The Val Gardena ski area on the Sella Ronda circuit in the Italian Dolomites has two new runs: the black slope La Ria and the red piste Pilat. La Ria is located above Selva, the main resort in Val Gardena,
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Courchevel and Meribel will host the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in February 2023, coinciding with half-term ski holidays in Les 3 Vallées. The championships start on the evening of Sunday 5th February with an opening ceremony in Courchevel and
Cortina’s ski area has become more joined-up, thanks to the new 2-way Skyline lift running between Son dei Prade and Bai de Dones. Son dei Prade is at the bottom of the Tofana di Mezzo sector (and is also reachable
Free Ski Lessons in Chamonix in January and March 2022 – for everyone from beginners to experts, and including off-piste skiing and touring..
Visitors to the Chamonix valley can get free group ski lessons from 7th January to 4th February and from 7th March to 1st April. To qualify, guests must be staying a minimum of 3 nights in commercially-run accommodation in the
Les 3 Vallées, the world’s largest lift linked ski area, have made some major improvements to their lift system and piste network for the 2021/22 ski season. Two new lifts connecting Orelle with Val Thorens should make Orelle a more
Telluride will be opening 40 new acres of beginner and intermediate skiing including the new Grouse Glades for the 2021/22 ski season. For more information about Telluride, including how to get there, accommodation, and ski schools and guiding, please see
The Flying Kilometre, on the steep mountainside above Arc 2000 and Arc 1950, was the site of many an attempt on the world speed skiing record. Some were gloriously successful (Simone Orgone achieved an almost unbelievable 251.4 kmh on the
The guiding principle for the 2021/22 ski season in the Alps and the Pyrenees is that as long as face masks are mandatory on trains and other forms of public transport, they are also mandatory on ski lifts too. Snoods
With the COVID-19 situation improving and restrictions easing in most countries, health, safety and cleanliness are uppermost in mind for travellers. To help make it easier for everyone to travel and stay safe, leading digital travel company Booking.com has issued
Many of the largest US and Canadian resorts have suspended operations because of the spread of Coronavirus. This follows an executive order from Colorado Governor Jared Polis requiring all of Colorado’s ski resorts to close, and the shutdown of all
French prime minister Edouard Philippe announced at 8pm on 14th March 2020 that the all non-essential shops and social activities must close by midnight. Although skiing as an activity was not mentioned, bars and restaurants were, and most commentators have
Following the closure of Italian and Austrian ski resorts earlier in the week, Swiss ski resorts have announced they too will cease operations either immediately or by Monday 16th March 2020. This was in response to the Swiss Federal Government’s
Following the closure of all Italian ski resorts earlier this week, it has been announced that all Austrian ski resorts in Tirol, Vorarlberg and Salzburgerland regions of the country will suspend operations from 15th March 2020. The resorts affected include
Delta’s new winter service from London to Salt Lake City gives UK skiers easier access to ‘the greatest snow on earth’.
Utah’s claim to have the greatest snow on earth is not universally accepted, but it has some science behind it, and there are very few ski resorts in the world that can match Snowbird and Alta for ‘steep’n’deep’ powder. And
Alpybus offers Ultimate-Ski readers 10% discount on Geneva Airport transfers to ski resorts in March 2019
GVA Transfers offers Ultimate-Ski readers 10% discount on ski resort transfers from Geneva Airport in March 2019
Hochgurgl’s new Kirchenkarbahn 2 lift opens up new pistes and freeriding
for the 2018/19 season for skiers in Obergurgl, Hochgurgl & Solden