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Family Ski News | February 23, 2019

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Posts By Teresa Fisher

Two hundred years of Silent Night

December 24, 2018 |

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the composing of the world’s most famous Christmas carol – Stille Nacht or Silent Night.  It all began one Christmas Eve in the picturesque village of Oberndorf, near Salzburg, in Austria – a … Read More

Ischgl gin – the first ever ski resort gin

November 30, 2018 |

What to give the ski expert in your family this Christmas?  Goggles, a new rucksack, ski gloves, heaven forbid another pair of ski socks…?  Here at FamilySkiNews, we have found the answer – the first ever ski resort gin: Ischgl … Read More

Kids’ record-breaking postcard sends climate change message

November 20, 2018 |

Look down on the Aletsch Glacier in the Swiss Alps and you will see an immense postcard.  It is, in fact, a collage of 125,000 drawings and messages made by children from around the world.  This artwork, laid out on … Read More

Austrian Snowboarder lands historic triple

November 15, 2018 |

Austrian snowboarder Anna Gasser, 27, made history this week by becoming the first woman ever to land a cab triple underflip – that’s an impressive three and a half full rotations.  

 

 

Anna Gasser had casually mentioned to … Read More

Freeride the Fjords

October 7, 2018 |

Seen lots of seasons in the Alps? Wanting to do something ‘totally different’?

Family Ski News has the answer – try Freeride the Fjords. 

Our roving reporter, Briony Key investigates… 

 

 

The fun starts with snow-sure skiing … Read More

Zermatt Glacier Ride opens

September 28, 2018 |

Our editor Teresa Fisher is in Zermatt ready for the opening of the celebrated Swiss ski resort’s latest lift, the Matterhorn Glacier Ride on Saturday 29 September. The largest ever construction project by Zermatt Bergbahnen AG, it will be the … Read More

Peak Retreats wins The Times Travel Editor’s Award 2018

September 27, 2018 |

Family ski operator, Peak Retreats, was announced as the winner of The Times Travel Editor’s Award 2018 on 20th September 2018 at The News UK Travel Awards ceremony near Johannesburg, South Africa. 

 

The annual News UK Travel Awards ceremony … Read More

Molitor – a legend returns

September 18, 2018 |

A legend returns: The new Swiss sports brand Molitor is launching this winter with two unique skis, proudly bearing the name of the legendary Karl Molitor.  

 

 

Wengen-born Karl Molitor (1920-2014) was one of the sport’s most celebrated … Read More

Wengen puts families at its heart

September 16, 2018 |

Our roving reporter, Briony Key recently visited Wengen to see if there’s more to this famous Swiss resort than it’s celebrated Lauberhorn and Inferno ski races.  just how family-friendly a resort is Wengen? 

 

Step off the cog-wheel train into … Read More

Mindful skiing

August 24, 2018 |

If careering down steep icy slopes at breakneck speed doesn’t appeal to you, or crowded Christmas and half-term slopes for your family snowsport holiday this season, then perhaps you should consider ‘Mindful Skiing’.

Let’s face it… it’s been a … Read More