watch any curling during the Winter Olympics? The chances are you did, as it was on almost every single day during the Games, and while Great Britain didn’t win any medals they were in the running. Here are …

 

The History of French Ski Resorts

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The first French ski resorts were Chamonix and Megeve, due to the development of cable cars and mountain trains, first put in place to benefit climbers. Among the vanguard of French ski resorts before the Second World War were Morzine …

 

€134 million to be invested in Serre Chevalier over 30 years

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Serre Chevalier has announced that it plans to invest €134m in the resort over the next 30 years. Most of the money will go into upgrading the lift system, with €83.5m allocated to new lifts. Compagnie des Alpes – owners …

 

Team GB for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics announced

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Earlier today Team GB’s skiers and snowboarders were announced for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. The Games start on Friday 9 February and finish on Sunday 25 February This will be Britain’s largest ever alpine team, with 25 athletes taking part …