Should you book your ski holiday now? Or wait and face rising prices? The ski industry is holding its breath praying infection rates don't rise higher and there is no further fall out from the coronavirus pandemic for skiing and ski resorts this winter...Read More
The Fischer ski factory in Ukraine has been destroyed in a fire. No one hurt but skis manufactured for various top brands including Stockl, Scott and Rossignol as well as Fischer have gone up in flames.
The British Army has cancelled all winter sports in the Alps this winter due to Covid-19 - a huge blow to European ski resorts that have benefited for years from month-long training programmes across all disciplines involving hundreds of officers and soldiers held by the Army Winter Sports Association.
Dropping. Jeremy Jones' latest movie, Purple Mountains is all about balance, down the spines of sheer white walls, figuring out his carbon footprint and how to further Protect Our Winters, changing politicians' and climate sceptics' views one step at a time, just like he split boards up the mountains.
Freeride World Tour announces kick-off in Hakuba, 23rd January with a new format
Early snow in the Alps settling above 2000m with temperatures now plummeting. Check out our webcam in Serre Chevalier
UK travellers to Switzerland made to quarantine for 10 days curtails plans of early skiing via Geneva. Now Italy is asking for Covid tests before entry, France for self-certification and every European country with ski resorts are off the FCDO list for exemption from ''all but essential travel' except for Norway and Sweden. Check out the latest news for ski holidays and ski resorts here.
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