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  • Crans-Montana To Host Caprices Festival

    The fifth Caprices Music Festival will be staged in Crans-Montana March 26-30. Full Article

    11th March 2008

  • Caprices Festival Returns To Crans Montana

    Crans Montana will stage the fifth edition of its Caprices Festival in March. Full Article

    16th January 2008

  • New Trail In Saas Fee Always Follow The Sun

    A new ski run in Saas Fee follows the sunshine through the day. Full Article

    8th January 2008

  • New Lifts And Slope At Zermatt

    Zermatt is adding two new lifts and a ski run this winter. Full Article

    9th December 2007

  • Rail Tunnel Will Bring Swiss Resorts Closer

    A multi-billion dollar rail tunnel will make it quicker to reach top Swiss resorts from Zurich. Full Article

    13th November 2007

  • Zermatt Offers 41,000 Vertical Feet In A Day

    Zermatt's 'Matterhorn Ski Safari' makes it possible to ski up to 41,250 vertical feet in one day. Full Article

    21st October 2007

  • Morgins Offers Timed Touring

    Morgins is creating a two-and-a-half mile long ski touring circuit with web-published self-timing so you can test your skills against your own limits, and other's. Full Article

    19th September 2007

  • New Lift And Snowmaking At Crans Montana

    Work is nearing completion on the new Nationale chairlift at Crans Montana. Full Article

    4th September 2007

  • Saas Fee Hits Ten Feet of Powder

    Saas Fee's upper-slope snow depth has reached ten feet following another six inches of snow yesterday (March 19th). The resort's snow-depth to date has been above the seasonal average for several weeks now, one of the few resorts in Europe to be able to claim this after the prolonged warm start to the continent's winter. All of the resort's 22 lifts are operating. Full Article

    20th March 2007

  • Another Six Inches at Verbier

    Verbier had had another six inches of snow by lunchtime today (Tuesday, February 27th) following on from more snow at the weekend, and another 20 inches is expected by next weekend. Full Article

    27th February 2007

  • Music and Motion in Crans Montana

    Crans Montana in Switzerland has announced the line up for its Caprices festival which runs from March 7th to 11th. This mellow music festival sees dozens of soulful acts, the headline being Live 8 superstar Joss Stone. Full Article

    22nd February 2007

  • Switzerland Snowed Under

    Switzerland has arguably done the best of Europe's main ski nations through the warm December/January period this season, with the country's high slopes reporting up to five feet of snow when lower resorts were suffering with just a few inches. In common with the rest of Europe the country's ski areas are now being blanketed with heavy, on-going snowfall and low temperatures. Full Article

    29th January 2007

  • Zinal Has Great Snow

    Swiss ski area Zinal is currently operating at near full capacity with eight ski runs of the nine available open. Recent snowfalls have topped up machine made snow produced by a new 77 cannon system installed by York snowmakers last summer. Full Article

    15th January 2007

  • New Snow in Switzerland

    Switzerland continues to be marginally the best nation in Europe for snow cover with several of the highest areas including the Gstaad 3000 glacier, Saas Fee and Zermatt all reporting up to five feet of snow on higher slopes. The snow is continuing to fall but as with other areas of the Alps, conditions are stormy with strong winds leading to lift closures and in some cases (Notably Crans Montana) entire ski areas having to close. Full Article

    3rd January 2007

  • Swiss Snow Cover "Above Average"

    Swiss resorts seem to be faring the best from the current "Challenging" conditions in the Alps. Having the highest ski slopes in Europe is certainly a help with Zermatt, open 365 days a year thanks to its glacier, reporting snow depths 20-30% above average for this time of year, more than half the slopes open and runs right down to resort. Full Article

    27th December 2006

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • World's Biggest Hot Cocoa in Champéry

    Champéry on the Swiss side of the giant Portes du Soleil region which straddles the French-Swiss border and offers 650km (407 miles) of runs above more than a dozen resorts is celebrating 150 years of tourism this winter. Full Article

    15th November 2006

  • Cervinia Gives Guests New Lifts

    The biggest spend on new lifts this season is happening at Cervinia, on the Italian side of the Matterhorn, linked to the world's highest lifts at Zermatt. Full Article

    1st September 2006

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