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Family Ski News | January 27, 2021

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Posts By Teresa Fisher

When there are no ski lifts open

January 26, 2021 |

What to do when the lifts are closed and you still want to go skiing?  The French Ski School, ESF, are currently trying out a number of different techniques.

 

 

St Moritz normally celebrates the sport of Skikjöring at … Read More

Finland’s City Skis

January 26, 2021 |

Who needs a city bike in the winter when you can ski? The Finnish city of Lahti is rolling out the world’s first urban ski-sharing program. Lahti, the reigning European Green Capital, wants to encourage people to reduce their transport-related … Read More

Ski operators extend holiday cancellations

January 22, 2021 |

Following recent announcements, Club Med has cancelled its ski program until 27 February, Crystal Ski Holidays have taken it one step further and suspended all ski holidays until 5 March.  At this rate there will be no ski season at … Read More

Future of Norwegian uncertain

November 11, 2020 |

Is the sun finally setting for Norwegian Air? The Norwegian government’s announcement  this week, that Norwegian Air will not receive further financial support, has certainly thrown into doubt the future of the airline, as jobs are slashed. It also directly impacts … Read More

Ski Sweden this winter

October 28, 2020 |

Sweden seems a good bet for skiing this winter due to its different approach when it comes to lockdown.  As many European countries see new Covid-19 cases surge to levels not seen since the peak of the pandemic, Sweden still has … Read More

A down ski jacket or a synthetic one?

October 9, 2020 |

Whether skiing, hiking or simply taking the dog for a walk, it goes without saying that it’s important to be warm and dry, but which jacket to buy? It’s all become a bit of a science these days, so FamilySkiNews … Read More

Arctic blast brings exceptional September snowfall  

September 28, 2020 |

It is unusual to see heavy snowfall in the Alps in September. However, the recent sharp drop in temperatures across Europe has led to an exceptional amount of unseasonably early snow.  In some parts of the northern Alps, the temperature … Read More

Graham Bell to star on Dancing on Ice

September 28, 2020 |

Olympic skier Graham Bell has just been announced as part of an exciting line-up for the hit TV show Dancing on Ice.

Graham joins a host of names including singer Myleene Klass, actress Denise Van Outen, Emmerdale star Joe-Warren Plant, … Read More

Lead presenter role for Chemmy on Ski Sunday

September 27, 2020 |

Four-time Winter Olympian Chemmy Alcott is going to become one of the lead presenters on Ski Sunday this winter, alongside Ed Leigh.

 

 

We all love Ski Sunday.  And for years now, we’ve all been entertained by the … Read More

Double amputee summits the Matterhorn

August 13, 2020 |

A former soldier who lost both of his legs in Iraq has become the first above-the-knee double amputee to summit Switzerland’s iconic Matterhorn.

Neil Heritage, 39, successfully climbed the mountain last week, with friend Mark Hooks and three guides.  They … Read More