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  • Newbies Flock to Verbier Xtreme Qualifier

    Fifty four rookies will be participating in the elimination competition for the legendary Verbier Xtreme in the spring. More than 150 potential competitors have registered their desire to compete so far. Full Article

    21st December 2006

  • U.S. Racers Fare Well at Val d'Isere

    Anyone watching Julia Mancuso and Lindsey Kildow post successful daily US wins in the Ladies Downhill races at Val d'Isère over the past two days will know that the main French resorts are now open with excellent weather conditions. Full Article

    20th December 2006

  • Utah Hit With Powder Puff

    Many Utah resorts have been hit hard lately by plenty of powder. Sundance had nearly two feet of new snow. Park City checked in with nearly three feet of snow in three days. Full Article

    19th December 2006

  • Saas Fee and Zermatt Glisten

    Despite a serious snowfall last weekend, many parts of the Alps are still suffering from the worst early seasons for coverage in more than a decade. Temperatures in to early December were the warmest ever recorded making snowmaking impossible and even putting glacier ski areas, usually a safe bet whatever the snow cover at lower elevations, out of action. Full Article

    15th December 2006

  • World Cup On Again, Val Gardena Gets Snow

    Italy appears to have come out best from weekend snowfalls which "rescued" the Alps from fairly devastating start-of-season conditions which saw no snow on the ground and temperatures too warm for the snow making to work. Full Article

    13th December 2006

  • Grandvalira Gets a New Railpark

    The merger of Soldeu and Pas de la Casa's ski areas in Andorra created one of the world's largest ski regions, now known only as Grandvalira as far as the resort's marketing department is concerned. Full Article

    13th December 2006

  • Les 2 Alpes, a Real Departure

    The glacier ski area above Les 2 Alpes will open for skiing beneath the full moon this winter. This makes for an ethereal snow sports experience – with a lot of added fun thrown in. Full Article

    13th December 2006

  • Late Snow, Not Great Snow, in the Alps

    Travel writer Claire Walter just returned from a tour of the Alps and some of the biggest names in skiing. Her report: It's a good thing that Europeans don't have a late-November holiday to kick off the ski season. There has been no virtually no snow in the Alps. Above-freezing temperatures curtailed snowmaking efforts. And did I mention the rain? Full Article

    11th December 2006

  • Big Events for Grindelwald This Winter

    Grindelwald, opposite the Eiger in the spectacular Swiss Jungfrau region has a range of top events lined up this winter. Full Article

    4th December 2006

  • Val d'Isere Gearing up for 2009

    It may be only two months to the next World Alpine Championships in Are, Sweden and after that our minds may be on Whistler 2010 for the next Olympics. Full Article

    29th November 2006

  • France Gets Two Fifths of World Cup Ski Cross

    Flaine, in the giant Grand Massif area, will stage two of the five French events in the FIS Ski Cross World Cup this winter. Full Article

    29th November 2006

  • Andorrans Eager for Winter

    The Principality of Andorra has the largest skiable area in the Pyrenees. Known for their hospitality, Andorrans court a large number of skiers in the know who make regular pilgrimmages to its slopes. Full Article

    22nd November 2006

  • Ski 24 Hours Non-Stop at Verbier

    If you can't get enough of skiing Switzerland's largest lift linked ski area – the Four Valleys around Verbier - then your luck's in as its possible to ski there for 24 hours non-stop on the 16th and 17th of December. Full Article

    22nd November 2006

  • Red Lodge, Montana's First

    Unseasonably warm drippy weather squelched traditional Thanksgiving openings for several of Montana's resorts, but not Red Lodge Mountain. On the day after stuffing themselves with turkey, skiers and snowboarders will hit the slopes for a partial opening. Full Article

    21st November 2006

  • Val Gardena Gets More Quads

    Italy's Val Gardena already leads the world with no less than 25 quad chairlifts on its mountains, but that hasn't stopped them opening another two this winter – the new Sochers and Sotsaslong chairs are upgrades of drag lifts. Full Article

    21st November 2006

  • New Dining In the Three Valleys

    On the road connecting Meribel with Courchevel, Agnès and Robert Burdet have opened a new restaurant called Le Plantin, in the area known by the same name. Full Article

    15th November 2006

  • O'Neill Evolution at Davos

    The O'Neill Evolution event has now taken place on Bolgen, Jakobshorn above Davos, for eight years and is now regarded as a "must" in the European competition calendar of freestyle snowboard stars. Full Article

    7th November 2006

  • The Longest and Highest Toboggan Run in France

    Val Thorens will open a six kilometre (three-and-three-quarter-mile-long) lift-served toboggan run with a fall of 700 metres (2200 feet) this winter. Full Article

    7th November 2006

  • Ski Testing in Engelberg

    Swiss ski company, Stöckli, is offering test days at Engelberg this month and next before the main ski season kicks off. The trial days on the Titlis Glacier are 24th to 26 November and the 1st - 3rd and 8th - 10th December 2006. Full Article

    7th November 2006

  • World Cup in Val Gardena

    One of the first World Cup classic downhills of the season will once again be held on the legendary Saslong slope above Santa Cristina in Val Gardena in the shadow of the mountain peak with the same name next month. Full Article

    7th November 2006

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